Pellet guns as next purchase??


February 19, 2003, 10:24 PM
I am limited to airsofts here in Taiwan :rolleyes: but I can tell you that not so surprisingly, my shooting has improved 1000%.

Here are some of the reasons why:

1) No recoil = no flinching. no flinching = more accuracy. therefore, No recoil = more accuracy by communitive property.

2) quantity!! I shoot about 100 rounds a day. Even in 9mm, that kind of quantity will kill your wallet.. With airsofts..

3) Range at home! I shoot at home! Whenever I want! Even if I only have 5 minutes, I shoot 20 rounds. Practice often.

4) I bought one of those "sticky" target boards yesterday. Fun! The pellets stick, and then roll down.

So now I'm thinking, even when I do go back to the states and I can shoot real guns, maybe a pellet gun is more cost effective, and more importantly, will do the most to improve my accuracy..


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February 19, 2003, 10:32 PM
There are times when I steel a few moments w/ my son's pellet gun in the back yard and shoot at leaves off a tree.
It can be alot of fun, but since the triggers are different & the lack or recoil is a big difference, I don't know how much real benefit I'm getting.

February 19, 2003, 10:34 PM
I have an indoor range in my room. I just have a cardboard box with a sweater acting as a catch. It's a great conversational piece and the first thing people notice when they come into my room for the first time "uh- why do you have a target box full of small holes?" I usually give them a few tries with the good 'ole air rifle and they're sold.

February 19, 2003, 10:35 PM
I know what you mean about airsoft. I like taking my MP5 and watch the soda cans fly shooting them full auto. I've heard really good things about the IZH-46M pellet pistol, if you're looking for Olympic type shooting. It's a single shot pellet pistol at about 500fps. I haven't got one yet, as the G34 is calling to me.

February 19, 2003, 10:38 PM
I already own pellet guns, so another won't be my next purchase.

Come to think of it my next purchase will be a Bushmaster AR-15. After that I won't be buying another firearm until I finish rebuilding my El Camino.

February 19, 2003, 10:44 PM
A Tokyo Marui G36C is high on my list of must have new guns, even though it is a "pellet" gun, well, plastic bb's.

I don't want it for target practice, or as a tool to help my shooting skills, I just want one..

If it helps my shooting skills, so be it. It'll just be the frosting on a very tasty cake.. Yum!!

Full Auto..... Oh, yeah!!:D :D

February 20, 2003, 12:19 AM
I'm currently bidding on an auctioned KWC Caspian 1911. It's control are identical to my Sistema (including an ambi safety), it's a fully functional blowback piece, and its weight is nearly the same as a real 1911. I figure it will be useful for indoor practice, gun retention training, gun sparring with other airsoft-equipped shooters, and safety training for new shooters. For under a hundred bucks, how could I NOT get one?

February 20, 2003, 01:48 AM
The lack of recoil is what really has helped me. It took quite a bit to stop the flinch (after shooting some 357Maggies out of a snubbie!!)

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off the beemans we go...

February 20, 2003, 02:20 AM
I almost bought myself one of them Western Arms Infinity pistols, but bought the full auto MP5 instead. Beware of the GBB (gas blow backs), the green gas reeks something fierce. Another good way to clear the room with gas.

February 20, 2003, 03:05 AM
I have a IZH-46m. I don't shoot it as much as I thought I was going to. The sights are fine, the trigger is super nice and the grip is confortable but it just isn't as much fun as I was hoping. I think it is because it is not really like a service pistol.

If you are into bulleye shooting it would be a good practice gun. It is WAY WAY more accurate than I am. It will put every pellet through the same hole if I shoot it from a rest.

February 20, 2003, 04:22 AM

I'd probably buy one of these before I'd buy a Grock..

These are so cool...

February 20, 2003, 09:24 PM
Air guns will definitely improve your shooting. They reinforce all the basics of trigger and breath control. Because of their lower power, they have a long lock time (time from break of trigger, to pellet/bullet leaving muzzle) You have to control the gun and keep it on target, not just sweep it across the bullseye timing when you pull the trigger. Also lets you practice consistent sight picture etc. without recoil, and at a much lower cost.
Spring piston guns, actually recoil (not hard) before the pellet leaves the barrel. Spring has to kick to compress the air and push the pellet out. They're very different to shoot, but once you figure it out they're very accurate. And learning to control one will definitely improve your shooting with firearms.

I have a gamo 220 hunter, shoots a .177 pellet about 1000 ft/sec . Haven't chrono tested, but thats what its advertised at. Don't have a scope on it, it has pretty nice 1/4 MOA fiber optic/iron sights. Oddly enough, I can't shoot it worth a darn from any kind of a rest. The kick of the spring sends the shots all over the place. Offhand, standing I can actually keep shots touching on a good day out to about 10 yards, and hit pop cans almost every time from 50 yards.

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