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Fun with CO2 Pistol..recommendations please

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Bristol2345, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Bristol2345

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    I'm giving up my air rifle soon and aim to do a little easy garden plinking, and was wondering if CO2 pistols are any good?

    The Beretta 92fs seems to get consistently good reviews.... any opinions (or indeed recommendations) out there?

    I am used to a rifle, so do these pistols even put a dent in a tin can?
     
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    co2

    rockabilly is the boy to ask about co2 he uses it for all his male blow up dolls
     
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    If your talking about air pistols (i.e. shooting pellets) rather than bb firing guns, they will certainly dent a can in fact they will shoot straight through them!
     
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    i have got a crosman ratbuster pistol, and it is very powerful!!!

    would have no probs going through a can at all!!! will kill a rat from 15 or so yards easy (from my experience!)

    easy to use, and great fun!!!
     
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    The Auto clones such as the CP99, Cp88 and Beretta are poor on power and have an awful trigger and therefore poor accuracy. The Smith and Wesson 686 revolver is easily the best of the replicas with a good balance of power and accuracy. It's also very well built. The auto clones are in fact not semi autos at all but are in reality a revolver action in an auto case. The Smith isn't pretending to be an auto and is much better for it.
     
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    Thanks so far guys, blow up dolls not an issue but always worth bearing in mind for the future!

    I am talking pellets, not ***.

    I did think that (Darren) about the faux-autos, to me, looks are not that important, function is better. I am about to contradict myself however as I would prefer a CO2 repeater than a single shot air pistol, if I was after that I'd got for a classic Webley probably, or the HW45.

    Ian - is that Crossman a pump-up?

    I'll investigate the 686... thanks.
     
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    I've heard there are some problems with jamming on the Smith & Wesson, anyone come across this?

    I think I am looking at a choice between the S&W and the Beretta.:confused:
     
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    If you want real fun factor go for a Drozd semi auto pistol.Electric trigger so fires really fast 30 mag co2 and they're a little bit more powerfull thanmost co2 pistols,great for shooting tinnies:up:
     
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    no the crosman is a Co2 bottle you screw in!

    lasts for about 50 - 60 shots!!!
     
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    Thanks. I was looking for a multi-shot model as this isn't going to be for live quarry and I don't need the power.

    Uttings.com were doing some late great deals today as it was the last shopping day before the mail order ban so there were some good bundles to be had.

    Went for the S&W 686 bundled with a rail and red dot sight.
     
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    I've got the Berreta 92 FS,(grandson saw it in the gunshop window in Gt.Yarmouth :): ) we both have good fun plinking with it, using small paper targets, tin-cans, or inflated balloons. It's got the top v rail, on which we have an 'El Cheapo' red-dot sight, and we find it's a good way of indoor shooting, to keep the eyes in, hands steady, and so on. Enjoyable fun, and weight wise feels about right.

    As was rightly said, the action is a revolving type, but it's great to try and maintain the point of aim, using rapid rather than single cocking of the hammer. We both like it.:):
     
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    Thanks Linkpin, it was a toss-up between the two to be honest and the deal was better on the S&W. Still, I expect it will be like going to a restaurant, you know, and you always want what the other person is having..? ;)
     
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    I'm sure you'll enjoy whatever you decide to get.:): Early service day's we had to qualify firstly with a bolt action,.22 on the 25 yd range, then the Lee Enfield 303, 500yds. & 1000 yds. and also the S&W colt 45 and the Webley .38 Service revolver, plus others. I must admit, that the revolvers were very close quarter weapons, the Sten was Ugh!:(: The Sterling was tops, plus the Browning HMG.of course.All good stuff for young recruits though.:):
     
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    You made the right choice with the Smith. I've owned just about every co2 pistol about and always return to the Smith as the most complete package. Most of the practical pistol shooters using co2 opt for the Smith too.
     
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    Makes me feel good inside - thanks guys. It will be here tomorrow:up:
     
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    bit late i know but i brought one of those PPK blowback models as a fun gun :mad: but it has been very troublesome and keeps jamming these days??

    i have had it all apart and checked everything but i cant find out why it jams so much:mad:
     
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    I know it sounds obvious but have you checked you are using the right pellets and that the co2 is not low?
     
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    The ppk is a bb gun. Try a different brand of bb. Some are bigger than others. Mine worked ok on gamo lead ball.
     
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    The S&W arrived today. Very impressed with the build quality. Can't wait to set up a few targets and test it!
     

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