Mar 21 2004
I shoot firearms but don't have any airguns and don't know what to expect with the Drozd.
I can buy nice pistols (makarov, CZ52, etc) for about half the price of the Drozd.
I guess I don't want to buy a Drozd and then find it not as fun to shoot as my other firearms. Your help would be appreciated. Thanks,
Mar 21 2004
However, there isn't one of my lovely metal flinging machines that I can safely shoot in my office whenever I want to. When the daily frustrations and stress need a tad of release, I simply slap in a CO2 and ratta tat at a carpet stuffed box in the corner without concern...grin...then go on about my work. I can't do that with my firearms. ...And shooting off 120 rounds costs me only about 60 cents for the joy instead of the ten bucks an equivalent number of reloads for a 9mm would cost me.
For me, it isn't meant to replace. It enhances. It is extremely entertaining. ...And it actually teaches good trigger discipline.
If a perp kicks in the door to my home, I won't be going for the Drozd Bumble Bee but having shot thousands of rounds out of it will certainly better prepare me for what will do the stinging if forced into the position.
It surely holds a place of honor in my collection.
Mar 21 2004
The Drozd fills that "empty gap" when I just want to walk out back and put holes in something. My daughter and I will have a lot of fun this summer with it.
I wouldn't consider it a "novelty" to me. It hangs on the wall next to my firearms in my gun room. If a person enjoys target shooting, he will enjoy the Drozd. It's 200 bucks well spent.
Mar 22 2004
The Drozd effective range is really only abou 20 yards, MAX. Perfect for lining up empty cans 15-20 yards out and letting it rip. But once I got used to the idea that it was a BB gun, and not a "real" gun, it was a lot more fun.
Mar 23 2004
Although, this isn’t the forum, if I had to choose between a Drozd (an airgun) or a Makarov (a real firearm), I would choose the Drozd, it is a state of the art airgun, and I have never seen anything like it. No offense to Makarov owners, but that gun is yesterday’s gun technology and it is (usually) chambered in a grossly underpowered round. Yet, as a handgun it is regulated by a whole host of rules that don’t apply to the Drozd. If you want a handgun and all the hassles that come from ownership, save your money and buy a real one (ala Glock, Beretta, Colt, S&W, H&K etc.) This is coming from someone who has owned the cheap stuff and got sick of the poor performance and saved my money and bought something nice (a CZ-75.) Just my humble opinion and I know some will beg to differ.