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Beeman P17 Reviews

Beeman P17

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By A Reasonable Person from USA on 2012-12-18 02:43:29

Things I liked:

The Beeman P17 is an excellent value for someone interested in a 4.5 mm (.177 cal) target air pistol. Before you buy, think about what it is that you intend to use an airgun for. If you wish to shoot 10 meter air pistol targets and stay in the black at very low cost, this pistol is definitely worth three times what it is sold for. If you want rapidly to make many tiny dents in a barn door from 5 meters or otherwise blast away promiscuously, then skip the P17 and buy the CO2 BB gun which will do that job for you. If you want to hunt, skip pistols and go to a pellet rifle with enough power and accuracy to allow you reliably to achieve first round kills; then make yourself some rat, rabbit or pigeon stew, or at least supplement your cat's diet with your take. Is this an Olympic 10 meter target pistol? No, but it is surprisingly accurate for 10% of the cost of a basic match target pistol such as the Baikal 46. It has good balance, points very naturally and has a splendidly light trigger and servicable open sights. The P17 is a Beeman-licensed Chinese manufactured copy of the Beeman P3/Weihrauch HW40 manufactured in Germany. Except for the post and vee sights (very satisfactory for target shooting, the rear being adjustable for both elevation and windage,) it follows the P3/HW40 design very faithfully for less than 20% of the cost. I have found that Beeman model 1235 7.7 grain coated wadcutters work very well for target shooting in my P17, and are very economical.

Things I would have changed:

Loading seems awkward at first, but will soon become easier, especially if you start with pointed pellets, then switch to wads when you are used to the loading. Beeman Model 1239 8.5 grain coated pointed pellets will serve that purpose. With these products, you can find out whether you enjoy the sport without having to spend serious money on it. While the design is very good, the level of quality assurance in assembly seems, from the sample of user reviews I have read elsewhere, sometimes to fall below that standard. Most are assembled well, but some are less well assembled. While the manufacturer should improve quality control, the P17 is warranted for a year, and is not difficult to work on when the warranty has expired. There is plenty of help for diagnosing and fixing problems on the Web. After about 2,000 rounds, I started to have trouble with pressure loss. Since the pistol was then still under warranty, I spent $12 on sending it to Beeman for repairs. After a month, it came back in good order. Now that it is out of warranty, I work on it myself. A Google search for P17 overhaul led me to a number of useful sources of information, including Derrick's overhaul part 1 and finale, which are step by step guides with very good color photo illustrations (Thank you, Derrick.)

What others should know:

Cocking this device is too difficult for a child, but within the abilities of most mid-late teens and adults. Anyway, it is not a toy and is not suitable for children. The safe handling considerations for firearms apply to pellet guns. The top of the receiver incorporates dove tail grooves between the front and rear iron sights for mounting accessory sights. Some offers of P17s bundle them with an open style red dot sight. If you are, or think that you may be, interested in target shooting, then the P17 is worth your consideration. If you do not enter formal competition, it may be all that you need. In any event, it is a fine pistol for developing pistol marksmanship and maintaining proficiency economically and at home, rather than driving to a firearms range and firing ball ammunition frequently. I know of no other target as good for so llittle money.

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By Mike S on 2022-08-01 21:15:15

Things I liked:

This is a 7 year follow-up. Thousands of rounds and still as accurate as when new. I opened up the gun and smoothed out the air intake hole on the cylinder. Added some silicon lube on the piston ring and the rest is history. A small drop of Pellgun oil on the breech seal and into the port when opening the action and this gun will just keep on putting pellets through the same hole.

Things I would have changed:

Recent reviews seem to indicated the burr at the air intake issue has been addressed.

What others should know:

I added a dovetail to Weaver rail with a the loop side of a Velcro strip which extend over the rear sight.to increase the leverage when closing the over-lever. Really reduces the cocking effort and protects your hand from the sharp edges of the dovetail and rear sight. Red dot is in from of the adapter.

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    Things I liked:

    The trigger is superb, it’s also fairly accurate, but the Crosman 1377 holds an advantage for me, perhaps because I’ve been shooting them for over 20 years. It’s a lot lighter and more compact than other pistols I’ve shot with comparable accuracy. The price is really nice too, even these days. I bought it for shots at around 10 yards at mice and other pests, so far it works really well with hollow points.

    Things I would have changed:

    I have big hands/ fingers and it took a long time to be able to somewhat proficiently load pellets. Also, watch a video on how to work the pump, or you could get a painful pinch.

    What others should know:

    The loading method is very different, and takes time to get used to, but it’s definitely not a deal breaker.

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    Things I liked:

    easier to load than i thought. super trigger. plenty of power for 10 metres. super accurate

    Things I would have changed:

    factory quality control

    What others should know:

    i know its an inexpensive pistol, but, i have purchased 5 and 2 had to be returned because there was a seal problem right out of package. pyramid was great and replaced, but its still annoying.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Rating 3.03.0 3.0

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    Things I liked:

    The price per smile, for a little plinker for a noob. Bought this to teach my nephew some gun handling skills with. Before moving on to other bigger guns.

    Things I would have changed:

    There are some things that would make this better, but for the price. Its a really nice little pellet pistol.

    What others should know:

    Great value for the money.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    I LOVE this gun! No recoil, the trigger is AMAZING!!! You can stack pellets with it at 10 yards! I bought 4 guns for me and my family we shoot tournaments, outta the 4, this gun is by FAR my favorite! It's NOT pellet picky either... Not a fan of auto safety's, but that'll be removed, so not an issue... Also shoots darts really accurately! The ONLY downside to this gun is power, which I already knew, and power wasn't an issue at paper anyway... It "will" bounce off cardboard at 15 yards lol... Won't even dent or scratch a pellet tin at 10 yards... But that don't bother me at all, I bought it as a 10 yard target/competition/paper puncher and it does that with perfection!!! I'd have NO issue shooting this gun against the Air Venturi V10 ANY DAY!!! Iffen your pondering on a target 10 yard target gun, this IS one you need to pull the trigger on buying! Iffen someone handed it to me and I shot it, and they said it was a $200 gun, I'd have still bought it, it's that nice, and it's $45 LOL!!!!

    Things I would have changed:

    Auto safety sucks, but would be a good thing for kids shooting...

    What others should know:

    Pull the trigger, and buy this gun, then come back and comment on my review, how happy you are after buying it!!! I guess they took adding pictures away now? Or I'd post several, 5 shots groups in the exact same hole!!! It'll put 5 in one hole all day long!!! The best part NO Co2's, NO recoil, NO HPA air!!! I have went the about 600 pellets in a week lol!!! So buy the 3 tins and get 1 one free, you'll thank me, that's how much you'll shoot it lol...

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    I’m just going to say that this is a great way to start the indoor season price is very reasonable and the accuracy is great

    Things I would have changed:

    The only thing I would like is that I could load the pellets easier and they weren’t made out of polymer

    What others should know:

    Have plenty of pellets and have a great time with the beeman P-17

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Things I liked:

    when they work they are great . accurate great trigger plenty of power for paper and can destruction. and great price.

    Things I would have changed:

    4 out of 6 have some sort of seal issue. after sitting for 24 + hours they have to be pumped 3 to 6 times before they will catch air and pump. after that they are fine.

    What others should know:

    i have returned 1 and will probably return 2 more because of seal issue and inconsistent accuracy. definitely a quality issue on factories part but pyramid customer service has been great and replaced very quickly.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Accurate, good balance, nice sights and superb trigger.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    I don't even know how many pellet pistols I own and they range from $100 blowbacks to a few hundred dollar PCP and this is the smoothest most accurate pistol when you shoot it there is zero feedback from the gun no recoil no vibrations no anything just the sound of the air pop pellet release in and you're still exactly where elimed it you can literally put pellets through the same hole at 10:15 ft away the iron sights are amazing this is definitely no doubt about it probably not the most powerful gun for stopping power but it is the most accurate I'm sure it will kill small rodents no problem but to me this is one you set up in the yard and try to see how accurate you can truly get with just plain iron sights I see some people putting Optics on it I don't recommend that because of the top stroke mechanism other than that I like the whole gun and that's my favorite and most accurate of the bunch

    Things I would have changed:

    It would be nice but it's not necessary the gun is perfect the way it is but it would be awesome if there was a way to install aftermarket competition style grips like the wooden ones because as I said Up Above This Gun is ready to compete out the box and I would love to have competition handles I wouldn't compete but it would feel like I was shooting a $1,000 or $1,500 competition gun I've never used one of those but I'm sure this one shoots just as accurate maybe not but that's it but the way it comes is perfect the grips are perfect usually I have a hard time I have smaller hands and this is fine and it will be cool to have accessories like a shoulder stock and stuff to turn it into like a backpack carbine that would be the perfect little table top setup

    What others should know:

    Only thing I can say is this gun is phenomenal and no matter what you like shooting in the air gun World pick one of these up because the smoothness and the way it fires I can't even really explain it how smooth and accurate it is and how well made for the price it all performs like I said 90% of my airgun pistol collection and a lot of the rifles too and accuracy as far as stopping power that's what it lacks but that's not what it's made for I would just say that if you got the extra money you definitely need to pick this up it's phenomenal

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    I like the velocity from the single stroke pneumatic; the accuracy is great; it's not very loud - just a little crack. I think the pellet tearing through a can makes is louder. The trigger is smooth with a light pull.

    Things I would have changed:

    I think the rear sight can use some improvement. It's possible to push it down and it not pop back up to the original position. It's like it slide down on the screw and get caught on the way back up. Now when I cock it I make sure I don't put my hand by the sight.

    What others should know:

    After just a few shots loading a pellet was not an issue and I wear XL gloves. If you have an issue with loading try rounded or pointed pellets.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    one pump super accurate a lot of power for just one pump

    Things I would have changed:

    loading takes some getting use to

    What others should know:

    my first one was not very accurate and blew a seal after 3 days and 200 rounds. pyramid had a replacement to me in less than a week. chronied at 425-430 and super accurate

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Excellent accuracy and trigger pull Sights are excellent

    Things I would have changed:

    Scallop out the rear-end of the top frame to allow a pellet pen to insert the pellet directly into the barrel. Some method of reducing the cocking pressure on closing!

    What others should know:

    See YouTube for other modifications.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Things I liked:

    Using a two-hand hold, very accurate at 50'. Even with my "old eyes", the sights allow for quick target acquisition. The trigger is smooth and light.

    Things I would have changed:

    The grip is a bit too large. Needs some texture too. Finger groves don't help. I would like to see about eight ounces less weight. Cocking effort seems excessive. This limits me to five shots before I start shaking.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Had one of the old marksman 2400 and wore it out, the beeman is just as good if not better!

    Things I would have changed:

    None, I don’t think there’s really any better way to load the pellets. So if you have large fingers you’ll probably have trouble with this one.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Great trigger pull very accurate easy to cock.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    This pistol rips up the cans feels good in my hand and is pretty accurate. Very fun gun for the money not to loud I shoot in my indoor range at about 400 fps it zips.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Things I liked:

    Accurate at close range. .177 pellets are cheap and available everywhere. One pump and no Powerlets to purchase. Nice fiber optics on sights. The trigger is smooth and light out of the box.Balance and fits my hand. My chrono was right at the advertised fps so a perfect plinker or even indoor range gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    Not a fan of automatic safeties (I love my Glock safety). Offer an upgrade kit with a reseal kit and case. I put mine in the pelican case my Glock 19 was in and reshaped the foam. Even have two tins where I had two mags.

    What others should know:

    As you will find on the forums I had the bur on the inside of the cylinder and the smallest o-ring on the end of the valve tore. Got zero pressure around 200 pellets through the gun. I have a reseal kit ordered and have removed the bur and steel wooled the cylinder, cleaned the barrel and lightly polished the touch surfaces on the trigger mechanism. Looking forward to decades of plinking once my o-rings arrive.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Only took a little bit to zero.. sights are adjustable for wind & elevation. Contrary to what some you tubers told me.. This pistol is super accurate! Shot an index card a partial split it!! Took about 8 shots. Attached a pic. If you are thinking about buying this, just get it! You WONT be disappointed! Used RWS Supermags to zero and split card.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing. Its about as perfect as can be for the price!

    What others should know:

    This is not too pellet picky. I found Supermags and H&N silver points work best. But crosman anything worked good, I have field point,hollow, and wads. Used H&N barracuda greens.. it didnt like them.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    For a budget air pistol, you can't get any better! This isn't the first one I've had, and I really missed the last one after I sold it. Well made, consistent shooter. Very little maintenance needed. It is Chinese made, but German design,(after the P3). Absolute wonderful 2 stage trigger. Fiber optic sights front and rear AND a rail. I put a BSA red dot on mine.

    Things I would have changed:

    NOT A THING!

    What others should know:

    This is only 410 FPS, so not really recommended for small game. Paper targets and cans watch out!

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Things I liked:

    Crazy accurate!! Nice weight and balance. Phenomenal tigger, and very powerful. Likes all kinds of ammo

    Things I would have changed:

    Rear sight tends to move around from cocking the thing. (I just keep a piece of black tape on mine.

    What others should know:

    The thing thinks it's a rifle. Cocks sorta hard, but that's a good thing cuz it hits pretty hard as well. It also thinks it's an alligator cuz it will bite your hand if you aren't paying attention when cocking the thing. Its big, clunky and ugly as a mud fence, but the performance will immediately make you ignore those negatives

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Easy to cock, great trigger, and amazing accuracy.

    Things I would have changed:

    Not a thing.

    What others should know:

    This little pistol is extremely accurate at moderate ranges and doesn't seem to be pellet-fussy whatsoever. It fires with a pleasant "crack" and has no notable recoil. I've chronied mine at 432fps (muzzle velocity) with RWS Basic wadcutters. Lovin'it.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Things I liked:

    Price point Accuracy Decent trigger 11mm rail for accessories (in my case an old millet red dot)

    Things I would have changed:

    Better access to barrel both in terms for loading pellets and being able to run a cleaning rod or bore snake from Breech. I carefully used a drill bit to grind away just enough material from the cocking lever area just above the hammer to allow access for a quick swipe of a bore snake every so often. Also the hammer spring is pretty weak and/or there is an alignment issue with the locking pin necessitating some care to ensure that when the cocking lever is closed it locks. On occasion it will pop up when fired because the hammer fails to engage correctly to lock it down.

    What others should know:

    I was surprised at the effort it takes to cock and lock the gun. I have a P1 and it is a toss up which is more difficult. The P1 force is during opening and the P17 is while closing. It is my first pneumatic so I didnt know that till I got it. I built a cocking station for the P17 and that works very well. Also the millet red dot is solid on the P17 and holds POA admirably, something I couldnt get that old millet to do on the P1. I like both guns for different reasons, they are completely different from each other in terms of how they need to be gripped and shot successfully. Both are accurate and perfect for the little 5 yard range I have in my basement, at this range daisy and H&N Excite wad cutters work perfectly and are the most cost effective ammo I need to achieve the end result of FUN.

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