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  • Currently 4.35/5

Rating: 4.3/5 (26 votes cast)

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24 March 2009  

Things I liked: Feel of the grip, Overall size, lightwieght, good magazine capacity. fair accuracy, the Bruniton finish on the real PX4 slide is closely duplicated on the airgun, but judging from the price, it definitely isn't Bruniton coated. The slide's matte finish also blends in well with the matte finish on the polymer frame giving the gun a uniform look. The grip serrations on the front and back straps are interesting. Angled crosshatching forms a mass of tiny little pyramids that definitely create traction. The gun will not slip or slide in your hand. But, people with sensitive hands may not be happy with the rasp-like feel. Exchanging the CO2 is very easy. It employs the same CO2 system as the CP99 Compact, so if if you are familiar with this, you can change CO2 in about 30 seconds. Previous reviews say the slide-lock lever is simply moulded into the frame. This is not the case with my PX4 airgun. The slide lock doesn't function, however, it is actually a metal insert which feels identical to the slide lock on the real PX4. The magazine realease is the same as per the real one. The one supplied was a larger button then seen on the stock firearm. It can however be reversed for left handed shooters. Field stripping requires the use of a properly sized drift-punch to fit into a small maintenance hole in the frame. I have no reason to field strip an airgun so I haven't tried it.
Things I would have changed: The ambidextrouse Saftey catches on the slide do not work and are moulded into the slide. I have found use for them by racking the slide back with the tips of my fingers on the tip of the levers, so I dont get lead reidue from pellets on the slide.
What others should know: The unique design of the real PX4 is its rotating barrel locking system. The airgun version however, uses the same locking system which all Umarex blowback guns use. When the slide recoils, its backward movement cocks the hammer for single action and advances the cylinder mag to align the next round with the barrel. When you pull the trigger, the CO2 valve is slightly moved forward into the breech to push the pellet just far enough so the nose sticks out into the barrel, inturn locking the magazine and breech together while the pistol fires. When the pellet leaves the chamber, it unlocks. Never use BBs in this gun, as it has a rifled barrel which over time will become worn and farther effect accuracy. The positive lock-up of barrel to slide assures perfect alignment of barrel and sights. The result is fair accuracy and quick shot recovery. The PX4 airgun is based on the Model F PX4 Firearm and is dual-action (SA/DA) with a frame mounted safety lever that disengages the trigger and acts as a decocker. The PX4 is well balanced in the hand. Although the slide assembly isn't as slim and trim as the Smith & Wesson M&P, it is by no means bulky and in my opinion gives the gun a more sturdy appearance than the M&P. There is absolutely no rattle in the gun when shaken, but there was a little play in the rear of the slide when pressed to the left and right. This is not a complaint. The bottom line is that this gun is tight.
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7 March 2009  

Things I liked: Nice gun for the money. Very similar to the real one. Nice feel and weight. I was surprised that the hammer was actually functional, and that like the real one, the first pull is double action, and the remaining are single action. Fun to shoot.
Things I would have changed: Trigger pull is rough, not smooth.
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1 February 2009  

Things I liked: The look and feel is almost like the real one..
Things I would have changed: Make the clip for 16 rounds in line instead of 8 rounds in each end.. Also to stop shooting when the clip is empty...
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23 January 2009  

Things I liked: Pretty much everything! The gun fires BBs and pellets (thanks to a tiny magnet in the magazine that holds BBs in place). The accuracy is easily as good or better than any other CO2 pistol in its price range. The blowback is impressive when the CO2 cartridge is fresh! The blowback itself is great: it cocks the gun after each shot, just like it should. The trigger pull is very good too, much lighter and crisper than my Gamo PT80. The double-ended magazine is another great feature.
Things I would have changed: As always, more power. Wouldn't it be cool if they built a pistol that used a 16g cartridge? Also the mag slides into a gaping hole in the bottom of the grip. Nothing covers the hole and it's a bit strange.
What others should know: This is the funnest pellet gun I've ever owned. It's great to be able to fire cheap, lead free BBs as well as pellets.
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6 January 2009  

Things I liked: The weight on this gun is very realstic. Most of the body is made of metal, which gives the gun an amazing feel and balance. Adding a laser makes shooting a lot more accurate.
Things I would have changed: I would make the exit hole a bit bigger to make it look more realistic. The hole is small and can be seen. It is a .177 cal after all.
What others should know: This gun has great accuracy and is a guide on shooting a real .22 cal. The reason why people are having a hard time hitting their targets is because of the blowback action aka RECOIL !!! I added a laser to the gun, kept it stable on a desk and shot the gun. I hit dead on every time. I used some old lead based copperhead pellets made by crosman (7.9 grams). Not even sure they make em anymore. I will try buying RWS extra point pellets.
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