spring gun

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a gun that is set to fire on any intruder that comes in contact with the wire that sets it off

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The Nitro Piston line of breakbarrels has similarly moved up fast to become a dominant contender in the popular spring-gun segment.
Back in the 1940s, airgun makers were not aware that a spring-gun barrel longer than about 9 inches adds nothing to the acceleration of the pellet.
I have a soft spot in my heart for youth model air rifles--not because I like kids more than the next guy, but because youth models are easy to cock and can have the smoothest shooting powerplants of the entire spring-gun world.