Gamo P-25 & PT-85 Blowback Pellet Pistols Full Review

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Type: Blowback pellet air pistol.
Manufacturer: GamoUSA.
Model: P-25 & PT-85.
Materials: Metal & polymer construction.
Weight: 1.7 pounds.
Barrel: 4.5 inches, rifled.
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, single and double action.
Ammunition Type: .177 caliber lead pellets.
Ammunition Capacity: 16 shot drop out double sided magazine.
FPS: 450 (with Gamo's PBA® Platinum Pellets.)

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull with both the Gamo P-25 and PT-85 is not too bad at all, it is fairly long as the first stage of the pull actually rotates the rotary magazine to advance each pellet into place, so there is a noticeable slight resistance and click. Once you get past that first stage the trigger actually gets even lighter which can be a bit of a surprise at first! Most shots will happen in single action as the blowback pre-cocks the slide for consecutive shots. If the hammer is not back then you can shoot in double action mode but there will be a heavier trigger pull as the hammer will be cocked using the trigger.

Accuracy: Very respectable for Both Gamo pellet shooters, I shot 1-2 inch 8 shot groupings from 20 feet out in a semi-rested position with open sights, the PT-85 seemed to get the tighter grouping this time but only by a slight bit. I also shot freehand in double action, shooting quickly and was also able to keep both the P-25 and PT-85 well centered and on target. FPS performance for Both Gamo pellet airguns was well under the claimed 450 fps but this was expected as this claim was made using lightweight Gamo's PBA® Platinum Pellets and I used much heavier 7 grain RWS lead pellets for my testing. My 8 shot Chronograph test yielded an average of 354 fps for the Gamo PT-85 and 363 fps for the Gamo P-25. Both Gamo Blowback pistols got 3 good magazines and then 1 questionable magazine before the CO2 was all used up so don't expect to get a lot of shots per CO2 from each airgun.

Realism: The Gamo P-25 and PT-85 look like guns and function like guns but are not replica's of any one particular licensed gun. So in terms of being realistic, yes they are very realistic as far as what defines the look and feel of a gun but no they are not good replicas as they are not intended to be a replica.
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Pros:

  • Very well made and have good weight and feel to them.
  • Very heavy Blowback action.
  • Sights are easy to use with the white dots.
  • Respectable accuracy and power from both guns.
  • Love the way the CO2 is covered and how well designed the Tabs are.
  • Recessed barrel for more realism.
  • Lots of metal where you need it, slide, hammer, trigger, internal areas.

Cons:

  • Not really a replica of any gun?
  • Sights are not adjustable.
  • No slide catch release.
  • Low shots per CO2.

Comments:
Both of these Gamo guns are very well made and are a joy to shoot, my first impression was that they are a lot of gun for the money and I mean that a couple of ways. They are much larger than I expected and also the quality was surprising compared to the low cost. These two Gamo blowback pellet shooters and the Umarex PX4 Storm share many commonalities and the question about which one is the best comes up often, I would say neither gun is better than the other, you will just have to decide what key points from each gun you like best? I can say that the Gamo P-25 and PT-85 are well worth their price tag and I have no question these guns will last you a long time and give you many hours of shooting enjoyment.

My YouTube Table Top & Shooting Review for the Gamo P-25 & PT-85 Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistols:

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