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Friday
Jun172016

Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

Type: BB air pistol.
Distributer: Umarex.
Model: Smith & Wesson M&P40.
Materials: Metal and polymer build.
Weight: 1.61 pounds (730 grams).
Barrel: 3.5 inches Brass, non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x1.
Action: Semi auto blowback, single action only.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 15 rounds.
FPS: 310.

Trigger Pull: The single action only trigger pull on the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is very nice, there is some take up required be for the release but the release or break point is very smooth, perhaps a little too smooth since there is no real noticeable resistance so you will have to get use to the range in the trigger pull in which the release takes place. Since there is no external hammer you will need to draw the slide back in order to cock the internal striker.

Accuracy: Make sure to checkout my full Field Test Shooting Video for the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol where I test out this fun S&W M&P40 BB shooting replica by shooting some BB's through my chronograph and also at a paper target to find out how it performs. In summary I was able to get an average of around 300 fps and accuracy in the 2 inch size groupings from 30 feet away. Not bad for a full blowback short barrel CO2 BB pistol. It did shoot a little low so some manual target sighting adjustments may be required.

Build Quality: Very good, with metal and plastic construction where you would find it on the real steel S&W M&P40. I am fairly certain the  the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is made by KWC which has produce some other nice quality examples of other full blowback replica BB and Airsoft pistols. As with most KWC powder coated airguns, you will get some wear in the high spots of the finish over time but this is true even with real steel blued guns.

Realism: This is by far the best example of a 4.5mm BB shooting Smith & Wesson M&P out there, I have had several real steel M&P40 owners comment on how accurate this BB copy really is including how the barrel drops from its locked position and angles down and up during blowback operation. You even get interchangeable grip backstraps to accommodate different sized hands. And of course all the mechanical parts function as you would expect them to including being able to fully field strip the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol
Available at the: Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Most accurate looking steel BB shooting replica of the S&W M&P40 to date.
  • Good weight and feel to it.
  • Metal and plastic parts where you would find them on the real steel version.
  • Realistic working safety and working slide catch and release.
  • Full size dropout metal magazine that holds BB's and CO2.
  • Can be field stripped like original Smith & Wesson M&P40.
  • Fully Smith & Wesson licensed via Umarex.
  • Rail for add on accessories.
  • White dot sight with adjustable front sight for windage.
  • Comes with three sizes of interchangeable grip backstraps.

Cons:

  • FPS may be low for some people that like the more powerful CO2 pistols.
  • Shoots a bit low out of the box.
  • Ugly white warning instruction on the slide. 

Comments:
Many of us have been waiting for a blowback Smith & Wesson M&P and now we have one. Thanks to Umarex, we also get it in a fully licensed version to make it even more realistic! Everything about the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is so very accurate to the real steel version other than of course the fact that it shoots 4.5mm Steel BB's using CO2 but isn't that why we are interested in it in the first place? If you are a Real Steel S&W M&P owner than you are going to have to get yourself one of these as a low cost and easily accessible training alternative. A great choice fro anyone else looking for an ultra realistic 4.5mm CO2 blowback pistol what ever your purpose is.

My YouTube Videos for the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol:

Buy the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol in Canada

Sunday
Jun122016

Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Field Test Review

I have already done a Preview Video where I show you around the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol so check that video out for a closer look.

In this Field Test Shooting video I take out my Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol and put five shots through my Chronograph to see what the real word velocity performance will be, I also test the accuracy of the Smith & Wesson M&P40 by placing ten shots down range at a paper target setup 30 feet back using a semi rested shooting position(Pistol rested on a sandbag while standing in the back). I also include some slow motion video of the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Pistol blowback action close up for you to see how it cycles.

For my Feet Per Second portion testing I inserted a brand new CO2 cartridge along with 5.1 grain RWS nickel coated 4.5mm Steel BB's. The temperature outside was 15 degrees Celsius (59 Fahrenheit), so not overly warm or cold, On a warmer day I would expect a little higher fps for sure. Umarex claims a velocity of 310 fps from this pistol, As my Chronograph was misbehaving a little I was only able to get a three shot to record but was able to get a fairly realistic average of 299 which was pretty close to the claimed fps for the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol.

Moving on to the Target Accuracy portion of my Field Test, all 10 shots landed within a 2 inch grouping, not bad for a full blowback BB pistol. I did notice the shots where a little low so some sight placement adjustments would be required depending on your shooting range since the sights on the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol are non-adjustable for elevation, they are however adjustable for windage using the front sight to make adjustments. The blowback action is nice and heavy and the single action only trigger release is fairly light and kind of sneaks up on you a bit til you get used to it. You should be able to get around 4 magazines out of the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol as long as you take some time in-between loading up your magazines to let both the magazine and gun warm up a bit from the cold CO2.

I have been waiting a while for this version of the Full Blowback Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 BB Pistol, and I am happy to say I am not disappointed in the least, it's a really great replica from Umarex and a must have BB pistol in my books!

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Friday
Jan292016

SHOT Show 2016 - Umarex Airguns Interview

In this 2016 SHOT Show Interview I talk with Nichol Goines from Umarex USA. Nichol and I discuss some new and somewhat revised products from Umarex like the Full Blowback Smith & Wesson M&P40, the soon to finally be released Beretta Model 92 A1, a new Pellet version of last years Colt Single Action Army Revolver and a reappearance and revision of the Walther PPK CO2 Blowback BB pistol.

Last year Umarex introduced their Colt Single Action Army CO2 BB Revolvers and I would say last year they where on of my highlight airguns for the show. They have been selling like gang-busters! One question people have been asking is if there will be a pellet shooting version? Well now there is and like the Steel BB version the pellets load from the back of the shell making it super easy to reload the removable brass shells. The new Pellet SAA Revolver also has a rifled barrel to help with accuracy.

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I would have to say this years gun highlight well at least from Umarex is their new Smith & Wesson M&P40 full blowback CO2 BB Pistol. It is a perfect copy of the real steal version complete with a full size drop out magazine and full Beretta licensing. I really hope this one ships soon and does not get delayed like the Beretta Model 92 A1 introduced last year and still yet to be shipped :(

Speaking of the Beretta Model 92 A1 CO2 Blowback BB pistol. It is finally getting released this February and like the S&W M&P40, is a virtual identical replica of the original Beretta Mod. 92 A1 complete with full blowback, a full size drop out magazine and of course all the trades and licensing in all the right locations.

Last and not least but still worth noting is the CO2 Blowback BB shooting Walther PPK. It kind of dropped out of productions which is a real shame since it was the replica BB pistol that got all of this started for me several years back and to this day is still a lot of fun ot shoot! Even James Bond went back to the PPK for the latest 007 movie! Well it's back and this time Umarex got rid of the ugly CO2 tab and replaced it with a discreet Allen key screw. Saves us all from doing the CO2 screw mod :)

Wednesday
Dec032014

Range Day - Shooting All Kinds of Real Guns

It has been way too long since I got to go to the gun range and shoot my "big boy" guns! I say that sarcastically, sure my real steel guns are fun to shoot but it sure costs a lot of money and basically all we really do is shoot paper targets. Shooting at papper targets is fun for a while but I kind of enjoy shooting my airguns at pretty much any type of target I choose to shoot at. And of course any time I want to and for pennies per shot.

So getting back to Range Day shooting my real steel big boy guns ;) I went with a couple of buddies of mine and we shot a nice variety of guns. My Norinco NP-30 double stack 45 cal 1911, my Wyoming Arms Parker 10mm, a couple of my friends Glock 40 cals, my Norinco NP-34 P228 and Norinco Tokarev Type 54 9mm pistols, my Chiappa 1911-22 and ISSC M22 22LR pistols, a nice Sig Mosquito 22LR, my buddies S&W M&P 15-22 22LR rifle along with my ISSC MK22 SCAR 22LR rifle and my friends mighty custom Ruger Mini 14 in .223 caliber...

It was a cold day but a really fun day and it gave me a chance to really use my iPhone 6 plus camera for its slow-motion capabilities in a decent lighting situation.

Enjoy the footage of these "real guns" shooting in real time and slowed down.

Saturday
Mar122011

UMAREX S&W M&P CO2 4.5MM BB PISTOL REVIEW

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Type: BB air pistol.
Manufacturer: Umarex.
Model: Smith & Wesosn M&P.
Materials: Mostly plastic construction with a few metal parts.
Weight: 1 pound.
Barrel: 4.25 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, double action.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 19 round magazine.
FPS: 480.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on this gun is medium weight and a bit long, the break point is a bit hard to predict but once you get used to it being on the long side it shoots pretty good.
Accuracy: This was my second time shooting the S&W M&P at a target from 20 feet away in a free standing position, and this time it performed not as good as the as the first time i shot it - or should I say maybe I didn't perform as well as the first time shooting? Either way, this gun is capable of shooting a 1 inch group from about 20 feet away.
Build Quality: The Smith & Wesson M&P is built about as cheaply as they come with an almost all plastic construction, even the plastic is kind of cheap looking when compared to another mostly plastic air gun like the H&K USP which looks much nicer even though it too uses a lot plastic in its build materials. With that said, the S&W M&P seemed to function just fine.
Realism: The Umarex S&W M&P is a licensed replica of the real Smith & Wesson M&P 40 pistol. It is a very close looking copy with teh exception of it being mostly plastic and lighter in weight.
Purchased this gun from: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Good accuracy and power combination.
  • All metal drop out magazine.
  • Good replica in terms of accuracy compared to there real S&W M&P 40.
  • Would make a great gun prop for TV or Movie.
  • Inexpensive to own and shoot.

Cons:

  • All plastic except for magazine.
  • Light weight makes it feel cheap.
  • Plastic is very shiny, a more matt finish would have looked better and more realistic.
  • I don't like the screw holes - a dead giveaway.

Comments:
This is another low cost replica air gun from Umarex designed for the more entry level buyer. I wasn't a big fan of the Umarex S&W M&P even before I bought, I purchased it mainly for the comparison review. I have to say the S&W M&P has grown on me soemhwat after shooting and reviewing it, as it does shot well and has great sights on it. I like the fact that the S&W M&P is very true to the original pistol in appearance which as I mentioned before makes it a great candidate as a low cost prop gun for TV and Movie sets.

My YouTube Video Review for the S&W M&P CO2 Airgun:

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