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I’ve included a pistol in this line-up simply because it’s such a significant gun for Weihrauch. What makes the HW44 so intriguing is that it’s a pre-charged pneumatic pistol (their first), utilising the new ballistic polymer breech block arrangement from their latest HW110 rifle. So, if you thought the action looks vaguely familiar, that’ll be why. The ‘110 has made quite an impact since its introduction, and with Weihrauch announcing that the synthetic block represented the future, a scaled down version in the form of the ‘44, is a clever move. There’s a hat full of features too; recoilless/regulated action, a 2-stage semi match trigger, Weihrauch barrel, anatomical grips, side-lever cocking action, quick fill push-probe charging system, Picatinny style scope rails, accessory rails, manual safety catch, open sights, integral pressure gauge, 2x10-shot rotary magazines, silencer, scope, and left-hand action options. With the full palm swell and defined finger grooves, along with a palm shelf, the grips must be termed anatomical, yet the clever bit is that they remain technically ambidextrous. Quite a feat of design, and when you grip the uncannily comfortable HW44, you’ll see what all the fuss is about. Expect 100-120 shots from this slick performer.