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Saturday
Feb092013

Umarex Walther P38 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Field Test Shooting Review

Here is my official Field Test Shooting Video Review for my Umarex Walther P38 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol. As with my original Table Top Review, I shot pretty close to the manufacturers claimed 400 fps getting a 5 shot average of 392 fps.

And the same can be said with my accuracy pre test, both tests came in just about the same with an approximate 2 inch very well centered grouping shooting at the target from 20 feet out in a semi rested position. I even got 8 of the 10 rounds right in the 1.5 inch bullseye with only two rounds coming just outside. Good thing it was already pre sighted as the sight on the Umarex Walther P38 can not be adjusted. You can also expect to get a good 100 shots from a single CO2. I would also like to point out that even thought he slide is fairly light and the blowback is not full, The P38 still has a nice blowback snap to it.

The only real negative point I can make about the Umarex Walther P38 Replica Air Pistol is the somewhat medium to heavy trigger pull which I found a bit surprising since it has a single action only trigger? This was offset by the fact that The Umarex P38 had such good combined accuracy, power and CO2 efficiency wrapped up in a very believable Walther P38 Replica.

Watch my full Video Field Test Shooting YouTube Video below:

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Friday
Feb012013

Umarex Walther P38 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

Type: BB air pistol.
Manufacturer: Umarex USA.
Model: Walther P38.
Materials: Almost all metal.
Weight: 1.8 pounds (842 grams).
Barrel: Metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto blowback, single action only.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 20 round metal magazine.
FPS: 400.


Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Walther P38 CO2 Blowback BB Replica is a bit heavier than I expected it would be as it is a single action only trigger. There is a lot of take up initially but once you hit the release area, the release point is what I would describe as a medium to heavy pull for a single action shooter. With that said it did not seem to effect the accuracy at all and I was able to rifle off quick shots fairly easily.

Accuracy: I shot the Umarex Walther P38 BB Pistol at a target from 20 feet away in a semi rested position, and it performed very good getting just under a 2 inch grouping and very well centered on the target. The sights are not adjustable so adjusting the Umarex Walther P38 would not be possible except by using a modified aim point! My initial Chrony testing puts this BB shooter just under the 400 claimed fps range right in the 380 area which is not bad considering the rather cold day I was shooting on. I also managed to get five magazines worth of shots which is a vert respectable 100 shots per CO2.
Build Quality:
The Umarex Walther P38 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is almost all metal with the exception of the grips which is great to see! I found the fit and finish to also be very good with a nice Semi Gloss paint job that should wear well over time. Interestingly enough the Umarex Walther P38 has a removable barrel so I am assuming that perhaps Umarex will introduce some more barrel length options at some point?

Realism: The Umarex Walther P38 CO2 Blowback BB Airgun is very close to the real steel Walther P38 and even has the Walther P38 licensing on it. What I was really impressed with was the fact that all the mechanical parts do exactly what they would do on the real gun. On some other guns these parts are merely for show and moulded into the gun. The Blowback action, hidden CO2 screw and recessed barrel all help to make this Walther P38 Replica very believable!
Available From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Replicates the real steel version fairly well with all the working parts pretty much doing what they did on the original.
  • Nice that it has blowback while still gets decent fps and shots per CO2.
  • The Blowback had more feedback then I thought it would.
  • Mine seemed to be very well centered on target and got a good tight grouping.
  • CO2 is very well hidden in the handle.
  • Good weight fit and finish to it.
  • Glad to see a World War BB replica pistol!
  • Almost all metal.

Cons:

  • Had a rather heavy trigger for a single action only gun.
  • CO2 screw may be a bit hard to tighten for people with sausage fingers.
  • Some people may not like the high gloss finish.

Comments:
There are few older Classic Airguns out there, especially ones from the World War era! On that topic I would also like to see some old Single Action Army Cowboy Revolvers start to show up in the Replica Airgun market! As I was saying it is nice to see this Classic Walther P38 show up in what seems to be a sea of modern styled airgun replicas. Umarex not only came out with a BB shooting Walther P38, they made it very believable in terms of operation, while maintaining good overall airgun performance. I hope this is a trend that continues in the direction of companies offering more quality airgun replicas of guns from the past.

My YouTube Video Review for this great Umarex Replica Walther P38 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol:

Buy Umarex Walther P38 in Canada   -   Buy Umarex Walther P38 in the US

Friday
Jan112013

Umarex Walther P38 4.5mm CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Preview

I know I have been talking about this gun for some time now (Since last years SHOT Show) but the truth of the matter is Umarex did not release it all that quickly and when it did finally come out several months ago there was a recall and so the stock that came in quickly left again. So here we are now and I finally get to show everyone this very nice Umarex made Walther P38 BB shooting replica pistol.

At first glance it looks a lot like the Crosman C41, when I was at the 2012 SHOT Show visiting the Umarex booth, I thought they had just rebranded the Crosman's C41. When I took a closer look I could clearly see the difference and realism found in the Umarex Walther P38 version; like full Walther P38 licensing, blowback operation, working safety and slide catch. Pretty much everything that was missing from the Crosman C41. The Umarex P38 is a very accurate copy of a real steal P38 in almost every way.

All in all it looks to be another welcome and very realistic looking blowback BB Replica pistol and in this case one with a history that goes back to the way to World War II.

Buy Umarex Walther P38 in Canada   -   Buy Umarex Walther P38 in the US

 

Monday
Jan302012

Crosman C41 CO2 BB Pistol (Walther P38) Added to the Store

If you love the early war guns then this one will interest you for sure. This Crosman All Metal P38-ish looking replica may not be licensed but it does look the part of the Walther P38.

The Crosman C41 pistol features alloy construction that gives it a realistic weight and feel to a real firearm. A medium framed pistol, the C41 has ambidextrous checkered grips and is modeled after some of the famous German pistols the Walther P38.  Powered by a Powerlet® 12 gram CO2 cartridge, with muzzle velocities up to 495 fps, the C41 has an 18 round all metal spring fed drop out magazine that ensures accurate BB feeding with every shot. An easy slide grip guarantees quick CO2 replacement resulting in less downtime and more time on the range. Rear notch and front blade sights ensure accurate shots every time.
  • 4.5mm Steel BB's
  • CO2 Powered
  • 18 shot drop out magazine
  • 495 fps
  • 2 pounds
  • 5.1 inch steel rifled barrel
  • Double action only
  • Styled after the Walther P38

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

Thursday
Jan192012

SHOT Show 2012 Day 2 - ASG - Airsoft - Chiappa 22LR

OK, so I took a day off to appease the wife and did some "shopping" but then today it was back to business and I made the wife come along for the ride, she was a good sport about it so it all worked out!

I went back to Umarex and Crosman, just to verify a few things, first of all, the Umarex P38 is in fact a blowback pistol and it has a nice 400 claimed fps. I am looking forward to testing this one!.

I also went back to Crosman to checkout the C51 and the C*TT to see if the C51 Glock-ish looking replica had a polymer frame which it does and also to see if the C*TT is blowback which it is not :( But it is mostly metal and has a working slide so there is hope for the C*TT.

I dropped by the ASG booth but there was nothing really new there. I already have pretty much all their 4.5mm BB guns but they do have a nice selection of Airsoft guns, and speaking of Airsoft guns I am spending a significant amount of my time these days looking into the Airsoft market and what I can bring into Canada for sale. I have been talking with several suppliers and we should have some nice offering for us Canadians shortly so stay posted on this one...

Lastly, I have a few 22LR guns coming my way that I will be reviewing. yes I know they are not airguns but whenever I review a 22LR gun, I get a lot of questions and if you are like me, and you have your PAL, the 22LR guns make a nice addition to your low cost guns that you can buy and shoot for a fraction of the cost of the larger caliber guns out there.

Today I stopped by Chiappa and checked them out. I have a 1911 Tactical 22LR on the way that I will be reviewing and I may get some more 22LR from Chiappa down the road if the 1911 reviews well. By the way I also have a 22lR M22 ISSC "Glock" styled pistol also on it's way for review!

 

Well that's it from the Vegas  SHOT SHow 2012 for now, see you on the flip-side!