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Saturday
Jan142017

Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun Table Top Review

Type: Airsoft Pistol.
Manufacturer: Umarex.
Model: H&K USP.
Materials: Mostly clear plastic exterior with metal magazine and internal metal parts.
Weight: 1.2 pounds (544 grams).
Barrel: 4 inches, metal non-rifled with internal Hop-up.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, double action only.
Ammunition Type: 6mm Plastic BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 16 round full size drop out magazine.
FPS: 360 (.12 gram BB's).

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun is pretty light for a Double Action Only trigger and it will allow for some pretty quick rapid fire action shooting. The hammer is basically for show as the hammer is actually situated internally.

Accuracy: So far I have not had a chance to test the Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun out but I expect it to get around 300 fps using .20 gram plastic Airsoft BB's and with the internal hop-up it should also be fairly accurate. We will have to find out later on when I get outside and perform my Field Test Shooting Video Review.

Build Quality: My first impressions of a clear plastic gun are that it is going to be cheaply made but this is not the case with the Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun. For the most part it is exactly like the all black Steel BB version I already reviewed other than the clear plastic shell. Everything else about the Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun is the same and there is a lot internal metal parts including a metal barrel and breach and a full internal metal chassis. I would have like to have seen a metal trigger, hammer, safety and slide catch release.

Realism: The Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun is a fully licensed replica of the real H&K USP automatic pistol. Other than it being clear and having a red tip is an extremely close looking and accurate replica of the real steel version. It does not operate the same since it is non blowback and does not have a moving slide but visually it is a very good copy.

Purchased this gun from: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Relatively low cost gun, even less than the Steel BB version that is the same other than the clear plastic portions.
  • Nice full size drop out magazine that holds the CO2 and Airsoft BB’s.
  • Lots of internal metal parts gives decent weight to the gun even though much of the shell is plastic.
  • Rail for accessories.
  • CO2 screw is well hidden in magazine.
  • H&K licensing via Umarex.
  • Red dot sights are easy to see on most targets.
  • Should have just  the right amount of power for indoor CQB style Airsoft games.
  • Makes a good starter pistol for someone getting into the hobby that may not want a gun that looks too realistic. 

Cons:

  • Being a clear gun obviously takes away from the realism but that is the point of this gun so as not be confused with a real gun..
  • Would have been nice if the magazine was metal like earlier versions of the HK USP.
  • Also would have been nice to see more metal parts like the hammer, magazine release, safety, and slide catch release.

Comments:
As I mentioned in my video of the Umarex P99 Clear Plastic Spring Airsoft Pistol, I can be a bit of an Airgun snob and I tend to stay away from the clear Airsoft guns since I like mostly metal guns with blowback operation. That said there is a place for these clear Airsoft pistols. The Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun other than being clear looks like a gun and shoots like a gun but will not be confused as being a real gun which can offer some more safety and less stress to all parties involved.

My YouTube Video Review for the Umarex HK USP Clear CO2 Airsoft Gun:

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Wednesday
Nov092011

Umarex H&K USP BB Pistol Added to the Replica Airguns Store

Since making its debut in 1989, the H&K USP (Universal Self-loading Pistol) has gone through considerable development, and it is now widely used as a service pistol by police and armed forces. This 4.5mm BB shooting replica's rugged design and reliability make it interesting to shooters and collectors alike. Non-blowback operation was chosen for this CO2 pistol giving the shooter a system with superior accuracy and a higher number of shots by utilizing the CO2 gas more efficiently.

  • 4.5mm BB
  • CO2 Powered
  • 22 round magazine
  • 400 fps
  • 1.8 pounds
  • 4 inch steel non-rifled barrel
  • Double action only

Buy this gun in Canada   -   Buy this gun in the US

Thursday
Feb172011

UMAREX H&K USP CO2 4.5MM BB PISTOL REVIEW

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Type: BB air pistol.
Manufacturer: Umarex.
Model: H&K USP.
Materials: Mostly Plastic exterior with metal magazine and internal parts.
Weight: 1.8 pounds.
Barrel: 4 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, double action.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 22 round magazine.
FPS: 400.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on this gun is medium, it has a predictable break point and is easy to shoot.
Accuracy: This was my second time shooting the H&K USP at a target from 20 feet out free standing and again it performed about the same with a decent 2 inch grouping.
Build Quality: You would think as this air pistol is mostly all plastic on the outside, that it would seem cheap and not so well made, but in fact the opposite is true! The plastic is of very good quality and form looking at it you would think the slide was actually made out of metal. Many of the internal parts and the full size drop free magazine are made out of metal giving the H&K USP a very solid and hefty feel.
Realism: The Umarex H&K USP is a licensed replica of the real H&K USP automatic pistol. It is an extremely close looking and accurate copy.
Purchased this gun from: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Good price for such a realistic looking replica - excellent prop gun!
  • Good accuracy and power combination.
  • Nice full size 22 round drop out metal magazine..
  • Even though it has a lot of plastic, they used high quality materials.

Cons:

  • No blowback.
  • Would have been nice to have at least a metal slide.
  • Slide catch is moulded into the frame and the slide does not function in any way.

Comments:
This is another low cost replica air gun from Umarex designed for the more entry level buyer. It's actually a very well made gun despite all the plastic parts and it even has all the H&K USP licensing and trademarks. There is a lot of good with the Umarex H&K USP, it's fairly consistent and accurate, has good fps, uses "good quality" plastic, 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!