Written on: 27/11/2012
I have been sighting in guns and air rifles for over 50 years. I tried to sight this one in for two days with no luck. I put it back in the box and took it back. Too start with, this gun is NOT quiet. This gun is also NOT a precision air rifle. It reminds me of the stories about the old blunderbusses that people used to shoot before barrel riflings were invented...The pellets go all over the target, and they tumble sideways. If you are interested in an air rifle that is accurate and one you... (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2012
This is the worst gun I have ever owned. At 25 yards it is has a random pattern of about 12 inches. At 10 yards the group is maybe 4 inches or so. It is consistent in that it will not hit where it is aimed. This is using the scope and a solid rest. As far as the power of the rifle: when shooting at a regular corrugated cardboard box the pellet will go through one wall but not completely through the second wall. This is all using the special ammo that came with the gun. A friend of mine got... (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2012 by robsta (2 reviews written)
Bought this rifle on the back of reviews, without testing it first. That was my downfall. Anyone claiming this gun is quiet must be deaf. It is by far the loudest air rifle I have ever used. Its difficult to tell if the muzzle suppressor actually does anything, because the spring twang is so loud it drowns out any muzzle crack there may or may not be. Furthermore the recoil is so great it has shunted my scope so far backwards within the mounts that it cannot go any further and is now... (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2011 by BassinAssasin
This was my first airgun and I paid around $300 at the time, the trigger was junk so i ordered the GRTIII trigger from charlie and it shot with superb accuracy. But after a while (about 1500 rounds) a peice of the spring must have broke. I could hear it bouncing around inside the gun. It would still cock and shoot but i was loosing an easy 200fps. My cousin has had a stoeger X10 for several years and shoots it often and its still a hard hitting nail driver. very accurate and deadly... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2011 by trailsend (2 reviews written)
Great Air Rifle! Spend the time to learn how to mount the scope. Spend the time to learn how to sight in the scope. Spend the time to learn how to hold the Rifle. Buy good Ammunition. Load the Ammo properly. My .177 Gamo Whisper shoots best with Heavy (10+ Gr.) round nose lead pellets.
There are several good articles online about Airgun setup and shooting.
Written on: 17/01/2011
What a peice of Junk.
Noisy untill you shoot 50 -500 rounds, by then you 30 day return police screws you over.
And then it is still noisy, with regular lead pellets.
The scope moute is very weak too.
Now try too get a hold of there support if you are on the west coast. Mess.
When you open the box it says do not send back to the one you bought it from, Bull, send it back right away, ASAP,because they will not refund you.
Call Me MO 928 220-0869 I,ll tell you the truth of how I... (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2010
Bought a Gamo Whisper .22 gas ram upgrade. First cheap trigger, second the back adjustable sight is very fragile keeps moving around from the plastic base even though I tighten the screw and third tried the scope and its shooting low at 50 feet with the elevation adjustment all the way up. Had very high hopes for this rifle but it let me down. On the good side its very quiet with the gas ram, ligth and packs a punch. Gamo is droping the ball with the quality on this rifle. I own an older... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2010
I bought a Gamo Whisper because it says 52% quiter than other air rifles to my dissapointment, it is not. I did not notice any difference with my Remington Summit 1000 (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2010
GOOD ALL ROUND GUN PREFORMS WELL IN ALL AREAS. WOULD RECOMEND THIS TO ANYONE THINKING OF BUYING THERE FIRST AIR RIFLE. DOSE WHAT IT SAYS ON THE SIDE OF THE CAN AND FOR THE RIGHT MONEY AS WELL.THIS RIFLE HAS GREAT LOOKS AND IS VERY POWERFUL TOPPED OFF WITH A GOOD ALL WEATHER STOCK ALL IN ALL A TOP AIR RIFLE.A+GAMO! (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2010
Bought this Rifle a few days ago, was originaly after the BSA Lightning xl tactical but when i went to y local gun shop i thought the bsa looked like a toy with its small size...money wasnt an issue to me however i picked this up for 100 pound cheaper.
Got the weapon home and put on my 3-9 x 40 scope and took it into the field to zero it. within 4 rounds i was bang on target...another 40 rounds down and i was still bang on the stamp attached to the piece of wood being used as a target. Been... (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2010
Bought the thing in May, shot all of a half a dozen rounds-put it away and then after the 30 day no questions asked return, cocked the gun and the cocking mechanism disintegrated. It looks like its made with a bent coat hanger. Maybe this is designed as a single use disposable pellet gun. (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2010
I brought the Gamo Whisper cause it was suppose to be quiet. I have an older Beeman R10 break barrel. Shot both with pointed pellets. The Whisper is not any quieter. I did not sight it in and will be returning it. (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2010
I do not know much about air rifles, but i like my Whisper very much! It is fairly powerful, durable, and comfortable to shoot. There isn't very much recoil, and it is light. Somebody on this review page said something about the pellets hitting the dampener on the way out, which i find curious. somewhere around 1000 shots, one of the pellets flew out of the barrel and hit the ground around 15 feet away from me. I checked out the dampener and there was a piece chipped off of the exiting hole.... (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2010
I have a new Gamo Whisper. Mounted the scope but I have a shadow on the bottom third of the sight picture. It seems the mounts are too low. I removed the rear fixed sight but it is still there. Anyone have any ideas? It came with laser and light and two base mounts. I've tried both but no luck! At this point I cannot recommend it to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2010
I bought my whisper about a year ago now and i love everything about it except sighting it. it seems that it shoots too inconsistantly to know when i've really gotten it right. i had an adapter made so that i could use a laser bore sight, but then the sight seemed to move on me after about 20 or so shots. i have now bought a better sight than the original and with the conversion to the weaver style sight mount have fallen in love with the way that the gun performs. with any pointed... (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2010
I bought the .22 whisper and the gun looks and handles good. Before I even ran one round through it I changed out the trigger to the GRT III (although I noticed while doing this that the GRT III trigger acts similarly to the stock trigger with the Gamo trigger spring removed - not saying I recommend just removing the spring but if I had to do it again I would investigate this option further because it reduces the pull force to about the same level as the GRT III and I'm not sure the Gamo... (read more)
Written on: 26/12/2009
I am very please with everything except the safety. I gave it one star in the handling category because of this. Why would product development design a safety that works just like the trigger. If you put your finger on the wrong "trigger" to engage the safety, you will fire the rifle. Bad Bad Bad. (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2009
I am new to this, but I think the whisper is a great air rifle. My first air rifle was a Hatsan mod 85 and boy was that a piece of junk, exchanged it 3 time because the barel came loose, swithed to Gamo and is happy. On +- 25 to 30m got a grooping of 15mm, not to bad I think. Like I said I am new to this so I cant realy give a opinion on the trigger like the other guys. But in short I am very pleased in the performance and handeling.
Regards CJ (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2009
I have now put over 2000 rounds through it. Changed the spring to an air gas cylinder. Had this done by Pyramyd Air, nice job. this made the gun quieter and far less recoil. Also had a GTR 111 trigger installed, better known as Charlie Da Tuna, $32.00 well worth the money. About 1 1/2 pound pull instead of the stock one at 3 pounds. Still not as accurate as I had hoped, 2 inch circles at 30 yds, might be me. Using either hollow points or round nose pellets. But all in all i like the gun... (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2009
I purchased a Gamo Whisper with the scope combo from a big box sporting goods store about a year ago. Prior to this, I had a Gamo Shadow 1000 which I thought was the bomb. I must say that, for me, the Whisper leaves much to desire. I bought it because it had both iron and scope capability. Like someone commented earlier, the scope broke and is inaccurate. The iron sights aren't as good as the iron sights on my Shadow. The rear sight seems smaller. When shooting, sometimes I hear a... (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2009 by human73 (2 reviews written)
I use and recommend this product for small hunt like bird - pagan - rats ,powerful and easy to carry walk distance. (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2009 by ssrred (1 review written)
just bought a gamo whisper and have put 500 rounds through it. found out the 4.5 pointed pellets are bad, can't hit anything, flat nose are the best, very accurate, i have also found that the gun needs to zero'd in for each pellet,the rappor pellets are very fast with great penetration, probably are 1200 or more feet per second.They are also very accurate but crack like a 22. the trigger is ok but after the creap it is hard to pull and causes your shot to be off. might go for the after... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2009 by bosnake (1 review written)
Just received the Gamo Whisper deluxe model and spent a couple of hours shooting yesterday afternoon. Had the gas piston installed by the dealer. (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2009
The Gamo Whisper is a fantastic air rifle, if you use the PBA pellets you will destroy the piston gasket and the accuracy is = to"O'' I am using Gamo ProMagnum, and Gamo Tomahawk Cal .177, with this air gun I can hit a cap of a 2 litter 40 yards away one shoot, there is a tree 185 yards from my back yard and i can hit that tree all the time.Get the right pellet and you will be a happy customer. (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2009 by rwm983
Very disappointed. I wanted a quieter gun for shooting in town. I maight as well be shooting a shotgun. (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2009
The Gamo Whisper is powerful, light but not to light, well balanced and accurate, the list goes on and on. This is really good hunting air rifle because it is light to carry, powerful and accurate. It looks very good. I have mine in .22. Last night I shot nine rats and one rabbit so I was very pleased. I only have a small scope on it but I could have a much larger one on it really it would benefit greatly from that. (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2009 by Rick6677 (11 reviews written)
- Very high velocitys (up to 1200 fps)
- Very quiet
- Cocking the gun is amazingly easy - It can be inaccurate sometimes
- it is made of plastic
The gamo whisper is a good gun for what it is, but I do think Gamo has overpriced the gun. I have seen this gun at most places for a hefty $270 - $280. This gun overall is good, buy it if you looking for a quiet and fairly accurate gun (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2009
The Gamo Whisper air rifle is Lightweight. Extremely pleased with the power. Very quiet !!!Scope was better than some of the reviews I had read about it. Nice and crisp/clear. Took a grand total of 10 minutes to have this monster dialed in with Predator Polymags and hitting the 10 ring every time at 50 yards. I was very impressed.
Scope is easily mounted regardless of reviews about lack of/or vague instructions.
Anyone who has spent any time at all around guns should have no issues at all... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2009
When it comes to a gun looks are kinda important, the feel is important, but being able to group your shots is what shooting is all about! I bought this gun 2 days ago and I have shot 300 rounds thru it and it is still not accurate! The scope seems to be a piece of junk along with all the useless bells and whistles. The best group I got was 3 within a 2 inch circle and then the next shot is almost off the paper!!!! This has happened a ton and is very frustrating. I am going to give this gun... (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2008
I got it for christmas and i think the Gamo Whisper is a great air rifle, I sighted it in pretty close, and the only problem i see is shooting at ranges over 70 yds its hard to keep my 1 inch shot grouping. (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2008
I think its worth your money. My Gamo Whisper air rifle is very accurate. Its deadly yp to 100 yards but anything beyond that is a bit hit and miss. I also found it very hard to sight in but still a great air rifle. (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2008
This gun is badass. Shoots far as hell i dont know what people are talking about i hit a street light at about 50 yrds. and that is not bull. Takes out glass varmints, the flashlight on scope comes in handy ALOT. The laser on the scope along with the scope had bore sighted at and havent lost thier accuracy. I love the gun (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2008 by WBZsDAD (2 reviews written)
All in all if you don't mind paying around $270.00 for a gun that needs to have another couple hundred bucks thrown at it so you can actually hit something smaller than a football this gun is for you.
What I am now wondering is: Could one spend more......say 4 or 5 hundred bucks on a higher quality gun (I don't know which one) and actually get a gun that doesn't need anything and could be taken out of the box and used.
I have read some reviews that say "This is a good gun for the money". Well... (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2008 by kp4att (4 reviews written)
I do not recommend this rifle: Gamo Whisper VH Air Rifle .177, For the POOR quality and performance. I recomend you a WHINCHESTER 1000X, it is really less expensive and the construction is HEAVY DUTY, made in TURKEY. COMPLETLY HARD and SOLID STOCK. I shoot with the WHINCHESTER 1000x to a COFFE CAP at a distance of 53 meters, twice in the center, IN my 2 SHOOTS. NOW I know for experience in just 1 month of be in the air rifles targets hobbie, an expensive rifle, do not means you are buying... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2008 by mwinston (1 review written)
I recently bought this rifle under recomendation from a gun shop owner who lives near to me. I asked for a rifle that would bring down rabbits no hassle, he talked about BSA short barrel rifles but to be honest none of them took my fancy. The trigger definitely does need work as i found myself pulling it waiting for the shot to come for a long time. I have the sound moderator and it is indeed very quiet and perfect for shooting in my area. As for range and power, practicing in the back... (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2008 by blewbyeu (1 review written)
This is a weapon and not for children unattended to be shooting. For us living in the "civilized" world, this offers a lot of plicking and varmint hunting opportunities. I like this air rifle. (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2008
I have the Gamo Whisper X, and I must say it is an awsome rifle, the thumb hole stock makes it feel even... well nicer... yes the triger is slighty stiff but I find that helpfull as if I am lining up on a magpies head sumtimes it may move then I can adjust to that without pulling trigger. The whole point of this gun is that it is quiet and well it realy is the noise dampener is a great extra. It has enough hitting power to kill small vermin... ie squirels, pigeon's/doves's, magpies ect and I... (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2008 by monkeybob (5 reviews written)
This rifle looks the business and is a very good inexpensive vermin controller. Its light, fairly accurate and has enough wallop to cleanly dispatch small vermin at 30m or so. For a budget gun its worth every penny. All in all a fantstic starter rifle. (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2008
I had a Gamo Hunter 440 for 4 years before the spring broke, so I had it repaired but it wasn't as accurate anymore. Then I bought the brand new Whisper X.
When I first saw it, I loved it already. It looks futuristic, and thanks to its black look, it resembles a high-tech SWAT sniper rifle.
The trigger pull feels heavier than of my old Hunter 440, but I ordered a Charlie Da Tuna customizable trigger so that problem will be solved.
The Whisper X is extremely accurate in combination with... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2008
Haven't had this gun long. and as my first air rifle i couldnt be more happy with my choice. its accurate, powerful and looks the part! really comfy to hold and shoot, really quiet with the silencer.
overall its an awesome gun and im glad i got it! i have had loads of fun shooting targets in the garden! (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2008
Great gun for starting off shooting, But what is the point of putting a silencer on it air rifles are quiet as this? (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2008 by joe M (1 review written)
The rifle arrived double boxed and undamaged in a brown cardboard box with little fanfare or ornament. Opening the brown box was the Gamo packaging complete with a multicolor striking advertisement of all the wonderful features the Whisper has to offer. After taking everything out and checking for damage, I quickly read the dismal instructions. Very generalized, not rifle specific and nearly useless. I then read over the scope instructions, which later I found out was the best part of the... (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2007 by Mackerelboy (6 reviews written)
When I saw the advertisement that Gamo was coming out with a break barrel pellet rifle that had a built in silencer I was stoked. After having to wait on pre-order list for a month, I finally got my Gamo Whisper this last August. What I first noticed about the rifle was that the barrel is a composite; with a small diameter, rifled, inner metal barrel that is encased in a hard plastic outer barrel. My understanding with regards to legally putting a silencer on an airgun in the USA, is that it... (read more)