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Diana Bandit Reviews

Diana Bandit PCP Air Pistol

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4.5 (151 reviews)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 5.0

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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

    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.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 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

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 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.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 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!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    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.

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 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!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 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.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Overall a nice pistol.

    Things I would have changed:

    Grip size and sight adjustment.

    What others should know:

    Pistol appears to be very accurate and power. Even though I haven't shot it that much today I killed a very large Gray Squirrel with it. I aimed for his chest cavity and that is exactly where I hit. I was shooting a 10.5 grain Crossman pellet he fell out of the tree just like he was shot with a 22 rifle.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Price is great, like the fat grip so I can sand to fit my hand,had about 2 1/2 yrs now still works flawlessly none of the issues of dirty barrel or leaking air . Needs 1 ring cut off hammer spring to tame it down ,shoots awesome,balance is really nice,easy to fill with my hand pump,quiet

    Things I would have changed:

    Just a little bigger diameter tube for a few more shots,gun is light enough that 3-4 oz extra weight in tube size would be great, A possible power adjuster say 300 fps and max ,just ported like Benjamin and Brocock use simple turn of dial.

    What others should know:

    If your fill probe keeps popping out of gun when filling turn your cover holes 180 degrees,probe will go in almost all the way but doesnt seat,spin cap and it goes in pokes out back hole just a little,lots of people were complaining about bad probes and o seals ,I thought I had one too but figured out probe only goes in one way. I have 177 it shoots 10.65 HN/ 9.57 HN FT nickel groups sitting ing grass hands on knees at 25 yards only half inch point of aim between these two pellets. Just got a huma reg. Buckrail barrel band with pictinny on bottom, UTG 2-7 pistol scope,and utg bipod so for $500 I have an awesome shooting gun, thanks PA for your awesome service over the years Ive been using you

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    It came with a tank full of air. Not only convenient, but also a test to show the tank isn't defective! It also came accurate. I hit the target without adjusting the sights.

    Things I would have changed:

    Kind of wish there was a brace from the stock to the front of the barrel. But - so far so good.

    What others should know:

    The bolt is on the left. Awkward at first!. I guess Diana thought we are all one-hand right hand shooters. Still, I like this air pistol!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Its lightweight, accurate, and takes no time at all to fill tank.

    Things I would have changed:

    I pretty much changed everything, looks wise. Put on a Buck-Rail AR conversion. But the gun is itself is quality. Wish I knew how to upload a picture.

    What others should know:

    I get 3 full power magazines off a fill. (.22)

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Excellent for plinking and target practice, the tube capacity of about 20 shots in my case. Well balanced and really worth the money.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Very quiet and seems well built

    Things I would have changed:

    Quality control from the factory and do the 10 for 10 with Pyramyd Air.

    What others should know:

    Got it today and the barrel was cocked to the right and was going to return it but i loosened the hardware that hold the barrel on and seems to be a lot better plus i ordered some barrel clamps from ebay and that should toughen it up and keep it straight.Gotta like Pyramyd air.Wish they had a store near me so i could walk in and go crazy buying air guns.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Powerful, incredibly accurate, easy to charge with a hand pump.

    Things I would have changed:

    Sights are heavy not fine hard to be precise. I added a red dot scope and found the gun to be extremely accurate.

    What others should know:

    Extreme accuracy with use of a Red dot scope. Could not be more pleased with this purchase. Trigger is easily adjusted to light settings.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This is a great entry level PCP pistol! Feels comfortable in the hand, and is very accurate.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

    What others should know:

    I am impressed with the 10 for $10 test firing that Pyramyd offers. For the money you get a chronograph printout and confidence that your new gun does not have any issues

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Great little pistol accurate quiet tones of fun definitely for the price.

    Things I would have changed:

    More universal grip. I have huge hands so it was basically useless until I modified the grip

    What others should know:

    You won't be disappointed I would definitely recommend this

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The price is a good place to start. I've been sitting on the PCP fence for a while now and this was a good gun at a good price to finally get me to act. The grip is a bit large and bulky but simple woodworking tools like any number of sanders can make adjustments as needed. Much lightweight and well-balanced than I expected. Accuracy seems good so far though I'm still trying out different pellets to see which it likes best. I had a pellet jam while using the magazine so was very pleased with how easy it was to remove the barrel and extricate the pellet while the magazine was stuck in the breech,

    Things I would have changed:

    The magazine seems kinda cheap. Shot count is rather low but this has to be considered with that the air cylinder can only be so big without negatively effecting weight and balance, and that this gun shoots with more power than some others.

    What others should know:

    Fun to shoot, a good intro to PCP air gunning. The Chipmunks fear me far more now than ever before!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    My particular gun is very accurate. The bolt operates very smoothly. Decent power. The sights work well for me... I shoot it one handed mostly. Shot count is quite good, surprisingly.

    Things I would have changed:

    The grip is a bit on the blocky side, and would probably be better slimmed down a bit. But so would I.

    What others should know:

    I was rather surprised running this gun over the chronograph. It started shooting in the high 500's at 200 bar, and went up as I shot, pretty tropical. What surprised me was what I saw at around 130 to 140 bar. The velocity broke 600 with Crosman premier .22 pellets, 14.3 grain. And kept going up. I tested, reset, and retested the chrony after getting a reading of 675, figuring that couldn't be right. Everything tested good, and I shot some more through the bandit.at roughly 130 bar, it peaked at 785 fps. Three shots later, it was hanging right around 600 fps. I'll have to try again later with the chrony to see if this repeats. But that one peak shot was 19 foot pounds. Don't expect to see this yourself, it appears to be an anomaly.

  • 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

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