A 50 Cal Rifle Shipped to Your Door: AirForce Airgun’s Texan .50-CF – SHOT Show 2020

New at SHOT Show 2020, AirForce Airguns has released a monster of an air rifle that is chambered in .50 caliber; the Texan .50-CF! This air rifle is extremely high tech and carries with it the designation of being the most powerful on the market!

This is the carbine length airgun with a sound moderator and aluminum tank, one of the many configurations that you can get a Texan .50 cal in.

Of course, because this is an air rifle it is not constrained by the laws surrounding firearms, which means that there are no age restrictions and you can have it shipped directly to your front door! Also, sound moderators for air guns are not under the ATF’s watchful eye, so you can add that on as well.

About the .50-CF

With this version, they are seeing over 800 FPS from a 510-grain slug, producing more than 750 ft/lbs of energy. This gun comes in at only 8 pounds and has an overall length of 48″ (rifle length version), making it a reasonably sized .50 caliber offering while maximizing performance.

The cocking lever for the Texan .50 CF is located on the side of the action.

In the Texan .50-CF, you can use any .510″ projectile, but lead is recommended over a copper-jacketed projectile because it allows for a better seal in the bore.

This gun is a single-shot rifle and is loaded by placing the slug on the tray once you have opened the breech. At this time, the safety is automatically engaged, preventing accidental discharges while your fingers are near the disaster zone.

Once you have locked the breech down and the bullet is in place, you can squeeze off the adjustable two-stage 2-2.5-pound trigger and release 3,600 PSI to devastate your target. Because of the caliber and amount of energy that this rifle is capable of producing, it would be a great option for hunting.

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Place the bullet on the loading tray, seen here. Also notice the safety located in the trigger guard in front of the trigger. It is in the on position here.

You are able to get about 6 shots out of the Texan .50-CF before you start to lose power, but you can quickly charge the tank in the conventional ways including with a pump or separate tank.

The aluminum tank can be filled to a max of 3,000 PSI while the carbon fiber tank can be filled to 3,600 PSI.

Warranty & Custom Orders

AirForce has an amazing warranty that can be summed up quickly; if you have not modified it yourself, they will replace it or fix it.

AirForce will take basically any order to configure your Texan .50-CF, e.g. carbine length, suppressed, aluminum or carbon fiber tank, etc. just reach out through the website!

Stay tuned for a full review on GunsAmerica.

The buttpad on the Texan .50-CF is banded onto the air tank and features a rubber pad.

Specs and Features:

  • any .510 cal bullet can be used (including muzzleloader bullets)
  • 6 full power shots between refills
  • 2-2.5 pound 2 stage adjustable trigger
  • 34″ or 25″ barrel
  • Velocity: up to 1100 feet per second*
  • Max Fill Pressure: 3625 psi / 250 bar (Only use compressed air or dry nitrogen)
  • Action: Single shot
  • Weight: 8 lbs
  • Length: 48 inches
  • Barrel: 34 or 25 inches
  • Sights: Open or optical may be installed
  • Air Tank Volume: 490cc
  • Safety: Automatic on cocking
  • Energy: up to 800 foot pounds*
  • high tech seals
  • 11mm dovetail optics mount
  • Can purchase from dealer or off website
  • not a firearm
  • Lothar Walther barrels
  • MSRP $1,050 – 1,500 depending on custom configuration
An overall look at the AirForce Texan .50-CF. This model has a suppressor and a carbine-length barrel.
From the muzzle end of the suppressor.
Another look at the trigger and safety.
The suppressor connects to the barrel with two bolts.

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About the author: Riley Baxter is an avid and experienced hunter, shooter, outdoorsman, and he’s worked in the backcountry guiding for an outfitter. He also get’s a lot of enjoyment out of building or customizing his firearms and equipment. Check out Riley’s Instagram @Shooter300

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  • Ray December 29, 2020, 7:12 pm

    Ive researched these for some time now. And come to the conclusion I want one but will need to do a little saving to get everything needed. in total the items I would want would cost 2000-3000 but much less could be spent and still be effective. the Airforce Texan LSS .50 is like 1700 with the combo pack and the ventury compressor is 1300 which has everything but pellets/bullets. Ive watched many hunting and testing videos. These are definately not toys. I want one because my state allows these for deer season if larger than .40 caliber. We also have an alternative season where you can fill any regular season tag but using alternative methods (black powder, pistol, crossbow, air rifle, ect.) full length rifles can not be used. However, I’m not one of those that can just go buy one. I do feel they are on the expensive side. but like everything else that is good in this world it will get cheaper in time when more people come to this market. for now Im saving, hoping competitors get the price lowered before i make the purchase. They also make improvements over time so these guns will most likely perform better over time too.

  • Mike April 27, 2020, 7:54 am

    To the people that think air rifles are toys…Big bore Air Rifle (PCP’s) are use to hunt anything in North America, Deer (all types), Wild Boar, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Buffalo, Alligator, Wild Hog, Elk, Bob Cat, Coyote, etc. In Africa Big Bore was use to hunt Cape Buffalo, Red Harte beast, etc. Anything (Animal) that a conventional Rifle is use to hunt, can be hunted with a Big Bore air rifle (PCP)…FACT CHECK..Hunting with big bore air rifleI (PCP) YOUTUBE…

  • Big John January 26, 2020, 12:13 pm

    We As Americans should support any and all forms of hunting it’s are God giving right try air gun hunting before you start to judge it’s a great way to get young people and women in our great sport

  • Matt Watson January 25, 2020, 12:06 pm

    Anyone who would call this a toy clearly knows nothing about projectiles. You don’t have to look for very long at the performance of ultra-heavy, large-caliber handgun slugs loping along at 1000fps or less to see that they nearly out-penetrate any projectile from any platform.

  • tony January 23, 2020, 7:13 pm

    slim needs to invest in a blood pressure machine. I own the airForce .45 and it is a hell of a gun. I’ve owned AR15 before and other similar weapons. If you dont know what you’re talking about, should just shut up.

  • Ray W January 23, 2020, 5:15 pm

    Wow, to hear some people call this a toy is crazy. If it’s a toy, would you give it to your children to play with? I have seen several people also complain about having to drag an air compressor into the woods, Really ? 6 shots are MORE THAN ENOUGH SHOTS WHILE DEER HUNTING ! If you need more than 6, you must be a poor shot. How many times do you shoot your deer anyway ? Most hunters shoot 1 time. Maybe 2 if the deer is still alive after it drops. If articles like these bother you just do not read them.

  • Dan Hughes January 23, 2020, 2:10 pm

    When I come across an article that does not appeal to me, I don’t read it. As previously stated, Lewis and Clark used air rifles successfully on their journey. I found the article very interesting and would consider buying one when the time is right.

  • Billy January 23, 2020, 1:20 pm

    I’m curious how the state laws address this for hunting. I know air rifles that can shoot this size slug at that velocity have been around for a while, but I’ve never seen air rifles addressed in the hunting proclamations. Maybe I didn’t pay close enough attention, because that’s not what I was using.

    • Greg January 23, 2020, 4:44 pm

      In Texas, the air rifle must be able to produce any combination of projectile weight/muzzle velocity that results in a minimum 200 ft. Lbs. of muzzle energy. Many states are now allowing airgun hunting. They have realized that these modern airguns aren’t like the ones of years past.

      I love shooting my airguns. Some are backyard friendly, some will easily take down a coyote.

  • Richard Oliver January 23, 2020, 11:45 am

    Is the fore arm a cocking handle?

    • Richard Oliver January 23, 2020, 11:52 am

      Sorry My mistake I was wanting to ask “Is the fore arm also an air pump?”

  • Richard Oliver January 23, 2020, 11:41 am

    Is the cocking handle ALSO an air pump?

  • Slim January 23, 2020, 9:55 am

    I’m so sick of seeing on supposed “gun” columns BS articles like this that nobody really cares about. No one who reads this is going to buy it! It’s at best a toy for a felon to play with. Yeah, fellows can’t have ammo, doesn’t mean they follow the rules or simply couldn’t stick something else down the bore. Who wants an air gun you need to buy air compressors for and what are you going to do, walk the compressor out into the woods? Just a toy that’s way over priced and to be honest I don’t see who would really but this over a real gun that’ll do so much more for wat less money. Please stop writing about BB guns and any other device that doesn’t use gun powder, primer, casing, and projectile. I want to read about abs learn about true guns only. I’m for sure positive I’m not the only one or in the minority!

    • Frank Opinion January 23, 2020, 11:36 am

      Slim, I enjoyed this article, and I hope to purchase one of these Texan .50 air rifles some day! I enjoy traditional firearms as well as other hunting and shooting devices like bow/arrows, cross bows, muzzleloaders, etc. etc. I enjoy shooting and hunting with all types of weapons! This Texan .50 is not a toy! And I am not a felon either! If you don’t like it and it’s not for you, then fine. But, why spew your overcritical views and criticism while using “nobody” or “no one” which is not correct. Why be so negative about a device that you’ve never even tried out? I’m sure that this is a quality-made air rifle, and it is American made too! I support all types of sporting arms development, not just my favorite types. We probably share the same love for hunting and shooting so why criticize somebody else’s tool that you choose not to use? Something to think about – this Texan .50 is a weapon which you only need lead bullets (which you could hand cast) and a pump to be able to take deer and other game at ranges of 100 yards or less! That covers a lot of hunting situations, and you don’t have to rely on purchasing ammo, primers, powder, cases, bullets, wads, etc. which you basically can’t make your self. This air rifle would be an excellent survival-type weapon. Speaking of survival, did you know that Lewis and Clark used air rifles to hunt with and take game during their 1804 to 1806 expedition? They survived on meat taken with their air rifle 216 years ago!

      • Leonard January 23, 2020, 1:34 pm

        It is not a traditional gun, being air-powered. Most people don’t have that kind of money to spend on a toy that will usually be used only once or twice and then put into a closet. Neither Slim nor I can afford or need a gun as complicated and useless at the same time.
        Aside from test shooting it, perhaps limited target practice, there is no need to market this. Forget hunting if you have to recharge the air-supply because you are not going to drag the refill equipment through the woods.
        We know there are people who can afford most anything put out there, and you seem to be one. The rest of us may have separate guns for hunting and target shooting, but adding this is just a pain in the bitt and too expensive. This is a novelty item for the rich, the guy who has to have one of each.

        • Get over yourself. January 23, 2020, 4:43 pm

          Okay, with this kind of attitude, then why do you really NEED an AR-15 or a Semi-Auto…or even a hand full of rocks. Come on, we have them because we are Americans!! We have them because We Can! I’m sorry you can’t afford it, maybe your children will value education and one day, they will Want One. Our country is filled with choices and the freedom to fill those choices. Keeping an attitude such as Slim’s or Leonard’s is a sure way to make sure the rest of the world passes us by…Heck man, even our most basic country farm folk, use GPS and modern farming methods. Lead , Follow or get the heck out of the way!..

        • Greg January 23, 2020, 6:02 pm

          You don’t, “drag” the refill equipment through the woods. If anything, you carry a spare bottle. There are high pressure 12volt compressors that will refill your smaller tanks on the rifle. The cost is higher going in, but evens out over time due to the cheap cost of feeding it projectiles vs. cartridges.

    • S.H. Blannelberry January 23, 2020, 11:56 am

      If you don’t wanna read the article — DON’T READ IT. It’s that simple. It really is that simple. We cover the entire show, not just the products that YOU care to read about.

      I know this may be hard for you to do but for one moment, just one moment, pretend that you’re not the center of the known universe. That there are billions of other people who have interests and hobbies and preferences that don’t align precisely with yours. Because as difficult as that may be to imagine — it’s the truth.

      Thousands of people read this article today and thousands more will read it over the course of the next few weeks. Even if half don’t “really care about” it, as you suggest, thousands still do.

      So, you may be “sick” of this type of content but that’s a YOU problem, not a GunsAmerica problem and not a problem for the thousands of people who don’t give a rip what you think.

      Have a blessed day.


      • RICK January 23, 2020, 12:11 pm


      • Greg January 23, 2020, 5:53 pm

        Well stated. Air rifles at this level are not toys. They are able to take down some serious game. The initial cost is higher, but not much when you consider that you can legally suppress the sound without paying a high price for can and tax stamp. Ammo is cheaper also.

    • Buddy Walters January 23, 2020, 1:17 pm

      I am a long time hunter and have a collection of rifles. I recently purchase 3 air rifles a 22 for fun a 25 cal and a 50 for hunting and the ability to kill game with these is just a deadly as my rifles in the up to 100 yard range. 300 lbs pigs to deer coyotes and such. To think that these are not serious hunting rifles is for the flip phone or old pay phone closed minded techno deaf lost in time old school people.. I am not going to ever give up my traditional rifles but to not try this new wave rifle is your loss they are a blast and after the expense of a compressor cost of ammo is just projectiles. Accuracy is mind blowing just U tube air guns be open minded you will be amazed. There is a Dragon Claw 50 that has killed a African water buffalo on u tube and a girl killing a bear with a Dragon Claw 50 check it out. Just like electric cars I will never give up my SS Impala or Mopar Viper but will buy a electric car the ability of our refining things till they are reliable and better than what came before. I just have to have the sound I love Big V 8’s rumble can’t have that in electric so I need both.

    • sledge Hammer January 23, 2020, 4:04 pm

      Criminals won’t buy this gun when they can get a real one that isn’t a single shot and fires multiple rounds for a whole lot less. I’m not big on air rifles myself but I hold nothing against people that do. If you don’t like the article then don’t read it. We’re already being censored by pro and anti-gun sites alike and I don’t want anyone to be kept from reading something based on their personal preference or political slant. That’s not what we’re about.

    • Ray W January 23, 2020, 5:05 pm

      Hey Slim, man this is NOT A TOY. Also, if you need more than 6 shots while DEER HUNTING, you really can’t shoot well and should probably go to the range and practice a bit. 6 shots are MORE than enough rounds for deer hunting. If articles like this bothers some people, they need to NOT EVEN READ THEM. It is that simple. You should probably get your blood pressure checked.

    • Stuart January 24, 2020, 12:09 am

      Slim’s not exactly the sharpest stick in the woods. As a matter of fact, I doubt he’s even got anything resembling a stick!

      “Who wants an air gun you need to buy air compressors for?” I’ll take a gander and imagine that all the people already buying these things (so fast) that they are already hard to find.

      Please stop reading (and especially commenting on) Guns America Digest. You clearly don’t “get it.”

    • Tim February 15, 2020, 4:26 pm

      Well since there have been big bore air rifles that have been used to kill cape buffalo my opinion is that these are not toys and are fully capable air rifles. You guys that want to call these toys that have no real sporting use are to ignorant to be running your mouths

    • Jeff Forseth July 28, 2020, 9:25 am

      I don’t usually comment on product reviews or critize personal opinions. However, this is the exception. First of all I’m pretty sure that Slim or anyone else who agrees with his mentality are completely closed off to the real world and the ever changing technology that the rest of us all get excited about when something comes around that is completely “thinking outside of the box” and is functional beyond the capabilities of what we have been used to. What I’m saying is….” A bullet/ projectile/ WHATEVER you want to send downrange? Does not give a rats ass what kind of gun its fired from!!!”” Going off your logic… I suppose you think a Rail gun is a damn toy as well? It’s only the most powerful kinetic weapon on the planet and its fired with powerful magnetic force that needs a huge power plant to operate! TOY? What price do you put on something that you might rely on to save your life? I don’t know about you but anything cheap isn’t good and anything good isn’t cheap! The guy that posted all the great things about how you can use the air force Texan platform in real world “NOW” SURVIVAL SITUATIONS IS SPOT ON! Don’t worry SLIM this “toy” won’t put your eye out…it will only blow the back of your head off! 🖕

  • Frank S. January 23, 2020, 7:20 am

    The only problem with high pressure air guns is the pump required to get 3000-3600 psi. You can get a hand pump that will go from 0-3300 psi in 100 strokes (1500-3300 in “just” 50) for around $60, but that takes a while! An electric compressor can be had for just under $300. If you’re going to shoot much with high pressure air guns the electric is a good investment. The .50 would definitely take a deer down at 100 yards or less, like hunting with a 20 gauge slug gun (0.610″).

    • Dr Motown January 23, 2020, 7:56 am

      750 foot-lbs of energy is borderline for a deer. I always read that 1000 ft-lbs was minimum needed for a whitetail kill

      • Jim Amirault January 23, 2020, 8:44 am

        That 1000 ft-lbs figure “might” apply when shooting tiny bullets but has no bearing when shooting heavy large caliber projectiles. I’ve cleanly killed many whitetail deer with a .45 Colt that wouldn’t make much more than half that energy.
        I think that 1000 ft-lbs was pulled out of some long ago gun writers butt who worshiped small high velocity cartridges.

      • sledge Hammer January 23, 2020, 4:11 pm

        I’ve taken deer and hogs with my Model 29 and Super Blackhawk out to almost 100 yards with a single round. People need to pay less attention to what “experts” say and more to real life scenarios. Practice with your weapon and become comfortable in what you can and can’t do with it. I’ve met “hunters” that couldn’t hit a deer size target at 50 feet with a .30-06 or .300 Winchester Magnum, let alone 50 yards or greater. Your limitations are more important than the guns limitations.

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