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Wednesday
Feb012017

SHOT Show 2017 ASG Interview

Another SHOT Show 2017 interview video, this interview is with Bob Li from ASG (Action Sport Games), Bob shares with me some updates to the super popular Dan Wesson 715 along with the reintroduced EVO Scorpion Inferno powered Airsoft Rifle. Bob finishes up with a new X9 Classic which is a Beretta M9 in 4.5mm Steel BB.

You may have thought the Dan Wesson 715 was already pretty much perfect as is so what could ASG to make it even better? How about different barrel lengths. ASG has introduce the Dan Wesson 715 in both a new 2.5 inch and 4 inch version. Both lengths will be hitting stores shortly and will come in .177 caliber pellet and 4.5mm steel BB options. 6mm Airsoft will be out later on. The 4 inch version also includes an integrated accessory rail machined into the outer barrel for those of you wanted to add items like lasers and tactical lights to your Dan Wesson 715.

Last year at SHOT Show ASG introduced the EVO CZ Scorpion 3 A1 Inferno powered Airsoft Rifle but is again reintroducing it this year since they decided to take their time and get it perfect before releasing it in stores this March. The EVO CZ Scorpion 3 A1 is Inferno powered using an HPA system with a custom chip set that allows for a three round burst option an empty magazine detection.

ASG has sourced out not just any 4.5mm Steel BB shooting M9, they are actually getting their new ASG X9 Classic built by KJWorks. KJWorks is known for their Airsoft guns and I have reviewed several of them to date. If you have been looking for a KJWorks M9 but would prefer it to be in 4.5mm Steel BB then the new X9 Classic 4.5mm Steel BB KJWorks M9 exclusive to ASG is where you can get one!

Saturday
Sep172016

Umarex Beretta Desert Storm and Daisy Powerline 5502 Preview Video

First off I want to point out that both of these guns I have already reviewed in slightly different cosmetic versions. The Umarex Beretta M92 A1 Desert Storm is essentially the same gun as the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 Blowback CO2 BB Pistol but with a distressed aged look and the Commemorative Desert Storm licensing on it. Similarly the Daisy Powerline Tactical 5502 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is based on the chrome framed Daisy Powerline 5501 but the Daisy Powerline 5502 comes with a sight rail and compensator.

Check out my other reviews for the Daisy Powerline 5501 and Umarex Mod. 92 A1.

In this video I show you around both the Umarex Beretta M92 A1 Desert Storm and Daisy Powerline Tactical 5502 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol and compare them to their significant similar versions. I talk a bit about specifications but this is a preview video so I don't go into full details. I hope to add some follow up reviews especially a comparison shooting video between the Daisy Powerline Tactical 5502 and Daisy Powerline 5501 since there is a barrel length difference that may give the Powerline 5502 an FPS performance advantage.

I will leave you now with some specifications for both guns.

Umarex Beretta Desert Storm Commemorative Blowback CO2 BB Pistol:

  • 12 gram CO2 with Blowback
  • 4.5mm Steel BB's
  • 18 shot magazine
  • Smooth Bore Barrel
  • Single & Double Action
  • Semi & Full Auto Selectable
  • 310 fps
  • 2.4 Pounds

Daisy Powerline 5502 Tactical CO2 Blowback BB Pistol:

  • 12 gram CO2 with Blowback
  • 4.5mm Steel BB's
  • 15 shot magazine
  • Smooth Bore Barrel
  • Single Action Only
  • Semi Auto
  • 480 fps
  • 1.66 Pounds
Saturday
Jun182016

KJWorks Beretta M9 Differences Explained

I was personally confused about some of the similarities and differences between several models of KJWorks Beretta M9 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistols, so I decided to make a video where I go over 4 models of KJWorks M9 Pistols and point out the commonalities and differences between them.

Here are the 4 versions of KJWorks Beretta M9 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistols:

KJWorks M92 VE Airsoft CO2 Blowback Pistol:

KJWorks M9 Vertec Airsoft CO2 Blowback Pistol:

KJWorks M9A1 Airsoft CO2 Blowback Pistol:

KJWorks M9 Tactical Airsoft CO2 Blowback Pistol:

Here is a list of the commonalties between them:

  • All are based on the Beretta M9.
  • All shoot 6mm plastic Airsoft BB’s. 
  • All of them come with interchangeable 25 round CO2 Magazines.
  • All of them shoot around 360+ fps.
  • All have a metal slide and frame.
  • All weigh close to the same weight (2.1 - 2.4 pounds).
  • All shoot in single and double action.
  • All have ambidextrous safeties. 
  • All have white dot sights.
  • Prices range from $184 -$200.

Here is a list of the differences between them: 

  • The VE, Vertex and M9A1 come in a semi gloss finish while the Tactical is more of a matt black.
  • The VE and M9A1 have rails for accessory attachments while the Vertex and Tactical do not.
  • The Vertec, Tactical and M9A1 have laniard loops while the VE does not.
  • Some slight trigger guard differences between the models but very subtle. 
  • The Vertex and M9A1 share the same style classic Beretta pistol grip, The Tactical has a tactical finger pistol grip and the VE has it’s own unique pistol grip.

Make sure to watch my YouTube video where I cover this information in detail:

Friday
Jun102016

Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol Field Test Review

I have already done my full Table top Review for the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol so make sure to check that review out for more details on specifications and features.

In this Field Test Shooting video I take out my Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol and place five shots through my Chrony Chronograph to find out what the real word velocity performance will be and I also test the accuracy of the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol by shooting ten rounds down range at a paper target from 30 feet back using a semi rested shooting position(Gun rested on a sandbag, standing in the back). I also include some slow motion video of the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 blowback action close up in both semi auto and full auto modes.

For the Feet Per Second portion of my test I used a brand new CO2 along with 5.1 grain RWS nickel coated 4.5mm Steel BB's. The temperature outside was 15 degrees Celsius (59 Fahrenheit), so not super warm or cold, I would expect a little higher fps on a warmed day. Umarex claims a velocity of 310 fps, I was able to get a five shot average of 322 which was nice to see a higher than claimed fps for the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol.

Moving on to the Accuracy portion of my Field Test, I was able to get all 10 shots within a 2 inch grouping, not bad for a heavy blowback BB pistol. I did notice the shots where a little low and to the right so some shot placement adjustments may be required depending on your shooting range since the sights on the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol are non-adjustable. The blowback action is nice and strong and the trigger is also very typical to what you would find on a Beretta M92. Shooting in full auto mode is a lot of fun and really gets your hand rocking. You should be able to get around 4 magazines in semi auto shooting mode and closer to 3 magazine in full auto shooting mode.

I really like the Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol from Umarex, it's what many of us have been waiting for, a true licensed Model 92 and to top it off we even got full auto thrown in for fun :)

Buy the Umarex Beretta M9 A1 BB Pistol in Canada

Sunday
May292016

Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol Table Top Review

Type: BB air pistol.
Distributer: Umarex.
Model: Beretta Mod. 92 A1.
Materials: Pretty much all metal build.
Weight: 2.4 pounds (1100 grams).
Barrel: 4.38 inches Brass, non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x1.
Action: Semi and full auto blowback, single and double action.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 18 rounds.
FPS: 310.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 BB Pistol is like what you would expect from a real Beretta 92 A1, it offers both single and double action but most of the time you will be shooting in single action since the blowback cocks the hammer after each shot. Single action has a little bit of take-up but has a predictable release that is not overly light or heavy. Double action shots are longer and heavier which is as expected.

Accuracy: I have not shot this "version" of the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 but it will undoubtedly perform very similar to the many other full blowback CO2 pistols I have tested like the KWC and Cybgergun M92's, 1911's and Sigs. I did notice the slide spring on the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol to be very firm so I am expecting it to have pretty good blowback action. One other consideration is this CO2 airguns offers both semi and full auto shooting options but with the heavy blowback, don't expect much accuracy when shooting in full auto mode :)

Build Quality: Very good, with almost all metal construction, good weight and craftsmanship. Don't quote me on this but I have a feeling the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol may be made by KWC, if this is the case then we know to expect the same quality as we have found with other KWC full blowback airguns which is pretty good overall. There may be some wear in the high spots of the finish over time but I kind of like this since it gives the gun a more realistic look.

Realism: This is by far the closest Beretta Model 92 out there, even the magazine butt plate looks the part, the safety is true to form and it is full licensed and trademarked throughout the gun via Umarex. I'm not sure if the real steal Umarex ever offered full auto or not but we can look past this for the sake of how much fun it is going to be shooting in full auto! The only negative aspect in terms of realism is the white warning writing on the left side of the slide.
Available at the: Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Your choice of shooting in either semi auto or full auto mode.
  • Really nice replica of the original Beretta 92 A1.
  • Great weight and feel to it.
  • All metal design, fit and finish is very good.
  • Strong slide spring so it should have heavy blowback action.
  • Realistic working safety and working slide catch and release.
  • Full size dropout metal magazine that holds BB's and CO2.
  • Can be field stripped like original Beretta 92 A1.
  • Fully Beretta licensed.

Cons:

  • Will probably eat CO2 especially in full auto mode.
  • Non-adjustable sights.
  • Ugly white warning instruction on the slide.

Comments:
I know the KWC M92 and Cybergun GSG 92 have been out for a while and the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol is along the same lines, but I do like that it is a true Beretta Replica rather than the Taurus copy. I like that Umarex went the extra mile and made the magazine look the part with a much shorter butt plate and adding semi and full auto right out of the box with a dedicated selector switch is pretty cool too. I am really looking forward to testing this gun out and seeing how the blowback action combined with the full auto ability is going to recoil, I have a feeling it's going to kick like a mule!

My YouTube Videos for the Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol:

Buy the Umarex Beretta M9 A1 BB Pistol in Canada