This gun is fantastic and shoots faster than I had anticipated.
As you can see from my pictures, I shot at a tree from 40 feet away and the BBs penetrated both the bark and underlying wood.
Look and Feel:
This gun is not small by any means. With regard to size it is a true-to-life replica. The weight distribution is located mostly in the handle and allows it to rest comfortably in your hand. Although it does have a fairly noticeable plastic feel, the gun still maintains a solid build and can pass as real.
Accuracy and Power:
I set the gun on a tripod and marked a piece of wood at the point where my sight was aimed. I then shot and marked the point where the BB actually hit in order to measure the drop from different distances. At 40 feet the drop is less than 1/4inch. At 60 feet the drop was measured at 3/4 of an inch. At 80 feet the drop became more prevalent and measured in at a little over 1 and a half inches. At 100 feet the drop was measured as 2 inches, and at that distance the BBs also started to slightly curve with the prevailing wind. I started the test with a full cartridge of CO2.
Lifespan of CO2 cartridge size:
Overall the C02 cartridges offered a steady 90 shots worth of decently accurate trigger pulls. After that the depletion of air became more evident as each shot started to drop more and more. Overall: 90 decently accurate and powerful shots, 40 lob shots, and 10 shots that travel no more than 10 feet. I recorded an average of 150 shots per CO2 cartridge.
This is not a quick pour reload gun. The magazine holds 20 BBs and you have to insert them into the clip one by one. I often find myself spending more time reloading than shooting.
The magazine clip has a tendency to jam. For every 5 magazine loads I would insert I would say 2 of them ended up in a jam. At which point I had to remove the magazine, remove the clogged BB, and reinsert the magazine (sometimes I had to do this 2-3 times until finally the top BB was properly pushed into the chamber).
Item is great, I liked it and ordered and did not read anything at all because some reviews were good. If you plan to order it, make sure to order co2 and other stuff as well. Doesnt come with any.
I have the Umx MandP 40. As well as their HK Usp. And a crosman 1911 tactical. Of the four pistols. The umarex M&P is the most accurate, but the XBG is not far behind. And is a great value and overall fun lil' gun!
Update: I opened the gun up and smeared super lube over everything inside that moves. This made a huge difference in how smooth the trigger action is. The effort is much lower and less gritty, more buttery. I suggest you do this. All you do is remove the one screw on top and pull off the slide.
This is the best value co2 bb pistol out there. After lubing the action and a few hundred trigger pulls it's now an acceptable but very long DA trigger. You get used to staging the trigger for more accurate shots, but you can pull pretty fast and empty the mag too. I'm happy with the accuracy under 10 yards and the power is nice.
This thing hits hard. I have both the umarex Colt Commander and the PPK/S and they are much better all steel replicas with blowback- but they're weak shooters. The xbg is better for destroying cans and clays. I like the stick magazine, it works well and they're cheap to replace and much quicker to reload than the pistols above. Honestly I reach for the xbg the most now due to the higher fps, more shots per charge, and faster reloading. It tucks iwb real nice and comfy too for capping cans in the yard concealed carry style.
Overall I'm very happy with it. The grip is nice although it's rather toy like with regard to weight. It looks just like a Springfield xd which isn't terrible.
I’ve only opened it today and fired 4 rounds of BB’s - the aim is surprisingly true. Powerful too - the BB’s kicked up a hole in the lawn and I doubt they’ll resurface anytime soon. I needed something for camping in rattlesnake territory - this will do it. I hope I don’t have to use it. The rattler we came across last year was a young Western and very docile (my dog unknowingly sat on it) and it quickly slithered away instead of striking. But we have more than Westerns out there - some more aggressive rattler species - that’s where this gun comes in. Again, my hope is that the snakes and I can peacefully coexist for a few days. I figured I’d need a few days to learn the aim but nope - the sites are accurate - done. Highly recommend. My other is a Colt Defender so this was surprisingly light in comparison and I assumed it would be weaker too - but I don’t think it is. Buy it - it’s $30 well spent. Use responsibly - these use metal BB’s - they are powerful and they absolutely can be deadly.
Best airgun in my collection. Absolutely love it!
Pretty accurate from 20 to 40 yards. Beware when your co2 is getting low. You can hear the pop get softer. From time to time it will miss fire from too many bb’s being released from the clip. I recommend getting a a loader. Very powerful.
Shoots good shoots straight 19 bbs per clip need to buy extra clips, $30 well worth it, I'd advise buying Umarex co2 cartridges also wanting the Umarex storm it's automatic with 30 burst rounds 430fps takes x2 co2 cartridges Bad A**
I bought this gun a while back but the co2 just arrived, I was thrilled to begin shooting but when I out the co2 in, the gun had a leak that spilled everything out. I wasted 10 cartridges and didn't get a single shot out of it. I took it to the professional and they said it was busted BEFORE I EVEN USED IT. Wasted over 60$ on something that didn't even work. Don't buy.
Feels kinda cheap. Doesnt fire every time. Read all directions and it still does'nt work everytime. Applied oil to the mechs in hopes it would help but it still lacks the consistincy to fire all bb's. Had to keep removing the clip and a bb would fall out. Not happy with this gun. I own a crossman that works mint and a sig sauer mpx thats reliable. Im not new to pellets or bbs'. Not recommending this gun. I will do more research on this, but as of now im disappointed in the consistincy of this gun.UPDATE. 7/29. I recieved a new replacement gun today from amazons great customer service (you guys rock!) Just ran 6 clips and had the same issue with it not firing all the bbs'. It happened fewer times but still happens at least twice a clip. Gun has great accuracy! Handles awesome but it just does'nt work everytime. I've tried waiting 5 secs between shots. Same result. I even took the time to respond to the manufacture who commented on my review.Had to leave a message which hasn't been returned. Bogus i tell ya! Good thing umarex does'nt make real firearms.