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Umarex Hammer Reviews

Umarex Hammer PCP Air Rifle

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The most helpful favorable review

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:

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By Terry from USA on 2020-08-28 12:55:32

Things I liked:

It arrived as promised, only 24 days late. But way better than other complainants. Its here, its here!!! Da plane, da plane!!! I'll update after I have a chance to shoot. Btw, came well boxed, two mags, owner's manual, gun, 6 bullets, and free T-shirt (XL, I'm a XXL guys in case you're wanting to fix this)

Things I would have changed:

More communication and transparency PA! Right sized T-shirt???

What others should know:

I ordered it in March and was supposed to receive it in April. Then I was supposed to receive it in August. Well, look what Hurricane Laura blew in! Damn I'm happy. I wanted it before hunting season so I could have it ready and got my wish. Maybe 2020 ain't so bad after all. But, I still need to shoot it. Waiting on booster pump from Maddog and ammo from Mr.HP as soon as I can order both. I'll update my review after I shoot a few times and become familiar with it. Good luck to the rest of you guys. I'll say a prayer for you and the guys at the plant pushing these out. Stay safe.

The most helpful critical review

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

1.0 1.0

1.0 1.0

1.0 1.0

By rodger from USA on 2021-08-25 15:17:47

Things I liked:

Good power and second shot.

Things I would have changed:

O-rings blew out after approx 30 shots. Accuracy was horrific, 6-8" groups at 25 yards. Used sized lymann cast lead 350gr. at recommended diameter.

What others should know:

Waited for the Hammer for 2 years and was useless for hunting since too inaccurate and o-rings blowout repeatedly.

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  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Power and accuracy

    Things I would have changed:

    On the tip of the barrel it is plastic and I am unable to use magnetic bore sight! But I purchased a one shot device which I connect to my scope!

    What others should know:

    Great gun, Umarex has fixed the earlier problems and they have great customer service! I am getting 4 good shots per fill!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Good

    Things I would have changed:

    None

    What others should know:

    Goood

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Powerful - Accurate!!!

    Things I would have changed:

    Differently regulate it. Uses gobs of air and takes a long time to work with it. Itsokay tho

    What others should know:

    Got mine from another good company warehouse. Packaged nicely good instructions for mine. Go over it thoroughly first. Takes time don't hurry. Takes long to fill. Measure the barrel bore before buying ammo! These are rated .510 bore dia. Mine was lareger! Some are smaller. Don't assume or you will pay! Measure first, that's a rule for any big bore pcp. Be easy with it,don't knock it around. Mine works flawlessly. Havnt shot it a 1000 or more times to know how long it lasts tho. Get a good air compressor! Don't assume! I use the Hill 3000 model. This air gun IS way more powerful than its rated! It can be moded! Mine pumps out around 1000FPE!!! Using Mr Hollowpoint heavies! Moded. Factory IS good for 735FPE!!! But this air rifle,you will NOT be disappointed! Have fun

  • 5.0 5.0

    3.0 3.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    It's the Hammer, whats not to like? Seriously, it is a lot of fun to shoot. Every time I go to the range, the (real gun) shooters give me that look of why bother with a air gun. Then I shoot it and the questions are endless. I have had multiple people ask to try shooting it, and they are amazed every time. Several have purchased their own so I am not the only one shooting the Hammer at the range.

    Things I would have changed:

    The bolt is not of great material and does not like cold weather. Mine broke when temps were around 25 F outside. Now I am careful to not pull back with anymore force than necessary to cycle the bolt. Sent back to Umarex and they sent me new Hammer without any hassles. Very happy with the service. They were quick to respond! Magazine when cycling to second shot can and will break off the stop. Sent back and was replaced with no issues from Umarex. Again to avoid problems I now use my hand to let slow the shifting so it does not slam to second shot position. If I am in a hunting scenario this would be a problem, I would let it cycle on its own with no help if I needed the second followup shot. The magazine was still usable but I had to use hand to stop it in place otherwise the mag would fly out of the gun.

    What others should know:

    This gun uses a lot of air. you will not be shooting round after round quickly. Is it worth it? YES!! The first Hammer had over 1500 shoots with no issues, until the bolt snapped off. The new replacement has over 2500 rounds and still no issues. If storing with air in the bottle it will leak out over time. Is this normal? Don't really know for sure, but both did this. As long as you are aware that after a month you will drop in pressure from full to around 1000 psi. This does not effect the use if filling and using as it takes TIME for the air to leak. Accuracy took time to get use to the air blast and trigger pull. I have now dialed it in and can consistently shoot 2- 4" groups at 100 yards, that is good enough for me. If you are looking for something different and fun this is the gun. I will be taking this on a big game hunt and will update when the time comes as to how the Hammer performed.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    So far every thing is going great

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    Good power and second shot.

    Things I would have changed:

    O-rings blew out after approx 30 shots. Accuracy was horrific, 6-8" groups at 25 yards. Used sized lymann cast lead 350gr. at recommended diameter.

    What others should know:

    Waited for the Hammer for 2 years and was useless for hunting since too inaccurate and o-rings blowout repeatedly.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Incredible power. Great accuracy. Very impressive. Will be hunting with the Hammer very soon.

    Things I would have changed:

    A bit loud!

    What others should know:

    Not a plinker for sure. This is a serious hunting gun capable of taking the largest of game.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    I like the rifle. Power is there, have not experienced any leaks yet although I have only put 50 or so rounds through it. Have had for almost 2 months at this point. This thing is (to me) a beast. Buy a tank and a compressor for this bad boy! I own the bulldog .357 and .30 hatsan blitz along with this and would opt for this rifle for hunting whitetail on up. I have no issues on groupings at 50 yards using 350 on up slugs. To me this is a tool not a toy. I will use it to hunt game not putting rounds through for fun.

    Things I would have changed:

    The fill Guage is on the wrong side (or the port is) and sling studs but other than that if you do the research the specs on weight are there. This isn't a rifle you will hold up for 5 minutes waiting on the perfect shot so if you lack in the muscle department buy a bipod for hunting or pick a different rifle!

    What others should know:

    If you want a fine functioning rifle buy a quality scope for it and be prepared to feed the piggy the money it takes to operate it!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    ABSOLUTE CANNON!!!!!!!! THIS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE PELLET GUN FOR PLINKING AND SMALL RODENTS. IT CAN COMPETE WITH SOME GUN POWDERED FIREARMS EASILY. IT LEAVES HUGE HOLES WITH 350 GRAIN HOLLOW POINTS. DON'T TAKE THIS RIFLE LIGHTLY IT'S A BEAST!!!!!

    Things I would have changed:

    A LOT OF POWER BUT TAKES A MAJOR EFFORT TO GET IT TO 4500 PSI WITH A HAND PUMP. COULD USE A SOFTER TRIGGER AND IT GIVES YOU A KICK WHEN FIRED. MAKE SURE YOUR HOLDING THE RIFLE PROPERLY SO THE KICK ISN'T AS HARSH ON YOUR SHOULDER. BECAUSE OF THIS, IT COULD USE A BETTER SHOULDER BUTT TO ABSORB SOME OF THE KICK IT CREATES.

    What others should know:

    WORTH EVERY PENNY. YOU'LL BE SHOCKED AT HOW POWERFUL THIS GUN IS....SERIOUSLY, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Power. Reasonable weight. AR grip ergonomics. But it ends there.

    Things I would have changed:

    Complete redesign to the action and loading mechanics. You get a HUGE blast of air to the face from around the magazine. It's not just a little puff. It's debilitating to shooting, and frankly, it feels DANGEROUS. This is not a faulty gun, it's normal operation and states in the manual not to put your hands anywhere near the breech.

    What others should know:

    I am an experienced airgunner. The previous comment that mentioned "it's as if CO2 plinkers designed a big bore," couldn't be any more accurate. It shows in all aspects of the design and workmanship of this gun.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    High caliber

    Things I would have changed:

    Better design

    What others should know:

    Mine did not work right out of the box.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    Can't think of anything I like

    Things I would have changed:

    This heavy rifle needs a sling

    What others should know:

    Right out of the box this rifle would not hold air. When I placed my order in 2018 I ordered .50 ammo and air bolts - whoops, this rifle takes .510 ammo anything smaller falls out of the mag and down the barrel. I regret the purchase of air rifle, very disappointed.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    The Look and the idea of a repeater .50

    Things I would have changed:

    The floating barrel, plastic shroud, the gun fires pellet from a mag not the breech very unsafe. No accuracy after first shot.

    What others should know:

    Garbage! Dont waste your time. Ordered 2 years ago waited all this time and is pure junk. Fired once and blew o-ring in breech, mag supplied would not eject bc the tolerance is not right. Bought 5 mags, only two even work. Second shot out of mag never gets closer than 2" and not just me i sent to Veradium to test and fix the mag. They got same and 80 hours into trying to design mag that works still garbage. I guess its okay if you want a single shot, but its terrible quality and still full of bugs that apparently cannot be sorted out. I am very disappointed and am not alone. Almost all serious airgunners Ive talked with about it say the same thing, what a joke. Save your money and get an Airforce and not worry about a gun blowing up in your face thats not even accurate past 1st shot.

  • 2.0 2.0

    3.0 3.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    It has very good accuracy and a good trigger for hunting. While it is a little heavy the balance is very good for shooting offhand. The power is just as advertised. Heavy bullets hit so hard it is shocking.

    Things I would have changed:

    I had problems with the action after just six shots ending with the bolt handle breaking off. I returned the rifle for a refund because I was afraid it might have a design problem.

    What others should know:

    Umarex is a good american company so I hope others have better luck.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Great looking gun. I received it about two weeks ago. Unfortunately I cant comment further because it has an air leak. It lost about 800psi in one week. Im sending it to Umarex today.

    What others should know:

    Test for air leaks before going to the range.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    It arrived as promised, only 24 days late. But way better than other complainants. Its here, its here!!! Da plane, da plane!!! I'll update after I have a chance to shoot. Btw, came well boxed, two mags, owner's manual, gun, 6 bullets, and free T-shirt (XL, I'm a XXL guys in case you're wanting to fix this)

    Things I would have changed:

    More communication and transparency PA! Right sized T-shirt???

    What others should know:

    I ordered it in March and was supposed to receive it in April. Then I was supposed to receive it in August. Well, look what Hurricane Laura blew in! Damn I'm happy. I wanted it before hunting season so I could have it ready and got my wish. Maybe 2020 ain't so bad after all. But, I still need to shoot it. Waiting on booster pump from Maddog and ammo from Mr.HP as soon as I can order both. I'll update my review after I shoot a few times and become familiar with it. Good luck to the rest of you guys. I'll say a prayer for you and the guys at the plant pushing these out. Stay safe.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    big bore for deer and hogs

    Things I would have changed:

    extend forestock for better protection of air supply and add an additional screw for stability of forestock include sound suppressor available at donnyfl.com larger air supply more shot availability allow bird shot capability, buckshot too?

    What others should know:

    .50 cal pellets very loose in magazine .510 pellets very tight in magazine

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Great Looking , feels nice, of course the POWER!!!!! got a ..... notebook 5"x5" inches from umarex in the box, and a cool pen!

    Things I would have changed:

    I would attach a barrel band to the N/A tank being a floating barrel with 1 set of threads attaching it to the gun (or offer something), maybe a manual in the box.... , for the money a second magazine wouldn't hurt that's about it

    What others should know:

    With great power comes great responsibility, just be safe and enjoy one fantastic piece of technology.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I won the 2018 wish it/win it contest first prize, i wished for this hammer , a thermal scope, an air venturi 4500 compressor, 2 boxes of ammo, and a trigger lock, i just received this after the long wait, and it was WORTH every second.it feels solid, it shoots accurate at 50 yds (i have no longer distance to shoot now), i've put about 20 rounds through it since receiving it Sunday august 2, and have not had any issues mentioned by other users online. I'm totally in love .

    Things I would have changed:

    not much, paper manual in the box? the pen was nice , and the 6 350gr HP you give, but a paper manual to hold would be nice.

    What others should know:

    Great gun, LOUD. Not a back yard gun, i was skeptic of the power, but its all there very impressive and well built ! good job umarex!

  • 2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    The Hammer is a few inches shorter than its competitors. This makes hunting in the brush a little easier. The two round magazine and the super easy bolt action make followup shots a breeze. With 350 grain slugs, the Hammer easily gets 1 inch groups at 50 yards without really trying. The power is there to take on most NA large game. Unfortunately Umarex changed their tune about being able to use sabots and only recommends full lead slugs. Trigger has a nice break and the balance of the entire air rifle is nice, albeit heavy. Included booklet is nice, with easy to follow instructions and photos. Air fill from a newer compressor takes 10 min to 3000 psi, another 10 for 4500 psi.

    Things I would have changed:

    The Hammer is not ready for full production yet. The gauge, O-ring and inner valve is prone to air leakage. The hand guard is way too close to the carbon fiber bottle, so when you add m-lok accessories, they do not fit at all or scratch the air bottle. Ridiculous that it doesn't come with any sling swivels or even studs to mount a sling. The Hammer is heavy and would be undesirable for carrying on a long hunt without a sling. I would of preferred sling studs and swivels over the free t shirt and barrel sock they give you in the box. The field safety screw appears unneeded and its position is going to hinder left handed shooters. Fill valve and gauge would benefit being on the same side. The Hammer should come with the option of a small muffler as it is VERY loud.

    What others should know:

    I've "owned" my Hammer since early February but have only had it in my possession for two weeks. There was a heavy air leak upon receipt. For the past 8 weeks, my Hammer has been back at Umarex repair for 6 of them. Umarex Customer Service is clueless about this item right now. When I phoned them for my issue, I was told everything from "to just dryfire it several times," to "remove the air bottle and examine it.." The later of course being the worse advice since you cant and are not supposed to do that. When I received my Hammer back, it was still leaking large amounts of air and had to be returned a second time. Very disappointing and troublesome boxing it all back up and driving yet again across town to a shipment store. I was eventually told by one of the designers that the Hammer appears to have issues with air leaking in 3 different places. An updated version to replace the current is very much needed. This would be a 5 star item without the quirks.

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