Daisy has just announced a new sportster AR, the 599.https://www.daisy.com/product/Model-599-Competition/?itemnumber=990599-100
It is a competitor to the Crosman Challenger 2009.
Although it is many years late. And at this point, I have my doubts that it will be able to take back a significant part of the market that has moved from Daisy SSP and CO2 rifles to the Challenger.
But for a new shooter, it is another option. And having options is good.
Now to wait for field reports of the rifle, and see how well Daisy and it's subcontractor did their job.
Both the Crosman Challenger and Air Force Edge, had problems with their initial release version.
- Crosman recovered with the Challenger 2009, which addressed the problems of their version 1 rifle.
- Air Force unfortunately did not recover, there was no version 2 of the Edge. Pitty as that rifle had potential.