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Umarex Strike Point - KWC M40 - Cybergun Kalashnikov AK47 Preview Video

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Some more Airguns to show everyone! Today I have three very different styles for you... In this Preview video I show off a Multi-pump Pellet Target Pistol, a CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol and an AEG AK47 Kalashnikov with all the bells and whistles!

First off is the Strike Point Multi-pump .22 Caliber Target Pellet Pistol from Umarex. It's kind of like the Crosman 1322 Pistol but with more plastic parts on the outside so it's a little bit more bulky than the Crosman. Other than that both Multi-pump Target Air Pistols share similar bolt actions, cross bolt safeties and adjustable rear sights. With 10 pumps you shoudl get around 465 fps form a standard .22 caliber lead pellet so the Umarex Strike Point Multi-pump .22 Caliber Target Pellet Pistol should even be OK for small pest control as long as it proves to be accurate.

I previously reviewed the KWC M40 in it's standard barrel length, the KWC M&P 40 Extended Barrel Airsoft Pistol is pretty much the same Airsoft pistol but with an extended slide and barrel along with higher sights and a vented slide. I also like the stainless steel barrel which give the KWC M&P 40 Extended Barrel Airsoft Pistol a nice tow tone look.

Lastly I take a look at a full featured AEG Kalashnikov Tactical AK47 Airsoft Rifle that comes with everything you are going to need including the battery, charger, two 550 round magazines and an included fore-grip. The AK47 Kalashnikov Tactical 60Th Ann. Airsoft Rifle feels really good in the hands with its near 7 pounds of weight. I look forward to giving this AEG Airsoft rifle a test run for sure!

Categories: .22 cal, 6mm, AEG, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Full Auto, Multi-pump, Pellet, Pistol, Review, Rifle, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Kalashnikov AK47, Cybergun, Umarex, KWC, S&W M&P40, Strike Point

Sig Sauer X-Five ASP and We the People 1911 BB Unboxing Preview

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You may remember back at SHOT Show this year I showed everyone some new products from Sig Sauer, well two of those pistols showed up for me to review so why not start off with an Unboxing before I get into the full Table Top and Shooting reviews.

The two pistols I received from Sig are the Sig Sauer X-Five ASP CO2 B blowback Pellet Pistol and the We the People 1911 Co2 Blowback BB Pistol. Sig was also kind enough to send me out some of their 12 gram CO2 and Match Ballistic Alloy Pellets to use with these Airguns.

Here are some of the basic specifications for both of theses fine Airguns...

Sig Sauer X-Five ASP CO2 B blowback Pellet Pistol:

  • Distributer: SIG Sauer
  • Caliber: .177 cal. Pellets
  • Velocity: 430 fps
  • Action: Semi automatic Blowback SAO
  • Barrel Style: Rifled
  • Gun Weight: 2.7 Pounds
  • Overall Length: 8.7 Inches
  • Barrel Length: 5 Inches
  • Magazine Capacity: 20 Rounds
  • Mechanism: CO2 12 Gram
  • Trigger Pull: 5.5 Pounds

We the People 1911 Co2 Blowback BB Pistol:

  • Distributer: SIG Sauer
  • Caliber: .4.5mm Steel BB
  • Velocity: 340 fps
  • Action: Semi automatic Blowback SAO
  • Barrel Style: Smooth bore
  • Gun Weight: 2.2 Inches
  • Overall Length: 8.5 inches
  • Barrel Length: 4.5 Inches
  • Magazine Capacity: 17 Rounds
  • Mechanism: CO2 12 Gram

Watch my full Unboxing Video for the Sig Sauer X-Five ASP and We the People 1911 Airguns:

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Pellet, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Sig Sauer ASP, Sig Sauer X-Five P226, Sig Sauer We the People 1911, Sig Sauer X-Five ASP

Which is Better - Plastic or Metal Airguns?

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We often think that something that is more expensive and perhaps built with what we consider to be better materials is going to be the best option. That's not always the case! In this YouTube Video I talk about some of the Pros and Cons to buying a Plastic Airgun versus a Metal Airgun. Of course this applies to BB, Airsoft and Pellet shooters.

Price
In most cases a Plastic Airgun is going to be less expensive, so if you have limited funds then your only option may be a Plastic Airgun and at the end of the day both airguns are going to probably get the job done much the same.

Realism
Generally speaking, most Metal Airguns are going to have more moving parts, often times with working slides and even blowback operation. This is not always the case but even a Metal Airgun that has few working parts will still feel more realistic simply because of the additional weight to the Airgun. Metal has that cold hard feel to it that makes you feel like you're holing something of substance. Plastic Airguns on the other hand can feel light and cheap and usually are very simple in design with less working parts.

Shooting an Airgun with blowback operation simulates the recoil action and in many cases allows for true single action operation of the trigger and hammer. This is going to feel a lot more realistic than shooting a non-blowback Airgun which again is generally what you get with Plastic Airguns.

Durability
Most people assume that because an Airgun is Meta, it is going to be stronger and more durable. This would be true if the Metal used in the Airgun was actually hardened steel but with almost Metal Airguns, they are made using a zinc alloy metal (Pot Metal) that is much softer then hardened steel and can wear and break a lot easier. When you also consider a Metal Airgun is going to be a lot heavier than a Plastic Airgun, a drop onto a hard surface will have a lot more impact which can cause breakage a to a heavy Metal Airgun versus a Plastic light weight Airgun.

Plastic surfaces are also a lot less prone to showing scratches since the Plastic material will usually be black all the way through versus a Metal Airgun that has a painted surface that when scratched hard enough will show through right to the bare metal. You also get wear marks on painted Metal Airguns that will make it look used and older, some people like this look but other do not.

Reliability
Again people are going to assume a Metal Airgun is going to be more reliable simply because it has more metal parts and metal parts are stronger right? Not the case if the parts are made out of zinc alloy. Now some companies will upgrade some high use parts in Airguns to hardened steel but it's hard to know for sure. You can use a magnet to determine what parts are Metal and what parts are hardened steel.

As we mentioned before, Plastic Airguns are generally pretty simple in design, less working parts means less to go wrong at the end of the day so just because you have a Plastic Airgun it doesn't mean it's going to break on you quickly. Actually it may even outlast your Metal Airgun since all those working parts will eventually wear out.

Now I am the first person to admit that I prefer Metal Airgun over Plastic Airguns, I don't mind spending the extra money for more realism and I'm willing to accept the fact that it's not going to last forever but the fact remains, a Plastic Airgun does have some advantages going for it so don't rule them out completely.

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, 6mm, AEG, Airsoft, BB, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Full Auto, Pellet, Pistol, Q&A Video, Revolver, Rifle, Semi Auto, Single Shot, YouTube Video Tags:

The Best Way to Hold Your Airgun

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I made a similar video about how to hold your airgun a while back but sometimes they get a bit buried in all the video I make. I feel it's really important how you grip your gun even if it's only an airgun with very little kick or recoil. Proper pistol grip is something you should use no matter what so that you can carry it forward to what ever gun you are shooting.

More kick or recoil means a firmer grip is required to hold the gun so when shooting a powder burner with lots of kick grip becomes even more important.

In this video I go over the proper two handed grip to use when holding a pistol, which hand to hold lose and which had to grip tight, how to overlap your fingers and thumbs.

Categories: Airsoft, BB, Break Barrel, CO2, Blowback, How To, Non Airguns, Paintball, Pellet, Pistol, Real Gun, YouTube Video Tags:

Gletcher TT-A Tokarev CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: Airsoft Pistol.
Manufacturer: Gletcher.
Model: TT-A (Replica of Tokarev).
Materials: Metal & plastic.
Weight: 1.37 pounds (620 grams).
Barrel: 4.5 inches, smooth bore.
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2.
Action: Blowback - single action only.
Ammunition Type: 6mm Airsoft BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 13 rounds.
FPS: 263fps. (80m/s) Claimed?

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Gletcher TT-A CO2 Airsoft Tokarev is single action only, the blowback action cocks the hammer after each shot but you will need to either draw the hammer back or rack the slide on the first shot. I did find the the SAO trigger to be rather heavy for a single action type trigger? Perhaps it will loosen up a bit over time? The take-up is kind of long since there is no real reset that takes place after the hammer is drawn back. The release point is sudden but does take some effort to release the trigger.

Accuracy: So far I have only Field Tested the 4.5mm Steel BB version and of dun it shot in the upper 300 fps range with a pretty decent accuracy shooting a 10 shot group form 30 feet back all within 1.5 inches. Hopefully the Airsoft version can produce similar results...

Build Quality: The Gletcher TT-A CO2 Airsoft Tokarev is really nicely made overall, pretty much the entire pistol is metal except for the grips which are plastic of course. The finish looks really nice and the fit is good, not a lot of slide wiggle and all the mechanical parts function smoothly with the exception of the rather strange two piece trigger design. You really need to watch my video to see what I mean here!

Realism: I am lucky enough to own a Tokarev type semi auto real steel pistol and looking at the two of them side by side they look very much the same. Of course my Norinco Tokarev (Type 54) Model 213 is made out of hardened weapons grade steel and so it is heavier but the Gletcher TT-A CO2 Airsoft Tokarev does feel solid in the hand with it's all metal design. The working slide catch, magazine release and hammer are all in the right places and function as they should. Gletcher even made sure to have a recessed barrel and hidden CO2 screw which adds to the realism. The only real giveaways are again that rather strange looking single action trigger and the two pins near the lower front of the slide. Not a deal breaker!. I do have to mention the way the safety was implemented on this Gletcher TT-A CO2 Airsoft Tokarev, Gletcher placed it just inside the Slide Stop Retainer Clip in a kind of unobtrusive location.

Pros:

  • One of the only 6mm Airsoft BB shooting Tokarev replicas I have come across so far
  • Very solid and weighty gun for it’s size. Mostly all metal.
  • CO2 is well hidden.
  • 13 round all metal stick magazine once installed looks full size.
  • Blowback operation, slide locks back on last round.
  • Did a good job of making the safety discreet.
  • The Tokarev reminds me of a smaller more compact 1911 which is another gun I like.

Cons:

  • SAO trigger is rather heavy.
  • Trigger looks a bit funky compared to a real Tokarev trigger.
  • Would have liked to have seen a full size drop out metal magazine on this gun.

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So far I have liked all the Gletcher guns that I have come across, it's great that Gletcher offers a lot of unique guns from the past, for me the Tokarev is near and dear to my heart since it is very 1911 like and I truly love the 1911 design. It only makes sense that I would own not only a real steel 1911 but also the Russian Tokarev. I'm not really sure how the Gletcher TT-A CO2 Airsoft Tokarev is going to perform using the chronograph and during my paper target testing from 30 feet out but I am popgun ti will shoot a bit harder than  the claimed 263fps and if it can get similar accuracy as the 4.5mm steel BB version that will be great!

My YouTube Table Top Video of the Gletcher TT-A Tokarev CO2 Airsoft Pistol:

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Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: TT-A, TT, Gletcher

Cybergun Colt 1911 Rail Gun Series CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol Shooting Review

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It seems like I am forever reviewing some version of the KWC CO2 Blowback 1911 either in Airsoft or Steel BB or distributed by Cybergun or Gletcher or Umarex or pretty much every company out there has their own rebrand of it. At the end of the day they are all made in the KWC factory and are all interchangeable, you can even swap out the Airsoft parts with the steel BB part if you want to...

So here we have the Cybergun Colt 1911 Rail Gun Series in Airsoft which I believe comes in 4 different finishes: Stainless, All Black, Two-Tone and Dark Earth. They are all Tactical 1911's with a rail on them. They just come in different finishes.

So how did we do in our See Can indoor Airgun Shooting test? As expected the Cybergun Colt 1911 Rail Gun Series CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol performed well. I placed 5 shots through my Chrony Chronograph using a brand new CO2 with .20 gram Airsoft BB's and averaged 373 fps which is about perfect for a full blowback CO2 Airsoft Pistol. If you're wondering the temperature was moderate at 16 Celsius or 61 Fahrenheit.

Next I placed 10 rounds downrange into my paper target 30 feet away using a rested position) Sand bag up front and sitting in the rear). My Cybergun Colt 1911 Rail Gun Series CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol was shooting a bit on the high side but the adjustable Bax Hop-up should allow for us to bring it down accordingly, that said my 10 shot grouping was just under 2 inches at 30 feet.

Even though I find myself reviewing or testing the various versions of the KWC 1911's. I don't really have a problem with it. They have been one of the most popular Blowback Airguns if not thee most popular and for a reason. They look and feel great, are reasonably priced, they perform well and have gotten more and more reliable over the years. All you ahed to do is pick which one of the Cybergun Colt 1911 Rail Gun Series CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistols you want?

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Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: KWC, Cybergun

Cybergun Stainless Sig Sauer X-five CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol Field Test Review

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I have kind of already reviews this Cybergun Sig Sauer X-Five Blowback Airsoft pistol before but in the all black version with the non-adjustable sights. I'm kind of glad I did a revisit of this Stainless steel wood grip version since I actually got fairly different results even though both Airsoft Pistols are mechanically the same.

Looking back on at my 2016 Field Test Sooting video for the Cybergun Sig Sauer X-five CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol I averaged around 312 fps and placed 10 rounds into my paper target all within about an inch of each other. I just wanted to put that out there as a reference but watch the video and see for yourself...

Skip ahead to the present and my retest of the Cybergun Sig Sauer X-five CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol (Stainless version) was still good but power was much better and accuracy went down a  bit. Power for the Stainless Cybergun Sig Sauer X-five CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol went up 100 fps with an average of 415 shooting 5 rounds of 20 gram plastic Airsoft BB's though my Chrony Chronograph. That is a big difference for sure!

Yes accuracy went down a bit but with the Stainless Cybergun Sig Sauer X-five CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol but I still grouped my 10 shots within about 2 inches using my standard 30 foot back, rested shooting position. There will always be some human factor when shooting this way since the pistol is not locked into place and even though I am using a reseted seated position there is some movement going on.

Overall my retest showed that the Stainless Cybergun Sig Sauer X-five CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol is well worth taking a look at. Personally I really like this Stainless wood grip version not only for its looks but for the simple fact it has a fully adjustable target sight on the back. Add heavy blowback operation and a very smooth single and double action trigger and this all makes for a great Airsoft Pistol.

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Cybergun, KWC, Sig Sauer X-Five P226

KWC Airsoft CQBP M45 - S&W M40 Preview Video

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Another Airsoft Preview Video featuring tow KWC Airsoft Pistols, the KWC CQBP M45 A1 1911 Airsoft Pistol and the KWC MP40 Airsoft Pistol. Both Airsoft guns have metal slides and polymer frames and also feature full size metal drop out magazine that hold both the CO2 and plastic Airsoft BB's. The KWC CQBP M45 A1 1911 Airsoft Pistol has a fixed slide that is non-blowback with a double action only trigger while the KWC MP40 Airsoft Pistol has full blowback operation and sports one of the lightest and smoothest single action triggers out there!

KWC CQBP M45 A1 CO2 NBB Airsoft Pistol

Type: BB air pistol
Manufacturer: KWC
Model: CQBP M45 A1
Materials: Metal and plastic build
Weight: 2.1 pounds (950 grams)
Barrel: 5.2 inches, brass, non-rifled
Propulsion: CO2 x1
Action: Semi auto non-blowback, double action only
Ammunition Type: Steel BBs 4.5mm
Ammunition Capacity: 21 rounds
FPS: 394 fps/ 120 m/s

KWC MP40 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol

Type: Airsoft Pistol
Manufacturer: KWC
Model: MP40
Materials: Metal and Polymer
Weight: 717 g (25 oz)
Barrel: Smoothbore
Power Source: CO2
Action: Semi-Automatic
Ammo Type: Airsoft BBs 6mm
Ammo Capacity: 15 Rounds
FPS: 370

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: KWC, Colt M45 CQBP, S&W M&P40

Cybergun Airsoft 1911 Rail Gun - Taurus PT92 - Sig X-five - SP 2022 Preview

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I'm back from my family Vacation in sunny Oceanside California and ready to start making more review videos for everyone! To kick things off I show you 6 Cybergun Airsoft pistols. All of these bad boys are actually made by KWC, Cybergun licenses the Colt, Taurus and Sig Sauer names and redistributes them out of the US hence the orange tips on most of the barrels.

All five Cybergun pistols are full metal with blowback operation with the exception of the Sig Sauer SP2022 which is non-blowback and primarily plastic including the frame, slide and even the magazine. All these Cybergun Airsoft Pistols shoot 6mm Plastic Airsoft BB's and use 12 gram CO2 cartridges in their full size drop out magazines.

Cybergun/KWC Taurus Stainless PT92 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol

Type: Airsoft Pistol
Manufacturer: Cybergun
Model: Taurus PT92
Materials: Full Metal
Weight: 1130 g (2.5 lb)
Barrel: smoothbore
Power Source: CO2
Action: semi-automatic
Ammo Type: Airsoft BBs 6mm
Ammo Capacity: 27 rounds
FPS: 370

Cybergun/KWC Black Colt 1911 Rail Gun CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol

Type: Airsoft Pistol
Manufacturer: Cybergun
Model: Colt 1911 Rail Gun
Materials: Full metal
Dimensions: 230 mm x 135 mm (9 inches x 5.3 inches)
Power Source: CO2
Action: Semi-automatic
Ammo Type: 6mm airsoft BBs
Ammo Capacity: 17 rounds
FPS: 370

Cybergun/KWC Two-tone Colt 1911 Rail Gun CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol

Type: Airsoft Pistol
Manufacturer: Cybergun
Model: Colt 1911 Rail Gun
Materials: Full metal
Dimensions: 230 mm x 135 mm (9 inches x 5.3 inches)
Power Source: CO2
Action: Semi-automatic
Ammo Type: 6mm airsoft BBs
Ammo Capacity: 17 rounds
FPS: 370

Cybergun/KWC Stainless Colt 1911 Rail Gun CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol

Type: Airsoft Pistol
Manufacturer: Cybergun
Model: Colt 1911 Rail Gun
Materials: Full metal
Dimensions: 230 mm x 135 mm (9 inches x 5.3 inches)
Power Source: CO2
Action: Semi-automatic
Ammo Type: 6mm airsoft BBs
Ammo Capacity: 17 rounds
FPS: 370

Cybergun/KWC Stainless Sig Sauer P226 X-Five CO2 Blowback Pistol

Type: Airsoft Pistol
Manufacturer: Cybergun
Model: P226 X-Five
Materials: Metal
Weight: 1.22 kg (2.68 lbs)
Length: 225 mm (8.85 in)
Power Source: CO2
Action: Semi-Automatic
Ammo Type: 6mm airsoft BBs
Ammo Capacity: 26 rounds
FPS: 388

Cybergun/KWC Sig Sauer SP2022 CO2 Non-Blowback Airsoft Pistol

Type: Airsoft Pistol
Manufacturer: Cybergun
Model: Sig Sauer SP2022
Materials: Polymer build
Weight: 600 g (.66 lbs)
Barrel: 102 mm (4 in), brass, non-rifled
Power Source: 12 g CO2 x 1
Action: Semi-automatic, double-action only
Ammo Type: 6mm Airsoft BBs
Ammo Capacity: 15 rounds
FPS: 375

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Cybergun, M1911, Rail Gun, Sig Sauer X-Five P226, Sig Sauer SP2022

Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol Field Test Review

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If you haven't already, make sure to watch my Table top Video Review for the Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol to see it up close and get all the details and specifications on this fine Airsoft pistol.

In this Field Test Shooting Video I put the Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol through its paces to see what the fps velocity is and what kind of accuracy grouping we can get. Starting with power, I shot 5 rounds of .20 grain plastic Airsoft BB's through my Chrony Chronograph and average 410 fps, that's pretty fast for a blowback Airsoft pistol!

Next up was the accuracy portion of this shooting review and as I alway do here in my indoor Sea Can Shooting Range, I setup a paper target 30 feet away and shot from a seated stabilized position. I did find the Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol shot a bit high for me right out of the box without any hop-up adjustments. In terms of accuracy the Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol did not perform as well as I would have liked it to, perhaps a different ammo choice and or playing around with the hop-up may have helped but either way I got around a 7 inch 10 shot grouping. This is perfectly fine for close quarter combat but if you plan on hitting anything far away, the Airsoft BB is fast enough to get there but sniper accuracy is not going to happen.

Overall the Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol feels great to shoot, it has a really nice trigger and solid blowback action. Perhaps with a little bit of playing around with this quality Airsoft pistol I could get it to tighten up its grouping a little bit?

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Cybergun, Taurus PT24/7 G2

Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol Field Test Review

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Hopefully we are back in business after the YouTube Attack on Airgun channels. I'm still waiting for YouTube to get back to me on the video that they put a strike on. I did appeal the Strike but so far YouTube has not responded...

We must push forward and so here is my first video back and it's a good one! If you haven't already watched my Table Top Review of the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol, make sure to check it out for details and some nice up and close video of this fine dual ammo CO2 air pistol.

As always during my indoor Sea Can Field Test Shooting videos, I first test out the velocity of each gun. Since the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol can shoot both 4.5mm Steel BB's and .177 caliber pellets I tested both ammo types using my Chrony Chronograph. I fired three shots of each ammo to get an average fps velocity. Interestingly the heavier 6.9 grain lead pellets had the higher average velocity of 376 fps versus 304 fps with 5.1 grain Steel BB's. I have a feeling the lead pellets fit the barrel more snug and did not let any of the CO2 blow by creating more back pressure and a higher velocity.

After my velocity test I proceeded to find out which ammo type was going to be more accurate with the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol. Since each rotary magazine holds 8 rounds it made sense for me to put 8 shots of each ammo type into the paper target setup 30 feet away. Keep in mind the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol has a riffled barrel best suited for lead pellets so going into this test I was expecting the pellets to be the clear winner here.

I was able to get about a 2 inch 8 shot grouping using .177 caliber lead pellets with the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol. All shots where fairly well centered but I did notice that most shots actually hit all within a very tight 1/2 inch group with 3 shots coming out a bit and extending the grouping more or less vertically. Switching up the ammo to steel BB's and as expected the groupings extended to about 3 inches with one outlier hitting very wide for some reason? Even with the steel BB's shot placement on the target was well centered in general.

The blowback on the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol is very pronounced but does not rock your hands too much keeping this airgun on target between shots and the trigger is one of the best rotary mag type trigger I have tested to date, extremely smooth throughout the entire trigger pull. Overall the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol has great looks, decent power and good accuracy going for it and could perhaps be one of my top pics if you're looking for a blowback pellet pistol option.

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, Pellet, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Umarex, Umarex SA10

SHOT Show 2018 ASG Interview

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This year at SHOT Show 2018 I had the please to interview Bob from ASG yet again, Bob always has a ton of info to share about ASG new products so make sure to watch this video as it has a lot of info!

To summarize what Bob shared, ASG has their line of CZ P-09 and SP-01 Shadow Steel BB and Airsoft Full Blowback pistols with full size drop out metal magazines. And you'll be happy to know the Canadian CZ P-09 Airsoft version not only will have a threaded barrel but it will come with both a black and red barrel tip cover.

Another new air pistol from ASG is the Dan Wesson licensed none blowback pellet firing 1911, similar to what Crosman is offering that utilizes a full size drop out metal magazine combined with a two sided 6 shot rotary magazine that flips 180 degrees for a total of 12 shots per .177  caliber pellet load. the ASG Dan Wesson Pellet shooting 1911 has a nice heavy weight to it's metal slide and frame design.

Lastly Bob shared with us a new ASG ICS Hera Arms CQR Airsoft Rifle, this ASG Airsoft Rifle is still in the design and production state but look forward to it later on this year!

 

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, 6mm, Airsoft, Airsoft News, BB, Airgun News, AEG, Blowback, CO2, Full Auto, Pellet, Pistol, Replica Airguns News, Rifle, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: ASG, SHOT Show 2018, CZ P-09, CZ SP-01 Shadow, Dan Wesson 1911

SHOT Show 2018 Sig Sauer Interview

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This year at SHOT Show 2018 I had the please of again interviewing Dani Navickas from Sig Sauer. Dani Showed me several new pistols and a new break barrel rifle Sig Sauer is offering this year. The Sig ASP20 Break Barrel rifle will come in both .177 and .22 caliber pellet shooting versions. The ASP20 has a lighter than most cocking effort of only 33 pounds using their proprietary GlideLite system, along with an adjustable ASP MatchLite trigger.

Another Target pellet airgun from Sig Sauer this year is the .177 caliber pellet shooting Super Target, styled after the Sig Sauer P210 firearm. The Sig Super Target is a single pump pneumatic single shot pistol designed for 10 meeter shooting with adjustable sights and a crips short light trigger.

Sig like several other companies has rebranded their own version of the KWC 1911 CO2 Blowback BB pistols. The Sig Sauer licensed BB 1911 is based on Sigs We the People line to celebrate the American people and their Constitution.

Another new Blowback Pellet firing Sig Sauer Air Pistol was also introduced at SHOT Show, the Sig Sauer X-Five. The X-Five uses their 20 round belt fed magazine and also has Sig's Cam Lever CO2 loading mechanism. You will also find a rear adjustable sight on the Sig Sauer X-Five Pellet Pistol.

Last but not least and perhaps one of the most interesting new products coming out later this year from Sig Sauer is the P320MHS APS which is another new rotary magazine Blowback Pellet Pistol. What's a bit different with the new Sig P320MHS is that it has a full size drop out magazine that holds the CO2 and belt fed pellet magazine. The P320MHS can also be fully field striped, has an open ejection port and is styled after Sig's real Steal M17 firearm.

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, .22 cal, Airgun News, BB, Blowback, Break Barrel, CO2, Pellet, Replica Airguns News, Rifle, Semi Auto, YouTube Video, Spring Piston, Single Shot, Pistol Tags: Sig Sauer, Sig Sauer ASP20, Sig Sauer Super Target, Sig Sauer We the People 1911, Sig Sauer X-Five P226, Sig Sauer P320MHS

SHOT Show 2018 Crosman Interview

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I wanted to start my SHOT Show 2018 Interviews with Crosman because in my books they had one of the most exciting new products this year at SHOT Show, the Crosman Remington DPMS SBR which is a duel 12 gram CO2 powered 4.5mm steel BB firing AR styled semi and full auto Machine gun.

What I like about the Crosman Remington DPMS SBR is that it works a lot like an Airsoft Gas Blowback rifle with an internal bolt and buffer tube spring, working charging handle and dust cover, it even has a bolt release button. The Crosman Remington DPMS SBR can even be taken apart similarly to a real AR rifle.

The next new interesting product from Crosman, and as I found out the design is not entirely exclusive to Crosman, was the CO2 Non-Blowback Pellet firing 1911. The Crosman Pellet 1911 has an interesting magazine design, it looks like a traditional full size drop out magazine, which as you would expect holds the CO2 but rather than an inline BB magazine the new Crosman Pellet firing 1911 has two built in 6 shot rotary magazines that can be flipped so you essentially end up with a 12 shot magazine.

You will have to drop the full size magazine after the first 6 shots to flip the rotary magazines. The Crosman Pellet 1911 does not have blowback action but the double action only trigger is smooth and not too heavy. The slide is metal with a metal magazine and a polymer frame. The Crosman Pellet shooting 1911 comes in silver and black.

The next new product from Crosman was the Mako. The Crosman Mako is a Beretta styled CO2 Blowback BB pistol. The Crosman Mako features Blowback action, fiber optic sights, tactical grips, a double action trigger and a stick magazine that holds the 4.5mm steel BB's.

Thanks to Phillip Guadalupe from Crosman for allowing me the Interview!

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, Airgun News, BB, Blowback, CO2, Full Auto, Pellet, Pistol, Replica Airguns News, Rifle, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Crosman, Crosman Remington DPMS SBR, Crosman Mako, SHOT Show 2018, SHOT Show

SHOT Show 2018 Las Vegas Teaser Video

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So it begins, I have been to this years SHOT Show in Las Vegas and checked out the new products from Umarex, Crosman, Sig Sauer and ASG. I have taken video and Interviewed the main Airgun companies. Now it's time to report back to everyone what I saw and learned. To start with here is a Teaser Video with some scenes from Vegas, inside SHOT Show and of course some of the highlight products from each airgun company.

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, 6mm, Airgun News, Airsoft, Airsoft News, BB, Blowback, CO2, Full Auto, GBB, Gas, Pellet, Pistol, Replica Airguns News, Rifle, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: SHOT Show, SHOT Show 2018, Sig Sauer, Crosman, Umarex, ASG

Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: Blowback Pellet & BB Pistol.
Manufacturer: Distributed by Umarex.
Model: SA10.
Materials: Metal & Polymer.
Weight: 2.05 pounds (930 grams).
Barrel: Metal rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto blowback, single & double action.
Ammunition Type: .177 caliber pellets & 4.5mm BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 8x4 round rotary full size drop out metal magazine.
FPS: Claimed 420.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol is similar to most of the rotary magazine styled pellet pistols. The blowback operation does cock the hammer allowing for a lighter single action styled trigger pull but the trigger pull length is still about the same as shooting in double action. There is less trigger pull weight when the hammer is back shooting in single action but the first part of the trigger pull is necessary in order to rotate the magazine.

Accuracy: At this point I have not shot the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol so I have no feedback to share so far but I plan to test out the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol during my next indoor Sea Can Field Test Shooting video. I will be testing out both pellets and BB's for velocity and accuracy.

Build Quality: The Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol feel great in the hand and has a nice weight and solid feel to it. Like most modern day pistols the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol has a metal slide and polymer frame, you will also find a lot of internal metal parts along with a full size drop out metal magazine. Fit and finish are also very good.

Realism: The Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol is not a copy or replica of any actual real steel gun in production but to me it most resembles a Sig Sauer, not exactly as the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol does incorporate its own design and style. You will find a lot of real gun attributes  that make this gun look and feel the deal. Like it's blowback operation, full see drop out metal magazine, wide open recessed barrel and ability to be field stripped.
Available From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

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

  • Accessory rail for adding a laser or tactical light.

  • Unique full size drop out metal magazine that holds extra rotary magazines on it for quick reloading.

  • Have the option of shooting Steel BB’s or pellets.

  • Has a rifled barrel.

  • Gold barrel looks good.

  • Barrel tip is removable allowing for possible mock suppressor or silencer.

  • Slide catch is actually a safety making it nice and discreet.

  • Can easily field strip the gun.

  • Warning instruction are not overpowering.

Cons:

  • No white or yellow dot sight on the front and they are non-adjustable.

  • Trigger safety is just for show.

  • Not really a replica but a great looking gun none the less.

Comments:

I have been waiting a while to get my hands on the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol and now that I have it for review I can say it seems to be a really well put together CO2 Blowback Airgun. OF course I still need to get some shooting in with it till I make my final decision but so far I am liking what I am seeing. Generally prefer actual Replica Airguns but the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol does have a really nice look and feel to it, I don't even mind the Gold barrel and I am usually not a big Gold Gun fan. The unique magazine design with its snap in rotary Pellet and BB magazines shoudl come in handy when it coms time for testing and the ability to shoot either Pellets or BB's does give the shooter more options.

If you're interested in picking up an Umarex SA10 for yourself you can find them in our Replica Airguns Canada and US Online Store.

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, CO2, Blowback, Comparison, Pellet, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Umarex, Umarex SA10

Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol Preview

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Type: BB Pellet Pistol
Manufacturer: Umarex
Model: SA10
Material: Polymer frame with metal slide.
Weight: 929.8 g (2.05 pounds).
Power Source: 12 g CO2 x 1.
Action: Single & Double action
Ammo Type: 4.5mm steel BBs and /177 caliber Pellets.
Ammo Capacity: 8 rounds.
FPS: 420

I have been having a hard time getting my hands on the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol to do a review for everyone. It's been a rather low stock item. We have had it in a couple of times but not in a lot of quantity and since the demand has been higher than the supply the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol tends to be out of stock most of the time! Hopefully that changes in the future?

This YouTube video is a Preview video only for the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol so I do not go over a lot, I sim,ply show you around the gun and take a look at the packaging and any info on the packaging. My Future Table Top Video Review will have a lot more details along with a full field strip of the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol.

I have yet to shoot the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol so in terms of the Umarex SA10 actually power and accuracy, we will again fidn out when I do my Field Test Shooting view review for the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol so check back for those review videos.

Here's what we know for now! The Umarex SA10 has a metal frame and polymer slide, it shoots both .177 caliber pellets and 4.5mm Steel BB's. The Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol has blowback action with a single and double action trigger and sports a full size drop out metal magazine that holds the CO2 and removable rotary 8 round magazines, 4 in total 1 ready for shooting and the other 3 on standby ready to be hot swapped. We should expect around 400 fps with lighter ammo and I am hoping for decent accuracy using pellets since the Umarex SA10 CO2 Blowback Pellet and BB Pistol does have a rifled steel barrel.

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Pellet, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Umarex, Umarex SA10

Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: Blowback Airsoft Pistol.
Manufacturer: Distributed by Cybergun.
Model: Taurus PT24/7 G2.
Materials: Metal & Polymer.
Weight: 1.86 pounds (844 grams).
Barrel: Metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto blowback, single action only.
Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 19 round double stack full size metal magazine.
FPS: Claimed 438 using .20 gram BB's.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol is Single Action Only and feels really good, it was much lighter than I expected and has a medium length take up, the reset positions the trigger fairly far back ready for quick follow-up shots. You'll also find a working trigger safety on this Airsoft Pistol which is a nice touch and ads to the realism.

Accuracy: At this point I have not shot the Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol, I imagine it should perform well considering it has an adjustable spin-up or hop-up along with a rear site that can be adjusted for windage. According to the manufacturers claimed fps, we should get around 438 fps using .20 gram Plastic Airsoft BB's. I will be a bit surprise if this Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol actually hits this rather high velocity but anything over 400 will be impressive.

Build Quality: Overall the Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol looks and feels really good. It has a nice weight to it but is not overly heavy. Everything feels tight and the finish looks great. the only thing I noticed that stood out a little bit was some flex in the forward part of the frame near the accessory rail. It seems to seperate just a little bit leaving a very slight gap and there is some flex here. I would not worry too much about this as it is not a structural consideration.

Realism: The Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol is a real ringer for the lead bullet firing version in almost every way and even has licensed trademarks on it through Cybergun but they are not exactly where you would find them on the real steel version, at least on the slide portion. Everything works like you would expect including full ambidextrous slide catch, safety, and magazine release. You can also easily field strip the Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol just like the real steel version.
Available From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Claimed to have a very high fps over 400 using .20 gram Airsoft BB’s.
  • Full length blowback action.
  • Supper accurate licensed Taurus PT24/7 G2 replica.
  • Excellent SAO trigger pull, very smooth and light.
  • Working trigger safety.
  • Double stack full size drop out metal magazine holds the CO2 and 19 BB’s.
  • Comes with additional back-straps in small medium and large sizes.
  • Adjustable rear sight for windage.
  • Fully ambidextrous controls.
  • Easily field strippable.
  • Red tip is easy to remove using boiling water to melt the glue.
  • Adjustable Bax hop-up.

Cons:

  • Comes with red tip installed and glued on.
  • Seems to have a little bit of frame flex in the rail area with a slight gap.
  • Safety selector is plastic.

Comments:

The most noticeable feature of the Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol is the claimed high FPS of 438 using .20 gram airsoft BB's. This seems kind of high for a full blowback Airsoft pistol but we will find out when I do my Filed Test Shooting Video Review for the Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol. Velocity aside the Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol is a very stylish gun, I have always been a Sig Sauer fan and it remind me a lot of the Sig brand but with a some more rounded finishing going on. The Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol has a lot going for it: Taurus Licensing, metal and polymer parts where you would expect them, fully ambidextrous working controls, adjustable rear sight for windage, adjustable hop-up, a working trigger safety, some power behind it and a full size double stack all metal magazine. It's also rather reasonably priced in our Replica Airguns Canada and US Online Store.

My YouTube Video Review for the Cybergun Taurus PT24/7 G2 Airsoft Pistol:

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Cybergun, Taurus PT24/7 G2

Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol Field Test Review

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It was fun to shoot the Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol for a change but really it was a lot like shooting one of my BB and Airsoft pistols, except in this case I was shooting .43 caliber rubber balls. I decided to not use paintballs inside my nice new Sea Can Indoor Airguns Shooting Range to keep things clean :)

First, I put three rounds through my Chrony Chronograph to see what the real world FPS would be, keep in mind I was using rubber balls rather than paintballs and the rubber balls are a little bit heavier than paintballs so this could bring the FPS down a bit compared to the lighter paintballs. Using a brand new CO2, the Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol average 316 FPS which was high than the claimed 290 FPS!

Moving on to my accuracy testing, as per usual I positioned myself 30 feet back from my paper target and using a seated and rested shooting position I shot a full magazine (8 rounds) of rubber balls on target with the Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol. I was not expecting anything close to what I would get with a BB or Airsoft pistol since Paintball guns are not known for super tight groups. I did manage to shoot around a 6 inch group with most of the shots staying within around 3 inches. This is about what I was expecting as paintball guns are not meant for "target practicing", generally you are going to be shooting human sized objects and hoping to get some well placed center mass shots. 3-6 inch accuracy at 30 feet will get the job done for sure. I did find the trigger using rubber balls did have a bit more friction while the inner barrel seated itself into the magazine. When shooting quickly it is much less noticeable.

I know some of you are going to ask about using the Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol with rubber balls for non-lethal self defense and the reality is it will not stop a person who is persistent on hurting you. There is simply not enough stoping power here. Will it "sting like a bitch" if you get shot up close with one of these Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol? For sure but a well timed punch has more chance of dropping someone than a .43 caliber rubber ball moving at around 300 FPS. You may scare someone off simply by brandishing it but you take the chance of the person calling your bluff. Perhaps 8 rubber balls to the face will change their mind but that's a chance you have to figure out if you want to take or not.

As a paintball pistol, the Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol is about the best I have seen in terms of replica paintball guns. It is as good as they come for realism, even better than many BB and Airsoft guns and in terms of performance it did not let me down either.

Buy in the Canada Replica Airguns Store or the US Replica Airguns Store

Categories: .43 cal, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, Paintball, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Umarex, Walther PPQ M2

Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: Paintball Gun.
Manufacturer: Umarex - T4E.
Model: Walther PPQ M2.
Materials: Metal & Polymer.
Weight: 848 grams (1.87 pounds).
Barrel: Smooth bore.
Power Source: 1x12 gram CO2.
Action: Semi-Automatic with blowback action.
Ammo Type: .43 Caliber Paintball or Rubber Ball.
Ammo Capacity: 9 Rounds.
FPS: 290.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol feels a lot like a double action trigger, internally it may be striker fired so expect a bit of a longer trigger pull with a fairly long reset and a medium strength trigger weight. There is also a working trigger safety which works well.

Accuracy: So far I have not had the opportunity to test the Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol out so stay posted for a future Field Test Shooting video where I will see what kind of fps and accuracy we can expect form the Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol. So far all I have to go on is what I have seen in some other video reviews I have watched, for the most part the Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol performed well.

Build Quality: The build quality of the Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol is really very good, metal parts are where you would expect them, the slide, slide catch, barrel, magazine and most internal parts giving the Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol a nice near 2 pounds (1.87 pounds) of weight with the magazine in which makes the Paintball version a little heavier than the real still version (1.53 pounds) but once the real steal version is loaded with a full mag this may even out a bit. The Walther PPQ M2 does have a polymer frame but again this is normal with todays modern guns and helps keep the weigth down. Fit and finish is also excellent.

Realism: The Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol is a near perfect replica of the real steel Walther PPQ M2, form the fully licensed markings to the large .43 caliber diameter barrel. If you placed the Paintball version side by side with the real steel version I doubt you could tell them apart? You will find that the slide cycle distance is a bit shorter than it shoudl be meaning that when the side catch is engaged the slide does not go as far back as it should. Filed stopping the Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol may requires some tools.

Purchase it from: The Canada Replica Airguns Store or the US Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Really great weight and solid feeling gun.

  • Full Metal slide that locks back on the last shot.

  • All metal heavy full size drop out magazine adds some additional weigth to the gun.

  • Very Accurate Walther PPQ replica, almost indistinguishable from the real still version.

  • Everything works pretty much like the real gun so a great training tool.

  • Adjustable yellow dot sights.

  • Working trigger safety.

  • Fit and finish is excellent.

  • Magazine spring release really shoots the magazine out.

  • Love the .43 caliber barrel opening, adds to realism.

Cons:

  • Trigger pull seems a bit long as it shoots like a double action trigger, may be striker fired internally?

  • Magazine only holds 9 rounds, so you are going to need extras.

  • Blowback action is not full blowback, more like a typical BB airgun.

Comments:

I'm really glad to see another Replica Paintball Pistol available in Canada, especially such a well made and realistic version. The Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol looks to be perhaps the best to date .43 caliber Paintball gun on the market and may even prove to be an option for non-lethal personal defense when using rubber balls with it. Not that I would trust my life with it but it sure looks the part and I am sure most people would not want to be on the receiving end of 9 rounds coming at you. As a training tool and Paintball gun the Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol offers superb realism for this purpose. I am looking forward to testing mine out shortly :)

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Categories: .43 cal, Blowback, CO2, Paintball, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Umarex, Walther, Walther PPQ M2