Reply To: Newbie curious about pcp's
To simplify all that has been stated:
You need a gun ($200 to $2K).
You need an air source! Hand Pump ($200, difficult to use..strenuous, not possible for you as you stated) ,
Compressor (About $2K) or a
Tank ($700 for a new high end setup) PLUS a place to get it filled frequently.
Sub options exist in each area.
If spring fatigue is your primary concern then you can get a Nitro Piston Gun which does not fatigue and does not require expensive support equipment.