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pistols/handguns

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by essex sniper, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. essex sniper

    essex sniper Banned

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    Can anyone recommend me a descent hand gun .would like semi auto and prefer it to fire pellets .....and does anybody use these for ratting atb
     
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    The semi auto styled pistols haven't the power for ratting. They're plinkers only.
     
  3. surrey shooter

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    If your going to get a pistol you got to get a 2240 matt.
     
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    And a large overdraft, you'll need it :D
     
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    I know the wather cp88 is semi auto and fires a .177 pellet using 12g co2 capsule, for ratting... well if you could get close enough maybe. Obviously it doesn't have the power of a rifle, but may do the job but not in one clean shot.
     
  6. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    forget co2 mate, get a HW45 silver star or black star
     
  7. essex sniper

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    Why are they better mate
     
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    No len I want something small and iv seen the threads with people almost having a nervous breakdown because of the 2240 lol
     
  9. gasman

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    co2 your going tobe lucky to get more then 2ftlb ish (aparkfrom a Crossman 2240) HW 45 is around the 5-5.5 ftlb and you will get fed up with buying co2 bulbs too
     
  10. essex sniper

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    The hw45 is single shot though isnt it
     
  11. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    yes mate, trust me ,the novelty soon wear's off with co2 fast fire fun
     
  12. surrey shooter

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    What about the webley electo, I think its called. Anygood?
     
  13. Stevenb

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    Go for the Alecto mate.ive got a .22 and it's perfect for ratting.you can screw a weihrauch silencer on it if you get a newer version which makes it very very quiet.people on here usually jump on you if you suggest that your doing ratting with a pistol but I do it all the time and the alecto is perfect for the job.
     
  14. essex sniper

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    Do you use a scope/sight on it mate what sort of range do you shoot at
     
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    I will second that incredibly accurate and one of the most power full (5.2 ft lbs) pistols you can buy, my mate has one and amazes me! hits 20 mm spinners at 25 yds standing with the standard sights.:up:
     
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    I use a hawke red dot sight on its lowest illumination setting so it doesn't blur.i shoot anywhere from 10 to 15 yards.
     
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    The HW45 is a fine pistol however it does have quit a bit of recoil.the Alecto has none.i also think the alecto is more powerful.i have had a HE45 all be it many years ago but I don't think it's got as much power.thr Alecto is just so easy to shoot accurately and the main advantage is the fact they you can fit a silencer.its unbelievably quiet.
     
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    Im gonna pop in the airgun centre tomorrow and have a look . Thanks for the replies fellas atb
     
  19. Der Stier Von Scapa Flow

    Der Stier Von Scapa Flow Engaging Member

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    the Brococks could be worth looking at too?
     
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    Ive had a brocock atomic, hw45 silver star and alecto. Alecto was my favorite
     

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