Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun Table Top Review

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Type: Airsoft Pistol.
Manufacturer: Umarex.
Model: Walther P99 Compact
Materials: Mostly plastic with some metal parts.
Weight: .5 pounds (227 Grams).
Barrel: 3 inches, metal non-rifled with internal Hop-up.
Propulsion: Spring Piston.
Action: Single Shot, Single Action Only.
Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 11 shot full size drop out magazine with 60 round reservoir.
FPS: 280 using .12 gram BB's.

Trigger Pull: The single action only trigger pull on the Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun is a bit heavier than I expected since generally speaking single action triggers simply just need to release the hammer or striker. There is a little bit of take-up initially but then the release is fairly crisp, just a tad firm but since this is not an action shooter and a full rack of the slide is required to pre charge the internal spring, having a heavier trigger pull is not a big deal and did not seem to effect my accuracy in any way.

Accuracy: I didn't get a lot of shooting time with the Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun but I can say it seemed to be shoot fairly accurately. I tested it out shooting on a paper target from 20 feet back using a non rested standing position. The Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun did shoot a bit high and to the left but my 10 shot grouping was within 1.75 inches with the exception of one stray that shot a little more to the right. I was using .20 gram BB's but they did seem to get to the target pretty quickly and penetrate the paper fairly well. I would say they were traveling well over 200 fps.

Build Quality: The Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun is about a $25 gun so you can't really expect too much in terms of quality materials but that said, the gun does feel solid and well put together. I had no issues shooing it and for the price you should get plenty of good use out of it.

Realism: The Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun is realistic in terms of its shape, operation and even the Walther P99 licensing and trade marks. But as is expected being a clear plastic gun it falls short in terms of feeling and looking the part of a real gun. But that's kind of the point here, this gun is supposed to clearly look like and Airsoft gun and not a real gun including the orange red tip.
Purchase it from: The Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Super low cost and even come with an extra mag and some starter BB’s.
  • Full size drop out mags are nice.
  • All the parts feel pretty tight, does not feel hokey, even has some metal parts where they are needed.
  • Has a rail for accessories.
  • No CO2 required, just your Airsoft BB’s.
  • Walther licensing and Trademarks.
  • Slide stays back when out of BB’s.
  • Has internal Hop-up.
  • Has a floating barrel like the real steel version would.
  • Makes a good starter pistol for someone getting into the hobby that may not want a gun that looks too realistic.

Cons: 

  • Is kind of on the light side at about half a pound.
  • The single action trigger is a bit heavy but works fine, you're not going to be shooting rapped fire with this one anyway.
  • Being a clear gun obviously takes away from the realism but that is the point of this gun so as not be confused with a real gun.
  • Shoots a bit high and to the left.

Comments:
Right from the get go I was not expecting much from the Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gunbeing a bit of an Airgun snob and personally tending to stay away from the like of these clear plastic non-blowback super low cost Airsoft pistols. But after playing around with it for a bit I could really see how a first time Airsoft buyer could really enjoy the Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun. It shoots just fine and costs next to nothing to buy and shoot. And I know there are many younger folks that watch my video reviews and perhaps their parents may be sitting on the fence about allowing them to buy an Airsoft gun out of fear that so many of them look so real. The Umarex P99 Compact Clear Spring Airsoft Gun clearly looks like an Airsoft gun which makes it pretty hard to get in trouble with yet you can still enjoy the Airsoft shooting experience without freaking your parents out!

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