Written on: 14/06/2012 by Gamekeeper48 (3 reviews written)
I bought the S2 because it reminded me of the Slavia pistols of my youth. Being cheap and Chinese ( the pistol not me) I knew it would require a bit of TLC to get it shooting well. The trigger needed a lot of pressure, which was easy to fix with a little filing on the sear. The sights are awful and were of no use because the barrel needs recrowning, the pellets were flying way high and to the right, so my next job is to take a drill, a brass screw and some valve grinding paste and try to... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2009
im not an ameature shooter i have 2 rifles a 177 weairauch and a bsa lightenin but im looking for a pistol for shooting rats and mice and i was wondering would you reccomend this gun please reply (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2009
My son was showing an interest in air weapon sports so as this was going for £15 I bought it for him to plink around and to see how he got on. In my opinion, the SMK S2 .177 is rough looking and after five metres, wildly inaccurate but as a cheap entry level weapon it does the job. Put more than a tin of pellets through it without any loss of power or failure. My son got on with it well and has now moved up to a Crosman 2240. (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2009
The SMK S2 is well made, and cheap. A decent first air pistol, far better than a gat of about the same price, and it has rifled barrel. ,177 is the better cal. Oil the piston before use. Better still, strip the pistol down and tune it up yourself.its worth it. Can be rusty inside and bone dry. (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2007 by Newbie00 (14 reviews written)
This gun is basically the B2 of pistols. It even has the same horrible coloured paint on the grip.
The pistol is a basic break barrel. Break the barrel, load a pellet and fire. The accuracy of the gun is not worth having. Can't hit a thing with it. After a few shots the screws begin to fall out. The power is also pretty poor.
In my opinion this pistol is not worth having. Even if it was made accurate, the power wouldn't be able to carry it through.
Stay well clear of this. (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2007 by hawksticks (1 review written)
Why all the complaints about this gun,
Mine hardly ever miss its target at 13m-15m
and can pierce cans easily from same distance
crows don't stand a chance with this air gun very accurate and packs a punch
A+ (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2007 by mikegraham
I recently got the SMK S2 .177 air gun, and I have to say, that for £17 from NM Products, I am impressed!
The power is good for a cheap gun, but it needs regular maintenance to stay good. I dismantled it and cleaned it, which seems to have made it much more powerful.
The only bad point worth writing about is the poor build quality. Although it is a good gun, it looks as if a child has taken a rifle and been told to file it down into a pistol. The accuracy is quite good, and more than... (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2007 by mick473 (13 reviews written)
This pistol cost new £18.00 and for the money excellent value. I have a Westlake version with plastic grips XS3 in .177 and I thought it would perform the same, well I was wrong. This fires a RWS Geco at consistent 365-370 fps my XS3 330 fps both have Daisy red dot sights the S2 grouped 15mm and XS3 20 mm at 8 mts. A S2 in .22 at the club not sure of what pellet was fired chonographed at 270 fps.
I have no probelm with the finish or the woodwork however it has no anti-bear trap and if you... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2006 by spree
I got my SMK S2 the other day off the internet for back garden plinking and I'm very pleased with it. It's cheap but this shows in the build quality. I stripped mine down and cleaned the parts and put a light coating of gun grease on the internals and Bisley gun lube in the barrel and mine works like a fairly high priced one now. All in all I'm very pleased with. I can shoot starlings on my roof with it from 20 meters or less. Hope this helps. (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2006 by JamalDog87 (25 reviews written)
If you need a gun to kill birds at 11 yards or less then get the SMK S2 .177. It will do the job but don't think it's some really powerful gun at 400fps with 7.9 pellets. (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2005 by jgriggs177
Maybe I just got a very bad one, but in my opinion, if you look at the SMK S2 .177 as a paperweight (and don't mind spending £25 on one, rather than using a tin of beans for around 1/75th of the cost) then it could be quite a good buy.
First impressions weren't good - the woodwork is finished to the same poor standard as the B2 rifle, but somehow it looks much worse on a pistol, probably because you can see it all close up at the same time. The metalwork is of a similar crude standard;... (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2005 by cheed38 (2 reviews written)
The SMK S2 .177 pistol is amazing value for money but the build quality, as you would expect for 25 pounds, is not perfect. My pistol was reasonably powerful at first, but after a 100 shots or so it became too weak to penetrate and exit can of beer. I believe this is due to the poor quality oil that is used in production by the Chinese. I dismantled the pistol, cleaned it and coated the cylinder and spring with molybdenum paste, (available on Ebay). It now penetrates a Heinz baked bean can.... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2005 by JamalDog87 (25 reviews written)
I got the SMK S2 .177 Air Rifle for hunting and it is good at less than 10 yards for birds but that is it. Can shoot though can at 11yards. (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2004 by witch13 (7 reviews written)
Just got the SMK S2 .177. First impressions are its heavy to hold but I think thats due to the butt being to short and the paint work is rubbish. Now the good points: It's a no thrills cheap air pistol its fairly powerful, well enough for plinking in the garden, so if you want a cheap air pistol get an S2, For £20 you can't go wrong. (read more)
Written on: 23/11/2004 by Rob006
The SMK S2 .177 is in my opinion the Worst Pistol ever. Buy an old webly junior instead for £10 more. My S2 broke in the first hour. How anyone could describe this gun as a close range hunter I don't know. (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2004 by JoelBarritt (5 reviews written)
I've had my SMK S2 .177 for about 6 months now I try to try and find something good to say about everything I review but I can honestly say there is nothing good about this air pistol.
For £25 people may think its an absolute bargain but it really isn't even worth that, the accuracy is appalling, 6 inch groups at 10 meters and this is nothing to do with my marksmanship. I can get pleasing results with any of my other air guns.
As for power people who recommend this for a close range... (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2004 by marksman88 (2 reviews written)
SMK S2 .177 was the first airgun I ever bought, mainly because it was very cheap. although there are no official documents giving the exact power, I would say it isn't all that powerful simply because it does not cause much damage, even to say, cardboard (which it will rarely go through 2 layers of). The sights on this gun are probably acceptable, but difficult to aim correctly with without practice. Despite all this is a cheap and basic air pistol, which works how you would expect. I have... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2004 by scotty boy (2 reviews written)
I firstly bought my SMK S2 .22 Air Rifle about 2 years a go when i first got it out of the box it didnt even pierce polystyrine, but after some gun oil and about 4 to 5 tins of pellets this gun was soon enough piercing aerosol cans at about 8 to 9 foot away, but the guns piston inside started to wear out after about 8 months and the gun slowly lost power and then broke. After this i purchased an SMK S2 .177 this was of slightly better quality it has a rifled barrel where as the .22 didnt and... (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2004 by mil (1 review written)
This SMK S2 .177 is the worst Air Rifle i have shot in my life! it is no better than a G 10 and is EXTREMELY unaccurate! i am very doubtful that people were able to use this for hunting rabbits from 15m as it would just bounce off leaving the prey no worse for wear! (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2004 by Coffey6 (1 review written)
Bought the SMK S2 .177 a while back and only really started to use it. Not knowing much about pistols, I thought that you could shoot Through anything with this thing, but reality is this gun is rubbish even for plinking really. Not worth the box it comes in. Tried hunting with it a few times but it is not powerful enough for anything and I suggest a Crosman 1377c to replace this hunk of junk if hunting is what you wish to do. (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2004 by barry5
Bought my SMK S2 .177 about 2 weeks ago and I agree with danco1987 and bossy ben, I read all the reviews and decide to purchase one for £25. Orginally just for target practise but found it was quite powerful enough to penetrate tough and thick wood. I took it out with my b2 rifle and for the close range shots I decide to get it out and popped a rabbit in the head from about 15 yards. Its a great gun for the money. The only pistols I would hunt with would be the weibrauch 45, webley... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2004 by barry5
Bought my SMK S2 .177 pistol around 10 months ago and only really started to use it now. It is on of the few pistols I feel confident close range hunting with. Because of it great power for a small gen (400fps) I can get around 3ft/lbs which is enough for vermin control of rats, mice and rabbits at around 18m max. I use wd 40 spray and take it out hunting with me for constant oilling for constant power which is important while hunting. The pellets I favour with this gun are marksman .177... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2004 by bossyben (3 reviews written)
Hi, I have had my SMK S2 .177 for about 1 month now and am really impressed. I bought a G10 about 2 years ago, good little gun, accurate, but not very powerful...anyway, back to the s2. People say that it can miss fire, it has never happened to me. The gun is very powerful, I once shot a bird in midflight from about 200yds away, proberly just luck because the sights are a pain in the bum, every time you want to fire it, you have to adjust the sights. I havent had much experience with air... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2004 by Big Dave UK (7 reviews written)
The SMK S2 .177 is surprisingly accurate for such a primative gun. I got one second hand for next to nothing and I probably would have been better off getting a new one for the £25 or so they sell for. The range and power is a let down. Don't buy one thinking it's going to be some high quality hunting gun, you will be disappointed. It is fun for targets and plinking though and these things seem to last forever! I once tried to fit a new powerful spring to one and it didn't help the power, it... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2004 by Teeb (9 reviews written)
The SMK S2 .177 is Ugly and I didn't expect much from this cheap chinese gun but I was pleasently supprised with the power and accuracy of this little gun. It isn't that bad overall, not a bad pistol for the money. (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2003 by SNK.
The SMK S2 .177 is VERY cheap and quite powerful. The stock is horrible, looks like it has been dipped in glazed brown sugar. The barrel is rifled, the sights are a bit poor but power is good. MUCH better than the G10 which is really a toy. If on a budget give it a go. It's not a serious gun but it's not a serious price either. GREAT for the money. (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2003 by Sooty.
I have been shooting air rifles for a good long while and pistols for just a few months, and think that you cant get better for the money. Biglad and Dazzle need to hold the thing firmly as it has quite a little kick, meaning it goes high. (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2003 by Addman.
I got my s2 abou a year ago so far its done every thing i want it to do it has very high power for a gun its size (400 fps) quite accurate 7 ich rifled ballel fully ajustible rear site. Can easily plink away at targets 10 meters away. can kill small vermin like rats and mice. needs to be oild once in a while so it doesn't rust . Has no saety catch and is sometimes quite hard to get the pellet in. very reliable. Despite a cuple of things is a realy good first pistol highly recomended. Is much... (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2002 by silverchairlg.
I recently bought the SMK s2 pistol and was amazed at how it looked - it is small, tough and a nice weight. It can hit a cherry tomato from 5 metres using open sights - much better gun than the g10. Amazing value for money and has good spring and metal. (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2002 by alfred.
The SMK S2 .177 air rifle is very good for the money and good for a first air rifle. It can use air bullets and darts (not that accurate). (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2002 by Danny.
I got this SMK S2 0.177 air gun 6 yrs ago (it's been out for decades) and i still have it now and it still works (which is a good sign). But it's badly made - poor stock, poor metal, poor spring and one of the most inaccurate guns you will ever fire. It's also dangerous because the barrel can spring back and it can fire without the trigger being pulled. This is because the trigger mechanism relies on a bit of metal to hold it in place. This metal does wear down and let off the piston without... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2002 by mark.
The SMK S2 .177 air rifle is fairly good and accurate but wood and metal could be better. Can be sorted with a bit of paint. Good value for money. Ideal first airgun (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2002 by Dazzle.
I purchased a SMK s2 pistol for 20.00, When I took it home I was fairly pleased with the looks and feel of the pistol, Nice wood and break action. Upon using the s2 in the garden I found it virtualy useless for hitting a target that i had set up. The sights of the s2 were terrible-looks like they where an after-thought. The s2 is a powerful pistol, but if you cant hit anything with it then it becomes pointless.
I would say to anyone thinking of buying a s2, To save up and buy a proper pistol... (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2001 by Albert.
This was the 3rd pistol i bourght from SMK and my first impressions were good, but after trying to set the sights up i noticed it was not the most accurate pistol in the airgun world (having trouble hitting the side of a house at 10 meters).
Very cheap £24.99 but not one i would recommend to buy. (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2001 by darren lawrence AKA CRAZY FARMER!.
the s2 .177 is an excellent first hand gun . this being my first air pistol it has given me a very good impression of all air guns . i think this is the best all around air pistols for its price, £25 and i have recently put up the power by replacing the spring to big it up to 6 lb per foot muzzle power.
all in all OH YEEAAHH!!! (read more)
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