Very quiet and completely recoilless, it's the perfect pistol for practice at home. One stroke of the cocking lever shoots a .177 pellet more than 400 fps. Red-dot sight included, or use with provided open sights.
Cocking requires considerable pressure and the included red-dot sight was in the way. The first thing I did was remove the red dot. The open sights provided are easy to adjust for sighting in.
This gun shoots higher or lower, depending upon the weight of pellets. I settled upon Stoeger X-field precision, round-nose pellets. Now I can put pellets in a tiny circle from nearly 50 feet away, impressive for any air-powered pistol.
The trigger has no creep to speak of, but it has a long take-up. Ideally, the thing should tighten slightly just before release, but this doesn't. Certainly we are not supposed to know when a trigger releases, but it would be good to know when it is almost ready to release. The trigger is adjustable, but that isn't a job for the average shooter.
Other than that this gun is a real good buy. Not recommended for women, children or weak or infirm persons because of the strength needed to cock. But for the average person with average strength, it really isn't much of a problem.
Buy this gun, I say. It is the best value for the price and is as accurate as any gun out there.
By Tony Medrano
Buena Park, CA
April 20, 2017
Great for garage or basement plinking or out side. Very accurate once sites are set. Nice little blow back kick.Would be nice if offered in 25 cal with same fpc at twice the price I would buy as gifts!
ProsSame as review!
July 28, 2016
Beeman P17 W/red light
Excellent shooting air gun. Once adjusted sight is "right on"
Enjoyable to "plink" with.
ConsIf you have large hands, as I do, it is rather difficult to load the pellets.
December 9, 2014
The red dot is a waist of money stands in the way of great sites, I replace the screw on my for a long one and nylon lock nuts and it is dead on for the past 5k shots. deal
great deal, you get more than you pay
ProsAmazing trigger and accuracy feels like a $300 gun great weight and feel great on the hand.
ConsYou may have to open the piston to make sure is no burs on the air hole and apply some grease on the oil rings my was ok, but had to work on the sites. My friend used loctite on his and he is happy with it
By William Hall
August 28, 2013
Very Accurate Pistol
Read all reviews on line. I knew what I was getting, and how to fix it. Received this pistol, tore it completely down and started my tune.
This thing is very simple to work on and understand. Took the piston out of it and deburred the compression hole in the cylinder tube with
1500 grit sand paper lightly. Checked the two upper orings, they were good shape. Lubed cylinder and orings with light coat of white
litium grease, cleaned trigger area and rest of gun inside with plastic brush. that was all lubed well from factory. Put it all back together.
The trigger is adjustable, but found it quite good as is,,a little take up, crisp release.
Shooting 17 feet, with red dot mounted one quarter inch hole, time after time. It will drive tacks at that range. Still using a gun rest, shoot it with
open sights groups a little bigger,but they work well. Don't care for the red dot scope, adjustments don't lock in place, will walk off target sooner or
later. That scope is a give away, but I will figure out how to lock it in place.
I will try it at longer ranges, but like any pistol at 400 fps, they will spread a little bit. My gun likes Crosman 7.4gr pointed lead pellet, not the 7.9gr.
Bought Viton orings at Harbor Freight few years back, so I have replacement orings,$9.95 assorted pack, easy to change.
I didn't go into details on this tune, its all on You Tube. You cant buy any gun this cheap that shoots this well ! And it has a great trigger ! 40 bucks !
I've put 300 pellets through, no problems. Buy one!!!!
ProsVery accurate, shoots hard, nice trigger!
Consnone... The work I did on it was preventative and may not have been needed, but I enjoyed it.
February 10, 2011
Its ok..for a while
after 100 shots it leaks and the accuracy is wayyyyyy off......idk..