- Compatible with Beretta M84 PBB CO2 pistol by Umarex
- Metal and Polymer Construction
- 12 Round Capacity
- Beretta M84 Magazine with integral CO2 puncture key
About the Beretta M84 Magazine
The Beretta M84 Magazine is a spare magazine designed to work with the Beretta M84 partial blowback pistol by Umarex. The CO2 cartridge for this pistol is stored in the magazine rather than this grip making for a realistic magazine shape and size as well as more practical reloads.
About the Pistol - Beretta M84 CO2 Partial Blowback pistol by Umarex
The Beretta M84 is a compact pistol that is essentially a scaled down version of the Beretta 92/M9 pistol. The pistol features the familiar open slide design with an enlarged trigger guard and textured synthetic grip just like its larger counterparts. There are real Beretta trademarks present on this replica everywhere you would find them on the real pistol - on the grip, the slide, the frame and so on. The pistol has a long trigger pull that is a characteristic of partial blowback pistols but the break is clean and smooth. The trigger guard is large enough to accommodate gloved hands. This is a CO2 powered pistol so the recoil is very sharp and crisp making this a seriously fun gun. The slide moves when fired and locks back on the final shot.
What makes the Umarex Beretta M84 a standout among its class is that most non-blowbacks and partial blowback pistols carry the required CO2 cartridge inside the grip to power the gun and the magazine functions more like a clip. While this is functionally fine, for practicality sake it lacks realism in some aspects due to these clip type magazines being very skinny and not a real shape. With this pistol you get a magazine that is full size and will fit normal magazine pouches. The practical side of this is that on guns that store the CO2 capsule in the magazine you can always switch magazines to a freshly topped off one and be ready to fight with no down time. For guns that store the propellant inside the gun, it's quite a task to try and swap CO2 cartridges out of the grip in the middle of the game so you better hope that the CO2 you have in there will be enough.
Though pistols are often looked at as backup guns in airsoft, most of the offerings are based on full sized pistols in the real firearm world. But sometimes carrying a fully loaded full sized pistol can be a bit much and cumbersome for what you require and so compact pistols like this we feel have a place. We could see this being useful for players who carry an exceptionally heavy loadout or primary like a sniper rifle and a pistol is the last resort tool. But until that last resort comes, maybe that sniper needs the maximum mobility and not be encumbered by a large framed pistol flopping around or dragging them down.