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I bought this with the crossman destroyer pellets. I got both without checking if the pellets worked with the gun cuz it was recommended by amazon as “frequently bought together.” I thought since everyone buys that it must be the best option...wrong. This B.B. gun takes the round spherical B.B.’s and the pellets don’t work. So if your gonna buy, keep this in mind
Other than that, it’s great so far. Have not shot it yet but looks scarily realistic and actually has some weight to it. The .177 barrel is recessed a little bit from the tip of the barrel so it’s hard for someone to see. So far I am very pleased with this glock 19. I only wish they had a CO2 blowback model because CO2 is much more convenient than green gas especially on the go if your at a friends house or using it in an organized airsoft like event.
This bb gun is badass. The gun feels almost like a real firearm and is designed to replicate a Glock 19. The slide is metal and does not move and the rest of the gun is made of quality, hard, durable plastic. I recommend this to everyone, well worth the money.
I am extremely satisfied with the solid build, weight and details of this glock 19 replica. However, I was taken back after realizing the metal is fixed on this gun. I had seen videos of other reviewers who had working slides and realized there were two versions of the glock 19 made by umarex, one which is blowback and has working slide, this one being the other. I was surprised because this was not mentioned in the item description and I assumed this one has working slide. It definitely takes points off for realism, but I guess the price reflects it. Overall, other than a nonworking slide the gun is very well made and true to what real glock feels like.
So the CYA holster do fit. The only downfall is it’s extremely tight! I’ve tried it on my belt and off. It is a little easier to draw when it’s on your belt. I bought this cheap light to see if it will fits and it does. The BB gun itself is great! No issues yet. I do recommend trying it out. I’d buy another one if needed ????????...
Ps. I did loosen the tension screws and it did help a little.
Gun handles well weight and feel of it pretty identical to the real thing I own three that are actually firearms the 23 the 21 in the 19 this was very similar...But it's not blowback... a good practice gun though.... what I didn't like was as you can see in the picture I had to fabricate the back piece where you put the CO2 in... Mine came off in the holster I couldn't find it so I had to jury-rig it and then I just bought a new one when the price went down they need you work on better design of the handlethe rear piece of it that clips in doesn't hold very well
Phenomenal product. Looks and feels very much like a real gun. Ordered on friday night and got it sunday morning. I was able to get about 8-9 magazines full 125-150 rounds out of it before having to replace the co2 cartridge. You will want to get a few extra magazines as you will surely go through them quick.
I really can't add anything to review that isn't already posted except, When I researched the pistol online it was shown packaged in a Cardboard Box with "Glock 19" on it similar to what a real firearm might be sold in and worthy of keeping for storage etc. Disappointingly mine came in a cheap looking plastic vacuum formed clamshell. This is a missed opportunity for Glock / Umarex to add perceived valued and the unpackaging experience.
Great gun! Looks and feels like a real glock! Very accurate! This is the 2nd one I bought, got it $20 cheaper here on Amazon! Great deal!
Great product. Realistic weight and design. Very accurate. Only issue is finger safety. Has a long and heavy trigger pull but that is expected because it is a double action pistol. Fits great in my aftermarket holster. Excellent for training and speed shooting purposes. I do wish it was blowback though.
I disassembled the rifle and discovered the problem. The piston spring has broken about 3 inches from the rear end. It then rotated and screwed itself forward into the coils of the larger part of the spring and climbed over the coils blocking the sear from engaging the piston. It is a shame that I can't get parts from Gamo, because this is by far the easiest air rifle I have ever worked on. I could replace the spring in less than 5 minutes if I could get one. I own 3 Gamo's.
Mine no longer works. The sear doesn't not engage the piston, it can't be cocked. Gamo has not responded in any way for assistance in getting it fixed. I own and maintain over 30 air rifles and am quite capable of fixing this if I can get the parts. It seems I can't. I have had great service from several other air rifle manufactures and distributers. It makes more sense to send a qualified owner a $5 part than to expect them to pay $50 to ship the entire rifle back and forth. I can fix the rifle faster than I can package it and mail it but only if I can get the parts.
This rifle just keeps getting better with use. I have now shot close to 1,000 pellets thru it. Several styles of pellets that it shot just O.K. when new, it now shoots them very, very good. I have a large quantity of daisy wad cutters that I bought for less than 1/2 cents each on clearance at local farm supply stores. [[ASIN:B0002XP1NG 177 Cal. Flathead Pellets 500 ct]] None of my other 177 cal. guns, rifles or pistols shoot them worth a darn. In my Hatsan 125 and Edge magnum springers [[ASIN:B007ZCKO3O Hatsan 125TH Air Rifle Combo, Camo Stock air rifle]] [[ASIN:B00ZQ2U62Y Hatsan Edge Air Rifle, Vortex Piston, Black air rifle]] these pellets are only useful for the considerable exercise I get cocking the rifle. Now that the Gamo Varmint is broken in, it now shoots the Daisy pellets almost as well as the high quality H&N match rifle pellets. This makes for very economical plinking. Unlike the Magnum springers This rifle is so easy to cock that you get little exercise doing it
I set up the crono to see why another New rifle of mine was behaving badly, (velocity about half of what it should be) and as long as I had it set up I ran a few rifles thru it to see what they would do. My Gamo Varmint is pushing 8.18 grain H&N wad cutter lead pellets at a consistent 910 feet per second. EXCELENT results.
I have found a pellet that this rifle has fallen in love with. H&N Match Rifle wad cutter pellets, 8.18 grain. [[ASIN:B003XTPEO2 H&N Match Rifle, .177 Cal, 4.49mm, 8.18 Grains, Wadcutter, 500ct]] This pellet makes this rifle think it is a PCP. It just puts them exactly where you point the gun. This target was shot at 10 meters from a bag rest by a 68 year old guy who doesn't see all that well. Shots #1 and #2 Were scope adjustment shots dialing in the point of impact for the new pellets. This is great performance from such a moderately priced gun with a non AO scope. This rifle shoots many pellets moderately well. It has a very nice trigger, making it easy to shoot accurately. The safety that does not reset itself is a feature I really like especially when target shooting. I like this almost as much as my gas piston Benjamin Prowler. This is probably the easiest to shoot spring powered rifle that I own. The recoil and torque are very moderate.
I have a lot of air rifles. This one is in the top half of its class. It is usably accurate and the supplied scope is very nice. The parallax is set to air rifle range, making 10 meter target shooting relatively easy. The gun has very moderate cocking effort and a decent trigger. The rifle is lightweight making it easy to carry for hunting or plinking. The recoil is moderate and the spring torque is minimal, aiding its accuracy. Shooting off a bag rest, punching holes in paper It does not posses the pin point accuracy of some of my rifles but for off hand plinking and hunting it is just fine. I am the limiting factor when doing those activities. I have not yet found a rifle that can compensate for my lack of stability. I have discovered that taping a 3 cell Maglite to the end of the barrel when hunting coons, helps a lot! The considerable weight calms things down a bit.
So far it is just a nice rifle, I have only put 2 or 3 hundred pellets thru it. It may get a little better with more use. If it does I will update my review.
I want to start off by saying that this is an INCREDIBLE rifle for the price. I have had 2 other breakbarrels (both crosman) and have had an interesting experience with them. The triggers we're absolute trash, and accuracy was mediocre. 2 years go by and my airgun passion is once again ignited. I did some researching and ended up buying this rifle. Compared to the nitro pistons on the crosmans, this definitely has a bit of buzz, and ruff cocking, but things smoothed out after around 200 shots or so. Using the ARTILLERY HOLD, the accuracy was just incredible. 30 yards free standing, 1 inch group. Absolutely incredible. The stock is so comfortable, and looks incredible. It is very light and easy to hold stable. Using crosman hollow points, it is a tight fit, which is good for accuracy, but you will need a small tool to drive the pellet in the barrel so it fits flush, or else your fingers will start to hurt. I am ordering a once piece mount for the scope just to have absolutely no movement, but the normal rings will do if you use the stop pin. All in all, I would HIGHLY recommend this rifle to anyone looking to end a small animals life, or to just plink around. It is probably the best value airgun on the market as of right now. Just make sure to learn the ARTILLERY HOLD.
This thing rocks! Accurate and lightweight. Packs a punch at the other end for sure! Scope ain't that bad but not awesome. You could definitely replace it and get a better one for longer range. I can shoot at 30 - 40 yards with the stock scope a nice grouping . Beyond that, kinda sketchy . Anyway. Didn't give me any problems after 300-350 pellets so 5 starts from me.
This thing combined with DESTROYER pellets has been an absolute godsend for me.... I’ve had a huge green iguana infestation on my property and got tired of cleaning up after them and dealing with them on my roof / back patio..... The accuracy of this thing is amazing when the scope is zero’d in. I post up in the back seat of my truck and just pick these things off one by one. The 1200fps combined with the destroyer pellets ensure that one shot rips clean through the skull of these things, leaving bleedout the only cleanup necessary
First impressions: the box is big and very long. The gun is heavy; it is larger than I expected. It could EASILY pass as a .308 at first glance. The scope seems like it’s well made despite being the stock OEM scope. At this point I have not fired it. I cocked it and dry fired one time just to see how hard the break barrel was to cock (not hard at all, honestly) and it was LOUD. I was in my basement, so it’s not exactly like I have great acoustics, but I was shocked how loud. Almost .22LR loud. Dry fired a second time, outside this time, and it still seemed really loud and sharp.
Range test #1- 11/25/2018
Took it out for the first 40-50 pellets to try and start the sighting in process. I’m only using the stock scope, and with no iron sights whatsoever the initial shots took a while to find paper. I bought some Gamo Tomahawk 7.8 Grain pellets to break it in, and after about 25 shots I was able to get a grouping of 10 shots in a 2” by 1” pattern at around 20 yards. The stock scope isn’t anything to write home about, but in my opinion took an awfully over exaggerated beating in the one-star reviews. It’s not gonna blow you away but it is far from the piece of garbage a lot of the reviews are hitting it up as. I was also happy to report that the gun seemed MUCH more quiet once it started throwing lead, which was nice. Break action seemed smooth, and like I said earlier it wasn’t too hard to cock. I’m thinking my ten year old step son should be able to handle it just fine.
I will update my review in the coming weeks or months as I get a few hundred pellets through it. So far, can’t say enough good things about this rifle!
Range day number two:
It’s been a few weeks but I was able to get it out in the back yard to play around yesterday and I’d say I put another 30 pellets through it in an hour or so. At around 50 ft I was pulling two inch groupings of five shots. (I actually put 5 Crosman Premier pointed 7.4 grain pellets just to see what would happen and I found the same group, but it was literally five to six inches directly right of target. Weird.) pushed back to around 75 ft, I was getting five to six inch groups including a flyer or three. I admit I wasn’t taking my time and I’m not an experienced rifle shooter by any stretch, but it seems as the barrel “warms up” the groups get tighter. With a few hundred more pellets, I think this thing has potential to be a really fun plinker. Oh, and as of now my 10 year old step son can not break the barrel. However I told him I’d buy him his own when he can ???????????? I’ll update again in several months once I’ve got 500 pellets through it, unless something significant happens.
Oh I forgot to mention I taped together some cardboard U-HAUL moving boxes I had and with the GAMO Tomahawk pellets I’d say 90-95% went clean through the cardboard with no problem. 16 layers of corrugated cardboard, bound together tight. Plan your berm accordingly!
I’d give it six stars if I could. I’ve put probably 300 or so pellets through it, so I’d say it’s decently broken in. After watching and reading about how to be a better shooter (I’m just an amateur with medium experience) I learned that I was shooting what was considered to be “long range” for a pellet gun. Today I set my targets at 10 yds, and about 15 yds. to see what kinds of groups I would pull with the GAMO tomahawks. My first 5 pellets were touching. The site isn’t spot on, but the groupings were consistent! I’ll post some pics of the grouping I got. With some site adjustment, you can absolutely drive tacks with this thing. Incredible. I made a little shooting range and laid out 8 beer bottle caps, and hit every single one at 30 feet. I couldn’t love this rifle more.
I originally gave this a 1 star because GAMO cus service is non existent and the scope isn't so easy to put on(at least for a newbie like me)but the gun is exceptional, especially for the price
It looks and feels like a real rifle. I love the heavy and sturdy feel. It is easy to load a pellet and feels smooth to reload. The sound imo is perfect. It's loud but not too loud(I was worried it would be too loud from soome reviews I read). You know it's a pellet gun and not a 22. At least here in my neighbors definitely know the difference. It makes quick work of the Pigeons who eat chicken feed, poop all over the yard(risking disease 4 our flock) and generally being a nuisance to my neighbors and I. I feel like they suffer more with a BB gun or a weaker pellet gun but this GAMO rifle sends them to the other side quickly.
Anyways, sorry to ramble but I wanted you to know this gun is great but their customer service is not. That is the only reason I'm going with a 4 cause this gun is definitely a 5 star pigeon destroyer.
*Original review*The instructions are Greek to me. "align the vertical and horizontal post axes of reticle with the vertical and horizontal bore axes" WTH does that mean?lol
The recoil pin is weird. It doesn't screw in to anything it just pushes the mount away from the gun. The rail is super thin. I don't see how it can possibly hold the scope and neither did the guy at Shoppers who sells GAMO pellet guns.
I can't even figure out how to get in touch with GAMO to see what is wrong. When I touch the number they give you it says "your call cannot be completed as dialed" ugh...who has time for all this nonsense?
It's a bummer because this looks like a well made gun. I will have to take it to a gun shop and until then the pigeons will continue tormenting our poor chickens...
Original review (12/30): I was impressed on the size and feel of this gun. As several others stated, its heavier than expected. Some have stated this is a loud pellet gun; I guess that depends on what you expect. Yes, its louder than a BB gun but much quieter than a 22LR (real gun), way quieter. While I overall like this gun, I have concerns about accuracy which I why I gave 4 stars. A few reviewers make comments about reading the instructions regarding the scope install; I've read them about 3 or 4 times and its no help. I did read where one reviewer called Gamo who admitted that it takes 50 to 100 shots before its accurate; seems odd but okay. Several reviewers stated how accurate the gun but it has not been for me. In one of my photos, there are 3 shots to the right of the bulls eye. As you can see from the other pics, I used a sighting stand. All 3 shots were back-to-back and all to the right. These shots were made after I thought I had zero'd in the scope in previous shots. I shot 3 more times and you can see in next pic they kinda zero in around my middle shot in the first pic. So, I zero'd in these shots and it was now shooting 1" high and 1/2" to left or right...very inconsistent. I'm guessing I've shot about 30 to 40 rounds so far. Got tired screwing with it so gave up for the day. This is the most effort I've ever put into sighting a scope (it took me 4 shots with my 7Mag deer rifle) so I'm going to hang in there to see if I eventually get there. Will update later.
The scope that this airgun comes packaged with is a total piece of crap. While trying to zero, aming at the middle of an 8x11 piece of computer paper well braced shooting from a "bench" at 10 yards, only one of three shots landed on paper!! Turret adjustments are meaningless. I put a low end Nikon scope onto it, onto the included rings, it is flawless, I can stack pellets at 10y.
Photo shows the obscenely oversized box that it shipped in...
Bought the airgun for pest control. Initially sighted-in with lead pellets but after about 100 shots decided to upgrade to the faster PBA Platinum pellets (spec'ed at 1250 fps). The picture shows the distribution of 11 pellets on a target at ~20 yards. Overall, very happy with the handling of the Varmint, little recoil, no scope creep (make sure to follow the installation instructions that include the lock pin!), lightweight and fits nicely in a standard carrying case. The airgun is loud, more so shooting with PBA pellets. Something to consider if that's a possible issue in your environment / neighborhood.
Update: considering upgrade to a more powerful 0.22, likely Gamo Magnum. I'm not thrilled about using toxic lead pellets but there's no other way to get sufficient impact without lead weight as far as I can tell, which is needed for adult iguanas pest control.
The rifle has a little weight to it. So I made a strap for it using an old belt i had laying around the house.
I hate the overused, frequently exaggerated phrase I'm about to use but, this rife is a game changer. Got it in .177. No more fumbling for pellets, more second shot game opportunities, & and puts new life in a well worn medium. If you used any of the Gamo guns with the great Custom Action Trigger (not Smooth Action), this is the same in repeater form. Just watch out that you dont dry fire the thing cuz you didnt keep shot count with that stupid grin on your face. Even tho the shots remaining is clearly indicated its easy to get caught up in the coolness. And, this makes it much easier to quickly get a scope sighted. I have a well used Bone Collector with the CAT and recoil reducing rail & they work as advertised, as they do on this rifle as well. Still working on my best pellet selection but accuracy is good out of the box & should only get better. So far JSB Exact Heavy is the leader but many more to try. Will get a .22 as well when the prices come
UPDATE - I've posted photos of my pellet tests so far. Stock 3-9x40 stock scope, with fixed 35 yard parallax, is still performing well. The Swarm had about 50 break-in pellets shot through it & was cleaned before these tests. They are all 5 shot groups @ 10 yards while sitting at a table. Where you see 3 holes, that's still 5 pellets. JSB Diabolo Exact Heavy @ 10.3 gr are still the leader (single rough hole), Crosman Hollow Point did OK, as did the RWS Hobby @ 7.0 gr, and surprisingly, the cheap Beeman Hollow Point (coated) also did well. The JWS Straton Pointed @ 8.3gr may be a good long distance hunter. 30 yard tests won't happen for a week or two. The only thing I don't like about the rifle is it must be cleaned from the muzzle, and forget bore snakes (no, I'm not yet willing to take apart the loading mechanism. A small price to pay.
IMPORTANT - I have discovered that the magazine can cause accuracy problems. After finding the best pellets @ 10 yrds, I tried the pellet (Beeman Kodiac 10.55 gr) in all 5 magazines, 5 shots per each mag. 3 mags resulted in 1 jagged hole, 1 mag yeilded a 3/4" spread & 1 a 1.25" spread. While the cause is not yet fully determined, the spring in the1.25" spread feels weaker or loose compared to the others. I also saw a complaint on a review elsewhere that the pellets were falling out of the mag when cocked. I only had that trouble with Daisy Flat Nose (wad cutter). It may have been in the weak spring mag as well but cant confirm that yet.
This is gonna be an extensive .177 review. First off this gun is incredible. I’m pretty sure I read every review before I bought this gun and watched every video on YouTube. Unboxing and putting the scope on was simple. I read how some people screwed up the scope after breaking open the barrel. To me, really have to not be paying attention to screw it up. Out of the box the scope has a notch where it fits on to the premounted rail. Put it on, tighten up three screws with the included torx wrench and you’re off. I went through and cross tightened all the other screws on the scope just to be sure. After that, you’re ready to break in the gun. In MY experience, I didn’t start getting consistent shots until at LEAST 75 shots got ran through it. After that I started getting consistent groups and THEN started adjusting the scope. People saying that their scope isn’t accurate, I think may have been trying to adjust it too soon. I sighted mine in to be dead on at 25 yards since that’s about how far I need to take out my pests. However, aiming high, I was able to knock down 4 paint cans with 4 shots at around 55yards. It’s going to drive nails, it’s a pellet gun, you can’t expect that. I will say though that even at about 40 yards with a 10gr pellet, I could get 3 shot groups within a 2” circle. So that’s the accuracy aspect. How does it feel? It feels comfortable, the scope is easy to see, the “whisper barrel” or whatever...if anything provides a nice large barrel to grab on to. The magazine works great - surprisingly and the cocking is amazingly smooth but my girlfriends 70yo dad had some trouble. Just be sure to push the pellets ALL THE WAY IN. So there are some downsides but nothing that I fault the gun for. First you CAN double cock it. Obviously you don’t want to fire it with 2 pellets loaded but you can take the second pellet out with some needle nose pliers. Also, you can dry fire the gun (which I haven’t done that). Both of these problems are easy to do when you get caught up having so much fun and don’t pay attention. I’ll try to remember to write an updated review after I put a few hundred more shots through. I expect it to only get more accurate. This gun is seriously a ton of fun. And remember, this is not Ralphies Red Ryder. This is a dangerous weapon and the power does cause a lot of ricochets. Pay attention and shoot safe!
This is still one of my favorite Airguns. I have several other Airguns but I really enjoy shooting this thing. It’s my go-to hunting gun and it’s no slouch at the range or on the bench.
Chambered in .22, this thing will deliver plenty of knockdown power for any crow, skunk, rabbit, or raccoon. Sometimes too much power; at close ranges, the pellet will pass right through the critter without expanding much. At medium range this thing will wallop a jackrabbit right off his feet. At long range it will knock a crow off a fence post with authority.
It’s pretty accurate, I have no problem hitting a 12” dia steel gong at 75 yards. The wind will blow the pellets around too much past that distance, but I reckon it’s deadly out to 100yds. Like all Airguns, it has some pellets that it likes more than others, but it’s not too picky. Luckily, it seems to do just fine with cheap pellets; my particular gun does well with the Gamo Hunter. I’ve put thousands of rounds through this gun and dozens of different kinds of pellets; Never had a failure to feed or a jam. This gun just works.
It’s fun and easy to shoot. The magazine is an awesome selling point in its own right, but also the power with which it puts lead downrange really seals the deal.
I was super pumped about this gun when I first got it, up until about shot number 150, then the 10 quickshot system failed. The springs come off and got smashed by the breach and never worked again. We tried to fix it, but nothing worked. Gun number #1 returned.
Gun worked as designed for about 500 shot (see the photo). Then all of a sudden the 10 quickshot system failed AGAIN. This time the gun would not seat the pellets in the gun, they would simply fall out (you could see where it started to go into the barrel but would get ejected as the barrel closed). I tried different pellets and oiled the push rod as many on the various forums stated.
There is a lot of discussion about how poor GAMO's quality is.............I won't buy another GAMO based off of this experience
Gun #2 went back
The gun was fun to shoot while it lasted (which wasn't long)
I hate having to return things, although Amazon has been very good about the returns.
Received this via UPS on 8/18/18. Packaging was excellent. Assembled scope and loaded my first magazine and started spec'ing in the scope! I started with "Diabolo Jumbo Heavy" .22 caliber, 18.1 grain pellets. I ran about 3/4 of the tin through the gun and couldn't get it to stay on target. As I was loading a magazine I noticed a good part of the remaining pellets had the skirt of the pellet just a little out of shape or dinged right up. I realized that was my issue!! I then loaded my magazines with "Gamo Hunter" .22 caliber 15.3 gr. pellets and started the spec-ing in process all over. I observed the "Gamo" pellets were all uniform and without defects as I was loading the mags. With-in 5-10 shots the scope was zeroed in and has stayed zeroed in since. I have run 500+ pellets down range and you can't wipe the smile off my face. It is to the point that I now shoot at the smaller dime sized circles on the targets as the Bullseye is too easy to hit now! I would recommend this gun to anybody who asked me!! (I spec'd in the scope at about 30 yards 14 feet up on my deck, with a downward slope!)
Excellent, high powered air rifle. I have the .22calibet made for small game hunting. With a little effort, the scope zeros and holds well. After about 100 or so pellets, the barrel settles in nicely and produces good groupings. Photos show groupings from 30yards using H&N Barracuda hunting pellets. Definitely accurate and plenty of power to take out everything from squirrels to raccoons, with the right pellets in the right place.
THIS RIFLE FOR A BREAK BARRLE RIFLE! IT IS ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE EVER FIRED.THE TEN CLIP AUTO FEEDER IS AWESOME. I HAVE FIRED OVER 500 SHOTS AND HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH THE AUTO FEEDER..
I just received my new Game Swarm Maxxim .22 caliber rifle but had to wait a few days for the pellets to arrive. They just got here! Out to the backyard I go. I created several targets and set them on a cardboard box about 75 feet from my patio. Using an old bed pillow as my rest, I loaded up the first 10 Predator GTO 11.75 grain pellets in the rotary magazine. This is a great feature!
The first shot was within 1/2 of bullseye! Next 9 shots groups within a four in circle. Three clicks up and three clicks left on the scope. Next ten shots were all grouped within a 1" circle, slightly below and left of bullseye. It's too hot outside to stay out there for long (south of Houston TX) so I'll test fire more when it's a bit cooler. But for an out-of-the-box experience, this was really impressive to me.
Gamo has struck again...
#1 Gamo.. You shipped my gun in its original box... Why?! There was ZERO protection and rhe box was OPEN when it arrived.
#2 Shooting this gun would be a blast (100 shots in and it fires flawlessly and i enjoy the trigger) IF the scope was not trashed upon arrival (see pics) the scope mounted perfectly to the gun.. But as youll see the reticle is atleast 12° off... HOW GAMO?!?!?!
3. LAST CHANCE... This is the last time anyone of my friends family and followers will be purchasing a gamo anything. Trash.
I received a unit where the scope does not mount far enough back from the magazine mechanism to install the lens cover. The scope has a pin that sets into a hole on the rail of the gun and the rail has a set screw that locks it into position so there is no way to adjust it back or forwards. The front of the scope is millimeters away from the magazine housing. I did not expect much from the scope to begin with but to not be able to use it as expected out of the box is disheartening. I have sent the company an email but it looks to be defective machining on the placement of the set screw on the barrel.
I will update this post when I get a response from Gamo.
Update: Response from Gamo was pointless. Loosening the screws does not fix the problem in any manner. The machining is way off on the barrel where the rail attaches. I can machine the barrel myself or just continue to use it without the scope. This comment also goes to the poster that suggests the same. This is not my first or last rifle and definitely not my first scope.
Well I had my doubts at first despite the overall solid reviews from others. This is my first "springer" (hand pump Crossman guy). I was attracted to the thought of it being "quiet" too.
Well, at first it wasn't! Quite loud in fact! However it gets quieter after about 50 shots. The moderator or shroud, etc. I think is all marketing BS. Worse, it might add a couple more useless inches to the barrel length.
The Bad: It takes some real muscle to cock and the length of pull is long for me (I tend to square off with rifles and shotguns). Removing the recoil pad leaves the cheap stock innards exposed, so no go without making your own butt plate. This recoil pad (WHY?!?) makes the gun longer as a result. No sling swivels either
The trigger has an adjustable stop which is worthless. Bottomed out from factory, it still has about a 1/3 half inch of free play and when you finally get there the let off not crisp. You can actually hear the springs move as you apply pressure before the trigger breaks. Further, The safety is not intuitive IMHO, the stock feels cheap, and the 4x scope rings and attachment to receiver… sketchy. AND forget using the supplied hex tool, you will end up stripping everything if not careful.
The GOOD: With factory scope, weighs in at 6 pounds 2 ounces. The rear scope mount has a pin that mates to the receiver, so if you butt the scope housing against the rear ring (in my pic), it should not slide under rearward recoil. And once you adjust the scope to your eye, it is actually pretty clear. Still function too after maybe 100 shots and holds zero well. The trigger is light at about 4lbs, and while I have not chrono'ed it with real world weight pellets (not ultralights to get the claimed 1300 fps), the 10.5 gr. H&N Sport Barracuda Hunter pellets seem to zing out with authority.
And on to the REALLY GOOD: The groups! The above groups were at a measured 55 feet (18 yards the max distance in my yard). And grouping .5-.75 of an inch all day long! FWIW, I did not use a professional rest, but a stepladder with me standing and resting the gun on my hand, on top of the ladder step. That way, it shoots .75 all day long. When I leaned part of my body against my house for more stability, that's when the .5 groups start coming in!
To me that accuracy is even more impressive because the Barracuda pellets were pretty beat up (look at tin cover). All of them seemed a bit mashed. Plus, inserting them, I never quite got them in straight (almost always entered a bit cockeyed) but with my thumb, would make sure they were flush before closing the breech (no seating tool used). I think with more break in, quality match pellets, and a better rest this thing might be able to put 3 in 1/4 inch!
Overall, wish it came in a color other than black (you may want to put some red tape on the barrel, this thing looks like a real centerfire rifle), wish it came five inches shorter (2 from the stock, 3 from the muzzle), and a better trigger.
At this price point, I feel satisfied with my purchase.
*Note, I am not a paid reviewer. I reviewed it for the heck of it. But if anyone wants to send me items for review, I will consider it.
This is my first break barrel and I could not believe the power this thing has and how accurate it is.
At first it was driving me nuts when I tried to site it in because I was holding it like a firearm rifle instead of an airgun.
BIG DIFFERENCE! You must let the recoil happen. Once I watched a few YouTube videos I was consistently putting them in dime and quarter sized groups at 15-20 yds.
It is fairly quiet as long as you don't use a light pellet as it will create a sonic boom.
The quality, accuracy and power of this Gamo Raptor exceeded my expectations...by a lot.
UPDATE: Today I noticed it started shooting a little right so I went to site it in again. Every time I shot it spun the left/right adjustment 2 clicks. I contacted Gamo and they said to send the scope back under warranty and they did replace it. Very disappointed in the scope but still love the rifle. It's a shame they haven't addressed this yet.
UPDATE 2: Ended up putting a very well made and solid UTG 9x32 bugbuster scope on it, well worth it. I also now shoot JSB 10.3 grain exact heavy .177 pellets and can't believe the accuracy and consistency. You can pick which eyeball you want to hit on a chipmunk. They say that every air rifle has a pellet it likes, I have found the pellet my gun likes. This gun is dialed in and set, LOVE IT. I tried the hollow point, pointed and premier from Crossman and also the JSB monsters. The JSB heavy is dead on. The attached photos were @ 20 yds with Bugbuster scope on free printable targets from airgun depot. I would also recommend that you purchase a shoestring type barrel cleaner. I had a piece of pellet get caught in the rifling and it caused the pellets to fly all over the place. Only oil the outside and not the bore.
I don't know why people in other reviews are complaining. Especially about the scope. Out of the box, took me 3 minutes to mount it. After about 10 shots, I would say it's about 90% adjusted. BTW, this is is my first gun with a scope.... In the pictures, the farthest shot is the first, the last closest to the middle of the target is the last. Distance, I would say about 50ft. I'm no specialist, but looks and feels well built. I would definitely recommend it.
This gun is fantastic and shoots faster than I had anticipated.
As you can see from my pictures, I shot at a tree from 40 feet away and the BBs penetrated both the bark and underlying wood.
Look and Feel:
This gun is not small by any means. With regard to size it is a true-to-life replica. The weight distribution is located mostly in the handle and allows it to rest comfortably in your hand. Although it does have a fairly noticeable plastic feel, the gun still maintains a solid build and can pass as real.
Accuracy and Power:
I set the gun on a tripod and marked a piece of wood at the point where my sight was aimed. I then shot and marked the point where the BB actually hit in order to measure the drop from different distances. At 40 feet the drop is less than 1/4inch. At 60 feet the drop was measured at 3/4 of an inch. At 80 feet the drop became more prevalent and measured in at a little over 1 and a half inches. At 100 feet the drop was measured as 2 inches, and at that distance the BBs also started to slightly curve with the prevailing wind. I started the test with a full cartridge of CO2.
Lifespan of CO2 cartridge size:
Overall the C02 cartridges offered a steady 90 shots worth of decently accurate trigger pulls. After that the depletion of air became more evident as each shot started to drop more and more. Overall: 90 decently accurate and powerful shots, 40 lob shots, and 10 shots that travel no more than 10 feet. I recorded an average of 150 shots per CO2 cartridge.
This is not a quick pour reload gun. The magazine holds 20 BBs and you have to insert them into the clip one by one. I often find myself spending more time reloading than shooting.
The magazine clip has a tendency to jam. For every 5 magazine loads I would insert I would say 2 of them ended up in a jam. At which point I had to remove the magazine, remove the clogged BB, and reinsert the magazine (sometimes I had to do this 2-3 times until finally the top BB was properly pushed into the chamber).
Item is great, I liked it and ordered and did not read anything at all because some reviews were good. If you plan to order it, make sure to order co2 and other stuff as well. Doesnt come with any.
I have the Umx MandP 40. As well as their HK Usp. And a crosman 1911 tactical. Of the four pistols. The umarex M&P is the most accurate, but the XBG is not far behind. And is a great value and overall fun lil' gun!
Update: I opened the gun up and smeared super lube over everything inside that moves. This made a huge difference in how smooth the trigger action is. The effort is much lower and less gritty, more buttery. I suggest you do this. All you do is remove the one screw on top and pull off the slide.
This is the best value co2 bb pistol out there. After lubing the action and a few hundred trigger pulls it's now an acceptable but very long DA trigger. You get used to staging the trigger for more accurate shots, but you can pull pretty fast and empty the mag too. I'm happy with the accuracy under 10 yards and the power is nice.
This thing hits hard. I have both the umarex Colt Commander and the PPK/S and they are much better all steel replicas with blowback- but they're weak shooters. The xbg is better for destroying cans and clays. I like the stick magazine, it works well and they're cheap to replace and much quicker to reload than the pistols above. Honestly I reach for the xbg the most now due to the higher fps, more shots per charge, and faster reloading. It tucks iwb real nice and comfy too for capping cans in the yard concealed carry style.
Overall I'm very happy with it. The grip is nice although it's rather toy like with regard to weight. It looks just like a Springfield xd which isn't terrible.
I’ve only opened it today and fired 4 rounds of BB’s - the aim is surprisingly true. Powerful too - the BB’s kicked up a hole in the lawn and I doubt they’ll resurface anytime soon. I needed something for camping in rattlesnake territory - this will do it. I hope I don’t have to use it. The rattler we came across last year was a young Western and very docile (my dog unknowingly sat on it) and it quickly slithered away instead of striking. But we have more than Westerns out there - some more aggressive rattler species - that’s where this gun comes in. Again, my hope is that the snakes and I can peacefully coexist for a few days. I figured I’d need a few days to learn the aim but nope - the sites are accurate - done. Highly recommend. My other is a Colt Defender so this was surprisingly light in comparison and I assumed it would be weaker too - but I don’t think it is. Buy it - it’s $30 well spent. Use responsibly - these use metal BB’s - they are powerful and they absolutely can be deadly.
I bought this gun a while back but the co2 just arrived, I was thrilled to begin shooting but when I out the co2 in, the gun had a leak that spilled everything out. I wasted 10 cartridges and didn't get a single shot out of it. I took it to the professional and they said it was busted BEFORE I EVEN USED IT. Wasted over 60$ on something that didn't even work. Don't buy.
Best airgun in my collection. Absolutely love it!
Feels kinda cheap. Doesnt fire every time. Read all directions and it still does'nt work everytime. Applied oil to the mechs in hopes it would help but it still lacks the consistincy to fire all bb's. Had to keep removing the clip and a bb would fall out. Not happy with this gun. I own a crossman that works mint and a sig sauer mpx thats reliable. Im not new to pellets or bbs'. Not recommending this gun. I will do more research on this, but as of now im disappointed in the consistincy of this gun.UPDATE. 7/29. I recieved a new replacement gun today from amazons great customer service (you guys rock!) Just ran 6 clips and had the same issue with it not firing all the bbs'. It happened fewer times but still happens at least twice a clip. Gun has great accuracy! Handles awesome but it just does'nt work everytime. I've tried waiting 5 secs between shots. Same result. I even took the time to respond to the manufacture who commented on my review.Had to leave a message which hasn't been returned. Bogus i tell ya! Good thing umarex does'nt make real firearms.
Pretty accurate from 20 to 40 yards. Beware when your co2 is getting low. You can hear the pop get softer. From time to time it will miss fire from too many bb’s being released from the clip. I recommend getting a a loader. Very powerful.
Shoots good shoots straight 19 bbs per clip need to buy extra clips, $30 well worth it, I'd advise buying Umarex co2 cartridges also wanting the Umarex storm it's automatic with 30 burst rounds 430fps takes x2 co2 cartridges Bad A**
Love it. Shoots well for a 4 yo. His 8 yo brother received a AR for Christmas so he thinks he has one as well
Well this is a Pumpmaster 840 in a cheap plastic AR 15 lookalike shroud. That having been said Crosman has dumbed down this platform over the years, used to be made of steel, wood and brass, now mostly plastic. Forget the stock sights, they are crap and will not hold zero, replace with an optic or iron sights and a 1/4" riser on the front picatinny mount, its not level with the back rail. The trigger is the weak point in this iteration. The trigger is plastic and flexes, the sear is not polished and was corroded out of the box. The sear reset spring also holds the bolt safety in place. The entire fire control group rests on two cams, there are no washers between the springs, trigger, sear and plastic pivot mount points. This leads to a creaky, gritty pull with "steps" to the break. This can be corrected with polishing, lubrication and the addition of a washer to isolate the sear spring from the trigger sidewall. With some massaging the trigger has smooth 0.3" take-up and a soft break. After this the firearm is capable of sub 0.50" groups at 33 feet with Winchester 177 Maximum Velocity 4.32 gr. pellets. Not all copies have a good rifled barrel, we have tested 6 and only two could group with this ammo so quality control may be an issue as well, also, make sure your barrel set screw is tight, blue Loctite can help with this.
Got this to practice shooting with my son and to teach proper gun handling. It seems to be fairly accurate for a bb gun, better than some others I have shot. The overall quality for the price isn't bad either. I would Recommend it. We also had a fun time spray painting the gun it came out pretty good.
Order a 2nd one because I having fun with my son he is 17 and enjoys it
A nice one'
The Air Rifle is fun and easy to use. It has somewhat of a realistic look and the small magazine holds 5 pellets. The only downside to it thought that I have found is that it is not accurate. Other than that I love this gun and am very pleased.
I purchased one of these 3 years ago for my then 9 year old son and he loves it. It has worked flawlessly and shoots BB's and pellets without an issue. It is very accurate too. At the price for the kit I ordered another one for his younger brother.
Swingga 5" bipod and AIM Sports 4x32 scope added.
7/7/18: After struggling to get a decent group with a beat up old Gamo Hunter that I borrowed from my brother, I read lots of reviews of different air rifles and liked what I read about this one. My main criteria were that I wanted decent open sights, but also a scope for shooting at small targets at a reasonable hunting range of 25 yards.
I like the weight and balance of this gun - but if you are expecting a BB-gun then you will be surprised. It feels much more like a full-sized rifle. I mounted a sling on mine, and with the scope it is weighing in at 8.25 lbs. The break action is stiff, but with a little practice it is not hard even for my 5'5" wife to cock it. I do really like the automatic safety feature, and the placement of the safety - it is a little tab at the back of the "receiver" that you push forward when you are ready to fire. It is quite intuitive and easy to use.
Another note - the power seems to be quite good. Some of the first rounds were punching through 5/8 plywood at 25 yards, although not all have managed to do so. The first couple shots were also very loud, but it seems to be settling down a bit as I shoot it more.
The fiber optic open sights on this rifle seem pretty good, although I only shot maybe 20 rounds through them before sighting in the scope. They came from the factory set up for 6-o-clock hold, so I adjusted them to shoot center-hold, and they were quite easy to get lined up with how I shoot. Windage seemed to be spot on out of the box
I had read some critiques of the scope, and particularly the scope rings, and at this price point, I was not expecting world-class optics. The rings are garbage, and one side of the dovetail mount has really rounded edges that I could see not getting a good purchase on the groove. I took a file and sharpened the aluminum down to a finer point, and then installed them nice and snug. I have only shot maybe 30 rounds with the scope on, but so far It is looking promising. I had a 4" group at 25 yards shooting from a chair and resting the gun on my barbecue (and a boot as my sandbag). I was shooting just your basic 7.4gr crosman pointed lead pellets.
I will repost once I have put a good 200-300 rounds through to break the rifle in a bit, and will try some different ammo to see if I get better performance with any specific brand. Also, I will be curious to see if the scope stays zeroed.
I did clean the barrel right away after taking it out of the box, and the swabs did come out with quite a bit of black residue. I found that if you break the action without cocking it you can clean your barrel without having to shoot off a round when you are done (or messing with those cleaning pellets).
At this point, I am very pleased with the rifle, and would definitely recommend it.
Update: 12-24-2017 I discovered that the front lens on the Ruger scope can be adjusted to correct the parallax for my 10 meter range. Just unscrew and remove the front trim ring then turn the lens mounting sleeve "out" to the point that the crosshairs remain centered at the desired range when you move your eye off dead center. Once you get it adjusted just reinstall the trim ring. My group sizes dropped in half with this modification. This greatly enhanced the accuracy of this rifle and scope package. I have run out of the pellets that this rifle loves, the Winchester hollow points,[[ASIN:B007FFXA7S Daisy 987418-446 Win 500 ct .177, Hollow Point Pellets]] but it seems to like the Daisy hollow point pellets almost as much. [[ASIN:B002HT0MDM Daisy MFG 500CT .177Hollow Pellet]] With this modification it is a great target rifle.
I purchased mine used from a local shop. I have no idea how old it is or how many times it has been shot. I have a similar Ruger Blackhawk that I like a lot but I prefer the heft and feel of a wood stock. Once I got it home I tightened the stock mounting screws and scope mounts. They usually loosen up with use causing accuracy problems.
I have a lot of air rifles. This is as good as it gets in this price range. Mine shoots a little slow, mid 750-760 fps with 7.4 grain pellets, but it is very consistent and very, very accurate. The scope is mildly horrible at close range due to the parallax setting, but can be used with careful eye placement. Typical of all my Ruger and Remington air rifles. This rifle has the best trigger I have ever used in an air rifle. It adjusts down to a very light pull and is very smooth and predictable. This rifle deserves a better scope to reach its potential. I am old, my eyes do not get along with iron sights, if yours do you are in luck. The iron sights on this rifle work well, a good range of adjustment and easy to see.
Mine is the Airhawk elite ll... And it is an awsome air rifle... Powerful, very... Acurate, very... Compared to target that someone posted... My groupings are :at 100ft. All in a one inch circle group, and better, many doubles...( two in one hole)
The rifle is on the heavy cide, and is a bit tough to cock, for us ol' farts, but, I look at it like excersize, and its funa as all heck.
... My rifle came with polymer stock, so I cammo painted it, added red dot, me and scopes never got along, I dont like the limited area that a scope lets you see, like feild of vision, I've taken scopes off in woods while hunting, and tossed them, I hate missing, and worse possibly wounding an animal because of scope limitations.... also added a bipod for serious target shooting, which this rifle is great at.
You may need to usena heavy pellet to bring fps. down to more contrllable numbers, but because of its high velocity, its possible to dial it in to your personal settings.
If you're in the market for a pellet gun, or a. 22cal. Powder cartridge gun for target, small game... Definately get your self one of these babys... Air hawk, or Air hawk Elite ll, you wont be sorry.
Got mine at bass pro shops for my nieces to practice with, paid a little more for it but it was a spontaneous purchase so I wanted it right then. Took it home, threw the scope on it and started sighting it in. Took about 15-20 mins to right it in with the scope but once sighted in started shooting a resetting plinker target at 25 yards which has 2 3" bulls and 2 1" bulls. Was hitting the 3" bulls so I let my nieces start shooting at it. We put at least 100 shots through it and my oldest niece (14, first time shooting an air rifle, 2nd time shooting any type of gun) was hitting 5 out of 5 consistently, youngest niece (10, same experience), was hitting 3 or 4 out of 5 consistently. So then I took 3 shots at the 1" bull and hit 2 out of 3 shots. Once they get more consistent at a further distance will be taking the scope off and teaching them iron sights, might even switch over to peep and globes since that's what they'll be using at the range for the juniors groups. Gun is a little heavy and as loud as their 22lr at first but quiets down after 5-10 shots. Cocking mechanism is very stiff but after 100+ shots has gotten looser.
recieved this gun very fast, it is everything it says it is. for the price how can i complain, i don't worry about trigger pull or pinpoint accuracy. it will make a great gun for my fishing bucket, i also have the C-41, C-11, Umarex XBG all of these are refurbished and look new and you get 60-80 hard shots. sure some might rattle a bit but are 100% better than what i had as a kid growing up. these are great 7-10 yds guns and would most likely kill birds and small critters but please leave nature alone, what's cool is shooting 3/8"sheetrock it produces a puff of dust on exiting.. go online and buy a lot of 500 powerlets i think i paid $140.00 which is more than i paid for all 4 guns also paid $42.00 for 15,000 bbs. my next move will be getting a PCP gun in 25cal, my friend has 1 and you hit can at 75yds, it a big jump in price but you only live once. remember to use a drop PELLGUN OIL everytime you change your co-2. well remember to respect mother nature and may the force be with you!!!
I nice pistol that has alot of power! Love it!
Its a nice pistol and it feels great. Its not metal its like very strong plastic. I haven't shot it yet but I've seen some videos on the gun and its very strong. The safety glasses are adjustable and it does come with 350 silver bb's and 3 CO2 12g cartridges. It also comes with paper practice sheets too shoot at. Over all this gun is quality and i would buy it. When i do shoot it ill come back and leave my perspective on it. The clip is internel and it holds up to 21 bb's. There is no blow back and theres no slide.
This is the power, use it be careful.
Safety issue with this pistol. Had it for some months then I put another co2 cartridge in and turned the tightening knob. The tank shot out and almost hit my $2,600 fridge. It hit my Level 5 one year old kitchen cabinets. I am contacting this gun company today about this issue. The cartridge is half exposed when installing and it decide to shoot out like a pinball in my kitchen. Very scary for two of us in the house at the time. What if it hit someone in the face?? Attached is a photo of my cabinet damage where is hit and tumbled and hit a second time then continued to bounce around in the kitchen.
I want you to imagine a young man on his birthday opening the present that he had fallen in love with at a friends house... Only to find it completely destroyed inside a sealed plastic shipping bag. I don't mean broken during shipment... I mean that someone deliberately had cut away the entire clear plastic insert inside the product (which renders it completely useless). This was obviously some type of reject that they should have discarded and instead sent for my sons birthday party. To say that I'm disappointed is an understatement.
I ordered the Airzooka as a gift and I received it without all the parts. It came with an extra scope but without a handle. It cannot be used without the handle and now it is a useless piece of plastic taking up space because it can't be used. I have an Airzooka myself and it is a really fun gift but I am extremely unhappy that I payed almost $30 (with shipping) to get something that doesn't work. I just need the handle part but I cannot find a way to ask the company.
Update: 1-13-2018 I recently purchased a 32 year old RWS Diana model 45. I has caused me to rerate all my break action air rifles.
Update: 8-19-2017 I have found the pellet that this rifle likes the most. It is the H&N Baracuda 21.14 domed pellet.[[ASIN:B002HGZO9W H&N Baracuda Domed Airgun Pellets .22 Caliber / 21.14 Grains (200 Count)]] The ones in the can I bought are actually slightly more "pointy" than the picture on the can. They shoot a little better that the barracuda match pellets at least in my rifle. I can hit a 1/2 inch dot 18 out of 20 times at 10 meters shooting off a sandbag front rest. This rifle like many magnum springers has considerable recoil and spring torque and requires lot of skill and practice to achieve these results. My rifle performs poorly with normal weight 14 gr pellets of every configuration. I recommend this rifle only for highly experienced air gunners who are willing to take the considerable effort to finding the right pellet. If you want to shoot cheap Crossman pellets from Wal-Mart, you need a different rifle. If you don't mind spending the money on premium heavy pellets and want to put large chunks of lead down range accurately, this is a tool that will get the job done. If this is your first springer, you are going to have to do some work to get and spend some money on pellets to get good results.
I mounted a better scope [[ASIN:B018J41Q0G Hatsan Optima 3-9x40 AO Mil-Dot Pellet Rifle Scope with Scope Mounts]] and I am getting pretty good results using heavy H&N pellets. The 18.21 grain crow magnums punch nice clean holes [[ASIN:B003008DJ2 H&N Crow Magnum Hollowpoint Airgun Pellets .22 Caliber / 18.21 Grains (200 Count)]]and the 21.14 grain H&N Baracuda Match pellets shoot rather well. [[ASIN:B0035KH2SK H&N Baracuda Match Domed Airgun Pellets .22 Caliber / 21.14 Grains (200 Count)]] The crow magnums seem to put Raccoons to sleep rather well.
I have not yet found a pellet that the rifle has fallen in love with. My 22 does not match the accuracy of the .177 cal. that I repaired for my neighbor. [[ASIN:B004DO68KU Umarex Ruger Air Magnum Break Barrel .177 Pellet Airgun Rifle w/ 4x32 Scope]] it will not hit a 1/2 inch circle at 10 meters every time like some of my other break action rifles will. If anyone has a pellet recommendation please comment. Thank you
Disclaimer: I am an air rifle nut. I now have 19 of them, 13 of them break barrels. Benjamin-3, Beeman-1, Crossman 1, Daisy 2, Gamo-1, Hatsan-7, Remington-2, Ruger-2. Learning and making friends with the dynamics of a magnum springer is something I find very satisfying. It takes some effort but is rewarding.
I straightened the barrel on my neighbors old rusty barn stored Ruger 177 Air Magnum. Great trigger. Long story. Wrote a review. It now shoots one hole 5 shot groups at 1050 FPS. I was impressed. I ordered the 22 cal. version. I have a 177 Ruger Blackhawk made by the same company, very nice rifle that is a tack driver. My magnum arrived today. I cleaned the barrel and touched off 6 shots outside before it stopped dieseling. I went to the basement and shot 20 pellets with iron sights thru the crono. As expected the velocities started settling down. I then mounted an old scope that is nothing special but in my experience far better than the supplied 4 x 32's that come with these rifles. I ran another 40 pellets thru the crono, 3 different varieties. The results are very good. I am old and don't shoot that well. A decent AO lens scope would cut these groups in half. This is a very nice rifle. Fit and finish are good. It is almost as powerful and accurate as my Hatsan 125's, I expect it will get better with more use, they normally do.
Until now I have not experienced this level of value in a magnum air rifle at this price point. The trigger is pretty nice also. My Range is rather crude. These targets were shot off a bag.
It is big and heavy and powerful and accurate. What is not to like? Perhaps the scope mount rail? The old 177 I fixed had the very long weaver base welded to the receiver. My new one is taller, much shorter and is clamped on. I like the old one much better. The photo of the rifle in the Amazon listing is the one I thought I was getting. My picture showing the scope is what I got. Hmmmmm? The last 2 pic's are the 17 cal that I fixed for my neighbor, with longer/lower scope rail.
Not bad for the money. Sorry my favorite is on the bottom and won't let me post a review.
This is the big daddy,all decked out. First get rid of the scope. I put a NcStar 3x9-50E Mil Dot Patriot series scope with UTG quick release high profile 3 screw mounts.This scope has a life time warranty and is made to withstand the double recoil. I also put a Red laser, tactical LED light, and a bi-pod on it.
The gun works perfect,accurate with RWS Super dome pellets.If you don't like a heavy,loud (sounds like a 22 rim fire) heavy cocking pellet gun, don't buy the Air Magnum. The Ruger Air Magnum is a real mans rifle, not for wimps.
I highly recommend this gun. Manufactured for Ruger by UMARMEX USA.
Great gun for the price! I love revolvers and this one looks big and bad. Mounting rails on top and bottom. I mounted a red dot scope on mine. The gun was pretty accurate with just the iron sights. The scope made it extremely accurate.
This gun is also capable of shooting pellets. I ordered a set of pellet magazines which were for the COLT 44 revolver. Both guns used the same bb magazines so the pellet magazine for that gun also works with this one. That was another plus for this gun.
Can't go wrong with the Brodax, especially at this price point!
[[VIDEOID:d754d688e6d0a7a3c88d17d7c6f5ccc3]] This BB gun is quite amazing. It’s got some weight which makes it very nice, the internals are all metal and very well constructed. The plastic is very very durable and very hard to scratch. Out of the box the the looks wowed me, very well construction and design very eye appealing. I have found that when loading the gun, you will want to use Steel BB’s as those fit best into the rotary mags. The hex key built into the handle for me was very easy to get to and makes it a lot more convenient than lugging a hex key around. When inserting your CO2 you will want to put a dab of pellgun oil on the top of the cartridge, this allows lubrication for the puncture needle and the O-ring within the gun and keeps a seal. The gun is pretty accurate and I have so far cycled about 100 bb’s through it, 65-70 is when you’ll need to exchange CO2 cartridges. The gun is very strong, I shot it at about 50 feet at a piece of wood and it stuck into it. I also shot metal targets at about 50 feet and it leaves a noticeable dent in them. I choose to use single action as it makes the trigger weight less, although it does shoot as double as well. The noise produced from this gun is pretty intimidating, indoors it sounds close to a .22, outdoors it’s about as loud as a clap. Overall I am VERY impressed with this product and HIGHLY recommend it.
This gun is great and its fun to shoot but I keep having problems with the BB's staying in the cylinder. I have been using the standard Crossman bulk BB's but I have some BB's from Umarex on the way so hopefully that clears that up.
Whatever small issues it has it's definately a mean looking revolver. The barrel terminates about a half inch before the end so it really looks like a large caliber revolver even at short distance. The two rails give you plenty of space to mount sights, lasers, flashlights, or all three and the holographic sight I have on mine is on there solid and straight.
All in all I would 100% recommend this to anyone who is looking for a fun BB gun with a low price point. Pick one up.
I really like this air pistol. It is fun to shoot and looks bad ass. I added a little red/green dot sight to mine but it was accurate before that with its fixed sights. I like using it in my backyard to shoot cans while I'm grilling.
Great pistol for the money. Shoots BBS straight and has a substantial feel in the hand. I like the grip angle, it feels like classic revolver and looks like a beast.
Nice single action trigger. DA is squishy and imprecise like most other revolvers, but shooting fast just wastes co2 anyhow. If I take a few seconds between shots I'll get about 80 per cartridge, but unloading all 10 a couple times brings that way down.
Rail space is very generous and the sights are accurate enough. I used a sharp knife to knock down a few rough edges and casting marks around the sight areas- but really what I need is a $20 red dot for my $25 pistol. I put some cheap plastic airsoft accessories on it and this thing is ready for some tactical night plinking...
This is my favorite bb pistol so far.
Like the 10 round magazine. I use Hornady black diamond BBs they fit snug and don't fall out. I haven't tried other's but these work. I cannot use open sights with my eyesight so I put a field sport red/green dot sight $20.00 on it.
The trigger action on this is just right for me, allowing more steady shots.
Can't believe how nice this is for $35
I shoot at 25 feet and it's pretty accurate with the red dot.
The action on this is the same as the python 357 which I also own. People wonder if the pythons pellet cartridges will work in the brodax. In my opinion they do and very well. Just remember the pellets load into the back of the metal cartridge whereas bbs load into the front of the plastic cartridges. Pyramid air sells a 3 pack for abt $10.
that is relly good toy ，i like it
5 stars to this bad ass gun weighs close 2 pounds umarex should sell more guns like this for the low price they would sell good!!!!! Badass guns will recommend
A tad too loud if you live in an apartment with neighbors other than that way worth the money spent
Great looking BB gun!
All I can say is WOW. These pellets allowed a grouping of .75 at 50 yards on an unseasoned barrel. Slightly better groups than the barracuda HP's but then again I'm not surprised by a match grade round nose outperforming a hollow point. I can see buying TONS of these over time - they are amazing. Only neg is the non threaded tin. Come on guys - I don't want to have to put my kings in an empty tin from a different manufacturer who actually understands the real world utility of a tin that doesn't pop open in a pocket or range bag. Huge PITA and could result in wasted rounds due to skirt deformation. Please fix ASAP.
I liked these pellet fine. I only left "FOUR STARS" because I was looking for a heavier pellet. Unfortunately, JSB Diabolo does not have a heavier pellet than the "25.39gr" here.
I would however, be extremely interested in trying JSB Diabolo's "Jumbo Exact Monster" in a .25 caliber, (±28gr) size.
Proof is in the puddin. Got bored from 25 yds. with my Hatsan. YOU HAVE TO GET THESE.
Apparently I make a mistake about the pellets some lady write. A comment saying the pellets are the same In the picture is just the case is new sticker I been shooting these pellet and they are very accurate with my Hatsan BT65 PCP Rifle really consistently pretty hard pellets and very heavy i would like to say I really recommend the pellets as Rick from Airgunwed say on the review of hatsan BT65 thank you for the help
I don't know how to truly relay my love of this air pistol. It's my first blowback and I fear I've set the bar so high nothing else will compare. I had an issue .45 while serving as an MP in the Army and this thing feels and fires so similarly I won't even bother with the differences because they truly are minor. It's ridiculously accurate and easy to shoot. The dropout mag loads rather easily once you figure out how it works and the mag release is so smooth you have to remind yourself it's a BB gun, and not a real mag. The only negative is that it eats CO2 like a hungry pitbull on a porkchop. I get three, maybe four mags down range before I notice the drop in velocity and power. Still, that said they're an awfully fun 4 mags!!!
If you want a solid, all metal (save the grips - which you can change easily enough to something nicer), blow back I triple dog dare you to find something better for the price. Prior to this my S&W revolver was my favorite handgun, but this knocked that so far out of the running I almost feel bad for it, lol.
Definitely not a toy, it looks and almost feels and weighs like the real one it weighs a little less but honestly not much difference it does not come with an orange cap, it can be mistaken as a real gun the barrel size does not look much different than a .22 (dont ever look down the barrel even if you know its not loaded) if you're buying this for your kid it would be a good start in teaching them safty rules and laws when handling a gun, i strongly recommend parent supervision with this.
This is about as close to the real deal of a 1911 that you will find before getting in to powder burners. This thing shoots better then I can LOL. This is not a hard shooting gun and its best use is pinking and for keeping your skills up to snuff. Many parts can be changed to the real firearm parts with none, little, or some modification to them. As said it will eat CO2 so make sure you have a lot. the Kick back is enough to throw the sight off the mark forcing you to aim again just like the real deal. The trigger, slide action, all normal 1911 working style or feel just not as strong as a 45 acp, it is more like a 22lr round.. The slide now and then dose not lock open on last shot but easy fix with a dot of JB weld placed on the slide stop right were the mag hits. as an old 1911 lover and one who has built a few I will tell ya get this one, save your money for good ammo and use this one for training, practice, and the bad weather days. Then again you may find your shooting and tinkering with this one more then you ever thought , I know I have been!!
This gun is amazing. As a security officer I carry a glock 19 for work and I really wanted to tech my son about gun safety without having to use the real thing. This is the perfect training tool. The build quality is amazing and I am highly impressed on the detail.
I wish I could give this thing 5 stars because it is pretty awesome. It's heavy. It feels like a 9mm pistol. I have a beretta that is lighter than this BB gun.
I bought this to shoot the birds that have been pestering my garden. And yes, it works. I've taken down a couple.
It really does feel awesome in the hand. The only problem with with the load action. Once in awhile a Bb will drop out and fall to the ground. This is usually after you load the mag.
All in all. I would buy it again. All day. It's dope for BB gun. Lol.
This bad boy lets you experience the thrill of one the world's most popular, most effective handguns without the hassle of licensure, paying for range time or spending a bundle on ammo. It is now by far my favorite blowback! Good stuff!!
Very realistic 1911 replica. Shoots nice. Dots on sights are way to glossy for me. In situations where lights behind you it's hard to be accurate. Weathered mine, I really like a heavily used looking 1911. Very accurate heavy heavy blowback, probly like a .22? Packaging sucks for this quality of pistol. Please repackage in a box no more clam shells! Yes the grips will interchange with real 1911 grips (with slight modification to grips very easy mod) I used my ergo grips from my taurus.
gun looks and feels realistic.good gun only wish it had a little bit more power
Another one of those, " best bang for the buck" scopes! this 4-12x40AO is just what my Winchester 1400cs needed. It's being capable of 100yard+ shots makes this scope downright handy for an older shooter. Or one that's steadfast about shot placement at longer ranges. Great field of view with this one's 40mm objective. clear as crystal too. When I combined it with the Instapark 5-bolt mount, I go the perfect set up for my 1400cs and it's lil mule recoil. This scope has taken all the abuse that Winchester can dish up. So it should do perfectly on your air rifle. These scopes really are designed to take all the abuse a break barrel air rifle can dish up! Combined with the great field of view on this 40mm objective and you have a really nice scope you'll enjoy for years to come.
First things first. When I got to the range and was attempting to sight the scope in, the elivation would only turn 10 clicks ether way out if the box. Luckily I had tools in my range bag. When adjusting the turret cap came off of what it was attached to on the scope. Not enough glue on the threads of the adjustment knob. So like I said it would only turn 10 clicks both ways. I took the turret out of the scope and reinstalled it, AT THE RANGE. It took me about an hour to get the turret back in the scope set and was able to use the scope. FINALY. I know wrighting it down in a review doesn't make it sound like that bad of a product. But it wouldn't track correctly at first then as I started adjusting it all came together. This was almost a 3 hour ordeal just to get it to start working correctly. After I left the range that day the scope worked. Most annoying thing I have ever felt with with a scope. I use it on an umarex octane .22. Took it squirrel hunting had to go back to the range and change pellets so i had to re zero naturally the pellets wernt the same weight and one was a round nose and the second is a hollow point. But when i went and re zeroed with the hollow points it sighted in with ease. So i bought the 3-9 version. Havnt used it yet but bottom line after the agonizing beginning I was actually satisfied enough to purchase another. 3 stars is all I could give it. Take a chance for the price people seam to be having good luck with it. So yea it's worth it.
Chain well package change to be a really nice glass still can't wait to go try it out for me in the picture you see the skull cracked up to my day camera and night vision
It's an awesome scope. Took a while to sight in but i got it. At 60 yards with my benjamin maximus I can see clear as can be and just plink stuff off I recommend 100%!
this is the biggest piece of crap i have ever bought. it wont bold a zero and the locking pin broke within a day of having it.
This gun is so much fun to shoot! Full auto mode leads to spontaneous giggling from the shooter and spectators alike.
Weight and balance are very much like the real thing.
Charging handle, safety/fire selector, are very realistic, although the forward assist is non-functional.
Did I say how much bloody fun it is to shoot this thing?
Surprisingly accurate. The attached photo is from my 1st 100 shots. The tight clusters are from 3 25-round full auto bursts. The others are from semi-auto file as I tried to use the flip-up sights. All were at 30 ft.
The flip-up sights are junk, at least for my eyes. In most lighting conditions, I found that the smooth inside surface of the cylindrical rear sight aperture was too reflective, causing enough glare to block out the front post sight entirely.
It is far too loud to be back yard friendly, if neighbors are close.
The loading tool is temperamental at best, jamming frequently. It is made of light plastic that feels like it will break at any moment. When it's functioning properly, it is a major improvement over hand-loading, but of 10 loading attempts, I only had 1 load the full 25 BBs without failure.
If you are interested in this gun at all, BUY IT NOW. Once you fire it, you will honestly wonder why you waited at all.
Screw the loading tool. Buy your BBs in the dispenser with the little tapered spout. Just hold the bb follower back with your thumb (manual says "lock it back", but that's a misprint), tip the mag so the top end is a bit downward, and pour the BBs into the feeding hole till the slot is full. Release the follower. Don't worry if you spill some, cuz you'll be spilling a lot more real soon.
Order extra magazines! The 25 rds go so fast, you'll be glad you spent the $50 a piece, just so you can keep shooting.
Mount a Red Dot reflex optic or Laser for better point and shoot target acquisition.
This thing is a beast. It has a quick and snappy fire rate, and the realism makes this gun all the more better. You will find most of the controls in their proper places, all functioning realistically. This gun is also highly versatile. I have fitted it with a plethora of my own attachments to it, which makes it look much more tactical. The only downside is that the primary build material is plastic, but highly durable plastic. I give this behemoth a 9/10.
This was something I wanted to be "fun" and just mess around in the backyard with along with my wife. It is far from that. It can only hold about 25 BBs and the included speed-loader is anything but that.
First, it only holds about 25 BBs. That is not going to last at all in full-auto. So, reload, reload, reload.
Second, the "speed-loader" doesn't work the way I expect it was intended. Better to hold the spring and reload with one of those funnel type BB containers. To hold the spring while doing so? You'd better have a good thumbnail. Literally.
This is fun while plinking. But knowing it doesn't last before a reload... I've only shot 6 CO2 cartridges-worth. My wife thinks it's a blast (because I'm the one reloading it).
I would definitely recommend a different model and doing some research. Something that holds more and is easier to reload.
It is very nicely made. But, you probably already have a real AR-15 so this doesn't make sense for fun plinking.
the owners manual states that the magazine BB follower can be locked back to load. Wrong. It has to be held back while l,oading which is kinda a pain in the ass. other than that this gun rocks!
I didn't know it existed and once I did, I had to have it. It looks and feels like a firearm. It has AR controls. Restrictions on shooting a BB gun aren't as strict as for firearms. It does not bang. It is not lethal. Harm to self is negligible if safety glasses are worn during firing. This BB rifle can be shot indoors with cardboard or a blanket as a backstop.
There is nothing cheap looking feeling on this rifle. It is almost entirely made of glass filled plastic My assessment is it will shoot for decades with proper care to the firing components.
It fires with enough force to penetrate 2 sides of a cardboard box. I zeroed indoors at 20 feet and shot groups are about 1/2” in diameter at that range.
I did not buy this for it's full auto-capability. I bought it for it's semi-auto capability and it's AR platform design. I have a 5.56mm AR and a 9mm AR pistol. Time spent with this air rifle makes me more comfortable, familiar, proficient, and confident with the others. The blow back feature gives just enough that re-sighting must be done after every round. My cost per shot with this rifle including CO2 and BB's is about 1 cent—9mm is 20 cents and 5.56 is 35 cents. The collapsible stock means people from 8 to 80 can comfortably shoulder it.
It takes some “extra” trigger pull effort to fire. Trigger weight is over 9 pounds versus around 6.5 for my other AR guns. While not gritty, the trigger action is not smooth. I am hoping this will improve with firing. While not replicating my other triggers, I like it, because it requires a return to marksmanship trigger basics with the consistent slow squeeze.
The supplied flip up sights are adequate. If you intend to use only iron sights, I recommend you replace them with better. The sights on the gun are plastic, don't lock into place when raised, and can get bumped out of place. There is no elevation adjustment, but they are spot on for elevation at 30 feet. I installed a cheap reflex sight and zeroed my rifle to it. The flip up sights co-witnessed perfectly after some windage adjustment.
Many report problems with the magazine auto-loader. Add me to the list. Mine is prone to jamming even when not in the magazine. It is not a robust device. I cast is aside after 6 loading sessions. Attached pictures show my solution for quick and easy magazine reloading.
While I didn't buy this for the full-auto function, I'll admit the fun appeal was something I looked forward to. It delivered. It pumps out a whole magazine in less than a second. It's rate of fire is double that of the US Army M-4. The quickest trigger pull I can manage send 6 BB's down range that produce 1/2” holes on the target.
The magazine appears very well built. It is heavier than a fully loaded 30 round 5.56 magazine. Crosman didn't cheap out here it's nearly all made of metal, cast aluminum and stamped metal. The cover that is removed to install the CO2 cartridges is made of plastic and seems up to the abuse it will receive, and is held in place by a metal spring catch. Additional magazines are $50/each.
I should have bought more mags. It’s fairly accurate but it’s hard to miss anything when this thing sprays out the entire magazine in less than 2 seconds! I read some reviews on how the plastic sights are junk...and they truly are. I replaced them with a cheap red dot. This thing is almost as customizable as an AR which is awesome. Maybe I got lucky but the re-loader works great as long as I only fill it up about 3/4 full. More than that it jams up a little bit. This BB gun is heavy. With the magazine in, it weighs as much as my AR. My 9 year old loves shooting it. We've put 500+ BB’s through it with no issues. Would highly recommend this product!
Quick update: I have found that in cold weather (approx 40-50F) this thing performs poorly. Which is pretty standard with CO2 guns. Shot consistency goes out the window and in full auto it has a tendency to run without locking the slide back. I'm going to guess that this is from the bolt not being sent far enough back because of the lack of pressure. Heating up the CO2 cartridges restores the fun.
Do not get gun broke 3 weeks after I bought it looks great from the outside but the internals are really cheap running at Full Auto destroys your gun if you still want to buy after reading this good luck
This gun is great, I’ve only shot it from 10ft in my room which is not recommended but it’s accuracy was dead on with a quick 2 single fire shots the BBs went through the same hole in my target. Only complaint is the speed loaded I wouldn’t use it what I do is use a pen to hold the spring down I load it in like 20 seconds that way. Highly recommend this gun!
Excellent Quality, works exactly as advertised hard to believe without actually trying it. I set it up at 30 feet and found it shooting one inch groups. I sighted it in with a red dot sight in a few minutes then went to full auto. Group at 30 feet was remarkable. If I read this I wouldn’t believe it which is why I included a photo.
[[VIDEOID:e03059cd12df5fb3c8632ad6e5eec793]] All ready to pack up for Christmas for my son. Sighted in the MBUS and Eotech 512. I know.... I already had one that he didn’t know about. I lost track, but I’ve fired quite a bit and I’m only on my first two c02s. I like that. The only downside is the absolutely ridiculous buttstock that virtually nothing can be done about. The design team bombed on that one. Speed loader is a true lifesaver.
It just arrived about hour ago.... very very well built I’m amazed. Shot my first mag full auto let’s just say I can’t stop smiling
The only thing this rifle can't do is spit out used Shells.
[[VIDEOID:1053ac3f474f29125251d19ef517c6c1]] Remember when you were a kid and played with BB guns? Remember how much fun that was? Well this is that great feeling X 1,000! It’s balanced and doesn’t have a plastic feel to it at all. Stock up on co2 and bb’s because this is hours of fun.
Way to much fun! Stop thinking about it and buy this thing. I enjoy it more than my real m4s!!!. I have put 1500 rds threw mine and not one single malfunction. This thing is wourth every penny. Get extra mags!!! I have 4 so for and it helps alot the cyclic rate of fire is ridiculously fast. And it's accurate as hell I was shooting roaches of my baucony last night. I put a tac-light with pressure switch and a black spider optic red dot on it. Then I painted it will include a picture of it. I love this gun!!
Have had this a week now and put seven mags of ammo through it. Can say it's a lot of fun, but it does require responsible shooting, because it's not a child's toy. I've had no issues using the Loader to reload the included magazine and a separately purchased spare mag . The Loader is a bit delicate, so I gave it a shot of Rem Oil as one reviewer mentioned prior to using. The Crosman Copperhead BB's have performed flawlessly and are pretty accurate so far. Due to aged eyes, I installed an inexpensive CVLIFE Red/Green Dot Scope for better accuracy over the open sights. Full Auto is a blast and empties REALLY fast!
Fun- factor should have more than 5 stars! So far functions flawlessly and seems very well built. Has typical bb gun accuracy and powerful enough to destroy any pesky soda cans that manage to find their way into your line of fire!
This is one fun gun and plenty of add-on space. Mine has 3x9 scope and many add-ons see photos
I bought two, one blue and one black. The blue one worked well, but the black one arrived with a giant hole in the plastic which made it entirely unusable. Very upset as i bought two on purpose so the boys could play together.
Got this for my 6 year old grandson.
He was pumped about it.
Great gift. No batteries, no rubber bullets,
Just reload with another shot of plain old air.
Easy to assemble. Very durable and also cool looking.
Came well packed in 2 Days.
He loved it and so did I!!
Great fun toy and with Vapor it's even better!