I have been given an Umarex Browning Capitan 6mm from >> Solware << to test. These pistols have only just come into the country.
The Browning Capitan is modelled on the 9mm MKIII Browning High Power with tangent sights.
The Pistol comes in a sturdy cardboard box
Inside the pistol sits in a black material covered polystyrene insert. There wasn’t any instructions in the case, I assume this to be still in the shop.
The markings on the pistol are very clear with original Browning & Umarex Stamp
The Taiwan sticker would be the first thing to go!!
The Pistol itself feels of real good quality and a very good weight. The frame is metal and the grips are plastic, however they are to a high standard and at first glance they do look like they are wood.
The barrel is polished as is the ejector cover which is a real nice touch.
The sights are target tangent, that are notched from 50 to 500
The pistol also has the slot at the rear of the grip to accommodate a shoulder stock. I have not had the chance to see if one is available, but it would be a perfect addition for the pistol
The pistol is powered by Green Gas which is filled into the bottom of the magazine.
The magazine holds twenty 6mm BBs, to which I found filling it not to bad but the mag doesn’t have spring hold down
When the pistol is held in the aimed position, it is well balanced and looking through the sights gives it that ‘old skool’ feel with the v front blade.
I only was able to shoot the pistol with about 20 BBs. From that I can say that the power is more than I was expecting! On the box it does state >1 Joule but it definitely seems to be higher from the way the BBs was striking the can I set up.
The pistol is single action with a very good blowback and hold open device for the last shoot.
Just like the original you cannot depress the trigger without the mag being in, so proper drills is required for this pistol, just like any really.
I can safely say I am very impressed with this pistol. It isn’t the British Browning Hi Power that everyone knows but it is a Browning Hi Power that is worthy in anyone’s collection.
I shall be doing some more testing of this pistol the weekend.
For more details about this pistol contact the Lads at Solware 0844 357 0306 or on there website >> HERE <<
Thanks for the review; looks like I'll be spending some money soon .
I used to use a Browning 9mm similar to this pistol a lot back in the fullbore pistol days - Using one of these will be like going back to the good ol' days of the '80's
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Very nice indeed. I assume it comes under ukara though?
Good review Pad.e and nice looking pistol .
a gun is just a tool how its used is dependant on the person behind the trigger .
This is why constant restrictions on legal users will have no effect on the unlawfull use of guns or knives !