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HW 45 Your opinion

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Pavarotti, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    I've had two 45's that I really wanted to like but ended up selling. I couldn't hit a fat lot with either of them but that's probably down to me. I found the crosman 2240 far more accurate in my hands. I also did not like the sloppy cocking link that drags over the spring on closing the barrel. If I had another pistol I would get an Alecto they are supposed to have it all.
     
  2. biggaz

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    No definatly paint thinning. Anywhere your hand touched it came off within 50 pellets from new... backed up by the shop and hull cartridge
     
  3. peteswright

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    Fair enough biggaz. If confirmed by Hull Cartridge, can't argue with that. ATB. Pete.
     
  4. Scott

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    I had a .22 one 20 odd years ago and even taught the wife to shoot with it.
    aiming she could hit flies at 5m, and with snap shots she could hit 1 pence coins at the same distance.
    she was a far better shot than me.

    once you got used to the weight it was a nice weapon.
     
  5. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Loved my 45 but had no where to shoot it
     
  6. c96

    c96 Donator

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    Have to say I like mine, had it near 10 years, it has two barels- .177 and .20,I allso have the proper stock attatchement to turn it in to a small carbine. I changed the grips on mine to Houge 1911A1 Colt ones and made a hell of a differnce.:up::)
     
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    I owned one some years ago, only aquired it as it was a reasonaly good deal. I never did get used to it, found it very difficult to shoot consistently with it. At the time of purchase i knew that it would take a while to tame it, but eventually found myself getting frustrated with it. I relished the challenge initially, I did really want to succeed with it, but someone made me an offer for it, at a time when possibly if I'd "stuck in" a bit more I'd have overcome my frustration and learned to love it.

    There is far more good than bad with this beast, but for me it took too long to appreciate that fully
     
  8. catman938

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    the hw45 is the only pistol i could never get on with, desperately tried to but after owning three over the years i gave up, would i buy a forth? yes i would....
     
  9. engraver

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    Ok Ive had two hw45s recently.

    a .22 and a .177

    The .177 made more power than the .22 surprisingly and empty shotgun cartridges were good fun at 15 yrds, they were both the 2 power models but the .177 shot a lot better half cocked, the .22 was smoother all around and coke cans at 20 yrds were pretty easy targets, although the per hate of mine is the silly wide fore sight being bigger than most targets.

    If HW put on some precision sights with a fine front bead then the hw45 to me would be twice the fun, I tried red dots and telescopic sights then it just doesn't feel like pistol shooting.

    Ive had lots of over the years starting with a wierauch hw70 then moving onto falcon and brockock PCP pistols, and early stuff like Webley premiers, and to be quite honest I back to owning just one mint Birmingham Tempest and I find if you keep in normal pistol ranges I find it easier to use than the HW45s.

    But one pistol Ive not owned is the alecto, Im going to have to get me one of these pistols.
     
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    crosman 600 ?
     
  11. catman938

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    to add to this thread i have just brought my forth hw45 from this very forum and contrary to what i said above finding it..... lets say a bit better than ok. this is with open sights at the moment but it as come with pistol scopes so will be on some time this week.
     
  12. knighthawk

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    I have two at the moment..tuned them both myself and fitted Pachmayr combat grips on them a vast improvement to the handling..[​IMG]
     
  13. AirGhandi

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    Is it difficult to reload the weapon with the Red Dot on it?
     
  14. RobertH

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    No it makes little difference. I have a scope on mine which is longer than the red dot & it's still no harder to load.
    All the effort is on opening the top & pulling against the spring. I find it easiest to open the top then reverse my left hand so it's palm up inside the top then just complete the stroke.
    Closing requires little pressure, it can be done by squeezing the thumb & forefinger together.
    Rob
     
  15. knighthawk

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    never noticed much difference
     
  16. knighthawk

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    I have just restored the shoulder stock for mine and shortened it to a more manageable 14 1/2" trigger to but length as you need arms like an orangutan when you get them LOL[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  17. knighthawk

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    All 3 sat together after a good plinking session ..tempted to order a HW75 now

    [​IMG]
     
  18. thriftyarek888

    thriftyarek888 CEO of smartfit888 and Patreon.com/ta888

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    knighthawk they look awesome. what kind of rig have you set up on optics? ta
     
  19. knighthawk

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    I like to use Nikko platinum split mounts as there self centering and a Dot sight for most my shooting with RWS Superfield for ammo
     
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    Where can you get Pachmayrs to fit it?
     

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