Written on: 22/03/2006 by Sifu456 (61 reviews written)
Its a copy of the Spanish GS1000. Its Stamped Beeman. It has a nice sporty shaped wood stock. Its easy to shoulder well for an adult and it has a rubber stock butt. It comes with a snazzy muzzle brake and it cocks easily. It has no twang or buzz.
All this adds up to a very nice package thats accurate and easy to shoot.
Its not as fancy as the GS1000, in stock and bluing. It cocks sorta like a Beeman S1 or Chinese TF25 hopefully this smooths out.
I don't think Beeman has anything to be ashame of in this rifle. Its accurate and ergonomic for me.
The Beeman SS1000 is a copy of the Spanish GS1000, the SS1000 is made in China. Its Stamped Beeman, it has a nice sporty wood stock, the wood stains ok, not as nice as the GS, it has no checkering and a different stain. Its still an attractive package.
Its easy to shoulder (if you are mid-large adult its not a 13yr old and under rifle) and it has a solid rubber stock butt, the bluing is on par with some of the better chinese rifles like the B20 but not as good as the B40, B26 or B50. It comes with a snazzy muzzle brake and it cocks easily for a new rifle, but not as smooth as my 1 yr old Gamos. It seems to have no twang compared to the Gamo SS and weights more then a 1.lbs more. I had not noticed this buzz as much until firing these rifles side by side.
The BSS1k is as accurate the Gamo which is capable of 60-80 yards hits on 4" clay target, fairly easy. I did not notice the buzz until after firing the BSS1K right after the Shadow supreme both in .22.
In my opinion the Beeman has a much better trigger design then the Gamo. The trigger on this gun is metal and chromed, I think the trigger guard is polymer.
Side by side shooting the B20 in 22's with the copied rekord trigger, I very noticable that it is crisper and more target like then the SS1k Beeman, but the SS1k would be a better hunting trigger. I was able to get more 1 hole groups with the Beeman bc, the B20 broke, too light & crisp, after shooting with the long trigger pull of the other 2 rifles, all were accurate. The B20 being a little more picky which pellet it liked.
Another thing that was made clear the quailty of scope and mounting counts, the Beeman mounted with a nice AO scope at 10 yrds it was much clearer and the mounts were soild of course this added to its accuracy. The others are setup for 15-80 yards out, I don't think the Beeman would have a problem with this just adjust the AO for the range.
All this adds up to a very nice package that has a 5 shot 1 hole accuracy at 10-15yards. Brilliantly clear Beeman 3x9x32 scope and mounts. I like the trigger after adjusting it to my likely, it is two stage.
Its a powerful .22 air rifle thats easy to shoot very accurately. I'd like to compare it to the side by side to the real GS1000 .22. I still wonder if your gonna copy something, don't make it less attractive. But I guess you copy to save money.
I like the Gamo and B20s but I definitely think the Beeman SS1000 design is a step up, pending purpose. The Gamo hunting in rough terrain and the B20 in field target, now the BSS1k could do it all because its so accurate. I like different things about each rifle. I would say that this copy is a difinitely a compliment ands does its job as a base starter adult rifle. Which is to make you want to explorer their better Rifles. R7 or R9 here I come. I think it wears the Beeman stamp well.
No this, that Beeman doesn't make any of the AR it sells.
End results is this is a well copied air rifle, not great but for the money $182 mounted with a $98 scoped and $18 Beeman ring/mounts. Its a deal.