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pistol recommendations ?

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by jonesy185, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. jonesy185

    jonesy185 Busy Member

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    Hi guys I'm rather new to the pistol side , wanting to get one for some fun target shooting ect , any ideas on a decent air pistol ??


    Cheers

    Jonesy
     
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    Got a budget?
     
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    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    what he said ^
     
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    Nice budget for either second hand or brand new.

    for SSPs, Gamo compact,Alecto,HW75.

    Springers,HW45,cant think of anything else.

    CO2,Rohm twin,a modded ratcatcher.

    PCP,brocock atomic,super six etc if,you stretched your budget?

    Personally I would try for a PCP pistol or an Alecto,full power and clinically accurate.
     
  6. Honest Bob

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    As Mat says, an Alecto,full power and clinically accurate. MK3 you can fit a mod to it, as it is loud without one, I have one in .177, and would never part with it, as I have done a bit of work on it, detachable stock, moderator, scope and cree. What ever you get, hope you enjoy it. Bob.
     
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  7. Titchgamer

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    Depending how serious you want to take your target shooting theres lots more CO2 to choose from.

    S&W 686/586 is a good fun pistol :)
     
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    I thought you said target shooting *facepalm*

    Get one of the Umarex replicas, Beretta 92FS is nice,the nickel version is shiny,realistic and heavy
     
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    I tried an Air Arms Alpha at the club the other day, was absolutely useless with it (hit better with my Umarex mod .586 to be honest, about a .8" group over 10 shots), but it was set up for the owner I guess. I think I was quite nervous about shooting the thing as it costs an absolute fortune, and he was rather blasé about the whole affair. I was quite uptight about loading/cocking etc, kept thinking I'd muff it up somehow.

    Had a shot of a brand new HW40, and was about 3/4mm off bull at 10m on the first shot! Tru-Glo sights and all...

    I've a '45 to pick up in August that I'm going to force myself to learn how to shoot competently. Although I think the general consensus is towards the Alecto for accuracy and ease of use, I wanted a pistol that needed roping in. Summat that would keep my interest and give me something to work towards.

    It'll probably be up for swaps soon if I get scunnered with it.
     
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    Never thought i would even look at a pistol but those HW45`s sure look nice :)
     
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    Hw45 its all you will ever need.
     
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    So its between the webley alecto a wheirauch hw45 I guess . Which has a better review
     
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    Alecto - and you can get them in .20 :)
     
  14. Trouserferret

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    I think it's personal preference, matey.

    Alecto/HW40 seems to be veeeery accurate without a lot of input. I think the '45 demands a certain amount of patience and repetition. Some refinement of your technique and a bit of muscle memory.

    I'm going for the '45 as I want a bit of a challenge, and in .22 it'll bounce things around quite nicely at 30 yds apparently. :D

    As I said before, I shot the '40 the other day and there didn't seem that much to it. Never handled an Alecto, but I think it's the same kinda action (SSP).

    I want a thump and a jump!
     
  15. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Alecto or 45 or used for that money. stay away from CO2 as it gets expensive and no power. I'd avoid Gamo at that money. For fun a hurricane will go 3.5ft lbs and good fun. Duuno why but they are.

    alecto is nothing like the 40. its low powered hard to cock compared to the Alecto. its a 3 pump to 5.5 ft lbs but try for a mk3 which has the barrel already threaded for a mod adapter. The are noisy so can upset the neighbours. Nice trigger on the alecto too and easily capable out to 30 yards with open sights.

    never shot a 45 i like the look but may be a handful. might try for a silver star need to check my RFD.

    Alecto or 45 or used for that money. stay away from CO2 as it gets expensive and no power. I'd avoid Gamo at that money. For fun a hurricane will go 3.5ft lbs and good fun. Duuno why but they are.
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    O k been shooting my new 45 all afternoon with my nephews, i was expecting a real handful but they are no real handful and certainly no less than a good hurricane but more power.

    Apart from dieseling like a steam train at first. the try goo sights had the nephews hitting everything they aimed at. out to 15 yards. they've never shot pistols at all and a rifle for the first time yesterday, ones 11 and ones 14.
     
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    Great to hear keep us updated :)
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    On holiday and need a gun to play with:-(
     

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