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I Know Nothing About Pistols

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by gordy p, May 25, 2020.

  1. Inca

    Inca Busy Member

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    I’ve not played with a 45 but as I understand it the umph is needed to open it not close it, compared to an ssp isn’t this easier?
     
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    The Pie Man “Disabled Shooter”

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    If accuracy is wifey Wants then go SSP HW 75-HW 40 or Gamo Compact or FAS 6004
    The HW45 is spring and has recoil I don’t think to start with (she being wifey) may not like it ,just saying like ...
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  3. The Pie Man

    The Pie Man “Disabled Shooter”

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    Closing...:cool:
     
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    It could just be a little dry. SSP's need lubricating periodically with a few drops of pellgunoil or silicone oil. My compact does that occasionally
     
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    For target shooting at 10m that’s more than enough
     
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    Well the valve seems to have sorted itself out and it's now working properly. I'm absolutely amazed at how accurate it is
     
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    Have many of you guys with the gamo compact shaped the grips to fit your hand?
     
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    I had one in 2013, it was my first air pistol and I was a bit nervous about tinkering at first, but I did the trigger tweak and eventually shaved a tiny bit off the grip that dug into one of my fingers. It wasn't new though, so I wouldn't have dared if it was in case I invalidated the warranty!
    Shot my first ever competition with it at Bisley, the guy on weapons control said he had never seen one before (probably only ever saw Steyrs and the like) and then promptly shut his finger in it when he was cocking it to check the trigger weight. :eek:
    He drew blood too. :facepalm:
     
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    I didn't need to on mine, but shaping the grips by removal of material or the addition of grip putty is extremely common amongst target shooters.
    Later on when I moved up to a Morini - then I needed to add material to the palm shelf to get a snug fit.
    Getting the grip right transforms a target pistol and makes it much more relaxed.

    On a Compact, the other thing that really helps the gun become almost match grade is smoothing the trigger sears (they are made of laminated steel) , it's very easy - costs peanuts and makes it even nicer.:up:

    One final word of warning to your wife - on closing down the top lever : beware the dreaded 'nipple clamp'!:eek:
    I've come close a couple of times and nipped my T-shirt. :D
     
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  10. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin BEAST OF BODMIN

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    Hw40 is a springer

    hw44 is a pcp pistol but £600+
     
  11. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin BEAST OF BODMIN

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    I have a hw45

    It’s a great fun pistol but it’s quite heavy, quite a handful for small hands, takes some effort to cock it

    and it’s not ‘THAT’ accurate

    if you’re looking at clinical accuracy you need to go for PCP
     
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    I've had a GAMO Compact for about 6 years. It is rated for 10 metre "competitive training" (by the US supplier Pyramyd Air). It is VERY accurate. HOWEVER, it is not easy to cock, and the grips are really designed for a large hand. I took a wood file to mine to get my trigger pull correct. To cock mine, I put the base of the grip on a stable surface, and push closed from above.
    Personally, I would start someone out with a CO2 with a red dot sight.
     
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    You sure? I thought it was a single stroke pneumatic.
     
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  15. PBaz Barrett

    PBaz Barrett 'I love slinging lead me'..

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    Hw40 - Single stroke pneumatic
    Hw44 - PCP
    HW45 - Spring
    HW75 - Single stroke pneumatic

    :thumb:
     
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    Lev, that grip is a thing of beauty, where on earth did you find it?
     
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    Sorry Lev, the HW40 is an SSP.
     
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    For the price, accuracy and ease of use by females, I am surprised that no-one has mentioned the PP700SA in .177 or .22 calibre.

    Dead easy to use and almost as accurate as a "proper" competition PCP.

    In the infintesimally unlikely event of my wife saying "can I come with you" when I go down my fields, I would automatically take one of these with me.

    She's not impressed with "guns" so I wouldn't bother taking one of my replica CO2s.
     
  19. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin BEAST OF BODMIN

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    @Inca

    Hi mate
    @airgunner.177 (Andy) makes them by hand to order :)
    :):)

    seriously stunning work, very quick turnaround and if you pm him for a price I think you’ll be gobsmacked :):):)
     
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    Lev Levvin BEAST OF BODMIN

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    Well blow me o_O

    I thought it was a springer like the 45

    EDIASD
     
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