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newbie gun choice

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by ciaran, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. ciaran

    ciaran Member

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    hello, iv'e been trying to decide on my first pistol, reading as much as I can.

    I was wondering is the crosman 2240 a worth while avenue to go down,
    I did a quick costing on gmac for grips/adjustable trigger/breech (to red dot/sight later down the line), £115 add the cost of basic gun £90
    and that's before I read of any other mods I might need/want/crave...

    would I better off just getting either the hw45 £240 or alecto £225 in first place?
     
  2. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    Hi Ciaran,

    Welcome to the forum.

    I've seen people in the past buy Crosman guns and are unsatisfied with them initially because they are a fairly basic gun out of the box, people often buy them to be a work in progress and they are renowned for sucking up huge amounts of money, time and effort in order to be customised to their requirements.

    If you are looking for something that you can use immediately and be happy with then they may fit the bill, but for me If were buying a first gun I would explore the other options first that you have outlined, The Webley Alecto and Hw45 are both respectable guns that will give you an instant thrill and not so likely to disappoint being that bit more refined.
     
  3. ciaran

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    cheers steve0, good point. Not wanting a bottomless pit think I am leaning towards other two (must stop looking at pics of peoples modded 2240's)
     
  4. Dsmith

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    Go for a hw45. Just go and have a look at one and you wont be disappointed.
     
  5. Meteor62

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    Like this one you mean? Lol
    [​IMG]

    If you go for a 45 try one first as they take a bit of getting used to before you can exploit their accuracy potential. I had two over the years and couldn't get on with them. I also hated the way the cocking arm is a sloppy fit and drags over the spring in the return stroke making it sound like old marleys chains.

    The Alecto sounds very good indeed but the Star Wars look is not for me but they are supposed to be the most easily accurate pistols on the market. The 2240 for me is mainly eye candy now it's been modded and a back garden plinker to boot. Remember the limitations of co2 though in cold weather. Choice is up to you.
     
  6. doodsy

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    What about one of these crosman 1377 mines below :D
    [​IMG]

    personally I would go for the hw 45 or alecto, I sold my 45 and still regret it
    although I do like my crosman pumper
     
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  7. mattyts

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    Or the HW40 if you want to be able to shoot the gun accurately without 'getting to know' the recoil of the HW45,cheaper too.
     
  8. OzzyJ

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    Another for the hW40 if you want something very accurate for paper punching and 10-15yd power plinking. If you want to try pistol HFT then HW40 will work but you need to be very good as the lack of power gives very little leeway at 20 yds.
    i shoot an Alecto for HFT and love it. Remember most club shooting requires .177 ruling out the 2240.
     
  9. Tripleteer

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    HW45. German engineering and a good all round pistol. Atb Paul.
     
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    Cheers for the response guys (not ignoring you all, am on nights at moment asleep during day).
    Am leaning towards the Alecto at moment, don't mind it's looks.
    My friend has just lent me his hw40, until I make up my mind (might try and buy off him if I really like it, who knows)
     

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