Written on: 15/10/2003 by R1ck (3 reviews written)
Makes a great paperweight or doorstop
Quasi-Realistic appearance makes for good decoration
Provides hours of repair practice
No matter how hard you try, you cant hurt yourself or anybody else with this gun
Sucks gas like a V-16 Bughatti
Shot groups look like long columns
Consistency,or lack thereof
Way too much plastic
Sight adjustment screws strip
Plastic sights break and barrel assembly pops up if you look at them wrong
The Crossman 1008 Repeater is by far the worst gun I have ever picked up in my entire life. I bought this wonderful piece of garbage at WalMart a while back, (I'd prefer not to remember when) looking for some cheap fun. I came home, loaded it up, and shot at a tree in the distance. The first couple shots made me feel like I was launching a ballistic missile with half the earth on top of it, and after that it was anybody's guess how hard the next shot would be. In one clip with this thing, 2-3 shots will be fairly straight and the rest will be lobbed, barely getting to the target area before plunging uselessly into the ground.
Seeing a pigeon perched on a nearby brach, I lined up the sights and rained a clip on it, only to see it descent slowly to the ground and wince in pain as I fumbled with the stupid clip trying to put it out of its misery. The poor thing has to sit there and suffer with 3 pellets halfway into it because this gun insists on lobbing half its shots.
Anothing thing I couldn't stand was just how much co2 was wasted. You could literally see it coming out everywhere BUT the muzzle. I could only manage about 40 shots with this thing, of which about 10 were half-decent.
Back inside I dropped it about 3 feet onto the floor, but apparently this was enough to completely fracture the rear sight and make it even more useless, if that's even possible.
If you want a gun that will give you good shots 1/3 of the time, or if you love to see animals suffer a slow and painful death, then go ahead and buy this gun. Otherwise, steer clear of it. Dont make the same mistake I did. If you get it as a present, use it for decoration or attach it to your plunger so you can give it a nice pistol grip to make unclogging your toilet easier.