Things I liked:For me, this pistol fits great in my hand, and has good weight. Im 5'10'' and 130lbs. Its a great length too, nice and small, fits in the pocket, but that doesn't compromise accuracy, because I have consistently hit a coffee can at 75 measured feet..no lie...w/ Crosman Hunter pellets. I only fire pellets thru it, because they fit the barrel tighter and they're much more accurate. It gets MANY shots w/ the CO2, Id say 60-70 or so powerful shots, w/ some more that are a bit weak. Some reviews on other sites claim the CO2 leaks out etc: a tip here is to use a tiny drop of peloil on the tip of the co2, and DON'T tighten it in TOO HARD!! Put it to your ear and stop tightening when you hear the gas stop hissing, maybe turn the screw just a TINY bit more. There's no need to crank it as hard as possible, you'll just damage the seal, okay? I like the safety switch too, nice and straightforward, easy. Nice steel rifled barrel that'll give you great accuracy, if you know how to shoot. It breaks bottles at 20-35 ft., which is oh-so-fun! Things I would have changed:The new "combat" grips are ok, but I must say I prefer the older straight grips, I think the old models looked and felt more classy. The combat grips are kinda chunky and increase the size of the gun, where what I like best about it is its compact size. I don't see what the advantage is other than Gamo trying to keep up with the jones'. Id like to see both straight grip and 'combat' grip models offered, Im sure Im not the only one who feels that way. Plus I've read reviews where bigger guys say the new grips don't fit their hands comfortably, so beware of that. Other than that, there isn't much you can do to the pistol that wouldn't increase the price significantly..maybe an alloy trigger instead of plastic, but thats not too big a deal. What others should know:Gamo has been making this product for many years, and Im a believer in things that stand the test of time. My friend loaned me his p-23 that must be 10+ yrs old, and it still shoots just as well as the one I bought recently. Made in Spain, the Spanish love their guns, so rest assured this is a good product. BE SAFE, have fun, be self reliant, and please don't shoot wildlife for no reason, its terrible sportsmanship to do that. Also build a pellet trap if you're shooting outside, lead is NO GOOD when dumped into the soil. Thanks for reading! I like this pistol!
Things I liked:I like that these pellets are a little lighter than the 14gr of most .22's. They are very accurate in all the guns I've tried them in, which are Crosman 140, 180, QB78, and EB22. I mean, super accurate, always hit where I'm aiming, always. When I see them after being fired from the 180, I can see where they gripped the rifling. Also like that they're clean, no lead dust or graphite, or whatever that coating is on the Crosman pellets. I must say that they don't flatten or expand as much as I thought they might, but they're my go-to pellet for accuracy, for sure. Things I would have changed:Love the pellet themselves, wish they came with a screw on cap tin, find myself putting little pieces of duct tape on the tin, or putting them in an empty gamo tin. I also think that $8 for 200 is a little pricey. There's usually a few in the tin that are badly misshapen, too..not many, but maybe 5-8 out of the 200. What others should know:Not as good penetration as a round nose pellet, but thats too be expected with the lighter weight and the flat nose. Because they're a little lighter they definitely don't carry the same power downrange as a 14gr pellet. Great for paper targets and I would hunt squirrel or birds with them, but probably not beyond 20yds. Use a heavier round nose, like the H&N Field Target Special for longer distance hunting, in my opinion..
Things I liked:I like getting 500 for $8 instead of 200. Thats a plus. They're a quality pellet, haven't found a misshapen one in the tin yet. Nice and clean, they don't leave residue on your hands at all, no dust. The most important thing is they are accurate in some, not all of my guns. Shot very well from my QB78, and Crosman 180. My Crosman 140 and EB22 did NOT like them. Definitely hit hard and deform VERY well. Things I would have changed:Not much, I think they're a good value, get alot of pellets for $8..sounds good to me. I don't shoot competitively so I can't say they'd be great in a shooting match, but for everyday plinking, or keeping your garden safe from starlings, or squirrels from your roof I'd be willing to vouch for them as hard hitters. What others should know:With my QB78 (tuned from Mountain Air) they ripped clean thru both sides of a heavy soup style tin can (american spirit tobacco tin) thru a cardboard box, and left a dent on the plywood backstop behind. Even with the deformation they still penetrated the other side of the can. Granted they were shot from only 15 ft away, I can tell that they hit very hard. Very accurate depending on the gun of course. my Crosman 180 and QB78 liked them alot. Would choose these as a hunting pellet as they're accurate, hard hitting and deform very well..flatten to 1.5 to 2 times the original size. If your guns like them I don't think you'll be disappointed, just gotta try them and find out, no other way. The shape is almost hourglass, more so than the little graphic shows, and they are hollow skirts, tapering almost up to the nose, unlike Crosman pellets which are solid, if that makes sense..even so these are a bit heavier than Crosman Premiers. Good luck
Things I liked:well this is a tried and tested product, cant really go wrong, tho I have had duds once in a great while..no way to prove or get refunded for that tho.. Things I would have changed:this is a good price, but the $10.80 it takes to ship it kind of kills the good deal in my opinion. I guess just make sure you buy it when you have a coupon code if you want to save like..a dollar. good company and service tho. What others should know:Id also recommend buying this and the 4 tins of pellets at once, with the coupon code, if youre interested in saving money overall, and on shipping.
BTW please restock the H&N diablos 500ct! Great pellet and price, got some chipmunks burrowing under the patio, that needs a-gettin