Target-style trigger provides crisp let-off and minimum take up. Custom shaped, finger groove grip helps improve shooting comfort and aids with accuracy. Polymer frame is durable and lightweight, cast aluminum slide and rifled steel barrel provide long life and repeatable accuracy. Includes manual safety and rear sights are adjustable for windage and elevation.
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- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity410 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Cocking Effortsingle-pump
- Fire ModeSingle-shot
- Gun Weight1.7
- MechanismSingle-stroke pneumatic
- Front SightsFiber Optic
- Rear SightsFiber Optic
- Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage non-adjustable
I was using lead pellets which were fine and then I decided to use lead free pellets. The lead free pellets seem to be weak coming out of the barrel and not as much of an impact to the target. It is still good for everyday plinking.
The reload was a little challenging at first. It was easy to open up the barrel to insert the pellet but it was hard to find where teh pellet needed to be. After using a flashlight and probing around, I found where to load it. Once I placed a pellet in the "hole", the resistence to lock the pistol takes some effort. You find ways of leveraging your thigh being careful not to pinch anything!.
If you want an accurate, fun to shoot pistol for practice, look no further!
This is a new acquisition ... I have only run 50 pellets through it.
I am turning 70 & don't have the muscle strength I used to.
The Beeman P-17 is a good practice / training pistol : good Heft and Pointability, moderate Report, well Constructed, fun to shoot, Economical purchase.
It is difficult to Cock, but even my reduced strength muscles can handle it. When I start training my grandson, I Will have to prepare his shot for him.
The Safety is good.
Note dovetail on top of gun is 11 mm wide.
It baffles me that someone using this pistol can't figure to place the pellet properly. Try reading the little booklet that explains for the simple minded.
If a person using this pistol keeps getting pinched fingers or hands, STOP USING THE THING IMPROPERLY. All you have to do is use common sense caution. And STOP closing the mechanism by pressing down on the rear sights area... no need to. The pistol DOES take a bit of muscle power to properly cock it, but it is WELL WORTH the effort/
Y'all need to make a note regarding the pump seal and what MIGHT happen if you are unlucky. The air-bleed hole has a bit of roughness one a very few of the guns. Seems the air hole might have a rough inside edge, so as the piston/seal goes back & forth, it can cause premature wear. I have shot well over 3000 pellets and so far no issues, but I do KNOW that others experience this issue. It can easily be solved by taking the gun down and smoothing down any burrs on the inner edge of that air hole.
This is a VERY nice gun for the price. It takes effort to get the one shot ready to shoot, but the accuracy is amazing for, again, such a low price. And it is SUPER quiet with no recoil to mention.
Due to the non-break barrel cocking, took me a few rounds to get comfortable with the top receiver swing \ breech loading \ final compression closure, but all that is easily 2nd nature now. Even with the scope installed, the "adult" effort to close isn't an issue for me, just use my fingers on the receiver outside rails instead of my palm on the back dovetail (watch pinch points). As I always set the safety on my break barrel pistols before cocking, I appreciate the "auto safety engagement" upon opening of the P 17 top receiver. I find the shot report indoors a little "loud" (83db), but not annoyingly so and still choose to wear hearing protection. Overall, the ergonomics of the P17 (lighter, smaller, conventional pistol style, good trigger) and the lower cost makes this Beeman pistol one sweet shooter and a great deal for air gunning Fun!!
The only 2 problems I have is 1) Hard to cock, 2) loading with gorilla fingers.
I use it a few time per week for paper target practice and after a couple hundred rounds this gun operates smoothly and predictably. The grip is comfortable for large and small hands. Cocking requires some effort and technique to close the last two inches. With a little practice however this is manageable. The optical sights are bright enough for indoor use and the rear sight is easily adjusted.
The only minor grievance I have is that the rear sight has sharp edges that dig into the palm when cocking the gun. This is easily remedied with a nail file by rounding off the offending edges.
Great gun, great fun.
i was glad i did, this one's a keeper. so far, after maybe 200 shots thru it, trigger has worked every time and accuracy is VERY good,,,this gun loves gamo match diabolo (somewhat tight fit in chamber) again. i'm glad i gave this gun a second chance, this tells me QC is a bit shoddy. if you get a bad one, return it and you might get lucky like me and get a good one!
The trigger is better than expected, and lends greatly to the outstanding accuracy I get.
Cocking is a little stiff, but it gives you a better idea of the power you can expect when you pull the trigger.
I have a small steel pellet trap and use the 10 meter targets with it. I also installed a red dot sight, and can routinely get under 1/2 inch groups with it. A younger and more dedicated shooter should be able to get single hole groups with it.
I tried several different pellets, and the 7.0 gr. RWS Diabolo Basic are the most accurate, with the 7.71 gr. Gamo Match Diabolo running a close second.
Had I purchased the Beeman first I would not have bought the IZH 46m and saved a lot of $$.
It is also pretty quiet and recoilless. Well it has a teeny recoil, but nothing compared to a spring gun, and it is not hold sensitive.
Hard to cock for kids
Hard to load for adults with large hands