Date: 13/7/2024 2:23

Umarex APX Reviews

Beretta APX Blowback Air Pistol

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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Rating 4.04.0 4.0

By Gregory from Canada on 2016-12-07 13:47:50

Things I liked:

I just received my new Beretta APX air pistol today! After shooting about 80 rounds I was pleased with my newest air pistol. It is very nice not to have bright white WARNING text spoiling the appearance of the pistol. The warning is there but it is discrete and the same colour as the pistol. The blowback action is snappy and the sights are a three dot system that help make the shooting experience very positive with this pistol. The price is great for what seems to be a great quality air pistol. Accuracy seems to good, and I was pleased to have ten shot groups under two inches from 25 feet. So far I am impressed. I will update my review as I get more out of this cool looking air pistol.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Rating 2.02.0 2.0

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Rating 5.05.0 5.0

By Scott from USA on 2019-06-21 16:24:16

Things I liked:

It was a decent pistol to use for target practice. Great accuracy.

Things I would have changed:

The slide is like die cast metal. Very cheap. But they did that to increase blowback realism. Also, the co2 chamber needs to be completely re designed. The thumb screw is a bad sign if you purchase a pistol with one. It can break easily as well as not hold a strong seal with the cartridge. They should have made the magazine with a hex key to tighten better. The whole pistol should be redesigned. Then it would be awesome.

What others should know:

The pistol lasted for about 1800 rounds. Then it had co2 leaking issues as well as a small piece of metal breaking off in the slide area due to the cheap metal. This explains the reduction in sale price. When I bought it, it was $100.

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  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Happy with gun but, catalog says Simi automatic & FULLY AUTOMATIC. ????

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Its got a good size grips for my big hands just not a fan of the plastic.

    Things I would have changed:

    Sights

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    it's not a replica but you sure will have fun. (plinking). The gun has a metal slide with a beautiful finish.

    Things I would have changed:

    trigger distance, I think this is far from the body of the gun

    What others should know:

    it has a good weight and reasonable handling, the trigger is heavy, but you can make a good shot after you get used to it.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Received Umarex Beretta APX + Spare Mag + Dust Devil Frangeable 0.177 Cal BBs today. Overall first impressions are excellent. Installed a CO2. Loaded 2 Magazines. Had to be within 6 feet to penetrate one side of thick metal Scrubbing Bubbles can with steel BBs. One magazine all steel, one magazine alternating steel / frangeable. 1 inch group in cardboard. Works well so far. Need a chronograph because I am curious if the BBs ar coming out at/near the advertised 395 FPS . Will try empty bean can with third magazine using CO2 left overnight. Got 40 robust shots so far. This inexpensive [not field strippable] APX worked well so far - you get some blowback action. slide locks open on last shot, it is accurate enough, and has power to penetrate thick wall metal can up close. DAO Trigger pull is a bit heavy, but a correct grip technique mitigates that so shot placement is still good. Shots are very close to POA not using any rest. The stick mag isn't 'real' but it loads well.

    Things I would have changed:

    Let me preface this with 'the gun is a $60 - $70 'replica''. So . . . the real APX has the Glock-Like Trigger Safety, but this Umarex substitutes a push-slide-button located where the real-gun Take-Down lever far-side protrusion is. The Slide spring is very light and could be stronger - but then more gas energy would be expended to move the slide which would give fewer shots per CO2 cartridge, or result in a significantly lower muzzle velocity than the advertised 395 FPS, or both. Field-strip capability would be neat, but . . . it IS a $70 gun.

    What others should know:

    This gun was my second choice. I was disappointed in the two expensive comparatively weak FPS Umarex Beretta M9A3s that failed and I sent back - Pyramyd Air made that a painless process. I really wanted to like it, but finally decided I wanted more than 330 FPS, especially after the disappointing experience with the failures. This Umarex APX doesn't have the unique look of the Beretta M9A3 or the 92, but it makes up for that by having a good amount of power [395 FPS] and has blowback with last-shot lock open behavior, is fairly accurate, and overall satisfies my desire for a bit of realism. A good buy.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Overall appearance and feel

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Liked it so much I got another for my kid

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Looks and feels good.

    Things I would have changed:

    Too early to tell. Probably wouldn't change anything.

    What others should know:

    Bought for my 7 year old grandson and he loves it. It is a little big for his hands but he shoots it pretty good. I need to get a couple more mags for him and I have to put the CO2 in for him. Nice pistol for the money.

  • Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Weight and feel. Easy loading and operation.

    Things I would have changed:

    The slide rattles noticeably when handling the gun. Tolerances between the two are not very tight.

    What others should know:

    This is a full size gun and seems to be a faithful replica of the actual firearm. However, the trigger pull is rather heavy and the distance between the trigger and the backstrap is rather long. I have average size hands and it is difficult to fire this airgun repeatedly. If the trigger were a fraction of an inch further to the rear it would be perfect. Not having fired the actual APX, I do not know if this is a function of it being an airgun or a replica.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    I like just about everything about the gun, except for the weak spring. It is ergonomic, has a good shot count (3 1/2- 4mags), and a nice blowback action, simulating the powder burner. This gun can be a perfect trainer for someone with this powder burn or if you just like the Beretta name, style and the way it looks and works.

    Things I would have changed:

    Weak spring, butplate on mag comes off and must be reglued, may have gotten a faulty mag. make the clip a full mag with self-contained CO2 compartment, and a better piercing system. Make it pellet with the full velocity allowed by law. also make this gun ''field stripable'...and you will have a 10 star gun.

    What others should know:

    Good gun. You will be happy you got it. The weak spring can be fixed, after the warranty period, or if you're Really Brave; you can take the two top frame pins out that hold the slide, and stretch the spring -which will stop the rattle and give it a solid blow-back feel. This has been my favorite gun, I've had Glock and other pistols, this one remains a favorite so far. Get one, but be careful it looks exactly like Police service revolver, except for the open hole in bottom of mag., ( powder burner has a rubber grommet in the clip buttplate hole), thats the only obvious difference at close range. Warning markings are under trigger guard and must look close to see. Great gun!

  • Rating 2.02.0 2.0

    Rating 2.02.0 2.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    It was a decent pistol to use for target practice. Great accuracy.

    Things I would have changed:

    The slide is like die cast metal. Very cheap. But they did that to increase blowback realism. Also, the co2 chamber needs to be completely re designed. The thumb screw is a bad sign if you purchase a pistol with one. It can break easily as well as not hold a strong seal with the cartridge. They should have made the magazine with a hex key to tighten better. The whole pistol should be redesigned. Then it would be awesome.

    What others should know:

    The pistol lasted for about 1800 rounds. Then it had co2 leaking issues as well as a small piece of metal breaking off in the slide area due to the cheap metal. This explains the reduction in sale price. When I bought it, it was $100.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Umarex has released another very good replica of a modern firearm. Despite the non-functioning, molded-in take down lever and the stick magazine, I really like this APX BB pistol. For my hand, the grip is just about a perfect fit and is very comfortable. As a right handed shooter, the safety is very easy to operate with my trigger finger. Although the open ejection port is not essential to a BB pistol, I like that added touch of realism. The blowback is strong, but not too strong. While a bit long and heavy, the double action trigger has a very distinct and consistent "click" just before the pistol fires that makes it easy to quickly pull back to that click point before adjusting aim and firing. The white dot sights make aiming easy, and the APX shoots to point of aim. Accuracy is very good. At 18 feet to target, Umarex steel BBs produced a 10 shot group of 1.6" with 9 of the 10 shots within 1".

    Things I would have changed:

    I like the stick magazine because it is very easy to load, but I would also like to see a full size BB / CO2 magazine for the APX.

    What others should know:

    I shot 10 shot groups of the following BBs from a bench rest at 18 feet to target: Umarex Steel, 1.6"; Copperhead, 1.5"; Black Diamond, 1.6"; Daisy Premium, 1.5"; Smart Shot, 2.9"; and Avanti, 1.8". The APX performed very well without malfunctions. Some BBs, like the Smart Shot, are not a good choice for this pistol. The trigger is double action only. The blowback slide does not cock the pistol. As the trigger is pulled back, the 0.177 barrel actually moves forward until the sear releases at which time the barrel snaps back. The slide does lock back after the final shot when the magazine is empty. Total shot count for one Umarex CO2 was 90 when the slide failed to lock back on the empty magazine, but I recommend stopping at about 80 shots. I highly recommend this APX pistol. Get one. You won't regret it.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    First things first. As a collector and active shooter, I appreciate the professionalism of the pyramid air team. As for the Beretta APX,... This is one of the best replica air pistols I've purchased. It is at the top of it's class in realism for air propelled projectile platform based on a gun powder propelled projectile platform. Ergonomically this is my favorite air pistol. The grips are excellent, the slide serrations from front to back are a nice touch, sights provide good target aquisition, weight is spot on, trigger is predictable and consistent, all in line with the gunpowder version, (which is the proper terminology because these air pistols ARE firearms, just not gunpowder propelled projectile platforms.) The APX is a fairly accurate pistol as far as 4.5 mm BB platforms are concerned. I have consistently achieved 2" groups at 10 meters, 3" at 12 m. I was glad to see Beretta officially liscence this pistol and partner with Umarex. This was one that had to be in my collection.

    Things I would have changed:

    There's really not much to correct when it comes to this pistol's design. However, if Umarex and Beretta wanted to Improve this design with, say a Gen 2 APX, my suggestion would be to add an adjustable hop up system and a very slightly stiffer recoil spring ( very slightly,... it's just a little soft.). Also it would be nice to have a few variations as well. ( Maybe an OD Green and a FDE ) Other than that I wouldn't change a thing. Excellent pistol at an excellent price.

    What others should know:

    Buy this pistol. You're going to love it!

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Good weight easy trigger pull

    Things I would have changed:

    Make the medal slide snugged

    What others should know:

    If your into air guns you should have this

  • Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    pretty good for the money

    What others should know:

    shipping took forever - i just dont understand why they dont ship using usps direct the ups surepost is a loser! for $15.00 usps if it fits it ship works great they'll still make $5.00 profit on the shipping and handling.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    "Things I like..." Everything.

    Things I would have changed:

    Possibly; a touch heavier...

    What others should know:

    Whata(sic) copy of a real APX.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    I love the replica specs for the real APX and blowback action, i serves good practice in the event you need to keep your weapon drawn and target practice

    Things I would have changed:

    If i could change anything, it would be chamber, just as a means to inspect the chamber for clearence.

    What others should know:

    Get one!

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    PRICE! For the price this is an excellent value. It's powerful with a really crisp blowback and with a laser mounted to the lower rail it's tac-driver accurate. You get a respectable amount of shots per co2 cartridge. Loading BBs is quite easy due to the design of the BB mag.

    Things I would have changed:

    Air is installed by removing a piece of the backstrap/grip. at least on my gun this can be tricky. I think they could have come up with something a bit more clever. There is plenty of room for an all-in-one mag like the Beretta 91 and 84 have. The grip is a bit on the large side. I have reasonably sized hands for a man and I find it just a tiny bit awkward due to its size. Which ties back to my previous point, there is plenty of room for a different style mag.

    What others should know:

    This really is a great gun for the price. You'd easily expect to pay $20 or even $30 dollars more for the amount and quality of gun you get. You won't regret adding this to your collection. I DO, however, recommend fitting it with a laser if you're after accuracy over just having a fun time. Made all the difference in the world.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    cannon shoots like a dream

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing but solidity it feels loose and heavy

    What others should know:

    great value great look great price...

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    This gun is incredible, the materials are so solid, quality is great, and for realism- it feels literally real. Blowback is very crisp and the accuracy is quite good for a bb shooter. CO2 consumption is medium. The magazine is metal, it fits tight, has NO wobble, and makes an awesome sound when inserted. The slide has minimal wobble and is made out of nice metal. The beretta licensing engraved in the slide looks proffessional and extremely proper and authentic. All in all, this is what I'd expect from a 200$ gun. Definitely built to last. I had to persuade myself to even put CO2 in it and shoot the beauty.

    Things I would have changed:

    Only 3 things- the trigger is polymer (which is still very sturdy!) but it isn't metal. I would've also preferred a full size CO2 magazine over the stick mag. Last thing- the slide spring is a bit weak.

    What others should know:

    One important thing to remember when picking an air pistol is that you can't have it all. Weighing the pros and cons for this gun, I feel the pros outweigh the cons 500 times over. If you're like me, and prioritize realism and quality, this very well might be the gun for you.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    EVERYTHING

    Things I would have changed:

    MAKE AVAILABLE EXTRA MAGS

    What others should know:

    THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST ,MOST REALISTIC GUNS I EVER PURCHASED

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    Gun looks and feels very solid. Good weight and very realistic appearance. Nice safety switch located in the right place, easy to switch on and off while operating the gun. The butt cap of the mag nicely covers the CO2 piercing screw. All is attractively hidden from the view.

    Things I would have changed:

    The metal slide feels bit loose and shaky. The Blowback is also on the weak side however, it's OK for the gun that shoots around 100 rounds.

    What others should know:

    This gun is not that accurate but, i guess it's given considering the length of the barrel, blow-back and smooth barrel for bbs. If you are shooting cans or other objects close to that size, you will have lots of fun getting them down. I guess the appearance of the gun is the strongest selling point.

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