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Category Archives: Tests and Reviews

Tests and evaluation of guns, pellets, scopes and other airgun-related materials

Feinwerkbau 80 Match pistol

Back in the 1980s, when I first discovered high quality airguns, the Feinwerkbau 65 was the pistol that ruled ISSF air pistol competition. Introduced in 1965, the FWB 65 used a simple and elegant  system to eliminate recoil: The receiver was free to slide rearward on firing, dissipating recoil energy instead of allowing it to […]

Crosman 1701p PCP Silhouette pistol part II

In my previous post, I described my initial impression of the Crosman 1701p. It’s a potentially very accurate pistol, but I thought it was held back from achieving its potential by a so-so trigger and simple grips. There wasn’t much I could do about the trigger, but there are a lot of aftermarket grips available. […]

The Crosman 1701p Silhouette Pistol part I

  Ever since selling my last Crosman CO2 pistol I’ve been thinking about getting one of their PCP pistols. There are basically three: The Marauder pistol, which combines the Marauder action and shrouded barrel in .22with a modified 2400-series pistol grip with a much better trigger, the Field Target pistol, which is pretty much the same thing […]

Pellet Traps for indoor practice

If you want to improve your marksmanship you’ve got to practice, and unless you have a dedicated outdoor range with a sand berm, like one friend of mine, you’re going to need a pellet trap. Even if you have an outdoor range, if you live in the Northern half of this country you’ll need a […]