Sneak Peak – EVOL 22 Mini Backpacker!

NEW FOR 2018 – EVOL 22 Mini Backpacker!

Featuring an unique all aluminum folding chassis, the EVOL Mini is perfect for backpacking or bug out.  At 18″ folded and 29″ deployed, this compact little gun will deliver 26 regulated shots at 30 foot pounds of energy.  Perfect for small game hunting when you need a light footprint.


  1. Very nice looking carbine. I just responded to a production opening letter from Tom. I must have on of these. Will fit perfectly in my day pack for my long walks with the dog.

  2. You have the right idea! Long walks and stalks with your companion!

    • Nothing much better!! I’m retired. this will perfect for my boat. Rats and those invasive nutria are on the delta here now.

      The second these are up to order, I want one. This is the carbine I must have.

  3. when are they going to debut can i be on the list, can power be upped, will you have caliber choice, like.25

    • Mark, I have tested the gun in 30 cal. It shoots JSB 45 gn at ~815 with 10 shots on a fill. I’m not sure how many are willing to carry a 10-shot gun regardless of its size.

      Getting more out of the 22 is not worth the effort. Any more than 30 fpe the shot count will start to radically drop.

      As a base line, the Mini is smaller, lighter, has a reservoir half the size, and gets the same shot count at the same power level as a Compatto!

    • Agreed,if this mini is built in .25 I’m in !

  4. your logic is right on, how much is it, can i be first in line? don’t you have a mini .30 evol i saw on a you tube video, when will that be available, love your guns

  5. I’d buy one now… if it were available.

  6. Love it! Keep up the good work and great designs!

  7. The most exciting airgun in years (at least for me)! Please don’t forget a .177 option.

  8. Really want one of those in .30 cal or .25 cal…..seriously! !… Can’t wait for it to come out! !…(also would love to order the. 308 slayer)

  9. never was one for being practical LOL.

  10. What is the projected price and delivery date and how to get on the list for one.

    • Bob, we’ll have a better idea of price in April and plan to take orders at the end of April for a May-Jun delivery.

  11. Patrick Rasmussen

    I’m super stoked to take delivery of the slayer three o eight that I’ve just recently layed down the bills for…it will be my first repeater and I hope it’s as awesome as it’s info tells of it…
    Having the wanna open the present blues already…

  12. Patrick Rasmussen

    The. 452 makes me all warm inside too…I. Love my PCP’s–I need one of each to give my compressor something to do and me a room full of playmates…

  13. Wowza! This is going to be the answer to the EDgun Leshiy (a brilliant little gun, but way overpriced in my opinion and only single-shot). Will this come with interchangeable calibres?

    I can see myself joining the queue for this one.

  14. Was that 150 yard egg shot made with a .22 or was that a .30 cal? I am definitely interested in a .22 that can shoot out that far. That gun looks very good to shoulder. What is the weight going to be?

    • Robert, that was a 22 shooting 18 gn JSB pellets. Gun weighs in just at 5 lbs without the scope and a MOE collapsible stock. 7 lbs with the SS 3.5-15×42 ffp scope. If you want to keep the weight down you can choose a lighter scope.

  15. Nice … Any plans on making a .25 cal in this also.

    • Possibly. 22 cal is perfect with a balance of power and shot count. There are such high expectations for 25 cal; with the barrel at 10″, performance may not please anyone. We will test a 25 at some point soon. If it works well, then we will offer 25 as an option.

  16. Carl Schneider

    EVOL 22 Mini Backpacker, how close are we?

  17. Any update on the Evol Classic? Any plan for a thumbhole stock option?

  18. Patrick Rasmussen

    What is the longest time one of your customers has had to wait for delivery of an airgun after paying for a build to order gun…Slayer, Evol, or other???
    Just curious; my 3-12 weeks is over15 and still waiting…

  19. Patrick Rasmussen

    So, in answer to my own question… My 308 Slayer is on its way to a Fed Ex location and on towards my location , apparently my patience was one day shorter than it needed to be to see the note exclaiming completed…
    So, next week begins the unwrapping, testing, and review…
    Thanks to Tom and crew; it’s on its way to my home…
    Thanks again for getting it to this point in the story…

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