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Dan Wesson 8" Pellet Black Reviews

Dan Wesson 8" CO2 Pellet Revolver, Black

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 5.0

5.0 5.0

5.0 5.0

By Andy from Canada on 2014-07-19 12:33:51

Things I liked:

This Revolver is just plain Fantastic, The quality of material & workmanship is second to none, The only thing(or two) that would be the cherry on this sundae, is having it available in .22 as well as giving it an increase in muzzle velocity to at least 495fps. This gun was put out on the market with very little available in the way of accessories, Extra "Shell's" won't be available 'til sometime in Sept,. and no word as of yet on spare "Speed-Loaders", The availability of a holster that fits the gun like a glove is a Big Plus, although I would of made it more "MOLLE" friendly with other ways of attaching it to your gear other than a "Belt-Loop" that doesn't look like it could take very much abuse.

Things I would have changed:

Increase the muzzle velocityt, for such a fine looking Air Pistol the stated m/v should be correct(or at least very close to it), The Air Gun Market is in Desperate need of a .22 caliber offering that has more than single-shot capabilities, Other than the Daisy 622x that was a fantastic .22 caliber "Repeating" pistol,I know that if a pistol like that was available I'd probobly buy half a dozen,LOL,Well at least 2, This pistol vamped up a little bit would fit that niche quite nicely, Maybe something for the boys in the design dept to consider.

What others should know:

I found that the "Shells" are not pellet fussy, and pellets of varying length may be used without fear of "jamming", Try and stay in the 5-8gr,. range, anything higher and you'll start lobbing your rounds at your target, with that being said, I found this pistol just loves Crosman Premeir Super-Points in lead with 6 shots covered by a quarter at 10 Meters(off-hand), In "Alloy" H&N Baracuda Greens came out on top over H&N FTT Greens, The Crosman SSP's at only 4.0gr,. gave me a great m/v approaching 500fps, This is what I mean by Increasing the M/V for this pistol, as an example when I shoot my Crosman "Vigilante" with the same pellet my M/V is well above 500fps, approaching 530fps, and with excellent accuracy. All in All The "Dan Wesson" Pellet Revolver is an utter Joy to own, shoot, and I'm sure it will become the showpiece of anyones collection. Plan on buying Spare Shells, and speedloaders, Once you start shooting this beauty, You won't want to stop. Cheer

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

2.0 2.0

2.0 2.0

3.0 3.0

By davetc8 from USA on 2014-11-29 17:24:45

Things I liked:

The bullets are a nice real look and feel as with their other models, the look and feel of a real gun. Workmanship is awesome too.

Things I would have changed:

Mainly the fps (POWER)and the way the pellets are loaded they should be loaded at the brass end of the brass bullet. I greatly doubt it is 450 fps, more like 250 fps, at best, it would not penetrate a soup can at 2 feet but put a small dent in it. I have BB guns that pop holes in soup cans easily at 5 yards or more. After some dismal results with other ammo I finally used destroyer .177 4.5 mm and at 2 feet would not go through a soup can but bounced off. I changed the air cartridge from Gamo to Crossman with no better result. Previously I used Crossman .177 4.5 mm 4.0 gram pellet and several others .177 at 4 to 5 grams which always jammed and would not even exit the barrel.

What others should know:

This is a realistic toy pellet pistol, nothing more! It can be used for paper targets and that's about all. I was very disappointed in this purchase as I was looking for a more powerful gun for the money I spent and the 2 month back order wait. I have no idea why the reviews on this gun where so extremely good unless they were written by the manufacturer.

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  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The heft and feel are amazingly like the firearm. I can shoot all day without breaking the bank.

    Things I would have changed:

    Personally I like it just the way it is.

    What others should know:

    Invest in the extra shells. Load them up and blast away!

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Autentic look and feel.

    Things I would have changed:

    Few more fps.

    What others should know:

    Buy lots of extra ammo so you don't loose so much time re loading pellets.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Functions; load, unload, safety, etc are almost identical to the actual firearm. After putting 1,200 plus pellets down range this revolver consistently gets 90 good shots to a single 12.5gr CO2 cylinder. Gun is well balanced and responds well to single handed shooting. Like any hand gun, the repeatability of accuracy is wholly dependent upon the shooter. Using a two handed combat stance it is very accurate out to about 20 yds. Installed a NcStar DAB 25, looks good and groups at 10 yds are less than 0.6 inches.

    Things I would have changed:

    Swap out the plastic grips for a more rubber like material, it would make the "hold" more tactile. The optional weaver/picatinny rail leave a little to be desired. The gun has very good fit and finish however a little more thought into the rail measurements on the adapter would be very nice. Why not machine/cast it into the barrel shroud

    What others should know:

    The cylinder lock pin has an almost square edge to it which if not cleaned up a little with a jewellers / rifling file it will quickly cut a nasty groove into the frame of the gun. Do NOT over file, just gently dress off the sharpness of the end of the pin. There is a seal at the face of the frame where the back of the shells contact when in the fire position. Put a drop of CO2 gun oil on the seal to keep it supple. The barrel is spring loaded back against the front of the shells. It will move when doing a "pull through" of the barrel, just ensure it returns fully before firing. While not massively heavy as CO2 repeaters go, young shooters should use a two-handed hold until they have adaquate hand and wrist strength to properly hold and stabalize the weapon. Oh Yeah, buy Lots of pellets and a couple of boxes of spare pellet shells...yeah and some CO2. This is a fun handgun.

  • 3.0 3.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Accurate

    Things I would have changed:

    Easier loading. Grip is not good.

    What others should know:

    This gun is kinda a pain to shoot. I really would not recommend it.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The realistic look and the way the pellets are loaded into fake bullet. It is all metal with great feel and weight

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Nothing I can think of.

  • 2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    The bullets are a nice real look and feel as with their other models, the look and feel of a real gun. Workmanship is awesome too.

    Things I would have changed:

    Mainly the fps (POWER)and the way the pellets are loaded they should be loaded at the brass end of the brass bullet. I greatly doubt it is 450 fps, more like 250 fps, at best, it would not penetrate a soup can at 2 feet but put a small dent in it. I have BB guns that pop holes in soup cans easily at 5 yards or more. After some dismal results with other ammo I finally used destroyer .177 4.5 mm and at 2 feet would not go through a soup can but bounced off. I changed the air cartridge from Gamo to Crossman with no better result. Previously I used Crossman .177 4.5 mm 4.0 gram pellet and several others .177 at 4 to 5 grams which always jammed and would not even exit the barrel.

    What others should know:

    This is a realistic toy pellet pistol, nothing more! It can be used for paper targets and that's about all. I was very disappointed in this purchase as I was looking for a more powerful gun for the money I spent and the 2 month back order wait. I have no idea why the reviews on this gun where so extremely good unless they were written by the manufacturer.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The look and feel,Ease of mounting dot sight or scope,Realistic shells and speed loader,The ability to use pellets.

    Things I would have changed:

    Not too much,I have five Dan Wessons,Two pellet shooters and three bb ones.I like the idea that there is no key to get lost or make loading slower,tedious loading process takes a while you can't load as fast as the bb version.

    What others should know:

    Buy a lot of spare shells and preload them before you start to shoot to save tme and not loose your edge. You can't load more than one at a time unlike the bb version where you pour out bb's on a tin and you can load six at a time. Other than this minor point the gun is a good buy.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Love the 8" barrel. I've been wanting an 8" pellet repeater since they discontinued the Crosman GW kit. This fits the bill. Accuracy is good (I got about 0.45'0.6" groups firing offhand).

    Things I would have changed:

    The single thing I would change is how the pellets are done. I, personally, would have done a rifled shell with the pellet in the back. As they are now, it takes forever to re-load.

    What others should know:

    If you're looking for a 8" pellet pistol, look no further. It's not olympic-class, but you can't beat the value.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Love everything about this revolver. I now have al but 1 of the Dan Wesson collection. Worth every Penny. The realism , every detail great.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Buy this and all of the Dan Wesson collection The new models are pellet in the bullets. Great idea. The others are B.B.'s

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Looks real, feels real, nice bluing, quiet, rifled barrel, shoots lead pellets, and unlike most pellet revolvers does not have a thin real cylinder in front if a large false one. Best of all, a nice, light trigger in both SA and DA!

    Things I would have changed:

    I can think of no improvements that could be made, realistically. Make it powerful enough to kill a Grizzly bear. Make it free. Make it drive my kids to and from school. Uh, right.

    What others should know:

    Pellets with exceptionally narrow skirts might not work with this gun as they can fall through the tip of the "bullet," but this is rare. With 3 different brands of pellets and 30 rounds of each, 3 individual pellets of 1 brand fell through to the ground. (Sorry, don't remember which brand pellet.) Also, a speedloader for this system would be of no benefit, although extra shells would be a good investment. One must load each pellet individually into each "bullet" and then screw the bullet into the cartridge. Placing the cartridge into a speedloader would be at least as time consuming as simply loading each round, individually, into the cylinder. The loading process of this air revolver is very similar to the loading process of a real swing-out revolver firearm with no speedloader, and therefore, it is actually kinda fun. I can think of no other airgun that is actually somewhat FUN to load. Besides, after six rapid-fire rounds the gun should have a minute to warm up anyway.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This Revolver is just plain Fantastic, The quality of material & workmanship is second to none, The only thing(or two) that would be the cherry on this sundae, is having it available in .22 as well as giving it an increase in muzzle velocity to at least 495fps. This gun was put out on the market with very little available in the way of accessories, Extra "Shell's" won't be available 'til sometime in Sept,. and no word as of yet on spare "Speed-Loaders", The availability of a holster that fits the gun like a glove is a Big Plus, although I would of made it more "MOLLE" friendly with other ways of attaching it to your gear other than a "Belt-Loop" that doesn't look like it could take very much abuse.

    Things I would have changed:

    Increase the muzzle velocityt, for such a fine looking Air Pistol the stated m/v should be correct(or at least very close to it), The Air Gun Market is in Desperate need of a .22 caliber offering that has more than single-shot capabilities, Other than the Daisy 622x that was a fantastic .22 caliber "Repeating" pistol,I know that if a pistol like that was available I'd probobly buy half a dozen,LOL,Well at least 2, This pistol vamped up a little bit would fit that niche quite nicely, Maybe something for the boys in the design dept to consider.

    What others should know:

    I found that the "Shells" are not pellet fussy, and pellets of varying length may be used without fear of "jamming", Try and stay in the 5-8gr,. range, anything higher and you'll start lobbing your rounds at your target, with that being said, I found this pistol just loves Crosman Premeir Super-Points in lead with 6 shots covered by a quarter at 10 Meters(off-hand), In "Alloy" H&N Baracuda Greens came out on top over H&N FTT Greens, The Crosman SSP's at only 4.0gr,. gave me a great m/v approaching 500fps, This is what I mean by Increasing the M/V for this pistol, as an example when I shoot my Crosman "Vigilante" with the same pellet my M/V is well above 500fps, approaching 530fps, and with excellent accuracy. All in All The "Dan Wesson" Pellet Revolver is an utter Joy to own, shoot, and I'm sure it will become the showpiece of anyones collection. Plan on buying Spare Shells, and speedloaders, Once you start shooting this beauty, You won't want to stop. Cheer

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    My Dan Wesson Black 8" .177 pellet revolver was delivered by FedEx today from Pyramyd Air. I could not wait to try it out. Nice lifelike weight and feel. Very accurate with 3 inch groups at 25 feet. Quiet and a beautiful showpiece. Love the screw in pellet cartridges with supplied speed loader. Very realistic and great for practice.

    Things I would have changed:

    Some shooters complain about the plastic grips but I can live with them.

    What others should know:

    Buy one, you wont regret it, fun inexpensive shooting in your home range.

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