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Type: Blank Gun.
Manufacturer: EKOL - VOLTRAN.
Model: Special 99.
Materials: Mostly Metal.
Weight: 1.7 pounds.
Barrel: Semi plugged - front firing.
Propulsion: Gun powder.
Action: Semi auto single & double action.
Ammunition Type: 9mm P.A.K. blanks.
Ammunition Capacity: 8 round single stack magazine.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull of the EKOL Special 99 is medium to heavy when in double action mode, but once the hammer is back, the single action mode is one of the lightest triggers I have ever felt. I imagine if this was an actual target shooter it would be a dream to fire on target!
Build Quality: The build quality is similar to that of my Zoraki blank guns. The EKOL Special 99 is well built and uses good quality materials, this gun is almost all metal and for it's medium size has a good weight to it. The finish quality is typical of other Turkish guns - good but not perfect. The two satin tone look suits this gun and brings out its features.
Realism: The EKOL Special 99 is a pretty good replica of the Beretta Cheetah, most like the model 85 (.380 caliber) as they both share the single stack 8 round magazine.
Purchased From: the Replica Airguns Store
- Very good construction, lots of metal parts and good solid weight in a medium sized gun.
- Plastic grips and the magazine end cap are much better quality on the Special 99 then on other EKOL guns.
- The two tone satin finish really suits this pistol.
- Good replica of the Beretta Cheetah Model 85.
- Great single action trigger feel.
- There is not much slide to grab when trying to pull it back and the safety gets a bit in the way of racking the slide.
- The Magazine takes a bit of effort to load into the gun, but you get used to it.
The EKOL Special 99 blank gun is a nice addition to our growing number of legal blank guns in Canada. EKOL offers a nice variety of models to choose from with a nice assortment of finishes. I like the fact that the EKOL Special 99 is truly a replica gun very closely resembling the Beretta Cheetah pistol which will draw many Beretta fans to this blank shooter. Another thing that makes the EKOL Special 99 kind of "special" is it's almost perfect mid sized dimensions. It's not too big or small and for that reason should be suitable for almost anyone.
My table top YouTube Video Review of the EKOL Special 99 Blank Gun: