INSERTING THE CO2
This pistol takes two 12g CO2 capsules, placed end to end. You remove the two-stage end cap, then place the first cartridge in nipple first, with the second cartridge’s nipple facing outward. The next step is to unscrew the top part of the end cap fully, then screw the end cap back into place. Once secure, you then screw down the top of the end cap, which in turn, pierces both ends of the CO2 cartridges. It’s a really neat system and it works flawlessly. Incidentally, when it comes to replacing the cartridges, the top section of the end cap can be unscrewed slowly to bleed the residual gas from inside the chamber, before you remove the end cap completely.
I was quite surprised to see that the results from my chronograph testing only fluctuated from 420 to 467fps, which combined with 8.44 grain pellet weight gave me a top end of 4.09 ft.lbs – not bad for a CO2powered pistol in near zero degree temperatures. It will be interesting to see how much more power I get when the temperature is in the 20s, maybe I’ll have to set up an indoor range and whack the central heating up for that.
The second CO2 cartride goes in with the nipple facing out
Insert the first CO2 cartridge nipple first
You screw the second stage of the end cap to pierce both CO2 cartridges
The two- stage end cap is a brilliant ide – it makes the entire process really safe
Screw the end cap back in tight (you must make sure the second stage is fully wound out first)