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Diana Bandit Reviews

Diana Bandit PCP Air Pistol

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Rating 4.54.5 (164 reviews)

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Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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Rating 5.05.0 5.0

By T Swan 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.

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

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Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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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  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Great shooting right out the box.

    Things I would have changed:

    The grip could be a bit smaller.

    What others should know:

    The moderator that comes on it is better than the high end ones. I tried four different ones.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Quiet. No recoil. Bolt is easy to operate. Happy with accuracy. Image posted. 7 shots, 170 bar, H&N Baracuda Green, 15 mm group at 10 m, 2 hands, Hawke 2-7x32. No barrel stabilizer, but I think 15 mm group, when I have fired it only 20 times, is acceptable. Recharged easily. An excellent entry level PCP. I tend toward pest control and target practice. I don't shoot volumes. My habit is to go down (basement 10 m) and shoot ~10 rounds, just to keep in practice. Same for outdoors, for greater than 10 m. Just need to choose for low wind days.

    Things I would have changed:

    Trigger seems to be /well/ over 3 lbs, but I don't have a scale to measure it. Just comparing to other firearms I have. Pressure gauge is "upside down" for me. I want to be looking at the barrel from the bottom, and read the gauge. I cut some of the foam from the case where the sight goes. Otherwise it is difficult to get out. I returned the first one because the iron sights were twisted. I have never seen twisted iron sights, and I suspect the poor cutting of the foam, requiring force to seat the pistol, may be to blame. Wish the supplied case were large enough for a scope. Seems likely that folks will use a scope, and that means searching for a bag of proper dimensions. As soon as I can find one, that is the end of the supplied bag...it goes into storage.

    What others should know:

    Grip is nice, but unusual. Fits my right hand, but I don't know yet how I will place my left. Not comfortable with any placement yet. After I get used to it, I will get a barrel band, and compare. If I can update here, I'll comment. Future tests will use bags, and I'll see if that improves accuracy/repeatability. Ditto chrono.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Lots of fun to shoot at 50 feet. Extremely acccurate.

    Things I would have changed:

    Factory sights suck, at least for my old eyes. There should be an upgrade offered

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Beautifully made. Accurate. Powerful. Quiet. Awesome.

    Things I would have changed:

    More locktite on all the screws. Less locktite on the suppressor threads.

    What others should know:

    Add some low strength locktite to the trigger screws, and if the bolt starts feeling hard to move, take receiver off pull out the hammer and retighten and locktite the screws holding the brass bushings in place.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Amazing air pistol. The quality is outstanding. Easily you could spend $500 on this unit and still have no issues! Absolutely Love It!

    Things I would have changed:

    Fiber sites would be a plus

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Purchased this pistol a couple weeks ago. Was able to go to the range today and wow. Only shot with the single shot tray but after a few minor adjustments to the sights,I was able to put four pellets into a half inch dot at 30 feet. Crossman Piranhas.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Read the mag loading instructions duh! This is my second pcp.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Lots of fun. I keep it in the office and plink at my targets off the porch for breaks from the computer. I have a "high capacity" (12) CARM magazine and a cheap "Red Dot Open Reflex Sight". That gives me enough magazine capacity so that I don't have to reload the magazine in the field. After work, I pump it up, fill my magazines, and go for a walk.

    Things I would have changed:

    Magazine. The CARM magazines are much, much better than the Diana. Pyramyd Air needs to find a way to resell those.

    What others should know:

    It takes < 30 strokes on a cheap hand pump to fill it up. If I was shooting all day it would be a pain, but I normally pump it up once a day. This is my first PCP experience. I'm not going back to springers. I like my multi-pump (benjamin 397) and this.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    An excellent gun for the money. Very accurate. One hole groups at 10 meters easily.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing really for the price. A barrel band would be nice stock. Just purchase one from Buck-rail.

    What others should know:

    Best bang for the Buck in a PCP pistol. Just as I stated. Get a barrel band for it from Buck-rail and a red dot and it turns into a tack Driver.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I got this for my wife along with a Diana Chaser to get her started on air gunning. It is accurate and only takes 50 secs to fill with my Nomad III. I used it and killed a 7 foot monitor lizard with one shot to the head at 14 yards.

    Things I would have changed:

    Make the handle a little smaller

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Quality build, accurate, crisp trigger

    Things I would have changed:

    Extend the fore stock to allow for a mini bipod

    What others should know:

    Total gem. Great back yard shooter that doesn’t kill you to pump back up via a hand pump. At this price point it makes you wonder why other pcp air guns are so expensive and still junk. Buy it

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I got this primarily to get my wife started in airguns and we both like it. The first time we shot the target was at 40 ft outside and windy. Darn, she was better than I was, and she not let me forget it. We both enjoy shooting it, but it is most accurate at 10 yards (without the wind). I did bag a 5 foot iguanas at 30 feet with a single shot to the head. I can get 1 or 2 a day in my yard.

    Things I would have changed:

    It has the safety on the trigger and I think it should be elsewhere. You shouldn’t be touching the trigger until you know that the safety is on or off.

    What others should know:

    I was able to fill the gun with my Nomad 3 in one minute to 200 bar/3000 psi. 14 shots with .22 JSB 16 gr were all around 825 and 15 ft/lbs.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Power and accuracy 700 + fps,,,1/4 inch group at 45 feet

    Things I would have changed:

    Smaller and longer grip

    What others should know:

    Pumps up quickly so keep eye on psi gauge,yes the grip is a bit fat and short but still works pretty good,I put a Bushnell tr25 on it and with a few adjustments was immediately hitting center bullseyes at 45 feet from a rest,I paid 10 bucks for a test and I believe the results, it came with a print out of a 10 shot test as high as 790 fps, this thing put a alloy 22 pellet all the way through my arrow target I know cus I heard it hit my fireplace hearth on the other side so BE CAREFUL

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Great value for the price, extremely accurate and quiet

    Things I would have changed:

    Dont think I would change a thing

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    light,accurate,powerful

    Things I would have changed:

    taller sights? it is really good.

    What others should know:

    Works super on Rabbits.buy it before I do,lol.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    very good shoots as good as i can hold. almost 1 hole groups at 20 yards

    Things I would have changed:

    fill probe is bad

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Gun was everything I expected. Not perfect, but I didn't pay for perfection either. Barrel was shiny clean, I've shot about thirty rounds so far, 3 different pellets, Meisterkugeln round nose, Crosman Premier round nose and RWS wadcutters, it seemed to shoot all of them reasonably well. Grip fits my oversized hands well, a big plus. Mounted a scope for a few shots, this gun definitely justifies a scope. Six out of nine in the bullseye. I'm sure as I get more accustomed to the gun and find the right pellet that will improve even more. Super quiet. When I got it I ran down the basement to take a few shots. My wife directly above me in the living room never heard a thing. The trigger adjustment is sensitive but unlike some I've had, it actually does something. I like the double screw locking adjustment on the rear site, very positive. I shot one clip outside(it's cold in PA right now) and managed to hit a quart bottle 25 yards away with the open sights.

    Things I would have changed:

    The sights are horrible. Why would anyone make black on black sights? Especially with such a tiny notch in the rear. Some white paint on the front helped. And speaking of the front sight: it's built into the suppressor, which is screwed on the barrel? Why not a slip on with a set screw for positive alignment? Not to mention making it a snap to take off for cleaning the barrel. Bad design in my opinion. The trigger safety is tiny and hard to manipulate, especially with my aforementioned big hands. I can set it with my right hand but I have to reach around with my left to unset it. Not a big deal, I rarely use it, if I put my gun down loaded I just don't cock it.

    What others should know:

    Overall a great gun and highly accurate for the price. Quiet, you could easily shoot in a suburban back yard without your neighbors being any the wiser. Sure can't say that about my rifle. Not enough power here to penetrate a wood fence either, but plenty for pistol distances.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    It's a hansom pistol! Well balanced. Nice comfortable grip. A lot of power, ya don't wanna be on the business end of it! I'll soon put a red dot sight on it to see how accurate it is.

    Things I would have changed:

    Ran it through the chrono. Shots are all over the place! It needs a regulator. What does it cost to add that regulator Diana?

    What others should know:

    You can pump it up with the Air Venturi Hand Pump, but you're gonna get a workout! Plan on 50 pumps to go from 2,000psi to 3,000psi. I've got the Diana Stormrider, love it, but it takes 70 pumps to go from 2,000psi to 3,000psi. I did the calculations by putting the pump on a floor scale. 1st pump 70#... last pump 185#. Did the math, and I reverse bench pressed 10,270#. Ya won't need to go to the gym!

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Gun is easy to charge with hand pump. Gun has enough power to hunt and kill squirrels. Is accurate multi shu clip.

    Things I would have changed:

    Grip size.if.

    What others should know:

    If you want a PCP pistol buy the Diana bandit you will be satisfied with it. I put a Red Dot on mine and it really brought out the accuracy.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Nice for the price. Well balanced. Good action with bolt and let-off. Love the grip, as it fits my hand well! It just looks good too!

    Things I would have changed:

    Needs a moderator. Shots are all up and down on the chrono.

    What others should know:

    Helllova work-out with pumping up the Bandit and especially the Stormrider. Ya don't need to go to the gym!

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Great price, outstanding build quality.

    Things I would have changed:

    11mm. dovetail rail should be changed to a picatinny rail.

    What others should know:

    Great entry level pcp pistol, accurate, I'm getting 21-30 good shots before needing to refill the cylinder.

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