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★★★★★

“Weihrauch HW45 Air Pistol”

Written on: 24/10/2011 by Nec_V20 (9 reviews written)

What can be said in praise of the Weihrauch HW45 / Beeman P1 which has not already been said? Well how about this. What if you have a .22 version and you want a .177 what can you do? Quite easy, you buy a new barrel (presently it costs £33 at T.W.Chambers & Co), undo two screws, take the old barrel out, put the new barrel in, tighten the two screws and you are in business. The barrels are available in three calibres .177, .20, .22. That alone should recommend this pistol. Is it "heavy"? I… Read Full Review

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Nec_V20's Response to Nec_V20's Review

Written on: 11/06/2012

After the best part of a year shooting with my HW45s (when I wrote the first review I only had the .22 version, I then bought a .177 HW45 to go with it) I am still very happy with them.

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Paulbaker26's Response to Nec_V20's Review

Written on: 26/04/2013

With out a dought the best spring air pistol in the world
for accuracy and power, i have got a silver star in .22

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Nec_V20's reply to Paulbaker26's Comment

Written on: 02/06/2013

I will agree with you that the HW45 is very accurate - after you get the knack of shooting with it.

The secret is to not hold it too tightly otherwise your shots will be all over the place and it can be frustrating.

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★★★★★

“Received my HW45 a few days ago.First impression,it's...”

Written on: 07/04/2011

Received my HW45 a few days ago.First impression,it's BIG and a bit heavey. Ran a few shots through it, the quality is good,the power leaning on awesome,now I know why it's on the heavey side. I quickly adjusted the sights (easy). I can now hit a half inch disc 9 out of ten times at 12yds (the length of my garden).Are there other legal air pistols out there better than mine? I would like to join a club, but in England they are thin on the ground. Safe shooting… Read Full Review

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“The Weihrauch Hw45 is the Rolls Royce of the air...”

Written on: 28/01/2011 by Mark in Grimsby (10 reviews written)

The Weihrauch Hw45 is the Rolls Royce of the air pistol world. Built like a tank and built to last I have a .177 and a .22 both bought second hand but both still going strong. They are great to handle, very powerful and kick when fired due to spring reaction which is tricky at first to group well but with practice they are very accurate and provide hours of fun without the need for Co2! One of those air guns you will never part with… Read Full Review

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Wireworks's Response to Mark in Grimsby's Review

Written on: 25/05/2013

"one of those guns you will never part with" how come you have two used ones then?

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“Purchased Beeman P1 (.177) new from Airguns of Arizona...”

Written on: 10/01/2010

Purchased Beeman P1 (.177) new from Airguns of Arizona based upon Beeman's energy claims and their online claim that they chrony guns before delivery. They didn't test my gun or they would not have shipped it! My biggest dissapointment in 25 years of airgunning! This P1 has never produced more than 75% of the advertised energy level at any temperature or with any pellet. Its best strings average 4.3 FPE vs. 5.6 FPE advertised in Beeman's 2009 catalogue. CPL 7.9 grain pellets chrony at 490… Read Full Review

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Nec_V20's Comment

Written on: 20/05/2012

I don't mean to be cheeky, but is it possible that you damaged the breech seal (part OR020 here http://www.gunspares.co.uk/shopdisplayproducts.asp?page=5&id=24564&Search=) when you first loaded the pistol? The link attached shows the seal I am talking about and where it goes.

It's easy enough to do and that would put your power level down. The breech seal on the HW45 is a #009 nitrile o-ring.

Both my HW45 (.22 and .177) came supplied with a replacement breech seal in the box, so this should tell you that it is not an uncommon part to get damaged.

I am surprised that the Beeman customer service never contacted you with regard to this possibility. it would be the easiest thing to check and the most obvious thing to have had go wrong with your brand new HW45.

You could have damaged it when you first loaded the HW45 with a somewhat tighter fitting pellet and you did not push it all the way in. The edge of the skirt of the pellet could have cut into the seal damaging it and this would have resulted in a loss of power.

On the other hand it could have been damaged when Beeman tested the gun before shipping it to you.

As a disclaimer, I am German and I do not work for Beeman or any other Airgun manufacturer. I am a computer techie and have been for three decades now.

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★★★★☆

“The latest HW45 has corrected my only complaint with...”

Written on: 01/10/2009

The latest HW45 has corrected my only complaint with the open sights as now faster to sight in darker conditions.
The power for the UK is perfect with good accuracy,the safety can loosen up but regular checks prevents loss of the retaining screw.
Ensure pellet is fully home or you will damage the O ring but it is a simple job to replace it.
Built to last and very reliable, pleased with my purchase… Read Full Review

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“decided to buy the hw45, price tag a little heavy!!...”

Written on: 16/09/2009

decided to buy the hw45, price tag a little heavy!! good build quality, few niggles of course. open sights not the best i ever used. own a cometa indian and find more accurate but hey the hw45 packs a punch for a pistol. im sure if i use a laser sight or scope may be astonished with the accuracy. spent lots of money on pistols, bit the bullet bought the daddy .NO REGRETS… Read Full Review

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“Bought this Weihrauch HW45 or Beeman P1 .22 pistol in...”

Written on: 14/05/2009

Bought this Weihrauch HW45 or Beeman P1 .22 pistol in 1995 for £115 second hand, still own it today, and it still going strong, I have a pistol scope mounted the dove tail rails, a lazer sight attached to the trigger guard and an official hw45 wood shoulder stock. Nice set up overall but still looking for the silencer… Read Full Review

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“The Weihrauch HW45 or Beeman P1(67) is the best pellet...”

Written on: 03/05/2009 by Wisdomfury (1 review written)

The Weihrauch HW45 or Beeman P1(67) is the best pellet pistol you can buy. Durable, powerful and accurate. It goes everywhere with me. I use the largest shoulder rig, and it sits comfortably. It may be considered by some to be a little heavy, however, a pistol of this quality could not be made with less weight without loosing its quality… Read Full Review

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“superbly built, well engineered,nice to shoot with...”

Written on: 04/03/2009 by Darrel cornwall (15 reviews written)

superbly built, well engineered,nice to shoot with pach mayer rubber grips fitted,priced as a serious spring air pistol...if you want a recoilless pistol tho go for the HW75 or the HW40 pneumatic pistol..highly recommended nice two stage trigger,walnut grips are a nice touch,well engineered german air pistol ,particularly like the two different selectable power levels, cock it to 9o degrees and you've got a 3.5ft lbs target plinker , cock to 140degrees and its a full power 5.2 ft lbs hunter… Read Full Review

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Toqta's Response to Darrel cornwall's Review

Written on: 25/04/2010

I found this review very helpful because...
<br/>It gave a lot of important details. Thank you!

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★★★☆☆

“I think this gun could be made smaller and compact...”

Written on: 24/09/2008 by britelite (4 reviews written)

I think this gun could be made smaller and compact without making it weaker powerwise also could be made with a better kind of metal i think the body is aluminium alloy it should be steel. also this gun is way over priced it is not worth 200 + pounds. only thing i can say is that it has good power and accuracy. if it was priced at £150 then i would say that its a good buy… Read Full Review

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“For years I have debated about buying a P1/HW45. My...”

Written on: 16/08/2008 by grassb (4 reviews written)

For years I have debated about buying a P1/HW45. My main deterrant was price, @ $400+ msrp I just could not justify spending that much on a pistol. Recently a NIB used P1/.177 with extras appeared and I decided to take the plunge. Not to spoil the ending, but I am really happy with the gun.
Over the years I've read a number of posts on various forums that state the P1 is difficult to shoot. The other half always raves about the accuracy and how "easy" these guns are to shoot. I will align… Read Full Review

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Gibbs 007's Response to grassb's Review

Written on: 02/12/2009

I found this review very helpful because...the reviewer has explained very well how useful this well engineered pistol is as both as a target pistol and a training aid;a nice balanced review!

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★★★★★

“Iv had my hw45 for 10 yrs with no probs what so ever...”

Written on: 02/07/2008

Iv had my hw45 for 10 yrs with no probs what so ever its tuned and more power full than any of my friends pistols or rifles nothing comes close… Read Full Review

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“Have owned mine for 15 years originally started off a...”

Written on: 29/06/2008 by chuckas (1 review written)

Have owned mine for 15 years originally started off a standard pistol but have added the shoulder stock scope and laser and foot long silencer giving the weapon rifle like shooting. It is now an awesome weapon to rabbit or vermin shoot with. Comfortable well weighted and very powerful. Excellent knock down and it looks superb… Read Full Review

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“I bought this pistol after several months target...”

Written on: 05/03/2008 by pinheadboy (3 reviews written)

I bought this pistol after several months target shooting with my BSA Lightning XL Tactical .22 (a great rifle) in the garden. This was a second hand purchase from a gun shop and on initial inspection I was more than impressed with the look, feel and quality of the gun in person than internet images can manage.

My choice was also a .22 in the standard black finish as I have big hands and find the larger pellet size easier to manage and of no detriment in accuracy out to 35ish yds.

I have… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“despite bad point niggles of which problem concerning...”

Written on: 04/01/2008

despite bad point niggles of which problem concerning piston seal could be easily overcome I still rate the HW45 as one of the best pistols in its category I have ever used in my 60 odd years of shooting air guns and firearms
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“The Weihrauch HW45 or Beeman P1's extra barrel length...”

Written on: 04/01/2008

The Weihrauch HW45 or Beeman P1's extra barrel length is approximately one and quarter inch and makes the power level more acceptable without exceeding the legal limit in the UK or altering the pistol's looks… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“If i could have my 200 quid back i would be a happy...”

Written on: 02/01/2008 by FRANK ENSTEIN (1 review written)

If i could have my 200 quid back i would be a happy fellow… Read Full Review

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“A keeper.Good power for an air pistol. Very solid. ...”

Written on: 14/11/2007 by jabarret (4 reviews written)

A keeper.Good power for an air pistol. Very solid. Mine is twelve years old and still shooting perfectly… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“A very cheaply built gun if you looking power...”

Written on: 25/09/2007 by ad00091614 (1 review written)

A very cheaply built gun if you looking power performance and accuracy i would recommend the SMK S2 spring pistol I'd give that 10/10… Read Full Review

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375049_Boa03Jfb's Response to 313088_ad00091614's Review

Written on: 18/06/2008

An SMK S2? The SMK/Westlake S2 is without doubt the worst pistol on the UK market. As the HW45 is regarded as one of the best self-contained recoilling air pistols ever made. Terrible review, why did you even bother?!

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Toqta's Response to 313088_ad00091614's Review

Written on: 25/04/2010

I think this guy is just making fun...SMK S-2 is a cheaply-made toy compared to WH 45.

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★★★★★

“I have had my Beeman version since 1989 and it is just...”

Written on: 01/09/2007 by DRESSBLUES (12 reviews written)

I have had my Beeman version since 1989 and it is just as powerful now as it was then and it still looks new,I think this should rank with the classic Webley Premier's etc. I think it will be around for a long time to come… Read Full Review

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