Written on: 08/08/2004 by Argos
Build Quality, easy to strip & modify.
Sights, factory supplied trigger/sear, cheap looking grips.
Why not improve your Webley Tempest .22 like I did with mine? I bought my .22 a few weeks ago and overall, I really like it. The sights are "adequate" rather than good though. My gun shoots high and to the right, but is fun to use. Okay to the mods...
I stripped the gun and polished the terrible trigger and sear contact faces. This transforms the release quality. C'mon Webley, it took me 3 minutes, why can't YOU do it? I then moly-greased the moving parts and the gun feels better overall now. Then I looked at the diagram of the Hurricane, and checked out the barrel. One phone call to my favourite gunsmith later, I had the Hurricane barrel, which fits perfectly to the Tempest. It adds another inch and has a hooded sight, which improves "point ability" for me anyway. Okay, about £38, but hobbies don't come for nothing.
I use my gun for back garden plinking, which it couldn't be better at. Fairly quiet and no messing with Co2 cans. I really rate this gun. It represents enduring British gun making at a time when cheap rubbish abounds, we should all buy one of these to encourage the makers that we expect nothing less than rugged, reliable quality. This is more than an air pistol; it is a piece of history.