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I want to purchase an accurate and powerful pellet pistol for back yard target shooting and small pest cantrol (mice & rats from the adjacent fields). My question is which pistol to buy and what caliber? I am willing to spend $400.00 for a Beeman P1 but have never handeled one before and am not shore if it will fit the bill.

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Airpistols with spring pisotn actions are very hard to shoot accurately. The Benjamin Sheridan pistols work well, they are pneumatic and made right here, in the US of A.
 

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I have this one. Webley Tempest bought thru Beemans. 177. I can shoot it pretty well (spring).

 

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for clean kills on vermin at any sort of field distance. That's to say nothing about how much more practice it takes to shoot.
My suggestion? You could spend half that on a quality air RIFLE with good open sights, or get a nice package with the scope for about that same money. No vermin will be safe inside of 30-40yds or more, depending on the gun and your skill level.:)

Here's the "master key" link to all the research you can ask for:

http://www.airguninfo.com
 

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You have a few choices. If you like the Beeman P1 you may want to look at the P3. It is far less money, very accurate, easy to shoot. Another very nice pistol that is also used for serious target shooting is the IZH-46M. This pistol is one of the highest quality air pistols for under $250. Another alternative is to purchase one of the custom made Crossman 2250's from Jim Giles at Crooked Barn. I have one of these as well. He does a great job with a custom breech and bolt, moderator, etc.
 

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Good morning,

How do I get in touch with Jim, I performed search bur came up empty.

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Well this one was just shot a few minutes ago.

No where near as serious as my air rifles. But when I first told my son to grab an air gun he came up out of the basement with his air soft pistol. I sent him back down for a pellet gun and he came up with the crossman.
 

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His pistols are C02. Mine shoots at about 580fps. Plenty for dispatching small unwanted pests and just great fun for plinking.
 
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