Evanix Conquest PCP air rifle: Part 4

by B.B. Pelletier

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The Evanix Conquest has features that set the bar very high for air rifles.

Today is velocity/power day for the Evanix Conquest PCP air rifle. In a reversal of the norm, I tested the rifle for accuracy first, and this is a follow-on to that. Of course, now we do know which pellet works the best in the test rifle, but I will also test it with a couple others to get the true power potential.

First test: JSB Exact 15.9-grain domes
The rifle was filled to 200 bar before the test began. The first pellet I tested was the one we know to be the most accurate — the JSB Exact 15.9-grain dome. Since this is the pellet I would chose for this rifle every time, the results of this test will give me realistic performance parameters of the rifle as I would use it. I’ll be testing velocity, which translates to power, and also the useful shot count. Velocity comes first. read more


Evanix Conquest PCP air rifle: Part 3

by B.B. Pelletier

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The Evanix Conquest has features that set the bar very high for air rifles.

The cat’s out of the bag, so to speak, because today’s title tells you what my big news is about. And I tied reader Kevin to this report because he owns an Evanix Conquest PCP air rifle that hasn’t given him much joy. Today, I’ll show you the most astounding shooting I’ve ever done, but I’ll also address a mechanical concern and how it was corrected! This will be a report to remember, and here we go.

The Conquest is a very different air rifle. It took me two separate reports just to get through the general description because there are so many differences and unusual aspects of this airgun. The action is operated by a battery in the same way that an AEG airsoft gun operates, so I had to show you all of that. And, as I predicted, the forums are full of discussions about upgrading the battery pack — discussions among shooters who haven’t even seen the gun, yet. My advice it to see it and shoot it, first. It might just be good enough as is. read more


Evanix Conquest PCP air rifle: Part 2

by B.B. Pelletier

Part 1


The Evanix Conquest has features that set the bar very high for air rifles.

Today is a second look at the general characteristics of this new Evanix Conquest PCP air rifle with thumbhole stock. I was surprised that a couple of you criticized the woodwork in Part 1, so today I’ll show you the butt of the rifle I’m actually testing. Neither FX nor Daystate has anything on this stock — it’s that good. Criticize the real faults all you want, but let’s evaluate the rifle on its merits and not on where it was made.

Since I have to show a lot of details, much of today’s report will be pictorial. The captions have as much info as the text, so be sure to read them. read more


Evanix Conquest PCP air rifle: Part 1

by B.B. Pelletier

Announcement: Some time soon, Pyramyd Air will change the log-in process for comments. I’m hoping it’ll be active no later than Thursday of this week. We’re getting hundreds of spam comments every day, and the blog now requires 24-hr monitoring to delete the spam so it doesn’t overwhelm the legitimate comments.

If you’ve been a reader of this blog for a while, you may remember that we had a spam attack when we used Blogger software to write the original blog. We ended up tightening the comment process and stopped much of the spam. We’re going to use the same process for this blog. It involves entering a randomly supplied word when you log-in. If you decide to not log-in and just write your name anew every time you post a comment, you’ll have to go through the same process each time you make a comment. Obviously, logging in will save you time and effort. Thanks for your understanding. read more


GSG 92 CO2 BB pistol: Part 2

by B.B. Pelletier

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The GSG 92 is a very realistic action BB pistol from an airsoft manufacturer.

Today, I’ll report on the velocity of the new GSG 92 CO2 BB pistol. There wasn’t a lot of interest in this pistol, but one reader named Lee was very interested in it. He was comparing several seemingly similar pistols and stated that he was quite interested in the accuracy test. That’s in Part 3, Lee, but I’m also interested. I’ll never forget discovering what an accurate pistol the Umarex Makarov was, and then seeing Crystal Ackley shoot it on camera on the American Airgunner set as the first gun she every shot. We kept backing away from the target but her group never got any larger. Little did I know at the time that she was a natural shooter and would soon be out-shooting Paul Capello and me! Hopefully, this GSG pistol will provide a similar surprise. read more


GSG 92 CO2 BB pistol: Part 1

by B.B. Pelletier

Pyramyd Air’s new website is still in the beta stage, and we’re making improvements daily based on customer feedback. If you’ve avoided going to the new site because you hate to see things change or think it’s too different from the old site, here’s part 1 of a 2-part tour of the new site that shows you how much easier it is to navigate, search for products and sort your findings.


The GSG 92 is a very realistic action BB pistol from the airsoft maker GSG.

Today, I’ll start a look at another CO2 BB pistol. This one is from GSG and features blowback. I bet it’ll be a favorite among the BB pistol crowd, both for its great imitation of the Beretta 92 and the fact that it’s all metal. The last Beretta 92FS I tested came from Umarex and remember how wonderfully heavy and robust that one felt. Well, here’s another one, and this time there’s blowback! read more


UZI CO2 BB Submachine Gun from Cybergun: Part 3

by B.B. Pelletier

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Cybergun brings us this Mini Uzi BB submachine gun. Owners think it’s accurate and today we’ll find out.

Today is accuracy day with the Mini UZI CO2 BB Submachine Gun by Cybergun and I have been awaiting this day with great expectations. That’s because almost every owner review I’ve read about this gun emphasizes how accurate it is. Today, we’ll find out.

To be the most accurate BB submachine gun I have tested, this gun will have to beat the EBOS from Umarex that I tested for you in November 2010. That gun was truly phenomenal at 15 feet on full-auto. About 40 full-auto shots could be covered by a half-dollar. read more