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Since the company's debut in 2006, Umarex USA has been a premium distributor of sporting, tactical and replica air pistols and rifles. Their world-class products represent a big chunk of several niche communities that range from air guns and airsoft to paintball and tactical accessories. Recently, the company even branched out into rimfire rifles, offering a small selection of firearms chambered for the .22 LR cartridge. But enough about the company; let us talk more about the Umarex Steel Storm air pistol.
The Umarex Steel Storm air pistol is aptly named due to its ability to provide a whirlwind of steel BBs. As noted, the Steel Storm air pistol is exactly that – an air pistol. It is not an airsoft gun. It is designed to fire .177-caliber (4.5mm) steel BBs and is powered by dual disposable 12-gram CO2cartridges, which sets it apart from a great majority of the other air guns in the Umarex line. The CO2 cartridges are inserted into the grip of the Steel Storm, and provide the pistol with a source of compressed air, which acts as a propellant that is released with each pull of the unique semi-automatic trigger. Its unique fire selector switch gives it semi-automatic firing capabilities as well as the ability to fire in six-shot bursts, making the operation of this air pistol even more realistic than others. In fact, this particular air pistol is capable of discharging projectiles at a velocity of up to 430 fps.
The Umarex Steel Storm air pistol features a 7 1/2 inch, smooth-bore barrel alongside an overall length of approximately 15 inches. Additionally, the synthetic construction gives the pistol a weight of 2 1/2 pounds – easily managed by persons of all ages. The Steel Storm is fed by a built-in 30-round magazine but also includes a 300-round reservoir that ensures you will always be with ammunition, even when firing six-round bursts. Other features include fixed front and rear sights, a manual thumb safety, a fire selector switch that provides the option of single shots and six-round bursts and both top and bottom Picatinny rails for the attachment of lights, lasers, optics, grips and any other tactical accessories you desire.
Sure, the Umarex Steel Storm air pistol may not be exclusively licensed by any actual arms manufacturers, but that is just because it is too powerful to carry their names. The Steel Storm is an excellent option for:
- Air gun collectors
- Varmint hunting
- Pest control
- Sport shooting
- Much more…
Note: Air guns and rifles are, like firearms, not toys. Any misuse or careless use could result in serious injury or death. Any child or person under the age of 18 should be under adult supervision while using an air gun. Prior to use, all materials and instructions that accompany the product should be read carefully. Do not brandish this product in public, as it may be mistaken for an actual firearm and considered a serious crime. Check all local laws and regulations that may prohibit the ownership of this product.