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Advice What Pistol do I choose guide?

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Titchgamer, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. airhard

    airhard Busy Member

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Great thread.
    My main use for a pistol is ratting with terriers not all rats are caught and some manage to climb out of the terriers reach this is when the pistol is used, though my Webley Alecto is a great gun i have to run around with it in my hand due to it's size, i needed a full power pistol small enough to fit in my pocket or holster, after much research the Drolov DU-10 appeared to be one of the few pistols capable of ticking all boxes, though it's generally used as a target pistol the power can be adjusted to the UK legal limit, they,re not easy to
    [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]find but i,ve managed to get one :D and love it, i'd go as far to say it's the best pistol i've ever shot, i'll be taking the target grip off and making a flatter one, i'll just need to find an holster for it.
    ps i'll put some pics up soon.
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    In my short time as a forum member I have been intrigued by your love affair with the HW45, however mine arrived today and I can now assure everyone that you are not a raving lunatic.

    I've been out and bought it it's own padded little house, what do you call yours by the way?
     
  3. Titchgamer

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    Sounds intresting, Yes the alecto is large sadly, But my HW45 fits comfortably in my leg holster :D


    45 is a great gun no denying it :p
     
  4. airhard

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    i'll post again later, having trouble with the net.

















































     
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  5. Barcelona68

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    Hahahaa!

    Good to see you've joined our Klub.:):up:


    Mines called Matilda btw..:D
     
  6. The Bearded Rockape

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    Thank you! Very interesting and informative. I started off with a Diana LP8 .177, a big, powerful beast, then got a HW45 .22 which I prefer. I always fire it on full power and noticed the sight elevation screw and left-hand safety catch work loose fairly often. I've overcome the first by rezeroing and sticking insulation tape over the screw head.

    I tried a Hawke red dot sight on both but took it off, preferring the iron sights. It got in the way and didn't add much to the accuracy over my normal 10yds.

    I've just acquired a Umarex S&W 586 .177 and while it's good fun, the power just doesn't compare with the springers. Pellets from these punch right through both sides of a 2 litre plastic milk or water bottle filled with water, whereas the CO2 pistol just makes a hole in one side or when the gas is on the way out, bounce off!

    I looked at the Alecto but thought it was horrible - plasticy with a meccano type trigger, made in the 3rd world and looking as though it was too. My pistols are German manufacture at its best, not cheap but not about to wear out in the foreseeable future.
     
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    Did you think that the Alecto looked and felt like a toy? Well I did, that's why I opted for an HW45 .177, a lot of real gun, I love my EB22 and respect my Tempest .22.

    What do you guys think should be my next target (so to speak)?
     
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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Tich if you shot one of these you'd have to buy one there that good, there's no comparison between the HW45 and the DU10, (thought the HW45 is fun to shoot)the DU-10 is small enough to easily fit in a holster,[/FONT] 5 shot semi auto full power (you have to be careful the power can be increased above the legal limit)
    no decrease in power to the last shot when you take the last shot it automatically clicks out of auto and discharges any gas left in the chamber, it's accuracy is better than the Alecto which is probably the most accurate none match pistol on the market. as i said if you fire one you'll have to own one, i'm making a none match type grip for mine I'll post pics when it's done,
     
  9. Titchgamer

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    It looks superb mate.
    Cant say ide ever seen one before but I will look out for one now :D
     
  10. The Bearded Rockape

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    Yes, it had a great write-up in the airgun mags but was a big disappointment when I looked at one.

    Like the look of these PCP pistols like the Falcon or Grand Prix but they're not cheap and i don't know if i want to get into the PCP recharging faff!
     
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    Made the grip for my Drulov, not nearly as impressive as the original but more practical in the field, just needs some oil rubbing in.
     
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    Could someone tell me the make of the Single/Multi stroke pneumatic in the second picture?
     
  13. Titchgamer

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    Its a webley alecto.
     
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    On the hunt for a good pistol, so found all that very useful. Thanks. Interesting to have recommendations to check up on. The HW75 keeps cropping up in my lists - but not on yours. Any good?
     
  15. Titchgamer

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    They are very good.
    Its basicly a HW45 but in a SSP form.
     
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    I found this thread very helpful....I'm looking to get a PCP pistol for some close range squizzer work possibly with a scope. Any reccomends will be digested .
     
  17. Titchgamer

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    Brococks are the way to go ;)

    Forget the scope though, Learn to shoot it open sighted ;)
     
  18. andyz1000

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    if looking for a pcp pistol

    the brocock atomic is a fantastic pistol:up:
     
  19. mattyts

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    I have a beeman p17 2004e pistol so for anyone on a budget its the way to go!
    Its basicay a copy of weihrauchs famous hw40,being a single stroke pnematic its fairy high powered,not as good as a hw45
    It cost 65 pound from my local shooting shop
    add a gun tuff red dot sight from ebay for a tenner plus a hard pistol case also for a tenner and some rws gecos and you have a complet set up for £89 :)
     
  20. airgunner100

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    i would get the brocock
     

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