The Stinger P9T is a updated version of Crosman’s legendary Stinger P9. Updates include a updated safety, a larger profile, and a larger 15 round magazine.
One of the bigger updates was to the magazine. The Stinger P9T can hold 15 rounds, oppose to the Stinger P9’s 12. But a huge downside it that it no longer has a reservoir. This is a big deal if you plan to use it in airsoft fights. Also, the magazine’s bigger than the old one, so you can’t even use old P9 magazines.
The safety is located very close to the back of the gun so that it’s hard to reach. You have to pretty much hold the gun with your weak hand and then flip the safety forwards or backwards with your strong hand to effectively work it. I don’t know why Crosman decided to do that; probably so that kids with small hands can operate it better. It’s also reversed, meaning that forward is safety and back is fire. This is a design flaw because when you shove it into a holster, sometimes the holster catches it and it switches it to fire.
The old Stinger P9 was known for it’s smooth slide and easy trigger pull, but the Stinger P9T just isn’t the same. When you pull the slide back to cock it it feels like you’re grinding metal on metal. Also, the slide only pulls back about a inch, making it feel like you didn’t cock it all the way. The trigger pull is not for the weak, either. You have to really squeeze it to make it fire. This heavy trigger pull really slows you down when you’re trying to put some plastic down range.
One thing that didn’t change is the stunning accuracy. With .25 gram BBs you can hit a 12 inch gel target from well over 40 feet away. If the Stinger P9 and the Stinger P9T went head-to-head, I’d actually have to say that the Stinger P9T is a little bit more accurate.
Another good thing about the Stinger P9T is that it has a lot more metal than the old Stinger P9. The trigger is metal, along with several internal pieces that are visible with the clear plastic colored models.
With most of the Stinger P9T’s you get a holster included. But the holster is terrible. The old holsters that came with the Stinger P9’s had a Velcro strap on the back so that you could easily take it on and off. It also had a snap thing that you could take the strap that secures your gun into the holster off with, and you could also undo a clip and get the strap off that way. These new holsters just have a loop on the back to put your belt through, meaning you have to undo your whole belt to get it on and off. Also the only thing that keeps the gun securing strap in place is a narrow strip of Velcro.
The last thing that you’ll notice about the Stinger P9T is it’s weight. It is really heavy; unloaded it weighs close to 1-1/2 pounds! This is good and bad. On the one hand it feels very realistic and solid, but on the other it might start to wear on you after a hour or two of shooting.
Through all the down sides, the Stinger P9T can be a good side arm. In my mind, it doesn’t quite stack up to the Stinger P9, although the accuracy is actually a little better. If you make sure to use .25 gram BBs, buy a better holster, and possibly buy some extra magazines, it could make a pretty good spring pistol.
Feet Per Second: 275
Power: Spring (you must pull back the slide before each shot)
Recommended BB Weight: .25 grams
Magazine Capacity: 15 BBs
I have the same problem as Doug. I used this once to test it out in the backyard, going through just one clip before putting it away for a few months. When I used it recently, the slide no longer catches when pulling it all the way back, and the entire mechanism moves back to the forward starting position (making the P9T completely useless). So far I’m not impressed. FYI, I’m pulling the magazine all the way back, and the magazine is fully inserted.
Unfortunately, from what you’ve told me, it sounds like you may have a internal problem. And the Stinger P9T is one of the harder guns to disassemble to get to the inside and troubleshoot. The only thing I can suggest is to make sure that the recoil spring is there; if you have a clear color version you should be able to see it at the front of the gun, right below the barrel. The recoil spring makes it possible to successfully cock the slide, so that’s the only thing I can think of. If you can’t find the recoil spring and think that that might be the problem then I would contact Crosman and ask for a refund/exchange. Good luck 🙂
Not really enjoying the P9T.
Not even 5 hours after purchasing my weapon and giving it a good testing, the clip release just…Pops right out and falls out wit the clip.
I was able to get it back in but now it doesn’t act right. When I want the clip to drop instead of having it free fall, I have to press down on the odd trigger-like button very very gently, tug on the mag and hope the release doesn’t come out with it again. I would get a refund but of course there’s a no refund policy on these guns.
My son has a P9T and it doesn’t fire. When he pulls the trigger nothing happens, and, if you point the gun down, the BB falls out the barrel. The trigger “pulls”, though. The springs look to be in good condition. Any suggestions?
It sounds like you might not be pulling the slide back all the way. Make sure to pull it back until it won’t go back anymore. If that doesn’t work then check the magazine out; just make sure it’s all the way in (you should hear a little ‘click’ when you put it in). Let me know if it works 🙂