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: New Alfa 209's Are In My Hands

06-27-2006, 02:28 PM
Just got them today vis UPS.

Very solid and well made. I'm impressed so far especially with the tight tolerence. Feels like a real S&W 38 in my hand. Will let you know what I think of them after I shoot a 1,000 rounds of 209 primers.

06-27-2006, 02:49 PM
Please do! I'm in the market for a couple new 209 pistols....but don't wait until 1000, I don't know if I can wait that long!

BTW why didn't you post this in the Product Review Forum?

Silly Goose!


06-27-2006, 03:28 PM
My bad, I thought this was the Product Review! Maybe we could get a mod to move it.

I've owned enough pistols in my time to know this is a quailty piece. I'm confident that it will hold up well.

Bayou Magic
06-27-2006, 04:15 PM
How many shots do they hold, where did you get them, and how much? I, too, am in need of a blank pistol.


Jason E.
06-27-2006, 05:44 PM
where did u get them from and what was the cost ??

06-27-2006, 06:28 PM
Got them from

Had them on preorder for over two months. They must have received a shipment of them so order before they sell out!

The pair cost about $350. including shipping.

They hold 6 shots each. I like the swing out cyclinder. Not like my old .22 NEF's where you could potentially lose the pin.

Greg Seddon
06-27-2006, 06:31 PM
How many shots do they hold, where did you get them, and how much? I, too, am in need of a blank pistol.


Frank I just received 3 new Alfa primer pistols yesterday and they are much louder then my NEF primer pistol since they ported the barrel. They hold 6 primers. I purchased my pistols from Dogs Afield. They also come in 22 cal & 32 cal from the same company. ( (

06-27-2006, 07:14 PM
Greg, those look just like mine!

Except, one of mine has a bottle opener dangling from the ring and the other has a bic lighter holder dangling from the ring.

07-02-2006, 06:15 PM
How is the action? I don't like most of the starter pistols because the action is really sloppy and the cylinder can move off of the next live shell too easily. I prefer my real .22 cal pistol because the action is so nice. Unfortunately, carrying around a real pistol can be a problem at times and are not as safe as a blank pistol. I will buy a couple of the Alpha's is the action works nicely.


07-03-2006, 08:22 AM
I used one of these last week (I also have one on order). The one I used jammed and I was unable to shoot more than once without removing the cylinder with much effort (it flips out) and trying again. I was disappointed in it's performance.

Apparently the gun had been used when it was damp and needed oiled and cleaned. I believe that this pistol will take more maintenance than the Days End Primer pistol that I have had.

Pat Puwal
07-12-2006, 11:53 AM
We also purchased an Alfa 209 primer pistol from Dogs Afield. We received it 2-3 weeks ago. We were immediately impressed with how well made it appears to be. We use it daily for a couple of dozen shots (o it will take a long time to get through that 1,000 rounds). So far a very nice training tool.

dennis s
07-20-2006, 08:15 PM
waiting on different company for alfas