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Diana LP8 Reviews

Diana LP8 air pistol

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:

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5.0 5.0

By EROL from USA on 2010-04-05 07:37:48

Things I liked:

Perfect gun. Excellent and consistant accuracy. Gives you pleasure to shoot exactly where you aim. Fiber optic sights are great to aim. Professional. I am fully satisfied with power, accuracy, everything.

Things I would have changed:

I would include a cocking assist handle to avoid arm from getting tired.

What others should know:

I have some add ons-even though not necessary, just to have more fun. Scope is not actually necessary. But items below fit to LP8. 1. Cocking assist handle (actually made for browning pistol and exactly fits diana LP8) This handle enables you to be able to cock the gun without getting tired. (Check Umarex if not available in PYRAMYDAIR) 2. A scope : UTG 5th Gen 6x32AO Bug Buster Compact Rifle Scope, Gen 2, Illuminated Mil-Dot Reticle, 1/4 MOA, 1" Tube, See-Thru Weaver Rings 3. UTG 11mm to Weaver Adapter, Adjustable 4. UTG Premium 1" Rings, Medium, Weaver Mount, See-Thru 5. RWS Meisterkugeln Standard .177 Cal, 8.2 Grains, Wadcutter Pellets (I used other types of pellets as well. But. I have best results with these pellets. 6. RWS Rifle Shooter's Kit, .177 Caliber - for maintenance 7. Crosman Airgun Ammo Pouch, Holds 500 Pellets 8. Gamo Cone Pellet Trap (good for safe indoor shooting) And, I like shopping from Pyramydair because of its customer oriented perfect customer service.

The most helpful critical review

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

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4.0 4.0

By TK101 from USA on 2014-05-05 19:43:29

Things I liked:

I like the feel,it points well, very nice gun--accurate...when it was working.

Things I would have changed:

I own a few RWS systems, I love my model 52 in .22 cal.

What others should know:

The newest one I have is a LP8 pistol which FAILED AFTER AROUND 400 SHOTS. I have never had an RWS system fail--my mod. 52 is 30 yrs old and still does the job and never had a problem. This is a surprise to me. Disappointing---for this kind of money, I expected this pistol to last as long as my 52--not happening.

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  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Im impressed how great the Diana shoots with the power it has.Great investment for deleting rodents.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing..

    What others should know:

    Where you can purchase,one.

  • 4.0 4.0

    3.0 3.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Very accurate and powerful enough ( I will try it rat hunting soon)

    Things I would have changed:

    Customer service, the rear sight broke and the high viz too, per Pyramid air recommendation I contacted Diana directly to know where I can get the parts : no answer yet in over a month

    What others should know:

    Needs a better trigger and better customer service Love the gun and the accuracy ( superb! )

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This pistol is awesome to shoot,and feels like its well built

    Things I would have changed:

    I cant find anything about this pistol that I would want to change, Im having way to much fun shooting it

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Great product

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Lot's of power, easy to hit with.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    It takes a bit of effort to cock even with the assist bar. Not for the weak.

  • 3.0 3.0

    1.0 1.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Accurate. German made.

    Things I would have changed:

    For goodness sakes, how much extra time at the factory to polish the trigger components. So, polish the trigger components. More power. I was hoping for at least 600fps with 7.4s

    What others should know:

    Way overpriced for what you get; a pistol, a handle, and a cardboard box. I always use 7.4gr pellets for chronograph testing, so keep that in mind. Listed on website as 700fps. 20 shot groups at round numbers, 0 to 20, 50 to 70, 100 to 120, 200 to 220, 300 to 320, were a solid consistent 560/561 fps. Very consistent, and the barrel is accurate, Clover leaves, and same hole shots (from bench rest) at 10m. That said, I get 600+ fps from my Crosman 1377 pumper with very minimal drop in accuracy for $60. The cocking was smooth but the trigger on the Diana had to be fixed. It felt like after the first stage, when you are into the second stage it "stops" and is no longer smooth, it's like it hits a wall and added pressure just crashed through the stiffness. After disassembly and polishing it was perfectly smooth through the second stage. It's german made, so be aware they use a lot of parts for something that only requires 5. 2000+ rnds and it shoots like the first one.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Liked the power and accuracy in this springer.

    Things I would have changed:

    Needs better grips or an available replacement set.

    What others should know:

    This is a long pistol and not many suitable hard case options to fit.

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Great pistol for the money. Mounted a Hawke red dot on it and it's quite accurate. Easy to load easy to cock, especially with the extension though it isn't required.

    Things I would have changed:

    Trigger is crap. When slowly depressed, 2nd stage is erratic - sometimes fires immediately, and sometimes continues to a 3rd (?!) stage before firing. As is commonly noted, grip has sharp edges between the two sections. Unfortunately, Galbraith brothers is out of business, and Custom Firearms Products is moving their manufacturing and so there is currently no supplier of 3rd party wooden grips. I'm going to try cutting a sheet of Talon pro grip to see if I can improve the grip.

    What others should know:

    It's big and rather heavy. Much louder than my HW75 Sig ASP, IZH-46m. About the same or slightly louder than my HW45.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Well made pistol. Powerful for the amount of effort it takes to charge it.

    Things I would have changed:

    More information in the owner manual regarding maintenance of this pistol. A schematic of the pistol to show me where I put the cylinder oil and spring oil to keep it in prime shape. Also the trigger pull once you hit the wall is heavier than I like. I noticed a screw under the trigger guard. Would like to know what its for. Can I adjust the trigger pressure with this screw? If so which direction to lighten it up?

    What others should know:

    When adjusting the elevation to sight the gun in, the directions in the owner guide appear to be incorrect. Follow the direction on the sight to raise the shot. It says the opposite in the owner guide.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    german quality

    What others should know:

    large hand gun and takes 2 hands to shoot

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Everything

    Things I would have changed:

    Trigger a little rough

  • 4.0 4.0

    3.0 3.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Great pistol if you can get one with sights that work. Bench rest I can shoot dime sized groups at 12 yds.

    Things I would have changed:

    Better sights. First gun shot 1 in. low at 12 yds. Returned gun to Amazon. 2nd. Gun shot 3 in. high with the rear sight at its lowest. Returned gun to Pyramid Air as defective and anxiously awaiting a replacement. Trigger has too much creep but I can work with it.

    What others should know:

    Seems like several people bought the Galbraith grips. Appears that Galbraith no longer sells the grips for this gun. As I have extra large hands the stock grips work fine and Ill stick with them. Galbraith just look better. The JSB Exact Diablo 8.44 gr. and the Meisterkugeln 8.2 gr. pellets shot one whole groups at 36 ft.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    First, while I ordered this product as pictured above, I was sent a different gun system. Same gun, but it came with a red dot scope, rifle stock and NO FRONT SIGHT! I love the quality of the gun, but specifically ordered it because it showed a front sight. The, "UPGRADED" model sent to me does not. So now I am forced to use a scope (NOT MY FAV! I prefer open sights). The gun is accurate and powerful for a pistol. Overall, I really like it except for the NO FRONT SIGHT! Bummed about that!

    Things I would have changed:

    PUT A FRONT SIGHT ON THE GUN! Bummed they sent me the one without a front sight.

    What others should know:

    GREAT GUN OVERALL. I am just upset that they sent me a gun system that I did not order and while this system did have some extras, it dd not have that front sight and that is why I specifically ordered the gun by itself and NOT the upgraded package they sent that does not have the sight. I was hoping to teach my Nephews how to shoot and open sight (the basics) is where I wanted to start with the training.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    First of all I see that there is already 80 or so reviews of this gun and I now understand why ! This pistol is absolutely amazing ! I been buying and shooting Airguns since the 70s and own quite a few high end guns but I believe the LP8 might just be one of the finest Airguns Ive ever shot! This thing is awesome!

    Things I would have changed:

    Not a single thing!

    What others should know:

    The repeatable accuracy is out standing, and on several different occasions Ive been able to get sub 1inch groups with open sights at 40 feet , and have been able to hit inch and half targets at over 80 feet which does not sound difficult but keep in mind that this is a spring gun with open sights and it is a pistol with a 7 inch barrel! I love this gun and it seems to love the Baracuda FT 9.57 gr. The best but it also seams to like the air arms 8.4 gr. Rows superdome 8.3 gr. And the Baracuda match 10.65 , you will not regret buying this gun !

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    First this is the second RWS LP8 that I own. The first is 15 to 20 years old with a 2X scope. For the price it cannot be beat. I shoot many hand guns of various calibers and the scoped pellet gun is for a indoor 10 meter range in our home. That scoped pellet gun permits many very different and difficult shooting processes with friends and family. I have trained MANY first time shooters using my indoor range and the removal of the scope to train with open sights was a pain! So I have a new person to train and again due to the price and years of performance I wanted a second matching dedicated open sight pellet gun without the hassle of those scope removals. It now permits shooting both conditions with no prep issues.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing!

    What others should know:

    Setting up a home range is very easy and it has permitted shooting sessions without planning or other travel expenses.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    2.0 2.0

    Things I liked:

    Received the pistol and took it out for a spin the next day. Shot from a rest indoors, at 13 and 23 feet. Could not come close to the center of the target - best I could do was 1 and a half inches low (and that was only 2 out of 24 shots0 - must of been flyers! A few days later I tried it again, from the rest and standing without a rest - same results, everything centered, but low on average 2 and 1/2 - 3 and 1/2 inches. When I adjusted the rear sight from the lowest position to the highest position it did not seem to move at all until after reaching the 3rd position/click, and even then there was not much of a change of results. When I finally had enough, I started putting things away and discovered a small 1/2 inch piece of curved metal under my chair. So, perhaps something broke off of the sight or ? on that 1st day and I just noticed it then? This is my 1st springer pistol, but I have a dozen co2 pistols and a springer rifle and have not had this problem with any of them!

    Things I would have changed:

    Nice looking pistol, feels good, but my old eyes have a hard time picking up the different colored rear dots. Perhaps if they went to white dots for the rear sights?

    What others should know:

    I have returned the gun for repair/replacement. I won't give up on this pistol, as everyone else seems to have no problem with it! And, if this next one doesn't work for me, then I will wait a few years and pass it on to the grandson. Pyramyd Air's Customer Service has (as usual) been great!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Very accurate gun, fitted with a SeeAll Delta sight this gun is extremely accurate.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing really.

    What others should know:

    Its a springer so make sure everything stays tight.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Very well balanced & VERY FUN TO SHOOT!! I'm in My 50'S and the sights are Great.

    Things I would have changed:

    The grips are horrible, I immediately changed them to Galbraith Brothers wood grips.

    What others should know:

    All I can say is, buy a lot of pellets because You'll hate to put this pistol down.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Quality and finish excellent. Very accurate without a scope. Easy to cock without use of the cocking aid. This gun is on par with my P1.

    Things I would have changed:

    Grips do not do the gun justice. I immediately replaced with Galbraith walnut.

    What others should know:

    Great investment.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    My LP8 is an amazing pistol, worth the extra money all the way. The additional distance between the sights makes it very accurate with open sights, and I have not added any optics just because the sights are so well done. Another interesting thing...the barrel is not traditionally rifled with lands and grooves like many of my other high end pistols. It is round at the breech end, but transitions to an octagon shape at the crown to really impart a positive spin to the pellets, and I think this contributes to it's great accuracy. When I empty my pellet traps I can always tell which pellets came out of my LP8 because they have octagonal shaped skirts from the barrel configuration. Get this pistol before they quit making them, you'll be happy with it!

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing, it's a classic.

    What others should know:

    This pistol, if you shoot as much as I do, will eventually start losing velocity. I send mine back to RWS in Arkansas to have it rebuilt with a new main spring and seal, to keep it nice and lively.

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