Umarex Walther CP99 Compact Recon BB Pistol Review


Type: BB air pistol.

Manufacturer: Umarex.

Model: CP99 Compact Recon Version.

Materials: Metal slide, polymer frame.

Weight: 1.8 pounds.

Barrel: 5 inches, non-rifled.

Propulsion: CO2 x 1.

Action: Semi auto, blowback, single action only.

Ammunition Type: Steel BBs 4.5mm.

Ammunition Capacity: 18 rounds.

FPS: Up to 400.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex CP99 Compact Recon is amazing, it is short and light making it one of the best action shooters I own. You can fire this gun accurately and fast all day long.

Accuracy: Great! The addition of the Green Dot Scope and slightly longer barrel on the CP99 Compact Recon version work amazingly well, this is one of the most consistent BB shooter I own getting under 2 inch groups at will from 20 feet out.

Build Quality: Excellent, this BB gun is made in Japan and uses metal where it is really needed like in the slide, slide release, safety, trigger, magazine release, magazine and most of the mechanical parts. It's well made, well finished and feels great in the hand.

Realism: This Replica BB gun has many of the same characteristics of the actual 9mm P99 Compact with the exception of having a longer handle and much different safety mechanism. Umarex has even changed the design a bit with the newer CP99 Compacts and made the ejection port cut out adding to the realism of this BB shooter.

Available at: the Replica Airguns Store.


  • Decent reproduction of the original Walther P99 Compact 9mm.
  • Would make an excellent training gun as it has a similar size, weight, and feel to the actual Walther P99 Compact 9mm handgun.
  • Blowback action is very firm adding to the realism of shooting this weapon.
  • Really good FPS, accuracy and CO2 efficiency for a blowback BB air gun.
  • The Recon version has a longer barrel adding a few more FPS to this already great air pistol.
  • Amazing light and fast trigger pull making it a blast to shoot.
  • Addition of the Sight Rail, Compensator and Green Dot scope really add to the esthetics and performance of this BB pistol.


  • The Sight Rail, Compensator and most of the Green Dot scope are plastic but this does not seem to effect the performance in any way.
  • Safety lever seems out of place and takes away from the realism of this replica.
  • Switch on the Green Dot Scope is silver making it stand out from the rest of the all black air gun.


I already loved the CP99 Compact non-Recon version so I had very high expectations for this BB gun to be at least as good if not better and I was not disappointed! I was actual surprised at the improvements that the longer barrel and Green Dot Scope made not only in a much higher Feet Per Second rating (about 75 fps), but also the much improved accuracy in what was already a decent shooter. For the additional $40, you get the Sight Rail which allows you to add multiple accessories if required. You get the Green Dot Scope that noticeably improved the accuracy, and you also get the compensator which hides the extra long barrel for more FPS.

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