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Alecto any good?

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Tinbum, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Having seen you can buy a new Alecto for £150 delivered I was wondering if they're worth a punt! They look a bit plasticky and cheap, but I've heard good things about them. Are are they worth £150?
     
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    Defiantly mate, i had one in .177 and was the best pistol i had. Prefered it to my hw45, brocock attomic ect
     
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    A garden centre near my end used to do them for £150 but that was just last of stock... Where does them at that price now?
     
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    Excellent pistol. I shoot mine in both 10m comps and HFT. You need to handle one as they feel alot more solid in the flesh.
     
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    at that price i would buy another no hesitation
    great pistol highly accurate and solidly built
     
  6. Tinbum

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    I was considering a 45. I want a pistol for MPL postal comps and a bit of HFT fun at the club. Sounds like its worth a look!
    i only ordered a Gen 5 Mak yesterday, I'd better wait for the postie to arrive with that before I start making murmurings of another one........:eek:
     
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    I had one for a while - a really solid, well made pistol and very accurate too. With a bit of adjusting it will fit your hand like a glove but I'd be a bit timid if you have small hands because it really is a fistful of ABS in that pistol grip :cool:

    As ever with me, pistols are a short-term venture and quickly become a bit of a white elephant so I sold it on... yet I do miss not missing with it. Another plus is they keep their price well.

    I notice on that website you linked Ste that they're selling the Zoraki HP01 Ultra. That's an Alecto with an extended barrel, surely worth the extra few quid IMO.

    This is the setup I had:

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    Absolutely superb fun to shoot with - the laser and the holo-sight were the mutts :)
     
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    where is that web site?
     
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    Czech Republic
     
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    if you look hard enough iam guessing that's a picture of a mk1 or mk2, the single groove is not there just behind the forsight.
     
  12. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    But at 10fpe, its a bit warm for this country!!
     
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    You're right enough - an easy fix but a hot pistol's a hot pistol so best left in Czech.
     
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    Indeed and being in possession of a hot pistol is, I believe, a whole different ball game to having a hot rifle in the eyes of the law.
     
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    I have one, and would not part with it. If you can get one for £150 new, buy it, I paid £200 for my Alecto. Worth every penny. My gun is a Mk3 UK pistol. By the sound of it, the gun you are looking at, would be illegal, in the UK.
     
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    Based on what?:confused:
     
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    Sorry if I have got this wrong, but is the £150 gun, a UK gun, or a ultra model, from the Czech republic. Bob.
     
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    The £150 is the Alecto. The Ultra has a longer barrel, produces more power and costs more. They're not available here, but most "standard" pistols are made sub 7.5j because of our and Germany's limits. Even the American Crosmans and Benjamin's are factory made under these limits!
     
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    alecto any good

    Hi yes the Alecto is a great pistol definitely a thumbs up.
    Atb kev02 :D
     
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    Ive been out of the airgunning game for a while but I am shocked by the prices of the Alecto now. When I was looking at one they were £130 new and my local stopped selling them due to reliability issues. What has changed to warrant a £100 price hike?
     

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