One Of The Best
Air Gunner|October 2020
One Of The Best
Dave Barham tests the Umarex Colt Python .357 Magnum pellet/BB CO2 pistol
Dave Barham

This classic Colt Python Magnum pistol from Umarex is a very good replica of the famous revolver, widely regarded as the best one ever made. It’s available in two different barrel lengths; the 6-inch on test here and the snub-nosed 2.5-inch. What makes this replica even more appealing is that this CO2 version can fire steel BBs as well as regular .177 pellets – what’s not to like?


You get three 10-shot rotary magazines with this pistol, one for BBs and two for .177 pellets. They are both really easy to load by simply pushing the pellets or BBs into the allocated holes in each mag’.

Looking at the mag’s, it’s easy to determine which way round they go – there’s a small star-shaped wheel on the back of each magazine, which must be facing backwards when the mag’ is inserted into the pistol.


Loading the CO2 is easy, too. Simply locate the raised pull tab on the base of the left side of the pistol grip, and pull the side plate away. Inside you’ll find the slot for the 12g CO2 cylinder, plus a hex key moulded into the base of the side plate to tighten down the screw that secures the CO2 cylinder in place.


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October 2020