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Is the gat gun an air gun??

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by megga, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. megga

    megga Busy Member

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    Is it classed as an air gun and if so why??? it doesn't use air to shoot. So your views:rolleyes:
     
  2. Titchgamer

    Titchgamer Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Well....

    Its not a BB gun or powered by blackpowder so Yeah its a airgun :p
    A springer :p
     
  3. Akita177

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    I wouldnt class it as an air gun but you could class it as a pellet pistol.
     
  4. Barcelona68

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    No. It throws the pellet out.
     
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    it is whats called a pellet lobber:D
     
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    It does use air, just not very effectively
     
  7. theobencarbine88

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    It's always going to be classed as an air gun even if technically its more like a catapult with a barrell

    billtr96sn ... from chard?, I'm just down the road from there near Ilminster
     
  8. 1961nuffield

    1961nuffield Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    It is an air gun as the piston compresses air as it moves forwards and there is a port in the barrel that lets it in behind the pellet. I guess the inertia of the barrel helps as well :D


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    John
     
  9. gasman

    gasman How do they know I've got Gas?

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    its a air pistol full stop'''''''
    if you look inside one your see the spring rapped around the barrel,in the end just around the pellet pusher probe thingy you will find a small hole,this is where the air is forced when the barrel is shot forward, the air is pushed down by a washer fixed to the end of barrel,''''''''so''' it a air pistol :p ''pellet lobber my A***''
     
  10. Barcelona68

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    As Nuffield said, it's a combination of both air and inertia...;)
     
  11. gasman

    gasman How do they know I've got Gas?

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    ''no'' its just air,how doe's shoot out a cork???? air thats how,got nuwt todo with inertia,and thats how you get that 'POP' sound when you fire it
     
  12. Bullet Rider

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    Well you learn something everyday ! For years I always though the pellet was catapulted out ! :rolleyes: Might have to get one now to check it out.
     
  13. Titchgamer

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    Whats with all the """"'s??
     
  14. Donki Oaty

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    So if the Gat is an airgun does that make a spud gun an airgun too? ..............:coffee:
     
  15. gasman

    gasman How do they know I've got Gas?

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    yep sure does
     
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    If you want proof try shooting it without the washer on the loading screw it won't work. By the by has anyone else found there POB guns more acuret with darts than "slugs"?.
     
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    of course a gat is an air gun. I use mine for buffalo hunting.
     
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    Believe it or not I actually shot a rat stone dead with a gat. It must have been a second generation gat because I'm pretty sure it had a safety catch. It was brand new and seemed pokier than gats I had fired before. I saw the rat by the river (definitely a rat not a vole) took aim and fired and b****r me the thing leapt up and dropped stone dead!

    Fluke of a shot and in hindsight shouldn't have been taken really but that shot will be remembered above all.
     
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    i think we have all had shots like that,,mine was an apple on a tree,, i told my mates i was going to do it too,, and it worked,,i was gobsmacked,,it was a fluke
     
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    Slugs, don't they make a sticky mess all over the target? Personally I can't even look at them let alone finger one into a barrel!!!

    Dave
     

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