Crosman - Kimar CK92 CO2 Beretta 92FS Pellet Pistol Review

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Type: Pellet air pistol.
Manufacturer: Crosman & Kimar.
Model: CK92.
Materials: Mostly metal.
Weight: 2.6 pounds.
Barrel: 4.25 inches, metal rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, single and double action.
Ammunition Type: .177 cal. pellets.
Ammunition Capacity: 8 round rotary magazine.
FPS: 394.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Crosman - Kimar CK92 is absolutely excellent! Single action is very light and smooth and double action is almost exactly the same. The CK92 has one of the lightest and smoothest double action trigers out of all my airguns and that's saying a lot!

Accuracy: I shot the Crosman - Kimar CK92 air pistol at a target from 20 feet away in a free standing position, and it performed well getting about a two inch grouping right close to the center, just to the right. Most of the rounds stayed in a one inch group while two rounds strayed away a bit. I had a very awkward grip due to my camera mount so I know this guns should get closer to a one inch grouping with some getting used to it and using a standard grip. The rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation so hitting the bullseye would not take much work. My Chronograph testing started out a bit rough due to the 10 year absence of shooting this gun but once I blew out some of the cobwebs it settled in at around the 350 fps mark and I was also able to get 10 magazines worth of shots before I noticed a drop in performance.
Build Quality: The Crosman- Kimar CK92 is built like a tank, it is probably one of my heaviest pellet pistols weighing in at 2.6 pounds! The build quality and craftsmanship is very nice with most of the gun being made out of metal and only a couple parts made from plastic like the grips and part of the rear sight. You can really feel the quality of this gun when you pick it up and squeeze the trigger a few times.

Realism: The CK92 pellet air pistol is a very nice copy of the real steel Beretta 92FS and considering it was made some 10 years ago when most replica air guns still looked mostly like air guns. You really have to give Crosman and Kimar credit for making this gun so close to the actual Beretta 92FS. Everything is exactly where it would normally be on the real Beretta and most of the mechanical part are functional, even if they serve a different purpose as it is an airgun after all.
Purchased From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • The price is right, especially for this condition of collectors item!
  • All metal very heavy and well made gun.
  • Pellet shooting with a rifled barrel.
  • Fully adjustable rear sight with windage and elevation.
  • Decent accuracy and power and CO2 usage.
  • CO2 screw and tab are hidden in the handle.
  • Excellent trigger pull in both single and double action.
  • Very good Beretta 92FS replica.
  • Comes in a plastic case.
  • Rare collectors opportunity.
  • Made in Italy

Cons:

  • Have to use narrow headed CO2, can be a bit tricky to load until you get used to it
  • This is a 10 year old gun and hard to tell how reliable it will be because of its age?
  • When they are gone, they are gone! No more in this kind of shape.

Comments:
This was a very different review for me to do, a part of me wanted to just put my two CK92's away in a safe place and just keep them as collectors guns but I was also very curious to see if the CK92 performed as well as it looked and felt. Curiosity got the best of me as you can see and I am glad I ended up testing at least my Chrome CK92 because it was a real joy to shoot and it didn't let me down in any way. I am not going to recommend the CK92 airgun for anyone who plans to shot it regularly because I really believe that 10 year old valves and seals have a lot more potential to fail then a new airgun and getting replacement part will not be easy for this very fine air pistol. That said, you may get lucky because it's a very well made air gun. Personally I am going to put both my Chrome and Black Crosman - Kimar CK92's in a nice safe place and treasure them like you would anything rare and valuable. I think these guns are selling at a steel of a price right now and when they are all gone I just know people will be offering me several times the price I paid for my personal Chrome and Black Crosman - Kimar CK92's, and I will tell you my answer right now... Sorry, these guns are not for sale.

My YouTube Video Review for this once in a lifetime CK92 collectors opportunity:

 

4.5mm / .177 cal, CO2, Field Test, Pellet, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video CK92, Crosman, Kimar