air pistols


March 13, 2008, 11:02 PM
Bought one of these to practice with:

It seems to work very well. Worked perfect with 50 or so BB's on the first try. Seemed to shoot where it looked. I need to build a trap so I can really test. I've given up on airsoft for practice as I could throw a rock better then every one I tried could pattern. Haven't found many choices that simulate real guns. Ammo is getting too pricey to miss with.

Has anyone else had any experience with better air pistols?

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March 14, 2008, 10:58 AM
Daisy's model 93 (693 is the two tone chrome and black version) is a good fun reliable plinker, and is a replica of a Smith & Wesson 9mm.

Umarex has a very interesting .177 M&P replica coming out soon, a 19 shot BB 480 fps semi auto with a drop free mag, in both all black and a dark earth frame. I wonder if pyramydair just used a pic of a real M&P, usually the CO2 lift off grip is on the left side, but I don't see a seam, and it would be odd to put it on the other side.

Cybergun has a .177 Tanfoglio Witness, 380 fps and 20 BB shots.

March 15, 2008, 12:10 AM
I put about a 100 shots through tonight. With a rest at 15' I could get nickel size groups. Look's like about 50 shots on a cartridge before it really drops off. Spent another $8 and got a laser sight at Walmart to put on.

I plan on being at the NRA show and will have to look out for other air pistols.

March 15, 2008, 01:06 AM

If it has a drop out mag, the CO2 bottle is contained within the magazine.

March 15, 2008, 07:34 AM
I had a really nice Walther P99 airgun, it was all steel and had all the same buttons and levers. It even had a detatchable magazine with the co2 cartridge in it.

Pellets are always more accurate than BBs, especially in an underpowered air pistol. I used to hit crows all the time, but it would never kill them if they were more than 30' away.

March 15, 2008, 11:14 AM
very good site with a collection and reviews of semi auto and revolver loookalikes:
the Tanfoglio is really ugly on the other side, lots of screw holes, and the ejection port has a silver sticker inside.
There's an interesting 23 shot Sig 2022 by KWC, the velocity is pretty low, though.
there's a newer redesigned version of the Daisy 693, it's uglier imho and has a rail now.

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