Things I liked:I've had mine since 1986 - well actually it's my daughter's but she's all grown up and gone, didn't want to take the 840 with her at least yet. So I plink with it and it's amazingly accurate with a Tasco 4x20 scope, a simple Walmart number. I can shoot nickel-sized groups at 10 yards with BBs or pellets. It's light, accurate enough, and I love that I can load a zillion BBs in it and shots go "pump cock shoot - pump cock shoot - pump cock shoot..." I can rattle them off one every couple of seconds as opposed to the task of loading and cocking say a springer or pump-up. I like my pump-up too but this is pure fun, not for competition or precision, but yes a World Class plinker. This is the "Fun Gun." As a bonus, it's quiet. Cocking is louder that firing so you won't draw any attention with this. Things I would have changed:Zip. For the price, it's a bargain. What others should know:I think the sound is over-rated at 2-Low-Medium. It's literally quieter than a sneeze. You could fake-cough and almost cover up the sound of the 840 firing. Should probably be rated at 1. Point is, it's a great stealth target/plinking rifle.
Oh and I've seen other reviews referring to "varmints." Please don't shoot anything living with this. It'll only inflict pain. This one measures 240 fps with 8.4 gr Beeman Silver Jets, 257 fps with BBs. Maybe that's because it's 25 years old, maybe it's because airgun specs are usually listed with lightweight lead-free pellets. Still at 350 fps you won't put anything out of its misery. Just shoot cans, targets, etc. and be very careful not to point it at anything that breathes, ever, for any reason.
Things I liked:Nothing, really. Things I would have changed:Make and model! In other words, buy a different case. Yes the price is low but that doesn't help since I was not able to even get the rifle into the bag before the zipper broke. It's made of cheap, thin metal and snapped off with only medium pressure trying to open it. I would not have bothered to return it, but I had another item to return anyway. Otherwise I'd have just eaten the $9 loss and tossed the bag in the trash. What others should know:I'm replacing it with a better model. A bit more money but at least it will be able to get the rifle into it.
Things I liked:Nice feel, good velocity, lots of power, accurate. I liked the scope - even though it's an economy scope it works well. Things I would have changed:Mine had a bad finish. I sent it back and while I was at it, I had it replaced with a Crosman Nitro Titan GP because the Air Hawk had such a strong kick and was quite loud even at subsonic velocity. The works go off with a mechanical BANG from inside the rifle in addition to the usual sound of air releasing/expanding from the muzzle you get with an airgun. Two bangs in one. I guess that's normal for a springer? Use hearing protection. Cocking requires a strong arm, at least before it's broken in. What others should know:Too loud for me but good if you like a lot of BANG when your gun fires. Also good if you like a lot of hiting power in an affordable air rifle. Use light pellets and you'll get the sonic boom as well, simulating a firearm. Personally I like the quieter, lower velocity version of the .22 Crosman Nitro better.
Things I liked:Lots of ammo cheap. Shoot freely! Things I would have changed:A lot of loose lead dust. Be ready to clean out your barrel frequently. What others should know:I'd rather spend a few extra bucks knowing a better quality pellet is cleaner and better for my guns.
Things I liked:The price. Things I would have changed:The sights are way off and can't be adjusted. Most pellets jam. The gun does not have the oomph to drive pellets through the barrel. Use BBs only. What others should know:OK for plinking around, shooting at cans but not for target shooting or accuracy practice. A good choice if you are on a budget and need a gun cheap.
Things I liked:The price is right, and it does a great job. Things I would have changed:Nothing. What others should know:I've seen other reviews (incLuing video reviews) on budget scopes and most are not overly favorable, but I love this one. Sharp (although not razor sharp) with repeatable accuracy. I am really happy with this scope, it's just what I wanted at a price I wanted. Unless you have exquisite taste is optics, you found your budget scope here.
Things I liked:Great price for such a sturdy case. The side pocket is large enough for my Crosman 1322 so the case serves double duty. Things I would have changed:Nothing. What others should know:Excellent quality and looks better in person than in the photo.
Things I liked:Great feel, shoulders nice, accurate, and beautiful wood finish. I watched some video reviews, one claimed it was not as quiet as advertised, but measuring the sound waveform envelope, there is less audio energy and it is much quieter to the ear. Kudos Crosman, I can shoot in my townhouse without bothering my next door neighbor! The same reviewer also said it did not have the velocity advertised, but mine does exceed the advertised velocity by about 10%. Velocity is in a good range - fast enough to be accurate but not so fast it will be a problem to contain pellets in the indoor range; and it won't break the sound barrier so will not get loud that way either. The velocity is just right. The weight is just right for me too (I'm 6 feet and 210 lbs.) and balances nicely. Kick is minimal so the artillery hold usually required for accurate shooting with a break barrel is not necessary - also you don't have to worry about your scope being springer compatible. I love the nitro piston! Cocking is smooth, not the very very smoothest but quite smooth. And the lower cocking force is nice too. I think in this price range the mechanical quality is above expectations. Things I would have changed:A model with fiber optic front and rear sights would be really nice. What others should know:If you're looking in the economy springer range, try to part with a bit more cash and get the Nitro Piston model. It has all the advantages of a springer with fewer of the drawbacks. I was hesitant to spend this much on a Crosman, but wanted these features on a budget - and it turned out to be a great decision.
Things I liked:I had one of these back in the 80's and was dumb enough to sell it a few years ago, since I hadn't used it in quite a while. Then the bug bit and I missed it so got a new one. NEVER SELL YOUR 2100! It's accurate, feels good, shoulders nice, and is nicely controllable - pump it up as needed for short-range indoor/outdoor target practice, or give it more for long-range practice and plinking. I've been shooting nice tight groups from 25 feet with a 4x scope. Things I would have changed:Go back to all metal parts like the original. Although, with just some plastic in the modern version, it is still sturdy. What others should know:Accurate with domes, hollow-points, wad cutters, and cones. I got 676 fps at 10 pumps with Crossman SSP 4.0 gr. hollow points. I prefer to keep it at 8 pumps or less, except for chrony testing. There's little to be gained with those last two pumps, and keeping the pressure down a bit could keep your gun healthy for a long time. My last one was 20 years old when I sold it and still strong. This one will be with me for the next 20 or more. Not parting with this one.
Things I liked:Shoots high at 30 feet. I filed down the rear sight to try to remedy this, but it is still high. 6-inch groups are not possible. Also, even light-weight pellets jam in the barrel due to inadequate air pressure to move them through and out. BBs do fire, but no accuracy. This is a gun for firing aimlessly at nothing, that is exactly what you'll hit. Things I would have changed:Put an adjustable sight on it. That would at least make it an entry-level BB pistol.