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Jazbear.'s review of Anics Skif A3000

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“After shooting my friends Co2 pistol I decided to go...”

Written on: 26/07/2002 by Jazbear. (1 review written)

Good Points
Light. Good looking similar to a Glok. Great sights. 28 shot magazine. Build quality very high. Single action mode is a dream to use. Up to 420fps.

Bad Points
Double action mode is a little on the heavy side to shoot rapidly, it takes 3.5kg of pressure on the trigger to use rapid fire. But there again it does have an amazing 28 shot magazine.

General Comments
After shooting my friends Co2 pistol I decided to go and get one for myself. I held several in my hands, but the Anics Skif A3000 was a dream to hold as it was both light, rugged and extremely comfortable to hold. The gun is styled on a Glok and feels slightly better than the real thing. I love the fast aiming sights on this, this enables for rapid aiming. Accuracy quite good, but it is worth Zeroing in the sights first though.



The gun has a 28 shot 1.77 magazine that fits into the pistol grip like the real thing. Brilliant idea as you don't waste time re-loading. Get a spare magazine to allow for a longer hassle free session.



Co2 lasts for 60 to 75 shots depending if you rapid fire or not. Trigger pressure on single action is veryyyy smooth. Double action requires much more effort in comparison about 3.5kg of pressure, which can be hard work after 20 shots or more at rapid fire.



Muzzle velocity I have measured at 380fps to 420fps depending on pellet used. 4ft pound measured consistantly.



I like the military styling of this as it is rugged and functional. This gun out performed my mates Walther Nickel head that looks the part but doesn't reach 360fps and only has an 8 shot magazine.



Get one! You will not be disappointed

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37789_Anics Owner.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 14/09/2002

Top review, couldnt agree more. It seems the eley wasp pellets are best for everyone I know to stop that dreaded locking up problem, it seems someone else mentioned that somewhere else. Excellent gun, very powerful for a pistol and very very accurate, otherwise why would it be so popular at practical pistol shoots??
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<br>Quallity review, nice to see someone who actually knows writing a review!

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Tamurlane's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 07/03/2009

Very competent pistol for a good plinking session, looks great, feels great and comes on target beautifully. Some people complain of jamming, but this is usually down to incorrect seating of pellets. Take your time making sure they're placed right, clean the barrel and lube moving parts regularly and you'll have a good reliable gun. It's more powerful than a lot of its competitors too, just remember to give it a forgiving grip to counter the recoil and its fairly accurate

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232772_Eldelcarrochido's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 06/03/2006

Does anyone know where i can get a black nickel skif 3000 in the US?

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Hotsky's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 20/02/2006

IMO the power of the Skif is just a myth; if you go to Anics website (www.anics.com) you can see the velocities with different pellets and they're not really above average for CO2 pistols. BUT the F1 will be somewhat more powerful because of the extended barrel...

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Criscollins's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 20/02/2006

but isn't the skif renowned for its power above all other co2 pistols... i am confused,, any more comments would help plz,,, btw thnks for the previous comment will keep it in mind !

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Hotsky's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 17/02/2006

I have a Beretta and used to have a regular Skif (not the F1). Beretta is a much better pistol IMO; more accurate (not by that much though) and even more powerful too (my Skif did only 340fps!) Beretta is also more durable and reliable (Anics is very pellet picky...)

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Criscollins's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 17/02/2006

hello there,,, i am wondering how powerful is the anics skif 3000 f1, as i am wondering on whether to buy the cp88, beretta 92fs, of the anics skif f1 3000. and am quite confused.. the beretta and cp88 on looks far out-do the anics, but i want a powerful, reliable and accurate pistol,, how powerful are the 3 guns, the skif(anics) , 92fs, or the cp88??? anyone with experience plz leave a comment,, thankyou!!!!

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Flex869's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 30/04/2005

These yellow promethius pellets, do they cause any jamming, are they pointed. Why are they so awesome any way?

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Nick21's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 28/04/2005

Hi, I bought this gun a few weeks ago and have had fun ever since. It is comfortable, accurate & very powerful.
<br>I was using the Gamo pellets, which are fine, but then I changed to the yellow Prometheus pellets and they are awsome.

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Flex869's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 10/04/2005

Can someone tell me what is the difference between the Anics 3000 and the new modification which is the Anics Brocock F1 Short which comes with a silencer. And what pellets are advisable for these guns to avoid risk of jamming?

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Hotsky's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 07/04/2005

elmst034,
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<br>I had Beretta for over two and a half years and recently got a the Skif, believe it or not their POWER IS VERY MUCH IDENTICAL.
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<br>Both guns have 4.5" barrel. Accuracy is compatible too, I think the Beretta is a little to heavy (44 oz), I like the weight of the Skif better (25 oz).
<br>
<br>the trigger on Beretta is a LOT better but I mainly shoot (both guns) in SA mode, so I'm not complaining.

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Mossad's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 12/09/2004

scarface80 this is the online manual for the gun
<br>
<br>http://www.eaacorp.com/manuals/skifa3000.pdf

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Mossad's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 12/09/2004

scarface80 this is the online manual for the gun
<br>
<br>http://www.eaacorp.com/manuals/skifa3000.pdf

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Deserteaglexix's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 10/08/2004

Just adding a little comment, nothing big, it's more closely resembling the Walther P-99, though the P-99 is a lot like the glock compact versions...
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<br>It looks like a great gun, what do they cost?

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Elmst034's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 28/07/2004

I am debating between an Anics and a Beretta 92....I know the Anics is more powerful but its made of plastic vs the Beretta which is all metal, I’d think the Beretta would be a bit more realistic. Plus it has a silencer and laser available....can anyone give me a comparison that has some experience wit the Beretta

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Mephos's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 08/06/2004

Really Important...
<br>
<br>Always use good quality pellets, always use the tool to insert pellets in mag, if there is a jam, never force the mag or you make life really difficult. Anyway, when you get a jam, get a rod the same diameter as the pellet and push it down the barrel. When you meet resistance push slowly and carefully and you will push the pellet back into the mag. Do NOT push too far. You should now be able to remove the mag. Good Luck.

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154960_Scarface80's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 09/05/2004

Hi there....Bought Anics yesterday and the magazine got jammed and it wont come out...and even worse the gun come witout an instruction manual...can anybody help me with this?...help me please...

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Lrt64's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 19/02/2004

AS has been said many times, the F1 has a non-removable barrel extension. The "silencer" is a mock cover for this extended barrel, it is not a real silencer.
<br>For those looking for a US dealer, try this:
<br>
<br>www.airgunsofarizona.com

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Dog's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 31/12/2003

1st : i`d just like to say that a few people are worried about hard trigger pull and one slution is not to use rapid fire as it may help
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<br>2nd : i found a cool site that does servicing on skif pistols and they also will take in guns and tweak them abit check this out!! > http://www.ncc1701f.demon.co.uk/Upgrades/Anics_A3000_Upgrades/anics_a3000_upgrades.htm just cut an paste

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Petrolboy's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 31/12/2003

Can anyone tell me if the silencer can be removed from the F1?

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Aqswdefrgth's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 06/12/2003

can somebody please tell me what silencer and laser i can get for a brocock f1 if any.

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Bobbob301's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 19/11/2003

SOME PLEASE PLEASE WRITE A GUIDE ON HOW TO INCREASE POWER and also how to take the damn slide off, i hate it im gona end up throwing it across the room :(

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Tiller269's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 29/10/2003

Camdean, the double action feature simply means pulling the trigger without cocking the hammer first, in other words the 1st action is pulling the trigger which then cocks the hammer, the second 2nd action. However using the skif in double action is quite frankly, horrible. For best results always use in single action, ie cock the hammer with your thumb, then pull the trigger. Hope this helps.

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Nick945's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 29/10/2003

Double action = just pull the trigger...

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Camdean's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 28/10/2003

Just got my skif, what a cool gun no problems yet, but i was wondering how do you get it's double action feature, and what does it do, it states on the manual that it has two different firing modes, how do i activate this other mode and what ammo does it take to do so ?

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Camdean's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 28/10/2003

Just bought the skiffs 3000, its a cool looking gun, i allready have an anics 101-m the m meaning muzzle it was the most powerful gun on the market i could get my grubby little hands on at the time, and when i heard that the skiff was more powerfull i couldnt resist.
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<br>One problem though it clearly states that the gun has a double action feature wich i cant figure out, aparantly it makes it harder to fire but im at an end on how it works? do you need BB's for this feature ? I am using round head pellets.

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Jamienorton's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 16/10/2003

hi everyone im new to this sport and i am wondering what are the best manufactures for co2 pistols. thanks

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Jim3141Uk's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 13/10/2003

Hi chaps, I'm looking at getting one of these, I've had a cp88 for 4 years+. ANy preferred supplirs, and also, where can I get my cp88 well serviced??
<br>Regards

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Bobbob301's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 07/10/2003

Hi i have a skif A-3000 and i am having trouble removing the top slide,could somone guide me through it please?
<br>also i live in central london and am wondering where to get a laser sight from could anyone help?

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Jrbear's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 09/09/2003

Hi Everyone.... I am Jazbear,,,,name changed to JrBear as i have forgotten my password... This pistol has quite a following now.. I also have made an Expert Review on the Walther CP99 if that helps anyone...

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Nick945's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 18/08/2003

Got my Skif today, its better than I thought it would be even though it jammed for the first few shots. I've so far managed 140 shots!! (its party into the 6th mag!) on the same co2 cartridge (crossman) before I put it away again, my finger is killing me!!

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Tiller269's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 04/08/2003

does anybody know of a message board for the skiff? Or is there someone out there clever enough to set one up. I know there are a lot of us that would find it usefull.

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Tiller269's Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 04/08/2003

I've had a look at the anics site and it appears that the 'silencer' is just an imitation to cover up the extended barrel.

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121017_Mightyrodent.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 02/08/2003

I have an Anics F1. I do not know if the "silencer" lowers the noise since I haven't heard a SKIF 3000. However do know that the paint on the "silencer" chips quite easily. It is my first CO2 pistol so I can't compare it to anything else. The adjustable sights on mine needed to be adjusted all the way right. I got 2 magazines with the pistol and I have noticed that they are ever so slightly different. The small metal bit on the side of the mag on one is embedded into the plastic of the magazine at one end but the other metal bit on the other magazine does not seem embedded at all. Also the 2 metal bits differ in shape. I get 2 and a bit magazines out of each CO2 powerlett.

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117355_Dd.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 21/07/2003

As far as i know, the F1 SKIF is indeed more powerfull, and is meant to fire at 550FPS, as oppose to 400, also i've heard that the silencer does indeed lower the noise, and also improves acc, and works as a compensator, if anyone knows any more info on the f1 please post here:D

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116348_Justin_C.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 17/07/2003

Yeah could someone please contact me with a place in the USA that is not out of stock on the Anics, please. My email is justinc@ptd.net

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115460_Ryan.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 14/07/2003

Does anyone know of a site that I could purchase the Anics 3000 in the United States? I've been looking for so long now, everywhere is sold out, and the UK can't send it here. If anyone knows please send me an E-mail with the link. Thanks so much!

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114585_Alex.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 10/07/2003

can anybody tell me if you can get a silencer for the A3000????

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113308_Lois Rocks!.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 05/07/2003

howdy partner again
<br>1. take top slide off
<br>2. insert mag see where the barel hits the mag onto the valve -take the mag out get a wide screwdriver and fit in the slot on the the brass valve and turn it to tighten with no gass in
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<br>
<br>u rock man
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<br>the light that shines twicew as bright ***** ofds

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112180_Luis.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 01/07/2003

also how do i do this?

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111944_Luis.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 30/06/2003

how do i get access to those,, where are they located at??

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111547_Devron 5.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 29/06/2003

hi lois ,
<br>take the top slide off and you might need to tighten the brawss valve up also tighten the one in the grip

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111440_Luis.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 28/06/2003

My gun just started leakin out of no where once i close the latch to puncture the co2 it just starts leaking right away i can put the clip in and shoot like 4 shots before its all gone its been like this for a while now because i dont know nothing about guns and dont know how to fix the problem can anyone please help me out here !!!!!

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110302_Gibbs.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 24/06/2003

does anybody know of an american website that you can order the a-3000 off of, has it in stock for a good price, between 125$ and 150$??

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Jazbear.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 24/06/2003

You are most welcome Gibbs. This is turning into a mini forum, but it seems that we can all bounce good ideas off each other to get a good end result...The review centre is an excellent service to anyone wishing to find out about products and reviews such as mine hopefully will helps others too..

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110002_Gibbs.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 23/06/2003

hey guys thanks alot for all your reviews, gonna ask for the a-3000 for my birthday. sounds like a great gun and if i ever have problems with it, ill head to my computer before i go to any gun store-keep up the good work!

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Cerberus.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 19/06/2003

Does anyone know if the accesory rail on the underside of the skif has the same dimensions as a glock? if so streamlight do some cool looking lights & lasers designed for the glock rail.
<br>
<br>Tim

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Mephos.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 13/06/2003

Hi
<br>
<br>I went out and got a skiff after reading this huge opus in development.
<br>
<br>Absolutely delighted with it.
<br>Much better than the CP88 I had previously.
<br>
<br>Just wanted to mention that if you remove the rear sight, buy a walther 11mm adapter rail, and judiciously file it and attach it, hey presto you can have any of a large range of laser / red dot scopes etc.
<br>
<br>It cost me £14 for the rail and £11 for a red dot and i'm getting consistant half inch groups at 10m.
<br>
<br>Now I just need to get the power up.

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Gerg.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 11/06/2003

I don't know about using the Skiff for airsoft games, i think that they should. it would give some real insentive not to get hit, and if you were wearing body armour it would not hurt at all. Now tracer games! Now theres an area not been exploited, they use tracer rounds in army and sas training, when you are wearing body armour they hit you and you know about it but its not lethal. You do get the fear and an extreme adrenaline rushes, becasue you don't want to get hit (because it hurts). But I think there may be a law against it for the public (given that you use real guns with tracer bullets instead of live ammo) unless a company can develop special guns lol. If anybody does make guns for a living e-mail me at deepfriedmonkeys@hotmail.com , ah go on lol.

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105903_The_Light.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 10/06/2003

you could use this for skirmishing after some modifications a few coils off the main spring and using plastic co2 pellets - i think it would hurt a bit!

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105557_Jazbear.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 09/06/2003

Well said that man

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Redeyepete.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 09/06/2003

Just a word to an earlier comment no way can you use co2 pistol as an airsoft pistol.Co2 pistol designed to pump out a LEAD pellet at 400 fps
<br>a softair pellet made of plastic is much lighter and designed to be fired from a softair gun max fps of 350 fps / 400 fps power difference is considerable as the co2 pistol is far more powerful than an airsoft pistol ie if you fired a lead pellet from an airsoft pistol it would probably fall out of the barrel.No way would any softair gamesite allow co2 lead pellet designed pistol to be used for skirmishing.Who wants to be shot in the ass with a gun 3/4 more powerful than a soft airgun...

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105283_Jazbear.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 08/06/2003

Alex....
<br>
<br>The trigger does require a great deal of pressure in double action mode...It is significantly higher than that of other models, mainly down to having to rotate the magazine with many pellets in.
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<br>I also own a Walther CP99 only an 8 shot, but extremely smooth and easy to operate. The quality on the Walther is extremely high also...
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<br>I have placed another review about the Walther CP99 on this board....My real name is John so it might be under that..I cant remember to be honest..
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<br>Hope that helps
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105251_Bill.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 08/06/2003

Thanks Flake! Reply apreciated & a good site discovered. Have now decided to buy the A3000 rather than the new F1 as it turns out the silencer is a 'Dummy'& just a non removable barrel extension.
<br>Thanks again
<br>Bill.

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104066_Flake.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 04/06/2003

Try here:
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<br>https://secweb1.pipemedia.net/uttings/
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<br>Much cheaper, always shop around! :)

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103948_Bill.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 03/06/2003

Hi,Does anyone have any info or comments on the new Anics F1 skif? Is it more powerfull or just an added silencer?Aparrently it was released last weekend,the only place i can find it for sale is
<br> http://www.surplusstore.co.uk/newstore/acatalog/surplusstore_co_uk_Co2_Guns___Pistols_9.html
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<br>for £150.00,any replies would be apreciated!
<br>

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100984_Alex.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 24/05/2003

I also wanted to know before i buy is if the single action trigger pull is alot easyier than double action.
<br>i have a bad back so i was looking for a gun with a nice easy trigger pull and ive been told that the skiff needs quite alot of tension in double mode.
<br>if it is easyier in single i will still buy as i will use this mode all the time.
<br>what does anyone think?
<br>Alex
<br>

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98690_Alex.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 17/05/2003

the gun sounds very interesting as i am definately looking into getting one.
<br>as said before by other people on here the nickle version looks good but if it peels i dont wana know(black would do just fine).
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<br>A QUESTION that i would really really wana know is that on the anics site it says about being able to fire plastic bbs.
<br>would it be possible to use soft air plinkers so i could use it against my mates as they all have v.high power soft air guns.
<br>the plinkers are 6 mm bbs.
<br>can anyone help as i need to know before i buy.
<br>cheers evryone!
<br>thanks
<br>alex
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92900_Flake.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 28/04/2003

Mark, you missunderstand. My skiff is standard albeit for a dismantle, oil and clean. The CO2 valve is not regulated and sometimes on the very first shot from a new warm CO2 bulb, it will fire at a higher power. Same can be said for all the CO2 pistols, the first shot from a new warm bulb will be more powerfull than the rest of the shots.

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92678_Mark.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 27/04/2003

Hi flake
<br>Im looking at buying an anics and just reading the reviews is yours 6lb as standard or did you have to tweak it, if so could you tell us what you had to do in order to gain the extra power, cheers mark g

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91747_Flake.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 24/04/2003

CO2 guns a notoriously inconsistent. I have chronoed my skiff at 6 ft/lbs on the very first shot from a new CO2 bulb, then rather rapid fireing dropped it to 1ft/lb! Co2 bulb temp, ambient temp, rapid fire, all contribute to CO2 cooling and loss of power. You should use light pellets for best efficiency. Ball bearings will break glass relatively easier than lead pellets, so penetration or breakage cannot always be attributed to power alone. Warm your CO2 for a while (in pocket is best, dont put it by strong heat!!) before use, dont rapid fire too much. Get a chronograph!

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91448_Ryanp.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 23/04/2003

I seem to be having power problems, cant penitrate water bottles, with RSW super points + hollow points, even from about 10-15 feet! Whats the problem? Could it be my pellets or the gun?

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85724_Flake.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 03/04/2003

Well said David!

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85060_David.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 01/04/2003

For SMKN or anyone else, I just did a couple of non-technical tests for you the results of which are on my site. Link on the front page.
<br>http://www.g6pje.fsnet.co.uk
<br>As to breaking flesh or skin, one of my aims in life is never to do this. When you get to my age you realise even the vermin have a reason to be here!
<br>Dave

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84945_Smkn.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 01/04/2003

How powerful is this skiff in comparison to objects you are shooting. Will it break skin? Will it puncture an aluminum can? Lmk what this thing can do...dont wanna waste my money.......thx.

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83375_David.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 26/03/2003

Having got the gun out again cos the weather is warm, (I AM getting OLD!!), I tried a new mag I bought last year for the first time. Loading it with GAMO ROUNDS, (what I usually use, they are quicker to load), I found they FELL THROUGH !!!!!
<br>So, the magazines vary in chamber size !!.
<br>I tried HUSTLERS in it and they were a firm fit, but much easier to load than my original magazine, which needs a good hard push to get them in. NOW I understand why some of you have jamming problems and loads dropping out!.
<br>I unreservedly apologise for thought I have had in the past about people who have had this problem. (Like the twerp's not loading it properly!!) I shall try ANICS on the subject, but I dont think they will take notice. DO THEY speak english there????
<br>My way out is to mark one mag for ball shot and the other for slugs/pellets. Maybe if you have more than one magazine you can try a test with GAMO rounds. They are pretty accurate in size. See if one of yours is looser than the other. I inspected them under a magnifier, but there are no manufacturing differences except that the spring steel strip (77_121_06_7 Flat Spring) is a different colour. In the loose mag it is blued steel. In the tight mag it is "pale brown".
<br>Stay safe and keep "playing"
<br>Dave

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83273_David.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 26/03/2003

Hi All,
<br>Havnt been about much lately, too busy with my microscopes!!. Jason_X, thanks for comments, send me some pics. Will get into it again later, just too busy at the mo.
<br>Keep playing with them.! We will end up with a better gun eventually.
<br>David

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83036_Jj Lehtop.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 25/03/2003

cant see how cutting the barell spring allows for a longer travel this is governed by the angle and lenght of the shaft operated by the trigger - u could drill another hole in the plastic barrel housing and move the bolt furthrt back this would give a longer strike
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82871_Sxpcorp.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 25/03/2003

Yes, I meant the magazine. Sorry, i have been in contact with guys from spain lately ;) . I get confused on how to name things. ;)
<br>
<br>Anyway, I really did not like the gun when I could only do 2 magazines. I left it at a power level where it does 70 shots.
<br>
<br>The other nodification I have seen and done involved modifying the springs tension by either cutting the springs or replacing them with a different kind. This method allowed for a longer travel of the barrel back and a longer time of aperture of the valve. They did have the advantage of not causing problems with the magazine.
<br>
<br>It gave the same kind of power increase, but was more difficult to reproduce, and I just did not want to spend more time searching for springs.
<br>
<br>The spacer idea is not bad at all, considering many of the anics i have seen have different sizes of spacers (washers) on them.
<br>
<br>Bye !!

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Devr0N 5.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 24/03/2003

GReetz,
<br>Here is my list of power improvements to anics 3000:
<br>
<br>1. allign barrel properly with valve -can test this by taking top slide off and looking down the barrel should see valve in centre
<br>2. file the brass spacer a little bit
<br>3.remove single action capability by disconnecting the connector to the hammer.
<br>4.remove "metal thing/catch above gthe trigger(onmly on one side" which can sometimes interfere with the mag position causing incorrect alignment /lost power
<br>5.add weight to the barrell - gives harder blow.
<br>would nt bother with valve work - it just cant flow any more gas- if you increase the opening time you will reduce power due to the co2 cooling effect(unless you have bulk) justg my opinions
<br>overall a good fun gun

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81488_Flake.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 20/03/2003

C'mon then Jason, lets have the info.

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81246_Jason_X.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 19/03/2003

No I'm not talking about the brass spacer, or as I mentioned above 'barrel washer'. When you say that you had problems removing the cartridge, do you mean the magazine? My method follows the same principle as the one you've used, but I've gotten around the magazine release problem. A couple of extra, small modifications and you can release still more power from your skif, and unlike filing the spacer/washer, it's not a judgement call on how much to shave off.
<br>
<br>I'm still able to shoot two full magazines after the conversion, or thereabouts, and that's a good number after such a nice power increase. If you haven't filed that spacer down yet, DON'T! Wait for my guide and then judge them together, as I think your experience might well learn something.

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81088_Sxpcorp.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 18/03/2003

If you are talking about filing the brass spacer a little, many users have done that already. Be careful, since if it is filed too much, you will have problems removing the cartridge ( a nuisance really).
<br>Also, the fun part of being able to have many shots may be gone, since you can do a lot less after filing the spacer. Also, it will go to a point that the power will not go up anymore, since it will need a longer barrel. My experience tells me that filing the spacer just a little until you can still remove the catridge is the best compromise. Enjoy you Anics !!!

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Jason_X.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 17/03/2003

SO WHO WANTS MORE POWER FROM THEIR ANICS A3000?
<br>
<br>I've owned and modified airguns since I was about 15, and bought a skif two months ago at the age of 31. I seem to have got a good one as I've had no problems with it at all, despite frequent use... well, except for my problem of constantly wanting to tinker with the damn thing.
<br>
<br>Last week I stripped the gun down and started considering my next improvement (I'd already added the crossman laser sight with mods as demonstrated by David from Norfolk. Nice work David). It was apparent where to get the extra power from, but took a while to figure out if it would upset the gun or prove more of a nuisance than a bonus. Finally I went ahead with the modification, which took about a half an hour to do properly.
<br>
<br>The results? GREAT! Nice increase of power and (unfortunately) noise, with almost a third more penetration per shot, and more destructive power (Goodbye jars, pint glasses and a sauce bottle so far). I took pictures of my mods with a digital camera, and will create a webpage soon of a guide to the mod, which I'm sure most people will find simple to do. (Note for David from Norfolk: It doesn't involve the barrel washer, which you don't need to mess with). Anyone thinking of messing with gas flow through the valve, by messing directly with the valve DON'T! If anyone wants to be directly notified when I put up the webpage then mail me at jason_x@ntlworld.com and I'll make sure you find out.
<br>
<br>I will also be showing how to build a silencer, that looks and works great on the anics (For those who want to know).
<br>
<br>Ciao for now,
<br>
<br>Jason_X
<br>

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79972_Sxpcorp.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 14/03/2003

Dave,
Sorry to hear you have a problem. I have never seen or heard about a similar problem. I have used and worked with over 2 dozen anics guns now.
I supposed you unscrewed the co2 bottle door and can open it with no problems.
With that open, it is very difficult for me to imagine how the bottle is stuck. Could you describe better?
Have you tried applying a little force to pull it?

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79867_Shotman.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 14/03/2003

ancs looks like a good handgun, but the bertta hanguns, walther are better because the are made by walther to same spec as the orginal. i.e colt co2 is made to the same spac the .45 verson because colt is not going to put they name in some pice of crap. where as the anics is just made by unknown russian made company. also the bartta pistol fires at 400fps and if you use co2 pell can go to 450fps. i shot an old t.v and it made 2 holes in the sceen . know that saying something. oh if you don't beleve me i still have the shot t.v
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77696_Dave K.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 06/03/2003

Hi Folks
I recently purchased a Anics Skiff 3000[black] and i was very happy with the gun, until one day i couldn't remove the gas bottle from the gun at present i am stuck with a gun which is as much use as a chocolate teapot. Don't supose any one else has experienced this problem and come across a soultion that doesnt damage the gun ?
<br>I have had the gun in pieces but cant get at the gas bottle help ....
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74909_Jjngirl.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 23/02/2003

Hi everyone! All of your reviews have been so helpful. The only question left in my mind is, how can I make my anics skiff A3000 acheive an energy of 4ftlbs? I've heard it was possible, or is it just a rumour? Please help me out! I want more power for my pistol, but need to know how.=(

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73589_Skif.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 17/02/2003

when you say a metal bit fell off the clip what part of the clip where is it located? Because none i know has had any problems with the clips, just want to know what it looks like!!

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Chris Taylor.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 12/02/2003

Bought my skif nearly 2 years ago now, I have experienced some problems with co2 leakage when loading this pistol with gas, the cure 1 tiny spot of brococks air cartridge oil seems to have cured this and will not damage seals . I even managed to construct a silencer out of odds and ends i had lying around my work shop which means i no longer annoy the people next door with the rather loud muzzle report. Oh yeh and the little metal bit fell of the magazine(thank god for super glue), other than that i have had very few problems with this pistol. I have also tried laser sighting but ended up fitting that to my custom crossman ratcatcher, the laser was constantly having to be re-zero the laser( cheap laser mounting kit)works a treat with a good scope mount. I am also interested in buying the alloy framed model which a friend has informed me I can obtain through the brocock company of birmingham , England it also comes with a silencer so I am told.
P.S.
They do look a bit like a glock 17

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70447_Quiet Giant, (Aka Art).'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 04/02/2003

Crunchy Saviour- I purchased a used A-3000. It shot great for the first 20 or so rounds then started to leak. I was able to replace the valve spring which took care of the problem. Reason I could replace it was I had a pistol to use for parts. Apparantly there are few if any spare parts available. There are photos on my website, (http://groups.msn.com/AnicsA3000), as to taking the valve apart. You may want to review and see if you have any additional questions. Always trying to add to the site. Good luck with it, Art (quiet_giant@hotmail.com)

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70184_Jazbear.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 03/02/2003

Hi everyone! Just to let you know that I appologise for the delay in getting back to you guys with information and comments about the Skiff, but sadly had a few computer problems and a death in the family to contend with.
Any questions ???? Fire away and I'll give you the most honest answer that I can and if I don't know I will find out or ask Dave from Norfolk. It's worth looking at his site guys.

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70183_Jazbear.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 03/02/2003

The Walther, as far as I know, averages between 340 and 380 MV, but has been measured up to 410. My friends Skiff seems to produce 420 and 405 on average. It must be the type of pellets he uses and the fact that he sings songs to it might have something to do with it!

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Crunchy Saviour.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 03/02/2003

I bought my Skif a year ago and started shooting it. It would jam repeatedly. Eventually it jammed so badly that I took it back to the shop and they sent it to the distributors, and I didn't get it back for about 2 months (the distributor was completely useless, and because of this saga the shop has since changed distributors!!)
When I did get it back, I realised that I was loading the pellets incorrectly (originally my Skif came with no instructions or loading tool, and even when I received it 2 months later it still had no instructions [but it did have a loading tool]).
To load the pellets correctly, you have to push them into the plastic pellet-holders by a few millimetres... if you do not push them in, they will fall out and the gun will jam.
After the whole escapade, the gun was working properly and I could have some fun with it.
Until the seal started playing up.
I put the CO2 capsule into the gun, close the screw lid on the bottom of the grip, turn the screw till it's reasonably tight (but not yet pierced) and then close the secondary lid thing to pierce the capsule... and it starts hissing.
After a few shots (ie, when the pressure has reduced) the gas would stop hissing, but lately it doesn't stop and continues to quietly hiss while I quickly try and get as much use as possible from the capsule. I can now get through 2 magazines' worth (56 shots) with one CO2 capsule, whereas before the seal problem, I could get through about 2 and a half magazines' worth (up to 80 shots) per capsule.
Would a small piece of white plumbers' sealing tape placed over the top of each CO2 canister work well, or would the tape gum the gubbins up?
I'll have a look at the insides of the gun soon.

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Raldo.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 30/01/2003

I want to buy a Co2 pistol and I've narrowed my choice to the Skif Anics 3000 or the Walther CP99. I had a CP99 in my hand in a shop today and I really liked it. I realise that the Skif is more powerful but does that make it a better pistol OVERALL? I understand the MV on the Skif is over 400fps, so what is the MV on the Walther? I've read all the reviews until I was dizzy so can someone advise me with a direct comparison please? Ta very much!

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68709_Dave.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 28/01/2003

Cornholio: Where did you get that model and how much of it is alloy? Please reply to my email
g6pje@madasafish.com
Dave

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68021_Cornholio Skif Mark.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 25/01/2003

If you are looking for STEEL BB's to go in the Anics Skif A-3000. I advise you to look for SMK PREMIUM GRADE .177 STEEL BB'S, They are the right size, Copper coated (will not scratch the barrel) and well made.
PS: The A-3000 I've got has a hardened steel slide and barrel (all black) the rest has an aluminium alloy frame and the usual (polyamide) body. (can only be found with great difficulty)

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67265_Quiet Giant.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 22/01/2003

Greg-
Try 'http://www.anics.com/eindex.html' the manual is online.
You can also try 'http://groups.msn.com/AnicsA3000' for additional information, tuning, etc.
Art

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67067_Greg Halloran.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 21/01/2003

I am so glad this review centre has a good review for the skif as it deserves it the first one i found was wrongly bad and got alot of stick for it. The skif is by far the best gun out there (before you get a licence anyway). I have had my skif for about 8 months and i need to oil it, i can see the two switches/buttons on the barrel but i have lost my instructions and don't know how to dissassemble it to oil it can someone tell me please, Cheers

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66563_Michael.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 19/01/2003

I have been pondering the thought of buying the anics for a while, and after reading reviews on a wide range of guns i have to decided to go for the SKIF-3000, i am wondering if anybody knows of a scope, with mount(s) of course, that is suitable? Also what is the best recommended ammo for the gun?, please let me know

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66111_Redeyepete.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 17/01/2003

I bought a skif before reading this review, boy am I sick as I got it from a UK dealer and got 1 magazine. I liked the gun so I thought I`d get another one, but after reading your review page I thought I`ll get one from abroad(france)lo and behold it came a few days later with 2 magazines so heres the url www.guns2u.com why do we always get the naff end of the stick in UK?? Still the gun is fab bit of kit looks better than a glock if you ask me.

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66066_Quiet_Giant.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 17/01/2003

I've set up a site, " http://groups.msn.com/AnicsA3000 ". I'm trying to compile tricks/tips, including photos for this pistol. I'm offering it as a forum if you folks are interested.
Good Luck,
Quiet_Giant@hotmail.com

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Flake.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 31/12/2002

"It can go into someones skin easily. So I may get my self one", erm...ok.
I am getting one myself :) It's not all metal as far as I know, it's some durable synthetic material. Ask Dave from Norfolk, he's had his in bits!

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58678_David.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 17/12/2002

A_C
READ THE REVIEW!!
It does NOT take BB's.
It is almost totally POLYMIDE PLASTIC!!
Apart from those two points you are right,
I think you will like it, if you get a good one!
David

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58631_A_C.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 17/12/2002

Hmm you guys make this gun sound really good, only 1 bad review. I have researched some information on this gun and it sounds GREAT!!! From what I heard it's all metal construction fires bb's and pellets, very powerful, according to a guy that sells these it can go into someones skin easily. So I may get my self one. I had a smk laserhawk 2005, got rid of it in a week, poor accuracy, poor power, only thing I liked about my smk was the fact that it was full metal construction. Anyways need to get me one of these, hopefully in a month, so once I have it I will post again and fully review this gun. Thanks for all the reviews guy, I would have probably bought a piece of trash if it wasn't for these reviews!!!!!

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58589_Sxpcorp.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 17/12/2002

There is a picture here:
http://www.airgunbuyer.com/news.asp
I have not found anything else on the gun...
I wonder if it will really be produced...

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Tonyknoff.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 17/12/2002

This is for mike. Where can I find pics of the brocock F1. I wanna see this gun with the silencer. Thanks

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55546_Dave.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 03/12/2002

Hi All,
I have just found out that some A3000,s have a brass sleeve in which the barrel slides.
The one I have (Ser. No. 006161) does not have this sleeve, fitting straight to plastic on the barrel housing.
Anyone know what ser no this change was made?
Could you all send your Ser No and whether or not you have the brass slide.?.
If you have the brass slide, how much can the barrel move within it (Sliding).
www.g6pje.fsnet.co.uk

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53380_Quietgiant.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 25/11/2002

Luis-
The only other thing I can think of is debris around the puncture fitting site, inside the grip. Using a flashlight, take a look see. Even if you don't see anything, I would get and aresol lube and give it a good spray. DO NOT USE anything eith particles in it. Pure gun oil only. I've read that WD-40 is no good, I've used it anyway. Afterwards put several drops of a high quality oil, such as Remoil or Hopes(sp??), in the grip. If that doesn't do it, contact Compasseco about service.
Good Luck,
Art
Quiet_Giant@hotmail.com

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53018_Luis.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 23/11/2002

No the co2 leaks right away once I turn the thing to puncture the co2 it starts to leak even before I put the mag in but when I put the mag in I could still shoot but the co2 is by then just about out. It worked before I've had 4 like 3 months and I don't know whats wrong with it.
thanks,

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Sxpcorp.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 22/11/2002

Luis, This is my advice:
Put a drop or two of SILICONE lubricant over the seal and perforating pin in the co2 compartment.
Tighten the screw until it is very firm..
Then, close it. If it still leaks, I suspect it may be defective. Have it serviced.

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52776_Quietgiant.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 22/11/2002

Luis -
Is that with or without the mag in place?
I had a bad valve spring on one of mine, and when I inserted the mag it would start to leak.
Are you turning the thumbscrew till the cartridge is punctured? Or using the cam? How old is your pistol? Possibly it is just worn?? Supposedly Compasseco offers service, I'm not sure if that includes parts or not.
Good luck,
Art
quiet_giant@hotmail.com

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52680_Dave.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 22/11/2002

Reply for LUIS,
Hi, Have you actually had the gun working ok previously?, or is this the first time use?
Best to carry this on via email as this is becoming a chat room!!
david@g6pje.fsnet.co.uk

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52588_Luis.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 21/11/2002

SOMEONE PLEASE HELP I DONT KNOW WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY ANICS BUT WHEN I PUT THE CO2 IN AND CLOSE THE HATCH THE CO2 STARTS TO JUST ALL COME OUT. IVE ALREADY WASTED LIKE 8 CARTRIGES BY DOING THIS AND I DONT WANT TO REALLY MESS WITH IT MUCH CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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47179_Dave.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 30/10/2002

Hi All,
First thanks Jazzbear for the comment. Much appreciated. I have now set up the Crosman sight and tested it. Very pleased. I now have half inch groups!.Not quite as straight forward as they would have you believe. I have put a page of instructions and tips and a large diagram on my website. http://www.g6pje.fs.net.co.uk for anyone interested. It is on the page of photos.
Extra warning, if you do recess the button into the grip BE CAREFUL! the grip is quite thin and the mag is under it!! I did actually go through in one spot but when I Araldited the switch in I put a piece of waxed paper between the mag and the grip (inside) so that no araldite went into the housing. (keep sliding the mag in/out whilst glue is drying) (If you do make my mistake!!)
Good Shooting
Dave
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46985_Jazbear.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 29/10/2002

Its worth looking at Davids site on the net if you have chance everyone. Nice to see someone who goes that extra mile in helping people. Thanks Dave for your interesting points of view on the Skiff. After looking at the trigger mounted laser I might treat myself to one soon.

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46932_Dave.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 29/10/2002

Hi Again,
The piccys of the modified Crosman laser sight
and the fitting of it are now on my website as
also are the original fitting pictures. Hope you like them!.
http://www.g6pje.fsnet.co.uk
Dave

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46863_Dave.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 29/10/2002

Hi All,
Just bought a Crosman 0421TM laser sight to fit to my Anics A3000. Anyone else got one of these sights?. If so have you noticed the error in the zeroing setup instructions.? Read them CAREFULLY.
There is an error I believe. Let me know if you can find it!.
Weather is too bad at the moment to do a test on it so will write a report later. seems well made though and quite easy to fit to the Anics.
I did not use any of the spacers supplied but found that the cable is a bit too long so am going to shorten it. How come it is only $43 dollars in the states (about £26 !) and £84 here?
Just found out from Anics that they supply the gun with TWO magazines!!.
Wholesale suppliers here only supply one.!.
Are we being ripped off?. Buy the gun anywhere but the UK and you get TWO!. I will publish photos of the fitted sight later on my site.
I stripped the gun right down last week, it is a bit difficult till you get the hang of a few tricks. At the rear of the barrel is a "buffer spring" and spacer. I believe if the spacer is reduced in length it will result in the valve being opened longer and more power developed.
Any other ideas on this?.
Dave

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46297_Mike.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 26/10/2002

Hi guys. Lots and lots of interesting reviews here! I have owned a Skif since last year (2001) shortly after they came out in the UK. Have not had any problems at all (no magazine glue job yet). I have bought a trigger mounted laser sight which for all intents is more of a gimmick (yes you get a nice dot at most ranges in low light). I have seen an underbarrel mount at www.uttings.com (look under CO2-Acessories) if that is of any help. As for the Rechargable air cartridge, I am interested in this, but when I bought my gun originally, I was told that the Brocock air cartridge was not compatible (but this is not the case at uttings.com).
One more thing, has anyone seen the picture of a brocock F1? It IS the anics but slightly uprated (4.5ft lbs but 60 shots), but it comes with a silencer! Does anyone know where I could get a silencer - the neighbours do know when im shooting in the garden!

Hope that helps
Mike

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45889_Dave.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 24/10/2002

Steve, I havn't found any other BB that fit the Anics well. BB are usually badly made and undersized from my experience.
I would only use "Rounds".
Dave

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45816_Steve.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 23/10/2002

I have just heard of the skif pistol and i am exited about what I have read in reviews about it. I have one question regarding ammunition. Will crossman pointed pellets/copperhead BB's work without jams,locks,falling out of its chamber, ect.? I would greatly appreciate info because if Crossman ammo works well (doesn't have to equal Gamo, whom i've heard is recommended most often with the skif) enough I will surely buy this pistol! My reason by the way for Crossman is because in my area the stores dont sell alot of higher quality ammo. Thanks

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42877_Alan.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 10/10/2002

Hi,
<br> I've read all your comments and reviews about the skif A3000 and I must say I am very impressed, I'm looking into purchasing this pistol myself.In the reviews everyone is using between 8-10 mtrs as the targeting range has anyone gone to 15 mtrs?
<br> Also is anyone using the air cartrigde instead of the co2 bulb,I've heard that in using the air cartridge the power stays the same all the way through is this true? as with using co2 bulbs the power decreases when you are rapid firing(between 4-6 shots)and also the pistol can get very cold in doing this.
<br> Looking at the skif the only likely place to put any form of extra sight is under the fore end of the pistol,but there may have to be a bit of re-working for the sight to be mounted as I haven,t found any sight mounts likely to fit as yet.
<br>THANKS

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41766_David.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 04/10/2002

Hi All,
<br>For Matt (UK) and Luis (US), all the answers you want are in the preceding reviews and comments except the bit about beer bottles. Well, I dont drink beer so I just went outside with a british "jamjar" and now I have got a lot of glass bits to clean up! Blew it to bits at 8 metres. Once set up the gun is accurate as you are. Havnt yet found a scope for it but looking to fit a trigger laser. Yes there is a piece that can come off on the mag, but a touch of good superglue will cure that. (see previous review).
<br>For single action the trigger is a bit heavy, and my gun hand is getting old and worn out so
<br>I do not use the trigger to cock the gun, only the dummy hammer. Dont like wasting ammo with rapid shots, anyway the cylinder gets too cold for
<br>good power.Dont have the means to measure the exact FPS , maker says 160m/s 425 fps, can only say its more than most and twice as good as the Walther or the 1911a I traded it for.
<br>As I said previously in a comment, I only use GAMO rounds and Hustler needle points or wasps.
<br>For power up to about 20-25 ft I think the Gamo round lead balls are best and very easy to load,
<br>pity they are not sold in tubes!.Have just made a nice case for it and all the bits, will put pics on my website. See www.g6pje.fsnet.co.uk.
<br>David

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41378_Luis.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 02/10/2002

I am looking into buying an anics 300 but i heard that this gun is very hard to shoot sometimes and is even inaccurate? to all u owners do u think this is true? also what is the exact FPS on the gun i always hear all these diffrent responses its about 500+ right? is it enough to break like a beer bottle??? or glass?? just wondering cause my old crossman repater couldnt so i wanna upgrade to this gun ,
<br>Thanks

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40987_Matt.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 01/10/2002

Hi there I am looking to buy a CO2 pistol.
<br>I have looked at the different pistols and the skif seems the gun for me. There are some things though that concern me. I have heard that there is a metal piece on the mag that breaks off easily and causes slide problems. Has anyone experienced that with their mags?
<br>How accurate is the skif?
<br>Does the trigger pull seem massively heavy when you are shooting?
<br>I have heard that it is hard to find scopes to fit the skif has anyone found any scopes to fit?
<br>Please let me know.
<br>Thank you for your help.

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40912_David.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 01/10/2002

The pictures I refered to earlier in the review are now on my website at:
<br>www.g6pje.fsnet.co.uk
<br>Hope you like them.
<br>Dave (from NORFOLK UK. NOT Holland!)

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40410_Jazbear.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 29/09/2002

Thanks for the extra information Playa.
<br>
<br>I have recently received my nickel finished Skiff and I am also greatly disappointed with the finish. I still have an all black one but might try and find a decent trigger mounted laser.
<br>
<br>I disagree a little with the styling, as I used to shoot firearms over here in the UK, until they banned them, I still advocate that it looks like a real gun. Unspecified. The gun isnt as heavy as the real thing, but thats a good thing with rapid shooting. I believe that the grip is very comfortable and have got reasonable aim in 10m anything from 1 to 2 inches.
<br>
<br>Its really good to have these comments from you Playa as it gives yet another twist on this very unique Co2.
<br>
<br>Cheers

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40912_David.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 28/09/2002

Hi All,
<br>Had the A3000 three days now and have put it through its paces. Overall, very pleased with it and happy it lives up to what is said about it.
<br>Not to sure about the "hardened steel" slide tho'
<br>unless my stanley knife is a special as it peels it!.
<br>Suggest from trying many you stick to wasps and Gamo rounds. Have found the Gamo rounds quite accurate and give the best wallop if you want to knock something over. Also they are much less likely to cause a jam.
<br>Have had one of these, gun locked up by pointed pellet not clearing mag on low gas cylinder !
<br>The way out of this is to make yourself a tool to fix it.
<br>Get a piece of brass rod 4mm round and 15cm long.
<br>Slightly bevel one end all round and fit the other end into a wood handle so that the rod only protrudes for 13 cm or 5 1/10th in.
<br>When you get a jam, remove the slide assembly,(mine was a hard knock job!) and slide the rod into the barrel and carefully tap till it comes to the handle stop. This 13cm length ensures that the rod will only push the pellet/slug/ball/bb back into the mag and no further as you can damage the back plate on the mag if it is longer.
<br>Then you can remove the mag, check round, and away you go!.
<br>I have the nickle one and am not too pleased with the finish, it could be a lot better. The milling is lousy and the slide grooves, which slide on the brass valve case, have caused wear on this in only 300 rounds! By the way, the first Gamo cartridge I used gave 124 firings before the pressure dropped low enuough to stop accuracy at 8 mtrs!!!.
<br>As for looking like the real thing, well, I reckon that is only true at 20 feet away!.
<br>If you have handled the real thing you will know.
<br>Still, out of the dozen or so Co2's etc I have had since handing in the Pt1, this is the most interesting one yet, and probably for the price be the best performer.
<br>I wonder if anyone has noticed the up/down play at the rear of the slide. From new mine had about 2mm and I think as the valve slide guides are worn away by the slide, this will get worse?
<br>As the sight is attached to the slide this can only impair accuracy. My best groups using rounds at 10 mtrs is about 2 inches, but then I am 62 and smoke, I dont have the arm I used to!!
<br>I have ordered another mag for it and when it comes I will strip the original to see if it can be "improved". Must be some way to make it flow easier.Have contacted Anics in russia but they are not very helpful. Wont send me a bigger diagram or any more info. As they advertise it on their website as "standard underbarrel sight mounts" you would think they could tell you where to get one! Their answer is that they do not know of one available !. I would recommend only cocking it by the hammer and not by the slide, as I said earlier , I believe this will cause a lot of wear in a short time to the slide guides.
<br>Still, thats enuf this time, this is my twopennyworth (english slang!), hope it was of some interest, anyone who wants to contact me, all my gen is on my site www.g6pje.fsnet.co.uk
<br>and I shall be publishing some pics when I get round to it.
<br>Dave

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40410_Jazbear.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 27/09/2002

A-3000 gives good advice. Listen to him.
<br>
<br>I agree that the manual is vague. Experiment with it a litle and you'll love it.
<br>
<br>Flat headed hobby light pellets work a treat. They fly very quicklyamd have a flat flight. Not much hitting power though.

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40099_Mike.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 27/09/2002

It was my misstake i quess, i wasn't pushing the pellets in all the way with the pusher tool, i also figured out how the slide works though my slide release lever wont make the slide release. i used the gamo pellets, all seem to work now. as far as bbs go,i thought all bbs were the same size, i just didnt understand why it wont hold any, doesnt really matter, i wanted to use it for pellet shooting anyway.its really a great gun. functions like one anyway, im satisfied. thanks for your help, one more thing, are the copper pellets by beemen any good? first time i've ever seen copper pellets, just wondering, thanks!!

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40018_Usa-3000.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 26/09/2002

Hi Mike,
<br>Would not recommend steel BB's as they are slightly smaller than pellets. If you must, try Gammo Lead Rounds. I use RWS HP and SuperPoints with no problems. Make sure you are seating the pellets properly with the short end of the loading prod. Your slide will only stay back(like in pics) with your magazine out and the safety off. You can then use the slide release lever(watch your fingers). You can also load the mag back in to release the slide... but I wouldn't recommend this in that this can crimp the small metal piece on the mag.

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39911_Mike.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 26/09/2002

i have recived my new air pistol, the anics skiff. when i opened the case i couldnt belive how real it looked, feels pretty decent to, when i when to shot it however, all the pellets dropped out , the gun even jamed twice. does anyone know of a pellet the will fit this gun correctly or should i return it>?i'm not even sure how a bb can be shot because thouse fall out of the magazine as well. i am using gamo magnum pellets and crossmen bbs. i just doent what to spen a fortune finding out what pellets work. if anyone can help pleae respond.oh, and the slid release lever, it doesn't seem to work, the manual is VERY vague on this gun. i have seen in pictures the guns slid is back, but mine doesnt???thanks

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39882_Jazbear.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 25/09/2002

I am a great believer in not trying to fix something that doesn't need fixing. Especially when you are only talking in the hundreds of rounds. I fired in the region of 1200 shots in my skiff before I though about keeping things lubricated. However, it is important to note, that as with so many mechanical devices, if not looked after correclty and treated with respect, they will eventually fail.
<br>
<br>In essence, what I am trying to say is. Don't be to eager to oil-up unless there is an aparant problam, because however much oil you decide to use will be too much or too little. Play it safe. Don't use it too much in damp or dusty conditions. Something will suffer at some point.
<br>
<br>Sorry to point out the obvious. I don't mean it to come across as ignorantly as it has. It helps to talk things through with friends and to bang around ideas about the subject.
<br>
<br>I am always open to new suggestions.
<br>
<br>You might also be interested to know that I am in the process of designing an even more efficient and powerful gun for the future. Codename "The T1000". Watch this space.

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39848_Usa-3000.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 25/09/2002

Thanks Jazbear.
<br>It appears that the Crosman Co2's have a top cap that makes a better seal than the Daisy's. Also, I learned not to over-tighten the ring that positions the the Co2 bulb against the valve. No more leaks for now! By the way... I thought that some high quality non-petroleum spring oil like RWS every 250-500 rounds was a good idea around the valve and seal? Am I contaminating the something.

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39618_Jazbear.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 24/09/2002

To be totally honest with you, I am not totally sure, but I would think that it is more likely the finish on the Co2. However I am not too stupid to think that the seal on the gun could well be contaminated, unwittingly, by an unknown substance like oil.
<br>
<br>How old is the gun mate? How much useage does it get? Have you taken it apart? Have you dropped it? Has it been used in a massive downpour of rain?
<br>Let me know and I'll put it to a mate of mine who is a gunsmith.
<br>
<br>Hope this helps buddy. Cheers.

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39387_Usa-3000.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 23/09/2002

JazBear,
<br>My first 2 Co2 cartridge were made by Crosman. No problems with the seals either and also experienced good power after 5 days too. But I just tried 3 Co2's made by Daisy and I have audible leakage. Are Co2 cartriges not created equally? Or has my Skif developed a leak?
<br>
<br>Thanks you for any help.
<br>
<br>I will try to track down some more Crosman's to troublshoot... though it may take me a few days.

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38970_Jazbear.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 21/09/2002

You won't be disappointed Mike. The nickel headed one is the more desireable, hence I am purchasing one next week. It costs about £15 more about $20 more in your terms.
<br>
<br>Enjoy mate.

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38809_Mike.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 20/09/2002

i have just ordered the anics 3000, it cost me $128.00 that was the best deal i could find. i couldnt find the gun in black, what i wanted, so i got the nickel and black gun, i hope the nickel plating(or whatever it is)doesn't come off. thanks for every ones help!!

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38673_Jazbear.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 20/09/2002

I cant speak about the quality of the skiff in the USA, but I have heard of very little problems with the magazine in the UK, in fact none of any note.
<br>
<br>The loading aspect of the magazine will take you 3 attempts to get used to, as you use a pellet loader to push the pellet into position. It takes about 1 minute or so to load all 28 shots. After a bit of practice. This is certainly worth it as you can shoot continuously for 28 shots.
<br>
<br>The seal on the gun has not let me down. I left the gun for about a week without firing and I still managed to get around 60 shots out of it.
<br>
<br>I must say that with all products you do get the good and the not so good. Thats life unfortunately. So don't be put off with someone stating they have an annoying problem. Just put it down to bad luck. Get another and I should imagine you would be better off than the first one purchased. Failing that it might have come from a faulty batch.
<br>
<br>Happy shooting. Anyway.
<br>
<br>I am buying another Skiff A3000 "nickel" this time round.

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38571_Usa-3000.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 19/09/2002

mike...
<br>bought mine in august from brad in florida at: http://www.webcom.com/airguns/Anics.html
<br>total w/shipping came to $139 and received in 5 days! I looked at the Walther(less power, more$) and the Gamo(less power, cheaper construction) and nothing came close to the a-3000. no problem w/ the mag and part & warranty service can be done in the us @ compasseco.
<br>faq: http://www.pistolfaq.btinternet.co.uk/AnicsFAQ.html
<br>crosman laser sight: http://www.neonstar.fsnet.co.uk/imagestore/Anics%20Skif%20A3000%20&%20Crosman%200421TM.jpg
<br>
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38447_Mike.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 18/09/2002

hi agian, is the anics 3000 worth buying considering the problems with the magazine? is the magazine easy to get the ammo into? the new co2 system, does that seem to be a good seal?do the bb's seem to do alright?i have 4 guns in mind the anics 3000, the gamo pt 80, the beeman p3, and the crosman c40. i tryed to real up as much as i could but i can find yo much info on anything other then the anic. can anyone help with some ifo, thanks, please email or reply.

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38184_Jazbear.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 17/09/2002

The Anics Skiff A3000 is made of an extremely dense plastic that is almost unbreakable. The top slide is hardened steel.
<br>
<br>As the above guy states. It is a much better pistol than the Walther.

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38003_Anics Owner.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 15/09/2002

Don't know where you would get either gun in the usa, I would assume any major gun shop would have them. I would recommend getting the anics over the cp99 as its higher powered, so you can shoot targets further away and also has the 28shot mag, which is a real god send. Other pellets do work in the anics, it just seems the eley wasp pellets, which are also available at most gun shops over here, are much better for fitting in without any jamming, also good pellets would be the RWS Superdomes and H-Point, although the latter is less accurate. Just remember not to be shooting animals with this or any other pistol, pistols don't really have the power for a clean kill, so if you intend it for hunting, get a rifle and save disappointment and much suffering.

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37912_Mike.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 15/09/2002

i would like to buy this gun but i cant find it in the usa anywhere. is it made of plastic?i want a good quality gun and i cant decide between the walther cp99 or the anics.i have never sceen eley wasp pellets before, where do u buy them. other brands dont work. please respond to this is anyone has info. thnaks

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37898_Jazbear.'s Response to 30745_Jazbear.'s Review

Written on: 14/09/2002

Thanks for the positive reply.
<br>
<br>I haven't experienced any locking up as yet. Thank God. Still a top gun though.

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