Don't waste your time and money scouring pawnshops and the Web looking for obscure, costly antique firearms! With this ultrarealistic airgun from Gletcher, you can experience the look, feel and fun of the legendary Soviet PM1951 handgun at a fraction of the cost with no extensive searching or legal paperwork required! The Soviet Union developed the PM51 in the middle of the 20th century as a close-range defensive weapon for officers in its armed forces. Incredibly simple and always reliable, it remained in official service with Soviet military and law enforcement for decades and continues to be a favorite of many agencies in Russia and former Soviet bloc nations to this day. Hold Gletcher's reproduction just once, and it's easy to see why. The celebrated airgun experts overlooked no detail when it came to building the PM1951. With its tough metal alloy construction and a weight nearly identical to the original, this premium air pistol not only looks exactly like its bullet-firing counterpart - it painstakingly duplicates the feel, as well. Even the shooting experience is virtually the same, thanks to Gletcher's advanced "blowback" system, which simulates the original weapon’s visceral feedback via realistic recoil movement. The PM1951 airgun shoots only .177 caliber steel BBs and is powered by a 12g CO2 cartridge (each sold separately). It's equipped with a single action trigger mechanism, meaning it must be cocked before the first shot. During the second and subsequent rounds, the cocking and reloading cycle occurs automatically when the slide moves back via the blowback feature. Whether you're a collector, like to hone your aim with target practice or just enjoy shooting for fun, don't settle for anything less than a Gletcher airgun!