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By Joel from USA on 2009-04-23 12:55:29Things I liked:Good power for an airsoft handgun. Very detailed, includes Taurus brands and trademarks, all levers are funtional - not just molded on for appearances. Two clips included, and they're nice quality. Slide locks back automatically on empty magazine. For airsoft, this is extremely accurate; I don't know if I can really "hit a quarter at 25 feet" like claimed, but this gun is very, very consistent with 0.20 gram BB's. Nice, clean profile; nothing sticks out to catch in holsters or other gear.
Things I would have changed:I know that the soft rubber, ribbed handgrip is authentic to the real handgun, but I don't particularly like it... Just my personal taste, though; it doesn't detract from the overall feel of the pistol. Not much metal, and this is a little pricey for an almost entirely plastic pistol. The "recoil" spring -- which in a gun like this only snaps the slide closed after cocking -- is too weak, and sometimes the slide needs some help closing. I would love for this to be strippable so I can put silicone lube on moving parts, but there is no disassembly lever.
What others should know:This is a terrific spring pistol. It shoots about on par, for power and accuracy, with my KSA Glock G18C gas gun (and my Glock is fully upgraded). I have several (over 30) spring pistols, and this one is shaping up to be the best so far. For me, 0.20 gram BB's (from TSD) are working great; 0.12's are far too light for any accuracy, 0.25's are good to about 30 feet, but then dive into the grass. From my front door, I can hit my mailbox, 71 feet away with 0.20's, and they hit hard enough to be audible. The gun is a bit on the light side; I would appreciate more heft. When I ordered, I thought the slide was alloy, but it's high-grade engineering resin, like the frame, with a different finish to look like brushed metal. The sights are non-adjustable, and the sighting dots are huge. Trigger is plastic, but has very nice pull, and crisp release. The outer barrel is black nylon (or other plastic) and has a 1/2 inch orange extension attached at the muzzle.
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By Arpad from USA on 2014-07-29 20:34:42Things I liked:The gun looks and feels fine. It just wasn't what I had hoped for, see below.
Things I would have changed:The bb feeding was not good. Sometimes it would feed two, other times hang up. Whatever the rated muzzle velocity is, the drag on the bb as it flies through the air slows it very, very fast, see below.
What others should know:I wanted something to help teach my grandson about marksmanship & range procedures. The rated muzzle velocity and the "safer" characteristics of the projectile persuaded me to try it. The gun was troublesome to operate, the projectiles were slow, you could see them arc off course, and the gun did not seem to be accurate. (I was getting better accuracy results with a 30 plus year old .177 Marksman repeater- which is no great shakes). Anyway, I returned it, Pyramid was super to work with. I wound up getting a Beeman P17 which may be a bit large but is accurate and has a decent trigger pull so we have gotten started with the range and marksmanship training. It's going well, my grandson is enjoying it. My point is, the airsoft stuff (or at least this Taurus) is not up to any realistic range and marksmanship instruction. It's more like a toy, OK for war games where distance and accuracy are not real factors.