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|Max Velocity||350 fps|
|Muzzle Energy||3.3 ft/lbs|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage & elevation|
|Trigger Pull||5.0 lbs|
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Things I liked: There's something innately satisfying about shooting this gun. It's quiet, shoots faster than its size suggests (135 m/s-ish), has a trigger that breaks cleanly and it fits my hand so well, it's a pleasure to just hold. And it looks really sweet with walnut grips. The gun is being made in Turkey since 2005, and the only immediate difference I can spot with a 90's Tempest I had are the grips, the current ones seem to be of higher quality polymer as opposed to the old ones, which were made of shiny hard plastic.
Things I would have changed: Here comes the bad. Hard to cock, not only because of the awkward motion, but also unusually high friction. You can feel the metal digging into itself (galling). The piston chamber had tool markings, scratches and burrs everywhere (too deep to polish out completely). Then, the barrel. Looking at the muzzle, I could see that the rifling grooves just stopped about half a mm before the end. Completely messes up any accuracy. The trigger. A complete lack of finishing of the mating surfaces of the sear and trigger makes for a heavy trigger pull. The 'adjusting' screw does nothing but add extra spring pressure. My polishing and lubing cut trigger pull in half. The worst: This gun is held together by pins that are so weak that all the load bearing ones were bent! That's the biggest pin that holds the mainspring and barrel in place, the linkage pins and the trigger and sear pins. Pretty unsafe. I replaced them with roll pins and they hold up nicely.
What others should know: This gun is easy to work on, and it deserves the attention and finishing that the factory didn't deliver. I still love the gun, and after my modifications I feel it should last decades. If you get this gun, make sure to replace the load bearing pins. Also, mine didn't cock smoothly until I lubed it with lithium grease. Didn't seem to like moly grease. Note on recoil: The piston moves towards the shooter, and it rotates the barrel downwards in doing so. That's why the rear sight is so much higher than the front. As the piston crashes into the end, the firearm-like recoil is achieved, neutralizing its initial dive. Because this gun is short, it rotates easily and that makes it pretty hold sensitive. All in all, the Turkey factory really, really dropped the ball on this gun, but at least you still get enough gun to salvage. An investment consisting of some work and some spare parts really bring this gun up to the level it should have been at when it left the factory.
Things I liked: Power, built to last, classic design. What else do you want? Oh that's right, wood grips. I ordered some online from airgunner.177, he is in the UK and easy to find.
Things I would have changed: The breech seal. Lots of complaints about it and mine falls out of the gun. It is a loose fit and has fallen out several times. Also the gun is EXTREMELY hard to cock, no joke.
What others should know: I think it has plenty of power, and it seems to be very accurate. I have shot it at 15 yards and put the pellets right on top of each other using RWS 11.9 grain Hobby pellets. Okay right on top of each other is more like an inch and a half but that is about as good as I can shoot. Plenty accurate for backyard plinking and I have killed a few birds too.
Things I liked: I have wanted this pistol for a very long time, as I had one as a boy in the UK. Everyone was out of stock so I submitted my email to PyramydAir to inform me when they were in stock. They emailed me and I ordered immediately. The gun was delivered to me in Canada in one week, I was supplied with a good tracking number. The pistol looks great, it was vey stiff to open at first, and it is very difficult to crank (load) but I am over 80yrs so not so strong any more. Sighting in was fairly easy and the gun is very accurate I get a 1" group at 20 ft. I have fired about 500 shots and it is getting easier. I cannot comment on fps and I have not used it on anything but targets indoor shooting only. I am very pleased with my purchase and would highly recommend this pistol (.177) and I am very pleased with PyramydAir's service. John Hutchings.
Things I would have changed: None
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Are sure .177 available in Next month ?
Order page says 2-20-16 .
Greetings... I bought one of these for my wife (I have a Browning 800), and I want to mount some type of aiming aid to it. The Browning has a dovetail, this Tempest does not. Is there any other option other than a trigger mount laser? Thank you...
Hi The Webley Tempest interests me, but I'm a little confused as to its fps rating for .22 pellets. Your site says the max velocity is 350, yet I've read articles that refer to its rating as 400 fps - enough of difference to be significant. So, which is it? Thanks!
The Beeman Webley Tempest was rated at 470 in .177 Because they were sold for the American market. The Webley Tempest in .177 is made for the English Market, and have to adhere to British Foot Pound Regulations. If you can find a Beeman Webley Tempest. Or see if one of the Air Gun Smiths, can bring it up to what it should be. This is ONE Air Gun, where the .177 is a Better Gun, because it is a TARGET ONLY GUN. VERY ACCURATE !! Dime size at 33 feet. Fantastic Gun ! I own Two. One was modified by Beeman to take a Heavy guage wire coated Shoulder Stock. I can hit a tin Can at 50 feet Consistantly. Use light pellets.
Here's the answer for you, also great info to help you choose the right pellet. It's a thorough test of fpe, fps etc of many different pellets. http://www.gunmart.net/gun_review/webley_tempest_pistol
If using lead free ammo you can push the fps higher than some ratings. This could easily account for the discrepancy you are referring to.
|Max Velocity||350 fps|
|Muzzle Energy||3.3 ft/lbs|