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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
By Frank from USA on 2011-09-05 10:28:41Things I liked:EXCELLENT accuracy aspecially with a "RED DOT" sight mounted...VERY powerful even at one pump ! Three pumps is difficult BUT the power is fantastic ! I will recommend this to anyone looking for an accurate powerful air pistol,,,
Things I would have changed:THe rear open sight is difficult to use..It needs to colored white for better visibility or fiber optic sights would be much better....However the "RED DOT" sight works very very well...
What others should know:I believe this pistol is a great buy for the money...It shoots as well or better than my "RWS LP8 MAGNUM" pistol !
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
By Pat from USA on 2011-10-07 16:52:54Things I liked:The shape of the grips, fits well in a large hand like mine. I'm 6'2", big person with large hands and I slid the trigger back as it was too far away for a good pull. Not for children or younger teens. The adjustable trigger is nice although it feels a bit cheap when you are adjusting it. It is difficult to mate the star wrench to the star heads of the trigger adjustment screws as they are recessed inside the gun, you can't see them. You must be extremely careful not to strip the star heads of the screws. As you turn the adjustment screws for the trigger, the position of the screw changes on the vertical and always leaves you wondering if you are stripping the screw head, or it is adjusting properly. The star wrench can freely wiggle inside the holes that are accessed to adjust the trigger so finding the mating position for the star wrench and the head of the screw is difficult.
Things I would have changed:Use of plastic piston in the pump is pretty crazy, it's very deceptive. Use of plastic housing for valve assembly, (all advertising media that shows the Alecto or Ultra open shows all metal parts for the pump and valve powerplant). Advertising is quite deceptive. And don't tell me that any type of plastic is stronger than metal, and don't tell me it's carbon fiber, blah, blah ... it's plastic internals and NOT glock grade plastics. A model that has no "relief" or "bleed" valve for the U.S. market, it's just another component at the heart of the powerplant to wear out or fail. It is quite difficult to access the "bleed or relief valve" and the proper tools and tool skills are needed for disassembly and reassembly. Also, if the pistol is disassembled to adjust the "bleed or relief" valve, then the warranty is voided, so that's really bogus. The crown on the Ultra's barrel could be much better. It appears from photos offered here and other places that the crown on the Alecto model, (shorter barrel), may be more standard and precise. When paying for the $10 for 10 test, put the resulting certificate inside the other media that is shipped with the pistol instead of cramming it inside the case and smashing the pistol down on top of the certificate. My $10 for 10 certificate is a mess.
What others should know:The blade of the rear sight wiggles forward and backwards along the longitudinal axis of the pistol and affects accuracy greatly. This usually indicates the screw holding the blade into the rear sight is not the correct diameter or poorly manufactured. If you shake the pistol back and forth hard, you can hear the loose rear blade rattle a bit. For $350 bucks, that is ... absurd. No "ragged one hole" groups at 10 meters from this pistol unless it is mounted in a vice. Then it's difficult to test because you have to pump it while it's in a Ransom Rest or vice. The poor quality of the rear sight demands that some other type of sighting device should be mounted on the pistol, ($$$) Red dot on tall, front sight blade is useless. Use the smaller, pointed sight and put the bull on the top of that. Requires a break in period. Groups tighten up significantly after running a bit of solvent on a patch through the barrel after 30-50 rounds. Once the barrel gets dirty the groups start to suffer a lot. Initially shot well at 10M after about 20 rounds with CPHP, groups opened up as barrel got dirty. The $10 for 10 test indicated about 521fps with an 11.6 grain 22 caliber pellet, while the chrony test from Atak/Webley indicated 571fps with a crosman 14.6 grain pellet so ... somebody is lying. And I'm so tired of the over-inflated feet per second claims the air gun MARKETERS claim. When somebody lies about guns, to me, that is a serious character flaw, (what else are they lying about)