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Apr082017

Umarex Colt Single Action Army SAA llet Revolver Table Top Review

Type: Pellet air revolver.
Distributed by: UmarexUSA.
Model: Single Action Army Revolver with Colt licensing
Materials: Mostly metal with plastic grips.
Weight: 2.35 pounds (1070  grams).
Barrel: 6.75 inches rifled.
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2.
Action: Revolver, single action only.
Ammunition Type: .177 cal. pellets.
Ammunition Capacity: 6 rounds.
FPS: 380.

Trigger Pull: Trigger pull on all the Umarex Single Action Army BB and Pellet Revolver is really great. Being that these Single Action Army Revolvers are single action only, most of the work is done while you pre-cock the hammer with your thumb. The trigger single action pull is under 2 pounds and has virtually no take up with a crisp release. I love the ratcheting sound of the cylinder as you pull back the hammer just like using a real SAA Revolver!

Accuracy: I have not yet tested the Umarex Colt Single Action Army Nickel & Gold Pellet Revolver so far but expect it to perform very similarly to the 4.5 inch barreled pellet shooting version I tested a while back. On that Field Test Shooting review I was abel to get pretty close to the claimed fps with an average of 378 fps. During my accuracy portion shooting from 30 feet back onto a paper target I got a very respectable .75 inch 6 shot grouping using a semi rested position. I do expect the slightly longer barrel on the Nickel and Gold version to perhaps improve fps slightly.

Build Quality: All of the Colt Single Action Army BB and Pellet Revolvers have a mostly all metal construction other than the plastic grips and any seals. The fit and finish is excellent with a great overall weight in the hand. The mechanical action of the hammer and trigger feels just like it would on a real single action army revolver. I really like the two tone nickel and Gold finish on this longer barreled SAA revolver.

Realism: In terms of replicating a real steel Colt Single Action Army Revolver, again these Umarex old west 6 shooters are absolutely amazing replicas. It's really hard to tell the airgun version apart from the real steel version, with the exception of the smaller diameter shells and the discreet safety switch located under the frame. Even the barrel is nicely recessed and has some fake rifling twists in it to give the appearance of a large caliber barrel opening. The CO2 is well hidden with the Allen key built into the handle so no ugly CO2 screw tab hanging down.
Available in the: Replica Airguns Store

Pros: 

  • Still the best airgun reproduction of the Single Action Army Revolver, a very accurate replica of the real steel old west version.
  • Nice large caliber Recessed barrel.
  • Great weight and feel in the hand.
  • Shell loading design that loads from the back so no need to remove shells if you wish not to.
  • Hammer and trigger action is about perfect, no take-up, very crisp and super light (under 2 pounds).
  • Nickel and Gold finish looks really great!
  • Colt licensing via Umarex.
  • Very well concealed CO2 with built in Allen key.
  • Discreet safety location under the frame.
  • Longer barrel is unique and should get a bit higher fps than the standard  shorter barreled versions.

Cons:

  • A lot more expensive than the standard barrel length in standard finishes.
  • Real version would shoot 45 caliber, dummy shells are actual closer to 357 so a bit smallish.
  • The safety in all of these ghost is really firm and hard to change.

Comments:
We have pretty much established that these Umarex Colt Single Action Army pistols are fantastic airgun copies of the old west real steel 6 shooters in pretty much every way. For this reason they have been super popular! The Umarex Colt Single Action Army Nickel & Gold Pellet Revolver is yet another rendition of this same airgun but with a longer barrel and the tow tone Gold and Nickel finish. You will pay a bunch more for the longer barrel and two tone finish, is it worth it? If your on a budget perhaps not but if you want something that really stands out and may even perform just a little better than pony up the extra bucks and pick one of these beauties up.

My YouTube Table Top Review for the Umarex Colt Single Action Army Nickel & Gold Pellet Revolver:

Buy the Umarex Colt SAA Pellet Revolver in Canada

Thursday
Apr062017

Shipping Container Project - Jacked and Leveled

Lately I have been doing a lot of sourcing out figuring out how everything is going to be laid out, what kind of lighting I want to use, how am I going to heat the office area in my shipping container. I want to keep everything pretty low power so my plan is to go with all LED lighting and a 400 Watt heater which should be

fine in my 90 square foot insulated office space. I plan to blast the shooting range with some propane heat on days when I need it for the shooting testing during the colder months.

I did pickup some hardwood flooring pretty cheap at Big Box Store and also got my 3x6 office window from Surrey New and Used. I already have metal doors that my father-in-law has had stashed away for several decades but at least now they are going to come in handy.

The first job or actual work I needed to do on the Shipping Container Project was to level and place the Sea Can onto some bricks/slabs, this also helps to keep the underside dry so it does not rust out. There shouldn't be much settling since the storage container is resting on my gravel parking area and the gravel goes right down about 1 foot deep to the hard pan.

Next on my list is starting the framing, figuring out exactly where the windows and doors will be and of course cutting the container to fit them.

Friday
Mar312017

Shipping Container New Office and Airgun Shooting Range

This YouTube video will be a little different than most, sorry no shooting and not even a single gun to show anywhere in this video! But it will lead to hopefully better shooting field test and table top videos down the road as I will have a dedicated space not only to work but to also shoot my review airguns.

Today, well actually yesterday a 40 foot shipping container (Sea Can) showed up at my house. This new metal box is going to be my airgun shooting range and office space combined. It will contain a 30 foot airgun shooting range closest to the rear doors so that I can open them and create a longer range if necessary. The front 10-12 feet of the container will be my work office space where. I will also use some of the container for storage.

Over the next few weeks I will be leveling the container, framing and insulating the office area, adding some electricity and lighting and of course completing some finishing work to the office space to make it more cozy. Eventually I hope to do some outside work giving the container some more curb appeal with a new coat of paint.

I plan to make more videos to share with everyone of the work progress as it happens so keep watching...

Thursday
Mar302017

ASG X9 Classic Beretta M9 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol Table Top Review

Type: Blowback Airsoft Pistol.
Manufacturer: KJWORKS Distributed by ASG
Model: X9 Classic
Materials: Metal slide & frame.
Weight: 2.1 pounds (950 grams).
Barrel: Metal non-rifled smooth bore.
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2.
Action: Blowback, single and double action.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 16 rounds.
FPS: 312+ fps.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the ASG/KJWorks Beretta X9 Classic is very good in both single and double action. Double action is a bit longer and heavier than when shooting in single action since the hammer is being drawn back, but not overly heavy by any means. Single action shooting is short, light and crisp as you would expect when shooting a real steel Beretta 92 style pistol.

Accuracy: I have not done my actual Field Test Shooting video review for the ASG/KJWorks Beretta X9 Classic CO2 BB Pistol but I did get the chance to make a short preview video where I shot the Airsoft version of this M9 Beretta at some clay pigeons setup around 20 feet away. I was able to pop the center out of the clay pigeons no problem and found that even without any practice I was consistently hitting dead center on most shots. I am not sure exactly what the FPS will be btu it shoudl for sure get at least the claimed 312 fps if not a bit more.

 

Build Quality: As expected, the ASG X9 Classic Beretta M9 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol build quality is just like all the other KJWorks Airsoft guns I've tested so far. The ASG 4.5mm Steel BB shooting X9 Classic has more of a Matt finish but I kind of like it, not so many finger prints on the gun. All  the tolerances between the moving parts like the slide and frame are very tight showing excellent workmanship and machining from KJWorks.

Realism: The ASG X9 Classic Beretta M9 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol is an excellent copy of the real steel popular Beretta M9, it is really hard to tell it apart from the real version and the ASG X9 Classic can even be field stripped in the same manor as a real Beretta M9 Semi Auto pistol with the similar functioning parts. The only missing aspect would be Beretta Licensing since the ASG version is unlicensed.

Available in the: Replica Airguns Store

Pros:  

  • No ugly white warning instructions on the slide.
  • Really nice replica of the original Beretta M9.
  • Great weight and feel to it.
  • All metal design, fit and finish is very good as is with all KJWorks made guns.
  • Strong slide spring so should have nice heavy blowback action.
  • Realistic working safety and working slide catch and release.
  • Full size dropout metal magazine that holds steel BB's and CO2.
  • Can be field stripped like original Beretta M9.
  • KJWorks quality.

Cons:

  • Not licensed like the Umarex version.
  • None adjustable sights and white dot sights are kind of light.
  • Will eat up CO2 pretty quickly. 

Comments:
There are very few 4.5mm Steel BB guns made by KJWorks and it seems that ASG as far as I know is the only distributer that has teamed up with KJWork to have them make some of their guns, I reviewed the ASG CZ 75 which is another ASG/KJWorks distributer 4.5mm CO2 Blowback Pistol. I don't even think you can get the 4.5mm Steel BB shooting version direct from KJWork? What I love most of all about the ASG X9 Classic Beretta M9 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol is that it is made by KJWorks since there are already a lot of Beretta M9's and Mod. 92's already out there but if I could only have one it would probably be the ASG X9 Classsic!

My YouTube Table Top  Review of the ASG X9 Classic Beretta M9 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol:

Buy the ASG X9 Classic BB Pistol in Canada

Thursday
Mar232017

X9 Classic - Scorpion EVO 3 - Colt 1911 Rail Gun - SAA Nickel Gold Update Video

I have some new guns for everyone to checkout which is always good for everyone, especially me :)

In this update video I show you around three pistols one Arisoft Rifle. With the pistols we have a mixed bag of Pellet, steel BB and plastic Airsoft. First off I take a look at the ASG X9 Classis Beretta M9 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm Steel BB pistol, which by the way is actually made by KJWorks so we know this it's going to be a quality gun! I then switch things up and showoff the new long barrel CO2 powered Umarex Colt Peacemaker SAA pellet revolver that sports a Nickel and Gold finish. Last for the pistols we take a look at the 6mm Airsoft firing Colt 1911 Rail Gun in the Dark Earth finish, it's basically a KWC 1911 but with a little extra bling.

Last but now least to show you in this update video is the ASG CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1. This product was developed by ASG in cooperation with CZ and is made to give the Airsoft Player the closest shooting experience they can possibly get to handling and shooting a real CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1!

ASG X9 Classic Beretta Blowback CO2 BB Pistol:

  • Full metal
  • 4.5mm steel BB's
  • Full blowback action
  • 2.1 pounds
  • 16 Round full size drop out metal magazine
  • 312 fps
  • Single & double action

Umarex SAA Colt Peacemaker Nickel & Gold Co2 Pellet Revolver:

  • Full metal
  • .177 caliber pellets
  • Gold highlighted cylinder, hammer & trigger
  • 6.75 inch barrel
  • Shell loading 6 shooter
  • 380 fps
  • Single action only

Colt 1911 Rail Gun Dark Earth Blowback CO2 Airsoft Pistol:

  • Full metal
  • 6mm Airsoft BB's
  • Comes with red tip but can be removed with some work
  • Full blowback action
  • 2.1 pounds
  • 17 Round full size drop out metal magazine
  • 345 fps
  • Single action only

ASG CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 AEG Airsoft Rifle:

  • Metal & plastic build
  • 6mm Airsoft BB's
  • Comes with red tip but can be removed easily
  • AEG: single shot, 3 round and full auto shooting modes
  • 5.3 pounds
  • 75 Round magazine
  • 394 fps
  • Full CZ licensed