Advice regarding the FAS 604
Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:21 PM
I am a non competitive target shooter, competing only against some of my good old friends. I am they youngster in the group at age 67. I currently shoot a Hamden, High Standard (.22LR) SuperMatic Trophy (197x vintage) and a Biakal IZH-46M SSP air pistol. I would like to add a second decent quality .177 cal. SSP air pistol to my shooting box. When indoors we shoot 10M and when outside we shoot 25 yards.
I have narrowed my search down to the Italian FAS-604 which is available in two different versions here in the states. The only difference I am aware of is the grips. I would appreciate any conversation on the FAS or a similarly priced quality SSP pistol. I really do not want mess with either CO2 or compressed air.
Thanks in advance for any and all comments.
Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:41 PM
If it is a poor selection PLEASE tell me so.
Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:08 AM
You might also look at the Weihrauch HW40 and HW70, perhaps sold under the Beeman name in the USA.There's also the Diana (or RWS) recoilless spring pistol. I had one many years back and regret ever selling it, but apart from its having twin opposing springs and pistons and being beautifully recoilless, I can't remember anything much about it.
Pyramid air and AirgunsofArizonal seem to have lots of information and reviews on their websites, so maybe you might be able to pick up the info you'd like from there?
Posted 23 July 2011 - 08:27 PM
Dunno if it was a 604 model though.
Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:58 PM
Why is this not available to you? I thought the net was world wide. Or am I mistaken.
Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:32 PM
My one reflection if I'm correct about the 604, was the actual trigger unit which had a very small grub screw to adjust the trigger and action. A friend and I both wore out one of these as we shot a lot of competitions. It was an absolutely excellent pistol, only overcome by the precharge CO2 and ultimately the pre-charged air versions of other pistols which came into competition which became recoilless.
It's a long time ago since I shot this in competition, probably 25 to 30 years so I hope I'm being accurate as I'm rapidly approaching the age of 80 but won lots of competitions with this particular pistol
Posted 04 October 2011 - 03:11 PM
that said in 40 years i replaced them once when my father gave it to me 5 years ago and no problems since.
it is a heavy pistol compared to some of the newer ones that are out now but i like the solid feel to it not worried about breaking it
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