Mar 14, 2012

UHC Spring Revolver Review

     In general, $30 is definitely out there for a non-metal spring pistol.  Particularly when it shoots terribly.  However, the looks of this revolver might make an exception.

     It was those awesome looks that persuaded me to buy this revolver by UHC.  It is definitely full of ups and downs that may sway someone looking for a revolver, or who just happened on it and like it.

     First off, I'll tackle the most obvious of the features.  It looks outstanding.  That was basically the main reason I purchased this.  It comes in silver and black, with four different barrel lengths.  I chose the longest barrel because it is so over the top intimidating.

     The build quality is decent, not outstanding but certainly good enough.  The handle is by far the heftiest part, the rest of the gun not weighing very much.  The outer barrel feels a little cheap and weighs hardly anything, but it's not noticeable unless holding it by the barrel.

     Pulling back a little button opens up the chamber for reloading.  This works smoothly and well, no problems, and can be done single handedly.  Shells slide right in and BBs can then be pushed into the back of the shells.

     The sights are decent, while not the greatest they work well with this gun.  The problem is that the gun can't really shoot where they point.  The rear sight can be adjusted vertically with a flathead screwdriver.

     The trigger pull is a little too long and somewhat ratchety feeling.  There are a lot of parts that move due to the trigger and it isn't smooth because of that.  When you pull back the hammer, it automatically pulls the trigger back too so when firing, the pull is very short.

     Performance:  This is where everything goes wrong.  Fps is in the sub-200 range.  Fps in the 200's is bad. Below 200 is virtually useless.  Firing this reminds me more of a Nerf blaster's performance.  BBs cannot go much more than 50' before falling to the dirt.

     Something very ironic, not just about this blaster, but many cheap guns, is that "Hop Up Performance Model" is advertised all over, but taking this out to fire, I could not see a trace of hop in the BB's trajectory.  It basically fell like a Nerf dart, obeying gravity in a normal and rather disappointing way.

     Accuracy is okay from side to side, but vertically drops too much to be consistent with the sights.  Adjusting them for elevation can't fix the fact that it doesn't shoot in a straight line, so you can't use the sights in the normal way, unless hoping to shoot someone in the feet.

     The hammer is somewhat difficult to pull back, not too much, but fairly so.  Priming with one unsupported hand is possible, but difficult.  Priming with two hands is easy.  Priming with one hand supported on a leg or table isn't bad.  Basically, you'd need to try it out to be sure, with larger hands it would probably be easier as well.

The Bottom Line

     Really cool
     Decent build

     Bad range
     Bad accuracy
     Terrible reload
     Low capacity
     Bad at shooting in general

     This blaster has nothing worthwhile to offer performance-wise and would be a scam at this price if it weren't so cool; get it for looks not performance.

Overall Score:  **

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  1. Quote:

    "I could not see a trace of hop in the BB's trajectory. It basically fell like a Nerf dart, obeying gravity in a normal and rather disappointing way."

    lol gravity :)

  2. Are you using .20 gram bbs or .12 bbs? This gun is designed for .12 gram bbs.

    1. I used both types, mostly .12s though.

      Both still behaved as if there was no hop up at all.

      .12s were still a noticeable improvement, meaning they flew 50 ft instead of 30.

  3. You can just leave the shells in the gun for faster reloading

    1. I do, taking them out is really more cosmetic than anything.


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