Written on: 13/05/2012
HW40 PCA .177 review Bought one of these a few weeks back as a cheap way back into air pistol shooting. It is many years since I shot a pistol of any kind but this one is simply great fun. The HW40 is a single stroke pneumatic air pistol i.e. you charge it with air each time you open it to load a pellet. With a Hawke red dot atop the rail it shoots accurately and pro vides all the enjoyment I could want. Pellets in use atm are H &N FTT's which I had left over from the riles but will try… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/10/2011 by davymole1 (10 reviews written)
I bought this pistol on a visit to dorset this summer from southern counties gun shop for £102.99 money well spent .It feels good in the hand easy to cock and load mine is .177 ,the tru-glow sights I find very good this is the second weihrauch airgun I have bought this year both have the same german build quality. There,s nothing to dislike about this pistol. being partly disabled I tried both this and the webley alecto which I had difficulty in pumping this is just the one pump ideal ,would… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/04/2010
They say dont hunt with any air pistol but out to 15 yards this pistol is lethal on squirrels, wood pigeon and crows (headshots only of course). Linked with a Hawke SportDot and AirArms Field Diablo in .177 it's an awesome pice of kit. This gun wil group sub half inch at 15 yards therefore I have no hesitation in using it for short range pest control… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/10/2009 by 00Tonio (6 reviews written)
This is a stylish single stroke;pneumatic
Good points;it's German and it's built steel and polymer.A great goodlooking dynamic pistol.(Careful for chinese imitations.'Made in Germany'is underneath the top part of gun when you open it).
Clever loading system;you 'cock'the hammer and it opens up with a gentle hiss.
Accuracy is also outstanding and it's quiet.
Target pistols can be so expensive but this is High quality at low price around £130.
Bad points;none.This is a pistol for those who want to… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/09/2009 by Dehouser (11 reviews written)
I recently picked up an older HW40, the version sans tru-glo sights. The gun would not hold air for any length of time and was a trifle anemic in terms of velocity. It needed a new piston seal and a breech seal, both of which are easy to source through a hydraulic shop (nitrile o-rings are all they are). I cleaned up the piston head and compression chamber, coated the new seals with silicon oil, and installed them. Much better: no leaks and a noticeably crisper contact sound on my paper… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/08/2009 by markiep (3 reviews written)
with reguards my review of HW40 i meant to say i brought a WEBLEY TYPHOON not Tempest - sorry - couldnt find a way of editing my review… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/08/2009 by markiep (3 reviews written)
EXCELLENT!i brought a webley tempest which was quite frankly very disappointing - poor quality very heavy -very innacurate even with red dot sight (which fell to bits due to the jolting when firing)
Read reviews on Weihrauch HW40 and picked up one for £75 as new-bargain!
First impressions were that it was very light and plasticky feeling and how was it going to shoot a pellet! How wrong was that first impression!
Extremely accurate is an understatement- at 10yds with red dot freestanding i can… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/04/2009 by tractor lad (28 reviews written)
This Weihrauch HW 40 PCA /Beeman P3 pistol defines the saying value for money. It is accurate, powerful and cheap, It isn't the easiest pistol to load that is my only fault with it. I find it very comfortable… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/02/2009
The Weihrauch HW 40 PCA /Beeman P3 is light and easy to use. Very accurate 6yds and 10 mtr. Our scout group uses one every week with 8 or more people shooting 10 or 20 shots each time. As it is left or right handed and safty is easy to operate most scouts go for it. Only bad point is after a lot of shots the piston seal lets by [1500 -2000]shots… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/12/2008 by Summj002 (16 reviews written)
When weighed up, I think that the Weihrauch is the best air pistol money can buy. Spend on this and you won't be disappointed.
Lastly I would like to say that there are other guns similar to this (The Beeman P-1, The Beeman P-3) but they aren't made with the same materials and while they are decent pistols for plinking etc., they cannot keep up to the level of accuracy the HW 40 provides… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/08/2008 by cole5169 (19 reviews written)
The Weihrauch HW 40 PCA is a single-stroke pneumatic over-lever air pistol. The "hammer" is actually a latch, holding the back of the receiver in place. Pulling back on the hammer releases the top half of the receiver, which can then be rotated forward. This action fills the compression tube with air.
When the receiver is levered back into position - which takes considerable force - this air is compressed and stored for the next shot.
While open, a .177 pellet is fed manually directly into… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/06/2008
I have hw40 4.5mm. it like 4.52mm dome head pellet. Accurate, 10 meter group 4-5mm ctc with gamo hunter. very good desing, useful… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/05/2008
At first I was impressed; the HW40 PCA shoots pretty much as well as my Walther LP53, and FWB 65 & 80.
After some more testing, I found that the elevation screw is moving by itself and that the grooves to stop it are cut too shallow. Checking on some other airgun sites, this seems to be a common problem.
It is not the quality that I expected for three times the money that the chinese copies cost!!!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/04/2008 by cptman (39 reviews written)
I have a webley Nemisis which is also a pneumatic air pistol, but the two don't compare, the weihrauch handles much better although i would say the power is about the same.
The tru-glow sights are not to everybodys taste but i like them.
unfortunately the rear sight elevation screw is slightly faulty, i have e.mailed Weihrauch and asked them to post me a replacement, i will let you know what their customer service is like in due course… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/01/2008 by jbl (1 review written)
Its a good gun and I would recommend the Weihrauch HW 40 PCA/Beeman P£… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/01/2008 by QuickDrawJim (1 review written)
I bought this pistol on a whim, being mainly into air rifle shooting, but must say that for what it is designed for, it does it perfectly well. Weihrauch don't claim that it is an all-round air pistol, and rightly so. They designed it for informal target shooting and that?s exactly what it does - and does very well in fact.
If you want an air pistol with the power to shred some coke cans, or shoot objects out to 45 yards, then may I suggest that the HW45 would be the gun that you need rather… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/11/2007 by jes437 (6 reviews written)
I wanted a reliable gun which would allow all year outdoor shooting, my co2 pistols' performance has waned with the onset of Winter weather, and this one made me curious after a lengthy handling in the gun shop. I'd gone in there to look at true target air pistols, but this became an attractive and far less costly step to take.
Starting with the negative, that handling session was necessary because on first glances the gun is difficult to take seriously. There's been some attempt at jazzing it… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/11/2007 by jabarret (4 reviews written)
If I could own just one air pistol for plinking, this would be it.The Weihrauch HW 40 PCA is a well made and accurate air pistol… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/10/2007 by gunstonburner (1 review written)
This is an amazing gun. So accurate with RWS Hobby Flatheads that i can shot a lid of a jar wen its lying flat at 10m range. I love the smooth trigger, its pretty sensitive but it means that beginners don't jerk the gun when they pull it. I bought my Weihrauch HW40 second hand from Thomas Turner Gunsmith so i don't have a problem with the cocking of it though watch your fingers when you close it again, (had one nice pinch from it). I would recommend this gun to anyone looking for a pistol for… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/08/2007 by cog (2 reviews written)
Overall, this pistol is very accurate, very well built, and generally easy to use. The only problems some people may experience are difficulty in cocking until they get used to it. And loading pellets may be difficult for some people.
The only other thing to mention is that the trigger is very light, some people might like this, some might not, but it could easily be adjusted if you know what you're doing… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/06/2007 by dmills133 (10 reviews written)
I wanted an air pistol for rats that have invaded my garden and think 10 yards is a reasonable shot for rats so not a lot of power is required. and settled on the HW 40 PCA since all I would ever get was a one shot effort before the rat took off. I took the HW 40 PCA out of the box, placed a target at 10m in the garden loaded a fiddly .177 and fired off a 5 shot group covered by a 1 pence coin. The pellets were Dynamit Nobel from Troisdorf Germany and seem to fit the pistol well. Others may… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/04/2007 by MARK HOOPER (1 review written)
Very accurate and powerful. Shoots like I have had it for years. I used some Bisley Flathead pellets and could group within half an inch, with not too much practice. Even my young boys can hit the target. A pleasure to shoot and highly addictive. Might even join a pistol club and try my hand at 10m. Beautiful trigger and sights. In a nutshell, mint!… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/01/2007 by nige52 (1 review written)
The HW40 PCA is one of the best pistols I have owned, compared to my Feinwekbaus and my other pistols, there is hardly any difference in accuracy. I find the '40 to be good to handle, easy to sight up, not pellet fussy and after you get used to the sometimes stiff cocking mechanism, easy to load.
I can only fault this pistol on 1 point, which is easily rectified, the grips are too shiny for my liking and need roughening up, this I did in about 10 minutes with my Dremel and the sanding… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/01/2007 by Andrew Richards (2 reviews written)
I paid just £89 for this wonderful pistol which is made in Germany rather than the Beeman clone which is made in China.
It is a very well weighted, recoiless pistol which is extremely accurate. It is fitted with fibre optis sights which are good for short range but not so good for longer ranges but seeing that I will only use it on the 10 metre range that isnt a problem.
The lever cocking system is a little stiff at first but after a couple of hundred shots it gets much, much easier.
All in… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/12/2006 by kveecock (2 reviews written)
I've had this pistol now for 2 weeks having owned a number of air rifles, I decided to dip into pistol shooting. My primary purpose was to use the pistol for target work but also do dispatch any rabbits quickly when out hunting if my shot with the rifle had not killed them outright. The pistol is rated at 410 fps so I assumed this would be powerful enough for the job.
As a target pistol, it is excellent. The comments made elsewhere about it's trigger are absolutely correct. The newest version… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/08/2006 by trantAmerica (2 reviews written)
I bought the Weihrauch HW 40 PCA .22 for a week now. It's great so far and I'm sure it will be great down the road. This is a totally GREAT target gun. It was offered at a good price and to clarify, I just think this has a built-in compensator. If not a full compensator, the thing at the muzzle is there to release excess air from each shot, making the pistol more accurate. The long barrel length gives it a lot of power and accuracy also. My .22 model shoots at 360 fps. The gun fires… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/05/2006 by i love hw 40 pca (1 review written)
Use c02 pellets on the Weihrauch HW40, they are much more accurate and make a better noise. Great value as I bought for under £100. Easy to load as long as it is lubricated often. Very accurate sights!… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/11/2005 by woooooh (8 reviews written)
I use the Weihrauch HW 40 PCA /Beeman P3 inside to shoot at a trap about 30ft away from my lounge chair. I watch TV at night and shoot it during commercials. The sights were perfect right out of the box. Never touched them. I had a Nemesis and sold it. This one is more powerful and just as accurate. Feels better also. I've shot a few thousand . I shoot it at least 5 nights a week. and like it better each time. Paid $145… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/03/2005 by P3 shooter (1 review written)
Wow - the Weihrauch HW 40 PCA /Beeman P3 is an amazing air pistol! I shoot it as well or sometimes better than my 22lr target pistols at the 50ft indoor range! Some of the other shooters chuckled at me for shooting an air gun instead of a "real" gun. That is until they saw the scores I was shooting! I shoot it one handed - bullseye style and the trigger makes it "easy" to do this.
I had originally bought a Marksman 2004 but it malfunctioned after only about 15 shots fired. It may look like a… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/02/2005 by Thorvald (3 reviews written)
Weihrauch HW 40 PCA /Beeman P3 - Returning to air rifle and pistol shooting after my childhood years meant I had no real idea of the significant advances made in the design, materials used and means of powering air guns / pistols. By buying some current magazine titles was obvious that the kind of build quality and accuracy previously only open to olympic target shooters was now available to people off the street who were willing to part with not much money at all. It also seemed that the .177… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/12/2003 by woodfl (3 reviews written)
Only 0.8kg in weight makes it easy to carry, .177 has 410 feet per second of power - more than enough to shoot targets etc. down the garden, some parts are plastic but pistol still operates with a feel of German build quality, plastic stock feels comfortable. This pistol cost me £89 online ordering - they rang me up on my mobile to tell me the exact day (next day) of delivery and what carrier (City Link).
Uttings.com are excellent to do business with.
The only unknown factor is - I don't know… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/11/2003 by woolyg84 (1 review written)
This Weihrauch HW 40 PCA /Beeman P3 air pistol is the most addictivly shootable pistol I have ever encountered.
The first thing one notices however, is the plastic frame. Do not let this worry you! The plastic is supported internally with metal and is very tough. The overall build quality is very high and all moving parts move slickly and engage with a reassuring snicking noise. The trigger is exceptional with a smooth light first stage followed by a very crisp second stage release. It really… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/09/2003 by Boris (2 reviews written)
The Weihrauch HW 40 PCA /Beeman P3 could almost be a "Nemesis" clone. The trigger is much better - light and breaks evenly with no creep. The sights are excellent and unlike the Nemesis the rear sight is not in a vulnerable location.
A standard scope rail runs along the top of the barrel. However with a scope fitted closing the pistol to complete the compression stroke can be tricky, one has to ensurE that you are pressing down over on of the mounts.
The MV is rated at about 410 fps (ie same… Read Full Review
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