Things I liked:very accurate even at long range. also has quite a kick for an air rifle, compareable to a .22 cal Things I would have changed:bit heavy to lug around all day on a hunt. I'd swap out the hardwood stock for a lightweight synthetic one What others should know:very powerful gun. works to feasome efficiency with pba ammo. a big plus when after groundhogs, but needs a shooter's stick or a bipod to be accurate due to weight.
Things I liked:well thought out design, lightweight stock, very steady aiming and really nice scope. gun is extremely accurate. I was able to put a hole in a penny 10 yards out with pba ammo to get the muzzle velocity up. Things I would have changed:add iron sights so it could be fired without scope. scope mounts were complicated to assemble and had no instructions. scope mount is very heavy so it really needs the bipod to be able to fire it. bit hard to cock. I'd put in an anti-bear trap device so the barrel can't snap back before it is fully cocked. What others should know:Even though I do have some gripes about this gun, I reallyy like the design. The laser is next to useless since it sticks out so far on the side of the gun it has to be calibrated for even the slightest change in range. the scope is a good scope over all and is able to get your eyes right up on the target
Things I liked:not much to like other than I can get these locally Things I would have changed:i'd make them with a sharper point. also not as well balanced as I'd like. also has a rather close drop off. What others should know:If you are in a hurry to get out and shoot, these are ok, but not a very good hunting load. they are slow heavy and lack punch for anything larger than a fat squirrel at medium range.
Things I liked:mushrooms out nice. available locally. Things I would have changed:drops off fast. not good for long range shooting What others should know:delivers a great punch at shorter ranges but not the best hunting round for anything bigger than a very fat squirell.
Things I liked:great long distance round with plenty of punch for animals as big as a groundhog. Things I would have changed:offer more per package. i wish I didn't have to order these by mail. What others should know:see above. by far one of my most favorite loads for hunting, but I am quite stingy about my supply since they are a bit hard to come by.
Things I liked:amazing penetration in short range tests. good for a practice load but poor hunting load. Things I would have changed:not as accurate as i'd like in long range tests. slow for a non-lead pellet and drops off quickly. The pellet itself is unimpressive looking and I had a tough time taking these things seriously. I'll noy buy these again What others should know:These are a pellet that are not to be taken very seriously. the long range is about 40 yards and they drop loke a rock. If you are hunting, get a different pellet.
Things I liked:very serious looking round. flies straight, has a powerful stopping ability for animals about as big as a muskrat at medium range. Things I would have changed:make a lid with a screw on top. these open right up and go all over your range bag after you open them the first time. use an alloy so they get more speed. I like a 1200 fps or better for hunting. What others should know:very nice pellet. varmints really hate these, especially when paired with a savage enforcer
Things I liked:makes a heavy gun easy to travel with to your designated hunting area. easy to attach and adapts to almost any gun. Things I would have changed:put a non slop rubber coating on the sling attacment points What others should know:As I have come to expect of Gamo, this passes my tests. I also found in a shoot off today gamo also makes a far superior ammo to other ammo makers. Some people really get down on Gamo products, but their products have scored high consistantly every time one comes through my testing range which consists of targets at short bedium and long distances, damage and penetration, chronometer, and of course the dreaded torture and endurance tests. The only place Gamo falls short is on the speed shooting range where the all time champion is a crossman 1077.
Things I liked:lightweight and quiet Things I would have changed:put a skirt around the point where the plastic and metal meet so it does a bit more damage to a target What others should know:These are a rather unique shot because when they hit a target the plastic skirting stops and it literally injects the metal "bullet" into the target. I wouldn't use these on anything bigger than a fat squirrel or a rat. They don't have a very deep penetration as they are so light, even when fired out of a high pressure air rifle. For my test I used a Ruger Air Hawk. BTW.... an excellent and accurate gun.
Things I liked:sights were dead on right out of the box. gun is great for precision shooting at 10 meters, lightweight, easy to cock and load Things I would have changed:make a set up so that it can use an 88 gram air sour5ce. 12 gram co2 doesn't last very long. What others should know:very elegant and well built. light, most accurate air rifle I ever shot. I'd trust this gun with my life.
Things I liked:the gun is quite intimidating looking. That's just about the only reason it is in my collection Things I would have changed:an optional folding stock would be nice as well as some sort of functional sight. I'd also stop saying it is a 3 round burst. it's more accurate to say it chambers 3 bb's and 1 burst of co2. if they'd make it so it chambers 1 bb at a time and shoots it and repeats this 3 times it would not rob the gun of almost half it's power on "3 round burst". What others should know:A highly forgetable shooting experience. impossible to hit a target smaller than the side of a house at close range as there is no way to accurately sight in a target. I tried everything from laser to reflex sight. The gun now sits in my closet.... forgotten
Things I liked:like all shotguns, this is an "up close and personal" gun. The option to use a .22cal pellet is a big plus when hunting a groundhog. But, you gotta get "up close and personal". That's not so easy when the varmint is wary of your presence. It however can be done and the gun is quite accurate. The shotgun shells are novel, but far from deadly unless the target is a rat or squirrel.
Things I would have changed:use a bit larger shot in the shells, make the shells reloadable. What others should know:a fine gun as expected from gamo. so far I haven't had any repair or performance issues other than it shoots to the left with a vintage panzerfaust 2 weapon sight on it. It's best without a sight.
Things I liked:I have seen these before. I thought they were not made anymore, so i was totally thrilled to see these here. I like to play with these. They rip the hell out of a tin can and due to the color you can watch where they go. They are a great way to zero in sights in my opinion, if you do not have a laser bore sighter Things I would have changed:I'd love to see these with a hollow point for pest hunting What others should know:use with caution as they can damage an air rifle... but they are fun.
Things I liked:light weight, well balanced. easy to cock and load. accurate with more penetration than I expected. Excellent 10 meter gun. Things I would have changed:make this model scopeable. If you want it scopeable they sell a new bolt kit so you can do that but you lose your rear sights if you put on that kit. also I'd give it a better screw in co2 cap. I have to tighten it with a screwdriver to puncture the 12 gram co2 and then undo it to change it since it is very hard to get any kind of decent grip on it. What others should know:It's very easy to take apart to service and clean, then reassemble. It's possibly the best gun as far as simplicity of design and operation. I'd never rely on it to save my life, but would happily use it in a 10 meter shoot.
Things I liked:This is quite a good beginning rifle for young shooters. It's light, sighted in well, and quiet. It also has no recoil. The gun also seems to be able to fire empty without damage. It does from time to time fail to feed a bb, but that's forgiveable as this is not a gun I'd never take on anything but a 10 meter range. Things I would have changed:For a young shooter, it's perfect What others should know:no
Things I liked:I do not know what to say other than it's fairly accurate at close range and looks good. Things I would have changed:The gun is built along the lines of basically all other co2 pistols. It is a bit of a forgettable shooting experience when you have a dozen others from other makers making guns very much like it in looks and firing charatistics. What others should know:It's a fairly genaric gun. Buy this or another like it from daisy, gammo or others and they all feel and look pretty much the same. I have to look at the gun carefully to figure out if I am firing it or another one.
Things I liked:It's a rather intimidating gun to see. It looks and behaves very much like a real .357. Things I would have changed:I got it with only one clip. I'd sell them with 2 more so you can speed load. What others should know:I like the fact this gun will hold some of my more devistating pellets such as my predator pellets, which are a bit longer than a domed or pointed pellets. I keep this on my hip in a holster when I am hunting. It's an excellent gun for finishing the job up close and personal if needed. I used it to finish a rather large ground hog last year.
Things I liked:It's a fairly generic gun and firing it is a fairly forgetable experience when placed along a dozen others like it from other manufacturers. Things I would have changed:redesign it with SOMETHING that would make it a bit memorable from others like it. What others should know:What can I say, It doesn't say anything others don't say when you fire them all in comparison.
Things I liked:Of all my pistols, this is the one that stands out most because it has a nice weight and actually has a bit of recoin and a blowback feature that also locks the upper back when out of ammo. It suffers a bit in muzzle velocity but it's fun. I'll shoot this thing for hours with no problems Things I would have changed:make the entire thing out of aluminum, not just the upper slide. What others should know:If you want a memorable pistol from all your others with a generic look this is the one to have.
Things I liked:fairly generic pistol. Nothing i'd ever get overly excited about. It does sport a dovetail so you can put a red dot sight on it, which mine had, but that, in my opinion does nothing for the gun. In design and function it is very much like many others from many other manufacturers. Things I would have changed:I can't think of what they could do to make such a generic gun different from all the others. What others should know:firing it is a very forgetable experience.
Things I liked:Being one of the best selling pump guns out there, it is what it is. It's a bit rough for young shooters to charge it up for a shot, but it's accuracy is good, there's no recoin regardless of pumps from 1-10. Other than that, all I can say is it's a good practice gun for a young shooter. I perfer it over daisy guns which have a reputation to critically jam where a crosman will out perform it year after year. Things I would have changed:After all these years, there's not much to change on a proven design. It's still the same gun I learned to shoot with when I was a kid. What others should know:It will last long enough with proper care to pass father to son for generations.
Things I liked:I bought the gun as a remanufactured gun. I got it because I wanted an H & K in my tactical vest. It's awsome looking, fires fairly well, but being a pistol it is prone as they all are to be more inaccurate at longer ranges and is, like all pistols, meant for up close and personal shooting Things I would have changed:If I think of something, I will be glad to set a new posting.
Things I liked:If you watch the air gun reporter about this before you buy it, you will not have any gripes. The 11mm dovetail is short for a scope but perfect for a diopter scope which gets you olympic grade accuracy. I use crosman pellets due to the fact it's available locally and most guns seem to like them. It's totally a target only gun but I do know it can dispatch a rat or squirrel fairly easy due to the extreme accuracy of the gun, but do so only up close and personal. A laser mounted on the barrel also helps it you need to use it to clean a barn of rats. I use it mostly as a training gun for my idea of a decathalon. 5 shots, a 1/3 mile run and 5 more shots....It's really great for that kind of activity. Things I would have changed:perhaps rework the clips so they hold the pellets a bit better. It's very apparent the designers figured these out as a bit of an afterthought. What others should know:Russia is not known for many good things, but one thing they always did very well was design and manufacture of weapons, and innovation of weapon systems. They were the ones that came up with angled tank armor, the famous AK-47 which I have owned and liked very much, and of course, cutting edge air rifles. I like this gun just as much as my AK-47 if not more since this lets me shoot indoors especially in the winter so my hunting skills remain sharp.
Things I liked:I haven't seen quality like this on any other gun I have from any other country. This gun is made from high quality weapons grade polycarbonate and very high quality steel. It's such high grade it can easily stand toe to toe with an olympic rifle and easily match or exceed what it can do. I don't normally like stock open sights, but these were top grade all the way. It became my favorite target gun within the first minute I held it. Things I would have changed:I'd reengineer the clips to hold the pellets so they do not fall out of the clip. That happens alot. The engineers did solve this to a degree by making the gun so it holds the clip and pellets in place in the magazine.
(a clip fits in a magazine but a magazine does not fit in a clip. Big difference to real gun guys.) What others should know:When retrieving the clip, be careful. If you aren't ready for it, there is a spring in the magazine that will shoot that clip quite a distance. Be sure you have hold of that clip before you release it. Also the windage is a bit rough to adjust since you need to loosen two screws move the rear sight, then oh so carefully retighten it. one tiny jerk of the screwdriver and you start over again.
Things I liked:In my opinion this is better than the drozt because it isn't quite as complicated to get it ready to fire. The recoil is also a nice touch. It adds realisin the drozt doesn't have. It also has a fierce intimidation factor. Things I would have changed:Give it a wire stock perhaps as an accessory, and a fake silencer option too. Leave the rest alone What others should know:Totally fun, not as expensive as a drozt, and can be had much easier in michigan than the drozt. I'm looking forward to getting the EBOS as well if I can. That one might hit a snag due to design in getting one.
Things I liked:It's a great looking gun. It wasn't quite what I had ordered as the slide was more a champaign color than silver, but it looks like the real deal. I had a bit of a puzzle about how to unlock the slide. As it turns out, the slide can be unlocked by either taking out the magazine or inserting a full magazine.
The safety is a bit tough to operate. It doesn't like to go from safe to fire easily.
As per usual the gun is not the most accurate thing in the world but pistols rarely are accurate. they are made for up close and personal shooting. Things I would have changed:I'd probably update the picture on this web site to reflect the true coloring of the gun. But nothing on the gun itself. I like it What others should know:It's a great training gun. Not a high velocity gun, not a loud gun, but has the recoil of about a .22 cal rim fire.
Things I liked:Like all pistols it is not the most accurate beast you can get, but it had plenty of power and was fairly loud. the frame is all metal so the heft is about the same as a real Makarov. It appears to be the same dimensions as the real one as well. I see lots of belly aching here about the co2 charging screw on the bottom of the gun. I see it for myself and it is low profile enough that nobody watching you shoot the thing will notice it. Things I would have changed:It would be better with a blowback design even if that cuts in to the muzzle velocity, The single action or double action is a good thing since the trigger feels a bit awkward as does the real thing. What others should know:Even though I see lots of griping about this gun, I recommend it, especially if you are doing some kind of reenactment and need a russian bad guy... or good guy, depending on your point of view. After all, history's bad guys always had people that believed in them, or else how did they come to power? (Note: this is not an endorsement of what histories bad guys did, it's just a logical point.)
Things I liked:It has a high fear factor for a bb gun, the 6 round burst is fantastic, The gun is totally adictive and the gun is a very noisy beast. It also has a very impressive rate of fire on 6 round burst that seems to be close to equal to the mac 10. It also has a bit of recoil which is nice. It also has a cool working cocking lever. It's a nice safety feature. Loading and making the gun ready to fire takes a bit of time, but when ready it shredded not only the can down range but the back stop as well. Instead of steel storm, I would have called it the meat grinder. I put a laser on the lower weaver rail and now it has accuracy as well as can shredding ability. Things I would have changed:I'd make a silencer deal like drozt amd perhaps a folding wire stock to add stability to the gun. It is quite a large gun and even though it is balanced well, however it is also a bit rough to keep on target. The muzzle does rise a bit on 6 round burst. What others should know:This is a fun gun and a definite "gotta have it" if you shoot for fun. It's hard to get an automatic beast like this since there are not many automatics on the market. Great job Umarex, and great job pyramyd air on swift delivery.
Things I liked:It's easy to cock from the shoulder. It is made from weapons grade material, so it's not a "plastic toy". The gun is deadly accurate and aquiring a target is fast. The trigger is light and fast, and it is adjustable for most shooters. I like mine with a very short first stage, and the stock fully extended. Things I would have changed:I'd take some time to re-engineer the clips so the pellets stay in them. What others should know:It's a great gun for the money and they weren't lying when they say it's addictive. When i get this gun in my hands I can't stop shooting.
Things I liked:I have had many of these, and I still do have one. I like this gun as a reliable 10 meter gun. I also like the fact it can put 12 shots downrange in seconds. I also like the fact that they added a fiber optic front sight to the gun which my older one did not have. It's also light tough. Things I would have changed:I'd bring back the 88 gram attachment as an accesory and not as a whole new version of the gun What others should know:no
Things I liked:I like everything about it. It's very hard to tell the real one from the bb gun. It's the same size and weight as the real one, feels real, recoils like the real thing, and sights in like the real thing. It's far better than my nightstalker, more dependable and more accurate. The co2 charging handle is well hidden so read the directions. Things I would have changed:I'd make the magazines available so you have extras. I found myself wishing I had a few more when dealing with that evil emperor... the pop can! By the way it shredded it nicely! What others should know:Read the directions carefully before you shoot it.
Things I liked:It's a great gun for dealing with muskrat and ground hog which will wreck your property if not gotten rid of. It's a heavy gun so if you are tracking game for any distance, you might want a Gamo gun buddy sling on it. I Like the Gamo raptor pellets with this gun because they are not made of lead and they hit harder at a longer range. The gun is very accurate and the fiber optic sights are a real good thing when lining up the shot at closer range. The scope is nice if you are ambushing an alert ground hog. Things I would have changed:Actually, I wouldn't change anything. It's a well thought out gun that is quite accurate for the uses I have for it. What others should know:It's a heavy gun and a bit rough to carry on a long tracking expedition. But when you need it, you'll be glad it's there. Better to have a gun and not need it than to need it and not have it.
Things I liked:they load easy in my shaddow express. I haven't had much luck hunting with it though. I doubt this is an efective hunting round. it's more a novelty than anything else. These are what I use if I have nothing else to fire, and that's not likely. I stay well stocked. Things I would have changed:for the price, there needs to be more per pack. What others should know:these are a good novelty thing for gamo's shotguns, which I really don't take too seriously.
Things I liked:they fire faster than lead and hit harder than lead. these are the only hunting pellet I have ever used that actually worked for me in my ruger air hawk. Things I would have changed:I'd like to see more per pack. I hate running out What others should know:These are very sucessful hunting pellets. I make jewelry. One of the things I do is gold plating. Don't worry about how much gold you are sending down range. it's a minimal amount. the coating is shinner than 1/10th a human hair.
It's enough to make the pellet slip through the air better.
Things I liked:These are the most dangerous pellet I own. They penetrate and cause massive trauma to a target, but they are heavy and slow. Up close around 20 yards these are the best hunting pellet I could ask for. Things I would have changed:make the tin with a screw top. I lost count of how many times the thing opened in my pocket and I had to dig them out to put them back in the tin. What others should know:Use these with a pellet pen. that way you don't end up with a pocket full of lead and an empty tin.
Things I liked:metal magazine. when safety is on it locks the entire gun so nothing but magazine moves. I compared it to the real thing and it's accurate in size, weight, and markings. It also can be taken down like the real thing but it'snot very easy to put together again. Things I would have changed:It's a nice gun for the price. I wouldn't change anything What others should know:very believable. looks like the real gun
Things I liked:it's an atractive gun with all the recoil of the .22 version of the gun. it's quiet and has same size, weight,and markings as a real ppk. It's an excellent trainer, or one to just have fun with. Things I would have changed:I ordered a nickle slide but got a champaign one that was not plated. it was just painted. It was still nice to look at though. They do need to change the picture on the site to reflect this. What others should know:The sights hide on the target. The sights need to be flat black to be useful. A sharpie marker takes care of this issue.
Things I liked:Of all of my huge collection of airguns, this Russian made gun totally out classes out shoots and out does every other gun I own from around the world at 10 meters. This gun out shoots a hand crafted (and very expensive) British pcp 10 meter rifle. I'd recommend this gun for several good reasons.... out performs olympic class rifles, construction is the very best weapon grade polycarbonate as well as one of the finest barrels I ever saw. With iron sights that came with the gun I can drill a target repeatedly in the same spot, over and over again. so easy to cock I don't have to break cheek weld until I expend the clip, so no need to reaquire a target. The gun is just plain the best on the market for a 10 meter gun. Things I would have changed:The clip needs to be redesigned so it holds pellets a bit better. If you aren't careful loading it the pellets fall right out. Other than that, it's a fine gun. Excells at 10 meter field target but definitely not a hunting gun. I'd love to see this gun on steroids and built for hunting. Sqirrels wouldn't stand a chance. What others should know:If you are a 10 meter field target shooter, or planning to make a try for an olympic position in 10 meter air rifle, this is the perfect gun to train with or even compete with if you can get the ok from the governing body, and best yet, it won't come close to busting the budget.
Things I liked:This is a very beautiful gun. I got it actually by mistake. I ordered one gun, or so I thought in a .177 cal and ended up with this gun in .22 cal. I was tempted to send it back and get the one I wanted but I grew to like the gun. It's not my favorite and I rarely select it for a hunt for several reasons. First of all it is a heavy beast so not fun to lug several miles. Being an underlever it is not a good candidate for a sling. It is quite accurate when used with a monopod but tough to use unsupported. If you hunt with your guns, like me, look for something else. Things I would have changed:I'd make it lighter and make the trigger safety/cocking mechanisim a bit less complicated, add sling swivels What others should know:Heavy beast. not a good hunting gun, but it is pretty.
Things I liked:This is my most sturdy and accurate co2 gun. I've had several of these in my collection. I lost one in my divorce and one to a friend. I can say these are a hot item as many as I had to replace. They're "bullet proof" You can't wreck one. and i have used mine for small pest control. It worked with precision and speed and I was done with the job in a few minutes. Works great with gamo pba. Things I would have changed:I'd offer the 88 gram tank adapters again. I missed out on those. I wish I had one. Now days you have to buy the entire gun with adapter to get one. What others should know:Truly a gun you need in any collection.
Things I liked:I got one for the Ruger label. It quickly became my hunting rifle of choice. I've taken it on many a hunting adventure and think of it like an old friend. It's easy to cock, easy to aim and shoot, and it looks great. I recommend a gamo gun buddy if you plan on any distance of a hike as it does get a bit heavy if you are just carying it. Things I would have changed:nothing. it's a fine gun What others should know:definitely a gun you need if you hunt
Things I liked:I learned to shoot on this gun. I hold this exact model responsible for the fact that all durring my minitary service when I carried an m-16, I never once missed a target. Now I have given my crosman 760 to my nephew who is also beginning to be a great shot. This is a rifle that lasted a generation and still firing strong. It's a testament to doing a job right in the U.S.A. Things I would have changed:I recently bought another of these. Other than fiberoptic front sights, nothing has changed on these guns. And I wouldn't change them. they are just fine for a beginner. What others should know:Buy one for your kid, he should grow up to be a top marksman.
Things I liked:I have trusted these for most of my shooting life, but since I got a batch of these that were full of rust that jammed one of my better guns I'm looking for a better quality bb. Crosman has lost their quality. Things I would have changed:bring back the quality I used to trust. What others should know:Look for another ammo. The quality just isn't here anymore.
Things I liked:It's a frightening looking air gun. It also works quite well with Gamo raptors. I also like the fully adjustable sights. It's the only pistol in my collection that has those. It's also a powerful co2 pellet pistol for the price of a high end bb only gun. Things I would have changed:I'd offer it with a 4 inch barrel as well as 6 inch. The 6 inch barrel is a bit tough to find a holster that fits. What others should know:One of Crosman's better products.
Things I liked:Michigan is leading the charge to outlaw lead in fishing weights and ammo. Being a serious hunter I'm opposed to this since I have not found too many lead free pellets I like, but I try them as I discover them. I got these with the high hopes I found a decent lead free pellet with a low cost. I tried these in several air rifles including one of my favorites that's out of production now, the tech force 6. I found these not only have an issue with size (sometimes I find a few that are just a bit too big to fit), but even with a high power rifle they are inaccurate, have low penetration and surprisingly close drop off. They just don't fly all that well. The more power I put on them the worse they seem to get. I doubt I'll buy more when my current supply is finished. Things I would have changed:I can't think of a cure for these things. They look cool though. My theory is these have too much surface area in contact with the air when they are fired, which creates too much friction and acts as a brake on the pellet. What others should know:Not the best pellets I have tried.
Things I liked:They are unusual shaped and lead free. Since Michigan special interest enviromentalists are trying to ban lead in fishing tackle and ammo, I am investigating lead free ammo. Needless to say, but I will anyhow, I tried these. I noticed a few things that make me not take these pellets seriously. They fly well, but not at any hypervelocity. First, the orange plastic acts as a air brake slowing down the pellet. Second is the fact they do have a deep penetration... sort of.... at close range. When the pellet hits, the orange plastic stops dead cold but the metal continues on. This sabot effect is nice but what penetrates the target is so small a diameter I can't see how these could be used as a hunting pellet unless the metal is surgically placed in a heart and it travels to a brain and causes a serious stroke or something. (I never tried hunting with them.) If you are looking for a hunting shot, these aren't it. Things I would have changed:Nice point blank range but not a guud flier. Perhaps if the orange plastic had a taper to blend the 2 parts together would help as well as gluing the pieces together. What others should know:Might be good for 10 meter target. Not good for hunting or field target.
Things I liked:These are my second favorite .177 pellet and my favorite in .22 cal. I hunt pests most of the year and these do a wonderful job. They hit, the lead mushrooms out real nice and the tip breaks off somewhere in the target pest A .22 at 900 fps is a fine pellet for groundhog taking up residence under the foundation of a cabin. I'm hoarding these because Michigan wants to ban lead ammo. Things I would have changed:Make them in a non lead variety. What others should know:If you hunt, you need these.
Things I liked:Nicely made. no thin spots in skirt; glow tip glows very bright. I had to let one off the chain in a dark place to see the tracer action. It definitely works. I fired my test shot at 700 fps. It was a bit tough to watch at such a high speed but the tip separated on impact with my target and showed exactly where it hit. Things I would have changed:I'd stick a glowing bit inside the skirt too to make it easier to see it fly from behind the sights. What others should know:Use a lower power gun to make these a bit easier to see as they fly. My eyes had a bit of trouble tracking these at 700 fps.
Things I liked:This pellet has less mass than a lead pellet but flies faster so it actually does more damage than a slower pellet with more mass. This means it hits a target varmint faster and makes a more severe wound track and is much more efficient when it hits a vital area. Things I would have changed:I can't think of anything to change What others should know:if you hunt I recommend you get some of these. But, make each shot count. They are expensive.
Things I liked:Michigan is leading the charge to outlaw lead in ammo and fishing tackle. In anticipation of this, I have been looking for a lead free pellet that will live up to my expectations. Gamo blue flames do exactly that and much more. They mushroom out nicely, have a nice sharp polymer point to give better penetration, increase muzzle velocity a full 30% and are lead free which makes them safe for younger shooters. I examined these and they are a lead free copy of predator international's lead/polymer tipped pellet, but seem to be improved upon. The polymer tip is solidly in place. Things I would have changed:Nothing except perhaps offer lead free with a glow in the dark tip for night hunting. What others should know:These are another very fine Gamo product. The quality is everything I have come to expect out of Gamo.
Things I liked:This thing isn't just a gun. This thing is art. I've never seen quite anything like it in the air gunning world. It has an iron sight but that is pretty much useless. The scope is also fairly cheesy, but overall it is a very fun gun and quite a conversation starter. I can see James Bond using something like this. Things I would have changed:Better sights and scope would be nice.
Things I liked:I like the screw top can. Things I would have changed:First thing I Noticed was these things had almost no mass. This is important, especially when lining up a kill shot. With no mass two things will happen. First the pellet will not be able to get through the air in front of it. Without that, the pellet will go wherever the air takes it and likely that will not be into your kill zone. It was as I suspected when I got these on my range with a known reliable gun. out of the 10 shots fired, 2 actually hit the target... barely. I have no idea where the other 8 went but it's clear they were fliers. They got rid of the silver eagle name but kept the pellet it seems. What others should know:If you hunt with an air rifle, use something else. In my opinion, Crosman needs to stick to what they know, which is Low end airsoft, where accuracy and quality is not really expected. As many innovations as crosman has bought to the table, they have lost all their quality.
Things I liked:30 years ago I ditched daisy bb's for poor quality. It appears Daisy has learned everything Crosman has forgotten. I ran a bunch of high tech tests on these and a low tech one. Metalurgy tests say these are indeed good quality steel coated with zinc. Roundness and hardness was better than I have seen in a long time, size variance was negligable, meaning each one was almost exact in size shape, hardness,balance, and zinc coating depth. Ok, enough of the geek speak... As far as firing in my favorite bb gun, they worked with no jams, no misfires, and fired with enough precision to make me happy. I will use these until I find something better or until quality goes downhill. Things I would have changed:Nothing at the moment. I am happy with my test sample. What others should know:Forget Crosman Copperheads. They are so poor quality they tend to jam and ruin your guns. I found out Daisy is now the preferred bb of bb gun manufacturers and air gun smiths.
Things I liked:I'm measuring this gun against a Mossberg 100ATR, which is a regular bullet firing gun capable of dropping an elephant at 200 yards or more. That being said, I like the weight of this gun better. It's far lighter than my MOssberg and many of my springers as well. I got the .22 which I'm measuring some of my other .22 rifles including one rim fire. It matches up equally with my .22 rim fire, the action is similar.... bolt action, speed of pellet is close to the .22 rimfire, and definitely has matches a TF 99 premier, but without being as heavy. I like the wood stock, it's an outright beautiful gun, but might look a bit better with a good glossy finish. The stock is a very good hard wood that took being dropped accidentally The sights are excellent and almost lined up with a laser boresighter right out of the box. Elevation had to be raised a tiny bit to be dead on to my eyes. Filling with CO2 was so simple I bet an 8 year old could do it.
As far as the dual fuel, sterling idea. CO2 bottles are much easier to pack than a hand pump. The co2 filler appears impossible to overfill When it reaches the top of the co2 full mark, that's all it will take. Overall, it appears to be very well engineered which is surprising to me since Made in America has long since lost it's value. Things I would have changed:The thing is very loud to my ears. Indoors it sounds like one of the nail guns the roofers are using a few houses away from me. I might also put on a nice gloss finish on the stock to bring up the eye appeal, but then again, a shiney gun in the woods wouldn't be such a good idea. What others should know:If you are hunting with one of these I fully believe this gun will outclass every other gun you own. I have a rather extensive collection. My Ruger airhawk has always been my go to gun for pest control... until today. I think I'll be hunting with my Discovery this year. It appears to be my go to gun now. It's too far in the winter to hunt now in spring I might update this. My advice right now is use CO2 if you have a large range you hunt, if in the back yard only, the hand pump might be better. Oh, and I like predator pellets with this but they are a tight fit in the breach. I tossed the crosman pellets that came with it since crosman ammo is on my "do not buy" list for lack of quality causing damage to one of my favorite guns. I like gamo raptors, or platinums to bring up muzzle velocity.
Things I liked:I got a sample of these with my new Discovery. I don't often buy crosman since their ammo section kind of forgot about quality. I did try these though and did find them acceptable I dug one out of a target and found they completely collapse and mushroom out rather ragged, which is good for creating an almost certainlt terminal wound, but they do not tend to enter a solid target like, say, an old wooden tv tray. I can't figure these to be an overly good pellet for something like a groundhog, but might be just the thing if you do not want to risk drilling a hole in an animal such as rat or starling. I have to grugingly say these may serve a purpose, just not my purposes. Things I would have changed:Perhaps increase quality control at the factory in the ammo department, or perhaps replace their qc team since I find some crosman lacking in the quality department. What others should know:Not too bad, but I doubt they are good for medium size game that I hunt.
Things I liked:I got one of these a few years back. I eventually upgraded the bolt action and scoped the thing out. It's been a rather nice rifle other than the fact piercing the co2 cartrige is a bit rough on arthritic fingers. Today I got a benjamin Discovery and was looking at it thinking the thing looked very familiar. I checked it out and realized the discovery is simply a pcp version of this gun on steroids. I checked carefully and other than a massive air chamber, higher fps, and improved sights, the 2260 is a perfect indoor trainer for the discovery so the neighbors won't complain about the noise. I have to give this a high rating because I already decided it's brother was so great. Things I would have changed:Well, the design is an older one. I might upgrade the stock with a monte carlo like the Marauder. It should fit. Perhaps a custom barrel bracket so it can mount a bipod...trick it out a bit. Maybe add sling studs. It might become a bit more attractive with a few tweaks to the design, more eye appeal never hurts anything. What others should know:Nice design for the price. Nice trainer if you don't want the neighbors complaining about the noise a discovery makes. I wouldn't take it hunting though. It doesn't have the guts for the job.
Things I liked:The more ballistics tests I do on these the more I like them. I shot a "ballistics dummy" which was actually a parafin block heated and softened to about the toughness of a squirrel. At 625 fps it punched through my "squirrel" but that doesn't tell the entire story. I examined the wound. At .22 caliber the entry and exit holes were around 12mm. Looking inside the wound it was a far more devastating wound as the pellet opened up and the wound expanded to at least 3/4 inches. I also noted that one shot created a 2 1/2 inch bruise. That tells me that shot in a real squirrel would have been fatal regardless of where you hit it. In a larger animal such as a groundhog, a shot in the chest or head would be instantly fatal Anything else he'd probably bleed out in a few minutes. Put this up closer to 900 fps and shooting a groundhog would likely prove fatal no matter where you hit it due to you are expending 300 fps more energy in the animal causing much more trauma. When it says "you don't play with these pellets.", on the can, they are very serious. Things I would have changed:for hunting, nothing. My current ballistics test show that if you can hit your pest, the shot will be fatal. What others should know:These are as close to a perfect hunting ammo as I can find in terms of just how much damage they did in my test target.
Things I liked:i'm reviting these with a paraffin ballistics target. I can definitely say these penetrated the paraffin target better than any other lead free pellet I have tested. It passed through the target and had enough energy to also make a dent in a wood backstop and bounce so I had to search for it. What it did do was retain it's form so well it could potentially be reused, although it's not recommended. What it did not do was any serious damage as it passed through the target. The hole was clean and a uniform 4.5mm front to back. Things I would have changed:I'd not recommend these for hunting. These are more of an indoor range shot. A breeze will throw these off target in a hurry. What others should know:good for indoor 10 meter, poor for hunting and field target.
Things I liked:It looked somewhat familiar when I got a look at the thing. I pulled out my 2260 and found out exactly why this is about the lowest prices PCP gun I could find. It's basically a Crosman 2260 with a bit beefier power plant. As far as accuracy, I can pile lead one on top of the other all day long as long as I keep co2 in the tank, which is extremely easy to do. For the near future, I am using co2 until I can afford a pump. Even with co2 it's a formidable gun. Put a nice sight on it and it will deal with pests very efficiently when teamed up with Predator International Polymags. I can't wait until spring and I can let this gun off the chain! Things I would have changed:Everyone cries about the trigger because it is plastic. In all reality this is a good thing. Did you ever put your bare finger on a metal trigger when shooting at 20 degrees or less? not too comfortable. Plastic triggers are better if you live in a cold environment... IMHO. What others should know:If you don't have the bucks to afford this, get a 2260 with a bolt upgrade.... same gun,little less power. Want the power of a .22 rimfire with none of the Goverment control of your second amendment involved with buying one, get the Discovery. It's only 50 fps slower than my Marlin .22 rimfire for about the same price if you get the pump and add on a nice scope.
Things I liked:It's simple to operate. screw in a co2 tank, attach to gun, open valve. Yeah, it's that simple. Don filling, close valve, open bleeder, detach from gun and tank. How much easier can it get? The down side is you need to pack it and a tank of co2 when you hunt if you are going on an extended hunt if you don't have a pump. Things I would have changed:Fairly simple. I'm not quite sure why it needs a solid steel block for a bleed valve but it works. What others should know:Handy bit of hardware for the Discovery. I doubt it would work on other guns. Looks like the connect might be a propietary attachment.
Things I liked:This is a gun you need to keep in your collection. It might not be the most powerful or accurate gun in my collection, but it is nice, light, and reliable. When they first came out, they were a great innovation. Now they are simply a reliable old target gun. I'd never use it in serious competition, but for taking down those evil pop cans, it will do a great job. Things I would have changed:This rifle could benefit from better iron sights. Crosman skimped on the sights by putting a fairly cheesy front fiberoptic sight on the gun and an old ramp sight on the rear. If the sights weren't so "third world" this would be a great gun. What others should know:Good tin can killer, rotten 10 meter target gun.
Things I liked:This pistol has alot to live up to with the Colt name on it. I'm happy to say it did it. It looks like the real deal, feels like the real deal, and is very accurate. I'm very happy with the gun. Things I would have changed:I would expect that bearing a legendary American name like Colt, the gun would be made here. I was not happy to see the gun was made in Taiwan. What others should know:If you could have only one bb gun, this should be it.
Things I liked:Not much to like about this "gun.... and I use the trem loosely. Things I would have changed:everything. I could tell from the first time I picked it up it there was very little thought in the engineering of the thing. I couldn't get a bit of accuracy even with two hands, a laser and refex sight with the target 5 feet away. What others should know:Totally poorly made. all light weight injection molded plastic, safety only barely works, and trigger is not much of a trigger.
Things I liked:I took this gun hunting today for the first time. I bought the .22. It actually out performed a Marlin model 60 .22 LR and took care of a nasty muskrat problem the Marlin was missing. I used Predator pellets. When I recovered thew body It was very obvious it only took one shot to end the muskrat's day. Things I would have changed:Nothing. the gun performed beautifully, even running on co2. I did notice the gun is almost useless in a Michigan winter when I tried it. There was almost not enough air pressure with it so cold to fire the gun. What others should know:The gun is fairly anemic in winter.
Things I liked:I can't say this is the most accurate beast but at short range with enough ammo you can do some signifigant damage to a target. the co2 charging screw is perfectly hidden in the hand grip and it's comfortable to use. Things I would have changed:This is all plastic so it's very light which makes it a rather unsteady shooter with it's typical heavy bb gun trigger. What others should know:not too bad of a gun if you like light weight plastic guns. I prefer a heavier all metal gun though.
Things I liked:Looks nice.co2 hides nicely in the hand grip. Once you get used to the light weight,plasticy feel, it is fairly accurate. I perfer a heavier gun but this one is good. Things I would have changed:I see guns here made of metal for around the same price. So, I don't see why this gun couldn't be metal too. Like the Colt Defender.... What others should know:Not bad hits hard and is fairly accurate.
Things I liked:This gun sits so comfortably in my hand I find it in my hand more than any other I own. It's not the most powerful or accurqte beast I own, but it is a fun gun to shoot. Things I would have changed:The co2 charging system was a tough one to figure out. I had to call pyramyd air tech support to help figure it out. What others should know:Definitely a great all purpose gun for plinking or proficiency.
Things I liked:This gun was accurate right out of the box. It has a nice satisfying weight and balance to it. Things I would have changed:If it had a blowback feature, it would be way too awsome of a gun. What others should know:You won't regret buying this gun. It's a fine gun that lives up to the colt 1911 name.
Things I liked:I remember the M1911 from my time in the army. This gun is a totally faithful replica in every way to the Army M1911 with the exception that it fires bb s instead of. 45acp ammo. It's all machined metal with plastic grips. It looks feels and functions like the real deal. I love the fact it has both safetys, the slide lock and grip lock. The recoil is a perfect match as well. It even has a nice light triggre pull and working hammer, double and single action as well as all metal magazine to actual 1911 specs. Things I would have changed:You need strong fingers to load the magazine. I'd make the spring a little lighter. What others should know:Ths is a beautifully designed gun. I was both surprised and thrilled. It is well worth the money and much more!
Things I liked:It gets 5 stars even though it isn't my favorite gun. It's as accurate as I could expect. You almost need a mechanical engineering deegree to figure out how to put the dot sight rail on the thing. It does look intimidating with all the gear on it. Things I would have changed:The thing is very heavy. Also since the compensator is permanantly attached this makes the gun imposible to disasemble but it really has no reason why you need to take it apart. What others should know:If you like a heavy gun you'll like it.
Things I liked:If you have the tanfoglio witness 1911 full metal version you need a few of these to keepbthe mayhem going longer. It's also a good thing the co2 is housed in the magazine. If a seal blows simply replace the magazine and the gun is good as new. Things I would have changed:The spring is a bit too beefy. You need strong fingers to load these things. The up side, the powerful sping should last longer and it child proofs the gun. I doubt a child could muster the finger pressure to load these things. What others should know:I can see several benefits of keeping a few of these on hand.
Things I liked:Unless you want to go though all the hoops to have the real gun, this is as close as it gets. Everything works just like on the real one. It's made of metal wher it should be and plastic where it should be. I recommend the gun, but it's not my favorite. I fear this one is destined for the dresser drawer. Things I would have changed:You almost need a mechanical engineering degree to get the tactical rail on the gun. I know the compensator is supposed to be removeable, but have yet to figure out how that works. I haven't found a tool yet to do that with. What others should know:Overall a very niice gun that is fairly accurate. I wouldn't use it in commpetition, but is sufficient for killing pop cans at arround 20 feet or firearms proficiency and familiarization since it takes apart like the real gun. The exception being the barrel,due to the fact that the compensator prevents that.
Things I liked:This gun has me totally spoiled. I doubt you can't call it the perfect bb gun. Everything about is is just the 1911's I remember from my time in the Army. Weight, function, even take down is identical to the real thing. Even the recoil is as realistic as you can get. John Moses Browning, the creator of the M1911 would definitely approve of the bb version of "greatest gun ever made". Things I would have changed:The only thing I will change is replacing the plastic grips for som Pacmyr grips made for the real 1911. I did some measuring, this bb gun is such an exact replica that grips for the real gun will fit. What others should know:If you are searching for the world's greatest bb gun, this is definitely it.
Things I liked:I've had lots of air guns. I still do. Of all the guns in my collecion, this onr is my all time favorite. I have experience with the real M1911A1 from my army days. This gun is as close to that as you can get without having the real gun. It fires like the real gun, recoils almost like the real gun, and even disassembles like the real gun. I found the accuracy to also be very similiar to the real gun. The only diffrence is this one is quieter and far cheaper to fire than the real thing. Considering the fact that every thing functions exactly the same as the real gun, I consider it to be a real gun. Things I would have changed:Perhaps the finish. It's a typical "made in china" paint job that I noticed is chipping at the corners. When the paint job gets too bad, I'll send it out to be nickle plated. My favorite gun deserves to be treated to the best. What others should know:If yo could only have one gun, this would be the only one you'd want once you seen it and tried it. John Moses Browning would approve of the bb firing version of his invention called "the greatest gun in the world." In fact this is the gun all other seni atomatic pistols are based on. So,yes, it is the greatest gun in the world.
Things I liked:It does a great job trapping bb s. It doesn't appear that the targets will last very long since they are simple shrink wrap over a styrofoam block. But at thi price it's far cheaper than constantly patching drywall when I test fire a new gun. It's fairly easy to see and judge just how accurate a gun is since the kill zone on each animal is clearly marked. These will be a great training aid for training a young hunter. Things I would have changed:Offer replacement targets. What others should know:When training a young hunter, I found it helps to train with targets with pictures of tohe animdl you plan on hunting to desensitize them when the time comes to take a live target. By the time they have torn up this target block they shpuld be able to perform a good humane kill without the shock of realiving they just killed something.
Things I liked:It has some nice weight to it. It's also every bit a true revolver since the entire clip does in fact advance as you shoot. It also fires double and single action. I was hoping for a metal frame but can't complain since it's the only bb revolver i know about on the market. Wnt accuracy at a distance, it has a place under the barrel for a laser. Things I would have changed:The loafing directions are a bit in conflict. To put the gun on safe you pull the safety to the rear. To load you push the safety forward past fire. The direcions state to put the gun on safe then load. This physically can't be done. If you put it on safe you can't load it. What others should know:The m&p stands for military and police, but I can't see a military or police force that would use a revolver over a 9mm semi-auto. This seems more like a home defense type of gun since it does require frequent reloads.
Things I liked:It loks like the real deal. Works like the real deal... or so I am told. It also has a relatively good weight. Things I would have changed:Out of all.my guns, and I have many, this has the heaviest trigger pull of the bunch so I have a rough time dealing with accuracy downrange. I suspect a laser on the under barrel rail would help. I was also hoping it would have a metal frame but expected a plastic gun which turned out to be what it was. I also noted a what could be a safety issue. The directions say to put gun on safe before loading. This is physically impossible to do. The safety is also the drum release. To put it on safe you move it backwards. The drum release needs to be pushed forward past fire. So, the gun is no longer on safe and could fire in theory. What others should know:A fun gun but not the most safe gun. Also the only one of it's kind since the entire ammo drum advances, not just a disk at the back. Also only revolver zi know about that fires bb s. This is a big plus in states where a pellet firing pistol is forbidden in direct violation of the second ammendment.
Things I liked:This is an excellent gun but I recently had a problem where the gun would discharge all the co2 on the first shot through the barrel. It turns out the problen was bbs packed inside a plastic thing in the back of the slide. This was messing with the co2 valve. It took me around an hour to get about 5 bbs out of that area. Once those were cleared it performed great. Things I would have changed:I think the bb loading port inside the slide needs a redesign to address this issue since that plastic part is unable to be removed to clear it. It took me some very small screwdrivers to work the bbs out the way they went in. What others should know:Still the world's greatest bb gun based on the world' s greatest pistol. But just like the gun made by John Browning, when first presented to the army, it needed a few revisions to make it the world's greatest.
Things I liked:Of all my guns, this has got to be one of the most exciting guns in my collection. This is mostly because with a few seconds work, it has full auto capabilities and still fits in a holster. Of all my pistols including my steel storm, this one can put more ammo downrange in the shortest amount of time. That makes it the most exciting gun to fire. I might even call this one an assault pistol. The only reason it gets 4 stars for accuracy is you can't get accuracy while rocking a full auto burst. Things I would have changed:Naturally...LARGER CAPACITY MAGAZINE as an accessory. I chew through 20 shots in about a second. What others should know:The gun is reasonably weighted and weighs as much as a real gun. That helps deal with what would be a wicked recoil in a plastic bb gun.
Things I liked:Made my savage enforcer look agressive. Things I would have changed:Unfortunately the laser stood off too far from the scope to be useful at anything but a set range. This rig is now collecting dirt at the bottom of a tool box. What others should know:See above.
Things I liked:Has a nice big view screen Things I would have changed:More accurate than shooting blindfolded. Unit tends to be rather hard to adjust and keep adjusted. I used electric tape to try and solve this. What others should know:Fairly cheap. Might be good for airsoft but little else.
Things I liked:This came with a daisy gun so I own one. I like the fact it has two brightness levels and stays pretty much on target. The screen is a bit small which makes aquiring a target a bit tough. Things I would have changed:Larger screen. What others should know:I think I'd use something else if I need a sight. This one lives in a drawer now.
Things I liked:Been holding up well although does tend to leave a styrofoam mess especially under automatic fire (.177 cal). I am a fairly consistant marksman with a variety of guns and my shot groups are consistantly tight. I figure it took around 300 shots to bore a hole half way through this about the diameter of a quarter. Things I would have changed:I know this can't be helped, but if this could be made so when hit it makes less of a mess. What others should know:If you need a quick target.. or four.... this does the job but it does make a mess.
Things I liked:Same as beretta 92fs only fires bbs....and does full auto very nicely. Yes, I said full auto. It has nice weight some recoil on the blowback and disassembles like a real beretta 92fs which is handy for clearing bbs that get in where they do not belong. Also has a nice place for a laser. Incidentally the berretta 92fs laser pyramyd air will fit this. In all a very nice gun for multiple purposes from just plain fun to weapons proficiency training and familiarization. Also much cheaper to fire than the real thing. Things I would have changed:Perhaps an aftermarket hi cap magazine. What others should know:This and the tanfoglio 1911 will be your favorites. No regrets on either.
Things I liked:Not a bad gun. This is the same gun as the now out of production Savage Arms Enforcer. It looks as if beeman only changed the name. I have used mine for some fairly precision shooting. It does a fair job once the scope is dialed in. With so many other guns in my collection this one kind of got shuffled sideways into the rarely used rack. Things I would have changed:Only gripe I really have with it is I don't like the trigger texture. With limited sense of touch, texture means something to me. What others should know:It's a good gun. It does take a bit more time to dial in the scope than I liked though.
Things I liked:I have one of these but under the savage arms label. I have used mine for some distance pest control. Once the scope is dialed in it worked very well. Be aware this is a very long muzzle heavy gun. It works great with a clamp on bipod, which was included with my gun. (No longer included if that gives you a hint how old mine is now.) Things I would have changed:I don't see how it could be made much better. Beeman or savage arms, it's a veru nice gun. What others should know:It takes quite a bit of time to get used to this gun since it's rather nose heavy. Also when you buy one of these I wouldn't say no to a gamo gun buddy sling.
Things I liked:I used these as a special project pellet. I needed the light weight and pointy tip. The reason is I had a rather tough old groundhog that was destroying the foundation of my hunting cabin. A bit of stealth, patience, and a black powder primer glued to the tip of a pellet and my critter was handled decicively with a head shot. Basically, I turned it into a very tiny rpg. Enough said. Things I would have changed:For my purposes, thet worked well. What others should know:These are bout worthless as is. With a little imagination and creativity they can be a very formidable short range pest elimination shot.
Things I liked:I have a bigger history with this gun than any other. I learned to shoot with this gun. I have no idea how many rounds I put through it. But however many I fired it was enough that by the time I joined the army at 18, I went to basic and qualified expert on the m-16 and never ever missed a target in my career. I still have my 760 and bought a second one for another young marksman. I hope he is able to repeat that when his time comes to get behind the trigger. Things I would have changed:I agree. I think wood instead of cheap plastic would be an improvement. "Build it cheaper in china" tends to get people hurt when critical components fail at the worst time possible. What others should know:It's a great first gun.
Things I liked:When I first saw this I thought "this is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time". I just got mine and gave it a thougough going over. Finish is nice. Barrel is plastic with metal inner barrel. In cact most of it is plastic. It's a bit lighter than a real m4. Looks enough like an ar platform that it could very easily be mistaken for one. Loved the ajustable butstock. Sights do requirw tools but are ajustable.nice that magazine holds 4 pellet holder and front sight tool. And plenty of places for lasers, sights, flashlights, and can also hold a pistol bayonette. Easy to pump up too. Things I would have changed:I would prefer the barrel be all metal and the sights are just a touch cheesy but can be replaced by anumber of optics or aftermarket sights. Other than that, well done crosman! What others should know:If you are in the market for a pump gun, this should be the one. Far superior to the nightstalker in quality. I have a feeling this one will be a very deireable gun for a long time and perhaps a collectable like the crosman air 17 from the 1980's.
Things I liked:First thing to love is I have confirmed the gun is all american made except tor exactly 1 tiny screw. Once I had a few shots placed through the gun the valves sealed and stopped leaking. The gun is awsone with a laser on it not too bad with the slightly cheesy stock sights. Can place a foregrip on it but be sure to get a folding one. Also can put on optics if you take of the iron sights, and a bipod is easily attached under barrel. Also can accept a pistol bayonette for the cool factor. I plan on getting at least 4 more of these and putting them up since I think they will be a collector item. Not much is made in america so when I find something I make sure I get a few extra. Things I would have changed:Sights are cheesy and I'd prefer an all steel barrel. My advice is toss the sights that come with it and get some cool flip down sights and a dot sight. What others should know:I am convinced there was alot of thought put into making this gun. Crosman told me, yes I actually spoke to someone involved in designing this, that it is designed for target and pest illimination. They said it should be good for anything up to the size of a very fat squirrel with crosman pointed pellets and 10 pumps.
Things I liked:After a year or more of target shooting with this gun I'm still lovin' it. It's still accurate and has never let me down. After some rough handling it still looks good. That stock is solid and indistructable as ever. It's a very solid Russian gun that was made by hand... old school and it shows in the extra fine quality. Things I would have changed:Just make the clip so it holds the pellets solidly. If you are not careful loading the clips, the pellets fall right out. What others should know:For the price, it is an awsome gun. None better.
Things I liked:Looks awsome. I was excited to get my hands on it until I got it in my hands. Very first thing that I thought was, "another plastic gun." I shot it a few times and it then found a home in "the drawer of forgotten guns". Sadly the drawer is getting a bit full. I recently took it out for some family to shoot. It was fired a few times and ignored in favor of guns with more metal. Things I would have changed:Definitely stop the love affair with plastic! It would be an awsome gun if it wasn't a "plastic toy". What others should know:Great idea totally ruined by plastic. Get somethong better made or risk having your own drawer of forgotten guns.
Things I liked:Recently brought out all my air rifles and air pistols at a family function and told folks to fire anything they wanted. Interesting enough this is the air gun that was used and liked the most. I asked why and they all said because it was the one that performed most like a real firearm. Things I would have changed:Perhaps a bit better paint job, or perhaps really blue it instead of paint it. What others should know:This one truly shows why the 1911 is called the greatest gun in the world.
Things I liked:I personally like the gun. It was well recieved at a recent family function where all my guns were brought out for folks to shoot. Only issue that people did not like was the gun tended to jam. I later oiled it up good with pelgun oil and haven't had an issue since Things I would have changed:Perhaps oil it up better at the factory. What others should know:Excellent gun. Just be sure to oil it up before you shoot it. Also lots of fun if you make it full auto which takes about a minute.
Things I liked:For a bb gun, it is very intimidating. Since gamo stopped the express series it's the only airgun shotgun in the market. But it is not at all accurate. The best you can hope for is slap a laser on it to get the 3 bb mode to put you somewhere on the target. Without a shoulder stock of some sort dot or reflex sighuts are of litle use. Things I would have changed:Make a detachable or folding stock for it. What others should know:If you fire it 3 bb's at a shot, you lose almost half your fps, but it sure is fun to hit a target. That is, if you can hit a target. It's a gun for getting up close and personal.
Things I liked:I like thes pellets for a variety of uses from hunting to killing paper targets. My big issue is with the tin they come in. My most recent can was closed so tight it required 30 minutes and several tools to get to the pellets. In the end the tin was destroyed along with some of the ammo. Things I would have changed:Put the ammo in user friendly containers. Needing 2 pairs of vice grips, a bench vice and screwdriver to open the tin then spend the time to sort the good ammo from the ammo destroyed in opening it isn't my idea of airgunning. What others should know:Unless you have somme serious tools standing by to get at the pellets, you might need some other ammo.
Things I liked:I heard some grumbling about this gun being inaccurate. I didn't see any inaccuracies in where the shot landed. It put them exactly where i told it to. I did notice the gun has a pretty hefty recoil. In fact it seems to have twice the recoil of my marlin model 60 rimfire .22. I also noticed the shots hit very hard. I used a 1 inch piece of pine as a target. The pellets went right through it. In all, I expect this will be a very good groundhog gun.
I also noticed some gripes about the scope traveling all over the gun. If you use the scope stop in the rear ring there is no problem. It is set with an allen screw in the ring's lower half. In all it is a fine gun if set up right. Some people think the included scopes are cheesy, but I found it to have decent optics. Obviously not a top of the line $600 scope but it will get you on your target enough for a one shot kill. I can't ask for more than that for the price. I also like that gamo, a spanish company makes these in spain. It is NOT chinese cheap trash. This makes it a good quality gun in my book. Things I would have changed:I am of the opinion this is a fine gun made by a company that has not sold out to the chinese. I respect that, so, no, I wouldn't change a thing. It works exactly like it should work for what it is. What others should know:Nice larger pest control gun. Stick a gamo gun buddy on it and a pocket full of pellets and go find dinner.
Things I liked:This is my second m417. This one is being kept " new in box" as a collector item since I understan they are changing these guns to a m4-177 in January so the m417 is going to be rare in this condition. I carefully opened the box for inspection of course, fired exactly one shot to be sure it worked added one pump and put everything back. Things I would have changed:The only thing I don't like is the plastic coated barrel. That just seems to yell cheap, but for what it is, well done crosman. The sights ar cheesy but effective for anyone that has gone through military basic training. What others should know:Grab the m417's before they go away. I'm betting the 417 is going to be worth money in the future if it is in new condition.
Things I liked:It's an awsome looking gun. The suppressor mkes it look unique. Very quiet with lead pellets but as loud as my Marlin. 22 with pba. Things I would have changed:Borsighting is impossible due to suppressor. Also not fond of the scope. I found it impossible to sight in over the supressor. The fiber optic sights are nice though What others should know:I imagine with a bit of work the scope could be accurate. I hade mine for quite a while now and never did get around to sighting in the scope. I found a laser boresighter is impossible to use with it due to the suppressor. The laser can't get near enough to the barrel to get it to point in the right direction.
Things I liked:The gun is elegant and accurate. It also lets everybody know what you just did when you squeeze the trigger. It is also fairly light weight. Things I would have changed:Nothing really. I like it as it is. Top notch engineering. What others should know:Using air the gun is a great multi purpose .22. Using co2 the gun goes all anemic on me and gets put back in the rack in favor of something else.
Things I liked:Definitely a high quality American made product. First thing I noticed it is HEAVY it's all steel and definitly built for very high pressure work. Excellent design. I never saw a pump with built in heat sinks before and when compared to a chinese made pump you can see which one was built right. What others should know:Definitely a pump that will last.
Things I liked:This is a bit more of a reassessment than a review. When I first got the gun I was running it on co2. With co2 it was a bit anemic and hardly a gun I woulg classify as a good hunting gun. I just bought the air pump and switched it to compressed air. It works much better on that than co2. With co2 it had a ton of hammer bounce and not likely to be able to shoot through a wet paper bag and it wasted more co2 than it used. 2000 psi straightened it out. It now promises to be a formidable pest getter ridder of-er. Things I would have changed:Forget co2 in this gun it just plain don't work well. Use hpa. What others should know:Good guun if you feed it the right propellant.
Things I liked:I got my whisper around 4 years ago when they wer still fairly new with their noise dampener. It was the first airgun I had ever seen like this. Naturally I had to have one. The week after I got it I used it to rid my mom's stocked fish pond of a nasty muskrat problem. I was having a tough time getting the scope to stay put so I finally tore the one piece mount off the gun and used the iron sights to get the job done. Since then my gun got new rings a laser and a flashlight. I'm hoping to get a chance this summer to hunt with it again. Things I would have changed:Nothing other than the one piece scope mount. I'm not a fan. What others should know:Well built gun. Take care of it and it will last a long time.
Things I liked:China needs to take some quality notes from airforce. This has got to be the best air rifle I have ever seen. The finish is a very nice powder coating, i found the triger to be nice and crisp. Barrel is the finest I ever saw and it is as accurate as advertised. I found a dot sight is perfect for close in work and doesn't really need to have the tri rail adapter. I also love the fact I can put in various barrels and different calibers. In all this might be one of the greatest air rifles made. Things I would have changed:As far as I can see, it is exactly what I need What others should know:Well worth the price.
Things I liked:These reviews on pellets can really vary depending on the gun used. In some guns these pellets get only 3 or 4 stars for performance. In an airforce condor using co2 and the lowest power setting, I have never seen a more destructive pellet. Using compressed air on high setting, I can't imagine just how much damage these might do. I fired one of these into a 1/4 inch pine board. Usually this stops the pellet. With a condor I had to go find the pellet since it went through the board. It had fully collapsed and deformed. In a varmint body, I expect this to represent an instant kill, which is good. I expect great things from these pellets and the condor this year. Things I would have changed:I found they tin these are in get screwed so tight at the factory I often need to destroy the tin to get at the pellets. What others should know:Decent pellet in certain guns. Not so good in others. If you can get in the tin, these are worth a try for the price.
Things I liked:I've been doing a bit of fun ballistics. One important thing to find out is just how much damage can the gun do. I know on low power this thing will chew through a 1/4 inch pine board. I then tried an oak tv tray. It went through that too. I then tried the phone book. It also tore through that.... on low with co2. I pulled out all the stops and stacked 2 thick catalogs. I set the gun on high and was totaly amazed at the damage. The first thick catalog stopped the crosman domed pellet but half the pages ewer turned into unreadable confetti. I fished the pellet out and it had deformed into a pointed triangle with all three sides caved in. Imagine that damage in a groundhog. That would be instantly lethal. No other gun I own is as powerful or lethal as the condor Things I would have changed:There's nothing to change. This thing can become any gun configuration you could ever need What others should know:This is not just a gun. It's an engineered work of art and likely there won't be a more deadly air gun ever made. If you like airguns, this is a must have. It will make you want to toss all your other guns in the trash. It's that good.
Things I liked:Like the style. Comfortable Things I would have changed:The thing wouldn't fit on a bkl adapter under my airforce condor. Had to hamer it on to the adapter then yamer it off to get the adapter on the gun. Not exactly what I visualized it working like. What others should know:Perhaps it is my own fault but this grip seems t be too small at the attaching end. Needs to be a bit less solid to fit right
Things I liked:I like the fact it comes with a weaver and dovetail mount a push button switch and remote switch. What realy sold me on this being a good product was the elastic band with velcro on it so I could attach it to the gun easily. The stick on velcro I found refuses to stick to the gun. This tells me daisy actually knew of this issue and corrected it instead of selling a product that didn't work like it should. Things I would have changed:Make the stck on velcro so it will stick. What others should know:Daisy actually made a good product. I can't believe I just said that.
Things I liked:Looks like a good goregrip. Things I would have changed:Make these fit a weaver/ picatanny rail without excessive dremmel work to widen the grip so it will fit. In order to make this wour under my airorce condor I had to grind the top of the grip so it was wide enough to fit the weaver adapter. What others should know:You will need a dremmel and sanding wheel along with quite a bit of skill to make these chinese parts work.
Things I liked:Ok. These have five stars for cool factor. The directions are a bit hard to follow and getting it ready to fire is a bit tough. Definitely not a toy for children. These are as close to a flash bang grenade as a civilian can get. The size and shape is about right to potentially be any number of smoke grenade, tar gas grenade, red or white sulfur grenade, or flash bang. If it was lit off in a space like a building it would be disorienting. Things I would have changed:Since this is a new product and there is nothing else like it that I know of to measure it against, it is too soon to tell. What others should know:I would say for safety, these should be adult use only.
Things I liked:Created a nice solid place to put a foregrip under my airforce condor. Things I would have changed:In order to use it, I needed to use a dremmel to widen the top of the foregrip or it wouldn't work. This needs to totally be reshaped to work for multiple jobs. What others should know:Good for attaching sights but not so good for attaching any other things to a gun. But it can be done.
Things I liked:Very powerful erven on co2. There's nothing else like itin my collection. It's not just an airgun. It's a highly modifiable shooting system that can be customized to each person. Barrels are changeable, foregrips are easy to add as well as lasers, sights, scopes, power sources. This gun can be powered up or down for any use. Finally an airgun built right. Things I would have changed:Absolutely nothing. As far as I'm concerned, it's perfect. What others should know:If you can only have one gun, this one is worth an entire collection.
Things I liked:Fairly accurate reproduction of the original. Not exactly sure why the chinese decided the gun's wood parts would look good painted macaroni and cheese orange. Fires about as accurare as original Things I would have changed:Stop painting the wood orange. A nice brown stain would not cost much and would raise the eye appeal. What others should know:For what it is, nice little reproduction gun by the chinese. It can hit the broad side of a barn if you have a barn. But the original was just as accurate of a barn plinker. I'm not complaining. Just telling it like it is.
Things I liked:Fairly simple thing. How can anyone poorly manufacture a chunk of metal. I bought one to use 88 gram co2 with my airforce condor while I wait for the new spinloc tanks to come out. It worked far better than a big bulky 20 oz tank. Things I would have changed:Not much to change.
Things I liked:I love the full auto...of course the gun had a date with my dremmel to get that. Looks awsome and easy to operate. Breaks down like real uzi. Finish wasn't so good. There was a deep gouge in the aluminun barrel shroud. Things I would have changed:There was far more plastic on the gun than I thought there would be. In fact the gun is mostly plastic including a good part of the insides. I really do not understand this love affair manufacturers have with plastic. I also have never heard a serious air gunner say, "I want my guns to be all plastic. The more plastic the better." What others should know:The gun really chews up co2 on full auto, but it's fun.
Things I liked:The very first bb's out of the bottle I found several corroded. Also they do not have a very good finish. I noticed they all have a marbled appearance. Being a new product, I'd expect them to be made really well in order to find a following. As far as the bottle, i liked the opening since I didn't have to saw it open like crosman copperheads the lable on the bottle looks as if it came off someone's cheap computer printer and stuck on by someone's young child not a product I will likely use in my better air guns. Things I would have changed:Bb finish, bb quality control, packaging appearance What others should know:Don't waste your money. There is far better out there.
Things I liked:These things are kind of like the vw beetle of airguns. They are well made, simply made, and reliable. They are also very modifyable with all kinds of stocks, barrels, breaches, compensators and exotic wood parts. When I got mine the first thing that happened was what crosman should have done... trashed the plastic...all of it and replaced it with zebrawood pump grips very classy. Things I would have changed:I changed what "I would change". I took a reasonably made gun into an heirloom gun...for around $50.00. Would it be so hard for gun makers to do? What others should know:These can be exceptional guns with a bit of work.
Things I liked:Very nice looking gun. It took predator pellets well so I know any pellet I have on hand will work. Trigger is a bit tight but not as bad as some people make it out to be. I used a bag of kitty litter as a test target. The kitty litter flew with every shot. The ting hit hard and was rather loud. Things I would have changed:Well, if I had a choice I would trash the plastic. I don't know any serious airgunner that begs for plastic guns. What others should know:Decent can killer
Things I liked:This is only one part of a custom high end carbine rifle I'm building. Once it has the custom engraved wood inserts in it and it is on the gun, it will be totally classy, even for something that is molded plastic. Things I would have changed:I wish these could be powder coated aluminun or carbon fiber. That would take my custom guns and make them worth much more. What others should know:Great stock for a 1377 or 1322 which are my favorite customizable guns.
Things I liked:This went on a totally hand built air rifle. It looks totally amazing on it. I love the mil dot reticle, the lighted red green really added to the "cadilac" feel of the gun and I fully believe this gun can silently kill grasshoppers with authority with this scope. Things I would have changed:Perhaps make the front flip open dust cover fit more securely with the sun shade on it What others should know:If you have a really beautiful gun, it becomes amazing with this scope. It gets even better with bkl self centering rings.
Things I liked:This thing is definitely a kids gun. Even with the cocking assist on the barrel I have a time of it and I'm by no means a wimp. Recoils harder than I expected hits much harder than I expected. Trigger feels good to me. Things I would have changed:.I know it's made mostly of plastic to keep the cost down. I would like to see nice wood and better quality materials making this gun. I suppose I can't expect a factory to match my hand made beauties, but this is still a decent gun. What others should know:Don't buy it for a kid. You need to be strong to cock and fire this brute. Great for adults.
Things I liked:It does it's job and will hold plenty of pellets, which makes hunting easier since I don't have to struggle with a tin while trying to move into a superior position. It's also good for carrying .22 LR ammo when you are in a nice target rich environment and need more than a magazine full of ammo. Things I would have changed:It's nice. I might put a flap on the top that could be tucked in the belt when open so it could hold more since I do use the pouch for more than just pellets. What others should know:Very good idea for people in a dynamic shooting environment with a pcp gun or just if you don't enjoy struggling with the ammo cans pellets come in.
Things I liked:It says ruger so it should have quality. It fires well and accurately. Things I would have changed:There's not much to be done. It is a real bear to cock even with the cocking assist. It's also fairly heave kind of like a minaturized springer rifle with no butt stock and a really short barrel. This is pretty much the reason I don't use mine very much. What others should know:You better have some strength to cock and fire this thing. It is powerful and that power makes it so a kid could never get it ready to fire. I'm 6' tall and 223 pounds in fairly good condition and I have to put some good effort into it.
Things I liked:I just got my new big cat which is replacing my old one. It's better than before. it has quite a kick to it, relatively easy to cock, qand I found the trigger to be decent. Things I would have changed:I'm not a fan of these scopes. Until I can get something else it will do though. What others should know:This thing is a super value with a ton of power for a tiny price. You can't go wrong with a big cat on your side.
Things I liked:these hit hard and seem to be accurate. Also no flat spots or defects I could spot. Things I would have changed:tin was a bit tough to open. What others should know:I haven't tried them yet for hunting but I suspect they will work well. I liked the value since they were free with a gamo big cat. If they help get rid of a muskrat problem I'll officially be a fan.
Things I liked:the sites are as pictured. Requiring an allen wrench to install them Not something that you will be moving all over the gun as you set up scopes and other stuff for different situations. Self centering is a good feature. Also easy to figure out how to use windage and elevation since they don't come with instructions. Things I would have changed:Send instructions for the mechanically disinclined, A nice box to store the unit in when not being used would be a plus. They come in a few small zip lock baggies.
Things I liked:I had a few questions about this that PyramYd couldn't answer so I'm answering them. Yes, the tank is compatable with the benjamin pump. Yes the tank is compatable with both accessory bars, yes, It hs a place for a sling stud, Yes it is a fine product. I like the onboard pressure guage and fill attachment. Things I would have changed:They changed everything that needed changing. This is an update of the original tank. What others should know:If you have an airforce gun you need this tank.
Things I liked:You have to have one of these to truly appreciate what it is. It's not just an air rifle. It's an entire multi-mission shooting platform. In 5 minutes I can reconfigure this gun for anything I need a gun to do. I can set it up to be a talon ss with iron sights or a condor with a scope. It's good for stalking and sniping. It's also a multi barrel gun. It can be set up with a night scope or anything else you want to put on it. Mine has a folding foregrip so I have that extra control when I need it. Things I would have changed:Nothing to change. It's a well engineered system. What others should know:Once you have a condor, I have discovered, you won't want any other airgun. M have an extensive collection and won't use any other one now. This is the perfect air rifle.
Things I liked:It's a well made sight. There's no wabble or play in the adjustment settings, the dot is nice and clear and I don't see ant reflexion of the gun in the sight. I also found out quite by accident this will work on a dovetail as well as a weaver rail. Simply flip the clamps over that hold the sight on the gun. Things I would have changed:I didn't notice any directions in the box so it took a bit of hunting to figure out how to adjust the dot. What others should know:I haven't used it in my test area yet but I don't doubt it will perform splendidly.
Things I liked:I like the unique cross hatch on these. In my tests on a parafin target they were about as devestating as a dumdum bullet. That nice indentation allows for wonderful expansion making a wound that much more efficient as far as taking down pests. My first try with these was with a custom pump air rifle I built. Later I'll try it in my condor and post an update. Things I would have changed:Quality appears to be very good. Everything well thought out. What others should know:This is my first can of H& N pellets since I normally buy local and get crosman. I'll be testing these tommorow on some prarie chuck targets against the crosmans, then I'll post as to which is better.
Things I liked:Nice light weight target. Good size for when I get bored on a hunt. I can go stick them out at different distances so I can get some trigger time with my condor. What others should know:What's to really say? it's a target, so they are inexpensive but well made. I expect they will be destroyed over time or I'm not doing my job.
Things I liked:Applied this to my discovery which was looking a bit raggedy. It got my metal all nice and black and beautiful again. Very easy to apply. Simply get some on a cotton rag and wipe it on. Let it set then wipe with wet rag.
Things I liked:I bought this gun just to see what airsoft was all about. The gun appears to be mostly plastic, blocky and toy-like. i'm using the aluminum airsoft pellets in it just to give it a bit more respect. So far it shoots straight, hits about as hard as a red ryder bb gun so no real complaints. Things I would have changed:Make the instructions a bit better. I had a hard time figuring them out and had to make discoveries on how the gun worked on my own. It took me 15 minutes to discover how to put the battery in and 10 more to figure out where the cocking handle was. What others should know:Seems to be a fairly complicated bit of equipment. First timers will have a bit of time into figuring the gun out, but it can be done.
Things I liked:I have a bit more respect for aluminum shot than I do plastic. They all seem to be uniform in shape and appearance. I could find no sign of corrosion. All were highly polished and I noticed, easy to see as I shot them Things I would have changed:A manufacturer label would be nice. I'd like to know who made them. Apparently nobody wants to take the credit/blame for these. What others should know:Definitely something an airsoft player will respect much more than a bunch of plastic.
Things I liked:Can was easy to open. I nooticed crosman tends to screw them together so tight I usually end up destroying the can trying to open it. Everything seemed to be in good order inside the can. I didn't see any pellets that were damaged or lop-sided. Things I would have changed:Just make sure the cans are not impossible to open. What others should know:If you want to save some money, buy 2 cans of this instead of the 1 625 pellet box. You'll get more ammo and save a few dollars.
Things I liked:I tried this on a raggedy old crosman 130. I got as good a result as if I had used rubbing alcohol. Basically nothing happened other than I got the metal wet. Things I would have changed:Make it actually work. What others should know:Not sure what happened axactly but this stuff did nothing on the gun I tried it on.
Things I liked:My IZH61 is a few years old, but I upgraded it with the air venturi sights It was accurate before, but with these air venturi sights and front globe inserts I have no doubt this gun can hold it's own against the olympic grade rifles costing thousands of dollars. Put that with the weapons grade stock and it's one of the best 10 meter guns i have seen in a long time Especially in this new age of plastic pellet guns. Things I would have changed:I found my butt stock loosens up a bit after several shots so I need to keep an eye on it. What others should know:older or this updated model, this is a very good gun. If you shoot 10 meter, you need one of these. The guys with the $3000 guns might laugh when you bring it out, but they will leave crying when you use it to win the match.
Things I liked:This is a bit of an update. I put these through some targets with my condor and then dealt with a muskrat. These things are accurate at any power setting on my condor as advertised on the can. They grouped very nice and I was able to call my shots and place every one of them where I said I would. (I drew a smiley face on a prariechuck target) As far as a real varmint, one shot was all it took and it was history. Things I would have changed:I'd make the cross pattern a bit wider so it does a bit more damage What others should know:Excellent hunting pellet. If you have a stubborn pest that doesn't see things your way, these will convince him.
Things I liked:writing a review for something like this is harder than it seems. What can I say? It's aluminum, powder coated, and it fits. Comes with a spare set screw but I'm not sure why. My condor is noticeably quieter with this and a 12" barrel. I can tell you it works well with a .22 cal but can't tell you about other calibers since I only have .22 barrels. Things I would have changed:Maybe sell these with 12" barrels.
Things I liked:good sturdy targets. Take lots of punishment. Excellent for hunting practice. I set them out at various distances I'd normally hunt pests at and get a day of range time in so when I do get an actual varmint I need to hunt my sights are dead on and I have familiarized myself with the gun. It's good to get as much time behind the scope as you can. these give you a decent varmint sized and shaped target to practice on similar to the russian sized targets we trained on in the army. Things I would have changed:Sell them with more than 6 target sheets. They go fast when you are using a fun gun like the condor. What others should know:good field targets.
Things I liked:makes a good black finish, but it does bubble, smoke and smell like rotten eggs as it works. Might need to touch up a larger piece several times and oil your piece after it's blued or it turns ashy grey and rusty brown.
Things I liked:Nice clear red dot Things I would have changed:redesign the elevation adjustment. I have yet to figure out fow to make it work. I even took it apart to figure it out and had no luck figuring it out. What others should know:not the best sight but it will work.
Things I liked:They fly nice and straight in my condor. I just used them to win a field target match today. I probably could have used any pellet I own to do it, but these are the best multi-purpose pellet I have found. Good for knocking down a field target or a muskrat. Things I would have changed:Sometimes crosman tightens down the lid on the tin so hard I have to destroy the tin to get at the pellets. What others should know:Good all purpose pellet.
Things I liked:It's a nice light weight .20 cal rifle for a decent price. 8 pumps, no recoil and classic good looks. Mine is made in the '70's but the design is not all that different overall. The bulge on the newer model's pump grip helps keep fingers out of pinch points. Things I would have changed:After looking at the older model and a newer model I think they are about equal in performance. What others should know:This is an air rifle that will last you if you take proper care of it.
Things I liked:I actually bought these to serve as cannon balls in a .30 caliber mini-cannon. I was hoping for round but I'll take what I can get in .30 caliber. Things I would have changed:I'm not sure what shape to call these but whatever it is, make them round. What others should know:For my purposes, these things are quite fun.
Things I liked:I like the quad rails, but little else. This is exactly the same as the walther sg9000. It's just relabled. Things I would have changed:It needs some kind of butt stock that can be attached What others should know:Not easy to aim due to the fact there are no sights, no butt stock so no way to sabilize this. Also using the 3 bb setting robs you of almost half of your muzzle velocity. If you are planning on using this with any hope of accuracy, you need a laser. nothing else will give you any hope of hitting anything smaller than an aircraft carrier.
Things I liked:At first I was a bit skeptical about putting the scope much higher than it was since I like my scope close to the barrel, but I was having trouble getting a proper sight picture with my scope. I put the tri-rail on my condor and all of a sudden I had a muskrat killing machine in my hands with amazing accuracy. Plus the bonus is I have a place beside the scope for my new centerpoint action cam with the extra side rails. An excellent accessory for tricking out your condor. Things I would have changed:nothing. Fits tight and looks great. What others should know:A fine accessory. Very well thought out bit of gear that exceeded my expectations.
Things I liked:I haven't been able to take much more than a couple shots with this thing, but overall It seems like a well made gun. It's heavy as a battleship's main gun has a tiny kick no vibration that I can feel and is built the way I would build it. In a few weeks I'm doing a dip on the stock and make it camouflaged. Things I would have changed:It's a bit too long with the spacers and wouldn't fit in my rifle case. I had to remove them to get it to squeeze into my case. What others should know:Not a bad rifle but heavy. Put a sling on it if you plan to hunt with it and bring a bipod, monopod, or shooting sticks to brace it with because it is a heavy beast.
Things I liked:What's not to like about a camera mounted on your gun. It's got alot of practical uses from resolving an airsoft battle if your opponent refuses to admit defeat, to verifying a kill in the field when things get going too fast for you to realize what just happened. I've had a few pest hunts like that when I wish I could get an instant replay. Now I can. Things I would have changed:Make the remote cables available. Crosman says they have no plans to make them available since they are having a hard time selling the cameras. The HD version is already obsoleted because nobody was willing to sell them What others should know:This is an awsome must have for your hunting or airsoft gun.
Things I liked:I gave these an honest try in multiple guns. I ended up having to replace a ruined breech bolt when these round balls lodged in the barrel of my discovery, ruined a 24" barrel in my condor when one got stuck half way down the barrel, and also got stuck in the breech of my big cat which luckily I was able to clear without more crippling damage. I finally turned them into fishing weights. Things I would have changed:Just about everything. These cost me quite a bit more money than they are worth in damage to my air rifles. What others should know:Stick with pellets. These are damaging to expensive guns.
Things I liked:I like these guns for one simple reason....raw materials. They make an excellent custom pump air rifle and there are so many modifications that are available for it, you can turn these into a credible survival hunting rifle Things I would have changed:Lose all the plastic. Wood is mot that expensive and the plastic is always the first thing I get rid of on these guns. What others should know:These can be so much more than what they are.
Things I liked:Excellent for pest control when you need to show proof of kill and don't want to carry the animals all over the place. That can be rather unpleasant work when doing something like clearing barns of rats or fields of other pests, or ponds of muskrats that often sink when killed so you have no proof it is eliminated. Put a dovetail to weaver adapter on the mount and it mates up nicely to an airforce tri-rail adapter leaving room for other goodies in the airforce gun. Things I would have changed:Perhaps make the remote on-off switch as it says on the package. Crosman says it has no plans to make one. It would come in handy since there is a place to hook one in to the camera. Then I could mount this anywhere on the gun. Instead I have to put it in easy reach. What others should know:Really a great hunting accessory. Imagine bragging about the trophy buck you brag about and nobody believes you so you whip out the chip from the camera and show it to them.
Things I liked:Jury is still out on if this will be a good hunting gun but everything says it will be. It puts .177 crosman pointed pellets through a 1 inch pine board at 10 feet and through a door after that. It definitely has power that no other springer I own has. I'm thinking this could make my airforce talon work hard to beat it on my field target range. Things I would have changed:Not much to change. It's heavy as the main gun on an M1 tank but that can't be helped. What others should know:I'm no light weight. This thing makes me work to cock the gun. Because of the weight of the gun and overall force to cock it that you need, this is definitely not a gun for kids. It's also one of the longest guns I own.
Things I liked:This is a wonderful thing for a hunter that makes a living doing pest elimination and of course for that deer hunter that wants to show off that trophy buck he just bagged. I have this mounted onto a sun optics 3-9x32 scope with rails on the scope body. That way I can use the set up un my condor ot my talon or swap it out onto my mossberg 100atr and catch every hunt... at least the exciting parts. Things I would have changed:Maybe make it with a viewfinder so I can get an instant replay in case a shot was in doubt. Also Crosman needs to make the on/record remote they said they were going to make. They said they aren't going to put one out. What others should know:Handy for a hunter.
Things I liked:I got one of these things for the reason that they are very simple guns to mod up with more aftermarket parts available to upgrade them than any other gun on the market. has nise laminate wood target grips, plenty of stainless steel and improved light trigger, power adjuster and an MP5 collapsible stock for when I need a rifle but all I have is a pistol....and the kicker... mine is a pcp pistol, not co2. Things I would have changed:Ow there is plenty to change and I did. First should be get rid of every scrap of cheap plastic. What others should know:A great gun for the hobbyist that wants to get all the performance they can out of a gun.
Things I liked:I love the extreme power, no recoil and complete adaptability to any shooting need I have. Between this and my condor I don't have a need for any other guns Things I would have changed:Absolutely nothing. It's the ideal gun that can be any gun you want from bullpup to carbine of any caliber or power. What others should know:If you can only have one gun airforce guns should be where you buy one since they are the only adaptable package out there of their kind and you just can't beat them for accuracy.
Things I liked:It's a nice light almost well made gun. Things I would have changed:Normally I don't complain about a trigger, but this one is definitely the worst one I have ever dealt with. it's definitely rough feeling and a very hard let off as well as more creep in it than you find in an alley behind an x-rated movie theater. What others should know:Not too bad for a youth gun but I have seen better.
Things I liked:Unique look for what it is, but I didn't find it any more comfortable than any other gun to shoot. I do like the look though. I found the scope to be a better than usual quality scope but the thing needs to be farther forward on the gun than the scope ring hole that prevents scope creep is set. Cocking was fairly easy. This is my first gas spring gun so I don't know how it is compared to others. I can't speak to it's accuracy yet since it is too cold out to take it outside and try it. Will post a follow up in spring. Things I would have changed:The trigger is absolutely terrible. It felt rough, had a hard release and long follow through. If they can fix that the gun would be great. What others should know:Not too bad, but it needs more design work on that trigger. Trigger is third world nasty.
Things I liked:Feels really good in my hand. Looks good. I'm glad I got it finally. What others should know:Very nice for taking out that evil pop can or weapons safety training or weapon familiarity training.
Things I liked:When I ordered this gun I figured I was going to get a plastic gun that was painted silver or maybe molded out of silver plastic. I was totally wrong and I am very glad I am wrong. This gun is as solid as they can get. It's nice heavy metal giving the feel of a real .357. To top it off instead of loading a plastic wheel with bb's you load the bb's into real looking metal shell casings then load it like the actual firearm. When holding it you see real brass looking back at you. looking at the front of the gun it appears that there are actual bullets in the gun. There's no sign of the co2 charging screw. In a holster this would be convincing everyone it was 100% real. In your hand it's very easy to forget it's a bb gun. If I were to make a bb gun this is exactly how I'd build one. That's saying something. Things I would have changed:Nothing. It's a finely made gun. Safety is well marked so it was easy to figure it out. Maybe I'd redesign the speed loader which I found a bit cheaply made and cheap looking. What others should know:If you want a fine pistol, this is it. It's thrilling just to hold.
Things I liked:Nice considering there is very little out there that honors the army. Everything nowadays seems to be all marines. Things I would have changed:Maybe tell the chinese to center the army crest when they screen print the faux embroidery on the front logo. Also it might be nice if they actually use the army crest which this is not. It's a fairly generic government emblem similar to the crest of the President of the United States. What others should know:Maybe I'm strange for thinking this, but I'd really like to see products that represent our military being "made in america". It just seems insulting to me that we don't have things like this made here in the U.S.A. For that fact I likely won't wear this hat. It will just gather dust on my wall.
Things I liked:I bought this out of necessity. I let a friend borrow my Benjamin pump and he brought it back with a different hose on it since he had destroyed my original hose by slamming it in the car door. So in order to use mt pump again I had to buy a fitting so it would connect to my guns again. I wasn't happy about this. My first one I ordered would fit my discovery but try as I might it would not fit my condor. I told pyramyd air about the problem and they sent me another fitting that worked with all my guns. Evidently my first one was out of spec from the factory. Things I would have changed:The factory that makes these (I'm assuming it is in China due to poor quality control) needs to learn quality control and apply it since these are a precision high pressure bearing fixture that has potential to hurt someone if they fail at high enough pressure.
Things I liked:I'm feeling a bit deceived on this gun. I was thinking the magazine would be storage for extra clips and the sight tool. It's molded in and doesn't do anything. I saw a unique design feature that looks like it is a selector switch to go from bb to pellet. It's also molded in. In fact I can't find anyplace on this gun that would give you any extra storage space at all for the pellet clips or sight tool. The cocking lever is on the left. so to a right handed shooter this is so awkward that the gun is impractical. I also found the pump handle very hard to use since I had to practically pry it away from the gun to open it every pump. About the only good thing about the gun is it's looks and size. If you are a left handed shooter that loves plastic this might be your perfect gun. I can't find a single scrap of metal on the gun anywhere. Things I would have changed:I'd recall these things and redesign it so it is easier to pump, and cock at a minimum. An airgun should not be this hard to use. It seriously takes away from the sport. If this was my first airgun I'd fire the gun once and decide this wasn't an enjoyable sport. What others should know:Buy it for looks, not for function. It will look great on your wall but is definitely not fun to shoot.
Things I liked:Light Weight, accurate and it fires pellets instead of bb's. I've had mine for a good number of years and I have used this one to put an up close finishing shot into a groundhog that was undermining our apartment foundation. I know the gun isn't recommended for that but it's what I had at the time and it did the job cleanly and humanely. Things I would have changed:For what it is, I don't think I can ask for a better pistol due to the fact it has done everything I have asked it to do. What others should know:If you want a decent target gun you can definitely do far worse than this gun. It will do what you ask of it and it will exceed it's limits on occasion.
Things I liked:I was surprised that the chinese could actually build a decent straight shooting pistol like this. When I picked this one up I was thinking it might be some toxic plastic Chinese bit of junk I'd be selling a few days after I got it. This gun looks like it gets admitted into a very elite club of guns I elected to keep. I just went through my collection recently and got totally brutal with it and most went up for sale. I think this one is going to stay. It has all the qualities of a good gun. Nice adjustable trigger, trigger is predictable. Gun is very accurate even in my hands and I am not a pistol guy. It's a bit tough to cock so not a gun you want to buy for younger shooters. Bringing the upper part up and over is easy but bringing it back and locking it in firing position is a bit tough. Things I would have changed:Nothing really. For the price it is a decent gun for an ADULT.
Things I liked:I needed sling swivels on my Discovery. These worked perfectly. Now I can add a sling to the list of wonderful things about this gun when I put it up for sale. They were very easy to install. All you need to do is drill a couple holes in the stock as the directions tell you to do. Then just screw the studs into the holes. They fit nice and tight. No issues.
Things I liked:Even though it is mostly plastic and chinese made I do like this gun. It is a decent 10 meter pistol and fairly accurate. The trigger is light and smooth, cocking the gun is a bit rough but not unmanageable. It's a fairly large pistol that does feel very good in your hand. It fills a larger hand well which adds to the good handling of this gun. Things I would have changed:Pay just a little more attention to the seam in the plastic. It was a bit rough in my hand until i took a knife and trimmed it so the grip was smooth and pleasant. What others should know:Fairly good gun for the price.
Things I liked:This is a nice heavy duty well made bag. Everything about it appears to be fairly indestructible. I will be using it to carry my AR15 (real one, not airsoft) until I can find something better.