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2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Pistol Reviews

Here are the 2018 top ten most popular air pistol reviews published in Hard Air Magazine.

During the course of 2018 HAM readers – that’s you – read well over HALF A MILLION airgun product reviews in Hard Air Magazine. That’s a huge number and it’s an increase of nearly 20% over 2017.

As the average time you spent reading HAM reviews was over 4 minutes, it’s clear that you found these reviews useful and worth spending your quality time reading them. Thank you!

So this really is YOUR choice of the 2018 top ten most popular air pistol reviews. Here they are…

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Pistol Reviews


Top Position – Weihrauch HW44

The HW44 leads our 2018 top ten most popular air pistol reviews list by a fair way. It’s also the only PCP pistol in the list. Furthermore, the HW44 is the only “traditional” air pistol in that it’s not CO2-powered firearms replica. It won an easy Gold Award in its HAM test review.

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Weihrauch HW44 Air Pistol, FAC Version

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Pistol Reviews


Number Two – SIG SAUER P320

SIG Air has smashed its way into Hard Air Magazine’s 2018 top ten most popular air pistol reviews with four models. That’s a clear testimony to the brand power and widespread interest in SIG products. The P320 was just a nose ahead of the third place P226 in this ranking. Unusually for a firearms replica, it’s a pellet-firing air pistol. The P320 scored a creditable 81% in its HAM review.

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SIG SAUER P320 Pellet Pistol, Coyote Tan

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Pistol Reviews


Number Three – SIG SAUER P226

A second pellet-firing SIG Air pistol in this list is a good, functional version of the P320 firearm. It also uses the patented SIG Air cam lever loading system for CO2 cartridges. This P226 scored 73% in its Hard Air Magazine test review.

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SIG SAUER P226

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Pistol Reviews


Number Four – Glock 19 Generation 3

There’s been much excitement about this first Glock air pistol. It’s a very close copy of the firearm and makes third place in this list, in spite of only being introduced mid year. This is a non-blowback version but – because of that – performance is very strong. But wait – it’s a HAM Gold Award winner, too!

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Umarex Glock 19 Gen. 3 CO2 BB Air Pistol

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Pistol Reviews


Number Five – Umarex Legends MP40

Is it a pistol or a rifle? The HAM Team struggled to decide. In the end we ranked it in the 2018 top ten most popular air pistol reviews as that’s how the Wehrmacht saw it. MP stands for Maschinen Pistole (machine pistol). We loved it and this CO2-powered MP40 won an easy HAM Gold Award.

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Umarex Legends MP Full Auto BB Gun

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Pistol Reviews


Number Six – SIG SAUER 1911 Max Michel

SIG Air is back again in the 2018 top ten most popular air pistol reviews! This time, it’s with a BB-firing version of the tricked out firearm used by SIG Shooting Team Captain Max Michel. It’s a HAM Gold Award for SIG…

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SIG SAUER 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Pistol Reviews


Number Seven – Umarex Legends P08 Blowback

HAM Publisher Stephen Archer loves Lugers – and the Umarex Legends  P08 is no exception! This is an extremely accurate replica of a regular, WWII-era P08. The blowback action is great, in spite of using a lot of CO2 to make it happen. It’s a HAM Silver Award winner.

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Umarex Legends P08 Full Metal Pistol with Blowback

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Pistol Reviews


Number Eight – SIG SAUER 1911 We The People

Another outstanding CO2-powered, BB-firing replica of a custom 1911 SIG firearm! And a Silver Award winner in the Hard Air Magazine 2018 top ten most popular air pistol reviews.

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SIG Sauer 1911 We The People CO2 BB Pistol

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Pistol Reviews


Number Nine – Colt Commander

The Colt Commander is the third 1911 replica in Hard Air Magazine’s 2018 top ten most popular air pistol reviews. It won a HAM Gold Award for its performance in our test review. This 1911 has one of the strongest blowback actions the HAM Team has found to date. That gives it a ton of realism to shoot.

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Colt Commander CO2 BB Pistol

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Pistol Reviews


Number Ten – Smith & Wesson 586

The S&W 586 is an oldie but a goodie. This pellet-firing CO2-powered firearms replica is the only wheel gun in HAM’s 2018 top ten most popular air pistol reviews. It won a HAM Bronze Award with a 90% score and was only held back by its relatively high price.

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Smith & Wesson 586

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Pistol Reviews


Again, thanks to all of you for reading HAM’s test reviews throughout the year! In the final post in this series, we’ll check out the most popular airgun pellet reviews of 2018.