Hi, is it the new model with optic fiber sights that is sold here?
Mine had the fiber optic inserts, but unfortunately they are brittle and located right where you put the pressure on it to pump it. They were very short lived in my gun. You could modify them to survive, and if I decide to do that with my second gun I'll post the how-to.
Hi, dear friend, can you ship it cheaper. it is too much to pay 130$ for shipping :)
Pyramyd Air only ships with FedEx. The amount that you see listed is the best price available for shipping from the warehouse to your location.
What are the best pellets for this gun? I'm just shooting at paper and swinging targets. Are coated pellets better than non coated? Pointed vs. wadcutter? Can any pellets be re-used?
A guy at Pyramid Air recommended I try the inexpensive "Diablo Basic, which are $6.89 for 500 wad cutter pellets. I just finished shooting the gun with these and hit a bull eye from 21 feet after only 2 practice shots. I haven't tried any "premium" pellets but am satisfied with these. What's great about these is that they make a large hole in my paper targets, so I can see where I hit without having to always walk up to the target to check the hit.
I like the JSB round nose in 8.44, 10.34, and 13.43gr. Of course the heavier are slower, but have more power at all ranges and more accurate excluding the more pronounced trajectory. The JSB are not only precision, but a good fit, seal well, and have minimal friction. All great bennies for a low powered gun. Mine shoots those pellets at 385, 355, and 319fps, fyi. I would also recommend the RWS Superdome.
how hard is it to cock this gun?
I do not consider it to be hard to cock and I am not a "he-man" by any means. I'm 60 years-old with a touch of arthritis.
whats the difference from the p17 and p3!?!?!?!??
Weihrauch, which makes the P3, has commented to airgun writer Tom Gaylord that the P17 is such an close copy of their P3 pistol, that owners often contact Weihrauch for repair and warranty work. Because Weihrauch doesn't want to disappoint these owners, they actually repair these guns as if they made them and covered them. Is that a great company or what?
The P3 is the original gun made in Germany. The P17 is a Chinese clone of the P3. The P3 has better fit and finish, as would be expected from a gun costing 6x the price of the P17.
Can the P17 be dry fired like the P3? The description of the P3 states that it can be dry fired but the description of the P17 doesn't state that.
Yes you can, dry fire will not hurt it.
Is the Beeman P17 trigger action single and double action?
No, the "hammer" is actually a latch which holds the top down. Pulling back on the hammer releases the top so you can pump it once and then latch it back in place.
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