Product: AirForce Condor PCP Air Rifle, Spin-Loc Tank

AirForce Condor PCP Air Rifle, Spin-Loc Tank Air rifle
Review entered on 2011-10-01 09:20:31

Overall rating:4.0 4.0

Value for money:4.0 4.0

Accuracy:5.0 5.0

  By squirrelhammer from USA on 2011-10-01
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5.01 rating
Things I liked:The power, with adjustable levels, is great. Being able to change caliber is also a plus. Taking the air tank off makes filling it easier and having reserve tanks can keep you shooting longer.
Things I would have changed:The safety mechanism is terrible. After about 50 shots, the gun would automatically fire immediately upon releasing the safety. Many folks have complained about this defect; it's dangerous. The safety and trigger mechanism need to be redesigned or someone will get hurt.
What others should know:I returned my Condor for exchange, with the helpful folks at PA quickly making the process easy. As for the Condor, my advice is to get a different gun, one with a safer trigger/safety mechanism. If you get one, ALWAYS treat it as though it could misfire, especially when you release the safety.

Product: Air Arms S510 Xtra FAC PCP Air Rifle, Poplar

Air Arms S510 Xtra FAC PCP Air Rifle, Poplar Air rifle
Review entered on 2011-10-30 09:50:58

Overall rating:5.0 5.0

Value for money:5.0 5.0

Accuracy:5.0 5.0

  By squirrelhammer from USA on 2011-10-30
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4.01 rating
Things I liked:The overall construction of the gun is precise and beautifully designed. At the lowest power setting, the striking pellet makes more noise than the gun firing; even at the highest power, this is one stealthy pellet gun. I'm still experimenting with pellets, but some JSB Diablo Exact (.22 cal.,15.9 grains) produced a ten shot pattern/hole the size of a dime at 35 yards. This was after setting up a Leaper's scope and firing less than forty pellets to zero it in! The air tank is fairly easy to top off with a hand pump, taking under four minutes.
Things I would have changed:The only thing I would like to see is more power, fps with heavier pellets, but that's true with all the air guns I own, except the Condor. The indexing spring, which advances the 10 shot clip is a bit fragile and easily bent if one adds/removes the clip improperly, a sturdier advancing system would be good. Otherwise, I wouldn't change anything, especially the barrel; the accuracy is amazing.
What others should know:Follow directions regarding the clip. Watch the clip rotate as you use the lever to advance pellets and make sure the clip "clicks" into place before pushing the advancing lever forward, which pushes in the pellet. If the clip does not advance and click into place, the advance spring may be bent or damaged. My gun started incompletely advancing the clip, but I CAREFULLY barely bent the brass advancing spring toward me and it's been working fine. Any serious advancing issues should go to an authorized shop. If the clip/magazine tends to pop out, bend/tighten the small, dark metal tab which grips a plastic wedge on the clip; this keeps the clip in place. Both of these above "fixes"are fingertip adjustments, possibly needed due to an improper loading on my part. I don't want to scare anyone off with these scenarios, the gun is fantastic. I own several pellet rifles; this one is rapidly becoming my favorite.
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