Type:Pellet air Revolvers Manufacturer: ASG Model: Dan Wesson 6 and 8 inch Pellet Materials: Mostly Metal Design Weight: 2.25 - 2.3 pounds Barrel: Metal rifled (6 Inch Sliver - 8 Inch Black) Propulsion: CO2 x 1 Action: Revolver, single and double action Ammunition Type: .177 caliber pellets Ammunition Capacity: 6 rounds FPS: 426+
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 BB's.
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.
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.
I love the pistol, found pretty accurate, awesome weight and easy to handle but would love to know where I can get a laser site for it as you are out of stock still. Thanks much and have a great day shooting!!!
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Jul 02, 2015
Great gun but too big
The Dan Wesson honestly is a great gun. Verry accurate with more then 440fps. Aprox. However I believe that the 4.5inch would of been better for me. Gun is heavy but easy to get used to. Bullet like shells for you bbs give it a real gun feeling to it. Nice sound when shot and pulling the hammer. Long to load during range. Plastic handle is great but Verry flimsy when changing co2 cartrige. As a owner of this gun, I recommend you the 4.5".
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Apr 15, 2015
Best Gun I've ever owned
All feels extremely durable except for the plastic handle, but I'll sacrifice that for an easy to load co2 nob. My only complaint is that it is a tad too big for my hand, but I knew what I was buying so its forgiven. All in all I'm very impressed with the built and performance and would recommend for anyone who love revolvers!
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Jan 06, 2015
fun and impressive
Very fun revolver. Just like all dan wesson models. The shells with pellets is innovative and actually fun to load up. Accepts most pellets that I have tried. You won't be disappointed.
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Dec 26, 2014
Really good product, really good quality. Everything is perfect, but there is only 6 Pellet Revolver Cartridges, and it's really hard to find a box of others. 12 would be better for a better play.
This video is a walkthrough review of the ASG Dan Wesson 6 inch Silver and 8 inch Gloss Black CO2 Pellet Revolvers. I show off these guns close up from all angles and point out the all metal construction and the incredible attention to realism these gun offer.
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.
-CO2 Powered -4.5mm Steel BB's -6 Rounds -Dan Wesson Replica -Revolver SA/DA -All Metal Design -Purchased from www.ReplicaAirguns.com
So getting back to this ASG Dan Wesson 6 inch Silver & 8 Inch Black Pellet Revolver Field Test Review, how did they perform? Well not that well in my books, the fps performance was just way too low and way too inconsistent, with a 6 shot Chronograph Test I got an average fps of 259 for the 6 inch and 188 for the 8 inch, that's right the longer barrel revolver actually performed worse! My explanation is that just not enough CO2 is being released by the CO2 valve to get the heavier and more snug lead pellets to a high enough velocity. And having a longer barrel is actually creating more resistance slowing down the lead pellets. If more CO2 was introduced, more expansion would take place which would take full advantage of the longer barrel.
I generally like to focus more on the good and less on the bad when it comes to the guns I review and sure the Dan Wesson Pellet Revolvers are really sexy Airguns but when it comes to actual shooting results I was disappointed with them. I think ASG needs to take another look at their Dan Wesson Pellet Revolver design and perhaps work on some higher fps and more consistent fps performance.