Diana Bandit vor Tasche mit Magazinen

The preparation

Diana Bandit – After many expensive high-quality air rifles, it was time again to test something for the smaller budget.

After doing some research, Diana Bandit pretty much stood out. The specifications found on the manufacturer’s website and the very low retail price quickly made me curious.

Does Diana Bandit deliver what it promises and what I hope for?

I quickly ordered one and then also got it delivered without waiting too long. Thanks to Aleks from www.getdamaged.de.

Opening the outer box already revealed the first positive point. The air pistol comes in a nice synthetic fiber bag which is padded inside. This provides the possibility to transport the air pistol. The bag protects well from mechanical damage. However, should you need a waterproof cover, you would have to resort to a transport case.

I then took the gun out of its bag. Wow, feels great in the hand! Ok, the wood is not exactly an eye-catcher, but hey… 159 euros for a 9-shot compressed air pistol? You HAVE to save somewhere to be able to offer it at such a low price.

The video about Diana Bandit

The air pistol doesn’t have a regulator. This is the reason why I didn’t include a chrono test in my video. Since the muzzle velocity decreases with decreasing cartridge pressure, I wouldn’t know at what point to do the chrono test. We’ll just take a closer look at the shot test and see how and if the absence of the regulator affects the shot pattern.

Now let’s take a closer look at the air pistol and test how precise the model is.

I wish you a lot of fun with my video!

Yours, Andi

Interesting link:

Do you already know my international YouTube channel? HERE you will find videos of more powerful air rifles in English.

Technical data

  • Total length: 20.07” (51 cm)
  • Total weight: 2.2 lbs. (3490 g)
  • Caliber: .177 (4.5 mm) pellet
  • System: compressed air, 200 bar
  • Tank volume: 1.69 fl. oz (50 ml)
  • Magazine: 9- shot drum magazine
  • Sight: adjustable micrometer sight
  • Mounting rail: 11 mm prism rail
  • Trigger: Diana Improved Trigger


My conclusion

What I like:

Feels good in the hand, good precision, good price / performance ratio

What I don’t like:

Magazines somewhat fiddly to fill



Recommended for:

plinkers, price-conscious shooters


approx. 140 €


Here I test the precision at a distance of 11m while the gun sits on a gun rest. The more stars, the better the precision.


Handling is the overall rating of how the rifle can be handled by the shooter. This includes transport, cocking and loading the rifle, handling in prone, kneeling, and standing positions as well as weight and recoil.

Material / Processing:

The materials used and their processing are evaluated here.


The price is approximate and can of course vary depending on the model.

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