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Diana Bandit Reviews

Diana Bandit PCP Air Pistol

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 5.0

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5.0 5.0

By Tim from USA on 2018-09-30 18:53:45

Things I liked:

Love the way this shoots right out of the box. First 5 were left of center at 10yrds using the stock sights. Put on the UTG 30mm Red/Green Dot Sight, Integral Picatinny Mounting Deck using the UTG New Gen Dovetail-to-Picatinny/Weaver Adapter. Dialed it in with a few shots & adjustments using Benjamin Destroyer .22 Cal, 14.3 Grains pellets and knocked out the center of the bullseye.

Things I would have changed:

The manufacturer needs to provide instructions on the suppressor. I remove it from the barrel every time I clean after use. At first, I didn't know anything about baffles & spacers. Opened it up thinking it was one piece & everything rolled out on the table. Watched a couple of YouTube demos for other suppressors & figured it out. The grip could have been a bit smaller and friendlier to receive a buttstock. Should have a barrel band attached midway down the barrel for added stabilization with the air pressure reservoir. A protective fill cap to protect the intake valve and pressure gauge.

What others should know:

This PCP pistol arguably is the best in class from a pricing standpoint I'll match it against higher priced pistols at 25 to 40 yards. Mine loves the Benjamin Destroyer .22 Cal, 14.3 Grains pellets.

The most helpful critical review

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

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By George from USA on 2022-02-24 20:02:38

Things I liked:

Gun starting leaking after one month, called Diana and got No help sent e-mail about problem but nver got answer

Things I would have changed:

Sorry I bought this gun

What others should know:

You will get No support from Diana if you have a problem

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  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    It was a little difficult to use the fill station I already had for my Crosman guns, but I finally figured it out, I think, anyway. The gun is well made, it's very accurate, and it's a good price for it.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Shoots hard trigger adjustable metal and wood construction holds pressure well great value at this price

    Things I would have changed:

    Dovetail for mount doesnt work with most red dots had to buy base magazine can be fiddly but no worse than most

    What others should know:

    A nice entry level pc pistol seems accurate and has good power small air tube does limit shot count but still good enough

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This is a very nice gun for the money. Much nicer than I expected. My .177 is very accurate. It does have plenty of power. Very little muzzle report.

    Things I would have changed:

    Why change anything. It is great. Only wish I have , is to have a removable silencer.. no big deal.

    What others should know:

    The trigger is nice, but wish it could go lighter..

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This gun is well made accurate, fun to shoot, good quality. good for basement shooting into a pellet trap. feels good in the hands. very quiet. a great PCP pistol.

    Things I would have changed:

    I think the chamber pressure, should be regulated. it should come with a second magazine.

    What others should know:

    Hopefully you are a Scuba diver and have an air tank. a 3000lb scuba tank is great for this gun. It does need a DOT sight to shoot well. the $35 centerpoint open is great for it. and you do need to get the scuba tank filler set up too. The gun will not fit in its case with an optic on it. I plan to transition to lead free Ammo after I run out of RWS hobby pellets. Lead poisoning is a serious potential side effect of our hobby. Also, get pellet pens to load the magazines. less touching lead is best. Hand pumping is possible but very hard.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    well built, nice case, fun gun

    Things I would have changed:

    too small low shot count

    What others should know:

    specs say it has 50cc tank it takes 25 pumps to fill from 1000 psi to 3000 psl , i got 3 mags, 21 shots. i also have a beeman 2027 , it also has a 50cc tank ,according to the specs , it takes 35 pumps to fill from 1000psi to 3000psi , i get 4 mags , 48 shots. to be fair l am comparing a .22 to a .177. i say get both , no such thing as too many airguns !

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This is a really nice looking and well crafted pcp pistol. The walnut grip fits my medium size hand perfectly.

    Things I would have changed:

    I wish it had better sights, but it does have a dove tail rail for better options. I mounted a pistol scope.

    What others should know:

    It shares the same 5 stage moderator as the Diana wich makes it very backyard friendly. I have .22 model.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    What a beautiful fun gun my other guns are too powerful to shoot in a backyard this one's perfect

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Tank on the gun is easy to fill you can use a small can or a hand pump

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Everything, its vary light, accurate and fun to shoot. I also own the airbag co2. I purchased both of these pistols for my young grandchildren to use in my backyard range. Not having to struggle with a single-stroke pneumatic or a spring-piston pistol made our time at the range alot more fun.

    Things I would have changed:

    Not a thing!

    What others should know:

    When using the Mag be careful not to double load the brech. I have had it happen to me. Using the single tray ellimates this problem.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Dont listen to the Negative Reviews. This Bandits Fantastic. I originally bought my .22 bandit In 2019. The first one they sent was the newer stippled grip design. The moderator threads were slightly off and It was clipping pellets. Removed moderator and was perfect. At the time Pyramyd couldnt just send me another moderator when I asked. After using it loud and getting worried about neighbors, I sent it back. Unfortunately they didnt have another New .22 In stock. Waited a month, said screw it, bought a refurbished .22 for around $130. That one came with the original blockier bigger grip, No prob. Also ordered Diana Stormrider barrel band for about $8 from here at pyramyd. The bandit came and was In perfect condition. Shot it a few times and loved It. Wasnt pellet fussy. Crosman HP, rws, jsb's, others, 1 inch at 35yd plenty of power, gets 2 mags (14) at 2900-3000psi. If you tinker with It and Tune It, It outshoots my buddys $600 pcp pistols

    Things I would have changed:

    For $179 or $130 refurb, This Is a STEAL. After shooting mine a couple times I knew I could Improve It. It wasnt bad especially for under $200 but the bolt, trigger, safety was not up to my standards. Slight tightness/grittiness. So I stripped It all down, polished the trigger, safety, Bolt, hammer, burnished hammer tube with graphite powder, Polished transfer port in receiver and transfer port In barrel because a couple burrs were present, Inspected Barrel Crown, was fine, cleaned barrel, added Moly to Trigger and bolt. Added Diana Stormrider Rifle Barrel Band. Now Its phenomenal!! Sooo smooth. The trigger, safety, bolt, hammer, Just glides like Ice, cycles beautiful. Its even more accurate than before. With JSB Exact Jumbo Diabolo 15.89 Grains, It stacks pellets and clover leafs at 35yds on a bag. Dont hesitate to buy this bandit. Pyramyd was Great, and they ended up shipping me the moderator I needed for the first one a month later lol. Now I have an extra one lol.

    What others should know:

    I pondered adding a regulator. My bandit gets 2 mags (14 shots) at 30 yards B4 needing 2 fill. The altaros reg Is a good choice. However, It noticably decreases volume In the tiny 50cc Airtube. Unless the reg Is turned quite far down, the decrease In volume negates any Increase In shots off the reg, decreases shot count to about 8. If you turn reg down, you gain about 3-4 shots to your total. (total of 17-18) For me, because I hunt/pest, Id rather have my first few shots running hot then add the reg which drops those first few down, adds consistency and gains a few shots on the back end at slower FPS. Although Its not a real German Diana, Its fantastic and with a little tinkering Its absolutely amazing! Its made By Snowpeak In china, as Is the Outlaw-which Is superb, The scout, Stormrider, chaser. Snowpeak makes numerous models that are great quality and value. They also Sell the Bandit As the Artemis PP800. The Diana chaser stock, barrel can be fitted to this bandit to make a carbine

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Rotary magazine, flat bottom to hand grip

    Things I would have changed:

    No regulator, Pressure gauge location, No barrel band, Large hand grip, Front sight not removable,

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Its accurate and hand pump friendly. It stock is also interchangeable with the Chaser rifle to make a great carbine. The Chaser rifle barrel also is interchangeable to make a Bandit rifle. The Chaser fits in the Bandit wood stock to make a nice "Airbug" like pistol. This interchangeability adds function to the Bandit PCP.

    Things I would have changed:

    Offer the Bandit with a stock and rifle barrel kit like the chaser.

    What others should know:

    This is a great for small game hunting within 30 yards and it has sufficient power for the task. I get 14 accurate un-regulated shots with the .22 bandit before I refill. It's easy to refill with a hand pump. The Bandit is not pellet fussy. I get excellent consistency with a variety of pellets in the 14 - 18 grain range. Although I can count of the expensive ammo to shoot tight groups, my Bandit shoots the less-expensive ammo very well too.

  • 1.0 1.0

    2.0 2.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Gun starting leaking after one month, called Diana and got No help sent e-mail about problem but nver got answer

    Things I would have changed:

    Sorry I bought this gun

    What others should know:

    You will get No support from Diana if you have a problem

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    It's a lovely parts kit. Diana quality; really a nicely made piece. The left bolt really makes sense. About 3-4 mags at good power from such a small cyilider isn't bad. No powerhouse, but sufficient for potting squirrels at ethical ranges. Or pot rats, if you wish. If you are looking for a flat shot string, add a regulator. There's a lot of curve in the shot string off the shelf.

    Things I would have changed:

    The grip is utterly ghastly. but that sent me down a rabbit hole to fix the situation. For another $100, you can go full AR mini-carbine on this honey, and it makes a light (under 3 lbs no optics) deadly accurate little tactical rifle that just looks sweet. With the stock compressed, it's tiny. Even with a bipod, it's a relative feather.

    What others should know:

    I was disappointed initually, but with the add-ons, it's really about as much fun as you can have with your pants on

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Everything

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I love it!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The gun is is very accurate and powerful will go right through a spray paint can or a full soup can

    Things I would have changed:

    Not much maybe larger air tank

    What others should know:

    Its good

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    It was an inexpensive entry into the world of PCP. With the right pellets it is accurate.

    Things I would have changed:

    I'd make the stock more like the one on my Diana Air bug. Finger grooves are too sharp. I'll be sanding things down. Better to have more wood that not enough though.

    What others should know:

    I added a regulator set at 130 bar. It reduces volume greatly. I was getting 8 shots before my velocities dropped. First 8 663-666, then 633, 624 using 14g Meisterkugeln. I turned down the pressure slightly and am looking forward to next week at the club when I can use my buds FX crono to see if I have it dialed in. JSB Exact Jumbo 15.89 were making a ragged hold at 50 feet using a cheap red dot over a sand bag. I'm very happy with that. For what it cost, it is performing above its pay grade.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    look & fill capabilities

    Things I would have changed:

    power & cost!

    What others should know:

    bounces right off of a plastic bottle filled with air!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    It's lightweight, easy to charge and very accurate.

    Things I would have changed:

    Would love to have a scope mount.

    What others should know:

    I did mount a red dot and for my old eyes it really helps.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Great PCP pistol for the price. Nice accuracy with open sights.

    Things I would have changed:

    I have found nothing I would change.

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