Is this a good or a bad thing ?
On the other forums they all seem to think Tony will implement an electronic age at AA.
Lets see what comes forth
MMP and Importer what can you tell us ?
Tony Belas has joined Air Arms in the sales department in a senior position.
It is not envisaged that electronic triggers will become an Air Arms thing.
Air Arms were the agents for an Italian Air Pistol manufacturer for a long time who had the electronic option so they know the system well and did investigate that option.
Electronic triggers have been around for a long time in fact in the early 70's Walther brought out their free pistol with this trigger. No statistics prove that electronic triggers are a benefit.
Daystate is not being bought by Air Arms and one should wait for Daystate to announce the way forward without Tony. Daystate as we all know is an excellent air rifle.
Bill Sanders is not leaving Air Arms and is a good friend of Tony Belas.
Air Arms and Falcon are performing beyond expectations and with Tony on board the team is strengthened further.
An Air Arms pistol was launched at IWA.
Taking into consideration that both Bill and Tony are marketing people I doubt that the product mix will change as Air Arms policy is to research well before production and the only major difference between Air Arms and Daystate is pricing....Daystate being pitched at a higher price. I doubt whether AA will start bringing out more high priced products as they have made their statement with the EV which as you know is a "Winner" Their 400 series is a huge success and can only develop further with the marketing skills of Tony added.
Air Arms is hugely successfull as it prides itself in listening to its customers and one thing is for certain and that is the rifle must be affordable as well as the highest quality,this status is not reached by continually changing.
We had a wide range of products to choose from to introduce to the SA market six years ago and the AA and Daystate were the obvious choices, ony reason we went for AA was affordability and backup as the other issues such as quality and accuracy were on a par.
Tony joining AA is definitely not a purchase of secret technology in my opinion but rather an aquisition of Tony's marketing and excecutive skills by AA.
A very competent person by the name of Geoff Hudson has been appointed in Tony's place at Daystate.