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Legends Makarov Ultra Blowback CO2 Gun

Type: BB 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 BBs
Ammunition Capacity: 16-17 round full size drop out magazine
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.

Pros:

  • 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. 
  • Cons:
  • 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.

Colour:Brown
Barrel Size:3.5 Inch
Caliber:4.5 mm (.177 cal)
Action:Semi-Automatic
FPS:350 to 400
Ammo Type:Steel BB
Power Source:Co2
Trigger Action:Single
Gun Blowback:Blowback
Rear Sight:Fixed
Front Sight:Blade
Primary Material:Full Metal
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Sep 16, 2017
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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!
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Feb 01, 2017

Nice version of Makarov

You won't regret buying this gun. Trust me
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Jan 10, 2017
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decent compact blowback

Pro: Nice little gun with snappy half blowback, decent power and drop out co2 mag. Con: No full blowback = Hard trigger = Less accurate & Less fun.
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Dec 30, 2016

fun gun

very surprised hard kicking,loud gun cool gun
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May 08, 2016

Loud and solid gun

it really loud and feel like a real thing. I rate 4 star is because this is my first air gun, don't no how the other works. Over all it a good replica gun.
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Umarex Makarov Ultra Legends CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

Umarex Makarov Ultra Legends CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

(514 raters) 170473 views - 3/27/2014 8:31:42 AM
http://www.ReplicaAirguns.com - Umarex Makarov Ultra Legends CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review.

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.

Check out my full written website Table Top Review with additional photos:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2014/3/26/umarex-makarov-ultra-legends-co2-blowback-bb-pistol-table-to.html

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