Type: BB air pistol
Model: Browning Hi-power Mark III
Materials: Plastic (polymer) and some metal construction
Weight: .92 pounds
Barrel: 4.5 inches, metal smooth bore
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2 x 1
Action: Semi auto, single and double action
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BBs
Ammunition Capacity: 18 shot full size drop out magazine
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Browning Hi-power Mark III is not too bad but has more resistance when the BB magazine is full as the first part of the trigger pull is dedicated to advancing a BB into the BB chamber; this is true in both single and double action. Shooting the Browning Hi-power 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 and as you can see in my shooting results the trigger did not affect the accuracy negatively at all!
Accuracy: Excellent for a BB shooter; I shot a 1 inch 7 shot group from 20 feet out in a semi-rested position and this is was with open sights! I also shot freehand in double action, shooting quickly and also got a very respectable 2.5 inch pattern that represented an additional 36 shots. When it came to FPS performance the Umarex Browning Hi-power Mark III was a bit lower than claimed which is not unusual with most airguns (369 fps averaged 8 shots). The Umarex Browning Hi-power did get well over 100 shots per CO2 but I would have given up a few shots for a bit more power.
Build Quality: I would have liked to have seen this air pistol replica use a lot more metal and perhaps some more working parts. As is it is mostly plastic and very light weight but the fit and finish are good overall and the gun should work just fine and hold up over time.
Realism: The Umarex Browning Hi-power Mark III is a licensed replica of the actual Browning Hi-power Mark III semi auto pistol. It is a very close "looking" copy in almost every way. I like the fact that there are no side screw holes that you find in many plastic moulded BB pistols and the Browning Mark III has a working ambidextrous safety and magazine release just like the real Browning Hi-power Mark III. The let down here is in the .92 pound weight of the Browning BB version; it just doesn't have that "gun like" weight to it which makes it feel a bit cheap. I would have really liked to see this BB pistol in all metal and with a working slide, and I would not have minded to pay extra for the upgrade in materials.
Comments: The Umarex Browning Hi-power Mark III BB CO2 pistol is a very good replica of the real steel version of this gun and in terms of "looks" alone does a good job making this pistol very believable. Now once you pick it up, you know it's not the real deal because of the plastic build and much lower weight. So with that out of the way, let's talk a bit more about what I did really like about the Browning Hi-power Mark III! I liked the excellent accuracy, easy to load and use full size drop out metal magazine not often found in a low price airgun like this, and I also like the fact that there are no screw holes on the side of this gun found in so many plastic and even some metal BB guns. So overall, the Browning Hi-power Mark III is a good overall replica, has excellent accuracy and is really the only Browning Hi-power available in an airgun that I know about.
|4.5 mm (.177 cal)
|300 to 350
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