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Friday
Jul182014

Most Powerful Air Pistol Shootout

In this "head to head to head" pistol shootout I compare three of my more powerful, or you could say effective air pistols against each other. Shooting at some pop cans from about 30 feet away to see how destructive each one is. I don't generally recommend air pistols for pest control simply because they tend to be less accurate and powerful than rifles, especially out at the longer ranges where a magnified scope is required and notably where the pesky vermin like to hang out.

I would have to say out of the three tested in this video comparison, the Webley Alecto in .22 caliber and the Modified Drozd Full Auto BB Gun would for sure get the job done at closer ranges. The Webley Alecto simply because it can hurl a heavy grain .22 caliber lead pellet right around the 500 fps mark which will take down small pests, again at close ranges.

My second choice or even first choice depending on how active the pest are would be my modified full auto 1200 rounds per minute Drozd that hurls 4.5mm Steel BB's at over 500 fps (under 4.2 foot pounds) at a rate of 20 BB's per second! A 4.5mm Steel BB traveling at 500 fps will penetrate fur and feathers very well and with most of the 20 BB's hitting a target in a matter of 1 second, that is going to humanly put a small to even medium sized pest down for sure. And yes the Drozd becomes a pistol when yuo take the rear stock off ;)

My last choice for the job is the Xisico XSP180 in .177 caliber since like the Webley Alecto it is only a single shot, so you got to make it count and being that it has less overall energy than the Webley Alecto again I would prefer the Alecto over the XSP180.

Watch my "head to head to head" YouTube video to see how these three pellet pistols compare:

Thursday
Sep202012

Ten Million Video Views Giveaway Plus CZ 75 - KSC 17 Airsoft - Gamo Combat Pellet Revolver

I already posted that I recently hit 10,000,00 YouTube video Views but I have been hinting about there being another Giveaway/Contest. After much thought I wanted to have a way that more than just one person could benefit from this. So I decided to list a bunch of my Canada Store products on sale. (Sorry US customers but I have a lot more restrictions in the US when it comes to what I can do with my pricing).

These Canadian sales will be in effect from now until October 10th and to make things even better, one lucky shopper during this time will get their entire order for free (This includes US Customers too).

So make sure to get in on the savings and the chance to get your order free!

In this "Update Video" I also show off some new previously owned guns added to my collection, an Airsoft ASG shell ejecting CZ 75, a no-name KSC Airsoft shooter and a Gamo Combat .177 caliber pellet revolver. And if you're into spring piston break barrel pistols, make sure to watch for my customized Exisco XSP180 .177 caliber Verminator!

Here is a sample of some of the items on sale right now...

Buy King Arms M4A1 in Canada   -   Buy King Arms M4A1 in the US

Buy Webley Alecto in Canada   -   Buy Webley Alecto in the US

Buy EKOL ES55 in Canada

Check out all items on Sale Now!

Wednesday
Nov232011

Xisico XSP180 Break Barrel Spring Piston Pistol Review

Type: Pellet air pistol.
Manufacturer: Xisico.
Model: XSP180.
Materials: Metal & plastic.
Weight: 2.5 pounds.
Barrel: 9.1 inches, metal-rifled.
Propulsion: Spring piston.
Action: Single shot.
Ammunition Type: .22 caliber pellets. (Also available in .177 caliber)
Ammunition Capacity: 1 round.
FPS: 400+.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Xisico XSP180 is amazing right out of the box. You actually have to be very carful because it doesn't take much to release it. I like mine setup this way but you can adjust it to your shooting style.
Accuracy: Very good, I was expecting to do much worse as I am far from a spring piston expert shooter. Even though I'm not as comfortable on the springers, I found the XSP180 easy to shoot even with the heavier spring piston kick. From 30 feet out I was able to get a tight 1 inch group shooting from a semi rested position. The Xisico XSP180 surprised me yet again with 470 fps average velocities even in the large .22 caliber version I was using.

Build Quality: The Xisico is priced on the lower end for a target pistol and because of this uses perhaps a bit more plastic then similar styled pistols. That said I found the plastic to be good quality and the gun had good overall weight to it. There are times when plastic is better suited then metal and I felt it was used well in this gun. Of course there is metal internally and externally but the main shell is primarily made out of plastic. All the moving parts worked well and felt nice and tight. I did not feel any concern that this gun would let me down.

Realism: The Xisico XSP180 is not a replica of any gun that I know of but it does have a modern look to it with its elongated design and ergonomic features.
Purchased From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros: 

  • Inexpensive spring piston target pistol.
  • Reasonable quality for the money.
  • I pump - 1 shot.
  • Comes in .177 and .22 caliber version.
  • Excellent FPS even in .22 caliber, well above claimed.
  • Very good accuracy.
  • Modern looking and ergonomic design.
  • Adjustable Trigger.
  • Adjustable Sights with fiber optics.
  • Under barrel rail mount for laser or tactical light. (may work with a sight rail)
  • Comfortable form fitting grips

Cons:

  • Lots of plastic but looks to be durable.
  • Grip shape will only work for right handers.
  • No top rail for a red dot or scope.
  • Safety is a bit tuff and on the ridged side.

Comments:
I wasn't expecting the world from this spring piston break barrel pistol because it is a more price conscience gun and yes it may not be as refined as the Webley Alecto I also reviewed but I have to say it performed well and exceeded my expectations in most every way. First off, when the manufacturer claims 400 fps from the .22 caliber version this usually means the absolute best case scenario! I used medium grain pellets and still got some amazing chronograph results from this spring piston shooter right up into the 470 fps range. Secondly, being a springer with a heavy recoil, I figured it would effect my shot placement but again I was surprised and shot as tight a group as I can expect from any pistol with open sights from 30 feet out. lastly, again if you can get your head around the plastic, this gun feels well made and I would expect a lot of good times shooting with it for many years. If you're on a bit of a budget but want a compact shooter you can target shoot with or even take down small to medium sized pests, then grab yourself a Xisico XSP180.

Xisico XSP180 Break Barrel Spring Action Pistol
C$149.00

Monday
Nov072011

Xisico XSP180 Break Barrel Spring Action Pistol Added to the Store

I am pleased to announce that we have added another target shooter to the Replica Airguns Store and this one also does not require any CO2!

The Xisico XSP180 is a very close copy of the Diana P5 Magnum and is a spring action pistol that packs the power of an air rifle within its compact, lightweight body. At under 17" in length and weighing only 2.5 lbs, the XS180P reaches muzzle velocities of up to 500fps using .177 caliber pellets and up to 400fps using .22 caliber pellets.The XSP180 is packed with performance features.

The picatinny rail underneath the barrel provides many tactical options for the shooter. The competition style hand grips gives a comfortable, natural fit enabling better accuracy. Premier fiber optic adjustable sights as well as an auto/manual safety and adjustable trigger round out the long list of features.

  • Break barrel spring piston design
  • 2.5 pounds
  • 16.56 inches long
  • 9.1 inch barrel
  • .177 or .22 caliber
  • Up to 500fps
  • Fiber Optic Sights
  • Target style grips with thumb rest
  • Adjustable trigger
  • Automatic safety
  • Under barrel Tactical Rail
Xisico XSP180 Break Barrel Spring Action Pistol
C$149.00