The Beeman P1 is a unique combination of Beeman airgun experience and design with the assistance of our German partners engineering and manufacturing skills. The result is a blend of two cultures to make one of the most popular adult air pistols ever produced. A major objective of the P1 design was to give it an "American" flavor, and it seemed nothing but the famous Colt .45 Auto could come closer to being recognized around the world as one of America's finest. Although the P1 is not a replica, many of the design features between the two guns are similar as virtually all shooters hold the .45 in the highest regard.
This spring piston gun is cocked by a single stroke. The "hammer" on the back is really the catch for the cocking lever. Release the "hammer" and the top cocks over the gun until it locks into place. The pellet is loaded directly into the barrel and the unit then snaps back down, ready to fire. Accuracy is increased as the sights move with the entire cocking arm and barrel, never changing position. A scope can even be mounted on the 11mm dovetail grooves along the top of the action. At only 11 inches in length, the small size of the pistol is remarkable considering the velocity. To get the optimum power a full size compression tube must be installed, and this was accomplished by the overhead cocking design of the gun. Furthering the concept, the .177 caliber version of the piston has a dual power mode - cocking the gun to the first "lock point" will result in "low" power, around 380 fps which is still better than many other air pistols. Cocking the gun a bit further will click into the "high" power position for a full 600 fps making the P1 one of the most powerful spring piston airguns ever made! The full compression tube also results in a nicely balanced pistol as it runs the full length of the gun.
The two stage trigger is adjustable from the 28 ounce factory setting. The wide trigger blade has a serrated surface that makes the trigger pull feel extra light and gives a smooth, controlled feel to the unit. The incredible trigger is constantly one of the things that people comment on being one of the best features of the gun.
- Caliber: .177
- Velocity: 600 FPS
- Ammo Type: Pellet and Lead Ball
- Overall Length: 11"
- Barrel Length: 6.54"
- Barrel Style: Rifled
- Fire Mode: Single Shot
- Cocking Effort: N/A
- Trigger Pull: 1.75lbs
- Trigger Adjust: Two-stage Adjustable
- Action: Overlever
- Power plant: Spring
- Gun Weight: 2.5lbs
- Front Sight: Blade and Ramp
- Rear Sight: Adjustable for Windage and Elevation
- Warranty: 1 Year Limited
- Country of Origin: Germany
- Includes: Beeman P1 .177 Caliber Air Pistol
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- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity600 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Fire ModeSingle-shot
- Gun Weight2.5
- Hop UpNo
- MechanismSpring piston
- Front SightsBlade and Ramp
- Rear SightsAdjustable for windage and elevation
- Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage adjustable
- Trigger Pull1.75
- UseTarget Shooting
- Warranty1 Year Limited
By Troy from chapel hill n.c. on February 27, 2012
By Arthur H from Fairport, NY on March 5, 2012
Answer:I have been using Crown Magnum and they seem to work super.
I have also tried the new Gamo PBA Gold .177 cal and they do the job as well especially against some pesky varmints.