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Saturday
Apr232016

Umarex Elite Force Blowback CO2 Airsoft Race Gun Field Test Review

Make sure to checkout my Table Top Video and Written Review for the Umarex Elite Force Blowback CO2 Airsoft Race Gun where I show you around this Umarex Blowback BB pistol and go over its features and specifications.

This Field Test Shooting Video Review focuses on the performance results of the Elite Force Blowback CO2 Airsoft Race Gun. I put it through its paces to see what kind of feet per second performance it can achieve using .20 gram Airsoft plastic BB's. I also perform my standard 10 shot accuracy test from a 30 foot back shooting position to see how this IPSC pistol groups on paper.

My first portion of the test, the fps velocity test I performed using my Chronograph shooting five .20 gram standard plastic Airsoft BB's with a brand new CO2. The fps for the Elite Force Blowback CO2 Airsoft Race Gun ranged from 343 to 366 fps with an average 5 shot reading of 357 feet per second. The temperature was not exactly warm on this day, just a little over 10 Degrees Celsius so I was not expecting top velocity from the Elite Force Blowback CO2 Airsoft Race Gun, even so at right around 350 fps this pistol would be perfect for close quarters Airsoft games.

Next on my Field Test Shooting check list was the accuracy portion of this review, I performed my standard 30 foot back paper target test using a semi-rested position, standing in the back with a sandbag up front to rest my hands on for stability. This position is nice and stable but not perfect so there is always some human factor to take into account and I would say I may have had a little too much caffeine on this day but I really don't think it would have made a difference as the Elite Force Blowback CO2 Airsoft Race Gun just did not want to settle down at all for me. Shots where all over the place but at least my red dot sight was relatively well centered since most shots landed on the paper. I would say I got around a 7 inch 10 shot grouping which by no means is great. I'm not even sure if the hop-up can be adjusted on this gun, if so it could improve the accuracy a bit, maybe even a different brand of Airsoft BB's could help since perhaps the fit of the Airsoft BB's I was using was not ideal?

I do have to say the trigger on the Elite Force Blowback CO2 Airsoft Race Gun is really nice, it is a true single action trigger with a fairly short take-up and a nice light release. You can really unload your magazine fast as you would expect to be able to do with an IPSC marketed pistol. The blowback is snapping and does give a nice feeling of recoil but is not overpowering which helps this pistol with follow up shots. I would like to try out some other brands of Airsoft BB's perhaps a bit heavier and perhaps a different diameter to see if I can find a brand that works better with the Elite Force Blowback CO2 Airsoft Race Gun since I really feel it has way more accuracy potential.


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Saturday
Apr022016

Umarex Elite Force Blowback CO2 Airsoft Race Gun Table Top Review

Type: Airsoft Pistol.
Distributer: Umarex.
Model: Elite Force Race Gun.
Materials: Mostly Metal.
Weight: 2.45 pounds (1114 grams).
Barrel: 6.375 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2.
Action: Semi auto, single action only with blowback.
Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 16 round full size drop out magazine.
FPS: 370.

Trigger Pull: The Single Action Only trigger pull on the Umarex Elite Force Blowback CO2 Airsoft Race Gun is what you want when looking for a gun made specifically for IPSC styled shooting. The trigger is nice and light with a very short take up and crisp release. Exactly what you would be looking for when wanting to shoot accurately and quickly as in with IPSC competition shooting!

Accuracy: I have not done a field test or shooting video for the Umarex Elite Force Blowback CO2 Airsoft Race Gun so far, I am just waiting for the weather to get a little bit better but that should be soon! I woudl expect this pistol to get close to 400 fps on a warm day and pretty decent shots pre CO2 with its shorter blowback action and magazine design that seals the Airsoft BB in the breach. We will have to wait and see ot be sure...

Build Quality: The Umarex Elite Force Blowback CO2 Airsoft Race Gun is well built, it's pretty much entirely metal except for the grips and part of the full size magazine. It weighs in at a hefty 2.5 pounds so be prepared for a relatively heavy pistol but with good balance that will offset the weight of it. The tolerances are very good with very little slide wiggle the slide spring is nice and firm and the slide catch release seems to function really well, I like that the slide racking handle can be switched to either side of the gun depending on your shooting preference.


Realism: The Umarex Elite Force Blowback CO2 Airsoft Race Gun is not based on any one gun that I am aware of but overall looks the part of a real gun with all the working parts and features of a semi auto pistol of this type. You will find a full size drop out magazine is sprung to eject with force when you press the magazine release which is great for IPSC shooting. The slide catch/release will also lock the slide back on the last shot and with rails top and bottom you have several options for adding accessories.
Purchase it from: The Replica Airguns Store

Pros: 

  • All metal construction - good weight and very solid feeling gun.
  • Heavy snappy blowback action, good recoil spring tension.
  • Fit and finish is really nice.
  • Well balanced, so even with heavy blowback the gun should stay on target.
  • Really light, short and smooth single action trigger, for quick follow up shots.
  • Can take the sight rail off and install one of the two included adjustable open sight options.
  • Expect it to get a decent amount of shots per CO2 because of the limited blowback action and magazine design.
  • Would make a nice IPSC trainer.

Cons:

  • Comes with a red tip but may be able to take it off.
  • Not sure about the hop-up setup, believe it has hop-up but no way to adjust it that I could find.
  • Has that white waring instruction labeling on the slide, at least it is in very small print.

Comments:
Overall the Umarex Elite Force Blowback CO2 Airsoft Race Gun is a really nice competition shooting pistol and I am looking forward to getting some shooting time in with it to see if it performs as good as I believe it will. I am also hoping with it's slightly shorter blowback action and magazine design that not only will it get good fps but also a reasonable amount of shots per CO2. At this point I am not sure if am going to put a Red Dot on the sight rail or take the sight rail off and go with open metal sights, either way I pretty sure to expect fast and accurate shooting with this IPSC inspired Race Gun. 

My YouTube Video Review for the Umarex Elite Force Blowback CO2 Airsoft Race Gun:

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