Things I liked:The Umarex speed-loader does make it easier to load magazines more quickly, BUT - it's not exactly precision made. It's just a $10 molded plastic item, after all. Things I would have changed:Make the plunger shaft from metal, or at least sturdier plastic. I'm concerned about breaking it, considering the amount of force required to push BB's through the device. What others should know:If you have an Umarex semi-auto BB repeater with a removable magazine (especially if you have more than one magazine) get this speed-loader. It's certainly worth ten dollars, just for the convenience.
Things I liked:I like the realistic size and detailing. I like that the magazine releases cleanly and that it holds both the CO2 and BBs. I like the three-dot 'combat' sights. Things I would have changed:I don't like that the gun has so few metal parts; it's mostly plastic. I especially don't like the annoying 'rattle' that my gun has, which sounds as though something is loose or broken inside it. So far this hasn't seemed to affect its operation, the gun feeds and fires, but it certainly detracts from its realism. Your experience may be different. Maybe I just got a 'lemon'. What others should know:I have yet to find any way to attach accessories to the rail. None of my lights or lasers will fit. Maybe the rail is just 'for show' and not meant to be functional. Thanks to the review by Brett and the photos by another uncredited customer, I was able to remove the plastic 'slide' and as I did so, a BB fell out. Somehow a BB had become lodged within the working parts and it required partial disassembly to remove it. There's still a lot of noise being made by the fake plastic hammer and the loose fit between the striker and the pin it pivots upon. I plan to try applying some 'gun grease' to that area to see if that will reduce the noise. Otherwise, I suppose I'll have to go a bit further than merely 'field stripping' it and attempt a more thorough repair. All of this is a tad disappointing. I know it's only a sub $50 dollar BB repeater, but I had really hoped for a little better quality from Umarex.
Things I liked:At a glance, it looks a lot like the Mauser broom-handle pistols you see in the movies. Actually, it looks more like the M712 Schnellfeuer, with its detachable magazine. Things I would have changed:For $100 dollar replica pistol, there's an awful lot of plastic. The barrel shroud is plastic, so that includes the front sight. Overall, the impression I got upon taking it out of the box was that the quality is rather disappointing. Umarex really could have done better. I have to wonder if they rushed this to market to make it available in time for the 2013 Christmas shopping season. What others should know:Sorry, but I think I'd recommend that others give this one a miss -- unless they've just gotta have a Mauser C96 replica in their collection -- then of course, you can probably find a spring airsoft model for less than $20.