Diana is one of the most beloved brands by gun enthusiasts in Europe. There are in fact countless shooters and hunters who learned to shoot thanks to a Diana-manufactured air rifle. Traditionally associated to spring air rifles, in recent years Rastatt-based company also dedicated itself to the manufacturing of so-called PCP or pre-charged pneumatic air guns. In this type of rifles the air is stored in a high-pressure tubular reservoir. The advantage offered by this system is that you don't need to break the barrel down between shots, with obvious benefits in terms of comfort and accuracy since the barrel is fixed.
Diana P1000 Evo2: versions and available calibers
Diana's first PCP air rifle, called the P1000, was presented for the first time at the IWA in 2011 and now its first evolution, called the P1000 Evo2, has been announced.
The new Diana P1000 Evo2 is available in both 4.5 mm and 5.5 mm caliber with a 18.1”/460 mm barrel for both calibers. It is equipped with a beech wood stock divided into two parts, with a particularly ergonomic line and a modern and attractive design, with a deep checkering that allows for an excellent grip.
The Diana P1000 Evo2 carbine can operate both with a single-shot tray and a 14-round rotary magazine. The 200-bar tubular air reservoir ensures about 50 rounds at a maximum energy of 29 joules (in caliber 4.5).
The Diana P1000 Evo2 is fitted with the T06 metal trigger assembly, and is equipped with an automatic safety and power regulator; the classic 11 mm rail allows optics to be mounted. It's available in the basic version and in the TH version, with ergonomic thumbhole wood stock and adjustable recoil pad, particularly suitable for Field Target. A Black version with synthetic stock is also available.
Pellet power is 29 joules for the 4.5 caliber model and 44 joules for the 5.5 caliber model.