by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
Gamo’s Compact single stroke target pistol.
This report covers:What is the Gamo Compact? Can you shoot 10 meter with one? Description Sights Trigger No safety Pumping Summary
I last tested a Gamo Compact single stroke target pistol in 1996, when I bought one for my newsletter, The Airgun Letter. That was 19 years ago, and I was interested to see if the gun had changed in any way. As far as I can tell, it is exactly the same today as it was back then. That’s something you can’t say about a lot of airguns.
What is the Gamo Compact?
The Compact is a single stroke pneumatic target pistol. Yes, it is a 10-meter target pistol, though Gamo doesn’t represent it that way. Nor should they. Ten-meter air pistols are very specifically designed for just one thing — competition in bullseye target shooting at 10 meters. Yes, people do use them in other ways, but the guns are designed for just one purpose —...