(Login avv604) Crosman Forum Member from IP address 22.214.171.124
Jeff A/Avv604s Review of Crosman 1701P
After some wait the pistol showed up at our door step. After moving the box to the bedroom, where my wife was, I was promptly told, I shoot it first! I stated that I would have to sight in the scope and such but to no avail. The wife was going to shoot the first few pellets with the pistol.
After a few days we made it down to my 100 yard range a side field beside the house. After a bit of instruction Dawn, my wife, was shooting away. However, she has never fired an air pistol before or a pistol of any kind for that matter. Also she was not sure about how to sight in the scope. I took a few shots and had the scope zeroed in at 18 yards. That just happened to be where I setup the paper target.
We found the JSB 7.4g pellets worked well. Our target is the well known A-team target. After a few shots she was amazed that were she put the crosshairs that is where the pellet hit every time. My Marauder will not do that for various reasons. This pistol is crazy accurate and Dawn like the trigger very much. She likes the Marauder trigger and LOVES the AA S400 trigger but with no prior experience she only knew she could hit the bullseye on the target and it was fun! She then proceeded to try to hit the bull on all the targets.
After Dawn shoot many rounds, I asked for a turn to see how I like this little joy instigator. After getting setup, I tried to notice everything I possibly could.
The trigger is nice but could use some work. I noticed what seems to be a slight first stage on some shots but other shots no first stage. Since this was not my pistol I did not really want to tear it apart and fiddle with the trigger. Also both Dawn and I are dealing with a limited time frame. So I just noted the difference in my mind and continued on. I dont think it is something by design. I would presume it is something that has developed after exchanging hands a few times.
Other than that one small wrinkle, the trigger is light and crisp. I was still able to hit the bull many times on the target with no issues from the trigger. I might adjust the trigger a bit just to get it to where I like it but that is me.
There is not much that can be said in this section but WOW. John B has already told me about him hitting four out of four flies at 25 yards when he had the pistol. I must concur with Johns boast of accuracy for this pistol. The pistol is simply amazing. Enough said.
The pistol does not feel heavy to me and my wife made no statements about it being very heavy. The pistol feels balanced to both Dawn and I. Dawn has made many statements, on the other hand, about when we purchase the pistol. Before the pistol arrived she would state if we purchase. If the wife is happy well you know the rest.
The pistol does not have the finish of something near my AA S400. However, it seems to be more geared toward accuracy and usability. I would not expect the pistol to come with walnut grips and all parts blued with various chrome accents. No, this pistol is meant more for those who would like a very accurate pistol for FT or whatever the application may be. That is what you get and that is what I expected. To be picky, I would have like the grips to a bit better feel and perhaps a better finish. They are just plan plastic grips however, there again I revert to my previous statements.
Well, this was very amazing to me and I wonder why in the world Crosman cannot do something similar with their Marauder rifle. This pistol seems to be (at the current settings) very consistent. Granted the pistol is not turned up all the way; however, I wonder what the difference would be if one would change the settings.
Here is an 80 shot string (may have missed some in writing). I stopped at 80, but the pistol still had more.
To wrap up this small review, this is a pistol that is worth the money. Granted it is more than many would like to spend but I have found sometimes spending a bit more on the front end is better than an even larger amount later. I know I am already making plans to purchase this pistol for my wife who would like to start shooting in PFT. My wife will be posting later after she finishes writing her review.
This message has been edited by avv604 from IP address 126.96.36.199 on Jun 22, 2011 5:49 PM
Every man with an airgun (or 2, or...) NEEDS to know what airgun to buy the little misses, a review from Dawn might be most helpful.
I cany say for certain what anyone else did, but, I did adjust the trigger, as the 1st & 2nd stage are adjustable witout removing anything(just slip in a .050 allen as the excelent owners manual shows) if you felt any 1st stage at all it wasnt set as light as it goes.
Thanks for sharing.
(Login Quickster47) Crosman Forum Member 188.8.131.52
Enjoyed reading your review...
June 22 2011, 8:30 PM
Jeff and look forward to what your wife will have to say. Some interesting observations about the finish. Never gave it much thought but what you say is true. Guess the 1701P is more matter of fact and not so much on the glitz and glamor.
(Login avv604) Crosman Forum Member 184.108.40.206
Wife's Review of the Crosman 1701P Silhouette Pistol
June 23 2011, 12:42 PM
Review of the Crosman 1701P Silhouette Pistol
I would like to take a minute and share my thoughts on the Silhouette pistol. This was my first time shooting a pistol, so I dont have another pistol to compare it to. My experience with air rifles has been shooting my husbands Marauders and his Air Arms S400 Sidelever. Since I had not shot a pistol when this baby arrived I was ready to shoot. I told my husband before he even took it out of the box that I got the first shot. Being the good husband that he is he just smiled and did not argue with the wifey. My husband put the scope on it for me and sighted it in for me, since I have never done that before. He sighted it in at 18 yards for me because that is where the paper target happened to be. So once he got that baby sighted in I was ready to load her up and show him how it was done. Here is the low down on the things I noticed while shooting the pistol.
Trigger I know from the experience by shooting my husbands air rifles that most triggers have two stages. While shooting this pistol I found it hard to find the first stage. When I would go to shoot it most of the time it was a one stage pistol. So you had to be steady and just follow though like it was one stage. I could hardly get it to find the first stage. Perhaps just a quick trigger adjustment would fix the issue?
Pellets When I started out shooting the pistol I used some of my husbands pellets that he shoots in his rifle. Being the live on the edge person that I am I decided to shoot different pellets and see what happened. It did not take me long before I found a pellet that I just loved in the pistol. I got to a tin of JSB 7.4g pellets and after one shot with those babies I was impressed! I felt like they just glided out of the pistol with smooth ease. They felt lighter in the pistol and boy where they right on their mark at the target.
Accuracy Once I swapped to the JSB pellets I felt I had better accuracy with the pistol. Wherever I put those crosshairs that pellet meant business and went right to the target. I noticed the day I was trying it out there was a little bit of wind. I felt that the pistol did very well with the wind and the accuracy was still great! I know if I would have had a better scope on the pistol that the accuracy would have been even better. I also noticed to keep good accuracy you want to make sure you dont over fill it. The second time we filled her up we put just a little less air in it then the time before and she was right back on target. But none the less wherever you point that gun it gets the job done! WOW WOW AND DOUBLE WOW!
Conclusion After a long evening of shooting and tearing up some targets with my double 007 gun, I am ready to buy this baby! My husband has already made plans to get it for me. I really dont think anyone would be disappointed in the purchase of this pistol. I know the price may look a little high to some or be more then you want to spend but as the old saying goes you get what you pay for. I would recommend this gun to all my air gun friends. I give it 9 out of 10 and hands down it gets my vote.
If you are reading this review because you are in the market for a pistol then I would look no further! Save those pennies and buy yourself this Crosman 1701P Silhouette Pistol. If anything you will look like you belong in the next 007 movie
If it sets still then blow it up,