Written on: 11/01/2010 by Librarian (10 reviews written)
I made the acquaintance Alecto at a meeting of the UBC pistol club in October when a spokesman from Webley arrived with a couple of them to let the pistol enthusiasts have a go with. Straight away I have to say I was impressed with the look of the gun. A bit like any tactical multi shot repeater but with a palm shelf and all done in what I would describe as "plastic" but is certainly some fancy kind of composite.
There were only right handed models in .177 to play with (remember that this was two months before the launch) but even the left handers seemed to get on OK with it and left hand drive models are promised for the future.
This is a big gun but surprisingly light as it has a lot of plastic in its construction but this does not affect the "operating" parts of the gun. As for the innovations where do we start? This is a single shot Single, Multi Stroke, Pneumatic pistol. Lift both catches, either side of the top frame, and give it a single pump and you get approx 3.5 ft/lbs power. Repeat the action and you get 4.1 ft/lbs and if you manage to do it a third time you have 5.9 ft/lbs. Pumping the third stroke is good for the biceps.
Ok, so what do you get when you pull the trigger? On a single stroke you get a grin inducing Snap and a pellet on its way to where you pointed it. Do not blame the gun if you miss. At 10 metres I was getting 1inch groups. For me this is not good it's fantastic. But hang on a moment what's this with the foresight? Flick it up and you get a different blade with a red spot painted on it. Down to half inch groups with no attempt to adjust the fully adjustable rear sight.
On two pumps a louder Snap and a slap as the pellet hit the backstop and the accuracy was undiminished.
Three pumps and a positive crack with some muzzle flip and a short learning curve to get back to 1 inch groups.
This gun makes things easy for you. The safety is a plate which drops down in front of the trigger and is simply flicked out of the way with your trigger finger. The trigger has a long but smooth pull and after three or four shots you know when it is going to release.
Do I want one? You decide but remember, it took two range officials and the Webley rep to get it out of my hand.