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The new Webley Typhoon (a warning!)

Discussion in 'Airgun Reviews' started by EX Mod Cog, May 24, 2008.

  1. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    Thought I should put this review up (it's more of a warning) about the Webley Typhoon, short and sweet.


    Good Points

    Comes standard with dovetail grooves

    Bad Points

    Ridiculous weight
    Excessively front heavy
    Parts don't fit together
    Badly fitting plastic grips makes it painful to hold
    Cocking aid bends with use
    Open sights are poor
    Bad safety design

    General Comments

    There is nothing good about the Webley Typhoon that I can think of - and there are certainly no reasons to ever go out and buy one, because this pistol really is terrible, and it brings shame to the Webley name.

    The Typhoon is without doubt the heaviest and largest pistol I have ever handled - it's very hard to hold out at arms length for anything longer than five seconds, and even if you manage this, the chances of hitting the target are small because of the poor open sights - I could barely hit a tin can from 10 yards with this pistol. As a result, fitting a red dot sight or pistol scope is essential - but this will add to the weight, making the Typhoon even more impossible to use. There is one logical way around this - fit a bipod - but this isn't something that should be done with a pistol - especially one of such low power - at around 3.5 ft/lbs the Typhoon only packs half the legal power punch in .177.

    And as if the weight isn't enough to make shooting the Typhoon impossible ... there are the grips which, like 90% of the rest of the gun, are made from a cheap, nasty plastic - They also have finger grooves designed to fit the hands of a small baby.

    The cocking aid - after no more than about thirty shots it starts to bend - presumably because it's made from a cheap resin plastic - no doubt from the other side of the world as this is how Webley go about things these days.

    The safety catch ? Again, terrible ...

    ...

    I won't cover every point in detail but you get the message - the Typhoon is a very bad product and I would not recommend it to anyone.

    If you're looking into getting one then please take my advice, along with what others have said about this pistol and don't get one - instead I would suggest the older and much better Webley Hurricane or Tempest models.


    There you have it - the new Typhoon - Webley's biggest mistake. What an awful gun!
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2008
  2. jamjon

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    I agree with cog i've been defending the webley guns on here a lot recently but i have a typoon and it is rubbish :down:
     
  3. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    Thanks jamjon, I wasn't unlucky enough to buy one, I've just used one, never want to pick it up again.
     
  4. jamjon

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    I won mine fortunatly if i'd paid for it i'd have been p****d off
     
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    Cognition,

    Webley Typhoon Test: Gun is a piece of Censored-don't buy it!:down:
     
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    I'm glad I saw this thread last week as I was just about to hand over my hard earned reddies for one...this thread changed my mind and I opted for the Beeman 2004... and I love it!!!...this is the first time I have shot a pneumatic and I was really chuffed with it...so much so that in the two days I've had it I have put close to 700 rounds through it but unfortunately it appears to have sprung a little "gas leak"...when I get to the end of the charging movement it has started to let out a little "pssst" just before it closes????...has this happened to anyone else?? I'm disappointed because I really love this little gun...
     
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    I've opened a new thread for comments on the Beeman 2004, so this one stays more on topic.
     
  8. simply james

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    the old ones are always the best
     
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    My local and best gunshop said it was a pile of Censored:down:
     
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    Dont sugar the pill, Hughie,... just say what you mean,,,!!! :D:D:D:D
     
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    I didnt day it was my local gunshop owner who did :D
     
  12. bucky

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    too right

    i agree,,,theyre the same size and weight as a house,,,i knew a guy who threw his away in disgust
     
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    Well done you.
    Tell it how it is.
     
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    i bought one of these about a year ago an sent it back twice i thought it had a few problems because i couldn't hit a barn door from 2 yards well not in the middle anyway in the end i got my money back it was a big disappointment as i am a big fan webley.

    well you know what they say if a bloke never made a mistake he made f##k all. Ade.
     
  15. MoggyM

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    Sounds great !! Is there a waiting list do you know ?






    Thanks for the warning
     
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    Holy necrothread batman :eek::D
     
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