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Apr182014

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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

Friday
Apr112014

KWC Model 75 Tac Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

Type: BB Pistol.
Manufacturer: KWC.
Model: Model 75 Tac.
Materials: Almost entirely all Metal.
Weight: 2.53 pounds (1150 grams).
Barrel: 4 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2.
Action: Semi auto, single action only with full blowback.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 17 round full size drop out metal magazine.
FPS: 325.

Trigger Pull: The Single Action Only trigger pull on the KWC Model 75 Tac Blowback BB Pistol is what you would expect from a full blowback, true single action only pistol, it is nice and light with a very short take up and smooth release. If you're looking for a pistol that can shoot accurately and quickly, then look no further!

Accuracy: I did take the opportunity to do a quick Field Test for the KWC Model 75 and I can tell you it shot an average of 325 fps on a not all that warm day and I also got a fairly tight 2 inch 10 shot group form my standard 20 foot rested position. The single action only trigger is nice, short and crisp followed by a snappy hard blowback action.

Build Quality: The KWC Model 75 Tac Blowback BB Pistol is well built being that it is pretty much entirely metal (even the grips), It weighs in at a stout 2.5 pounds so be prepared for a heavier gun, the tolerances are very good with very little slide slop and the seems are virtually non existent on this air pistol, the dark golden brown color is unique but as per typical KWC / Cybergun air pistols, the rather thin powder coating is probe to wearing off on the high spots and metal on metal areas..

Realism: The KWC Model 75 Tac BB Pistol is a stripped down version of the Cybergun - KWC Tanfoglio Gold Custom Blowback BB Pistol I reviewed earlier, basically it is the same gun but with a rear sight and no sight rail or compensator. In terms of functioning and looking like a real gun it has it all, full size drop out metal magazine, full blowback operation, full slide lock back and of course it can be field striped if need be.
Purchase it from: The Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • All metal construction - Good weight and very solid feeling gun.
  • Heavy and snappy blowback action.
  • Good fit and finish but the paint does wear off pretty easy.
  • Well balanced in the hand, so even with heavy blowback the gun stays on target.
  • Light, short and smooth single action trigger, good quick followup shots.
  • Fully adjustable rear sight for windage and elevation.
  • Easy to load magazine.
  • Ambidextrous safety.

Cons:

  • Paint does wear off pretty quickly in the high spots and metal on metal areas .
  • No white dot sights so may be tuff on dark targets.
  • Don't expect a lot of shots per CO2 because of the heavy full blowback but worth it.

Comments:
Overall the KWC Model 75 Tac Blowback BB Pistol is a really nice all metal airgun to shoot, I found it to be really well balanced which allowed me to shoot this blowback BB pistol really quickly and yet stay right on target even with the heavy snappy blowback operation. If you already like the Cybergun - KWC Tanfoglio Gold Custom Blowback BB Pistol I reviewed earlier, but perhaps want something a bit more compact and without the need to add an additional red dot to it then check out the KWC Model 75 Tac.

My YouTube Video Review for the KWC Model 75 Tac Blowback BB Pistol:

 Buy the KWC Model 75 Tac Blowback BB Pistol in Canada