Beeman P17

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  • Peter from USA asked:

    How many pound cockng effort is there..someone posted "Not hard" means noting for an 86 year old..5 pounds feels like 12 ounds.

    • Chevota from USA:

      The force at the hardest point is about 25lbs but can vary a couple pounds from gun to gun. Opening the gun is easy, the force is when closing the gun and it starts getting heavy about the last third of the stroke and peaks the last 3-2" before closing, then the last inch is easier. I hold the grip normally in my right hand, gun level and pointing to my left, then place the base of my left palm on the rear sight area, fingers pointing to my right, and push it down. You can use your body to assist with the last and hardest part by using the same method but while sitting you rest the gun on your right thigh and lean your chest into your left hand. The rear sight will compress, but springs right back. Most of the force is put on the guns protective rails on either side of the sight. The fiber optic strand on the rear sight is brittle and broke on my gun from the pressure of my hand, but it works fine without it. The one on my second gun has not broken yet. Be careful not to pinch your skin or shirt in the gun when it closes. It's a neat gun and well worth the price.

  • CEDRIC from Canada asked:

    Hi, is it the new model with optic fiber sights that is sold here?

    • Chevota from USA:

      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.

  • Grigor from Armenia asked:

    Hi, dear friend, can you ship it cheaper. it is too much to pay 130$ for shipping :)

    • Erika from USA:

      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.

  • James from USA asked:

    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?

    • Armando from USA:

      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.

    • Chevota from USA:

      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.

  • Brad from USA asked:

    how hard is it to cock this gun?

    • Lee from USA:

      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.

  • Nate from USA asked:

    whats the difference from the p17 and p3!?!?!?!??

    • Edith from USA:

      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?

    • Michael V (NY) from USA:

      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.

  • David from USA asked:

    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.

    • Chevota from USA:

      Yes you can, dry fire will not hurt it.

  • Richard from USA asked:

    Is the Beeman P17 trigger action single and double action?

    • Daniel from USA:

      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.