P.08 Blowback from UMAREX

New this year from UMAREX USA airguns is a blowback action replica of the famous P.08 Luger pistol. Though I’m not an airgun guy, I think the replicas are very cool and this Luger is no exception. It’s full metal and feels real in your hand. It is single action and has a 21-shot drop-free magazine which holds the CO2 cylinder. It has a 4-inch barrel, weighs 1.9 pounds, and looks and feels like the real deal.

The P.08 replica is CO2-powered and fires .177 BBs at 410 feet per second. It is part of UMAREX’s Legends line which also includes replicas of the Makarov and the C96 Mauser “Broomhandle.”

umarex p08 action

Shelby Murdoc

Murdoc is a freelancer who writes at various publications and web sites including Shooting Sports Retailer and GunPundit.com.


  • Nimrod

    What’s it shoot? Airsoft. BBs, pellets what?

    • Guest

      My best guess is that like most replicas of this type it shoots .177 metal BB’s at average velocities of about 300 fps.

    • Shelby Murdoc

      Oops lost a paragraph somehow. Will fix. Thanks.

    • WalkableBuffalo

      .177 is a calibre for metal airgun pellets

    • TheSmellofNapalm

      “The P.08 replica is CO2-powered and fires .177 BBs at 410 feet per second.”

  • Jsim

    410fps is really slow you need about 1000 if you want to use it for varmint so its basically pointless crossman makes guns that are co2 and shoot around the same for about $40 so unless its around there I dont understand why people would buy one

    • Chris Durkee

      Because Luger.

    • Paladin

      410FPS is actually pretty decent velocity for a CO2 handgun with a blowback action. These are primarily for backyard plinking, not serious varminting. They also provide an option for enthusiasts in areas where getting the real deal can prove difficult.

    • Cymond

      Plinking, obviously, especially because of the ongoing high cost of rimfire ammo.

      Do people actually hunt varmints with round steel BBs? I always assumed people just used the lead-pellet type of airguns for hunting.

  • floppyscience

    Damn, I was hoping it was a blowback .22 pistol. That’s an Umarex I’d buy.

  • gunsandrockets

    I’ve seen some of these under the glass at Big5. Very impressive looking reproductions.

  • Alucard

    Pretty neat but my experience with the Umarex PK380 leads to think this will be junk.