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Any advice on BB pistols? My dad wants one

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by neededausername, May 3, 2008.

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  1. neededausername

    neededausername Member

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    Anyone know anything about bb pistols? My dad wants to buy one and I don't know anything about them. This is just going to be for having some fun in the backyard knocking coke cans down. Any forums for bb pistols?
     
  2. nfl1990

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    I own a crossman walther ppk, 15rd magazine, has nice weight to it
    It's decently accurate to about 10 15yds but due to the nature of it being a bb not much beyond that range
     
  3. sfhogman

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    I have a Webley Tempest .177 that shoots lead pellets. I love the thing! Talk about addicting....

    Jeff
     
  4. chris in va

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    I have a Powerline 008 I bought at Gander Mountain. Pretty slick little pistol, bb's or pellets, 8 shot rotary magazine. I usually get at least 50 decent shots with a standard co2 powerlet. Rifled too.
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    I also have a Beeman 2004, single shot that is quite accurate. Just a PITA to cock it.

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  5. Steve N

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    Check out the Crosman 1377 pump pellet pistol. Very accurate, fun to shoot, and you can pimp them WAAAAYYYYY out. Crosman will sell new barrels, triggers, etc., plus there are several places to buy custom parts. I've seen $50 (new) guns with $200 of accessories.

    Take a look at www.network54.com/forum/275684.
     
  6. rocinante

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    That is what I shoot in my backyard. I have a string of coke cans stretched between 2 trees. Cans are great because you can hear and see when you get a hit. The little beast has definitely improved my pistol shooting through fast and frequent practice. I have to fake a recoil motion after each shot which feels silly but getting back on target is a skill too.
     
  7. Grandpa Shooter

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    If you want really fun practice, get a Gamo P23 (styled after the Sig) and a Gamo revolver. Both are CO2, accurate and challenging. Both run $50-$60.
     
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    I have a Webley Tempest .177 also. I bought it when Beeman was still selling them. I got a Beeman P1 at the same time. I would recommend the spring piston airguns over C02 or the pneumatic. I've had both for 20 years and they still shoot like new.
     
  9. bumm

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    I'm been very happy with my Daisy 747 for several years. One pump for each shot, so no CO2 to fiddle with, and VERY accurate. It shoots pellets, much more accurate than BB's.
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  10. buck460XVR

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    ohhhhhhh, BB gun. I thought you meant Big Bore Handgun......never mind.
     
  11. Neo-Luddite

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    Check out the Crosman 1377 pump pellet pistol. Very accurate, fun to shoot, and you can pimp them WAAAAYYYYY out. (Steve N)

    It's a tank--and will feed bb's/pellets/ and (not recomended as they may hurt the bore) darts. Third-generation of a model that has been around for decades and is a great value. Varriable power pneumatic, single shot. I had one as a kid and found one last year at a garage sale for 20 bucks--I have been VERY happy shooting it off my deck. I'm no pistolero by any means, but my main 'target' is an old #10 can lid nailed to fence post that I can ping about 60% on a good day--at 75 ft;
    That 's NOT bad for a plain-jane .177 pellet gun. With a max velocity of about 700 fps, it can be used for small critter control also if needed, or could be used indoors with a pellet trap and fewer 'pumps'.

    For the money, a best buy in my book. The only one I like better is a Benjamin (now made by Crossman also, but pellet only) and cheaperthandirt.com lists both. The Benjamin has a little less power, and costs twice as much, but is even MORE solid and refined; when I was younger I would shoot pennies balanced on edge at 33 ft. Both are American made as well. As mainmech48 points out below, the bore *IS* brass though--no steel darts or BB's (you COULD load lead bb's if you wanted).
     
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    Well if you want fun, bb guns are the only types of 'guns' that you buy with the 'happy switch' without going through the government administered prostate exam.

    google 'Drozd' for a good example- they cost quite a bit more than a crossman pistol, but you only live once.
     
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    I'd also go with the Crosman. It's a time-proven design, rugged, accurate and inexpensive. Unless your dad prefers rapid-fire plinking, not having to buy CO2 cartidges is a real plus, IMO.

    The main reason, besides price difference, that I prefer the Crosman to the venerable Benjamin is more usable ammo choices. The Benjamins have a brass barrel that will wear quickly if steel BBs or darts are used. Personally, I'm fond of the little reusable darts at very low power through a cheesy old Marksman springer for target games in the basement. Using an air pistol to play the regular "pub" darts games is a gas, and you can use the same board.
     
  14. Neo-Luddite

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    through a cheesy old Marksman springer

    When I was a kid I broke at least 4 or 5 model 1010's--there was a weak point in the little retaining 'clip' that mated the sping plunger to the cocking slide. But at like 14 bucks a pop...

    Now I'm feeling nostalic for one--it's the model famously used by Chevy Chase in "Vacation" when he holds John Candy hostage at Wallyworld.
     
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  15. Zedicus

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    All I know is Walther & Beretta Make about the Best BB Pistols.
     
  16. blackcash88

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    Since all he wants to do is plink soda cans, I'd look into an airsoft pistol. I have a G26 with the "happy fun" switch for full auto. Has a metal slide and barrel and is EXACTLY the same dimensions and weight as my "real" loaded G26. Holster fit perfectly. The slide actually recoils and there's even a bit of recoil, too. Not as powerful as a pellet gun, but they do sting as they will reliably penetrate one side of an empty soda can and at least rupture the other side! Eye protection is a must because the plastic BBs WILL bounce/shatter if shot at a hard surface. Mine uses the "green gas" and it's readily available. The plastic 6mm BBs are dirt cheap, even cheaper than pellets and if you use a soft backstop, they can be reused. I just use an old heavy duty rug and a container on the ground to catch them. There are also guns that don't use gas as they are single pump pneumatics or spring and they have battery powered ones, too. Check out the video link. Not me, but I have the exact same KWA G26.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJJenIgY2RM&feature=related
     
  17. Aguila Blanca

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    Got a budget in mind?

    I'm a 1911 guy, so my interests point in that direction. At the low end, for the munificent sum of $29.99 you can get a Daisy X15 at Wal-Mart. It's a CO2 repeater that holds 15 BBs. The slide does NOT move, so the action isn't very realistic, but it's affordable and fun to plink with.

    Toward the upper end of the scale is a Colt 1911 CO2-operated BB gun made in Germany by Umarex (who also make many of the other BB guns offered with the names of real pistol manufacturers on the side). It has a rifled barrel and a 6-shot rotary magazine, so it shoots pellets rather than BBs. It's a beautiful piece of equipment, that costs almost 10 times what the Daisy will cost you (around $249 for the basic model in blue with plastic stocks, more for stainless and/or wood stocks).
     
  18. neededausername

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    I guess I should have stated in my original post, he doesn't want to have to mess with CO2, my brother had a CO2 pellet gun a long time ago and my dad hated the CO2. So I'm looking for pump or spring type guns. He mainly wants to shoot bb's not pellets. Price range is around $60.00. I'd say more, but knowing my dad he will shoot it twice then throw it in a closet someplace and never fire it again.
     
  19. Gunnerpalace

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    Airsoft might be your answer.
     
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    Oh crap, I forgot about that sucker.

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    I would suggest that he shoot pellets instead of BBs. Because BBs Bounce Badly, off almost anything they don't penetrate. And as we all know, you'll put your eye out with that thing.
     
  22. Aguila Blanca

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    Different strokes for different folks.

    I bought a BB pistol because I want to shoot[/], not waste a lot of time pumping it up. Your father doesn't like to deal with CO2, I like CO2 so I don't have to deal with cocking levers and pumps.

    If he doesn't want to deal with CO2, he SURE doesn't want to deal with airsoft. Fill up with green gas, and one or two magazines later you're hooking up the umbilical cord again.
     
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    Sounds like a Red Ryder BB gun might be the right thing. Not as accurate but it holds 400 BBs and has a nice lever action. I know you said pistol but this would be much easier to cock and most likely more fun to shoot than pistols.
     
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