Before using the following demos, you will need the Macromedia Flash Player. It's likely that you already have it installed. If you don't, your browser should automatically open a page to allow you to download it.ns
Notes on viewing/using Flash demos:
Flash animations have a few features that you won't see in other animations. You can access the menu by right clicking the mouse. If the animation is sluggish (possibly due to a slow computer), you can set the quality to 'low' or 'medium'. This will reduce the quality but will allow the animation to run at its preset frame rate.
You can zoom in on the image to better see the detail (or lack thereof). The 'forward' and 'back' menu choices are for jumping from one frame to another (generally, there are 12-24 frames per second. The 'rewind' selection brings the animation back to the first frame in the scene.
If your computer will not allow you to run the programs/demos, you likely have Windows SP2 on your computer. The security settings in SP2 are set too high by default. To allow the programs to run, in Internet Explorer, go to TOOLS >> INTERNET OPTIONS >> ADVANCED >> scroll down to the security settings and tick the check-boxes that will allow active-X content to run on your computer. If you don't have virus/trojan/spyware protection software on your computer, you may want to return the settings to the defaults when you are done with this page.
Beeman Precision Airguns - Importer of European Rifles
Beeman is the importer of high quality air rifles from Europe. Most are manufactured in Germany and England. The site has information on their products and other basic airgun information.
American Airguns - Airgun reviews and classifieds
This is Brad Troyer's site. It has classified ads, reviews of air rifles, links to other air rifle sites and much more.
Airgun Express - Retail Sales
Airgun Express sells virtually everything associated with airguns. They deliver good service at good prices.
Daisy - Competition Air Rifles
This is the link to the Daisy competition rifle page. Other Daisy products are accessible from this page.
I've set this page up a little differently than the old site. Here, the demos will load into a new page/window. If you want to add comments or extra information to the page, email them to me. If they seem helpful, I'll drop them into the page. If you read someone else's post and you want to note some error or clarify something, email me and I'll add that also. All information added to the pages will include credit to whomever wrote it. I would prefer newly written information vs something pulled from a forum. Please only send information or comments on topics that you know well. Poor/incomplete/inaccurate information will help no one and will confuse those new to the sport. I may try to set this page in Wiki format but that will have to wait a while.
Air Arms TX200 Trigger Mechanism
This demo shows the inner workings of a TX200 trigger. It's not exactly to scale but will show you how the first stage, second stage and trigger weight screws operate.
Air Arms TX200 Power Plant
This shows how the entire action operates. In addition to the trigger assembly, it shows the cylinder and the mainspring.
This file allows you to fire a pellet with different 'zero' ranges. You'll see how the pellet crosses the Line Of Site twice. You'll also see how changing the zero range changes the point where the pellet initially crosses the line of sight.
This file shows how a pellet is motivated by a spring gun. It has significantly more detail than the first springer demo.
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This demo provides a fair amount of information about a break barrel rifle. It is modelled after a Beeman R10. This rifle is very similar to many rifles currently in production. Since it's new, please email me if you find any errors.
This demo is an extension of a previous demo showing how the cant of a rifle influences the POI of the pellet. This demo has the ability to change inclination and cant angle. Please note that this demo takes a little longer than normal to load. Until the white text adjacent to the black notes panel is visible, it's not fully loaded.
This site was started for pages/information that didn't fit well on my other sites. It includes topics from backing up computer files to small engine repair to 3D graphics software to basic information on diabetes.
This site introduces you to macro photography. Macro photography is nothing more than the photography of small objects. It can take quite a while to understand the limitations associated with this type of photography. Without help, people will struggle to get good images. Understanding what's possible and what's not possible makes the task much easier. If you need to photograph relatively small objects (6" in height/width down to a few thousandths of an inch), this site will help.
This site helps anyone new to computers and anyone with a basic understanding of computers with a desire to learn more about the internal components of a computer. If you have a computer that you'd like to upgrade but don't know where to start, this is a good site for you.
This site is for those who want to install or update their car stereo. It begins with the most basic electronics theory, progresses into basic transistor theory as well as covering virtually everything associated with car audio.
Free Printable Targets
If you shoot a lot of printed targets, you may be interested in buying a printer that can use a Continuous Ink System. It uses relatively large tanks of ink instead of cartridges. It looks like THIS (image taken from an eBay auction). After getting it set up, it is essentially maintenance free and VERY easy to refill. Search eBay for bulk ink supply or continuous ink system. If nothing is available for your printer, see what's available for current printers and buy that printer. The system will very quickly pay for itself. If you buy from eBay, use the feedback score to help ensure that you're buying from a reputable seller.
This is the target I use more than any of the others. It has 1, .5 and .25 inch concentric circles. With 63 individual targets, even if you shoot at each target only once or twice, it will take quite a while before the target is completely shot up. Use the center target first when zeroing your rifle. You need to set you printer to 'landscape' to allow it to print properly.
In this program, the 6 outer targets will change for the level of difficulty desired. The center target remains at 1 inch in diameter. Remember to set your printer's paper orientation to 'landscape' when printing the target.
This program and the next are designed to allow you to print simulated field targets to allow you to practice with targets of similar difficulty as that of an upcoming match. You enter the level of difficulty and the distance to the point where you want to set the target and the program automatically sets the kill zone to the correct size.
This version of the Field Targets software has draggable kill zones. As before, the kill zones can be set to the correct size for a particular level of difficulty but you can also add extra kill zones. The kill zones can be dragged to any point on the target. More detailed instructions are provided when you run the software.
This is a collection of traditional rifle and pistol targets.
This is... well, you can see what it is. Set your printer orientation to 'landscape'.
If you find a problem with this page or have any suggestions,