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terrorfied to buy another C02 pistol

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by JPaling, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. JPaling

    JPaling Engaging Member

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    i love shooting c02 pistol's but im terrified to buy another, ive had so many issues recently with them,

    My Cp99 compact locked back and destroyed it self somehow,
    My crosman 357's springs went and know the valve has gone.
    i love'd my mak bought it because they were roumerd to be indestructible- lacked power being a BB pistol.
    i dont even want to talk about what happen'd to my tangfoglio witness,
    my colt 1911 for some reason i just dont like it, i know how bad this seem's

    i want somethings that reliable and if it doe's go wrong easy fix, with spare parts available but it just seem's to much to ask in today's market,.
    and i keep reading review's also which is probably putting me off buying another pistol
    what sort of problems have you guys had with any of your guns?

    anyone ever had this sort of problem?
     
  2. PLauGE

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    crosman 2240 would probably be the easiest, parts are readily avalable to, great fun and fullmpower i believe
     
  3. smallman28

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    My CP99 Compact threw a wobbly but only because I think it had been bodged by the previous owner.
    It wasnt life threatening or anything like that but I just couldn't get a good seal when I inserted the CO2.
    I think any CO2 pistol with blowback has the potential to go wrong,I have heard of Tanfoglios going full auto on their own when the CO2 gets low,not sure how it happens though?
    If you want reliable maybe get a springer or a PCP/SSP.
    Webley Alecto,HW40,HW45.
     
  4. JPaling

    JPaling Engaging Member

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    i would do but i love multishot, c02 and yeah i understand how that happen's my desert eagle did it, was hectic wasnt doing it any good,
     
  5. smallman28

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    I know what you mean but I went a got a HW45 yesterday,more than anything it was to save some CO2 as I have shot through about 50-60 of them in 2-3 weeks,it would almost be cheaper to do drugs :D
    I did have an Alecto breifly and whilst it was very accurate but pumping it up just used to annoy me.
     
  6. keeprightontilltheendoftheroad

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    Get yourself a smith and Wesson co2 revolver
     
  7. husky

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    You say your Macarov was down on power was it an Umarex or Baikal?. My Baikal is bilt like a brick s##t house and spits out 4.5mm lead B B s with a fair old wallup on target the Umarex is I beleve a smooth bore. not had a shot of one yet but It will be hard poushed match the Baikal. As for spairs it comes with a set of seals and a multy tool so go with the Baikal macarov. I came on a sight that had a load of spare parts and add ons for the baikal if i can remember the name I will leave a post hear.
     
  8. Oilysean

    Oilysean Very Active

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    as above, get yourself a 2240, easily repairable, and the S&W revolver (pellet not bb) is a very very very good gun.
     
  9. tom simkins

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    a dan wesson has stood the test of time,,, and you can "play" around inside till your fingers bleed,,easy to put together
     
  10. jolo-bolo

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    There's a Hahn fast draw BB for sale on here somewere it's lasted 60 years try that look good and 18 shot co2 revolver.
     
  11. Uriel

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    Really? Give us your dealer's phone number!

    I have a CP88 which has proved to be reliable as a reliable thing.

    When I bought it, the first thing I had to do was order a new spring and BB for the slide lock (I ordered 3 of each, cos I know what happens when trying to fit teeny-tiny ball-bearings on top of teeny-tiny springs in teeny-tiny places, and yes, I was right to do so LOL) because the previous owner had managed to lose them. Since then, I've had one bad day's shooting, which turned out to be my fault for not inserting the CO2 bulb properly, and, like all CP88s, mine has that annoying problem where the slide lock catches the slide, but as far as actual reliability goes, I have no issues.

    With regard to other CO2 pistols that I've tried/owned, the Beretta 92F is an awesome bit of kit. It's rather heavy, but as far as build quality goes, IMHO it's the best that Umarex produce. The S&W 586 is a cracking gun, too, though I've found the grips to be its downside; they pinch! I didn't like the CP99 at all; it felt cheap and nasty. As for those horrid Anics things - the trigger pull feels like their insides are made of cheese graters!

    If you don't need multishot, Crosman make the best toys, according to general consensus...though if you can get hold of a Benjamin to test, I think you'll find it more refined than a Crosman.
     
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    Still got the cp88?
     
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    Who, me? Yes.
     
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    sorry ment 99 lol
     
  16. Georges

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    i'l buy your baikal makarov if you dont want it ;)
     

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