Time to get a good airgun?

Time to get a good airgun?

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    Time to get a good airgun?

    Okay, with all the hoarding going on it's getting hard to find ammo. And the stuff I can readily find is getting very expensive. For instance, I can always get WWB in .45 ACP...as long as I don't mind spending $45 + tax per hundred! That adds up quick! I'm saving my brass, although right now I don't have my reloading stuff set up, but even if I get to loading again components are getting scarce. I'm starting to think my next gun purchase should be an airgun!

    I'm being serious here! I can continue to plink, maybe even daily, at minimal cost. While there's no recoil, you still practice sight alignment and trigger control. As an added bonus, I could practice in my basement. This would lead to practicing almost every day.

    So the question is, what do I get? I don't know much about specific models. I want a pistol, something with a decent trigger. Probably .177 but I could certainly be persuaded to get a .22 if there's a good reason. I suppose I would like to avoid PCB guns since a compressor that could fill it would be expensive, and a hand pump would probably kill me! Do CO2 guns have good enough accuracy to be worth practicing with? Any models to seek out (or avoid)?


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    Waste of money. Get a .22 (you should have one already) and spend the money on lots of ammo when the prices come down. Yes, you can still shoot it in your basement. Why can't you with any gun?

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    I don’t have a lot of experience with airguns but the one I do have is a barrel cocked spring powered gun. From what little I know about airguns the spring-powered guns offer the most consistent pressures and accuracy.

    A good source of info here: Educational Resources - AirgunDepot.com
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    I like the ones in .357, yes they exist, very acurate at resonable distances. and enough power for varment hunting.
    however they do tend to be pricey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OJDerrick View Post
    Waste of money. Get a .22 (you should have one already) and spend the money on lots of ammo when the prices come down. Yes, you can still shoot it in your basement. Why can't you with any gun?
    Yeah, got the .22 pistol covered. Ammo to feed it is another matter. Got a few bricks laying around you don't want? It's not even price, there's just nothing to buy. As for shooting "any gun" in my basement...well, I guess we have different kinds of basements! And I suspect popping off a hundred rounds of .45 in the house is likely to get some attention from my neighbors/local PD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    I don’t have a lot of experience with airguns but the one I do have is a barrel cocked spring powered gun. From what little I know about airguns the spring-powered guns offer the most consistent pressures and accuracy.

    A good source of info here: Educational Resources - AirgunDepot.com
    Several years ago on a gun deal gone bad I ended up with an older model German made air rifle. I'm not sure of the spelling but it was something like *FEINWERKBRAU*. It was Extremely Well Made and according to the guy that bought it...it was VALUABLE. I got $250 for it I think. I was flabbergasted that the guy was serious. It was in NRA Very Good Condition. I wish I still had it. I'd scope it and Keep It.

    I'm considering buying an air rifle and scoping it as my eyes aren't what they were just 10 years ago. It doesn't need to be Tacticool, in fact the plainer it looks the better.
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    I had a Glock 17 replica airsoft. The higher end models are pretty dead on.Was really nice to go in the office and squeeze some rounds of and practice drawing drills.

    With the ammo prices now I think I am going to get another one so I can get some trigger time in at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OJDerrick View Post
    Waste of money. Get a .22 (you should have one already) and spend the money on lots of ammo when the prices come down. Yes, you can still shoot it in your basement. Why can't you with any gun?
    Uh...laws about using firearms within city limits? Safety and health reasons (need really good ventilation)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Yeah, got the .22 pistol covered. Ammo to feed it is another matter. Got a few bricks laying around you don't want? It's not even price, there's just nothing to buy. As for shooting "any gun" in my basement...well, I guess we have different kinds of basements! And I suspect popping off a hundred rounds of .45 in the house is likely to get some attention from my neighbors/local PD.
    CCI makes some .22 ammo that is so quiet, you don't even need hearing protection. It sounds like a pellet gun. Depending on how much you shoot though, maybe it is a good idea to get an air rifle. You don't want a C02 one, those can get costly fast.

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    Any of the full metal blow back pistols are nice. Kwa,KJC, Tokyo Mariu are good brands. A nice blow back will run you between 120-200 bucks. With ammo prices now it will pay for itself pretty quick. I just set up a cardboard target in my office and shot away.
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