Pneumatic Air Pistols
These air pistols require a
pump, single or multiple, to cock the gun. Single pump air pistols only require one pump (or cock) of the gun
to obtain full power. These guns are excellent for fast shooting and accuracy.
Most competition air pistols are of this type.
Multi pump air pistols require multiple pumps for maximum power. Usually you can obtain maximum power with 8-10 pumps. A benefit of multi pump air pistols is that you can control how much power you are shooting with. If you need less power just pump 4 or 5 times; for more power pump 8-10 times.