POWERLINE Semi-Auto CO2 Pistol
Economy And Simplicity
In A Hard-Hitter Category - .177
July 22, 2018
- An Inexpensive Great Gun For
Summer Fun! GOOD TRIGGER PULL
would call BB pistols that shoot in or near
the 400 + feet per second
range the hard hitter category. This means BBs fired from these
have a fair amount of destructive force. Anything that shoots
through cans made of steel is not a wimpy pistol at all. The
Daisy POWERLINE 426 is definitely in the hard hitter category, blasting
right through cans made of steel. Maximum velocity is rated at
430 fps, a real power-hitter.
Shooters who have experienced BB feeding problems will probably not
have them with this gun. A simple feeding mechanism consisting of
a 15 round magazine on top easily indicates how many BBs are
left to shoot and is built into the gun so no lost magazines or failure-to-feed BBs here.
looking from the muzzle front end
The blister packaging helps prevent tampering and people fooling around with your gun.
Sights on this gun are fixed and gun tends to shoot a bit high.
Picatinny rail for attaching accessories such as laser sights, etc..
Those who don't wish to spend much will find this a pretty dependble
pistol for the money, about $ 19.54 at WalMart, may go as high as about
$ 29.99 to $ 34.99 elsewhere, a very affordable sidearm. This airgun is $ 30.60 to $ 39.97 today on ebay.com.
Trigger pull on this pistol is much better than some other double
action only pistols and is fairly crisp. It is much better than
the Bear River BR 45 which has the worst trigger pull of all pistols on this site.
The Umarex XBG and XCP are also a bit harder and longer to pull than
this delightful pistol which has a very
solid feel, yet is only 0.9 of a pound in weight. Length - 6.85",
Height - about 5/38".
crossbolt safety is just above the trigger and easy to operate.
It has a very audible snap
which indicates a change from off to on or on to off. It stays
securely at either on or off, a very safe gun to operate. When you push the safety to the
left the red shows on it indicating the pistol is ready to fire, a good
thing you can say about the black finish on these black guns is it's
fairly scuff resistant. I like the finish. It doesn't have any
white writing on it which would make it look fakey, just all business
looking, very nice.
This CO2 pistol does not have anything that will snag on your pocket as
you withdraw it. My Umarex Makarov CO2 pistol has a CO2 ring
hanging below the grip which automatically folds up, but it snags on
pocket quite a bit when you try to withdraw it. It's very nice to
have a single and double action pistol with a real working hammer, but
what good is it if you can't get it out of your pocket on time!?
The CO2 ring in this pistol is buried up within the grip for snag-free
operation, a very desirable feature leaving the bottom butt of the grip
clean and smooth. I would imagine lots of folks casually put
these CO2 guns in their pockets and that is of some importance to
shot a 1 & 1/4 inch 7 shot group from 20 feet with one flyer, not
bad accuracy from such an inexpensive pistol. 3 of the shots are
actually touching together.
These two pages
of targets were included in the blister pack along with
instructions and safety warnings.
this Daisy 426 POWERLINE CO2 BB Pistol is a lot of bang for the buck,
about a $twenty buck. This is a light in weight, compact, handy sidearm
could easily repel a dog attack, so it's nice for a back-up emergency
weapon, easily worth twice the (WalMart) price. I was reaching for the Umarex XCP and XBG a lot but I tend to reach for the Daisy 426 a lot when I think about the nice trigger pull it has.
Watch out on putting
keys and other small items in a pocket with this pistol because the
magazine spring can become entangled with such small things. I
had this pistol in a cargo pocket with some keys and rather destroyed
the magazine spring which is somewhat exposed. I installed the new replacement spring Daisy sent
me - nice folks. This is the advantage
of having the drop down stick magazine - Umarex XCP, TDP-45, XBG, Bear River BR-45, Makarov - which is removable in other guns - it is tucked away in the grip where objects cannot interfere with it.
Phone books make good
BB traps. You can recover the BBs and shoot them again and
again. Penetration into the phone book with the Daisy 426 was
about 90 pages! Thats about 160 double sided pages plus
consideration for the thickness of the cover and target. Heavy
denting and tearing occurred even farther into the book.
is the bottom
of a Progesso Soup steel can which is heavier duty than the sides
BB's usually have no trouble going through at least one side of the can
but the top can offer resistance as the dents from various CO2 guns
show. You can tell how hard the gun is shooting and whether the
CO2 is low by whether the BBs will go through the bottom of the can.
The 2 holes on the right were made by the Daisy 426 CO2 pistol after
several magazines were fired and some CO2 gas was spent. The Umarex CO2 cartridge was
still shooting plenty hard a week or so after installing the CO2
These CO2 guns, especially in what I call the HARD HITTER category, are
certainly not toys so be careful when handling them. Never shoot
someone's pet for fun. It could kill the animal.
See the Umarex XCP CO2
Two Tone BB Pistol.
Remember, CO2 guns are
not toys and can be dangerous if mishandled. Always wear shooting
glasses when firing any gun, especially BB guns. HAPPY
CO2 Airgun Suggestions
drop of Pellgunoil on the tip of the CO2 cartridge where it is pierced,
at the top of it. It seals better.
2. Let the springs in
the magazines rest by unloading them, rotating
them. Alternate the use of magazines to keep them new.
3. Remove the CO2
cartridge after use and let the main seal rest.
Keep your gun new this way.
4. Insert a CO2
cartridge and snug it up without piercing and charging
up the gun. It's ready for use but under no strain.
5. Alternating the use
of CO2 guns instead of using the same one all
the time can keep them newer. Switch off sometimes.
6. Try to limit dry
firing the gun when it's charged with CO2 and isn't
loaded with BBs.
7. Lubricate the parts
once in awhile.
8. Don't leave your CO2
gun outside in the elements. It may be
part plastic but there are metal parts inside which could rust.
If you are having BB feeding trouble, the BBs don't load & shoot,
try loading only 18 or 19 BBs into the magazine, not 20. (Removeable
magazine type guns)
10. Always wear
shooting glasses or safety glasses when shooting any
gun, especially BB guns.
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