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Diana Bandit PCP air pistol for home training?

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Post by Motophotog7 4/18/2020, 1:03 pm

Ok so here in the People’s Democratic Republic of New (Socialist) York, the Emperor has decreed we must stay paused until May 15th at the earliest. I’m looking at the Diana Bandit for home practice, relatively inexpensive seemingly accurate enough for home use, possibly viable for putting squirrels in the pot when the food runs out... Anyone have any experience? I know there are much better options, but not at the price point. And GO! 😉

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Post by james r chapman 4/18/2020, 1:11 pm

Personally look in Canada for a Listone Victor.
A direct copy of the Alpha Proj air pistol
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Post by Motophotog7 4/18/2020, 2:57 pm

I cannot find any active sales links to the Listone Victor...

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Post by james r chapman 4/18/2020, 5:02 pm

If not, air pyramid 
Has the Alpha Project refurbished available
I got mine there no issues
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Post by Motophotog7 4/18/2020, 5:18 pm

Yep, that’s where I found the Diana Bandit, it’s 1/4 the price. If I’m gonna spend another $7-800 I’ll buy another Springfield... That’s if I can ever liberate the last one I bought, it’s still in FFL limbo waiting for local sheriff to start processing pistol permit amendments again. 😒Crying or Very sad🤯

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Post by james r chapman 4/18/2020, 5:57 pm

For the same price you can get that russkie hand pumper that shoots as well as the $2000 ones
IZH


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Post by SMBeyer 4/18/2020, 7:34 pm

james r chapman wrote:For the same price you can get that russkie hand pumper that shoots as well as the $2000 ones
IZH


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baikal_IZH-46M
Shoots as well... possibly , but they are a far cry from an LP-10 in the hand.
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Post by Motophotog7 4/18/2020, 7:46 pm

Well I must parse my dollars wisely or at least prioritize properly... Paying more for an airgun than I've paid for most or all of my proper guns is not something I'm in a position to do. Hence my interest in a sub $200 pcp

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Post by radjag 4/18/2020, 8:33 pm

That Diana looks ideal. Wish that I'd seen one before I dropped a wad of cash on a used LP50.

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Post by thessler 4/19/2020, 3:58 am

I just went down the same road. The IZH 46m was recommended to me , I bought it and practice every day with it. I can't compare it to other air pistols , I have no other experience.  But seems to shoot just fine and I enjoy shooting it. $477 delivered to my door new.
You can save a couple of bucks on the Diana, that's great,  now you have to get air into it.
Good luck, Tom

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Post by james r chapman 4/19/2020, 7:52 am

air is an interesting problem these days.
Paintball closed
scuba shops closed...

the one person I've talked to about the Diana wasn't favorable.
Trigger I think was the problem.
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Post by Motophotog7 4/19/2020, 8:01 am

As I dive deeper I can see the issue with PCP, which is why I posted the question before “pulling the trigger” more reading and research are in order!

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Post by Dr.Don 4/19/2020, 8:58 am

I agree that the whole PCP issue is a big hurdle with tanks, connectors, scuba shops, etc.  With the lockdown I am spending a lot more time with an old Daisy 777 I have had since the 80's.  Accurate but the trigger is frustratingly inconsistent and the gun weighs 53 oz. I'm too old for that. So I started looking into a competitive gun, but I can't bring myself to spend the several hundred dollars in support equipment a PCP gun would need.  Otherwise I'd be interested in the Steyr LP10e that's on here for sale now.
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Post by james r chapman 4/19/2020, 11:40 am

The IZZY would build up your muscles for regular bullseye!
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Post by Wobbley 4/19/2020, 11:55 am

Try welding supply shops.  May have to buy a small tank tho.
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Post by zanemoseley 4/19/2020, 5:54 pm

Dealing with an air tank is no big deal. Get a decent sized tank and you'll be filling your gun for the better part of a year even if you shoot a good bit. My Steyr Evo10 is about 3 classes above my old FAS 6004, to compare them is really not even fair.

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Post by james r chapman 4/19/2020, 6:39 pm

Problem is
Mostly closed under stay-at-home
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Post by Motophotog7 4/19/2020, 6:54 pm

Locally at least, welding supply shops are open as they supply needed materials for some business's that fall into the essential category

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Post by james r chapman 4/19/2020, 7:48 pm

Good luck with that.
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Post by Motophotog7 4/19/2020, 8:36 pm

Indeed! On Friday my business was in the essential category, today it is not...

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