Written on: 20/11/2008
Beeman / Webley Tempest air pistols rank consistently among the best sellers year after year. It is easy to understand why considering these air guns pack some of the highest velocities available in an air pistol in one of the most compact frames on the market.
To make these air guns as light as possible without sacrificing any strength or durability, the frame is made out of a high tensile aircraft aluminum. The Beeman Tempest is coated externally with a black epoxy finish that accents its clean lines. At nearly 500 fps in .177 caliber, Beeman Tempest air guns have been a leading choice of air pistol enthusiasts around the world.
To cock and load, simply release the thumb latch at the rear and swing the barrel up and forward to the front of the gun. The pellet is inserted directly into the bore and the barrel then swung back down into place. A manual safety is conveniently located next to the right thumb, and the rear sight is adjustable with screw-tension sliders. The grips have a comfortable thumb shelf for the right hand. For left handed shooters, and those preferring the good looks and comfort of wooden grips, we highly recommend adding the optional deluxe combat grips (part #7395) for the Tempest and Hurricane air guns.
The Hurricane is essentially the same airgun with an extended frame in the back to accommodate a click adjustable rear sight. Changes to windage and elevation can quickly and easily be made without guesswork, and the hooded front sight makes getting on-target easier. For those preferring the accuracy of a scope, the rear sight can be removed and the enclosed scope mount installed in its place. (There are no provisions for mounting a scope on the Tempest.)
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