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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
By Jim from USA on 2010-08-16 21:56:02Things I liked:The look and feel are an incredible likeness to the real Sig X5 Tactical, I know since I own one. If you put the two side by side it would be difficult to tell them apart. The blow-back action is fun and makes it very much like the real thing for training. Accuracy was very good to excellent, although I've only tried it at fairly close range. The handling, weight, and trigger pull were excellent also, very similar to a real Sig 9mm SAO. It is extremely high on the fun factor, for that alone it's worth the drawbacks.
Things I would have changed:Loading - this was without a doubt the most difficult gun to load of any sort I've ever experienced, and I have tried my share. I had to create a speed loader since it was so frustrating, I was literally spilling more BB's than made it into the magazine. Trying to hold the spring back and holding the magazine at just the right angle, with a tiny hole to try and pour BB's into, was nearly impossible. Not recommended for children or adults without nerves of steel and the patience to match. A better C02 plug and piercing method is needed, the plastic plug that requires an allen wrench and careful skill not to over-tighten is not a good design, this isn't something new to C02 air pistols. It should come with an extra magazine, I'm afraid this one has too many moving parts and plastic in essential areas, not good.
What others should know:It is a bit of a C02 hog, when they run down, they go instantly. I probably got 1/2 at best the amount of shots you get with the Walther PPK. Loading as I mentioned was an arduous task, someone has to come out with a real speed loader. Also the allen wrench C02 plug you have to screw in quickly but not too hard (or damage the O ring) that's made of plastic could definitely be a problem with much use or if you don't exercise care. I see why they include a spare plug.
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By Peter from USA on 2014-05-02 16:56:10Things I liked:Feels like the real thing. When it did fire it was pretty accurate.
Things I would have changed:Like others have said, the BB loading into the magazine is simply a very poor design. I assume the one I got was defective. The magazine would not seat into the handle fully and so often times I would pull the trigger and nothing would happen. So, a manufacturing defect on top of a design defect.
What others should know:I did not use it promptly after I got it and when I found the problems it was just a little too late for Pyramid to take it back. My one bad experience with them over the past few years.