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Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P R8 Revolver

Type: BB air pistol
Manufacturer: Umarex
Model: Smith & Wesson M&P R8
Materials: Plastic (polymer) and some metal construction
Weight: 1.37 pounds
Barrel: 5.1 (6.5) inches, metal smooth bore
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2 x 1
Action: Repeater, single and double action
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BBs
Ammunition Capacity: 8 shot rotary magazine
FPS: 420


Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P R8 is not too bad but has a stickiness to it right at the beginning as the cylinder rotates and pushes the metal spring "feed ramp" in and out. Shooting this revolver pre-cocked in single action mode is a bit smoother but also has some resistance right at the beginning. Overall I would say it has a medium pull to it. UPDATE: When actually shooting this gun, the trigger felt very respectable and I was able to get excellent accuracy result shooting in both single and double action.

Accuracy: Very good! I got 6 out of 8 shots inside my 1.5 inch bull’s-eye and only two shots went outside a bit. these results where done shooting from 20 feet out in a semi-rested position. I also shot freehand in double action shooting quickly and also got a fairly well placed grouping. When it came to FPS performance the Umarex S&W M&P R8 was a bit disappointing (336 fps average 8 shots) but on the plus side it got well over 150 shots per CO2 and was extremely quiet to shoot.

Build Quality: This is an almost all external polymer air pistol with some metal components on the inside like the inner barrel, hammer and some other internal framing components. The fit and finish is very good on the S&W M&P R8 and the plastic seems rigid and does not have much flex to it. Overall the R8 has decent weight but I felt another half-pound would have helped this gun out.

Realism: The Umarex S&W M&P R8 is a licensed replica of the actual Smith & Wesson M&P R8 revolver. It is a very close looking copy in almost every way. There is a lot of attention to detail that helps make this gun very believable like the Smith and Wesson markings throughout the airgun and full size swing out cylinder!

Pros:

  • I don't know the shooting side of things just yet but here's what I can tell you so far.
  • Should have decent FPS and good CO2 usage.
  • Inexpensive but decent build quality.
  • I like that the cylinder is full size and looks real.
  • Adjustable rear sight.
  • Well hidden CO2 tab.
  • Full S&W licensing, very good replica.
  • Single and double action trigger.
  • Magazine is removable for easy loading and you can get extras.
  • Easy to add accessories to it and make it customized to your liking.

Cons:

  • The plastic exterior may put off some customers looking for a more metal gun.
  • Lighter weight makes it feel a bit cheap.
  • Trigger action is a bit sticky at the beginning.
  • I would have liked to see this one in a pellet shooter.

Comments: The Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P R8 BB CO2 Revolver based on my first impressions in this table top review portion is a rather nice low cost CO2 revolver. Other than its low cost, it has a lot going for it like the extensive Smith & Wesson trademarks and the full size swing out 8 round cylinders, just like its hard hitting 357 big brother. The S&W M&P R8 also has an adjustable rear sight and full single and double action trigger for fast paced shooting or slowed down precision. I also really like the well hidden CO2 tab and larger diameter barrel opening that add to the realism of this Air pistol. Yes it shoots BB's only, and yes it is mostly plastic but I think once you start shooting this gun you will quickly forget these two minor shortcomings and remember how little all this enjoyment cost you!

Colour:Black
Barrel Size:4 Inch
Caliber:4.5 mm (.177 cal)
Action:Semi-Automatic
FPS:400 to 450
Ammo Type:Steel BB
Power Source:Co2
Trigger Action:Double/Single
Gun Blowback:Non-Blowback
Rear Sight:Adjustable
Front Sight:Blade and Ramp
4.5

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Oct 26, 2016

Nice revolver

This is a fun gun to shoot, with realistic heft and balance. Frugal on the C02 with 150 or more shots per cylinder.Accuracy is good enough for indoor practice, and the sights are adjustable. Umarex can make quality guns, and this is an example of a good inexpensive one.Every airgun I own coming from the Umarex Taiwan plant has been a good shooter.The German ones are nice too.
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Sep 09, 2015

Smith & Wesson m&p R8

This gun is quite good with a fair fps. I find it quite good to shoot in both double and single action. I would recommend this as a low price starter pistol.
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Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P R8 CO2 BB Revolver Table Top Review

Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P R8 CO2 BB Revolver Table Top Review

(314 raters) 112009 views - 2/15/2012 11:16:15 PM
http://www.ReplicaAirguns.com - Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P R8 CO2 Revolver Table Top Review.

-CO2 Powered
-4.5mm Steel BB's
-420 FPS
-8 Round Rotary Magazine
-Repeater SA/DA
-Smith & Wesson M&P R8 Replica
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This is a table top review of the Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P R8 CO2 BB revolver. I show you around the gun and walk you through its basic operation and handling. I will be following this Table Top Review up shortly with a Field Test Review and will update you with the S&W M&P R8's shooting performance then...

The Umarex Smith & Wesson M&P R8 is mostly plastic on the outside but has a some metal on the inside giving it a decent overall weight and feel in the hand. It has many features going for it at a very affordable price making it a an excellent deal for anyone looking for an affordable pellet revolver with a very believable look to it.

Check out the full Table Top Review on my website at:
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