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By Edward from USA on 2010-03-26 12:03:07Things I liked:This is a true hobby grade pistol, built for an enthusiast. Materials are metal where it counts and plastics where it makes sense, like the grip panels. This pistol looks and feels like a firearm and not a department store toy. This is not an inexpensive pistol, but it is an excellent value for the money! There is no reason this will not last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.
Things I would have changed:This pistol should come equipped with fully adjustable sights instead of the fixed front and drift adjustable rear sight.
What others should know:Out of the box, the rear sight and barrel weight were loose. I attribute this to vibration and/or thermal cycling during shipping. I used the included hex wrenches to tighten both the sight and barrel weight and they have remained tight ever since. This pistol shot well and grouped well, but the rear sight was much too short and the pistol grouped about 2 inches low at 25 feet. I installed the optional Walther adjustable sight package and was able to dial in the elevation properly. I highly recommend installing the adjustable sights to get the most out of this pistol.
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By Maria from USA on 2012-09-04 19:45:31Things I liked:The gun feels good to hold and looks awesome. It is accurate. I also like Walther's eight shot rotary clips.
Things I would have changed:Well, for an alleged 450 fps I would have expected a little more... power. To make a fair comparison, I have a Walther Nighthawk (400 fps) and a Gamo PT-85 (450 fps). At the same distance where they bury the pellets in a wooden board, this gun barely reaches the target. One side of the handle comes off to allow access to the CO2 cartridge. Getting it off is all fine and dandy, putting it back on, not so much. It'll probably be easier with use, but there HAS to be a better way to do it.
What others should know:When I first ordered my Walther CP88, I got a defective one. It shot sometimes, and when it did I could just as well have tossed the pellet by hand. I mean, the pellets traveled maybe three feet and fell to the ground. Pyramyd Air kindly provided me with a return shipping label and I sent it back. I got the replacement today. When I first tried it I thought, "You've gotta be kidding." It shot, but the pellet bounced off a Shoot-n-see target without even peeling off the paint. I tried shooting an empty soda can, and the pellet made the can wiggle a little. It didn't even get a dent. I shot a few clips and the gun perked up a little. Now it manages to make a hole in a soda can. I guess it works, but I definitely expected more. I really like Walther airguns, and I want to like this one too. I will shoot it a little more, but if it doesn't start working better it'll have to go back.
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