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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: