The RWS5g was the first real quality air pistol I owned. It was originally the base model of a trio of pistols that go up in accuracy and features, including the accurized, wooden grip 6G, and culminating with the dual-piston, recoilless 6M. (The 6G and 6M don’t seem to be available anymore; few recoilless spring-piston target air pistols are to be found anywhere these days, the sole exception being the Chinese made copy of the superb Feinwerkbau 65 pistol that ruled competition before pneumatics took over. ) I liked the 5G for its power and accuracy, but didn’t like the barrel-heavy balance, and eventually sold it, and replaced it with the lower-power, less accurate, Webley Tempest.
The 5G is known today as the P5, and sells for close to $200. While recoiling spring guns are obsolete for even the lowest level target shooting- you can get a fine recoiless single-stroke pneumatic for what the P5 costs- it’s still a fine plinker. But it’s still a bit awkward to use and to carry in the field. But the clever lads at RWS have come up with their own version of the Webley Tempest. It’s called the 9B, and uses the same folded barrel-over-chamber design as the venerable Webley. It does give up some velocity compared to the P5, but the compact size and better balance make it a superior plinker.