Author Topic: Benjamin Fortitude delayed. Again. Thoughts on the Hatsan Flash?  (Read 334 times)

mcoulter

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First of thanks to AirGun Guild for the conducting the contest where I was so very fortunate enough to win a Benjamin Fortitude and accessories!  However, I think this latest delay will cause me to rethink waiting for this particular rifle to be released  :-( 

The Fortitude's availability is now 8/8/2018   :o

Sooo, I'm hopeful that PA will be understanding enough to allow me to switch to another rifle.  The obvious choice is the Umarex Gauntlet.  However, I can't get past a few "issues" I have with it...

1) It's ugly
2) It's big and long
3) It sounds awful in the videos that I have seen of it
4) It's ugly

I know these are all trivial items that don't really affect  HOW it shoots but they do all add up.  I should also mention that I do already have a FX Royale in .22, so I have a high shot count regulated gun already.

I am intrigued with the idea of having a high FPE PCP in .177 that can shoot heavy pellets like the JSB monsters or beasts.   I have seen some reviews of it in .22 and .25, but nothing in .177 yet.  I realize this rifle has a sucky magazine fit and could have other issues common with entry level PCPs.  Positives to me include its modest size and weight, it comes with a rail for a bipod, and it comes with a single shot tray.  It generally seems like hatsans have the potential to be accurate.   And yes, I know this ain't no beauty queen, but it's somewhat LESS ugly than the gauntlet  ;-)

Does anyone here have 1st hand experience with the Hatsan Flash?  I'd love to hear from ya!

Thanks!
« Last Edit: June 27, 2018, 06:43:52 AM by mcoulter »


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Re: Benjamin Fortitude delayed. Again. Thoughts on the Hatsan Flash?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2018, 08:07:15 AM »
I got a slew of emails from PA, so you went with the Hatsan. Good choice considering the issues with the Gauntlet. Hajimoto did a video on the Gauntlet, and after watching it, I agree with you.

I'm sorry this took so long, but not, finally, a decent alternative is on the way.
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Re: Benjamin Fortitude delayed. Again. Thoughts on the Hatsan Flash?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018, 09:29:45 AM »
Well, I did place my order and can't wait to report back here how she shoots  :-)

Thanks again Alan!
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Re: Benjamin Fortitude delayed. Again. Thoughts on the Hatsan Flash?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 08:40:23 PM »
I think you made the right decision.
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Re: Benjamin Fortitude delayed. Again. Thoughts on the Hatsan Flash?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2018, 02:25:42 PM »
Thanks Brian!  I certainly hope so  :-)   it should be here by the end of the day on Tuesday  :)
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