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Advice Best Budget Pellet Pistol For Realism

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by c4four, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. c4four

    c4four Active Member

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    I am looking to buy a co2 air pistol to do some plinking with and have been considering a number of options including revolvers with brass casings and gas blowback handguns such as the Umarex Glock blowback pellet gun. my budget is between £60-£150 and the cheaper the better. Any advice?
     
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  2. IanCZ

    IanCZ Well-Known Member

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    I believe only the Umarex Glock 17 is available in pellet, and the latest Glocks are double action only (internal striker), so they don't have a hammer as such, in my opinion this detracts from "realism" because although the weapon build is accurate, most people expect an automatic to be primed by the slide action.

    I think the cheapest blowback is the Umarex Beretta Px4 Storm, which is an accurate replica, has single-action and takes pellets and is around £100.
     
  3. Darren Petts

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    The PX4 has blowback but indexes the mag on the trigger like a revolver. If you want realism then you want either a revolver such as a Dan Wesson with the fake shells (get the 715 version as they load from the rear and whilst this is less realistic it does do away with the large dead volume of the front loading shells) or a 6mm co2 semi-auto. Depending on what shops are near you a co2 6mm with blowback would start from £85 or so. The revolvers considerably more. If you want a revolver and don't like the idea of the fake shells then Milbro do a 357 that takes a clip and is considerably cheaper.
     
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    The Umarex Tornado is a good budget buy. Comes with 3 magazines too. It's known as the Brodax in the States.



     
  5. c4four

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    The revolver cylinder being fixed is a huge problem to me, sadly.
     
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    Personally I'd only look at pellet versions of guns rather than the BB versions although I know they can be fun especially with blowback pistols adding more realism.

    I've actually been looking myself for a Co2 pistol but just can't afford to be spending too much money at the moment so it will have to wait but when I do I'm thinking of one of the cartridge firing Co2 revolvers as that seems to suit what I want best.

    Reasons being;
    I think it's the closest I will get to the feel of a real firearm with cartridge loading.
    I can load all sorts of pellet ammo and won't be limited in the same fashion as I would be with BB's (less chance of ricochets too).
    Most of the cartridge revolvers I've seen have single action which will be good for more accurate shooting but as well some do have double action for faster firing.

    Budget wise unless you're looking at secondhand I'd try to raise it somewhere to between £125-£190 for something really decent. :thumb:
     
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    For proper realism in terms of manufacture (but not the most accurate as uses bb's) I'd be considering a Baikal Makarov. Just a shame there is no blowback function............dom
     
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    I'm confused. Glocks don't have hammers. Glocks are, according to Glock, DAO. They actually aren't DAO, the striker is something like 80% (or was it 85%) cocked by the slide action and the trigger pull accounts for the extra 20% or so. Believe me, you wouldn't know it. They feel like a stiff single action. But DAO was a lot of their marketing schtick to police departments in the '80s who were leery of giving up their revolvers for semi-autos... "Safe Action" "DAO" and so on. Maybe the pellet versions are strictly DAO with the looooong 12 pound trigger pull?
     
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  9. IanCZ

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    I was referring to what the OP asked about "realism".

    For most replica pistols, the slide should cock the hammer for "realism" and this provides a single action mode, that is what most would expect to see. The hammer may or may not control the valve release (like on some air revolvers).

    However, some blowback air pistols replicate a model with an internal hammer or striker, and they just dispense with single action mode. I would doubt there is an internal striker on the replica and the trigger is just releasing the air for the shot, so internally they are all double action. I just wanted to say these models seem less "realistic" because there is no slide-hammer action and they don't need to be primed for the first shot, even though they are reproducing what you'd expect to visualise on the real thing.
     
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    I think I understand what you're saying. So the Glock has a long, D/A revolver type trigger pull and there is no need to manually rack the slide for the first shot. Just insert the mag and start pulling the trigger. Is that right?
     
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    The Umarex website on the Glock 17 says DAO, so I'd assume that's the case, I haven't seen a full review on the pellet version so I couldn't say.
     

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