Beeman P1 [ 20cal ] Reviews



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Beeman P1 [ 20cal ]


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Reviewer: Carl
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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Have it in .20 cal, very accurate and handles like a 45.

A joy to shoot and quiet enough to shoot in backyard. Not totally silent…has a little “pop” but defin OK. I have a good selection of .20 pellets…use lighter but have also shot crow-mags out of her. I personally like the recoil characteristics of this pistol. Very well made and reliable German air pistol.


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Beeman P1 [ 20cal ]


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Reviewer: Jeremy
Recommended: Recommended
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I have had this pistol in .177 for about 3 years now. I am amazed with its performance. Like other posters, it has taken awhile to get used to how it shoots but then it is amazingly accurate. I have done some amazing shooting with this gun. 50 yard beer can shots, 6 hits in a row once. I had a scope on it but have since taken it off. I found I can shoot better without it. (BSA 2 X 20 scope for sale)

It took a long time to find rings, I had to buy Leopuld rings that were $50, almost as much as I paid for the scope! My favorite pellets to shoot out of it are the Beeman gold coated, they reduce lead handling and are just as accurate as the Kodiak match grade pellets made by Beeman. This truly is the Holy Grail of pellet pistols.

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Beeman P1 [ 20cal ]


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Reviewer: Cecil
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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Have had my my Beeman P1 in 177 since about 1985. When I first tried to shoot it I thought it was defective; I had not experienced a two-stage trigger before. After about three shots I realized what I had. The factory setting was perfect. Just a light pull through the first stage to resistance and then think the shot off. Cannot hit anything consistently on the high power setting but only one of my pellet rifles can outshoot my P1 on the lower setting. When I go out the first thing I reach for is my P1. So what if it is a single springer. It is cheap on ammo, accurate, and it has eaten up thousands of pellets without losing its power. Not a better pellet pistol for a side arm.

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Beeman P1 [ 20cal ]


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Reviewer: Erik
Recommended: Recommended
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This is an excellent pistol. Three things prevent a highly recommended rating. One; It’s a spring breaker (really, it eats springs for breakfast). Two; .20 caliber pellets are not readily available – mine does not like the heavy 14 grain benjamin sheridans found at Wal-mart. Three; The scope rail is not 3/8″ or 11 mm it is actually 12 mm and adding a red dot or a scope requires some degree of luck, I haven’t been lucky yet and have plenty of mounts collecting dust in my ‘might need it someday’ bin. This pistol is aesthetically pleasing and has a great finish and quality workmanship throughout, I switch between 1911 colt hogue combat grips (available at most gun stores) and the original walnut grips depending on mood. Trigger pull is two-stage and adjustable for length of stage under the trigger guard and pull weight found underneath the grips. Directions for dissambly can be found on the net by searching HW45 (weirich OEM), this gun is not that challenging (or scary!) to dissamble and replace common items like piston seal and springs. Shoots hard and accurate. Takes some getting used to because the spring slams in a rearward direction as opposed to most traditional springers which spring forward, definitely will make a better pistol shot out of anyone when the odd recoil is mastered. One note, out of frustration I purchased a .177 caliber barrel from Beeman, now I have access to as much ammo as I need no matter where I am at.