Is the Bandit pistol grip interchangeable with the Chaser pistol grip? I could create a Bandit PCP carbine and a Chaser CO2 with a wood grip and a moderator
Not without modifying the chaser grip sadly. I've heard whispers that Diana is working on a carbine set up for the Bandit.
I've seen several mentions of the use of a "barrel-band" to reduce barrel vibrations to increase accuracy, but I can't determine what barrel band to use as no dimensions are provided. What barrel band did you use?
Has anybody removed the barrel to add the barrel band, if so how is barrel removed
There are set screws on the top of the front half of the breech that need to be removed. Then the barrel can be pulled free. Some of the barrels are very tightly fit, so you may need to lock the barrel or action in a vice to separate.
Why do I have to fill the air cylinder with the cocked gun?
When filling from empty (this goes for just about any PCP) cocking the gun is necessary to fill. If there is already air in the pistol, then you do not need to cock it to fill.
Just wondering why the bolt on the .177 moves with each shot while the .22 does not move. I love my .177 Bandit, but it moves just like the one in the video does.
Likely just a breech seal tightness thing, shouldn't be anything to worry about unless you're feeling air escape out of the breech when you shoot
Will the Stormrider barrel band fit the Bandit? I'd like to get rid of the front sight and maybe stabilize the barrel a bit.
to add the barrel band the barrel has to be removed. Don't have a clue how it is removed.
According to the techs at Pyramyd Air the Chaser rifle barrel band will fit.
Does this use the same fill probe and pump as the Stormrider rifle?
Same probe. Any pump with a female QD on the hose can work with that probe
Will high 11 mm Rings allow a 1 inch tube Red dot to clear the magazine when it is in place?
trigger adjustable ?
Please give me a quick explanation of the PCP system.
PCPs use an external air source to charge them up and then get a certain number of shots before requiring a refill. Does that help?
How many shots per fill ? Thanks Dave
About two magazines in each caliber
Is the LDC removable?
Yes, just screws off, but does leave the threaded area unprotected.
How many shots per fill on the .177 vs 22?
Two mags in each roughly, though it will depend on the pellet used and what you consider an acceptable velocity range
Where is the Bandit made?
This item looks great. Could someone compare it with (my( Baikal MP46M .177 in noise/report (very important around here) and in accuracy?
The Bandit is very quiet, and has very good accuracy. I've tested a few that punch tiny groups at 10-15 yards, but it's not on the same level as the IZH in terms of overall quality
do you need a quick connect added onto the probe?
No, the probe comes with a male QD on it
Is this pistol good enough, at this price point, to be a 10 meter competitor for a new shooter?
My recollection is that 10m has to be "single shot" and "500 fps or less." Check out the Air Venturi V10 as this is a competition pistol. Also I would verify the 10m restrictions before investing in anything for competition.
I wouldn't recommend it. The grip is too large for most shooters with medium/small hands.
What is the approximate shot count for .177 and .22?
About two magazines in each
What scope would you recommend for this pistol?
I went with the simmons pro hunter 2.5 to 6 32 mm. would be perfect if it had adjustable objective
Might consider: UTG 30mm Red/Green Dot Sight, Integral Picatinny Mounting Deck UTG New Gen Dovetail-to-Picatinny/Weaver Adapter, Recoil Resistant Stop Pin
Do you offer a shoulder stock for this pistol?
Not at this time
11mm dovetail rail ... to mount optic will you need to remove rear sight
What 22 cal pellet is recommended for the Bandit?
If it's anything like the Stormrider and Chaser, H&N or JSB are going to be your best bets. But each gun is different, so some testing will be required to determine what your gun likes best.
In the images of the pistol it shows a case. Does this come with the pistol?
Is the silencer portion removable? Im guessing not... silencers put me off from buying because certain kinds of pellets cant be used without damaging the silencer or yourself :(
The suppressor is removable for cleaning the barrel, baffles, and spacers. NOTE: Remember the order in which each part was removed to put back together properly when finished cleaning.
Not sure if they sealed the front as well as the barrel attachment. That said the front on my (other than Diana) version unscrews and allows the baffle removal.
No, it is fixed. Not sure what kind of pellets you're using, but anything that is properly sized for the caliber of your pistol shouldn't be a problem passing through the suppressor.
It looks like they have the great Chaser moderator. I hope they up the bolt handle size and give the trigger the improvments of the V2 Stormrider before it ships
Fresh picture and sure enough the bolt handle is the uberbolt. The evolving pictures are kinda like a time lapse release improving anticipation....
Be sure to radius off the plexiglass on the front of the magazine. With the left hand bolt it nicks your fingers. With the blood thinners even little gashes make it look like a crime scene.
We shall see. I believe it has the same trigger as the chaser, which isn't too bad. Not quite as adjustable as the stormrider trigger though. We will see what happens with the bolt handle. I agree, the larger one would be preferred.
How many pumps of the Air Venturi MK4 does it take to fill the reservoir on the pistol to 200 bar?
From fully empty I'd expect about 50-60 pumps based on similarly sized pistols. With residual pressure still left after shot power begins to decline, I'd expect around 30 pumps to charge it back up.
Do you need any not included fitting or hose to connect to Air Venturi MK4 Kit by Hill Hand Pump with dry-pack?
If you buy the kit, you will not need any adapters. This pistol comes with a fill probe that has a male QD fitting machined on
How many shots do you get after you fill the onboard reservoir to 200 bar?
From what I have heard, depending on caliber, 15-20 good shots per fill
Is the bolt handle reversable, left to right or right to left?
That is only applicable if the gun is empty, but when empty, the hammer sits on the valve stem pushing it open slightly. You need to cock the hammer to remove that opening and close the valve which seals your air cylinder off. If left open, air will leak out of the barrel/breech when you try to fill.
Why do I have to fill the air cylinder with the cocked gun?
It is not, though there may be right hand breeches available down the road.