In this Field Test Shooting Review I test out an early generation CO2 powered blowback 4.5mm Steel BB shooting Desert Eagle Replica made by Daisy nearly 20 years ago. This is probably one of the first blowback BB guns made and being that I picked it up used and it's around 20 years old, I was not even sure if it would still shoot let alone get any decent results. Either way I figured I would test it out and see for myself.
I have no yet done my official Field Test Shooting Video for the Daisy Powerline Model 400 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol but I have made a preview video for it that you can see here. In short, I picked this nice find up at a local gun show in my area for $75 and it really is in pristine condition, I would say as new condition!
Getting back to the Field Test shooting portion of this review. As per usual I started off by shooting five rounds of 5.1 grain zinc coated RWS steel BB's using a brand new 12 gram CO2 through my Chronograph which actually worked rather well for me this time around. The fastest BB achieved by the Daisy Powerline Model 400 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol was 361fps and the slowest came in at 338fps with a five shot average of 347fps, not bad for a 20 year old blowback BB pistol!
Next up in my Field Test Shooting Review was my accuracy test, and like always, I set myself up 30 feet back shooting from a semi-rested position (Sand bag up front and standing in the back). This shooting position provides a fairly stable shooting platform to get a good idea on the overall accuracy of the gun. Of course the results are a little dependant on how I shoot that day...
I shot 10 rounds through my Daisy Powerline Model 400 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol and they all found their mark on the paper target, a little high but well centered left and right. Most importantly the 10 shot grouping all came in under 2 inches which again kind of surprised me from this old time BB replica pistol. The sights on the Daisy Powerline Model 400 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol are none adjustable so if I plan to shoot targets at this range I will have to aim a little under them, no big deal!
In terms of how this CO2 Blowback BB Replica shoots, it has a fairly nice single action only trigger, not super light but decent enough and the blowback action does cock the hammer back with each shot and also give a little of that simulated recoil effect even with the light plastic slide. One area the Daisy Powerline Model 400 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol did not perform as well as newer BB guns was in the CO2 efficiency, I only got 2 magazines worth of shots so around 40 shots out of a CO2 before the gun would not blowback all the way anymore. Still, I am very happy with this purchase and plan to keep my Daisy Powerline Model 400 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol as it is not easy to come by anymore.