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KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol Field Test Review

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I will start of this Field Test Shooting video by saying that the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol is not going to be an action shooter since it is a single action only gun much like the old west 6 shooters but in this case it is not a revolver but rather what looks like a semi auto Tokarev. Once you get over that and accept that there will be no action shooting with the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol, then we can get back to having some good old shooting fun with it.

For my Chronograph Test to find out if the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol get’s close to KWC’s 423 claimed fps I loaded up the Full Size Drop Out Metal Magazine with around 10 BB’s in hopes of getting at least 5 recorded shots to determine a real world velocity. Initially the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol was shooting poorly with the velocity going up and down a lot even as low as 200 fps but as I finished off the 10 round magazine things started to improve a bit. So I loaded up another 10 rounds and gave it another go. This second time around the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol performed much better getting an Average of 370 fps which is a lot closer to the clamped fps by KWC.

You may wonder why the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol was not so good out of the box, I think perhaps the CO2 valve just needed a little bit of break in time, perhaps there was some machining residue in the valve area that was hampering things and after a bit of shooting it clear it out? Either way I did not have any more problems with the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol after the first 10 rounds. The temperature in the Indoor Airgun Sea Can Shooting Range was 24 degrees Celsius or 75 degrees Fahrenheit and I did use a brand new CO2 for this test as always.

For my Accuracy Test the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol I shot 10 rounds into a paper target from 30 feet away using a seated and rested shooting position. I was able to get 8 of the shots all within about an inch of each other with 2 of the shots coming out just a bit. One of the straggler shots I actually saw hook to the right which makes me think it may have been a BB that was a little deformed, this can happen sometimes. The KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol did shoot about 2.5 inches high and just slightly to the left out of the box and since the sights are non-adjustable you will want to aim a bit low on your target at least at 30 foot ranges.

I found the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol to be a decent BB shooter capable of 1 inch groupings at 30 feet out and getting close to 400 fps, I imagine since it does not have blowback and your shots are not going to be very rapid that you will get at least 100 shots per CO2. The trigger is Single Action Only so I was expecting it to be lighter than it was so you will have to get a bit use to it as I did have to apply more pressure than I was expecting. Overall the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol is another nice addition to the Tokarev line of Airguns and should be considered if this is what you are looking for.

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, CO2, Field Test, Pistol, Review, YouTube Video Tags: KWC, TT-33, Tokarev

KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol Field Test Review

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I have been looking forward to making this Filed Test Shooting Review for some time now. I have reviewed lots of other KWC CO2 BB 1911’s in the past but this is the first pellet shooting version and it even has a full size drop out metal magazine that holds the CO2 and duel 6 round rotary magazines. Sure there is no blowback operation and the trigger is double action only but it does have a rifled barrel and I was hoping it would get decent accuracy because of this. Let’s find out…

Starting with my Chronograph test to see if I could hit the 345 fps claimed velocity on the outside of the KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol Box, as always I used a brand new CO2 cartridge for testing. I then loaded 6 RWS Super-H-Point 6.9 grain lead pellets into the 6 round rotary magazines and fired off 6 shots to get an average. Even using these lead non-hypervelocity pellets I was able to get an average of 341 fps with some of the faster shots hitting 350 fps so yes the KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol does get the pellets up to 345 fps as claimed by KWC. The temperature was about average at right around 24 degrees Celsius or 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Time for the accuracy potion of my Field Test Shooting Review for the KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol. Since the KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol has twin 6 round rotary magazines, I decided to shoot them all off and get a 12 round grouping on my paper target setup 30 feet down range shooting from a seated and rested position. My first 6 rounds all hit well within 1 inch or less of each other about 1.5 inches high from the bullseye and just a tad to the left. I then rotated the KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol 6 shot rotary magazine to the remaining 6 rounds and again almost all of them shot right on top of the first 6 rounds, I did pull one shot a bit that hit low and then may have pulled another shot just a little bit high from the 1 inch group but 10 of the 12 rounds ended up making a nice 1 inch hole in the target.

Even though the KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol has a double action only trigger, it is very usable in terms of placing accurate shots on target. The trigger is really not too heavy and does have a predictable break and release point to it. The gun holds just like any other 1911 I have shot but is slightly lighter and a little bit top heavy since it has a polymer frame to go along with the metal slide and magazines. If you’re looking for a realistic looking and feeling pellet firing 1911 with decent fps and excellent accuracy then look no further than the KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol.

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, CO2, Field Test, Pellet, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: KWC, M1911, SA 1911

Should I buy KWC or Another Brands Version?

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The question comes up often about which Airgun to buy. Customers are wondering when they are looking at a specific Airgun and they see several similar products but from different companies, are they the same gun and if so which one should they decide to buy?

One of the biggest Airgun suppliers out there is for sure KWC, their BB and Airsoft guns are redistributed through companies like Umarex, Crosman, Sig Sauer, ASG, Gletcher and more. Often times the companies that redistribute KWC Airguns hold licensing agreements with real gun manufacturers like Smith & Wesson, Glock, Colt, Beretta, Sig Sauer, Taurus to name a few… KWC makes the Airguns in their Taiwanese factory but they are not allowed to put a real gun manufacturer license on the Airguns they distribute directly so KWC distributed Airguns will generally be all black.

I have also seen companies like Umarex distribute a new KWC Airgun that I have not seen yet from KWC, I believe KWC works with these big name Airgun companies directly and will build a new gun or variation of an existing KWC Airgun for them and give that Company an exclusive for a period of time. KWC will eventually regain the rights to sell that Airgun model directly after 6 months to a year.

Now that you know a little bit more on how it all works let’s get back to whether you should buy a KWC branded Airgun or other Brands same Airgun. It really comes down to I would say three factors. Do you want a Licensed version of the Airgun you are buying? Is there a price difference? Which gun is available to buy when I am ready to buy?

When you buy the Licensed version of the KWC Airgun redistributed through a third part Airgun Company you will often get a lot more writing on the Airgun than just the Gun Manufacturers name. Warning information comes to mind and does not look all that attractive on the slide where it is usually found in bright white lettering. If you like a cleaner look and don’t mind the lack of licensing then the KWC distributed version will generally be all back, nice and clean looking.

You would think buying the KWC Version that is sold more directly to the end customer would be the less expensive of the options because less hands are involved in the selling process. This is not always true, it is more about supply and demand, if more people want the cleaner looking KWC version but it’s harder to get ahold of than the price of the KWC version may actually be higher than say the Umarex or Crosman version. So shop around if price is the deciding factor as the guns are going to be mechanically the same with just some slight cosmetic differences between them.

Lastly, availability maybe what eventually leads you to buy a KWC version over an Umarex, or Crosman or Sig version since if the gun is not in stock well you may have limited options and so the one in stock is going to be perhaps your only option! Don’t feel like you got short changed, again these guns are virtually all the same at the end of the day no matter if you buy it from KWC, Umarex, Crosman, Sig Sauer, ASG, Gletcher or whomever.

Categories: 6mm, 4.5mm / .177 cal, Airsoft, BB, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Full Auto, Pistol, Pellet, Review, Revolver, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: KWC, M1911, Sig Sauer ASP, ASG, Crosman, Gletcher, Umarex

KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: BB Pistol.
Manufacturer: KWC.
Model: TT-33.
Materials: Mostly all Metal with some plastic parts.
Weight: 1.54 pounds (700 grams).
Barrel: Non-rifled.
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2.
Action: Non-Blowback - single action only trigger and hammer.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 19 rounds.
FPS: 423

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol is strictly single action only, and I mean like a Single Action Only Revolver. You will need to cock the hammer manually with each shot since the trigger does not actuate the hammer as it is only used to release the hammer. And since there is no blowback action the slide recoil will also no accurate the hammer. Because fo this don’t expect the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol to be an action shooter but the trigger is decent on it since it is short and not too heavy.

Accuracy: You are going to have to wait just a little bit for my Field Test Shooting result since I have not tested or shot the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol. I hope to have this information for you next week when I do my Field Test Shooting Video for the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol.

Build Quality: The KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol is built well enough with a mostly metal construction. It feels very solid and the only plastic parts I can tell for sure being the grips. Everything else appears to be all metal. The entire gun is basically two separate halves joined together with screws that you can see but in terms of being well built I would have to say the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol is a very solid well built airgun.

Realism: This is one area where the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol may let a few people down, there is not working slide or blowback operation and with the screws required to join the two haves of the gun being fairly visible on the right side of the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol, it does take away form the realism. The biggest downside for me is the lack of an ejection port entirely, not even a fake one etched into the slide? On the hotter hand you do get a recessed barrel, full size drop out metal magazine and I like the way KWC worked the safety into the slide catch release rather than adding another safety somewhere on the gun where it was not meant to be.

Pros:

  • One of a handful of 4.5mm BB shooting Tokarev replicas out there.

  • Very solid and weighty gun for it’s size. Mostly all metal.

  • Full size drop out metal magazine that holds the CO2 and BB’s.

  • Recessed barrel adds to realism.

  • Non-blowback will increase fps and CO2 efficiency.

  • SAO trigger shoudl help with accuracy.

  • Did a good job of making the safety discreet by working it into the slide catch release.

Cons:

  • No action shooting since it has a SAO trigger/hammer.

  • No Blowback operation and no ejection port on slide?

  • Has the rather noticeable assembly screws on the slide.

Comments:

I like certain things about the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol and then some things make it hard for me to like it. I like the weigth and feel and almost entirely full metal build including the full size drop out metal magazine. I also expect the single action only trigger to work well for getting some decent accuracy. On the other hand having to cock the hammer on what shoudl be a semi auto pistol is a bit weird and the lack of the ejection port completely on the slide is a big oversight in my books. Maybe the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol will redeem itself when I do my Field Test Shooting video next week and sway me back to the in favor side? We will have to wait and see.

My YouTube Table Top Video of the KWC Model TT-33 CO2 SAO Non-Blowback BB Pistol:

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, CO2, Pistol, Review, Single Shot, YouTube Video, Semi Auto Tags: KWC, Tokarev, TT-33

KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: Pellet air pistol.
Distributer: KWC.
Model: M1911.
Materials: Metal and polymer build.
Weight: 2.2 pounds (990 grams).
Barrel: Rifled steel.
Propulsion: CO2 x1.
Action: Semi auto non-blowback, double action only.
Ammunition Type:.177 caliber pellets.
Ammunition Capacity: 12 rounds.
FPS: 345.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol is not what your would expect from a real steel 1911 since the KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol is a double action only shooter as com[pared to a single action only trigger like what you would find on an actual 1911. That said it works fairly well as long as you make sure to full release it after each shot, short releases may result in the hammer not going back all the way. As with most double action triggers it is a bit long and heavy bit not unusable, just the prepared to get a little bit of a finger workout.

Accuracy: I have not shot the KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol just yet but will be doing so shortly so stay posted for my Field Test Shooting video for the KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol. I expect it to do fairly well in terms of accuracy and power since there is no blowback and the barrel is rifled.

Build Quality: The KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol is built just like all the other KWC airguns, it’s not going to be the best quality you have ever seen but it is very good and KWC has been making airguns for a while not not just for themselves but for other companies like Umarex, Gletcher, ASG, Crosman and even Sig Sauer. You will find metal on this gun where it matters… The slide, full size drop out metal magazine and of course lots of internal parts. The frame, trigger, fake hammer, magazine release and slide catch are all plastic. Fit and finish is good overall.

Realism: The KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol really does look and feel like a real steel 1911 A1 pistol with the exception of the trigger. everything is is really believable even though not all parts are work like the slide, slide catch release, fake hammer… On a real 1911 A1 the frame would also be metal adding to the overall weight but the KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol comes in at 2.2 pounds so it’s no lightweight and with the metal magazine in the hun it has good balance to it.

Available at the: Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Good weight and solid feeling gun. Lots of metal where you need it.

  • All metal full size drop out magazine holds CO2 and 12 pellets.

  • Decent looking replica of 1911 A1.

  • One of a few CO2 1911 pellet pistols out there.

  • Recessed barrel helps with look of realism.

  • Rifled barrel will help with accuracy.

  • Non-blowback operation with increased fps and CO2 efficiency.

  • More realistic looking than the Umarex pellet 1911 for a lot less money.

Cons:

  • No blowback - slide does not move either.

  • Hammer moves but does not cock so no single action shooting.

  • Trigger action is bit heavy but not not too bad for a double action trigger.

Comments:

I’m a bit on the fence with the KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol. It looks really good and has a lot of potential in terms of power and accuracy over the Cybergun/KWC Blowback BB version which has always been a favorite of mine. Maybe it will impress me when I get to my Field Test Shooting Review for it but will it be enough to win me over the realism of shooting the full blowback BB version? I guess we will have to find out!

My YouTube Videos for the KWC M1911 Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol:

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, CO2, Pellet, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: KWC, M1911, M1911 A1

KWC M92 - 24/7 - M1911 - TT-33 Update Unboxing Video

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Some new guns came in for me to highlight, some will get full reviews and some are KWC unlicensed versions of some Airguns I have already reviewed so this unboxing update video will suffice for them.

KWC PT 24/7 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol

  • Type: Airsoft Pistol

  • Manufacturer: KWC

  • Model: 24/7

  • Materials: Metal slide & Polymer Frame

  • Weight: 797 g (1.76 lb)

  • Barrel: Metal

  • Power Source: 12 g CO2 x 1

  • Action: Semi-Automatic Blowback SAO

  • Ammo Type: 6 mm Airsoft BBs

  • Ammo Capacity: 17 Rounds

  • FPS: 440

  • Buy in Canada

  • Buy in the US

KWC M1911 NBB CO2 Pellet Pistol

  • Type: Pellet Pistol

  • Manufacturer: KWC

  • Model: M1911

  • Materials: Metal Slide & Frame

  • Weight: 990 g (2.18 lb)

  • Barrel: Metal Rifled

  • Power Source: 12 g CO2 x 1

  • Action: Semi-Automatic DAO

  • Ammo Type: .177 Caliber Pellets

  • Ammo Capacity: 12 Rounds

  • FPS: 345

  • Buy in Canada

  • Buy in the US

KWC TT-33 Tokarev SAO CO2 BB Pistol

  • Type: BB Pistol

  • Manufacturer: KWC

  • Model: Model TT-33

  • Materials: Metal Slide & Frame

  • Weight: 700 g (1.54 lb)

  • Barrel: Metal

  • Power Source: 12 g CO2 x 1

  • Action: Semi-Automatic SAO

  • Ammo Type: .177 Caliber Pellets

  • Ammo Capacity: 12 Rounds

  • FPS: 345

  • Buy in Canada

  • Buy in the US

KWC M92 Blowback CO2 BB/Airsoft Pistol

  • Type: BB/Airsoft Pistol

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, 6mm, Airsoft, BB, Blowback, CO2, Full Auto, Pellet, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: KWC, M92, Taurus PT24 24/7, M1911, TT-33, Tokarev, Beretta

Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Field Test Review

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Make sure to checkout my Table Tope Video review for the Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol if you want to see some close-up video along with details and specifications for it.

In this Field Test Shooting video for the Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol I take it through a series of tests to see what kind of velocity and accuracy we can expect form the Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol.

To see what kind of power the Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol has I place 5 shots through my Chronograph using a brand new CO2 and 5.1 grain standard steel BB’s. The temperature inside my Sea Can indoor airguns shooting range was about 22 degrees Celsius or 70 degrees Fahrenheit so not too warm or too cold, perfect for CO2 Airgun testing. The Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol was able to average 363 fps which was actually a little bit faster than Umarex’s claimed 330fps.

Moving on to my accuracy test for the Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol I first placed 10 semi auto rods into my paper target situated 30 feet downrange and form my seated and rested position I was able to get most of the shots in a 1 inch grouping with two outliers. Keep in mind I had to repeat this test since my first 10 shot grouping was very low on the target. I also found the Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol shot a little bit to the left but not a lot. Perhaps the internal hop-up adjustment may bring the BB’s up a bit on target?

I then replaced the magazine with a fully loaded one and just for fun shot some full auto bursts into the target, as expected my results where more or less “Spray and Pray” with some steel BB’s bouncing off of harder potions of the target and coming back at me…

Overall the Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is a decent performer and a lot of fun to shoot with very snappy blowback operation. Other than ti shooting low on the target I had nothing to complain about and I really think it’s one of the nicest Steel BB shooting Blowback Beretta pistols on the market.

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, Full Auto, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Umarex, Umarex Beretta M9A3

G&G Armament GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol Field Test Review

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Make sure to checkout my Table Top Review for the G&G GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol where I show you around the G&G Armament GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol nice and close and perform a Field Strip of it.

In the Field Test Shooting Video I perform my standard Chronograph and accuracy tests on the G&G GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol. I put 5 rounds ( At least I try to…) through my Chrony Chronograph using slightly heavier than usual .32 gram plastic Airsoft BB's with a full propane filled magazine. My Sea Can Indoor Airgun Range was warmed up sufficiently for a gas gun test (Around 22 degrees Celsius or 70 degrees Fahrenheit) but perhaps because I was using the heavier .32 gram Airsoft BB’s I only managed to get around 230fps for the G&G GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol.

Moving onto my accuracy test I placed 10 shots on target 30 feet down range using a rested shooting position, sitting in the back and sand bag up front. I was impressed with how tight of a 10 shot grouping I got! I was able to get the bulk of the shots all within about an inch with only two shots hitting just a little outside of this. The G&G Armament GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol did shoot a little bit low and just a tad to the left but you shoudl be able to raise it up as needed using the built in Hop-up adjustment.

You will notice in my Filed Test Shooting Youtube Video that I did has some initial problems with the G&G Armament GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol misfiring some rounds. This seemed to only happen when I switched to a brand new propane tank and topped up the magazine all the way. My first 4-5 shots seemed to vent a lot of gas and for some reason the G&G Armament GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol would misfire. Once I got through the initial rounds the G&G Armament GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol shot just fine. Not the most powerful Airsoft gun I have tested but for indoor close quarter Airgun battles the G&G Armament GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol would perform just fine.

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, Field Test, GBB, Gas, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: G&G GTP9, G&G

Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: BB air pistol.
Distributer: Umarex.
Model:Beretta M9A3.
Materials: Metal and polymer build.
Weight: 1.9 pounds (861 grams).
Barrel: 4.5 inches metal, non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x1.
Action: Semi and full auto blowback, single and double action.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 18 rounds.
FPS: 330.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is like what you would expect from a real Beretta of this style, it offers both single and double action but most of the time you will be shooting in single action since the slide blowback cocks the hammer after each shot. Single action has a little bit of take-up but has a predictable release that is not overly light or heavy. Double action shots are longer and heavier which is as expected but will only be required for that first shot if you have de-cocked your chambered pistol.

Accuracy: I have not shot this "version" of the  Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol but it will undoubtedly perform very similar to the  Umarex Beretta Mod. 92 A1 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol I previously tested since both guns are mechanically very similar. You shoudl expect around 320-340 fps deeding on the outside temperature and 10 shot groupings from 30 feet away to be in the 2-3 inch diameter range.

Build Quality: The Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is slightly lighter than the standard Beretta Mod. 92 A1 since it has a polymer frame but it still has a good weight to it at close to 2 pounds. All the materials feel high quality and the fit and finish is top notch. It’s a real looker for sure! The slide spring is one of the heavier ones I have seen in a full blowback CO2 BB pistol giving a real snappy blowback action.

Realism: The Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is a 1 to 1 replica of the Real Steel Beretta M9A3 and when I looked at the Real Steel version online I was amazed at how close they looked each other, the Real Steel Beretta M9A3 does have a full beveled magazine well but you can only really see this when the magazine is out of the gun. You are going to find the mechanical parts on the Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol work pretty much the same as the real steel version including the ability to field strip it.

Available at the: Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Your choice of shooting in either semi auto or full auto mode.

  • Really nice replica of the original real steel Beretta M9A1.

  • Great weight and feel to it. Not too heavy!

  • High quality metal and polymer design, fit and finish is very good.

  • Strong slide spring so has nice crisp blowback action.

  • Realistic working safety and working slide catch release.

  • Full size dropout metal magazine that holds BB's and CO2.

  • Can be field stripped like original Beretta M9A3.

  • Fully Beretta licensed.

  • Can put a mock suppressor on it.

  • Really a great looking airgun!

Cons:

  • Will eat CO2 especially in full auto mode.

  • None adjustable sights but the front sight is removable.

  • Typical Umarex ugly white warning instruction on the slide.

Comments:

If you’re a Beretta fan then I think you are really going to want to pick one of these Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistols, even if you are lady have a different version. The new Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is by far one of the best to date in terms of getting it all right. You get all the typical Full Blowback features like a working slide catch release and magazine release, an ambidextrous safety, full size drop out metal magazine that hods the CO2 and 18 4.5mm Steel BB's. On top of all of this you also have a threaded barrel tip for adding a mock suppressor and the Authentic FDE Color Scheme that really makes the Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol a real looker!

My YouTube Videos for the Umarex Beretta M9A3 Full Auto CO2 Blowback BB Pistol:

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Full Auto, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Beretta, Umarex Beretta M9A3, Umarex M9A3, Umarex

G&G GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol.
Manufacturer:  G&G
Model: GTP9
Materials: Polymer slide & frame.
Weight: 1.5 pounds (680 grams).
Length: 8.85 inches (22.5 cm) total
Barrel: 4.4 inches (11.2 cm), Metal non-rifled smooth bore.
Propulsion: Green gas or propane.
Action: Blowback, single action only.
Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 23 rounds.
FPS: 350-400 fps.

Trigger Pull: The single action only trigger pull on the G&G GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol is light with just a little bit of take-up. Since there is a built in trigger safety you will need to make sure your finger is firmly on the trigger or you may notice the trigger safety binding a little bit. Other than that the trigger pull is smooth.

Accuracy: I have not done my actual Field Test Shooting video review for the G&G GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol but I did get the chance to shot it quickly in my Sea Can indoor shooting range. Blowback felt pretty decent considering the slide is polymer and I was able to get most of my shots on or near the bullseye from about 25 feet out free standing. I did really like the more open sight setup as it allowed me to see over and under my target giving me a bigger picture of what I am lined up with.

Build Quality: Like pretty much all G&G Airsoft guns, the G&G GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol build quality is very high quality all around. Fit and finish where excellent and even though the slide is polymer the G&G GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol felt solid in the hadn't and had a decent overall weigth to it. I know plastic slides are not always everyones first choice but the slide on the G&G GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol did have good weight to it allowing for decent blowback feel and in many cases plastic will be more durable than pot metal or zinc metal slides and stand up to abuse and wear and tear better.

Realism: The G&G GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistolis not a replica of any specific real steel gun in production but it is designed to look like your common modern pistol and it seems many of these modern pistols have some Glock like tributes, that square shaped slide, square trigger guard and shallow thumb rest. That all said the G&G GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol has all of the right stuff we look for in a replica pistol like a full size drop out metal magazine, full blowback operation and of course the ability to field strip the gun juts for fun or for occasional cleaning.

Available in the: Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Most external parts on gun are polymer so you will not get finish wear or noticeable scratches on it. Also keeps the weight down.

  • Threaded barrel for adding a mock suppressor.

  • Comes with two different sized Grip Back-straps to accommodate small and larger hands.

  • Expect to get decent amount of shots per gas fill (around 3-4 magazines).

  • Adjustable Hop-up that is super easy to access with no gun disassembly required.

  • Micro Gas Filter and Whirl Cylinder Valve help to manage gas efficiency. 

  • Full Size Dropout metal magazine pretty standard on Airsoft pistols these days.

  • Rail for accessories if you choose.

  • Open white dot sights make it super easy to see your target.

  • Dual safety system, cross bolt on frame and trigger safety.

  • Narrow and light, would make a great lightweight side arm for Airsoft battles.

Cons:

  • Some people may not like the polymer slide?

  • Sights is non adjustable but mine got bullseyes from 25 out.

Comments:

Normally I am not a big fan of all plastic or polymer guns but in the case of the G&G GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol I think it makes sense, G&G has done a great job of making the plastic slide feel solid and have good overall weigth to it so you still get that weighty feeling int he hand and enough blowback to feel the recoil with each shot. I also think the G&G GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol will be more durable long term and look better even if it gets knocked around since you won’t see the scratches and dings that you would see on a metal gun. The G&G GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol also has a ton of stuff going on that I have not seen on other guns to date like the open rear sights for better sight framing and that super cool easy to access hop-up adjustment system.

My YouTube Table Top Review of the G&G GTP9 GBB Airsoft Pistol:

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, Comparison, Gas, GBB, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: G&G, GTP9, G&G GTP9

Umarex Legends Wildcard 45 CO2 Airsoft Revolver Field Test Review

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I’ve reviewed a lot of the Single Action Army Revolvers to date in a variety of 4.5mm Steel BB and .177 caliber lead pellet shooting versions but so far I have not reviewed any 6mm Airsoft versions, until now!

In this Field Test Shooting Video Review I test out the Umarex Legends Wildcard 45 CO2 Airsoft Revolver to see what the actual real world fps is and also shoot at a paper target 30 feet down range to see what kind of accuracy I can get from it.

Starting with my Chronograph test. I placed 6 shots using my Umarex Legends Wildcard 45 CO2 Airsoft Revolver through the Chronograph and averaged them out getting a result of 342 fps. Not bad considering Umarex claims only 335 fps. I was using .20 gram plastic Airsoft BB’s with a brand new CO2 and the indoor temperature was 22 degrees Celsius or about 70 degrees Fahrenheit which is a fairly neutral temperature for testing a CO2 Airgun.

Next I loaded up my Umarex Legends Wildcard 45 CO2 Airsoft Revolver this time with .32 gram plastic Airsoft BB’s and shot the full 6 round cylinder on my paper target 30 feet away using a rested seated position. 5 of the rods all shot within about 3 inches while one came outside of this just a bit. The Umarex Legends Wildcard 45 CO2 Airsoft Revolver shot really well center on the target and since there are no sighting adjustments or hop-up adjustments this is good news!

I’m not really sure if a six shot single action only revolver is really going to be your best option for an Airsoft battle but hey who am I to say. The Umarex Legends Wildcard 45 CO2 Airsoft Revolver does have about the right fps for close quarter shooting and shoots on target at least at 30 feet or more so in those regards it’s just fine. Low ammo capacity, not so quick reloading and having to cock the hammer for each shot could be a limiting factor but if the old west cowboys could clear a room in seconds with these six shooters then why not give it a go!

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, CO2, Field Test, Pistol, Review, Revolver, YouTube Video Tags: Sing, Umarex

Umarex Legends Wildcard .45 - P.08 WWII - M712 WWII Update Video

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In this YouTube Update Video we take a look at some BB and Airsoft pistols I have already reviewed but in a slightly different form factor. They are all Umarex Legends pistols but two of them (The P.08 and M712) are WWII Special Editions versions with that aged weathered look to them.

The Umarex Single Action Army Wildcard .45 is in 6mm Airsoft which I have so far not review in a Single Action Army Revolver so not only will I be showing you this one up close, but I will be doing a followup Field Test Shooting video for it shortly.

Here are some basic specifications on these three Airguns:

Umarex WWII Limited Edition M712 Full Auto Blowback BB Pistol

Type: BB Pistol
Manufacturer: Umarex
Model: WWII Limited Edition M712
Materials: Full Metal
Weight: 1424 grams (3.15 pounds)
Barrel: Smoothbore
Power Source: CO2
Action: Semi and Full Auto
Ammo Type: 4.5mm BBs
Ammo Capacity: 18 Rounds
FPS: 360

Umarex WWII Limited Edition P08 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol

Type: BB Pistol
Manufacturer: Umarex
Model: WWII P08
Materials: Full Metal
Weight: 808 grams (1.7 pounds)
Barrel: Smoothbore
Power Source: CO2
Action: Semi and Full Auto
Ammo Type: 4.5mm BBs
Ammo Capacity: 21 Rounds
FPS: 300

Umarex Legends Wildcard Airsoft Revolver

Type: Airsoft Pistol
Manufacturer: Umarex
Model: WildCard .45
Materials: Full Metal
Weight: 454 grams (16 oz)
Barrel: Smoothbore
Power Source: CO2
Action: Revolver
Ammo Type: 6mm Airsoft BBs
Ammo Capacity: 6 Rounds
FPS: 325+

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, 6mm, Airsoft, BB, CO2, Blowback, Comparison, Full Auto, Pistol, Review, Revolver, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Umarex, Luger P08, Mauser M712 Broomhandle, Colt Single Action Army

KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 2.5 & 3 Airsoft Rifle Field Test Review

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Make sure to watch my Preview YouTube Video for the KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 2.5 & 3 Airsoft Rifles where I go over some of the specifications and also end off the video with my SHOT Show KWA Interview where Johnathan shows us around the KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 2.5 & 3 Airsoft Rifles.

In this Field Test Shooting Review I test both the KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 2.5 & 3 Airsoft Rifles out putting some rounds through my Chronograph to see what the actual fps is. I also put some rounds down range to see how the accuracy is for both of these KWA AEG Airsoft Rifles is.

Starting with my Chronograph test, I was using heavier than normal .32 gram Airsoft BB’s to see if this would help out a bit with the accuracy but keep in mind it will slow the fps down a bit compared to using standard .20 gram Airsoft BB’s. My results for both AIrsoft guns where pretty close with the KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 2.5 Airsoft Rifle shooting slightly faster at around 324 fps versus the KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 3 Airsoft Rifle coming in with a velocity of 314 fps. The KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 2.5 Airsoft Rifle can be adjusted for 320-380 fps by accessing a screw situated at the end of the buffer tube. The KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 3 Airsoft Rifle does not have this feature since it has its recoil system setup inside the buffer tube. You can swap out springs if you want to adjust your fps on the TK.45 3 Airsoft Rifle.

Moving on to the accuracy test. I know 30 feet is not really a great range for testing out an AEG Airsoft rifle but it does give us an idea of how tight it will shoot at this range and then all we need to do is expand that a bit as we get further out. But a tight group at 30 feet should mean a decent group even when shooting further away.

I do have to say I was having some difficulty with the KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 3 Airsoft Rifle using the same ammo in both guns so this should not be a problem if it works well in one but not the other? That said I was getting misfeeds followed by double shots using the .32 gram Airsoft BB’s in the TK.45 3 Airsoft Rifle. Even in full auto it seemed to misfeeds for a bit but then cleared up at the end. Maybe a different ammo choice or some break in time is required? That said both Airsoft guns seemed to shoot low so perhaps a hop-up adjustment is in order. The KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 2.5 Airsoft Rifle seemed to shoot the lowest even requiring me to retest it since my first go around shot below the range of the camera. When I sighted in at the top of the target the second time I did get a very tight 1 inch grouping just below the bullseye. In full auto both guns punched nice 2-3 inch holes through the paper targets.

Other than the strange miss feeding issue I had with the KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 3 Airsoft Rifle, I found them to be very nice rifles. The simulated blowback recoil action felt nice on the shoulder so personally I would go for the KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 3 Airsoft Rifle, I would just need to workout the miss feeding issue for sure. Maybe even a shorter version of the KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 3.0 Airsoft Rifle would be nice? You can purchase one of these KWA Airsoft Rifles over in our Canada Replica Airguns store!

Categories: 6mm, AEG, Airsoft, Blowback, Comparison, Field Test, Full Auto, Review, Rifle, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: KWA, KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken

Umarex Steel Strike CO2 Blowback BB Rifle Field Test Review

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Third time is a charm or so they say? Now that we are on the third version of the Umarex “Steel” series of BB CO2 Blowback Semi and 6 Round Burst Air Rifles what can we take away from this Field Test Shooting Video? Does the Umarex Steel Strike CO2 Blowback BB Rifle measure up to its predecessors? Without a full on spoiler alert I would have to say the Umarex Steel Strike CO2 Blowback BB Rifle did not let me down…

Starting off with the Chronograph Velocity portion of my Indoor Sea Can Airgun Shooting Test, things did not start off so good, first shot out of the Umarex Steel Strike CO2 Blowback BB Rifle was below 200 fps? I think this is because the duel CO2 system needs a least a couple of shots to get primed up because the Umarex Steel Strike CO2 Blowback BB Rifle only seemed to get better with each shot which is the opposite of what happens with most CO2 Airguns. After several shots the Umarex Steel Strike CO2 Blowback BB Rifle seemed to settle into a nice 390 fps range and the temperature was only 18 degree Celsius or 64 degrees Fahrenheit. In warmer conditions I would expect to get at least the 400 fps claimed by Umarex.

Moving onto the accuracy portion of the Field Test Shooting Review for the Umarex Steel Strike CO2 Blowback BB Rifle, I was very pleased with the results. Placing 10 semi auto shots 30 feet down range into my paper target using a rested seated position I was able to get just under a 1 inch grouping. And this was using the built-in flip up none adjustable peep sights which I do fins a little bit hard to use with my aging eyes… The Umarex Steel Strike CO2 Blowback BB Rifle even shot well centred just a little bit low and slightly to the left but very close to the bullseye. When I flipped the selector switch to 6 round burst things did spread out a bit but this was mainly because of the vibration that caused me to pull the gun to the right with each 6 round burst.

At the end of the day the Umarex Steel Strike CO2 Blowback BB Rifle is a really fun CO2 Blowback “full Auto” BB Rifle that has a crazy 6 round burst rate of fire and shoots pretty hard with good accuracy. You get all of this at a pretty affordable price. Are there other Full auto capable BB rifles that look a little bit better than the Steel Strike? I’m thinking about the Crosman DPMS SBR… Sure but in terms of performance the Umarex Steel Strike CO2 Blowback BB Rifle isn not lacking anything in this department. It may depend on your budget and if you’re simple just looking for a fun full auto CO2 BB rifle at the end of the day.

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Full Auto, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Umarex, Umarex Steel Strike, Steel Strike

Umarex Steel Strike CO2 Blowback BB Rifle Table Top Review

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Type: BB Machine Gun/Rifle.
Manufacturer: Umarex USA.
Model: Steel Strike  (AR Platform).
Materials: Plastic shell with internal metal parts.
Weight: 3.8 pounds (1720 grams).
Barrel: 9 inch Metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 2 (housed in b uffer tube)
Action: Semi and 6 round burst blowback, single action only.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 900/30 round drop out hopper/magazine.
FPS: 400.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Steel Strike CO2 BB Rifle is single action only, so you will need to charge the rifle by pulling back the charging handle first, once this is done the trigger is reset and the gun is ready to shoot. The blowback operation charges the internal bolt automatically after each shot so keep this in mind as the gun is going to be live and ready to shoot until you either run out of ammo or CO2. Make sure to place it in safe mode when not in use especially when you have CO2 in the gun.

Accuracy: I have not shot the Umarex Steel Strike CO2 BB Rifle yet but will remaking a Field test Shoting video very soon for it. But for a reference I did shoot the Umarex Steel Froce which is a very similar product and this is how it performed for me:

Shooting the Umarex Steel Force at a target from 30 feet away in a semi rested position using both the semi auto and 6 round burst modes, the Steel Force performed very good getting around a 1.5 inch 10 shot grouping in semi auto and then spreading out a bit in 6 round burst mode which was to be expected, still a respectable grouping. Shots where well centered on the target but I did have the advantage of using a red dot scope, I found when using the none adjustable open sights that come with the Umarex Steel Force that I was shooting under the target at closer ranges. My Chrony testing did not go exactly as planned due to my temperamental Chronograph but I was able to get two shots to read and they average out at 466 fps, well over the 430 claimed fps.

Build Quality: The Umarex Steel Strike CO2 BB Rifle is mostly plastic on the outside with most of it's metal parts on the inside, pretty much everything you can see on the outside is going to be plastic except for maybe the magazine release and selector switch. The plastic seems durable enough but it has just a bit too much shine for me which I think makes it look less like metal and more like plastic. Everything seemed to function as expected but again I would have liked to have seen a bit more metal, not necessarily the outer shell, but I feel the flash hider, trigger, flip up sights and charging handle could have been made out of metal and would have given this Umarex Umarex Steel Strike CO2 BB Rifle a bit more weight and balance to it.

Realism: The  Umarex Steel Strike CO2 BB Rifle is designed on the AR platform and for the most part is about the right size shape and look of an AR 15 / M16 type rifle. Even the selector switch, magazine release, rear adjustable stock and Charging handle function just like a real AR 15! Some parts are molded in just for looks like the bolt release, dust cover and forward assist but at least they look the part. The plastic for me was the real tell here as it kind of looks like plastic where as some plastic guns are really hard to tell they are not metal, but other than that this is a pretty decent replica of an AR Rifle.

Available From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Decent 400 fps rating.

  • 900 round hopper with 30 shots per magazine fill.

  • Will get a decent amount of shots with its dual CO2 configuration.

  • Removable and 2 position adjustable stock.

  • Flip up sights with optical sight top rail option.

  • Lots of rials for adding on accessories.

  • Not a bad replica of an AR platform gun.

  • Full auto has a very high rate of fire.

  • Internal blowback does give a bit of recoil feedback feel.

  • CO2 in the buffer tube makes more sense?

  • Price point is good for a fun full auto BB rifle.

Cons:

  • Pop up sights are non adjustable.

  • Plastic finish could have been a bit higher grade, like what most Airsoft AR's use.

  • Just a bit more metal would have been nice and added to the overall weight a bit. (Switches, Sights, Charging handle.

  • No sling mounts.

Comments:

The Umarex Steel Strike CO2 BB Rifle looks to be an improvement over the Steel Storm and Steel Force, I like the new placement of the duel CO2 into the buffer tube and changing the location of the BB’s from the upper receiver and into the drop out magazine which is where we would normally expect them to be. We also get a magazine hopper capacity of up to 900 rounds with the new Umarex Steel Strike CO2 BB Rifle so no having to refile int for several CO2 swap-outs. I think the overall looks ahed improved and the tighter aperture of the pep sight shoudl make getting BB;s on target with more accuracy a bit easier. I look forward to seeing what kind of performance I get out of the Umarex Steel Strike CO2 BB Rifle when I test it out during my upcoming Field Test Shooting Video.

My YouTube Table Top Videos for the Umarex Steel Striker BB Rifle:

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Review, Rifle, Semi Auto, YouTube Video, Full Auto Tags: Umarex, Umarex Steel Strike, Steel Strike

KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 2.5 & 3 Airsoft Rifle Preview

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This is going to be the only video this week. I’m turning 50 on Friday April 5th and had a goal that I wanted to complete before I reached 50. I wanted to get my 1993 Ducati 750 Super Sport all fixed up and ready to go, and it’s been a lot of work cleaning, fixing, painting… Perhaps it’s a bit of a mid life crisis sort of thing but at least it’s gotten my but in gear :) Stay tuned till the end of the video for some video of what the mighty Ducati looks like today if you’re into that sort of thing!

Getting back to the KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 2.5 & AEG 3 Airsoft Rifles. You may remember my Shot Show Interview with Jonathan, well he went front to back and up and down the entire KWA product line ending with the KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 2.5 & AEG 3 Airsoft Rifles and boy does he know his stuff, I will be adding the portion of Jonathan’s interview that deals with these rifles at the end of this video also.

Here is some info on the KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken AEG 2.5 & AEG 3 Airsoft Rifles…

Specifications:

  • Type: Airsoft Rifles

  • Manufacturer: KWA

  • Model: Ronin TK.45

  • Materials: Metal and Polymer

  • Weight: (AEG 2.5: 2676g - 5.9 b) (AEG 3: 3230g - 7.1lb)

  • Barrel: Smoothbore

  • Power Source: Electric (Battery)

  • Action: Semi-Automatic/Full-Automatic

  • Ammo Type: 6mm Airsoft BBs

  • Ammo Capacity: 120 Rounds

  • FPS: 380

Features:

AEG 2.5: 

  • Variable Performance System (VPS) allows for quick and simple FPS adjustment.

  • CQB 6" barrel with KeyMod handguard.

  • PDW style adjustable stock.

  • Angled polymer magwell doubles as a foregrip.

  • Equipped with PTS Enhanced Polymer furniture.

AEG 3:

  • Kinetic Feedback System (KFS) provides realistic kickback with every shot.

  • 10" barrel with M-LOK handguard.

  • Angled polymer magwell doubles as a foregrip.

  • Equipped with PTS Enhanced Polymer stock and sights.

  • Quick-change spring systems allows for enhanced customizability.

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, AEG, Blowback, Comparison, Full Auto, Review, Rifle, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: KWA, KWA Ronin TK.45 Tekken

Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol Field Test Review

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I’ve already fully reviewed the CO2 BB version of this Umarex Beretta APX so you can checkout the Table Top and Field Test videos for the Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback BB Pistol. And if you want to see the Airsoft version in more detail and find out more about the specifications then watch my Table Top Review for the Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol.

Starting with my Chronograph velocity testing for the Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol, I placed 5 .20 gram Airsoft rounds through my Chrony using a brand new CO2 and was able to average right around 298 fps. Pretty close to Umarex’s claim of 325. Keep in mind it was not super warm at right around 15 degrees Celsius or 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In a warmer environment I would expect to get right up to the 325 fps Umarex has stated on the box.

For the accuracy portion of my Field test for the Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol I setup a new paper target down range and placed 10 rounds into it from my seated and rested shooting position. The Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol shot very well centered getting most of the 10 rounds right in the bullseye! The rest came out a bit making the 10 shot group just under 3 inches in diameter. Not bad at all for a low cost budget Airsoft Pistol.

Overall the Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol is pretty decent for what you pay. It looks really good too. The trigger is a bit long but not too heavy for quick shooting. The slide spring is a bit weak which may be the reason the slide stayed back a couple of times for me? Other than that the Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol is good value in my books and even comes with two metal stick magazines for quick reloading while on the field!

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Umarex, Umarex Beretta APX

KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Field Test Review

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This review was plagued with nothing but recording issues during the target accuracy portion of the review. I had to record it 6 separate times for reasons like: Two battery issues, one wrong setting in my camera, a memory card issue (wasn’t reading) and in one test I had a piece of cardboard covering a camera lens!!! Anyway I did get it done in the end but it was very frustrating!

So how did the KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol perform for me during this Field Test Shooting Video? I would have to say a bit hot and cold. In terms of velocity, the KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol was bang on averaging right around 325 fps which was right in line with KWC’s 328 fps claim. And the temperature was not super hot inside the Sea Can Indoor Airgun Shooting Range. About 15 degrees Celsius or around 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Moving on to the target portion of this Field Test Review I did manage to get a 4 inch 10 round grouping during my first test (which had recording issues) but for the shooting test that made it to this video my grouping spread out a fair amount closer to 6-8 inches. I did play around with the internal hop-up because the KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol likes to shoot low and to the right, so I thought that if I adjusted the hop-up up, I would be able to get shots a little higher on target but this adjustment only seemed to make the gun shoot a little bit less accurately for me? As always I was shooting using me rested seated position from 30 feet down range.

I can say that the KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol shoot really nicely with a snappy heavy blowback action and the trigger is nice and short and light. The KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol just feel really good in the hand to shoot, nice balance and weight to it .It feels like quality! If yo want more specifications and some cloerup video of the KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol in detail then watch my Table Top Review for the KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol.

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, CO2, Blowback, Field Test, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: KWC, KWC 17, Glock

Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: Airsoft pistol.
Distributer: Umarex.
Model: Beretta APX.
Materials: Metal slide polymer frame.
Weight: 1.47 pounds (667 grams).
Barrel: 4.17 inches, non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x1.
Action: Semi auto blowback, double action.
Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 15 rounds.
FPS: 325.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol is a little different then that of the real steel APX. On the real steel APX there is actually a trigger safety and the actual gun uses a striker based system with a fairly short reset and take-up. On the Umarex Replica Airsoft version the trigger does not have a built in safety and the reset and take-up are much longer (full length). I have read that both the real steal and Airsoft versions of the APX both have about 6 pounds trigger pulls but I personally felt like the Airsoft version was heavier than that, perhaps because of the  long pull. Overall the Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol trigger is acceptable but not my favorite.

Accuracy: I have not shot the Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol so far but I have shot the 4.5mm Steel BB version of this CO2 Pistol and it performed well getting pretty much exactly what Umarex claimed for fps so I would expect the Airsfot version to shoot pretty close to 325 fps with .20 gram Airsoft BB’s. Accuracy for the Steel BB version was about 2 inches from 30 feet away with a 10 round group. Generally speaking the same Airsoft version will shoot a bit more open so I am hoping to get somewhere near a 4 inch group with the Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol.

Build Quality: Very good, the Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol feels heavier than 1.5 pounds in the hand, perhaps because it is a more compact gun. The metal slide, metal stick mag and internal metal parts all help to balance off the polymer frame nicely.  Fit and finish is also good.

Realism: The Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol overall is a really close replica to the real steel APX other than the added safety and missing trigger safety. The added safety does not stand out too much and does serve a purpose while the missing trigger safety could of at least been there for show if not an actual working safety. Other than that the Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol is very close to the Beretta APX with its full licensing, open ejection port, recessed barrel working slide catch release and blowback operation.
Available at the: Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Good weight and feel to it, build quality seems good overall.

  • Really nice replica of the original Beretta APX in most ways.

  • Working slide catch and release. Will also lock back on last shot.

  • Fully Beretta licensed through umarex.

  • Easy to see white dot sights front and back.

  • Recessed barrel and open ejection port for added realism.

  • Accessory rail for adding a laser or tactical light.

  • Stick magazine but plate gives the elusion of a full size magazine.

  • Warning instruction are nice and discreet!

  • Comes with two magazines and an additional back strap grip in a different color.

Cons:

  • Trigger is a bit long and perhaps heavier than the real steel APX trigger. It also does not have the trigger safety.

  • Has a stick magazine rather than a full size magazine.

  • Comes with orange tip but can be removed with some work.

Comments:

I like that the Airsoft version of the Beretta APX now comes in a box and also includes not only an extra magazine but also an included grip back strap in an alternate color for those that want a bit of customization. The Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol feels good in the hand and even thought the trigger is a bit long you can still get off some pretty quick shots since the trigger pull is not too tough. The Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol makes a fairly economical option for your sidearm in Airsoft battles and if you want more than two magazines than additional magazines are not that expensive and will not weigh you down on the field.

My YouTube Videos for the Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol:

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Umarex, Beretta, Umarex Beretta APX

KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: Blowback BB Pistol.
Manufacturer: Made and Distributed by KWC.
Model: K17.
Materials: Metal & Polymer.
Weight: 1.68 pounds (760 grams).
Barrel: 4.3 inches metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: 1 x Co2.
Action: Semi auto blowback, single action only trigger.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 17 round drop out full size metal magazine.
FPS: Claimed 329.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is short with only a little bit of take up, the release is light and crips. The blowback action resets the internal Hammer / Striker with each shot for that true single action trigger and it’s also nice that the trigger does have a working trigger safety.

Accuracy: At this point I have not shot the KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol so I can only quote what KWC is saying in terms of FPS which is around 330. For a full blowback action steel BB pistol like many other KWC Blowback Air Pistols this is about what you are going to expect. It may sound low but to be honest 300+ is fast enough at 30 feet to only notice a slight delay from the time you press the trigger till the steel BB hits the target and you can expect to put holes in pop cans all day long. In terms of accuracy I should be able to get at least a 2 inch 10 shot grouping from 30 feet down range if the KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is on point for me.

Build Quality: The KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol feels really good, I’m going to say it’s probably one of the nicest KWC CO2 blowback pistols I have had in my hands to date. The finish is really nice, the polymer frame is flawless and fit is really good with nice tight tolerances throughout.

Realism: The KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol being a full blowback Airguns is supper realistic in terms of looking like and functioning like a real steel gun. All the parts function as you would expect them to including the ability to filed strip the KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol which gives you easy access to the hop-up. In terms of the KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol being a replica it does look similar to Glock with some differences like the trigger guard, slide cut-outs, extended beaver tail and straighter pistol grip.
Available From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Good weight with very solid feel to it.

  • Full blowback action will produce good recoil effect.

  • Full size drop out metal magazine.

  • Short and light single action only trigger.

  • No ugly markings or warnings.

  • Has some bling with the gold barrel and vented slide.

  • Field strips like the real steel version.

  • White dot sights front and back.

  • Adjustable hop-up to adjust for elevation as needed.

  • Working trigger safety along with serial number safety.

Cons:

  • Full blowback action will produce lower fps and use up more CO2.

  • Not sure I like the Gold barrel?:

Comments:

I really like the KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol, it may even be one of my favorite CO2 Blowback BB Pistols from KWC to date. That will be somewhat determined by how it shoots of course. The only thing I’m not a huge fan on is the Gold barrel but that’s a personal preference thing. You amy really like the Gold Bling! I could easily polish the barrel to more of a stainless finish if I wanted to and maybe I will? All in all if you’re looking for that Modern Pistol design than the KWC K17 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is going to fit the bill. And by the way if you’re more into Airsoft then you can get the Airsoft version of the KWC K17 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol in our Canada Online Store!

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: KWC, K17, Glock