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Sun Nov 2, 2014, 04:06 PM

Air pistols

I'm looking at air pistols for inexpensive training (and just plain fun to shoot). Besides, Wyoming winters and outdoor ranges don't go together. I had a cheap Crossman that sometimes worked. I don't think a $30 Crossman will do the job, but I'm not ready for a Walther LP-400 either. Any suggestions?

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pscot Nov 2014 #1
Hangingon Nov 2014 #2
Hoyt Nov 2014 #3
gejohnston Nov 2014 #4
gejohnston Nov 2014 #5
sir pball Nov 2014 #6

Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 04:27 PM

1. I have a Crossmam

I bought it several years ago. Accuracy isn't great, I come close enough to keep the squirrels from getting over confident. I've read that accuracy can be substantially improved by adding a steel breech and laser sights. I think both are available from Crossman. There are details in the reviews at Amazon.

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 04:44 PM

2. I have. a Crossman.

The trigger is terrible. When you find a air gun, please post. Would like to have one for when the grand sons are here. Since .22 went extinct.

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 05:37 PM

3. Had a Sheridan Pump when a kid. As good as a 22 at 25 yards.

Bet you can find something here

http://www.airgundepot.com/air-pistols.html#pg=2

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 06:11 PM

4. Thanks, I'll check it out

I had a Daisy pistol as a kid. I used a car board box as a backstop (in the house) and a garden terrace outside. It stopped the BBs and all I had to do was police the box with a magnet and re use them.

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 02:42 PM

5. Picked it out

http://www.umarexusa.com/Walther-PPS-C02-177-Pistol.html#.VFpuI3Wx15Q
http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Walther_PPS_CO2_Pistol/3360
So far, so good. What I like is that it mimics a firearms (and the Walther PPS) pretty well, down to the magazine release. Of course, it doesn't have the recoil.

Did I mention I like Walther as much as Ruger?

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 12:23 PM

6. Nice choice. I actually like the lack of recoil in airguns/.22s..

Lets me focus 100% on trigger discipline and sight picture; I'm well comfortable enough with big-boy handguns that I can manage (most) recoil reflexively. Finding one of these on the cheap helped my skills more than 10,000 rounds through my "real" one would ever have.

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