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First Impressions of the Leshiy 2


Hey guys, I wanted to share my 30-day review of the Leshiy 2.  About a month ago, Ed sent me two prototypes Leshiy 2 to learn the gun, take it apart, test it, review and start producing some content.  Ed's reaction was unique versus other weapons he has sent me; his first texts were, "You got it! Tell me your opinion." The question reminded me of when you submit your child out into the world, and one wonders how the world will accept the child you've raised.  Immediately I was taken by the feel.   I picked the gun up, and she felt substantial, not a toy, more like a firearm.  It has that unmistakable EDgun feel, yet something different, something like a short-barreled rifle ready to be taken in horrible conditions.  I assembled all the parts, threw it on an optic, loaded the magazine, and then gassed it up and burned it down.  The first day I ate through 4 tins (150 count) of 30 caliber 44.75-grain pellets.  By the end of the second day, I was seven tins lighter in my stock room.  Leshiy 2 proved to be impossible to pull the trigger just once; a double or triple tap was all too common.  As the tins emptied the smile factor increased; a functional problem to have, a gun that makes one empty tin a and not regret a single pellet lost

Enough targets shot at this point this gun meant to take to the field; I wanted to see how the gun performed, felt, carried, and how packable the Leshiy 2 was. We all know the Leshiy Classic changed the game, just like the R2.5 Matador sent some of the largest airgun companies scrambling to build a PCP bullpup, the Leshiy has spawned a new class of backpack compatible airguns. Like one company uses in their advertisement, "Imitation is the greatest form of flattery." Leshiy 2 will be no different, as it is always easier to draft than to lead.


Leshiy 2 is a field or truck gun at its very core. I know there will be comparisons with other "target" guns, but this is not where the Leshiy lives. The gun's design found in in the name; The Leshiy (леший) The Leshy is masculine and humanoid in shape, can assume any likeness and can change in size and height. He is sometimes portrayed with horns and surrounded by packs of wolves and bears. He is known by some to have a propensity to lead travelers astray and abduct children (which he shares with, the "Black One"), which would lead some to believe he is an evil entity. Also known to have a more neutral disposition towards humans, dependent on the attitudes and behaviors of an individual, or local population, towards the forest. Leshy could take children who were cursed by their relatives (particularly parents) away to the forest people. Some would, therefore, describe him as more of a temperamental being, like a fairy. The EDgun Leshiy is all these things along with a gun that belongs in the elements connected with nature.




The uniqueness of the Leshiy 2 feels like it could also run steel, put her on with a 2 point sling and a dueling tree and have a beautiful afternoon at a fraction of the cost compared to ripping 5.56 NATO rounds, and the best part- no hearing protection required. I am currently running the Delta Stryker FFP 4.5-30X56 as the long-range optic solution with a 45 degree offset and an RMR red dot for close-in targets. This shooting solution removes the need for a close parallax scope while allowing the shooter to have quick target acquisition.


In the field, the gun carries as it should, light, compact, and easy to shoulder. If your days afield require hiking, I do not see a better solution than the Leshiy 2. The second tube perfectly fits in your hand when the Leshiy 2 folded in half, not only rendering the gun completely safe but compact for one-hand carrying. Throw in a single point sling with the QD ring provided on the weapon, and there is no excuse to stay home.


Accuracy is superb. The sample came with a 250 MM Alpha Precision barrel; this is a 12 grove airgun barrel made in Russian without a choke. The pellets showed to be perfectly stable in the .25 and.30 caliber models and in real-world conditions, the 250 mm barrel performed more like a long barrel than one that is almost pistol length Cleaning is simple, and I would say needed less frequently when compared to other .30 caliber barrels. After 600 rounds, I decided to clean the barrels, and I did not notice lead deposits, mostly graphite. This new partnership with Alpha-Precision welcomed addition as we need more barrel makers for our sport to grow.

I see Leshiy 2 as the jump into a new direction for EDgun while sticking to Ed's simple, robust, and reliable core design. Leshiy 2 will be expandable with the possibilities of personalization being nearly endless. A great time to be an air-gunner, Leshiy 2 has the capability of crossing over into the firearms market and bringing new customers into the beautiful world of PCP airguns.

More to come


Comments (11)

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John Alexander

Nov 16, 2021 07:05 AM PST

Brian, Great review! I am extremely happy with my short 25 L2 and now that Bakers are set up I just got my 30 cal long L2 and will be sighting it in today. I am glad I gave them your contact info so they can be stocking, I now have a really good perk!....John

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travis duarte

Feb 14, 2021 05:14 AM PST

Will there be a 35cal upgrade as a expansion?

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Gene S.

Nov 03, 2020 02:05 AM PST

10:30 ish is the beginning of his rapid fire personal likes and pro Leshiy reasons was what made me commit to one. Was REALLY wanting one of these but was gonna settle for the original one and already have it but I knew I was always gonna pine for the L2 and regret not buying it if I didn’t buy it when I did. I’m gonna love it as much as Brain loves his. Well almost anyway.

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Albert Diamada

Oct 03, 2020 12:53 AM PST

can i share this to my facebook account?..just want to let my friends know that this airgun really exist, i would like to share this one also to the airguners group here in philippines..waiting for your response. thank you

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Albert Diamada

Oct 03, 2020 12:52 AM PST

can i share this to my facebook account?..just want to let my friends know that this airgun really exist, i would like to share this one also to the airguners group here in philippines..waiting for your response. thank you

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Albert Diamada

Oct 03, 2020 12:49 AM PST

good day, just a big fan of airguns, I do a lot of video reviews on DAYSTATE brand airguns such as renegades, pulsars, wolverines and huntsmans. Im pretty amaze with their bullpops, coz its kinda handy, easy to aim, lightwieght and other features like the electronics, and that whats amaze me of them, they are good. But today, as i scrolled up in Youtube, this one (EDgun leshiy2) catches my eye, and when the video rolls out, dang, it breaks my jaw into pieces man, this is the best Airgun i'd ever seen. How LUCKY you guys can have that amazing piece of art and tech. its kinda expensive for us here in philippines to have that jaw breaking piece of ****. thanks for the video that makes my day, and sorry for my bad english,.Im just pretty amaze with this EDgun leshiy2, as an airgun fan, let we say, "i can be able to die if i can have this one". Im just a fan of airguns, and i dont even have any airgun in my life. Let we say that this is too costly hobby for an average people like me..Thanks again..

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Albert Diamada

Oct 03, 2020 12:48 AM PST

good day, just a big fan of airguns, I do a lot of video reviews on DAYSTATE brand airguns such as renegades, pulsars, wolverines and huntsmans. Im pretty amaze with their bullpops, coz its kinda handy, easy to aim, lightwieght and other features like the electronics, and that whats amaze me of them, they are good. But today, as i scrolled up in Youtube, this one (EDgun leshiy2) catches my eye, and when the video rolls out, dang, it breaks my jaw into pieces man, this is the best Airgun i'd ever seen. How LUCKY you guys can have that amazing piece of art and tech. its kinda expensive for us here in philippines to have that jaw breaking piece of ****. thanks for the video that makes my day, and sorry for my bad english,.Im just pretty amaze with this EDgun leshiy2, as an airgun fan, let we say, "i can be able to die if i can have this one". Im just a fan of airguns, and i dont even have any airgun in my life. Let we say that this is too costly hobby for an average people like me..Thanks again..

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Jason L Phipps

Sep 29, 2020 08:42 PM PST

now that you've had them a while longer to play with, how are you feeling about .25 vs .30 ? I'm wondering if that 250mm barrel is better suited to .25 ? I don't want to get into longer really as I've already got .25 lcs-sk19 that's 35 inches semi auto at 70fpe.. And I've got impact compact at 25 inches and 600mm barrel. This really speaks to me with being able to fold to 14 inches and being not much bigger then impact compact once ready to use. If i go with longer barrels it becomes almost same length as impact compact when folded and not even ready to use... and once ready closer to lcs-sk19

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Rojohn Rieta

Jul 21, 2020 09:12 AM PST

Thanks, can't wait.

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Steve Lim

Jul 05, 2020 08:13 AM PST

Clearly Eduardo is an engineering genius. His concepts are found in the future and he is able to make the vision reality. I will be proud to own such a work of art. Thanks for the review Brian, Steve

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Hamad saeed saif

Nov 09, 2020 07:03 AM PST

Order EDgun Leshiy 2 250MM

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