Gamo Model V3 (chrome)


 


Colt Combat Commander (.45 ACP)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Gamo, Model V3 (chrome)
Replica Of:
Styled after the Colt Combat Commander (.45 ACP)
Made In:
Spain
Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, lead BBs, 15-shot magazine
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
None
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Gamo Round
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.1, 7.5
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
plastic/metal, black/chrome, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.25, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
DA
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
11.1 (DA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, adjustable (windage)
Velocity (fps):
409
Sound Level (dB): 100
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
2003 - present
Condition/Manual/Box:
98%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
 04-4C-040079-06

 

Comments: The Gamo V3 (chrome slide) is an attractive airgun styled after the Colt Combat Commander. It has a rifled barrel and is designed to shoot lead BBs from a 15-shot removable magazine. The action is DA only and the trigger pull is very heavy due to the fact that the trigger not only cocks the striker but it also pulls the slide and barrel back to produce a mock "blow-back" action. The trigger is mushy with no distinct breaking point. An interesting property of this pistol is that it actually produces tighter groups when fired rapidly rather than slowly - a true "action" pistol. However, Gamo's claims of 0.35" groups at 30 feet is wishful thinking.

Pyramyd Air Report on Gamo V3 - Part I
Pyramyd Air Report on Gamo V3 - Part II
Exploded Parts Diagram for V3 (.pdf)

Performance: Measurements were made on 10/29/06 at a temperature of 69 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Gamo Round lead BBs (8.0 gr). The highest velocity measured was 382 fps, the lowest was 365 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 374 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights (rapid fire) grouped at 0.65". This was the best grouping from the six that were shot. The others measured between 1" and 1.5". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


 


 
Right Profile: The top slide (metal) moves back-and-forth, along with the barrel, when the trigger is pulled. This is part of the trigger action and makes the trigger pull very heavy and the break unpredictable.

 
Front View:

 
Right Side Markings:

 
Left Side Markings:

 
Left Profile with Magazine Ejected:

 
Loading BBs: The removable magazine holds both the BB magazine and the CO2 cylinder. Use only lead BBs with this airgun.

 
Loading CO2: The removable magazine holds both the CO2 cylinder and the 15-shot BB magazine.

Packaging:

 

 

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