Crosman Smith & Wesson 586 177cal Reviews



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Crosman Smith & Wesson 586 [ comes-in-4,6-&-8-inch-barrels-177cal ]


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Reviewer: David
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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I have one, and I say it is one heck of a gun! It is extremely accurate, with aspirin size 10 meter rested groups very easy to shoot.

The gun looks real nice and has the same exact feel as the S&W .357 magnum pistol it is modeled after. Everything except the grips seems to be metal. Quality is very evident in this pistol.

Trigger pull is a bit heavy, but breaks cleanly with no apparent creep. Sights are excellent and give a clean crisp sight picture. There are three different width front sights included which allow you a choice. I chose the widest one.

I do have a small complaint or two. The first is the grips. They do not match up completely at the seams, leaving about 1.5″ of the left grip over hanging the right grip just below the trigger guard. The over hang is approximately 1/8″ – 3/16″ and it makes it very painful to shoot as the overhang digs in to your middle finger of the hand holding the gun!!

Second is the sights. The gun came with two different rear sights, and they operate and attach to the guns via two different mechanisms. The one that came on the gun was adjusted all the way up, and the gun still shot way low. I was not able to adjust that sight either up or down. There was a small pot metal piece hanging down in the rear notch which had a screw hole the adjustment screw was supposed to mate with. That piece was broken.

I removed that sight and used the other one included which mated with a hole in the frame just forward of the rear sight. With it adjusted in the full down position it is dead on at 10 meters with .177 CPHs.

I called Umarex about these flaws and they told me to return the gun (with my shipping dime) and they would “evaluate” it. They better do a lot better than that as this is not an inexpensive gun and I only purchased it about 1 week ago!!

In summary, this is by far the most accurate pellet revolver I have owned. And I have owned many crosman variants as well as a few Gamo revolvers. None of those would do better than silver dollar sized groups at 10 meters rested.

Except for the two minor flaws, I am well pleased with this gun!!


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Crosman Smith & Wesson 586 [ comes-in-4,6-&-8-inch-barrels-177cal ]


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Reviewer: A.Enns
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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First of all this gun is not made by Crosman. It is made by Umarex under license by Smith & Wesson.

This gun is incredible! The trigger pull is just like the real thing. You can tell they put alot of effort into replicating a real S @ W revolver. I was very suprised how accurate this gun is. I was shooting groupings the size of a quater at 20 feet within an hour of owning this gun. (with a six inch barrel) It is made completely of metal with no cheap plastic parts. The handle has a rubber/plastic mold which is an improvement over the plasticly feel of a Powerline 44, or Crosman 357. The co2 is housed like Umarex’s other models using the screw in design. The screw is completely hidden after the co2 is snapped into place. As for power it is your standard 400 fps plus depending on barrel size. I’m getting aprox. 500 + fps using a 6 inch barrel and Skenko type 1 5.7 grain rounds. (the cylnder is fat enough to hold a longer pellet such as the type 1 or predator) This gun is easily the best Co2 plinker I’ve ever shot. Way better than the Crosman 357, Powerline 44, or any of the revolvers on the market. It costs alot more but the quality is well worth it.