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Tuesday
May202014

ASG CZ P-09 Duty CO2 Blowback Pellet - BB Pistol Table Top Review

Type: Pellet & BB air pistol.
Manufacturer: ASG.
Model: CZ P-09 DUTY.
Materials: Metal slide and polymer frame.
Weight: 1.6 pounds (726 grams).
Barrel: Metal rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto blowback, single action double action hybrid.
Ammunition Type: .177 caliber pellets and 4.5mm steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 16 round magazine.
FPS: Up to 492 using 5.1 grain ammo.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the ASG CZ P-09 DUTY is similarly to the Umarex PX4 Storm and Gamo Blowback Pellet Pistols. All three Pellet shooting pistols use double sided stick based rotary magazines that hold 8 rounds in each end. They also all shoot with a single action hammer (set to the cocked position by the blowback action) while the first stage of the trigger rotates the rotary magazine and indexes a round. So I would consider them to be single/double action hybrids. The trigger pull in general is not overly heavy but it is long and there are noticeable sticky points when the magazine is rotating and the hammer is being released.
Accuracy: During my Field Shooting Test I decided to allocate 8 rounds for each test station since the magazine holds 8 rounds on each end. During my Chrony test the ASG CZ P-09 Duty started out in the high 300's and then dropped to the low 300's with an average 8 shot velocity of 334 fps. From the 30 foot mark shooting on a paper target using a semi rested position (Sand bag up front and standing in the back), I was impressed to see 7 of my 8 shots to all hit within 1 inch of each other while the oddball got away a bit and extended the grouping out to about 2 inches. The ASG CZ P-09 Duty CO2 Blowback Pellet-BB Pistol did shoot a hair low and to the left a bit but not too extreme.

Build Quality: Overall I found the ASG CZ P-09 Duty to have a good solid build quality to it, everything functioned as it should with the exception of the front sight vibrating lose and almost popping out. I would recommend checking the front sight on your CZ P-09 and making sure to super glue it in place if you find it to be loose or you could lose it while shooting the pistol and once it falls off I doubt you would find it again? The only other questionable design is the way the CO2 cover fits on this pistol. It kind of clips in place but seemed like it could loosen up over time.
Realism: The ASG CZ P-09 Duty CO2 Blowback Pellet - BB Pistol is a close replica to the real steel CZ P-09 Duty, the only real giveaway is the ejection port that is not cut out but rather moulded into the slide. I would have liked to have seen an open ejection port like the Umarex PX4. The CZ licensing and recessed barrel do help to make this a very believable Pellet shooting replica.
Purchased From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Shot a nice tight group for me, about 1 inches with 8 shots.
  • Like the white dot sights, easy to sight in on most backgrounds.
  • Can use both Pellets and BB's if you choose to.
  • Fully CZ Licensed.
  • Lots of metal where it needs to be: Slide, barrel, trigger, hammer, safety and slide catch/release.
  • Nice heavy blowback action.

Cons:

  • Slide catch release is non-functioning, don't know when you are out of ammo?
  • Sights are non-adjustable and almost lost the front sight while shooting it.
  • Not sure I like the CO2 cover, seems a bit flimsy
  • Ejection port is not cut out. 

Comments:
It's nice to see another Pellet shooting blowback replica air pistol and one that has really great accuracy as well. There are a few shortcoming on the ASG CZ P-09 Duty like the moulded ejection port and the kind of lose fitting CO2 cover but overall the ASG CZ P-09 Duty is a blowback pellet pistol worth looking into. In terms of looking the part of a CZ P-09 Duty, the ASG pellet version does this very well with it's full CZ licensing and attention to detail throughout. 

My YouTube Video Review for this versatile ASG Pellet and BB action blowback shooter:

Buy the CZ P-09 Duty in Canada - Buy the CZ P-09 Duty in the US

Wednesday
May142014

ASG CZ P-09 Duty CO2 Blowback Pellet-BB Pistol Field Test Review

I finally got the opportunity to shoot the ASG CZ P-09 Duty CO2 Blowback Pellet/BB Pistol that I saw back in January of this Year while I was attending the SHOT Show in Vegas. Essentially the ASG CZ P-09 Duty is built similarly to the Umarex PX4 Storm and Gamo Blowback Pellet Pistols. They all use double sided stick based rotary magazines that hold 8 rounds in each end. They also all shoot with a single action hammer (set to the cocked position by the blowback action) while the first stage of the trigger rotates the rotary magazine and indexes a round. So I would consider them to be single/double action hybrids.

Anyways, on with this field test shooting review... As per my normal field test shooting reviews, I shoot some rounds through my Chronograph to get an average fps rating and I also step back 30 feet from a paper target and use a semi rested position to place a series of rounds downrange. I decided to allocate 8 rounds for each test station since the magazine holds 8 rounds on each end. During my Chrony test the ASG CZ P-09 Duty started out in the high 300's and then dropped to the low 300's with an average 8 shot velocity of 334 fps.

From the 30 foot mark I was impressed to see 7 of my 8 shots to all hit within 1 inch of each other while the oddball got away a bit and extended the grouping out to about 2 inches. The ASG CZ P-09 Duty CO2 Blowback Pellet-BB Pistol did shoot a hair low and to the left a bit but not too extreme.

All in all the blowback is fairly heavy, at least enough to shake the front sight around so much that it almost fell off the gun so be careful of this and perhaps super glue yours in before you lose it somewhere.

The trigger on the CZ P-09 Duty is pretty much the same as all the other blowback rotary mag pellet airguns on the market, kind of long but not too heavy yet still very usable.

Buy the CZ P-09 Duty in Canada - Buy the CZ P-09 Duty in the US

Saturday
May102014

Umarex Colt Commander - ASG CZ P-09 Duty CO2 Blowback Airgun Update Video

Two new CO2 Blowback Airguns to preview for you today that I will of course be doing full Table Top and Field Test Shooting reviews down the road for each of them.

First up, the Umarex Colt Commander CO2 Blowback BB Pistol:

  • Uses 4.5mm steel BB's.
  • Uses 12-gram CO2 cartridges.
  • Blowback semi auto action.
  • 18-rd drop-free full size BB magazine.
  • Single-action-only.
  • Fixed front and rear white dot sights.
  • Skeleton trigger and hammer.
  • Textured grips.
  • 325 fps.
  • 2.1 pounds.
  • Smooth bore barrel.
  • Functioning grip safety.
  • Slide stays open when last BB is shot.
  • All metal.
  • Fully Colt licensed.

Next we have the ASG CZ P-09 Duty CO2 Blowback Pellet/BB Pistol:

  • Uses .177 caliber pellets or 4.5mm steel BB's.
  • Uses 12-gram CO2 cartridges.
  • Blowback semi auto action.
  • 16-rd drop-free double sided magazine.
  • Single and double action.
  • Fixed front and rear white dot sights.
  • 380 fps.
  • 1.6 pounds.
  • Rifled barrel.
  • Threaded muzzle.
  • Metal and plastic.
  • Fully CZ licensed.

Buy the Colt Commander in Canada - Buy the Colt Commander in the US

Buy the CZ P-09 Duty in Canada - Buy the CZ P-09 Duty in the US

Monday
Jan202014

SHOT Show Vegas 2014 ASG Booth

I also visited my friends at the ASG booth but for some reason I did not get a photo  of their booth? I do have some video walk through stuff I will show you in my YouTube Video coverage of this years Vegas SHOT Show. Most importantly I have lots of gun photos so let's take a look at them...

One of my favorite ASG pistols is the Bersa BP9CC, I have already reviewed it and I just really like how this gun looks and holds, ASG took it one step further this year by adding a two-tone silver version and I have to say it looks awesome in person, my photos do not do it justice at all :(

A new handgun to the ASG blowback pistol series is the CZ P-09 Duty Pellet pistol. Basically it shares similar mechanics to the Umarex PX4 and Gamo PT-85 using the double sided rotary pellet magazine with 8 shots located on each end of the stick magazine. The ASG CZ P-09 Duty features a metal slide, working hammer and safety.

Another pellets pistol that should be very familiar to most of you is the new .177 caliber pellet shooting Dan Wesson in 6 inch silver and 8 inch black versions. ASG added a rifled barrel and redesigned solid brass shells that hold pellets instead of 4.5mm Steel BB's. Expect to take a little bit longer to reload the pellets as unscrewing the tip of each shell is required to place a .177 caliber pellet in each bullet tip.

Of course ASG has tons of licensed pistols to choose from, many on both 4.5mm Steel BB and 6mm Plastic Airsoft!

One new rifle that stood out to me was the ASG CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 AEG Airsoft Rifle, the Scorpion features an intelligent AEG system that detects when there may be a potential feeding problem and also when the magazine is out of ammo.