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Beeman P3 Pellet Pistol

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  • Code: PY-556-1146 · 0.177 cal · 410 fps ·
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Solid construction, accurate, light trigger-pull, easy to cock, fun to shoot! That's just about everything you could ever want in an air pistol. The Beeman P3 is a single-stroke pneumatic, which means it requires just one cocking stroke of the overlever. Because it doesn't have a mainspring, the P3 can also be dry-fired. If you want to increase your accuracy and trigger control, dry-firing can help you do that.

Unlike many production pistols, the P3 is made of quality materials. Manufactured by the legendary Weihrauch factory in Germany, this air pistol has a rifled steel barrel. In fact, all critical mechanisms are made of ordnance steel, while the exterior shell is made of tough, durable polymers.

Whether you shoot right-handed, left-handed, single-handed or two-handed, the Beeman P3 can accommodate you! The ambidextrous design and the functionality of the cocking mechanism are convenient no matter what style of shooting you enjoy.

Accuracy is 0.20" center-to-center. You won't find too many pistols in this price range that can brag about that kind of accuracy! The P3 is perfect for 10-meter target shooting, but you'll end up doing a lot more with the gun. Plinking, shooting spinners, and popping tin cans are loads of fun, and the P3 is up to the challenge!
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Specs
  • ManufacturerBeeman
  • Caliber0.177 cal
  • Velocity410 fps
  • ConditionNew
  • Ammo TypePellets
  • ActionOverlever
  • Barrel StyleRifled
  • BlowbackNo
  • Fire ModeSingle-shot
  • Gun Weight1.7
  • Loudness3-Medium
  • MechanismSingle-stroke pneumatic
  • SafetyAutomatic
  • Front SightsFiber Optic
  • Rear SightsAdjustable for windage and elevation
  • Trigger Pull1.5
  • UseTarget Shooting
  • WarrantyLimited Lifetime
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Reviews
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65% Recommend this product (17 of 26 responses)
By Terry
Linton, IN
January 29, 2018
The Beeman P3....excellent
I decided to purchase the German (Weihrauch) Beeman P3 to see what the difference was between it and the much less expensive Chinese made Beeman P17. The first thing I noticed was the material and quality difference between the two airguns. The P3 is really excellent but the P17 is surprisingly very good. I've shot both airguns side-by-sde and both shoot very well and both are very accurate. Is the P3 worth the $180 difference? I'll leave that up to the buyer. If you are on a budget, the P17 is a wonderful, sensational bargain. But if you can afford it, the P3 is the one to get.
ProsQuality build and very accurate.
ConsExpensive (especially compared to the P17).
By Ted
SE, La. USA
November 2, 2017
SOLID Pellet Pistol
After much consideration, decided to step up from the Beeman P17 (MIC) to the Beeman P3 (MIG by Weihrauch). At over 7X the price (in US), what does the P3 offer that the P17 doesn't, lets see... The P3 overall has a better build, a better finish and a more solid feel in the hand. Components are machined stainless steel (sears, springs, pins, hammer, cams, valve parts) and the external trigger, safety and over lever lock parts are aluminum. Hammer, sears and cams have very squared and trued contact surface areas that provide smooth interactions and increase reliability. Out-of-the-box, the excellent precision 2-stage trigger has a 1st stage 6oz-1\2" adjustable pull, with a crisp break-like-glass 2nd stage set at 15oz...Nice! The polymer frame assembly reminds me of the Glock polymers...solid, strong and light. The exterior texture finish is rugged and tactile and grip ergonomics is near perfect. Combined with the aluminum piston and pneumatic cylinder, the overall weight is well balanced and the pistol has a solid feel in the hand. When I don't pull a round, with the iron sights I was able to quickly zero in my POA and readily shoot 10 yard 5-shot cloverleaf groupings within a .250 spread (RWS Hobby 7.0g WCs)! The P3 comes with a lifetime warranty (only to original purchaser)...the P17, just a 1 year warranty. The P3 and P17 shoot about the same velocity and have similar accuracy (possibly P3 a slight hair better). Both have 15oz triggers (P3 2-stage, my P17 single stage-after mod), both sears break like glass, both handle almost identically, both have excellent accuracy and both load pellets - compress pneumatics (over lever pump) equally! Where components are top notch in the P3, the P17 has stamped steel parts that may or may not be as reliable. IMHO, if your wanting\needing the extra durability the P3 offers, or possibly the reliability\longevity it may bring, even though it appears at this time to be a relative equal in the accuracy department, then 7X the investment certainly could be worth it! However, if you want\need to be frugal with your air gun investment, willing to put in the time and effort to tinker-repair-upgrade-mod a P17 (if\when needed), then this option is certainly also worth it!
ProsWell Built, Great Trigger, Quality Components, Accurate, Great Ergonomics, Lifetime Warranty
ConsSafety Selector has Stiff Movement (my unit)
By Robert
Portland, Oregon
April 25, 2017
excellent target pistol
This is an accurate target pistol. It has high quality fiber optic adjustable sights. The trigger has two stages, the second is about 1 1/2 pounds with slight creep. It feels and handles like a quality firearm.
ProsIt's a good choice for indoor practice when you can't get to the range.
ConsThe instruction manual lacks useful details. Velocity is too low for anything but paper-punching.
By Rezarf
Florida
April 6, 2017
Outstanding value in a low-end target pistol
I have 2 each P3's, one in .22 and one in .177, and they are my go-to guns for plinking and trigger practice. The P3 is accurate, precise and consistent. The trigger is somewhat adjustable, but breaks consistently and with light pressure. Neither of mine are pellet-fussy, but I generally shoot wadcutters at 10 meters. Placing the pellet is easy once you get the hang of it - I simply put the pellet face against the breech, and slide gently until it pops into the breech, always pressing it in fully so the skirt doesn't catch on the seal when it's closed. Cocking does take some effort and keeping everything out of the way when the pump is closed is important - you don't pinch your hand more than once if you're paying attention. With my old eyes, I do much better with a red-dot sight over the open sights that are on the gun, although the open sights are adequate. A little loctite or fingernail polish on the nut inside the pump that holds the sight in place is a good practice after you have the gun sighted. For those that want comparison, the P3 is a vast improvement over the $50 P17, although they look alike and the P17 is a great value for what you get. The consistency in the trigger and pump puts the P3 way out front. If folks want to hunt or get rid of varmints, get a rifle. Thie P3 is a target pistol, but a durn good one for my money.
ProsMore accurate than I can shoot it Consistent, low weight trigger Quality pump for a consistent charge and muzzle velocity Easy for scope or red dot attachment Not pellet fussy Quiet discharge
ConsPremium initial cost Pump effort can be high
By Jim
Hope, Idaho
January 24, 2017
One very accurate pistol
This is my second Beeman pistol I have owned and is by far the best. My first one was the 1911 style P1 which was not a consistent shooter. The P3 with a red dot site will give you one hole 3 shot groups at 30 feet. The trigger pull mixed with zero recoil produces outstanding results.
ProsTrigger, lack of recoil, light weight, accuracy
ConsTakes a little effort to cock.
By DaveO
ABQ, NM
January 6, 2017
Excellent Trigger
Some years ago I purchased a Beeman P17 the version of this pistol that is made in China and aimed to mass market air guns. My shooting was literally hit or miss 50% of the time. I tried a Crossma 1377 but grew tired of pumping. I bought a Crossman 2240 but end up 2250 by the time I was done customizing it. A real rat killer but CO2 is so sensitive to temperature. I saw the P3 on sale with a distributors rebate to sweeten the deal so I ordered myself an early Christmas present. Wow would things have been different if I bought this air gun in the first place. The trigger is so light and can easily hit a one inch metal swing target at 10 yards. I've added a red dot reflex sight and now pigeons fear me.
ProsSuper light trigger, accurate barrel, realistic full size grips, high visibility sights.
ConsYou skin will get pinched cocking it until you figure out how to do it properly.
By Adam F. Courville
Beaumont Texas
January 4, 2017
Best little Air Gun In Texas!
I have owned the grandfather to this little gun for several years. I gave this to my son because his 110 pound wife could cock it real easy. She is a Texas girl so she is accoustomed to hard work. I love the appearance of it as well as the fiber optic sights.
ProsA++++ on everything associated with this gun.
ConsNONE AT ALL!
By Jim Litrun
Warriors Mark, PA
January 4, 2017
You Gotta Love It!
The other reviews I read about this pistol made it sound too good to be true. Once it arrived I set up an indoor range with a high-end pellet trap. Since then I have fired hundreds of rounds through it. This pistol is fantastic! Great feel, great trigger pull, quiet and ACCURATE! I benched fired it, and made one small sight correction. Since then, I am putting rounds consistently in a 1" bulls eye from 15 yards!
ProsAccuracy Nice light trigger pull Good feel and grip Great sights
ConsThe only recommendations I can offer to make this product even better would be: add a trigger pull adjustment, and add a little weight to the gun. This would enhance shooting practice by making the pistol perform and feel like a high-performance 9mm.
By J-P
Heinola/Finland
December 11, 2016
Same gun as Weihrauch HW 40 PCA
In Finland this was very cheap, only 135€! If something is on target pistol, so this is it. 5-shot = 1-hole!!! A++++++
By Matt
Palos Heights, IL
December 10, 2016
Very Accurate
Fantastic pistol. I could not justify spending the money on a match grade pistol, but I wanted to have something that shot like one so I bought a P3. I have a CP88Comp and CP99 in addition to this pistol. I like them all, but this is my go to pistol for bullseye shooting - it is very accurate. The gun is very well designed. The fiber optic sights are excellent and the trigger is very light. The biggest negatives are 1) loading the pellet is not super easy (it is not hard either, but it is slightly awkward, you get used to it) and 2) the pump takes a bit of effort (but still manageable for an adult). Those are minor, the pistol is fantastic and it is a joy to shoot.
Pros- Accuracy - Fiber optic sights, fully adjustable rear sight - Very light trigger
Cons- Loading the pellet - Pump takes some effort
By Kenny
, Baton Rouge, La,
November 18, 2016
great gun
very nice gun great trigger accurate and fun to shoot
By Toni
Chicago
August 1, 2015
Great backpacker
I wouldnt trade this for any other self containing pneumatic pistol because of its superb accuracy and ergonomics. Quality product.
ProsQuality. Accuracy. Erogonomics.
ConsHard to place pellets.
By RICK LARSON
Auburn, CA
April 27, 2015
Best target pistol out there!
This pistol is gr8 with a sweet trigger, super accurate sites and a cocking mechanism that you can shoot all day. I've also found that it's appetite for pellets is very wide performing very well with inexpensive as well as the pricey. I luv this gun. It's very quiet, light weight and a tack driver. If you have pesky rodents, woodpeckers, ground hogs or other thin skinned small pests this unit will make short order of them and snoopy neighbors will never be the wiser.
ProsAccurate! Gr8 trigger! Quiet! Easy cocking! Very light!
ConsWist it could put out another 100-200fps... it'd be a true hunter.
By John Creasy
Boston Ma
January 30, 2015
Serious and on sight
Accurate, powerful, and light weight for a well made bb / pellet gun.
ProsAmbidextrous. I'm a lefty and most of my friends are not so my friends can shoot too. Again very accurate. Make me a good shot!
ConsToo real looking.. I guess that's a con.
By Phil
San Diego, CA
May 30, 2014
A beeman P3 review, not a P17 review
After reading most of the reviews, it becomes obvious that they are reviewing the Beeman P17 the Chinese version of the P3 and not the P3 which is a finely crafted German made pistol. I would rank this target pistol with many other target pistols costing hundreds more. For backyard plinking, it simply the best fun you will ever have. I sighted mine with the Beeman 2x pistol scope and I can put pellets in the hole made by the first pellet at 5 to 10 yards. YES, its worth the extra money cost to have an incredibly accurate target pistol! If you can get one, Get it!
Pros The P3 has a very quiet report that is barely noticeable to people passing by, so it doesn't attract a lot of attention, and dramatically lessens the chances of some neighbor, getting freaked out by loud noise and summoning local police! I plink all day in a densely populated city in California with neighbors within 10 yards of my shooting and most of the time they have no idea that I am shooting! 2) Because its so quiet with just the right amount of power, it is perfect for indoor shooting in the home or garage! In fact, get yourself a box of the Beeman cleaning pellets and shoot the insects off your walls with them! Very cool! but treat it as a real lead pellet for safety purposes! 3) IMHO, its powerful at 400FPS to dispatch small pests such as rats, birds, squirrels up to 20 yards when combined with accurate head shots or to vital areas. 4) The trigger on the P3 is so target grade with zero recoil so its very simple to align align your sights on the target and essentially just "will" your pellet to the intended target. 5) The pistol is made of a very high grade polymer so it does not feel cheap in anyway and is less heavy than a metal pistol which makes it an ideal candidate for free standing target shooting. 6) No need to have Co2 bulbs, no need for PCP tank refills, etc. No need for anything, really. Just the pistol and a tin of pellets and that's it. How nice is that? 7) Use quality pellets and you will hit your target every time. I have been shooting for only 6 months, and I get upset at myself if my 5 shot groupings at 10 yards don't fit inside a dime! the pistol is way more accurate than me and i will not outgrow its accuracy for a longtime!
ConsThe pistol requires a single pump which can take a little effort and getting used to until you get the proper technique down. Use a flat Palm to close to prevent any pinching and rest the pistol on your leg for leverage and control while closing. Very petite women and young children will have a very difficult if not impossible time cocking this pistol. That can be a good thing...
By John
Nunavut NWT
February 7, 2013
Fantastic Gun
I've owned this gun for about 3 months now and I love it. My only complaint is the price on this website. I bought it from another website for 50 dollars. I don't know why they're so expensive here.
By Jerome
Edison, New jersey
December 30, 2011
Co2 guns are better
Unless you're trying to save money on co2 don't buy this gun although it is everything it says it is. It gets annoying loading one Pellet at a time. The gun itself shoots fine and if this happens to be what you want then it's a good buy.
ProsSave money on co2
ConsHard to load
By Yojetter
SF. CA
December 27, 2011
Not Worth the Money
Bought this gun with the Beeman Lazer Sight, the lazer worked fine but the gun is hard to load, takes forever to sight in, and after about 50 shots the pneumatic pump stopped working. Not worth the money.
ProsSolid feel and weight.
ConsHard to load, inconsistant accuracy, pneumatic pump gave out after 50 rounds.
By Blaine
February 11, 2011
easily broken front sight
don't know how the front sight broke but doesn't matter stuck a red dot on the thing works beautifully had this thing for years its the older model has the rail on bottom and the optic mount along the top great gun just remember after a few yrs go through and tighten up the screws it helps
By Lawrence Aron
February 13, 2010
Worth It
Very well made, very accurate. Feels sturdy and true in either hand. I paired mine with a red-dot scope, and while I had some initial concerns about being able to cock the pistol with the large-diameter sight, these proved unfounded. One thing I did discover: I *cannot* use PBA ammo with this gun...soft lead only. Apparently the harder PBA ammo doesn't allow a proper seal in the breech. Other than that I'm extremely happy with this gun, and believe you would be as well.
By costa
May 14, 2009
kicks butt
I am very happy with this gun. You get your moneys worth and it is a great gun for all ages. This gun will be the best one u probably you can buy in its price range. It is light weight and easy to carry. I can should about anything from almost 80 ft in my backyard, its a pretty easy gun to shoot.
By Rick
May 13, 2008
Nice gun for practice...
PROS: Light weight with a very comfortable grip. Very good fit and finish. The gun is accurate, quiet, with a great trigger. CONS: Loading can be difficult for people with large hands. The safety release requires left hand if you are right handed. If you are left handed it can be reached with the trigger finger.
By josh
March 25, 2008
ok
dude i bought this gun for 48 dollars at a hunting store this is such a rip off and some of the bad things about it are takes a while to site in 1 shot pellet pistol and an automatic safety other than that its an ok gun i mean ive killed a bird with it but for 180 dollars its a rip off
By jim
March 25, 2008
beeman P17
Found the gun to be of sufficient power for a hand gun rear sites stick down a bit when cocking,found it hard to load especially if you have large fingers fiddly to get pellet in,remember to lift rear sight again after cocking,but overall very good pistol
By Brett
October 19, 2007
One sweet shooter!
Probably one of the nicest airgun pistols available. The front sight is a little large/blocky, but that is easily fixed. The adjustable rear sight could be of better construction--but it is easily dialed in. The trigger is amazing. The automatic safety can be irritating at first...but it is easy to operate. I'm shooting sub 2" groups offhand at 20yds with the stock sights. You will NOT be disappointed with this airgun.
By Paul
March 8, 2007
Awesome purchase
I just recently purchase the Beeman pistol and I am quite impressed with it overall. The trigger setup stock is a light pull away from release. I was impressed of the lack of recoil felt in this single pump pneumatic pistol. The gun is solid and well constructed. The sight is easily adjustable and sturdy as well. The safety features are a nice addition as well with the trigger being so easily tripped. I would recommend this pistol to anyone interested in a reasonably priced pistol that shoots amazing.
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Q&A
By Maxi from San Francisco on November 12, 2011
What type is the mount?
By Austin from Pittsboro , Indiana on December 15, 2011

Answer:
There is no mount that comes with it. You will have to buy one.
By Conor from Sunnyside, WA on January 31, 2012

Answer:
There is an 11mm dovetail on top of the whole gun.
By Carter from Washington on February 15, 2012

Answer:
A nice big long 11mm dovetail stretching from the rear sight to the front.

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