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2019 Replica Airguns Halloween Contest Giveaway

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There are two parts to they video, the Halloween Costume Contest and what’s going on next week so make sure to watch it all…

Part 1 - 2019 Replica Airguns Halloween Contest Giveaway

Contest Rules:

  • Must be 18+ to receive a prize.

  • Canada & US winners only.

  • Halloween Costumes must have a weapon of some sort in them.

  • Must post a Halloween costume video to your YouTube channel.

  • Your video must be named "2019 Replica Airguns Halloween Contest Giveaway".

  • November 9th is the deadline date for you to get your video in.

  • Must post a comment in this video letting me know you have a video for me.

  • Must be a subscriber to the Replica Airguns channel.

  • Must like this video

1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes Awarded:

What’s going on next week?

I will be away competing in a Body Building Fitness Contest so there will not be any more videos that week.

You may have noticed I have been withering away this past couple of months. This is in preparation for a Fitness Contest I am going into. For a show like this you need to be super lean to be competitive.

I have been competing since 2015 mainly in Men’s Physique and have qualified myself over the years to compete at the National level in Amateur Body Building.

The competition I am going to is the GNC / ALLMAX Canadian National Pro Qualifier in Toronto. If I do really well I can possibly get an IFBB Pro Card. Getting an IFBB Pro Card means I would now be able to compete in Pro Body Building competitions.

In order to win the Pro Card I would need to win my hight class and then win the overalls against the other winners in their hight class.

To date I have come close to winning the IFFB Pro Card but just missed it on two occasions. I am hoping to get the IFBB Pro Card this times around but I know the competition will be very competitive.

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, 6mm, Airsoft, BB, Blowback, CO2, Full Auto, Replica Airguns News, Semi Auto, Pistol, Rifle, YouTube Video Tags: Crosman, Bushmaster MPW, KWC, Taurus PT24 24/7, Umarex, Makarov PM, Makarov

KWC Makarov PM CO2 NBB BB Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: BB air pistol.
Manufacturer: KWC.
Model: Makarov PM NBB.
Materials: Mostly metal.
Weight: 1.76 pounds (800 grams).
Barrel: 3 inches, metal smooth bore.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, double action only.
Ammunition Type: Steel BB's 4.5mm.
Ammunition Capacity: 18 rounds.
FPS: 394 fps/ 120 m/s.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the KWC Makarov PM CO2 NBB BB Pistol is pretty decent for a double action only trigger, certainly light enough for some fairly fast action shooting without tiring your trigger finger too much. It would have been nice to have been able to cock the hammer for some slower and more precise single action shots.

Accuracy: So far I have not had the chance to test out the shooting performances for the KWC Makarov PM CO2 NBB BB Pistol, but I am expecting it to get sub 2 inch 10 shot groupings from 30 feet out and hopefully the KWC Makarov PM CO2 NBB BB Pistol will chronograph in close to the 400 claimed fps. Watch for my Field Test Shooting Video down the road.

Build Quality: The KWC Makarov PM CO2 NBB BB Pistol is a pretty basic CO2 BB Airgun, basically two metal halves of the frame screwed together and not a lot of working parts. It’s almost all metal except for the grips and hammer and has a good weight and solid feel to it so I expect it to hold up well over time. The fit and finishes seem just fine but it does have some noticeable seems going all around the Airgun where the two halves join together.

Realism: The KWC Makarov PM CO2 NBB BB Pistol at first looks like a real steel Makarov, it’s about the right size and weight, has a recessed barrel and no CO2 tab on the bottom so overall a good looking replica. It’s when you look a little bit closer look that you can really tell, from the lack of an open ejection port to the small screws on the right hand side of the KWC Makarov PM CO2 NBB BB Pistol. When you start to play around with it you will notice the hammer is plastic and only for show and of course not being a blowback gun the slide and slide catch release do not function at all.

Pros:

  • Full metal frame.

  • All metal full size drop out magazine that holds the BB’s and CO2.

  • Working safety, and magazine release.

  • Because it’s NBB it will get higher fps and more shots per CO2.

  • No ugly CO2 tab on the magazine.

  • Seems to have a decent double action only trigger.

  • Very affordable at around $70 Canadian.

  • Less moving parts means less to go wrong for longer reliability.

Cons:

  • No blowback operation so no single action trigger or simulated recoil.

  • Ejection port is not cut out and hammer is only for show.

  • Has those ugly screws on one side of the frame.

Comments:

Most of you probably already know I am a bit of a Blowback operation Airgun snob so when I review Non Blowback Airguns I am generally not as excited. What can I say, I just like the simulated recoil Blowback offers and the fact that Blowback Airguns will generally allow for a much lighter and shorter single action trigger. The plus side to a Non Blowback Airgun is going to be four main points: Usually a lower price tag, faster fps, more shots per CO2 and better longevity of the gun since there are a lot less moving parts to wear or break. It really come down to what you prefer, but the good news is you can have your choice of a Non Blowback Makarov like the KWC Makarov PM CO2 NBB BB Pistol or you can go with the blowback KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol. Or better yet, why not both!

My YouTube Video Review for the KWC Makarov PM CO2 NBB BB Pistol:

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, CO2, Comparison, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Makarov, Makarov PM, KWC

Which Classic Legends Airgun is the Best?

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In this Classic Legends Airguns comparison video I look at a number of different Classic or Legendary BB Airguns and compare them to each other to determine which one I personally feel is the best . My final choices are of course based on my own personal opinion and in this video I end up picking two as they where kind of each in their own class.

Some of the Classic or Legendary Airguns I consider in this comparison video are the: Umarex C98 Mauser Broomhandle, the KWC M712 Mauser Broomhandle, the Gletcher TT Tokarev, the Umarex Colt Combat Vet 1911, the KWC PM Makarov, the Baikal MP654k Makarov, the Umarex Walther P38 and the KWC P08 Luger.

So which Classic Legendary BB Semi Auto Airgun did I choose at the end of the day... You'll just have to watch my YouTube video to find out :)

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Full Auto, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, Rifle, YouTube Video Tags: KWC, Baikal, Umarex, Gletcher, M1911, M1911 A1, Makarov, Makarov PM, Mauser M712 Broomhandle, Mauser C96, Walther P38, Luger P08, TT, Tokarev

Which Makarov Airgun is the Best?

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In this Makarov comparison video I look at a variety of different versions of Makarov BB Airguns and compare them to each other to determine which one I feel is the best in their class. My final choice is of course based on my own personal opinion and even then I found it hard to pick a clear winner.

Some of the Makarov BB Airguns I consider in this comparison video are the: Baikal MP-654k, the None Blowback Umarex Makarov along with the Blowback Umarex Makarov Ultra Legends Series, and two KWC Makarov PM Airguns, one direct from KWC and the other distributed via Gletcher.

So which Makarov BB Semi Auto Air Pistol did I choose at the end of the day... Well you'll have to watch my YouTube video to find out :)

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Umarex, KWC, Gletcher, Baikal, Makarov, Makarov PM, Makarov Ultra, mp-655k, PM 1951

My Top 5 BB Pistols for Early 2016

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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:

Umarex Colt Single Action Army CO2 BB Revolver

KWC-Cybergun 1911 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol

 Baikal MP-654K Makarov CO2 BB Pistol

ASG Bersa BP9CC CO2 Blowback BB Pistol

KWC-Cybergun CO2 BB Blowback Mini UZI

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Full Auto, Pistol, Review, Revolver, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: BP9CC, Baikal, Bersa, Colt Single Action Army, Cybergun, KWC, MP-654K, Makarov, Model 1911, UZI, Umarex

KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: BB air pistol.

Manufacturer: KWC.

Model:Makarov PM.

Materials: Mostly Metal.

Weight: 1.6 pounds (737 grams).

Barrel: 3 inches, smooth bore.

Propulsion: CO2 x 1.

Action: Semi auto, single action only.

Ammunition Type: Steel BB's 4.5mm.

Ammunition Capacity: 15 rounds.

FPS: 303 fps/ 92 m/s.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is really nice. It is single action only since it is a blowback pistol that requires racking the slide to chamber the first round. The take-up of the trigger is slight with a crisp light release, the trigger is definitely not going to get in the way of the accuracy of this pistol.

Accuracy: The accuracy and true feet per second performance will be tested when I do my future Field Test Shooting Review shortly (weather permitting).

Build Quality: Excellent, the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol seems to be really well built like the other full blowback KWC BB and Airsoft pistols I have reviewed and shot in the past. The fit and finish is very good but I expect the electromagnetic black coating to wear off in the high spots fairly quickly but this does give the slight worn in real gun look. In terms of quality it looks like KWC may have even gone to extra effort to beef up some of the areas perhaps prone to breakage like the trigger guard since this pistol is made out of Zink based metals rather than hardened steel like you would find in the real firearm.

Realism: I have to say the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is a really nice replica overall, perhaps one of the best considering it has full cycle blowback with an all metal full sized drop out magazine. Sure the Baikal MP-654K takes the cake in terms of realism since it is practically a real Makarov rechambered to shoot Steel BB's but the MP-654K lacks blowback operation and the ability to fire quickly using a single action trigger. A couple of drawbacks with the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol that are different from the real steel Makarov PM are the thicker trigger guard and butt plate.

Pros:

  • Has full cycle blowback operation.
  • Nice heavy blowback spring makes slide nice and snappy, should have good blowback operation.
  • All metal build.
  • All metal full size drop out magazine that holds the BB’s and CO2.
  • Fully field strip-able.
  • All part function like a real Makarov.
  • Open ejection port and reassessed barrel.
  • No ugly CO2 tab.
  • Seems to have a really nice single action only trigger.
  • Internal fixed hop-up for improved accuracy and sustained trajectory.

Cons:

  • Lower fps because of short barrel and presumable heavy blowback operation.
  • Magazine base sticks forward a bit more and is thicker than a real steel Makarov.
  • Trigger guard looks to be thicker than a real steel Makarov.

Comments:

The Makarov is one of my favorite pistols, it's a true classic! So the fact that there is yet another Makarov Air pistol on the market is fine with me. And perhaps the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol might just be the best all around Airgun Makarov hitting all the hot spots us Replica Airgun enthusiasts love... Like full blowback operation, a nice light single action trigger, a full size metal magazine that holds the ammo and the CO2 and of course an all metal build with all those working bits and pieces like you would find on the real steel Makarov PM. But you will have to decide for yourself...

My YouTube Video Review for the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol:

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: KWC, Makarov, Makarov PM

KWC Makarov PM Blowback - Mac M11 - CQBP M45 A1 BB and Airsoft CO2 Pistol Preview

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Wow! Some new 4.5mm Steel BB and 6mm Plastic Airsoft guns and they are all brought to us from KWC. I would expect all of them to be available eventually in both 4.5mm Steel BB and 6mm Plastic Airsoft but for now I have the M11 in both Steel BB and Plastic Airsoft and the Makarov PM and CQBP M45 A1 in Steel BB.

This is just my quick preview video so make sure to watch it as I do show you around the guns fairly nicely but you can expect some more upcoming detailed Table Top and Shooting Videos shortly...

Here are some of the basic specifications for each gun...

KWC Mac11 M11 BB/Airsoft NBB Gun:

KWC CQBP M45 A1 BB NBB Pistol with Metal Slide:

  • Material: Metal & ABS
  • BB Capacity: 21 Rounds
  • Operated on CO2 in full size metal magazine
  • Recoil: Non-Blowback
  • Energy 2.5 Joules
  • Velocity: BB 394 fps/ 120 m/s
  • Ammo: Steel BB
  • Safety: Manual

KWC Makarov PM All Metal Blowback:

  • Material: Full Metal
  • BB Capacity: 15 Rounds
  • Operated on CO2 in full size metal magazine
  • Recoil: Blowback
  • Velocity: BB 303 fps/ 92 m/s
  • Ammo: Steel BB
  • Safety: Manual
  • Fixed: Hop Up

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, 6mm, Airsoft, BB, Blowback, CO2, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: CQBP 45 A1, KWC, M11, Mac 11, Makarov, Makarov PM

2013 Baikal Makarov MP-654K CO2 BB Pistol Field Test Shooting Review

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If you have not already watched my Baikal Makarov MP-654K CO2 BB Pistol Table Top Review, make sure to do so so for info on features and specifications.

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.

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, CO2, Field Test, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Baikal, MP-654K, Makarov

2013 Blued Baikal Makarov MP-654K CO2 BB Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: BB air pistol.

Manufacturer:Baikal.

Model: MP-654K.

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.

FPS: 380.

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.

Pros:

  • 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!

Cons:

  • Expensive compared to other airguns.
  • No blowback operation.
  • Only a 13 round magazine.
  • Gun requires some breaking time.

Comments:

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:

 
Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, CO2, Pistol, Real Gun, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Baikal, MP-654K, Makarov

Baikal Makarov - Gletcher APS - EKOL ES 66 CO2 BB Pistol Update Video

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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.

Another CO2 BB pistol that has been out of stock for some time is the EKOL ES series. I reviewed the ES 55 CO2 BB Pistol a while back but until now have not been able to show off the ES 66 Series which is more browning high power looking in design. The good news is we have both the ES 55 and ES 66 CO2 4.5mm Steel BB Pistol in stock in our Canada Store. These guns are mostly metal with full size drop out metal magazines that hold the CO2 and BB's, they also shoot in both single and double action and have pretty decent power! We are now selling both the ES 55 and ES 66 series of guns in our Online Canada Store.

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.

Last but not least I have a neat little 22 crimped blank pistol to show everyone. What makes it unique is the fact that it fits inside a belt buckle! We do see the ROHM Little Joe 22 caliber crimped blank pistols in our online Canada Replica Airguns Store but not this belt buckle version, kind of a one off I got form my supplier, I will be keeping it ;)  Make sure to watch my ROHM Little Joe Video Review and see all the ROHM products available in our Online Store.

 
Categories: .22 cal, 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blank Gun, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Pistol, Review, Revolver, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: APS, Baikal, EKOL, ES 55, ES 66, Gletcher, Little Joe, MP-654K, Makarov, ROHM

New products In the Canada Replica Airguns Store from Baikal & EKOL

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I am super happy to announce the return of some Airguns I reviewed a while back but up until now have been missing from our Canada Replica Airguns Store. The Russian Baikal MP-654K BB Makarov, the Baikal BB-Pellet MP-655K, the Turkish EKOL ES 55 and EKOL ES 66.

Check these guns out and get your hands on them before they disappear again?

Baikal Makarov MP-654K CO2 BB Black

Baikal MP-655K CO2 BB/Pellet Black

EKOL ES 55 CO2 BB Black

EKOL ES 66 CO2 BB Shiny Chrome

EKOL ES 66C CO2 BB Chrome

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, CO2, Pellet, Pistol, Semi Auto Tags: Baikal, EKOL, ES 55, ES 66, MP-654K, Makarov, mp-655k

Umarex Makarov Ultra Legends CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: BB blowback air pistol.
Manufacturer: Umarex.
Model: Makarov Ultra.
Materials: Mostly metal with a few plastic parts.
Weight: 1.5 pounds.
Barrel: 3.5 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, single action only.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 16-17 round full size drop out magazine.
FPS: 350.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Legends Makarov Ultra is fairly long but in term of resistance is about a medium pull, there is no double action so single action only but the pull is longer than most single action triggers to accommodate the BB chamber mechanism on the magazine. Basically a BB is pushed into the breach/barrel during the first half of the trigger pull, then the trigger is released.
Accuracy: I tested the Umarex Makarov Ultra Legends from 30 feet back shooting at a paper target using a semi rested position (sand bag up front and standing in the back). My 10 shot grouping was just a bit below the bulls eye but fairly well center left and right and all 10 BB's stayed within 2 inches with most of them grouping even tighter than that. Not bad at all! This pistol also got a respectable 333 fps on this not super warm day so I would expect it to hit the claimed 350 fps during summer weather.

Build Quality: Being a pretty much all metal gun, makes the Umarex Makarov Ultra feel solid and sturdy. The only plastic parts on the Umarex Makarov Ultra where the grips and some magazine parts like the CO2 tab. The painted finish is a nice metallic dark grey, a definite improvement over the previous Umarex non-blowback Makarov glossy black finish.
Realism: The Umarex Legends Makarov is a licensed replica of the Makarov PM 9x18 Russian military and police pistol. It is a very close copy in both looks and feel, has a very heavy blowback action and field strips just like a real Makarov. You'll also find a full size drop out magazine that holds the CO2 and BB's and a working slide catch/release that locks back when the magazine is empty.
Available in the: Canada Replica Airguns Store & US Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Good price for what you get!
  • Decent accuracy, power and CO2 usage combo.
  • Nice replica of the original Makarov PM.
  • Heavy Blowback action.
  • Working slide catch and release (Locks back after last shot).
  • Realistic working metal safety.
  • Full size dropout magazine that holds BB's and CO2.
  • Can be field stripped like original Makarov.
  • Fully Makarov licensed.
  • Much better finish than original Umarex Makarov. 

Cons:

  • Has the exposed CO2 tab on the bottom of the magazine.
  • No recessed barrel.
  • Trigger is a bit long because of how BB's are chambered.
  • Safety does not de-cock the hammer like original.

Comments:
Umarex really addresses the majority of the shortcomings found on the original non-blowback 4.5mm Steel BB shooting Makarov. They added the much asked for blowback operation, made the slide catch/release operational, upgraded the magazine to a full size drop out CO2 and BB magazine, gave it a more realistic paint job and even replaced the plastic safety with a metal safety. The only tradeoff is the loss of the short take up single action trigger and perhaps a few fps. All in all a big improvement over the first version which even today is still a very good BB pistol.

Watch my YouTube Review for the Legends Umarex Makarov Ultra CO2 Blowback BB Pistol:

Buy Umarex Ultra BB in Canada - Buy Umarex Ultra in the US

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Makarov, Makarov Ultra, Umarex

Umarex Makarov Ultra CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol Field Test Review

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My last CO2 Blowback 4.5mm Steel BB Pistol Field Test Review from my latest acquisitions of New Umarex Air pistols. For many people that already liked the Umarex Makarov CO2 BB pistol, the Umarex Legends Makarov blowback version may just have everything you where looking for that was missing from version One? Well let's see... It has blowback - check! It has a working slide catch/release - check! It has a full size dropout metal magazine - check! And it's still all metal, field strip-able and has single a single action trigger!

Sounds pretty good so far... So how does the Umarex Makarov Ultra CO2 Blowback 4.5mm Steel BB Pistol shoot? Well like the other new Umarex CO2 Blowback BB pistols I just tested, the Beretta 84 FS and the Mauser C96, I was not disappointed.

As per usual, I tested the Umarex Makarov Ultra out shooting 5 rounds through my Chronograph with a new CO2 to find out the real world fps performance. Umarex claims 350 fps and I got pretty close to this at an average of 333 fps and I would have to say the temperature was no more than 10-15 Degrees Celsius (50-60 Fahrenheit) so there is definite room for improvement on a warmer day.

Next I stepped back 30 feet and shot 10 rounds at my paper target using a semi rested position (Standing in the back, rested on a sand bag in the front). After review of the video I noticed that the first shot was a double shot and both of these rounds hit a bit to the right compared to the remaining single shots, so my grouping ended up being more of a 2 inch group rather than a 1.5 inch group when discarding the double shot from this test.

I have to say I really like shooting the Umarex Legends Series Makarov Ultra, it has really solid blowback, a pretty decent single action trigger even if it is a bit long travel. I also found the accuracy to be very respectable from 30 feet out and the fps even though it could be a bit higher is more than enough for plinking purposes. And all of this from a really eye catching all metal licensed Makarov replica. Another nice Legends Series CO2 BB pistol from Umarex.

Buy Umarex Ultra BB in Canada - Buy Umarex Ultra in the US

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Makarov, Makarov Ultra, Umarex

Baikal Nickel Makarov MP-654K CO2 BB Pistol Silent Auction 2

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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:

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, CO2, Pistol, Semi Auto, Silent Auction, YouTube Video Tags: Baikal, MP-654K, Makarov

Makarov Comparison - KWC 6mm Plastic Airsoft Versus Umarex 4.5mm Steel BB

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This is a kind of two-for-one'r, not only are you getting pretty much a full table top review of the KWC Makarov Airsoft BB Pistol, but you also get a comparison and revisit to the Umarex 4.5mm Steel BB shooting Makarov.

Type: Airsoft - BB Pistols.
Manufacturer: KWC - Umarex.
Model: Makarov PM.
Materials: Almost all metal.
Weight: 1 pound 12.5 ounces (808 grams) - 1 pound 9.5 ounces (724 grams).
Barrel: Metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto non-blowback: Double action only - Single & double action.
Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's - 4.5mm steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 13 round full size metal magazine -18 round metal stick magazine.
FPS: 428 - 380.

Trigger Pull: There is a lot of difference between the trigger on both of these guns, first off the Umarex Makarov has both a single and double action trigger/hammer while the KWC Makarov has a double action only trigger/hammer. Comparing the double action of both guns the definite advantage goes to the 4.5mm Steel BB shooting Umarex Makarov as it is shorter and lighter, the KWC Airsoft Makarov does not have a bad trigger but it is much longer and a bit heavier, but still very usable. The single action trigger on the Umarex Makarov is not really any lighter than when shooting in double action, it is however much shorter with a medium take-up and predictable release.

Accuracy: Both Airsoft and BB Makarov's performed very well in their shooting tests for me, they bot shot fairly well centered with the KWC Makarov getting all five shots in the black bullseye and the Umarex Makarov having a tighter group but just off to one side. This was good news since both guns do not have adjustable sights! They also scored very well in the velocity department shooting over their advertised claimed feet per second rating. The Umarex BB version shot a very respectable 390 fps while the KWC Airsoft pistol shot a very surprising 480 fps well over the claimed factory 430 fps. Both guns also shot very accurately out to ranges of 50 feet or so. From a single CO2 I was able to get 162 shots from the Umarex Makarov and 112 shots from the KWC Makarov before I noticed a significant power drop.

Build Quality: Neither one these Makarov replicas is going to win a prize for build quality, some shortcuts have been made to keep the price down on each model, but they are both built with mostly metal parts and they both performed perfectly for me during my testing. The Umarex 4.5mm Steel BB Makarov did have more moving parts while the KWC did weigh in a bit heavier, both guns had reasonable fit and finish to them.

Realism: In terms of being good Makarov replicas the pair for sure look the part, size and overall weight are very true to the original real Steel Makarov PM with the Umarex Makarov having a working slide, Makarov licensing and the ability to be field stripped. The KWC Makarov had a nicer recessed barrel and full size drop out metal magazine. I was not a big fan of the KWC screws on the right side slide or the Umarex exposed CO2 tab.
Available From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Umarex has the working slide.
  • KWC has full size drop out magazine.
  • Umarex has double and single action trigger.
  • KWC has the recessed barrel.
  • Umarex gets more shots per CO2.
  • KWC has the higher FPS.
  • Umarex can be field stripped.
  • KWC has a bit more weight to it.
  • Umarex is licensed
  • KWC does not have ugly warning instructions.
  • Both guns are mostly metal construction.
  • Both guns had very good accuracy.
  • Both guns have realistic working safeties

Cons:

  • Umarex has the obvious CO2 tab.
  • KWC has the ugly screws on the right side.
  • Umarex may be a bit shiny for some.
  • KWC may shoot a bit too hot for CQB Airsoft games.
  • Both guns do not have adjustable sights.

Comments:
To be honest when I got the KWC Airsoft BB shooting Makarov, I was not all that awe struck, the lack of a working slide, DOA trigger and screw holes in the slide put me off just a bit. This Airsoft pistol did warm up to me a lot once I shot it, I was surprised by the very high fps and how accurate it was for such a low cost Airsoft pistol. I can really see this gun being used as a backup or sidearm in an out doors style Airsoft game where you may need to shoot targets out at range where other lower powered pistols just would not be able to get out to. The Umarex Makarov has always had a place in my heart, it is just a really good little CO2 BB pistol for the price with mostly all metal parts, a working slide, single and double action trigger and very good overall performance. In my books you can not go wrong choosing either of these Makarov replicas so choose wisely!

My YouTube Video Table Top Comparison Review for these Makarov Air Replicas:

Buy KWC Airsoft Makarov in Canada

 Buy Umarex BB Makarov in Canada   -   Buy Umarex BB Makarov in the US

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, 6mm, Airsoft, BB, CO2, Comparison, Field Test, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: KWC, Makarov, Umarex

Baikal Nickel Makarov MP-654K CO2 BB Pistol Silent Auction

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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.

 

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, CO2, Pistol, Semi Auto, Silent Auction, YouTube Video Tags: Baikal, MP-654K, Makarov

My Top 5 Airgun Picks - Pistols Category

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One question I get asked often is "Which are my favorite airguns?" or "What are my top 5 gun choices?" I have done my best to avoid answering this question because it's a very hard question to answer and to be truthful on any given day I may come up with a different selection of guns as there are just so many great airguns out there!

So today I took a bunch out and shuffled through them all to see if I could come up with five of my top picks, well at least for today that is, and I'm pretty happy with my selection (Umarex Desert Eagle - ASG CZ 75 P-07 Duty - Baikal MP-654K Makarov - Cybergun Tanfoglio Witness 1911 - ASG Dan Wesson 6 Inch Sliver). I know for a fact they are some excellent choices and if you happen to own or plan on buying one then I'm sure you will agree wiht me.

So checkout this YouTube Video Review where I go through them and explain what I like about each gun, and why they made my Top 5 Airgun Pick.

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Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Pistol, Repeater, Review, Revolver, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: ASG, Baikal, CZ 75 P-07 Duty, Cybergun, Dan Wesson, Desert Eagle, Makarov, Tanfoglio Witness 1911, Umarex

Umarex Makarov BB Pistol Added to the Replica Airguns Store

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The semi-automatic Makarov, named after its designer, was introduced into the armed forces of the former Soviet Union in 1951. Later on a number of countries in the Warsaw Pact adopted this model as an ordinance pistol for police and military use. Just like the original, the Umarex Makarov CO2 version has both a Double & Single Action trigger, making it very accurate yet fun to shoot rapid fire. It has all the operating elements along with a movable slide. All the important parts of this sturdily built CO2 pistol are made entirely of metal: frame, slide and exterior operating components.

  • 4.5mm BB
  • CO2 Powered
  • 18 round magazine
  • 380 fps
  • 1.5 pounds
  • 2.8 inch steel non-rifled barrel
  • Single and double action trigger

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Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, CO2, Pistol, Replica Airguns News, Semi Auto Tags: Makarov, Umarex

Baikal Makarov MP-654K Flush CO2 Screw

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This post is for any of you lucky North American Baikal Makarov owners out there, or for anyone thinking of getting a Baikal Makarov MP-654k.

We had some custom CO2 screws made up that fit the Baikal Makarov's BB-CO2 magazine perfectly and make the Makarov replica look virtually identical to the real steel. It's kind of a shame the Baikal Makarov didn't come this way from the factory but at least now you have the option of improving on an already great product.

Flush Metal CO2 Screw for Baikal Makarov
C$17.99

 

 

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, Accessory, BB, CO2, Modification, Pistol, Replica Airguns News, Semi Auto Tags: Baikal, Makarov

Umarex Makarov CO2 4.5mm BB Pistol Review

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Type: BB air pistol.
Manufacturer: Umarex.
Model: Makarov.
Materials: Mostly metal with a few plastic parts.
Weight: 1.5 pounds.
Barrel: 2.8 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
Action: Semi auto, double/single action.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 18 round magazine.
FPS: 380.
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on this gun is light to medium, in single action mode when the hammer is pre-cocked, the trigger is nice and light and easy to predict. When shooting double action the trigger first cocks the hammer and then near the end there is a break point where the hammer releases.
Accuracy: This was my second time shooting this gun at a target from 20 feet out free standing and again the Makarov performed well. The ability to shoot in single action, definitely helps with the accuracy.
Build Quality: Being an all metal gun (mostly all metal), makes the gun feel solid and sturdy. The only plastic parts I could find on the Umarex Makarov where the grips and the safety lever. The painted finish is nice but maybe a bit on the glossy side.
Realism: The Umarex Makarov is a licensed replica of the Makarov PM 9x18 Russian military and police pistol. It is a very close copy in both looks and feel. 
Purchased this gun from: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Great price for an all metal licensed Makarov replica.
  • Good accuracy and power combination.
  • Sports both single and double action.
  • All metal 18 round drop free magazine.

Cons:

  • No blowback.
  • The slide catch/release does not work, as it's moulded into the frame.
  • Paint may be a bit glossy for some people.

Comments:
This is another low cost replica air gun from Umarex designed for the more entry level buyer. It's actually a very well made all metal gun complete with the Makarov licensing and trademarks. There is a lot to like about the Umarex Makarov, it's accurate, has decent fps, uses good materials, has a working slide and all at a very affordable price.

My YouTube Video Review for this Airgun:

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Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, CO2, Comparison, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Makarov, Umarex