Crosman P10 Phantom (aka C11)


 


Beretta 8000D Cougar (9 mm)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Made in USA by Crosman with parts made in Taiwan, Model P10 Phantom (also distributed as Crosman Model C11)
Replica Of: Beretta 8000D Cougar (9 mm)
Made In:
USA and Taiwan

Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, steel BBs, 20-shot magazine
Air Source: CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
None
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Daisy Avanti BBs (5.5 gr)
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
0.97
, 6.75
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
plastic, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.1, steel, no
Trigger Action:
DA only
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
6.2 (DA), no
Sights (front/rear):
front (fixed), rear (fixed)

Velocity (fps):
480
Sound Level (dB): 96
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
2010-present (Model C11 introduced in 2007)
Condition/Manual/Box:
98%, yes, yes (backer card)
Serial Number:
 810D06009

 


 

 

Comments: The Crosman P10 Phantom is assembled in the USA from parts manufactured for Crosman in Taiwan. The P10 Phantom is made for distribution by Walmart and is identical to the Crosman C11, except for the right-side shell, which contains the name of the airgun. The P10 Phantom takes its styling cues from the Beretta 8000D Cougar but is not a close replica of the Cougar. The only working controls on the Phantom are the safety switch and the magazine release. For an inexpensive airgun, the finish on the gun is good with no gaps or burrs on the seams. The P10 Phantom uses a moving barrel mechanism in which the trigger pushes the barrel forward against a spring. When the sear releases, the barrel slams back against the valve. Most airguns that use a moving barrel design are not very accurate but the Phantom exhibited decent accuracy when used with Daisy Avanti BBs. The trigger is DAO (double-action-only) with a pull weight of 6.2 lbs that is distributed fairly evenly throughout the long pull.

The Crosman P10 Phantom has a removable magazine that holds 20 BBs. To load BBs, pull the spring follower all the way down and lock it in position. Load BBs through the loading port located just above the tip of the follower. Be sure to release the follower when you are finished loading BBs by pressing forward on the button located at the bottom of the magazine. If the magazine is removed before all the BBs have been shot, one or two BBs will fall out of the grip. The CO2 cartridge compartment is accessed by sliding the grip panel back. If you pull the grip panel back with too much force, it comes completely off the gun. The Phantom is very conservative in its use of CO2 and gets over 100 good shots from a cylinder. Many users have reported a variety of mechanical problems with the P10. Considering its very low price, this is not an airgun that you should expect to last for a long time.

Performance: Measurements were made on 12/21/2010 at a temperature of 70 F and 5000' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Daisy Avanti BBs (5.5 gr). The highest velocity measured was 463 fps, the lowest was 392 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 417 fps, s = 20). The average velocity was lower than the advertised value of 480 fps and the shot-to-shot variability was very large. A five-shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.46". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.

Four different brands of BBs were tested with the Crosman P10. The targets below show the results for firing five-shot groups from 15' using a bench and open sights with Daisy Avanti BBs (0.46"), Daisy Precision Max BBs (1.04"), Crosman Copperhead BBs (0.79"), and RWS Match Grade BBs (0.64"). Daisy Avanti BBs produced the best results. All measurements are center-to-center.


 


 
Right Profile: The safety switch is located on the right side and is similar to the Wingun design. Push in and forward to engage the safety, push in and back to disengage the safety.

 
Front View:

 
Left Profile 2: Both the front and rear sights are fixed. The front sight has a poorly painted white dot. The widths of the front and rear sights are well matched for rapid target acquisition.


 



 
Right Side Markings: The serial number is located on the frame underneath the sliding grip panel on the right side.

 



 
Left Side Markings:


 



 
Loading BBs: The Crosman P10 uses a removable 20-shot magazine. The spring-loaded follower in the magazine has a locking position, which makes the magazine easier to load. Be sure to release the follower after loading BBs.

 


 
Loading CO2: The sliding grip panel does not have a tether and will come completely off if you pull it too hard.

 

 
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