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Type: Blank Pocket Revolver.
Manufacturer: EKOL - VOLTRAN.
Materials: Mostly Metal.
Weight: .55 pounds.
Barrel: Semi plugged - front firing.
Propulsion: Gun powder.
Action: Semi auto single action.
Ammunition Type: 8mm P.A.K. blanks.
Ammunition Capacity: 5 rounds.
Trigger Pull: As the Arda is single action only, the trigger pull requires pre-cocking of the hammer before each shot, just like the old west six shooters.
Build Quality: The build quality is similar to that of my Zoraki blank guns. The EKOL Arda pocket revolver is well built and uses good quality materials, this gun is almost all metal. The finish quality is typical of other Turkish guns - good but not perfect, the gloss black finish on the Arda looks really good and seems to have filled in most of the imperfections. You will get some powder burns in areas that the gasses escape such as between the cylinder and the beginning of the barrel.
Realism: The EKOL Arda is fairly unique, I don't know of an actual gun that it resembles? It's kind of a cross between a Derringer and a tinny snub nosed revolver.
Purchased From: the Replica Airguns Store
- In Canada these guns are some of the few blank guns available for purchase that are not prohibited.
- Would make a good training gun animals (retrievers - guard dogs - police dogs) or a compact starter pistol.
- Revolvers are always dependable, no loading or ejecting problems like you can have with some semi-autos.
- Extremely compact blank shooter.
- Nice gloss black finish.
- 8mm P.A.K. Blank ammo is expensive.
- Only holds 5 rounds
- Single action only with pre-cocking required.
- The powder from shooting will wear the finish a bit between the barrel and the cylinder.
The EKOL Arda blank pocket revolver is a nice addition to our growing number of legal blank guns in Canada. The Arda is a very interesting looking blank pistol and it may not appeal to everyone? I found it so unique looking that I just had to have it as it's just nothing like any other blank gun I own. If you want an ultra compact pistol with revolver reliability then pick yourself up an EKOL Arda and get a small gun with a big bang!
My table top YouTube Video Review of the EKOL Arda Blank Revolver: