Type: BB Machine gun.
Model: Blackbird IZH MP-661K.
Materials: Metal & Polymer.
Weight: 4 pounds.
Barrel: 8 inches, metal-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 or (Bulk air with adaptor).
Action: Electronic trigger with 1-3-6 round burst & 300-340-600 Rounds Per Minute.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 900 rounds.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the IZH Drozd Blackbird is nice and light due to the fact that the trigger is not mechanical but is instead an electronic on-off switch that operates a solenoid. The solenoid pulsates in turn hitting the CO2 valve release. This is how the single fire and burst fire rates are achieved, by means of electronics.
Accuracy: The Drozd Blackbird is designed to be a machine gun and so testing it in single shot mode for accuracy is kind of taking it out of its element. Even so it did reasonably well, but when when I flicked it over to full auto it actually seemed to tighten up and start grouping even more centered and closer together considering the vast amount of rounds coming out of the barrel all at once :)
Build Quality: This is a typical Russian made gun, all business and less importance put on looks but even so it is visually appealing, at least to me! Everything works exactly as it should and even though the main shell is made out of plastic, it's really more of a weapons grade polymer so there is no cause for concern here. There are a fair amount of metal components like the factory barrel, much of the magazine and many internal parts. This air gun is very durable!
Realism: The Baikal Drozd Blackbird IZH MP-661K is not a replica, but it does look like a sub machine gun of sorts, I'm really just not sure exactly what it looks like as it kind of has its own look. When you start shooting it, looks just don't seem to matter anymore, all you can think about is how much damage is happening down range.
Purchased From: The Replica Airguns Store.
- Very well made BB machine gun.
- Excellent power.
- Good accuracy in all shooting modes.
- Uses the 12 gram and 88 gram CO2 (Can also convert to bulk air)
- Stock version can shoot up to 600 rounds per minute.
- Rifled barrel.
- Adjustable rear sight for windage and elevation.
- Improved rail sits higher and is longer then the classic Drozd.
- Drastically Improved magazine capacity (motor hopper system)
- Many mods available for this gun.
- Great for pest control, especially the ones that are on the move.
- 10 out of 10 on the fun factor.
- Made in Russia.
- BB Hopper motor sound is a bit annoying!
- A bit more accuracy in semi auto mode would have been nice.
- On the pricey side.
The Baikal Drozd Blackbird IZH MP-661K takes all the fun you get with the Classic Drozd and gives you even more fun. It may be one of the more pricy BB machine guns on the market but it is well worth the extra cost to get such a quality product that not only is great out of the box but can also be modified in so many ways to improve its performance and looks dramatically. If you are looking for the absolute top player in the BB Machine gun category then the Drozd Blackbird is the top contender with its excellent build quality and performance along with the nearly unlimited modifications available to make the Blackbird perform up to anyones standards.
My YouTube Video Review for this Russian made Blackbird BB Machine gun: