Dan Wesson 2.5 Inch Silver BB Airgun
Type: Pellet Revolver
Model: Dan Wesson 2.5 inch Pellet
Materials: Nearly all metal, ABS plastic grips
Barrel: 63.5g (2.5 inches), rifled inner barrel
Power Source: 12g CO2 x 1
Action: Double action trigger system
Ammo Type: 4.5mm pellet
Ammo Capacity: 6 rounds
Trigger Pull: The ASG Dan Wesson Pellet Revolvers have predictable triggers with the single action being a bit more consistent since the take up is short, and the release is fairly light. Double action mode is very usable without a lot of extra pressure required. I found I just wanted to shoot this gun in single action mode because it felt more natural being that it is a six shooter. You also want to take your time shooting since loading the pellets into each shell and then the shells into the cylinder takes a bit of time.
Accuracy: This is yet to be determined since I have not to date had the opportunity to get outside and shoot these pellet firing Dan Wesson's. Based on the exceptional results I got shooting my Dan Wesson steel BB versions from 30 feet away, I should be able to crack an inch or two 6 round grouping if my shooting is on. In terms of FPS performance, ASG claims the pellet versions to shoot around the same velocity as the steel BB versions. With that in mind, this should give the pellet shooting Dan Wesson's the advantage for raw power, since the lead pellets are heavier than steel 4.5mm BBs.
Build Quality: Like the entire Dan Wesson Revolver line from ASG, the pellet series is no exception and the fit and finish is very good. Most of the revolver is metal with the exception of the grips which are a plastic with a bit of a rubberized texture to them. The modified rifled barrels are made out of hardened steel and similarly so are portions of the newly designed pellet loading shells. Overall these are improvements to the quality of the pellet shooting Dan Wesson Revolvers over the BB and airsoft Dan Wessons.
Realism: The ASG Dan Wesson revolvers are as close as you can get to a real six shooter. Loading and ejecting actual shells into the cylinder makes you feel like this gun is much more than an unassuming airgun! If you want that real revolver experience than a shell loading Dan Wesson is the way to go, and the addition of a rifled barrel and lead pellets to the pellet firing version should make the shooting experience even better.
- It's a revolver with actual shells! Gives you the feeling of a real 6 shooter.
- Almost all metal design
- Lots of detail in this gun, very well made, fit and finish is very good
- Should have good power and good accuracy. Even better than the BB versions!
- Adjustable rear sight for windage and elevation
- Barrel and shell redesign are a big improvement over the BB shooting versions
- Has a plastic CO2 screw tab
- Loading pellets does take longer than the BB versions
- May use more CO2 per shot than the BB versions because of heavier ammo
- US version requires orange tip
Comments: Since I can't comment too much on the shooting experience these pellet Dan Wessons will offer, I can say I am impressed with how ASG did the redesign of the inner barrel and pellet loading shells. It is obvious that ASG didn't just grab some parts of the shelf and quickly modify a BB version to shoot pellets. ASG did it right and you can see the new adapted parts are of high quality and are even an improvement over the BB versions in many ways. On paper the pellet shooting Dan Wesson's should be more accurate especially out at further ranges than the BB shooting Dan Wesson's and the pellet versions should also hit the target with more force since they shoot a heavier projectile at around the same FPS as the 4.5mm steel BB version.