Remember to get some reactive targets that immediately deliver feedback to the shooter without having to go downrange to see what happened. Showing the shooter where the shot landed helps hone shooting skills and keeps him interested. Lastly, this is a pellet rifle. Unlike guns that shoot steel BBs, the ammo from this rifle has a significantly lower chance of ricocheting and bouncing back to the shooter. That said, everyone (not just the shooter) should wear safety glasses. Remember to remove all pets from the area so ricochets don't bounce back to them.
Gamo Recon G2 Whisper Air Rifle Features
- Spring-piston Breakbarrel, Single-shot
- Fixed fiber optic front sight fully adjustable rear sight
- All-weather ambidextrous synthetic thumbhole stock
- Ventilated rubber buttpad
- Whisper noise dampener reduces sound by 52%
- Includes CR2032 battery
- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity750 fps
- ActionBreak barrel
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Cocking Effort30 lbs.
- Fire ModeSingle-shot
- Gun Weight4.64
- Overall Length46
- Barrel Length18
- MechanismSpring piston
- Rail11mm dovetail
- Front SightsFiber Optic
- Rear SightsAdjustable for windage and elevation
- Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage adjustable
- Trigger Pull3.79
- UseTarget practice/Fun
- Warranty1-year limited warranty
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Works for me (with mods)
January 23, 2016
Needed inexpensive, short range, shorty air rifle for rabbit extermination in a suburban neighborhood. Didn't want too much power since homes are quite close. I am an experienced shooter. My usual shot range for the rabbits is 10 yds avg. Didn't use the tactical scope. Too blurry. Iron sights are OK but I took them off and put on a fixed 4x BSA crosshair for $39. Sighted for 20 yds so i hold high for the short shots. Head shots only for clean kills. Using crossman premier hollow points. They don't expand. I am guessing the velocity is only around 600 fps with these pellets based on trajectory I am getting. Very accurate at 20 yds. with these. Cloverleafs on three shot groups.
Pros:Price. Very easy to crank. Good kid gun or for very close range pests.
Cons:None to think of really.