Things I liked:Authentic in detail, dissambles just like actual firearm. Numbered parts and "safe" written at saftey in German. Black plastic grips as issued during WW2. Things I would have changed:Offer all models of this pistol with wood or faux wood grips or sell wood grips as acessory item. What others should know:A well made airsoft replica, accurate in detail. The airsoft gas guns function similar to the actual firearms that they replicate and are much safer for children and others to learn firearm use and saftey. The airsoft guns that I bought from Pyramyd air have improved my autistic sons hand/eye coordination greatly, thank you Pyramyd air!
Things I liked:The quality of manufacture and the realistic blow back operation. The saftey location and function, it's located in the same place as the firearm. The way that the Co2 cartrige is installed and the brass slotted plug used to tighten and charge the pistol. With this system, there is nothing hanging down under the pistol like the Walther PPK has. The tightening spanner that is included with the pistol works just as it is supposed to, I use a drop of the recommended lube on the tip of the Co2 cartrige as stated in the well written and understandable users manual and lightly lube the inside of the brass plug where it touches the bottom of the Co2 cartrige,eliminating the metal to metal dry contact making it very easy to tighten the plug properly. This pistol is as true a copy of the Desert Eagle as possible in an airgun for the price, Which is always the best at Pyramyd Air. Things I would have changed:I would not change anything but the single action trigger pull. The double action trigger pull is among the best of any airgun I have fired in the 40 years I have enjoyed this hobby, but the single action trigger pull is just as long as the double, although with half the force. I would have a weak spring or a linkage assembly that would have the trigger move back, eliminating the excess play in the single action mode. If the pistol were sold for double the price, I would say a drop out magazine with the Co2 cartrige and pellets in it and a working slide stop, holding the slide open when the last pellet is fired, working the same as the actual firearm. What others should know:This airgun copy of the Magnum Research Desert Eagle is manufactured by a company that makes some of the very best airguns available-Umarex. With proper use and care, it will provide many years of enjoyment. It is made as well as possible for a very reasonable asking price. I have fired the Desert Eagle firearm in .357 and .44 magnum, and this airgun simulates the feel and operation of the real thing as best as can be in a pistol we can shoot in our backyards and basements. This is a must buy for anyone who enjoys airguns that realisticly simulate the feel and function of the actual firearms they replacate.
Things I liked:Very well made. This is more like a SMG than a pistol. It is made of a polymer type of material that is used to manufacture firearms, and in the manner of Russian weapons, it is overbuilt for it's use as a co2 powered bb SMG. The magazine loads in the same as an Uzi or the Mac10 type of SMG and contains the co2 cartrige and 30 bbs. The way the mag loads the co2 is excellent. There is a small lever under the plastic shroud that you push up to puncture the cartrige, very efficient, unlike a plug or adjusting screw. I like the controls on the gun, a rate of fire control,300, 450, and 600 rounds per minute, a burst rate control, 1,3, and 6 rounds per each pull of the trigger, and a positive saftey switch that turns off all power to the gun. Many smg firearms operate with a burst fire mode, to conserve ammo, otherwise 2 or 3 short pulls on the trigger would empty the magazine. Things I would have changed:The only things I would change are the sight rail mount and the shoulder stock. The small rail mount that is forward of the rear sight is too small. Instead of the short 11mm rail that is too short for some electronic sights, a standard pitcany rail should be on the top of the gun, from the front sight to the rear sight, and an accessory rail should be under the part of the gun that holds the batteries. What others should know:The sholder stock works, but a top or side folder would be better and should be included with the gun. there are a lot of aftermarket parts available, like folding stocks and longer barrels. I have owned my Drozd for 3 years and have shot thousands of bb's with absolutely no problems. I would recommend this gun to friends and recomend purchase only from Pyramyd Air. This, and all my other purchases came to me undamaged from shipping. The shipping dept. at Pyramyd air packs your purchases in many layers of material, and would survive any rough handeling by shipping companies.