Type: BB air pistol Manufacturer:Umarex Model: CP99 Compact Materials: Metal slide, composite frame Weight: 1.6 pounds Barrel: 3.5 inches, non-rifled Propulsion: CO2 x 1 Action: Semi auto, blowback, single action only Ammunition Type: Steel BBs 4.5mm Ammunition Capacity: 18 rounds FPS: 345
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex CP99 Compact is amazing; it is short and light making it one of the best action shooters I own. You can fire this gun accurately and fast all day long. Accuracy: Good, I find the sights on the CP99 Compact set up to work really well with my shooting style. I don't have to make any adjustments and I'm able to get tight groups even when shooting fairly quickly.
Build Quality: Excellent, this BB gun is made in Japan and it shows, I have owned it for close to 5 years now and it still shoots just as good as the day I bought it. It's well made, well finished and feels great in the hand.
Realism: This Replica BB gun has many of the same characteristics of the actual 9mm P99 Compact with the exception of having a longer handle and much different safety mechanism. My particular version did not have a cut out ejection port either but I believe the newer models do have cut out ejection ports adding to the realism of this replica CP99 Compact BB gun.
Decent reproduction of the original Walther P99 Compact 9mm.
Would make an excellent training gun as it has a similar size, weight, and feel to the actual Walther P99 Compact 9mm handgun.
Blowback action is very firm adding to the realism of shooting this weapon.
Decent FPS and CO2 efficiency for a blowback BB air gun.
Amazing trigger pull making it a blast to shoot.
Picatinny rail for accessories like a laser sight and/or tactical light.
Ejection port on older models is not cut out but rather moulded into the slide.
Safety lever seems out of place and takes away from the realism of this replica.
Comments: This fine Blowback BB gun was the airgun that got me back to being interested in Replica Airguns. I've put thousands of rounds through this BB gun and it hasn't always been treated with the greatest care, but still it has held up very well. The Umarex Walther CP99 Compact a really fun gun to shoot and is not only easy on the pocket book to purchase but also to shoot, as it easily gets 100 shots plus per CO2 cartridge.
The Walther CP99 doesn't do anything extremely well, but what it does do is it does a bunch of things quite well. It has crisp, fast and jolting recoil. I think it's nearing .25 auto or .32 ACP PPK level of recoil, it's that good with the right CO2 in it. Accuracy is not bad. It's not exceptional, but considering it's a short barreled 1st Generation Blowback...it's pretty darned good. Mine shoots low and to the right. So I aim high and to the left and problem solved. Things I didn't like. Well there is a bunch of them. I don't like the thin pistol grip backstrap that hides the CO2. It is the cheapest possible plastic and it doesn't fit as snug as it should. The paint on the gun is detracting. I have owned over a hundred real firearms and served in the army, so to see these replicas looking so fake in that manner bugs me. It's like putting on a $7,000 Versace evening dress and then have Mrs. Piggy do your makeup for you 30 seconds before you hit the red carpet. It just is wrong and I hope the companies start to work on this much needed cosmetic area of these replicas. The slide only cocks back half way unless you are chambering a round. That is less than real too. Then of course as everyone always also mentions, that unrealistic safety catch. The real one should be in play as the gun is trying for realism. The trigger pull is not great either, but is adequate. FPS is low at about 330 to 360 FPS. It runs out of steam at around mag 3. The fixed sights are cheap fixed plastic. Now back to the good parts again. The laser is great and can really help you dial in your shots much more accurately. This gun is a much better shooter with the laser. Despite it's cheap feel in some areas and less than stellar build quality in other areas I would still say this is a truly fun and must have pistol. What it does really well is it makes you feel like you are firing a real pistol. It has the weight, the balance and just enough accuracy and penetration to make it a real target and can plinker. Get this version with the laser. It's worth the extra bucks. Mick from Ottawa.