- A review from someone that actually OWNS the gun.
It's really getting annoying seeing 11 year olds looking at stats on a gun and putting in all caps BUY THIS GUN with a thousand !'s at the end. Read here and rejoice. Here's a review from someone who actually owns the gun.
This beauty comes in a box that is made for the longer barrel version. They're the same guns, so it fits perfectly. Just there's a little longer of a space between the tip and the box end. I almost went into cardiac arrest when i picked up this gun (in a good way, of course). You can tell that if you drop this gun, you're going to be just fine. I'll explain later on that. But included with the gun is a speed loader that is pretty easy and very helpful to use once you get the hang on how to use it. The speed loader is a circle just like the revolver cylinder and it'll hold the 6 shells, loaded and ready when you are. 6 shells are included as well which there really isn't much to say about. The rails I personally hate, they just make the gun look like a toy. Don't get me wrong, if you like them go ahead and use them. They'll work really well. But I don't like them.
Take the orange tip off and hand it to a cop and he might mistake it for the real thing (Don't do it. Really, don't). Detail is impressive on this gun. Real steel scale here. The gun is built entirely of steel. Not cheap pot metal like you may think. The only plastic part is the grip which you really can't do anything with in terms of replacing it. I'm just going to go with it for now. The rest of the gun is incredible. The safety is integrated as the slide plate and so is the lock for the cylinder. This cleans things up a lot and gives easy access to everything.
The "power plant" here is CO2...But hopefully you knew that. It's pretty easy to change out a cartridge for a new one. The grip is a little tricky to open and close. It still kind of trips me up when i'm opening it. You've got to be kind of careful closing it because you don't want to pinch the plastic. But anyway, I was very impressed that despite not having a hop-up, BB's would travel a good 90 feet. Now, you may think this isn't far. But if you take a tape measure to that, you'll be impressed. For a revolver with no hop-up, that's not bad at all. Some of you may be looking forward to it shooting 120 feet like some people say...no no. It's a revolver guys. As for CO2 consumption, it's so-so. Usually about 5 to 6 shell sets if not more. You should be good with a 20 pack of CO2 available here. As for accuracy, soda cans beware. With a good eye, within a few days practice, you'll be hitting man sized targets from about 80 feet. Get ready for some stinging. At 50 feet it'll rip a hole in the can. At more than that, you'll feel something but not as bad as up close. Single and double action firing can be used. Of course, it should be...It's a revolver =]
Overall, this gun deserves a 4.5. But I'll have to go with a 4 star for now. I play frequently with this gun at many CQB situations as well as cops and robbers (who wouldn't look like a cop with a revolver?) Simply put, if you love revolvers, and you're not afraid to sacrifice a little on performance then boy you're in for a treat. Collectors will shed a tear for joy and so will revolver lovers.
I hope you're reading this review thinking 'hey, this actually helped and you won't take the advice from 11 year olds who take what Shorty says and re-write it. Good luck guys, and have fun with this beauty if you decide on purchasing this work of art like I ACTUALLY did.