- Great for the price
I bought this gun a couple of months ago, but waited to review it until I had an opportunity to test it in battle. In this review, I have separated the P345's performance into two sections: Target Practice and Battle Performance.
The first thing you notice while shooting targets is that this pistol has a relatively large shot groupings, with a diameter of about a foot. It might be due to the fact that I use .20 gram BBs in it, although it happened with the .25s as well, to a certain extent. This makes hitting soda cans very hard to do with any regularity. The trigger pulls very nicely, and I can go through the entire 15 round clip in a matter of seconds. Because of this, it doesn't have the best performance in target practice, and because you can only use gas canisters on one occasion, it makes this gun not the best for shooting cans.
In battle, it's another thing altogether. The shot groupings may be relatively large, but shooting at human torsos, which tend to be larger than aluminum cans, make this problem relatively obsolete. The speed that you can fire this pistol is very impressive, and you can engage an AEG at medium to short distances very easily. The only problem is that you can go through the magazine very quickly during a firefight, so make sure to carry a speed loader. But aside from the ammunition limitations, it is a great combat weapon, as well as a good sidearm.
The P345's clip is similar to the gas "speed magazine", except that the P345ís has a base. I personally like this clip better, because it locks the spring while you load it up, so you don't have to hold it down with a fingernail.
As I've said, if you are looking for a good sidearm to back up your machinegun, this gun should fit the ticket perfectly. If you are looking for a target gun, I'd go with the WG Full Metal 1911 Compact CO2 Airsoft Pistol Silver. But for its price, the Ruger P345 can't be beaten.
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In one of my battles, a younger player who I was letting use the gun accidentally pressed the magazine release button in the midst of the fight. Due to the magazine's size and color, I was unable to find it. This is only a problem for people with smaller hands, as the magazine release button is located where their fingers would go. But for most people, this isn't a problem.