feel much better in hand after fitted with rubber grip.
fitted with 4x32 scope. so let's see what this little toy can do on the target ...
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I got the HW40 and found the following positives:
Ambidextrous (perhaps not the safety)
Quality - solid feel
Not a clone or replica - but does look like a firearm.
I can see why you need the rubber around the grip, as the gun becomes very slippery. Thank goodness the HW40 didn't "bite" me whilst closing after cocking (I've done that practical lesson at least four times with my Compact) the HW has a very sharp looking set of teeth - almost blade like edge.
The trigger seems to be set back very far (a long pull required). Accuracy is okay (excellent for the price).
After trying both the Gamo Compact, and the HW40 at the same time, I would be hard pressed in giving either back, however if I had to choose to only keep one one it would be the Compact, purely as it is designed as a target pistol.
The positives of the Compact are:
Adjustable sights (HW as well) but the leaf width can be done on the Compact
Trigger blade is position adjustable
It comes with a neat case
I wouldn't use either to shoot at anything beyond 10 to 15m therefore I chose to try shoot at olympic 10m target, and for anyone who hasn't tried this, do yourself a favour and try it. Great fun! And you can do it just about anywhere. Just remember that the disipline calls for one-handed shots only , which makes me wonder why the Compact has a finger placement type trigger guard.
the rubber grip is must have.
HW40 got scope fitting place. u can hold scope tube as a handle to close the "scissors". much easier to do in this way than push the rear tight area.
i think the accurecy is pretty good after scope fitted. i don't like the original sights. coz the rear sight may move when u push the "scissors" close.
i got following reading from chorny :
Ogre, i use jsb 8.4gr. it's working very well in the HW40.
the target i use in photo was the standard practical pistol shooting target. around 3mm thickness.
i would like to get following 2 pistols for collection but no idea who got them in stock locally.
BAIKAL MP-654K CO2
(90% of its parts are genuine Makarov pistol parts)
NEW WALTHER CP99 COMPACT CO2 BLOW-BACK
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Boondock, where did you get the ruibber grip? I agree with Ogre, the plastic 'as is' grip can become a little slippery when sweaty mits are in contact.
How many of you chaps are shooting pistols down in the cape? I am rather hoping that the chaps at Northcliff range will get their pistol shooting up and going. While I think shooting at tins can is fun, there is nothing like a bit of competition to focus the mind.
Ogre, do you have a view on getting hold of the grips?