P230 (.380 ACP)
177, lead BB,
12-shot spring feed (can also
fire lead pellets in single-shot mode)
12 g Powerlet
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Gamo .177 Round lead BB
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
plastic/metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.25, steel, yes
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
11.1 (DA), no
Sound Level: 100
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
1998 - present
95%, yes, yes
The Gamo P-23, a replica
of the SIG-Sauer P230, is an average performance BB gun that
requires the use of lead BBs due to its rifled barrel. The P-23
can also fire lead pellets but only in single-shot mode. Testing
was performed only with BBs. Accuracy
is pretty good compared to other BB guns in this price range.
The body of the gun is plastic and the "slide" is metal.
Although the gun can be fired rapidly, doing so often results in
Parts Diagram for P-23 (.pdf)
Measurements were made on
8/08/06 at a temperature of 84 ºF and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired
from a bench rest at 15' using Gamo Round Ball BBs (8.0 gr).
The highest velocity measured was 409 fps, the lowest was 357
fps (average of the 10-shot string was 374 fps). A six shot string
fired with open sights grouped at 0.58". Click the thumbnail below to see a
here for a description of the measurement methods.