Gamo PR-776 pellet revolver: Part 2

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Gamo PR-776 revolver
Gamo PR-776 pellet revolver.

Part 1

This report covers:

  • How the cylinder locks
  • Velocity with Air Arms Falcon pellets
  • Double-action pull
  • RWS R10 pistol pellets
  • Crosman Premier Super Match pellets
  • Evaluation to this point
  • Trigger-pull
  • Shot count
  • Evaluation

In part 1 of this review, most of your comments addressed accuracy. You hoped this revolver was accurate and wanted it to be as good as the S&W 586. I also hope it’s accurate, as the low price would make it a world-beater. We’ll take things one step at a time and wait for the accuracy test.

How the cylinder locks

As mentioned in part 1, this revolver has a barrel that’s spring-loaded and moves forward as the cylinder turns. I’ll show you why it does that. The breech is rounded to fit into a recess in the front of each chamber in the cylinder. You get the same gas-sealing effect as the Nagant revolver, only it’s the barrel that moves backwards — not the cylinder that moves forward. That should give us better gas management, but I don’t know what it will do to the accuracy. read more


Gamo PR-776 pellet revolver: Part 1

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Gamo PR-776 revolver

Gamo PR-776 pellet revolver.

This report covers:

  • Hurrah!
  • Pellets
  • Cylinder swings out
  • The grip
  • Sights
  • Single- and double-action
  • Accuracy?
  • A lot of interest

Hurrah!

Today, we’ll start looking at the Gamo PR-776 pellet revolver. Pellets, as in a 6-inch rifled steel barrel. And all-metal construction! With adjustable sights! For $100.

Many of our blog readers are interested in pellet revolvers, and this is a brand new one. It looks something like a Smith & Wesson TRR8, except the top of the barrel lacks the ribbed scope base that’s found on the firearm. The cylinder is unique in that it doesn’t house the ammunition. It accepts clips, instead.

Pellets are loaded into one of the two circular metal clips supplied with the revolver. When it’s time to reload, the cylinder catch is pressed forward — just like an S&W — and the cylinder swings out to the left. A circular clip containing the pellets is dropped into the rear of the cylinder, and it swings shut again. The gun is loaded. read more