Smith & Wesson M&P Airgun air pistol

Smith & Wesson M&P Air Pistol (click to enlarge)

Pistol airguns are used mainly in small game hunting unlike their genuine counterparts. Usually, big names or models of guns have their airgun/air pistol replicas. Umarex released a CO2-powered version of well-known munitions brand Smith and Wesson’s M&P 45 with fixed sights and manual safety, and we are going to discuss its attributes in this review.

Click here to buy now or to see the price of the Smith & Wesson M&P Co2 Air Pistol.

Specifications

  • Smith & Wesson M&P Airgun Air Pistol - specifications0.177 caliber
  • 480 FPS maximum velocity
  • CO2-powered
  • 19 BB capacity
  • 3-medium loudness scale
  • Smoothbore barrel
  • Blade and ramp front sight
  • Fiber optic rear sight
  • 4.25-inch barrel
  • 7.5-inch total length
  • Semiautomatic
  • Manual safety
  • Repeater function
  • Double-action trigger
Smith & Wesson M&P Airgun Air Pistol Smith & Wesson M&P Airgun Air Pistol - front left side Smith & Wesson M&P Airgun air pistol

Features

Smith & Wesson M&P Airgun Air Pistol - blackUmarex’s M&P airgun version is an authorized copy of the company’s own semi-automatic Smith & Wesson M&P 45. This air pistol looks almost like the real thing except for its slide release on the right side of the gun and the absent extractor pin. The focus given to the detailing of the model provides good credibility with flourishes of Smith & Wesson’s motifs plus sizable diameter barrel opening.

The Smith & Wesson air pistol is designed as a BB repeater, which operates by means of a single 12g carbon dioxide cylinder that is located in the gun’s grip. The S&M air pistol features a built-in accessory rail under its muzzle, which is also a neat location to supplement a laser or a tactical flashlight. Other than that, highlights include a drop-put BB magazine with 19 shots, double action trigger that’s exceedingly close to the original, fixed front plus fiber optic rear sights.

This Smith & Wesson is built with polymer material with metal parts, which provides bulk and weight to the gun. It features a trigger; a safety switch and a slide release all made from good quality metal material. Overall, the quality of the materials in which the air pistol was made of gave an impression of durability and strength.

Trying out the gun in a pre-cocked state on a single-action approach is a good starter mode for shooting a target but you can also go for double action. The Smith & Wesson M&P trigger pull provides not only single action but you get double as well; the latter in turn makes for a smooth action with minimal force needed.

As for accuracy, the S&M model performed extremely well in both single and double action modes. The sight can be tweaked for windage in case your aim is off to another side. The function and heft of this Smith & Wesson replica is not only made for plinking pursuits, but for target practice as well, a good training firearm for air pistol beginners.

Pros

  • It has an affordable price level for such a well-produced Smith & Wesson replica with full features.
  • It is an exceptional replica of the original Smith and Wesson M&P 45.
  • It is capable of shooting both BBs and pellets
  • Its yellow-dot sights are easy to use and can be adjusted for windage.
  • It features a rifled barrel and both single/double-action trigger.
  • The great design for carbon dioxide access concealed it and makes it easier to mount.
  • It features an excellent blend of precision, power and carbon dioxide effectivity.
  • Was made from polymer material but features a great lot of metal parts on the inside for weight and substance.

Cons

  • The polymer components of the model might turn some customers off who are expecting something that’s made solely of metal.
  • The absent extractor pin takes a bit of the authenticity away.
  • It would benefit from a bit more power.

Final Verdict

Smith & Wesson M&P Airgun Air Pistol - close up

Click here to buy now or to see the price of the Smith & Wesson M&P Co2 Air Pistol.

The Smith and Wesson M&P is an air pistol model that impresses—well-made with several attributes of the original, built with hardy polymer and metal parts, has single and double action trigger, the model has plenty going on and will satisfy air pistol enthusiasts. Other than that, the S&M model will not put a dent on your wallet; it is reasonably priced for something that was well produced.

This air pistol of Smith & Wesson is capable of operating on BBs and pellets, includes adjustable rear sight, manual safety, a rifled barrel plus decent precision with adequate power and overall good looks. If you look past its mostly-polymer built, you will see that underneath all that strong plastic is actually an airgun that works.

Beginners (manual here)can use it as training air pistol and if you want to improve your shooting game, use it for target practice other than plinking activities.

Smith & Wesson M&P Airgun Air Pistol - customer reviews