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Average Customer Review4.5 (27 reviews)
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Things I liked:The looks, the feel and the accuracy. Some have criticized the polished finish on this piece. When Dr. Walther developed this pistol in 1936 it came in a variety of finishes including gold-plated fully engraved models. Though the standard military unit was subdued, officer's models had the option of a high polished finish. I personally like the finish. Other have critiqued the safety engagement which works fine for me. If you place a slight forward thumb pressure on the slide the safety slips easily into place. The accuracy was 1.5 inches at 15 yards on my first load. Accuracy was dead center. The most consistently accurate of the CO2 pistols that I own.
Things I would have changed:While loading the CO2 cartridge with the left side grip removed my gnarled motorcycle wrenching fingers had difficulty turning the securing screw without coming into contact with the right side grip. although there is a cut-out on this grip it was not sufficient to clear my thumb or index finger. Lost some CO2 in the process. I convinced my wife to help with the next cartridge figuring her delicate alabaster digits would more readily fit the space. But, alas, it was not so. By removing the right grip I was able to easily insert the cartridge. I recommend a press fit for both grips. The only other thing I would change would be to lighten the second stage of the trigger pull. I don't know why CO2 guns have historically hard trigger pulls.
What others should know:This is probably the finest of the "Legend" series for accuracy. The pressure does not drop off until the fourth magazine. Left to right accuracy is dead on, up and down is dead on for the first three magazines. The fourth magazine has a tendency to shoot one inch low as pressure drops. Half way through the fourth magazine the blow back becomes sporadic. You can still shoot the piece by cocking the hammer. You could probably get 15 or 20 more shots using this method. The finish is beautiful, the plastic grips have a pleasing, original mottled design. I highly recommend this pistol to anyone who desires to join into lots of inexpensive entertainment.
Things I liked:The weight, feel accuracy, trigger, blow,back, looks, well just about everything about mine. I was a little reluctant at first to buy this pistol, having heard the issues with the safety and trigger. The safety is accuated almost in 2 stages press it down half way until it feels like it wants to stop and then click it the rest of the way to engage the safe mode . Do the opposite to put in in the fire mode. The trigger is pretty much the same, mine acts like a 2 stage trigger,I pull it in until I feel it stop and then pull it the rest of the way in to fire, I have had no bbs roll out of the barrell or jam. The pistols slide is nice and smooth and adds to the good grouping at 20 to 25 ft.The co2 is easy to put in and it works with any type of 12 gram co2 cartridge, the peircinc pin is solid as is the seal. Just remember to put a little pell gun oil on the co2 seal when you shoot and store the gun
Things I would have changed:You really do need to get extra stick mags for this at Pyramid. That was the major sticking point of my purchase of this gun, soooo please extra stick mags guys and gals.
What others should know:This is one of my favorite air guns and I can see why it was so popular with the German Navy ( mostly )it is a well made very and I mean very accurate pistol, mostly due to the way the slide functions so smoothly and once you master the 2 stages of the trigger I think you will like this little pistol as much as I do.
Things I liked:I bought this pistol twice. With in a 6 month time frame. Hoping by then,they would have corrected the same problem I sent back the first one for! But, no it was the same problem. The safety does not work. I requested that they check it out before they send it. Apparently no one took the time to simply check.I properly would of kept it. This would have saved time and expense for the both of us.In my opinion this pistol is not worth the money, it priced at $99.00 , it should be priced more in the $60.00 range at best. Thank goodness that I'm doing business with a reputable company, with there money back warranty. Good staff.
Things I would have changed: Fix the dam safety , once and for all! Also, the color is to glossy . The color of the Crossman's C-41 would look more authentic on the P-38. and most likely ware better.
What others should know: I would imagine many PA customer's comment about the same things. Problem seems to be they fall on deaf ears. I realize PA does not make some of the products, but they should make every attempt to change some of these pistol complaints . Another complaint , not related to this pistol, but to other's I have ordered , have had plastic magazines, The whole pistol is metal except the plastic magazine.I do not understand the logic behind this. All the feed back I've read, all complain about this very same thing. All would gladly pay little more money for this up grade, but no the manufacturer decides to cheap out.Wouldn't it benefit both sides , having more satisfied customer's and more sales due to a better product? Last comment, with all the feed back PA requests to get, you have to wonder if anyone is actually listening. With all due respect,perhaps it's just out of your hands. In that case, why even bother to ask for feed back?