The CM.132S is the latest electric pistol in Cyma's range. This is another AEP by Cymy modeled on the Beretta 92F pistol. The first was the CM.126 model powered by a dedicated 500 mAh NiMH battery. Another model is the reinforced CM.126S, presented for the first time last year, with a completely new mechanism, a mosfet and a more efficient LiPo battery. In the first period of production, the S version was delivered with a permanently built-in battery, but because this solution was met with considerable criticism, a small correction was made and current S models have removable batteries. The described 132S model is a replica of the Beretta M9A3 pistol and is technically identical to the 126S, but it differs slightly in appearance and capabilities.
But before we tell you a little more about it, a few words about the entire family of Cyma electric pistols, which can useful information for beginner airsoft players.
First of all - all AEP Cyma replicas available on the market are driven by the same mechanism, which translates into identical performance. Therefore, we choose with our eyes - we buy what we like the most.
Secondly - they all fire with in single and full-auto firing modes, even though the real versions do not.
Thirdly - all replicas with the letter "S" in the name are reinforced versions, with a newer mechanism that use better quality parts, with a factory fitted mosfet and a replaceable LiPo battery.
And here's a note: it may happen that you will still find in some shop with "shelfwarming" copies "S" versions from the early production run with a non-replaceable battery, therefore read the descriptions carefully, especially those of pistols with extremely attractive prices. A non-replaceable battery works exactly the same way as replaceable ones. But only as long as it works. Of course, this can be changed and the battery can be replaced, but why add yourself additional work? Well, unless the price will be extremely attractive.
To sum this part up, currently on the market there are also slightly cheaper models available, with NiMH batteries (and without mosfets) and the "S" models, with reinforced gearboxes, mosfets and replaceable LiPo batteries.
CM.121 – Desert Eagle
CM.122 – SIG SAUER
CM.123 – Colt 1911
CM.125 – HK USP
CM.126 – Beretta 92FS/M9
CM.127 – an "invention" - a replica of nothing in particular that replaced the Glock 18C, which has been withdrawn from sale in Poland (CM.030)
CM.128 – HiCapa (Colt 2011)
And all of the above in the S version. Additionally, you can get them in black or tan color. An example - the 92FS/M9
The new CM.132S, like all other AEPs, is made mostly of ABS. Only small parts were made of ZnAl.
Basic technical parameters:
- overall length: 230 mm;
- weight: 730 g;
- magazine capacity: 30 BBs;
- muzzle velocity: 200 fps.
The set comes with:
- 1 magazine;
- a LiPo 7.4V 700mAh battery;
- a battery charger with a USB connector;
- a user's manual;
- a magazine speed loader;
- a small packet of BBs;
- a cleaning rod.
The most important differences between the CM.132S and the CM.126S are a slightly different grip shape (and, of course, the frame), in the 132S the barrel is extended and ends with a thread used to mount a silencer or a BB tracer unit, slightly different sights and a under barrel rail for mounting a flashlight or a laser sight. These are all these parts that distinguish the M9A3 from earlier versions.
The grip in the 132 is straight, while in the 126 it is slightly rounded. Of course, the grip panels are also different.
The thread for mounting a silencer or BB tracer unit is a standard 14mm CCW thread hidden under the barrel nut. An individual serial number and an integrated mounting rail are also visible.
Just like in all such designs, to get to the compartment intended for the battery or to adjust the HopUp, the slide has to be removed.
It is done differently than in gas powered replicas. Here it is enough to release the latch, which in the original is used as the slide stop and slightly pull back the slide while lifting its rear part. Now we move it a little forward until the slide comes off the barrel. And it's done.
We put the battery in the recess under the barrel and connect the plug. When putting the slide back on, one must pay attention not to damage the wires.
And since we've removed the slide... The adjustment knob turns without any problems, and HopUp works just fine. During our tests, we fired a few hundred shots in total with the system adjusted and we did not find it necessary to make any corrections. The exception were, of course, situations in which we changed the weight of BBs. Then the change of setting was necessary.
Before shooting, it is still necessary to take the safety off and in an AEP type design the safety is placed in a completely different place than in firearms or GBB pistols. In the CM.132S it is an additional sliding switch located above the trigger. When the replica is set to safe, the trigger is mechanically locked and remains hard. The replica has no other safety feature.
The rear part of the slide in the real pistol and GBB replicas there are double-sided safety switches. In the CM.132S only the left switch is functional and acts as a firing mode selector. When it is set to a horizontal position, parallel to the barrel axis and you can see a red dot, the gun shoots with in single fire mode. Turning the switch down changes the mode to full-auto.
The right switch is a dummy and is an integral part of the slide.
The magazine holds 30 BBs and is a standard AEP magazine. Loading it is done most conveniently with the use the speedloader included with the replica. The magazine is interchangeable with other electric pistols.
The current version of the mechanism driving Cyma AEP replicas can be easily recognized by the 2 features that are visible at first glance. The first of these are internal components made of blue plastic. We are talking about the piston with its head, the nozzle, the spring guide, the cylinder head and the contact switch. The cylinder itself is made of blue colored aluminum.
The second feature is seating all of the 4 gears in steel ball bearings, which certainly facilitates the work of the small motor.
A slightly less striking feature of the "S" version of the gearbox is the material from which the gears are made. In older models it was ZnAl. Here the gears are made of sintered steel. This bodes well for the durability of the mechanism.
The whole is assembled correctly, although many tuners will still find some ways to show off when it comes to setting gears and lubrication.
Muzzle velocity measurements, comparative tests and target shooting test
We used OpenBlaster 0.2 g BBs, a XCORTECH 3500 chronograph, the ambient temperature was about 16°C, the HopUP was set to „0”.
Average: 200.5 fps, spread: 20.6 fps.
For comparison, we measured the parameters of the CM.030 (a Glock 18C replica) under the same conditions, which has been used sporadically and was powered by a NiMH battery.
Average: 196.2 fps, spread: 12.30 fps.
The Cyma's Glock has more stable results, but it is not a replica straight from the box. It had been once dismantled and carefully lubricated.
During subsequent tests it turned out that the Beretta has a clearly better overall range. When the HU is adjusted, the BBs fly slowly but steadily at a distance of 50 steps. Under the same conditions, the BBs fired from the Glock fall to the ground sooner, at a distance 40 steps. In addition, we obtained a satisfying flight path with the Beretta using on 0.23 g BBs. The 0.2 g BBs turned out to be too light and clearly went too high even at zero HU. It seems that 0.25 BBs could be successfully used, reducing a range by up a few meters in favor of more stable flight path and better accuracy.
The Glock, on the other hand, produced satisfactorily results only using 0.2 g BBs. Other were already too heavy and the gun reacted poorly to the HopUp.
We also compared the rate of fire of the old pistol without a mosfet and using the NiMH battery with the rate of the CM.132S with a mosfet and a 7.4V LiPo battery. The Glock had 9.8 rps, while the CM.132S had 12.8 rps. The Beretta's result was almost 30 percent better. This can be clearly felt. Also, the response to the trigger pull was much batter in the Beretta. What's more, it seems that the Beretta's results can be slightly improved by removing a little lubricant that has been generously applied on the mechanism.
Target shooting test
We conducted the target shooting test under the same conditions. The target was set 10 meters from the shooter.
Based on the Beretta CM.132S tests, we assume that the new versions of the Cymy electric pistols are clearly better than the previous ones. The main problem in the previously available models was poor rate of fire using the full-auto mode and, in our opinion far more disturbing one, too slow a response to the trigger pull. Many players solved this problem themselves by installing simple mosfets and switching to LiPo batteries. In the "S" series introduced last summer, both of these features are standard. What's more, the other parts of the mechanism are clearly better in quality and durability.
People who want to have a pistol replica that is as accurate as possible to a real firearm will probably never reach for an AEP. These replicas are clearly scaled, have incomplete or rearranged manipulators and fixed slides. However, for many (including the author) an electric pistol is a good choice as a last resort weapon. It will shoot in almost any circumstances, and the low muzzle velocity allows it to be used even up close (e.g. in CQB).
On the next page - technical details