Things I liked:I like that it uses an 88 gram bottle, lots of shots and more consistent pressure. The weight is good, the wood is decent. This weapon feels good in your hands. Very nice, repeatable accuracy! Also very quiet to shoot. Hey, now I need a cowboy hat! Things I would have changed:At this price, plastic barrel bands and plastic sights are not impressive. It also would have been better if they had found a way to make the butt plate less massive. Also, I held off buying this for a long time because they did not offer it in .22 caliber. What others should know:The pull is seriously long on this gun. (Trigger to butt length.) Buy the extra magazines, it is easy to go through a lot of pellets without really trying!
Things I liked:I have had my Hammerli 850 for a while now and can say that it is absolutely awesome! The fit and finish is amazing. The magazine works well; it is easy to load and I have never ever had a jam. The fps numbers do not tell the whole story, this gun hits hard! It is also quite accurate. The 898 gram cartridge is a real plus. Things I would have changed:Offer a wood stock! I would consider it an upgrade if I were able to buy a wooden stock for this gun. What others should know:This gun is really heavy to lug through the woods. Buy multiple magazines! If you are careful you can drill a hole in the front stock cap and mount a bipod and/or a sling mount. I use both. I also recommend the one piece scope mount.
Things I liked:The feel of the pistol is nice, all metal and wood. Very well made, and made in America! Things I would have changed:The trigger is heavy and has lots of creep. What others should know:Seems to like Crosman Premium pellets.
Things I liked:Not much... Things I would have changed:It is too large in diameter, in person it looks something like a black wiffle ball. Expensive, too. What others should know:Does not affect sound very much.
Things I liked:These are truly high quality pellets! Clean and packed with foam insert. The skirt design does not deform when handling. My Hammerli Air Magnum loves these! The price is great, too. Things I would have changed:Need 500 count tins, as well. What others should know:Try em!
Things I liked:Well made, perfect finish. Be sure to turn the offset mounting washer clockwise to make mount tight against receiver. That way the mounting screw will not loosen the washer and mount as the screw is tightened. Things I would have changed:I thought ahead and added clear tape to the inside surfaces of this mount to prevent marring of the gun's receiver. This also made the fit even better. What others should know:I tried to use a Leapers Bug Buster mini with the Walther Lever but the scope ended up too far from my eye. I had to change to a longer scope to get the eye relief needed.
Things I liked:Clear view, clear of distortion! Things I would have changed:Can't think of a thing, they got it right. What others should know:This is a short scope, be sure that you will be able to mount this close enough to your eye. The eye relief is 3 1/2 inches.
Things I liked:Nice finish and Walther logos. Was solid and reliable on a CO2 rifle, did not try it on a springer. Things I would have changed:Lenses. Even if it costs more. There was some distortion. What others should know:Fine for plinking. Simple 4 power scope.
Things I liked:Wow, what a beast! This rifle hits hard and with amazing, repeatable accuracy. The bolt action works well, fast or slow. The "report" is not too loud for judicious suburban use. The stock feels nice in my hands. The magazines work great and are easy to load. They snap in and don't need any separate fastener to hold them in place, like some other guns do. This air arm is also easy to work on, maintain and mod. The sling mounts are a nice touch! Things I would have changed:Offer more styles, such as thumbhole stock, all camo, tactical, ect. What others should know: I paid for the "10 for 10" option. It gave me peace of mind when ordering my Marauder .25 (hey, it's fairly expensive), knowing that they would test my rifle before sending it.
The hammer de-bounce gadget (HDD) sold elsewhere is worth the price and the time to install. It actually does increase velocity and you get a lot more shots between fills.
If you want to shoot metal targets with this gun, I recommend using ones heavy enough for a rimfire. This thing can tear up standard airgun targets and traps! (unless you de-power it, but where's the fun in that?)
Things I liked:Well made, has air drier. Simply the best! Buy quality and buy once. Things I would have changed:Include a paper manual. I downloaded the .pdf manual here on Pyramyd, but for the price they should include a hard copy. There are pictures on the back to get you started, but every owner should have the manual. What others should know:Yes, pumping up a PCP gun this way takes a little effort, but it's not that bad. Really. Being heavy helps. A stout, hefty person has an advantage!
Don't forget to order whatever adapter you need to connect this to your gun!
Things I liked: I like the side focus, but the wheel really is needed, as the knob is difficult to turn. This is the first variable scope at this price range that works all the way up to full magnification! Things I would have changed: Two color illumination would have been fine. The multi color is a little flaky to use and will surely result in dead batteries when you think it is off but it is really just on some dim shade of another color. What others should know: Buy the side wheel accessory. It is actually made of metal!
Things I liked:A whole tin of fliers! Forget "Bullseye Bucks", I should get Frequent Flier miles!! Things I would have changed:These pellets were all mostly all undersized at the head. (1 to 2 thousandths smaller than the 8.4 grain JSB) Almost every bench-rested shot was a flier! I reloaded with the 8.4 grain version JSB and immediately returned to tight, 3/8" groups at 20 yards. What others should know:I tried these because the 8.4 grain was back-ordered. I feel cheated to pay good money for pellets that are absolute junk.
Things I liked:High quality BBs! Each one is like the next. Things I would have changed:The container lid will not stay shut reliably, and being tall and narrow the bottle will easily tip over. I recommend putting these BBs into a better container. What others should know:Work great with the Dan Wesson loading system.
Things I liked:Too cool! What I have not heard anyone else say about this gun is the barrel seal setup. The entire barrel is spring loaded to keep the seal with the cylinder. This all but prevents gas leakage when firing. Pure genius! Things I would have changed:In reviews the gun was shown in a box. My gun came in a cheap bubble pack. The "bullets" and accessory rail had come loose and put tiny scratches on the gun. These imperfections were easy to touch up, luckily. Poor packaging...
Cylinder does not lock, can be rotated in either direction when in place. Does not affect function of gun, but not realistic. What others should know:The 8" shoots the fastest and hardest of all the Dan Wesson models. This thing is so fun I am thinking about getting the other 3 sizes as well!
Things I liked:The shells are really metal with brass colored plating, the upper portion is colored plastic. The plastic holds the BBs well, they "snick" into place. Things I would have changed:Nothing! What others should know:The method of putting the empty shells in the speed loader then pushing the tips into a pellet can lid of BBs works like magic, just be sure all BBs are fully installed afterward.
Things I liked:I love the way these snap right in. I like to have at least as many magazines on hand as the gun can shoot between fills. For my Marauder that's 4. Things I would have changed:nothing! What others should know:Yes, these will fit the Predator Polymags!
If you like to shoot more than one style of pellet on an outing, try using label tape to identify which mag has what pellet inside.
Things I liked:easy to use, seem to be effective. Things I would have changed:I have these in .177, .22 and .25 caliber, and although each box is a different color, the size if the pellet is printed on the label so small you need a magnifying glass to read it. I finally put my own labels on to help me grab the correct size each time.
Also, these pellets seem way overpriced. What others should know:Shoot cleaning pellets in a safe direction. Although light in weight, they can still leave the muzzle with a good deal of force!
Things I liked:Clean, polished and HEAVY. I believe the Latin designation for these slugs is "pelletus maximus". Things I would have changed:83 in a tin? Really? What others should know:These fit in the Marauder .25 magazine!
Things I liked:These magazines are easy to load and have been totally reliable in my Walther lever action rifle. Things I would have changed:Nothing. What others should know:It's hard to have too many magazines! It's also great that this one fits so many guns.
Things I liked:Nicely sized. I use these in CO2 guns. Things I would have changed:Seem a little pricey. What others should know:I have been able to load these directly into the Umarex magazines and the Dan Wesson "bullets" as well.
Things I liked:These are worth having to keep your barrel clean. Things I would have changed:Lower price or more pellets. What others should know:I have tried these with barrel cleaning solvents, as well as oil and dry. Of course use solvents at your own risk, void where prohibited, your mileage may vary.
Things I liked:This is my 2nd Dan Wesson CO2 revolver, I also have the 8". I like the shiny black finish. I am also glad that they did not print an entire paragraph of info on the right side of the gun, as they did on the 8" version. Things I would have changed:Offer different finishes in each size gun. I also wish that some company would make a Colt Frontier CO2 pistol. What others should know:The 4" seems a bit louder than the 8" gun. The speedloaders are great, loading the BBs is easy using a pellet can lid (all six at once!). All of these Dan Wesson guns are great fun, and are really good for training and practice for firearm revolvers.
Things I liked:Look, feel, all-metal, blowback action! With little effort, wood 1911 grips can be fitted. An amazing value overall! You need extra magazines so they can warm up again between shooting. Things I would have changed:Offer different finishes and colors, as other makers do. What others should know:My pistol is good for about 3 reliable magazines worth on one cylinder of CO2. After that, it may cycle, but fail to load the next BB, or fire a BB but fail to cycle. When this happened to my gun, BBs got stuck in the blowback cylinder and required a full dismantling to free them.
Things I liked:These are cheap and decent. If you have a gun that likes these pellets you are in luck! The tin has threads and stays shut reliably. Things I would have changed:Nothing. What others should know:I get nice groups with these in my Crosman 2260, Benjamin EB-22, and Crosman 160.
Things I liked:Lots of cartridges, low price! Things I would have changed:Quality control, make sure every unit has a full charge. They should be able to tell by weight. What others should know:The first random cartridge I used from this box barely had any pressure! I get "duds" once in a while with Crosman, but other brands are too expensive.
Things I liked:Best BBs for the money! Things I would have changed:The lids do not stay closed! Poor packaging design. Great BBs, bad bottle! What others should know:I only bought this size because the 4000 ct size was out of stock.
Things I liked:Comes ready to mount and use. Remote button is optional, has push switch on back. Good mount. Once set it holds the alignment. Things I would have changed:Dot gets fuzzy by 20 yards, but does show up even in daylight. Takes a while to zero in. What others should know:For the money, this is a decent laser for an air pistol and works fine at closer ranges. If you want something for longer ranges, you will have to spend more.
Things I liked:This magazine is part of what makes the Tanfoglio 1911 so great. Because the valve is in the mag, if it ever fails, repair is as simple as grabbing a new magazine! Always listen when tightening the new CO2 cartridge, if you hear a hiss, snug it down a little more. Things I would have changed:I don't find it hard to load. What others should know:The wonderful thing about having both the CO2 and BBs in the magazine is that by swapping mags you always get a warmer CO2 cartridge, and can fire again without waiting for a cold cartridge to warm up.
Things I liked:This thing a beast! Massive kick from the blowback action, more than a rimfire pistol! I give it high marks on accuracy, given that it is a machine pistol, not a rifle. 1 1/2" groups at 30 feet without trying hard, and I think it can do even better. The magazine is a winner; heavy, contains both CO2 and BBs, and is easy to load. Things I would have changed: Uses CO2 faster than any of my other 8 CO2 guns! (But it's worth it!) I recommend the 40 cartridge box of Crosman Powerlets sold here at P.A.
I would have paid more for a truly all-metal version, but there is a lot of metal here. In fact, this airgun is only a few ounces lighter than the firearm. What others should know:Just buy one! Only don't hold the stock tight up to your cheek, it will beat you up.
Things I liked:Same size and details of firearm, and only 2 ounces lighter. Blowback is fun. Slide spring is so light that you can rack the slide against your pant leg. Things I would have changed:Should have a double-action trigger, as real thing. Also, the safety is in the wrong place. Trigger has really long first stage. What others should know:It is easy to get rid of the piercing knob, which really improves the appearance. Accuracy is pitiful, even when shooting from a rest. On my gun, the plastic part in the muzzle fell off twice and had to be glued to stay on.
Things I liked:Loading is easy, the magazines feel well made and have been reliable. Things I would have changed:... What others should know:It is nice that these magazines hold 15 BBs, because with the PPK/S you have a lot more misses than hits.
Things I liked:Nice and heavy, has a great feel in the hands. Blowback gives a great kick. Magazines contain both gas and BBs, changing magazines means getting a warmer cylinder of gas each time. Has sling swivels. Is an absolute blast on full auto! The big surprise is that this thing is very accurate at 20 yards! The sights adjust easily, just don't put your cheek on the wire stock, it will beat you up with the recoil. Things I would have changed:It would be nice if the bolt stayed closed after shooting the last BB (this is an open-bolt action). As it is, the gun continues to cycle with each trigger press, wasting gas. What others should know:The magazine on mine leaks, sometimes after one shot, other times only after a few quick shots. It seems like the valve is freezing. Blowing hot air on the valve stops the leaks. I bought a second magazine and it is exactly the same. After shooting, pull the magazine an make sure it is not hissing.
Things I liked:Easy to load gas and BBs. Nice and heavy. Realistic to have both gas and BBs in the magazine together. Things I would have changed:Both of the magazines I have leak after shooting. Multiple shots make it leak more, and full-auto is worst. The valve gets iced-up. A heat gun is handy to thaw it, and the leak will cease. The valve spring is very soft, perhaps it needs to be to operate the blowback, but it's disappointing to have to check the magazine for leaks every time you shoot. What others should know:I always use a fat drop of Pelgunoil on the top of every new CO2 cartridge, but it does not augment the leaks.
Things I liked:These are heavy. They are 160% the weight of a steel BB. It's a nice alternative for .177 pellet guns and some BB guns. Things I would have changed:Make them harder, such as adding antimony to the alloy, or plate them with copper. What others should know:These are soft. They will deform and jam in some guns. They seem to work better in rotary magazines than inline ones. They work fine in the Dan Wesson revolvers.
Things I liked:Hold lots of pellets! Well made. Really works well. What others should know:If you don't push the pellets in flush, the belt will jam. Always test the loaded belt by pulling it around one full rotation.
Things I liked:Sturdy, 3 pounds! Only 8 oz less than the firearm. actually accurate! Action is reliable, and magazines do not leak. Things I would have changed:When folded, the wire shoulder piece can rotate up just enough to block the sight picture. To use the sights you have to push it down at times. What others should know:Empties a magazine really fast! Cool factor can't be beat. Does not like aluminum BBs, loves .25g. Black BBs are best, as they don't spoil the looks of the magazine when loaded.
Things I liked:Realistic action (I once owned the firearm). The magazine holds both gas and BBs. Target groups are tight, but gun shoots low, no matter what. Wood grips can be fit, with a little work. Things I would have changed:The gun did not respond to hop up adjustments and always shoots too low. You can adjust the sight picture to compensate, but this is a flaw that others have mentioned also. Would love to see this offered in a CO2/BB version. What others should know:My two magazines both leaked for few days, then started holding gas perfectly after adding extra silicone oil. Magazines work best when topped-up with gas every time you reload. If the pressure gets low, the pistol will jam, but hey, the real ones jam too! I bought this gun once I saw that the new Umarex P08 did not have blowback action. I am happy with my choice!
Things I liked:Well made! All parts nicely finished, chrome plating is smooth and thick. More accurate than expected, and more powerful; mine will penetrate cardboard from across a room. Holds lots of gas for a small gun, and is very quiet. Things I would have changed:Not a thing. What others should know:Main parts are actually plastic underneath all that chrome. Ironically, the grips are made of metal! This was probably done to increase the weight, which is 8 oz. I shoot .30 gram aluminum BBs.
Things I liked:Well done replica, all controls are duplicated. The molded grips are not a copy of wood, the original pistol also used plastic (bakelite) grips in black or brown. The surprising thing about this gun is how accurate it is. Mine makes tight groups at 20 yards! Things I would have changed:The safety on my gun does not work. When the safety is ON, the safety lever moves if you pull the trigger, and the gun will fire. Also, as others have said, if you pull the trigger slightly, then release it, a BB will be fed in to the barrel and roll out the muzzle. Annoying! Lastly, the shiny finish is out of place on this gun. What others should know:Trigger has 3 "stages", the first part is smooth, the next a little gritty, and the last part very heavy.
Things I liked:Well made, all metal. I leave it on a propane bottle, and it has never leaked. Things I would have changed:It is not easy to get the silicone oil inside the device. The little thumbscrew reveals a small hole that thick oil does not willingly enter. Using a spray can of silicone with a plastic tube also results in wasting more oil than goes in. I recommend using a precision oiler with a tube to fill the device with oil. A veterinarian-sized hypodermic would also work. What others should know:I think this gadget is worth the money once you find a way that works for you to fill it with oil.
Things I liked:Straps and muzzle pockets are positionable inside, can hold 2 short rifles securely with a padded separator. Strap is large and fairly comfortable. Top pocket outside comes with pistol holster inside! Things I would have changed:Offer all black or even various camo designs. What others should know:Bag is fairly heavy. This bag fits my Marauder bullpup with scope and bipod, should fit most other bullpup models.
Things I liked:Looks and feels great. Accuracy is decent for the barrel length. All-in-one magazine adds to realism. Magazine is easy to load. Things I would have changed:Barrel is not recessed, spoiling the replica appearance somewhat. Safety works, but is very stiff. If you pull the hammer back slightly, the safety is easier to engage. What others should know:With the safety on, the gun will not fire but you can still pull the trigger, which releases a BB that rolls out of the barrel.
Things I liked:Looks and feels right! Barrel is recessed. Magazine loads easily, I like magazines that hold CO2 + BBs. Safety works smoothly, and can be operated with the shooting hand. Accuracy is good. Things I would have changed:Trigger pull is long and has a heavy break. What others should know:The details of this pistol will impress you. All features and fasteners work, they are not merely molded-in.
Things I liked:I Like magazines that contain both gas and BBs. These are reliable and gas tight, apparently indefinitely. Things I would have changed:Nothing. What others should know:The twist knob on the bottom is spring loaded, which keeps it flat when not in use. A nice feature.
Things I liked:A convenient and realistic style of magazine. I have found these to be dependable, they feed perfectly and do not leak. Things I would have changed:Nothing. What others should know:I find this magazine easy to load.
Things I liked:True realism, including a gas+ammo magazine. Weighs 1.97 lbs, loaded. Action is solid with absolutely no slop. I bought an extra magazine, both mags are gas-tight and feed flawlessly.
I don't know why others are complaining about the grips. I had a Luger firearm and it also had black plastic grips, not wood. Things I would have changed:Accuracy suffers from the rear sight design. It is a V-shaped notch that is too wide, too open. This makes it hard to center the front sight blade in the rear sight when aiming.
Also, as others have stated, there is entirely too much white printing on this gun. They could have printed it in grey, which would have been legible close up but have a lower impact visually at a distance.
My gun was shipped dry. I used silicone grease and silicone oil to lube the moving parts. What others should know:I am only getting 2 magazines from a CO2 cartridge. When you run out of gas in the middle of a magazine, pull the toggle up fully and press the magazine release to remove the magazine.
This is NOT a BB version of the WE P-08. The parts look similar but do not interchange. The frame is different enough that the brown accessory grips from WE will not fit this gun, in case you were tempted.
Things I liked:I love any magazine that holds both ammo and gas! Fits tight in pistol with no slop. These are easy to load and gas-tight! Things I would have changed:Nothing, it works. What others should know:Avoid allowing the CO2 canister from spinning excessively by using the finger tips of your hand gripping the magazine. Always add a drop of Pelgunoil to the top of the new CO2. Tighten the screw until you hear a hiss then quickly tighten until the hissing just stops. (Listen closely to make sure it is not leaking, this is true for all CO2 guns). Do not over tighten.
Things I liked:Heavy and well detailed. Every feature works as original. Reasonable trigger, great safety and full auto fun! (Though I wish the rate of fire was slower, it really rips.) Grips are the best fake wood I have ever seen. It is the best replica air gun of this model to date. I ordered a spare magazine, both mags are gas tight! Collectors, grab one without delay! Things I would have changed:Like someone else has said, the barrel retaining screw on my gun was loose when it arrived. A small bit of blue Loctite will help. (Do not use red thread locker.) Only snug-up the screw, do not over tighten.
My gun shoots high, even with the rear sight fully lowered. What others should know:If you lock the magazine follower down, it is easy to overload the magazine. If you do, the gun will fire the first BB, but then fail to feed due to the follower hanging up in it's slot. (The Tanfoglio Witness does the same thing if overloaded.) Also, loading the BBs through the sharp lips of the magazine can get downright painful. Perhaps using a speed loading tube would help.
Things I liked:Best finish of any Dan Wesson yet, they really got it right. The photos do not do justice to it. Rifled barrel potentially gives good accuracy. We have waited a long time for this one. Things I would have changed:Very pellet picky, and sensitive to how it is loaded. Some types of pellets fit too loose in the "bullets" and fall out, other varieties are too fat and give low fps. All pellets must be seated. I like the Walther pellet seating tool used with their rotary magazines, as it seats the pellets without pushing them all the way trough. If you push the pellets flush with the bullet tip, you have resized the pellet and it may fall out of the bullet. What others should know:This is a gun for collectors and connoisseurs. It will take some effort to find the best pellet and seating combo. Loading will always take care. Accuracy will only result from consistent loading technique of the right ammo. A chronograph is helpful when sorting out this gun. If you want fun, accurate plinking with fast, easy reloading, stick to the BB versions of the Dan Wesson pistols.