Daisy Powerline 5501 Co2 Blowback Pistol

Type: BB air pistol
Manufacturer: Daisy
Model:  5501
Materials: Mostly metal
Weight: 1.44 pounds
Barrel: 4 inches, smooth bore
Propulsion: CO2
Action: Semi auto, blowback, single action
Ammunition Type: Steel BBs 4.5mm
Ammunition Capacity: 15 rounds
FPS: Up-to 430

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Daisy Powerline 5501 is about average, a bit long but fairly smooth and about a medium pull weight. The first part of the action loads a BB into the chamber and the second part releases the hammer which give the pistol a bit of a creepy first stage.

Accuracy: I was not impressed with how my Daisy 5501 performed in the accuracy portion of this review, it got about a 3 inch 8 shot group from 20 feet out in a semi rested position, in comparison many of my BB pistols can easily get a 1 inch grouping shooting this way. I may try a different brand of BBs even though the RWS BBs I used where of high quality, they just may have not suited this pistol? FPS velocities where a bit under the manufacturers claimed ratings but very close at a respectable average of 386 fps with my 8 shot test shooting on a somewhat cold day. Not bad for a blowback pistol!

Build Quality: The Daisy Powerline 5501 is a pretty much all metal pistol with what looks to be very good build quality. The 5501 is made in Japan, I have found most Japanese made guns to be well made in the past. The frame, slide, trigger, safety, slide catch, CO2 screw, and de-cocker are all metal and of course many of the internal parts too. The only plastic parts to speak of are the grips and the magazine. I would have liked to have seen the magazine with more metal in it but for the most part it is protected within the gun so you should be OK.

Realism: The Daisy Powerline 5501 is loosely styled after the Sig Sauer in combination with a Walther semi auto pistol. It is lacking a cut-out ejection port that would have added greatly to its realism. I would have also liked to have seen a metal magazine as it's seems a bit cheap compared to the rest of the pistol. I do like the fact that the barrel tip has a large diameter opening making the gun look more like the larger caliber weapon it is styled after. It's also one of the few BB pistols with a working de-coker on it.

Pros:

  • Lots of metal in this gun!
  • Nice hard blowback
  • Good fps velocity and decent shots per CO2
  • The two-tone look is very nice with a stainless look to the frame
  • Accessory rail makes adding a tactical light or laser easy
  • Warning instructions on slide are color matched to be more discreet
  • Very well designed CO2 tightening system and also well hidden

Cons:

  • Did not shoot very accurately for me with the BBs I used
  • Ejection port is not cut out, takes away from the realism a bit
  • All plastic magazine
  • No white dotes on rear sight

Comments: All in all I liked this Daisy Powerline 5501, other than the poor results I got in terms of accuracy using my chosen zinc platted RWS BBs, the Powerline 5501 was really very good in all other aspects. I think it is a rather nice looking gun with excellent build quality throughout with lots of metal giving the 5001 a nice 1.5 pounds weight. The Daisy 5501 had very heavy and snappy blowback while retaining decent shots per CO2 and respectable close to 400 fps real world velocities.

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Daisy Powerline 5501 Blowback CO2 BB Pistol Table Top & Shooting Review

Daisy Powerline 5501 Blowback CO2 BB Pistol Table Top & Shooting Review

(1601 raters) 461509 views - 6/1/2012 10:58:26 PM
http://www.ReplicaAirguns.com - Daisy Powerline 5501 Blowback CO2 BB Pistol Table Top & Shooting Review.

-CO2 Powered
-4.5mm Steel BB's
-430 FPS
-15 Round Drop Out Magazine
-Semi Auto SAO
-Styled after a Sig Sauer/ Walther Pistol
-Available at: http://www.ReplicaAirguns.com

This is a table top and shooting review combined of the Daisy Powerline 5501 Blowback CO2 BB Pistol. I show you around the gun and walk you through its basic operation and handling. I also test the Daisy 5501 out with my Chrony Chronograph to see what the real world fps velocity actually is and I also shoot it from 20 feet out on a target to see how accurate this BB pistol is.

All in all I liked this Daisy Powerline 5501, other than the poor results I got in terms of accuracy using my chosen zinc platted RWS BB's, the Powerline 5501 was really very good in all other aspects. I think it is a rather nice looking gun with excellent build quality throughout wiht lots of metal giving the 5001 a nice 1.5 pounds weight. The Daisy 5501 had very heavy and snappy blowback while retaining decent shots per CO2 and respectable close to 400 fps real world velocities. This Daisy Powerline 5501 blowback BB pistol is priced at well under $100 making it very good value in my mind.

Check out the full Table Top Review on my website at:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2012/6/1/daisy-powerline-5501-blowback-co2-bb-pistol-table-top-shooti.html

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Daisy Powerline 5501 & 5502 Field Test Comparison Review

Daisy Powerline 5501 & 5502 Field Test Comparison Review

(144 raters) 14154 views - 10/2/2016 5:14:15 AM
Make sure to visit my Written Review for this video over at ReplicaAirguns.com:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2016/10/1/daisy-powerline-5501-and-5502-field-test-comparison-review.html

In this Field Test Shooting video I test out both the Daisy Powerline 5501 and Daisy Powerline 5502 CO2 Blowback BB pistols to determine what the real work velocity is and also how well they performs in terms of accuracy. To test velocities for both Airguns I use a my Chrony Chronograph and do my best to get 5 good readings which I then average out. I always use a brand new 12 gram CO2 cartridge and generally use 5.1 grain Zink Coated Steel BB's for my entire Field Testing. For my accuracy test, I set myself up 30 feet back using a semi rested position, to do this I place a sand bag up front to rest my hands and gun on and then stand securely in the back while I place 10 rounds on a paper target. There will obviously be some humane factor involved since I am not perfect but I can usually get a good idea on how accurate a given gun is using this method.

Read my entire written Field Test Shooting Comparison Review over at ReplicaAirguns.com:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2016/10/1/daisy-powerline-5501-and-5502-field-test-comparison-review.html


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