Does anyone have any views on above mentioned pistol?
I am looking at buying one.
For what you want to do with it the HW45 would be my preferred choice, even though it is spring powered. I've had my 5.5mm calibre HW45 for 22 years now and it still gives me 5.5ft/lbs with its original spring. It has accounted for a good few rats and pigeons at short distances!
Other pistols to consider would be the likes of the Crosman 2240 CO2 and pump up 1377 although these will be noisier than the HW45
Probably a better bet would be a small pump up rifle like the Cannon 737 and just run it on 3-4 pumps - fairly quiet but effective and easier to shoot than a pistol.
Quentin, Hw's are very nice pistols indeed, top that with a nice 30mm tube red dot scope - point dot on target and presto! hole thru red dot. Shot Andrew's ex HW40 - very sweet, pity the pistol went JTK's way so fast!
I think the new HW40's are in the region of R2500-00. prices have really gone thru the roof!