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Tuesday
Apr242012

Umarex Guns Back In Stock - Canada Store

We have been out of some of the Umarex pistols in the Canada Store for some time and just got some more Umarex pistols back in stock:

Umarex HPP
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Umarex Colt Defender
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Wednesday
Nov092011

Umarex Colt Defender BB Pistol Added to the Replica Airguns Store

I addedd a total of 6 new BB pistols to the Replcia Airguns Store and all of them are under $100 Umarex BB shooters. The first one is the Umarex Colt Defender BB Pistol.

The Umarex Colt Defender is an all metal replica of a Colt Classic and just like the original it's compact and handy, this 4.5 mm model is especially easy to use with a very simple design ensuring reliable use. To reload simply press the magazine catch and the single-part grip plate pops out, revealing the 12 g CO2 capsule and built-in internal stick magazine.

  • 4.5mm BB
  • CO2 Powered
  • 18 round magazine
  • 440 fps
  • 1.6 pounds
  • 4.3 inch steel non-rifled barrel
  • Double action only

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Saturday
Feb192011

UMAREX COLT DEFENDER CO2 4.5MM BB PISTOL REVIEW

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Type: BB air pistol.
Manufacturer: Umarex.
Model: Colt Defender.
Materials: Mostly metal construction with a few plastic parts.
Weight: 1.6 pounds.
Barrel: 4.3 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, double action.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 18 round magazine.
FPS: 440.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on this gun is medium and a bit long, the break point is a bit hard to predict but once you get used to it being on the long side it shoots pretty good.
Accuracy: This was my second time shooting the Colt Defender at a target from 20 feet away in a free standing position, and again it performed about the same as the first time, with a decent 2 inch grouping. I think with practice, I could get this easily down to a 1.5 inch group.
Build Quality: As the Colt Defender is almost all metal, you can't really complain to much about the durability aspects of this gun. Where I was let down a bit was the lack of functionality. In other words - parts that normally served a purpose like the hammer, slide release, sight adjustments and rear safety - all where just molded into the metal gun and where only for show.
Realism: The Umarex Colt Defender is a licensed replica of the real 45 auto Colt Defender pistol. It is a close looking copy with the exception of the trigger mechanism.
Purchased this gun at : The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Almost all metal construction!
  • Good accuracy and power combination.
  • Very solid and durable air gun.
  • Decent replica of the actual Colt Defender 45 auto.

Cons:

  • Most of the mechanical parts are molded into the gun.
  • I don't like the screw holes on the right hand side of the gun - a dead giveaway.
  • I would have liked a drop out magazine.
  • Ejection port metal material is only a plastic sticker.

Comments:
This is another low cost replica air gun from Umarex designed for the more entry level buyer. It's a very solid and well made gun being that it's mostly metal. There are many positive aspects about teh Colt Defender, it's fairly consistent and accurate, has all the Colt licensing and trademark, has a good 440fps, uses an all metal design, and comes in at a very affordable price.

My YouTube Video Review for this Airgun:

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Sunday
Jan162011

COLT DEFENDER - H&K USP - S&W M&P - MAKAROV REPLICA BB GUNS COMPARISON REVIEW

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Type: BB air Pistols.
Manufacturer: Umarex.
Models: Colt Defender - H&K USP - S&W M&P - Makarov.
Materials:
Colt Defender - Mostly metal with plastic grips.
H&K USP - Mostly plastic with an all metal magazine.
S&W M&P - Mostly plastic with an all metal magazine.
Makarov - Mostly metal.
Weight:
Colt Defender - 1.6 pounds.
H&K USP - 1.8 Punds.
S&W M&P - 1 pound.
Makarov - 1.5 pounds.
Barrel:
Colt Defender - Non-rifled Metal - 4.3 inches.
H&K USP - Non-rifled Metal - 4 inches.
S&W M&P - Non-rifled Metal - 4.25 inches.
Makarov - Non-rifled Metal - 2.8 inches.
Propulsion: CO2 x1.
Action: Semi auto.
Ammunition Type: Steel BBs 4.5mm.
Ammunition Capacity:
Colt Defender - 16
H&K USP - 22
S&W M&P - 19
Makarov - 16
FPS:
Colt Defender - 440
H&K USP - 400
S&W M&P - 480
Makarov - 380

Trigger Pull:
 On all these guns the trigger pull is about medium with a bit of a break near the end. Only the Makarov has Single Action capability which gives it a much nicer and lighter trigger pull when desired.
Accuracy:
Colt Defender - At 20 feet in standing unrested position I got about a 2 inch group from 10 rounds.
H&K USP - At 20 feet in standing unrested position I got about a 2 inch group from 10 rounds.
S&W M&P - At 20 feet in standing unrested position I got about a 1.5 inch group from 10 rounds.
Makarov - At 20 feet in standing unrested position I got about a 1 inch group from 10 rounds.
Build Quality:
Colt Defender - Mostly metal with plastic grips, the gun had good finishing and a hefty weight to it.
H&K USP - Mostly good quality plastic with a full metal, full size magazine that gave the gun a solid feel
S&W M&P - Almost entirely plastic, it felt more like a toy then a gun because of it's light weight and shinny finish.
Makarov - Mostly metal with plastic grips and safety. This gun has good weight, feel and finishings.
Realism:
Colt Defender - Even though this BB gun is mostly metal, there are not a lot of moving parts, most parts where moulded into the gun and un-operational with the exception of the trigger and magazine release button.
H&K USP - I found it easy to forget about all the plastic in this air gun because of the excellent detail, everything is exactly right where it's supposed to be!
S&W M&P - On paper this gun is the right size and shape and pretty much looks like the real S&W M&P. You just don't want to get too close or pick it up or the illusion is lost.
Makarov -  An overal good replica with a moving slide that's even filed strip-able. The paint is a bit shinny but it makes for a nice looking gun overall.
Purchased thes guns at: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Colt Defender - Mostly metal, high FPS.
  • H&K USP - Very realistic, full metal full size drop out magazine.
  • S&W M&P - Surprisingly good accuracy, high FPS, drop out metal magazine.
  • Makarov - Mostly metal, moving slide, double and single action, drop out metal slide.

Cons:

  • Colt Defender - Most moving part are non-functional, no drop out magazine.
  • H&K USP - More metal and a moving slide would have been a nice touch.
  • S&W M&P - Lots of cheap plastic, no real weigh to it, parts mostly moulded into the air pistol.
  • Makarov - No blowback, no slide catch, paint is a bit shinny.

Comments:
I had very low expectations for most of these guns based on their low price point. But in the end, I was impressed with at least a couple things about them each of them! I can honestly recommend all of them but just make sure you buy them for the right reasons... If you want a high FPS and accurate target BB pistol then take a look at the Umarex S&W M&P. If you want an all metal gun with lots of moving parts then the Umarex Makarov is probably for you. If you're looking for a very close replica that's got a full size drop out magazine then you probably want the Umarex H&K M&P. If you want something that is super solid and almost indestructible then get then the Umarex Colt Defender juts might fit that bill.

My YouTube Video Comparison Review for these Low Cost Airguns:

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Thursday
Jan132011

Colt Defender - H&K USP - S&W M&P - Makarov Replica BB Guns Arrive! 

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My low cost Replica BB guns arrived today! The Colt Defender, H&K USP and S&W M&P came in standard clear plastic packaging while the Makarov was the only air gun packaged in a box which is always a nice touch!

Now I haven't shot any of these guns yet, but I did get the chance to open all the packaging and give them a quick once over. My opinions of some of these guns may change after shooting them, depending on how they do, but as it stands I will give my first impressions of the guns. I'm not going to get into all the details as I will be doing individual reviews on each BB gun down the road. So here's a few pros and cons for each replica BB gun based on their first impressions:

Umarex Colt Defender 4.5mm CO2 BB Pistol:

The Umarex Colt Defender is basically a nice looking and fairly heavy all metal BB replica that feels good in the hand and has the Colt markings. It has a medium trigger pull with fairly good finishing.

The down side, it has no removable magazine, and most of the guns external mechanical parts like the hammer, slide release and safety, are molded into the metal and are non-operational.

Umarex Makarov 4.5mm CO2 BB Pistol:

Next we have the Umarex Makarov, this one is probably my immediate favorite out of the bunch for reasons like: It came in a box and has a movable and removable slide. For the most part it is all metal including the drop out magazine. The trigger pull again is about medium and even the safety is in the right place and is actually functional.

Some of my dislikes for this gun are the non-functioning slide release, so even though in this picture it looks like the slide is locked back, it's actually not (I'll show you how I did this in the future video!!). There is also no blowback action with this gun but to be fair, non of the other guns in this comparison have blowback either!

Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P CO2 BB Pistol:

I'm sorry to say the Umarex S&W M&P so far is my least favorite of the bunch, but first let's be positive... It's the right size and shape, has all its bits and pieces and markings in the right places so it would make an excellent low cost prop gun for sure! It is also the only gun with fiber optic sights and it does have a drop out metal magazine.

Now for the bad. When you pick this gun up it just feels cheap and plasticy, more like a toy then a gun! the trigger is OK but it's just so hard to get over the weight and feel of this BB gun. I hope it is a dream to shoot, that might be it's saving grace for me.

Umarex H&K USP CO2 BB Pistol:

OK, so let's leave of on a good note. The Umarex H&K USP was a close second to the Makarov in terms of first impressions with these low cost replica air guns. Even though a lot of the gun is plastic, it has a good weight and feel to it, this is partially due to the full size drop out metal magazine. The Umarex H&K USP also has everything in all the right places including the H&K markings and it too takes advantage of using the safety lever as originally intended, not just molded into the frame for show. Non of the guns had overly heavy trigger pulls and the H&K USP was no exception.

On the down side, it would have been nice to have a metal working slide to finish it off, and even though the hammer moves when the trigger is pulled, it's really only for show as it does not stay back and allow for both single and double action operation. Instead you can only shoot in this gun in double action.

So that about wraps up this initial overview of my first impressions of the Umarex Colt Defender, H&K USP, S&W M&P, and Makarov Replica BB guns. Next I will be shooting a YouTube table top comparison review of these low cost replica BB guns, so make sure to check back!