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Old 07-14-2018, 12:58 PM
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In my younger days I had a couple of auto loading BB pistols that were great fun to shoot. I don't imagine they were accurate much past 50' or so but they were cheap and fun. I decided I'd like to have another one but now I see a dizzying array of replica pistols and revolvers that seem to focus on whatever pistol they're copying. Is there still a plain old inexpensive pistol? If not how does someone who isn't interested in mimicking another pistol decide between all the current copy cats?
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:43 PM
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The options can be intimidating, so many to choose from. I suppose it's a matter of why you need one, for me it was just to use for backyard plinking and maybe pest control in the garden.
So I guess it depends on how much you have to spend and what you need it for, some of the high end options look fine and good quality, but lack in power and accuracy, a utility pistol that's fun to shoot and can be customized for various applications is something like the Crosman 22xx models .22 caliber and affordable.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:13 PM
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Avoid the ones with the barrel that goes back and forth for bbs. They aren't accurate. Buy a pellet pistol with the revolving cylinder. The Crossman 357 and newer series are decent shooters inside of a garage and a bit beyond that. Some of the S&W replicas made of metal are as expensive as a real gun. For under $100 the Crossman revolvers are a decent deal.
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The pump-up Crosman 1377: "If ever there was a classic American air pistol, it would be this gun. The Crosman 1377C is a powerful multi-pump pneumatic that's been enjoyed by millions of shooters for decades". I don't have one but it sounds good. $60.

I have a Beeman P17 and it's the best $30 I ever spent on a gun of any type. It's an authorized Chinese clone of the German Beeman/Weihrauch P3. The trigger is nice, accuracy is excellent. It's slightly less powerful than the 1377.

CO2: I have a Crosman 2300S and it's excellent but pricey. CO2 can be noisy.

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Old 07-14-2018, 09:28 PM
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The little Crossman pumpers with a shoulder stock are definitely very practical back yard guns. The 22 caliber model might even be better. It all depends on how much shooting you are going to do and if you want to hunt with it. Just for shooting the CO2 is easier to shoot a lot but more expensive to shoot. https://www.pyramydair.com/product-a...ck/2657/page_2

https://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Crosm..._Revolver/3253
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:34 AM
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The pump-up Crosman 1377: "If ever there was a classic American air pistol, it would be this gun. The Crosman 1377C is a powerful multi-pump pneumatic that's been enjoyed by millions of shooters for decades". I don't have one but it sounds good. $60.

I have a Beeman P17 and it's the best $30 I ever spent on a gun of any type. It's an authorized Chinese clone of the German Beeman/Weihrauch P3. The trigger is nice, accuracy is excellent. It's slightly less powerfull than the 1377.

CO2: I have a Crosman 2300S and it's excellent but pricey. CO2 can be noisy.
A 1377 is the perfect model, you can use three pumps for indoors and more for outdoors, accurate and durable, I've had one for a number of years and it's still working well.
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try to find a Daisy CO2 200 - it will fill your needs perfectly -
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try to find a Daisy CO2 200 - it will fill your needs perfectly -
That's what I was thinking of. Is there a modern equivalent?
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none that I know of , but you see them on ebay frequently , air gun forums , auction sites + saw one NIB at gun show Sunday for $35.00 -
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try to find a Daisy CO2 200 - it will fill your needs perfectly -

My first BB pistol was the Co2 200. I was about 15 years old and was able to by it over the counter myself at a local drug store (I'm probably aging myself).
I only still have it because it got lost in boxes that stayed with me for the next 50+ years.
Still have it, and I loaded it up and shot it a few weeks ago. Lots of memories there.
They're known to leak at the Co2 seal, but mine's still tight. Who'da thunk it?
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got mine in 1964 at hardware store in Yardley Pa. - back then any BB gun was illegal to own in N.J. - have original box + holster - my grandson loves shooting it - l
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C02 pistol are nice and convenient.. Most will get 25 to 40 full power shot per cart. not too bad... That gets reduced if you get a blow back type gun or something. My personal choice is a single stroke target type gun... great for informal 10 meter shooting in the backyard... Another issue with c02 is that in cold weather you will see a significant reduction in power and shots. its VERY temp sensitive.
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Dennis Baker is well known in the airgun circles for repairing vintage airguns, a name you may want to know if you find a yard sale gem with blown seals.

He also sells vintage airguns on his website, you might find just exactly the pistol you want.

https://www.bakerairguns.com/
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the co2 200 + 300 have no O ring seals at all - only person that I know that reseals them is Jimmy on the Daisy forum -

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A 1377 is the perfect model, you can use three pumps for indoors and more for outdoors, accurate and durable, I've had one for a number of years and it's still working well.
More than 50 years ago, I started out with a 130. A similar gun,but in .22 cal.
In retrospect, I think that I would prefer a 177,as they have more velocity.
I owned a few other pellet guns over the years,and have progressed into high end rimfires, but I think that I could still get some enjoyment out of a new 1377.(I'd opt for a Benjamin, but reviews for them,seem to indicate that quality has declined.)
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