Because this durable air pistol is finely crafted from exceptional elements, it's a pleasure to own and shoot. The HB22 has hand finished American Hardwood grips and a precision tuned rifled brass barrel. Variable power from the multi stroke pneumatic give you up to 460 fps. The single shot HB22 loads with an easy operating bolt action.
NOT A TOY. ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED. MISUSE OR CARELESS USE MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. BE CAREFUL, SHOOT SAFELY.
- Model NumberHB22
- VelocityUp to 460 fps
- Weight2.5 lbs
- Length12.25 in
- MechanismBolt Action
- Power SourceVariable Pump
- CapacitySingle Shot
- Front SightFixed Blade
- Rear SightOpen Adjustable
Benjamin Pump Pistol (.22)
HB 22 A timeless classic
By Ten Sam 7 (retired)
A month ago I received my third HB22 . First one was a Christmas gift when I was 10 which I simply wore out over the following 10 years shooting starlings on our Fig ranch. I just turned 60 and decided I owed myself a new one. While I do somewhat agree with others that appearance QC has declined over the years, overall this pistol is still a great value and is highly accurate within the limits it was designed for. I raise chickens since retiring and with chickens come rats to steal the feed. I've equipped my pistol with Benjamin inter mounts along with a zero magnification red dot optic enabling me to make humane one shot kills using Benjamin Discovery round nose pellets.
For years now I've wondered why Benjamin never produced these great pistols in .177 caliber. I would buy one in that caliber in a heartbeat. Hello Benjamin, are you listening?
Very accurate and reliable pistol
Lets face it you don't buy a pistol on looks its all about how it shoots.
This pistol is the most accurate air pistol I have ever shot. Mainly due to the long barrel low recoil and good trigger action.
The only work I had done on this pistol in the 8 years I have owned it was to countersink and replace the screw behind the grip. This would shred the skin between my thumb and finger when holding the pistol and pumping it.
Other than that its bomb proof
My HB22 is "sweet"!
The fit and finish of the wood and metal is outstanding.The trigger is a bit rough but not heavy,very shoot able.It is easy to shoot accurately.After about 50 shots the pump mechanism began to smooth out.One half turn 'up' of the elevation screw from factory setting zeroed it with RWS 14.5 gr Superdomes.Two pumps @ 230 fps for the 30' basement range,and five pumps @ 350 fps for the 30 yard backyard range.The build date on my example is February 2011.The dealer that sold this one stated he inspects and tests the air guns he sells.This one was one of a lot of five bought .He returned three of them to Benjamin/Crosman for further attention.I have read of final assembly QC issues,This particular gun doesn't exhibit any faults worthy of correction.
HB22 - Still the best!
The first thing I did was take the stocks off and refinish them... Lets face it folks, the factory finish ain't what it was 30 years ago. The HB22 is extremely accurate, it shoots better than the operator. I shoot with 5 pumps, mainly to conserve the bladder, it will last much longer if you don't max it out every time. I got a 4 inch group at 25 yards with a 25 mph cross wind, and usually shoot under an inch. Point is; it's still the best plinking pistol made!
By Texas Shooter
Based on the purchase price, I was expecting better fit and finish. The grips are substandard and mismatched. the left grip panel has a scratch from a screw driver, clearly made during assembly. The right grip panel is undersized and there is a large gap between it and the grip frame. The paint around the trigger guard is chipped. I had the same pistol as a kid, and quality control must have been much better then. Overall, very dissatisfied with my purchase. This is not an entry level air gun price, so one should expect to get a quality product. I did not. I would not recommend this air gun.
Definitely worth the price
The first one of these pistols I shot was almost 40 years ago. One that belonged to my father. Couldn't hit a thing with it. The one I have now was purchased over three years ago partly out of nostalgia and partly as an inexpensive practice gun. Not being sure of it's accuracy I started out at 30 feet and six pumps. I was surprised by five shots into one hole firing off hand. Being a very experienced handgunner I didn't have much trouple getting used to the trigger. I would put the maximum range at about 50 feet. 25 yards with polymer pellets.
very dependable and no C02 to buy. A good survival gun
A nice retro-looking multi pump pellet gun.
Despite the long barrel, the gun is fairly well balanced. The multi pump funktion makes it very versatile.
Using and loading the gun is very easy. Pumping the gun is easier than I thought it would be. The safety features on this gun are perfect! Safe and yet not time consuming.
The HB22 is a diamond in the rough, out of the box. Around the holes, in the wood, there's some "chipping" as if the drill were pressed through the wood too fast. I had to return my first HB22 due to very large chips in the grip. I had to countersink the holes in the grip, on the HB22 I own now, to get the screws leveled with the grip.
The low-tech style of this gun is awesome, but fiber optic sights would have been a big plus, as would micrometric adjustment of the windage (elevation works fine).
The gun is very accurate, but you have to get used to the trigger. The trigger is heavy and rough. I personally wouldn't mind the trigger weight, if they had made it smoother.
The gun is a lot of fun to shoot, and has it's own charm. To me this gun is a good starting point. You can't fit a lot of accessories of the shelf, but that's not what you want to anyway with this gun. I'll just make minor improvements myself; try to smooth out the trigger and make some fiber optic sights. If I end up ruining the gun, I might just by a new HB22, cause I actually like it, even though I wish Crosman/Benjamin would've taken the time to get this gun perfect!
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