I am going wing shooting soon and the owner of the place told me that I am welcome to shoot some pigeons with my air-gun as well (when the wing shooting is not happening, don't want any leadshots in me!). Seeing that I can shoot my Gamo Pr45 pistol better than my cheap springer rifle (<15mm at 10m from any position) off hand, I might just give it a try. It did some test and found out the cylinder will hold the pressure for at least 30min before any measureable drop in belocity. Question is it only gives 360fp/s with Camo pro-mag, it is enough for a clean kill if I hit the vitals? I have had my fair share of wounded birds when I was a kid and don't want that to happen ever again. The range will be short under 6m as I intend to stalk as close as I can, I am taking my gillie suit along for that (got it years back but still looking for an excuse to use it). If I get within 4m then I will try head shot.
Pistol, to be or not to be, that is the question.