Tanfoglio Gold Custom CO2 Blowback Pistol
- 20rd removable mag
- Metal frame
- Functional slide
- Textured grips
- Weaver rail is permanently attached
- Single-action only
- Includes steel BBs, 2 hex wrenches, extra CO2 cartridge cap* and owner's manual
*The CO2 cartridge cap connects with the bottom of the CO2 cartridge (which is in the magazine) and is used to screw in the cartridge so it's properly pierced. The gun comes with 2 of these caps. The box states that this gun comes with Hop-Up (spin), but it does not. The owner's manual may state that this gun is double-action and single-action. That is incorrect. It is single-action only. The box lists a velocity of 300 fps, however our tech department tested the gun and got 330 fps. Warmer ambient temperatures may increase velocity. Likewise, cooler ambient temperatures may cause the velocity to drop.
- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity330 fps
- Ammo TypeBBs
- Barrel StyleSmooth bore
- Fire ModeRepeater
- Gun Weight3.05
- Overall Length9.84
- Barrel Length5
- Magazine Capacity20
- Trigger ActionSingle-action
- UseTarget Shooting
- Warranty60-day limited warranty
A word of caution. The magazine release is large and projects a considerable distance off the side of the grip. I've had two different people accidentally release the mag while looking at the pistol and it slides free with authority. When firing the hand position is natural and your thumbs are well away from the mag so I cannot foresee an accidental release while shooting. But if people are admiring the pistol and passing it around be aware of this issue.
It is heavy, but in a great way. It settles into your hand. I concentrated on my hold, after putting a good quality holo sight on the rail; I was rewarded with nice tight groups out of the box, freehand, at 18 feet, my garage length range. The trigger is perfect. No creep, just a nice smooth pull. Manly. Jeez, I love this. The CO2 install is butter smooth and very positive. Placing the magazine on a hard surface and pressing down lightly while holding the spring back to load BBs is the way to go. Yes, the spring is firm, but the BBs go in easily. The magazine slides into the handle of the gun with a nice click. The safety works well, and after a couple of drops of Pellgun oil on the slide, the blow back functioned perfectly. At 300+ fps the target shreds quickly. With the great blow back, the gun is definitely a gas guzzler, but I don't care. I counted exactly 50 shots two times in a row, after I had shot the entire box of BBs that came with the gun and more. Daisy premiums worked fine, as did Avantis, and the ones that came with the gun. I used a rubbery squeeze loader to fill the mag. Everything on the gun is nice and tight. I'll bet I can group one inch targets with this gun shooting from a rest. Keep in mind, I'm old man, with a shaky left hand and failing eyesight. Superb gun, makes me a much better shooter than I am.
Now the bad news. I called the supplier of this Tanfoglio to see if spare parts were available. They said no, the gun had been discontinued. Definite bummer. I'm glad I have two of the pistols, and a spare magazine for a total of three mags. No wonder I got a $250 gun for $60. Still, the deal of the year for me. I love this thing and may even buy another backup. Thank you folks at AGD for making this available at a steal price.
10 meters is fine.It's a 10 meter bb pistol.