Umarex Makarov BB Pistol

Type: BB air pistol
Manufacturer: Umarex
Model: Makarov
Materials: Mostly metal with a few plastic parts
Weight: 1.5 pounds
Barrel: 2.8 inches, metal non-rifled
Propulsion: CO2 x 1
Action: Semi auto, double/single action
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm BBs
Ammunition Capacity: 18 round magazine
FPS: 380

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on this gun is light to medium, in single action mode when the hammer is pre-cocked, the trigger is nice and light and easy to predict. When shooting double action the trigger first cocks the hammer and then near the end there is a break point where the hammer releases.

Accuracy: This was my second time shooting this gun at a target from 20 feet out free standing and again the Makarov performed well. The ability to shoot in single action, definitely helps with the accuracy.

Build Quality: Being an all metal gun (mostly all metal), makes the gun feel solid and sturdy. The only plastic parts I could find on the Umarex Makarov where the grips and the safety lever. The painted finish is nice but maybe a bit on the glossy side.

Realism: The Umarex 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 feel. 


  • Great price for an all metal licensed Makarov replica.
  • Good accuracy and power combination.
  • Sports both single and double action.
  • All metal 18 round drop free magazine.


  • No blowback.
  • The slide catch/release does not work, as it's moulded into the frame.
  • Paint may be a bit glossy for some people.

Comments: This is another low cost replica air gun from Umarex designed for the more entry level buyer. It's actually a very well made all metal gun complete with the Makarov licensing and trademarks. There is a lot to like about the Umarex Makarov, it's accurate, has decent fps, uses good materials, has a working slide and all at a very affordable price.

Barrel Size:2.8 Inch
Caliber:4.5 mm (.177 cal)
FPS:350 to 400
Ammo Type:Steel BB
Power Source:Co2
Trigger Action:Double/Single
Gun Blowback:Non-Blowback
Rear Sight:Fixed
Front Sight:Blade
Primary Material:Full Metal

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Umarex Makarov CO2 4.5mm BB Gun Review

Umarex Makarov CO2 4.5mm BB Gun Review

(572 raters) 306309 views - 2/11/2011 7:12:08 AM - Umarex Makarov CO2 4.5mm BB Gun Review.

-CO2 Powered
-4.5mm BB's
-380 FPS
-18 Round Magazine
-Semi Automatic SA/DA
-All Metal
-Makarov PM 9x18 Replica
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This is a table top review of the Umarex Makarov CO2 BB pistol. I show you around the gun and walk you through its basic operation and handling along with a comparison side by side of the Russian Baikal Makarov. I have included a target example showing you a grouping I got from 20 feet out with this gun. I also show you the gun filed striped.

The Umarex Makarov is a well made all metal replica of the historic Russian Makarov PM 9x18, and at a very affordable price. It's also a decent shooter with a modest 380 fps and good accuracy for a smooth bore BB gun.

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