At first glace, the 937 airsoft revolver from UHC looks pretty nice. Usually airsoft handguns are pistols, so a revolver’s a nice change from the same old spring pistols everyone’s used to.
One of the obvious down sides is that the 937 Revolver only holds 6 rounds of ammo. A even bigger down side is that they’re held in shells, just like a real revolver, and you must manually push a BB into little holes on the rear of the shell and then insert the shell into the gun. That’s a lot of work for only 6 rounds of ammo in both target shooting and airsoft wars. And, even if you do buy extra shells, it’s time consuming to take all six of the used shells out and then all six of the new ones back in. And still another flaw with the shells, they’re very lose, and if you don’t keep the gun pointed straight down while you reload, all of shells will fall out. I recommend not even bothering with buying extra shells and just keep six shells in the gun and push the BB into the shell while it’s still in the gun. If you’re confused, let me explain what I mean. There’s a little rubber hole in the back of each shell. And you need to push a BB into that rubber hole to get it loaded. Now, what I’m saying is, it’s best if you leave the empty shells in the gun, and just push in the BB’s right there.
Long story short, the shells are just a nightmare. But once you do get the gun loaded, how does it shoot? Not to well. Even though the 937 Revolver claims to have “hop-up” technology, it’s far-fetched. With .20 gram ammo, it fires straight, but takes a dramatic nosedive after about 10 feet. .12 gram ammo isn’t much better, and it doesn’t even fly straight, so you probably have a better chance with .20 gram.
The effective range for a airsoft handgun anyway is around 20 feet, and if you’re just looking for that then you’ll probably be happy with the 937 Revolver, but if you’re looking for anything over that then probably skip this gun. Bottom line; does well for close quarters or indoors, does not do well for ranges over 20 feet or outdoor use.
Even though the 937 UHC Revolver can’t perform too well at anything over 10-20 feet, it is well built. For the most part it’s metal, but a couple parts are made of plastic. The hammer is well built, too. As for the shells, they’re made from plastic and some rubber, but they do the job.
But, even through all these down sides, the 937 Revolver still could make a decent sidearm if you wanted something different. For example, if you already have a AEG or well built spring powered main weapon, and don’t have a lot of cash to spend on a sidearm, this could fit the bill. Although only having 6 rounds of ammo, and less than perfect accuracy, the 937 Revolver can shoot at a very fast rate. It’s single-action, which means you must pull back the hammer before each shot, but you can pull and shoot faster than you’d think. You can have all 6 rounds down field in under 4 seconds if you get a feel for the gun. Accuracy through volume, that’s what this gun’s all about.
Another benefit of the revolver platform is that you can operate it with only one hand, where as, with a pistol, you need to use both hands to cock it back and fire. Which means if you got two of them that you could duel-wield them!
It also feels really good to hold. It looks totally realistic (except for the orange tip), and is overall solid. It has grooves on the handle that fit your hand perfectly, so it wouldn’t hurt your hands gripping it in a long fight.
One last thing to consider is the size of the revolver you want. This review is on the 937 revolver (which is 4in long), but UHC also makes them in 2.5″, 6″ and 8″ barrel lengths. The longer the barrel is the more accurate it is, and the more powerful it is in terms of FPS. Although, the longer length can be a burden when drawing or in CQB. So just keep in mind that you have the option to go with a bigger/smaller barrel length.
So, don’t let the down sides scare you, this is a okay gun with a little training and patience. You could even buy two of them so you can go akimbo. Although I would not recommend this for target shooting, it can put up a decent fight in a airsoft war, despite only having 6 shots. At $25 this really isn’t too bad of a gun, it’s not one of the elite, but it’s okay. So, if you want something different to liven up your battlefield, and don’t feel like shelling out big bucks, and can appreciate a handgun for a handgun, and don’t expect miracles from it, it can do well.
Feet Per Second: 240
Accuracy: So-So, can hit a person from 20 feet
Power: Spring (you must pull back the hammer before each shot)
Recommended BB Weight: .20 grams
Magazine Capacity: 6 BBs