Here are the benefits of the IGT over a metal mainspring:
No spring torque
No spring fatigue, even if you leave it cocked for hours
Functions perfectly in cold weather
Lasts longer than a metal spring
Gamo USA states that this gun gets 400 fps (and Gamo traditionally provides velocity figures for alloy pellets, not lead pellets). However, airgun writer Tom Gaylord tested the P-900 with Gamo Raptor PBA pellets (5.4 grains) and got a whopping 508 fps! For a 10-shot string, he got an average of 490 fps. As a result, our velocity figure for this gun does not agree with Gamo's claim.
A fun plinker for casual backyard get togethers and competition among friends and family.
Most pistols these days are powered by CO2, so it's a breath of fresh air to see a gun that requires nothing but you and a tin of pellets to let the fun begin!
If you're planning to teach someone to shoot air pistols, this might be a good one since you can leave it cocked without worrying about weakening a coiled mainspring while you give them instruction.
Things I liked:The idea...that's it. Things I would have changed:everything except the concept. What others should know:The trigger is the worst I've ever used and IT IS NOT ADJUSTABLE - front and rear sights can move left or right but there's NO ELEVATION ADJUSTMENT - none of the seams line up so plan on sanding it all the way around the grip for comfort - made the mistake of trying to make it better when I should have just sent it back - it's a $20 gun AT BEST!
Things I liked:Accurate. Easy to cock and load. Packs a good punch. Things I would have changed:trigger.
trigger. What others should know:This could have been an excellent gun. Very poor trigger, needs weight in the grip and aft end, needs better sights. Otherwise, you won't be disappointed.
I am trying to find the barrel length as well as the overall length of the pistol. Anyone know?
Edith from USA:
It's 12.60" long and the barrel is 6.25" long.
John from USA asked:
Hey PA ...
You say that the "Smooth Action Trigger (SAT)" is a "2-stage adjustable trigger" and one customer says there are no adjustments at all. You say that the rear sight is an "Adjustable fiber optic rear sight" and the photos that you provide pretty much say something else.
Would you check this out please?
By the way, what exactly is a "smooth action trigger"?
Edith from USA:
Gamo's 2014 catalog shows the "Smooth Action Trigger" logo next to this pistol and states that it has fiber optic sights. Their website still says it has fiber optic sights (but they obviously changed their mind according to what I see in the pictures), but it says it's a two-stage trigger with an adjustable first stage. I'll change our description. (The SAT is a crisp, adjustable trigger that breaks like a glass rod -- it's a huge improvement over their previous trigger.) Thanks for bringing this to our attention!
Noah from USA asked:
does anyone know how much foot pound of force this little sucker produces?
Stanley from USA:
3.1 foot pounds of muzzle energy.@ 508fps.
Edith from USA:
It takes 30 lbs. of cocking effort. I can cock a P17, but I can't cock this gun -- at least not more than once! I can cock a rifle that takes 30 lbs. because of the extra leverage, but this pistol is hard to cock in my book.