Hey friends! 

Welcome to another review! In this review, we’ll be taking a look at the Elite Force (Umarex) H8R ‘Super Magnum’ from Extreme Airsoft

When I first started the blog in 2014 and I was designing my logo, I thought revolvers looked the absolute tits so 2 revolvers it was but, weirdly enough I’ve never actually used an airsoft revolver. Buying a Dan Wesson revolver that I would then need to buy downgrade shells for seemed a bit pointless so I put a revolver purchase on the back burner, then I came across the Elite Force H8R on a trip to the states - they weren’t available in the UK at that time but sure enough, I’ve finally got my hands on one! 

The Elite Force H8R ‘Super Magnum’ is described as an ‘aggressive-looking revolver’ that has been constructed from a high-quality polymer. It features a 20mm rail on the top and underside to enable it to take a variety of attachments such as red dot sights and torches. Unlike other revolvers, the chamber doesn’t flip out, but instead, it has daisywheels of rounds with a 10 round capacity. The Gen 2 H8R also features fibre front and rear sights and an adjustable hop for accuracy. It is also powered by CO2 powered for reliability. In the box, there are three 10-round magazines and an Allen key! All you need to add are BBs and a 12g CO2 bulb. 

The H8R does for the most part look like a normal revolver in the respect of it looks like it has a revolving chamber but it is a lot chunkier than others. Despite its oversized design, it is lightweight and fits nicely in the hand. The serrations, fibre front/back sight and the top/underside rails make it look mean and the bullet mouldings in the daisywheel are a nice aesthetic touch. 

In terms of usability, It is really simple to use - the CO2 bulb goes in the grip and there is a little slide button that releases/secures the daisywheel, once these are both in the safety by the hammer can be disengaged and you can start shooting. As it’s CO2 it has a nice kick to it and it shoots consistently. Unlike other airsoft Revolvers, it chrono’s in at just over 300FPS meaning it is site legal and being CO2 powered rather than gas-powered makes it reliable in all conditions. The daisywheels are pretty easy to reload but can be a bit fiddly if you aren’t used to them. 

Are there any downsides? I do question how skirmish-able this is, purely for the fact it has 10 round daisywheels (due to capacity), however, I do believe it is more skirmish-able than other airsoft revolvers due to the higher capacity mags and not needing to load shells individually. I think this is a great gun for plinking and target practice and would look sick for modern cowboy loadout. 

In terms of cost, this retails for just £74.99 from Extreme Airsoft which I think is great value and the reason I got it. Most airsoft secondaries range in the price of £100-£300 so if you’re looking for a unique, affordable secondary this is definitely something to consider. 

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