Design
Accuracy
Peformance
Price
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Pros: Gun is powerful enough for pest control
Affordable price point leaves room in your budget for upgrades and attachments such as a shoulder stock, red-dot sight, and steel breech with integrated scope mount grooves.
The gun is very accurate.
Number of pumps allow for variable power.
Cons: Rear notch sight lacks down adjustment
Pump handle can be a little too small to handle
Gun does not include an integrated scope mount

crosman-1377-review

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The crosman 1377 has been around for a very long time and is still shooting better than ever. The crosman 1377 wears all the hats because it is affordable, lightweight, easy to shoot and accurate.

In this crosman 1377 review we’ll explore and analyze the guns key features including design, functionality, durability, accuracy, and performance.

Specs

Before we dive into the crosman 1377 review here is a quick overview of the specifications:

  • Model: 1377
  • Pellet velocity: 600 FPS
  • Weight: 2 lbs
  • Length: 13.6 in
  • Power plant: Multi pump
  • Mechanism: Bolt action
  • Caliber: .177
  • Barrel: Rifled steel
  • Capacity: Single shot
  • Front sight: Fixed
  • Rear sight: Open/adjustable
  • Color: Brown

Appearance and Design

crosman-1377The grips and forearm are mainly composed of plastic whereas the body of the gun is made of metal. Given that, it is still durable and holds up to regular use.

crosman-1377-bolt-actionThe crosman 1377 is a single shot, bolt action, multi pump pneumatic that can shoot .177 pellets up to 600 fps.

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The velocity of the gun can be increased by increasing the number of pumps up to a maximum of 10.

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The gun has basic open sights with the rear sight being fully adjustable for windage and elevation.

crosman-1377-triggerThe trigger is made of metal.

How to operate the gun

Shooting a multi pump pneumatic pistol is relatively easy to do.

  1. The first step is to engage the safety which is located on the left hand side of the pistol
  2. Next, you want to pump the gun a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 times.  Going over the limit will not increase velocity but instead will damage your gun.
  3. Open the bolt, load the pellet, close the bolt, and aim gun at intended target.
  4. Release safety and pull the trigger.

The 1377 can be a pretty decent pistol to shoot with decent accuracy but one thing you may need to pay attention to is your trigger control since the trigger can be a little rough.  

Crosman 1377 with red dot sight

Crosman 1377 with red dot sight

One thing I do want to mention about the crosman 1377 and this is the case for a lot of other crosman products, it that they are highly modifiable. There is a vast aftermarket for this style of gun; you change barrels, the bolt section, stocks, internal modification to increase velocity, and even the trigger.

The sights are kind of a primitive design because you basically have a couple of screws that you loosen then you move the sight, but if you move it a little too left or too right then you have to start all over again.

 

Performance

The crosman 1377 claims to have a maximum velocity of 600 fps. In our testing results we tested 3 different pellet variants.

The 7 grain RWS hobby wadcutter pellets average a velocity of 511 FPS. The H&N field target trophy green pellets which are an eco-friendly pellet that are both lightweight and lead free shoot relatively accurately and average just under 600 fps.

The most accurate pellet in our testing results was the 8.64 grain H&N field target trophy which averaged a velocity of 490 FPS with 4.5FPE.  

Accuracy

When it comes to accuracy there is a reason the 1377 has been around for decades.

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The long steel barrel may make the gun slightly heavier but it definitely helps for accuracy. As mentioned earlier you can also add attachments such as a red dot sight. Keep in mind that although it may be difficult to install a scope on the Crosman1377 you can use mounts such as the Crosman 459MT intermounts.

In the shooting portion of our tests the gun gave half inch groupings from a 30 feet semi rested position. Take a look at our targets and see how the gun did:

Conclusion

For a gun that’s been around since 1977, it offers great accuracy and reliability. With its tried and true design the gun is also very affordable at its current price point. This gun makes for great backyard plinking fun and can be used as a good learning tool to practice and teach proper gun firing techniques and safety.  All in all, this long time American classic is loads of fun and makes a great addition to every air gunner’s gun case.

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