Originally Posted by nic_s
It's interesting, in Germany Umarex is known for it's so-called gas pistols. They are chambered to fire 9mm blanks, or blanks with with irritant spray (like capsicum). They are basically real firearms modified for blank or irritant rounds. They can also shoot bear bangers with a special attachment.
Used to have a Beretta like that. Awesome detail and finish. To my then untrained eye they looked 100% real save for the little metal rod running across the barrel inside to prevent the gun from firing projectiles.
The best things was that these guns were perfectly legal in Germany and cost only 100 Deutchmarks (this was way before Euro was introduced).