Customer Reviews for Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback Steel BB Pistol

Brand: Umarex

Special Preorder Price

Type: BB Pistol
Manufacturer: Umarex
Model: Beretta APX
Materials: Polymer frame, metal slide
Length: 190 mm (7.48 inches)
Barrel: 10.6 cm (4.17 inches), smoothbore
Weight:
667 g (1.47 lbs)
Power Source:
CO2
Action: Semi-automatic blowback, double action
Ammo Type: 4.5mm steel BBs
Ammo Capacity: 19 rounds
FPS: 400

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Beretta APX Blowback CO2 BB Pistol is a little different than that of the real steel APX. On the real steel APX there is actually a trigger safety and the actual gun uses a striker based system with a fairly short reset and take-up. On the replica airgun version the tiger does not have a built in safety and the reset and take-up are much longer (full length). I have read that both the real steal and BB versions of the APX both have about 6 pounds trigger pulls but I personally felt like the airgun version was heavier than that, perhaps because of the long pull. Overall the Beretta APX trigger is acceptable but not my favorite.

Accuracy: I have not shot this pistol, but based on similar blowback stick magazine BB air pistols from Umarex with around 400 FPS performance, I know that it will have a medium blowback feel and should shoot pretty close to the claimed 395 fps. I also expect at least a 2 inch or smaller 10 shot grouping from 30 feet back.

Build Quality: Very good, Beretta APX feels heavier than 1.5 pounds in the hand, perhaps because it is a compact gun. The metal slide, metal stick mag and internal metal parts all help to balance off the polymer frame nicely. Fit and finish is also good.

Realism: Other than the added safety and missing trigger safety, this is a really close replica to the real steel APX. The added safety does not stand out too much and does serve a purpose. The missing trigger safety could have been added for show at least, if an actual working safety could not be added. Other than that the Umarex Beretta APX CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is very close to the Beretta APX, with its full licensing, open ejection port, recessed barrel working slide catch release and blowback operation.

Pros:

  • Great weight and feel, build quality seems really good
  • Really nice replica of the original Beretta APX in most ways
  • Working slide catch and release
  • Fully Beretta licensed
  • Easy to see white dot sights front and back
  • Recessed barrel and open ejection port for added realism
  • Lower Picatinny rail for laser or tactical light
  • Stick magazine but plate gives the elusion of a full size magazine and covers the CO2 tab
  • Warning instruction are nice and discreet!

Cons:

  • Trigger is a bit long and perhaps heavier than the real steel APX trigger. It also does not have the trigger safety.
  • Stick magazine rather than a full size magazine
  • Sights are non-adjustable, which is common on airguns like this one

Comments: It's always nice to get another airgun replica for fans of that particular real steel gun so they have a low cost shooting option they can use in a lot more locations for some safe trigger time. The Umarex Beretta APX Blowback CO2 BB Pistol is a great addition for sure and it's also nice that it is somewhat Glock-like in looks and operation for those Glock fans out there that are having a tuff time locating a Glock airgun replica :) Other than my trigger beef, I really like this gun.

 
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Feb 28, 2020

Great BB gun

Gun is good.. not perfect, but I’d definitely say worth the money. It’s heavy, which I like, as well as accurate and easy to use. The trigger is pretty heavy, and has a large travel. When tilting the gun side to side, there’s a slight clinking sound, which to me means the pieces don’t quite fit good and tight 100%, but its honestly EXTREMELY minor. I also found the BB clip sometimes would jam, wouldn’t go in or out until I rammed it pretty hard. But I haven’t had that problem for over a week now, and I use this gun everyday at work. Wish the CO2 cartridge could fit inside the clip to make it a little more realistic. All in all, great gun, I’m happy with my purchase! One more thing I wanna mention; when I remove the clip with BBs remaining, one BB always stays in the gun and I have to shake it out. It never really gets stuck or anything, but thought I’d mention it anyway. Thank you replica airguns. Ill be back
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Jun 14, 2019

Beretta APX

Received the Beretta APX in the mail only two days after ordering. Excellent build quality. Good accuracy. Blowback operates well. Although I agree with Michael the trigger pull is a bit long, I don’t actually find it is hard at all. I really like the trigger! If I had to identify a con, a full mag would have been nice. Having said that the butt plate on the mag does give the appearance of a full size magazine, rather than a stick mag. I love this gun. Price is very reasonable as well!
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Apr 25, 2019

Beretta CO2 APX BB Blow Back

A Winner For Sure Being the proud owner of many repica pistols the APX stands out in the fit and feel category. In the end I find you never seem to get bored with a replica pistol that feels good in the hand. The APX feel in the hand is addicting. Having shot powder handguns my hole life I find small pros with all the replicas. My APX has accuracy with me shooting it. 30 feet 2" group always free hand. Power with mine is above par for these pistols. 427 420 414 400 400 390 fps ... 5 sec. breaks. Real good accuracy from standing 10 yards away no wind. Also it looks Hot !
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Mar 10, 2019

A nice pistol to begin with.

It feels and shots great. A full size magazine would have been perfect.
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Jan 30, 2019

Awesome for price

I ordered this pistol four days ago and got it today. Feels great in the hand has plenty of weight looks the part and the blowback is pretty hard. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a blow back metal build handgun.
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Jan 02, 2019
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Great gun

I just received my beretta apx after ordering it 6 days ago and I must say I am very impressed with the quality despite the cheap price. Very accurate and would highly recommend.
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Jan 02, 2019
Certified buyer

SIMPLY GREAT LOOKING

Bought this gun for its looks and PRICE. I agree with everything mike says in his review. Accuracy is an added perk. Did not expect that. I would recommend this item!
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Sep 21, 2018

Amazing replica!

You can't go wrong with this gun! It looks and feels amazing, shoots a great grouping and is more powerful than most other blowback pistols. Compared to the real APX, the only difference is the trigger, that's it! I love the fact the white warning text is small and hidden under the trigger guard. I used a Sharpie and got rid of it easily! I own 3 of these, one for my two children and my own. I recommend getting the extra magazine, this way you can reload faster and/or keep one empty to use up the CO2 or use empty with the blowback action but have one always loaded when you're ready to shoot. Amazing gun and bravo to Umarex for the licensing and near-perfect replication. You can't beat the value for this gun!
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Dec 09, 2017
Certified buyer

Looks good

Arrived 4 days after order, looks and feels solid. Wife wont let me play with it yet (xmas present) but overall I'm impressed. Looking forward to plinking.
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