Optional accessories shown. Gun comes with fiber optic sights. The wrong sights are shown in the image.
The gun comes with fiber optic sights. The wrong sights are shown in the image.
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List Price $44.99, Orig.Price $39.99 Save $10.00 (25%)
|Max Velocity||410 fps|
|Front Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Rear Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Suggested for||Target practice/Fun|
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Things I liked: After reading many reviews, decided to try the Beeman P 17. Dang, this is a FUN pistol! Balance, grip and size is amazing (over piston charging) and the trigger is out-of-the-box sweet (short travel-clean 2.5# break). Due to the pneumatic power-plant, there's No recoil or break in and I was hitting tight groupings as soon as I got the FO sights set (within first 20 shots). The pistol grip feels great and fits my large hands perfectly. With RWS Hobby 7.0g WC's shooting at 415 fps, got one grouping of .375" at my indoor workshop 10yd range, but still need plenty of practice to be more consistent. After the 1st 150 rounds, installed a low profile RR red dot reflex scope. I'm now a little more consistent getting 1\2" groups. The P17 doesn't hit as hard as some break barrels, but it's proving to be a great target plonker!
Things I would have changed: So far...Nothing!
What others should know: Due to the non-break barrel cocking, took me a few rounds to get comfortable with the top receiver swing \ breech loading \ final compression closure, but all that is easily 2nd nature now (careful of "pinch points"). Even with the scope installed, the "adult" effort to close isn't an issue for me, just use my fingers on the receiver outside rails instead of my palm on the back dovetail. As I always set the safety on my break barrel pistols before cocking, I appreciate the "auto safety engagement" upon opening of the P 17 top receiver. I find the shot report indoors a little "loud" (83db), but not annoyingly so and still choose to wear hearing protection. Overall, the ergonomics of the P17 (lighter, smaller, conventional pistol style, good trigger) and the lower cost makes this Beeman pistol one sweet shooter and a great deal for air gunning Fun!!
Things I liked: Accuracy! This gun is crazy accurate! Price! This gun is extremely inexpensive. While it may be prone to some problems, it is easy to work on, and WELL worth doing so if necessary. My current gun needed NO work of any kind.
Things I would have changed: I am only going by the comments here, but it seems quality control needs to be improved! And I surmise MOST if not all of the problems stem from a burr on the inside of the compression tube at the air intake port. Easily corrected by disassembling the gun and using 400 grit then 600 grit sandpaper to remove the burr. Lubricate the o-ring seal with a little moly grease, reassemble, and enjoy! The gun should now last a lifetime! And at about $40, this is a BARGAIN!
What others should know: This gun is easily as accurate as any target grade pellet pistol I have ever owned! I own an air venture V10 target pistol and this gun shoots as accurately as the V10 at about 1/8 the cost! So if you are in the least bit able to disassemble a gun and work on it, buy this gun and enjoy it. If it does give you problems, they are easily fixed!
Things I liked: This feels like the real thing and has decent accuracy @ 36 feet.
Things I would have changed: The seals are HORRIBLE and after 1000-2000 rounds I have to change the seals every 50-100 rounds at best.I have used white lithium grease for lube to no avail and 3 in 1 oil with the same results. This pistol is not worth the price of shipping let alone the price of $35. I truly got just what I paid for, a learning experience to never try to cheap out on an air gun again.
What others should know: If you make this investment purchase a case of seals and what ever lube you choose you WILL need it all.
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This gun full metal? Give a quick answer
Quick answer is no, it's mostly plastic.
What is it made of
The trigger blades on my 2 are differently steel not plastic.
Mostly plastic; a very tough plastic. The bottom frame has steel rails along it's insides to strengthen the frame and allow stronger pin points. The barrel is rifled steel housed under the top "slide". The air cylinder and piston are aluminum. The trigger mechanism is steel; the trigger is plastic, but the trigger bearing on the sear mechanism is steel. The entire trigger mechanism, housed under the right side grip frame is rather complex; extraordinary! The rear sight is steel inset into rails molded into the top frame and is elevation and windage adjustable by screws. The plastic fiber optics, both front and rear are excellent, but rather delicate. My first P17 has over 4000 pellets through it.
would i have any trouble with getting one to Australia?
|Max Velocity||410 fps|