In this video I feature my top five favorite BB pistols for early 2016. That said there are lots of other BB pistols I truly love and enjoy but I had to pick 5 so these are them! You may notice that many of them are blowback, I do like the blowback guns after all and this is my top 5 pick so naturally many of them will have blowback action.
Here is a list of my top 5 guns featured in this video not necessarily in order of choice:
During this Field Test Shooting Video Review of the Baikal Makarov MP-654K, I take a look at the actual real world velocity using my Chronograph along with some accuracy testing using paper targets with a controlled shooting position.
I shot 5 rounds through my Chrony Cronography and got an average fps of 306 which was not super high but just fine for plinking. I would expect to get well over 100 shots with my Baikal MP-654K Makarov since the CO2 being released with each shot is fairly conservative. The temperature on this day was under 10 degrees Celsius.
Moving on with my accuracy results from 30 feet back in a semi rested position, I was able to get a 5.5 inch goruping with 10 shots. The Baikal Makarov CO2 BB Pistol does have a rifled barrel which may work better when using lead BB's but you would have to be careful not to load too many at a time since the magazine follower spring is rather heavy and could deform the softer lead BB's making them jam in the gun. Hard Steel BB's do not deform or jam in the gun but are not optimal for rifled barrels since they do not grip the rifling very well and can give sporadic results. My grouping was also centered a bit to the right but not by too much.
The 2013 Baikal Makarov MP-654K CO2 BB Pistol may not be the best performer I have tested in terms of velocity and accuracy but it is for sure one of the best built and most realistic BB pistols I have reviewed.
Materials: Weapons grade steel slide, frame and most parts.
Weight: 1.7 pounds.
Barrel: 3.8 inches, metal-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, double and single action.
Ammunition Type: Steel/Lead BB's 4.5mm.
Ammunition Capacity: 13 rounds.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the 2013 Blued Baikal Makarov MP-654K CO2 BB Pistol is good in single action mode (When cocked), when shooting in double action mode it is a bit heavy but it seems like over time the gun is working its self in a bit as the metal is hard and as with many Russian made guns, they need some break in period. The trigger springs are heavy so don't expect light trigger pulls.
Accuracy: The accuracy and true feet per second performance will be tested when I do my future Field Test Shooting review.
Build Quality: Excellent, the Baikal Makarov MP-654K CO2 BB Pistol is made side by side using the same machine sand same materials as the original Makarov PM (9x18) firearm that it is Replica of. There simply is not another airgun made to this quality level or that is as accurate a replica of it's real steel version.
Realism: You simply can not get any closer to how close this gun resembles the original Makarov PM (9x18). You can even field strip this gun exactly like the original. The only acceptation is when it come time to fire the BB gun version, The Baikal MP-654K is not designed to have blowback operation which is understandable as it would be impossible to fabricate this gun so close to the original and still give it blowback operation.
All Steel construction
Made side by side in the factory to the real steel version with same build quality and on same machines.
The closest BB gun to a real gun you can get in terms replicating the parts and being made out of the same materials as the real version.
Can filed strip like the real version.
New 2013 version has recessed barrel.
New 2013 version has the flush CO2 screw.
New 2013 version is the PM style with narrower handle and PM grips.
Can field strip like the real version.
Shoots in single and double action.
Safety works as a de-cocker.
Made in Russia!
Expensive compared to other airguns.
No blowback operation.
Only a 13 round magazine.
Gun requires some breaking time.
The new 2013 Blued Baikal MP-654K PM Styled BB Air pistol is one of those must have airguns if you are a collector, sure the price is a lot more than most airgun replicas out there but the 2013 Blued Baikal MP-654K is built like no other airgun. Rather than creating a replica gun around existing airgun parts, Baikal takes a different approach and reworks a real Makarov backwards so it is made to shoot steel BB's using CO2 rather than 9mm rounds. You could say it is a real Makarov but chambered to shoot steel BB's and use CO2. These guns are rarely available in Canada since they often get stuck in customs because they are so realistic. I was actually very surprised when we located a secure that had some that they where willing to give up!
My YouTube Video Review for the 2013 Blued Baikal Makarov MP-654K CO2 BB Pistol:
More guns to show off! Good for you and me! In this update video I show you some very interesting guns indeed! As many of you are aware, the Baikal Makarov MP-654K CO2 4.5mm Steel BB pistol has been really hard to find new here in Canada, making the price of used ones escalate up into the $700+ price range for one in as new condition. Well for those looking to buy a Baikal Makarov MP-654K we have located some and have them for sale now in our Canada Replica Airguns store (Very limited supply). These are the 2013 PM new design models with the narrow grips and mags, they also have the recessed barrels and cut out extractor. We sell them in the blued version only.
I've looked at several Gletcher Airguns over the last little while and finally got my hands on the Gletcher APS Blowback CO2 BB Pistol which is a replica of the Russian Stechkin Soviet Military sidearm introduced back in the 50's. It's kind of a bigger brother version of the Makarov, i was surprised at how large it actually was when i got my hands on it! The real steel version had the ability to shoot in both semi and full-auto but my Gletcher APS 4.5mm BB replica only shoots in semi auto. Again, checkout the full line of Gletcher Products in our Canada Replica Airguns Store.
I managed to acquire another Russian made Nickel Baikal MP-654K CO2 BB Pistol, the last one that came my way was back in September of 2012 and I am really surprised I got my hands on another one to be honest so if you missed out on the last one, now is your chance!
This 2004 Baikal Makarov Nickel MP-654K BB Pistol is in brand new condition and comes with the original box, manual, tools and o-rings. I have test fired it and it works great and holds CO2 with no leaks.
If you want the background info I encourage you to checkout the review videos I have already made for my own person exact version of this gun right down to the same production year:
To get in on the bidding, simply Email Me Here with your highest bid by no later than May 31st 2013 by midnight. At the conclusion of this Silent Auction I will notify the winner and they will have 24 hours to make payment before I move onto the next highest bidder.
This Rare Airgun Silent Auction is open to both my Canada and US customers, Canadian Customers will pay an additional $17.99 for Shipping/Handling plus their local provincial sales Tax. US Customers will pay $29.99 International Canada to US Shipping & Handling but will not pay any sales tax. Good luck to everyone!
Enjoy my YouTube Video showing off this gorgeous Airgun and below that are some additional photos:
For all those people who keep emailing asking me to sell my prized Russian made Nickel Baikal MP-654K CO2 BB Pistol, now is your chance. No I'm not selling mine but I managed to acquire another exact same version, both are made in 2004 and are very closely made in production based on their serial numbers. To be honest the new one I just received is actually a bit nicer than mine, the polishing work on the Nickel is nicer! Perhaps I have grown attached to mine and it has sentimental value so I am keeping mine even though perhaps it is not as nice as the one up for action.
Either way, some lucky person is going to own a very rare Nickel Baikal Makarov MP-654K BB pistol very shortly!
To get in on the bidding, simply Email Me Here with your highest bid by no later than September 26th at midnight. At the conclusion of this Silent Auction I will notify the winner.
This Airgun Silent Auction is open to both my Canada and US customers, Canadian Customers will pay an additional $17.99 for Shipping/Handling plus their local provincial sales Tax. US Customers will pay $29.99 International Canada to US Shipping & Handling but will not pay any sales tax. Good luck to everyone!
Below are some photos for you to drool over of the actual Nickel Makarov MP-654K up for bis and also make sure to watch all my video on this very fine and rare BB pistol.
This YouTube Video is mainly a side by side comparison of two Baikal (IZH) MP-654K Makarov Replica BB Guns. One is in nickel made in 2004, and the other is blued, made in 2009. There are a some minor differences in the manufacturing of these two four year apart BB guns but essentially they're both fine examples of quality air pistols that literally are made side by side in the factory from most of the same parts as the original 9x18 Makarov.
Because they are so close to the real Makarov, they have become very difficult to import into North America. Here at the Replica Airguns Store we get our hands on them from time to time so make sure to check and see if you can snag yourself one!
My YouTube Video Comparison of the 2004 and 2009 Baikal MP-654M Makarovs:
I already have a nickel version of the Baikal Makarov MP-654K 4.5mm CO2 BB Gun, but I got my hands on a brand new blued Baikal Makarov for comparison. The blued version I have is the same as the one we sell in our Replica Airguns Store, that is when we have stock! They are very hard to get ahold of new or used.
I wanted to do a quick video of both versions side by side so you can see any differences for yourself. Baikal has made a few changes to the BB Makarov (often refereed to as the Air Mak) over the years, but for the most part they are still the same great gun. The Baikal Air-Mak is more or less a real Makarov that happens to shoot BB's instead of 9mm bullets.
I will be following this post up with a YouTube comparison video between my 2004 Nickel Baikal Makarov and this 2009 Blued MP-654K Makarov.
Type: BB air pistol. Manufacturer: Baikal. Model:MP-654K. Materials: Weapons grade metal slide & frame. Weight: 1.7 pounds. Barrel: 3.9 inches, metal-rifled. Propulsion: CO2 x 1. Action: Semi auto, double and single action. Ammunition Type: Steel/Lead BBs 4.5mm. Ammunition Capacity: 13 rounds. FPS: 380. Trigger Pull: The trigger pull is good in single action mode (When cocked), when shooting in double action mode it is a bit heavy but it seems like over time the gun is working its self in a bit. Accuracy: Good, not amazing but pretty good. Build Quality: Excellent, this gun is made side by side with the original Makarov PMM (9x18) firearm that it is Replica of and uses most of the same parts with some modifications to make the BB version shoot 4.5mm BB's. Realism: You simply can not get any closer to how close this gun resembles the original Makarov PMM (9x18). You can even field strip this gun exactly like the original. The only acceptation is when it come time to fire the BB gun version, The Baikal MP-654K is not designed to have blowback operation which is understandable as it would be impossible to fabricate this gun form the original and still give it blowback operation. Purchased From: Private Air Gun collector.
Amazing reproduction of the original Makarov PMM (9x18).
Would make an excellent training gun as it has the exact size, weight, and feel to the actual Makarov PMM (9x18) handgun.
Made out of Weapons Grade Metal.
If you can get your hands on one, it is sure to hold or even increase in value.
No Blowback action due to it being modified from the real gun rather than made for purpose from scratch.
Almost impossible to find in North America!
Could be a Pro or a Con but the slide spring is crazy heavy, which makes it hard to work the slide and field strip the gun.
Comments: The Baikal MP-654K BB Air pistol is a treasure to own, it is unique in that it is derived from the actual Makarov side by side in the original factory in Russia. Most Air guns are designed from scratch and therefore usually only look like the guns they replicate but internally they are usually nothing alike. The Baikal MP-654K BB Gun is the real Makarov with a few changes to allow it to shoot BB's propelled by CO2. If you're a replica Airgun collector and you ever have the chance to pick one up, do it!