When you look around various websites and other airgun information, you’ll see that there’s a lot of time spent talking about air rifles. But, not a lot of time is taken to discuss air pistols. Air pistols come in all shapes and sizes. Here are some of our favorites across several different genres. Let’s look at some of the top air pistol brands.
Classic CO2 Pistols
When it comes to revolvers one manufacturer certainly stands out. Umarex USA has a huge selection of fully licensed revolver replicas from major brands. These airguns feature very similar weight and operation as their firearm counterparts. For example, the Umarex XBG is an exceptional airgun with replica shells that mimic how you’d run your actual sidearm. And they are not just BB guns either. Umarex has variants from both brands that fire .177 pellets and feature rifled barrels.
Backyard Plinking Perfection
The Beeman name has been around for a long time. However, today the Beeman name is represented by contrasting manufacturers. First, there are the very affordable airgun pistols from Beeman Marksman and high-end German-made target pistols by Weihrauch. The entry-level Beeman pistols like the P17 utilize a single pump pneumatic power plant and have one of the finest triggers, period. How they are able to make such a well-balanced and accurate airgun pistol at such a low price point is amazing.
On the high end, you have the Beeman P3, P1, and P11 pistols, which are engineering marvels. Accurate and fun to shoot, these German-made airgun pistols will deliver for generations. The P3 is the German version of the Beeman / Marksman P17. The P1 and P11 have no equal in the market and continue to generate 5 star reviews year after year.
10-Meter match air pistols are highly specialized and usually very expensive pieces of kit. Air Arms brings their years of experience building high-quality precision air rifles to the table with the Air Arms Alfa Proj Competition Pellet Pistol. At around $1000, it’s one of the more affordable options in this category. While it may be considered a budget match pistol compared to brands like Feinwerkbau, it competes right up there with the best of them.
Train like the real thing
There are many options for folks to choose from in this category. However, if you want to have a 1 to 1 replica that you can use for training, few air pistols match the offerings from Springfield Armory. These air pistols have the same weight and they feel like the real thing. They work with the same holster gear and other accessories as well.
Hunting at its best
While you may not have thought to have considered an air pistol as effective for small game hunting, Benjamin Air Pistols certainly fit the bill. The Benjamin P-Rod, as it’s been affectionately named, is a multi-shot .22 caliber pistol, PCP airgun pistol, producing up to 15 foot-pounds. It comes bundled with a skeleton stock which transforms it from a backyard pesting pistol to a small game hunting carbine with 50-yard accuracy. It’s one of the most popular and versatile air pistols we carry. By the way, it’s fully shrouded and whisper-quiet too.
Looking For More?
We have barely scratched the surface of what’s out there for air pistols. If there’s something else that you are looking for, just contact us here at Airgun Depot. With hundreds of options on our site and skilled staff, we can help you find the best air pistol for your needs.