Things I liked:Pyramid packed this rifle very well and shipped my order very quickly. As I unpacked my order and first inspected this AA S510 Extra, I just kept saying "WOW". The walnut stock is beautiful. The contrasting woods on the grip and butt are a beautiful detail. The laser cut checkering is absolutely impeccable. The air reservoir is painted gloss black, the barrel is painted satin black. The weight is substantial and the balance is perfect. Overall fit and finish are impressive. Everything is tight and solid, no extraneous movement. The charge and load lever is in a convenient location and is easy to operate (for right hand dominant shooters). The trigger is very nice, there is a consistent take-up then a crisp break. The trigger safety is very simple to operate. The placement on the blade is unusual, but it is easy to locate and actuate. The report is very mild, and I shoot in a backyard suburban location. The variable power feature is well thought of. The overall accuracy is impressive. For pest control, my target is a 1/4" area between the eye and ear. Drop dead kills are a typical characteristic of this powerful and accurate weapon. I mated a Leapers 8x-32x 56mm Accushot (reviewed elsewhere). This is an awesome combination (and I never use that phrase), with good shooting technique, this rifle will ensure excellent results. This outfit is so good that my wife has taken to pest elimination (as long as I pump it up) because this is such an accurate shooter. Things I would have changed:If Air Arms could incorporate a loaded chamber indicator.
I shoot Walther pistols and I appreciate this feature. What others should know:My set up consists of this AA S510 Extra FAC with The Leapers 8x-32x 56mm Accushot scope. I shoot .22cal H&N Baracuda Hunter Extreme at 19.09gr.
Every shot must hit a 1/4inch target at 20 to 25yds.
There have been reviewers that noted the unusual placement of the trigger safety on the trigger blade. It can be located and actuated unseen, I actually like it because my grip does not change. Don't be dissuaded by others, this is a very good idea.
I have decades of experience shooting high end German 10 meter pistols and have come to judge all others against them. This Air Arms S510 Extra has won me over to a new standard of excellence.
Things I liked:Very well made and consistent. Very clean soft lead (lubricated? coated?). No deformations, all are good users.
I shoot an Air Arms S510 Extra, adjusted for high power, and nail a 1/4" target 20-30 yards. Things I would have changed:Make the container quantity greater, or sell larger bulk containers. What others should know:An impressive flattening and spread into a soft target, but also deeply driven into thick Pine board.