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Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: Blowback CO2 BB Pistol.
Manufacturer: Distributed by Umarex.
Model: HK VPN.
Materials: Metal & Polymer.
Weight: 1.42 pounds (644 grams).
Barrel: 4.13 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto single and double action trigger.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 18 round drop out full size metal magazine.
FPS: Claimed 350.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is fairly decent. When the slide cycles it sets the internal striker ready for single action shooting but there is a first stage of the trigger that moves the CO2 nozzle in the magazine forward pushing a BB into the breech area of the barrel while also sealing off the magazine into the barrel allowing for more effect CO2 usage and extra power. This movement of the magazine nozzle does add a slight bit of friction to the first stage of the trigger pull but not a lot. Keep in mind the trigger pull is a bit longer than most single action triggers to account for this.

Accuracy: I did already perform my indoor Field Test Shooting Review of the Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol and it performed OK. I averaged about 325 fps shooting 5 rounds through my Chronograph. It was not super warm so I would expect higher fps closer to the 350 claimed in warmer conditions. In terms of accuracy, I was hoping to get closer to a 2-3 inch 10 shot grouping from 30 feet away but eneded up with more like a 4-5 inch grouping? I’m not sure if it was me or the gun on this day? Watch my Field Test Shooting Video Review of the Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol.

Build Quality: The Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is a well made gun which we have come to expect from Umarex. The Umarex HK VP9 is made of metal and polymer similar to the real steel version with a metal slide and polymer frame. You will find more metal parts in the Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol as in the slide catch release, magazine ejector, barrel, magazine and also several internal parts. Fit and finish is good, I had no issues shooting the Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol when I tested it out.

Realism: The Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is a very close copy of the real steel H&K VP9 9mm pistol, you will even find HK licensing throughout the gun. Some details that make the Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol very believable are the blowback action, full size drop out metal magazine, the cut out ejection port with 9mm markings on it, the recessed barrel, a working slide catch release and trigger safety. One giveaway that the Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is not the real deal is the safety switch on the right hand side of the frame. It is fairly small so it does not catch the eye to easily.
Available From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Nice Crisp blowback action.

  • Full size drop out all metal magazine.

  • Metal parts where where you would expect them to be: Slide, magazine, barrel, slide catch/release, magazine ejector and of course several internal parts.

  • Fairly accurate looking replica of the original HK VP9.

  • HK Licensed via Umarex.

  • White dot sights easy to sight in your target on most backgrounds.

  • Working trigger safety.

  • Rail for accessories like lasers and tac lights.

  • Warning instructions are nice and discreet!

  • Well priced for what you get.

Cons:

  • Not a fan a of the clamshell packaging, makes the gun seem cheap even before you actually hold and feel it.

  • Sights are none adjustable.

  • Did not perform great in my accuracy test, a bit spread out.

Comments:

The Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol reminds me a lot of the ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol in terms of how it operates, they both have that same full size dop out metal magazine that has that moving nozzle for more efficient CO2 usage. Both BB guns also both have that “half” or reduced cycle blowback operation which again probably increases CO2 efficiency and power. The Umarex HK VP9 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol looks and feels great in the hand and has a nice snappy blowback operation with easy to use sights and a smooth trigger. I just wish I was able to get a little bit tighter grouping during my field test shooting video but sometimes it’s just me, sometimes it can just be that specific gun. Let me know how yours performs for you?

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: HK VP9, Umarex, ISSC M22

Air Venturi ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Field Test Review

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First off, this will be the last video where I try and use my Chrony Chronograph to determine the fps velocity for one of my airguns. It's time has come and I am officially retiring my Chrony or should I say setting aside for later destruction by means of many rounds of airgun ammo fired at it... I just need to locate and order a replacement solution, perhaps I will reach out to Chrony and see if they can help me out since they should really look into restoring my faith and many of my viewers faith in this product ;) If the airgun I am testing has blowback operation then I generally also record some slow motion video and place it in the end of the video while I am talking it out.

Moving on with my Field Test for the Air Venturi ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol. If you have not already checkout my Table Top Review for it then make sure to do so for some close up video and the main features and benefits.

As per normal my Field Test Shooting video is composed of a Chronograph test which in this case resulted in pretty much no data other than one recorded shot which may or may not even be accurate? I also step back 30 feet and shoot 10 rounds on a paper target with my Air Venturi ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pisto to figure out how close of a grouping I can get for the sake of accuracy purposes. I do us a somewhat rested shooting position which allows me to in most cases get pretty decent results with less human factor involved.

In terms of FPS for the Air Venturi ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pisto, all we can really go on are the claimed fps specifications which are 400, I would say based on how quickly rounds get to the target and how hard they hit that 400 fps is about right, perhaps even a little more? Maybe once I get my new Chronograph I will have to revisit this gun and see what it can do.

Accuracy wise I was able to fire 10 rounds within a nice 2 inch grouping, they did shoot a bit left for me but the good news is that the Air Venturi ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pisto has an adjustable rear sight for windage so this can be corrected for each user. The blowback Action is pretty hard on this gun, very quick and snappy, it is also fairly loud when using a new CO2. There is a fair bit of trigger take-up since the first stage of the trigger pull also chambers a round into the barrel form the full size drop out magazine. Once you get to the break point of the trigger there is a bit of extra tension followed by a distinct release. It may not be the smoothest trigger I have used but it does work just fine.

Overall the Air Venturi ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pisto has a lot going for it, good looks, blowback operation with a full size drop out magazine, an adjustable rear sight, decent power and accuracy and it is an excellent replica for the real steel ISSC M22.

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: AirVenturi, ISSC M22

Update Video - Fitness Contest Again - Sig Pistols on Way - Shooting Videos

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I wanted to make a quick update video to let everyone know what I will be up to over the next few weeks since it will effect my video production just a little bit, that said I will do my best to keep the videos coming...

If you remember last year around August, I entered a Fitness contest where I competed in Men's Physique. Well I did fairly well and placed 1st in two divisions, Masters and Open. What this means is I am now qualified to compete in my local Provincial Finals this year which is coming up in less than two weeks. The event is called the Vancouver Pro Am and it will be held in Vancouver BC Canada.

To get to the point, my contest prep especially the last couple of week is fairly taxing on me physically and mentally, it also takes up some of my time. So my videos may not be as regular and they may not be as put together since my mind is not working 100% right now due to the lack of food and carbs I am not eating ;) Anyway I will do my best! You can follow my Fitness journey over at www.GetFitOver40.com.

I also talk about two new Sig products I will be picking up next week to review, the Sig Sauer P250 and Sig Sauer P226 CO2 Blowback Pellet Pistols. I hope to at least have a preview video for you later on next week.

Lastly I am working on a couple of Field Test Shooting videos that I have needed to pump out, one is for the ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol and the other is for the Sig Sauer MPX .177 Caliber Pellet Rifle.

Stay posted for all of these upcoming videos...

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, Pellet, Pistol, Replica Airguns News, Rifle, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: ISSC M22, Sig MPX

Air Venturi ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: BB air pistol.

Distributer: Air Venturi.

Model: ISSC M22.

Materials: Metal & Polymer.

Weight: 1.3 pounds (590 grams).

Barrel: 3.5 inches, smooth bore.

Propulsion: CO2 x 1.

Action: Semi auto, single and double action.

Ammunition Type: Steel BB's 4.5mm.

Ammunition Capacity: 18 rounds.

FPS: 400 fps/ 122 m/s.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Air Venturi ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is pretty decent overall. Unlike the original 22LR ISSC M22 that is single action only, the BB version shoots on both single and double action. When shooting in double action, the trigger pull is a little bit heavier since the hammer is not pre-cocked but shooting in single action does require full trigger pull length since the first stage of the trigger pull chambers a BB into the breach area. The second stage when shooting in single action releases the hammer.

Accuracy: I have only shot the Air Venturi ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol briefly, and only using a free standing position shooting at some pop cans. I did notice the Air Venturi ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol shot a little bit low at 20 feet but was well centered side to side. The BB's seemed to travel pretty quick and the blowback action was snappy and allowed for some pretty decent rapid fire action. I will be following up this table top review with a field test shooting video down the road.

Build Quality: I was impressed with this pistol right out of the box, being an owner of the real steel 22LR version, I was actually rather surprised at how accurate of a reproduction in terms of build quality the Air Venturi ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol was. The BB ISSC M22 has a good weight and feel to it and metal and plastic parts in pretty much all the same places you would find them in the 22LR shooting version. The plastic frame feels solid and well made while the metal slide has very close tolerances and the black satin finish looks good and seems to be wearing pretty well.

Realism: Again as an owner of the first generation real steel 22LR ISSC M22, and placing these guns side by side, they are nearly undistinguishable other than the changes Glock had ISSC make to the current versions so yes there are some cosmetic differences between my first generation M22 and the current version of this replica BB ISSC M22. That aside if you are an owner of the 22LR ISSC M22, then you are going to have to have one of these Air Venturi ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol to go along with it for even cheaper cost per shot then 22LR ammo. In terms of working parts, everything is the same except for the de-cocker since the BB model de-cocker is moulded into the slide and none functioning. I wish the Air Venturi ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol was easily filed stripable but I guess you can not have everything :)

Pros:

  • Really great overall replace of the 22LR ISSC M22.
  • Metal and plastic parts in all the same places as the 22LR ISSC M22.
  • Full blowback operation with single action trigger.
  • Full size drop put metal magazine that holds the CO2 and BB’s
  • Almost all mechanical parts work the same as the 22LR ISSC M22. (exception of slide safety)
  • ISSC m22 licensed.
  • Adjustable rear sigh for windage.
  • Accessory rail for addons.
  • One of the closest 4.5mm Steel BB pistols to a Glock that we have available to us.

Cons:

  • Does not seem to field strip at least easily.
  • Slide safety is module into slide and none functioning.

Comments:

All in all this may just be my new favorite blowback BB pistol, I obviously like the design since I already own the 22LR version and it does look a lot like a Glock so that may be a benefit to you Glock lovers out there. The Air Venturi ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol really does seem to have a lot going for it... Blowback operation, a full size drop out metal magazine that holds the CO2 and BB's, decent fps and accuracy, an adjustable rear sight, working parts where they are supposed to work on the real steel version and that Glock look and feel but without the worries of Glock coming after you for violations of their copywrite since this is a licensed ISSC M22 replica.

My YouTube Video Review for the Air Venturi ISSC M22 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol:

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: AirVenturi, ISSC M22

AirVenturi ISSC M22 BB Pistol - John Wayne Duke SAA BB Revolver Preview

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I just got some really interesting new guns and shooting accessories I wanted to share with everyone in this YouTube Video Preview!

First off, I have some metal targets designed for Airguns, you can shoot them with lead pellets and heavy gram Airsoft BB's but be sure not use standard 4.5mm steel BB's as they can ricochet and come back at you at high velocity. That is unless you are using the new Excite Low Ricochet Smart Shot BB's I also showcase in this video.

A couple other accessories I highlight are a Western Leather Gun Slinger Belt and Holster which pair up perfectly with the first BB gun I have to show you today. Most of you should be familiar with the Umarex Colt Single Action Army Revolvers I have made several reviews and videos for, they are super popular and for good reason. How about a John Wayne Duke Version available in Stainless and Antique versions? I thought you would like that!

Next up and probably the item I am most excited to introduce to everyone is the ISSC M22 4.5mm CO2 BB Pistol. I actually own the  first generation ISSC M22 in 22LR, the same gun this BB pistol is based on. It seems to have everything going for it and I was happy to discover after making this video that it does in fact have blowback operation even though this is not state on the box or in the manual? The ISSC M22 really is a beautiful pistol and I am totally looking forward to reviewing it. If you're a Glock fan this is about as close as we can legally get to owning a replica Glock BB pistol since Glock has OK'd production of the real steel ISSC MK22 in its new form.

I will be working with my suppliers to make these items available in our Replica Airguns Stores as soon as we can...

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, Accessory, BB, CO2, Pistol, Review, Revolver, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: AirVenturi, Colt Single Action Army, Duke, ISSC M22

Range Day - Shooting All Kinds of Real Guns

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It has been way too long since I got to go to the gun range and shoot my "big boy" guns! I say that sarcastically, sure my real steel guns are fun to shoot but it sure costs a lot of money and basically all we really do is shoot paper targets. Shooting at papper targets is fun for a while but I kind of enjoy shooting my airguns at pretty much any type of target I choose to shoot at. And of course any time I want to and for pennies per shot.

So getting back to Range Day shooting my real steel big boy guns ;) I went with a couple of buddies of mine and we shot a nice variety of guns. My Norinco NP-30 double stack 45 cal 1911, my Wyoming Arms Parker 10mm, a couple of my friends Glock 40 cals, my Norinco NP-34 P228 and Norinco Tokarev Type 54 9mm pistols, my Chiappa 1911-22 and ISSC M22 22LR pistols, a nice Sig Mosquito 22LR, my buddies S&W M&P 15-22 22LR rifle along with my ISSC MK22 SCAR 22LR rifle and my friends mighty custom Ruger Mini 14 in .223 caliber...

It was a cold day but a really fun day and it gave me a chance to really use my iPhone 6 plus camera for its slow-motion capabilities in a decent lighting situation.

Enjoy the footage of these "real guns" shooting in real time and slowed down.

Categories: .22 cal, 10mm, 9mm, Field Test, Pistol, Real Gun, Rifle, Scope, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Chiappa, ISSC M22, ISSC MK22 SCAR 22LR, Norinco, S&W M&P, Wyoming Arms Parker 10mm

Range Day - Shooting the Wyoming Arms Parker 10mm Plus a Few More Guns

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I finally got out to shoot my Wyoming Arms Parker 10mm S.S. and it worked pretty well for me, the kick was hard but the design of this 10mm pistol helps reduce recoil so the recoil was not really all that much more than shooting a .45 or .40 caliber. If you have not watched my Wyoming Arms Parker 10mm S.S. Pistol Real Steel Overview then make sure to do so... I did have a few of my reload rounds that seemed to give me a bit of trouble but other than that the Wyoming Arms shot very well for me and was extremely accurate.

I also got the chance to shooting my Norinco Type 54 Model 213 9mm Tokarev copy, another nice gun to shot but even though it was only a 9mm it felt pretty jumpy, perhaps due to it's much smaller size and weight. Again you can also check out my Norinco Tokarev Type 54 Model 213 9mm Pistol Overview for more information on this one.

I also brought along my little ISSC M22 .22LR shooting Glock look-a-like to keep some of my shooting costs down since the 10mm are so expensive I needed to recoup some of my costs shooting the super affordable .22LR ammo. And yes I have a full Table Top Review for the ISSC M22 so check that one out if you're in the market for a fairly low cost .22LR that looks a lot like a Glock.

I had a great time and we got to shot some other guns while we where at the gun range; Walther P38 9mm, Glock 22 .40 Caliber, Sig Sauer Mosquito .22LR and the Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 .22LR in all.

Categories: .22 cal, 10mm, 9mm, Pistol, Real Gun, YouTube Video Tags: ISSC M22, M213, Norinco, Tokarev, Wyoming Arms Parker 10mm

ISSC M22 22LR Glock Copy Table Top Review

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Type: .22 caliber pistol.
Manufacturer: ISSC.
Model: M22.
Materials: Metal & Polymer.
Weight: 1.5 pounds.
Barrel: 4.17 inches, metal rifled.
Propulsion: Gun Powder.
Action: Semi auto, single action.
Ammunition Type: .22LR caliber rimfire.
Ammunition Capacity: 10 round magazine.
FPS: 1,138 - 1255.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the ISSC M22 semi auto pistol is fairly light at about 4.4 pounds and it has a nice predictable break point. Some people claim the trigger itself is a bit edgy but I did not find this the case for myself at least when shooting off several hundred rounds at a time. No blisters for me :)

Accuracy: I put about 500 rounds through the ISSC M22 and took some time getting used to how it felt and also shot several groups on target before I did my final test group. I shot two full magazines (20 shots) and most of my shots (17 out of 20) landed within a 3 inch group from 10 yards out (30 feet). I was shooting in a standing unrested position using the open sights unadjusted and my grouping was well center but just a tad bit high. I was very happy with these results.

Build Quality: The ISSC M22 is a very well made pistol in just about every way. The materials are very good and the fit and finish is excellent. There is nothing cheap about this gun and even after over 500 shots through the M22, it still looked brand new (after a well needed cleaning of course) with barely any wear marks to speak of. I especially liked the solid aluminum magazines. I have no doubt this 22 caliber pistol will last me for a long time.

Realism: The ISSC M22 may not be a bang on copy of a Glock but it certainly looks the part with only a few exceptions like the rear hammer, safety and fixed internal barrel. I have even heard you can use real Glock accessories with this semi auto pistol! Even the kick kind of surprised me, I was using high velocity 22LR rounds and they gave me a nice crisp recoil that of course was not as hard as a 9mm but never the less it was enough for working on double taps and rapid sight acquisition.
Purchased From: Wholesale supplier.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive to purchase and shoot but still has that "Glock like" look and feel.
  • Came with two 10 round magazines.
  • Very well made - no quality issues as far as I can tell.
  • Accessory rail under the barrel.
  • Very usable sights similar to a real Glock. (also fully adjustable).
  • Ambidextrous safety and de-cocker.
  • Similar trigger safety as a real Glock.
  • Very easy to take down and clean.
  • Nice compact and light weight.
  • Similar dimensions to a Glock and may work with many of the same accessories.
  • Made in Austria like the Glock.

Cons:

  • Can come off of safety kind of easy.
  • Some Glock users may not like the external hammer and safety setup?
  • Some people have commented on it being a bit picky with certain ammo and the trigger being a bit edgy.

Comments:
I really fell in love with the ISSC M22 22LR Glock copy. I know this gun is going to get a lot of use and to be honest I'm not even worried about it. With the low cost of 22LR ammo I will be shooting this gun more than any of my other pistols simply because it's totally fun, and gives me almost the exact same experience as my larger caliber semi auto shooters at about 1/10th the price to shoot. I'm pretty sure I will even get out to the range more often knowing that I can shoot the entire day for about $20! I found the M22 to be reliable, accurate and comfortable while shooting so as far as I'm concerned the ISSC M22 is a real winner!

My YouTube Video Review for the ISSC M22 Glock Copy .22LR Pistol:

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Categories: .22 cal, Field Test, Pistol, Real Gun, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: ISSC M22

ISSC M22 Glock & Chiappa 1911-22 22LR Pistol Preview

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As you know I have been doing some reviews of my 22LR "Real Steel" guns and I added a couple more to the collection I want to share with you all. From my past experience, airguners also like the low cost 22LR guns for a variety of reasons including reduced operating cost, low recoil, lots of places to shoot them and so on...

Today I bring to you a quick preview of my ISSC M22 Glock Copy in 22LR and also my Chiappa 1911-22 1911 22LR Copy. You may also remember the review I did a while back of the ISSC MK22 SCAR styled 22LR.

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I took both these guns to the gun range and put several hundred rounds through them and by the end they where both shooting very reliable using inexpensive box Blazer 22LR ammo. I stuck with this ammo because it seemed to be working well. The Chiappa 1911-22 was a bit pickier at first but I think it was mainly to do with a rather stiff magazine spring, making it difficult for the first couple rounds to chamber, again most of this sorted itself out by the end of the shooting day.

My ISSC M22 really performed well, the slide was a bit tight at first creating a few failures to chamber and eject but after a few magazines it settled right down and would hammer through all 10 rounds with no problems. I am really loving this little 22LR Glock replica!

Stay tuned for my full reviews on both of these guns and enjoy my YouTube preview video for now!

Categories: .22 cal, Comparison, Pistol, Real Gun, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: 1911-22, Chiappa, ISSC M22

ISSC M22 Glock Styled 22LR Pistol Just Arrived

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Good things come in pairs so I figured I'd get a Glock 22LR to go with my 1911 22 LR and since I already had another rather nice ISSC 22LR product the ISSC MK22 SCAR 22LR I picked up something familiar and went with the ISSC M22 22LR Glock-Styled semi auto pistol.

From first inspection it is really well made pistol, very similar in design to a Glock but with a few differences like the hammer and safety but still close enough to satisfy many large caliber Glock shooters. I am looking forward to shooting this one for sure!

Categories: .22 cal, Pistol, Real Gun, Replica Airguns News, Semi Auto Tags: ISSC M22