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Average Customer Review4.5 (33 reviews)
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Things I liked:This is my first experience with airsoft guns. Having mostly shot 0.22cal rifles and airguns as well as 0.177cal pellet guns, I was looking for something fun I could do in my backyard of my very calm neighborhood without alerting and setting everyone on edge. (Yes, preferably, "Don't freak out the neighbors," is a good principle.) I wanted something modestly priced but reliable, fairly accurate, and not too "toy-like." I can appreciate why this springer is so popular. It looks and feels great, shoots quite accurately with high-quality 0.2g BBs (within what can be expected of a ~300fps, ~4in. barrel gun), seems highly reliable, and is just generally fun to use. It was also very easy to attach a laser sight to the rail (again modestly priced - why spend $50+ to mount a laser on a $30 gun?).
Things I would have changed:The firm slide is good but can pinch if gripped from the front. I had less pinching when I gripped the slide further back. The trigger is nice but could be a little more firm, in my opinion. Some plastic parts such as the safety just make me hope they'll last as well as the rest of the gun. I wish small but important parts like that were also made of metal like the barrel.
What others should know:For my first airsoft gun, I think I made a wise choice. This is a fun gun to use. Yes, ~300fps isn't that much especially when one is used to high-powered air rifles, air pistols, or actual firearms. However, I'll admit I have been impressed with this gun's accuracy and power, cleanly perforating the plastic top of a shaving cream can at about 20-25ft. It is a "hobby" gun but should still be treated with great respect. Use the best BBs you can afford (no seams, well polished) and don't reuse them. I tried reusing some but got erratic and inaccurate results, probably due to small BB imperfections from prior impact.
Things I liked:With over a foot of snow on the ground and sub-freezing temperatures I've been trapped indoors and suffering from cabin-fever. I have an assortment of CO2 BB pistols and rifles but I'm uncomfortable shooting these in the houses. This spring powered gun was the perfect solution. At 15 feet the accuracy is more than acceptable with the added benefit of not requiring a fuel source. So far I've fired a few hundred shots and the gun is functioning flawlessly. I'm very pleased with the quality and price of this winter toy.
Things I would have changed:Nothing
Things I liked:The gun looks and feels fine. It just wasn't what I had hoped for, see below.
Things I would have changed:The bb feeding was not good. Sometimes it would feed two, other times hang up. Whatever the rated muzzle velocity is, the drag on the bb as it flies through the air slows it very, very fast, see below.
What others should know:I wanted something to help teach my grandson about marksmanship & range procedures. The rated muzzle velocity and the "safer" characteristics of the projectile persuaded me to try it. The gun was troublesome to operate, the projectiles were slow, you could see them arc off course, and the gun did not seem to be accurate. (I was getting better accuracy results with a 30 plus year old .177 Marksman repeater- which is no great shakes). Anyway, I returned it, Pyramid was super to work with. I wound up getting a Beeman P17 which may be a bit large but is accurate and has a decent trigger pull so we have gotten started with the range and marksmanship training. It's going well, my grandson is enjoying it. My point is, the airsoft stuff (or at least this Taurus) is not up to any realistic range and marksmanship instruction. It's more like a toy, OK for war games where distance and accuracy are not real factors.