Author Topic: Looking to build .177 C02 pellet pistol with silencer & red dot. Any advice?  (Read 554 times)

KAJUKABLA

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Hello, I am fairly new to airguns and I’m looking to put together a C02 powered .177 cal pistol with a silencer and a red dot sight.

I’m looking for advice as far as which pistol would be good to start with, as well as where to find red dots and silencers that will fit.

I found this kit for a SIG P226 but I’m really looking for a higher quality gun than this:

https://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/SIG_Sauer_P226_CO2_Pellet_Pistol_Suppressor_Kit_Black/4549

any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.


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Though .22 instead of .177, the de facto CO2 pistol is the Crosman 2240. There are many mods, and accessories.

Look at the Crosman Custom Shop To start out with a steel breach. Here you can pick a .177. Then go crazy.

https://www.crosman.com/custom-shop/
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KAJUKABLA

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Though .22 instead of .177, the de facto CO2 pistol is the Crosman 2240. There are many mods, and accessories.

Look at the Crosman Custom Shop To start out with a steel breach. Here you can pick a .177. Then go crazy.

https://www.crosman.com/custom-shop/

Thanks for the tip. I checked out the 2240 but I’m not as into the way this pistol looks. I’m looking for something that more resembles a real pistol like a 1911 or something like that.
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I refer to those look-a-likes as toy guns. Although advertised to shoot, and feel like the real things... They don't! And, there is no real way to use one on anything but target paper. Oh! Or you can do what some thugs do, and hold up a liquor store with one!

The 2240 and others like it, can be made into an HPA (≈1,800 to 2,000 PSI), which makes them more attractive. Fact is, so modified, they're powerful enough for small game, say up to the size of jackrabbits. Their advantage over a standard PCP rifle is, they're very light weight.
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KAJUKABLA

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I refer to those look-a-likes as toy guns. Although advertised to shoot, and feel like the real things... They don't! And, there is no real way to use one on anything but target paper. Oh! Or you can do what some thugs do, and hold up a liquor store with one!

The 2240 and others like it, can be made into an HPA (≈1,800 to 2,000 PSI), which makes them more attractive. Fact is, so modified, they're powerful enough for small game, say up to the size of jackrabbits. Their advantage over a standard PCP rifle is, they're very light weight.

That makes sense, I understand that these look-alikes are toy guns. That being said, this is what I want, I’m more interested in the look of the thing then how well it performs on the range. Can you offer me any guidance in getting a mock silencer or suppressor attached onto one of these look-alike pistols?
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You can't attached one in the US if I read the law correctly. That's not to say you could someplace else, on the planet, but.... I've never seen one with a threaded barrel.

You might look ar Andy's Ari Gun Review series on YourTube. He's tested just about every look-alike there is.
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Alan

I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.