Umarex Legends MP 40 Blowback CO2 BB Machine Gun Table Top Review

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Type: Air Rifle / Machine Gun.
Distributer: Umarex
Model: Legends MP 40.
Materials: Mostly Metal build.
Weight: 7.7 pounds (3.5 kilograms)
Barrel: 10 inches - smooth bore steel.
Propulsion: 2x12 gram CO2.
Action: Internal Bolt Blowback single action.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 52 round full size drop out magazine.
Max FPS: 465.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Legends MP 40 Blowback CO2 BB Machine Gun is single action only and even though I have seen it tested at around 10 pounds pull, in person it does not feel that heavy and is actually fairly smooth. You will need ti charge the bolt for the first shot just like you would on the real steel MP 40.

Accuracy: I have not done my official Field Test Shooting Video for the Umarex Legends MP 40 Blowback CO2 BB Machine Gun but did take it outside for a quick test run. Like others have reported back you really need to take your time loading the double stack magazine properly or you can have some feeding issues. it may even be a good idea to use a little lubricant in the magazine to help with BB smoothness. I will know more after I ahed played around with the Umarex Legends MP 40 Blowback CO2 BB Machine Gun a little more and worked out the BB feeding issues.

Build Quality: The Umarex Legends MP 40 Blowback CO2 BB Machine Gun is pretty much all metal other than the stock and pistol grip. Pretty much everything that is black is going to be metal on this airgun. It weighs in at a hefty 7.7 pounds which is only a punt off form the real steel version. Overall the fit and finish is really good, all mechanical parts including the retractible stock work flawless.

Realism: The Umarex Legends MP 40 Blowback CO2 BB Machine Gun is a 1 to 1 replica of the real steel German made World War II Machine Gun. It is very authentic looking and has very similar operation. The BB version does have the ability to shoot in semi auto mode which the real steel version did not but this is a good feature for saving on CO2 and BB's It would have been nice if the bolt was abel to lock all the way back and up but since the movement is shortened this is not possible. Still the Umarex Legends MP 40 Blowback CO2 BB Machine Gun is a really nice replica and almost every way.

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Pros:

  • Great to have another full size Rifle / Machine Gun available to purchase in a BB gun version.

  • Mostly all metal design with good overall weight.

  • Semi and Full auto select-ability.

  • Dual CO2 design for increased shots and less cool down effect.

  • High capacity full size drop out metal magazine.

  • Great looking replica of the real steel MP 40 in looks, operation and weight.

  • Internal bolt blowback will give a bit of recoil feedback feel.

  • Adjustable rear sight for shooting at different ranges.

  • Price point is reasonable for this type of full size mostly metal rifle.

Cons:

  • Sights are not adjustable for windage.

  • Bolt does not go all the way back to the lockout position.

  • Some reviewers have said that a full mag load does not always work well in full auto mode.

Comments:
When I first got my hand on the Umarex Legends MP 40 Blowback CO2 BB Machine Gun at this years SHOT Show I immediately knew it was going to be a hit. The Umarex Legends MP has a lot going for it... High fps, semi and full auto, nostalgia of being a war replica and super great build quality and fit and finish. The questions is really who wouldn't want one? Especially being a replica BB rifle which has to be one of the more limited areas when it comes to airgun replicas. I look forward to shooting this offering from Umarex a little more and sharing my experiences with everyone.

My YouTube Table Top  Review of the Umarex Legends MP 40 Blowback CO2 BB Machine Gun:

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