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|Max Velocity||700 fps|
|Cocking Effort||28 lbs|
|Front Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Rear Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Trigger Pull||1.1 lbs|
Things I liked: Great pistol.Extremelly accurate provided that quality pellets are used with it, such as Diana Match or Diana High power or RWS Meisterkugeln. Reliable, accurate, works well straight from the box.
Things I would have changed: On Diana s site one can find a stronger spring that supes up power up to well over 12 Joules!!
What others should know: Most P5 Magnums (Especially in the U.S. market) are .177 cal. Well there is a also a P5 magnum .22 cal Would suggest to any airgunner to try to buy this pistol in .22 cal With the new spring ordered from Diana and a new stronger seals it has now muzzle energy approaching 14.5Joules!!
Things I liked: Easy to cock once you get the hang of it. The plastic tip extends well past the barrel to give leverage.
Things I would have changed: It would be nice if it had a place for a scope. It would be easy to add by the manufacturer. I don't know why they didn't. A bit too much plastic for my taste. If you remove the handle halves, the frame of the gun is also plastic.
What others should know: The handle on this make you hold it with your thumb in a specific position. I would rather hold it a different way. But, the pladtic thumb rest removes the option. If they were going for a good firm grip though, I guess they got it. The gun is also huge. it feels like a small rifle. That's gotta be part of why it has decent accuracy for a pistol. 4/5 stars because I can't tell exactly how accurate it is without putting a scope on it.
Things I liked: From opening the box to putting the first few pellets down range all I can say is amazing! The 5G has a combination of good looks, quality construction and let’s not forget accuracy all at a hard to believe price. Rear sight assembly is a fine example of German engineering with fine "micro-detents" that give you positive feedback while adjusting. I found it rather easy to cock although others found this an issue. The weight and balance are good and the accuracy is excellent once I adjusted the rear sight to compensate for an off-center front sight post. Groups of an inch or under at 25 – 30 feet shooting Crosman Hollow Points. It is more accurate than I am.
Things I would have changed: Most of the items were merely annoying and not function limiting. first I found the trigger adjustment challenging and I still don’t have the feel I like. There is a set screw that holds and releases an adjustable slotted collar (Pull Length) which contains another adjustment screw recessed inside that collar (Pull Weight). I can't stop the movement of the recessed screw whenever the collar is turned. If you need to tweak the pull length you’ll likely move the Pull Weight screw as well. Input from other users who found it “easy” to adjust would be helpful. The left side location of the safety is not easily accessible when on target and ready to shoot. The front sight post is mounted to a long plastic tube and held in place with two set screws, mine came from the factory loose and upon first break of the barrel caused it to twist off center. I also have a thing against some stamped parts like the hollow trigger. I would prefer a machined or even molded trigger. I imagine this helps to keep the cost down.
What others should know: For a pistol under $200.00 it far exceeded my expectations. An amazing value. I would make the purchase again in a heartbeat.
|Max Velocity||700 fps|