So what excuse do you need to buy this? Let's see if we can help. Pick one or more reasons (if you need to convince yourself or someone else):
- You need it to maintain firearm proficiency.
- Steel BBs are much cheaper than loaded ammo.
- Your P.08 collection won't be complete without this pistol.
- You'll stay home instead of having to go to the range.
- It's a great gun for everyone in the family to shoot.
- This BB gun is a LOT cheaper than buying the firearm.
- You have an itchy finger, and relief comes by pulling triggers.
- There's no lead in the ammo, so it's safer.
- Your life won't be complete without it.
- You work hard and deserve to splurge every now and then.
Umarex Legends P08 Features
- Uses 12-gram CO2 cartridge
- 21rd removable BB magazine
- Blowback (toggle moves)
- Manual safety
- Fixed sights
- Full metal
It could use wooden grips for better aesthetics, but those provided do the job.
Given the overall dimensions of the piece I believe that aftermarket wooden grips that are available could be used with a little modification to replace the plastic grips
It is a little under powered but perfectly adequate for backyard target shooting
and have some of them stored for X-mas.
To the point: What if "they" had always made a P.08 but simply "chambered" it in BB?
Well, that is it: This IS A P.08. It just "happens" to be for BB. So what can make it BETTER? Not much. But there is one thing that is not "right:" it has BLACK plastic grips. I opine that they are missing the boat by not offering this with, or making accessory after-market BROWN WOODEN ones.
WELL, unless or until, I have found a solution of sorts. I pass this on hoping that AGD will publish it:
By using Krylon Camoflauge BROWN FUSION spray on the supplied black grips, the exactly perfect BROWN
color can be put on. The fusion paint is made for plastics and permanently hardens on in 15 minutes.
The ORIGINAL P.08 had brown grips. It was so in WWI and well beyond. Now, yours can be set right, if you wish. Prepare to be amazed because--I affirm--that
even the harmonics seem to change from a plastic to a seemingly more "wooden" sound if pinged.
Note: The Krylon Fusion is perfect for touching up the WWII Collector edition AGD offers. Perfect color match.
Finally, this is not a product endorsement for paint. There may be other brands equally suited. I pass this on only because I have had what I call success with it.
If you are buying a gun for plinking, maybe there are better ones for that. But if you are interested in teaching the history of pistols to your nephew--as I am--this is as real as it gets. But you can make it even "real-er." Get one in any case. And get it from AGD who stand behind what they sell.
a lot of fun to shoot. Highly recommend getting at least one additional magazine when purchasing this pistol.
Consistently get 50 shots with a 12 gram CO2 cartridge.
After a few months, I decided to "age" my P.08 to look like a WWII relic. I started out using one of those plastic dish scrubbing pads to wear the paint down, but found that it was a lot faster to use some very fine steel wool instead. Carefully wear the paint down just enough to reveal the bare metal along the edges of the details. You can also wear the white markings down just a little to make them less conspicuous. I used a light sand paper on the grips to take that sharp texture away, focusing on areas that come into contact with the hand. Actual grip wear looks like this anyway, but it makes the gun more comfortable to hold. Finally, I spray painted the grips a dark brown color, then fogged some black paint around the outer edges of the grips. The effect was pretty stunning--until you pick it up, the grips almost look like wood. I found this customization process to be almost as fun as shooting the gun itself! Tip: There are lots of places to get holsters. I chose an open-style black Fallschirmjer (paratrooper) holster that really looks cool.
They responded right away with an online form. I liked the gun so well that I took a chance that maybe it was just a fluke. So on the form I indicated that I wanted a REPLACEMENT and not a refund. I tracked it online (FedEx) and got another one in maybe a couple of weeks. I think it was the same gun just a replacement mag. And yes Im VERY happy with his product! To have not spent a fortune, the attention to detail blows me away! A firearms historian once said that putting a Luger in your hand was like putting on a glove and he would be correct. I would give it five stars accept I haven't had it long enough!
The refurb condition wasn't bad by any means, the only scratch I found was a spot on the top of the toggle slide and it's small so it doesn't irritate me. The gun fed and cambered correctly and fired more accurately than I expected. Others have said it's not that accurate, but mine was getting centered 1in groups at around 20ft consistently. I'm very pleased to see the realistic markings and takedown on this gun. At the time I posted this review I've already fired over 600 and still goes without a major hitch. Sometimes I have to make sure the magazine is tightly secured in the right place so it feeds well. The trigger pull is short and crisp, a lot better than the non-blowback version. I get about 60 good shots with one cartridge. The Magazine overall is very well designed, my only complaint is that the bb follower doesn't lock anywhere and you end up having to tightly hold it down while loading bbs. Lubricating this gun is a must as its parts are sensitive, and this well keep it operating correctly.
But ultimately it's what inside that counts. (It did come with instructions, but they are very minimal..)
FYI for buyers, a small "R" is stamped on it on the side but it is not very noticeable.
Still works the same and mine was in fantastic shape.
I'd gladly buy another refurbished one if I thought I wanted another one of these guns.
So close to meine Father's Luger , with my eyes shut, Ich could not tell them apart. Das ist prema! Sorry, I'LL try not to use my home language again. There is absolutely no difference between the firearm and this gun except the ammo used and it's Co2 internal construction. And, of course, the metal it is made of. If you have never shot the Firearm version, you don't know what you'really missing until you pay $1.35 per round for the real thing. My Father's weapon is still well blued and has Wooden grips with the Eagle engraved on both sides. I'LL treasure it forever. My father was an " OBERSTLEUTNANT " IN THE GERMAN AIR FORCE during WW II . The Luger is part of his uniform.
I would like to find a way to get more power ( feet per second ) out of my Umarex PO-8, if possible. So, if anyone can help me, I will greatly appreciate their kindness.
Despite its smooth bore, in close range surprisingly accurate. It is working well without any malfunction.
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 300 fpsLoudness 4-Medium-High
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 300 fpsLoudness 4-Medium-High