Type: Pellet air pistol.
Model: IZH MP-53M.
Materials: Metal & plastic.
Weight: 2.67 Pounds (1211 grams).
Barrel: 8.5 inches, hammer-forged rifled barrel.
Propulsion: Spring piston.
Action: Single shot.
Ammunition Type: .177 caliber lead pellets.
Ammunition Capacity: 1 round.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Baikal MP-53M Break Barrel .177 Pellet Air Pistol is a nice light 2 pounds and the release stage is also crisp, the trigger is not adjustable but it is really nice the way it is with virtually no take-up and a crisp release.
Accuracy: At this point I have only plinked around a bit with the Baikal MP-53M Break Barrel .177 Pellet Air Pistol, I have not really tested it out on a paper target or put any rounds through the Chronograph. It does however seem to have pretty decent power for a low effort springer and I was able to place most shots on my targets down range. Stay posted for my full Field Test Shooting Video where I will put the Baikal MP-53M Break Barrel .177 Pellet Air Pistol through its paces.
Build Quality: The Baikal MP-53M Break Barrel .177 Pellet Air Pistol is made in typical Russian fashion, it may not be super pretty or have the best finishing out there but all the parts are built to last, even the plastic parts are made using weapons grade materials and the 8.5 inch rifled barrel is hammer-forged.
Realism: The Baikal MP-53M Break Barrel .177 Pellet Air Pistol is not a replica gun, it is purely made to be a single shot target pistol for plinking purposes. I would not even recommend the Baikal MP-53M for pest control as it is under powered for that purpose. This pistol is simply for placing lead pellets into targets down range. Nothing more.
Purchased this rifle from: The Replica Airguns Store.
- Anti-beartrap spring piston mechanism. (No pinched fingers)
- Baikal quality hammer-forged rifled barrel.
- Fully adjustable sights.
- Inexpensive to shoot, all you need is a tin of pellets.
- Russian made durability.
- Ambidextrous pistol grip.
- Easy to cock (only 13 pound cocking effort).
- Really light and crisp 2 pound trigger pull.
- Not supper powerful so not good for pest control.
- Trigger is non-adjustable but feels really good anyway.
- No easy way to mount a scope or red dot without modifications.
The Baikal MP-53M Break Barrel .177 Pellet Air Pistol is a great choice if you're looking for a simple but really well built air springer for target shooting. There are cheaper springers like the Umarex Browning Buckmark and of course there are more expensive springers like the Webley Tempest but if your looking for a reasonably priced, high quality and good overall performing Break Barrel .177 Pellet Air Pistol than the Baikal MP-53M should fit the bill with its hammer-forged rifled barrel, anti-beartrap mechanism, ambidextrous grip and fully adjustable rear sight.
Watch my YouTube Video Review for this Russian made Spring Piston Air Pistol: