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Friday
May022014

Umarex Walther PPS CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Field Test Shooting Review

First off, make sure to checkout my Table Top Review for the Umarex Umarex Walther PPS CO2 Blowback BB Pistol so you can get the specs and details on this fine BB pistol.

In this Field Test Shooting Video I do my traditional Chronograph test where I shoot five 4.5mm Steel BB's using a brand new CO2 cartridge to see what kind of real word Feet Per Second performance we get out of the Umarex Walther PPS. On this day I averages right around 370 fps which is not bad considering it is claimed to have 360 fps. The temperature was right around 24 Celsius or 75 Fahrenheit so it was neither cold or hot.

Moving on with the Accuracy Shooting Test, I set myself up 30 feet away using a semi-rested stance (Sand bag up front, standing in the back) I did not get my best grouping in this test, with my 10 shot group spreading out to almost 3.5 inches. During my previous pretest, I was able to shoot a tighter 2 inch group with 10 well placed shots using the Umarex Walther PPS.

Even with my less then best results in the accuracy department, I still love this pistol, it has a reasonable trigger with a nice snappy blowback that is a bit surprising from such a tiny BB pistol, FPS is also good considering its size and I know this gun is able to shoot much tighter than I performed during this test.

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Friday
Apr182014

Umarex Walther PPS CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

Type: BB blowback air pistol.
Manufacturer: Umarex.
Model: Walther PPS.
Materials: Metal and plastic.
Weight: 1.3 pounds. (598 grams) 
Barrel: 3 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, single action only.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 18 round drop out metal stick magazine.
FPS: 360 claimed.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Walther PPS is pretty good overall. This pistol mechanically is very similar to the ASG Bersa BP9CC so it shares a similar trigger system that picks up a BB during the first part of the trigger pull allowing the BB to enter the barrel and then on the second part of the trigger pull the internal hammer is released. The hammer is set in the cocked position from the blowback action so the actual trigger pull is fairly light. You can feel a bit of friction when the BB is being moved into the barrel but it is not drastic. Overall trigger pull length is about medium with a very predictable release point.
Accuracy: I did my pre-test of the Umarex Walther PPS CO2 Blowback BB Pistol from 30 feet back shooting at a paper target using a semi rested position (sand bag up front and standing in the back). My 10 shot grouping was just a bit below the center bulls eye and very well centered left and right All 10 BB's stayed within 2 inches with a nice even spread. The Umarex Walther PPS also shot right around the 360 fps range on this not so warm spring day so I would expect it to hit significantly higher than the claimed 350 fps on hot summer days.

Build Quality: The Umarex Walther PPS for it's rather low retail price is very good quality, again comparable to the ASG Bersa BP9CC since I believe both guns are made in the same factory. Fit is very good, everything works well and the slide has next to no wobble, I especially like the way the allen key is built into the CO2 hatch which allows for no need to a CO2 tab to have to accommodate with a bulkier but plate. The finish is also very nice, I did not see any wear mark appear with use and the plastic used in the frame seems to be very high quality.
Realism: The Umarex Walther PPS BB Pistol is a fully licensed replica of the real steel Walther PPS compact cary pistol. It is an extremely close copy in both looks and feel, has a nice snappy blowback action and has a working slide catch release that hold back when the magazine is empty. The slide movement is shorter than expected but this does allow for better power and CO2 usage, it also would have been nice to have a full size drop out magazine but the stick magazine with it's full size but plate does a nice job of still making this replica Airgun look very believable.
Available in the: Canada Replica Airguns Store & US Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Well priced for what you get in our Canada Store, less cost than the ASG Bersa BP9CC.
  • Nice accuracy, power for such a small short barreled pistol.
  • Really nice replica of the original Walther PPS and fully licensed.
  • Great small size weight and feel to it.
  • Fit and finish is very good.
  • Decent blowback action for such a small pistol.
  • Working slide catch and release.
  • Love the built in Allen Key.
  • Stick mag hits the CO2 screw nicely. 

Cons:

  • Not field strip-able.
  • Only partial blowback action.
  • Has a stick magazine rather than a full size magazine.

Comments:
I really liked the ASG Bersa BP9CC when I review it because it was such a well rounded gun in a very compact and well built design. The Umarex Walther PPS perhaps exceeds the Bersa BP9CC since it is even more compact, seems to have a bit more blowback recoil while still retaining decent fps and accuracy, and the Umarex PPS has a superior design when it comes to the built in allen key for tightening the CO2. You even get all of this for less cost then the ASG BErsa BP9CC. Don't get me wrong, I would not be without either gun, but if I could only have one it would be the Umarex Walther PPS

Watch my YouTube Review for the Umarex Walther PPS CO2 Blowback BB Pistol:

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Umarex Walther PPS and Colt Python 357 CO2 BB Pistol Preview Video

In this YouTube Update Video Preview I show you around two brand new Umarex CO2 BB pistols, the Umarex Walther PPS and the Umarex Colt Python 357, both recently added to our online Replica Airguns Store.

The Umarex Walther PPS is a full licensed CO2 BB Blowback replica of the real steel super compact Walther PPS and it compares well to the ASG Bersa BP9CC that I reviewed earlier and by the way ended up being one of my favorite compact air pistols. That said I think the Umarex Walther PPS is the new king! It is even more compact yet has great fps for a super small CO2 pistol, shot very accurate even from 30 feet out and has more blowback recoil than the larger Bersa BP9CC!

Here are some of the specifications for the Walther PPS CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol: 

  • Velocity: 350 fps
  • Length: 6.4”
  • Barrel Length: 3”
  • Weight: 1.2lbs
  • Magazine Capacity: 18 Rounds
  • Power: 12 gram CO2
  • Ammo: 4.5mm Steel BB
  • Material: Metal and Plastic
  • Action: Blowback Single Action Only

Umarex added another shell loading revolver to their collection, the fully licensed Colt Python 357 and again this revolver uses CO2 and shoots 4.5mm Steel BB's that are preloaded into 6 included brass shells. Out of all the 4.5mm shell loading revolvers to date, I have to say the Colt Python 357 is the heaviest coming in at just under 3 pounds. The trigger hammer combination is also very smooth and it has a fully adjustable rear sight for windage and elevation.

Here are some of the specifications for the Colt Python 357 4.5mm BB Revolver:

  • Velocity: 400 fps
  • Length: 11.75”
  • Barrel Length: 5.5”
  • Weight: 2.75lbs
  • Magazine Capacity: 6 Rounds
  • Power: 12 gram CO2
  • Ammo: 4.5mm Steel BB
  • Material: Almost all Metal
  • Action: Single and Double Action

Watch my YouTube Preview Video of the Umarex Walther PPS and Colt Python 357 BB Pistols:

Buy the Umarex Walther PPS in Canada

Buy the Umarex Walther PPS in the US

Buy the Umarex Colt Python 357 in Canada

Buy the Umarex Colt Python 357 in the US