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Beeman P17

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    Septicdeath
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    Accuracy: +24

    The Beeman P17 My experience are what most people say, this is a really nice pistol. For under $40 there are probably no better air pistols in this category, single-shot, single-pump pneumatics. The pistol is precise and has a nice trigger. The grip comfortable in the hand. A bit of effort is required to pump it, once you figure it out it becomes fairly easy and natural. Loading pellets is also a bit tricky at first but soon becomes second nature  Build quality seems ok, with no obvious flaws on my gun. The gun is mostly plastic, but it's very good quality polymer. I suggest a tear down debur and reseal from the get go. One of my favorite go to plinking guns.,

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    FrankinFairfield
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    Accuracy: +4

    I agree.

    About 5 years ago I was visiting motorhead and he asked me to try the trigger on his P17.

    Wow.

    He said his son gave it to him, I think.

    He did not mention the cost.

    A few months ago duckfish asked me to break in his recently rebuilt FWB65.

    I put 1000 7.9CPL pellets through it and showed him how to cock the pistol.

    He gave me a P17 (he bought the original Weihrauch model for himself) as payment.

    Everything you say is true…

    Fun little gun and more accurate then it should be.

    I put a in-expensive red-dot on it to fool around with but it will end up in the tool-box under the back seat of the Silverado.

     

     

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    Harv24
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    Accuracy: +4

    I was just shooting mine this morning. I've had mine 3 or 4 years now. It is still accurate and has enough power the kill a Grackle (Or so I've read.)

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    jaykb49
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    Accuracy: +2

    So many great attributes for such little money. I recommend it to any friend who has a casual interest in air pistols.

     

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    vokwa
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    Accuracy: +0

    It might look like bit of a wacky setup, but I added a center point 4×32 scope with some see through mounts on mine. As long as you press on the back mount to recock, it can hit flies from about 10m. I feel lucky I picked the p17 off the shelf at Walmart, I had no clue it’d be so much fun for the price!

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    Longfellow
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    Accuracy: +6

    Harv24

    I was just shooting mine this morning. I've had mine 3 or 4 years now. It is still accurate and has enough power the kill a Grackle (Or so I've read.)

    The day after I got mine I killed a pigeon w/ it. They definitely have close range pest control potential. My P-17 now has a Feyachi 2 MOA red dot sight and I use it as my tacklebox pistol for snakes while fishing.

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    MikeVV
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    Accuracy: +23

    Hmm, I musta got the one in a million, with a crap trigger.

    Hard, LONG creepy pull to the final release.

    I took it apart, to see what the big deal is.  Pretty bad stamped parts with sharp, rough edges…so…

    I polished all surfaces that slide on another part, removed all of the, as stamped sharp edges, shortened the sear let-off length, polished both edges of the sliding parts of the sear.  lightened the trigger return spring.  That's all I recall doing.  Now…it's "almost" acceptable.  Was gonna go back in and shorten the sear overlap again, but decided it ain't worth the effort !  It's useable now as is.  Don't use it much, more of a dust collector, and a holder for one of my cheapest red dot sights.

    Mike

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    Longfellow
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    MikeVV

    Buy another one. They're cheap. My P-17 has a bit of creep in the 1st stage. 2nd stage is about a 1 lb pull. I like it. Take the slack out. Line up the tiny dot on the Feyachi just where I want it and then literally touch it off. Does fine. That Feyachi 2 MOA turns a snakes head into a huge target.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R7SHGJ6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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