Best Air Pistols 2023

By Published On: 27 March 2023Categories: Air Gun

If you wish to venture into the world of air weapons, investing in a good air pistol is a great place to start. Air pistols are ideal for plinking and competitive target shooting, and are also popular among collectors. Many are modelled on real handguns, giving you the opportunity to own a lifelike reproduction of an iconic firearm.

So, what is the best air pistol for you to spend your hard-earned cash on in 2023? Here at The Wolfman, we carry air guns from many high-quality brands such as Umarex, Crosman and Reximex. Read on to discover 10 of the best air pistols on the UK market right now.

1. Beretta M92FS Black

The Beretta M92FS is a popular semi-automatic pistol used by police, special units and police forces worldwide. Now, thanks to Umarex, you can own an incredibly realistic replica which is just as striking as the original.

The Umarex Beretta M92FS in Black is a strong contender for the best CO2 air pistol of 2023. It features a high-quality rifled barrel for pinpoint accuracy and smooth handling. This heavy, well-balanced pistol has a single and double action trigger and comes with two 8-shot magazines.

2. Reximex Mito Synthetic

Our top pick for the best PCP air pistol (UK) is the Reximex Mito Synthetic: the perfect airgun for target shooting and close-range pest control. Reximex is known for being one of the best arms manufacturers in the world, so you know you’re getting a quality product.

The Mito is perfectly balanced with an ambidextrous palm swell grip, and comes with a removable shoulder stock for perfect aim. It is available in .177 or .22 calibre and boasts an impressive 5ft/lbs of power. It also features an 11mm dovetail rail for mounting sights.

3. Glock 17 Gen 5 Pellet

Glock is arguably the world’s most famous firearm brand, known for reliability and durability. The Umarex Glock 17 Gen 5 pellet gun is a faithful recreation of the Glock 17 handgun, beautifully crafted to mimic every detail. And it doesn’t just look convincing – it features a blowback mechanism which imitates the strong recoil of a real firearm.

This full-size CO2-powered air pistol features a 21-round chain fed magazine and rifled barrel for tight shot groupings. It also has a generously sized grip and a long sight line for improved accuracy.

4. Smith and Wesson M29 8 3/8″

If you’re looking for an instantly recognisable air pistol replica to add to your collection, meet the Umarex Smith and Wesson M29 8 3/8″. This .177 calibre pellet gun is a fantastic reproduction of the Smith and Wesson Model 29 revolver, which rose to fame in the 1970s following the “Dirty Harry” film series.

This CO2-powered Umarex replica features the same distinguished design as the original pistol, with high-gloss bluing and a 6-shot magazine. The rear sight is adjustable for elevation and windage, ensuring precise shooting every time.

5. Beretta Elite

The Umarex Beretta Elite II .177 BB gun is a great entry-level air pistol that’s perfect for plinking. Despite its affordable price, this CO2-powered handgun is surprisingly powerful, with an impressive muzzle velocity of 125m/s. And of course, like all Umarex replicas, it looks and handles exactly like the original Beretta firearm.

Easy to operate for beginners, this attractive air pistol comes complete with a set of steel BBs and protective shooting glasses. It’s the perfect choice if you’re just venturing into the world of air weapons.

6. Gamo PT85

Gamo air guns are synonymous with innovation, performance and excellent value for money. So, it’s no surprise that one of their popular products ended up on our list. The Gamo PT85 Blowback .177 pellet gun is a quality air pistol with a weighty metal slide that produces realistic recoil, reminiscent of a real firearm.

This punchy CO2 airgun features a dual single/double action trigger, allowing you to customise your shooting experience. Choose double action mode for high-speed shots or go for single action for highest accuracy.

7. Crosman 2240

Having been in business for over 90 years, Crosman are well-known for their well built, reliable air weapons. The remarkable Crosman 2240 .22 air pistol beautifully showcases the attention to detail put into their designs.

Ideal for target practice and small pest control, this powerful CO2 air gun boasts an impressive velocity of 140m/s. It features an improved bolt design for easier cocking and loading. The ergonomic ambidextrous grip, with chequering and a thumb rest on both panels, offers perfect balance and comfort.

8. Legends P08 Blowback

The Umarex Legends P08 .177 is an accurate recreation of the iconic semi-automatic Luger pistol, first produced in 1898. Its classic and distinctive design gained worldwide recognition for its use in the First and Second World Wars.

This CO2 BB gun replica is built with a blowback system for that lifelike firearm shooting experience. It features all-metal construction with a single-action trigger and original wing safety. The removable magazine can hold 20 steel BBs.

9. Crosman PSM45

Our choice for the best spring air pistol of 2023 is the Crosman PSM45 .177. This spring-powered BB gun offers excellent value for money and is a great choice for recreational target practice. The polymer frame houses metal internals and a metal slide, giving it a realistic weight.

This great little single-shot BB gun has a textured grip for a secure hold, and is fitted with an under-mounted rail for a laser or torch. It’s the ideal cheap air pistol for those looking to start a new hobby without breaking the bank.

10. Walther CP99

Last but not least is the Umarex Walther CP99 .177, a quality CO2 pellet gun inspired by the Walther P99 semi-automatic handgun of the late 1990s. Like the original, this faithful replica features a decocking lever, ambidextrous magazine release and interchangeable backstrap.

This beautifully constructed Umarex air pistol has an 8-shot magazine with a fast-action system for quick and easy loading. The two-stage trigger and rifled barrel ensure accuracy and consistency while shooting.

Looking for the Best Air Pistol (UK)? Visit The Wolfman Today

Welcome to The Wolfman: the UK’s one-stop shop for air guns and shooting accessories. If you’re looking for the best air pistols UK-wide, you’re in the right place. We carry stock from some of the world’s leading brands including Gamo, Crosman, Reximex and Umarex.

Visit our online shop to view our range of air pistols for sale in a variety of styles and calibres. You’ll also find a huge selection of air rifles, BB guns, ammunition, optics, gun slips and much more.

We’re proud to offer free delivery on all orders – plus, check out before 11am for same-day dispatch. For product recommendations, stock queries or anything else, contact The Wolfman today: fill in our online form or call us on 01473 806 280.

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