Which was the superior pistol the Crosman 150 or the Challenger Plainsman



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Offline 45flint

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Just curious from someone who knows both pistols.
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Offline TerryM

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Re: Which was the superior pistol the Crosman 150 or the Challenger Plainsman
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2019, 09:15:34 AM »
  How are the triggers on your Challenger pistols?  The Crosman 150 has the advantage of using 12 gram cartridges, introduced as the first gun to use them.  I have never laid hands on a Challenger Plainsman pistol, but I would guess the Crosman is the better gun.  Just a guess.  Of course, "better" would be subject to opinion.   I suspect there are not more than a handful of members here who have ever shot the Challenger.  You are in a prime position to answer your own question.  Get yourself a 150 and decide for yourself.  ;)
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Re: Which was the superior pistol the Crosman 150 or the Challenger Plainsman
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 02:13:01 PM »
Have never owned a Challenger, but one of the guns I most regret selling was a Crosman 157 (.177 version of the 150). It was the second version with heavy barrel and integral breech assembly, 2-level power adjuster, and the slab-sided white marbled grips. Got around 40 good shots out of a cartridge as I recall.

Just a wonderful little pistol. Handy size, decent sights, predictable light-ish trigger, very comfortable grips in spite of the plain appearance, and very accurate. The hefty barrel made it a bit heavier than many similar designs, but with a nice muzzle-heavy, target-gun balance that I really liked a lot. A bit loud for my suburban back yard (main reason I sold it), but otherwise super.
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Re: Which was the superior pistol the Crosman 150 or the Challenger Plainsman
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 02:19:59 PM »
Have never owned a Challenger, but one of the guns I most regret selling was a Crosman 157 (.177 version of the 150). It was the second version with heavy barrel and integral breech assembly, 2-level power adjuster, and the slab-sided white marbled grips. Got around 40 good shots out of a cartridge as I recall.

Just a wonderful little pistol. Handy size, decent sights, predictable light-ish trigger, very comfortable grips in spite of the plain appearance, and very accurate. The hefty barrel made it a bit heavier than many similar designs, but with a nice muzzle-heavy, target-gun balance that I really liked a lot. A bit loud for my suburban back yard (main reason I sold it), but otherwise super.

Major advantage of the Challenger I can adjust it way down for the backyard.  At full power it is crazy loud!
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