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Aug192010

CYBERGUN GSG 92 BB GUN Review

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Type: BB air pistol.
Manufacturer: Cybergun.
Model: GSG 92.
Materials: 99% all metal build.
Weight: 2.4 pounds.
Barrel: 4.1 inches, brass, non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x1.
Action: Semi auto (Selectable Full Auto with Mod) blowback, double and single action.
Ammunition Type: Steel BBs 4.5mm.
Ammunition Capacity: 22 rounds
FPS: 330
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull is what you would expect from a real automatic pistol, in single action mode it is very light and short.
Accuracy: Very good, I was surprised!
Build Quality: Excellent, with almost all metal construction, good weight and craftsmanship.
Realism: This is as close as you can come to the look, weight, feel, and action of a Beretta 92FS styled gun, the actual gun it most closely represents is the Taurus Model 92B
Purchase it From: The Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Extremely realistic airgun replica of a Beretta 92FS styled gun.
  • All metal construction.
  • Would make an excellent training gun as it functions just like the real Beretta automatic handgun.
  • Blowback action is very firm adding to the realism of shooting this weapon.
  • Field strips just like a real Beretta 92FS.
  • Can be easily moded to fire in either Semi Auto or Full Auto by moving the safety to the all-the-way down position.

Cons:

  • It goes through CO2 very fast.
  • When the magazine releases, it simply drops out, no spring to it.
  • No adjustable sights.
  • Safety lever and mag release are plastic. (Not a deal breaker).

Comments:
This BB air pistol is styled after many modern blowback airsoft pistols, this means it functions very similarly to the real steel. It is a very hefty gun made almost entirely from metal and has a very snappy blowback action which adds to it's shooting realism. Even the magazine looks and feels like a real 9mm magazine with similar weight and dimensions. The Cybergun GSG 92 shoots very accurately for a BB airgun and has fairly decent power considering it's blowback function, this does result in heavy usage of CO2. I was able to get about 3 magazines out of a CO2 cartridge when in Semi Auto mode. When I shot in Full Auto mode I was lucky to get 2 magazines out of a CO2 cartridge. This is a must have replica airgun for many reasons; price, realism, all metal design, performance and also the fact that it's easily moded to select fire Full Auto.

My YouTube Video Review for this Airgun:

Tuesday
Aug172010

Umarex HPP CO2 BB AIRGUN - Field Test

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Type: BB air pistol.
Manufacturer: Umarex.
Model: HPP.
Materials: Mostly all metal construction.
Weight: 1.8 pounds.
Barrel: 3.6 inches, steel, non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x1.
Action: Semi auto blowback, double action.
Ammunition Type: Steel BBs 4.5mm.
Ammunition Capacity: 15 rounds
FPS: 410
Trigger Pull: This gun has a medium trigger pull, the first 3/4 of the trigger pull actuates the hammer with a noticeable click when the hammer is all the way back and ready to fire. The last part of the trigger pull is much lighter. With practice you will be able to engage the hammer and then fire the gun in a kind of simulated single action mode.
Accuracy: Medium to good.
Build Quality: In its price range this air gun offers good build quality and value, it feels solid and well built and has a very hefty feel for a compact size gun. I would have liked to have seen the magazine made from metal rather than plastic.
Realism: This gun is loosely styled after a Sig Sauer 226-228. It is lacking a cut-out ejection port that would have added greatly to its realism. The grips are also molded into the handle giveing the gun durability but not authenticity. I would have also liked to see a heftier magazine as it's made out of plastic and feels a bit cheap compared to the rest of the gun. I do like the fact that the barrel tip has a large diameter opening making the gun look more like the larger caliber weapon it is styled after. 
Purchased this gun from: The Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Well priced for what you get.
  • Mostly all metal construction (Except for the magazine).
  • The gun feels really good in the hand and shoots well with a very responsive kick.
  • Good powerful and accuracy for a blowback BB gun.
  • Much better trigger pull/feel than the SA177.
  • Has good power to CO2 usage ratio, can get around 100 shots per CO2 cartridge.
  • Picatinny rail for accessories like Laser sights and tactical lights.

Cons:

  • Again with the plastic magazine but it is a con after all!
  • Ejection Port should have been cut out to make the gun look more realistic.
  • I would have like to have seen actual rubber grips rather than the moulded in metal ones.

Comments:
I found this Umarex Blowback BB gun to be a really accurate, responsive and enjoyable gun to shoot. It is very compact yet has nice heft and the blowback action is snappy giving you the feeling of a real automatic weapon. The fact that this gun is so inexpensive and yet delivers great power and CO2 efficiency makes it not only affordable to buy but also shoot on a daily basis.

Here is the YouTube Field Test Video for this Airgun:

Tuesday
Aug172010

Umarex SA177 CO2 BB AIRGUN - Field Test

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Type: BB air pistol.
Manufacturer: Umarex.
Model: SA177.
Materials: Metal Slide and Polymer Frame.
Weight: 1.5 pounds.
Barrel: 4.1 inches, steel, non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x1.
Action: Semi auto blowback, double action.
Ammunition Type: Steel BBs 4.5mm.
Ammunition Capacity: 19 rounds
FPS: 400
Trigger Pull: This gun has a heavy trigger pull, the first 3/4 of the trigger pull actuates the hammer with a noticeable click when the hammer is all the way back and ready to fire. The last part of the trigger pull is much lighter. With practice you will be able to engage the hammer and then fire the gun in a kind of simulated single action mode.
Accuracy: Medium.
Build Quality: In its price range this air gun offers good build quality and value, it feels solid and well built, even the magazine is metal.
Realism: Even though this gun is not an actual licensed copy of a Glock 17C, it does resemble one very closely. There is good detail with a cut-out ejection port, concealed CO2 cartridge, trigger safety, and realistic larger barrel opening, making this Replica Airgun look very close to the genuine Glock.
Purchased this gun from: The Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Well priced for what you get.
  • Metal and Polymer construction like the real Glock.
  • Would make an excellent training gun as it functions and looks much like the real Glock handgun.
  • Good realism: Cut out slide ejection port, large barrel opening, concealed CO2 with flush magazine, safety on trigger.
  • Nice fiber optic sights.
  • Has good power to CO2 usage ratio, can get around 100 shots per CO2 cartridge.
  • Picatinny rail for accessories like Laser sights and tactical lights.

Cons:

  • The trigger pull is a bit heavy making accuracy somewhat hard at first, once you get used to the break point, it gets easier to shoot.
  • The slide spring is very light so the snap back is slow, it's not noticeable when you are shooting the airgun but more so when you release the slide with the slide release.

Comments:
I really like this Umarex air gun mostly because they put a lot of attention into the detail making this Glock Replica Blowback BB Airgun a treat to own and shoot. It's priced right so just about anyone can own one and once you get used to the trigger break point it makes for a decently accurate action plinker.

Here is the YouTube Field Test Video for this Airgun:

Monday
Aug162010

Cybergun GSG 92 BB Gun Full Auto Modification

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This video is not really a review but rather an instructional video on how to modify a Cybergun GSG 92 Blowback BB Airgun to shoot not only in single shot (Semi Auto), but to also have the ability to shoot in Full Auto mode with the flick of the safety to the down position. (Warning - This Mod will most certainly void your warranty!)

This Modifications of the Cybergun GSG 92 is a rather simple operation, all that is needed is to remove the slide and take off the right side grip, then remove a small internal piece and file it down slightly on one end. Put everything back together and away you go. Shoot in Semi Auto or Full Auto whenever you like!

I'll be doing a Review and Field Test on it shortly...

Friday
Aug062010

Cybergun GSG 92 on its way!

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Hopefully I'll see another addition to my Airgun weaponry sometime next week... I just finished ordering a Cybergun GSG 92 which is an Airgun Replica of a Taurus 92B which looks much like a Beretta FS92. This will be my 4th Airgun purchase from Air Gun Source, a Canadian online supplier of Air Guns and Air Gun supplies.

My previous purchases from the Air Gun Source where my Cybergun Sig Sauer X-Five, and my Umarex H.P.P and SA177 Air Pistols.

Check back for more information on the Cybergun GSG 92.