Umarex XCP CO2 .177 Pistol
Attractive 2 Tone Copy Of The TDP45
July 10, 2018
SHARP LOOKING PISTOL
SHOOTS A MAXIMUM OF 410 FEET PER SECOND
new hard hitting Umarex XCP CO2 Semi-Automatic
BB pistol is an attractive two tone spitting image of the
Umarex TDP45 and shoots steel BBs only. As you can see the
XCP sports an attractive two tone color scheme, earth colored bottom
frame and trigger guard and silver slide on top. The original
Umarex TDP45 is black. What a sharp looking pistol!
side of the XCP -
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Note the close
similarity to the Umarex XBG which is Amazon.com's best selling air
The manual says up to 20 BBs capacity
but you might experience less or no jamming if loading 18 or 19 BBs.
- The TDP45 , the black version of the XCP averaged
412 feet per second in a 5 shot string.
As you can see the XCP,
right, is almost 1/4" thinner in the grip area. The
absence of the extended beavertail at the rear grip makes the XCP about
a quarter inch shorter than the XBG, left.
the XBG at
top has an extended beavertail grip which protrudes beyond the slide
at the rear and the XCP below does not. It is flush which I find
There is more room ahead of the trigger in the trigger guard in the XCP
than the XBG has. Perhaps it is better suited to cold weather
shooting with gloves or just better for gloved hands. Action -
semi-automatic, just pull the trigger.
Umarex manual lists weight for the XBG at .9 of a pound.
XCP manual lists weight of .85 of a pound, very close.
Grip at bottom of XCP is a cleaned up version of the XBG, but it is
slightly more difficult to screw the CO2 charging screw in on the XCP
since it is crowded a bit by the grip. The XBG protrudes more at
the base below the grip than the XCP, a bit easier to charge.
Both have the handy picatinny rail below
for attaching laser sights,
Both fire at maximum velocities of 410 feet per second, very nice.
Slide safety is on the right hand side.
I find the fiber optic sights not so great on the XCP. The white
dot is easier for me to see on the XBG.
Both have handy drop down magazines which hold 19 BBs.
Both use a 12g CO2 cartridge.
Left - about 5 & 3/8" from the top of rear sight to the bottom of
CO2 charging ring.
Height XCP, right - about 5 & 9/16" from top of rear sight to bottom of CO2
Length XBG, Left -
about 6 & 3/4". Length XCP, right - about 6 & 1/2".
With the Umarex XCP
Blister Pack you get 250 BBs and 2 super clean CO2 gas cartridges so
you're ready to shoot. On the front is the claimed maximum
velocity of 410 feet per second and
on the back are the warnings,
etc.. The blister packs help to prevent tampering or
someone picking up the gun and fooling around with it, so that's good
that the product is sealed. SEE
XCP SHOOTING TEST BELOW
| CO2 Here
| Dirty Bore pic 1
| Dirty Bore pic 2
| Dirty Bore pic 3
|| Dirty Bore pic 4
| Dirty Bore pic 5
this barrel is very dirty with dings and pits which I had to
grind out. These photos don't show enough focus to see the grit
and grunge, but it is very dirty.
It is back
together shooting fine. I would not recommend fully
disassembling this gun as it may take you more than a few hours to get
it back together if you can get it together at all.
took the gun apart to see what a minor rattle was, taking a chance on
getting it back together. I don't recommend this as it may be
more than you are willing to take the time for. Getting it back
together can be a real pain. The most you can do fairly easily is
remove the top slide to work on the barrel by removing the screw at the
rear sight on top. I would not take it apart any more from there
unless you have lots of time.
I noticed the gun barrel was extremely dirty. Those pits and
dings you see in these crude photos did not come out after severe
swabbing with patches. The photos are actually after I had swabbed the barrel with patches
and attempted to oil it. I had to put some 1500 emery cloth on a
steel rod and chuck the rod into my drill press and insert the rod into
the barrel and spin the emery cloth awhile to get these dings
out. The bore is now brighter than a bright silver dollar and
perfectly smooth to a mirror finish.
I am a bit disappointed at Umarex for leaving these barrels like this,
probably the results of test firing the guns and boxing them up for
sale without cleaning the barrels.
you can find one of these fine XCP air pistols at WalMart, the price
for the whole blister pack was only $24.88. Otherwise I
expect they will be $29.99 to $34.99 or maybe even up to $40.00. I think they are up to $40.00 on
Ebay. What a beautiful, sharp looking pistol!
It's nice to have such a lightweight, compact pistol which is often
quite handy when going outdoors. Since
dog attacks are happening right
in peoples' driveways it's a good idea
to have at least a powerful CO2
pistol which shoots at least 400 feet
per second when you step outside.
These Umarex XBG, TDP45, and XCP pistols are among the hardest hitting
pistols for the money they cost. They will drill right through
cans made of steel. The
TDP45 , the black version of the XCP averaged
412 feet per second in a 5 shot string. I would much prefer a pistol that shoots
near the maximum claimed velocity than one that shoots a hundred feet
per second below the claimed maximum.
XCP SHOOTING TEST BELOW
Daisy also makes the Powerline 426 and
Powerline 415 models which are fairly inexpensive. Velocities are up to
about 430 fps and 500 fps repectively. They have magazines
installed within the gun on top so you cannot reload quickly by
changing out the magazines, however, but they are priced right.
The CO2 pistol can be good to drive snakes back with, also.
Enough shots at a snake will kill it.
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Hornady BLACK DIAMOND BBs
BLACK DIAMOND BBs Outperform Other BBs In Penetration Tests
Hornady's new Black
Diamond BBs represent a breakthrough in BB gun
shooting technology development. In a test to see how the
BBs work they penetrated more steel than regular BBs and were fired
last to ensure less Co2 was in the cartridge than when firing the
XCP Co2 Pistol Shooting Test
A particular heavy duty
lid of a steel beef stew can was only getting
dents in the lid when fired at with regular BBs at point blank range,
several inches away. The BBs would go
through the steel sides, but not the lid which is heavier duty. A
magnet was used to test the cans to be sure there was some steel or
ferrous content in them. The Hornady Brand BBs all went right
through the lid of the can as you can see here. Something about
that hardened surface of the BB must make for a crisper impact so no
bogging down of the BB. It just goes right through the steel!
DIAMOND .177 Caliber BBs
The dents you see
represent hits from regular BBs fired from the Umarex XCP Co2
pistol. They were fired first when most Co2 was in the cartridge
if that's a slight difference. The holes you see are Hornady
BLACK DIAMOND BBs which were fired last at the can and went straight
through the steel lid.
Just a simple test but I would think these BBs
will generally go through and penetrate more material than regular BBs.
Makarov Test Through Heavy Duty Top Lid Of
Steel Beef Stew Can
To my surprise even the little Makarov shot 4 of 5 Hornady BLACK DIAMOND BBs through
the heavy top of the steel can where other kinds of BBs just dented
it. I must have shot at an angle on the only one that did not go
through and it dented it and bounced. I used a fresh UMAREX
HIGH-GRADE CO2 cartridge for this test.
The Makarov has an advertised maximum velocity of 380 feet per second,
so don't underestimate that kind of power, especially when using the
Hornady BLACK DIAMOND ANODIZED STEEL BBs.
ALWAYS USE/WEAR SAFETY SHOOTING GLASSES WHEN SHOOTING ANY KIND OF GUN, ESPECIALLY BB GUNS.
High-Grade CO2 - With handy
instruction leaflet tucked inside box.
I cut open a spent
Umarex CO2 cartridge with a hacksaw to see if it was as clean as they
say and it was absolutely clean, no gunk, no film inside like a
TDP45 , the black version
of the XCP averaged 412 feet per second in a 5 shot string chronograph
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