Things I liked:good penetration for wood and steel can targets, makes even lower powered pistols into soup can destroyers. airgun version of AP round (armor piercing) looks like sabot tank round. leaves barrel clean, its lead free and can be handled with out hand washes. price is great. Things I would have changed:accuracy could use improvement, but its penetrating power makes up for its faults. would go from zinc formula to tungsten tips. What others should know:does well for accuracy more in pistols, any ultra light pellet is not for long range accuracy in riffles that break sound barrier (1100 fps) tests show tumble of the pellets on target.
Things I liked:solid, close tolerences, great riffling in barrel, does well on velocity despite its very short barrel, 400 fps for a hobby pellet 11.9 grain. can cock without assist tool with a shop rag or your palm if placed in correctly. Things I would have changed:not much because of its its reasonable pice, you get more then you pay for. rear sites are combat style insted of target sites, combat style has bigger gaps in between front post and rear posts when looking down the sites for a target. What others should know:the 22 version pellets will stick flush in pine boards, and because of the weight of the pellets it has even more energy at 25 yards then the fast light .177 pistols that do 500 fps with 7.4 gr pellets, this is because heavy pellets retain more energy then light pellets wich means saved power for longer range impact on target. make shure breach seal sticks just above flush, a sunk breach seal can cost 50-100 fps in velocity, 1/32 to 1/16 exposed should be fine. 22 version loves light 9.57 gr beeman fts lead free pellets 480 fps on high end, for lead use air arms or jsb 13.4 gr, its a lighter domed pellet, and rws hobby 11.9 gr for 10 meter paper popping. dont forget 3 drops chamber lube also after 6 months or a few thousand rounds, wich ever comes first. you can use a eye dropper to put lube in chamber hole, then just buy rws chamber oil or the other brands specifically for the chamber, never use other lubes, they are not the same as chamber lube and can dielsel very hard or errode piston seal.
Things I liked:simplicity, built in bb holder on top of gun, very little can go wrong, double action predictable trigger, good ballance and some weight but yet not to heavy, velocty is very high chrony holds 475-500 fps even after 5 shots, bb's will penetrate about 1/4 inches into a pine board, smith and wesson military and police partial looks, beaver tail on rear of gun keeps hand real steady, for price this is worth the money, 30% more velocity than most bb pistols and a gun has reach even out past 25 yards, pop cans dont stand a chance and get hit very hard, trigger allows room for tactical gloves, gun looks better then this picture, feels tactical in the hand and laser can be mounted on rail, perfect gun for family no magazines to deal with and double action only makes it easy for beginners also. maximum power, simplicity, tactical, and a low price. Things I would have changed:paint on sights, but one can by acrylic orange from art store to paint sights, other then that it is amazing for the price What others should know:try avainti bb's they are precision ground, any machinist will see the avainti bb is very good tolerances for quality control, and velocity is a little higher due to lack of "blow by" blow by is when a burst of air or CO2 gets in front of bb in barrel, bb's are smaller then barrel so some burst gets in front of bb, the better the seal, the better the velocity and accuracy and this is what avanti bb's seem to be good at, avoid copper platted bb's or sort and check for deformed bb's, these are usually jam problems many guns get blamed for, decades of shooting i have had luck with avanti bb's, a thousand for a few bucks inst bad price for a high grade bb. you can buy the real firearm holster wich is a M and P smith and wesson normal size.
Things I liked:accuracy, metal construction mostly, good heft, easy one pump, quite enough for a library LOL, this 747 will make even cheap pellets accurate, or better then your experience with bad pellets in other guns, the best cheapest pellet was rws basics 7.0gr, rws hobby 7.0gr, beeman pointed 8.53gr, crosman pointed 7.4gr, crosman heavies 10.5gr but may be a bit to tight for the bolt to push in, use gamo ts 10.5gr smaller head and skirt. most energy being about 2.7 ft/lbs with gamo ts, so it loves heavy pellets that fit good, they are good to 15 yards, so go lighter pellets for 25 yards if tin can shooting Things I would have changed:maybe make cross bolt of metal, but plastic one works good any way, other then that it is made for competition What others should know:the 747, 717 are hall of fame air pistols, i have used them for decades. 717 is a standard rifled barrel and non adjustable two stage trigger, 747 is a lothar walther barrel and single stage adjustable trigger and ouning both i can shoot them just as good, maybe its a slight advantage for the 747 for some but not to much, but depends on the persons trigger control. sand bag bench for shure 1/2 inch groups and 1/4 inch group potential at 10 meters, this gun can litteraly pick off flies at 10 meters (33ft) riffled barrel is tight and mostly for wad cutter pellets so be careful not to force tight pellets into breach and test the fit, some fit good and some will be a problem. h and n competition 5.25gr pellets do around 460 fps, crosman ssp hollow point 4.0gr do 500 fps, rws hobby 7.0gr do about 400 fps, gamo ts 10.5gr pellets fit very well and do 335 fps, i tryed kodiaks and barracuda pellets wich are premium quality but are a bit to tight for this barrel.