Crosman Valiant SBD, Nitro Piston Elite Features
- Nitro Piston Elite (gas piston)
- Rifled steel barrel
- Adjustable 2-stage trigger CBT=Clean Break Trigger
- Front and rear sights
- 11mm Dovetail optics rail
- Manual safety
- Adjustable rear/fixed front sight
- Rifled steel barrel
- Hardwood stock
- CenterPoint® 4x32 mm scope
Built in America! Benefits of the Nitro Piston over a metal mainspring:
- Smoother cocking
- Smoother shooting
- No spring torque
- No spring fatigue, even if left cocked for hours
- Functions perfectly in cold weather
- Lasts longer than a metal spring
PRO- The pump action is not for the young. I like that safety feature over the 1-10 pump guns for the kids.
- accuracy is good. I haven‚€™t mounted the scope and probably won‚€™t. I can hit my 1‚€‚€ to 2-1/2‚€ target consistently freehand in a standing position once dialed in. It needed to be adjusted but the groupings were good. Good enough that when I thought I was way off because the resonant ‚€œthwack‚€ from the Can was barely a ‚€œpink‚€, and I said to myself I REALLY need to warm up, and then walked up to analyze the target I saw I sometimes hit the same hole and had punched through the back of the can.
- The grip of the stock is nice. I thought it was dumb looking but it feels pretty good. I am tempted to sand it and shape it to my personal feel but I like the idea.
-noise is less than the Diana
-weight is comfortable for a grown man
CONS - the color, grain of the wood and semi gloss finish make the stock look synthetic. Yuck. I wanted the other model for this reason, and the bumped up velocity, but it is discontinued.
- safety. The auto safety on the Diana was great: 1-auto and 2- effortless to disengage. I like safety! The safety on this gun is a downgrade.
-Made in CHINA! It says it right on the gun. I checked the add online and it says made in America. I understand the business reasons but the two cannot both be true and I wince at misrepresentation.
OVERALL- I am happy with the gun and enjoy preparing for the first raccoon I catch attacking my chickens. I just hope it performs long enough to fulfill its destiny.
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1400 fpsLoudness 2-Low-Medium
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 1100 fpsLoudness 2-Low-Medium