XISICO - Chinese Airguns
XISICO stands for Xin Su Industrial
Corporation, also known as 'Factory #971', arms manufacturer in China, known
abroad mainly for its line of spring piston and PCP air rifles, accessories and
ammunition. In the US, it is represented by Huston, TX
based company - Xisico USA, Inc.
||Here is one of the popular
side-lever models - SM1000, also known as XSB 21.
A medium-high power rifle equipped with telescopic side cocking lever
that makes it easier to shoot it all day without getting exhausted.
Compared with break-barrel designs, side levers have an advantages of a
rigid barrel-receiver mechanism. The joints are more stable, and
generally less air escapes through the piston-barrel gap.
XS B3 is a great little spring piston airgun. Its inexpensive, fairly
accurate, lightweight yet feels sturdy. Great for a beginner and
hobbyist alike - it has all you need out of the box, but at the same time
you are not afraid to apply a screwdriver and modify it a little to fit
your taste or satisfy your curiosity. Once dieseling stops (common for
new spring piston guns) - expect ~500 fps in .177 cal., which is plenty
for indoor target shooting and minor pest control. Resembling AK 47, and
even said to be using some parts from it - it's a pleasure to use. No one
regrets owning this one.
For cool looks, check out XS-B9 'tactical airgun'. Bear in mind, it's
not as accurate, and has no safety, but is easy to pack for transporting
and fairly inexpensive.
For sheer power - B28 is second to none. Accurate and well made - its a
great value for those looking for the heaviest punch a spring piston can
deliver. Available in both .177 and .22 calibers, it can be a great long
distance target shooter or a hunter. Understandably, it takes almost
40lb to cock this break-barrel beauty.
CO2 - powered rifle. It is a new product that started appearing on
the market in 2010. Resembles .22 rimfire in its single shot bolt
Finally, a PCP from China! Selling for $100s less than its western
brethren sharing the same DNA, B50/B51 is an accurate and well-balanced
.22 cal rifle. It is a serious hunter, making an easy job of a jack rabbit or a
turkey out to 50 yards. Lends itself well to modding and tuning, its
internal design and recommended tweaks are discussed
XISICO products offer a good value for money with serviceable
designs, affordable parts and good metal. After all, Factory 971 used to be a
state run arms manufacturer. Some pictures, courtesy of Xisico USA, Inc, can be
excellent independent review of the Xisico products can be found at
http://www.airgundepot.com/bam-air-rifles-review.html along with great deals
on airguns, accessories and tons of useful information.
There is a large community of XISICO airgun owners. Chinese Airgun Forum is one
of the most active discussion boards with lits of useful info and responsive
A Canada hosted
airgun forum is a great source for additional information, community
feedback and a good advice, as well as a place to discuss any airgun related
topic with experts.