Weihrauch HW 40 PCA /Beeman P3 Review

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Boris's review of Weihrauch HW 40 PCA /Beeman P3

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“The Weihrauch HW 40 PCA /Beeman P3 could almost be a...”

Written on: 05/09/2003 by Boris (2 reviews written)

Good Points
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

Bad Points
Very hard to complete the compression stroke

Difficult to load pellet in to shrouded breech

General Comments
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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Boris's Response to Boris's Review

Written on: 01/10/2003

To add to the above I have fitted a Webley Speedpoint this is a light, and inexpensive (£ 15 GBP) red dot reflex sight, made by "Singlepoint" who used to supply similar sights to the army.
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<br>It does not use batteries as it takes in ambient light. You have to keep both eyes open and your sighting eye mentally superimposes a red dot on your viewing eye - it works! The dot is visible long after it is too dark for open sights . It is adjustable for elevation and windage.
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<br>It can be mounted right at the rear of the scope rail and still leave space to press on the REAR of the barrel on the compression stroke.

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Pshore's Response to Boris's Review

Written on: 26/11/2003

i have an old (20yrs) single point sight which i am planning to mount on a fully silenced 12 gauge shotgun for night use. the problem is i have to get some special mounts made up. does anyone know if singlepoint are still in business?; my searches have led me here. pete. mail@tascol.co.uk

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