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|Max Velocity||425 fps|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage & elevation|
|Trigger Action||Double-Action & Single-Action|
|Max Shots per Fill||50|
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Things I liked: As an owner of the actual .357 S&W 686, I find this pistol (the S&W 586) to have the feel, looks and weight as the actual S&W. If the S&W 686 pellet pistol was offered with a blued finish I would have selected that model only because that is the real model that I own. I find no difference with the .177 version vs the .357 in weight, feel and appearance. Accuracy was very good but I am still experimenting with the different pellets.
Things I would have changed: I would like to see the front sights to include a white post because as you get older the black blends in too well with the rear sight. Older shooters know what I am talking about and the younger shooters will find out eventually.
What others should know: Don't try to squeeze the last few shots or they will jam between the cylinder and the barrel. I know this as a fact. Keep a cleaning rod nearby to dislodge it if it happens. It's not a problem to correct. I average a solid 45 to 50 shots per co2 cartridge but I do like some double action shooting. Overall it is an excellent pistol.
Things I liked: Nice gun, good feel good quality, for the money, if you like revolvers this is for you
Things I would have changed: Would love optional sights like fiber optic, but all good
What others should know: Not much shoot time so don't let my accuracy rating hurt your buying decision, seems good, but not too many pellets tried yet
Things I liked: Very well made, exceptional accuracy, good shot to shot consistency W.R.T. velocity (at least till you're at the tail end of a co2 powerlet). Nice to have 10 rounds in the rotary magazine. Most Co2 pellet pistols have 6 or 8. Comes with a nice case. Although I have installed a low profile panoramic sight (walther multireticle), there is enough room in the case so that I could still fit the gun in with minimal modification to the foam. The gun really comes to life IMO with this sort of sight. Since the sight radius is a little on the short side, It's very challenging to realize the pinpoint accuracy of which the pistol is capable using the stock open sights (Though they are adjustable and fairly good) with the dot sight, the issue of accuracy damaging sight misalignment is gone, and you will see those pellets go right where the dot says they will. I find that the pistol will hit anything I can see at 25 yards with this arrangement. It's quite satisfying. CO2 usage is very efficient.
Things I would have changed: I would like the feel in double action mode to be just a little bit smoother. It wouldn't need to be much smoother to make it perfect to my tastes, but I suspect it would take significant engineering to go from pretty darn smooth to perfectly smooth, thus raising the price. So, take this comment in the context of "If I could make them do whatever I want and not pay any more money " It really is a fine pellet gun I wouldn't want to dissuade anyone from buying this over such a minor and subjective issue. Also , I wish they'd bring back the 8" version! I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
What others should know: Its just a little on the loud side, probably due to the minute cylinder gap intrinsic to this type of pistol. Still, it's not unreasonable, I'd say its pretty average for CO2 repeating pistols (which are mostly, in fact, revolvers of some form. Though sometimes the cylinder and/or hammer are hidden to create the illusion of some other type of pistol) So, it's much louder than a spring piston , a bit louder than a pump up pneumatic , and much quieter than an un-shrouded PCP pistol. I find that this pistol works best in single action mode. Although the double action feel is quite good in the realm of air guns, I would say that it has a little "rough spot" somewhere in the middle of the cylinder advancement phase that is not as smooth as what you'd expect from a real fire arm of good quality such as a Ruger or a Smith. This is really nit picking though. It is very well made, and double action shooting is entirely viable.
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Will this humanely kill a chipmunk?
No you would need something with more range (like a rifle).
is this blued steel
No, it kind of feels like powder coat with a matte finish.
Description states black matte finish.
|Max Velocity||425 fps|