1701P Silhouette PCP Pistol

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    Saltlake58
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    I’m considering buying the 1701P Silhouette PCP Pistol.  Anyone own one, like, dislike or have any kind of an opinion?  May buy on Friday at Crosman using the banner code.  

    Considering the Crosman rear sites.  Thoughts?

    Thanks,

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    MP44
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    Very accurate and a good shot count. My only complaint is the looks.

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    ADeuel
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    Really a great little pistol and a superb platform to build on. The triggers can be worked into something pretty decent when compared to the older Crosman triggers. You can install a Marauder rifle trigger assembly and make a neat stock for it and it will become a nice carbine. You can even fit the Crosman Challenger barrel(L/W) to it. Fun gun to play with. I think I have 6 of them but only one in original configuration.

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    Kev
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    Nice,enjoyable, PCP target pistol that is very customizable.  Has the same trigger as the Prod(Marauder Pistol) and same frame as a Crosman 2240.  So any custom grips or carbine stock that fit a 2240 will fit the 1701P.  It will shoot a  Crosman  wadcutter as accurately as any JSB or H&N pellet.  The pistol is very tunable exteriorly (hammer spring and trigger) and has a steel breech with 11mm rail. I’ve had mine for years with never a hiccup.

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    spysir
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    Outstanding pistol!   Nothing else can touch it for the money.  W/scope and shooting off a flat bag I was easily able to hit Fly’s at 50 yards , shocked me , something around 540fps from the box.  A little DIY work and I like the trigger as much as an FX Rancharo. very solid rig, easy to work on ( never needed to ) , and, can actually be handled like a pistol  – unlike the 1720T which is great BUT a better carbine than pistol.

    Maybe some numbers & a picture here”

    http://www.network54.com/Forum/275684/thread/1308786523

    John

    EDIT – Link worked, now seems dead, trying to ad pic of Crosman SSP & 1701P

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    Saltlake58
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    Thanks for the responses, but now, more questions!!

    How is the weight distribution.  Does the long barrel tend to drop as you shoot?

    Does it tend to be heavy in the hand?   It is nearly 40 ounces, so concerned about weight as a pistol.  I will get the shoulder stock but intend mostly to use it as a pistol

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    Kev
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    It actually balances nicely in hand and was designed for Silhouette shooting, which is all free hand.  I put a set of 2240 target grips and Burris Elite pistol scope on mine.  The weight of the air pistol steadies the hold, but I usually shoot it sitting down off my knee or off of shooting bag.

     It is backyard friendly if that is an issue being more of a target pistol than a hunter.  I tuned mine to about 600 fps with 7.9g wad cutters, which shoots relatively flat but doesn’t produce enough fpe to hunt with (not its intended purpose)  humanely , although some folks do crank it up and do just that.  I think you can see from these posts that it is highly recommended and that you will not be disappointed. 

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    Dairyboy
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    Great guns! I thought mine balanced very nice and took many sparrows with that gun with a Williams notch sight at the rear

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    Saltlake58
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    My intent is strictly a target pistol, right down to having some 10 meter goals (like get the shots in the black, maybe bulls-eye later).  depending on pellets, I may tune it down to the 450 range for accuracy and air efficiency.  Whatever shoots the best.

    Need to make a decision today, as tomorrow is Crosman’s free shipping Friday (if that’s still going on).  Using the 25% off coupon from the banner above and free shipping should get met the gun and the rear sights for a bit under $315. The carbine stock is another $22.50, and even though I plan on target shooting, I’ll buy the stock.  

    That’s just about what I spent on my Browning .22 pistol a few years ago.  That’s loads of fun to shoot, but not allowed in the back yard.  The air gun is.

    All positive reviews, now I just need to make a decision to pull the trigger and buy (pun intended)

     

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    Saltlake58
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    Pulled the trigger and bought the gun this morning.

    Total cost of the gun, and LPA rear sights, $311.00.  Used the AGNATION discount code for the $25% discount, saved over $100.  Saved about $16 on shipping by ordering on Friday.  Bought the carbine stock off eBay for $21.00 using a gift card my son gave me.  

    Can hardly wait to install the sights and air it up.  I have lots and lots of .177 pellets to break it in!

    Thanks all that commented.  Not a single bad review so I thought it’s a fairly safe bet on the gun.

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    Saltlake58
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    The Silhouette arrived last night.  Installed the open sights, It had a little air in the cylinder, so cocked and fired a couple times (no pellets, that’s tonight if I get time.

    Gun is heavy for a pistol, so it’ll take some effort to learn to control it.  Trigger feels good, so now I just need to fire those 2000 wad cutter pellets I have to break it in.

    Also, bought the shoulder stock.  It’ll be interesting to try it out as a carbine.

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    Smaug
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    I bought a tuned one several years back. It was very accurate, but LOUD. Go for a 1720T instead. The shround makes it slightly longer and heavier, but it’s worth it, in my opinion.

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