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Aug172011

Crosman 1377 American Classic .177 Pellet Pistol Review

Type: Pellet Air Pistol.
Manufacturer: Crosman.
Model: 1377 American Classic.
Materials: Metal & plastic.
Weight: 2 pounds.
Barrel: 10.25 inches, metal rifled.
Propulsion: Multi-pump pneumatic.
Action: Bolt-action single shot, single action only.
Ammunition Type: .177 caliber pellet.
Ammunition Capacity: 1 round.
FPS: 495.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Crosman 1377 American Classic is non-adjustable but is short and light with virtually no creep at all, it's just right there! It makes for very accurate shot placement.
Accuracy: I found the Crosman 1377 to be an amazing target pistol, getting about a 1/2 inch grouping from 30 feet out in a semi-rested position. And I performed my accuracy test twice with the same result each time. I also put the America Classic through the Chrony Chronograph test using increasingly more pumps each time and got it up into the 460+ fps range with 15 pumps using 6.9 grain RWS lead pellets. Keep in mind this is the Canadianized version that has been release valve limited to under 500 fps, so over-pumping should not hurt this gun too much, but either way do so at your own risk as Crosman says it's a 10 pump gun...

Build Quality: The Crosman 1377 American Classic is not a fancy looking gun but it gets the job done with a mostly metal design and build. Remember this gun has been around for 40 years and has pretty much stayed the same so Crosman must be doing something right with it.
Realism: The Crosman 1377 pellet pistol is not a replica, it is a target airgun, so it looks like a target air pistol and for that we'll give it high marks ;)
Available at: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Very inexpensive target pistol at $59.
  • Amazing accuracy!
  • Ability to regulate power with the amount of pumps.
  • Mostly metal construction.
  • Rifled barrel.
  • Adjustable sights for windage and elevation.
  • Light and short single action trigger.
  • Would be good for small pest control because of its decent FPS and excellent accuracy for precise shot placement ability.
  • Lots of mods and upgrades available for this gun!
  • It has been around for 40 years!

Cons:

  • Trigger is a bit thin (but can be upgraded)
  • Sights are fully adjustable but a bit hard to adjust.

Comments:
The Crosman 1377 America Classic .177 caliber pellet pistol is a must have target air pistol, even though I own the much more full featured (and pricey!) Webley Alecto .22 caliber multi-pump pneumatic target air pistol, the Crosman 1377 is still great to own and shoot. I think one day I will pass my 1377 down to my son when he is ready to learn the art of accurate pistol target shooting. The fact that you can head out for the day with the 1377 America Classic in one hand and a tin of .177 caliber pellets in the other and shoot till you can't shoot any more, with no CO2 required makes it very inviting - and pretty much everything you point it at will get nocked down or nailed dead on.

My YouTube Video Review of the Crosman1377 American Classic .177 Caliber Target Pistol:

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Reader Comments (3)

This is definitely a classic! With the right kind of ammo it is a real tackdriver. The mods are endless - so you can take a $59.00 gun and turn it into a custom work of art for $200 more. Start with the original and "make it your way". I got most of my mods from D&L Airgun in Canada.
The only con to this gun is that it made the web of my hand sore with the factory grips after an hour of shooting and that I started to get clumsy pumping by that point and pinched my fingers a bit. Overall it is one of my favourites, and I am constantly delighted with each shot hitting exactly what I aimed for - everytime.

August 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Thanks John!

August 18, 2011 | Registered CommenterMichael Kaye

The first air pistol I owned when my father bought it for my twelfth birthday. I wouldn't even like to guess how many pellets I've put through it since it was in continual use. I have not used it in over a decade but found in at the back of the shed. The sights were out of line and the outside of the barrel was rusty but worked fine. Spent the entire day plinking.

What is there not to like about this gun. Slow reload but hours of fun.

January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPat

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