Type:Pellet air pistol Manufacturer:Umarex Model: Walther CP99 Materials: Metal and plastic (polymer) construction Weight: 1 pound 10.5 ounces (752 grams) Barrel: 3.3 inches, metal rifled Propulsion: CO2 x 1 Action: Semi auto, single and double action Ammunition Type: .177 caliber pellets Ammunition Capacity: 8 shot rotary magazine FPS: 360
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Walther CP99 is in the mid-range for its double action trigger pull with most of the effort at the beginning and middle stages as it cocks the hammer and indexes the rotary magazine, it does have a predictable release point making it easy to put pellets on target. By racking the rear slide you can put the CP99 in single action mode which makes the trigger pull much lighter and great for very accurate shots. Accuracy: I shot this air pistol at a target from 20 feet away in a free semi rested position and it performed well getting a nice tight one inch eight shot grouping just to the left on the target. The sights can be adjusted for windage if your aim is off to one side or the other. With my preliminary Chrony Chronograph testing using 6.9 grain RWS lead pellets I got pretty close to the factory claim of 360fps with an average of right around 346 fps.
Build Quality: The Umarex Walther CP99 is a metal and polymer air gun with a good deal of metal components on the inside giving the Walther CP Sport a decent overall weight and heft. It's worth mentioning that the Walther CP99 has a full size drop out magazine for holding the CO2 cartridge that gives the air gun some additional weight and functionality. The German made fit and finish is very good on the CP99 and the plastic quality is also very good.
Realism: The Umarex Walther CP99 is licensed by Walther and is based around the Walther P99. The frame is very similar to the P99 but the slide is not as accurate in terms of the real steel but you can definitely tell the Pellet shooting CP99 is a copy of a Walther P99. One of the biggest shortcomings is the safety, the real P99 does not have a safety but Umarex decided to put a rather large safety on the right hand slide area. I do however like the working de-cocker, slide catch for loading magazines and full size drop out magazine which give the Umarex CP99 a more realistic look and feel.
Slide catch and de-cocker are realistic and functional.
Sights are adjustable for windage.
Slide catch and magazine release are fully functional.
Nice full size drop out CO2 magazine.
Good combination of power, accuracy and CO2 efficiency (I got about 100 shots from a CO2)!
Rail for accessories.
Up in the higher price range.
Double action can have some stickier shots.
Kind of funny safety, not true to the real steel Walther P99.
No recessed barrel
Comments: The Umarex Walther CP99 Pellet CO2 Air Pistol is a nice step up from the Walther CP Sport I reviewed earlier. The CP99 is a much more accurate looking replica of the P99 and it also has more metal parts and a single and double action trigger. These added features do come with an additional $100 price tag but in my opinion are worth it. If you're a fan of the Walther line of pistols than you should probably take a look at the Umarex Walther CP99 as it would make a great addition to your airgun collection.
An odd subject line, but we'll come to that.I have been hesitating doing this review, I've done a couple others, but this one is unique. I bought this air pistol on a lark, I was in a store with a whole display of what looked to a Canadian who's only exposure to guns was American TV as a virtual armory, the one that drew my eye was the Walther - (as an an aside, come on guys... Walther? To boys of the 80's that's like 308GTB, and Farrah). Anyway; where was I? Oh yah.I'm standing there, looking bewildered that there was a display of handguns in a Canadian store when some well spoken university student says "would you like to see a pellet gun?".Being the man of the world that I am (at least in my own mind), I didn't skip a beat. "Oh yes, I am very interested in that Walther" At this point I let his salesmanship fill in a few decades of missing knowledge. Anyway, bottom line, the Walther CP99; my first modern air gun, I will not be crass to compare it to other firsts except to say this was the one the others needed to live up to.So my new adventure began, I took my CP99 apart and put it back together again so many times I figured even the most hateful drill sergeant would be impressed. Time goes by, the 7 week itch hits me for the first time. Well my CP99 is great and all... (you can fill in the rest).Bottomline, I have spent a lot of money after that little lark, scratching that constant 7 week itch, (hence the title), but if I had to chose right now, it would be my CP99 and the Baikal MP-654K that I would keep, because they; in different ways are what I am always looking for.If you are a better man than me and only want one, the CP99 is it, looks great, feels amazing, nice and heavy, shoots well, working mag and slide.Do it... but in 7 weeks don't blame me.
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Dec 31, 2015
Great little pistol. My wife wanted a CO2 pellet gun after seeing my recent Beretta M92FS which was too heavy for her to hold comfortably. The CP99 was the perfect weight and is mostly metal which gave it a very nice feel. Getting used to the trigger but out of the box, the accuracy was pretty good. I think I may like this one better than my M92FS too!
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May 04, 2015
One of my favorite !
Wow ! This is one of my favorite airgun that I own. It feel great in the hand and it's accurate. I love that the CO2 cartridge is in the ejectable magazine. I would recommend it for sure.
This is a table top review of the Umarex Walther CP99 CO2 Pellet pistol. I show you around the gun and walk you through its basic operation and handling. I show you my target test shooting from 20 feet out with this very well German made Pellet shooter. I also do a Chrony Chronograph test of this gun shooting some 6.9 grain pellets through my Chronograph.
The Umarex Walther CP99 Pellet CO2 Air Pistol is a nice step up from the Walther CPSport I reviewed earlier. The CP99 is a much more accurate looking replica of the P99 and it also has more metal parts and a single and double action trigger. These added features do come with an additional $100 price tag but in my opinion are worth it. If you're a fan of the Walther line of pistols than you should probably take a look at the Umarex Walther CP99 as it would make a great addition to your airgun collection.