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Barra Sportsman 900

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Rating 5.05.0 5.0

By Art from USA on 2016-09-06 02:48:47

Things I liked:

I would invite readers to click "buzz" link at top of page. Tom is a PA pro who gave a indepth review of this rifle. It was enough to get me to bite. The Black Ops is an 880 clone with major upgrades: the 11mm picatinny rail is a master stroke! The thin dove tail on my 880 is a worry, and I make sure not to bang the scope. The Ops rail is thick. The easy to grasp cocking handle feels great and locks down well. The hard sights are much improved from the 880. The front sight also acts as a muzzle guard - sorely lacking on the 880.

Things I would have changed:

Change pump hook up! Ok, I have an 880, 77xs, M-4, and now the Black Ops. These are all inexpensive to collect and are serviceable hunting guns. I took the Ops head to head with the 880, and it was a dead heat on power and accuracy. Where old reliable (in production since 1972) still out shines the Ops, is trigger pull and pump behavior. The 880 has a short and crisp release by comparison. The Ops takes a harder pull. The Ops pump makes a loud "snap" because of a button that engages and disengages during pumping. So if you plan on hunting in the open field, anything will fly or run away within 30 yards of that racket. The 880 is silent. Now if you do it like me and prep inside a house, then sneak out to deal with pest animals, that will work. Still, that Ops pump needs to be re-designed for quiet action.

What others should know:

Black Ops has a double meaning. It is a cool name, but also I believe it is Gamo covert operations. Check out the Bone Collector Cadet to see the similarities. Gamo, a big company, would not let an upstart firm rip off one of their designs like that. Or maybe that is what happened and Gamo doesn't know. Either way this is a great deal for collectors or a newbie. The little scope never got put on mine because I had a variable power one sitting in a drawer. Unlike $100 magnum springers that cause many buyers heartache, like gross inaccuracy and shattered scopes, for $50 a shooter gets a recoiless gun that is easy to sight in and scope with a basic 40-50 dollar Tasco or Simmons. A Bug Buster right here at PA would look great on this Ops. Either way the gun is a good value and worthy of a scope upgrade. Penny size groups at 15 yds for this shooter. Hammer pellets.

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Rating 1.01.0 1.0

By Mike on 2024-03-20 12:10:02

Parts

No parts need fiber optic front sight but can’t find any parts for this gun

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Good power, easy pumping, unusual but great stock. Excellent pump arm(wish my 880s had it). Looks like Bear River is trying to make an impact on the airgun world.

    Things I would have changed:

    Oh Boy, what to say? These cheap pumpers are fun as heck and can be remarkably accurate. But the total disregard for the quality of the open sights is reprehensible. These are not made to sport $$$ scopes no matter what their inherent accuracy. The power limitations alone dictate that. You don't even need iron, just put something on it that doesn't WIGGLE.

    What others should know:

    Of all the affordable guns out there, Hatsan probably has the best plastic sights. At least they are solid enough to use. I would still buy this gun if only for it's fun factor. And hey, it really looks cool.

  • Rating 1.01.0 1.0

    Parts

    No parts need fiber optic front sight but can’t find any parts for this gun

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Accurate shooter with open sights. Pistol grip improves handling. Easy loading. As powerful as any other comparable, sub-$100 air rifle. Easy to charge (pumping is tough initially, but built-in 'catch' wears down with use). Fairfly rugged. IMO, not pellet picky at all.

    Things I would have changed:

    Fill the hollow buttstock. Looks more like a gimmicky toy than a useful rifle, but performance is on par with other sub-$100 (and even some more costly) models. My guess is that it is targeted towards and appeals more to younger shooters. Include a better scope or none -- considering the effective max range, the supplied scope isn't absolutely necessary, IMO, which works out fine, given the capabilities of the one included. Users with little or no prior experience still might like trying it out, or enjoy how it looks.

    What others should know:

    If you want an inexpensive, knock-around air rifle for fun, or accurate, short-range target practice (out to about 50-60') or eliminating small pests, this should do the job.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Sleak, safe at great price

    Just received my 900 today and its met or exceeded all.my expectations. You won't get any bb/pellet gun off this quality and at this priceline. The safety is a great concept allowing the individual to work it without taking your eyes off the target.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Awesome entry level Dual Ammo

    Great price, works well. Another reviewer mentioned it was difficult to load the pellets: it probably could be a little bit easier and if you were trying to load it real fast, or you had gloves on, it would not be practical, but it's not overly difficult. The pellets load one at a time and are bolt action. For the money, along with the included scope, this is a tremendous deal. I am definitely pleased with the results.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    "Great gun at a great price!"

    Nice light weight, one shot kill, air rifle. One of the best in the game. I got this for small game like squirrels and rabbits. Not to mention keeping the Blue Jay's out of my fruit trees. If you're looking to teach some fun safety to a youngster, this is a great little gun to start with.

  • Rating 1.01.0 1.0

    The scope broke

    I had received this airgun for Christmas about two weeks ago and I have taken great care of it. This but while adjusting the scope, the reticle had completely fallen apart. I had made sure that I knew exactly what I was doing. This was definitely NOT a user error.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Great gun for the price

    Just received the rifle today. The box it came in was pretty decent looking, and arrived in perfect condition. I have yet to fire it, but out of the box it feels like a solid piece. It shoulders nicely, and the pistol grip adds to the overall comfortability. Would certainly buy again, and definitely reccomend.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Best Air Rifle I’ve bought

    800 FPS and Multi-pump Pneumatic is the best for squirrel hunting. Handles very nice.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Unbelievable Value

    This Air rifle is the one to get. It really was a surprise to find a airgun of this quality st the price that's just plain unbeatable

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    It’s a good one for the price

    I got it a day ago and ran some BB and pellets in it and it worked good with the sites that came with it , I Liked the colored sites for quickly site activity and the scope cheap as it may be made it easy for kids to understand how they work before we move on to the real thing .

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    Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Handle of the weapons is great with a firm grip. It has a kick once it’s pumped more than 7 times. Uses .177 4.5mm pellets. The more pumps the louder it sounds with a max of 10 pumps.

    Things I would have changed:

    The accuracy with scope that comes with the gun is not the best. I’d recommend buying a better scope or not using one to increase accuracy.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Pleasantly surprised!

    I was looking for a decent entry level air rifle and all signs kept pointing to this gun. I received it today and I must say, I'm pleasantly surprised at the quality and weight of the gun as well the accuracy! I will say the scope is extremely small and I felt more accuracy just using the standard sights. As previously stated, the pump action seems very jarring, hard to pump and hopefully doesn't break down the road. Definitely would have added some sample ammo as so not to allow user error when purchasing ammo. But overall I'm beyond pleased with my purchase and will be doing more business with Barra in the future

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Not cheap feeling at all and really acurite

    This is so much better then my daisy 880 fiberoptic sights are awesome the safety features

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    The way to RID your yard of PESTS.

    I have tried numerous ways to rid my yard of PESTS (anything that eats my fruit and nut trees OR destroys our gardens and poultry); THIS WAS THE ANSWER! This rifle has enough power to hit vermin at distances that doesn't endanger any of the neighbors by stray bullets. I was limited to how I was able to shoot these evil rats with hair out of my trees without fear of a stray bullet landing where it was unwanted. The accuracy of the rifle is very good. I started with pellets but soon moved to BBs as they are much quicker to load and rapid fire was possible. To use the pellets, I needed to have much thinner, smaller fingers; NOT ME AT ALL. I used a pair of tweezers to load them but...NO, don't do that. Overall, for the price and power, this is a nice weapon for backyard protection from small vermin. Again, load it with BBs for much quicker loading and discharge unless you are gun-ho for pellets.

  • Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Got it working...BUT......

    Ordered the 900 and it came in box that was damaged. Definitely had concerns of the sight at the end of barrel since there was some sign of damage with movement within the box. Good thing I had the route protection option. Highly recommended! After trading email on the damage, I tried shooting the rifle with the sights at about 40 feet and the point of impact was WAY to the right, even with the rear sight adjusted to the extreme. That said, the rear sight is cheaply made from plastic and there is no "lock" of the L/R position possible. Any slight bump of the rear sight WILL move it and there goes your point of aim. Why this isn't metal I have no idea. Definitely not a place to skimp on $$. I ordered a low priced red/green dot optic and 11mm to 20mm adapter at additional expense and have it shooting in a group of about 1" at 40 feet, using Daisy pellets. I haven't tried other brand pellets yet. It shoots good but you have to upgrade the sights. The trigger is stiff (hope this loosens up over time) and the pump action takes some getting used to as the end of pump at the rifle wants to click into position every time. Finally got a pumping method that minimizes this. I don't plan on using BB's since the barrel is listed as rifled and BB's will wear on this over time, so pellets it is. I have it shooting good but this one out of the box needed some parts and time to get to this point. I'm liking it now but was disappointed as a BUY and USE as is rifle out of the box. I did not use the scope that came with it. It's cheaply made (expected) wanted something that would be fixed on rifle using more area of the rail VS the scope that uses less rail area with the rings. Currently love the cheap optic I bought to fix my issue. Hope to have more fun now that I have it working.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    I'm very happy with this airgun

    I love this airgun, not to heavy and with good accuracy and power, I highly recommend this airgun, simple mechanic and powerful

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Handy, Light, Fun

    Great little gun. Love the flexibility to shoot BB's or pellets. BB load chamber holds enough for a fun shooting session. Only had the gun a few days, so haven't tried pellets yet..... but loading them doesn't look to bad. Open sights are very nice and easy to get on target quickly. Overall, a very good gun and a great value.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Great product

    I bought this rifle, I'm so happy with the results

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    love the barra bolt , hands down the best bolt on any sub $100 dollar multipump. very cool look with the pistol grip stock. light kid gun, easy pump stroke once you get past the spring lock. good sights.

    Things I would have changed:

    pump arm locking mechanism is very stiff and loud

    What others should know:

    a lot of plastic , feels sturdy. loud and hollow sounding. decent accuracy with open sights

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