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Flying Dragon Air Rifles
208 Walnut St.
Burt, IA 50522

Sales, Research and Development For Zhejiang Xinhua Sporting Goods Mfr.

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What Folks are Saying about Flying Dragon

"I just got my XS-28, .25 cal, today. It's a beautiful piece, can't wait to try it out, but I don't have a single pellet in the house that fits it. This is my fourth purchase from Mike, I wish everyone gave his kind of service." - Larry

"After speaking with Mike Melick at Flying Dragon I ordered a B26-2 with low comb and lube. The gun arrived today. I'm just plum tickled. The gun has a very nice stock and cocks easier than any adult rifle that I have handled. The action is super smooth and the trigger is the best of any of my guns including my RWS 34P."

"Mike Melick's B25 line are excellent clones of the RWS34. They are tough, powerful, accurate and reliable. Best of all is the price - with a super tuneup from Mike thrown in. He is a super nice guy and one of the most sought after tuners out there."

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 I picked up a fully-tuned XS46U in .177 from Mike Melick a few weeks back after reading a lot of good things about it on the forums. I'm probably an average shooter at best and have only been shooting a few months, so although I was hoping to get good results out of the gun, I was not expecting to be able to do it right away. It is amazing what a difference a good gun can make. I popped outside this morning to shoot a little bit before going to work. I only shot one group, a 15-yard 20-shot group measuring .448" center-to-center, with 18 of the 20 measuring .323" ctc. I know I'm not a top shot, but a 5/16" 18-shot group is a nice way to start the day.

-Dave in MD

Just wanted to post a huge thank you to Mike at Flying Dragon. I picked up a 177 FD-PCP, well a buddy got it for me since I was about a week out from pay day. Anyway, it started off with an overnight leak down to right at 500 PSI. This went on for a couple of days, so I reached out to Mike for some pointers, and asked if I could buy some seals from him. Initially it was leaking at the fill adapter. Mike gave me the o-ring size, and a few pointers on running down the leak. Replaced the fill adapter o-ring with one I had laying around. Still no joy. Mike again gave me instructions where to check, how to go about it with balloons, soapy water,ect. Well, after the first attempt, Mike unknown to me sent out a care package as I could also hear a small hiss from the breech area, and was suspecting the valve stem. I offered to buy a reseal kit for the rifle, just because at the price he was selling these at, and knowing very well they were meant for us who like to tinker. Well after a full tear down, through cleaning, filling, still having now a slow leak, I shot it some, then re-filled it, and let it sit. After a couple of days doing this, fill, shoot a few (2-5 pellets) today it just stopped leaking, and has now been holding a full charge for the past two days. I sent Mike another email to let him know we finally got it, and then when I checked my mailbox today found a care package from Mike with a complete re-seal kit inside. I can't think of another company I have ever dealt with that has gone so far to help a customer out, and make sure they had a working piece, even though we all knew what we were ordering had no warranty. So All I can say is Mike is a great guy who will go completely out of his way to make a customer happy. Anyone who deals with Mike is dealing with a world class gentleman, who stands behind his product hand down. I just can't say enough good about him.

Thanks for reading this, and again a huge Thank You to Mike.



Item/Service Purchased: Xisico Model XS-12 and Full Tune

Date: 12/6/2012

Price: $81.80 or $120 with a full tune (that includes shipping and polishing the stock)

Issue: My issue is that there are not more people/businesses like this in the world.

I know almost nothing about air rifles. This is being purchased to teach my daughter how to shoot safely and accurately before moving to powder. I looked online to try to get an idea of consensus on a good youth rifle. The XS-12 was one of a small number that was often mentioned. Mike Melick was often mentioned as well.

I emailed Flying Dragon to ask if they had a recommendation for a youth on Saturday, November 24th at 1:35 PM. I received a reply from Mike at 3:46 PM. In 20 emails exchanged back and forth with Mike since then, all responses were received in under 3 hours from when I sent them. Most were replied to in a matter of minutes, regardless of time of day or day of the week.

Mike has answered all questions I had about the XS-12 and possible alternatives, as well as giving me an idea of pellets that might work well. He also offered to talk to me on the phone (on a Sunday, no less) and invited me to come look at the products in person.

This afternoon, I placed my order. I figured with the full tune it would at least take a few days to have it shipped out. I was surprised when Mike replied that I had just missed the UPS guy, but it would be shipped first thing in the morning. Not only that, but he asked if I would like the stock polished or matte finish. I requested the polished finish and asked him to let me know how much I owed him for the extra work. He said that the stock polishing was included already. So not only does he have this product in stock and ready to go, fully tuned and polished, but he gave me the option of getting a polished stock when I didn't even know that was an option and he wasn't going to get any more money from me as a result.

Desired Resolution: I would like everyone to support Mike and Flying Dragon Air Rifles and people/businesses like him. Customer service like this, and in particular, integrity, is rare. It says a lot about the state of our society when we are so surprised when we do encounter it.



Thank you Mike Melick for the help in finding a new front sight for my RWS 34.  I had the stock pointed post globe and couldn't see well enough to make use of it.  After contacting Mike, he graciously sent me some sights to try.  I was able to find a perfect fit in a globe type fiber optic sight.  All this, and I didn't even buy this rifle from him, although I have bought from him in the past (XS-12). 

Thanks again Mike.  You are the best.



I have an XS25 from Mike and it is fabulous. All of his rifles are super accurate and super reliable, He is also the best dealer I have ever dealt with when it comes to getting advice on shooting or maintenance. Stick with him! He's an extremely good friend when in need. Few people know that he is THE USA adviser to the factory in China that produces the XS series and also all Ruger air rifles. I severely missed him last year when he went for a meeting at the Chinese factory.

-Pappa; GTA forum member


"There is no doubt that Mike is good with them Co2's. Mike and I go back quite a ways and you just can't find a guy that is more honest, good to deal with or that will do more to help a fellow airgunner, especially with a QB78 than Mike. He is good at his craft and knows them QB's as well as or better than anybody I know. Also, you get much more than you pay for. As most of you know, I don't usually direct to or promote different companies or individuals publicly because of business ethics but Mike is an exception. If any of you are considering a QB, see Mike either first or see him last, but see Mike, cuz you won't go wrong or be sorry."

Bob Werner, AKA Charlie Da Tuna.


I knew nothing of Xisico rifles and what Mike could do to them (Full Tune). Anxious about the whole process, I trusted and went with an XS12 and XS25 both with Mike's "Full Tune." The guns arrived today via UPS after dark so all I could do is unbox them. Each rifle arrived in its factory box snuggly secured with molded styrofoam and encased in a plastic bag. Both factory boxes were packaged into a larger outer shipping box with air cushion packs inside to keep the inner boxes from shifting. After the tuning, Mike does a testing of several (6) different pellets and records the make/model of each pellet and the FPS for each. He signs and dates the results and documents "Full Tune." Thanks very much Mike!!



"New Flying Dragon XS12

Well, ordered gun on 12/19/13, the fully tuned gun was delivered 12/24/13. I did not know that Dragons had a working agreement with Santa! I believe attacking the packed rifle pkg with an axe might have damaged it, but it would have taken time to get through the packing. Now comes the really good news, at 11 yards with new rifle not fully broke in (370 pellets) I did a 5 shot grouping ragged 1 hole program. Now at 11 yards it's not a big deal to most but I felt pretty good. Another Flying Dragons, MM satisfied customer Thanks again Mike"



"I recently purchased a B50 from Mike@FDA, and had some problems with the trigger sear not engaging. Mike was great in helping me to try and troubleshoot things via email. When I finally realized I wasn't getting anywhere, I was able to ship the B50 back to him. Mike not only took care of the trigger issue, but he also pointed out that I had incorrectly re-assembled a piece when I was troubleshooting. He was able to find a replacement part for what I had screwed up at a very very reasonable price, and now my B50 shoots better than ever. Thanks again Mike"



"Mike--this is David Stuart in Albuquerque with an update on the 22 cal. SX-B12 you sent me several weeks back. Remember, I'm the guy with the urban drain rats issue. This rifle is a joy! It's the smoothest, easiest springer to cock and most accurate one I've ever shot. It is very quiet, a superb value, and the score is now SX-12 5 drain rats 2. Five out of the first seven at night is pretty darn good. One Peak wadcutter pellet each for four. A second pellet for one. Average distance 15-18 yards. In addition, on a lark I went dove hunting with it when season opened on the first of Sept. Got 2 as they slowed to landing speed near an irrigation ditch several miles from city center. Nice dinner!! With the Williams peep sight I get about an inch group at 25 yards with RWS Hobby pellets. I get .5 to.7 in. at same distance with Crosman Premier domed and a little tripod rest. My eyes aren't so good at age 67 , but the firesight front sights coupled with the peep are mighty easy to center. Younger eyes could do better on the accuracy, but I am very , very happy with this rifle. I had no idea one could handle pest control so effectively with .22 wadcutters at @450 FPS. Amazing!"



"Not too long ago I had some weird "issues" with a brand new Xisico B28 I bought from Best Airgun, the first one was a disaster and second one was great until it "locked up" on me one day. Weird, I know...anyway, to make a long story short (or maybe just an annoying story) I just want to give a big thank you out to those guys and Mike Melick for taking care of everything. I received the second one back a few days ago and now that I've finally had the chance to shoot a tuned airgun Im really surprised by how much more smooth and accurate they can be. If he can do that to a $150-200 rifle I can only imagine what could be done with some of these higher end ones. At this point I'd say it ranks closely with my RWS 34P in terms of accuracy along with what appears to be pretty close to the power of my RWS 48. Thats an excellent value for the price if you ask me. Anyway, I've certainly picked up alot of valuable info from you guys just by lurking around and asking dumb questions..thanks! Also, I cant say enough about Mr. Melick's quality of work...but then again it seems like you guys already know all about that."

Thanks and Happy New Year from San Diego

"Flying Dragon is truly a one of a kind business. Great products, great service. Mike Melick is one of those rare folks who actually ENCOURAGES folks to call. He is very knowledgeable, and can help you pick out the right gun for exactly what you need. Wanna get a serious target gun for formal paper punching? Mike can get you there. Want an accurate sledghammer for hunting? Mike can make it happen. Want something that can pull double duty? He has guns that can be tuned to shoot smooth as silk, and still put out 15 ftlbs of energy. Want something that you can loan to friends, or teach the kids with? Get a QB or a B-12, with a check over and tune, for less than the competetion is selling bone-stock rifles for. Why go pay some shop that has 100% markup for an off-the-shelf rifle, then pay them a fee to look it over, and buy performance parts you have to install yourself? Mike checks EVERY gun that leave his shop. The handwriting you see on the box, that's his. Get your next rifle from Flying Dragon. Expect to get an accurate, well made, throughly checked rifle for less than most others will send you bone stock. Thanks Mike. I am a customer for life. God bless."


I haven't sent very many emails on quality of service but I feel compelled to on this one.

I sent a AR 2078B to Mike around 1.5 weeks ago. He is converting it to run off a 3000psi bottle regulated down to 1000psi. Just received a e-mail that the gun is shipping today. Asked him How Much? His response,

"You owe nothing until it does what you want it to...I'll have it on the way. Mike; ps threw in a 79 stock"

How is that for service!!!!!!! Mike is one of the best at his craft and a pleasure to deal with. Keep this in mind next you are thinking about buying your next airgun.


Mike sent me a qb79 that he had worked over and a machinist friend of mine installed a riser so as to use 9 oz paint ball container. So far I can't believe how it shoots! I have so far taken 4 squirrels out of my back yard and had a very good stew because of that! Shipping was fast and work on the gun was exceptional. It was actually out of stock but I still got it within 2 weeks. I am impressed that you guys not only give what is promised but do it at a cost lower than anyone on the internet! I will definitely be doing business in the future and recommend your site and expertise to everyone.

Sincerely, Mark Hughes

"Mike put on a contest Saturday, And awarded participants with products. This is Thursday, Big Brown left mine on the doorstep Today. If everybody ran their business like Mike does, I would never have a complaint. Free products that ship faster than most places that charged me for the product and extra for shipping. Mike you are fantastic to do business with, Thank You!!" -David

" Item/Service Purchased: Xisico Model XS-12 and Full Tune Date: 12/6/2012 Price: $81.80 or $120 with a full tune (that includes shipping and polishing the stock) Issue: My issue is that there are not more people/businesses like this in the world. " -David

"Mike Melick & Flying Dragon Air Rifles THANKS !!I recently purchased a QB conversion but it was missing the safety.. Emailed Mike and he quickly replied that he had some.. When I asked how to purchase he said send me your address !!! Thanks Mike !!!"

" Mike Melick & Flying Dragon Air Rifles ACES!!!! You all know it but I will post this anyway. Just received a package from Mike. EXCELLENT person that has outstanding support. Thanks Mike for the nice airguns!!!! Would never hesitate a second in dealing with him!!!! And neither should you. SAFE & Happy Shooting!!!!" -Dave

"I bought an XS46U from Mike this summer mainly because I wanted to experience an underlever rifle before I spent significantly more money on a model from Europe. Mike's price included shipping and a check and test of the rifle before he shipped it. Recently I thought I had broken a plastic part, and asked Mike about it. No questions asked - he wanted to find out which part so he could send me a replacement. I then found out that it was my mistake, and a few taps with a rubber hammer solved my problem. I would do business with Mike again in a heart beat." -Paul

"Mike, at Flying Dragon's big thumbs up!!! Had a problem with my b-26. E-mailed Mike about problem and he said to send the tube to him. Before I had my gun apart, Mike e-mailed me that a new barrel and tube were in the mail. In less than a week my gun is new again. Thanks Mike" -Scooter



"Flying Dragons Airguns A+

Has done it again ...Mike did an awsome job with shipping ag properly double boxed with foam in the first box ,scope was also very safe ...well done Mike !" -Jorge

"MM at Flying Dragon........Excellent

Sent my Stoeger X20 to MM for gas ram, and "the works". I put scope, mount, and blue lockite on 2 days ago. Tried it this morning, just a nice little thump, no more gravel crunch/twang. Within 2 dozen pellets was back to 5 shot 1 ragged hole you can cover with a dime groups @25yrds. Masterful job MM, my hats off to you!" -Mike

"I just got my XS-28M, .25 cal, today. It's a beautiful piece, can't wait to try it out, but I don't have a single pellet in the house that fits it. This is my fourth purchase from Mike, I wish everyone gave his kind of service." - Larry

"After speaking with Mike Melick at Flying Dragon I ordered a B26-2 with low comb and lube. The gun arrived today. I'm just plum tickled. The gun has a very nice stock and cocks easier than any adult rifle that I have handled. The action is super smooth and the trigger is the best of any of my guns including my RWS 34P.
"Mike Melick's B25 line are excellent clones of the RWS34. They are tough, powerful, accurate and reliable. Best of all is the price - with a super tuneup from Mike thrown in. He is a super nice guy and one of the most sought after tuners out there." "The MM B40 is a handsome and very accurate rifle, that while heavy, is super smooth, thanks to the Mike Melick tuning, and loves my fantasy pair of pellets, cheap CPLs and Predators, without the need to re-sight the scope when switching from target to field rounds for 20 yards or so. A miracle!"
"Last year about this time I was able to order a BAM-40 Air Rifle from Mike Melick. He did an excellent job tuning and setup the rifle. I put a 3x9x40 scope on her and she is sweet.Thanks Mike a year later and she is still a sweet rifle. I shoot the tops off medicine bottles" "Talk to Mike Melick at Flying Dragon Air Rifles. He is absolutely the best tuner and most honest business man selling these QB-78s."
"Get a BAM B26 from Mike Melick at Flying Dragon Airguns. Mike buys the Chinese guns by the case, goes through them, and discards the crappy ones. He will clean and lap the bore, polish the trigger sear, and lubricate the air rifle and ship it to you, ready to shoot for a base price of $140. There is no better bargain in a basic air rifle" "I got a tuned Mike Melick B-26 .177 shipped for $180 about a month ago and I love it. I put about 200 rounds through it Sunday and I am amazed by the accuracy. "
" I purchased mine from a well known and respected tuner Mike Melick at Flying Dragon Air Rifles. I let him know my wants and needs. With his reputation preceeding him he did not disappoint. " "There is no better bargain for any single air rifle than a well tuned B-26 from Mike Melick. I own two of them and always suggest them as the air rifle to start with if you are serious about the air gun hobby. "
"Mike of Flying Dragon Airguns is terrific to work with. My QB78 that I won in the January raffle was lube tuned and I love it. Last week I picked up another QB78 at an estate sale that was missing some parts. Just got what I needed from Mike and when I remembered later that I needed something else he just threw it in the box." "If you have an issue with a product Mike sells, Mike will make it right. Just follow the rules!! Treat Mike like an adult and he will treat you like an adult...PERIOD!! Mike Melick = Class act..."
"I got a b26.177 from Mike last year and its on my top, a b30 tuned by him ,a qb78d tuned by Mike and at one time I had three tuned by him all in .22,s. Now I will get the b25.22, one of the best men to deal with. Mike we all got love for you and your work ,thank you ....Jorge" "Mike Melick is great to deal with!!! Talking on the phone with him was a pleasure, it was like we knew each other for years even though it was the 1st time we spoke. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a Chinese springer. ."
"Mike Melick knows his airguns and is a fair business man. My first was a B21,but breech was extremely tight,so much you could see pellet come out barrel. My fault at that time I didn't check box for MM inspection. Called him,he immediately sent me a replacement,BEFORE I even sent mine back." "Just got a new stock for B-26 from Mike Melick. Went the extra mile to help me, Fast service excellent to buy from. Thanks again."

"Mike is the finest kind and proud to have him as a member of GTA!!!! "

DaveEZ, Administrator GTA International Airgun Forums


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