Beeman Tempest [ 177-cal ] Reviews



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Beeman Tempest [ 177-cal ]


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Reviewer: Chevota
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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Very cool and rugged gun. It’s very compact, light, and quiet, perfect for taking hiking or fishing to plink when your bored. Great to take places when you didn’t really plan on taking an airgun at all. Throw it in your backpack, tackle box, car, wherever for whatever whenever. I take mine fishing for shooting bugs, rats, and even fish that won’t bite now and then. This is a lifetime gun, you will not wear it out. I’ve had mine for 25 years now and I’m planning on buying another in 22. Buy a set of wood grips for it and it really brings out the looks to compliment your German air rifle like my FWB 124D I bought at the same time. Perfect combo together.


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Beeman Tempest [ 177-cal ]


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Reviewer: Arnold S
Recommended: Recommended
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In the UK this is the Webley Tempest – 177 or 22 reasonably powerful spring pistol, last of the old style Webleys, real precision engineering no longer found. Adjustable sights made it pretty accurate and with barrel over cylinder recoil was nver a problem – basically a webley premier / senior with plastic shrouding – great gun, sadly no longer made, pity.

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Beeman Tempest [ 177-cal ]


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Reviewer: Vulcanator
Recommended: Recommended
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Bought mine a couple of years ago. A compact, well made pistol of reasonable power for plinking and informal target shooting. Looked after this pistol will last a lifetime. The only issues with this guns are the trigger, but even that can be sorted.

Out of the box the single stage trigger is long and heavy but you can strip the gun down, polish the trigger/sear contact faces and reassemble with a dab of lube. This makes a world of difference in the trigger pull.

I would have preferred an ambidextrous grip design except Webley doesn’t accommodate so I bought Beeman’s wooden combat grips-a must for left handers. On a good day I can group mine about an inch at 10yds without too much effort, this is a pistol that demands practice though. I wouldn’t use this gun on vermin except at point blank range due to the fact it only puts out about 3.4ft/lb.

Overall a classic pistol from Webley and considering its no longer made will surely become a collectors item in the future.

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Beeman Tempest [ 177-cal ]


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Reviewer: John
Recommended: Not Recommended
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built like a tank, but accuracy poor. power is irrelevant when accuracy is this bad. sold mine. accuracy should be top concern especially with air pistols because their power is low.

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Beeman Tempest [ 177-cal ]


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Reviewer: albert
Recommended: Recommended
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Love the gun and no trigger problem with mine. Only complaint is a lack of method to mount a scope.

Now that it is no longer sold by Webley I am holding it as a true collector’s item.

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Beeman Tempest [ 177-cal ]


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Reviewer: Joel
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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I love my Tempest, but it’s a Webley (Beeman only imports them, they don’t make them).

Good power (~475fps), semi-decent accuracy – would be better if the trigger wasn’t such a b!tch. Built like a tank, and will survive a fall from 140ft onto a parking lot with little more than cosmetic scratches (thanks to my college roommate, who proved this to me one day…)

Great handling pistol, weight is just right, balance is super. Sights are kind of crappy, but this is NOT a 10M olympic pistol, so you don’t need “superpeepholedioptervision” to smack a pepsi can around all afternoon, right?

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Beeman Tempest [ 177-cal ]


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Reviewer: Fred S.
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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If for some reason I was only allowed to keep one of my 12 air pistols, it would be my Beeman Tempest. More than any other, it emodies the virtues I consider desirable in an all-around, multi-purpose air pistol. It shoots .177 pellets with decent accuracy, good power, and can be made ready to fire again in very few seconds. No pumping or C02 cartridges needed. Beeman Laser Sport pellets were timed leaving the muzzle at 465fps. This is from an air pistol of less than 9 inches in length.

Construction and materials are top rate and if there is a more rugged air pistol made, I am not aware of it. My Tempest has optional hardwood combat grips sold by Beeman which realy give the gun an excellent feel. The rear sight is adjustable for elevation and windage.

The only negative is its trigger. It is adjustable, but no matter how adjusted, it pulls like a nail stuck in wood. However, the Tempest’s many virtues far outweigh this short-comming. I highly recommend the Tempest.