The AirForce Condor delivers from 600 fps to a rip-snorting 1300 fps (in .177) and it's recoilless! Accurate (1" at 50 yards) and powerful, this PCP offers extreme flexibility. It has an 18" Lothar Walther barrel (1:16 twist). You can also buy 12" and 24" barrels. Change-outs are easy and don't require any special tools, but the gun will be unsilenced. Built in the USA.
NOTE: The .20 cal. pellets are slightly longer than the .22 cal. pellets of the same weight. Therefore, they drag in the barrel a little more and produce lower velocities. The quoted figures (showing the .20 cal. gun shooting slower than the .22 cal. gun) are actual test figures and are correct. You'll need an adapter to fill the reservoir with air. The type of adapter depends on how you plan to fill your gun. A scuba tank will require a different adapter than a hand pump or carbon fiber tank. If you use a hand pump, the type of adapter you need depends on the brand of hand pump you use.
There are lots of ways to configure this gun- including rail-mounted accessories (coin-slot screws for each changeout). You can choose the scope, laser, flashlight, night vision equipment, extra tanks, quick-detach fiber-optic sights and attachments for the type of refilling unit you plan to use. If you replace the barrel with a longer one, the gun will not be silenced.
Carrying an extra filled tank when shooting in the field is a lot easier than carrying a scuba or carbon fiber tank for refills.
The .177-caliber Condor SS has a special tank valve spring. If you plan to attach other caliber barrels to your gun, you may want to buy a tank made for the other calibers (.20, .22 & .25 calibers use the same tank).
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When I got the gun I was very impressed. The fit and finish are quite good. The balance is very nice with the weight being quite low. The backwards bolt is something to get used to, but is not something to worry about. I do miss having a magazine, but singe shots are pretty easy to work with. When I shot the gun I really was impressed. The sound is quite reduced from my previous rifle. The groups are very tight and I did not find a pellet out of the 6 that I tried that the Condor did not shoot well. Most of the pellets were going through the same hole at 40 yards, or were very close.
Overall I am going to say that the Condor is a great choice for someone looking to upgrade and wanted a good value for their dollar.
But first let me review the company AirGunDepot.com they are excellent, if you have landed on this site and are wanting to buy an air gun, their are no worries here. They are a great company to work with on the phone and they do their part and back up what they sell. Which is 5 stars from me.
Next onto the gun itself... I researched this purchase for about 6 months so I know what this gun is and capable of.
1. The barrel Lothar Walther is a selling point for me. Excellent Accuracy. I cant think of another company's barrel I would want in my gun. Seriously cant.
2. The sound of the Gun... I filled it to 3,000 psi and did a test inside my house first just to see what it would be like and it is so quiet that I was giggling for like 5 minutes and couldn't believe how quite it is on power level 2. I've seen several tests on youtube and the decibel rating on one was 98.5 on power level 10 outdoors. Another video had it at 104 decibels but this was shot indoors where the sound can amplify and bounce off walls and floors. 98.5 outside puts this gun as like a 2 on a scale of 1 to 5. I have a Benjamin Disco with tko muzzle break and it is sooo much quieter then my old gun. It's not even close.
3. The gun itself is very very well made. The finish is first class and the baffles inside are very high quality a lot of technology and a lot of time was put into this design and you can tell the first time you pick it up to fire it.
4. Last thing I will say is this gun has power to spare and accuracy that you will never outgrow. Dollar for dollar its in its own class. I will be returning to this site in the future to buy accessories which this gun has more choices of then any other gun out there that I can think off.
I took it apart and there is a faulty mechanism. I called AGD and was told that since I took it apart that I had to send it back to the manufacturer.
The manufacturer, Air Force Air guns, has been nice to deal with, but I had to send it back in at my expense and am told that it will be 4 weeks to turn it around. I still might have to pay to repair it, even though It was a manufacturer defect. The decision on whether I have to pay or not has not been decided.
This is my SECOND airforce product and I have had the same problem with both. The first problem was a Talon. I have talked off record with two people at AGD and their sister store Pyramid air and both sources have eluded to the safety problem, not widespread but it is a problem. The end result is that its an inconvienence and troublesome, surely there are larger problems in the world.
I dont believe that I will purchase another Airforce product,but the resolution to my problem at airforce will determine that. I would consider my review before you bought one of these guns. The safety tends to be problematic and hasn't been solved. I believe that airforce knows about it, but doesnt quite want to hit the panic button yet and do a wholesale recall or admit to the size and scope of the issue.
The issue still remains that when I had a problem I had to push my self through the system to get any real attention, but that is business.
Gun will put one pellet on top of each other at 30+ yards and about the same at 50 ! The SS makes this gun quiet for hunting in close to urban environments. The "O" ring under the Top Hat trick is a real winner to and gives you more consistency and a quieter gun as you are not getting hammer bounce.
Can't recommend it to highly.
The accuracy is awesome with the Walther barrel. At 30 yards I could make groups that a dime could cover and very often my friend would tell me "I think it went through the same hole-- looks slightly bigger." I used Crow Magnum pellets and will probably stick with these because I know what kind of damage they can do. It's always a good idea to test accuracy with the pellets you actually use in the field.
Next came the power test. I started with a phone book that was about two inches thick. It went through it on 5 full power shots. I pumped up the rifle then I tried my friend's 55 gallon galvanized steel barrel he used for burning waste (with his permission of course) and the bullet went in one side and came out the other making a fairly large entry hole and an even larger hole on the other side of the barrel. My friend remarked that his Ruger .22 LR pistol could only go through one wall of the barrel while making a dent on the other. Not bad.
The rifle handles well and shoots exceptionally well. It's much louder than an unsuppressed .22 rimfire rifle . . . had to wear ear protection when testing. In all, the Condor is fun to shoot but you have to respect its power. It can do anything a .22 rimfire will do and with the cost and availability of .22 ammo these days that puts me in the driver's seat. Speaking of .22 caliber ammo the Condor has the flexibility to change barrels from .20 to .22 to .25. I plan on getting the .22 barrel soon.
Now to that actual shooting. I started at 20 yards to get on paper, I shot a three shot group, clamped the rifle in a gun vise and moved the scope to center in the group.
I fired three more shots to verify the sighting and it was dead on but here I have to explain & group. I use the term loosely. At 20 yards, my group was about 2 inches. I was shooting the Benjamin 14.3 grn cylindrical pellet and apparently the rifle does not like them. I tried the H&N 11.42 grn Field Target Trophy and the 13.58 grn Baracuda pellets and got single hole 5 shot groups. I'm pretty happy with that. I gave it up for the evening, it was getting dark but the next sighting will be at 50 yards. That's as far as I will need to shoot this rifle considering the plans I have for it. Only thing is I have a 500 count tin of Benjamin pellets with about 20 pellets gone that I cannot use.
So over all how do I like the rifle? Well I gave it 5 stars and my son is going to buy one next week. That should say something.
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1300 fpsLoudness 3-MediumMag Capacity 1
0.20Caliber 0.20 CalVelocity 1000 fpsLoudness 3-MediumMag Capacity 1
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 1100 fpsLoudness 3-MediumMag Capacity 1
0.25Caliber 0.25 CalVelocity 950 fpsLoudness 3-MediumMag Capacity 1