Daisy, Powerline Model 693
Smith & Wesson 659 (9 mm)
177, steel BB, 15-shot magazine
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories: extra magazines
Recommended Pellet or BB: Daisy Avanti BBs
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
plastic, black/silver, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.3, steel, no
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable: 9.9 (DA only), no
Sound Level (dB):
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates: Original Model 93 introduced in 1989.
Model 693 introduced in 2000. Updated Model 693 (Model 93A) introduced in 2008.
98%, yes, yes (backer card)
Except for the
silver/black finish, the Daisy Model 693 is essentially the same gun as the
Model 93 that Daisy introduced in 1989.
The original 693 was introduced in 2000. This updated version,
introduced in 2008 and marked on the gun as Model 93A, has an
accessory rail molded into the front part of the frame in front
of the trigger guard. The front and rear sights have also been
modified slightly from the original 93/693 design. The Model 693 is a very reliable gun with
two separate safety mechanisms (a rotating safety on the left
and a grip safety). The hammer, slide lock, and mag release are
all molded into the body of the pistol and are non-functional. The trigger pull is long, heavy, and rough
with no distinct break point. This gun has very respectable performance for a
BB gun with a smooth bore and, in fact, is nearly identical to
the performance of the Model 93 that I purchased 18 years earlier.
Pyramyd Air Report on Daisy 693 (reprinted from The
Airgun Letter from March 2000)
Measurements were made on
3/13/08 at a temperature of 68 ºF and 14' elevation. A ten shot
string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Daisy Avanti BBs
The highest velocity measured was 402 fps, the lowest was 363 fps
(average of the 10-shot string was 379 fps, s = 13). A six shot string
fired with open sights grouped at 0.68". Click the thumbnail below to see a
here for a description of the measurement methods.