Target Shooting Discussion Forums General => Springer Pistol Target Gate => Topic started by: daveshoot on January 25, 2009, 09:44:58 AM

Title: My Springer Pistolas
Post by: daveshoot on January 25, 2009, 09:44:58 AM

RWS9N (Cometa Indian)

P5 Magnum (RWS5G)

IZH53 Baikal the obligatory 1377 even though it's not a springer.

For my money, the most accurate is the RWS9N/Cometa. What a wonderful little gun, although there is no practical way to scope it. I shoot 10m bottle caps with it. I need some competition discipline to see if it's as good as I think it is.

Thanks Gene for the new forum!

Title: RE: My Springer Pistolas
Post by: Big_Bill on January 27, 2009, 04:59:41 AM

Very Nice group of babies their Dave,

You have me turning a little GREENER ! I look forward to seeing some picts of that RWS9N !

Good Shooting.


Title: RE: My Springer Pistolas
Post by: daveshoot on January 27, 2009, 04:09:08 PM

Here it is, my favorite little springer pistol. This is Cometa Indian, imported into the USA as RWS9N (for Nickel) or RWS9B (for Blued). Pics are poorer than usual, sorry.

The loading procedure has been described as "quirky" but I am used to it. You can see from the cocking procedure that there is no hope for scoping this baby, but that's OK. I did shim the rear sight to get adequate elevation adjustment with a bit of film, but no other mods. Some other time we can get more specific about groups and velocities, although it was in the mid to upper 400s with standard lead.

A hefty, but not heavy, pistol that has less felt recoil than the P5 mag. Very stable shooter.

And this is cool... I don't read much Spanish, but scroll down for the Xrays of the internals during cocking! Hope they wore the lead underwear to take these pix! (

Title: Cometa
Post by: daveshoot on January 28, 2009, 01:11:01 AM

Couple more pics.

There is a bit much gap between the loading piston, and the port or "tray" that the pellet slides on. Can't think of much else to complain about.

Title: My springer pistols
Post by: cole5169 on July 29, 2009, 04:07:33 AM
I've got a Cometa Indian in nickel too :)
Lovely little gun.  Great fun, and looks awesome, too!  Mine eats Gamo Match wadcutters like candy.  I'm only "plinking accurate" with it.

My tack-driving springer has got to be the IZH 53M.  I (for some reason) didn't get the target grips when mine came, but all the same, it's a very lethal target springer.  Great barrel, nice sights.  Ugly as a mud hut, and bigger than hell, but it sure tears paper. :)  I wish I could find the grips somewhere...  Heck, the gun is only $50, maybe I should just roll the dice and order another one.

I also shoot a Webley Tempest .177, my first ever buy off of an online forum.  Love it, though I've been shooting it for over 10 years and still learning from it.

That's it for the lead slingers.