How to win 2019’s Replica Air Pistol of the Year

How to win 2019’s Replica Air Pistol of the Year

Read the Airgun Experience articles on each of the 9 pistols being considered (just look back at the last 9 articles) and answer the question or questions for each of the guns, then make your pick for Replica Air Pistol of the Year. You can copy and paste the questions and your answers into your comments for this article. You must post your answer by Midnight December 23rd.

And here is something to take into consideration; regardless of the total points accumulated thus far I still have a 5-point bonus for Design Innovation to award to one of the top ranking guns. Only the Sig Sauer P365 has been given the 5-point bonus thus far. One of the remaining eight will get an extra 5 points and that will decide this year’s winner.  

Here are your nine questions to answer:

  1. Crosman Full Auto P1: What was the high velocity with Crosman steel BBs?

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  1. Sig Sauer P365: What is the total capacity of the 9mm P365 and the CO2 version?

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  1. Umarex Glock G19X: How are the G19X sights different from previous Glock centerfire and CO2 models?

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  1. Umarex Beretta M9A3: What is the boldest change between the 92A1 and M9A3 CO2 models?

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  1. Springfield Armory 1911 MILSPECWhat external feature does the new Springfield Armory 1911 MIL-SPEC have in common with the first blowback action 1911 model built by Umarex in 2014?

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  1. Umarex Glock 17 Gen4: What two unique features does the gun share with the 9mm model?

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  1. XDM 4.5: How many safeties are there on the XDM CO2 model?

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  1. XDM 3.8: What special feature of the 3.8 is also used on the centerfire model?

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  1. Umarex HK VP9: What two operating controls on the VP9 CO2 model are non-functional molded-in pieces?

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My pick for 2019’s Replica Air Pistol of the Year is:__________________

 

POST YOUR ANSWERS IN THIS ARTICLE’S COMMENTS SECTION BELOW BY MIDNIGHT DECEMBER 23RD.

 

Good Luck to everyone!

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  1. 1. Crosman Full Auto P1: What was the high velocity with Crosman steel BBs?
    328 fps_____________________________________________________________
    2. Sig Sauer P365: What is the total capacity of the 9mm P365 and the CO2 version?
    _______9 mm: 11 (10 + 1); CO2: 12_____________________________________________
    3. Umarex Glock G19X: How are the G19X sights different from previous Glock centerfire and CO2 models?
    _______G19X uses 3 white dots front and back instead of white dot front and white “U” shaped outline back
    4. Umarex Beretta M9A3: What is the boldest change between the 92A1 and M9A3 CO2 models?
    ______the redesigned M9A3 frame________________________________
    5. Springfield Armory 1911 MIL–SPEC: What external feature does the new Springfield Armory 1911 MIL-SPEC have in common with the first blowback action 1911 model built by Umarex in 2014?
    ______S and F white letters and directional arrow on the thumb safety
    6. Umarex Glock 17 Gen4: What two unique features does the gun share with the 9mm model?
    ________dual recoil spring and guide rod, and interchangeable backstraps
    7. XDM 4.5: How many safeties are there on the XDM CO2 model?
    __________2: trigger blade safety and dustcover serial number plate safety
    (Although the XDM 4.5 has a “grip safety lever”, on mine the grip safety lever appears to be non-functional because it does not prevent the trigger from releasing the sear.)
    8. XDM 3.8: What special feature of the 3.8 is also used on the centerfire model?
    _________XD Gear grip frame extensions
    9. Umarex HK VP9: What two operating controls on the VP9 CO2 model are non-functional molded-in pieces?
    ____________disassembly lever and right side slide release lever
    My pick for 2019’s Replica Air Pistol of the Year is:_ XDM 3.8


    • Charles, it does work. If you keep your hand off the grip safety and try to pull the trigger it won’t work. In Part 10 I explain how the trigger and grip safeties work in combination and how to safely test each. Hopefully your XDM 4.5 is working properly. After you read Part 10 let me know.

      Dennis



  2. 1. Crosman Full Auto P1: What was the high velocity with Crosman steel BBs?
    ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____The high velocity with the Crosman steel BBs was at 328fps____________________
    2. Sig Sauer P365: What is the total capacity of the 9mm P365 and the CO2 version?
    __________The 9mm P365 has a 10+1 with an extra round for good measure and CO2 version has a 12 shot magazine.____________
    3. Umarex Glock G19X: How are the G19X sights different from previous Glock centerfire and CO2 models?
    _______The Glock 19X sights are different as they use white dots vs the traditional white outline rear sights with white dot front sights.________________________
    4. Umarex Beretta M9A3: What is the boldest change between the 92A1 and M9A3 CO2 models?
    _____The redesigned M9A3 Frame which is not cast alloy like the 92A1 that has the look and feel of the 9mm M9A3 Cerakote finished aluminum-alloy frame.__________________________
    5. Springfield Armory 1911 MIL–SPEC: What external feature does the new Springfield Armory 1911 MIL-SPEC have in common with the first blowback action 1911 model built by Umarex in 2014?
    _____The use of the same SF white lettering and directional arrow on the thumb safety that is used on the Umarex colt commander and white lettering to Springfield name and caliber stamping _____________________________
    6. Umarex Glock 17 Gen4: What two unique features does the gun share with the 9mm model?
    _______It shares the use of an accurate dual recoil spring and guide rod design and interchangeable back straps as well.____________________________
    7. XDM 4.5: How many safeties are there on the XDM CO2 model?
    ______there is the grip safety unsure though if it is an actual working safety mechanism but for sure the trigger blade safety and the manual safety into the actual serial number plate under the dust cover.______­­­­­
    8. XDM 3.8: What special feature of the 3.8 is also used on the centerfire model?
    _______The XD Gear grip Frame extensions that slip down the magazine and fill the gap for higher capacity 4.5 mags are the same as used on centerfire models._______________________
    9. Umarex HK VP9: What two operating controls on the VP9 CO2 model are non-functional molded-in pieces?
    ______The molded in disassembly lever and the molded in ambidextrous slide release.________________________
    My pick for 2019’s Replica Air Pistol of the Year is:__The XDM 4.5 ___


  3. Great guns all!
    answers:

    Crosman Full Auto P1: What was the high velocity with Crosman steel BBs?
    328fps with Crosman steel BBs
    _____________________________________________________________

    Sig Sauer P365: What is the total capacity of the 9mm P365 and the CO2 version?
    9mm is 10+1, CO2 is 12 rounds
    _____________________________________________________________

    Umarex Glock G19X: How are the G19X sights different from previous Glock centerfire and CO2 models?
    G19X uses rear white dot sights, Previous models use a white outline rear sight
    _____________________________________________________________

    Umarex Beretta M9A3: What is the boldest change between the 92A1 and M9A3 CO2 models?
    Redesigned M9A3 Polymer Frame
    _____________________________________________________________

    Springfield Armory 1911 MIL–SPEC: What external feature does the new Springfield Armory 1911 MIL-SPEC have in common with the first blowback action 1911 model built by Umarex in 2014?
    White lettering S-F with arrows on safety
    _____________________________________________________________

    Umarex Glock 17 Gen4: What two unique features does the gun share with the 9mm model?
    the use of an accurate dual recoil spring and guide rod design, and interchangeable backstraps
    ______________________________________________________________

    XDM 4.5: How many safeties are there on the XDM CO2 model?
    3 (manual, trigger,and grip) plus a cocked action indicator
    ______________________________________________________________­­­­­

    XDM 3.8: What special feature of the 3.8 is also used on the centerfire model?
    magazine Grip Frame Extensions
    ______________________________________________________________

    Umarex HK VP9: What two operating controls on the VP9 CO2 model are non-functional molded-in pieces?
    the disassembly lever and right side extended slide release
    ______________________________________________________________

    My pick for 2019’s Replica Air Pistol of the Year is:
    Springfield Armory XDM 4.5


  4. Enjoyed reading all of the replica air pistol articles. Here are my answers to the quiz:

    Crosman Full Auto P1: What was the high velocity with Crosman steel BBs?
    __328 fps___________________________________________________________

    Sig Sauer P365: What is the total capacity of the 9mm P365 and the CO2 version?
    __Cartridge firearm is 10+1 total capacity and the CO2 magazine capacity is 12 BBs

    Umarex Glock G19X: How are the G19X sights different from previous Glock centerfire and CO2 models?
    ___White dots on rear sight versus the white outline found on the previous Glock models.

    Umarex Beretta M9A3: What is the boldest change between the 92A1 and M9A3 CO2 models?
    ____The redesigned M9A3 frame____________________

    Springfield Armory 1911 MIL–SPEC: What external feature does the new Springfield Armory 1911 MIL-SPEC have in common with the first blowback action 1911 model built by Umarex in 2014?
    _____The white lettering on the safety and the side markings on the pistol__________________

    Umarex Glock 17 Gen4: What two unique features does the gun share with the 9mm model?
    ____The use of an accurate dual recoil spring and guide rod design, copied from the 9mm Gen4 model, and interchangeable backstraps_________

    XDM 4.5: How many safeties are there on the XDM CO2 model?
    _____Even the one concession to air pistol manufacturing mandated when the centerfire gun uses a trigger blade (Glock-type) safety, the addition of a secondary manual safety, has been seamlessly built into the actual serial number plate under the dustcover, and with the gun’s serial number on it. Even the centerfire model’s cocked action indicator at the back of the slide is duplicated and works on the CO2 pistol, along with all the manual trigger and grip safeties used on the centerfire pistols._____

    XDM 3.8: What special feature of the 3.8 is also used on the centerfire model?
    ______Grip frame extensions_____________

    Umarex HK VP9: What two operating controls on the VP9 CO2 model are non-functional molded-in pieces?
    ____Ambidextrous slide release and disassembly lever.____

    My pick for 2019’s Replica Air Pistol of the Year is:___Sig Sauer P365_______________


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