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Average Customer Review4.5 (31 reviews)
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Things I liked:Weight, look, and feel of this airgun is outstanding. It's impressive in your hand and feels like a real firearm. The gips are rubber rather than plastic. The DA trigger is ok - much better than other Umarex mini revolvers that I have tried. I like the cartridge loading system. It takes the guesswork out of tightening the cartridge screw.
Things I would have changed:I found the SA trigger to be clunky, long, and unpredictable. I tried two and both had the same issue. Although the trigger is very light (perfect pull weight for me), the second stage is mushy and did not break crisply. On both guns, but more so on the one I had to return, the trigger would bottom out in the trigger guard before the release. I prefer to squeeze the trigger slowly when target shooting, but my finger would contact the trigger guard before the release, which would alter the pressure required to fire the gun. Of course all accuracy was lost. I could only get reasonable groupings by pulling (almost yanking) the trigger quickly. This is probably proper technique, but just not the way I shoot best. Both guns shot high to very high. This would be ok for a $50 airgun, but this is the Umarex flagship - come on! I have more than a dozen air pistols and none of them shoot so far off point - even the $50 ones. Nothing else I would change.
What others should know:I had to return the first one and Pyramydair was awesome. The grip safety was misalligned and would catch when fired left handed. The trigger was a mess on that one, and the gun fired about 8" high at 20 ft. I'm keeping the second one because it only fires about 4" high at 20 ft,and I think it will imrpove my technique. Once you figure out how high or low to aim, you can consistently hit a can at 30 yrds, so the gun fires true.
Things I liked:At the right range this AP is very accurate, but because the rear sight is not adjustable for elevation, this may not be all that obvious. After a bit of experimentation, I discovered that the elevation was spot on at 7M, so that when I shot a 10M ISSF target at 7M, I got a group centered in the black with an aggregate score of 89% using a 6 o'clock hold. This was on my first cartridge before I really got comfortable with the gun, so I suspect that I can get even better. I'm 72 shots into my first cartridge and it is still shooting that accurate, but suspect that I am near the end of the useful range based on earlier reviews. The trigger is not as nice as my real 1911A1, but the overall feel and grip angle should help with in home 1911 practice.
Things I would have changed:Incorporate fully adjustable rear sight either as an add on or as a target model. Trigger pull is a bit rough, and a bit on the long side. The double action trigger pull on this should match the regulation 1911A1 competition weight so you can better simulate timed (5 shots 20 seconds) and rapid fire (5 shots 10 seconds).
What others should know:You really need to grip tight for the grip safety to work properly, which while odd for AP, is good practice for shooting a real 1911. While a real 1911 does not "require" this tight of a grip, I get better accuracy on my real 1911 when I grip it this tight.
Things I liked:The workmanship, weight and obvious quality. To me, comparing this to my Tanfoglio Witness and KWC Blackwater 1911 really tells the difference in materials, etc. Accuracy is excellent. You're definitely rewarded for utilizing proper grip, breath control and trigger pull. The grips, to me at least, feel like rubber and they're excellent. I get a solid 80-88 shots before I stop so as not to cause a jam.
Things I would have changed:The grip safety could work just a bit better in my opinion; not that it's bad or doesn't work mind you, just that it could operate smoother. Perhaps a white dot on the front sight would have been nice as well. I would have loved the wooden grips but I couldn't justify the difference in price.
What others should know:This is a very well made, high quality product. It really does feel like a product that will last many years and well beyond its less expensive counterparts. I not only highly recommend this pistol, I also highly recommend getting extra magazines because you'll be shooting this a lot.
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