I have a Crosman G1 Extreme. I sometimes practice in my Work Shop with a homemade target box.
It's listed at 1000 fps or 1200 fps with special pellets. I ran some standard pellets through my chronograph and they registered about 950 fps. It is a little big and bulky like the Gamo Whisper but the price was fair. It came as a combo with a 1" scope.
I also have a Daisy Powerline 880. It's OK for Target Practice and shooting Starlings and such.
I like my Crosman. Very accurate, single break with good velocity. Very similar to a Gamo but much less expensive.
I would not recommend a Gamo Recon. It's their bottom line model and shoots at less than 600 fps. The one I had wasn't all that accurate.
I have a BB gun target range out back that is mucho fun and perfect for getting daily shooting out of your system. If I need to drop something I use my 20 gauge coach with
number 9's out of my full choke side and it presents absolutely no danger to the neighbors even when knocking an animal from a tree. I've in-turn through demonstration got
them returning the same favor.
If you get an air gun, keep the velocity below the speed of sound and use only dome-top bullets. This is advice written by Dr. Beeman himself.
The speed of sound upsets the accuracy and it looses velocity faster. The dome-tops pellets retain velocity down range better than any other
I think the GAMO Whisper, .177 caliber with a weaver 4x rimfire is a good economic deadly combo. My son has one in town and uses lead dometops.
I liked the old metal pumps. Today, its easier to get a cheap one pump.