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New Webley Vmx Pistol

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Blue BSA, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. craigster

    craigster Engaging Member

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    It looks like a prop from Dr Who...and will sit as high in the hand as an ice cream cone...
    Im going to ban this thing from my club or stick it up on the wall as a how not to design a pistol...
    Anyone buying one dont come or ill confiscate it..
     
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  2. Brock1Rgj

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    They probably thought nobody would notice the build.Took me about three seconds to recognise the familiar materials ,design .
    Nasty !. Cp1 looks better ,at least it's not trying too hard .
     
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    They have ,as far as they are concerned .The six hundred pound offering is hardly a plinker,or is it .To be honest for that sort of money I'm not sure what it is.I think that 600 notes for a pistol then it needs to be a master at its trade not a jack of all ,neither here nor there . Too dear to justify for tin cans and not up to serious 10m work .Tis a folly a mere foible for fools with deep pockets ....if you mean 10m competition ,steyr territory then that was never weihrauchs game .
     
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  4. Blue BSA

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    Well the HW44 can't be used for ISSF. It doesn't have power for vermin control. So as I said it is plinker or informal target pistol. And if Air Arms can produce a good starter pistol for £600-ish and Hammerli too then I don't see why a low end, entry level PCP pistol would be beyond them. They have the 75 too, single stroke pneumatic.
    Weihrauch have offered half way house target models for a while: HW55T, HW98, HW66 Jagdmatch etc.
     
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    Webley(Highland Outdoors) also have the 'Nemesis',which is Co2 and a multishot bolt cocking/loading pistol.
     
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    Which is almost as ugly as this offering :shrug:
     
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    Hopefully just a silly trend which will pass like those assault style air rifles of the 80s...
     
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    Worry not, good people of AGF. I have seen the future in a dream.

    Specifically, a dream that included reading an as yet unpublished review of the VMX in the mags.

    Turns out that the gun is brilliant in every way although there was no mention of shot count, accuracy or the fact that it's a polymer CP1.

    I remember the dream so well that I can quote from it - "If you're looking for a plastic bodied pistol called the Webley VMX then this could be the one for you."
     
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    N
    ....er...No
     
  11. cloverleaf

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    It's a tiny target market within which they have no expertise or experience. HW only make "sporting" guns with no serious ISSF-type (or even FT/HFT) target guns among them. Air Arms on the other hand do make it their business to produce dedicated target guns, although the Alfa Proj is actually someone else's product modified to run off AA's own regged in-grip cylinder.. and tbh isn't much of a match for a 20yr old Steyr or Morini for similar money IMO.
     
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    Well having read what I said again I think their 75 is that gun. No HW don't do ISSF or (H)FT but I know in Germany there are many informal and traditional competitions beyond those ones. That's why in Germany you can buy HW rifles like these;

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    At the risk of further derailing this thread, I’d be really interested to learn more about the German (10M?) comp scene in which late 1950s technology like those HWs above is used. I guess our bell target is similar.

    That “target” 77 does look quite nice....
     
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    Those are new guns above. This one isn't, HW55T, T for tyrolean not target.......

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    Yes, I know. Nice. (I have a standard Walther LG55, Diana 66, FWB300S - I like old match rifles.). My point is that only in Germany is there still a significant market for diopter-sighted recoiling match springers that 45 years ago at most 10M clubs would have marked you out as a newbie, not a serious shooter. So they must surely have matches that mandate them?
     

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