Best Accurate Break Barrel Air Rifle For Hunting & Doomsday Survival

The Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 Air Rifle Is The Perfect Small Game Hunting Rifle

The Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 Air Rifle in .22 Caliber is quiet and easy to cock and is perfect for hunting small game and as a survival weapon.

Best Accurate Break Barrel Pellet Gun For Hunting Small Sized Game Including Rabbits, Squirrels & Birds - Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 - .22 Caliber

The Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 .22 caliber air rifle has good knockdown power for small game hunting with 21.4 ft/lbs of muzzle energy. is reader-supported. When you buy via the links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no cost to you. Learn more.

The Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 Air Rifle ranks #2 in our Top Ten Best Air Rifles & Pellet Guns list.

Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 Air Rifle - Quick Summary


  • Fairly Quiet.

  • Fairly lightweight at 6.61 lbs.

  • Easier to cock than most other break barrel rifles except the Benjamin NP2s. Only 32 lb. cocking effort after break-in.

  • Good knockdown power for small game hunting with 21.4 ft/lbs of muzzle energy.

  • Decent adjustable 2-stage trigger.

  • Very good accuracy.

  • Bold body design and overall look.

  • Solid scope mount and excellent variable scope for the money.

  • Leave it cocked all day while you hunt.


  • Typical of most Spring Piston and Gas Piston guns, the Mach 1 is prone to recoil requiring re-tightening of stock and scope screws when accuracy starts to wander.

Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 Air Rifle CAT

The Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 Air Rifle is ideal for small game hunting and at 6.61 lbs, is the perfect pellet gun for doomsday survival.

Our Take (click to expand)

Gamo equipped the Mach 1 rifle as their standard for stealthy hunting and accurate shot placement, making the Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 air rifle a leader in quiet shooting. The Whisper Fusion Mach 1 air rifle utilizes some of the most advanced technologies Gamo has to offer.

The Mach 1 features the Whisper Fusion double-integrated sound moderator which reduces sound by 89.5%, and the IGT Mach 1 power plant delivers faster velocity, more power and even better precision. Pellets travel through two different chambers that combine to compress and prevent noise expansion, resulting in the quietest Gamo powerplant available.

Outfitted with a 3-9x40 scope, it's a hunter's dream when it comes to quiet, precise shooting. By using a gas cylinder versus a conventional spring, air rifles furnished with the IGT Mach 1 offer smoother cocking and shooting, no spring torque, no spring fatigue, no issues shooting in cold weather, and a much longer life than a spring powered gun.

The IGT Mach 1 allows you to cock the gun and wait before taking your next shot without worrying about any weakening of the metal spring. You'll also notice a lot less twang and vibration. The synthetic stock has a comfortable, ambidextrous cheekpiece, making it ideal for right- or left-handed shooters, and for added comfort, the Whisper Fusion Mach 1 has rubber inserts on the grip and forearm.

The buttpad incorporates the Shock Wave Absorber (SWA) for more recoil reduction. And while the Mach 1 gas piston seriously reduces vibration, the SWA recoil pad stops you from feeling most of the recoil from the remaining movement of the gun. The air rifle features the smooth and predictable Custom Action Trigger (CAT) that allows you to tailor the trigger to your own personal preference.

And, only Gamo offers the Recoil Reducing Rail (RRR). Designed to subdue the stress on your scope, the RRR absorbs shockwaves and reduces the stress on the internal components of your scope by almost 100%.

Hunters and Doomsday Preppers will appreciate the Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 Air Rifle for hunting animals such as turkeys, rabbits, squirrels, and birds.

Features & Warranty (click to expand)


    • Available in

      • 0.177" (4.5mm)

      • 0.22" (5.5mm)

    • IGT MACH 1 gas piston (IGT=Inert Gas Technology)

  • Break Barrel: Single Cocking System

  • Single-shot

    • 33mm cylinder, high power plant

  • Velocities up to 1420 fps in .177 caliber w/PBA Platinum ammo

    • Velocities up to 1020 feet per second (fps) in .22 caliber with PBA Platinum ammo

  • Whisper Fusion double-integrated noise dampener (reduces report by 89.5%)

    • Rifled Steel Bull Barrel - Fluted Polymer Jacketed Steel with WHISPER FUSION Technology

    • Blowback - No

  • Custom Action Trigger (CAT) independently adjustable 1st and 2nd stage, allows you to tailor your trigger

  • Automatic cocking safety system

  • Manual safety

  • RRR™ Recoil Reducing Rail maximizes scope lifespan with 99.9% recoil compensation


  • Stock: Tough All Weather molded Synthetic ambidextrous stock with black rubber inserts on grip & forearm

  • Butt Plate: SWA (Shock Wave Absorber) Recoil pad with up to 74% recoil absorption

  • Raised Cheekpiece: Thin cheekpad molded on each side for both Right hand and Left hand shooters

  • Checkering: Non-Slip texture design on grip and forearm

  • Rubberized grips


  • Fiber optics front and rear sights

    • Fixed fiber optic front sight

    • Fully adjustable fiber optic rear sight


  • Scope Ramp: Raised 11mm Scope Rail

  • Includes Scope: 3-9x40 air rifle scope.

  • 3-9x magnification

  • 40mm objective lens

  • 1" tube

  • 30/30 reticle with fine crosshairs, perfect for target acquisition

  • 40 ft to 12 ft field of view

  • 3.5" eye relief

  • 21.6 oz

  • 13.5" long

  • Fogproof

  • Shockproof

  • Wateproof

  • Includes lens caps

Benefits of the IGT MACH 1 over a metal mainspring:

      • Large cylinder delivers more velocity and terminal penetration

      • Smoother cocking and shooting

      • Increased precision and speed

      • Less vibration

      • No spring fatigue, even if you leave it cocked for hours

      • Functions perfectly in cold weather

      • Lasts longer than a metal spring

WARRANTY - 5 Year Limited Warranty

Specifications (click to expand)

Specifications - Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 Air Rifle - Caliber 0.22" (5.5mm) specs

  • Weight: 6.61 lbs

  • Length: 46"

  • Barrel Length: 20.5 in

  • Max Velocity - 1020 fps

  • Muzzle Energy - 21.4 ft/lbs

  • Cocking Effort: 32 lbs

  • Loudness - 3 Medium

  • Trigger Pull: 3.2 lbs

  • Stock - Synthetic

  • Grip - Ambidextrous

  • Color - Black

Sample Amazon & Pyramid Air Feedback (click to expand)

"It is astounding how far air rifles have come. This thing is rock solid. Out of the box with the iron sights I could hit 1" groups at 25 yards. I broke it in with 50 pellets or so, and I tightened that up to whatever my eyesight could do - maybe half inch groups. It really packs a punch, and it seems to me to be not that loud. It won't wake neighbors. I'm really impressed."

"Dime size accuracy at 25 yards so far and I have the targets and witnesses prove it."

"I like this rifle.. the synthetic stock has a great design and is ergonomic, feels good to hold and has a very nice balance to it.. the checkering gives a good nonslip hold. Very good Accuracy, pretty darn quiet and good knockdown power in 22 caliber. I like the gas piston, prefer them over springers. Gun is quiet for a magnum. Once cocked and loaded I like the ease and smoothness of return to breach and solid snapping or setting into place for firing. I like gamo's safety."

"Bold body design and overall look. Powerful as advertised. Easily dispatches critters up to raccoon size. Solid scope mount and excellent scope for the money. great gun for hunter and plinker. Quiet shooting..Hardly noticeable in backyard."

"This is a very well made air rifle which is accurate, has a nice design and like the dull black finish and the synthetic stock. Has two trigger adjustments and I did not have to adjust it.This is my first powerful air rifle and this rifle will last for quite awhile I am sure."

"Awesome air rifle. I bought this for predator control for my chickens. I haven't owned an air gun in over 20 years. Right out of the box the iron sights were dead on at 25 yards. It took me some time to get the scope mounted and dialed in but I have it grouping the size of a dime at 25 yards with cheap crossman 14.3 gr hollowpoints ..... consistently. I have shot around 600 pellets through it and couldn't be happier. I haven't messed with the trigger adjustments because out of the box it feels just about like my other real rifles. Whatever you do, if you buy this, don't try to use normal air gun spinner targets, instead use regular .22 rimfire targets. They will still spin, all but the larger ones which instead make a nice clink sound. The normal airgun targets will be distorted and torn up within a few pellets hitting them."

"Powerful & accurate. These new style guns have personality and will only be accurate with certain pellets. Mine is accurate with crosman premier hollow point 14.3 grains and crosman premier piranha that can be bought for $6-$9 at Wal Mart. It will shoot 1/2 groups at 20 yards. It doesn't like JSB sampler pack or Ruger pellets(inconsistent groups). Loc tite the scope mount screws to keep them tight and from backing out for better accuracy."

Where To Find - Check Availability and Prices at Airgun Depot, Pyramid Air and Amazon.

The YouTube video below demonstrates and reviews the Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 Air Rifle in .177 Caliber.


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