Type: BB Gun
Model: Legends MP 40
Material: Mostly metal
Weight: 3.5 kg (7.7 pounds)
Barrel: 25.4 mm (10 inches), smoothbore
Power Source: 2 x 12 g CO2
Ammo Type: 4.5mm steel BBs
Ammo Capacity: 52 rounds
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Legends MP CO2 BB Submachine Gun is single action only and even though I have seen it tested at around 10 pounds pull, in person it does not feel that heavy and is actually fairly smooth. You will need to charge the bolt for the first shot just like you would on the real steel MP 40.
Accuracy: Like others have reported, you really need to take your time loading the double stack magazine properly or you can have some feeding issues. I added a little bit of dry lubricant to the magazine feeding track. When I performed the accuracy test from my standard 30 foot position I got a very tight 1 inch group shooting in semi auto. A bit high and to the left, but very close to the center bullseye. When I opened up and went full auto the group did largen. The gun rocks back and forth a little with its internal bolt blowback operation, but the remaining 40 rounds mostly stayed within a 2-3 inch grouping.
Build Quality: The gun is pretty much all metal, other than the stock and pistol grip. Pretty much everything that is black is going to be metal on this airgun. It weighs in at a hefty 7.7 pounds which is only a punt off from the real steel version. Overall the fit and finish is really good, all mechanical parts including the retractible stock work flawlessly.
Realism: The Umarex Legends MP is a 1 to 1 replica of the real steel German-made World War II MP 40 machine gun. It is very authentic looking and has very similar operation. The BB version does have the ability to shoot in semi-auto mode — which the real steel version did not — but this is a good feature for saving on CO2 and BBs. It would have been nice if the bolt could lock all the way back and up, but since the movement is shortened this is not possible. Stil, the Umarex Legends MP CO2 BB Submachine Gun is a really nice replica in almost every way.
Comments: When I first got my hand on the Umarex Legends MP CO2 Submachine Gun at this years' SHOT Show, I immediately knew it was going to be a hit. The Umarex Legends MP has a lot going for it... High FPS, semi and full auto, nostalgia of being a war replica, and super great build quality, fit and finish. The question is really who wouldn't want one? Especially being a replica BB rifle, which has to be one of the more limited areas when it comes to airgun replicas. I look forward to shooting this offering from Umarex a little more and sharing my experiences with everyone.
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|Caliber:||4.5 mm (.177 cal)||4.5 mm (.177 cal)|
|Action:||Semi & Fully Automatic||Semi & Fully Automatic|
|FPS:||400 to 450||400 to 450|
|Ammo Type:||Steel BB||Steel BB|
|Total Length:||24.5 Inch||24.5 Inch|
|Primary Material:||Full Metal||Mostly Metal|
|Barrel Length:||25.4 cm (10 inch)||25.4 cm (10 inch)|
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