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Co2 Air Newbie

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Muttley1971, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Muttley1971

    Muttley1971 Member

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    Hi all , new to the forum . I am looking to buy a cheap bb air pistol for some general back yard shooting and to scare the seagulls (I have 2 chihuahuas lol ).
    I’m looking at a budget up to £100 and was looking at the cp 15 blowback pistol or something similar ??
    My question is where is the cheapest place to buy a pistol ??.i notice some forum members posting that they have bought from Europe , Germany in particular .
    Also any suggestions on an alternative pistol choice ?
    Best regards
    Barry
    Wales uk
     
  2. SimonCornwall

    SimonCornwall Engaging Member

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    if any neighbour or passer-by sees you scaring seagulls with any kind of gun and makes a phone call you will have an unenjoyable visit from the police at best and could even make the papers to give AGs everywhere more of a bad name
     
  3. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill CO2 Enthusiast and Gun fighter.

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    How are you going to scare the seagulls Barry? Just waiving the pistol at them won't work, are you going to shout "freeze you m............ers". I suspect you actually want to shoot them and if that is so you can say bye bye. And admitting to having 2 Chihuahuas should also get you banned too. :D:facepalm:
     
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    That hurts Barely Active

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    Use the search facility to search for a suitable pistol, but do not shoot at the birds you mention in your first post or continue any further discussion about doing so - this is an open forum most likely monitored by the antis and, as a group, we do not need any more negative publicity
     
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  5. Muttley1971

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    Post was meant as a joke , in the papers recently chihuahua was taken and eaten by a flock of seagulls .
    So going back to original post , ideas on the best online shop for a beginners pistol ?
     
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    13048192-AFB1-432B-8B07-AD9BFEEEEC33.jpeg I would go for a pellet pistol rather than a bb version as more accurate and far less likely to re- bound. The Sig pistols are blow back and pellet. If you can afford a bit more the M17 is probably the best quality in this type of pistol.
     
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  7. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill CO2 Enthusiast and Gun fighter.

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    And Pellpax is probably your best choice online.
     
  8. Douglas Soal

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    Also the CZ P09 are good and pellet blow back, seen a few on freeads for around £80.
     
  9. Muttley1971

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    Thanks guys , much appreciated :)
     
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    Hi

    As a complete newbie myself, my advice for a first purchase would be to avoid chancing an on-line purchase. I would strongly suggest that you visit a store so that you can get a feel for a shortlist of several pistols - how do they fit in your hand, do you like the position of the safety catch and the way it operates, etc.

    Apologies for this - I'm honestly not sure whether you're name is Barry, or you live in Barry Island in Wales. There's a store called the Sportsman Gun Centre, with a branch in Newport, which is offering the Gammo PT85 blowback pistol at a worthwhile discount for £86. The PT85 is a pellet pistol. If it's realism that you're after, in terms of functionality, then I would suggest looking at BB pistols.

    Regarding on-line stores, I get the impression that Pellpax has some good offers but for some pistols it is quite expensive. Another one well worth checking out is DAI Leisure.
     
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    Seconded. Fitted mine with a red dot and modded an airsoft silencer to make it do something. Worked a treat.
     
  12. Muttley1971

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    Ha ha
    The names Barry from Swansea not the island lol
     
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    pjgtech If the Enemy is in range, so are You!

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    Bear in mind bb's can give ricochets, so you may need safety glasses if shooting in confined space, also need to make sure no ammo leaves your property! so would need good backstop and / or pellet catcher...
     
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    or smart shot lead bb's
     
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    Ade c , what are the pros and cons of using lead bb compared to steel ??
     
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    Primary reason is no ricochets as they just deform like pellets.
    They also shoot a little better in some guns, although point of impact is lower as they're a little heavier. Main downside is they're more expensive than steel bb
     
  17. Josh K

    Josh K Not enough range time....

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    I've just put up a Gamo PT-80 pistol for sale if you're interested. Photos etc in the for sale section.
     
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    Although not that easy to find, ASG produce a 4.5mm plastic BB that works well in pistols & revolvers. As a starter pistol I would look at the plethora of 1911's that are out there. Made of metal, full blow back, reasonable accuracy, fully strippable & very realistic makes them a good choice.
     
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    Thanx paul
     
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