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Re: Using air pistols to hone shooting skills
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2019, 04:39:59 AM »
I bought the Duke version right after they started making them in a pellet version.

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Re: Using air pistols to hone shooting skills
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2019, 07:54:13 AM »
I fawned over the photos, yeah, very nice Kris.
I like fancy stuff.

I was reading QnA from a pellet version and the manufacturer stated that you can shoot pellets through a BB version by using the cartridges for pellets, but you shouldn't shoot BBs through the pellet version.
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Re: Using air pistols to hone shooting skills
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2019, 08:01:36 AM »
Nice Wayne, I almost bought that one, how do you like it? I think that I read somewhere that you aslo shoot BP. Does it have the look and feel of a real Colt?
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Re: Using air pistols to hone shooting skills
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2019, 08:34:32 AM »
Sig Sauer offers many air powered options of their real guns BTW.

I've got a P320 in .177 and 9mm. They shoot very similarly, and weight and balance are also very similar.

I got my wife to shoot the airgun a few times before going to  the range with the 9mm. It was her first time shooting a firearm, and I think the airgun practice really helped her get ready, and eased her into shooting pistols without a lot of noise and recoil.
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Re: Using air pistols to hone shooting skills
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2019, 08:35:12 AM »
Other than the hammer standing back from the frame a little when the gun is at rest. It looks like a real 1873.

Feel?
Yes, sort of, it  has the grip frame from an 1860 army black powder cap and ball gun.

The longer grip is needed to house the 12 gram co2 cartridge.

Converting the 1873 to the 1860 grip was a popular modification even back then as the “plow handle” grips were considered more comfortable and controllable.

Over the years I have owned several colt single action revolvers, several modern uberti single action reproductions, and more ASM and pietta reproductions than I can remember.

The main difference in an actual colt revolver, and the Italian revolvers is the fit and finish, and the smoothness of the action. 

The co2 revolvers look the part, feel the part, and are AFFORDABLE
That’s a word that is not associated with the word COLT.

In the powder burner world, when you have the word COLT on a pistol, it cost you at least $200 extra per letter.   
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Re: Using air pistols to hone shooting skills
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2019, 08:37:17 AM »
I just wish Umarex would put factory correct markings on one side, and all the warnings and airgun caliber markings on the other.

So you could display it with just the correct markings showing. 
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Re: Using air pistols to hone shooting skills
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2019, 08:46:32 AM »
Nice Wayne, I almost bought that one, how do you like it? I think that I read somewhere that you aslo shoot BP. Does it have the look and feel of a real Colt?
I've never owned a Colt PB before but I've the the New Model Army Replica Remington by Lyman which I've had and shot for many years, I always have been a fan of the single action pistols.  I really like the Duke replica a lot and it gets a lot of shots on a cartridge.
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Re: Using air pistols to hone shooting skills
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2019, 11:25:14 PM »
My Peacemaker is supposed to be here Saturday,  I am tickled to get this one.

I just gave away all of my 177 stuff, rifle, pellets, cleaning brushes.

Now I have to determine what pellet it likes.
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