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3 Shops 3 New Pistols

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by billybobmills, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. billybobmills

    billybobmills Well-Known Member

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    I kick started a new pistol collection on Saturday with a round trip to 3 gun shops with my young son. (his first gun shop visits).

    Its been a long time since ive handled a CO2 pistol (original walther ppk blowback and cp99 blowback are in the loft) but had been eyeing up the M&P 40 since seeing it online a year or so ago. I finally decided the time had come to locate one (which was harder said than done as they are now discontinued it seems) and made the trip to 3 localish gun shops and purchased a gun from each.

    I prefer the more realistic handling pistols and so went with the M&P 40 the Glock 17 Gen 4 and the Colt 1911 M45.

    I think i was lucky with the M&P 40 as i found an aladdins cave in Birmingham which came up trumps where i even had the choice of the FDE or Black.

    I have a new shopping list but they will have to wait while i enjoy these.
    A weathered look 1911 (The John Wayne version looks lovely, im not sure what weathered limited editions are readily available)
    Sig P365 (as its so different)
    Colt SAA Duke Weathered & Legends Cowboy (they go so well together)
    Crosman DPMS SBR (Looks fun, is the R1 going to come to the UK?)

    Anyway hi all. Im off now to browse the gun gallery :)

    Hopefully this pic is visible.
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    Ukdiceman Engaging Member

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    Out of interest where was the Aladins cave in Birmingham?
     
  3. billybobmills

    billybobmills Well-Known Member

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    City Air Weapons. Nice guy too. The shop was old school, but very hard to look around for space / boxes.

    Also visited Solware for the first time and Shooting Supplies which id been to many times in the past. All 3 very different shops.

    Would have loved to spend more time in them but the queues were building up outside...
     
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    Ukdiceman Engaging Member

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    I've been to Solware and Shooting Supplies(a couple of miles away), not to City Air Weapons though, thanks for the update.
     
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  5. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Firearm Enthusiast & FX Wildcat owner.

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    Nice choices. Enjoy them. :up:
     
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    billybobmills Well-Known Member

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    Do you know of any other local shops?

    I used to visit Sandwell Field Sports back in the day but havent been there for years. Also been to DAI a few times who seem to stock quite a bit if not a bit pricey.

    I never knew you could import until i read in the forum over the weekend. My last air rifle purchase was posted to me from a UK shop years ago and obviously i have only seen the cant post anything in the uk more recently.

    I will be browsing SWS i thinks :)
     
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    There’s Allcocksoutdoors in Stourport but not been there for a couple of years. Shooting Supplies is my nearest, clean, modern, large enough for their stock and nice people but the rifles are a little too far away from arms length to be overly tempted (not sure if that’s a good thing or not).
     
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  8. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Firearm Enthusiast & FX Wildcat owner.

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    I have looked for another WW2 M1911 and I can't find one either. Good luck with your search. :up:

    This is mine:
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    You might as well add a Webley MKVI to your list too; didn't know how much of a hoot they are to shoot until I had one myself. :thumb:
    Preferably in the battlefield finish too!
     
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    Ukdiceman Engaging Member

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    @billybobmills

    I've just ordered a CP2 from Toro Distribution, France. Ordered Friday afternoon, its being delivered tomorrow, great service.

    Also try Enfield Sports, Unit 1C, Becketts Farm, Alcester Rd, Wythall B47 6AJ, just off the M42

    And Sporting Supplies, Bloxwich, Walsall, WS3 2XN
     
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  11. Headhunter

    Headhunter Is fed up with waiting for a Chiappa Rhino

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    Three great choices there for a CO2 replica autos, the 1911 is just an iconic pistol, the Glock 17 gen 4 is the only Glock worth owning (imho) and the S&W M&P40 just looks superb buddy......:)

    Looking forward to your thoughts on the M&P40, I like the look of that myself :up: (that's the blowback version, right ?)
     
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  12. billybobmills

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    Yes forgot about Allcocks. I did email them for a quote for some pistols after speaking to them on the phone at the weekend. Unfortunately no reply so no business for them! I even emailed their supplier (as they told me who they used, to see if the M&P 40 was still available) who responded to me over within an hour, so it can be done. They were good to talk to when i went last in though probably 12 months ago now.

    Shooting Supplies are very good. (i put my name down for a Crosman DPMS SBR with them whilst i was in there).
     
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    I'm generally not that keen on anything oem'd by KWC, but the M&P 40 seems more well made / finished than a lot of their other offerings.
     
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  14. billybobmills

    billybobmills Well-Known Member

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    Its yours that i saw which is why its on my list :) You have a lovely collection.
     
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    Inca Busy Member

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    The day SS opened for Click and Collect I was there before 1000 for an air cylinder. They seemed as pleased to be able to talk to a customer face-to-face as I was to give them money.
     
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    Ill check it out thank you


    Yes its the blowback version (which they have discontinued). They still do a M&P 40 non blowback and have a new M&P 9 2.0 which from looking at videos looks very much like the same kind of mechanics as the Glock Gen 3 and 5. i.e only semi blowback and not field strippable.

    Of the 3 ive just purchased the M&P 40 feels the nicest in the hand.
     
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  17. billybobmills

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    I rang Sporting Supplies for the M&P 40 as they had it on their website to order. No joy.

    Do both of those have a good collection of CO2 pistols do you know?

    I was right by Enfield Sports not long ago at the aquatic shop. If only i knew...
     
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    Very nice pistols :thumb:
     
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  19. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Firearm Enthusiast & FX Wildcat owner.

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    Thanks. Yes I agree the M&P40 is an excellent pistol indeed. The build quality is fantastic and it operates so smoothly.

    Mine:

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  20. PBaz Barrett

    PBaz Barrett 'I love slinging lead me'..

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    Very nice.. enjoy :thumb:..
     
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