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The Crosman 1077 semi-automatic CO2 air rifle is designed with inspiration from a Ruger 1022 firearm. If you look at online customer ratings, you can see lots of positive reviews and plenties of negative reviews. What the heck is happening, you say? Don’t worry, I guarantee you will find the answer for that phenomenon at the end of this Crosman 1077 review.
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The Crosman 1077 semi-automatic air rifle is CO2 pneumatic air gun. Unlike the spring gun that uses coiled spring as the powerplant, CO2 gun’s power comes from compressed air in CO2 cartridge. When you shoot, the pressurized CO2 in the cylinder is released and it propels the pellet downrange inside the barrel. CO2 gun is extremely easy to cock, highly accurate, convenient for repeated shooting and can allow semi-automatic firing. You can read more about CO2 rifle’s pros and cons in this post.
The Crosman 1077 has multi-shot capacity with 12-shots rotary pellet clip. When you pull the trigger, the clip rotates around its axis, so there’s pellet reloaded every time. Multi-shot ability permits you to enjoy more shooting and more fun in a long period of time.
The barrel of the Crosman 1077 air gun is rifled steel barrel with spiral grooves inside. Rifled barrel makes buller spin. Spin stabilizes pellet, improves accuracy and enhances shooting range.
The Crosman 1077 air gun is a semi-automatic rifle. Don’t confuse semi-automatic with automatic guns. Automatic gun allows you to fire continuously as long as you keep holding the trigger. The gun keep firing until the magazine is empty. On the contrary, semi-automatic gun requires you to pull the trigger separately. After you shoot the first shot, the trigger must be reset in order to fire the next round. Nonetheless, the Crosman 1077 allows you to fire as fast as you can pull the trigger. The faster your finger movement, the more pellet you fire. This semi-automatic feature increase follow-up shot speed and give you an ability to shoot entire slip without re-adjusting the sight.
Crosman 1077 Stock
The Crosman 1077 has all-weather synthetic stock. Unlike the wood stock which is quite heavy and are likely affected by temperature, synthetic stock isn’t affected by outside condition and doesn’t require any maintenance. It’s very suitable for people who live in high humidity place and for shooters who don’t want to bother about stock preservation.
The Crosman 1077 air gun has a plastic buttpad to absorb recoil and help you enjoy more shooting without worrying about hurting your arms. Besides, it features non-slip checkering in the grip and forearm . The checkerings increase friction between shooter’s palm and gun’s stock, add more stability to your arm when shooting and prevent slippage from shooter’s sweat.
Crosman 1077 has the .177 caliber (the internal diameter of the barrel, measured in inches) so it uses .177 pellet as ammo. .177 pellet is cheap and lightweight. It also has various types such as wad cutter, round nose, pointed, hollow point, etc.
Crosman 1077 velocity, power and accuracy
The maximum velocity of the Crosman 1077 air gun is 625 FPS (feet per second). It’s medium speed compared to other guns. You can shoot about 50 shots per one CO2 cartridge before having to reload another CO2 canister.
With Crosman 7.9 premier match wadcutter pellet, the average velocity is 590 FPS. The average result with Crosman pointed pellet is 601 FPS. It is recommended that pellet produced by Crosman Corporation to achieve best performance.
For Crosman 1077, various shooting tests have been conducted by different shooters with positive results. The common shooting groups are: 1/2” at 40 feet, 1” at 30 feet, 1/2” at 20 feet, 3/4” at 20 feet, 2.5” at 35 feet, and so on. Some people even manage to get 1.5” group at 15 yards, 1/4” at 25 yards, and 1” at 25 yards. To sum up, this gun is extremely accurate up to 25 yards of distance.
Loading Crosman 1077 CO2 air gun
Loading the pellet: First, put the gun “ON SAFE”. Press the release buttons at both sides on the magazine and pull it downward. Slide the pellet clip pin forward and take out the clip. With the clip in one hand, use your other hand to insert a pellet at one of twelve pellet chambers (with pellet’s nose lying forward and pellet’s skirt lying backward). Keep inserting the pellet until the clip is full. Put the clip into the magazine, pull the clip pin rearward and return the magazine into the stock.
Installing CO2 cartridge: Put the gun “ON SAFE”. Unscrew the piercing tube cap below the barrel and remove it. Insert the new CO2 cylinder into the gun with the small head pointing rearward. Screw the cap firmly into the place. Put the gun off safe and fire. If the gun doesn’t shoot, put it on safe and tighten the screw more ( you can use screwdriver or a coin placing in a slot of the knob to produce more force)
In summary, you can see that it takes very little effort to load the Crosman 1077 gun. And the best part is you don’t have to break a single sweat to pump or to break down the barrel like other pneumatic rifles and springers.
Take a look at this video, it will show you how easy it is to load the Crosman 1077:
Crosman 1077 Sight
The Crosman 1077 has fiber optic front sight. The sight uses optical fiber for the dots so it gathers and channels ambient light to the rear sight in the way that it’s brighter than dark surrounding. As a result, you could align the sight faster and more accurate, even in the low-light shooting condition. Besides, the rear sight has windage adjustment (allow you to adjust the sight left and right), and elevation adjustment (allow you to adjust the sight up and down). Having both fiber optic front sight and fully-adjustable rear sight provides you more convenience and more precision in shooting.
The Crosman 1077 is very quiet. It has hundreds of customer reviews without a single complaint about noise. You don’t have to buy hearing equipment even if you have sensitive ears. Moreover, you can be confident to shoot this gun in the backyard without disturbing your neighbors.
Shooting range and intended use
The Crosman 1077 CO2 air rifle is great for target shooting and plinking up to 30 yards. It’s not recommended to use this gun for pest control or small game hunting unless in the close range (less than 20 yards)
Crosman 1077 Accessories
The Crosman 1077 has only CO2 cartridge as an only accessory. You can buy speed loader and additional pellet clip for faster reload. For even greater accuracy, you can buy a scope to mount in 11mm dovetail scope rail.
The Crosman 1077 semi-automatic air gun requires very little maintenance. You only need to put a drop of Pellgun Oil on the tip of every CO2 cartridge, another drop on the thread of piercing tube cap and light coat of oil on the barrel to prevent rust.
- Caliber: .177
- Powersource: CO2 cylinder
- Velocity: Up to 625 FPS
- Barrel length: 20.38”
- Overall length : 36.88”
- Capacity: 12 shots
- Front sight: Fiber Optic
- Rear sight: Fully adjustable for windage and elevation
- Scope rail: 11 mm dovetail
- Safety : Cross-bolt
- Weight: 3lbs 11 oz
- Buttplate: plastic
- Function: Repeater
- Chekering: Grip and forearm
As you can see above, the barrel is not very long and the gun only weights more than 3 lbs so it’s very lightweight and easy to carry around for even a 10 years-old child.
Crosman 1077 Price
The Crosman 1077 price is only $70. You can’t get a better semi-automatic CO2 air rifle at this price level. Also remember that if you shoot a lot, you should buy numerous pellets ( 500 count pack at least) and a bunch of CO2 cartridge. The cost of CO2 capsules and pellets can add up over time, though.
There are a couple of different listings online with different prices but the listing I found with the lowest price is the cheapest price among online e-commercial sites like Amazon, PyramydAir, Walmart,etc.
As of this date, the Crosman 1077 semi-automatic CO2 air rifle has a one year limited warranty from the date of purchase.
While researching this product, I always look at the trench in customer reviews. Although the Crosman 1077 has lots of 4 stars and 5 stars, it also got a bunch of 1 star ratings. There are 2 issues arose with the negative reviews: The first is the problem of leaking of CO2 so the gun cannot shoot at all. But defective product is a risk we always have to face in online buying and air rifle shopping is no exception. The second is the pellet jamming. The manual is very clear about how to insert the pellet into the clip properly so make sure you follow the instruction carefully to avoid this problem. Besides, it is advised that you use only the Crosman pellet to work with the gun to get the best result and avoid any potential damage to your gun.
Crosman 1077 semi-automatic CO2 air gun is the great gun for the money. It’s lightweight, durable, reliable, easy to handle, highly accurate, easy to sight in and very cheap. It’s great gun for kids, female shooters, seniors and for the young at heart. I highly recommend it for shooters who want to practice target shooting and plinking or just want to have fun in long hours.