UK's Best Air Pistols 2023

Last updated: Nov 2023

If you're looking for the best air pistols of 2023, you've come to the right place! We've listed out our top pistols for the most common usages & types (see links below) and we've also put togeather our picks for the top 10 air pistols of 2023.

If you need any help choosing the right air pistol for you, feel free to give us a call on 01268 780 730. Our friendly team are always happy to help with any free guidance you may need.

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Weihrauch HW44 PCP Air Pistol

Weihrauch HW44 PCP Air Pistol

Brand

Weihrauch

Barrel Length

170mm

Over All Length

278mm

Calibre

.177 or .22

Magazine Capacity

10 shot(s)

Trigger

2 Stage Adjustable

System

PreCharge

Power

5.8ft.lb

Action Type

Sidelever

Package Includes

Free Services For Life (inc Parts and Labour)

Unique Lifetime Guarantee

2x 10 Shot Magazines

Filling Adaptor

Price

£799

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There’s more to the Weihrauch HW44 than its stunning appearance…
Line it up on a target and it’ll consistently shoot through the same hole. Fill its tank full of air and it’ll shoot over 100 pellets without needing to refill. Buy one today and you’ll see why it’s one of the most sought-after air pistols in the world.

What We Like

  • It is regulated for consistent shots
  • Full powered (for a pistol) at just about 5.5 ft lbs
  • 2 x 10 shot magazines with no moving parts
  • Anti double loading mechanism
  • Accuracy is outstanding
  • Build quality is awesome
  • Awesome for target shooting and close range pest control
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Mito Black Regulated PCP Air Pistol

Mito Black Regulated PCP Air Pistol

Brand

Reximex

Barrel Length

200

Over All Length

360

Calibre

.177 or .22

Magazine Capacity

9 shot(s)

Trigger

2 Stage Adjustable

System

PreCharge

Power

5.8ft.lb

Action Type

Sidelever

Package Includes

Free Services For Life (inc Parts and Labour)

Unique Lifetime Guarantee

2 x Multi-Shot Magazine

Single Shot Tray

Filler Probe

1/2″ UNF Silencer Adaptor

Detachable Shoulder Stock

Price

£399

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The Reximex Mito is a regulated PCP pistol which is perfect for either close range pest control or target shooting. The Pistol comes well presented in a sturdy soft case and also had a removable shoulder stock.
The Mito is perfectly balanced and has an ambidextrous palm swell grip. The action features an 11mm dovetail rail so sights can be easily fitted.The Mito comes supplied with: Removable Shoulder Stock , 2 x Multi-Shot Magazines , Single Shot Tray , Filler Probe , 1/2″ UNF Silencer Adaptor and Open Sights.

What We Like

  • It is regulated for consistent shots
  • Full powered (for a pistol) 5.5 ft lbs
  • 2 x 9 shot magazines
  • Accuracy is great
  • Comes with an add on stock that will aid in accuracy
  • Has a 1/2 inch UNF silencer adapter
  • Awesome for target shooting and close range pest control
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Weihrauch HW40 PCA Pellet Pistol

Weihrauch HW40 PCA Pellet Pistol

Brand

Weihrauch

Calibre

.177

Velocity

305fps

Barrel Length

170mm

Over All Length

240mm

Trigger

2 Stage Adjustable

Handed

Ambidextrous

System

Single Stroke Pneumatic

Package Includes

Free Services For Life (inc Parts and Labour)

Unique Lifetime Guarantee

Price

£205

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Weihrauch HW40 Single Stroke Pneumatic Air Pistol · precision air pistol in modern design · German craftmanship

What We Like

  • Self powered pneumatic pistol
  • Good price
  • Very good build quality
  • Nice and easy to use
  • Good for 10m targets
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Beretta 92 Fs Pellet Pistol

Beretta 92 Fs Pellet Pistol

Brand

Beretta

Calibre

4,5 mm (.177) Pellet

Magazine capacity

8 shot(s)

Velocity

120 m/s

Trigger

Single- and Double Action

System

Co2

Package Includes

Unique Lifetime Guarantee

Free Services For Life (inc Parts and Labour)

Umarex Black Pistol Hard Case

2x 8 Shot Magazines

Price

£249

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The Beretta M 92 FS is used by military, police and special units all over the world. This incredibly realistic airgun version is a “must have” for collectors and weapons enthusiasts. It comes in a range of models, from matte blued (standard), to satin nickel plated, to a luxury version with an additional wooden grip.
This heavy CO2 pistol has the same excellent handling and precision as the original Beretta M 92 FS – in both double action and single action mode.

What We Like

  • Endorsed by Beretta themselves
  • Looks and feels about the same weight as a real loaded Beretta 92
  • This runs at approx 2.5 ft lbs and is perfect for plinking tin cans in your garden
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Glock 17 Duel Ammo Pellet Pistol

Glock 17 Duel Ammo Pellet Pistol

Brand

Glock

Calibre

4,5 mm (.177) Pellet / BBs

Magazine capacity

8 shot(s)

Velocity

130 m/s

System

Co2

Package Includes

Free Services For Life (inc Parts and Labour)

Unique Lifetime Guarantee

Glock Black Pistol Hard Case

4x 8 Shot Glock Pistol Magazines

Price

£219

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This is the grandfather of the Glock pistols, the model that came at the very start. The original fired 9 mm rounds, and this licensed replica, which shoots both 4.5 mm pellets and steel BBs with a muzzle energy of about three joules, promises loads of fun.

The metal slide is visually impressive and gives the gun its remarkable weight. The blowback makes every shot feel like the real thing, and with its rifled barrel the Glock 17 delivers excellent precision. This is a true collector’s item. It comes in an original Glock gun case and is a must-have for fans of this famous pistol.

What We Like

  • It’s dual ammo - fires pellet and steel BB
  • Very realistic
  • Used by the police to train. Comes in an official Glock pistol case
  • Great for back yard plinking
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Weihrauch HW45 Pellet Pistol

Weihrauch HW45 Pellet Pistol

Brand

Weihrauch

Calibre

.177 or .22

Barrel Length

170mm

Over All Length

278mm

Handed

Ambidextrous

Package Includes

Free Services For Life (inc Parts and Labour)

Unique Lifetime Guarantee

Price

£349

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Weihrauch HW45 Pistol One of the most powerful air pistols on the market. Its modern and compact design relates to one of the famous service pistols in the world. You can choose between two velocities without pumping etc., with spring piston system. Precision adjustable two stage trigger, micrometer rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation with fiber-optic, dovetail rail to accept scope, checkered walnut grips, ambidextrous.

The HW45 modern and compact design relates to one of the famous service pistols in the world.

What We Like

  • Spring powered (no need to buy Co2 to power it)
  • Build quality is great
  • Full powered pistol about 5.5 ft lbs
  • Great looking bit of kit
  • Can be used for 10m targets or close range pest control
  • Has an easy to see fiber optic foresight
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Webley MkVI .455 Service Revolver Black Finish

Webley MkVI .455 Service Revolver Black Finish

Brand

Webley

Calibre

.177 Rifled Barrel

Over All Length

11.25"

Velocity (fps)

<430

Energy (ft/lbs)

2.1 ft/lbs

Finish

Black Finish

Package Includes

Free Services For Life (inc Parts and Labour)

Unique Lifetime Guarantee

Price

£219

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Webley MkVI .455 Service Revolver Black, Black Finish
The original and still the best, the Webley MKVI black finish is still our most popular CO2 revolver. Designed and manufactured using the original blueprints dating back over 100 years. Beautiful in design with its proven heritage, the MKVI is a must for the discerning collector or enthusiast.

Built from original blueprints
Loads, cycles, fires and ejects as the original
Original 1915 markings
Single / Double action
Full size
Field strippable
Full metal construction
6 Inch barrel
6 Shot
Black finish

What We Like

  • Built with the original blueprints dating back over 100 years
  • Powered by Co2
  • Field strippable
  • 6 shot magazine
  • Loads cycles fires and ejects like the original
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Crosman 2240 Ratbuster Air Pistol

Crosman 2240 Ratbuster Air Pistol

Brand

Crosman

System

Co2

Calibre

.22

Barrel Type

Rifled

Action Type

Bolt Action

Package Includes

Free Services For Life (inc Parts and Labour)

Unique Lifetime Guarantee

Price

£129

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The Crosman 2240 Ratbuster is a .22 caliber air pistol that features an improved bolt design for easier cocking and loading. The rifled steel barrel provides greater accuracy and CO2 power provided by the 12 gram Powerlet provides 460 feet per second of power. A great pistol for target and plinking or small pests such as rats. Ergonomically designed ambidextrous grip fits the hand for perfect balance and comfort with checkering and a thumbrest on both grip panels. Rear sight is open and fully adjustable.

What We Like

  • Single shot
  • The most budget friendly Co2 pistol for close range pest control
  • Full powered (for a pistol) over 5 ft lbs
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Colt 45 SAA Antique Pellet Pistol

Colt 45 SAA Antique Pellet Pistol

Brand

Colt

Calibre

4,5 mm (.177) Pellet

Magazine capacity

6 shot(s)

Velocity

120 m/s

Energy

< 7,5 Joule(s)

Trigger

Single Action

System

Co2

Package Includes

Free Services For Life (inc Parts and Labour)

Unique Lifetime Guarantee

Price

£239

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This replica of the famous “Peacemaker” is now available in a pellet version with greater accuracy. Colt’s Single Action Army revolver, with six newly designed loading shells, shoots 4.5 mm pellets through a rifled barrel. Here with an antique finish.

What We Like

  • Realistic look and feel
  • 6 shot magazines with realistic shells
  • Co2 powered
  • Great look and feel
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Beretta XX-Treme Pellet Pistol

Beretta XX-Treme Pellet Pistol

Brand

Beretta

Calibre

4,5 mm (.177) Pellet

Power Source

12 g CO2 capsule

Magazine capacity

8 shot(s)

Safety

manual

Sights

adjustable for windage and elevation

Max. energy

approx. 3,5 Joule(s)

Barrel Length

114,6 mm

Special feature(s)

Walther Top Point I point sight

Velocity

120 m/s

Trigger

Double Action

System

Co2

Package Includes

Free Services For Life (inc Parts and Labour)

Unique Lifetime Guarantee

Umarex Red-Dot Sight

Umarex Pistol Silencer

Umarex Pistol Picatinny Quad-Rail

Umarex Tactical Pistol Hard Case

2x 8 Shot Magazines

Price

£359

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The Beretta XX-Treme is based on the Beretta M 92 FS. It features a compensator and a dot sight fitted to a quad-rail that offers individual ways of mounting scopes and other optical accessories.

What We Like

  • Endorsed by Beretta
  • Supplied with a decent hard case
  • Supplied with a good quality red dot sight
  • Supplied with a moderator (just for looks doesn’t actually dampen any sound)
  • Great for backyard plinking, Tin cans etc.
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Why We Recommend These Pistols

Every pistol we sell is backed by our lifetime guarantee, which allows our customers to shop safely in the knowledge that when you buy a pistol from us, you're getting a real top-quality pistol you can rely on.

With that said, we're always being asked for recommendations for a variety of different uses. And there are some pistols that perform better for certain things than others. That's why we separated them out based on usage and types at the top of this page. When you click on one of those boxes (competition for example), you'll see all the 2023 air pistol recommendations for that specific type.

We then have our top 10 pistols list below that which are listed in no particular order and feature some really good, dependable pellet guns that you really can't go wrong with./p>

You can easily see the main reasons why each pellet gun made it on the list based on their "What We Like" section, where we bullet pointed out the key features.

If you'd like to look at other options we have for sale, you can view all our air pistols here (all of which come backed with our lifetime guarantee). We hope you found this page useful, if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call on 01268 780 730