Type: Pellet air pistol
Model: Browning Buck Mark URX
Materials: Metal & plastic construction
Weight: 1.5 pounds
Barrel: 5.25 inches, metal rifled
Propulsion: Spring piston
Action: Break barrel, single action only
Ammunition Type: .177 caliber pellet
Ammunition Capacity: 1 pellet
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Browning Buck Mark URX is not too bad but I feel it is a bit heavier than the claimed 5.75 pounds. In comparison to my real steel 22LR Buck Mark, the trigger is much heavier but then again my 22LR trigger is what I would consider to be near perfection. I was able to work with the trigger as is but found I was expecting the trigger to release earlier than it actually did and I needed to apply just a bit more force than I would have liked to. Even so, with a bit of practice I was able to nail my shots.
Accuracy: Wow is all I can say, you will need to work with the Umarex Browning Buck Mark URX a bit to get used to where the trigger breaks but once you dial it in this airgun is a tac driver. I decided to go with a non-magnified NcSTAR Ultra Compact 1x25 Red/Green Dot Sight and found it worked well with this Buck Mark pellet shooter. From 30 feet out I was able to land 4 shots pretty much right on top of each other and ended up with an under 1 inch 5 shot group, and keep in mind that I was only using a standing but rested stance (non-braced).
Build Quality: Considering the very low price tag for this pellet shooting Buck Mark Replica, I was not expecting it to be as well constructed as it was, there is a decent amount of metal in the URX giving it a nice 1.5 pound heftiness to it and the rubberized grips make this air pistol feel much more expensive than it is. My only concern is the hinge area in the break barrel portion of the gun, once cocked there seems to be some play that could affect accuracy down the road when wear appears. Once locked back into the closed position the play is all but eliminated.
Realism: The Umarex Browning Buck Mark URX is a licensed replica of the actual Browning Buck Mark 22LR semi auto pistol. Umarex did a great job making this break barrel pistol look very close in most ways to the actual Browning Buck Mark URX with the exception of the lever required to cock the spring that is located just under the back of the barrel. The barrel itself is also a tad bit long but I am sure this helps when cocking to get a bit more leverage. When you consider this is a single shot break barrel pellet shooting version, it looks pretty authentic and most importantly it feels very similar to the real 22LR version which makes it a great off range alternative for 22LR Buck Mark owners.
Comments: I enjoyed this pistol review very much, this is the type of airgun you find hard to put down because it just performs so well and costs very little to shoot. Being a 22LR Buck Mark owner it was wonderful to see that Umarex made this gun very true to form, at least as much as they could considering the pellet shooting Browning Buck Mark URX is mechanically completely different to the 22LR version. The light cocking effort makes it great for just about anyone and the low recoil helps to keep your shots on target. I would recommend this break barrel pellet shooting Buck Mark replica to everyone. I seriously ca not think of any person that would not enjoy it ;)