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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

Friday
Mar272015

Gletcher Product Update Preview Video March 2015

In this preview Update YouTube Video I take a quick look at the following Gletcher CO2 Pistols...

Gletcher BRT 84 CO2 4.5mm BB Pistol:

  • Mag Capacity: 19
  • 12 Gram CO2
  • Weight: 700 gram (1.54 pounds)
  • Power: 120 m/s (394 fps)
  • All Metal Construction

Gletcher SS 2202 CO2 4.5mm BB Pistol:

  • Mag Capacity: 21
  • 12 Gram CO2
  • Weight: 700 gram (1.54 pounds)
  • Power: 120 m/s (394 fps)
  • Metal Slide & Magazine - Plastic Frame

Gletcher Grach NBB CO2 4.5mm BB Pistol:

  • Mag Capacity: 20
  • 12 Gram CO2
  • Weight: 960 gram (2.12 pounds)
  • Power: 115 m/s (377 fps)
  • All Metal Construction

Gletcher CLT B25 CO2 4.5mm BB Revolver:

  • Ammo Capacity: 6
  • 12 Gram CO2
  • Weight: 905 gram (2 pounds)
  • Power: 100 m/s (328 fps)
  • All Metal Construction

Gletcher SW R25 CO2 .177 Caliber Pellet Revolver:

  • Ammo Capacity: 6
  • 12 Gram CO2
  • Weight: 800 gram (1.76 pounds)
  • Power: 100 m/s (328 fps)
  • All Metal Construction

Gletcher SW R8 CO2 .177 Caliber Pellet Revolver:

  • Ammo Capacity: 6
  • 12 Gram CO2
  • Weight: 1040 gram (2.29 pounds)
  • Power: 110 m/s (360 fps)
  • All Metal Construction