I'm trying to find a good quality (not overpriced!) springer or pneumatic pistol in Cape Town, but not having much luck.
Anyone know what / where to buy?
Any help appreciated!
Welcome to the forum Antman, first of all, what exactly do you plan to use it for. I can tell you right now that if you dont want to spend a lot of money then a C02 air pistol is very unrewarding to shoot and not very accurate. I have shot with a number of C02 pistols ranging from R700 to R2900 and they all left me feeling that I was glad that somebody else had spent the money an gave me a go for free!
I will say though that if you are hell bent on buying one then go for the HW40, it,s recoiless and although it,s a single shot it,s very accurate and well made. lastly, Guido,s right, cheap spring powered air pistols are like a lap dance from your mother in law, real bad!
depend what ur tasks are... plink? hunting? target?
if u look closely.. there is not much power and accuracy difference between hw40 and hw75... both around 2.8fpe
for pistol hunting... i will take my crosman 2300t... well.. the 1377c is powerful too but can't fit a scope... which nowhere near the accuracy of a scoped 2300t, with more than 520fps(over 5fpe with standard setting)... that means a lot of red....
for target and plink... a hw40 will do very good... forget about the hw75...
for pistol hunting... i will take my crosman 2300t... well.. the 1377c is powerful too but can't fit a scope... which nowhere near the accuracy of a scoped 2300t, [/quote1165991174]
I disagree, The thing is capable of 6mm group at 20 meter with RWS Geco and JSB exact. Yes, the trigger is rotten (you need the replace the sear spring, a esay job by just removing one grip). As for scope, you can get crosman part# 459MT to cramp on the barrel for scope mounting and part# 1399 as an optional stock to turn it into a carbine.
Velocity wise, the box says 600ft/s but only some guns can reach that. On the other hand, the 1377 responds well to tuning. Yeah pumping ten times requires some effort and the foreend is too small (I put the foreend from a pumpmaster on)
I got my Crosman from bookdock last week as well, the price is good, better than most people quoted me, I don't know why he doesn't bring in the scope mounts and stocks, now I have to order from the US...... Honestly, I would rather buy from a dealer than to save a few buck ordering from the US as I have had bad luck with the ordering, stuff ended up in the home of the mail man i think.......
For pure plinking, the Gamo Pr-45 is way cool for anything under R1000, I have one, it is a one pump, much easier than the crosman and iwth much better sights and triggers but you can't hunt anything with it.......
Stay away from multi-shot cool looking co2 pistols, these are mean for fast action shooting, no where near the accuracy of a single shot.....
As for springer, extremely hard to shoot, you can have mine for R25 (that's the postage) and a beer.....
Thanks for the advice guys, I'm looking mainly at target/plinking, so will have a look at the HW40, although the HW75 is very tempting!
Just bought a Gamo CFX Royal, seems great but will probably upgrade the trigger...want to get back into shooting again, then will look to upgrade to target grade pistol and rifle, so will be looking for advice again!
I have been shooting open sighted rimfired and center fire way before shooting airguns. The common beileve about open sight being not accurate is not true. Only a few rules must be followed when shooting for group size.
1) DO focus on the front sight, not on the target.
2) aim for the bottom of the bulls eye and NOT the center (I know it sounds strange but this way you get the least distrotion and much easier to find the bottom than the center anyway).
From a stable rest, you will be amazed how accurate your open sighted pistols can be....try it.
Did I mention I opened up the peep sights, big help.....