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Thinking Of Px'ing My Hw45....

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Wofty, Nov 9, 2019 at 5:34 PM.

  1. Wofty

    Wofty Cleverer than the average bear Booboo!

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    Been having thoughts on a new pistol. To be fair they are just a sideline for me but I quite enjoy them indoors when it's raining or those winter nights.
    Anyway, I'm hardly at home due to work so every time I do pick up my 45 I have to relearn it's foibles. I had some extended leave the other year and got quite reasonably proficient with it. But that was last year....
    So as mine is a Silver Star complete with box and tags I'm tempted to go up the shop during my xmas hol and px it for something different and recoiless.
    Not sure if I want a Peacemaker or CP88. One is just a nice piece of kit to play with occasionally and the other would be quite satisfying for targets on those odd nights.
    Of course theirs CP2's and PP700's, I won't really know till I hold the one I like.
    Enough ramble. The point being a month after px'ing a 45 am I going to suffer the common 45 remorse? It's nice enough and I love its solid, chunky build and the smell of victory each shot.
    It's just sat there unused and there and I don't feel the need for multiple pistols........
     
  2. Samobaggins

    Samobaggins Keyboard Hero

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    you may as well give it away for what they would give you on a px.
    Or sell it.
     
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  3. Wofty

    Wofty Cleverer than the average bear Booboo!

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    I can't be arsed to try selling a 45 here at the moment. Easier to just go to the shop and come back with a different flavour of shiny.
     
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    Samobaggins Keyboard Hero

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    Fair enough.
     
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    waisted skirt Donator

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    Cant be arsed, oh well. I guess international fluffing must pay better than I thought:).
     
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    SimonCornwall Engaging Member

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    I've sold an HW45 and a CP88 and I deeply regret getting shot of the 45, the 88 was just a temporary plaything, it's forgotten
     
  7. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast and voice of reason

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    I have had a couple of HW45's my last one was a keeper until it wasn't. :DGot bored with it. Just a blunderbus of a pistol. Glad I got rid.

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    What you shooting now ? Never tried a 45 myself yet.
     
  9. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast and voice of reason

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    I shoot allsorts. :thumb:
     
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    45s are great guns and very accurate but if you like that build but recoiless surely an HW75 is on the cards????
     
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    Pugwash Post apocalypse

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    = you never got anywhere near getting the hang of it in the first place. If you have to relearn it every time you pick it up that is a shame. I reckon you should sell it.
    I reckon eventually people who buy 45s but get bored/give up easily means that people like me will eventually be able to get them cheap and have a few to play with. Wishful thinking I know.
    Anyway. Sell it. Or give it to me. You will never like it anyway. If you ask the question you already know the answer.
     
  12. Wofty

    Wofty Cleverer than the average bear Booboo!

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    I'd disagree with that. Bear in mind I've only been able to use it about twice this year.
    One of the features of the 45 is its dual power capability. Now on half power on my indoor range I can get groups I'm pleased with after a warm up.
    If I go to the range on full power everything changes.
    This is the crux in that I just don't have time to learn both power levels to enjoy the benefits. Rifle target shooting always gets priority.
    So being realistic about my pistol shooting I'd rather get something more pleasing.. ie a 6 shooter or something that's easier to pick up and use consistently. Like a PP700.
    Like I said I won't know until I get to the shop. To have something that rarely gets used it has to have that ownership appeal to warrant keeping. For me that's something that when I'm home I can pop out, smash out a few targets and come in with a smile.
     
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    Must admit, I've never liked the look of these. They just look really out of proportion and ungainly.
     
  14. Wofty

    Wofty Cleverer than the average bear Booboo!

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    So many replicas so little time!
    I've been having fun watching AAR and thoroughly enjoying seeing what's on offer.
    Having thought long and hard about why I don't use my pistols much, it's really down to range. 5m in the garage gets old quick but is ok if it's a winters night.
    My range is 20m but I'm in cover between garage and house. 10m is on the lawn and I feel exposed. Strange but it buts a downer on my enjoyment worrying about neighbours.
    So I'm thinking a PP700 and for my inner child an Umarex cowboy rifle. Both capable of 20m fun. Definitely way more than a trade in 45 but it will take the edge off enough to convince me I absolutely need these toys in lieu of any crap crimbo pressies.:D
     
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  15. PBaz Barrett

    PBaz Barrett 'I love slinging led me'..

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    Yup something about my Hw45.. Bit of a hand cannon but very satisfying and rewarding spring pistol. A keeper 4 sure.. :thumb:
     
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    I’ve just bought my third... keep coming back to them. If I were you pop it in a drawer and save it for another day.

    If you can afford to buy the new ones do but a 45 has some magic
     
  17. Wofty

    Wofty Cleverer than the average bear Booboo!

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    That's what would worry me.
    I'll see what the shop offer. If it was a Blackstar I'd deffo keep. I'm indifferent on the Silverstar colour.
     
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  18. Wofty

    Wofty Cleverer than the average bear Booboo!

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    Jobs a good 'un.
    A rather nice Webley mk VI is on its way thanks to this wonderful forum.
    Now........
    Let's see about a leather holster and lanyard just to Walt it up. Maybe a Sam Browne belt is a bit much but I'm tempted:D
     
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