In this Field Test Shooting Video Review I test out the Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol in my Sea Can Indoor Airgun Shooting Range. It’s getting a bit colder now that’s it’s mid October here in Canada BC but inside the Sea Can I keep things at least around 15-16 degrees Celsius (61 degrees Fahrenheit) while testing out my airguns. Temperature aside the Sea Can Indoor Airgun Shooting range is dry and well light, perfect for multi-camera video recording.
As always I put 5 shots through my Chronograph to see what kind of real world velocity I can get using my test airguns which in this case was the Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol. Now Umarex claims 350 fps and I averaged 325, this is pretty close keeping in mind the temperature was not all that warm so I expect higher velocity from the Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol in warmer conditions. I did use a brand new CO2 along with RWS. 5.1 grain zinc coated steel BB’s.
In terms of accuracy I was a little bit let down by the Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol getting over a 4-5 inch grouping shooting 10 shots on my paper target 30 feet away. My rested shooting position (Sand bag up front seated in the rear) usually allows for at least a 2-3 inch groupings for most CO2 BB pistols at this distance. I’m not sure why the shoots where so spread out, it was almost like I got two operate tighter groupings from my 10 shots?
Even with the somewhat poor accuracy the Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is a nice overall airgun, with a nice smooth Double Action Only trigger and solid blowback action recoil feel. The metal slide and all metal full size drop out metal magazine gives the Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol a nice balance to it and good weight. Stay tuned for my Table Top Review coming soon.
Type: Blowback CO2 BB Pistol. Manufacturer: Distributed by AW Custom. Model:Black Ace AG-HX2003. Materials: Metal & Polymer. Weight: 2.36 pounds (1070 grams). Barrel: 4.33 inches, metal non-rifled. Propulsion: CO2 x 1. Action: Semi auto single action only trigger. Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's. Ammunition Capacity: 26 round drop out full metal magazine. FPS: Claimed 375.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the AW Custom Black Ace HX2003 Hi-Capa CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is typical of a 1911 single action only trigger, there is virtually no take-up at all and the release is supper light and crips. There really is no trigger reset to speak of making it a really fast action shooter.
Build Quality: TheAW Custom Black Ace HX2003 Hi-Capa CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is rather well made with a full metal slide and upper metal receiver. It feels great in the hand with its 2.36 pound weight and beefy grips. The fit and finish is bang on and I really like the matt finish that does not seem to be earring at all in the high spots.
Out of the box already upgraded internally and externally.
Mostly metal gun, has great weight and feel to it.
Full blowback operation along with a full size drop out metal magazine.
Claimed 375 fps is good for a full blowback (Airsoft) styled BB gun.
Nice fiber optic adjustable sights and included plate for mounting a red dot sight.
Excellent fit and finish.
Flared magwell and textured grips assure a good grip.
Fairly light double action trigger.
Warning instructions on slide are very discreet!
Overall a great looking custom 1911!
A bit hard to get right now at least here in Canada.
Have to remove slide to adjust windage on rear sig
The AW Custom Black Ace HX2003 Hi-Capa CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is a really nice gun all around and one of the few airguns that comes out of the box already upgraded and modified with enhanced features that truly improve the comfort, performance and efficiency of the gun as well as cosmetic upgrades for looks. Some key features that stand out for me are the fiber optic adjustable sights, Skeletonize trigger and hammer, textured pistol grips and flared magwell and of course the vented barrel/slide. Hopefully we can get some into our Replica Airguns Online Store in the near future…
Since the new home for my Italian addition to the Sea Can Indoor Airgun Shooting Ranges is now situated in my gun range area, I figure you are going to see it beside my airgun target and start asking me about it. So I figured I would make a video all about it and let you know before hand. I do plan on moving the new addition to its permanent home in my garage but while I’m doing a bit of initial work on it and since my garage is in need of some reorganizing, it will have to stay in the sea can for now…
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the KWA LM4 RIS PTR and KWA LM4 KR7 PTR Full Metal GBB Airsoft Rifles is exactly what you would expect on an AR style rifle. You are required to pull the charging handle back for the first shot which draws the bolt back and chambers a round. The Single action trigger has very little take up and a light crisp release. Of course if you select full auto mode all you need to do is hold down the trigger until the magazine is empty!
Accuracy: So far I have not field tested either the KWA LM4 RIS PTR and KWA LM4 KR7 PTR Full Metal GBB Airsoft Rifles but I did throw some green gas in one of the mags and fires off a bunch of semi and full auto shots in my Sea Can Airgun shooting range. You can expect a ton of felt blowback recoil and both semi and full auto modes performed perfectly for me with no problems unloading a full 40 rounds magazine and no slow down in the blowback action.
Build Quality: The KWA LM4 RIS PTR and KWA LM4 KR7 PTR Full Metal GBB Airsoft Rifles are about as good as it gets in terms of build quality. They both have pretty much the same aluminum metal receivers and reenforced steal bolts. Fit and finishes is excellent everything just looks and feels great on these high end KWA Airsoft rifles.
Realism: The PTR in the name stands for “Professional Training Rifle” and the KWA LM4 RIS PTR and KWA LM4 KR7 PTR Full Metal GBB Airsoft Rifles not only look the part but operate as close as you are going to get to the real steal version in an Airsoft rifle. You can even interchange the stock, grips, trigger guard with MilSPec components and the same goes for the rails, all MilSpec ready. I want to mention the blowback recoil again because it is truly awesome on these rifles!
Really well built mostly aluminum and steel components.
Fully customizable MilSpec design throughout.
Amazingly realistic perfect for training.
Gas Magazine performs really well easily getting through the 40 rounds.
Type 3 Hop-up for extended range shooting.
Fully Field Strippable.
GBB system has more limitation compared to an AEG, less rounds, not goof in cold weather.
Not the cheapest Airsoft rifles out there but worth every penny.
Hard to keep in stock.
I know most go-to Airsoft rifles for game play are going to be an AEG since they are going to have a lot more rounds per mag and more consistent performance over a Gas Blowback Airsoft rifle. That said the KWA LM4 RIS PTR and KWA LM4 KR7 PTR Full Metal GBB Airsoft Rifles really make you want to reconsider this choice and try and figure out if perhaps you could use a Gas Blowback Airsoft Rifle on the field? Sure you will need a lot of extra magazines but man is it ever fun feeling that blowback action on your shoulder and experiencing a more true to life experience shooting the KWA LM4 RIS PTR and KWA LM4 KR7 PTR Full Metal GBB Airsoft Rifles. If you want the most realistic training Airsoft rifles then it would be hard to find a better option out there.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Gletcher M1944 Mosin Nagant is single action only, the bolt cycle does most of the work setting up the loading of a BB into the chamber and pre-cocking the bolt spring. The take up is minimal and the release is about medium to light weight. The bolt snaps forward firmly and with a nice clanking sound, you can even feel the weight of it as it moves forward.
Accuracy: I have not shot the Gletcher M1944 Mosin Nagant CO2 BB Rifle yet but have had the opportunity to shoot the M1891 Sawn Off version. I had mixed result with the Gletcher M1891 BB Rifle since you can not shoulder the gun making it a bit unsteady while it waves around out in front of you as you aim it. When shooting it rested I was able to get much better results shooting a fairly tight 1.5 inch 10 shot grouping in my Sea Can Airgun Range. By the way my velocity testing on the Gletcher M1891 BB Rifle resulted in an average of 430 fps.
Build Quality: The Gletcher M1944 Mosin Nagant CO2 BB Rifle is really well made, you can tell by it's robust weight and how solid the action feels when you draw the bolt back and release it the first time. Everything that would be metal on the real Mosin Nagant is metal on the Gletcher M1944 including the full size dropout magazine that holds both the BB's and CO2. Yes the stock is imitation wood but it looks very close to real wood and will fool most people until very close inspection. The overall finish on the Gletcher M1944 Mosin Nagant CO2 BB Rifle looks great.
Realism: I've never actually put my hands on a real steel Mosin Nagant Rifle but from the photos I viewed online, the Gletcher M1944 Mosin Nagant CO2 BB Rifle really accurate in terms of being a BB replica. Of course the magazine has been adapted to fit CO2 and BB's but once placed in the gun it is nearly impossible to tell it from a real Mosin Nagant. The weight of this rifle (8.2 pounds) gives it the feeling of genuineness. I have read online that a real Mosin Nagant stock can be adapted to fit the Gletcher M1944 so that would indicate that it is fairly true in size and construction to a real Mosin Nagant Rifle.
Very Unique BB gun.
A piece of history you can shoot in your back yard.
Mostly all metal gun.
Nice heavy 8.2 pound weight to it.
Adjustable rear sight, at least for elevation.
Nice single action trigger.
Bolt action feels great and has a firm release.
Full size drop out metal magazine that holds both the BB's and the CO2.
More fps than claimed and decent accuracy, I expect to get lots of shots out of a single CO2 because of the magazine design.
Imitation wood is very believable.
Comes with sling.
Breaks down similarly to the real steel version, so maybe able to upgrade parts like the stock with a little bit of work.
Stock is plastic but looks good considering.
No real way to adjust windage and the rear sight does wiggle a bit from side to side which could throw off the aim.
Bayonet may scratch the stock a bit?
Price point may make it out of range for some buyers?
The Gletcher M1944 Mosin Nagant CO2 BB Rifle is a great option for anyone looking for a historic bolt action Rifle but in a BB version. It for sure looks and acts the part but in a much quieter and backyard friendly version. Sure yo can get the Gletcher M1891 Sawn Off version ofr about half price but to really get the full Mosin Nagant experience you are going to want to have the larger full size Gletcher M1944 Mosin Nagant CO2 BB Rifle, no two ways around it. Being abel to shoulder the gun makes it way more natural and easier to shoot.
My YouTube Table Top Video of the Gletcher M1944 CO2 Replica BB Rifle:
There has been some confusion when it comes to the KWC made Mini UZI regarding semi and full auto abilities and also when it comes to build materials. But before we get into that if you have one of these Mini UZI Blowback BB or Airsoft guns then most likely yours is made by KWC even if it was distributed through RWS, Umarex, Gletcher, Cybergun or some other company. When it comes to the build materials used they are all made by KWC so they are all built the same with plastic and metal in the same places.
Let’s first talk about why some of these Mini UZI’s only come in semi auto with the Full auto selection not available out of the box. This is most likely because in some countries a full auto BB and/or Airsoft gun can be illegal so to play it safe many airguns that are originally made to shoot in both semi and full auto are modified to only shoot full auto. This is the case with most of the companies that redistribute the KWC Mini UZI under their own brand name. That said if you buy the KWC Mini UZI in either 4.5.mm Steel BB or 6mm Plastic Airsoft from our Replica Airguns Canada or US Online Stores, you will be getting a full auto ready out of the box airgun!
When it comes to build materials the KWC Mini UZI is often described on websites as being full metal which is close but not entirely true. It is accepted that most full metal airguns will have plastic grips but the KWC Mini UZI also has a plastic shroud around the main receiver that is am all in one piece that makes o=up the front and back sights. This might lead you to think that the gun is mainly plastic which is far from the case since all other parts like the receiver block, bolt, top plate, barrel, rear stock, trigger and magazine are metal. This give the KWC Mini UZI its sold 4.8 pound weight. The heavy metal internal bolt really makes this blowback airgun rock when you shoot it simulating very close recoil action to a 22LR. The KWC Mini UZI for sure has the most blowback recoil out there.
If you are looking for the most bad ass and action packed full auto BB or Airsoft Gun then I would highly suggest you consider getting one of these KWC Mini UZI’s. Just be sure to have lots of CO2 and BB’s on hand because you will go through both like crazy…
The good news is you can get the same product from us now in our Canada and US Replica Airguns Stores! And ours are even pre-assembled for you but if you like you can take them apart similarly to a real gun.
Right off the bat if you’re looking for a replica Airgun that has a lot of blowback recoil, a great trigger and shoots really well then there is no need to read the rest of this Field Test Shooting Video Review since the Umarex HK USP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol checks off all of these boxes. If you want to find out how it performed for me then hang around and read the rest of my Review for the details…
Starting off with power otherwise know as velocity, I performed the same old reliable test I always do by shooting 5 rounds through my Chronograph and then averaging them out for my real world feet per second performance. I was using a brand new 12 gram CO2 along with 5.1 grain RWS 4.5mm Steel BB’s and the temperature was right around 21 degrees Celsius or 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so not cold or hot. On the box or should I say plastic clam shell, Umarex claims the Umarex HK USP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol will get up to 325 fps and this is pretty close since I averaged 328 with my 5 shots, the highest being 331 and the lowest at 225.
Next up was my accuracy test for the Umarex HK USP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol, this is the part of my Shooting Field Test I enjoy the most! I placed a fresh target on my ammo trap 30 feet down range and got settled in 30 feet back using a semi rested position (Sand bag up front and seated in the back). I proceeded to put 10 consecutive shots into my paper target and got a nice grouping from my Umarex HK USP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol about 2 inches in total fairly centered down the middle but a little bit low. Since the built in Hop-up is not adjustable you will have to aim a little bit over your target at least at 30 feet out, perhaps not shooting up a little bit closer in distance.
Overall the Umarex HK USP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol is really great to shoot, the blowback action has I would say as much if not more to it than any of the airguns I have tested to date, I love the overall realism with it’s full size drop out metal magazine, full cycle blowback and pretty much every part on it works like the real steal version, so just an overall great trainer and must have if you own a real steel HK USP. And if you don’t own any version of the HK USP then I recommend picking up this one for sure!
Did the Umarex Walther PPS M2 Blowback CO2 BB Pistol out shoot the previous Umarex Walther PPS Blowback CO2 BB? The new Umarex Walther PPS M2 Blowback CO2 BB Pistol has a claimed fps of 340 which is not super fast but keep in mind it is a very short barreled blowback BB pistol. Like the original Umarex Walther PPS during my Chronograph velocity testing my sample model averaged about 10fps faster with a 5 shot average of 352 fps. Not bad at all for such a short barreled BB pistol. I know some people think you need 400 plus fps in an airgun but the reality is anything even close to 300 fps is moving pretty fast and can still do a lot of damage to pop cans and skin.
When it came to accuracy I found my Walther PPS M2 Blowback CO2 BB Pistol shot a little bit to the left, one round even missed the paper target so it was for sure pulling to the left and I know it was not me. Unfortunately the sights are non adjustable which is pretty normal for most BB pistols so if yours pulls in one direction or the other than you will need to adjust your aim point to accommodate it. My 10 shot grouping was similar to the standard Walther PPS M2 Blowback CO2 BB Pistol getting all 10 shots within 3.5 inches
I found the blowback on the Walther PPS M2 CO2 BB Pistol nice and snappy with enough recoil feel to make it fun to shoot. The trigger pull is slightly long but pretty smooth even when it is picking up a BB and placing it in the chamber. The white dot sights are nice and easy to see and overall the Walther PPS M2 Blowback CO2 BB Pistol is a great compact action shooter perfect for taking out pop cans from 20-30 feet!
Type: Blowback CO2 BB Pistol. Manufacturer: Distributed by Umarex. Model:HK USP. Materials: Metal & Polymer. Weight: 2.15 pounds (975 grams). Barrel: 4 inches, metal non-rifled. Propulsion: CO2 x 1. Action: Semi auto single and double action trigger. Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's. Ammunition Capacity: 16 round drop out full size metal magazine. FPS: Claimed 325.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex HK USP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol feel good in both single and double action modes. Single action has a reduced reset with very little take-up before it release, the trigger weigth in single action is fairly light. In double action the trigger pull starts out a bit longer and heavier but then lightens up just before it releases. This will only be for the first shot since follow up shots will be single action afterwards.
Build Quality: TheUmarex HK USP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol looks to be really well made. It's super solid at 2.25 pounds with a nice balance since the slide and magazine are both full metal. There is virtually no slide play but I am noticing just a little bit of paint wear around some of the high spots and in the breach area. This is common with KWC Airguns which may be the actual manufacturer of this Air Pistol, either KWC or VFC, I'm not sure?
Full blowback action with full size drop out metal magazine, what we all love to see!
Fully field strippable.
Metal parts where where you would find them on the real steal HK USP.
Very accurate replica of the original HK USP.
HK Licensed via Umarex.
White dot sights easy to sight in your target.
Single and double action trigger.
Rail for accessories.
Not a big fan a of the clamshell packaging, makes the gun seem cheap even before you actually hold and feel it.
Sights are none adjustable.
Warning writing on the right side of slide is a bit obvious.
I really didn't mind the previous non-blowback CO2 BB version of the HK USP as it had a full size metal magazine and metal slide making it feel great in the hand while still looking the part. That said having a full blowback version with a true single action trigger makes this the obvious choice for me. I'm really looking forward to shooting my Umarex HK USP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol and seeing what kind of fps velocity and accuracy we get from it in the Sea Can!
I do have to say I really like the new fully licensed Umarex HK USP Blowback version, Umarex has had their non blowback HK USP out for a long time but it is pretty basic with no blowback or working slide but it does look the part and shoots pretty good. The new Umarex HK USP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol has everything we like in a replica Airgun: Full blowback operation, a full sized all metal drop out magazine that holds the CO2 and Steel BB's. Metal parts where you would expect them like the slide, hammer, trigger, magazine release, magazine, slide catch release and even the removable sights. Of course there are lots internal metal parts too like the barrel, springs and pins.
Low cost CO2 BB guns are not really known for their power and accuracy but sometimes they can actually test out pretty decent. I don;t expect a replica action shooter to be the best shooter but as long as it can get a relatively small grouping and pump out 4.5mm Steel BB's over 400 fps then that's good enough for me, at least with a non-blowback CO2 BB Pistol.
Starting off with my velocity test using my newly acquired Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph, I was able to get a little higher then the 410 factory claimed fps for the Umarex Glock 19 CO2 BB Pistol with an average of 423 fps. This was with a slightly used (A couple of magazines shot already) but fully warmed up CO2. I was shooting in about room temperature settings so not too warm and not too cold.
Next I placed 10 shots with my Umarex Glock 19 CO2 BB Pistol from 30 feet down range using my standard seated and rested shooting position and shot about a 1-1.5 inch 10 shot group with only one shot coming out a bit extending the range to the full 1.5 inches. The Umarex Glock 19 CO2 BB Pistol did seem to shoot a little bit high and to the left but not by very much and perhaps it was a little bit because of the shooter?
I think the low cost Umarex Glock 19 CO2 BB Pistol is a great choice for anyone looking for a licensed Glock BB pistol to get some trigger time with for pennies a shot and without having to always go to a gun range to shoot. The Umarex Glock 19 CO2 BB Pistol feels and holds pretty much the same as a real Glock 19 and even has a similar trigger feel, maybe not 100% but in the ball park. Sure you will not get that simulated recoil since there is no blowback but you do get a lot of shots per CO2 and more power than most CO2 Blowback pistols.
I finally got the chance to do my first official Field Test Shooting Video Review using the Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph and like my Test video everything went really well. I was a little bit scared since my first round through it shooting the Crosman DPMS SBR CO2 Blowback BB M4 was a "no read" but then the following 5 shots where all good. I think my shot placement was just a tad off on the first shot as I adjusted my aim a bit for the tore 5 shots.
So getting to the results of the Crosman DPMS SBR CO2 Blowback BB M4 Air Rifle... I was using a somewhat used set of 12 gram CO2 cartridges that I had previously shot a couple of magazine through shooting in a bit of semi auto and full auto so I would assume I had at least half of, if not a bit more of my CO2 left in them. The Crosman DPMS SBR CO2 Blowback BB M4 was also fully warmed up and it had been a day since I shot it last which lets the CO2 and the gun warm up and pretty much perform as if it was using new CO2 for the most part.
Moving on to my accuracy testing. I would like to note I was using a Red/Green dot scope which I think is a great add on for any action shooting air rifle. Shooting with the included open iron sights may not have given us a little bit different results but I don't think by too much. My first grouping was with 10 shots all in semi auto shooting mode and this resulted in a nice very close to 1 inch grouping with 8 out of the 10 shots all within about a 3/4 inch group. I then adjusted my sector switch to the much more fun full auto mode for the 15 remaining 4.5 mm Steel BB's and setup again 30 feet away. I then let her rip releasing all 15 rounds till the Crosman DPMS SBR CO2 Blowback BB M4 bolt locked back and to be honest I was fairly surprised at how tight my 15 round full auto group was. It only spread out to about 2 inches with not too much vertical drop so velocity remained pretty consistent which was nice to see.
All in all you really can not go wrong with the Crosman DPMS SBR CO2 Blowback BB M4, it's got more than enough velocity at right around 400 fps which is great for a blowback action shooter still providing some nice accuracy not only in semi auto but also full auto shooting modes. And it has got to be the coolest looking and functioning 4.5mm Blowback BB M4 out there right now.
This test of the DJI Spark Mini Drone was to make sure I could use it in the way I intended for it when I am outdoors and want to get that nice higher up flowing camera angel you can only get form a drone.. The method I use in this video doesn't even require a remote control or smartphone and I can have it take off right out of my hand.
I then use hand gestures to control the DJI Spark Drone to do things like: Place the drone in the right starting location, make the DJI Spark start recording video, have the Spark zoom up and out from me for an "eye in the sky" aerial follow me mode and then of course when I am finished what I want it to record have the DJI Sparkreturn to me and land again on my hand. Again all of this without even taking the remote out of the box or even using a smartphone to control the DJI Spark Mini Drone!
Watch me test out the DJI Spark Mini Drone in my backyard while I shoot some of my Airguns at miscellaneous targets while I walk around and have the DJI Spark follow me while recording video.
What? Another Drone? Is Replica Airguns becoming a drone review channel... No I am not going to be reviewing drones as a habit but I did decide to upgrade my Yuneec Breeze 4K to a DJI Spark for a number of reasons.
Reason number one it's a DJI and they simply make some of the best Drones you can buy for the money. The main reason I ultimately went with the DJI Spark is because it just takes better quality 1080p Video which is what I'm after. It does this because it has a dedicated 2 axis mechanical gimbal that smoothes out the video even before the internal stabilization gets to it and make the video look even smoother so the end video output is incredibly smooth!
Some other reasons I feel the DJI Spark Fly More Combo was a better option for me are: It's super small, it was not really a lot more expensive, it has better tracking technology and can even understand hand and arm gestures for flying without even using a remote of any kind. The DJI Spark can fly faster and much farther than the Yuneec Breeze and has a little bit better battery run time.
In this DJI Spark Fly More Combo Unboxing Video I open the box for the first time and take a look at what you get inside. I had not flown the DJI Spark or even checked it out yet so everything is new to me and I am seeing it first hand and for the first time. I can say it is way smaller than I thought it was going to be. Look forward to some cool drone video on the channel in some of my upcoming videos...
I am happy to say that the first Field Test using my new Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph went really well for me today. Perhaps I have found a new brand of Chronograph that will last longer than a year or so and give me reliable results that I can count on...
So other than that one chronograph reading error for the day which may have been an alignment issue on my part, the Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph performed excellent for me. I would also like to note that I was using the same Caldwell LED Lighting System I have been using in my Sea Can Indoor Airgun range which as expected fit perfectly onto their own Chronograph system and worked well.
My struggle for a reliable and dependable Chronograph to test the feet per second velocity of the airguns I test in my indoor Sea Can shooting range has been going on for some time now. My original Chrony Chronograph just never gave me consistent results and over time it pretty much became useless so I ended up shooting the living tar out of it (Watch that video) and replacing it with a slightly better Chronic Chronograph.
The new Chrony Chronograph setup in my indoor Sea Can Airgun range worked really well for me especially using the LED lighting system I added to it (Made by Caldwell). But not even two years later my new Chrony Chronograph just flat out died on me, the screen went all garbley-goop and became unreadable. I tried a new battery and looked everywhere to see if there was a factory reset I could do but was not able to get it working again :(
Well I figured I invested enough money buying Chrony Chronographs with not so good results from them so it was time to look to another company for my airgun velocity testing needs. I ended up going with the Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph which by the way is compatible with my LED lighting system since it is all made by the same company. I paid $149 Canadian for my Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph which is pretty good and it even came with a super long cable to connect a smart phone that works on both iPhone and Android phones using the Caldwell App to display velocity readings in the their smartphone App.
I will be making a "test" video where I shoot several airguns I have not Chronographed yet to see how my new Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph works so stay posted for that video coming out very soon!
On another note I upgraded my Drone just a little, I previously bought the Yuneec Breeze 4k Drone to use in my future videos to get some new interesting camera angles while I do some of my outdoor shooting and to be honest the quality is really good on it. Probably good enough for what I'm doing, but for only a couple hundred dollars more I was able to buy the DJI Spark which is by far a much better drone than the Breeze in many ways. Video is more stable and "follow me modes" are way more reliable to name a few things the DJI Spark does that are important to me.
You'll get to see video from the DJI Spark shortly in fixture videos. This little Drone is crazy!
Type: Non-blowback CO2 BB Pistol. Manufacturer: Distributed by Umarex. Model:Glock 19. Materials: Metal & Polymer. Weight: 1.6 pounds (725 grams). Barrel: Metal Non-rifled. Propulsion: CO2 x 1. Action: Semi auto non-blowback, double action only trigger. Ammunition Type: 4.5mm BB's. Ammunition Capacity: 16 round drop out metal stick magazine. FPS: Claimed 410.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Glock 19 Non-blowback CO2 BB Pistol is double action only and has that inner barrel that protrudes out of the barrel external barrel thing that happens. You see this on many lower cost CO2 BB pistols. I believe the barrel is actually part of the action and kind of acts like the hammer hitting the valve after it has allowed a BB to enter the break area. The double action trigger is a bit long but not overly heavy and does have a working trigger safety on it.
Accuracy: At this point I have not shot the Umarex Glock 19 Non-blowback CO2 BB Pistol so I can only quote what Umarex is saying in terms of FP2 which is 410. That's sounds reasonable and based on other similar guns like this the Umarex Glock 19 Non-blowback CO2 BB Pistol should get lots of shots out of a CO2 and produce decent shot groupings on target. We will find out when I get another Chronograph for my Field Test Shooting Videos.
Build Quality: TheUmarex Glock 19 Non-blowback CO2 BB Pistol is really well made. It's super solid at 1.6 pounds and feels in the hand like a real Glock would. Fit and finish are very good and you are going to find lots of metal parts where they would be and need to be on this air pistol.
Realism: The Umarex Glock 19 Non-blowback CO2 BB Pistol absolutely looks the part, sitting on the table and even holding it in your hand you are going to think it's the real deal. When you start trying to cycle the slide and eject the magazine is when you are going to quickly realize this is not a 9mm Glock 19 but rather a replica 4.5mm Steel BB version. I am hoping that down the road Umarex and Glock will come out with a full blowback and full metal drop out magazine version? Available From: The Replica Airguns Store.
Great weight and feel to it, build quality seems really good.
Really nice looking replica of the original Glock 19.
Fully Glock licensed.
Easy to see white dot sights front and back.
Working trigger safety.
Recessed barrel 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 under trigger guard
So far the only Glock official licensed 4.5mm Steel BB pistol.
Not bad feeling double action only trigger, perhaps a bit long.
410 fps is nice and strong.
Fixed slide with no blowback action.
Has a stick magazine rather than a full size magazine.
Sight are non-adjustable which is common with low cost airguns like this one.
Would have liked to have seen more pristine packaging from Glock.
I know this version of the Umarex Glock 19 Non-blowback CO2 BB Pistol is not exactly what we where all hoping for... That said we are making progress. Glock actually licensed there name out to an Airgun manufacturer and is working with them to come out with even better future versions and models so be happy with what we do have and pick one of these first generation Umarex Glock 19 Non-blowback CO2 BB Pistols, after all this is history in the making and I know I want to own the first ever officially licensed Glock BB Pistol, don't you for under $100?
What some of you may not think about is all the stuff that goes behind the scenes when a YouTube video is being made. It's a lot more than simply grabbing a camera and saying what's on your mind although that can work sometimes.
Most of the time multiple cameras are used, tripods and special lighting are important and even how you record the audio source can make a huge difference as to the sound and what people hear in your final video.
With all that said I am always looking for a new way to help me out with the quality of my video recording and production. How can I make things look better or more interesting, how can I improve the sound quality and clarity of my videos?
Moving on now to a new video product, I have been wanting to get a Drone to capture more interesting video that I can shoot from multiple viewing angles and also be able to have a moving camera while I shoot outdoors videos. The problem is they can be kind of expensive for anything decent, because of this, so far I have not been able to justify bitting the bullet and buying a drone. That was until I saw a great deal on the Yuneec Breeze 4k Selfie Drone at my local Best buy for half price ($249 CAN) What a deal!
Anyways, watch me fumble around while I try to figure things out with my Yuneec Breeze 4k Selfie Drone for the first time, there is always a learning curve when you get something new but I do hope to be able to utilize both of these new products in upcoming videos for everyone.
Accuracy: So far I have only played around with the Crosman DPMS SBR CO2 Blowback BB M4 Rifle but I can say it feels pretty good and seems to hit what I aim at even when in full auto mode which does rock the gun a bit. Don;t expect full auto mode to be the most accurate but it sure is fun and with all those BB's coming out the barrel at 1400 rounds per minute you're probably going to hit what ever your shooting at. Because of the blowback operation you will get a little over 400 fps which is totally fine for an action shooter like this.
Build Quality: The Crosman DPMS SBR CO2 Blowback BB M4 Rifle is well made all around. Weighing in at 6.5 pounds it feel solid and well built. There is a lot of metal going on inside and out of this rifle but keep in mind the top and bottom receiver are plastic but metal parts are where they need to be like in the internals, pretty much all the working parts are metal, the magazine is full metal, the buffer tub is metal and of course the barrel is metal.
Realism: The Crosman DPMS SBR CO2 Blowback BB M4 Rifle is about as real as you are going to get in a CO2 Blowback M4 styled Airgun. You can even take it apart into the top and bottom receivers like the real steal version. The blowback action gives you some recoil but more importantly offers a true single action trigger and of course the full auto ability we all love. Almost all the working parts work like they would on a real M4 other than the forward assist which is moulded into the receiver.
Most realistic working M4/AR 4.5mm BB Rifle out there right now.
Full blowback operation with both semi and full auto shooting, can feel the blowback operation rocking the gun.
Great weight and feel to it.
Almost everything works exactly like there pal steel version. (Charging handle, dust cover, bolt release, magazine release, selector switch…)
Duel CO2 full metal drop out magazine that holds 4.5mm steel BB’s as well.
Adjustable pop-up iron sights.
Lots of rails of mounting additional cool hardware.
Included adjustable foregrip.
Muzzle cap looks cool too!
Receiver is plastic but well made and does not compromise feel or weight since there is lots of metal throughout this gun.
Rear Buttstock is not compatible with the AR platform.
This gun is literally too much fun…
If you haven't figured it out already I love the Crosman DPMS SBR CO2 Blowback BB M4 Rifle and I know anyone that picks one up will love theirs too! I just wish we had them in our Replica Airguns Store but for now we are not Crosman distributes :( We do have some other nice M4/AR styled BB rifles like the HellBoy which I may put head to head against the Crosman DPMS SBR CO2 Blowback BB M4 Rifle at some point even though they are very different in how they operate and their pros and cons.
My YouTube Table Top Video of the Crosman DPMS SBR CO2 Blowback BB M4 Rifle: