Date: 22/9/2017 20:50

Beeman P17

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  • Esger from Azerbajan asked:

    This gun full metal? Give a quick answer

    • Paul from USA:

      Quick answer is no, it's mostly plastic.

  • jaccynta from Australia asked:

    What is it made of

    • Paul from USA:

      The trigger blades on my 2 are differently steel not plastic.

    • Gary from USA:

      Mostly plastic; a very tough plastic. The bottom frame has steel rails along it's insides to strengthen the frame and allow stronger pin points. The barrel is rifled steel housed under the top "slide". The air cylinder and piston are aluminum. The trigger mechanism is steel; the trigger is plastic, but the trigger bearing on the sear mechanism is steel. The entire trigger mechanism, housed under the right side grip frame is rather complex; extraordinary! The rear sight is steel inset into rails molded into the top frame and is elevation and windage adjustable by screws. The plastic fiber optics, both front and rear are excellent, but rather delicate. My first P17 has over 4000 pellets through it.

  • shane from Australia asked:

    would i have any trouble with getting one to Australia?

    • parsa from USA asked:

      Can you shoot 6 mm round bb's in this gun? Someone please answer quick

      • Tyler from USA:

        This product shoots pellets only. It does not shoot steel bb's or airsoft BB's.

      • Gregory from Canada:

        If you read the description it states that this is a single shot PELLET pistol...not a BB GUN

    • Gregory from Canada asked:

      Has anyone else paid for the "10 for $10" test along with a P17? I bought my second P17 and paid for this test and was astonished by the velocity results!!! Out of ten shots with 7 grain pellets it got a high of 468 fps and an average of 445 fps!!! I don't know if my first P17 shoots as hard, but maybe it does and the 410 fps manufacturers rating is low for every p17... This is a rare thing to buy an airgun and it turns out alot more powerful than it is supposed to be :)

      • Gregory from Canada asked:

        Has anyone got the .22 cal. Version yet? Someone on a FB group posted pics of it and the packaging, so it seems to be a real product.

        • Gregory from Canada asked:

          Is it true that this pistol is well known for faulty seals and leaking?

          • pcp4me from USA:

            I consider any thing less than a 3 rating as bad! Three is neutral. So from the ratings here I deduce that the failure rate is about 10%, ignoring the three ratings. Most of the problems seem to stem from a burr on the inside of the air intake hole which cuts the seal! To me a 10% failure rate is atrocious! However, this gun is a great value, and the problems are easy to correct!

          • pcp4me from USA:

            I consider any thing less than a 3 rating as bad! Three is neutral. So from the ratings here I deduce that the failure rate is about 10%, ignoring the three ratings. Most of the problems seem to stem from a burr on the inside of the air intake hole which cuts the seal! To me a 10% failure rate is atrocious! However, this gun is a great value, and the problems are easy to correct!

          • Keith from USA:

            Keith from USA my P17 holds pressure very well I cocked it and let it sit for an half hour, in safe location. Then took the shot power was still there.

          • Chevota from USA:

            Not really faulty seals, but faulty machine work. They've been known to leak since day one 10+ years ago and nothing has changed. I don't know what % leak but you sure hear about it when they do. "If" you get a leaker can return it or fix it, which isn't that hard. Who wants to fix something new but that's the gamble you take with chinese stuff. The option is to buy the better quality HW40/Beeman P3. Nice, but I'll pocket the extra $200 and get this one. So if you want to fix a leaker you need to pull the piston to see if the O-ring is damaged. If so check the teeny air intake hole in the compression tube which was drilled and beveled but not finished so there are burrs. To fix the burrs you tightly roll up a piece of quality wet/dry 600 sandpaper that you will use like a teeny file to get in the hole and smooth it. You have to take the gun mostly apart to sand this hole but I don't think it's that bad. A replacement O-ring is AS568-117. There are three other O-rings inside that must hold as well, but usually not an issue. Other than that it's an excellent gun and should outlast most. If you need I have pix to help; chevota at hotmail

        • Peter from USA asked:

          How many pound cockng effort is there..someone posted "Not hard" means noting for an 86 year old..5 pounds feels like 12 ounds.

          • Chevota from USA:

            The force at the hardest point is about 25lbs but can vary a couple pounds from gun to gun. Opening the gun is easy, the force is when closing the gun and it starts getting heavy about the last third of the stroke and peaks the last 3-2" before closing, then the last inch is easier. I hold the grip normally in my right hand, gun level and pointing to my left, then place the base of my left palm on the rear sight area, fingers pointing to my right, and push it down. You can use your body to assist with the last and hardest part by using the same method but while sitting you rest the gun on your right thigh and lean your chest into your left hand. The rear sight will compress, but springs right back. Most of the force is put on the guns protective rails on either side of the sight. The fiber optic strand on the rear sight is brittle and broke on my gun from the pressure of my hand, but it works fine without it. The one on my second gun has not broken yet. Be careful not to pinch your skin or shirt in the gun when it closes. It's a neat gun and well worth the price.

        • CEDRIC from Canada asked:

          Hi, is it the new model with optic fiber sights that is sold here?

          • Chevota from USA:

            Mine had the fiber optic inserts, but unfortunately they are brittle and located right where you put the pressure on it to pump it. They were very short lived in my gun. You could modify them to survive, and if I decide to do that with my second gun I'll post the how-to.

        • Grigor from Armenia asked:

          Hi, dear friend, can you ship it cheaper. it is too much to pay 130$ for shipping :)

          • Erika from U.S. Virgin Islands:

            Pyramyd Air only ships with FedEx. The amount that you see listed is the best price available for shipping from the warehouse to your location.

        • James from USA asked:

          What are the best pellets for this gun? I'm just shooting at paper and swinging targets. Are coated pellets better than non coated? Pointed vs. wadcutter? Can any pellets be re-used?

          • Armando from USA:

            A guy at Pyramid Air recommended I try the inexpensive "Diablo Basic, which are $6.89 for 500 wad cutter pellets. I just finished shooting the gun with these and hit a bull eye from 21 feet after only 2 practice shots. I haven't tried any "premium" pellets but am satisfied with these. What's great about these is that they make a large hole in my paper targets, so I can see where I hit without having to always walk up to the target to check the hit.

          • Chevota from USA:

            I like the JSB round nose in 8.44, 10.34, and 13.43gr. Of course the heavier are slower, but have more power at all ranges and more accurate excluding the more pronounced trajectory. The JSB are not only precision, but a good fit, seal well, and have minimal friction. All great bennies for a low powered gun. Mine shoots those pellets at 385, 355, and 319fps, fyi. I would also recommend the RWS Superdome.

        • Brad from USA asked:

          how hard is it to cock this gun?

          • Jace from USA:

            The manual says around 28 pounds. It's a little hard at first, but I think you get used to it.

          • Lee from USA:

            I do not consider it to be hard to cock and I am not a "he-man" by any means. I'm 60 years-old with a touch of arthritis.

        • Nate from USA asked:

          whats the difference from the p17 and p3!?!?!?!??

          • Edith from USA:

            Weihrauch, which makes the P3, has commented to airgun writer Tom Gaylord that the P17 is such an close copy of their P3 pistol, that owners often contact Weihrauch for repair and warranty work. Because Weihrauch doesn't want to disappoint these owners, they actually repair these guns as if they made them and covered them. Is that a great company or what?

          • Michael V (NY) from USA:

            The P3 is the original gun made in Germany. The P17 is a Chinese clone of the P3. The P3 has better fit and finish, as would be expected from a gun costing 6x the price of the P17.

        • David from USA asked:

          Can the P17 be dry fired like the P3? The description of the P3 states that it can be dry fired but the description of the P17 doesn't state that.

          • Chevota from USA:

            Yes you can, dry fire will not hurt it.

        • Richard from USA asked:

          Is the Beeman P17 trigger action single and double action?

          • Daniel from USA:

            No, the "hammer" is actually a latch which holds the top down. Pulling back on the hammer releases the top so you can pump it once and then latch it back in place.