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Saturday
Apr272013

Umarex Walther CP99 .177 Caliber Pellet CO2 Air Pistol Table Top Review

Type: Pellet air pistol.
Manufacturer: UmarexUSA.
Model: Walther CP99.
Materials: Metal and plastic (polymer) construction.
Weight: 1 pound 10.5 ounces (752 grams).
Barrel: 3.3 inches, metal rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, single and double action.
Ammunition Type: .177 caliber pellets
Ammunition Capacity: 8 shot rotary magazine.
FPS: 360. 

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Walther CP99 is in the mid range for it's double action trigger pull with most of the effort at the beginning and middle stages as it cocks the hammer and indexes the rotary magazine, it does have a predictable release point making it easy to put pellets on target. By racking the rear slide you can put the CP99 in single action mode which makes the trigger pull much lighter and great for very accurate shots.
Accuracy: I shot this air pistol at a target from 20 feet away in a free semi rested position and it performed well getting a nice tight one inch eight shot grouping just to the left on the target. The sights can be adjusted for windage if your aim is off to one side or the other. With my preliminary Chrony Chronograph testing using 6.9 grain RWS lead pellets I got pretty close to the factory claim of 360fps with an average of right around 346 fps.

Build Quality: The Umarex Walther CP99 is a metal and polymer air gun with a good deal of metal components on the inside giving the Walther CPSport a decent overall weight and heft. It's worth mentioning that the Walther CP99 has a full size drop out magazine for holding the CO2 cartridge that gives the air gun some additional weight and functionality. The German made fit and finish is very good on the CP99 and the plastic quality is also very good.

Realism: The Umarex Walther CP99 is licensed by Walther and is based around the Walther P99. The frame is very similar to the P99 but the slide is not as accurate in terms of the real steel but you can definitely tell the Pellet shooting CP99 is a copy of a Walther P99. One of the biggest shortcomings is the safety, the real P99 does not have a safety but Umarex decided to put a rather large safety on the right hand slide area. I do however like the working de-cocker, slide catch for loading magazines and full size drop out magazine which give the Umarex CP99 a more realistic look and feel.
Purchased this gun in: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Slide catch and de-cocker are realistic and functional.
  • Rifled barrel.
  • Sights are adjustable for windage.
  • Slide catch and magazine release are fully functional.
  • Nice full size drop out CO2 magazine.
  • Good combination of power, accuracy and CO2 efficiency (I got about 100 shots from a CO2)!
  • Rail for accessories.
  • Walther licensing.
  • German Quality.

Cons:

  • Up in the higher price range.
  • Double action can have some stickier shots.
  • Kind of funny safety, not true to the real steel Walther P99.
  • No recessed barrel

Comments:
The Umarex Walther CP99 Pellet CO2 Air Pistol is a nice step up from the Walther CPSport I reviewed earlier. The CP99 is a much more accurate looking replica of the P99 and it also has more metal parts and a single and double action trigger. These added features do come with an additional $100 price tag but in my opinion are worth it. If you're a fan of the Walther line of pistols than you should probably take a look at the Umarex Walther CP99 as it would make a great addition to your airgun collection.

My YouTube Video Review of the Umarex Walther CP99 Pellet CO2 Air Pistol:

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Tuesday
Dec182012

Umarex Smith & Wesson 686 Revolver - Walther CP99 - Colt Government 1911 A1 Pellet Gun Update Video

Sometimes we all get caught up in which gun is brand new and has the most realistic features. I wanted to put the focus back on a few high quality German made Umarex Airguns that where designed from the ground up to be very good replicas but also take into consideration that yes, they are airguns and so they should be designed to operate like an airgun and have excellent build quality, and performance. Quality and performance sometimes gets sacrificed on newer guns that just go after realism and can sacrifice form over function.

Sure these German made Umarex air pistols are not cheap, but hold one in your hand and shoot it and you will quickly see that they are built to last a lifetime, these guns are an investment!

I have already reviewed the Colt Government 1911 A1 (Satin version), I wanted to also show you how it looks in the all black model. Two other Umarex German made guns I have been asked often to review are the Walther CP99 and Smith & Wesson 586/686 Revolvers. I am happy to inform you that I have these guns on hand and will be reviewing them shortly for you.

You can watch my Update video to see a bit of a preview of these very fine German made Umarex pellet shooters:

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Thursday
Jun232011

Umarex Walther CP99 Compact Recon BB Pistol Review

Type: BB air pistol.
Manufacturer:
 Umarex.
Model: CP99 Compact Recon Version.
Materials: Metal slide, polymer frame.
Weight: 1.8 pounds.
Barrel: 5 inches, non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, blowback, single action only.
Ammunition Type: Steel BBs 4.5mm.
Ammunition Capacity: 18 rounds.
FPS: Up to 400.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex CP99 Compact Recon is amazing, it is short and light making it one of the best action shooters I own. You can fire this gun accurately and fast all day long.
Accuracy: Great! The addition of the Green Dot Scope and slightly longer barrel on the CP99 Compact Recon version work amazingly well, this is one of the most consistent BB shooter I own getting under 2 inch groups at will from 20 feet out.
Build Quality: Excellent, this BB gun is made in Japan and uses metal where it is really needed like in the slide, slide release, safety, trigger, magazine release, magazine and most of the mechanical parts. It's well made, well finished and feels great in the hand.
Realism: This Replica BB gun has many of the same characteristics of the actual 9mm P99 Compact with the exception of having a longer handle and much different safety mechanism. Umarex has even changed the design a bit with the newer CP99 Compacts and made the ejection port cut out adding to the realism of this BB shooter.
Available at: the Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Decent reproduction of the original Walther P99 Compact 9mm.
  • Would make an excellent training gun as it has a similar size, weight, and feel to the actual Walther P99 Compact 9mm handgun.
  • Blowback action is very firm adding to the realism of shooting this weapon.
  • Really good FPS, accuracy and CO2 efficiency for a blowback BB air gun.
  • The Recon version has a longer barrel adding a few more FPS to this already great air pistol.
  • Amazing light and fast trigger pull making it a blast to shoot.
  • Addition of the Sight Rail, Compensator and Green Dot scope really add to the esthetics and performance of this BB pistol.

Cons:

  • The Sight Rail, Compensator and most of the Green Dot scope are plastic but this does not seem to effect the performance in any way.
  • Safety lever seems out of place and takes away from the realism of this replica.
  • Switch on the Green Dot Scope is silver making it stand out from the rest of the all black air gun.

Comments:
I already loved the CP99 Compact non-Recon version so I had very high expectations for this BB gun to be at least as good if not better and I was not disappointed! I was actual surprised at the improvements that the longer barrel and Green Dot Scope made not only in a much higher Feet Per Second rating (about 75 fps), but also the much improved accuracy in what was already a decent shooter. For the additional $40, you get the Sight Rail which allows you to add multiple accessories if required. You get the Green Dot Scope that noticeably improved the accuracy, and you also get the compensator which hides the extra long barrel for more FPS.

My YouTube Video Review for this Airgun:

Friday
Jun172011

Umarex Walther CP99 Compact Recon CO2 BB Pistol

I've written a few posts on the Umarex Walther CP99 Compact. It was even featured in my very first YouTube video with my Umarex Walther PPK Full Auto BB Pistol. I do sell the CP99 Compact in my web-store but not the regular version, rather the Recon version. With the Recon version you get a few extras: The Sight Rail, a Red Dot Scope and a Compensator extension which I feel is better value over the standard version.

One thing that I noticed about the Compensator extension is that it's not just an add on simply for looks, this Recon version of the CP99 Compact has a longer barrel inside the compensator which should give the Recon version of the CP99 Compact a bit higher FPS. I will test this theory down the road with my Chrony Chronograph.

Enjoy the picture for now...

Wednesday
Oct132010

UMAREX WALTHER CP99 COMPACT BB GUN REVIEW


Type: BB air pistol.
Manufacturer:
 Umarex.
Model: CP99 Compact.
Materials: Metal slide, composite frame.
Weight: 1.6 pounds.
Barrel: 3.5 inches, non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, blowback, single action only.
Ammunition Type: Steel BBs 4.5mm.
Ammunition Capacity: 18 rounds.
FPS: 345.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex CP99 Compact is amazing, it is short and light making it one of the best action shooters I own. You can fire this gun accurately and fast all day long.
Accuracy: Good, I find the sights on the CP99 Compact set up to work really well with my shooting style. I don't have to make any adjustments and I'm able to get tight groups even when shooting fairly quickly.
Build Quality: Excellent, this BB gun is made in Japan and it shows, I have owned it for close to 5 years now and it still shoots just as good as the day I bought it. It's well made, well finished and feels great in the hand.
Realism: This Replica BB gun has many of the same characteristics of the actual 9mm P99 Compact with the exception of having a longer handle and much different safety mechanism. My particular version did not have a cut out ejection port either but I believe the newer models do have cut out ejection ports adding to the realism of this replica CP99 Compact BB gun.
Available at: the Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Decent reproduction of the original Walther P99 Compact 9mm.
  • Would make an excellent training gun as it has a similar size, weight, and feel to the actual Walther P99 Compact 9mm handgun.
  • Blowback action is very firm adding to the realism of shooting this weapon.
  • Decent FPS and CO2 efficiency for a blowback BB air gun.
  • Amazing trigger pull making it a blast to shoot.
  • Picatinny rail for accessories like a laser sight and/or tactical light.

Cons:

  • Ejection port on older models is not cut out but rather molded into the slide.
  • Safety lever seems out of place and takes away from the realism of this replica.

Comments:
This fine Blowback BB gun was the airgun that got me back to being interested in Replica Airguns. I've put thousands of rounds through this BB gun and it hasn't always been treated with the greatest care, but still it has held up very well. The Umarex Walther CP99 Compact a really fun gun to shoot and is not only easy on the pocket book to purchase but also to shoot, as it easily gets 100 shots plus per CO2 cartridge.

My YouTube Video Review for this Airgun: