GSG 92 (Cybergun)


 

Taurus Model 92B (9 mm)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Made for Cybergun, GSG92
Replica Of:
Taurus 92B (9 mm)
Made In:
Taiwan

Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, steel BBs, 24-shot magazine
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
None
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Daisy Avanti BBs
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
2.4, 8.4
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.1, brass, no
Trigger Action:
DA
, SA
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
6.5 (DA), 2.5 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fixed
Velocity (fps):
312
Sound Level (dB): 95
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
2009-present
Condition/Manual/Box:
98%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
 W01090611682
 
Comments: This replica pistol is made in Taiwan for Cybergun (distributed in the U.S. by Palco Sports) and carries GSG (German Sport Guns) markings. In the firearms world, GSG is known for its .22 LR versions of center fire military weapons. GSG also manufactures and distributes a line of airsoft guns. The frame and slide of the GSG 92 are made of metal with the grip panels and a few internal parts made of plastic. Although the gun has GSG trademarks, it is not a replica of any firearm made by GSG. Instead, it is a very good replica of a Taurus 92B.

Internally, the GSG 92 is designed like most modern airsoft gas blowback pistols. The barrel, chamber, loading nozzle, and magazine feed slot have been modified to accept .177 cal steel BBs instead of 6 mm plastic airsoft BBs. The controls on the GSG 92 function very much like the corresponding controls on the Taurus firearm, except the safety lever does not decock the hammer, making the GSG 92 an excellent training gun for those owning the firearm. When gas pressure gets low, the gun can go into full-auto mode and will continue firing (as long as the trigger is held down) until the gas pressure gets too low to operate the blowback function. This can result in a BB being left in the breech. The blow-back action is fast and smooth. The slide locks back after the last shot has been fired. Since the magazine contains the CO
2 cylinder, BBs, and the valve mechanism, removing the magazine keeps the gun from being fired, even if a BB is left in the chamber.

BBs are loaded by pushing them through the magazine lip one at a time. The spring follower must be held down during loading since there is no retainer for it on the magazine. The instructions mention a speedloader, but one was not included with my gun and it is not clear if the speedloader is for the .177 steel BB gun or the airsoft version of the gun. The instructions printed on the box as well as the instruction manual refer to the airsoft version in several places, which is confusing.  A large amount of gas is used to power the blow-back function, which results in the gun having relatively low power and poor efficiency in terms of the number of good shots available per CO
2 cylinder. You can expect between 30 and 40 shots from each CO2 cylinder.

The slide must be racked by hand to fire the first shot. Once the slide has been racked, all shots are then normally fired in single-action mode. The hammer can be carefully lowered with your thumb and the safety applied (it cannot be lowered with the safety on). With the hammer down, moving the safety to the fire position allows the current shot to be fired in double-action mode. All subsequent shots are fired single-action.

The paint finish generally looks pretty nice, but it has a tendency to rub off fairly easily, especially on the edges. The rear sight has a white dot in the middle and there is no dot on the front sight. This arrangement makes it very difficult to acquire a consistent sight picture. The two-stage trigger is smooth with a clean break. The GSG 92 has decent accuracy for a smooth-bore BB gun but the blow-back function reduces the muzzle velocity considerably.

Cybergun 2009 Catalog (.pdf)

Performance: Measurements were made on 1/31/10 at a temperature of 70 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Daisy Avanti BBs (5.5 gr). The highest velocity measured was 336 fps, the lowest was 315 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 325 fps, s = 7.0). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.60". The group was centered 1.25" below and 0.75" to the left of the point of aim. Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.



The GSG 92 was tested with RWS BBs, Crosman Copperhead BBs, and Daisy Avanti Precision Ground BBs. Daisy Avanti BBs produced the best results. The test target is shown below.

When fired off-hand at 15' using Daisy Avanti BBs, the GSG 92 consistently produced 5-shot groups under 1". The group below measured 0.44". The GSG 92 is a very good action shooter. Soda cans beware!

 


 
Right Profile:


 
Take Down: The GSG 92 can be field stripped for cleaning just like the Taurus firearm by pushing the button on the right side of the frame and rotating the take down lever on the left side of the frame. The slide can then be pushed forward and off the frame.

 


 
Front View: The rail on the underside of the frame will accept standard accessories such as tactical lights and lasers.

 
Left Profile 2: The sights are a weak point of the GSG 92. They are not adjustable and the white dot in the middle of the rear sight makes for a poor sight picture.


 
Left Profile 3: Just like the firearm, the slide of the GSG 92 locks in the open position when the last shot has been fired. Pushing the slide lock lever down returns the slide to the battery position.

 
Left Profile 4: When the slide is open, the magazine lip with a BB in loading position can be seen (middle of photo). As the slide moves forward, the loading nozzle scoops a BB from the magazine and pushes it into the breech.

 
Right Side Markings:

 
Left Side Markings:


 
Loading BBs: The magazine is loaded by pushing BBs through the front of the magazine lip while holding down on the spring follower. There is no retainer for the spring follower. There is no convenient way to unload BBs from the magazine.

 


 
Loading CO2: CO2 cylinders are loaded by using the supplied hex wrench to remove the piercing screw. When tightened, the piercing screw is flush with the bottom of the magazine resulting in a clean and realistic appearance.
 

 


 
Packaging: The GSG 92 is packaged with a box of Cybergun BBs, a hex wrench, and an extra piercing screw.

 

 

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