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    Question Starting ISSF Air Pistol - what pistol to get for junior (13)?

    Hi,

    My daughter (13) wants to start shooting ISSF Air Pistol, I'll take her to join a club, will the following be a good pistol to start with? (it's affordable):

    SPA CP1-M PELLET PISTOL 4.5MM

    SPA CP1-M PELLET PISTOL 4.5MM Pellet pistol uses 12g CO2 cartridge. Easy to load bolt action, single shot.Adjustable trigger & rear sight.Capable of single shot & multi shot.Specification

    • Item: CP1-M
    • Calibre : 4.5 mm
    • Velocity: 3-8 Joule
    • Overall Length: 390mm
    • Magazine: Yes (9 Pellets)
    • Stock: Wooden


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    Default Re: Starting ISSF Air Pistol - what pistol to get for junior (13)?

    I can't comment on the above, but I can highly recommend the Gamo Compact. It's ridiculously accurate.

    http://www.gamo.com/productos/pistol...t-hand-pistol/

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    Default Re: Starting ISSF Air Pistol - what pistol to get for junior (13)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Gunman View Post
    I can't comment on the above, but I can highly recommend the Gamo Compact. It's ridiculously accurate.

    http://www.gamo.com/productos/pistol...t-hand-pistol/

    I'll have a look, thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: Starting ISSF Air Pistol - what pistol to get for junior (13)?

    I have a CP1, and it is very nice and accurate. But probably not nearly as accurate as a serious competition pistol - Also not the same price though. You will need to do work on the grips, as they are not well formed, and I would go for the single shot version. there are also some easy and essential mods to do on the trigger to get it to perform. With mine in 5.5mm and in my indoor range across my study and workshop - 9m I can put every single pellet within a normal ipsc patch offhand. It has the standard open rear sight and a custom front post mounted on a silencer.

    Overall I am impressed by it, it is definitely better than it costs - whether it is good enough for serious competition I am not so certain. I would rate it as better than the gamo compact for this.

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    Default Re: Starting ISSF Air Pistol - what pistol to get for junior (13)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim View Post
    I have a CP1, and it is very nice and accurate. But probably not nearly as accurate as a serious competition pistol - Also not the same price though. You will need to do work on the grips, as they are not well formed, and I would go for the single shot version. there are also some easy and essential mods to do on the trigger to get it to perform. With mine in 5.5mm and in my indoor range across my study and workshop - 9m I can put every single pellet within a normal ipsc patch offhand. It has the standard open rear sight and a custom front post mounted on a silencer.

    Overall I am impressed by it, it is definitely better than it costs - whether it is good enough for serious competition I am not so certain. I would rate it as better than the gamo compact for this.

    Thanks for the reply, that sounds good - i don't want to fork out mega bucks now, if she enjoys it, does well and wants to compete seriously, then yes.

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    Default Re: Starting ISSF Air Pistol - what pistol to get for junior (13)?

    I would go to a few matches and see what people who shoot it are actually using. Whatever you see may not be perfect , but will get you headed in the right direction.
    "Learning only occurs after repetitive ,demoralizing failures!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigT View Post
    I would go to a few matches and see what people who shoot it are actually using. Whatever you see may not be perfect , but will get you headed in the right direction.
    This. I wasted so much money on internet advice when I started IDPA and if I had gone to watch and ask questions things woke have been better.

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