Crosman 3576 [vs. Colt Python]
Modedled on Colt Python
.177 caliber pellet [vs .357 caliber gunpowder cartridge]
435 fps (max)
Break top loading (insert a 10 shot rotary clip) [vs. 6 shot rotary drum]
11.38″ overall length [vs. Colt Python is 11.4″]
32 oz. weight [vs. 43.5 oz]
aluminum and plastic [vs. steel]
You can get 40-50 good shots per co2 cartridge, more on a hot day.
Most of the gun is aluminum, with an engineered plastic for the barrel shroud and grips. the gun is an almost 1:1 replica of the Colt Python. If you preload the rotary clips ($1.00 each from Crosman) you spend very little time reloading while shooting. It’s a good thing ammo is so inexpensive, especially compared to gunpowder cartridge for the Colt Python [about $1.00/50for pellets vs. $9.50/50 with 38 specials or $32.00/50 for 357 magnums]. If you desire more “realism” when shooting you can reload the inserted clip each time it is empty without removing it from the gun, or just buy a Gammo R-77.
The gun is fully accurate enough for plinking. I use only flathead pellets to shoot at paper targets. as the gun has only 2 ft.lbs. of mussle energy,[vs. 250 ft.lbs. with 38 specials, or 600 ft.lbs. with 357 magnums], and I feel that is not enogh for hunting.
Double action is smooth at about 4.5 lbs., and single action is super smooth at what I would consider to be a “hair trigger” setting. Some people have reported an annoying rattle with the grips, which I havent noticed as long as the grips are back on fully. (Of course their ears are probably a lot younger and less abused than mine.)Contrary to what some have said this gun is NOT semiauto. It is a revolver with a very light trigger pull, and if oyu shoot very rapidly you may find you have some pellets in yor clip when you are done. It skips over some slots when you fire too rapidly.
An enjoyable low cost gun for any age shooter.