Webley Tempest .22

Webley Tempest .22

This in my (and many others) opinion is one of the BEST springer pistols ever made

the cocking action has been around since the 1920’s and has been an extremely reliable system unique to Webley.

The power of the Tempest is pretty much on its legal limit in UK of 6LBs/FT and although from new the Tempest feels a bit too clunky to fire, this soon (after about 500 pellets) settles down to a satisfying Click/ THUD from each pellet as it hits home on its target.

It has quite a lot of recoil for a springer pistol due to its front to rear piston action but when you get used to it, you should be able to hit your target every time but I wouldn’t reccomend it for competition shooting however- I think it would make an ideal backup for dispatching quarry or close range vermin control.

I use mine for back garden plinking or short range(10 yard) informal paper punching.

I would also like to mention that the Beeman combat grips would be good for left handers or ambidexrous shooters as from stock, the Tempest is a right handed model.


If you wish, you can load the pellet in before cocking by using the free play in the mechanism at start

of cocking action.



Barrel in FULL cocking position.


Rear sight showing elevation and windage screw adjustments.


The stirrup type barrel locking catch can clearly be seen here.


Safety catch in OFF position as it can only be applied once pistol is cocked.


The ONLY safe way to look down a barrel………. In a photo!!!!


Says it ALL doesn’t it?



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tipat
    May 03, 2009 @ 11:28:08

    Are you going on a killing spree or something Jim ? lol


    • jimandliz
      May 03, 2009 @ 14:39:12

      Yeah.. Those Paper targets will be shaking in their holders 🙂


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