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★★★★★

“This is my first air pistol and I decided to purchase...”

Written on: 05/07/2007 by Monium (1 review written)

This is my first air pistol and I decided to purchase it after reading all the reviews about it here. I took 8" barrel one and very happy with it due to power & accuracy the gun produces.
Using following pellets:
RWS Superpoint Extra or RWS Superdome
I can shoot straight thru a paper magazine like "Wired" that contains 189 pages plus 2 cover pages from 4 meters distance. (It is approx. 12-13 mm thickness of high-quality paper). In my understanding this is an impressive power for the CO2 pistol… Read Full Review

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“The S&W 8' is a great co2 revolver, as it delivers all...”

Written on: 12/02/2007 by click click bang (1 review written)

The S&W 8' is a great co2 revolver, as it delivers all kinds of needs; the power is great, for example it penetrates a can of full unopened bean tin. the accuracy is great compared to other pistols like the Beretta 92f which i also have.

The Smith is well constructed and will last for years, when handled there are no ridged bits, meaning there is nothing lose. the trigger is a dream to pull and is not at all stiff, the hammer is also easy to cock ad to decock.

The Smith comes with a well… Read Full Review

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“I had brought a second hand Smith & Wesson Model 5868....”

Written on: 15/09/2006 by kiwishooter (23 reviews written)

I had brought a second hand Smith & Wesson Model 5868. The advantages of the gun are very good accuracy and able to hold longer pellet like English made steel head pellets.

The disadvantage of the gun was it was weak in power, since my Colt 911 had more powerful than it "the 8 inch barrel boy". It was relatively weak in power in my opinion. I believe that most of experienced co2 shooters knew that. The reason for revolvers relatively weak in power is because of co2 gas leaking from the gap… Read Full Review

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“I bought a Smith & Wesson Model 868 the other day and...”

Written on: 10/08/2006 by p harris (14 reviews written)

I bought a Smith & Wesson Model 868 the other day and received a parcel of outstanding workmanship as expected from a German built gun. Comes in a case with Smith & Wesson emblem on the front and on opening the case you find this well made gun (I bought the nickel version) in a foam cut out and places for two c02 bottles, and a barrel cleaning rod, and comprehensive instructions. The magazines are metal not plastic like a lot of pistols I wont mention and I also bought a silencer but I… Read Full Review

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“I bought my Smith & Wesson 586-8 for £112 from...”

Written on: 09/09/2005 by arrows180 (18 reviews written)

I bought my Smith & Wesson 586-8 for £112 from Airshooter.co.uk and I'm absolutely delighted with it. The 1st thing that hits you when you open the box is it's size & weight, It's Big and Heavy. Great!! just like the real thing. Then when you fire it for the 1st time BANG! it's loud Great again!! Big guns should be loud. and it's powerful, I think the official figures are 3.5ft lbs & around 450fps but it seems more powerful than that, after firing around 50 rounds of Webley Harrier pellets… Read Full Review

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Daves1's Response to arrows180's Review

Written on: 18/08/2008

I had two Smith & Wesson 586's (one 6" one 8") confiscated by the police. (in the U.K.) they told me that a new law had been introduced and they were now illegal! is this true? everywhere I've looked says not.
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<br/>Apparently the maximum velocity BY LAW for an air pistol is 6ft/lbs, yet the Smith & Wesson Model 586 is I think 3.5ft lbs.
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<br/>What can I do about this?

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“This is, as previously stated by most of the other...”

Written on: 24/06/2005 by stratcat (1 review written)

This is, as previously stated by most of the other reviews, a CO2 .177 firing replica of the Smith and Wesson 586 .357 revolver, and is built under licence by Umarex in Germany. It comes complete, in a blue moulded and foam lined plastic case, with a cleaning rod, barrel removal tool, 2 alternative foresight elements and one pellet magazine, and is also supplied with very comprehensive instructions, safety notes and an exploded parts diagram with part numbers should anything ever need… Read Full Review

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Chipmunk's Response to stratcat's Review

Written on: 30/06/2005

i just read this review and im wondering if i have bought a illegal air pistol?
<br>i live in london and have just today received a smith and western 586 6" i ordered it from blackpool air rifles and nothing was said on there web site or any others that i have looked on
<br>is this now illegal or is this in the safe bracket?
<br>many thanks for any replys in advance

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Librarian's Response to stratcat's Review

Written on: 31/01/2007

Chipmonk
<br/>Your gun is legal as the act still has not passed but look out for problems if anyone sees you with this gun. The average punter can not tell the difference between this and a real firearm. I get enough problems with a Daisy Powerline 44, Colt lookalike without having something made by a proper arms company. Still, I fancy one to replace the Daisy, well, if I&#039;m getting grief now I might as well improve my pistol locker.
<br/>Librarian

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Stratcat's Response to stratcat's Review

Written on: 24/11/2005

There is a Weaver type scope rail available for the S&W range, which replaces the rearsight unit and utilises the same mounting screws - easily findable online.

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Michaelingeorgia's Response to stratcat's Review

Written on: 24/11/2005

Less of a comment, more of a question: Is it possible to mount a scope or red dot sight on this gun? If so, what would you recommend? If it is not possible, do you see a way a gunsmith could add a mount for it without compromising the gun itself?

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Chipmunk's Response to stratcat's Review

Written on: 30/06/2005

ok many thanks for that.yes i agree with the statement about blackpool rifles found them to be very quick with there deliverys too. my only gripe is that this gun came with no english instuctions , i phoned them to tell them about this and they said they would try to get one sent on to me, well this morning a received a catalogue from brocock about all there smith and western guns but still no instructions. if anyone reading this has a copy in english i'd appreciate if you could post a copy etc , many thanks again.

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Stratcat's Response to stratcat's Review

Written on: 30/06/2005

To clarify, the proposed legislation that our blessed Government are pushing through to ban replica weapons relates only to the sale and manufacturing, NOT THE POSESSION for those who already own them. None of this is legally in force yet, as the legislation is still in the Bill stage and has not become an Act of Parliament, so buy as many replica or co2 firing look alikes as you like just now, because you might not be able to get them soon.
Re Blackpool Air Rifles, they, as a responsible retailer, would NEVER sell and illegal weapon. I have dealt with them and found them to be an excellent shop, and can reccommend them highly.

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“The Smith & Wesson Model 5868 is a good looking gun...”

Written on: 03/02/2005 by Sid Pollartd (16 reviews written)

The Smith & Wesson Model 5868 is a good looking gun and nice to handle. Very heavy, which damps down recoil. Fully adjustable rear sights, which gives fine tuning, and great accuracy and extra power from the 8" barrel.

Based on the 357 magnum revolver, it holds 10 rounds, the side swing cylinder fitting onto the back of a fake one. It has double and single action, and I find that the double action is better than the single, with a crisp let of point which prevents jerking at the final stage… Read Full Review

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Click Click Bang's Response to Sid Pollartd's Review

Written on: 12/02/2007

I had bought my s&W 8&#039; for £120 including delivery and vat from C&H weston.co.uk, if it doesn't work, Google it

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