It seems that Umarex have produced a new single shot, break barrel, similar to the existing Buck Mark URX. This time, it’s a replica of the Ruger Mk IV target pistol.
Construction looks similar to the Buck Mark URX and this also seems to have a similar weight of around 1.35lbs (610g). It shoots only .177” pellets and has a claimed fps of 360.
It seems to have a 5.3” (135mm) rifled barrel and is provided with an adjustable rear sight and both front and rear sights have fibre-optic inserts. It appears that the manual safety is operational but all the other controls are moulded in place.
I’m excited about this one! The Ruger is a classic pistol and a .177 version would be great. My only reservation is the trigger. On my Buck Mark URX, out of the box, the trigger was too heavy for accurate shooting. If this has a better trigger, this could be one to look out for.
The only problem is that, although I spotted this for sale on the Pyramid Air site in the US (for $50), this replica doesn’t currently appear on either the Umarex or Umarex USA sites. I have emailed the nice people at Umarex to ask if it will be available in Europe and elsewhere, but so far, they haven’t replied.
Let’s hope it’s on the way…
Umarex tell me that this replica is currently available only in the US but that it should be available in Europe from “the beginning of 2022.” No information is currently available on price, though I’d expect this to be similar to the price of the existing Buck Mark URX.
In the meantime, here’s a link to a review of this replica in Hard Air Magazine, though it claims that overall weight is over 3lbs (which I don’t think is right) and there is no mention of how light or heavy the trigger is.