Crosman American Classic P1322 22 Caliber Pellet Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: Pellet Air Pistol.
Manufacturer: Crosman.
Model: P1322 American Classic.
Materials: Metal & plastic.
Weight: 2 pounds.
Barrel: 10.25 inches, metal rifled.
Propulsion: Multi-pump pneumatic, up to 10 pumps.
Action: Bolt-action single shot, single action only.
Ammunition Type: .22 caliber pellets.
Ammunition Capacity: 1 round.
FPS: 460.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Crosman American Classic P1322 22 Caliber Pellet Pistol is non-adjustable but is short and fairly light with virtually no creep at all, it's just right there! The Crosman American Classic P1322 will allow for very accurate shot placement with only a little trigger time required to get use to the release tension required.
Accuracy: I found my Original Crosman 1377 (The .177 caliber version of this airgun) to be an amazing target pistol, getting about a 1/2 inch grouping from 30 feet out in a semi-rested position. And I even performed my accuracy test twice with the same result each time. In terms of fps performance, the Crosman American Classic P1322 22 Caliber Pellet Pistol is not required to be detuned for Canada importation so we should see very close to 460 fps even using heavier grain lead pellets! Make sure to look for my upcoming Field Test Shooting video for the Crosman American Classic P1322 22 Caliber Pellet Pistol.

Build Quality: The Crosman American Classic P1322 22 Caliber Pellet Pistol is not a fancy looking airgun but it gets the job done with a mostly all metal design and build. Remember this Croman configuration has been around since 1977 so about  40 years and has pretty much stayed the same so Crosman must be doing something right with the American Classic series if it has stood the test of time with very few changes to its design other than some cosmetics ones.
Realism: The Crosman P1322 American Classic Air Pistol is not a replica of any gun out there. The P1322 is made as a target airgun, so it looks like a target air pistol and is not expected to resemble a tradition real steel pistol of any sort.

Pros:

  • Fairly inexpensive target pistol (under $100 Canadian - $79 US)
  • Know to be very accurate.
  • Ability to regulate power with the amount of pumps.
  • Mostly all metal construction.
  • Rifled steel barrel.
  • Adjustable rear sight.
  • Light single action trigger.
  • Would be good for small close shot pest control because of good FPS and good accuracy for shot placement ability.
  • Lots of mods and upgrades available for this series of Crosman Airguns.

Cons:

  • The trigger is a bit thin (Can be upgraded).
  • Rear sight is adjustable but is hard to setup.
  • All black sights are hard to aim on darker targets.
  • Pumping is fairly firm and will take some time for max 10 pump power.

Comments:
The Crosman American Classic P1322 22 Caliber Pellet Pistol is a bit of a sleeper target pistol. It has been around for a long time and for this reason can be overlooked. It also is a super flashy looking airgun that requires a bit of manual pumping to get to maximum power. There is also the kind of finicky sight setup required to get this air pistol to shoot on target. If you can put all that aside you have yourself a super accurate and rather powerful little target or even small pest control airgun for a lot less money than some other pellet target pistols out there. And to be honest I would trade having to pump this gun up over a springer for the main reason that the recoil is so much less violent on a pump gun allowing for better accuracy at the end of the day. When you factor in all the mods that are available for this line of Crosman Airguns the sky is the limit allowing for a ton of customization in performance and looks.

My YouTube Video Review of the Crosman P1322 American Classic .22 Caliber Target Pistol:

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