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Wednesday
Jan252017

SHOT Show 2017 Sig Sauer ASP Interview

My First SHOT Show 2017 Las Vegas Interview to kick things off! Dani Navickas from Sig Sauer ASP talks with me about three new CO2 blowback air pistols Sig Sauer ASP is introducing this year just in time for spring season.

The Sig Sauer ASP P320 will be replacing last years P250, don't worry the Sig Sauer ASP P226 is not going anywhere! The P320 is a CO2 Blowback Pellet pistol similar to the previous P250 but this new model has a 30 round belt fed magazine rather than a dual sided 16 round rotary magazine. I love that Sig Sauer ASP is coming out with new innovations like this for us Airgun enthusiasts! The Sig Sauer ASP P320 has a metal slide and polymer frame like it's big powder burning brother and throws pellets at around 430 fps average. Don't expect a ton of shots per CO2, you will be lucky to get two magazine out of a single 12 gram CO2 but I am sure the extra power is worth it.

Sig Sauer ASP also introduced this year two new full metal and full blowback CO2 BB firing 1911's that feature a working safety and grip safety along with a true single action trigger. You have your choice of the signatured Max Michel in two tone black and silver or the Spartan in a Gold Brown finish. Both of these guns are based on the same mechanical build but are cosmetically different. I can say they feel really good in the hand and are super solid. There is a bit of a trade off, you do get a bit higher fps (around 410 fps) than some other 1911's at out there but you will have to put up with a stick magazine.

Of course the Sig Sauer ASP MPX and MCX are still going strong alone with the Sig Sauer ASP P266. Make sure to watch my previous Review Video for the Sig Sauer APS MPX and Sig Sauer APS P226.

Enjoy some additional photos along with my YouTube Sig Sauer SHOT Show 2017 Interview!

Tuesday
Jan242017

SHOT Show Las Vegas 2017 Teaser

Last week I was in Las Vegas to attend this years 2017 SHOT Show. As always I look forward to this event since I not only get to look at all the new Airgun related products, but I also meet with the big Airgun companies and talk face to face with many of the good folks I have been emailing back and forth with.

This first video will hopefully get you excited to watch my upcoming Interview videos I will be making for companies like: Sig Sauer ASP, Umarex, ASG, Crosman and Gletcher. I also have some additional video of the KWA booth where they had a laser sighting system set up for people to test out their Airsoft guns on a simulated targeting system.

For now here are some photos and of course checkout my Preview Teaser Video of SHOT Show 2017 in Las Vegas.

Saturday
Jan142017

Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun Table Top Review

Type: Airsoft Pistol.
Manufacturer: Umarex.
Model: H&K USP.
Materials: Mostly clear plastic exterior with metal magazine and internal metal parts.
Weight: 1.2 pounds (544 grams).
Barrel: 4 inches, metal non-rifled with internal Hop-up.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, double action only.
Ammunition Type: 6mm Plastic BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 16 round full size drop out magazine.
FPS: 360 (.12 gram BB's).

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun is pretty light for a Double Action Only trigger and it will allow for some pretty quick rapid fire action shooting. The hammer is basically for show as the hammer is actually situated internally.

Accuracy: So far I have not had a chance to test the Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun out but I expect it to get around 300 fps using .20 gram plastic Airsoft BB's and with the internal hop-up it should also be fairly accurate. We will have to find out later on when I get outside and perform my Field Test Shooting Video Review.

Build Quality: My first impressions of a clear plastic gun are that it is going to be cheaply made but this is not the case with the Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun. For the most part it is exactly like the all black Steel BB version I already reviewed other than the clear plastic shell. Everything else about the Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun is the same and there is a lot internal metal parts including a metal barrel and breach and a full internal metal chassis. I would have like to have seen a metal trigger, hammer, safety and slide catch release.

Realism: The Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun is a fully licensed replica of the real H&K USP automatic pistol. Other than it being clear and having a red tip is an extremely close looking and accurate replica of the real steel version. It does not operate the same since it is non blowback and does not have a moving slide but visually it is a very good copy.

Purchased this gun from: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Relatively low cost gun, even less than the Steel BB version that is the same other than the clear plastic portions.
  • Nice full size drop out magazine that holds the CO2 and Airsoft BB’s.
  • Lots of internal metal parts gives decent weight to the gun even though much of the shell is plastic.
  • Rail for accessories.
  • CO2 screw is well hidden in magazine.
  • H&K licensing via Umarex.
  • Red dot sights are easy to see on most targets.
  • Should have just  the right amount of power for indoor CQB style Airsoft games.
  • Makes a good starter pistol for someone getting into the hobby that may not want a gun that looks too realistic. 

Cons:

  • Being a clear gun obviously takes away from the realism but that is the point of this gun so as not be confused with a real gun..
  • Would have been nice if the magazine was metal like earlier versions of the HK USP.
  • Also would have been nice to see more metal parts like the hammer, magazine release, safety, and slide catch release.

Comments:
As I mentioned in my video of the Umarex P99 Clear Plastic Spring Airsoft Pistol, I can be a bit of an Airgun snob and I tend to stay away from the clear Airsoft guns since I like mostly metal guns with blowback operation. That said there is a place for these clear Airsoft pistols. The Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun other than being clear looks like a gun and shoots like a gun but will not be confused as being a real gun which can offer some more safety and less stress to all parties involved.

My YouTube Video Review for the Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun:

Buy the Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun

Thursday
Jan122017

Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun Table Top Review

Type: Airsoft Pistol.
Manufacturer: Umarex.
Model: Walther P99 Compact
Materials: Mostly plastic with some metal parts.
Weight: .5 pounds (227 Grams).
Barrel: 3 inches, metal non-rifled with internal Hop-up.
Propulsion: Spring Piston.
Action: Single Shot, Single Action Only.
Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 11 shot full size drop out magazine with 60 round reservoir.
FPS: 280 using .12 gram BB's.

Trigger Pull: The single action only trigger pull on the Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun is a bit heavier than I expected since generally speaking single action triggers simply just need to release the hammer or striker. There is a little bit of take-up initially but then the release is fairly crisp, just a tad firm but since this is not an action shooter and a full rack of the slide is required to pre charge the internal spring, having a heavier trigger pull is not a big deal and did not seem to effect my accuracy in any way.

Accuracy: I didn't get a lot of shooting time with the Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun but I can say it seemed to be shoot fairly accurately. I tested it out shooting on a paper target from 20 feet back using a non rested standing position. The Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun did shoot a bit high and to the left but my 10 shot grouping was within 1.75 inches with the exception of one stray that shot a little more to the right. I was using .20 gram BB's but they did seem to get to the target pretty quickly and penetrate the paper fairly well. I would say they were traveling well over 200 fps.

Build Quality: The Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun is about a $25 gun so you can't really expect too much in terms of quality materials but that said, the gun does feel solid and well put together. I had no issues shooing it and for the price you should get plenty of good use out of it.

Realism: The Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun is realistic in terms of its shape, operation and even the Walther P99 licensing and trade marks. But as is expected being a clear plastic gun it falls short in terms of feeling and looking the part of a real gun. But that's kind of the point here, this gun is supposed to clearly look like and Airsoft gun and not a real gun including the orange red tip.
Purchase it from: The Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Super low cost and even come with an extra mag and some starter BB’s.
  • Full size drop out mags are nice.
  • All the parts feel pretty tight, does not feel hokey, even has some metal parts where they are needed.
  • Has a rail for accessories.
  • No CO2 required, just your Airsoft BB’s.
  • Walther licensing and Trademarks.
  • Slide stays back when out of BB’s.
  • Has internal Hop-up.
  • Has a floating barrel like the real steel version would.
  • Makes a good starter pistol for someone getting into the hobby that may not want a gun that looks too realistic.

Cons: 

  • Is kind of on the light side at about half a pound.
  • The single action trigger is a bit heavy but works fine, you're not going to be shooting rapped fire with this one anyway.
  • Being a clear gun obviously takes away from the realism but that is the point of this gun so as not be confused with a real gun.
  • Shoots a bit high and to the left.

Comments:
Right from the get go I was not expecting much from the Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gunbeing a bit of an Airgun snob and personally tending to stay away from the like of these clear plastic non-blowback super low cost Airsoft pistols. But after playing around with it for a bit I could really see how a first time Airsoft buyer could really enjoy the Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun. It shoots just fine and costs next to nothing to buy and shoot. And I know there are many younger folks that watch my video reviews and perhaps their parents may be sitting on the fence about allowing them to buy an Airsoft gun out of fear that so many of them look so real. The Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun clearly looks like an Airsoft gun which makes it pretty hard to get in trouble with yet you can still enjoy the Airsoft shooting experience without freaking your parents out!

My YouTube Video Review for the Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun:

Buy the Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun

Sunday
Jan082017

G&G CM16 SRS SRL SRXL & Umarex HK M27 Airsoft AEG Preview Review 2

This YouTube Unboxing Preview Video focuses on two AR M4 styled AEG Airsoft Rifles. The G&G CM16 Rifles are all pretty much the same other than the barrel lengths and come in the following versions, the CM16 SRS, CM16 SRL and CM16 SRXL. I also showcase the Umarex HK M27 which is distributed by Umarex but made by VFC which is knwo for their high quality products. I will be following up this Preview Unboxing Video with individual more detailed Review videos for each AEG AR M4 rifle.

  • Type: Airsoft Rifle
  • Manufacturer: G&G Armament
  • Model: CM16 SRS
  • Materials: Metal and Polymer Construction
  • Weight: 4.97 Pounds
  • Barrel:  8.1 inches
  • Propulsion: Electric AEG
  • Action:  Semi, Full Auto, 3-Round Burst Modes
  • Ammunition Type: 6mm Plastic Airsoft BBs
  • Ammunition Capacity: 300 rounds
  • FPS: 420 fps

G&G CM16 SRL Black AEG Airsoft Rifle

  • Type: Airsoft Rifle
  • Manufacturer: G&G Armament
  • Model: CM16 SRS
  • Materials: Metal and Polymer Construction
  • Weight: 5.1 Pounds
  • Barrel:  10.2 inches
  • Propulsion: Electric AEG
  • Action:  Semi, Full Auto, 3-Round Burst Modes
  • Ammunition Type: 6mm Plastic Airsoft BBs
  • Ammunition Capacity: 300 rounds
  • FPS: 420+ fps

G&G CM16 SRXL Black AEG Airsoft Rifle

  • Type: Airsoft Rifle
  • Manufacturer: G&G Armament
  • Model: CM16 SRS
  • Materials: Metal and Polymer Construction
  • Weight: 5.24 Pounds
  • Barrel:  13 inches
  • Propulsion: Electric AEG
  • Action:  Semi, Full Auto, 3-Round Burst Modes
  • Ammunition Type: 6mm Plastic Airsoft BBs
  • Ammunition Capacity: 300 rounds
  • FPS: 420+ fps

Umarex H&K M27 Black AEG Airsoft Rifle

  • Type: Airsoft Rifle
  • Manufacturer: Umarex VFC
  • Model: H&K M27
  • Materials: Metal and Polymer Construction
  • Weight: 6.7 Pounds
  • Barrel:  14.2 inches
  • Propulsion: Electric AEG
  • Action:  Semi, Full Auto
  • Ammunition Type: 6mm Plastic Airsoft BBs
  • Ammunition Capacity: 320 rounds
  • FPS: 400 fps