Written on: 05/09/2003 by Boris (2 reviews written)
Well made, good hard finish. Mainly Alloy.
Superb Trigger. Automatic safety. Styled like a 9mm handgun - Hammer arb rear, extraction ports at side, moulded magazine release. moulded slide hold,muzzle compensator (working !) Good ajustable metal sights
Very hard to complete the compression stroke
Difficult to load pellet in to shrouded breech
The Weihrauch HW 40 PCA /Beeman P3 could almost be a "Nemesis" clone. The trigger is much better - light and breaks evenly with no creep. The sights are excellent and unlike the Nemesis the rear sight is not in a vulnerable location.
A standard scope rail runs along the top of the barrel. However with a scope fitted closing the pistol to complete the compression stroke can be tricky, one has to ensurE that you are pressing down over on of the mounts.
The MV is rated at about 410 fps (ie same as .177 Tempest) and is marginally more powerful than the Nemesis.
The auto safety is not to everyone's liking as it must be released before each shot. However with such a light trigger it is useful
The grip has moulded finger grooves and is quite comfortable, and the front of the trigger guardhas serrations to enable two handed firing.
I usually fire non toxic Prometheus pellets, which being light and with a self lubricating sabot increase the MV by about 30%
The gun discharges with a quiet "crack" - not as loud or offensive to neighbours as CO2
I have just found that the easiest ammo to load are Gamo .177 lead balls (notmetal BBs which are .174,wear your rifling and ricochet) They seem just as accurate as pellets. Which just about sums up this pistol - it is capable of greater accuracy than I am. it is about £10 more than the Nemesis, but cheaper than the Tempest. It can usually be purchased for a max of £80 GBP
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