Things I liked:Another excellent product from AirForce. It did just what I needed it to do which was to allow me to pump other PCPs from my Airforce pump. Installation took about 1 minute. Customer service form Pyramyd was outstanding as well. Things I would have changed:Nothing, It is excellent construction and price was very good.
Things I liked:This is the second one I have purchased in the last year. Both work great on my QB79s. A little electrical tape over the holes and you have a very effective moderator. They work on most all airguns with a 15mm barrel. Excellent. Things I would have changed:Nothing. What others should know:Nothing.
Things I liked:Very nice hefty rifle. Unlike the M4-177 which is very light, almost too light, this MTR77 is quite substantial. Feels good in your hand, feels very much like my Colt SP-1.
The gun is pretty accurate for what it is and for the factory iron sights I was using. I started out with 2 to 3 inch groups at 10 yards but after a few hundreds rounds thru it I was doing nickel to quarter sized groups at 10 yards, which is about the best I think I can hope for with my eyes and no optics.
One thing I determined by trial and error is that the artillery hold that I used on every spring gun I have ever shot, did not work here. I had to grip this thing just like my ARs to get it to group. While I have owned many spring guns, this is my first NP gun so that may have something to do with it. But when using the loose artillery hold on this gun, groups were all over. Grab it tight and tight groups were the result.
Recoil was not bad at all for a gun of this power. Trigger is OK, not great, but I adjusted to it pretty quickly.
Pyramyd's service was excellent as always. I pre-ordered the gun and it actually shipped before their expected in stock date. With a 10 percent coupon combined with free shipping the gun was $153 shipped. I am happy with the gun and would buy it again for that price. I think the gun will only get better with time as it breaks in. It is a very unique gun.
Things I would have changed:Cocking effort and noise level (See Below). By its very design neither of these could probably have been effectively addressed by Crosman. If you want it to look like an AR-15 then it's not like they could have put a big baffled shroud around it. And if you want it to look like an AR-15 then it's not like they could have added a longer barrel to reduce cocking effort.
About the only thing they could have done here is reduce the power somewhat which would have helped with both my complaints, noise and cocking effort.
Also I am a guy who rarely cleans airgun barrels. I have just never seen the need for it. But in the case of this gun since I got a free bore snake with the gun I went ahead and pulled the rope thru many times after my first shot dieseled pretty badly. It was full of a black lube of some type. So just to let you know you may want to do that.
I could never get a chrony reading on the gun as I use a Combro cb625 which attaches to the end of the barrel. All readings were bad, just too much blast thru the sensors I guess. I did put the Combro on several other guns and it worked perfectly so I don't now what was going on there.
What others should know:2 things about this gun that you should know. First a quick background on me. I have owned adult airguns since the 90s. I currently own 4 Springers, 3 PCPs, and other miscellaneous co2 and pump airguns. I have handpumped all my PCPs forever using an Airforce pump. I have handpumped my Talon SS for the last 12 years since I bought it new. So pumping is no problem for me, I actually enjoy the workout. It's important you understand this because of my next comment:
1.This gun is a BEAR to cock. I am no weakling. But it will wear you out. It is every bit of the 45 pounds they rate it at and feels like more because of the very short barrel. I shoot 25 shots at a time with this gun. Then I put it up until the next session.
2. This gun is LOUD out of the box. I like quiet airguns, usually moderated or shrouded of some kind. Otherwise I would just shoot my firearms. Well knowing that this gun would probably be loud because of the power, what others had said and that there was no moderation of any kind on the gun, I was expecting it. And I knew not to use a light pellet that would go supersonic. So I pulled out 10.5 grain CP heavies. Loaded a pellet and went out to the garage. Aimed and fired. I thought I had shot my 22 rimfire with hyper velocity bullets. My ears are still ringing nearly 3 weeks later. After a few hundred rounds the noise level has settled down somewhat and I suspect it will get better as more lube burns off. But this is no covert backyard gun, at least mine isn't.