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Friday
Jun242016

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Friday
Jun242016

SM Mod 110 8mm Blank Pistol Table Top Review

Type: Blank front firing pistol.
Manufacturer: SM.
Model: Mod 110 8mm.
Materials: Mostly metal with plastic grips.
Weight: 11.75 Ounces (332 grams) Unloaded.
Barrel: Front firing.
Propulsion: Gun powder.
Action: Semi auto, single action only
Ammunition Type: 8mm P.A.K. blanks.
Ammunition Capacity: 5 rounds.
FPS: NA.

Trigger Pull: The trigger on the SM Mod 110 8mm Blank Pistol is single action only so you will need to rack the slide to not only chamber a round but also cock the internal hammer / striker, follow up shots will case the slide to cycle on it own allowing for single action shooting. The trigger is rather nice with just a slight bit of take-up followed by a light release.

Accuracy: NA.
Build Quality: The SM Mod 110 8mm Blank Pistol was made in West Germany sometime back in the Mid 70's so this pistol is 30-40 years old and still looks great. Mine does have some slight pitting on the right side I am assuming from sitting in the box up against the manual which more than likely may have an acidic property to it. Even so this pitting is minor and the gun is in good condition overall. Like most blank pistols much of the gun is made out of pot metal (a zinc alloy) but it does have hardened steel parts where they need to be (Barrel, ejector, hammer, pins, screws and magazine).

Realism: The SM Mod 110 8mm Blank Pistol is not a true replica as far as I can tell is not an actual replica of any real steel semi-auto pistol in production but it does look a bit like the American Derringer LM5. In terms of looking like a gun it looks like what you would expect a small caliber sub compact pistol should look like and all operation is exactly like a semi auto pistol with the exception that the SM Mod 110 only shoots blanks since the barrel is obstructed with a metal rod.
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Pros: 

  • German made with high quality materials.
  • Very small and compact.
  • Front firing.
  • Nice light and short single action trigger. 

Cons: 

  • Hard to find one in North America.
  • Only holds 5 rounds.
  • Slide does not stay back when empty.

Comments:
I really like unique blank guns since they are so hard to locate here in Canada. When I saw this sitting on the table at my local gun show I kind of wondered if someone had accidentally left out a prohibited firearm but once I inspected it I quickly realized it was a blank shooter and decided right there and then I had to have it. I did pay close to $200 for it but to me it is worth it simply because this little blank shooter is a rare find and it was also in really good condition and even came with the original 8mm self defence pepper blanks. The SM Mod 110 8mm Blank Pistol is for sure a blank shooter I will be holding onto for some time...

My YouTube Table Top Review for the SM Mod 110 8mm Blank Pistol:

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Saturday
Jun182016

KJWorks Beretta M9 Differences Explained

I was personally confused about some of the similarities and differences between several models of KJWorks Beretta M9 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistols, so I decided to make a video where I go over 4 models of KJWorks M9 Pistols and point out the commonalities and differences between them.

Here are the 4 versions of KJWorks Beretta M9 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistols:

KJWorks M92 VE Airsoft CO2 Blowback Pistol:

KJWorks M9 Vertec Airsoft CO2 Blowback Pistol:

KJWorks M9A1 Airsoft CO2 Blowback Pistol:

KJWorks M9 Tactical Airsoft CO2 Blowback Pistol:

Here is a list of the commonalties between them:

  • All are based on the Beretta M9.
  • All shoot 6mm plastic Airsoft BB’s. 
  • All of them come with interchangeable 25 round CO2 Magazines.
  • All of them shoot around 360+ fps.
  • All have a metal slide and frame.
  • All weigh close to the same weight (2.1 - 2.4 pounds).
  • All shoot in single and double action.
  • All have ambidextrous safeties. 
  • All have white dot sights.
  • Prices range from $184 -$200.

Here is a list of the differences between them: 

  • The VE, Vertex and M9A1 come in a semi gloss finish while the Tactical is more of a matt black.
  • The VE and M9A1 have rails for accessory attachments while the Vertex and Tactical do not.
  • The Vertec, Tactical and M9A1 have laniard loops while the VE does not.
  • Some slight trigger guard differences between the models but very subtle. 
  • The Vertex and M9A1 share the same style classic Beretta pistol grip, The Tactical has a tactical finger pistol grip and the VE has it’s own unique pistol grip.

Make sure to watch my YouTube video where I cover this information in detail:

Friday
Jun172016

Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

Type: BB air pistol.
Distributer: Umarex.
Model: Smith & Wesson M&P40.
Materials: Metal and polymer build.
Weight: 1.61 pounds (730 grams).
Barrel: 3.5 inches Brass, non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x1.
Action: Semi auto blowback, single action only.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 15 rounds.
FPS: 310.

Trigger Pull: The single action only trigger pull on the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is very nice, there is some take up required be for the release but the release or break point is very smooth, perhaps a little too smooth since there is no real noticeable resistance so you will have to get use to the range in the trigger pull in which the release takes place. Since there is no external hammer you will need to draw the slide back in order to cock the internal striker.

Accuracy: Make sure to checkout my full Field Test Shooting Video for the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol where I test out this fun S&W M&P40 BB shooting replica by shooting some BB's through my chronograph and also at a paper target to find out how it performs. In summary I was able to get an average of around 300 fps and accuracy in the 2 inch size groupings from 30 feet away. Not bad for a full blowback short barrel CO2 BB pistol. It did shoot a little low so some manual target sighting adjustments may be required.

Build Quality: Very good, with metal and plastic construction where you would find it on the real steel S&W M&P40. I am fairly certain the  the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is made by KWC which has produce some other nice quality examples of other full blowback replica BB and Airsoft pistols. As with most KWC powder coated airguns, you will get some wear in the high spots of the finish over time but this is true even with real steel blued guns.

Realism: This is by far the best example of a 4.5mm BB shooting Smith & Wesson M&P out there, I have had several real steel M&P40 owners comment on how accurate this BB copy really is including how the barrel drops from its locked position and angles down and up during blowback operation. You even get interchangeable grip backstraps to accommodate different sized hands. And of course all the mechanical parts function as you would expect them to including being able to fully field strip the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol
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Pros:

  • Most accurate looking steel BB shooting replica of the S&W M&P40 to date.
  • Good weight and feel to it.
  • Metal and plastic parts where you would find them on the real steel version.
  • Realistic working safety and working slide catch and release.
  • Full size dropout metal magazine that holds BB's and CO2.
  • Can be field stripped like original Smith & Wesson M&P40.
  • Fully Smith & Wesson licensed via Umarex.
  • Rail for add on accessories.
  • White dot sight with adjustable front sight for windage.
  • Comes with three sizes of interchangeable grip backstraps.

Cons:

  • FPS may be low for some people that like the more powerful CO2 pistols.
  • Shoots a bit low out of the box.
  • Ugly white warning instruction on the slide. 

Comments:
Many of us have been waiting for a blowback Smith & Wesson M&P and now we have one. Thanks to Umarex, we also get it in a fully licensed version to make it even more realistic! Everything about the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is so very accurate to the real steel version other than of course the fact that it shoots 4.5mm Steel BB's using CO2 but isn't that why we are interested in it in the first place? If you are a Real Steel S&W M&P owner than you are going to have to get yourself one of these as a low cost and easily accessible training alternative. A great choice fro anyone else looking for an ultra realistic 4.5mm CO2 blowback pistol what ever your purpose is.

My YouTube Videos for the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol:

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Sunday
Jun122016

Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Field Test Review

I have already done a Preview Video where I show you around the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol so check that video out for a closer look.

In this Field Test Shooting video I take out my Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol and put five shots through my Chronograph to see what the real word velocity performance will be, I also test the accuracy of the Smith & Wesson M&P40 by placing ten shots down range at a paper target setup 30 feet back using a semi rested shooting position(Pistol rested on a sandbag while standing in the back). I also include some slow motion video of the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Pistol blowback action close up for you to see how it cycles.

For my Feet Per Second portion testing I inserted a brand new CO2 cartridge along with 5.1 grain RWS nickel coated 4.5mm Steel BB's. The temperature outside was 15 degrees Celsius (59 Fahrenheit), so not overly warm or cold, On a warmer day I would expect a little higher fps for sure. Umarex claims a velocity of 310 fps from this pistol, As my Chronograph was misbehaving a little I was only able to get a three shot to record but was able to get a fairly realistic average of 299 which was pretty close to the claimed fps for the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol.

Moving on to the Target Accuracy portion of my Field Test, all 10 shots landed within a 2 inch grouping, not bad for a full blowback BB pistol. I did notice the shots where a little low so some sight placement adjustments would be required depending on your shooting range since the sights on the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol are non-adjustable for elevation, they are however adjustable for windage using the front sight to make adjustments. The blowback action is nice and heavy and the single action only trigger release is fairly light and kind of sneaks up on you a bit til you get used to it. You should be able to get around 4 magazines out of the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol as long as you take some time in-between loading up your magazines to let both the magazine and gun warm up a bit from the cold CO2.

I have been waiting a while for this version of the Full Blowback Smith & Wesson M&P40 CO2 BB Pistol, and I am happy to say I am not disappointed in the least, it's a really great replica from Umarex and a must have BB pistol in my books!

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