The Model 34P is produced with the same German-engineered precision as the RWS Model 34, but incorporates a synthetic stock with a ventilated rubber butt pad, an auto safety, two-stage adjustable trigger, rifled steel barrel, and TruGlo? fiber-optic sights.
While it doesn't have some of the frills that more expensive guns have, it goes head-to-head where it really counts!
The well-balanced stock makes it easy to hold and shoot the RWS 34P. Quality is evident in other places, too: a two-stage adjustable trigger, fiber optic front and rear (fully adjustable) sights, and a finely rifled barrel. No need to worry about cocking difficulty, as that's where this rifle really shines (just 33 lbs.).
It's ideal for plinking, paper targets and spinners as well as varmint hunting and small pest control. If you're a serious airgunner on a budget, the RWS 34P was made for you! RWS is known for standing behind their guns, and their warranty has always been viewed as the best in the business.
An all-round gun that's accurate, fun and easy to shoot. Ideal for plinking, spinners and more.
Great close range (50 yds max) pest gun w/good pellets. Ground squirrels, rabbits and an occasional prairie dog.
This rifle has pretty fair open sites and is deadly accurate for me out to 35 yards. If you have good vision you don't really need a scope and I don't see where a scope would be of much benefit unless you are going to sandbag yourself in for every shot.
The trigger is fantastic and you will love it!
Printed on the barrel is the RWS emblem and, DIANA - P 34 - T 06. The fit and finish are very good.
ASAP I went out to my range with some PREMIER .22 cal 14.3 gr hollow point pellets and my chronograph for tests.
A 15 shot string averaged 691.6 fps. The extreme high was 705.7 and the extreme low was 684.0. Most shots
were within 6 fps of average. The point of impact at a range of 33 yards was about 2 inches low and 1 inch left of
center using the sights as adjusted at the factory. The group size was 1.75 inches.
The recoil is very mild. The report as heard by observers is similar to a 22 rimfire CB but to me when shooting it
seems louder. I think this is because with my cheek pressed against the stock the noise of the spring is
amplified. It definitely makes that air rifle signature "spring twang".
The T 06 trigger is EXCELLENT and I am satisfied with the factory setting. I take up the zero weight first stage
quickly and then squeeze the second stage. I don't have a trigger scale but it seems to break at about 2.5
pounds. The break is clean and there is no over travel. Nice!
I adjusted the sights for maximum point blank range using a 2.2 inch diameter target. For this pellet's
BC of .028 and a sight height of 1.1 inch that works out to be 44 yards maximum with a zero of 38 yards
(and 6.5 yards).
Theoretically, with the above setup I can hold the same sight picture from 0 to 44 yards and hit a 2.2
inch diameter target. Actually, I will hit a drink can 70% of the time at a range of 33 yards when
using a rest. Beyond 33 yards the supplied sights are too "coarse" for a greater level of accuracy but I
do get some hits at the 38 yard zero point.
I do not like scopes on airguns. They are very likely to be knocked off alignment while loading, the
sight line is not reliable if there is any barrel droop and they do not offer any significant
advantage over open sights at short ranges, but the P34 has a scope rail if you want to use one.
The RWS 34P is a fine rifle for a fair price.
And it is better made. I would rather the sites be more like firearms have, that require screw driver of hammer to adjust so that they would be tougher in the field. I kinda wished the sales man I spoke with before would have suggested this rifle or even the Hatsan 125th,
I wish there was a place where you could go see airguns, gun stores here just don't stock any.
It really likes the Crosman 14.3 grain domed pellets. But they average only about 680fps. I may have to "spring" for a 350 for more speed, ha ha...
The rifle's weight makes hours of hunting fun. The balance point is easy to find. The cocking effort is negligible. When it comes time to take a shot the trigger is smooth enough you can forget its there. The RWS 34 is more accurate than I am by far, but that hasn't stopped me from bagging small game at over a 100 yards. Even at that kind of distance, there is still a satisfying thud to reaffirm you did everything right.
In short, if you are torn between this air rifle and anything within this price range, you are absolutely missing out on the perfect hunting/target companion (unless you buy the RWS 34).
Some helpful tips:
The best pellet for the RWS 34 is the Crosman premier domed 14.3 grain hunting pellet, which is also one of the cheapest pellets available. The trigger is a T06, which improves over the T05 and requires a different droop compensating mount. If buying a separate mount, make sure to get one that is compatible with the T06--T05 mounts will not fit.
If target shooting, look up duct seal pellet traps. They run about $70 or $20, if you make it yourself. Strongly recommend this trap because you will be shooting tight groups and most metal pellet traps are junk after a week.
The stock on the 34 P is Narrow to the point of being Perfect & AWESOME!!! The feel is perfect, LOP is perfect!! Balance, perfect!! Feels great in the arms!! I have a Benjamin Trail, the stock is BULKIER!! Very wide fore and does not feel right. It actually feels much lighter than it is. Airgun depot shipped this gun VERY quickly. I received it in 2 days.
WARNING: may be hazardous to starlings of all ages who crap on my dad's cars and eat my grandma's birdseed, or just tick me off by there presence in my yard.
Note that you will need to buy a scope mount specifically made for this gun (Leapers I think) or you will need to shim your scope to dial it in...I shimmed mine because the Leapers scope mount wasn't available when I bought it. Shimming has worked fine though. I have shot almost 20 squirrels with this gun (19 were head shots) and they die instantly (which is important to kill something humanely). Loudness is moderate for this type of air rifle...not too loud or quiet; no twang from the spring, just the pop from the air). All in all, a great, great gun.
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1000 fpsLoudness 3-Medium
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 800 fpsLoudness 3-Medium
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1000 fpsMag Capacity 1
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 800 fpsMag Capacity 1