Type:Spring piston air pistol Manufacturer: Webley Model: Tempest Materials: Mostly metal with minimal plastic parts Weight: 2.1 pounds Barrel: 6.9 inches, metal rifled Propulsion: Spring-piston-operated Action: Single shot Ammunition Type: .177 & .22 caliber pellets Ammunition Capacity: 1 pellet FPS: 400-499
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Webley Tempest is very good, being that it is single action, there is next to no take-up and the pull itself is very light, yet not so light that you would accidentally shoot the gun. This helps a lot with accuracy. And to top it off, you can even adjust the trigger pull weight to your liking from 3-5 pounds!
Accuracy: Being that the Webley Tempest is a spring piston design, there is a noticeable amount of felt recoil when the spring snaps backwards, and I say backwards because it compress towards the front of the gun. With many spring piston rifles the spring snaps forwards almost giving a reverse recoil effect. The Webley Tempest recoil hits you in a familiar direction which made the airgun feel a bit more natural and I believe helped me to get a nice 1.5 inch 5 shot grouping from 30 feet out in a semi rested position. I also got a 400 fps average rating form my .22 caliber 11.9 grain RWS pellets which took me right up to the Canadian limit of 5.7 Joules to stay just within the limits of the uncontrolled firearm status for an airgun. FEW!
Build Quality: Build quality is very good, most of the gun is all metal with a few plastic parts, basically the nose cap and hand grips, everything else is metal on the Tempest. The Webley Tempest has a nice compact size for a spring piston design and has a nice weight to it making it feel very solid but not overly heavy. I do have to say the cocking effort is very heavy and you will have to try a few different techniques until you find a way that works for you.
Realism: This is not a replica airgun so to speak of but the basic pistol grips and trigger are designed to replicate a revolver more than anything. The Tempest is very unique and its basic design roots go back to the 1920's.
Very accurate for a spring piston air pistol.
One crank - one shot.
Mostly metal and very solid!
Fully adjustable rear sight for windage and elevation.
Small and compact yet very effective power.
Trigger pull adjustable from 3-5 pounds.
If you're left handed the grips will not be as comfortable for you.
Sight adjustment will take some time to get right.
Spring recoil takes some getting used to so practice - practice - practice.
Cocking effort especially on the .22 caliber model is very heavy.
Comments: Some people may qualify the fact that this "new version" is now made in Turkey but with that said I have been selling the Turkish made Webley Alecto for some time now and it has been one of my most trouble free airguns in the web-store. The Tempest looks to me to be just as well made and a nice perk with the Turkish made Tempest is its jump in velocity with the .22 actually hitting 400 fps and the .177 getting right around 500 fps, not bad at all for a fairly short barreled pistol. I also really like the small size this airgun has, it's no larger or heavier than say a Beretta 92 yet somehow it has to cram all the mechanics for the spring piston design into it and still get good performance. The only real reason I would not recommend this gun to some people is if you are of slight build or perhaps have some hand or wrist problems because it does take some effort to cock this gun, if this is a factor for you, you may want to go with the .177 caliber version as it does have a lighter cocking effort.
I bought my Tempest from Replica Airguns a little over a year ago. Mine is .22 calibre. It's a really nice, compact gun with a solid feel to it. It packs a lot of punch for such a compact springer.My one complaint is that the trigger pull is very heavy. I haven't measured it with a scale yet, but I'm guessing somewhere on the order of 6-8 lbs. I have adjusted the trigger spring tension to its maximum, but that didn't make a significant difference.It takes a lot of force to cock it as well, but that's to be expected for a gun of this power with a relatively short stroke compression spring. The same applies to air rifles as the power level goes up.The fit and finish are very good on this pistol. The blued parts are well done; the painted surfaces are also. With regard to the comments below about "pitting" in the paint surface, he is probably referring to the spots on the receiver where the roll pins are located. The ends have been sealed but there is an ident for each of them. This is a good thing and not a defect; it shows where the pins are located in the event that one needs to disassemble the gun for some reason.Overall, this is a really good quality, classic air pistol. I've no concerns about quality arising from the new Webleys being made in Turkey. By all accounts the quality remains the same and the build true to the original design. I'm happy with my purchase.
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May 26, 2016
the pistol arrived quickly and well packaged very happy with the quality , feels like real pistol good power and accurate , it is hard to cock at first but i got the hang of it pretty quickly , its all in the leverage and the way you hold the gunoverall i would recommend this pistol but not to someone with hand or wrist issues
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Mar 05, 2016
No quality control
Built like a tank..yes...but the plastic nose with tempest writing is low quality...easy to scratch and mine arrived with little scratch...yes it's difficult to load, the spring is heavy but we already know...Mike warn us.The finish on the metal part are...well...unfinished...more paint must be applied to cover. You can see white dots on it. Also, many cavities like puncture holes, they are very tiny but...for a 300$ gun i expect more !!I own many many quality airguns pistols and i can tell you this one is difficult to recommend .I'm very sorry but maybe i've got a lemon ...i think it's important to tell the truth.
-Webley Tempest Spring Air Pistol -.177 or .22 caliber -Single shot -Spring Piston -400-500 fps -Available from: www.ReplicaAirguns.com
This video is a Tabletop review of the Webley Tempest .22 caliber pellet pistol. I take you through the operations and features of this very compact, accurate, yet powerful air pistol. I also chronograph my .22 caliber version to show you that it really gets 400 fps out of an 11.9 grain pellet while still grouping within 1.5 inches form 30 feet away.
Some people may qualify the fact that this "new version" is now made in Turkey but with that said I have been selling the Turkish made Webley Alecto for some time now and it has been one of my most trouble free airguns in the web-store. The Tempest looks to me to be just as well made and a nice perk with the Turkish made Tempest is its jump in velocity with the .22 actually hitting 400 fps and the .177 getting right around 500 fps, not bad at all for a fairly short barreled pistol.
I also really like the small size this airgun has, it's no larger or heavier than say a Beretta 92 yet somehow it has to cram all the mechanics for the spring piston design into it and still get good performance. The only real reason I would not recommend this gun to some people is if you are of slight build or perhaps have some hand or wrist problems because it does take some effort to cock this gun, if this is a factor for you, you may want to go with the .177 caliber version as it does have a lighter cocking effort.
It has been a while since I picked out some of my favorite guns, after all my favorite gun picks change on a daily basis since there are so many awesome guns out there to pick from.
This YouTube video is a little different since I pick out my favorites from a bunch of mostly replica gun categories including Steel BB, Pellet, Airsoft, Revolvers and Blank Pistols.
You may notice most of my picks happen to be blowback guns but to me airguns are all about being as realistic as possible and having blowback operation to me help to simulate the realism that much more. The exception in this video is in the pellet gun category since I decided on a pellet gun that was more about function and purpose over being any type of real replica.
Hopefully you take the time to watch my entire YouTube video since I also bring out some close runner ups but here is a list of my top picks on this day, tomorrow it could be a completely different list of guns ;)