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1st Pellet Gun

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by TheArmedBear, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. TheArmedBear

    TheArmedBear BearCurious!

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    Well, I eventually learnt that although BB replica guns look & feel cool.... there seems to always be problems with performance... . I have 7 wonderful looking & cool handling replica BB pistols but presently only 3 out of 7 are operational!... it's a constant repair & maintain regime.... So, because of observations on this site, I thought going proper pellet air gun would be a good call...

    Got me a Crosman 2240... & I'm loving it!

    Feel I might fall into the customisation hole though! Want to lose all the plastic bits & get wood grips already... But really enjoying it so far!
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    I’ve got one of these and I love it, had it a few years now, I’ve got wooden grips on it but can’t remember where I got them... there’s a few websites/ forums etc about modding 2240’s so shouldn’t be hard to get anything for them, great pistols though

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    TheArmedBear BearCurious!

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    Looking cool! ....what wood are those grips?
     
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    ehm.... not sure tbh.... but pretty light, balsa wood maybe? Look good and feel good to hold.... you just put me in the mood to dig them out and have a look at them lol, they go nice with a bottle of Sol and The Stranglers blasting out the PC speakers tho!
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    TheArmedBear BearCurious!

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    Sounds like a good night in!... Great band!
    I was really into the 'black & white' album back in the day! ...& beer is always a bonus!

    Defo will get customising the 2240... don't know what the fuss is about moderators though?... It's not that loud to me... or has a life in music effected my hearing!? ....pardon!?
     
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    I bought one of these pistols recently and I love it. I put the steel breach kit on it so that I could fit a reflex site, and I also put on a cheap silencer which makes a massive difference. I'm getting around 30 shots from a refil on mine. How many do you get?
     
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    ...I'll let you know!..... literally the 1st c02 in... not shot much yet but it feels potent & is pretty accurate out of the box (plastic!) ..think I will get the steel breach & band on barrel.... & wood grips, pretty soon....
     
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    You can get away without having the barrel band if you get the steel breach as it's longer.
     
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    I’ve heard that silencers don’t make any difference at all to CO2 pistols... what silencer did you fit to the 2240? and is it really worth buying? Does it make a big difference to the noise level?
     
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    Silencers make a huge difference on this gun. I bought an adaptor on ebay for about £10 and an SMK silencer for about £30.

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    Apologies, struggling to insert a pic.
     
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    Ah right, I remember this website now.... that’s probably where I got my grips
     
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  14. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill CO2 Enthusiast and Gun fighter.

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    I used to fall into the customisation trap myself:

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    ... So straight out of the box, I'm getting about 40 shots per C02 but the power starts to drop off dramatically with the last 4 - 6...I think the steel breach is a great idea, plastic one looks a bit cheap & I now see the value in having a silencer, so as not to scare the neighbours!
     
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    The silencer really makes a difference on mine, and it looks cool. The steel breach opens up some great sight options too.
     
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    They make a massive difference, mate. My Crosman Mk 1 sounds like a .22 RF without a mod on it (unsurprising at around 5.8 ft/lb). More a of a phut with a mod fitted. Whoever said they don't make any difference is talking rot;) CO2 has a real "bark" to it- especially on short barrels
     
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    Strongly agree.

    I think it’s a nickel-plated Crosman-Benjamin-Sheridan E9A/EB17/EB20/EB22.
     
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    They make a huge difference!!
     
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