The Compact has an anatomical walnut target grip with adjustable palm shelf and lots of stippling for firm control.
- Single-stroke pneumatic
- Extremely accurate
- 2-stage adjustable trigger
- Recoil and vibration free
- ManufacturerAir Venturi
- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity400 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Cocking Effort30 lbs
- Fire ModeSingle Shot
- Gun Weight1.94 lbs
- Overall Length12.60"
- Magazine Capacity1
- MechanismSingle-stroke pneumatic
- Warranty1 Year Limited
The biggest negatives are the trigger and sights.
I am tall (6' 2"), but not abnormally tall, so the distance from my eye to the sights is probably a little longer than it is for most people. Out of the box, there was no light visible between the edges of the front and rear sights when the sights were correctly aligned. I filed the notch in the rear sight so that it was a little wider. This was not easy to do neatly because the rear sight is plastic.
The trigger pull is 2# and is not adjustable. This is a hard trigger pull for an air pistol.
I also have trouble getting the pellet in the barrel.
In a thirty round match, fatigue from cocking the pistol does become a factor and you do have to be careful not to get any part of your hand caught in the pistol when cocking it.
It hangs on the coat rack by the front door, it gets a lot of use, and has had many, many thousands of pellets through it. Even at my age I can still split a 177 in half on a knife blade at 20 feet with it ( 30 years ago I was a professional trick shot ). Mine can still put them in one hole at 10m from a rest, and is still shooting 400 fps
I couldn't get myself to modify the OEM grips, so made new ones. This is an impressive pistol for the price. Still my Avanti 747 out shoots it and cocks and loads easier. However the grips on this pistol, and it's smaller size make it a winner too. This pistol has shot well with RWS 7gr match pellets and only a little less accurate with Gamo match wadcutters. Mine came with a case that also has room for a tin of pellets. I would rate it 5 stars if it were easier to cock and load.
They should list that a can of 250 pellets and a plastic case is included. I purchased a case for no reason.
The documents on GAMO site mentioned a safety this model pistol has no saftey.
If you have large hands, need a lot of adjustment on palm shelf ( shaving ) for a comfortable grip.
Otherwise dead on after break in.
The customer service from Air Gun Depot is five star.
By larry Isaacs from Alma, Arkansas on December 19, 2011