Things I liked:I bought the .22 version & I love its power and accuracy. Windage adjustment screw has detents to keep it in place and can be field adjusted easily with a fingernail. The fiber optic sights are great and really help with accuracy.
Although a bit heavy at almost 4 lbs., the gun is very well balanced with comfortable grips. The trigger has a very positive feel. With the larger caliber, I prefer it over my Benjamin Trail NP .177 for raw take-down power at 10 meters. I intend to use it for small varmint control & my initial tests tell me it'll do the job efficiently & humanely. Things I would have changed:I would like to see a trigger that is adjustable from its fixed 4-pound pull. If Pyramyd can guide me, I will replace the trigger with something more fluid. Also, I would prefer the 2-stage trigger to have a more defined feel for the first stage. It is too easy to inadvertently discharge the weapon while trying to get the trigger engage the 1st stage. I'm told that things "loosen up" over time, and I've fired only 100 rounds, so time will tell. What others should know:The pistol is designed to absorb a good deal of the recoil energy produced by the spring piston, but the .22 version still delivers a pretty good energy kick to the hand. Just today, I was happy to wrap up my session after just 45 rounds; my hand had had enough. I'm sure that as the pistol settles down and I become more accustomed to the "kick", I'll have no issue with 100+ round sessions. Just be aware that you will feel the effect, cumulatively, of each shot.
I have no issue firing 200 rounds or so in a single sitting with my Trail NP, but I doubt I'll ever fire that many rounds in one set with this pistol. The provided cocking aid is pretty much essential for the average human to cock this gun; but even with the aid, loading a couple of hundred rounds in one sitting would be a challenge. I have found, tho', that I can leave the cocking aid on between shots.
One final note: This gun ain't pretty to look at. Just remember that the storied "Ugly Ducklin" truned into a beautiful black swan. Enjoy this gun and see the Swan in it ...
Things I liked:I use these for my .177 cal NP rifle, and I bought one with the Browning .22 cal Express 800. Not only do they make loading easier and faster, but I no longer worry about dropping rounds in the grass when loading with fingers from can or pouch. Frankly, I think they're an indispensable accessory for any break-barrel pellet gun. Things I would have changed:I'd like to see them in discounted 3-packs. What others should know:Pyramyd Air sells these at a price that is 30-35% cheaper than Amazon & other sellers. Just one more reason to stick with Pyramyd for airguns AND accessories.
Things I liked:I use these (in the appropriate size) in my .177 NP rifle and my newly acquired .22 spring piston pistol. I like that they fit tightly in the bore & can be used with cleaning solvent, lubricating oil or just dry.
While some prefer to shoot them out the barrel (sometimes with a pellet behind), I use the traditional bore rod; for cleaning, I feel slower is better and I can see the results on the expelled cleaning pellet.
I've experienced a lot of "dieseling" with my new spring pistol, so I'm using them after every session. They load easily and do their job well; can't ask for more. Things I would have changed:I'd like to see larger quantity packages at discounted prices. What others should know:Think of these cleaning pellets like you would an engine oil filter. Top performance requires top quality products. Don't skimp on cleaning tools for your airgun.