Type: Paintball Gun
Model: Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0
Materials: Metal and Polymer
Weight: 532 g (1.2 lb)
Length: 180 mm (7 in)
Power Source: 12g CO2 x 1
Ammo Type: .43 Paintballs
Ammo Capacity: 8 rounds
Trigger Pull: Feels a lot like a double action trigger. When you pull the trigger, the inner barrel travels backwards into the magazine, sealing off the barrel so less CO2 is wasted going through it while also placing a paintball round in the barrel. This does make the trigger a little longer and heavier than a single action trigger. I believe the internal hammer/striker is engaged from the blowback action.
Accuracy: First, I put five rubber ball rounds through my chronograph, averaging 315 FPS which was higher than the claimed 290 FPS! I managed to shoot a 6 inch group with most of the shots staying within 3 inches all well-centered. The trigger while using rubber balls did have more friction while the inner barrel seated itself into the magazine. When shooting quickly with the pistol it is much less noticeable and overall, the trigger isn't bad.
Build Quality: Very good. Metal parts are where you'd expect them. The slide, slide catch, barrel, magazine, and most internal parts give the T4E S&W M&P9 M2.0 almost 2 pounds, making this paintball version a little heavier than the real steel version (1.54 pounds). The pistol does have a polymer frame, but this is normal with today's modern guns and helps keep the weight down. Fit and finish is also very good!
Realism: The Umarex T4E S&W M&P9 M2.0 Paintball Pistol is a near perfect replica of the real steel S&W M&P9 M2.0 Pistol from the fully licensed markings to the large .43 caliber diameter barrel. If you placed the paintball version side by side with the real steel version, I doubt you could tell them apart unless you start inspecting it up close and working the action. You'll find that the slide cycle distance is shorter than it'd be, meaning that when the slide catch is engaged, the slide doesn't go as far back as the real steel. Field stripping the pistol will require some tools and pin removal.
Comments: The Umarex T4E S&W M&P9 M2.0 Paintball Pistol is mechanically very close to the Umarex Walther PPQ M2 .43 Cal. Paintball Pistol in how it functions as a paintball pistol. I like that it comes with additional backstraps to fit all hand sizes. Overall, I feel it would make a great training tool since the Umarex T4E S&W M&P9 M2.0 looks, feels, and functions just like a real 9mm S&W M&P9 M2.0. It is as good as they come for realism. In terms of power and accuracy, I was very pleased with the results I got. Throw in some extra magazines and you've got yourself a nice trainer.
|Caliber:||11 mm (.43 cal)||11 mm (.43 cal)|
|FPS:||300 and Under||300 and Under|
|Primary Material:||Metal & Polymer||Metal & Polymer|
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