Retay CS9 - Smith & Wesson CS9 9mm P.A.K. Blank Gun Review

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Type: Blank Gun.
Manufacturer: Retay.
Model: CS9.
Materials: Mostly Metal.
Weight: 2 pounds.
Barrel: Semi plugged - front firing.
Propulsion: Gun powder.
Action: Semi auto single action only.
Ammunition Type: 9mm P.A.K. blanks.
Ammunition Capacity: 13+1 round magazine.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the CS9 is fairly light with a shorter pull. There is no double action on the Retay CS9 but it does have an exposed hammer making it easy to pull back and fire if you have a round already in the chamber but your gun is de-cocked.

Accuracy: N/A.
Build Quality: The build quality is similar to that of my EKOL blank guns which is what you would expect since they are both Turkish made guns. The Retay CS9 is well built and uses good quality materials with pretty decent fit and finish, this gun is mostly metal and has good heft for its small size weighing in at 2 pounds. My review unit is the Gloss black version but keep in mind we will be selling the CS9 in Matte Black and Satin only. The Retay CS9 performed very well for me and had no problems with chambering, firing and ejecting rounds when I tested it, just like the other Retay blank guns I tested before it

Realism: The Retay CS9, Smith & Wesson CS9 copy is a pretty good Smith & Wesson CS9 replica with the exception of the de-cocker and a few other minor differences. The basic gun shape and main features are similar to that of a Smith & Wesson CS9.
Purchased From: the Replica Airguns Store.


  • Good hefty 2 pound weight.
  • Almost all metal build
  • Black finish looks really nice on this gun - Satin would give it a nice tow tone look also.
  • Decent replica of the Smith & Wesson CS9 semi auto pistol.
  • Smallish gun but still holds 13+1 double stack magazine.
  • Performed very well in my tests with no chambering, firing or ejection problems.
  • Easy to field strip with the supplied tool.
  • Fills the void the Zoraki 914 left behind in Canada.


  • Barrel back pressure screw needs to be removed in order to use flare adaptor.
  • Could have been just a bit closer to the real CS9.
  • No Manual or cleaning rod included.

I wasn't sure about the Retay CS9 at first and kind of preferred my Retay Baron HK and Eagle over the CS9 at first but this smaller Retay has really grown on me. It's almost the perfect size yet it retains a very compact frame while still having a mid sized guns weight and magazine capacity. And as mentioned, it kind of fills the void that the Zoraki 914 left behind when it was reclassified as a prohibited firearm in Canada. I will most likely be picking myself up a Satin version of this one to go with my black Retay CS9, hey you can't lose at this very good price.

My YouTube Video Review of the Retay Baron HK Sig Sauer P228 copy) Blank Gun:

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