Written on: 26/03/2013
it actually reminds of the SLR we used in the army back in the day,,,looks ver similar,,the plastick stock and but feel pretty much the same.imo,,the build quality is good,,the trigger on mine is fine,,a 2 stage trigger,,that once ye take the pressure from the first step,,its a simple sqeeze to let the lead fly,,,accurate as hellb with the bsa essential sites, i took out a wood pigion at about 60 yards,,,no problem,,the thing dropped like a brick so was killed outrite, i can,t comment on the... (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2012 by Miku208 (2 reviews written)
Its handling is great and comfortable. Its accurate. Its all that you need in an air rifle. Gamo Shadow 1000 (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2012 by vict0r (2 reviews written)
Excellent gun at a reasonable price with easy to find parts and simple to use.... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2012
To evaluate any airgun you have to have a broad experience with other airguns. I've seen too many firearms shooters buy an airgun and rate it against their firearm experience. I've had a variety of spring piston airguns over the past 35-years in a variety of brand names and country of manufacture. As these go, the Shadow 1000 ranks favorably. It has the advertised 1000fps power with a regular lead pellet, is sturdily built and is accurate. It's also relatively cheap as high power air... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2012
bought a gamo shadow 1000 a short while ago just for use in the garden really so took it to my land to shoot first before attempting anything in the back yard ......... lucky i did spring noise is so loud its unreal the hollow stock dosent help this!!!!! i also found it unreliable the accuracy is poor ive shot for many years and i use an air arms s410 along with other springers i had an smk 19 which was cheaper by a fraction was quieter and far more accurate. but to be fair the overall looks... (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2012
The shadow 1000 is a great air rifle for shooters that have had some experience with shooting . The shadow workes best with 4*32 scopes , 3-9*40 scopes , very important to get a gamo scope stop or have a mount that has a recoil screw ! I found that it shootes best with gamo pro hunter or H&N hollowpoint . I would recommend using the pro hunters as they provide both high accuracy , impact/penetration and range . Never spray oil in the cylinder (spring area ) of the gun , causes damage to... (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2011
it's not good i spent 1000 round down the bloody thing for it not to settle then the forehand stock broke then the trigger went and the spring noise is unbearable even when the stock is packed it's still got to much vibration and it's just !!!it's a crying shame it could be the best in the world IV spent as much fixing it as i did when i bought it (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2010
Shadow 1000 was the rifle i learned to shoot on, it took me a few thousand rounds to nail it, but it was and still is my gun of choice for short to medium range shooting, both target and hunting.
In my experience, if you look after the gun well, keep the barrel clean, and use good gun oil, and if you can get your hands on it-009 gun cleaning fluid. I am now one of the top marksmen in my area, and can honestly owe that to the gun!!! top class!! BEST GUN I HAVE EVER OWNED!!!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2010
I have used my 4.5mm Shadow 1000 with 4x32 scope and a silencer for Indian Mynah control for over 6 years. It took about 1000 rounds to settle down and stop dieseling - so buy some cheap pellets and shoot cans for a while - AVOID ALL OIL IN CYLINDER. The best ammo so far has been H&N Hollow Point - they shoot fast and flat , not much expansion but good penetration and energy transfer - perfect for head shots at 10-20m. It doesnt like heavy pellets or the plastic hunting things.
Grouping is... (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2010
Gamo has no customer service, it you buy one your on your own and Gamo will only sell you parts not take care of anything. (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2010
I am nearing the beginning of my second squirrel season with my gamo whisperer. I recently bought an Armour Furniture Cabinet and converted it into a gun cabinet whereby I learned I own somewhere around 25 shotguns & rifles. I can honestly say that my whisperer is one of my top five all time favorites guns. Last season I bagged 29 fox squirrels with my whisperer an got to where I would aim for the eye and was continuously amazed with the accuracy. I have been practicing this year in... (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2010
Exellent rifle, I had a hatson 1000ft/s and let me tell U there is nothing better. I had a grouping where I cut 3 pellets in the bulls eye at 35m. The problem that people make is they buy pellets of any kind and then they blame the rifle if it's grouping is bad. I shoot with my gamo shadow and only uses gamo rocket pellets and I brought down a 45 kg spotted deere. I can sent photo's on request my e-mail adress is as follows firstname.lastname@example.org The deere was about 35m from me and I shot... (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2010
i got the gamo shadow 1000 for almost a year now, i got no scope on it but i can hit everything within 15 meters, can almost hit everything whitin 20 meters, 30 meters is not easy, but two at three times i hit. 40 meters is so hard. but i did it!!
this rifle is awesome although it doesn't look like that. (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2010 by NitroGary0 (15 reviews written)
got this rifle today, absolutley love it. got it with the intention of going target shooting, and it does seem quite accurat out of the box. Going to get a scope but the open sights seem really good. Took it to my friend flying club, on the way home from the shop, couldn't get it back for a while, i think there could be a few more sales coming, should have negotiated some sort of commision lol.
If your thinking about this gun, get it you wont be dissappointed. (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2009
I bought a Shadow 1000 seven years ago. I did this on the recommendation of my neighbor. He is a serious hunter, getting a deer just about every year. He uses his Shadow mainly for chipmunk--ground squirrel--control. For the money, I said, "Why not." Let me tell you, it was my first springer pellet gun, and the best air rifle I ever owned. Yeah, the trigger has creep, but for the money and the varmit control it has proved itself invaluable. Recently, the stock cracked in-two at the... (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2009 by acese (2 reviews written)
I have had air rifles of all kinds. This one is lousy!! It has the worst trigger of anything I have ever shot, and the way that it vibrates, and the ridiculous noise that it makes when fired, make it unacceptable. I cannot consistantly group 2" @ 75 feet, I hold 1/2" with my Crossman. Will sell w/ scope for cheap.
Written on: 11/11/2009
I have a lot of experience with rifles of all kinds. This is a terrible purchase. It has the worst trigger of anything I have ever shot, and the way that it vibrates, and the ridiculous noise that it makes when fired, make it absolutley unenjoyable. I have purchased a new trigger for it in the hopes that it will somehow salvage my purchase. Do not by this gun unless they drasticaly improve the trigger. (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2009 by gamoshadow1k (1 review written)
I bought my shadow 1k .22 for about 750 AED last April 2007 and I send it to Philipines to use for hunting and flinking. When I was in the store I have no idea how good is this riffle I ask to the saleman which is fast moving in their store and they say this Gamo shadow 1k then I chose it. The first fire without pellet it was almost a loud as live 22 rimfire riffle. With a smoke almost same at two stroke engine exhaust. I used the diable pelet and it is acurate at 15 meters with a group of... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2009
I bought this Gamo Shadow 1000 rifle few weeks ago and I'm werry pleased with it. It's werry accurate. I put on optic Gamo WR 4x32. You can shoot a cheary on 40 meters.
It's a little too heavy. It has about 6 pounds. I paid 200' for it and it's werry good prize for such gun. (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2009
This gamo shadow 1000 will not sight in - with the hard sights or scope. Shoots very high at 30 yards and not accurate at 60. I've tried three different scopes and 4 different ring sets and still not accurate. Lots of power, but if you can't hit what you are aiming at, it doesn't matter. I purchased this rifle based on the reviews from different sites. This one may just be a lemon, but I won't give gamo another chance to find out.
Not a good value for the price. (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2009
Over all the Gamo Shadow 1000 is a good hard shooting rifle. (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2009 by Badman007
i like this Gamo Shadow 1000 gun very much, and seeing as i have it i am pleased to say it is a fantastic gun. Perfect for use in my garden. (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2009
I have owned a few Air rifles before but I must say this Gamo Shadow 1000 is a gem, high power and very accurate.
I must also add that on my example the trigger is perfect no creep.
this is a rifle that is screaming for a high power scope, make no mistake the true glow optics is a joy to use , but there is more potential to be tapped from this rifle.
one thing to note is not to use cheap pellets in this full power rifle as they tend to tumble and go over the place, but if you use a good quality... (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2009
Gamo Shadow 1000 has lots of power , I get a lot of stray rounds, I have not been able to get a tight enough grouping to be satisfied with it. I had a old Czechoslovakian that was dead on every shot. Would trade 3 shadows for another czech for accuracy. Good power ,accuracy not good. (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2009
i have this Gamo Shadow 1000 rifle/air rifle. the handling is great, its comfortable and its accurate all that you need in a air rifle i highly recommend it (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2009 by ampmaestro (19 reviews written)
As said above, the trigger has a little creep (it creeps slightly before releasing), but once it releases, it's up to the airgun gods from there, and the Shadow 1000 gives all you'll ever need. I went for the .22 over the .177 for two reasons. 1st - there was only only one .177 left in the shop and both my brother and I wanted the same rifle each so we settled for the .22 cal. 2nd - the .22 is better for retaining energy downfield than the 177 and can be a bit more effective out at the max... (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2009 by Andy Joyce
I bought this gun from TR ROBB for 140 pounds ( mine is actually the shadowmatic ) and other than the self loading mechanism it is a worthy addition to anyones collection. It's quite an effort to cock but thats not surprising as it delivers 750 fps in .22. Use DYNAMIC air cartridge bullets with this weapon and it will destroy anything in it's past. However, in my opinion the recoil is awful and the whole gun vibrates and makes a terrible noise everytime you pull the trigger. Overall... (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2009
Well here in the UK I paid £130 for the Gamo Shadow 1000 .22 version, fitted a Nikko Stirling Mountmaster AO 4x40 scope. ( £40)
I'm using nothing but Webley Accupels through it.
This is my first air rifle and so far I'm very happy with it and the accuracy does seem to be getting better the more pellets I put through it, but this is probably down to practice.
The power of this air rifle is insane, it puts holes clean through peices of slate at 25 yards. I'm not going to shoot any live... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2009 by Kiel (2 reviews written)
The Gamo Shadow 1000 is just a supreme gun. i love it. i love the sights and it is easy to cock, but is very powerful. oh man i love this gun. it looks sleek, it feels sleek, and it handles like a real gun, except lighter. it is very accurate once you tune the sights in, and is superbly powerful. i shot target target pellets at a 1.7 cm craftwood plank, and they were poking out through cracks on the other side. (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2009 by Sifu456 (61 reviews written)
This is my update in hindsight I first bought the Gamo S1k in 2004 now 5 years later and 7k pellets through it. After numerous informal club competitons and comparisons the Gamo is still shooting accurate and strong. It is my goto air rifle for most things from pest control, hunting, 10 m target and at unofficaily 75-80 paces long range clay disk smashing. It such a good aair rifle I bought a .22 Gamo Suprem to go along with my 1st .177.
Now I do have better looking, better made and more... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2009
The Gamo Shadow 1000 gun is overpriced for its reliability, approximately 3000 rounds and the compression spring broke in five pieces. I would also question 1000 ft./s, maybe for the first half second. To start with it will not travel 1000 feet in a straight line, and frankly I did not expect it to. I feel that the gun is very unreliable, I paid almost $150 for the shadow 1000, and I really feel I got screwed. (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2009
The Gamo Shadow 1000 is a fantastic air rifle. Only had it two months,so don't know about reliability, but what power, it's light smooth to load and feels and sounds great, I am on my third tin of 500 Accu Pells . awesome (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2009
Buy one now you will love it, it is just what you are looking for. The webley stingray is a joy to shoot and is very similar the the BSA lightning the webley is a very powerful gun and is not to be messed around with i would advise anyone to by one. The webley is quiet heavy and takes a bit to get used to by hugs into your body like a dream once you get to know the gun and once you are comfortable with the gun (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2009 by 1dietmar
The Gamo Shadow 1000 is a fantastic air rifle. Only had it two months,so don't know about reliability, but what power, it's light smooth to load and feels and sounds great, I am on my third tin of 500 Accu Pells and the gun is getting better and better. for this kind of money you can't go wrong, BRILLIANT GAMO. (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2008
This is the best air rifle you can find for the price. I paid $98.00 for mine at Wal Mart! I've been shooting it for 2 years and it still delivers awesome power. I can put pellets through a 2x4 easily with cheap Crosman Premier pellets. I've killed 3 moose at 370 yards plus and once the pellet went through the moose and severely wounded a grizzly bear that was standing behind it. I finished the bear off with a second shot. Then i got in my rocket ship and went home to watch Gilligan's Island. (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2008
This guns has one-shot killed almost 100 squirrels since I got it, and it waits by the kitchen door for my dog to let me know when the her next dinner climbs by! Awesome!!! Gun can be stored loaded & "pumped" without hurting the seals- ready to go when you see a varmint and CO2 would have bled off, other guns need to be pumped many times to get the power od this airrifle. Mine came w/Scope, light and laser. The pressure-switch for the laser didn't work but I don't care- the rifle rocks! (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2008
I love this weapon its fantastic. The Gamo Shadow 1000 is a very light gun, it hits the targets and its a great hunting weapon. There are no bad points that I can think of. (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2008 by Jarlsbu
I bougt my gun a week ago. The first thing I did, was too sight the scope, then shoot a woodpacker from about 80 yards! cause thats what I do! whne I am shooting at targets I get groups of 2 inches at 90 feets.
i you are wondering about wich air rifle you'll buy, buy a Gamo Shadow 1000, you'll not be dissapointed. (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2008
Good gun for the money although I am now worried about reliability. Light weight and accurate to 60 yds. with CPHP 7.9 gr. pellets. I actually have a varmint Stalker, same as showdow 1000.
Gun got stronger and more accurate the more it was shot. Was able to take dove a 70yds + The Gamo Shadow 1000 is my favorite gun until the spring broke last week with about 3500 rounds through it. Still under warranty so it is going back to Gamo for repair. (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2008
Very good gun. In relation to the price and the quality of the gun the Gamo Shadow 1000 is great value for money. The power that this air rifle has is amazing. The accuracy is a bit off but that could be down to me. A great rifle but unfortunately, in my opinion its got a dodgy security trigger. Still recommend to anyone though. (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2008 by gutworm45 (6 reviews written)
A great rifle for all situations. For hunting it has all the power and pin point accuracy you could wish for and it is also light to carry and easy to load quickly.
For targeting it is very low on recoil and has fantastic consistency. The fibre optic sights on most Gamo`s are the best open sights I have came accross as they are so pin point and easily adjustable to very fine precision. Reccomended 100% if you dont have enough for a Weirauch! (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2008
Except for my comments about the fixed sights the shadow air rifle is in all probability just as good as its hunter predacessors (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2008 by riflejunkie (1 review written)
This is a difficult rifle to shoot well and is very hold sensitive. My estimation of any gun is based on whether or not it can keep shots in the 10 ring. Under ideal circumstances with the right shooter and close distance you might be able to do it with this gun, but it's a gamble. If you want to shoot tin cans this rifle can do that. If you want to consistently hit something really small like the 10 ring on a paper target or a woodchucks head I think you will be discouraged. (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2008
Amazing gun good power u just need to get a £200 pound scope like me. The Gamo Shadow 1000 is a really great weight and has a good spring (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2008 by omar aftab
Light weight , accurate and a simply wonderfull airgun. Well i used .22 one with 722f/s and was a wonderful air rifle and i highly recomend it after using and comparing it with other airrifles .it was much better than diana mod.45 airrifle smaller and more powerfull. i shot a duck with it from 35 m and the pellet went through the ducks body and the next moment the duck was motion less. overall its a wonderfull gun. (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2008 by patrickr
This is my first rifle, so i have nothing to compare it with. Firstly, this is not in the league of Air Arms, Weihruach, Steyr and Theoben, so it is pointless comparing it with one. It is aimed at the beginner/intermeddiate shooter who wants a good plinker/hunter. I got mine second hand with a NS 2-7 x 32 scope, GRT-III trigger and the guy did a real nice camo paint job on the stock.
My first shoot with the gun was a real eye opener. I had only shot with my cousins 550 fps air rifle... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2008 by danicu
Overall a very well balanced rifle. The Gamo Shadow 1000 is light and accurate. I found though that its not so accurate over long distances. Only close. Would still recommend though. (read more)