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★★★★☆

“wicked webley for weaklings”

Written on: 13/08/2012

I recently purchased the typhoon, and was amazed at the weight of such a small looking weapon. The three great things are 1}The cocking aid makes it possible for weaklings to use. 2}calibration to your personal sight is only twenty shots at most from perfect. 3}It really does pack a punch for the price and look. So if your coming back to pistols or starting something new, this is a great choice for you. I can only assume the problems other people have had is due to bad maintenance or misuse of… Read Full Review

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“ Good: Some people may consider this as a bad thing...”

Written on: 16/05/2011

Good: Some people may consider this as a bad thing but i for one disagree and this is to do with the weight the webley typhoon has a bit of a heft to it and i very much like this as it proves that it is extremely good quality....this second point is not so much about the gun but the accessorie you should recive with the gun it looks like a silencer but in actual fact is a cocking aid that you place over the barrel and really makes it possible to cock the gun easiely

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“I bought the Webley Typhoon about three months ago. ...”

Written on: 17/01/2011 by tigerseyesec (1 review written)

I bought the Webley Typhoon about three months ago. The gun itself, although slightly heavy seemed a good investment. It was a powerful pistol and i expected it to last for years with its simplicity.
I had a good hour of target shooting the other day to find that every time i cocked the weapon it would fire without me pulling the trigger, even with the safety catch on.
I have dismantled the gun, cleaned and lubed all the relevent parts.. I cant find any obvious fault apart from some of the… Read Full Review

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Fillerkiller's Response to tigerseyesec's Review

Written on: 13/01/2013

Well my dad found a similar problem in that he actually shot his finger, i have a problem with the trigger release, i found it sticks in, i have dismantled it to find one of the springs had broken

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★★★★☆

“the webley typhoon is a good all rounder, its not the...”

Written on: 27/06/2010

the webley typhoon is a good all rounder, its not the alecto so dont expect it to be amazing for target shooting especially as it packs quite a punch(the recoil is quite bad unless you give it the death grip).but that said its a decent enough gun and well worth the 60 pounds that i spent on it plus it will probably last forever… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“the webley typhoon is a very powerfull gun for an air...”

Written on: 26/06/2010

the webley typhoon is a very powerfull gun for an air pistol,shooting at a target 30mtrs away i found it very accurate. all in all very good value for money… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“This is the second air pistol I have owned. The first...”

Written on: 04/06/2010

This is the second air pistol I have owned. The first bought days ago was an SMK of some description, that kept jamming and the trigger didnt pull at some points, so i took it back and got a webley typhoon instead. All in all this is a MUCH better gun. Mine is the .22 version and after reading some of these reviews (granted written 3 years before mine) i think they have sorted out the above mentioned issues. The sight does zero at approx 10 meters as i was able to shoot the but off a cigarette… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I bought one of these guns yesterday for targets and...”

Written on: 23/05/2010

I bought one of these guns yesterday for targets and humane dispatch of wounded prey. I prefer spring guns for their simplicity and no need for CO2 bulbs every five minutes. I wanted a Weirauch HW40 but it was out of my price range and so are similar. I discounted the bottom Gamo and SMK end of the market as plinkers and under-power.

I saw this model in the shop and for the money thought it would be a good buy and personally I think it is. I did not seem to have found any of the issues… Read Full Review

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“Well I've just bought the newest version last weekend,...”

Written on: 17/05/2010

Well I've just bought the newest version last weekend, owned a couple of pistols before including a Hurricane, which I loved. It's been 20yrs since my last pistol and I bought this because the price was good and I wanted to get my kids out of the house. I'm impressed, not sure why there is so much negativity, I had to take a few shots to get the sights lined up to suit my vision, but with not having used a pistol in 2 decades I still managed to centre a paper target a number of times. I bought… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“2007 Turkey made model - brought this Webley Typhoon...”

Written on: 24/08/2009 by markiep (3 reviews written)

2007 Turkey made model - brought this Webley Typhoon as a first air pistol on a bit of a whim with no research - felt very solid and £70 was thought quite reasonable compared to other pistols on display -but basically NOT a good pistol - instead of solid read very heavy - sights awful - very innacurate even with a red dot sight - pellets seem to fly off in all directions except where aimed (despite screwing the recoil part to stock as suggested in earlier review)- the recoil jolt managed to… Read Full Review

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Biffo1262's Response to markiep's Review

Written on: 04/05/2012

I disagree entirely with both your comments and the way you describe holding the gun. I found the recoil minimal but there again I allowed the action to slide back on the frame as it is designed to do (semi-recoiless). If you grip this pistol with both hand then ensure you do not grasp the upper recoiling section of the action or it will really affect the accuracy. It took me 4 pellets to set the sights at 7m and then all 9 targets at 7m were either inner or outer bull in with just 9 pellets. Those are the only shots I've fired and I cannot fault the accuracy with so little practice. Mechanically the barrel was rotating slightly in the breech but rather than return it I drilled and tapped for a 3mm grub screw in the front lower part of the breech right in front of the cocking mechanism where it isn't seen in normal use. As with all airguns you have to use the right pellet and from the 'off' this pistol likes the 13.2gr Falcon Accuracy Plus.

It is a heavy gun but it is also well balanced with a shortish pull and narrow grip which suits a smaller hand which was a pleasant surprise. It is not the brute to shoot that it actually looks and I look forward to it bedding in nicely and improving the experience. It isn't hard for an adult to cock without the rather naff looking cocking aid and the front sight depresses when grip to prevent any accidents. All in all it is well made and very good value for money but I would prefer a .177 Typhoon as a target pistol.

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★★★☆☆

“i agree fully with all that,s been said,but i have...”

Written on: 20/08/2009

i agree fully with all that,s been said,but i have also had trouble with the Webley Typhoon front sight being out of balance to one side. The old models certainly have my vote of preference… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I am in the fun fair business and i bought 5 webley...”

Written on: 29/07/2009

I am in the fun fair business and i bought 5 webley typhoon air pistols , and within the first hour of using them one started to jam, and within the first 3 days 2 wAs conpletly out of action! i returned them the shop where i purchased them, and then finally 5 weeks later they replaced them! i used them for one day and i now have 2 jamming when cocking and one wont hold when loading... i think webley needs to do something about these pistols!!!!!! another problem is that webley do not have any… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Might look good but its a piece of junk, bought it on...”

Written on: 17/11/2008

Might look good but its a piece of junk, bought it on a friday. back in the shop on saturday. paid a little more for a weirauch hw 40. worth every penny extra. Its noisy. heavy, unbalanced, uncomfortable grip, if you shoot left handed the safety catch sticks in your hand… Read Full Review

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“I tried one of these Webley Typhoons at a local airgun...”

Written on: 26/09/2008 by rick g (1 review written)

I tried one of these Webley Typhoons at a local airgun shop and after shooting it I can say this is the worst air pistol I ever shot. Even the less expensive Chinese pistols shoot better. I have been shooting air guns for over 45 years and This is not the old Webley Quality of years back.This gun needs a re design to bring it up to putting the Webley name on it… Read Full Review

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“The first thing to strike me about this gun was the...”

Written on: 13/08/2008 by vax2002 (1 review written)

The first thing to strike me about this gun was the plastic sights, bulky poor quality plastic sights with poor adjustment, upon cocking the gun I noticed that the semi recoil moved considerably and this caused problems when firing as it begins to move as you pull the trigger.
Targeting the pistol it became immediately apparent that the pistol was seriously under power to the point that it was dangerous to use, a pistol that can not piece a back stop and rebounds the pellets is a dangerous gun… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“If you want to turn this gun from a lucky bag toy into...”

Written on: 03/03/2008 by crank (2 reviews written)

If you want to turn this gun from a lucky bag toy into a proper serious pistol, just drill and screw the front of the stock both sides to lock it! 100% better...... try polishing the trigger mech too feels much smoother… Read Full Review

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Fishzx7R's Response to crank's Review

Written on: 26/04/2008

Crank any chance you could email me where you have to drill the stock to lock the anti recoil

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★★★★☆

“I have turned my Webley Typhoon from a badly made...”

Written on: 03/03/2008 by crank (2 reviews written)

I have turned my Webley Typhoon from a badly made lucky bag toy into a great air pistol by simply drilling and countersinking two holes at the front of the stock and locking it with two screws (looks very proffesional).
Try it now! 100% better! they should have just moulded the stock as one solid piece and not wasted time developing the rubbish recoil that does not work… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“All u need to do to make this gun 12ftb or more it...”

Written on: 13/02/2008 by tjbarker (1 review written)

All u need to do to make this gun 12ftb or more it easy put the old penny trick behind spring i bet u like it then i killed a rabbit at 20yards with it. Its a sick little hand gun better than hw hand gun better than my 9mm… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Brilliant. I'm now thinking about buying some older...”

Written on: 17/12/2007

Brilliant. I'm now thinking about buying some older pistols, or I may just stick to my BSA lighting. That has never let me down… Read Full Review

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Librarian's Comment

Written on: 16/06/2008

Stick to the lightning.<br/>Librarian

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★★★☆☆

“This Webley was made in Turkey and it resembles a hair...”

Written on: 02/10/2007 by DRESSBLUES (12 reviews written)

This Webley was made in Turkey and it resembles a hair drier and it is no where near the quality of the older models, and the barrel break action is not as easy to cock as the over the barrel Webley's. I still bought one for my collection anyway IF YOU'RE A PURIST THIS AIR GUN IS NOT FOR YOU… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I bought the new Typhoon just a month ago, and I love...”

Written on: 08/09/2007 by alanjay (1 review written)

I bought the new Typhoon just a month ago, and I love it. It fires well, and it can penetrate a paperback book to a depth of ninety five pages at a distance of 18 feet. And could hit the target at 30 feet with some impact… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great all rounder and recommended for any beginners.”

Written on: 21/08/2007 by robbie 06 (1 review written)

Great all rounder and recommended for any beginners… Read Full Review

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“As a dyed in the wool Webley/BSA fan and collector i...”

Written on: 20/05/2007 by red bob (23 reviews written)

As a dyed in the wool Webley/BSA fan and collector i felt a bit let down by the latest offering. I put the new typhoon on the table with my junior, senior and 1981 tempest and just fired them one after the other until i felt certain what it was that it was not liking. My main gripe is the rear sight does not adjust to zero at 10 metres on my .177 model this is in my mind a serious flaw and must be remedied. The second is creep in the recoil slider.
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Airborough's Response to red bob's Review

Written on: 03/06/2007

I must agree with Bob in every respect except I think he was rather charitable about the Typhoon.
<br/>I have a Webley Senior .22 circa 1932 and a Webley Hurricane .177 circa 1977 both early issues. It seemed sensible to add another "classic" to the collection so I rushed and bought a Typhoon on the internet.
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<br/>The pistol sight would not adjust to the target and was firing 15cm high at 10 metres, the supplier exchanged it but the replacement had defective synthetic moulding on the butt. The workmanship is pathetic, the quality control is apparently non existent, It appears to resemble the cheapest of Chinese imports! The trigger pull results in serious movement of the loose fitting anti recoil system as Bob pointed out.
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<br/>The design and engineering are poor and no instructions, guarantee or any paperwork was included. Cocking is uncomfortable hence the hysterical marketing of a cocking aid at £10. The Pistol at £50 is just about acceptable but is not worth the name Webley. If this is the best Webley can produce no wonder they went into receivership! My "pistol" is relegated to the cupboard, hopefully as a collectors item and will not be dignified by regular use.
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<br/>Definitely test and inspect one before buying

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Whiskygolf's Response to red bob's Review

Written on: 19/10/2008

I agree with this review with regards to older models sometimes being better and also the movement on semi-recoiless action. But still fid this an inexpensive fun pistol.

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Airborough's Response to red bob's Review

Written on: 06/06/2007

I have just received an airgun book that I ordered and its interesting to note that the Webley Typhoon that I bought expecting traditional Webley British workmanship is now made in Turkey, I note this is not marked on the pistol or mentioned on the box. So much for supporting home industries.
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<br/>Airborough

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Red Bob's Response to red bob's Review

Written on: 04/06/2007

Thanks for your the confirmation of my feelings in regard to the typhoon, i would just like to add that i was so disappointed with this product that the shop i bought it from took it back and in part ex i got a circa 1910 arrow .177 rifle in exc condition [walnut stock rifled barrel and shoots groupings that make the typhoon look sick, oh yes, it also zeros at 10mtrs not bad for 97 yrs old!

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★★★★★

“I have owned a my Webley Typhoon since 1978 and have...”

Written on: 27/04/2004 by C3PO (9 reviews written)

I have owned a my Webley Typhoon since 1978 and have had lots of fun over the years with it. It's a powerful weapon and could easily be used for close-quarter vermin control. The sights are good and it is accurate. I hadn't used the gun for ten years or so until tonight when I did a test with the pistol, which still has its original spring. I fired a shot into a novel and checked its penetration: 82 pages were penetrated in all at a distance of 10 or 15 feet. Not bad ;)… Read Full Review

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