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May292016

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Sunday
May292016

Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol Table Top Review

Type: BB air pistol.
Distributer: Umarex.
Model: Beretta Mod. 92 A1.
Materials: Pretty much all metal build.
Weight: 2.4 pounds (1100 grams).
Barrel: 4.38 inches Brass, non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x1.
Action: Semi and full auto blowback, single and double action.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 18 rounds.
FPS: 310.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 BB Pistol is like what you would expect from a real Beretta 92 A1, it offers both single and double action but most of the time you will be shooting in single action since the blowback cocks the hammer after each shot. Single action has a little bit of take-up but has a predictable release that is not overly light or heavy. Double action shots are longer and heavier which is as expected.

Accuracy: I have not shot this "version" of the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 but it will undoubtedly perform very similar to the many other full blowback CO2 pistols I have tested like the KWC and Cybgergun M92's, 1911's and Sigs. I did notice the slide spring on the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol to be very firm so I am expecting it to have pretty good blowback action. One other consideration is this CO2 airguns offers both semi and full auto shooting options but with the heavy blowback, don't expect much accuracy when shooting in full auto mode :)

Build Quality: Very good, with almost all metal construction, good weight and craftsmanship. Don't quote me on this but I have a feeling the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol may be made by KWC, if this is the case then we know to expect the same quality as we have found with other KWC full blowback airguns which is pretty good overall. There may be some wear in the high spots of the finish over time but I kind of like this since it gives the gun a more realistic look.

Realism: This is by far the closest Beretta Model 92 out there, even the magazine butt plate looks the part, the safety is true to form and it is full licensed and trademarked throughout the gun via Umarex. I'm not sure if the real steal Umarex ever offered full auto or not but we can look past this for the sake of how much fun it is going to be shooting in full auto! The only negative aspect in terms of realism is the white warning writing on the left side of the slide.
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Pros:

  • Your choice of shooting in either semi auto or full auto mode.
  • Really nice replica of the original Beretta 92 A1.
  • Great weight and feel to it.
  • All metal design, fit and finish is very good.
  • Strong slide spring so it should have heavy blowback action.
  • Realistic working safety and working slide catch and release.
  • Full size dropout metal magazine that holds BB's and CO2.
  • Can be field stripped like original Beretta 92 A1.
  • Fully Beretta licensed.

Cons:

  • Will probably eat CO2 especially in full auto mode.
  • Non-adjustable sights.
  • Ugly white warning instruction on the slide.

Comments:
I know the KWC M92 and Cybergun GSG 92 have been out for a while and the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol is along the same lines, but I do like that it is a true Beretta Replica rather than the Taurus copy. I like that Umarex went the extra mile and made the magazine look the part with a much shorter butt plate and adding semi and full auto right out of the box with a dedicated selector switch is pretty cool too. I am really looking forward to testing this gun out and seeing how the blowback action combined with the full auto ability is going to recoil, I have a feeling it's going to kick like a mule!

My YouTube Videos for the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol:

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Thursday
May262016

Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 2.0 HD 720p Camcorder Review

A little while back, a company by the name of Plan Beta reached out to me about their new Tacticam I.C.U 2.0 HD 720p Tactical Camera. I have been suing my Pivot Head Camera Glasses for a while not and they are really good quality but the idea of being able to use a discreat and compact gun mountable camera for my review videos seemed appealing to me. Having another camera angle while shooting field test videos never hurts after all!

The Tacticam I.C.U 2.0 HD 720p Tactical Camera looks for the most part like a picatinny mountable laser and but instead of housing a laser inside of it, it has a 720p camera internally. Because of this you could be playing an Airsoft game and nobody would even know you are recording anything.

Here are some of the basic features and specifications for the Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 2.0 HD 720p Camcorder: 

  • Record 720p at 30 frames per second.
  • Also takes 5 Mpixel still photos with Photo Burst mode.
  • Has auto image rotation for top or bottom picatinny mounting.
  • Has a built in power on, start and stop cable wiht switch for easy handle mounting.
  • Uses red and green indicator LED's for camera status.
  • Uses 8GB to 32GB Micro SD Cards.
  • Lens cover comes off to allow for lens filters to be inserted.

There is a Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 1.0 Camcorder which is not HD and to be honest the quality for the I.C.U. version 1 is very poor especially the frame rate. I did get a chance to test the Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 1.0 Camcorder out also but I would not recommend it especially since the Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 2.0 720p Camcorder is so much better and not a lot more expensive at the end of the day.

In terms of usability, the Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 2.0 720p Camcorder does a pretty good job, you will get best results in decent lighting but this is true with most action cameras. The 720p 30/fps quality is obviously not as good as my high end 1080p 60/fps professional cameras but for the price, size and ability to be able to easily and discreetly mount a camera on any gun that has a Picatinny rail, why not.

For me I plan to use the Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 2.0 720p Camcorder to add in another camera angle to my Field Test Shooting videos but I can really see how the Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 2.0 720p Camcorder would allow for some super cool in game Airsoft video action.

Watch my YouTube Review Video for the Plan Beta Tacticam I.C.U. 2.0 720p Camcorder:

Saturday
May212016

Sig Sauer MPX ASP .177 Caliber Pellet Rifle Table Top Review

Type: Pellet Rifle.
Manufacturer: Sig Sauer ASP
Model: Sig Sauer MPX ASP
Materials: Metal and Nylon Fiber build.
Weight: 7 Pounds (3300 Grams).
Barrel: 8 inch steel rifled.
Propulsion: 88 or 90 Gram CO2.
Action: Semi Auto, double action only.
Ammunition Type: .177 caliber pellets.
Ammunition Capacity: 30 rounds belt fed.
FPS: Up to 600 fps (When shot by a Unicorn)

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Sig Sauer MPX ASP .177 Caliber Pellet Rifle is actually pretty decent when you consider the first part of the trigger pull is used to advance the belt fed 30 round magazine. One would think that there would be a lot of added friction from the belt but this does not seem to be the case. There is some internal blowback action going on but it is only used to cock the internal hammer/striker which does lesson the overall amount of trigger pull required. The trigger pull is shorter than expected with all that is going on and it's not overly heavy so quick and predictable action shooting is very possible with the Sig Sauer MPX ASP .177 Caliber Pellet Rifle.

Accuracy: So far I have not done my official Field Test Shooting Video for the  MPX ASP .177 Caliber Pellet Rifle but I did have the chance to get out and shoot some rounds down range at my Sig provided Quad Shooting Gallery that I had setup about 35-40 feet away. Even though I did not have my red dot all perfectly sighted in I was still able to hit the smallish metal targets fairly well using the Sig Sauer MPX ASP. In terms of velocity you can expect from the Sig Sauer MPX ASP .177 Caliber Pellet Rifle, 600 fps is a bit optimistic. Sig did send me a real world fps performance spread sheet they had conducted using both 5.25 grain alloy pellets and 8.18 grain lead pellets shooting 8 rounds and averaging out the fps. The 5.25 grain pellets averaged in at just over 500 fps while the heavier 8.18 grain pellets came in with an average of just under 450 fps. Pretty much what I would expect from a shorter barreled CO2 rifle.

Build Quality: The build quality for Sig Sauer MPX ASP .177 Caliber Pellet Rifle is excellent, you can tell Sig Sauer had a lot of hands on in the design and production of this Pellet Shooting Air Rifle! The materials used and fit and finish are top notch and the mechanical function again is really good, I am kind of amazed at how well their belt fed rotary magazine design works in terms of feeding and operation. So far I have not experienced any pellet feeding problems at all using both lead and alloy flathead pellets.

Realism: The Sig Sauer MPX ASP .177 Caliber Pellet Rifle is for the most part designed to be used as a side by side optional training aid for the real steel Sig Sauer MPX Rifle. Sig wanted the pellet version to look and feel as close as posable and Sig has done a good job with this. Other than the lessor recoil and noise factor, the Sig Sauer MPX ASP .177 Caliber Pellet Rifle works and shoots much the same as a real steel Sig Sauer MPX Rifle.

Pros:

  • Has to be the best semi auto pellet rifle replica I have seen and shot to date.
  • Near perfect replica of the real steel Sig Sauer MPX including licensing and trademarks.
  • Awesome build quality, lots of metal parts and the nylon parts are true to form and very solid.
  • Rifle has been tested to shoot over 15,000 rounds reliably.
  • 30 round full size belt fed magazine has super high capacity and works flawlessly.
  • Decent fps performance, about what I would expect from a multi-shot CO2pellet shooter and totally usable.
  • Trigger feels really good, not too long or to heavy and very consistent feel on every shot.
  • Fully adjustable pop up front and rear sights.
  • Lots of rails for your pick of sight options and other add on accessories.
  • Very accurate with it’s 8 inch rifled barrel.

Cons: 

  • Rear stock is none adjustable so the gun may feel kind of cramped for larger shooters.
  • Internal blowback action does not advance the belt fed magazine but does cock the internal hammer.
  • FPS claim of 600 fps seems a bit optimistic compared to real world testing.

Comments:
I have been waiting to get my hands on the Sig Sauer MPX ASP .177 Caliber Pellet Rifle for some time now and the wait has been worth it for sure. There are really no other guns out there right now other than perhaps the Umarex CX4 Storm that compare to the Sig Sauer MPX ASP .177 Caliber Pellet Rifle and even so I feel the Sig Sauer MPX is by far the better of the two CO2 Air Rifles. OK so the MPX does not really come close to hitting 600 fps but did you really believe that in the first place? Still consistent 450 fps from a decent grain lead pellet is about what you would expect from a short barreled CO2 rifle. If you do want more fps then look at the MCX with over double the barrel length of the MPX, this will easily get you an additional 100+fps for those of you who thrive on velocity performance. I am fine with 450-500 fps since this is all that is needed to accuracy shoot and nock over most targets at a variety of ranges.

My YouTube Table Top  Review of the Sig Sauer MPX ASP .177 Caliber Pellet Rifle:

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Saturday
May212016

Happy Birthday Victoria - Free Shipping to Celebrate!

To celebrate our Canada Victoria Day Long weekend there will be free shipping all long weekend till end of day Monday in our Canada Replica Airguns Store on all Products! Make sure to take advantage of this limited time offer!