Shot this over the weekend. I will eventually condense all my findings: preliminary overview, field testing, opening it up, upgrading/parts compatibility, long term durability, etc. However, I haven’t quite gotten there yet.
Testing APS Action Combat Pistol (“ACP”) CO2 GBB in 2 degree Celsius temperature. In summary: I did not get full magazine worth of BB’s out with the CO2. Gun surprisingly produced an inconsistent grouping, despite being a Marui clone; though this is hard to see in this video.
Despite being CO2 powered, previous tests done in a warmer indoor environment showed a different ACP (same model and everything though) to be a bit of a gas hog as compared to other CO2 powered GBB models from other brands – 1.5-2.5 magazines worth of BB’s on a single 12g CO2.
The APS ACP on first glance appears to be a Tokyo Marui clone, including the hop up chamber design. There are some changes featuring reinforced materials or design on the inside of the gun to allow it to function reliably on the increased pressure of CO2.
Note that this gun was the store display from the APS Canada retail shop, lent to me for long term review purposes – thanks to Michael over at APS Canada. I will be disassembling this ACP to see what’s going on the inside – perhaps a dirty barrel or torn bucking is to blame, as I just shot the gun as is packed up right from their display.
I’m not going to jump to conclusions that this gun is “bad” just yet, because I really was intially quite impressed with some of the smaller details and thought that has gone into them on this gun.