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Inexpensive plinker

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Pavarotti, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. Pavarotti

    Pavarotti Engaging Member

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    A friend of mine is recovering from a stroke. Thankfully it was relatively minor and not totally debilitating but he is not getting out as much as he did.

    I was thinking of getting him a cheap and cheerful pistol for him to pop a few tin cans in his garden,

    As well as fun he will be using his hand, eye and arm and strengthening and extending his coordination.

    Can anyone suggest a pistol that would be suitable?

    Thanks Pavarotti
     
  2. chrisbaker42

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    As it is just for fun, I would look at the CO2 pistols as anything spring or pneumatic could present problems. A lot depends on what you consider to be inexpensive, read a few reviews and have a look in the second hand pistols.
     
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    Crosman 357 is a very cheap 14 shot revolver.
     
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    why only a pistol? look at a crosman 1077, then i would suggest you buy the co2 capsules in bulk. dont forget the temp can reduce power to co2 pistols/rifles
     
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    +1 for the 1077 - you can empty 12 pellets into your target within a few seconds - pellet hungry things they are!
     
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    For a springer - a Baikal IZH53. Better than any other springer until you hit twice the price.
     
  7. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    beeman p17 but herder to cock. cheap co2 tend to be bb guns. pellet guns are dearer. avoid the dan wesson as they are fiddly to load(thinking of your friend here only) dexterity goes out the window with strokes.

    second hand tempest would be my choice cheap to run too.
     
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    Gamo do a nice wee brake barel pistol i hane the older 800 model and for back yard plinking it is perfect the newer gun the900 is as far as I can tell the same gun with a face lift.
     
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    Check out this, it's low powered and can be bought used on Gunseeker for about £60. Umarex Browning Buck Mark URX

    This really neat air gun is quite easy to cock and has a low velocity suited to indoor or outdoor shooting. The whole family can enjoy it. Great for plinking, popping paper targets, hitting tin cans or exploding the tops of dandelions puffs...it's all in a day's fun with the Browning Buck Mark URX pellet pistol.

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    I bought a blow-back co2 BB pistol recently, and it`s tremendous fun. Not too accurate, and I can get through a lot of co2 capsules, butt bb`s are dirt cheap.
     
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    crosman vigilante @ £74 ( co2, 10 shot revolver)...almost exactly same as 3576 but £40 cheaper (only cosmetic differences) and great fun.
     
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    Thanks Guys and gals.

    Lots of useful suggestions. however a springer is probably the best option as where my friend lives there's not a lot of shops around where he can get CO2 bulbs.

    Keep the ideas coming

    Thanks Pavarotti
     
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    no shops not really an excuse as the CO2 bulbs are generally far cheaper on the net.
     
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