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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
By Michael from USA on 2012-05-15 18:14:05Things I liked:It has a nice wieght to it. Great for a left of right handed person.Feels great when you hold it.
Things I would have changed:It did not come with a CO2 cartage our the Steel BB's that are needed. Instead of a hard plastic grip. I'd use a soft gel or a soft rubber in the grooving.
What others should know:Can use it right out of the box unless you have the 12g CO2 and the steel BB's
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
By WalterE. from USA on 2014-01-31 12:45:03Things I liked:Quite frankly, I screwed up big-time when I ordered this pistol. I had been looking at the Px4, trying to make up my mind, reading reviews, chuckling as I wondered if the folks who were raving about how the blow-back action was identical to the "recoil" of the actual firearm, had ever actually fired an "actual" firearm. At the same time, I was working on some other stuff, when my neighbor called wanting some help with something. When I got back to my desk, although I don't like blowback - gas hog -, CO2 guns, for obvious reasons I figured I'd give it a go, even with a few of the other conditions reported by some reviewers. Instead of doing a search for Px4, I went to the CO2/handguns from the home page; scrolled absentmindedly while doing another task. I looked... a- ha, there it is... Send to cart... Paid... Submit Order... A few days later, delivery, I opened the box, and had a "What the @#$% is this?" moment. So, that being said, What do I like? Well, it's black. I like black guns. It looks kinda like it's firearm inspiration, if you don't look too close. Some of it is metal. I like metal. Single action trigger is pretty good. I like the BB mag/CO2 cartridge unit, it functioned flawlessly, although the spring retractor is very hard to get your finger on. The slide racking/cocking feature is sort of nice. It has a barrel, which is a n ice feature for a gun. It would be even nicer if there was some degree of relationship between it and the sights. That, I could really like
Things I would have changed:First, I would shoot the guy who designed/assembled the barrel/barrel outer sleeve assembly at the muzzle, and hire someone who understood that the projectile is intended to exit the barrel without impacting some foreign object within the first millimeter or so of its free-flight. My first shots hit about two-feet lower than, and 1-1/2 feet to the left of POA at seven-meters. To keep my shots somewhere in the vicinity of the center of my 3'x3' target area, I had to aim dangerously into the air off the upper right corner of the target. Before reloading, I looked things over and found that bore wasn't aligned with the plastic doo-dad (layman-language for "piece of crap that shouldn't be there." This kind of condition is DANGEROUS, and could certainly propel "You'll shoot your eye out." into a ricochet reality, especially when shooting steel BBs with a concrete basement wall behind your target. This same condition was mentioned by at least one reviewer of the Px4, which was one of the reasons I had hesitated purchasing that gun. I would hope that PA look into this before someone gets one that deflects BBs into an adjoining room.
What others should know:If you want a gun to look at, this really isn't a bad looking replica. If you've never handled any kind of firearm before, and you just want to familiarize yourself with basic gun handling techniques, this is okay: it has a trigger; a stock; a safety (although it's on the wrong side, (and is terribly difficult to operate).: BUT: Before you shoot it, I suggest you go to Pyramyd Air's Air Gun Academy and watch ALL the videos, then, get somebody who knows what they're doing, to look the gun over before you even think about loading it. Also: DON'T listen to anybody who says, "Oh it's a great gun to use to train for Concealed Carry.? it isn't! No air gun is! You train for Concealed Carry WITH THE GUN YOU ARE GOING TO CARRY! I certainly don't want some fool around me, carrying a loaded firearm, who's claim to fame is that he trained with a 34-dollar BB gun. If you can't afford the ammo to train with, get a baseball bat instead, not a BB gun. Their even cheaper to fire, and you don't have to be too well trained to swing one. Now, if you want a BB upgun that looks like a gun, feels like a gun, and shoots pretty darned good right out of the box (ummm, cheesy blister pack)save up a few dollars more and get a Dan Wesson BB Revolver.