The Stoeger X3, designed specifically with youth in mind, is a single-shot air rifle chambered for .177-caliber pellets. It is powered by a fast break-action, spring-and-piston mechanism that requires only 16 pounds of force to cock. The X3 incorporates an ambidextrous automatic safety, conveniently located at the rear of the receiver. The X3 is available with a hardwood hunter-style stock. It has an 11 3/4-inch length-of-pull making it just the right size for the youth shooter.