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Saturday
Apr272013

Umarex Walther CP99 .177 Caliber Pellet CO2 Air Pistol Table Top Review

Type: Pellet air pistol.
Manufacturer: UmarexUSA.
Model: Walther CP99.
Materials: Metal and plastic (polymer) construction.
Weight: 1 pound 10.5 ounces (752 grams).
Barrel: 3.3 inches, metal rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, single and double action.
Ammunition Type: .177 caliber pellets
Ammunition Capacity: 8 shot rotary magazine.
FPS: 360. 

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Walther CP99 is in the mid range for it's double action trigger pull with most of the effort at the beginning and middle stages as it cocks the hammer and indexes the rotary magazine, it does have a predictable release point making it easy to put pellets on target. By racking the rear slide you can put the CP99 in single action mode which makes the trigger pull much lighter and great for very accurate shots.
Accuracy: I shot this air pistol at a target from 20 feet away in a free semi rested position and it performed well getting a nice tight one inch eight shot grouping just to the left on the target. The sights can be adjusted for windage if your aim is off to one side or the other. With my preliminary Chrony Chronograph testing using 6.9 grain RWS lead pellets I got pretty close to the factory claim of 360fps with an average of right around 346 fps.

Build Quality: The Umarex Walther CP99 is a metal and polymer air gun with a good deal of metal components on the inside giving the Walther CPSport a decent overall weight and heft. It's worth mentioning that the Walther CP99 has a full size drop out magazine for holding the CO2 cartridge that gives the air gun some additional weight and functionality. The German made fit and finish is very good on the CP99 and the plastic quality is also very good.

Realism: The Umarex Walther CP99 is licensed by Walther and is based around the Walther P99. The frame is very similar to the P99 but the slide is not as accurate in terms of the real steel but you can definitely tell the Pellet shooting CP99 is a copy of a Walther P99. One of the biggest shortcomings is the safety, the real P99 does not have a safety but Umarex decided to put a rather large safety on the right hand slide area. I do however like the working de-cocker, slide catch for loading magazines and full size drop out magazine which give the Umarex CP99 a more realistic look and feel.
Purchased this gun in: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Slide catch and de-cocker are realistic and functional.
  • Rifled barrel.
  • Sights are adjustable for windage.
  • Slide catch and magazine release are fully functional.
  • Nice full size drop out CO2 magazine.
  • Good combination of power, accuracy and CO2 efficiency (I got about 100 shots from a CO2)!
  • Rail for accessories.
  • Walther licensing.
  • German Quality.

Cons:

  • Up in the higher price range.
  • Double action can have some stickier shots.
  • Kind of funny safety, not true to the real steel Walther P99.
  • No recessed barrel

Comments:
The Umarex Walther CP99 Pellet CO2 Air Pistol is a nice step up from the Walther CPSport I reviewed earlier. The CP99 is a much more accurate looking replica of the P99 and it also has more metal parts and a single and double action trigger. These added features do come with an additional $100 price tag but in my opinion are worth it. If you're a fan of the Walther line of pistols than you should probably take a look at the Umarex Walther CP99 as it would make a great addition to your airgun collection.

My YouTube Video Review of the Umarex Walther CP99 Pellet CO2 Air Pistol:

Buy the Black CP99 in Canada  -  Buy the Black CP99 in the US

Buy the Green CP99 in Canada  -  Buy the Green CP99 in the US

Friday
Sep072012

Umarex Walther PPQ Pellet/BB Pistol Added to the Canada Store

I've this one in the US Store for some time and thought it was time to bring it to the Canada Store.

The Walther PPQ CO2 Pistol is a pellet/ BB repeater powered by one 12g CO2 cylinder that hides in the grip of the BB pistol. An integrated accessory rail underneath the muzzle is a great place to add a tactical flashlight or an airgun laser.The Walther PPQ CO2 pistol has a manual slide lever safety, single action trigger, and a fixed blade front sight and an adjustable rear sight. This BB replica is not only a great BB gun for some fun plinking, but also makes a great target shooting and training pistol.
  • .177 Pellet & 4.5mm steel BB's
  • CO2 Powered
  • 8 round rotary magazine
  • 360 fps
  • 2.25 pounds
  • 3.9 inch steel rifled barrel
  • Double action only
  • Adjustable rear sight

Buy the PPQ in Canada   -   Buy the PPQ in the US

Friday
Jun172011

Umarex Walther CPSport CO2 Pellet Pistol

Recently I reviewed the Umarex Walther PPQ, a new airgun just released by Umarex. The PPQ kind of reminds me of the CPSPort in many ways, but the PPQ is a lower cost version of the CPSport. I think if you have a bit extra money to put into an airgun, go with the Umarex Walther CPSport CO2 Pellet Pistol as you get a much lighter and smoother trigger along with better build quality and a full size drop out CO2 magazine which is a very nice touch.

Look forward to my upcoming full review for this nice Walther Replica Air Pistol, but for now enjoy some photos...

Tuesday
Apr192011

Umarex Walther PPQ CO2 Pellet & BB Pistol Review

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Type: Pellet & BB air pistol.
Manufacturer: UmarexUSA.
Model: Walther PPQ.
Materials: Plastic (polymer) and metal construction.
Weight: 1.37 pounds.
Barrel: 3.9 inches, metal rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, double action only.
Ammunition Type: .177 caliber Pellets and 4.5mm BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 8 shot rotary magazine.
FPS: 360.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Walther PPQ is a bit on the heavy side with most of the effort at the beginning and middle stages, right near the release point it does seem to lighten up a great deal making it easy to put pellets on the target. Just don't expect the PPQ to be the quickest rapid fire gun on the block because of this.
Accuracy: I shot this air pistol at a target from 20 feet away in a free standing position, and it performed well getting an impressive 1.5 inch grouping very close to the center of the target. The sights can be adjusted for windage if your aim is off to one side or the other. My Chrony Chronograph testing using 6.9 grain lead pellets fluctuated between 300 and 360 fps.

Build Quality: This is an almost all external polymer air gun with a good deal of metal components on the inside giving the Walther PPQ a decent overall weight and heft. Some of the external metal parts worth noting are the safety switch, slide release, and trigger. The fit and finish is very good on the PPQ and the plastic is the good stuff - there is a difference!
Realism: The Umarex Walther PPQ is a licensed replica of the real Walther PPQ semi auto pistol. It is a very close looking copy with the exception of some of the trade marks (P99 Q instead of PPQ). There is a lot of attention to detail that helps make this gun very believable!
Provided by: UmarexUSA.

Pros:

  • Very reasonable price for a well made full featured airgun.
  • Excellent reproduction of the real Walther PPQ semi auto pistol.
  • Shoots both pellets and BB's.
  • Rifled barrel.
  • Easy to use yellow dot sights adjustable for windage.
  • Slide catch and safety are realistic and functional.
  • Well designed CO2 access both hides the CO2 and makes it easy to install.
  • Good combination of power, accuracy and CO2 efficiency (I got 80+ shots)!
  • Even though there is a lot of plastic on the outside, there is a lot of metal on the inside giving this airgun some weight and heft.

Cons:

  • The plastic exterior may put off some customers looking for metal guns.
  • The trigger is a might bit heavy making rapid fire something you have to work for!
  • The small .177 caliber viewable barrel port is a bit of a giveaway in terms of realism but may help a bit with fps.

Comments:
The Umarex Walther PPQ Pellet and BB CO2 air pistol took me a bit by surprise. Because the PPQ resides in the lower end price range, I was not expecting it to be as nice of an airgun as it turned out to be! The PPQ has a lot going for it: Shoots both Pellets or BB's, a rifled barrel, adjustable sights, good accuracy, decent power, efficient CO2 usage and good looks. These qualities make it very easy to overlook the mostly plastic exterior!

My YouTube Video Review for this versatile Pellet and BB CO2 Pistol:

Buy the PPQ in Canada   -   Buy the PPQ in the US

Monday
Apr182011

My Umarex Walther PPQ CO2 Pellet Pistol Adventure

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I had a little adventure today. I needed to pick up an Umarex PPQ CO2 Pellet Pistol sent to me for review purposes by Umarex USA. The reason it was such an adventure was because Umarex USA was only able to send the PPQ Pellet Shooter to an address in the US and I live in Canada! No problem as I am very used to this No-Canada ship-to policy with many businesses. My work around is to ship to a warehouse in the US that specializes in shipping and receiving products for Canadians just like me.

I recently picked myself up a little 250cc Kawasaki KLX250SF Super Motard for doing my running around and today the weather was actually pretty good so I called up a riding buddy and out we went to pick up my Umarex Walther PPQ. The hardest part is actually getting into the US, if you say anything about business or picking "going to get something", you open yourself up to a hailstorm of questioning so you're always better off to go with the standard "I'm going shopping at the mall" or something like that. I have tried to be honest and every time it ends up being a three hour interrogation... 

So I made it across into the US and picked up my PPQ, stuffed it in my backpack, grabbed some Mexican food for lunch (it's always way better in the US), went for a joy ride, and then we headed back to Canada with my airgun tucked away securely in my backpack.

I know my airgun laws so I was not worried about crossing back into Canada, the worst that could happen at the boarder was getting pulled aside and asked to pay some duty and/or taxes. It was actually kind of funny because the boarder guard asked me to pull the gun out and hand it to him so he could check it out and make sure it wasn't a real gun or "Replica" non-shooting gun.

As I put my hand in the bag I said "do you want me to hand it to you", I wanted to makes sure I had not misheard him, that would have been an uncomfortable situation all around! I was thinking the whole time "I wonder what the people behind me are thinking" as we pass back and forth what looks like a real hand gun and then I just drive off like nothing happened.

Anyways, I have to say the Canadian boarder guards are generally really good about this kind of thing as long as you are honest with them and stay within the law of course.

So now I have this rather nice little pellet shooting Walther PPQ Replica to review for you all tomorrow! Make sure to check out my review! I plan on doing a full review complete with Chronograph fps and an accuracy shooting tests.

Buy the PPQ in Canada   -   Buy the PPQ in the US