Umarex air pistols
are air gun
replicas of handguns manufactured by Umarex
Sportwaffen of Germany
under license from the manufacturers of the original firearms.
They are imported into the United States
air pistols are firearm replicas that are operated by disposable carbon dioxide () cylinders. They fire .177 caliber airgun
pellets or steel BBs. Depending on the model, these air pistols use removable 8-round or 10-round rotary magazines or drop-out magazines that eject from the bottom of the grip. Velocity ranges from 295 - depending on model and ammo type. They are generally accurate to and can be dangerous to .
Umarex produces .177 caliber operated versions of Beretta
, Magnum Research
and Smith & Wesson
pistols. They are made to almost the same specifications as the firearm in looks and weight. Some of them function the same in that their slides cycle or recoil.
One of the downsides to any operated pistol is that when the carbon dioxide cylinder gets cold due to pressure loss as a result of rapid fire, the pistols velocity will drop.
These pistols are used for training and informal target practice (plinking) where it would be unsuitable to train with a center fire pistol. They are economical to shoot compared to a firearm. They have also become collectors items and show pieces.
Umarex air pistols are replicas of real firearms and are not toys. They are intended to be used under the supervision of an experienced adult shooter... Read More