Umarex Gauntlet Review

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If you have been into rifles for some time, you would know about the company Umarex – the largest importer of air guns in Europe. They specialize in airguns and one of their best-selling PCPs is the Umarex Gauntlet. 

The Umarex Gauntlet is a bolt action, 10-shot repeating air rifle that gives the best performance for shooting at a budget price. 

The gauntlet is well regulated and is available in .22 and .25 calibers – allowing you to shoot long, consistent shot strings effortlessly. 

What sets the Umarex Gauntlet apart is its ability to shoot 60-70 shots at 900 FPS – 1000 FPS each with only a .22 caliber. 

If you are impressed by the numbers and want to know more about this splendid air gun, read on to find out. 

Umarex Gauntlet Silencer

The Umarex Gauntlet is a backyard-friendly, silent shooter that comes with a fully shrouded barrel in .177 cal, .22 cal, and .25 cal versions . 

It is a great gun for both traditional and beginner shooters as it has a lot of features that far exceed its cheap price of $300 (which may vary according to sellers). 

With a maximum velocity of 900 FPS, the Gauntlet can shoot up to 10 rounds and 60 shots per cartridge. It also comes with a regulator, a shot counter, and a string that helps adjust the grip of the silencer.

The accuracy of the weapon is about 25-50 yards at .22 cal and around 900 FPS. Umarex Gauntlet is very silent and gives you great shots with its sleek, matte-finished body. 

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Umarex Gauntlet Rifle Details

The following is a compiled review of the main features of the Umarex Gauntlet. I shall let you know about all the important details you might wonder about if you are considering buying this gun. 

Hence, without further ado, here are the specifications of the Umarex Gauntlet Rifle. 

1. Gun Type

The Umarex Gauntlet is a Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) type of air rifle that has a 10-shot rotary magazine. It comes with a 13-inch cubic air reservoir and a regulator that allows you to shoot at least 70 shots with a .177 caliber, 60 with a .22, and 25 with the .25 model. 

2. Stock

The stock of the Umarex Gauntlet rifle is a synthetic one with a durable, matte-black finish which does not get scratched off easily. The forestock is covered with a battle shroud to keep the noise levels low and can easily be removed to switch tanks. 

The grip is designed similarly to that of a pistol and to finish it off, there is an adjustable cheek piece on the stock for your shoulder to be comfortable at all times when taking aim. 

3. Sight

One of the Gauntlet’s downsides is that it does not come with a bundled scope. You would have to pick one and unfortunately, a large number of bundled scopes are of poor quality. The rifle has standard airgun rails, so Weaver or Picatinny rings will not be compatible with it. 

4. Performance

The Umarex Gauntlet has a maximum velocity of about 900 FPS in a .22 caliber rifle. The gun can pull off 69 shots at a Muzzle Velocity of 828 FPS which is a very consistent number. The gun has shown a good performance even with the change in pellets and is not very picky about quality to work well.

The table below represents Umarex Gauntlet’s velocity and accuracy with various pellets:

PelletVelocity (FPS)FPEAccuracy
H&N Field Target Trophy Green (10.03)843.85 FPS15.86 FPEGreat
JSB Jumbo Exact (14.35 Grain)806.91 FPS20.75 FPEGreat
Crosman Premier HP (14.3 Grain)788.16 FPS19.73 FPEGood
RWS Hobby (11.9 Grain)864.63 FPS11.9 FPEGreat
H&N Field Target Trophy Green (14.66 Grain)787.71 FPS20.2 FPEGood
Gamo Raptor Platinum (9.7 Grain)931.86 FPS18.71 FPEBest

As you can tell from the table, the Gamo Raptor Platinum works best with the Umarex Gauntlet. The H&N pellets are also a good replacement that can easily be obtained in the market.  

5. Trigger

The trigger-pull weight of the Umarex Gauntlet PCP air rifle is around 3lbs, which is a considerable amount, but not very light. Many users have complained about the stiffness of the trigger and most negative reviews included the defect in the product.

Although it is adjustable, and a safety mode is available, many have stated that the gun is hard to cock and not very good with the safety placements.  

6. Cocking and Loading

Umarex Gauntlet is a bolt action type gun that is easy to operate but can be a bit difficult, as stated by some reviews. 

The bolt can be a bit stiff and difficult to cock and is a little hard to pull back. Another difficulty is that even though it is adjustable and comes with manual, many users found it very hard to put in place. 

The Gauntlet can fire up to a 10-shots in a row and the magazines are extremely smooth and easy to load. It also has tiny numbers to show you the shot you are on, which is a little detail to love about the Gauntlet’s design. 

7. Loudness

The noise levels of the Umarex Gauntlet are set at 3-Medium, which means that it is not a very loud rifle. 

You may hear a slight, low whistle that PCPs make upon firing, but the Gauntlet is fitted with a shrouded barrel. It lowers the volume and makes the rifle easy to use for practice at home too. 

The gun is not the quietest, but it prevents the rapid firing noises that you would usually get out of a gas-powered gun. 

8. Shooting Ability

At around 46 inches in length and weighing only 8.5 lbs, the Umarex Gauntlet PCP air rifle is a little heavy to carry, especially when loaded with additional accessories. However, it is this very robust and firm build that appeals to a lot of gun enthusiasts.

There is a sling that can be wrapped around the shooter’s hand or forearm to make their aim more stable. The stock’s comb is adjustable and makes for a good cheek rest for comfort. 

The best feature of its shooting abilities is its regulated air supply which makes it easy to not worry about the ‘shot curve’ that most people experience with PCP guns. The magazines are easy to load and it is nice to have at least 10 rounds of shots with a .22 caliber. 

9. Maintenance

As a PCP, there is too much maintenance that you need to keep up with for the Umarex Gauntlet. The rifle works well with most bullets and is completely safe for jam clearance or traveling. 

The gun also has a regulated design and a very low 1150 PSI that maintains pressure which makes the gun very flexible for HPA filling. Hence, you do not have to keep the tank always full at 3000 PSI to get the best performance. 

10. Accessories

The Umarex Gauntlet does not necessarily need a lot of additional tools to make its performance better as it is already a refined rifle as it is. 

However, a recommended accessory for the Umarex Gauntlet is the Umarex Gauntlet Starter Combo. It includes a 4-12×40 scope, a sling, rings, and the Air Venturi MK4 hand pump which helps your Gauntlet fill up with air. 

A pump is always a good accessory to purchase if you plan on maximizing your PCP’s performance.

If you already have a pump, you can either pick a scope or a bipod to just better your experience with the Gauntlet. A Tactical Bipod or a Heavy Duty Bipod works best with the Gauntlet. 

11. Specifications

Following is a quick table to let you know all the specifications and details of the Umarex Gauntlet. 

CategoryDetail
ManufacturerUmarex
Max Caliber.177, .22, .25
Velocity1000 FPS, 900 FPS, 900 FPS
Ammo TypePellets
ActionBolt action
Barrel StyleRifle
Fire ModeRepeated
Gun Weight8.50 kg
Overall Length46.00 inches
Barrel Length23.50 inches
Loudness3-Medium
Magazine Capacity10 rounds
MechanismPCP
Rail11mm dovetail
SafetyManual
Front SightsNone
Rear SightsNone
Shots Per Fill 60
Trigger AdjustabilitySingle-stage
Trigger Action0
UsePlinking, target practice, hunting
RecoilNone

12. Price

The Umarex Gauntlet is fairly priced at $329.99 which is a great deal for all the features it comes with. Most PCP and CO2 guns that come around this rate are not as high quality as this particular rifle is. 

The manufacturers even claim that the Umarex Gauntlet PCP is made in a way that it performs the same way as air rifles that are priced high at around $1000 at an affordable value. 

It is consistent, comes with all the necessities like magazines and regulators, and has great accuracy of 900 FPS as a 10-round rifle.


This gun will no doubt appeal to a large audience and is a complete value for money, making it no doubt, a great purchase. 

Customer Review

Overall, the Umarex Gauntlet is a great air rifle with features that you would not expect at such a low price. It is built stylishly, has great accuracy, and is not picky with pellets. 

The best part is its affordability – since most of its features outdo its cheap price. What actually suits it is the trigger and the bolt.

Most of the negative reviews had been complaining about how difficult it is to adjust the bolt and how heavy it is to carry for a long time. 

Here is a quick summary of the pros and the cons of the Umarex Gauntlet. 

ProsCons
  • Great appearance
  • Lots of features at its price
  • Affordable and efficient
  • Great accuracy
  • Adjustable and powerful
  • Stiff trigger and bolt
  • Slightly heavy
  • Hard to cock

How Does The Umarex Gauntlet Compare To Other Air Rifles?

The Umarex Gauntlet is an all-rounder beast that covers every important aspect of shooting. It excels in speed, accuracy, and comfort and is a great starting-level rifle. 

Here are a few tables that compare some of the best air rifles out there with the Umarex Gauntlet.

If you are looking to make an upgrade, perhaps this section shall help you out in clearing any doubts you have.  

Umarex Gauntlet vs Air Venturi Avenger

CategoryUmarex GauntletAir Venturi Avenger
ActionBolt ActionSidelever
Barrel StyleRifleRifle
Fire ModeRepeating shotsRepeating shots
Dimensions48.75 x 9.75 x 4.2542.75 x 22.75
Loudness3-Medium3-Medium
Magazine Capacity108
Shots Per Fill6024
MechanismPCPPCP
Velocity900 FPS (.22 cal)900 FPS (.177 cal)

Umarex Gauntlet vs Benjamin Marauder

CategoryUmarex GauntletBenjamin Marauder
ActionBolt ActionBolt Action
Barrel StyleRifleRifle
Fire ModeRepeating shotsRepeating shots
Dimensions48.75 x 9.75 x 4.2542.82 x 20.00
Loudness3-Medium2-Low-Medium
Magazine Capacity1010
Shots Per Fill6032
MechanismPCPPCP
Velocity900 FPS (.22 cal)1100 FPS (.177 cal)

Umarex Gauntlet vs Umarex Origin

CategoryUmarex GauntletUmarex Origin
ActionBolt ActionSidelever
Barrel StyleRifleRifle
Fire ModeRepeating shotsRepeating shots
Dimensions48.75 x 9.75 x 4.2543.10 x 22.90
Loudness3-Medium3-Medium
Magazine Capacity1010
Shots Per Fill6040
MechanismPCPPCP
Velocity900 FPS (.22 cal)1075 FPS (.177 cal)

Umarex Gauntlet vs Gamo Urban

CategoryUmarex GauntletGamo Urban
ActionBolt ActionBolt Action
Barrel StyleRifleRifle
Fire ModeRepeating shotsRepeating shots
Dimensions48.75 x 9.75 x 4.2545 x 3.5 x 8 
Loudness3-Medium3-Medium
Magazine Capacity1010
Shots Per Fill6030
MechanismPCPPCP
Velocity900 FPS (.22 cal)800 FPS (.177 cal)

Umarex Gauntlet vs Hatsan Flash

CategoryUmarex GauntletHatsan Flash
ActionBolt ActionBolt Action
Barrel StyleRifleRifle
Fire ModeRepeating shotsRepeating shots
Dimensions48.75 x 9.75 x 4.2512 x 45.1 x 4.2
Loudness3-Medium3-Medium
Magazine Capacity1014
Shots Per Fill60100
MechanismPCPPCP
Velocity900 FPS (.22 cal)1070 FPS (.177 cal)

Umarex Gauntlet vs Gamo Coyote

CategoryUmarex GauntletGamo Coyote
ActionBolt ActionBolt Action
Barrel StyleRifleRifle
Fire ModeRepeating shotsRepeating shots
Dimensions48.75 x 9.75 x 4.2512 x 45.1 x 4.2
Loudness3-Medium3-Medium
Magazine Capacity1010
Shots Per Fill6030
MechanismPCPPCP
Velocity900 FPS (.22 cal)1345 FPS (.177 cal)

As you can tell from the information provided, the Umarex Gauntlet goes neck to neck with trusted gun companies like Gamo and Hatsan. 

Though the more expensive guns of course excel in performance, for its price, the Umarex Gauntlet is a steal. 

Conclusion

Many have praised the Umarex Gauntlet for its extreme accuracy and powerful shots which fire off so silently that you only hear a slight shift in the air. It is lightweight and convenient to carry on hunting trips or to practice daily. 

I hope that this review has been helpful in making your mind up about buying the Umarex Gauntlet. If it is a high-end performance that you want at a decent price or a starting rifle for an enthusiast, this gun will cover all the basics. 

Recommended use:

  • Target shooting/plinking
  • Pest control/small and medium game hunting: Best for hunting squirrels, rabbits, rats, pigeons, raccoons, beavers, possums, groundhogs, and coyotes.

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