What type of air pistol to get?

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by thehemi, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. thehemi

    thehemi Member

    Dec 8, 2008
    Too many cheap beers (in cans) in the house that would be more
    fun to empty into the backyard than actually drink. More varieties
    of air pistols than I was expecting. CO2, pump and spring.

    CO2 seems the most popular, but I prefer not to have yet another
    item (CO2 canisters) to run out of and manage. Not many pumps.
    Spring (Airsofts seem to run on battery, do they all?) is an option,
    but charging a battery is only fractionally better than having to be
    on the ball with CO2 canisters.

    So are there any pump pistols worth their salt? Any spring pistols
    that don't require a battery to operate? Would either model have
    the power to penetrate a full can of beer from 20-30 yards?

    Obviously (low) cost is a major selling point, too.

  2. thehemi

    thehemi Member

    Dec 8, 2008
    Daisy PowerLire Model 880
    Daisy Shopping Cart - Model 880

    Actually I think I'm leaning towards one of these instead.
    650+ fps with .177 cal BBs or pellets should take care of
    those aluminum cans that I'm wanting to plink, no? And
    the multi pump means no CO2 canisters or batteries...

  3. cpf3

    cpf3 Member

    Sep 14, 2008
    Since you're now considering rifles, take a look at the Beenman R7. Yes, it's expensive, but it's a high grade, match quality rifle that'll give you a lifetime of fun. I've had mine for more than 20 years and still grin every time I shoot it.

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