Reply To: Yet another guy new to PCP looking for help
How big are you? I am 225, 47yo. I pump up a small Airforce Escape to 3000 psi and it is not fun but it is not super hard either. But you are 20 years older than me. So you have to take that into consideration. Maybe look into a gun that you only have to pump up to 2000 psi. My Benjamin Discovery (2000 psi) is much easier to pump up but the quality is not that great. I did a lot of work to it to make it a better gun like adding a BNM breech so it will have a magazine and also a full shroud to quiet it down. These things increased the price from $379 for the gun and pump to around $550. I really love my Airforce, but for mostly plinking I would think a magazine is a must. Also if I was plinking I would get a scuba tank. Pumping 5 or 6 times in a session would get tiresome.
I am sure you will get more help soon enough from more experienced shooters.