Gamo Urban PCP Air Rifle Features
- Precharged pneumatic (PCP)
- Multi-shot mechanism
- 10rd removable rotary magazine
- 11mm dovetail grooves (no open sights)
- Hammer-forged rifled steel barrel
- Built-in manometer (air pressure gauge) with quick-fill port
- 232 bar (3,365 psi)
- 2-stage adjustable trigger (CAT=Custom Action Trigger)
- Ambidextrous thumbhole, synthetic stock
- Integrated Whisper Maxxim silencer
- Manual safety
- 6.60 lbs.
- SWA (Shock Wave Absorber) rubber recoil pad reduces felt recoil by up to 74%
- Caliber0.22 cal
- Velocity800 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Fire ModeRepeater
- Gun Weight6.7
- Overall Length42
- Magazine Capacity10
- MechanismPre-charged pneumatic
- Rail11mm dovetail
- Shots per Fill30
- Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage adjustable
- Trigger Pull3 lbs
- Trigger ActionSingle-action
- Warranty5-year limited
There are a couple of things, however, that could be improved upon. The barrel band being the most important. Donā€™t bump the barrel or it WILL move. It seems to ā€œself centerā€ though easily upon moving it back and forth. (But Iā€™m used to rifles you can throw around like Ruger Americans, 10-22s and ARs). Though the trigger is easily fixed with a longer adjustment screw for a few cents, out of the box it has the longest 2nd stage Iā€™ve ever felt on a rifle or pistol of any type, firearm or air rifle. That screw takes it to one of the best triggers youā€™ll find on a cheap gun (10mm length required for mine. 8 was too short).
In all a great buy!!! Especially for someone new to PCPs like me.
My guns are made very well. They are clearly made in the BSA factory and there are YouTube videos that you can watch that will expose you to the methods and controls that they use to make all their guns. The trigger is really good for a hunting gun and can be made exceptional by replacing the second stage adjustment screw with a 10 mm length one. The magazines work flawlessly and while I wish, along with most of my fellow reviewers, that they were cheaper, I have several of the "cheap" mags for my Stormrider and all they are is disposable. These BSA mags will last for 1000s and 1000s of pellets.
Both of my guns like H&N FTT pellets best and Crosman Copper Dome are a close second. The JSB Heavy is the most frequently recommended pellet for this gun but that has not been my experience. They do shoot well though, just not best. The 800 FPS rating with alloy pellets and 700 for lead is way off with my guns. Expect to get close to 850 with Crosman's 14.3 grain line of pellets and 1000 with lead free pellets. With Crosman Ultra Magnum pellets I can fill the gun to 2800 psi and get 21 shots-2 mags- from 850 fps to 870 fps. That's a spread of only 20 FPS from an entry level PCP. That quality of valve tune in an UNREGULATED gun should tell you all you need to know about what went into its design and production.
Because the reservoir is shortened from the Coyote to make the gun lighter and more compact and because a 2800 psi fill works better than the full 230 bar max fill, this gun is not hard to fill with a hand pump.
All of these are the reasons that I think, in spite of all the newcomers that have exploded onto the pricepoint PCP market lately, The Gamo Urban is still the best in entry level PCPs.
-Trigger....like Gamo triggers--awful--and that's why the 4 stars; no matter what others say, a rifle like this should not have such creepy plastic trigger. What I did was on the first stage, screwed it all the way in. The second stage trigger I replaced it with an 8 mm screw, a little longer than the 6 mm which comes with the rifle, and this improved it "much"; however, the trigger is narrow too, so if you hold it on the tip you will feel that it can move to the sides as well. This rifle with a trigger upgrade will be an amazing little one.
-The magazines $50 dollars... it is a joke. Like if they want to take money back from you. Toys where you spend more plastic making it, and more complex, cost much less. Gamo have to wake up if wanting to beat the market with price and quality.
Bought to dispatch small critters,mostly squirrels,fitted a Hawke scope,
once dialed in very accurate to 25 yards with every pellet I've used.
Will need to find a pellet it realy likes if shooting to 50 yards.
So far very happy,handles well,easy to shoulder,quiet.
My first impression was that the were well packed at the factory. No visible damage. I installed two Bushnell TRS-25 red dots as these are(were?) going to be my lightweight woods hunters. Dusk was rapidly approaching so I felt a little rushed. This didn't seem to have a negative impact on the results.
Shooting off a Caldwell front bag (no rear rest - ever!) I shot 20 rounds at 25 yards. The first 10 rounds were to get sighted in and the second 10 to test accuracy. Would have liked to Chrono bit didn't have time. On the first rifle I had two fliers. The other 8 rounds were easily covered by a dime. The second rifle had two fliers but the other 8 pellets were again easily covered with a dime. As I loaded the mags I saw some damaged skirts but chose to just load and shoot. I wanted to know what these would do with absolutely no tweaking of the rifles or pellets. Being a long range hunter and marksman, I got into air rifles a few years ago. I know quality and still feel spoiled when shooting some of my custom powder burners. That being said, I wouldn't hesitate buying this model again. Not sure what I need three for, but knowing that the accuracy is there, (and with red dots at that!) I know these will meet my expectations after quality scopes are installed. Then again, at this price, I might leave these as they are and pick up another just to see how much accuracy I can squeeze out the Urban. I have some new pellets on the way and further testing is a definite. If you're looking for a low priced but accurate PCP, the Gamo Urban 22 should be on your research list.