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Question hw40 or beeman P3

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by bugwalsh, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. bugwalsh

    bugwalsh Active Member

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    Hi all, just a quick question .
    If you were to buy a new pistol which one would you get.
    1) a Weihrauch HW40 PCA
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    2) a beeman P3
    mark.
     
  2. kev02

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    Hi Mark i would definately go for the HW40, these are a really nice pistol, the beeman is a copied version but not as good. I use my HW40 for pistol HFT and its superb.
    atb kev02 :)
     
  3. Barcelona68

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    I have an HW40... Fantastic bit of kit..

    Not very powerful, but Very accurate..
     
  4. stevemandm

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    as above mark. the beeman is a cheaper made copy of the weihrauch. we initially bought a beeman, replaced it twice for same model (quality issues), eventually took it back for refund then bought the weihrauch - miles ahead in build and quality, and should have saved time by buying that in first place
     
  5. peteswright

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    Same gun! Beeman P17 is the cheaper clone. ATB. Pete.
     
  6. bugwalsh

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    hi all
    well it looks like i will be going for a hw40 then :)
    now wheres is the best place to get one (not bothered about it being second hand)
    i know that they do a 177 version but acording to chambers web site they do a .22 barrel ,
    can you buy them in the .22 or would i have to convert it.

    mark
     
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    Don't know about the best place, but Got mine from Alans Air rifles in rotherham. Hes wanting £165. Seem to have gone up since I got mine. Excellent pistol though. ATB. Pete.
     
  8. davymole

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    I think that the Hw 40 wins hands down purchased mine from Southern shooting ? in Dorset but they are in exeter and south wales £102 then the Beeman is almost £70 have a look on the forums they come up often secondhand still a good buy
     
  9. peteswright

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    Just to try clear this up. The Beeman P17/2004 is a cheap clone of the Beeman P3 and Hw40 which are the same gun and will cost new around £140 to £165. P3 America, HW40 Germany. The Beeman P17/2004 can be bought for around £68. Seen one in worksop market recently. Still a good pistol but nothing like the build of the HW40. ATB. Pete.
     
  10. bugwalsh

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    Just found a second hand hw40 for £75 new for £120 just have to wait till friday for the shop to open :(
     
  11. stevemandm

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    bargain
     
  12. cptman

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    You can get this in .22 by special order, I did and it took about eight weeks to arrive!
    i already had the .177 version and it is much the better pistol because of it's relatively low power, with .22 you get a pronounced curved tradjectory.
    hope this helps.
     
  13. mattyts

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    Think theres been a misunderstanding here.
    the Beeman P3 is the HW40-it isn't a replica or an inferior model
    the Beeman P17-2004E is the cheaper,chinese model so if you buy a P3 or a HW40 it's the same gun.
     
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    I did cover this in posts 5 and 9. I thought the same as you. ATB. Pete.
     
  15. bugwalsh

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    good news i have just had a call to say i can collect my new hw40 :) :) :)
     
  16. bugwalsh

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    i got it i got it shame its dark out nice pistol :)
    ive not fired it yet so hurry up morning :)
     
  17. reaper6

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    Its a finger trapper....IMO
     
  18. stevemandm

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    give the barrel a good cleaning, and report back mate.
    btw, we found at 10 yards, the best pellet is rws geco. at greater distance, you may want a domed pellet
     
  19. bugwalsh

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    i got a bit of a bargin to be honest
    one hw40 sill boxed (3 weeks old and only 50 pellets)a tin of rws sport line pellets (less 50 :) )
    for the grand sum of £90
    :)
     
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    Only if you're a dilapidated old git or a weak 10 year ok yeah....
     

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