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Question Umarex Xbg Co2 Bb Non-blowback Pistol Has A Niche?

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by mike1066, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. mike1066

    mike1066 Well-Known Member

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    I live in England. I've been through all the blowback vs non-blowback reading, lots of gun test video reviews, etc, etc, and the Umarex XBG seems to have its own little niche in the Pistol scene.

    For BB plinking, casual target shooting, a small lightweight pistol with optimum co2 economy.

    I don't want "weight", "replica" or "realistic blowback", so I'm a bit strange that way . . .

    (I already have the more powerful and more accurate[​IMG] Crosman 2240 .22 pistol with an improvised laser sight, if I had to shoot a rat or whatever at 5-10 metres.)

    The Umarex XBG is made in Taiwan and it is only 6.74" long, weighs only 400 grammes, but has a full 4.25" barrel. It claims 400 fps velocity and tests out pretty close to that. It shoots good groups (for a BB pistol) up to 10 meters, allegedly.

    Importantly, it claims around 100 shots per CO2 cartridge, and if it gets close to that, it's pretty good.

    Buying one is a bit irritating cos it costs around £70 in UK (plus £22-25 delivery unless you can collect it personally) but you can buy one for $22 at Walmart in USA - that's around £17!!!!

    How do I get one as cheaply as possible?????

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
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    Try Versandhaus Schneider in Germany, if they have it in stock it should be cheaper and they post to your door.
    Excellent service every time I have used them.
    Pete.
     
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    mike1066 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I'll look at that.
    Mike
     
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    mikeyhall1 2018 Forum Nice Guy - Pepe Le Pew

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    Yes as above take a look at SVS, or wait for a secondhand one.
     
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    Squidwards Ghost Needs professional help.

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    Did you know itheres a tactical kit for it?
    If that's your thing of course.
     
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    mike1066 Well-Known Member

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    I have written to Schneider.
    Mike
     
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    I had written an email and I got a prompt reply.

    Thanks very much Pete, yes, I had found the TDP 45 , and it has white dots on rear sight which is an improvement, and I like the shape. Schneider wants EURO 37.95 for it, that's around £33.

    Meanwhile I have now found the TDP 45 locally where I can pick it up for £49.95, so there is going to be little or no mileage in going for Schneider.

    Many thanks for your help.

    I'll be interested to see how many shots I can get out of a CO2 cylinder, and I shall be testing the claimed 400 fps on my Chrony F1. If it's up over 380 fps, that is still pretty good, and the accuracy, for a BB gun, is said to be good.

    Mike
     
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    Yes, I knew that, thanks. No, I don't want a Tactical kit - just a small lightweight pistol, with good CO2 economy and relatively good accuracy, and unburdened by having to look or act like a Walther PPK or whatever!!!

    I like that it has a 4.25" barrel despite its small size. I am now going for the newer TDP 45 version, which is a touch lighter and has white dots on the rear sight. I have found that I can pick it up locally for £49.95.

    Mike
     
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    Squidwards Ghost Needs professional help.

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    That's a very good price! Nice one :thumb:
     
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    Thanks, there were one or two lower prices, but many miles away!
    Mike
     
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    I've ordered a TDP 45 from F Durrant in Worcester for £54.95. I could have got it for £5 less a few miles away, but the petrol and time costs . . . .

    I do like to buy from an individual town centre shop when I can, there are so many of them going out of business.

    Mike
     
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    Had one for a while, it gets a huge amount of shots from one cylinder, can't remember exactly number but way more than 100
     
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    Squidwards Ghost Needs professional help.

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    It's the same with Rc model shops, a rare breed now, the internets great for convenience and getting a deal, but you can't beat a physical shop to have a chat and a browse in:thumb:
     
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    mike1066 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
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    Exactly! Little old motorcycle dealers too, full of interesting possibilities.
     
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    isnt it illegal to get a gun delivered to your door from a trader? I thought private sellers only could do delivery?
     
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    Squidwards Ghost Needs professional help.

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    No, pellpax do it.
     
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    Yeah but they drive to you and do a face to face transaction right? I'm talking about just paying on the internet and it getting delivered to your door by just a normal delivery dude.
     

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