Anics A-101

Browning BDA 380 (.380 cal)

Anics A-101
Replica Of:
Browning BDA 380 (.380 cal)
Made In:
177, steel BB, 15-shot magazine
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Crosman Copperhead BBs
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
2.1, 7.0
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.3, steel, no
Trigger Action:
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
7.9, no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fixed (some variations of this gun have adjustable rear sights)
Velocity (fps):
Sound Level (dB): 100
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
1995 - present
95%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
Comments: This pistol is a replica of the Browning BDA 380, which is made in Italy by Beretta and is similar to Beretta's own Model M84 (Cheetah). The A-101 is the first model in the 100 series from the Russian firm Anics. The Anics A-101 is a heavy, all metal airgun with a decent painted finish. Some variations of the A-101 have an adjustable rear sight. The Anics A-101 M is the same as the A-101 except with a longer barrel. There was also a version that had a silencer attached to the barrel (A-101 LB). The A-101 has a long trigger pull with an indistinct break point. It utilizes a moving barrel firing mechanism. The CO2 cartridge piercing mechanism is difficult to use due to the small tab on the piercing screw. The A-101 has good power but poor accuracy.

Instruction manual for Anics A-101 (.pdf)

Performance: Measurements were made on 7/16/06 at a temperature of 84 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Crosman Copperhead BBs (5.1 gr). The highest velocity measured was 485 fps, the lowest was 451 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 473 fps). A seven shot string shot with open sights grouped at 2.16". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


Right Profile:
Front View:
Right Side Markings:
Left Side Markings: The threaded endcap is difficult to turn far enough to puncture the CO2 bulb. Padded pliers help with this.
Loading BBs: The small post that is used to pull the magazine spring back is easily broken, so hold it securely. The magazines for the A-101 and A-111 are interchangeable even though the bottoms are styled differently. This gun has a tendency to jam, especially as the magazine gets worn. Use only high quality steel BBs to lessen the chances of a jam.
Loading CO2: The tab on the piercing assembly is small, making it difficult to turn by hand when piercing a CO2 cylinder.




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