by B.B. Pelletier
Today, I’ll look at the Alfa Competition pistol from Air Arms for a second time. You may remember me telling you that this would be a longer report because there are complexities with target guns that you don’t normally encounter with a sporting gun. The biggest of these is finding the right pellet for the gun. That can take a very long time, so I’ll tell you how I do it, but I’m not going to actually find the very best pellet for this particular pistol, because I haven’t got enough time. That will be in another report, though.
Let’s look at the power curve. I want to know if this pistol has enough air for a men’s match, which is 60 shots, plus sighters. I’d normally skip this step because all the 10-meter PCPs pistols I’ve tested are regulated and have a more or less standard-sized air reservoir under the barrel. This one does not. It stores the air inside a small tank in the grip, so I added this important step just so we’d all know if the gun was useful for match shooting.