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Old July 30th, 2010, 04:48 PM #1
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Air Pistols?

I realize this is sacrilege, and I'll most likely get flamed out of here....

I'm thinking about getting an Air Pistol to practice in my back yard. I'm in Rural Carroll County backed up to woods on two sides, and my thinking is it would be safe to practice with BBs without much trouble.

Anyone know much about air pistols? Do they make much noise? Can they do much damage?

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Air pistols run the gammut from small game getters to barely able to punch paper. If you like revolvers Gammo has one with a houge grip just like my real one and is very accurate. There are plenty of semi auto options some way better than others that will be a match for a real member of your arsenal. Some of the newer ones even have slides that cycle and enable single action fire otherwise they are all pretty much DAO.Most do make enough noise that a close neighbor might notice so you might not want the attention. Backstops are easy to build so you could probably shoot inside or maybe from inside to minimize attention. Airguns are great practice and good ones can be accurate enough to help you refine your techniches especially for long range shooting.(50yds can seem like 500 with a high powered rifle)
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I use a gamo as my ccw rig
I have a 10-32x50 BSA, daisy red-dot, and mini mag light. I conceal it in a custom (my mom made it) holster made of cotton canvas. It's a great rig and hides well, though I get funny looks when I wear a down jacket in the summer.

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I use a gamo as my ccw rig
I have a 10-32x50 BSA, daisy red-dot, and mini mag light. I conceal it in a custom (my mom made it) holster made of cotton canvas. It's a great rig and hides well, though I get funny looks when I wear a down jacket in the summer.

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Airguns are great practice and good ones can be accurate enough to help you refine your techniches especially for long range shooting.(50yds can seem like 500 with a high powered rifle)
that was my thinking; that it would help me with my form so I'm not wasting my time when I finally get around to getting the real deal.

Maybe something like this?

http://www.airgundepot.com/smith-and...bb-pistol.html
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that was my thinking; that it would help me with my form so I'm not wasting my time when I finally get around to getting the real deal.

Maybe something like this?

http://www.airgundepot.com/smith-and...bb-pistol.html
In all seriousness, I've heard those don't last long. I haven't had much luck with gamo's either. But that's just me.
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In all seriousness, I've heard those don't last long. I haven't had much luck with gamo's either. But that's just me.
Maybe something a little higher priced

http://www.airgundepot.com/beretta-a...odel-m92n.html

Still beats the hell out of the real thing, and no ten day wait
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Unfortunately, almost anything with a real steel trademark name is not going to be high quality. Walther is one exception, and the CP-88 is a wonderful pellet gun. But the S&W, Beretta, and the like are more for mass appeal than quality.
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Unless you're looking for rapid fire, get a break action pellet gun. The speed is faster and there's no CO2 canisters involved.

Stick with a reputable name Airgun and you'll be good to go for a long time.


Here's my Gamo Varmint Hunter and Beeman P-3...both are break action.

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