Ok so I am thinking that this IPAS could become a big thing and it looks like a huge amount of fun so any excuse is a good excuse to go sniff the shops for a CO2 pistol. Our local farmer’s co-op only sells the BB type, so it was off to the new hobby shop in Witbank. Gamo are well represented with 2 models that can shoot Diablo, a Gamo K1 Doug Koenig and a PT85 Blowback. Then a Daisy Power line 008.
The K1 Gamo sat well in the hand, but feels and looks very plastic. The mag change would also be a pain (it’s like a mini break barrel). The PT85 had a much better feel to it BUT uses the same break barrel method to change the mag. Prices were not bad with the K1 coming in at R1300 and the PT85 R1500.
The Daisy was a non starter as I have one and to get it fixed is proving to be a headache. (It’s only an O-ring seal that needs to be replaced) Kevin says it’s not standard stuff…..so moving along we stumbled upon a UMAREX.
Enter the Beretta PX4 Storm, a few rand more than the competition @R1700 but in my humble opinion worth it. Feels solid and comes with a 16 shot mag. When I say 16 shot, the mag has two 8 shot, round “mini mags” at each end so changing the mag should not prove that difficult.
Then in typical sales talk I was assured that this little beauty can shoot well over 500fps (this is why it is more expensive then the Gamo) On getting home I went straight to the UMAREX site and the specs say it should do around 115m/s (377.29fps). Got the Bullet speed trap out and the lightest .177 I have are those Daisy wad cutters that come in at 7.7gr, well 8 shots and we ran a average 338fps. This is OUT THE BOX, will put a few lead pellets down the barrel to lube her up and some TLC tonight and see what we have in the morning. So far so good am happy with the buy.
Calibre 4,5 mm (.177) pellet / BB
Power Source 12 g CO2 capsule
Magazine Capacity 2 x 8 round(s)
Sights adjustable for windage
Energy ca. 3,5 Joules
Overall Length 192 mm
Barrel Length 105 mm
Weight 755 g
Velocity 115 m/s
Trigger Double Action