Type:BB Revolver Manufacturer:Umarex Model: Colt Single Action Army, Nickel version Materials: Mostly metal with plastic grips Weight: 2.1 pounds Barrel: 4.5 inches, non-rifled Propulsion: 12 gram CO2 Action: Revolver, single action only Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BBs Ammunition Capacity: 6 rounds FPS: 410
Trigger Pull: Trigger pull on the Umarex Colt Single Action Army Shell Loading BB Revolvers is the best I have ever come across in an airgun. Being that the Umarex Single Action Army Revolvers are single action only, most of the work is done while you pre-cock the hammer. The trigger pull is less than 2 pounds and has virtually no take-up with a crisp release.
Accuracy: I tested both 4.5mm steel BB's and 4.7mm Lead ball BB's in the Umarex Colt Single Action Army Shell Loading BB Revolver. With the Steel 4.5mm BB's I shot just under a 2 inch 6 shot grouping when shooting from a 30 foot distance using a semi rested position (Sand bag up front, standing in the back). The shots where pretty well center hitting the paper target just a little bit high, they did seem to stray a little more left and right rather then up and down. When I switch ammo to the 4.7mm Lead BB's I got a similar 2 inch grouping but they hit the target a bit lower and tended to shoot tighter from side to side with more variation up and down, perhaps because the lead BB's did not seem to shoot at a very consistent velocity. My Chronograph testing for the Steel BB's was right around 400 fps while the Lead BB’s, which are heavier, shot a bit slower at just under 300 fps.
Build Quality: The Umarex Colt Single Action Army Shell Loading BB Revolvers have a mostly all metal construction other than the plastic grips and any seals. The fit and finish is excellent with a great overall weight in the hand, whether you get the Nickel or Blued version. The mechanical action of the hammer and trigger feels just like it would on a real single action army revolver.
Realism: In terms of replicating a real steel Colt Single Action Army Revolver, Umarex has done a really great job with their CO2 BB firing version. It's really hard to tell one from the other except for the smaller shells and the discreet safety switch located under the frame. Even the barrel is nicely recessed and has some fake rifling twists in it. The CO2 is well hidden with the Allen key built into the handle so no ugly screw tab hanging down.
Finally a current production Single Action Army Revolver!
Looks amazing and is a very accurate replica of the real steel old west version.
Recessed barrel with fake rifling.
Great weight and feel in the hand.
Shell loading design that loads from the back so no need to remove shells if you wish not to.
Hammer and trigger action is about perfect, no take-up, very crisp and super light.
Finish on both the Nickel and Blued version is very nice.
Very well concealed CO2 with built in Allen key.
Discreet safety location.
In your face warning instruction on the right side of the barrel are a shame.
Real steel version would shoot .45 caliber bullets, dummy shells are actual closer to a .38.
Seems really quiet to shoot, would like to see a louder more powerful version!
Comments: All I can say is we finally got our Airgun 1857 Colt Single Action Army Revolver! I have been asking the big airgun companies for this for a while and I knew it would be very popular once made available. As it turns out, not only do the "Americans" want one, but so do many folks overseas! I am really glad that time and effort was put into this first version and we got such a great product that looks amazing and shoots just as good as it looks. For anyone who is interested in owning the classic cowboy six shooter, you have to make sure to get one of these super realistic Single Action Historic Revolvers!
I bought one of these almost two years ago. I was impressed by the feel and the sound of the action. I was further impressed with the accuracy it was capable of especially in my hands. What really blew my mind is it's durability. I can't imagine it was designed to be beat on the way I do, as there's no gentle way to fan a hammer. I was sure when I got it so long ago that I'd break it quick as it was a blast to shoot and I was rougher than a line cone suppository with it. Here I am a couple long years later. The finish is mighty worn from being in and out of a holster a million times but the action still functions like the day I got it. I consider buying a backup to have around, but I wonder when I'll ever need it. What a great revolver.
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Sep 26, 2018
One of the best
I have shot more than 2000 rounds with this revolver and it just keeps shooting as good as the day it arrived. Only 1 problem I had with this revolver but easy fix. The problem was my barrel became loose because of the bottom pin came out just enough to let the barrel to move. Put some glue for metal on the pin put it back in and good as new, shooting just like new again.
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Jun 23, 2018
Just received this gun yesterday. Have to say I am blown away so far. Gun has a flawless finish. The feel in the hand is awesome with a nice heft. When you cock the hammer the sound is right out of a Clint Eastwood western. I am this impressed and I haven't even shot it. I recommend this big-time. PS the 5 for accuracy is a optimistic guess.
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Apr 22, 2018
ASTONISHINGLY REAL FEEL. BEST BB COLT REPLICA EVER
Having a great time with this sweet Replica. I don't like that the hammer doesn't normally close, but when it's only on display I have a fix for that so it's not a huge deal. Because it's a non rifled barrel, accuracy is about what you could expect from a BB pistol. Apart from that I'm thrilled with it! It fits my old holster perfectly and it looks awesome (if a little too new :) ) hanging with my 1873 .44-40 and .30 Cal Winchester Rifles. I should also add a thanks to Ryan at customer support. All my dealings with Replica Airguns have always been prompt and courteous, with same day processing, fast shipping and they stand by their price match and their products. Number 1 Fellas!
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Mar 08, 2018
Tons of fun
Bought the Colt Peacemaker BB gun last summer for a bit of plinking at the cottage. It's lots of fun to shoot and works well. Very accurate and powerful.
I finally got my hands on one of the Umarex Colt Single Action Historic Revolvers! Rather than making you wait for my full Table Top and Field Test Reviews I thought I would post a quick unboxing preview video. Of course my full Table Top and Field Test videos will follow...
In this unboxing preview video of the Umarex Colt Peacemaker Single Action Army Revolver I show you around the CO2 4.5mm BB Revolver Replica and even compare it to a few similar revolvers I have lying around.
The Umarex Shell Loading Colt Peacemaker is an amazing replica and simulates the old west cowboy Single Action Only Revolvers in almost every detail. I love the hammer action and the ratchet sound it makes as you draw it back. The Single Action Only Trigger is very light at under 2 pounds just as it should be.
Here are a few Specifications: -Replica of Colt Single Action Historic Revolver -4.5mm Steel BB's -12 gram CO2 -6 Shot Shell Loading Cylinder -4.5 inch Smooth Bore Barrel -410 fps -2.1 Pounds
What do you do when you have some nice weather and a brand new Umarex Shell Loading Colt Single Action Historic CO2 BB Revolver that you are itching to try out! Well you go shoot it, that's what you do! So I thought I would setup a bunch of miscellaneous targets along with some cameras and record the fun so you all could join me :)
I did use steel BB's for the most part but I also gave some lead BB's I had lying around a try, the lead BB's are a bit larger in diameter so they fit fairly snug, I would not recommend using them on anything other than a brand new CO2 cartridge or they could get stuck in a shell or the barrel. The lead BB's are also much heavier than steel BB's so they do not go as fast but seemed to work pretty good for me. A great option if you are shooting at metal targets with your Umarex Colt Peacemaker!
I also discovered that one can simply load BB's directly into the back of each shell without having to actually take the shells out of the Umarex Colt Single Action Army Revolver, so if you only have 6 shells and want to keep the shooting moving along then just pop the BB's directly into the shells.
I decided to split this Field Test Shooting Review of the Umarex Colt Single Action Army into two parts since i wanted to do multiple tests with multiple types of ammo and dummy shells. at the end of the video I also throw in my Cybergun / KWC 1911 Blowback BB Pistol just for fun since both of these pistols where used in the US Military.
I start off by testing out the Umarex Colt Single Action Shell Loading BB Revolver shooting 6 rounds through my Chronograph using the included Umarex Dummy Shells with steel 5.1 grain 4.5mm BB's since this is what most people will experience. In my second test I switch up the ammo slightly and try out some much heavier Lead BB's that are a bit larger than 4.5mm (about 4.7mm) and weigh in at somewhere between 7-8 grains.
On my third test I go back to the standard 4.5mm Steel BB's but switch out the included Umarex dummy shells and replace them with some Dan Wesson Dummy Shells. Both shells are about the same length and width but with the included Umarex shells, you load the BB's into the back of the shell. With the Dan Wesson shells you load the BB into the front of the shell.
Of course lastly I bring out my KWC Cybergun / KWC 1911 Blowback BB Pistol and put 6 rounds through the Chronograph just for fun :)
Make sure to watch the my full YouTube video to find out how each shooting option worked in the Umarex Colt Single Action Army Shell Loading BB Revolver, to quickly summarize how each 6 shot gun averaged out:
-The Umarex Dummy Shells with 4.5mm Steel BB's shot just under 400 fps. -The Umarex Dummy Shell with 4.7mm Lead BB's shot around 270 fps. -The Dan Wesson Dummy Shells with 4.5mm Steel BB's shot just under 250 fps. -My Colt Government 1911 shot pretty close to 300 fps using standard 4.5mm Steel BB's.
-Replica of Colt Single Action Historic Revolver -4.5mm Steel BB's -12 gram CO2 -6 Shot Shell Loading Cylinder -4.5 inch Smooth Bore Barrel -410 fps -2.1 Pounds
This is my full table top review where I show you around both the Blued and the Nickel Umarex Colt Single Action Army Shell Loading CO2 BB Revolvers. I also compare them to some other SAA revolvers I have and a Dan Wesson 8 inch.
I also talk about how these amazing old west six shooters perform while shooting them at paper targets and also through a Chronograph.