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Question Which 10m Target Pistol?

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by JNewman, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. JNewman

    JNewman Newbie

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    As per the title, I'm looking for an 10m target air pistol. My budget is £300-£500 and I'm looking for a new gun. I've narrowed it down to the:

    Gamo Compact

    Air Arms Alfa Project (PCP)
    Baikal IZH-46M
    Rohm Twinmaster Top

    Any opinions on these guns? I'm not sure which one to go for. Any help would really be appreciated.
     
  2. OzzyJ

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    Gamo compact is not really in the same league as the other three but is good for the money (cant fit a scope to it - my mate bought his and that is his main regret)
    alpha proj and rohm are aimed at the same target market (both mid range serious pistols) and are precharge at around £550 and then you need to add £100+ for charging equipment. Some dont like the balance on the proj but there are a couple in our club who shoot them pretty well:)
    the baikal is a cracking pistol but not to everyones liking being a single stroke pneumatic rather than a precharge.
    what do you want to do with it - anything other than 10m paper punching? If you are going to shoot in a club at 10m only then either oft he three top ends will outshoot you and you just need to handle them all and see what fits best. If you plan to shoot somewhere a little less formal that does pistol hft as well then you could do worse than look at an Alecto:)
    If you are serious about your paper punching you could also think about something like a s/h LP10;)
    ATB
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  3. JNewman

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    Thanks for the reply! I'll only be doing 10m paper punching. The club doesn't really do HFT.

    Which is better out of the alfa proj and rohm? And how do these compare to the Baikal? I doubt mind PCP or SSP so that's not really a consideration.

    I was offered a Twinmaster Top (with 2 mags, 1 cylinder, hard case, 3 grips and a walther red dot) for £300. Does this seem to be a good price? The problem is that it's 8 years old.

    Regarding the Alecto, it doesn't seem to be that accurate. At least, not in comparison to the alfa proj/rohm. And at the price range, the Compact seems to be a better buy. That's why I didn't really consider it.

    I would love to have a s/h LP10! But I really doubt I would be able to get it for £500. Even s/h they seem to sell for about £800.

    Between the alfa proj, twinmaster and Baikal, which one would you buy? And which one would be able to last for the next couple of years? Are they all equal in terms of accuracy, etc? Thanks!
     
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  4. BJacobs571

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    The Izh-46M is a real target pistol, it should outshoot you and last for years. The grip will probably need some adjustment, but that is true of all target pistols.
    With a budget of £500 you should be able to get a good SSP such as a Fas, Pardini or Walther

    I quite liked the Co2 Alfa Proj and the Tau 7 is quite liked by some people but they should only cost £250 is S/H
     
  5. vitalich

    vitalich Keyboard Hero

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    Vote for IZh, or Tau7 as they.re nice and I like them more than others
     
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    JNewman Newbie

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    So, you would chose the IZH-46M over the Twinmaster Top? If they were the same price, which one would you get?

    About the other SSPs, I've had a look for used ones but can't find much. Also, I would much prefer to buy new and I haven't seen any like that in my price range. And I'm not really looking at Co2 since I would prefer PCP- I already have the equipment for it.

    What about the Rohm Twinmaster Top? How does that compare to the Izzy?
     
  7. BJacobs571

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    I have not owned a Rohm but I personally do not rate them, the only ones I have seen were either double action or you had to cock a hammer to use single action. For paper punching you need to have a proper anatomical grip and not all Rohms have them. Good SSP do come up they are just not common. I have bought a Pardini P10 for about £230 and a Walther LPM-1 for about £350 but it took a year of keeping my eyes open to find them. G.U.N.S.T.A.R is quite a good place to find a good pistol.I have seen a styer LP10 for £550 once but I already had my hammerli and I am very happy with it.
     
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  8. cloverleaf

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    Some good advice in this thread :)

    FWIW, from your original 4 I'd take the Alfa (although I think the Baikal is still worth a look too).

    The Gamo feels cheap and plasticy, while the trigger isn't great.
    I've not handled the Baikal, but it's probably very good for the money - the Russian stuff usually seems to offer excellent value.
    IMO the Rohm is a halfway house between the cheaper CO2 clones and a full-blown match pistol. Would discount in because of it's trigger, assuming it's the same as on the other Twinmasters.
    The Alfa does feel muzzle-light, but this should be remedied by the addition of some weights. I'd suspect that it has the best trigger of those in your list.

    The Tau is also worth a look, too :)
     
  9. Honest Bob

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    Do not dismiss the Alecto. It is a bit of a hand full, but very accurate. The biggest limiting factor with gun, is my lack of skill. IMG_0288.jpg
     
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    Standing unsupported I shot a 48/50 at ten metres last week with my alecto but they aren't a conventional target pistol like the others mentioned.
     

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