Crosman American Classic .177 Caliber Pump Pistol
good product for the money
Nice little pellet pistol for the money. Surprisingly accurate. Easily conceals in your pocket if you want to take it along to pop a squirrel while deer hunting. Crossman has been quality for many years.
April 3, 2013
Accurate, and good fun for the $
I recently purchased the American Classic to introduce some new "population control" measures in my back yard. (Translation: rabbits and squirrels were having their way with my wife's prized garden!)
So far so good. This gun is really a great value. While it is obviously not as accurate as a rifle (I have a Gamo Varmint Hunter for longer range and/or bigger critters...), I find it groups reasonably well at 10-15 yards with good quality ammo. I've been using RWS super HPs, and they work very well with this gun. I haven't used any points in it yet, but I suspect they would improve accuracy even more.
I agree with the previous reviewer that it is kind of a pain to have to spend so much time pumping this gun to fire it, but hey - ya get what ya pay for, right? And for the money, you can't beat the muzzle velocity, accuracy and small form factor (something to consider when using in the wilds of suburbia as I am).
Also, for the person asking about scope mounts - Crosman makes a mount called the "459MT dovetail intermount" that fits this gun. I have not used it (although I'm considering it), but it looks like a pretty good little system.
July 2, 2008
best pellet pump handgun
this gun is so awesome i had to order 2. the accuracy is phenomenial. the supposed 600 fps is fast for standard handguns, let alone any pellet handgun. for the money it is worth its weight in gold. and the best part, mostly the reason i bought it...no CO2's! you can pump it to whatever power you want. i usally only use 6 pumps for 30ft practice and that works great. the gun is also very quiet. everything about the gun is great, i love it so much i bought 2. im even making hardwood grips to replace the standard plastic ones. thats another thing, i dont know if its just me, but the grips are perfect! the gun fits in my hand and feels like no other gun ive held. ordering from bass pro shop has always been good for me. ive placed mutiple orders and they have all been perfect.
April 7, 2011
Great inexpensive Pistol
I bought the Crosman American Classic on a whim. The price was right and the reviews were by far positive. For the price, this is an excellent pellet pistol. I've been target shooting with it for the past couple of weeks and found, at about 50 to 60 feet, when benched, it will put a dime sized group in a target. The trick is to master the trigger pull. This gun's trigger has a couple of catch points before it fires so after you figure out what it's going to do, it puts the pellet where you aim it.
I will say the sights are a bit tender. They're made of plastic so you can't horse this gun around. I don't see it being a rugged woods pistol without getting the sights knocked off.
I'm used to a red-dot sight on my .22 pistol and will look to see if I can add one to this. If I can, squirrels beware!
April 4, 2011