Type:BB pistol Manufacturer:Umarex Model: Makarov Ultra Materials: Full Metal Weight: 680 g (1.5 lb) Barrel: 3.5 Inches, Smoothbore Power Source: CO2 Action:Semi-Automatic Single Action Only Ammo Type: 4.5mm Steel BBs Ammo Capacity: 16 Rounds FPS: 350
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Legends Makarov Ultra is fairly long but in terms of resistance it is about a medium pull. There is no double action so single action only but the pull is longer than most single action triggers to accommodate the BB chamber mechanism on the magazine. Basically a BB is pushed into the breach/barrel during the first half of the trigger pull, and then the trigger is released.
Accuracy: I tested the Umarex Makarov Ultra Legends from 30 feet back shooting at a paper target using a semi-rested position (sand bag up front and standing in the back). My 10 shot grouping was just a bit below the bull’s eye but fairly well center left and right. All 10 BBs stayed within 2 inches with most of them grouping even tighter than that. Not bad at all! This pistol also got a respectable 333 fps on this cool day so I would expect it to hit the claimed 350 fps during summer weather.
Build Quality: Being a pretty much an all metal gun the Umarex Makarov Ultra feels solid and sturdy. The only plastic parts on the Umarex Makarov Ultra are the grips and some magazine parts like the CO2 tab. The painted finish is a nice metallic dark grey, a definite improvement over the previous Umarex non-blowback Makarov glossy black finish.
Realism: The Umarex Legends Makarov is a licensed replica of the Makarov PM 9x18 Russian military and police pistol. It is a very close copy in both looks and feels, has a very heavy blowback action and field strips just like a real Makarov. You'll also find a full size drop out magazine that holds the CO2 and BBs and a working slide catch/release that locks back when the magazine is empty.
Good price for what you get!
Decent accuracy, power and CO2 usage combo
Nice replica of the original Makarov PM
Heavy Blowback action
Working slide catch and release (Locks back after last shot)
Realistic working metal safety
Full size dropout magazine that holds BBs and CO2
Can be field stripped like original Makarov
Fully Makarov licensed
Much better finish than original Umarex Makarov
Has the exposed CO2 tab on the bottom of the magazine
No recessed barrel
Trigger is a bit long because of how BBs are chambered
Safety does not de-cock the hammer like original
Comments: Umarex really addresses the majority of the shortcomings found on the original non-blowback 4.5mm Steel BB shooting Makarov. They added the much asked for blowback operation, made the slide catch/release operational, upgraded the magazine to a full size drop out CO2 and BB magazine, gave it a more realistic paint job and even replaced the plastic safety with a metal safety. The only trade-off is the loss of the short take-up single action trigger and perhaps a few fps. All in all a big improvement over the first version which even today is still a very good BB pistol.
I have had this gun for quite a while now. For 100 bucks, and if you like small guns, you can’t do better.
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Jul 12, 2018
Makarov complete test
Very good replica because very realistic. The blowback effect is very good and the breech remove as on the real makarov it's just awesome!
Precision is very good for a smooth 3.5 inch barrel.
The only drawback? The exposed CO2 tab on the bottom of the magazine.
Anyway, I recommend it.
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Jan 05, 2018
My first Legends Replica
Purchased this pistol as per the recommendations on this site and from watching many review videos. As an owner of several restricted pistols that all adhere to the Canadian barrel length regulations, its so sweet to hold this small little beauty in my hands - I feel like a secret agent! If you live in suburbia, beware, because the loud blast of this pistol might gain you negative attention from your neighbours. My only wish list item: hiding that silly C02 screw tab. All in all, the Makarov Ultra is one of the best bangs for your buck.
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Sep 16, 2017
Sweet little gun
This an awesome little gun. Solid blowback, full metal and full-size mag. Nice feel in the hand. I bought it on sale...no regrets. I recommend it!
Type: BB blowback air pistol. Manufacturer: Umarex. Model: Makarov Ultra. Materials: Mostly metal with a few plastic parts. Weight: 1.5 pounds. Barrel: 3.5 inches, metal non-rifled. Propulsion: CO2 x 1. Action: Semi auto, single action only. Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's. Ammunition Capacity: 16-17 round full size drop out magazine. FPS: 350.
Umarex really addresses the majority of the shortcomings found on the original non-blowback 4.5mm Steel BB shooting Makarov. They added the much asked for blowback operation, made the slide catch/release operational, upgraded the magazine to a full size drop out CO2 and BB magazine, gave it a more realistic paint job and even replaced the plastic safety with a metal safety. The only tradeoff is the loss of the short take up single action trigger and perhaps a few fps. All in all a big improvement over the first version which even today is still a very good BB pistol.
My last CO2 Blowback 4.5mm Steel BB Pistol Field Test Review from my latest acquisitions of New Umarex Air pistols. For many people that already liked the Umarex Makarov CO2 BB pistol, the Umarex Legends Makarov blowback version may just have everything you where looking for that was missing from version One? Well let's see... It has blowback - check! It has a working slide catch/release - check! It has a full size dropout metal magazine - check! And it's still all metal, field strip-able and has single a single action trigger!
Sounds pretty good so far... So how does the Umarex Makarov Ultra CO2 Blowback 4.5mm Steel BB Pistol shoot? Well like the other new Umarex CO2 Blowback BB pistols I just tested, the Beretta 84 FS and the Mauser C96, I was not disappointed.
As per usual, I tested the Umarex Makarov Ultra out shooting 5 rounds through my Chronograph with a new CO2 to find out the real world fps performance. Umarex claims 350 fps and I got pretty close to this at an average of 333 fps and I would have to say the temperature was no more than 10-15 Degrees Celsius (50-60 Fahrenheit) so there is definite room for improvement on a warmer day.
Next I stepped back 30 feet and shot 10 rounds at my paper target using a semi rested position (Standing in the back, rested on a sand bag in the front). After review of the video I noticed that the first shot was a double shot and both of these rounds hit a bit to the right compared to the remaining single shots, so my grouping ended up being more of a 2 inch group rather than a 1.5 inch group when discarding the double shot from this test.
I have to say I really like shooting the Umarex Legends Series Makarov Ultra, it has really solid blowback, a pretty decent single action trigger even if it is a bit long travel. I also found the accuracy to be very respectable from 30 feet out and the fps even though it could be a bit higher is more than enough for plinking purposes. And all of this from a really eye catching all metal licensed Makarov replica. Another nice Legends Series CO2 BB pistol from Umarex.