Air Arms FTP 900

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by Paul444, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Paul444

    Paul444 New Member

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    I have been waiting 8 months for a FTP900 but I am beginning to hear that a lot of guns have had to go back to the factory for one problem or another, might this be the cause of the shortage and long waiting time. Just wondering if it is worth waiting for.
     
  2. fireblade

    fireblade Team AirArms

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    Mine is superb, as is a fellow club member's, be patient :)
     
  3. LittleJack

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    Yip mine is mega
     
  4. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    The two ive seen have been mega :)
     
  5. TP412

    TP412 New Member

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    Just got mine (first shipment just hit US shores last week) and it is spot on! Just as accurate as my Steyr as best I can tell. Made some slight trigger adjustments but aside from that, haven't seen any issues yet with around 500 shots down the barrel.
     
  6. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    Can't speak about reliability but I shot Jack's a couple of weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised. The trigger was better than expected and firing cycle was pretty dead too. Plus it was slightly easier to load than an EV. Accuracy seemed spot on too.
    I do like the colour of the stock but the butt hook is a bit naff.
     
  7. Lavant_Lad

    Lavant_Lad Old Git.

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    With regards to the butt hook, a guy at a local air gun range (Dinnington) by accident snapped the bottom section of his and is still waiting for a replacment part, several requests to Air Arms but no joy yet.
    To me they seem rather a weak design.
     
  8. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

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    Yeah, I'm not at all surprised. Not tried the FTP900, I'm sure it's very nice, but the hook is terrible! I measured one up to see if I could make some 3D printed parts to improve it, but after inspecting it, I decided it wasn't worth making parts for it, you'd be better off just replacing the whole hook.

    I'd be tempted to tell your friend to ask AA to supply a replacement part free of charge, because 2mm of aluminium is not sufficient to support any sort of weight - beware if you rest your FTP900 on the floor on it's hook because it will snap.

    The design flaw is where they've made a cutout to allow you to fold the hook part back to switch between FT and HFT mode. They're removed so much metal that it's not strong enough to take any weight now.

    A better idea would have just been to not make a cut out at all - it's not much trouble to undo one M5 bolt and remove the hook part if you want to make it HFT legal.

    The replacement part costs £37 + postage from AA. But I think there's a good argument for saying that it's not fit for purpose.

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  9. Paul444

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    You raise an interesting issue, I am currently shooting an Air Arms MPR FT which has a pellet tray ,as far as I can see the FTP 900 has no such tray and judging by the thickness of the pellet probe I doubt any third part will be able to make one. How hard is it going to be to load in the field wearing gloves ?
     
  10. Sammo

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    Don't you have the thumb and fingers cut out of the glove to enable the loading of the pellet?
     
  11. blue dragon

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    bar have one second hand £1290:)
     
  12. Ste Hughes

    Ste Hughes Daystate's whipping boy

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    but the third one at tawd... did leak
     
  13. BDL

    BDL Dangerous

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    I know of a few in WAFT that have leaked too

    When it's working they seem ok, I'd be waiting for Version 2 if I was spending £1.5k

    Bri
     
  14. springboy

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    There's a member at our club that has one. Beautiful to shoot but had problem with the pellet probe. It snapped. I'll stick with my pro target for now,that outshoots me anyway lol
     
  15. holly

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    If

    Stan , if little jack put a pellet in a tube of smarties . he would still out shoot you ??? HOLLY:):D:eek:
     
  16. springboy

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    He'd outshoot most people with a GAT
     
  17. LittleJack

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    Nah, I don't get on with them:D
     
  18. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    The Gat will be more accurate that his FTP lol
     
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    What smarties jack ??? HOLLY:)

    send any you don't want to me .:D
     
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    holly Well-Known Member

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    Know

    Do you know something we don't ??? HOLLY:)
     

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