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Hotair
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2019-04-12 21:55:59  

First impression, I REALLY REALLY REALLY LIKE THIS PISTOL!!!

It is much easier to cock and a lot quieter than my Beeman P17. Been shooting  it for hours and meant to post a quick review earlier but was having just too much fun shooting it. I was using Crosman Premier Match Pellets (Wadcutters) with open sights and was drilling a hole into a tree stump at 15 yards off hand and the plastic golf balls are fun to plink at out to 50 yards once holdover is mastered.

It is really neat to pull the hammer back to shoot it and the trigger is very nice the way it is set. I really think this one is worth the money and would highly recommend buying one of these to anyone. I have a feeling it is going to be one of my favorite air pistols! This thing is really accurate to shoot that can be shot for extended periods of time without fatigue and is one of the quieter pistols to shoot.

I am going to go shoot it again so more later...

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Hotair
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2019-04-12 21:59:38  

DARN! That fly HAD TO land on the grip as I took that picture!

I guess he wanted to take a sniff of German Walnut!

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2019-04-13 08:43:47  

Gee, all that for only $430 more than the $30 P17. 😏 Sorry, I found out I have to work this afternoon and have to take it out on someone. 😟 

I can't hit shit with a pistol so I turn them into a carbine. Here's a P1 converted for me to be able to be reasonably  accurate.

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Glad you like yours. Easy cocking and quiet are already a good combination.


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2019-04-13 11:12:35  

HA,

First, I really enjoy reading your posts. I have entertained the idea of buying a P2/HW75 many times over the years. I have always had an open sighted P1 since 1989. To me its like a hand held R7. I love its power and in spite of so many that find it difficult to shoot, I have to assume that I have totally mastered it- I generally hit what I aim at. My favorite memory shot was years ago on a mouse in the house. It kept coming around the corner while I was watching TV so I loaded up and rested it on my knee where it kept coming. I put the pellet dead between its eyes and it came out its azz cheek LOL. I like the P1's power but I have to imagine that 75 to be extremely accurate! Your post has awakened the urge to get one. If it has the P1 build quality, it's worth every single penny. I would like to find a good deal on a P2 if I had my rathers but I would love a chance to shoot either one.

If you get time, I would love to hear more of your thoughts on that bad boy. Congrats!

Bo

Edit: My P1 gets shot more than any airgun I have ever owned. Its just so handy and suitable for indoor shooting as long as you have drywall spackling and an old can of matching paint  😲

Bo


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JW652
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2019-04-13 11:46:45  

   Congrats on taking the plunge. Hope that you will share with us your tests on velocity and accuracy. Your posts are always among the most useful and informative. Many thanks.


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marflow
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2019-04-13 14:43:24  

i thought you had said you had owned one of these at one time and sold it, maybe i'm wrong and after reading that i was confused that you didn't remember how nice these pistols are 

there is the question, is the pistol worth the money and to some the answer is no but the pistol is worth putting in your collection 100% 

but there is something in any hobby that separates all of us, what we can spend 

know people that don't bat an eye at buying a March scope where i struggle at a 150.00 scope purchase 

so ever purchase any of us make must have been worth it but again we don't buy all the same thing and we are all in the same hobby and we enjoy what we have 

i'm glad you are enjoying your new pistol and keep looking for that P2, they are had to find, i was lucky to find one 4 or 5 years back for 220.00 in the box to go with my 75

Mike


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Hotair
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2019-04-13 19:49:37  

I had a Beeman P2 around 30 or so years ago and at that time I had a Beeman P1 as well and my mentality was a bit different back when as compared to now. I actually gave it away to a friend because I liked the P1 better due to its power and ease of cocking I recall and the recoil I really liked at that time and I wasn't an accuracy freak back then like I am now. I wasn't given the opportunity to shoot a Beeman P17 which wasn't available 30 some years ago to appreciate how easy the HW75 is  (or P2).

Now I am strictly into accuracy and power is secondary to my wants and needs. Believe it or not I like 12fpe or under guns and have a liking for 177.

The quality of the HW75 is outstanding and I would compare it to the HW45 or P1 in build quality but I can't shoot the HW45 anywhere near close to how accurate I can shoot this HW75 and first time around I never even shot my P2 for accuracy. I recall just pumping and shooting it only a handful of times (I would guess 2 to 5 shots) and it just sat for a while never to be shot again.

Today I cut a soda can in half strung up at 15 yards away with the HW75. I used to do it with my PCP rifles from a rest. Would have a hard time doing it with my FWB65 or 80 and Diana 6 and 10 and I did it standing 2 handed grip shooting the HW75. There is no way I can do it as quickly or if at all with my P1s and HW45s in any caliber. It appears to be as accurate as a match pistol and the balance and feel is second to none.  I have only tried Crosman Premier (Super) Match wadcutters so far and the tin of 500 is almost empty. This thing is so fun to shoot I can't seem to put it down. It hits exactly what you aim at. The grip fits me like a glove and it seems to be an extension to my body when shooting it. Now I want these kind of grips on all of my pistols.

Sound level is a hollow sounding ping when shot with a pellet, dry fired there is a pop to it. Still a lot quieter than a P17 and P1/HW45. I think if it had fibre optic sights it would be more perfect for me since the last pair of HW45 in 177 and 22 I bought specifically because they had fibre optic sights even though they would duplicate other older guns in the same caliber without the fibre optics.

I can tell you that so far I have shot this HW45 every day rain or shine and there is a good probability that this one will become a favorite.

Key points for me is the pinpoint accuracy, ease of shooting, comfort, ease of cocking and low noise.

And it is a lot cheaper than a Daystate Pulsar.

HA


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Hotair
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2019-04-13 20:15:50  

I have to add that I get this feeling to shoot it as much as I can when I can, this little gun has got me addicted! I have this OCD and get bored quickly and this one keeps my attention daily. I currently no longer shoot any other pistol and have some other guns that are neglected that I haven't shot yet. Normally I would shoot 2-3 different pistols almost daily but after getting this one, I only like to shoot this one and so far it has been every day.

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Jim in SWMO
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2019-04-13 20:49:44  

Congrats on the HW75, HA. Looks and sounds like a nice air pistol. And I'm sure it has the HW quality, too. But given it's price I guess I'll continue to enjoy my P17 🙂.

BTW. You might try the trick in this link for your front sight. Might make it a bit easier to see. And the best part is it's easily reversible if it doesn't work for you.

Out of Sight

I can tell this doesn't need saying but, enjoy your new HW75! LOL

"You've come far, pilgrim."-------"Feels like far."
"Were it worth the trouble?"-----"Ah, what trouble?"


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Hotair
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2019-04-13 20:56:23  

Hey THANKS JIM! I was going to use some liquid white out or bright fluorescent nail polish and you just saved me from blemishing my gun!

I am normally critical about price when it come to guns and accessories and have my fair share of nit picks but this one is IMHO is really worth the money spent which is far and few I would admit about most of my other guns.

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Hotair
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2019-04-13 21:03:41  
Posted by: straitflite

HA,

First, I really enjoy reading your posts. I have entertained the idea of buying a P2/HW75 many times over the years. I have always had an open sighted P1 since 1989. To me its like a hand held R7. I love its power and in spite of so many that find it difficult to shoot, I have to assume that I have totally mastered it- I generally hit what I aim at. My favorite memory shot was years ago on a mouse in the house. It kept coming around the corner while I was watching TV so I loaded up and rested it on my knee where it kept coming. I put the pellet dead between its eyes and it came out its azz cheek LOL. I like the P1's power but I have to imagine that 75 to be extremely accurate! Your post has awakened the urge to get one. If it has the P1 build quality, it's worth every single penny. I would like to find a good deal on a P2 if I had my rathers but I would love a chance to shoot either one.

If you get time, I would love to hear more of your thoughts on that bad boy. Congrats!

Bo

Edit: My P1 gets shot more than any airgun I have ever owned. Its just so handy and suitable for indoor shooting as long as you have drywall spackling and an old can of matching paint  😲

If the P1/HW45 is your mini R7 then the HW75 is a mini match rifle.  I must have shot thousands upon thousands of rounds through several of my P1s and HW45s and none are as pinpoint accurate as this HW75. I have an easier time hitting things consistently with this compared to my FWB 65 and 80 match pistols standing, kneeling, and sitting, one handed, and two handed.

I used to shoot my Beeman 800 labeled Diana 6 almost daily and this HW75 has a lot less drama upon discharge and seems to have a quicker lock time too and haven't shot that one since.

I was shooting (don't laugh!) a cheap $79 but accurate .20 CTC rated Gamo IGT P900 pistol daily as well before this one showed up.

I don't really look forward to taking my nice guns outside for extended sessions (thats just me) but have taken this HW75 out daily for hours.

HA


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brad870
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2019-04-13 22:32:24  

I had a Beeman P1 in 90% condition I gave $100 for it.  Nice quality pistol.  I ended up selling it.


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brad870
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2019-04-13 22:33:20  

I bought it from the guy I bought my FWB 300 S from in a package deal.  


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marflow
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2019-04-13 22:56:16  

you know AJ we have a very similar group of air pistols, right down to a B96

but my point here is if you get a chance, if you haven't get a .22 barrel for the P1

when we were able to and when the Canadian outfit was still in business i got a .20 and .22 barrel and as you go up in caliber the solter the recoil is so the .22 is a joy to shoot 

now the barrel band screws are soft as hell and they have a clear adhesive on them and the plate and you normally strip them out 

i bought a bag of 12.9 hardness replacement screws and the right tools, as wiha 2mm insert bit and a pneumatic butterfly wrench but that another story 

i haven't got that Gamo 900 but i do have a Lovena Lov 21 now that is an oddball but what a trigger it has and it's accurate 

it is the Condor's little brother 

well that enough 

take care 

mike

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Hotair
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2019-04-14 01:34:37  
Posted by: pluric

Gee, all that for only $430 more than the $30 P17. 😏 Sorry, I found out I have to work this afternoon and have to take it out on someone. 😟 

I can't hit shit with a pistol so I turn them into a carbine. Here's a P1 converted for me to be able to be reasonably  accurate.

[​IMG]

Glad you like yours. Easy cocking and quiet are already a good combination.

Hey Rick if you buy yourself a Gamo P900 IGT pistol I am sure you would be able to hit anything you aim at free hand without the need of a carbine stock, mine really surprised the heck out of me for only $79 and Pyramid has them for $69 (pre order) plus 10% off coupon code free shipping if you purchase over $150 so add pellets to it or $65 from Amazon (in stock) with free shipping (price went down right after I bought mine!!!) My friend Gerald bought one after I mentioned to him how fun and accurate it was to shoot even if it felt like a toy (mostly plastic) and it must have a Gamo Compact match barrel or Air Venturi V10 barrel because the factory accuracy rating is 0.20 CTC at 10 yards and mine does even better than that and most importantly it can be shot for long periods of time without any fatigue. Once it is broken in, it is a very sweet and fun accurate shooter!

He agreed and he really enjoys shooting it as well.

It does not kick like the P1/HW45 at all. Surprising how little movement it has when fired.

Here is the description-

  • Pneumatic pre-compressed System with igt Technology
  • Accuracy: 0.20 inch groups at 10 yards (center to center)
  • Velocity: 400 feet per second
  • Barrel: precision rifled steel
  • Recoil and vibration free
  • .177 Caliber
  • Break barrel pistol
  • IGT and SAT technologies
  • Velocity: 400 FPS
  • Recoil and vibration free

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2019-04-14 01:35:45  
Posted by: brad870

I bought it from the guy I bought my FWB 300 S from in a package deal.  

That is a REAL SCORE $100 for an HW45???

 

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Hotair
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2019-04-14 01:40:57  
Posted by: marflow

you know AJ we have a very similar group of air pistols, right down to a B96

but my point here is if you get a chance, if you haven't get a .22 barrel for the P1

when we were able to and when the Canadian outfit was still in business i got a .20 and .22 barrel and as you go up in caliber the solter the recoil is so the .22 is a joy to shoot 

now the barrel band screws are soft as hell and they have a clear adhesive on them and the plate and you normally strip them out 

i bought a bag of 12.9 hardness replacement screws and the right tools, as wiha 2mm insert bit and a pneumatic butterfly wrench but that another story 

i haven't got that Gamo 900 but i do have a Lovena Lov 21 now that is an oddball but what a trigger it has and it's accurate 

it is the Condor's little brother 

well that enough 

take care 

mike

I have the P1/HW45 in 177, 20, and 22 calibers already. Didn't want to have to swap out barrels.

The 22 HW45 does not seem to kick like the 177 does and my recent one (22) with fibre optic sights has the 2 power levels like the 177s.

I bought the newer ones as duplicates in 177 and 22 (but not in 20 caliber and have only one old one in 20) since they had fibre optic sights and my old ones do not. I am a little bummed my HW75 does not have fibre optic sights. I thought the new HW pistols already have fibre optic sights. I especially like the grip of the HW75 it just feels perfect!

HA


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brad870
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2019-04-14 01:52:24  

I gave $400 for rifle and $100 for pistol.  And I got that nice aluminum case to go with it and cleaning rod and a Beeman pellet seater that is worth $50.


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Hotair
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2019-04-14 02:00:23  

Looks like a double score there you got a 300s with a type 2 trigger!

Nicer triggers than the older versions.

Very nice guns! That no longer available JAPAN MADE springer rated Bushnell Trophy 4-12x40AO looks like a good one too!

 

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2019-04-14 02:56:38  

Thanks.  Scope came with gun.


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2019-04-14 06:10:23  

Glad you got it and are enjoying it. And it’s good to know I’m not the only guy impressed by this gun! Again I don’t think you can call it a true “match” pistol, but something about the P2 is more than the sum of its parts, it’s really a delightful airgun.

Now I’m even madder I missed out on that bargain price at the Hickory show though!


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intenseaty22
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2019-04-14 12:39:39  

That must be some gun if you are actually putting in time to shoot it! LOL, from what I understood, you buy them more than you shoot them? 

Question: Will it hunt/pest? Maybe birds, chipmunks, or mice? Say inside of 25 yards? I don’t have any pistols, but would love a very accurate one if it pested well. 

Congrats, enjoy, and thanks for advice. 


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straitflite
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2019-04-14 15:55:38  

If the P1/HW45 is your mini R7 then the HW75 is a mini match rifle.

To be sure, I cannot out shoot my R7 with my P1. My analogy is in terms of power and quality. I believe you got what I was saying,  judging from your own analogy...do you get what I'm saying? LOL

To build on intenseaty22's response above, Do 'ya think the HW75 would peel a starling off of a rooftop TV antenna? I hate starlings...they are always trying to destroy my eaves.

Bo 

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2019-04-15 20:15:21  

 

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23 yards using Crosman 7.4gr Premier pointed. The Premier 7.4gr seem to shoot more accurately then the Premier Super Match past 15-20 yards.

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Hotair
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2019-04-15 20:25:06  
Posted by: pluric

Gee, all that for only $430 more than the $30 P17. 😏 Sorry, I found out I have to work this afternoon and have to take it out on someone. 😟 

I can't hit shit with a pistol so I turn them into a carbine. Here's a P1 converted for me to be able to be reasonably  accurate.

[​IMG]

Glad you like yours. Easy cocking and quiet are already a good combination.

That Crosman shoulder stock sure comes in handy!

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2019-04-15 21:55:25  
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That Crosman shoulder stock sure comes in handy!

 

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2019-04-17 15:54:05  

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Took out 2 at 23 and 24 yards using 7.4gr Crosman Premier Pointed no problem just dropped like rocks no fluff.  Both one shot one kill.

 

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2019-04-17 16:07:53  

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Cut it open to see how deep the 7.4gr Crosman Premier Pointed pellet went in and it was around 3/4 way. 

 

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straitflite
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2019-04-17 17:27:33  

You certainly answered that question-and illustrated the answer completely 🙃. Wonder what would be a good scope for it? Recoil obviously wouldn't be an issue...hmmm...

Bo


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2019-04-17 17:34:22  

Nice shootin' there Tex. 👍 


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