What a couple of weeks this has been. Got a little break barrel, the wife decides it is hers. Then when we are getting it fixed (low pressure in sealed unit ram), she decides that really an afternoon with a break barrel will make life unbearable (got a bad skin complaint and it will inflame and crack the skin under the arms). A PCP is of course the answer and one of my old ones is still sitting in a gun shop, unscoped, for £300!
She does not want to pay that. Especially for a secondhand gun. She wants new. So she says "I want to go to Pellpax!" Struck me as a bit strange then she sends me a link...
Do flaming what? A PCP, new, in box, made in Britain, multi shot, ambidextrous for under £290! Went and had a look see.
Firstly Pellpax has got a shop again, a nice shop, well laid out, quite a few different guns on the wall, ammo in a cabinet, very nice, very professional looking. The staff seem knowledgeable and after finding out we have has rifles before did not try to go into details. The Gamo is taken off of the wall and proffered for handling, it indeed was ambidextrous, trigger is better than that on the Phox or Coyote (must be using a longer screw), nice balance and affordable. "We'll take one in .177!" She says, slapping the money on the counter. One was sourced from the back, the register filled in and off we go home!
Well what comes in a box like this?
A gun like this.
Which out of the placcy bag is very much like....
The stock is very comfortable.
Now seeing as I had played musical scopes earlier and one scope had found itself without a chair, it got a seat on the Gamo.
That VT-2 seems to look quite good on there.
The gun has the SAT trigger, a 10 shot magazine, SWP 232 bar, going to do a shot string test later. But the trigger does feel really nice, better than the Phox or Coyote. Predicted shot count is about 70. so enough to cope with a night on the birds should the GL ever get sorted!