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This is what a Falcon pistol looks like:
This is my FN8 that I have worked on to be used (hopefully) for silhouette shooting. The rearsight is currently an HW77 sight, the foresight is from an old Anschutz target rifle.
When I first got the pistol it looked like this:
As Warrick says these are also available in an 8 shot form and there are also two action lengths available, the 8 inch barrel version (FN8) as above and the FN6. The gun above shows the deluxe grip in the top picture replacing the standard grip as seen in the lower view.
The pistol shoots rather well with velocities in the 560fps area and off a bench I was knocking down field targets out to 45 yards with it.
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The Walther LPM-1 that I had a while ago could group regularly
within 10mm c-c at 20m at 500fps with JSBs...never tried it beyond that but I am sure that 1\2" at 40yds is attainable.
It is more difficult to shoot pistols off the bench accurately compared to a rifle but off a factory test bench in a vice these pistols will group like rifles.
I dont want a rifle , what I'd like is a portable indian myna despatch tool . So 20m with 10mm groups is more than enough.
Trouble is with these pesky blighters , they have xray eyes & know when I've got the CZ behind the bakkie seat .
The CP 99 sights are'nt good enough for that sort of accuracy .
So why dontcha get a decent HW45 pistol in either 0.177 or 0.20 cal. if you wanna shoot mynahs? It'll do it well without the price of these PCP pistols...
IMHO, that's what I would get: H45 in 0.20. Anybody know who I should contact? I'm still thinking of what I should do with my hard earned bonus from December... hahahahaha!
I suppose its my own ignorance about what pellet pistols are out there . All my profound worldly knowledge comes from the odd cup of coffee at the gun shop & an occaisional peruse of this web site , so I am in awe of all of your expertise on these matters .
So , being an old fart of the plus 50 generation , I am not too proud to try & learn from you young uns .
Teach me about the various air pistols , the plusses & minuses & whats availaible & whats the costs etc .
so if you're not intending to go pro target shooting in the end, you want something to take out most small vermin humanely (450+fps), you maybe want to scope/red dot sight it, you maybe want to take it places where you would not want to lugg around a scuba tank + filling adaptor in order to "reload" a PCP when you want to do like half a tin of pellets worth of shooting, then your only option in non-pcp pistol is: spring piston.
In the springer class my personal choices would be:
Weihrauch HW45 - Pros: powerfull, durable, reliable, 2 power settings; Cons: heavy and strong recoil to get used to, bloody damn expensive!
Webley Tempest or Hurricane - Pros: powerfull, durable, reliable and better on recoil than the HW45 as well as far cheaper as well; Cons: don't know?
Cometa Indian - based on the Webley Tempest; Pros: cheap, powerfull; Cons: reliability?
RWS Diana P5 - Pros: powerfull, not too expensive; Cons: quite exclusive, can't fit a scope!
Otherwise, if you're willing to put up with filling a pcp then I guess the other people on this forum would be better to ask.