Crosman Vigilante CO2 Revolver
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|Max Velocity||435 fps|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage and elevation|
|Suggested for||Plinking & target practice|
|Trigger Action||Double-action and single-action|
|Max Shots per Fill||70|
Things I liked: Unbelievably low price. Good accuracy for a cheap repeater. Great single and double action trigger pulls. 10-shot capacity. Good compromise of velocity and shot count. Pretty quiet for a pistol that breaks 400 fps. Easy to convert to a remote tank.
Things I would have changed: Make the grips fit the gun a LOT tighter. They are very loose on every one of these that I have handled. Ditch the safety; it's a revolver. Make the barrel more permanently fixed to the barrel housing. I see no reason to need to be able to remove the barrel, and the flimsy way it is retained hurts accuracy. Make the rail a bit wider to actually secure an optic, and make it rigid instead of flimsy.
What others should know: This is a wonderful action pistol for popping cans out to about 15 yards or practicing fast shooting. This is a poor choice if you want an optic. The mount is not stable, nor is the pistol accurate enough to warrant a scope. I converted mine to a remote tank with a macroline and it really brought the gun into its own. I used a tiberius arms bulk adapter for a paintball marker and it worked like a charm. I get well over 4000 shots from one 24 oz co2 tank. I think I will probably try regulated hpa at 1100 psi next to see if power and accuracy improve. I am getting 5-shot groups averaging around 1.5" at 10 meters from a rest. Most groups have 4 shots in under an inch, and then a flyer that opens the group up. The pistol does not favor any particular pellet so far.
Things I liked: Love it. Out of the box shot quarter size group (single action and braced ), strudy construction. Use to work on trigger control practice and to relax.
Things I would have changed: Would like it in 4"
What others should know: I like crosman. Have a model 1, and 2200 magnum in 22 cal. Rifles. Both over 30 years old and work fine. The new 357 seams better, from what I remember, than it was25 years ago. From talking with the air gunsmith always use a drop of crosman pellgun oil on top of CO2 power let, and take time between shots, the CO2 is COLD and may freeze the seal
Things I liked: Light Weight, accurate and it fires pellets instead of bb's. I've had mine for a good number of years and I have used this one to put an up close finishing shot into a groundhog that was undermining our apartment foundation. I know the gun isn't recommended for that but it's what I had at the time and it did the job cleanly and humanely.
Things I would have changed: For what it is, I don't think I can ask for a better pistol due to the fact it has done everything I have asked it to do.
What others should know: If you want a decent target gun you can definitely do far worse than this gun. It will do what you ask of it and it will exceed it's limits on occasion.
Can a gunsmith lighten the trigger pull, say by 50%. I just can't get used to the heavier trigger pull.
|Max Velocity||435 fps|