Written on: 14/10/2008 by nortman (1 review written)
I have owned my P3 for 5 years now. I use it to rid my shed of chipmunks. It has never fail to do the job with one shot. I have shot around 50 critters with it, plus a couple of thousand pellets plinking at targets. I haven't had any trigger or seal problems with it at all (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2008
We bought 4 for our youth group the first is still going the other 3 have been sent back to SMK about the 8th time now as they will not fire. SMK said they worked ok when they recived them so how come the same faults happen again and again. Do anyone else have trouble with SMK products as well as their after service. Let me know please be very interested (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2008
The only thing that I could say thats bad about this gun is its slow to use. Once you have opened the top, put the pellet in then managed to force it back down agen then shoot. You have to do it all over again.
I would recomend that people should buy this gun. Just dont be expecting to be firing 200+ shots in a minute like in the movies. (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2008 by Brad G (1 review written)
This is my second p3 in 3 months.First one trigger froze after maybe 40 rounds.Replacement p3 shot great for first 600 rounds and then again,defective trigger-this time not frozen,trigger pulls but will release pellet at random after 10 or so pulls.If Beeman fixes the trigger problem I'll try again-but for now I'm done with this pistol (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2008
This gun rocks. This gun is awesome it is almost like a real gun so this is not for target shooting or for shooting in the basement this thing is for hunting.it can shoot down a squriell in 1 shot and has great accuracy. It only shoots caliber bullets and you have to but in 1 bullet at a ime (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2008
I have sold a lot of these air pistols for the beeman co. everyone that shoots mine wants one (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2008 by duseduse (1 review written)
I bought this gun a week ago. when i first took it out of the box i fired 5 or 6 shots and the seals blew. so i brought it back and exchanged it for another one. when i got the second one it fired accurately and the seals lasted for a few days of shooting. then the trigger mechanism messed up and it wouldent fire after being pumped. the only thing you can do to fix this is pump it one more time. when you do this it is realy hard on the seals. then it will work for a few more shots and the... (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2008
The Beeman P3 is a great gun, its very accurate and very powerful. I love using this air pistol, its a lot of fun to use (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2007 by kicknotes (10 reviews written)
As a paper puncher, it's a great pistol (albeit pricey). According to Dr. Beeman's published figures, only 2-3 ft/lbs. of energy is needed to dispatch a squirrel within the kill zone (brain). Despite the very accurate performance of the P3, its power simply isn't enough for pest control at any range.
I put a BSA red dot onto mine, and it performs great. Easy to cock, very accurate. The trigger is definitely the best feature of the gun. While this is NOT the same gun as the $40 Chinese... (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2007 by stephano (1 review written)
Its an all around great gun. Powerful-410fps, quiet, reliable, and deadly accurate-(especially with the 2x20 scope on the combo)-When I say "deadly accurate" I'm not saying this pistol is for hunting-its not.. Its for targets & plinking and it is a BLAST. Just thumb down what looks like the silver cocking lever in back & the whole top of the gun opens & swings up and all the way forward--put a pellet into the back of the barrel nose first and swing back down & 'click" shut. Could not be more... (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2006 by ted3929 (37 reviews written)
The Beeman P3 and the Marksman 2000 are identical, the only difference being Wal-Mart doesn't carry the Beeman.
I've owned and shot both with equally dismal results. The Beeman eats piston seals for breakfast. Mine blew two in less than a week and that was maybe after 50 pellets. On the positive side, you can't miss the target. It is accurate. Loading the pellet is somewhat awkward which makes quick reloads a non-event. Mine also suffered from the "paint" blues. The barrel is painted... (read more)
Written on: 22/05/2006 by TYROX
This Beeman P3 really is a great pistol and one I highly recommend. It handles really nice with great power and unbelievable accuracy. It's so accurate you don't need a scope / red dot on it and are still able to hit your require spot.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2006 by p harris (14 reviews written)
Could someone out there please let me know if the Beeman 2004e is the same gun as the P3 ???.I know it imitates the HW40, I bought a 2004e a week ago and and have been breaking it in ,about 300+ shoots so far with different types of pellets. It seems to like the round nose one's and also I tried some Gamo round lead through it with some good results (loading was easier with gamo round). Took about 20 shoots to eye in the sights (I'm 60 and not so steady as I once was but I still got good... (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2006 by flyingeggman (4 reviews written)
The Beeman P3 is quite a good entry level gun, quite accurate. The great thing is that you don't need co2 witch makes it a lot cheaper to run. But being a ssp gun it is only single shot witch makes shooting it a bit slow. But you don't use as many pellets as you would use normaly with a co2 gun. The only problems are that you need to clean and lube the cylinder regularly and the breach is hard to get to. Over all I think that it is a good entry level gun (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2006 by squareshooter (5 reviews written)
The Beeman P3 requires regular replacement of piston seal and removal of accumulated lubricant in compression cylinder which causes misfires. Positive click-stop rear sight adjustment for elevation. Very accurate. pass this up and consider a CO2 or spring air pistol. (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2006 by dec on (2 reviews written)
I purchased the Beeman P3 gun to replace my Crossman pump pistol. I use it primarily for target shooting. However, I do use it for hunting birds, chipmunks etc. I wanted something for up close range. It has decent sites, good accuracy. It's hard to load, especially if you are in a rush, but it's manageable. I use pointed pellets to get the penetration I wanted. Overall, I like the gun, I just wish it had a little more power. (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2005 by James Underwood (13 reviews written)
After reading so many terrific reviews of the Beeman P3 air pistol, and wanting something quiet to shoot inside my apartment, I bought the Beeman P3 without hesitation.
Opening the box, just one look told me I'd purchased a class act. Made from some sort of molded polymer over a steel frame, the gun has no appearance - or feel - of plastic. It FEELS metallic.
Hefting it for the first time, the impressive weight of the gun made it seem like the real thing, and it didn't look like an air gun... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2005 by hodge123456789
The Beeman P3 is not the best but if your a collecter then you will want this model. (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2005 by Ekstreem
I have read many reviews on the Beeman P3 air pistol, and I can see that it is a great gun. I've heard many great things as well as a few bad ones. I have heard that the seal goes very quickly, and that it isn't powerful at all. I cannot decide if I want the Beeman P3 or the A-3000 Skif. One is very accurate, but the other is powerful and seems really cool. Please tell me which you think is better. Thanks. (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2005 by Daeron (8 reviews written)
The Beeman P3 is accurate up to 25m (if not exactly powerful). The safety button is very unconvenient, at least for those right-handed like me, because it's impossible to operate it with the same hand holding the gun. The Walther-P99-like grip is comfortable but not apt for single-handed shooting, and the fake slide-lock lever could be avoided. The muzzle features a sort of compensator, whose effectiveness is doubtful. Sights are OK, and so is reliability. In Italy it costs about €140 - a... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2005 by CVanMeter (8 reviews written)
I had heard so many positive remarks about this Beeman P3 gun, that when I found it as a Beeman Scope/Pistol/case package at my local airgun shop, I could not pass it by. One of the best "out of the box" triggers out there. VERY accurate and consistant FPS when shot over the Chronograph. Not a hunter as it's power is for punching paper and cans out to 25 yards or so. (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2005 by arcticap (3 reviews written)
When I purchased the P3 I intended to use it as a
beginners NRA match air pistol which is fired in the Olympic style with one hand. I found that it was not ideally suited for that. It did had a nice light trigger and adjustable sights, but its
shorter sighting radius, light muzzle and slippery
plastic grip proved to be frustrating. Also, the
large hump on the backstrap of the grip was too
uncomfortable for my hand. It did help to wrap the
grip with a thin synthetic material. However,... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2005 by Neal51a (7 reviews written)
I checked a Beeman P3 out but decided on a Colt instead because of the Colts better feel and looks. If I had lots of money I'd buy the P3 just to add to my collection. When faced with purchasing either that or a Colt, Walther or Berretta I'd take one of the last three. I have the Walther CP88 and the Berretta. All fine pistols. (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2005 by smashingpunkin (1 review written)
Beeman P3 - I wanted to buy an air pistol that had the feel, heft, and quality of a firearm. After careful review, primarily from the good folks on this site, I decided on the Beeman P3, also known as the HW40.
Lifting the gun out of the box for the first time brought a smile to my face. Oh yes, heft, feel, balance, and a style into which European fire arms seemed to have morphed is represented in the P3. It's synthetic material composition is common in today's modern firearms and insures... (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2005 by pkivolowitz (2 reviews written)
Beeman P3 - At the risk of providing too short a review as to earn negative respect, I have to express unbridled enthusiasm for this air pistol. I chose this pistol because of its reported reliability and low maintenance. Also, its ambidextrous grip allows my left handed son to share in the experiences as well as my right handed son. I have compared this to the Marksman 2004 which is the same design, manufactured in China rather than Germany. Comparing these pistols (of the same design) gave... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2004 by mickjetblue (1 review written)
The Beeman P3 is a fine pistol to practice indoors with. It is quiet, very accurate, and comfortable to hold and shoot. Great trigger pull. It can be enhanced with a Tasco red dot scope, which is very strong mechanically, and assists with the cocking return stroke by providing an additional solid place to hold onto through the cocking stroke. The pellet chamber is somewhat recessed, and pointed pellets like the Beeman Silver Jets are much easier to insert than hollow points. Highly recommended. (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2004 by capk (3 reviews written)
The Beeman P-3 (made in Germany) is a natural and accurate shooter with a "business-like" persona. It is an air pistol designed, in my opinion, for adult use. Advertised FPS is 410 feet per second and it has plenty of power for its class. Though nearly identical (at first glance) to its spin-off and lower cost version, the Marksman 2004 (made in China under license from S/R Industries the parent company of Beeman), it has better materials and craftsmanship. From its tighter polymer body... (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2004 by hammerheadbikes (1 review written)
a few years ago I went searching for a good air pistol. Shot a number of "better ones"
i.e., not $30 Crosmans, but several in the 2-300 range, I read some stuff on the P3 and ordered, talk about a tack driver! I shoot a lot and have a good collection of pistos, sigs, etc; this little gun is a blast. I can put a beer cap in the ground about 30ft away and nail it 99% of the time. It has shot several thousand rounds and has never gave me one second of a problem. It has an EXTREMELY... (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2004 by ricdoug (11 reviews written)
See the review on the Marksman Model 2004. The Beeman P3 is the SAME PISTOL, 1/4th of the price!!! Shoots keyholes and cloverleafs at 10 meters. Every match shooter should have one of these at $40 USD (Under the Marksman label)! (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2004 by jafed (2 reviews written)
I have had a scoped Beeman P3 for almost two years. I own various other pneumatics but I find the P-3 the most accurate. I shoot silhouette outside and find the animals quite easily with the 2X scope. The trigger is a nice two-stage with a smooth release. Would like to see a different target grip available someday, but for now, Plink away. (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2004 by parmentr (1 review written)
I've had my Beeman P3 for about a year now. I bought it for 2 reasons: To use as a varmit chaser (versus a killer) and to teach my 9 year old daughter how to shoot a pistol responsibly.
I've had my share of Daisy BB guns and Crosman air guns like most everyone else. But this Beeman product represents a leap into top-notch quality in the world of air pistols. When you first pick it up, the satisfying heft and balance suggest superior workmanship.
Having shot about 1000 pellets through... (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2003 by TCooper (2 reviews written)
I have had my Beeman P3/HW40 since March 1999 and it has seen more than 15,000 pellets with no problems. My P-3 currently wears an old Interaims 30mm red dot sight.
Accuracy with the P-3 is amazing considering the price. I mounted a 9X scope and tested the pistol from a sandbag rest. The Crosman Premier Light (7.9gr) seemed to be the favoured pellets for my pistol, out of about a dozen types. This pellet averaged .25" ctc for 5 shots at 10 meters (5 groups). When offhand shooting I can... (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2003 by Bill
Bought the P3 combo package with 2X Beeman scope. Wanted to use this pistol for home shooting to improve my firearm shooting skills. I figured the scope and lack of recoil would reveal any mistakes I was making during aiming, trigger pull and shot. The gun has surpassed my expectations. I shot it rested to check its accuracy at 25 ft. Groups at .2 to .3 inch were common. One 3 shot group actually was one hole, only a fraction bigger than .177 inch.
The gun balances well and has a superb... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2003 by Reblyel.
I've owned my Beeman P3, HW40PCA, for a little over a year, and find it to be a favorite pistol of mine. It is a recoiless single stroke pnuematic, which is charged by a single cocking stroke. It is low powered, between 350 and 405fps, but is perfect for informal target, and plinking. The gun itself is a union of steel and composite plastic. All stressed parts are steel as well as the frame, and all the trigger components. The pistol is then wrapped in a plastic composite jacket. It is very... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2003 by Piotr Blumczynski.
I wanted to have this gun ever since I first saw on in the net. I knew it was getting very good opinions of shooters worldwide. Now that I have a P3 (or a HW 40 PCA, as they are generally called in Europe) on my own, I can only say it has been everything I could ever expect and more. (1) First of all, I like the looks of it. Some say it was designed to resemble the Walther CP99; if you ask me, it's far more stylish than that. (2) When you first grab the P3, you notice that the ambidextrous... (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2003 by Mark.
The Beeman P3 is a very accurate, fun to shoot pistol. What I noticed right away the first time I fired it was the comfortable grip and the great trigger action. The accuracy is amazing. It's fairly quiet when you shoot it. The only drawback (if any) is it can tend to be hard to cock if you're not so strong. (read more)