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Air Pistols - worth a purchase?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by chris_1982, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. chris_1982

    chris_1982 Active Member

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    Does anyone have much experience with air pistols? i know they are much less accurate and less powerfull, but are they good fun? I'd like to buy one to play with in the garden. I currently have a 22 bsa mercury rifle.
     
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    I have an HW45 a BSA Magnum a Crossman 1377 & they are fun to shoot. I have had a few C02 pistols as well & although they look nice for me the power is lacking & not as much fun.
     
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    Has a built in pump to provide the pressure for firing. My Crossman 1377 is such a pistol but it takes ten pumps for full power & gets a bit tiring/boring after a few shots. Found that three pumps is ok for shooting at short range. My Hw 45 springer is really nice & I love shooting it, its got kick just like the real thing & accuracy is not bad either.
     
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    Should have also said that not all pneumatics have a multi pump. some like my HW75 (now sold) just had a single stroke but they tend to lack power.
     
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    Seekay has it right,those pump ups do get a bit boring.I have a Sheridan pump pistol,it's really nicely made and very accurate,but that pumping gets to you after a while,I've just recently bought a HW40 and although not very powerful, it's pretty accurate at 10 yards with nice tru-glow optic fibre sights and it's a single stroke pneumatic.... I save my favourite HW45 for ripping soup tins to pieces.....good luck with whatever you choose,happy plinking:)......Porky
     
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    Hi Chris, There's lots of good pistols out there.Spring,CO2 and pneumatics.
    I have a HW45(spring) for top end power when shooting rats and a Webley Nemisis(single stroke pneumatic) for plinking.
    Other good pistols I've owned are the Webley Tempest and W.Hurricane,HW40, Crossman 1322,BSA Scorpion,Brocock Orion 6(now banned) and Diana Cougar.
    Had a go with a few CO2,they vary alot in power,have higher running costs and generally "plasticcy". The Anics Skiff was good.
    If you are plinking only, any calibre is ok. If you are hunting go for .177 as you need all the penetration you can get at pistol power levels.
    I wouldn't buy a new Typhoon yet,I have heard some very mixed opinions,best wait and see.
    Had alot of good fun shooting pistols,Thats what they're all about, imo.
    Cheers.
     
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    Chris,

    GET A WEBLEY TEMPEST OR HURRICANE IF YOU CAN FIND ONE !!

    If you're looking for a fun pistol then the above won't disappoint - realistic recoil and as solid as a rock ...

    The only catch is that they're not being made anymore, but if you can find one then definately go for one of those if you don't want to spend £200 odd on a Weihrauch.
     

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