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Apr222014

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Tuesday
Apr222014

Umarex Colt Python 357 CO2 BB Revolver Table Top Review

Type: BB air revolver.
Manufacturer: UmarexUSA.
Model: Colt Python 357.
Materials: Mostly metal with some plastic construction.
Weight: 2.75 pounds (1218 grams).
Barrel: 5.5 inches, non-rifled.
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2.
Action: Revolver, single & double actions.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 6 rounds.
FPS: 400fps.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Colt Python 357 CO2 BB Revolver is good in both single and double action, even better than the Dan Wesson and S&W 327 TRR8 shell loading revolvers, most likely because the spring tension that pushes the inner barrel to make contact with the cylinder is noticeably lighter on the Umarex Colt Python 357. Even the hammer is smoother and has less wiggle, just a better trigger and hammer mechanism overall.

Accuracy: The results I got shooting my 6 round group from a 30 foot out semi rested position where good overall. Vertically there was about a 2 inch spread while horizontally there was about a 1 inch spread. I did find the plastic tips on the brass shells seemed to be a bit tight at first and this is when I did most of my Chronograph and target shooting. I believe the tightness effected the consistency of the FPS which also effected the accuracy especially up and down. I did get one shot out of the Umarex Colt Python 357 well over the claimed 400 fps but again the fps was rather erratic most likely because of the snug BB fit due to shell break-in.

Build Quality: The Umarex Colt Python 357 being mostly metal, you would expect it to have a decent build quality and I am happy to say it does, perhaps again even better than the Dan Wesson and S&W 327 TRR8 shell loading revolvers, even the weight of the Colt Python came in close to a half of a pounds more! The only real plastic I could find was in the grips and the shell tips. Fit and finish was also good with no noticeable paint wear or sloppy workmanship.

Realism: The Colt Python 357 CO2 BB Revolver overall is a close copy of the real steel Colt Python 357. I did notice the rear portion of the receiver (between the rear cylinder and hammer) to be a bit longer perhaps to accommodate the CO2 valve length, but other than that this pistol is super close to the original revolver it is based and licensed on. Agin being all metal gives this CO2 BB revolver very realistic weight and feel and the loadable brass shells make using this gun almost exactly like using a real shell loading revolver but for much less cost per shot and of course a lot less recoil on the hands.
Available in the: Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • It's a revolver with actual shells! Give you the feeling of loading and shooting a real revolver.
  • Mostly all metal design.
  • lots of detail, well made, fit and finish is very good.
  • Good overall weight, heaviest out of all the shell loaders.
  • Good overall power, accuracy and shots per CO2.
  • Fully adjustable sights for windage and elevation.
  • Well hidden CO2 Screw.
  • Recessed barrel.
  • Nice easy Trigger pull in both single and double action.

Cons: 

  • Grips are a bit rough.
  • All black sights not great on dark backgrounds.
  • FPS seemed to fluctuate a bit 

Comments:
The ASG Dan Wesson shell loading revolvers reintroduced me to the joy of loading and shooting a revolver which up until that point was not that realistic of an experience when using a BB or Pellet revolver. The Umarex Colt Python 357 has taken it up a notch by adding just a bit more overall weight, as mother trigger and hammer mechanism and styling this revolver on the Classic Colt Python platform. And all of this for even less than the cost of the original Dan Wesson shell loading series CO2 BB revolvers. If you're a revolver fan, make sure to grab one of these and if you're not a revolver fan, this pistol may just change your mind :)

My YouTube Table Top Review for the Umarex Colt Python 357 CO2 BB Revolver:

 Buy the Umarex Colt Python 357 in Canada

Friday
Apr182014

Umarex Walther PPS CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

Type: BB blowback air pistol.
Manufacturer: Umarex.
Model: Walther PPS.
Materials: Metal and plastic.
Weight: 1.3 pounds. (598 grams) 
Barrel: 3 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, single action only.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 18 round drop out metal stick magazine.
FPS: 360 claimed.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Walther PPS is pretty good overall. This pistol mechanically is very similar to the ASG Bersa BP9CC so it shares a similar trigger system that picks up a BB during the first part of the trigger pull allowing the BB to enter the barrel and then on the second part of the trigger pull the internal hammer is released. The hammer is set in the cocked position from the blowback action so the actual trigger pull is fairly light. You can feel a bit of friction when the BB is being moved into the barrel but it is not drastic. Overall trigger pull length is about medium with a very predictable release point.
Accuracy: I did my pre-test of the Umarex Walther PPS CO2 Blowback BB Pistol from 30 feet back shooting at a paper target using a semi rested position (sand bag up front and standing in the back). My 10 shot grouping was just a bit below the center bulls eye and very well centered left and right All 10 BB's stayed within 2 inches with a nice even spread. The Umarex Walther PPS also shot right around the 360 fps range on this not so warm spring day so I would expect it to hit significantly higher than the claimed 350 fps on hot summer days.

Build Quality: The Umarex Walther PPS for it's rather low retail price is very good quality, again comparable to the ASG Bersa BP9CC since I believe both guns are made in the same factory. Fit is very good, everything works well and the slide has next to no wobble, I especially like the way the allen key is built into the CO2 hatch which allows for no need to a CO2 tab to have to accommodate with a bulkier but plate. The finish is also very nice, I did not see any wear mark appear with use and the plastic used in the frame seems to be very high quality.
Realism: The Umarex Walther PPS BB Pistol is a fully licensed replica of the real steel Walther PPS compact cary pistol. It is an extremely close copy in both looks and feel, has a nice snappy blowback action and has a working slide catch release that hold back when the magazine is empty. The slide movement is shorter than expected but this does allow for better power and CO2 usage, it also would have been nice to have a full size drop out magazine but the stick magazine with it's full size but plate does a nice job of still making this replica Airgun look very believable.
Available in the: Canada Replica Airguns Store & US Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Well priced for what you get in our Canada Store, less cost than the ASG Bersa BP9CC.
  • Nice accuracy, power for such a small short barreled pistol.
  • Really nice replica of the original Walther PPS and fully licensed.
  • Great small size weight and feel to it.
  • Fit and finish is very good.
  • Decent blowback action for such a small pistol.
  • Working slide catch and release.
  • Love the built in Allen Key.
  • Stick mag hits the CO2 screw nicely. 

Cons:

  • Not field strip-able.
  • Only partial blowback action.
  • Has a stick magazine rather than a full size magazine.

Comments:
I really liked the ASG Bersa BP9CC when I review it because it was such a well rounded gun in a very compact and well built design. The Umarex Walther PPS perhaps exceeds the Bersa BP9CC since it is even more compact, seems to have a bit more blowback recoil while still retaining decent fps and accuracy, and the Umarex PPS has a superior design when it comes to the built in allen key for tightening the CO2. You even get all of this for less cost then the ASG BErsa BP9CC. Don't get me wrong, I would not be without either gun, but if I could only have one it would be the Umarex Walther PPS

Watch my YouTube Review for the Umarex Walther PPS CO2 Blowback BB Pistol:

Buy the Umarex Walther PPS in Canada

Wednesday
Apr162014

Umarex Walther PPS and Colt Python 357 CO2 BB Pistol Preview Video

In this YouTube Update Video Preview I show you around two brand new Umarex CO2 BB pistols, the Umarex Walther PPS and the Umarex Colt Python 357, both recently added to our online Replica Airguns Store.

The Umarex Walther PPS is a full licensed CO2 BB Blowback replica of the real steel super compact Walther PPS and it compares well to the ASG Bersa BP9CC that I reviewed earlier and by the way ended up being one of my favorite compact air pistols. That said I think the Umarex Walther PPS is the new king! It is even more compact yet has great fps for a super small CO2 pistol, shot very accurate even from 30 feet out and has more blowback recoil than the larger Bersa BP9CC!

Here are some of the specifications for the Walther PPS CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol: 

  • Velocity: 350 fps
  • Length: 6.4”
  • Barrel Length: 3”
  • Weight: 1.2lbs
  • Magazine Capacity: 18 Rounds
  • Power: 12 gram CO2
  • Ammo: 4.5mm Steel BB
  • Material: Metal and Plastic
  • Action: Blowback Single Action Only

Umarex added another shell loading revolver to their collection, the fully licensed Colt Python 357 and again this revolver uses CO2 and shoots 4.5mm Steel BB's that are preloaded into 6 included brass shells. Out of all the 4.5mm shell loading revolvers to date, I have to say the Colt Python 357 is the heaviest coming in at just under 3 pounds. The trigger hammer combination is also very smooth and it has a fully adjustable rear sight for windage and elevation.

Here are some of the specifications for the Colt Python 357 4.5mm BB Revolver:

  • Velocity: 400 fps
  • Length: 11.75”
  • Barrel Length: 5.5”
  • Weight: 2.75lbs
  • Magazine Capacity: 6 Rounds
  • Power: 12 gram CO2
  • Ammo: 4.5mm Steel BB
  • Material: Almost all Metal
  • Action: Single and Double Action

Watch my YouTube Preview Video of the Umarex Walther PPS and Colt Python 357 BB Pistols:

Buy the Umarex Walther PPS in Canada

Buy the Umarex Colt Python 357 in Canada

Monday
Apr142014

KJWorks KP-06 1911 HI-CAPA Blowback Airsoft Pistol Table Top Review

Type: 6mm Plastic BB Airsoft Pistols.
Manufacturer: KJWORKS.
Model: KP-06 (1911 HI-CAPA Replica)
Materials: Metal slide & frame.
Weight: 2.6 pounds (1180 grams).
Barrel: Metal non-rifled smooth bore.
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2.
Action: Blowback, Single action only.
Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 28 rounds.
FPS: 366+ fps.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the KJWORKS KP-06 is what you would expect from a true 1911 single action only trigger, it has very little take up with a smooth crisp and super light release to it.

Accuracy: I shot the KJWORKS HI-CAPA KP-06 from 30 feet out in semi rested position and got very good test results. I was able to place 10 rounds in the 2 inch range with most of the shots being very well centered (sights can be adjusted for windage and elevation if need be). The KJWORKS HP-06 1911 styled HI-CAPA Airsoft Replica shot right around 331 fps range on this mid temperature day while conducting my 5 shot average chronograph test. The blowback recoil is very heavy heavy due to the large full length blowback slide and the green fiber optic sights are a joy to use.

Build Quality: As expected, the KJWORKS KP-06 build quality is just like all the other KJWORKS Airsoft guns I've tested so far, excellent the fit and finish is the best in my opinion even when compared to my my 4.5mm steel BB shooters. When using these guns regularly, areas that are painted like the metal friction areas show very light wear which is rarely the case with metal built blowback airguns. Again the tolerances between the moving parts like the slide and frame are very tight showing excellent workmanship and machining from KJWorks.

Realism: The KJWORKS KP-06 6mm Airsoft Pistol is a replica of a Tactical High Capacity styled 1911 45 Auto and is a great looking and functioning replica. You will not find any actual licensing on this pistol and the CO2 magazine does stick out a bit to accommodate the 12 gram CO2 but other than that this Airsoft pistol looks and works near exactly like a real 1911 tactical semi auto and is fully field strip-able.

Available in the: Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Pretty much all metal pistol with good weight to it.
  • Full length heavy blowback operation.
  • Excellent fit and finish as always with KJWorks pistols.
  • High capacity full size drop out magazine that holds 28 rounds.
  • Very accuracy and well centered on target.
  • Like the green dot fiber optic sights and fully adjustable rear sight.
  • Like the stainless highlights and ambidextrous safety and long rail for accessories.
  • Field strip-able.

Cons:

  • Grips are wide, may not fit the hands of small shooters.
  • FPS was not super high but gets the job done.
  • To fully field strip this pistol requires tools.

Comments:
The KJWorks KP-06 1911 HI-CAPA is another excellent full blowback Airsoft pistol from KJWorks. It is a rather large Airsoft pistol, overall wider, longer and thicker than a standard 1911 so small hands may not be suited to this pistol but if you can manage the KJWorks KP-06, you will be treated with a very responsive and highly reliable Airsoft gun. I really like the updated more tactical add ons like the super long tactical lower rail, machined trigger and hammer, fiber optic adjustable sights, textured grips and ambidextrous safety. The quality on all KJWorks Airsoft guns is top notch so yes they do cost a bit more but you really do get what you pay for here, the KJWorks HI-CAPA KP-06 will look good and perform well for a very long time so your return on investment is well worth it!

My YouTube Table Top  Review of the KJWorks KP-06 Blowback Airsoft Pistol:

Buy the KJWorks KP-06 Blowback Airsoft Pistol in Canada