Written on: 22/12/2002 by Incognegro.
Super value, hard hitting, simple design and operation, medium sized, mostly metal contruction, loads of aftermarket products and modifcations available, simple to disassemble and operate.
Plastic breech and sights, heavy trigger pull for single action (can be lightened easily), loud report.
This Crosman 2240 has to be the best value of any CO2 pistol on the market. It also is hands-down the easiest to customize and has almost infinite possibilities. I currently own 4 of these in different configurations (and plan to buy a 5th). Barrels can be easily changed with Crosman's 2250 and 2260 models, so accuracy and power are quite upgradable.
In stock trim, the gun gets about 440 to 470 FPS (around 6 foot pounds of energy) in .22 cal. For a Co2 pistol under 12" in length, this is quite good - remember that this is a .22 cal gun and hits much harder than a .177. The gun is suprisingly accurate even with the stock 7.25" barrel. Operation is simple bolt action/single action and is single shot. The trigger is a bit slim and heavy, but this can be fixed with a trigger shoe. Lightening the trigger pull can be done by simply removing the grips and replacing the spring inside with a lighter one of the same length. It gets about 35-45 good shot per 12 grm CO2 powerlet, which is understandable due to it's power.
In conclusion: this gun is a great buy. The Crosman 2240 will fill a void in any airgunners collection. With an array of aftermarket products and upgrades available, you can't go wrong with this pistol!