Pellet shooting replica reviews

Anics Beretta A-9000S

9thumb1The Anics A-9000S inherits the terrible ergonomics of the Beretta 9000S which it replicates. It also has quirky CO2 loading and piercing, a magazine that is fiddly to load and it isn’t especially powerful or accurate. So, why do I like this replica so much?




Anics SKIF A-3000/3003

a3thumb2When you handle the Anics SKIF A-3000, phrases like “robust”, “chunky” and “built like a T-72 tank” come easily to mind. Unfortunately, when you try shooting one, phrases like “easy to use”, “accurate” and “pleasant to shoot” don’t come to mind at all…




ASG CZ P-09 Duty

09thumbThe ASG P-09 is powerful, accurate and overall a very good blowback replica. And, unlike many pellet shooting blowback replicas, it actually shoots where you are aiming. That alone makes it worth a look.




Nagant M1895 revolver

nrgumb2The CO2 powered Nagant M1895 revolver replica is available in 6mm, 4.5mm and .177” pellet versions from several distributors. It’s great to see a replica of such a classic revolver, but unfortunately, this does seem to have a couple of issues.




Umarex Beretta 92 FS

fsthumbThe Beretta 92 FS is another Umarex semi-auto replica which uses a concealed rotary pellet holder. It’s similar in design to other early Umarex pellet shooters like the Walther CP 88 and CP99 and the Colt 1911, but for some reason, this one seems to shoot better at longer range.




Umarex Colt Government 1911 A1

1911thumbThe Colt Government 1911 A1 is a pellet shooting replica air pistol from German manufacturer Umarex.  Mechanically it’s very similar to other Umarex pellet shooting replicas such as the Walther CP88 but it also happens to be one of my all-time favourite replicas, so, don’t expect a completely unbiased review here!



Umarex Magnum Research Desert Eagle

thumbThe Umarex Magnum Research Desert Eagle is big. Really big. Possibly too big. And external construction is mainly plastic and it uses a lot of CO2. But it has strong blowback and it shoots like a laser out to ranges which are beyond the capabilities of most replicas…





Umarex Smith & Wesson 586/686

The Umarex replica of the Smith and Wesson 586/686 revolver is certainly a well made, well finished, powerful and accurate replica air pistol. But, is it the really best replica ever made as some people claim?




Umarex Walther CP88

cpthumbIn March 1996 Umarex launched their first replica air pistol, the Walther CP88. The CP88 was an immediate commercial success, going on to sell more than one million examples and helping Umarex to become one of the worldwide leaders in the replica air pistol market. But, was the CP88 any good in 1996 and is it any good now?




Umarex Walther CP99

cp99thumbThe Walther CP99 has proved to be one of the most popular Umarex pellet shooters since it was first released in 2000, and it’s easy to see why – it’s reliable, rugged, compact, not too heavy or large and it is supplied with alternative backstraps to suit hands of various sizes.