Written on: 29/11/2013
I have been shooting the IZH-46M for over two years from new - the pistol has been accurate for competition shooting for myself and my grandson - we have been shooting postal competitions at our local club achieving a 1st 2nd & 3rd in our class - the only hic-up was a sudden drop in power due to worn seals after 3000+ shots - after servicing back to the usual performance - The hand grip has plenty of excess material for personalizing the hand grip - an excellent starter and competition pistol… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/03/2012 by Baelian (3 reviews written)
Well, my title perhaps does seem a bit over-enthusiastic, considering the fact that you won't see any SSP pistol at the Olympics anymore, its participants mainly preferring a PCP match pistol over the SSP system. But for me it's right-on! IZH46M is the successor of IZH46, which is practically the same pistol, the -M version being different only in having a slightly larger compression chamber, resulting in an overall higher muzzle velocity. Its SSP (Single-Stroke Pneumatic) system is largely… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/01/2012
This is not one of those shiny and showy match pistols. Rather, it is a practical match pistol that focuses on accuracy, ease of maintenance and functionality. The factory grip is intended to be customized, I did it with a Dremel and a sanding drum. It is addicting because the pistol itself is very accurate, and it is not very sensitive to the pellets being used (in my experience). You can shoot 10M or 10y targets all day long with just the pistol and a tin of pellets. As a single pump… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/12/2011 by weiho (6 reviews written)
I am a big airpistol fan and I had to have a IZH46M/MP46M in my collection. The Izzy's accuracy is amazing and it can hold it's own against my Steyr and FWB pistols. The overall build and design is a bit rough and not so refined as the higher end guns, but it is very solid and functional. When I started using the pistol, I thought my gun was defective because the breech latch did not completely pop open when the handle was cocked all the way to the end. I later realized that the moving metal… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/10/2011
Normal reservations apply, but accuracy very good. However, mine has problems with the sights. The foresight is held in place with a grub screw that locates in a dimple that is off centre. This means that my foresight leans to the left and required full deflection of the rearsight to compensate. I have since araldited the foresight in a vertical position, and although this fix works it's a bit Heath Robinson. The trigger is great, but I expect I'll buy a Morini of Steyr when I've got the… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/07/2011 by Dehouser (11 reviews written)
I picked up a 46M a few months ago, and have been using it regularly, so time for a bit of a review and some thoughts. This is billed as an entry-level, single-stroke, pneumatically-charged 10m target pistol, and is priced very attractively compared to the European PCP pistols that dominate the competitive 10m landscape. If you compare the 46M (which is built in Russia, by IZH, who manufacture, among other things, farm implements) to a Steyr LP1 or a Morini CM 162E, it looks rather… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/12/2010 by ADC Trapper (1 review written)
As an entry level compition Pistol the IZH 46M cant be beat for the money. Excellent trigger, Excellent accuracy, Mine has held up well with a years worth of practice shooting. Out of My 35 or so Airguns this is My favorite. The only down side is shapeing the Grips to fit Your hand. The Upside is if You do it right they do make Your Pistol fit Your hand. And Any grip needs some customizeing… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/09/2010
I've just got one of this IZH 46M Baikal Single-Stroke-Pneumatic Pistol a month ago. That is, after a year of waiting to have one, as there are no importer gunstores here in our country.
Anyways, it is realy true that after you start firing this pistol, you couldn't sleep peacefully without getting at least a hold of it in a day. It is always right on that one rugged hole; with the BSA scope on it :), and rested.
If I will have the opportunity to buy another one, I'll grab it immediately. It… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/06/2010
As many have stated, the Baikal IZH-46M is an excellent air gun for the money. It is quite accurate, easy to pump, handle, aim and shoot. Compared to other air pistols I have owned, it is fairly quiet as well.
The downsides are that it is not luxuriously high quality at all. The barrel, air chamber, and trigger are pretty much the only precision parts of the gun. Any part where it is not absolutely necessary for the gun to be precision, it is not. Clearly, cost is reduced in that the look… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/09/2009
The Baikal IZH-46M is the best pellet pistol I have ever had. Trigger is very good. I do think the red dot sight option is good for these old eys. The price to value is very good JTC… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/05/2009 by magnusd (1 review written)
I have enjoyed using this Baikal IZH-46M gun. It is the first air pistol I have owned so I am still having difficulty keeping it on target… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/03/2009 by donc (1 review written)
Baikal IZH-46M is extremely accurate, easy to use, rather inexpensive (comparing to analogs). Grips need to be adjusted (though this made intentionally). Rather heavy. Cool thing! Couldn't stop shooting after getting it out of the box… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/02/2009 by jonathan becker (1 review written)
if you are going to get into the competition of air pistol shooting, then this is THE PISTOL TO BUY. I have been in marksmanship competitions for over 30 years and have won my share of tropies. I have never owned a gun that shot so well out of the box and had as sensative trigger as this pistol. It costs 1/3 that of the "professional" pistols. AND......it shoots the same as the big name pistols do (morini,hammerli,styer, aeron...) easy to load, very accurate, This air gun is giving… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/01/2009
extremely accurate and well made with a great trigger, but somewhat bulky and haven't located appropriate scope mount yet for the Baikal… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/12/2008 by slcrcflyer (1 review written)
I'll keep you posted on the help if any that I recieve if any. why can't I get a replacement?… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/09/2008 by teddybruno (1 review written)
It took me a long time to find one here in the UK. The long wait was worth it and I use it in the back garden whenever I get the chance. After hours of reworking the oversize grips it now feels part of my right hand.
I have never been able to justify spending £500 plus for a target air pistol. This beauty does not require Co2, diver's bottle or hand pump, just lower the cocking lever, reset, load pellet, close the breech block lever, take aim and release excellent trigger and I call my shots… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/08/2008
I used this pistol in competition for many years. It's surprisingly accurate and a great value. You couldn't ask for a better entry/mid-level air pistol. I also agree that there is no need for anything else until you're consistently shooting over 560-565. And by then, you'll want to purchase a $2000 pistol to be 'cool' like the other shooters ;)
I believe that you could shoot this pistol competitively at all but the highest level. The desire for air tanks and such will drive a new… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/08/2008 by SpacePilot (1 review written)
Paid $350 new for it, I cannot complain about the IZH as an excellent target air pistol. The enjoyment and possibilities that the gun brings is certainly worth more than its price. The following remarks are just some tips and observations from me, and are not meant to detract from the quality of the gun.
There are some machine marks, asymmetries and rough edges in parts, as expected from the lower price (and Russian workmanship?). Although such imperfections usually don't prevent the gun from… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/07/2008 by DRESSBLUES (12 reviews written)
I like this gun very much,Once you get used to handling it it makes for a target pistol that is equal to the much more expensive German models,it is a least a third of their cost,as an added bonus this gun comes with extra seals,some spare parts,an over size wooden grip that can be shaped to your hand,nice bluing,and best of all the cost is about $ 360.00/ $390.00 without scope or mount… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/06/2008
It's a nice gun;but it's too long.500fps is very good. I also think its quite heavy as well, but would still recommend it… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/06/2008 by dennis595 (4 reviews written)
A friend loaned me one of these. It's a great air pistol. Pretty strong and very, very accurate. It's a lot better at shooting than I am. The grip was too big for my hand. I'm small boned and 5' 7". I didn't adjust it because it wasn't mine.
I bought the Daisy 747 instead. Saved money, fit me better and still shoots a lot better than I can make use of… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/05/2008
The 46m for 30 yds is a tack driver. It makes me want to better my skills b/c of the consistent accuracy. If I get a lighted dot scope and mount to work I will be in heaven.,,.the gun is awesome! from 30 feet in, maybe more...This gun will be passed to my son and grandson as well..)… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/05/2008
Best buy I have ever made on any gun, I am going to buy another one when they get more in stock.....unbelievable and is as accurate as my pellet rifles at 40 yds… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/05/2008 by cwharley (1 review written)
Simply the best pistol for 10+ meter shooting. If she came in a .22 cal I would buy one but the .177 cal is amazingly accurate… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/01/2008
Best competitive pistol of its type and price range. I would recommend that eveyone gets a Baikal IZH-46M pistol… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/10/2007 by Bhargav (1 review written)
I got my IZH-46M around 1 week back and my first reaction, when i opened the box was "Ohh boy thats a huge pistol". Yes the pistol is huge and its muzzle heavy. when you just pick up the pistol you don't feel that much weight but when you are aiming and trying to make it steady you do find it little difficult. The bottom line is you need strong hands to hold this gun straight.
The barrel has a beautiful blue metallic finish.
The front sight is fixed and the rear site is fully… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/09/2007 by rcannon (2 reviews written)
I bought one of the first izh 46m's to arrive in America. This was sometime in early 2002. I have shot this gun since then.
Never a problem. The gun is accurate. I have shot it in several matches and have let others use it. Incredible bargain .
The stock grip has a lot of extra material on it. This allows a custom fit… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/08/2007 by FLYBYU44 (3 reviews written)
I bought my IZH used with a scope mount. It was sent to me in the original box with everything it came with and had been hardly used. First off I want to say that this gun is built to last, I don't think that there is any plastic involved in it's construction at all, very solid. Also very accurate, I'm a very poor marksman but it makes me look good occasionally, just have to control my shakes and practice I guess. The wood grips are a common complaint/issue with this gun but I found them… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/12/2006 by gun4fun (1 review written)
There are actually left hand grips available for the IZH-46M, which should make some of the lefties happy. For araound $125.00 additional you can pop the left hand grips on and your in business, no gunsmithing required… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/07/2006 by outsider0506 (1 review written)
I just got my IZH-46M this week and I love it! My Izzy was a great re-introduction to airguns (I hadn't shot an air gun in something like 25 years, however I have been an avid handgun competitor). The accuracy of the Izzy is remarkable for the price. After using Mr. Dremel on the grip, I've been producing nice quarter-sized 5 shot groups using a table (no rest or sandbag, just a table in my backyard). The trigger is extremely light out of the box, which is a stark difference from my Glocks, but… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/06/2006 by Maui boy (3 reviews written)
I recently purchased the Baikal IZH-46M and tried it out. At first glance the pistol is very well made and engineered. However the next thing you notice when you hold it in your hand is that the grips are too bulky. The best thing is to contour them to your own taste and feel.
Shooting the IZH-46M is easy. First move the cocking lever all the way forward until it clicks and pops open the breech. Then push it back to the closed postion. The cocking effort is about 14 lbs. not much for most… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/06/2006 by koja48 (1 review written)
You have to understand that I'm an accuracy freak (long-time varmint hunter). The Izzy, Baikal IZH-46M(from Pilkguns) was in the bull right handed right out of the box. After installing a gorgeous set of premium walnut left hand grips (Steve Corcoran of BloodRed Bows, Gainesville, TX), I played with a few different pellets, tweaked the trigger a bit (love all the adjustments available), and dialed it in. Realized consistent 1/4" groups at 10 yards & 1/2" at 20 (shooting off a dead rest). This… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/03/2006 by Bill Hoge (4 reviews written)
Baikal IZH-46M - I'm over 60, & still enjoy shooting. I received the full kit, nice case, and red dot scope. Very accurate smooth trigger. Customizing the wood grip with sand paper made it more comfortable. The red dot site adds about 1/2 lb to a gun that is already heavy toward the muzzle and I found it too heavy to hold steady with the scope. The sights were sufficiently accurate without the scope, and more comfortable for my bad eyes. However, the scope is really very nice, easily… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/01/2006 by WoodyKoa (1 review written)
I purchased my Baikal IZH-46 after being loaned one at a local airgun club practice session. I came with a Beeman P-1 and was immediately impressed by the quality of pistols used by the other shooters. The senior man of the club let me use his '46 for the afternoon. That evening I ordered my '46 from Pilkguns and within a week, it was in my hands.
The gun came packed in a heavy cardboard box with cleaning rod, spare seals and other tools.
Fit and finish are good for the most part. The… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/01/2006 by Mindflayer (3 reviews written)
I received my Baikal IZH-46M yesterday in the mail, my first impression was "wow, this is a large pistol!". The grip does feel bulky, it feels like holding a 2x4, but being a Dremel guru, this isn't going to be a problem much longer.
At the range (aka backyard): Cocking and loading the pistol is quite easy, just be sure you pull the level out far enough that you feel the click. It has an odd action, the way the bolt works and all, but once you get use to it, its fairly simple.
My first shot out… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/10/2005 by Britishshooter (4 reviews written)
The Baikal IZH-46M is a great pistol to introduce a shooter into the world of match shooting.
Out of the box this pistol shot better than any other pistol I've used so far. With targets ranging from 10M out to 35M I was able to hit all my plinking cans and steel targets with a double handed hold time after time. The largest target is a 3 inch diameter plate out at about 30 yards. Pretty impressive for such a low cost pistol.
Cocking the pistol seems a bit strange the first couple of times… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/10/2005 by Topmostpop (1 review written)
I was very disappointed when I received my Baikal IZH. It is a Stone age gun. Had shot around 500 rounds total with a BB gun prior, so I am a beginner. If you had ever studied obsidian arrowheads you will find many things to be impressed about, but today's razors seem to have put those out of business. So off to the workshop to rebuild my Izzy. This is the best pistol in the world all things considered, and now that I have redesigned it, I am reasonably satisfied with it. Again technology could… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/05/2005 by sea157 (1 review written)
I have had this Baikal IZH-46M air pistol for about a month now.
This pistol is more accurate at 20 yards or less the any of my rim or center fire pistols.
With a red dot scope on it is almost imposable to miss whatever you are aiming at.
I love the one pump open and close charging.
I shoot this thing every night and like it more every time I shoot it.
With open sights it is very good but if you have older eyes like mine get a red dot scope for it.
The trigger is one of the best I have ever… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/03/2005 by gimgim (1 review written)
I used to compete in 10m compressed air long time ago, before the invasion of the CO2 pistols. I used at that time a very expensive FAS Domino (Italian).
The IZH is DEFINITELY superior. Right out of the box it has been virtually impossible to send a pellet outside of the black area of an Olympic P10 target. I've shot so far 500 pellets or so, mainly to get used to the weight (not easy) and to break in the barrel. I haven't started counting the score and until today I haven't… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/03/2005 by dpichel (2 reviews written)
The Baikal IZH-46M great competition gun. Just out of the box it is very accurate. If you have big hands you will need some sanding to the grip to make it more comfortable.
If you are thinking in serious shooting this is a very good start. Who knows you even keep it for a long while… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/03/2005 by bushmanbert (5 reviews written)
The Baikal IZH-46M is the most wonderful pistol I have ever had. I have gone through a variety of Crosman and Daisy air pistols, all of which had okay accuracy, but nothing like this. I had wanted a match grade air pistol for a long time in order to become a better shot and perhaps join the shooting team here at the college that I attend. I did lots of research and decided to purchase this gun, figuring that if it did not perform too well, it would certainly work as a practice pistol and the… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/03/2005 by daharrod (1 review written)
I got a Baikal IZH-46M as a 55th birthday present to myself. As a teenager, I had used a Crossman CO2 revolver to shot NRA qualifications at 25 feet in my parent's basement, and it had been 30 years (and two strokes!) since I had used a pistol.
Well, my first day on the range, I shot a 323/400, without even adjusting the sights! When I noticed that the rear sight could be rotated 180 degrees to provide a narrower slit (two sizes on the same plate), I remounted it, and then had to use a… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/02/2005 by babalo (1 review written)
First I liked the Baikal IZH-46M, but after a while it started to loose air. I changed sealings twice, called the dealer, but still sometime does not keep the air… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/08/2004 by jcs (9 reviews written)
Baikal IZH-46M: I read numerous reviews, Pardini, FWS, Gammo, Daisy, Baikel, Beeman, and finally I decided I wanted a good quality air competition pistol, but was not yet ready to spend 1200 to 1500 dollars plus accessories like CO2s, air compressor or air pump. I decided on the 46 M Baikal and I can say it was the best buy, no regrets, shoots very very accurately, great price, very powerful 500 fps (similar to competitive air pistols) and no expensive accessories with it. I bought my 46M for… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/06/2004 by tenmeters (13 reviews written)
I shot the Baikal IZH-46 and liked it, but since it is no longer made, I purchased the IZH-46M instead. I like the IZH-46 better than the 46M model, because it is not as muzzle heavy, and the cocking effort is easier. The IZH-46 is a joy to cock compare to the 46M. The trigger is a single stage, and it is not match quality. Trigger is OK, but I thought the Beeman P3 trigger is better. Even the Daisy 747 trigger is better. The grip is large and feels like a 2x4. The fit and finish is better… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/03/2004 by ricdoug (11 reviews written)
The Baikal IZH-46M pistol cannot miss! I shot 5 shots out of the box at 10'. Same hole! Accurate beyond belief! Have fired over 5,000 pellets through mine. NO FAILURES!… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/11/2003 by airsick (2 reviews written)
This pistol is amazingly accurate. I had to put a 4X scope on my Izzy to get it's full potential. Great value… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/11/2003 by kd6wd (1 review written)
I have only had the Baikal IZH-46M pistol for about 6 days, but all ready it has become my favorite pistol. When I first recived it I ran 5 plinking rounds through it to set the sights. The next 2 5 round groups shot with a sand bag rest were just ragged holes at 10 meters. I just could not believe how sweet the trigger was right out of the box. I now have about 200 rounds through it. By the way, I weigh all my pellets with a loading scale and examine them for dings or marks. H&N final match… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/09/2003 by colli2 (1 review written)
I just received my Baikal IZH-46M Air Pistol and took it to the range to put it through it's paces. The first shot from the bench hit 6" left and an inch high -
After adjusting the rear sights as far as they would go, it was still hitting 2 1/2" to the left but was OK height-wise. I moved the adjustable front sight as far as it would go without sticking out of the side of the sight-base and was still hitting 1/2" to the left. In my opinion, the quality checks done on this air pistol are… Read Full Review
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