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Saturday
Dec212013

Gamo MP9 Blowback CO2 Pellet and BB Tactical Airgun Field Test Shooting Review

After posting my Table Top Review for the Gamo MP9 Blowback CO2 Pellet and BB Tactical Airgun, It seemed like most people where pretty interested with it and where looking forward to my Field Test Shooting Review. So I wanted to get this one out before the Holidays! Thought I would wear my Santa hat for this one :)

I did manage to get my Chronograph problem figured out so for this test I got reads on all 8 shots which was awesome! So how did my Gamo MP9 Blowback CO2 Pellet and BB Tactical Pistol perform? Pretty nicely overall, since it has 8 shots at each end of teh 16 shot rotary magazine I decided to base my testing on 8 shot groups. The first 8 shots where aimed through my Chronograph resulting in an average 415 fps using 7 grain RWS lead pellets. Not bad considering how cold it was and the fact that I was not using the super light weight PBA® Platinum Pellets. I would expect even lead pellets to hit 450 fps on a warm day.

The next 8 rounds where designated for the paper target which was setup 30 feet from my semi rested position (rested on sand bag and standing in the back). All 8 rounds shot within 1.5 inches and I am pretty sure I could do this all day long with this pellet shooter. I then emptied the other half o my magazine on my swinging steel targets and it appears I hit them most of the time looking back on my video.

The blowback is minimal with this CO2 blowback pistol, I don't think the internal blowback mechanism caries that much weight to it but you do feel some blowback when the CO2 is new and full. Gamo claims the trigger to be around 9.5 pounds worth of pull but to me it feel much lighter, combine that with the pull length being fairly short and you can shoot 8 rounds off at a time in a hurry with this Gamo MP9 Blowback CO2 Pellet and BB Tactical Airgun.

If I could have my way I would have liked to have seen a working ejection port like the Umarex MP5K PDW and perhaps a bit more blowback feel but other than that the Gamo MP9 Blowback CO2 Pellet and BB Tactical Pistol is a great replica CO2 Blowback pellets gun for the money.

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Wednesday
Dec182013

Gamo MP9 Blowback CO2 Pellet and BB Tactical Airgun Table Top Review

Type: Blowback pellet air pistol.
Manufacturer: GamoUSA.
Model: MP9 Blowback pistol.
Materials: Polymer & metal construction.
Weight: 3 pounds.
Barrel: 6.5 inches, rifled.
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, single and double action.
Ammunition Type: .177 caliber lead pellets.
Ammunition Capacity: 16 shot drop out double sided magazine.
FPS: 450 (with Gamo's PBA® Platinum Pellets.)

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull for the Gamo MP9 Blowback CO2 Pellet and BB Tactical Airgun is stated to be a single and double action trigger which is kind of true and false at the same time. Yes you can pull the charging handle back which does pull the internal hammer back for a single action hammer release but you can not shoot this pistol in double action only unless the charging hammer has been pulled back technically making the Gamo MP9 a single action only pistol? On the other hand, even with the hammer back, the trigger has to rotate the pellet magazine with each shot making it a double action only trigger? So what is it really, kind of both and kind of neither? Well who really cares about all that... In the end the trigger even though stated to be around 9.5 pounds of pull feels much lighter than that 9.5 pounds and has a pretty short action so shooting this gun rapid-fire is pretty easy and not too tiring on the finger. Another bonus is that the trigger safety also works, it's not just for show!

Accuracy: I will be following this table top review with a full field test shooting review shortly but I did have the chance to take my Gamo MP9 Blowback CO2 Pellet and BB Tactical Airgun out for a test drive so I would be able to give you some of my initial shooting feedback. I started off with a full CO2 using RWS 7 grain flathead lead pellets and placed a full 8 shots through my Chronograph, the first 4 shot a bit over 400 fps with the fastest shot being right around 430 fps, the last 4 shot a bit under 400 fps with the slowest shot hitting around 370 fps. Since it is December the weather outside was a bit frosty ;) so I would expect to get most shots in or above 400 fps in warmer weather. Moving on to some target results, my main goal was to sight my red dot in so I shot 4 shot grouping till I got my NcSTAR red dot centered and each 4 shot group seemed to produce consistent 1 inch groups for me from 30 feet away using a semi rested position. Not bad at all. Stay posted for my official Field Test Shooting video!

Build Quality: The Gamo PM9 Pellet/BB Pistol seems to be made fairly well, fit and finish is very good, the overall weight is good and like the real B&T MP9 has both a metal and polymer construction. The obvious metal parts are the trigger, rear stock swivel, CO2 magazine, internal barrel and I am sure lots of other internal parts. This Gamo pellet shooter is made for Gamo in Japan and is licensed by ASG.

Realism: The Gamo MP9 Blowback CO2 Pellet and BB Tactical Airgun looks pretty much exactly like a real B&T MP9, the size is right and the weight is close. All the parts are where they should be but not all of them work as many are moulded into the plastic shell. The working parts are the charging handle, fold out stock, standard safety, trigger safety and adjustment for the rear sight. There are magazine releases for both the pellet magazine and CO2 magazine but they are not in the traditional locations. It would have been nice if the ejection port cycled when being fired but it is also moulded into the polymer shell.
Reviewed by: Replica Airguns

Pros:

  • Very well made and has good weight and feel to it.
  • Blowback action gives a bit of recoil feel.
  • Rear sight is adjustable for windage, can also easily add a red dot.
  • Pre-test shooting results seems to be positive.
  • CO2 and magazine are both well covered to complete the realism of this replica.
  • Decent looking replica, fully Licensed B&T MP9.
  • Trigger feels pretty decent even though it is claimed to be 9.5 pounds of pull.
  • Lots of rail accessory mounting locations.
  • Working charging handle.
  • Fold out stock.

Cons:

  • Fold out stock is a bit flexible, would have been better in more solid plastic or even metal.
  • Pellet magazine release is a bit awkward.
  • No slide catch release or any way to know you are out of pellets other than counting or listening to the sound change.
  • Looks to have pretty low shots per CO2 like the other Gamo blowback pellet shooters.

Comments:
Overall, I really like the Gamo MP9 Blowback CO2 Pellet and BB Tactical Airgun, unlike the PT-85 and P-25, the Gamo MP9 is an actual replica and a fully licensed one. Not only that, the Gamo MP9 pellet pistol is a very good replica in terms of looks and function. I was able to get decent power and very good accuracy when I performed my pre-test. It's really great to see Gamo come out with a pellet gun replica this time around and what better gun to base it on other than the B&T MP9!

My YouTube Table Top & Shooting Review for the Gamo MP9 Blowback CO2 Pellet & BB Tactical Airgun:

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Friday
Oct192012

ASG/KWA MP9 A3 GBB Gas Blowback Airsoft Machine Pistol Review

Type: Airsoft Machine Pistol.
Manufacturer: ASG.
Model: ASG/KWC MP9 A3.
Materials: Metal & plastic.
Weight: 3.9 pounds.
Barrel: 5.5 inches, smooth bore.
Propulsion: GBB - Gas Blowback.
Action: Semi-full auto selectable SAO.
Ammunition Type: Airsoft 6mm Plastic BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 48 rounds.
FPS: Up-to 375.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the ASG/KWC MP9 A3 is single action only as the charging handle has to be pulled back to open and release the bolt for the first shot. There is a trigger safety but it is not noticeable when shooting this Airsoft machine gun. There is a short take-up and then a light release and short reset.
Accuracy: Right away I put my NcSTAR 1x25 Red Dot sight on the ASG/KWC MP9 A3 as it was a perfect fit for this small and compact machine pistol, it did not take long to sight it in and I was able to get decent accuracy in both semi auto and full auto burst due to the mild but very fast cycle rate. I was able to get a 2 inch grouping at 30 feet out using a rested position. In full auto mode the grouping did not really get too much wider. I also got between 350 and 370 fps when testing the ASG MP9 on my Chronograph.

Build Quality: The ASG/KWC MP9 A3 Airsoft Machine Pistol is built very well, using similar components that you would find on the real steel version so yes it has a plastic shell but that is to be expected. The ASG/KWC MP9 A3 does use lots of metal where it needs to be like in the internal parts, pins, bolt, barrel, rails and even the magazine. The fit and finish is near perfect!

Realism: I have to say the ASG/KWC MP9 A3 is pretty much a bang on copy of the real steel Brügger & Thomet MP9 A3. The only telltale sign is the ASG branding on the right side along with the 6mm caliber beside the ASG logo. One other small detail is the magazine which is metal on the Airsoft version where as you would find the real version uses a transparent polymer magazine.
Available at the: Canada Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Extremely fun to shoot and it sounds awesome!
  • Rate of fire is very fast and does not slow down much even when the gas is running low.
  • Good overall power for a short barreled gas blowback gun.
  • Very nice trigger with working trigger safety.
  • Excellent replica of the real steel version in just about every way.
  • Can add a lot of gear and make this gun your own.
  • Decent price for all you get out of the ASG MP9!

Cons:

  • Bolt didn't lock back for me when the gun got really cold?
  • Real magazine would actually be transparent polymer.

Comments:
I really like the ASG/KWC MP9 A3! I love the look, I love the features and the price is also really good for what you are getting. I was really impressed with the super high cycle rate and because of the small low weight bolt the gun does not move around too much or slow down in rounds per minute even when you do a full mag dump. There is however just enough blowback recoil to give you that GBB realistic feel! I also found that the magazine holds a lot of gas so it is possible to get two magazine worth of shots out of a single fill, that's around 100 shots. I also like how easy it is to add to the ASG/KWC MP9 A3, I had mine pimped out and looking amazing right away and suggest if you get one you do the same :)

My YouTube Video of the ASG/KWC MP9 A3 Airsoft Machine Pistol:

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Friday
Oct122012

ASG/KWA MP9 A3 B&T Airsoft Machine Pistol Added to Canada Store

This one has to be the coolest Machine Pistols out there!

The KWA (ASG) B&T MP9 A3 Black GBB is a compact gas blowback machine pistol licensed by the original manufacturer Brügger & Thomet, Switzerland. The A3 version has a bottom rail and a folding stock and the whole body is made of reinforced fiber polymer. The whole construction of the MP9 is very realistic and it is field stripped as the real thing. The cocking handle is functional with the realistic metal bolt. The B&T MP9 has adjustable hop-up and both semi and full auto firing mode can be selected. Furthermore the trigger has an active safety function.
  • Plastic 6mm Airsoft BB's
  • (GBB) Gas Blow Back
  • Semi & Full Auto
  • 366+ fps w/ .2g
  • Adjustable Hop Up
  • 3.9 lbs
  • 48 Round Magazine
  • 11.5 Inches Folded - 20.5 Inches Open
  • Reinforced Fiber Polymer Body
  • Field Strips like the Real Steel
  • NO CLEAR sections (All Black) and does NOT have orange tip!

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