KWC Ranger PM .177 Cal CO2 NBB Gun

Total: $119.99

Type: Pellet Pistol.
Distributer: KWC.
Model: PM Makarov Pellet.
Materials: Metal and polymer build.
Weight: 1.7 pounds (754 grams).
Barrel: Rifled steel.
Propulsion: CO2 x1.
Action: Semi auto non-blowback, double action only.
Ammunition Type: .177 caliber pellets.
Ammunition Capacity: 12 rounds (2x6).
FPS: 344-370.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the KWC PM Makarov Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol is not going to make for the best action shooter out there as it is a double action only shooter when compared to a single action only trigger or a single and double action trigger. That said it works fairly well as long as you make sure to fully release it after each shot, short releases may result in the hammer not going back all the way and a misfire. As with most double action triggers it is a bit long and slightly heavy but not unusable, just be prepared to get a little bit of a finger workout.

Accuracy: Starting with what the actual velocity of the KWC PM Makarov Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol. We made sure to keep it nice and warm before making this test and we also placed a brand new 12 gram CO2 cartridge in it and went with lead pellets we are esstimating where around 7 grain so not super heavy or super light, definitely not a high velocity pellets. We were a bit shocked that our average fps was no where near the claimed 340 fps. Our 5 shots average came to 263 fps with the highest being 272 fps and the lowest being 256 fps. Is that good enough for shorter range plinking? For sure but far off the called 340 fps. Maybe the manufacturers claim was using high velocity super light weigth pellets? Next we performed our accuracy portion of the test and reloaded the 12 round magazine which is actually a dual 6 round rotary magazine you manually switch sides to unload all rounds. Our first 6 shots we pointed the KWC PM Makarov Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol right at the bulls eye and found out it shoot a bit on the low side so only two rounds actually made it on the paper. We then switched to the other 6 round rotary magazine and aimed a bit higher, this time we were able to get fairly well centered on the target and produce about a 3 inch grouping. So in other words no awards are going to be handed out for this pistol in terms of accuracy or power. By the way we were using our standard shooting stance which is with my hands stabilized on a sand bag up front and sitting on a stool in the back.

Build Quality: The KWC PM Makarov Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol is built just like all the other KWC Airguns, it’s not going to be the best quality but it is decent and KWC has been making Airguns for a while not just for themselves but for other companies like Umarex, Gletcher, ASG, Crosman and even Sig Sauer. You will find metal on this gun where it matter. The slide, the full size drop out metal magazine and of course lots of internal parts. The frame, trigger, fake hammer and safety are all plastic. Fit and finish is good overall and the fact that this is a fairly simple Airgun design with no blowback, so less moving parts means there is less chance for something to go wrong so it should last a while even with lots of use.

Realism: The KWC PM Makarov Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol really does look and feel like a real steel Makarov PM semi auto pistol with the exception of the ejection port which is not cut out. everything is really believable even though not all the parts work like the slide, slide catch release and fake hammer. On a real Makarov PM the frame would also be metal adding to the overall weight but the KWC PM Makarov Non-Blowback CO2 Pellet Pistol comes in at 1.7 pounds which is actually very close to the weight of a non-loaded real steel Makarov PM which weighs around 1.6 pounds but will be a lot heavier fully loaded.


  • Good weight and solid feeling gun. Lots of metal where you need it in the slide, magazine and other internals.
  • All metal full size drop out magazine holds CO2 and 12 pellets.
  • Decent looking replica of a Makarov PM.
  • Not a lot of writing on the gun, very clean looking (Non Ranger version).
  • Recessed barrel helps with look of realism.
  • Rifled barrel will help with accuracy.
  • Non-blowback operation with increased fps and CO2 efficiency.
  • Working safety in same position as real steel version.
  • Double action trigger is a bit long but not overly heavy so should be decent for action shooting.


  • No blowback, slide is fixed and does not move either.
  • Hammer moves but does not cock back for single action shooting and is made out of plastic.
  • Sights are not adjustable and are all black so shooting at darker objects will be a bit more challenging.
  • Hard to tell when out of ammo, have to listen to the sound or count shots.
Caliber:4.5 mm (.177 cal)
FPS:350 to 400
Ammo Type:Pellet
Power Source:Co2
Blowback Action:Non-Blowback
Material:Polymer & Metal
Magazine Capacity:12

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