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Ataman AP16 Compact Black Reviews

Ataman AP16 Regulated Compact Air Pistol, Black

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

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By Richard from USA on 2017-12-27 15:01:49

Things I liked:

Size, consistency shot to shot, natural pistol feel....not some 18 inch or longer "PISTOL" 12 inches on compact!!! I did finally get to shoot the AP16 for some accuracy and WOW I was shocked and amazed as was my Stepson who shot it as well for verification. I started very simple at 25 yards (just a honest heads up...I'm not so good with a pistol.....no two ways around it), but at 25 yards off hand with a cheap little reflex site I was NAILING the bulls eye EVERY TIME!!! At that I was amazed. So I moved back to 30 and SAME THING. So at that point I figured I'd move back to my 43 yard setup and guess what.......SAME THING still. I'm not exaggerating, this thing is AMAZINGLY accurate. My next shots were at 51 yards ( note this was a windy day here in Cincinnati, not light wind, but with some heavy gusts). At 51 yards I maintained no more than 2" groups....at which I am simply at a loss for words. My next shots, which were at 76 yards, were hitting the black in the target every time. NICE!

Things I would have changed:

Perhaps more power.....but that is just my preference. For the system it IS, it's awesome.

What others should know:

Yes it is a little high priced, but this thing is SOLID all the way around. You also have the ability to put on the Standard Barrel for more shots and power. I have the standard barrel as well but have not tested it as of yet.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

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By Mario from USA on 2018-12-05 11:00:55

Things I liked:

I Love the look and feel. Very accurate.

Things I would have changed:

The price and air cylinders.

What others should know:

This is my second pistol that I have to return. I always have air cylinder problems. This one leaked right out the box. Now it won't take any air at all. I am totally disappointed and done the Ataman products.

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Overall feel, general quality, easy to shoot. I've read that many have had surface coating problems, dents in the aluminum, etc., etc. and was a little concerned. Not so with mine. Very nice surface finish, no surface marring of any kind, anywhere on the gun. The more that you shoot it, the more...that you want to shoot it. It's hard to put down. The pressure gauge is easy to read. The trigger is more than usable out of the box. No need to adjust anything for now. I may do some adjusting after getting more used to the gun, but it's very good right now. My 70 year old eyes aren't iron sight compatible. For right now, I installed a SeeAll tritium sight on it. Short and light weight. So I'm getting used to both the gun and the sight.

    Things I would have changed:

    Obviously the cost is up there. Not sure of why in this day of everything being CNC machined. I'd think that it should be a little less expensive, oh well. Actually, after shooting it a while, the ach of the cost, mostly...goes away. A picatinny rail instead of the 11mm rail would have been nice for a 21st. century air gun. I'd bet that 99% of owners put adapters on the 11mm rail. I can't think of anything else right now.

    What others should know:

    Be careful, it runs out of air quickly. You need to watch the pressure. It's not hard to refill once the tank is empty, just not sure it's a good thing to do consistently. The act of cocking the gun is a little different. I think that it has the same hard spots that most rifles do, but the rifle cocking arms are two to three times longer than the AP16 cocking arm, so the hard spots will be multiplied with the short arm. I put some light silicone oil on all of the pivot points and pellet probe. This made a big difference vs. running it all dry.

  • 2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This pistol is light weight, accurate and very nice looking. For a PCP pistol, it is the most compact I have found.

    Things I would have changed:

    Better QC before it's shipped. Mine arrive and was difficult to cock. This got worse to the point it would not cock at all and had to be returned. I'm currently awaiting a replacement that I hope works better than the original.

    What others should know:

    If you got a good one, I think you'll be very satisfied with the look, feel and accuracy of this pistol. I just wish PA would test them before they ship them. Also, the build date was 2019, for a $1000, I was expecting a newer air pistol. The other odd thing was the serial number on the box did not match the serial number on the pistol, which seems really fishy to me!

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I really like this pistol. I took it out of the box, pumped up the cylinder and started firing. It worked great from the beginning. The only issue I seem to have is I have trouble putting it down.

    Things I would have changed:

    I have only shot a couple hundred pellets, but as of now there is nothing I would change.

    What others should know:

    I have a couple pistols and I find this one is the most accurate. It is easy to hold a tight grouping at about 10 yards free hand. There seems to be a little more accuracy using a heavier pellet.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Light weight and very accurate.

    Things I would have changed:

    The price. I would have given it an overall rating of 5 stars but if not for the price.

    What others should know:

    A lot of fun to shoot. Great backyard air gun with a moderator.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This is a very special PCP air pistol. I bought it based on Pyramyd reviews and online videos about its performance. I have only had it for a few weeks, but it has performed well straight out of the box, with little adjustment needed to dial it in. Here is my synopsis: Pros: 1. Once properly dialed in, I am getting sub-one inch groups at 25 yards. 2. The AP16 compact is very comfortable in the hand and is perfectly balanced 3. The cocking lever is well conceived and I have had zero misfires using premium pellets from many brands 4. This PCP air pistol comes in some of the best packaging (injected foam) of any air gun product I have ever purchased, meaning you have little to worry about shipment damage from factory all way to your doorstep. Cons: 1. This pistol is LOUD. It is not backyard friendly. I purchased a DonnyFL moderator which silences the crack considerably, but even with the DonnyFL, it is still loud. 2. The fit-n-finish is disappointingly substandard for a $1000 product

    Things I would have changed:

    The fit-n-finish!

    What others should know:

    Buy it despite my gripes. It is still a top performer in its class

  • 5.0 5.0

    3.0 3.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Beau, leger, efficace ... mais cher

    What others should know:

    Energie mesuree a 16,5 joules, moyenne sur 3 tirs a 180 bars de pression

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Beau, l

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I Love the look and feel. Very accurate.

    Things I would have changed:

    The price and air cylinders.

    What others should know:

    This is my second pistol that I have to return. I always have air cylinder problems. This one leaked right out the box. Now it won't take any air at all. I am totally disappointed and done the Ataman products.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The weight and balance of the gun is great, most pcps are front heavy but somehow this one doesn't feel like that at all. I've fired it quite a lot without any failures and the sidelever is easy to operate. It's also decently powerful for it's size and accurate and I can get about three mags before I have to refill the gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    About the only thing I would change is an included plug for the fill port, hopefully it's not a problem but it is open and exposed to debris.

    What others should know:

    As for the finish mine is flawless, the only thing is the safety oxidized after a while so I need to polish it every once in a while.

  • 5.0 5.0

    3.0 3.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Numero Uno: size. No other pcp pistol i have seen is a true pistol size, this one is and i love it. Secondly the AP16 is .22 caliber with the power to sling it, and the AP16 delivers. .177 is a capable round, but physics and mass are your friend when hunting, a larger pellet is always going to be better (cue the infamous "which pellet size and caliber is best debate right?"). Thirdly, accuracy. The AP16 delivers that lead post haste downrange right where you want it, this gun will out shoot you. The trigger is perfect for a marksman pistol. Additional: I was hesitant at first about the magazine, but i love it now. Simple, robust and it is so easy/quick to load. Its simple design also allows you to empty it and still load it into the gun and close the bolt for storage. Haven't found a pellet it wont hold yet (pile drivers, H&N rabbit magnums, JSB jumbo monsters) Speaking of pellets, i haven't found any it doesn't like.

    Things I would have changed:

    Grips, while i like the stock wood ones fine enough, i bought a molded set from Hogue. Iron Sights, for the money you're dropping on this gun i feel a windage and elevation click adjustable rear sight is in order, but the stock iron sights are simple, robust, effective and look great. Probably a moot point as i put the BSA 2x20 pistol scope on it anyways. I really do like shooting this gun with open sights (painted the front sight yellow with a thing black stripe in the center, tiger eye), but the accuracy merits an optic. After 500+ rounds the regulator went a little funky, would act like it was out of air at 200 bar (can shoot down to 100 bar, about 21 shots for me). Warranty service was great: fast, good communication, paid for return shipping. They serviced the regulator and lubed it all up and its rockin again. i've seen complaints about the finish, i think it look awesome, not all guns should be polished shiny, it has its own look.

    What others should know:

    i have learned *cough -learning- when it comes to air guns there is, "what you Want, what you Can Get, and what you Will Carry / Use. The Ap16 compact is one i was wanted and fortunate to be able to get (i was saving for an FX Indy or Warcat, but when i found this I diverted funds), but more importantly it is one i Will carry. Its small and easy to holster on the hip while out hiking the trial, if i come across a grouse i don't what to be digging in a bag for my gun, and i don't want a rifle bumping around on my shoulder in a sling. Noise, its not bad. Its quiet enough i don't really need ear protection when target shooting, but it is loud enough i have a moderator on the way for when i do want to be hush hush for the second shot opportunity hunting, or just to be nice and quiet when plinking. Safety, it works opposite to most of my other safeties, but i like it now. Right handed shooter, trigger finger at ready, cycle the safety off with my thumb high on the grip. Smooth natural.

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    1.0 1.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Gun is beautifully machined and made.

    Things I would have changed:

    Received two different generation guns and both are mechanical lemons. First one leaked air. Second one the bolt would lock up and when it cycled, the rotary mag would spin randomly past an unused pelket or sometimes two or even three. Absolutely frustrating because the gun is beautiful and accurate.

    What others should know:

    Horribly designed gun mechanically with various unrelated malfunctions over two different manufacturing batches. Never again, Ataman. I'm done and you should be, too.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Size, consistency shot to shot, natural pistol feel....not some 18 inch or longer "PISTOL" 12 inches on compact!!! I did finally get to shoot the AP16 for some accuracy and WOW I was shocked and amazed as was my Stepson who shot it as well for verification. I started very simple at 25 yards (just a honest heads up...I'm not so good with a pistol.....no two ways around it), but at 25 yards off hand with a cheap little reflex site I was NAILING the bulls eye EVERY TIME!!! At that I was amazed. So I moved back to 30 and SAME THING. So at that point I figured I'd move back to my 43 yard setup and guess what.......SAME THING still. I'm not exaggerating, this thing is AMAZINGLY accurate. My next shots were at 51 yards ( note this was a windy day here in Cincinnati, not light wind, but with some heavy gusts). At 51 yards I maintained no more than 2" groups....at which I am simply at a loss for words. My next shots, which were at 76 yards, were hitting the black in the target every time. NICE!

    Things I would have changed:

    Perhaps more power.....but that is just my preference. For the system it IS, it's awesome.

    What others should know:

    Yes it is a little high priced, but this thing is SOLID all the way around. You also have the ability to put on the Standard Barrel for more shots and power. I have the standard barrel as well but have not tested it as of yet.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I own one of the AP 16's standard.I have it tuned to 658 fps av. w/18.13 gr. JSB's for 28 shots W/ 17.43 FPE. You can tune this pistol to where you like it.As for your pitting complaint it looks to be done that way on purpose for looks.It's laser accurate.This pistol is awesome.You can't trust some reviews because they are made buy people that don't know what they're talking about. Usually very inexperienced people in the sport.I have a friend that has his at 665 FPS.

    Things I would have changed:

    The clips could be better.Some don't cycle right sometimes.Make a single shot tray.

    What others should know:

    This can be tune low power for lots of shots for plinking or high power for hunting.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Good weight and nice balance. Simple rotary clip that is easy to load and the left side cocking action provide great ergonomics. Shot power/velocity is as advertised.

    Things I would have changed:

    Black anodized finish on aluminum body of the gun is POOR. At $1000, I'd expect a nice finish similar to my other FX and Weirach guns. The finish had a speckled pitting across the body...something I would consider unacceptable in a $200 bb gun.

    What others should know:

    The gun gets the shot count as advertised. I have an Omega tank, so the refills were not an issue...would be a lot of work with a hand pump. Also, I attempt to RMA this gun for a replacement with PyramidAir - they approved the RMA and without explanation shipped me back the defectice pistol...still working through this with them.

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