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Thursday
Jan152015

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Thursday
Jan152015

Gletcher P08 Luger CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

Type: BB Revolver.
Manufacturer: Gletcher.
Model: P08 (Luger Replica).
Materials: Metal & plastic.
Weight: 2 pounds (900 grams).
Barrel: 4.25 inches, smooth bore.
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2.
Action: Blowback Toggle - single action only.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 21 rounds.
FPS: 344fps (105m/s)

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Gletcher P08 Luger is medium pull for a SAO style trigger, it has a fairly shot take-up with a nice release point. The trigger definitely looks the parts with it's crescent shape and exposed spring. I would expect this pistol to behave well in the target accuracy department, at least the trigger will not be the problem.

Accuracy: I have not done any preliminary shooting so far with this Gletcher P08 due to some pretty awful weather conditions in my area. We will have to see how well the Gletcher P08 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol performs in terms of accuracy and velocity once I get out and do a real shooting test with it

Build Quality: The Gletcher P08 CO2 BB Pistol is really well made overall, pretty much the entire pistol is metal except for the grips of course and has a really nice weight to it. The finish looks really nice and the fit is good, the toggle feels nice and tight and all the mechanical parts function smoothly.

Realism: With the exception of the metal stick magazine, the Gletcher seems to have all it's other parts in order, even a working Toggle with Blowback,  although the toggle does not lock back on the last shot! The Gletcher P08 certainly looks the part of a Luger P08, Gletcher has hidden 4.5mm the inner barrel by recessing it little bit and the CO2 screw is well hidden under the magazine. It would have been nice to have been able to field strip the Gletcher P08 but perhaps people will get into less trouble losing parts without this ability.

Pros:

  • Mostly all metal, nice and heavy at 2 pounds.
  • CO2 is well hidden.
  • Recessed barrel adds to realism.
  • 21 round all metal stick magazine.
  • Realistic blowback toggle operation.
  • Lots of working parts.
  • True a very realistic SAO trigger design that seems to have a nice light trigger pull.
  • Shooting performance pros yet to be determined…

Cons:

  • Does not seem to be easily field strippable 
  • Painty at the rear of the toggle seems to have chipped off a a bit.
  • Would have liked to have seen a full size drop out metal magazine on this gun.
  • Shooting performance cons yet to be determined…

Comments:
This is the third Gletcher pistol I have reviewed and I am really liking the products from Gletcher! I like that they offer some very unique Airguns that many other companies are not addressing. My Gletcher P08 does have some competition from Umarex and KWC but it has its own selling points for sure, I figure it fits in nicely right between the Umarex and KWC P08's in terms of offering realism and practicality. So now we have a few choices when it comes to purchasing a 4.5mm CO2 BB firing P08 Luger, choice is a good thing!

My YouTube Table Top Video of the Gletcher P08 Luger CO2 BB Pistol:

Buy the Gletcher P08 Luger in the Canada Store

Wednesday
Jan142015

Gletcher TT Tokarev CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

Type: BB Revolver.
Manufacturer: Gletcher.
Model: TT (Replica of Tokarev).
Materials: Metal & plastic.
Weight: 1.37 pounds (620 grams).
Barrel: 4.5 inches, smooth bore.
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2.
Action: Blowback - single action only.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 18 rounds.
FPS: 361fps (110m/s)

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Gletcher TT CO2 BB Tokarev is single action only, the blowback action cocks the hammer after each shot but you will need to either draw the hammer back or rack the slide on the first shot. I did find the the SAO trigger to be rather heavy for a single action type trigger? Perhaps it will loosen up a bit over time? The take-up is kind of long since there is no real reset that takes place after the hammer is drawn back. The release point is sudden but does take some effort to release the trigger. I am not sure how this going to effect the accuracy?

Accuracy: I have only done some very preliminary shooting so far with this Gletcher TT due to some pretty awful weather conditions. Mainly just some freehand shooting to see how the blowback action felt. The blowback is rather fast and kind of mild but does offer some recoil effect and of course the ability for a single action trigger. We will have to see how well the Gletcher TT Tokarev performs once I get out and do a real test.

Build Quality: The Gletcher TT CO2 BB Pistol is really nicely made overall, pretty much the entire pistol is metal except for the grips of course. The finish looks really nice and the fit is good, not a lot of slide wiggle and all the mechanical parts function smoothly with the exception of the rather strange trigger design. You really need to watch my video to see what I mean here!

Realism: I am lucky enough to own a Tokarev type semi auto real steel pistol and looking at the two of them side by side they look very much the same. Of course my Norinco Tokarev (Type 54) Model 213 is made out of hardened weapons grade steel and so it is heavier but the Gletcher TT does feel solid in the hand with it's all metal design. The working slide catch, magazine release and hammer are all in the right places and function as they should. Gletcher even made sure to have a recessed barrel and hidden CO2 screw which adds to the realism. The only real giveaways are again that rather strange looking single action trigger and the two pins near the lower front of the slide. Not a big deal for me though. I do have to mention the way the safety was implemented on this Gletcher TT Tokarev, Gletcher placed it just inside the Slide Stop Retainer Clip in a kind of unobtrusive location.

Pros:

  • One of the only 4.5mm BB shooting Tokarev replicas I have come across.
  • Very solid and weighty gun for it’s size. Mostly all metal.
  • CO2 is well hidden.
  • Recessed barrel adds to realism.
  • 18 round all metal stick magazine.
  • Blowback operation, slide locks back on last round.
  • Did a good job of making the safety discreet.
  • Shooting performance pros yet to be determined…

Cons:

  • SAO trigger is rather heavy.
  • Trigger looks a bit funky compared to a real Tokarev trigger.
  • Would have liked to have seen a full size drop out metal magazine on this gun.
  • Shooting performance cons yet to be determined…

Comments:
So far I have liked all the Gletcher guns that I have come across, it's great that Gletcher offers a lot of unique guns from the past, for me the Tokarev is near and dear to my heart since it is very 1911 like and I truly love the 1911 design. It only makes sense that I would own not only a real steel 1911 but also the Russian Tokarev. I'm not really sure how the Gletcher TT Tokarev is going to perform using the chronograph and during my paper target testing from 30 feet out but to be honest I really don't care all that much because this Tokarev BB pistol is not so much about performance or getting everything absolutely perfect, the Gletcher TT Tokarev BB Pistol is more about offering yet another BB pistol replica of one of the classic pistols at an affordable price and with quality in mind.

My YouTube Table Top Video of the Gletcher TT Tokarev CO2 BB Pistol:

Buy Gletcher Pistols in Canada

Tuesday
Jan132015

New products In the Canada Replica Airguns Store from Baikal & EKOL

I am super happy to announce the return of some Airguns I reviewed a while back but up until now have been missing from our Canada Replica Airguns Store. The Russian Baikal MP-654K BB Makarov, the Baikal BB-Pellet MP-655K, the Turkish EKOL ES 55 and EKOL ES 66.

Check these guns out and get your hands on them before they disappear again?

Baikal Makarov MP-654K CO2 BB Black

Baikal MP-655K CO2 BB/Pellet Black

EKOL ES 55 CO2 BB Black

EKOL ES 66 CO2 BB Shiny Chrome

EKOL ES 66C CO2 BB Chrome

Saturday
Jan102015

ASG Dan Wesson 6 inch Silver & 8 inch Black Pellet Revolver Table Top Review

Type: Pellet air Revolvers.
Manufacturer: ASG.
Model: Dan Wesson 6 and 8 inch Pellet.
Materials: Mostly Metal Design.
Weight: 2.25 - 2.3 pounds.
Barrel: Metal rifled (6 Inch Sliver - 8 Inch Black).
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Revolver, single and double action.
Ammunition Type: .177 caliber pellets.
Ammunition Capacity: 6 rounds.
FPS: 426+.

Trigger Pull: The ASG Dan Wesson Pellet Revolvers have predictable triggers with the single action being a bit more consistent since the take up is short, and the release is fairly light. Double action mode is very usable without a lot of extra pressure required. I found I just wanted to shoot this gun in single action mode because it felt more natural being that it is a six shooter.You also want to take your time shooting since loading the pellets into each shell and then the shells into the cylinder takes a bit of time.

Accuracy: This is yet to be determined since I have not to date had the opportunity to get outside and shoot these Pellet firing Dan Wesson's. Based on the exceptional results I got shooting my Dan Wesson Steel BB versions from 30 feet away, I should be abel to crack an inch or two 6 round grouping if my shooting is on. In terms of fps performance, ASG claims the pellet versions to shoot around the same velocity as the steel BB versions. With that in mind, this should give the Pellet shooting Dan Wesson's the advantage for raw power, since the lead pellets are heavier than steel 4.5mm BB's.

Build Quality: Like the entire Dan Wesson Revolver line from ASG, the pellet series is no exception and the fit and finish is very good. Most of the revolver is metal with the exception of the grips which are a plastic with a bit of a rubberized texture to them. The modified rifled barrels are made out of hardened steel and similarly so are portions of the newly designed pellet loading shells. Overall these are improvements to the quality of the Pellet shooting Dan Wesson Revolvers over the BB and Airsoft Dan Wessons.

Realism: The ASG Dan Wesson revolvers are as close as you can get to a real six shooter. Loading and ejecting actual shells into the cylinder makes you feel like this gun is much more then an unassuming airgun! If you want that real revolver experience than a shell loading Dan Wesson is the way to go, and the addition of a rifled barrel and lead pellets to the Pellet firing version should make the shooting experience even better.
Purchased From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros: 

  • It's a revolver with actual shells! Gives you the feeling of a real 6 shooter.
  • Almost all metal design.
  • Lots of detail in this gun, very well made, fit and finish is very good.
  • Should have good power and good accuracy. Even better than the BB versions!
  • Adjustable rear sight for windage and elevation.
  • Barrel and shell redesign are a big improvement over the BB shooting versions.

Cons:

  • Has a plastic CO2 screw tab.
  • Loading pellets does take longer than the BB versions.
  • May use more CO2 per shot than the BB versions because of heavier ammo. 

Comments:
Since I can't comment too much on the shooting experience these Pellet Dan Wessons will offer, I can say I am impressed with how ASG did the redesign of the inner barrel and pellet loading shells. It is obvious that ASG didn't just grab some parts of the shelf and quickly modify a BB version to shoot Pellets. ASG did it right and you can see the new adapted parts are of high quality and are even an improvement over the BB versions in many ways. On paper the Pellet shooting Dan Wesson's should be more accurate especially out at further ranges than the BB shooting Dan Wesson's and the Pellet versions should also hit the target with more force since they shoot a heavier projectile at around the same fps as the 4.5mm Steel BB version.

My YouTube Video Review for these Dan Wesson Pellet shooting Revolvers:

Buy Dan Wesson Revolvers in Canada