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New little plinker

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by Animal Mother, May 21, 2014.

  1. Animal Mother

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    Picked this little plinker up yesterday.

    A decent price with the adapter, Weihrauch moderator, 2 x mags, tin of RWS Hobbies, and a load of CO2.

    It shoots really well, pretty accurate and VERY quiet.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. The Robin

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    Yes it will be very quiet, looks good, enjoy :up:
     
  3. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I bet that's a cracking little plinker and all the more fun if it's quiet :D
     
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    I'm sorry, I just don't get it????? More fun if it's quiet???.................I hope you can explain it to me, I understand quiet from a hunters point of view, well up to a point I do, though I don't fully believe it. A silencer on a Co2 phut phing?? Come on, they only make a wee noise without one. I shoot a Webley Tempest in my garden, and my neighbours can't hear it if their windows are closed, and even if they do hear it, they say it isn't intrusive.

    I aint looking for an argument, I am trying to understand what all this is about, when I was a young man, it was a case of the bigger / louder the bang the better, now it seems to be shush!...someone might hear us.:confused:
     
  5. Honest Bob

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    Each to their own, but looks a bit silly to me, longer than the gun, and how does he use the sights, as the foresight looks lower than the moderator, but if he likes it, that is all that matters. Atb to all, Bob.
     
  6. mattw975

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    The first thing I ask if someone is after a pistol silencer for on of these types of pistol is "how high is the foresight relative to the barrel centre" then I can make a unit that doesn't obscure the iron sights :)



     
  7. Ichabod Armacost

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    Oh if he likes it that's fine Bob, not what I was getting at, it's just that I see / hear so many people expounding the virtues of being quiet, as though it's summat that is highly desirable? "When I were a lad", silencing air guns just didn't enter our heads, I suppose we all felt that the bigger the bang it made, it then felt and sounded more like a "real gun". I find it quite comical that the manufacturers of these realistic looking Co2 jobbies go to so much trouble to make them like real firearms as possible, even to the extent of providing models with blowback, but they still sound like a Pea Shooter.
     
  8. Hoodster

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    Silencing a gun when back yard plinking is just being considerate to your neighbours.
    when I first got my ratty for back yard plinking I used it unsilenced although the neighbours said they didn't mind I noticed they vacated their back yards when I started now its silenced and in conjunction with a quiet back stop they don't know I'm even there.
     
  9. Ichabod Armacost

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    Well I can see how that works for you, but I suspect it's actually the quiet backstop that is the more effective, but we don't all live in little boxes glued end to end, so what's everybody else's excuse / reason?
     
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    Oooofff... How the other half live.
     
  11. Ichabod Armacost

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    Ooooops yes sorry, just realised how that sounded..................apologies all.:)
     
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    [​IMG]

    Without the silencer it's a noisy little b****r, and not a nice noise either. I have two dogs that don't like sharp noises so it helps. Also, I like to hear the "plinking" noise, rather than the gun.

    Yes, yes, I know, the sight picture is affected, however, I've now put my Parker Hale silencer on and I get a quiet gun with the sight picture intact. The Weihrauch silencer can go on my QB78 now.

    Oh, and just so Ichabod Armacost doesn't feel ganged up on,I live in a big posh house too! :D :mao::laff:
     
  13. Honest Bob

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    I was not getting at your comment, just saying what I thought of the gun+mod. By the way did moderators exist for air guns back in those days, I don't remember any, but in them days, took me all my time to find enough money for a tin of wasps. Atb, Bob.
     
  14. Ichabod Armacost

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    I don't remember any Bob, nor do I remember anybody hankering after one?
     
  15. Honest Bob

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    I am not against moderators, I have them on my guns, my comment was just about that particular set up. I think Ichabod wants one, go on get one, you know you want one.;)
     
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    i have the Gammo p85 blowback its loud and lots of fun, being a child at 45 always brings a smile to my face
     
  17. Ichabod Armacost

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    Naaaaaaa, I'll give it a miss Bob if it's all the same to you?:) Anyhow, I aint got a use for one. Interestingly, a couple of blokes at my club have removed the silencers from their PCP rifles, when I asked 'em why they said that they thought their guns wee more consistent without them. Most of the members, who are FT and HFT shooters, seem to have silencers on their rifles, I can't see the need myself, so I just think of them as some sort of fashion statement or bling item, hey if it makes 'em happy then alls good by me. I think it will just have to remain one of life's mysteries for me, as I don't think I will ever get a fully coherent and rational answer from anyone regarding silencers. I sort of understand why hunters think it will give them an edge, though I have yet to see any hard scientific evidence to prove the theory.

    Boot on other foot a bit though, I am now starting to wonder why I am finding the use of silencers so vexing??? I mean it don't really matter do it? I think I could do with a bit of time on the psycho babble couch!:D
     
  18. Honest Bob

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    I can see your point. I only hunt, and that is the reason I use them, can see the use for them in a garden, so as not to upset those next door, but I could live without them, managed quite well without them for years. Atb, Bob. PS. A long time ago, I could not see the point of a scope, at air gun ranges, but now iron sights are just a blur, so have to use one, getting older has its down side.
     
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    As with most airguns, CO2 pistols make enough noise to be audible at a reasonable distance; making them quiet prevents others from hearing them which serves two purposes IMO:

    1. It prevents the noise encroaching on neighbours' quality of life - avoiding them getting p****d off which is good for all concerned.
    2. It prevents more people than necessary knowing what you're doing - why make your actions more obvious than they need to be potential curtain-twitching antis and thieves?

    This is quite a different situation to you and your Tempest. Springers are inherently quieter than CO2; especially if the latter pistol has a short barrel. Your Tempest is only capable of a leisurely rate of fire - perhaps one round every 10-20 seconds but most likely even less. 20 seconds is long enough to empty two full mags from a decent CO2 pistol.. which is obviously a lot more aurally intrusive for those close by, as well as sounding more "incriminating" to those who don't know any better.

    I prefer quiet guns full-stop (have never been attracted to stuff just because it makes a loud bang :rolleyes:) and there's an additional novelty / fun factor for some (myself included) in the use of moderated, rapid-fire guns; especially pistols ;)
     
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    Class!
     

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