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Friday
Mar102017

Crosman PFAM98 Taurus PT-92 and American Classic P1322 Airgun Overview

First off, I want to thank Crosman for providing these two guns for review! Now they're not exactly new guns by any means but for sure worth showing and doing some update reviews for.

Starting with the Crosman PFAM98 Taurus PT-92:
The Crosman PFAM98 Taurus PT-92 is essential a KWC made M92 also branded as the same gun as the Cybergun GSG 92 and the Swiss Arms P92.

So for all intense and purposes if you have watched any of my other revise on this line of KWC Beretta /Taurus BB pistols and even Airsoft versions then this BB gun should be really familiar to you.

History of the Taurus PT-92:
It is often referred to as a Berate 92 copy but in fact it is a Taurus PT-92 replica. The Taurus PT-92 is a product of Brazil, Taurus actually bought the entire Brazilian Beretta factory back in 1980 including drawings, tooling, machinery, and a very experienced work force to make the guns. Taurus  immediately sought to improve on the Beretta design, resulting in the popular and acclaimed Taurus PT-92.

Specifications for the Crosman PFAM98 Taurus PT-92:

  • Full Blowback operation.
  • Full metal frame, slide and magazine.
  • 12 gram CO2.
  • 4.5mm steel BB’s.
  • 20 shot full size drop out metal magazine.
  • Smooth bore barrel.
  • Single and double action trigger.
  • 2.44 pounds (1107 grams).
  • Up to 400fps.
  • Replica of Taurus PT-92.
  • Made for Crosman by KWC in Taiwan.

Next up the Crosman American Classic P1322.
The American Classic P1322 is basically a .22 caliber version of the .177 caliber 1377 Pneumatic Pump Air Pistol. So make sure to watch the video reviews I have already done for the Crosman American Classic P1377. Other than caliber the .22 caliber version at least in Canada is more powerful since it has not been detuned for Canada import. The .22 caliber version has a claimed fps of 460 which is under our 500 fps import limitation while the standard non detuned .177 caliber version has a max claimed fps of up to 600 which can set off alarms at customs. For this reason the Crosman American Classic P1377 Canada version is detuned to shoot under 500 fps.

Crosman use to make a similar version of the Crosman American Classic P1322 called the Back Packer which had a slightly longer barrel and came with a removable stock. You can kind of replicate this gun by adding the stock but it will have a shorter barrel. Keep in mind there are a ton of mods available for this series of Crosman airguns including barrels, bolts, trigger, Internals stocks, scope mounts…

PHOTOSpecifications for the Crosman American Classic P1322:

  • Metal and plastic construction.
  • Pneumatic pump.
  • .22 caliber lead pellets.
  • Single shot bolt action.
  • Rifled metal barrel.
  • Single action only.
  • Up to 460fps using lead pellets (10 pumps).
  • 1.88 pounds (853 grams)

Keep posted for my full update reviews for these airguns...

Wednesday
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:

Buy this gun in Canada   -   Buy this gun in the US

Saturday
Jul092011

Crosman 1377 American Classic .177 Pellet Pistol added to the Collection

I received my Crosman American Classic .177 Multi-pump Bolt Action Pellet Pistol a few days ago and had a bit of time to shoot yesterday. I was extremely impressed with this very inexpensive classic single shot bolt action target pistol. Even using the stock open sights, I shot a group about 1 inch in diameter from a 30 foot out free standing unrested position!

I still prefere my Webley Alecto but then again it is about 5 times more expensive and so it should be a better gun :)

I will be following this up with a full review some time down the road...

Here are some specifications for the Crosman 13177 American Classic:

  • .177 pellet
  • 495 FPS
  • Length: 13.63"
  • Weight: 2 pounds
  • Underlever pump action
  • Single shot - Bolt
  • Rifled barrel