Things I liked:Very realistic, fun to shoot and very accurate. I don't have a chronograph, but I can tell by how far the pellet penetrates into the pellet trap duct seal, that it is approaching 500 FPS. I have a laser sight mounted on it and it is pin point accurate. Things I would have changed:Nothing What others should know:As some of the other reviews have stated, you only get around 24 shots (3 magazines) per CO2 cylinder. That's OK with me because the shots you get are high quality, powerful and accurate.
Things I liked:Blowback action resembles shooting a 9mm firearm. Good trainer for learning to shoot center fire pistols. Good sights (3 white dots) and good trigger in single action. Things I would have changed:Nothing What others should know:The first PX4 I received had some issues. The threaded device that you tighten to puncture the CO2 cartridge was defective and I could not tell how much to back it out before adjusting the nut that secures the cartridge. So, when I tightened the thumb screw to pierce the CO2 cartridge, it was never in a position to fold out of the way and allow for the pellet magazine to be inserted. I wasted many CO2 cartridges, because I then had to back out the thumb screw, which releases the air. I also had some problems with misfires. I called customer service at Pyramyd Air and they cheerfully offered to send me another one, which I accepted.
I am glad I did not just ask for my money back, because the second PX4 Storm has performed as it should. It is fun to shoot and very accurate. I can recommend it without hesitation.
Things I liked:Quality product. It is the larger CO2 cartridge for guns like the EBOS and Walther Winchester 94 clone. I usually get much more than 200 shots from a cartridge. Things I would have changed:Price. It is a little more expensive than the other brands sold by Pyramyd Air. What others should know:Use a drop of Crosman Pellgun oil on the tip before screwing it in to the valve. Helps prevent leaks.
Things I liked:It is a "splatter" target. Makes BB and pellet holes much easier to see Things I would have changed:I would like to see more "splatter targets" in lighter colors. It is sometimes hard to see iron or open sights against a black target. The red center of this one does help that problem a little. What others should know:Excellent target
Things I liked:I love this target. It inspires competition. My son and I use it regularly for friendly matches. The "splatter" effect makes bb and pellet holes easy to see from a distance. Things I would have changed:Nothing, it is my favorite target. What others should know:After you have shot all of the red and green dots you can continue using the target by then shooting the black dots. After the black dots then go for the blue squares. You will get your moneys worth and more.
Things I liked:These are great little targets. I especially like them because they are printed on cardboard and pellets punch a clean round hole making it easier for scoring. Things I would have changed:I would like to see a similar target with the center "white" area in black or red. This would allow for a classic "6 o'clock" hold and would help us with ageing eyes to see the sights better. Of course, if you are using a red dot or laser sight, the existing target works fine. What others should know:Fits the Gamo pellet trap. Can be used with most any pellet trap by hanging it with a chip bag clamp.
Things I liked:It has the look and feel of a modern firearm. Great trigger, sights and accuracy. A really good air pistol for under $40. Things I would have changed:Nothing What others should know:This a Chinese clone of the German Beeman P3. It is 95% as good as the German model for less than 20% of the cost.
Things I liked:This is a great pellet for all around use. I use it exclusively in my "action pistols", namely the Beretta PX4, the Desert Eagle and the Walther CP88. When I want extreme accuracy with my single shot target pistols, I go to H & N Match pellets. Things I would have changed:Nothing What others should know:These pellets are a great value at under $5 for 500.
Things I liked:I like the looks and feel of the P17. The trigger is pleasant to use and it feels like a real fire arm. The sights are fiber optic and easy to see against a black target. It is very accurate to shoot and has almost no recoil. But, best of all is the price.....under $40. Things I would have changed:I do not like how hard it is to cock. It takes a lot of one hand strength to close the breach and barrel assembly. It is also hard to load pellets because of the small space that you have to work in when inserting a single pellet. What others should know:The Beeman P17 is a bargain and the shooting experience after cocking and loading is a very good one. It is probably the most accurate air pistol for the money available anywhere. But, the difficulty of cocking it and loading pellets keeps me from shooting it for more than 5 or 10 shots at a time. It is a trade off. It is hard to cock and load but fantastic to shoot after it is loaded.
Things I liked:This is my second Walther CP88 in nickel with a 6" barrel. I love this pistol and shoot it almost every day. It is a beautiful clone of a very fine firearm. It is heavy (mostly metal) and looks and feels like a real Walther CP88. It uses the Umarex 8 round magazines that many other air guns use. I have a Desert Eagle and a S&W M&P .45 air pistol that share the same magazines. I keep at least 20 loaded and ready for action at all times.
The sights are all black with a wide slot in the rear sight. The wider slot helps you align the sights quickly for quick firing. The slide does not move when the gun is fired. If you want to fire it single action, you have to manually cock the hammer each time. The single action is nice and crisp, but I have gotten used to shooting this gun in double action mode and can fire it pretty quickly and accurately. I can empty the 20 cartridges in short time. That's 160 shots in just a few minutes. Whether you get this pistol with plastic or wood grips, they come off the same way. Just push the button where the magazine release would be on a real firearm and one side grip will pop off. That exposes the place where the CO2 cartridge is placed and pierced. Releasing the pressure of the CO2 cartridge is accomplished by a lever built into the butt of the pistol. Pull it out and the pressure is released. Replace the CO2 cartridge and push the lever back down to puncture the CO2 cartridge. This is a great pistol. Things I would have changed:Nothing What others should know:Be prepared to do a lot of shooting with this pistol. It has a very high "fun factor" and is amazingly realistic in all aspects.
Things I liked:EyePal Peep Sight is a great product for a reasonable price. I have used "home made" pin hole peep sights in the past. This one is durable, easy to attach or remove and it works! If you want to see how it works, just take your index finger and touch the tip to your thumb joint forming a circle. Look thru the small hole left inside your index finger. Everything looks clearer, from close-up to distance. Competition shooters have been using this simple idea for many years. It improves their ability to see their gun sights as well as the target, more clearly. Things I would have changed:Nothing, they work great. What others should know:I got the package of 2 for pistol shooters or archers. Both discs have the same size hole. This gives you a spare disc, in case you loose one. The other option is to get the package that has 2 discs with different size holes. One is for pistol or archery and the other is for rifle.
Things I liked:Very accurate, easy to cock, competition type "peep" sights. Great bang for the buck. Things I would have changed:There is no pad on the butt of the stock, so it has a tendency to slip off of your shoulder. It may be that way because this rifle is used for some competitions. My grandson (10 years old) had a lot of trouble keeping the stock on his shoulder until he rolled up his T-shirt sleeve so that the butt was against bare skin. I will probably will find some sort of pad to help the slipping problem. What others should know:This air rifle is an awesome target rifle. It is so accurate, that we were having trouble with the 2nd and 3rd shots bouncing off of the first one (I use an electrical putty pellet trap so the first shots stick where they hit.)
My grandson has a regular Red Rider BB gun which is great fun to shoot, but it is not accurate. This air rifle is fun to shoot and is accurate as many more expensive air rifles. I can not say enough good things about it.
Things I liked:I bought 4 of these metal targets to use outside. I set them up at different distances. The quality is first class and they can take a shot from a Marauder Pistol (700 FPS) or Marauder Rifle (1000 FPS) without denting the plates. I used to compete in big bore pistol IHMSA shooting metal animal targets. This has the same excitement. The thrill is that you and others can see instantly if you hit your target. There is a metal clang and the target plate flips up and over and is out of sight until the release plate is shot which then resets all of the hit plates. Very ingenious and it works great. I think for the $19.95 price, it is an outstanding value. Things I would have changed:I would like to have seen a metal brace to help strengthen the legs. But, that would have made it more expensive. It works fine the way it is. What others should know:Only one of my lower powered CO2 pistols would flip the plates over. That was the Desert Eagle, which seems to have more power than my other Umarex pistols. It is still fun to shoot with the others because a hit sends the plate swinging and it is obvious that it is hit. A shot from my Marauder Pistol slaps the plate up and over in a very decisive way.
Shooting these plates is very addicting and will give you hours of fun and enjoyment.
Keep some black spray paint and extra Birchwood Casey 1 1/2" stickers handy to keep your gallery resetting airgun target looking new. If you run out of stickers, just spray paint the round part of the plate with yellow or orange paint.
Always use safety glasses when shooting these targets because the pellets are smashed into many small fragments when shot with higher powered airguns. Shots from lower powered CO2 pistols will turn the pellets into thin discs.
Things I liked:I just received my UTG Monopod and got to "test" it yesterday. I went back to the Airgun Academy blog where Tom Gaylord demonstrated the correct way to use it in a sitting position. This information is invaluable. Just go to Airgun Academy, and enter "UTG Monopod" in the search box. Tom did a two part review and the information showing how to use it in a "Field Target" sitting position is in part two. There are detailed instructions and photos.
I didn't have a bucket so I sat on a low backless bar stool, a cheap one with no padding. It took me about 5 minutes to adjust it and I was finally aiming at a 1/8" black dot on my 5 yard indoor range. I put four shots with my .22 caliber Talon SS and 3-9 Bug Buster scope, in the same hole the size of one .22 caliber pellet. It looked like only one pellet had been fired. I could not have done better with a full sand bag bench rest setup. I am thrilled with the results. Things I would have changed:Nothing What others should know:My first impression was that it is built solid and it is very easy to adjust. There are 4 sections and 3 hand tightening screws to secure the sections when extended. There are "quick release" buttons by each tightening screw and a spring action that pops each section open. You do have to loosen the screws for that button to work. Then, when you have the monopod extended to the correct length, just tighten the hand screws and you are ready to use it.
I did notice that there was a little wobble at one of the hand tightening screws. Then, I discovered that by loosening the screw and pulling the joints out hard and then re-tightening the hand screw, the wobble went away.