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Saturday
Aug292015

Gletcher BRT 84 All Metal CO2 BB Pistol Table Top Review

Type: 4.5mm Steel BB non-blowback air pistol.
Manufacturer: Gletcher.
Model: BRT 84 All Metal (Beretta Model 84 Cheetah).
Materials: Mostly metal with a few plastic parts.
Weight: 1.54 pounds (700 grams).
Barrel: 6 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, double action only.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 19 round metal stick drop out universal magazine.
FPS: 394 fps 120 m/s.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Gletcher BRT 84 is rather long and a bit on the heavy side but it is smooth and predictable. The release point takes a while to get to but once you figure it out you can get really accurate shot placement with this Beretta Model 84 replica. As with many low cost simplicity designed CO2 Air Pistols, the Gletcher BRT 84 uses the barrel like a hammer. When you pull the trigger, the inner barrel moves forward and out of the outer barrel allowing a BB to move into the breach area, then the barrel snaps rearward hitting the CO2 valve releasing CO2 and shooting the BB.

Accuracy: I tested the Gletcher BRT 84 All Metal CO2 BB Pistol from 30 feet back shooting at a paper target using a semi rested position I was able to get a near 1 inch 10 shot grouping on two separate occasions with this rather small and unassuming airgun. In terms of feet per second performance the Gletcher BRT 84 All Metal CO2 BB Pistol is  rated at 394 fps, my Chronograph results shooting 5 rounds through the Chrony using a full CO2 and 5.1 grain Steel BB's was a respectable 421 fps, even a bit higher then the factor claim of 394.

Build Quality: Being a pretty much all metal gun, makes the Gletcher BRT 84 All Metal CO2 BB Pistol feel solid and sturdy even for such a small pistol. The only plastic parts on the Gletcher BRT 84 are the grips, the CO2 tab and perhaps an internal part like seals and such. The painted finish is a nice dark grey and seems to be wearing really well. Since the Gletcher BRT 84 All Metal CO2 BB Pistol is basically a one piece solid metal moulded airgun, there is really nothing to go wrong and no fit problems to speak of. Yes it is basic but it is also really well made.

Realism: The Gletcher BRT 84 All Metal CO2 BB Pistol is a replica of the real steel Beretta Model 84. It is an extremely close copy in terms of looks and feel, but does not have very many moving parts other than the trigger, magazine release and safety. So no slide movement or blowback, no working slide catch release, not even the hammer is functional. That said, not much to go wrong if what you are looking for is a gun that looks like a Beretta model 84.
Available in the: Canada Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Very solid all metal construction, good weight and feel.
  • Stick magazine is universal and can be used in many other guns.
  • Very accurate with good fps performance.
  • Grips feel nice, almost have a rubber like texture.
  • Simple design so not very much to go wrong with this airgun.
  • CO2 tab is hidden internally.
  • Reasonable price tag for well built all metal airgun.

Cons:

  • Very few working parts.
  • Trigger is a bit long and heavy, not ideal for action shooting.
  • Sights are non-adjustable
  • No Beretta Licensing

Comments:
I am usually not a huge fan of non-blowback basic airguns, especially when they do not have many working parts on them. However the Gletcher BRT 84 All Metal CO2 BB Pistol has some strong points that makes it worth considering, like it's solid all metal build, excellent accuracy and nice high fps performance for such a small sized airgun. It all feels really good in the hand ergonomically and based on the way it's built in such a simple no frills manner, the Gletcher BRT 84 All Metal CO2 BB Pistol should last a long time if taken care of.

Watch my YouTube Review for the Gletcher BRT 84 All Metal CO2 BB Pistol:

Buy the Gletcher BRT 84 CO2 BB Pistol in Canada

Friday
Jun192015

Gletcher BRT 84 All Metal CO2 BB Pistol Field Test Review

In this Field test Shooting Review I get out from under my deck roofing and take my Chronograph and target shooting onto the pool area. Why not? The weather has been great and the pool is officially open and looking good :)

My pistol of choice for the Field Test Shooting video is the Gletcher BRT 84 All Metal CO2 BB Pistol. As per my usual Field Test Shooting Video Reviews, I test out the real world velocity for the Gletcher BRT 84 BB Pistol by shooting 5 rounds through my Chronograph using a brand new CO2 and 5.1 grain RWS zinc coated Steel BB's. I did  have a few Chronograph issues but got a solid 4 readings giving me an average of 421 fps.

I then stepped back 30 feet and shot 10 of the same RWS Steel BB's on a paper target to see what kind of accuracy I could get shooting the Gletcher BRT 84 All Metal CO2 BB Pistol. I was impressed to see a close to 1 inch grouping shooting from a rested position. I actually performed this test twice because the first time I forgot to record with my camera glasses but I still got similar results both times.

The Gletcher BRT 84 All Metal CO2 BB Pistol is a bit on the louder side with a nice cracking sound when fired. The double action trigger is decent, nice and predictable but a bit on the long and heavy side since it is double action only. The sights are none adjustable but the Gletcher BRT 84 CO2 BB Pistol shot pretty true to the center of the target, juts a bit low and to the right but not by much. Overall for under $100 and being all metal this is a nice replica Beretta 84 BB shooter with good pereormcane.

Buy the Gletcher BRT 84 CO2 BB Pistol in Canada

Thursday
Mar272014

Umarex Beretta Mod. 84 FS CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

Type: BB blowback air pistol.
Manufacturer: Umarex.
Model: Beretta Mod. 84 FS. (Cheetah)
Materials: Mostly metal with a few plastic parts.
Weight: 1.5 pounds.
Barrel: 3.6 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, single action only.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 17 round full size drop out magazine.
FPS: 360.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Beretta Mod. 84 FS is fairly long but in term of resistance is about a medium pull, there is no double action so single action only but the pull is longer than most single action triggers to accommodate the BB chamber mechanism on the magazine. Basically a BB is pushed into the breach/barrel during the first half of the trigger pull, then the trigger is released. I did notice a fair bit of friction during teh BB loading stage and it has been recommended to lubricate this area of the magazine to smooth out the trigger pull.
Accuracy: I tested the Umarex Beretta Mod. 84 FS 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 above the center bulls eye and very well centered left and right All 10 BB's stayed within 1.5 inches with most of them grouping closer to a 1 inch group. The Umarex Beretta Mod. 84 FS also got a respectable 363 fps on this not super warm day so I would expect it to hit significantly higher than the claimed 360 fps during hot summer weather.

Build Quality: Being a pretty much all metal gun, makes the Umarex Beretta Mod. 84 FS feel solid and sturdy. The only plastic parts on the Umarex 84 FS where the grips and some magazine parts like the CO2 tab. The painted finish is a nice satin black. The fit and finish on this Umarex CO2 Blowback BB pistol is top notch with virtually no slide slop at all.
Realism: The Umarex Beretta Mod. 84 FS is a fully licensed replica of the real steel Beretta Model 84 FS. It is an extremely close copy in both looks and feel, has a nice snappy blowback action and field strips just like a real Beretta 84 FS. You'll also find a full size drop out magazine that holds the CO2 and BB's and a working slide catch/release that locks back when the magazine is empty.
Available in the: Canada Replica Airguns Store & US Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Good price for what you get!
  • Decent accuracy, power and CO2 usage combo.
  • Nice replica of the original Beretta 84 FS (Cheetah).
  • Crisp blowback action.
  • Working slide catch and release (Locks back after last shot).
  • Realistic working ambidextrous metal safety.
  • Full size dropout magazine that holds BB's and CO2.
  • Can be field stripped like original Beretta 84 FS.
  • Fully Beretta licensed.
  • Recessed barrel for realism. 

Cons:

  • Has the exposed CO2 tab on the bottom of the magazine.
  • Trigger is a bit long and tight because of how BB's are chambered.

Comments:
Umarex really came through on this one, perhaps they are listening to their customers more and more because time and time again we ask for the same things over and over again with our Replica Airguns: Metal parts where metal would be found on the real steel version, blowback operation for that realistic kick and single action trigger ability, a full size drop out magazine that holds the BB's and CO2, ability to field strip again like the original version, a recessed barrel so it does not look like a toy gun or a better way of saying it... make it just like the real steel version but have it shoot BB's :) I think Umarex got most everything covered with their new Umarex Beretta Mod. 84 FS CO2 Blowback BB Pistol.

Watch my YouTube Review for the Umarex Beretta Mod. 84 FS CO2 Blowback BB Pistol:

Buy Umarex Mod. 84 FS in Canada - Buy Umarex Mod. 84 FS in the US

Friday
Mar142014

Umarex Beretta Mod. 84 FS CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol Field Test Review

Finally, a field test video for you and I thought I would start off with the new Umarex Beretta Mod. 84 FS CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol. This replica BB pistol is fully licensed and is a very decent operational replica to boot. It has a full size drop out metal magazine with blowback operation, a working slide catch/release and safety along with the ability to be easily field striped. Did I mention it's pretty much an all metal gun?

So this video is mainly about the performance and overall I was very happy with how the compact Umarex Beretta Mod. 84 FS shot for me. Even on this somewhat cool day, my average fps came in just a smidgen higher than the claimed 360 fps from Umarex. I was a bit surprised at the slightly heavy single action trigger but it didn't seem to effect the accuracy at all as I got about a 1.5 inch 10 shot group from 30 feet away using a semi rested position. You can even coax out around 100 shots per CO2 if you space your shooting out a bit and let the CO2 warm up between magazines.

All in all, if you like the Beretta 92 FS styled pistols but perhaps want a more compact version with good overall fps and accuracy along with licensing and quality build. Then for sure pick your self up an Umarex Beretta Mod. 84 FS CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol.

Buy Umarex Mod. 84 FS in Canada - Buy Umarex Mod. 84 FS in the US

Thursday
Mar132014

New Umarex CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistols - Beretta Mod. 84 FS - Makarov Ultra - C96 Mauser

I finally got some brand new Umarex pistols to share with you in this YouTube video, all three of these CO2 4.5mm Steel BB pistols have blowback and use full size drop out magazines. They also all share single action only operation.

The Umarex Makarov Ultra (Legends Series) is an all metal pistol with very heavy blowback and a long but fairly smooth and medium pull single action trigger. Everything works just like the real steel version including the slide catch/release and safety. It is also fully field strip-able.

The Beretta 84 FS (Cheetah) also has a decent blowback feel but the trigger was a bit heavier on this model, perhaps the trigger will break in a bit over time? Still a really great full metal and fully licensed CO2 Blowback BB shooter with awesome weight to it. The Beretta 84 FS is fully field strip-able and has a working slide catch/release and safety.

Lastly I show you the Umarex Mauser C96 Boomhandle (Legends Series), although much of the external materials are plastic, there is lots of metal throughout like the barrel, bolt, rear sight, hammer, safety, trigger and most of the drop out magazine, giving this pistol a good overall weight to it. The blowback is super fast and crisp with a nice short and light single action trigger making rapid fire very quick.

Umarex Makarov Ultra CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol 

  • Full metal
  • Blowback operation
  • 4.5mm Steel BB
  • 12 Gram CO2
  • Single action only trigger
  • Fixed sights
  • 3.5 inch smooth bore barrel
  • 1.4 pounds
  • 16-17 round magazine
  • 350 fps

Umarex Beretta Mod. 84 FS CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol

  • Full metal
  • Blowback operation
  • 4.5mm Steel BB
  • 12 Gram CO2
  • Single action only trigger
  • Fixed sights
  • 3.6 inch smooth bore barrel
  • 1.5 pounds
  • 16-17 round magazine
  • 360 fps

Umarex C96 Mauser CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol

  • Metal & plastic
  • Blowback operation
  • 4.5mm Steel BB
  • 12 Gram CO2
  • Single action only trigger
  • Adjustable rear sight
  • 5.5 inch smooth bore barrel
  • 1.8 pounds
  • 19 round magazine
  • 380 fps

Buy Umarex BB pistols in Canada - Buy Umarex BB pistols in the US