KWC M1911 Model A1 TAC CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review


Type: BB air pistol.

Manufacturer: KWC.

Model:M1911 A1 Tac.

Materials: Almost all metal.

Weight: 2 pounds.

Barrel: Metal non-rifled.

Propulsion: CO2 x 1.

Action: Semi auto blowback, single action only.

Ammunition Type: 4.5mm BB's.

Ammunition Capacity: 18 round full size metal magazine.

FPS: 320.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the KWC M1911 A1 Tac blowback BB Pistol is exactly what you would expect from a true single action 1911 styled pistol. It has a short take up and then a nice light and crisp pull to it. Because of the similar mechanics not only to the trigger but other aspects of this gun, it would make an awesome low cost trainer to be used when your real 1911 can not be.

Accuracy: I shot the KWC M1911 A1 Tac BB gun at a target from 20 feet away in a semi rested position, and it performed well getting a 2 inch grouping just a bit off center of the target. The sights are adjustable for windage so zeroing the KWC M1911 A1 Tac in would not be much of a problem! My initial Chrony testing puts this gun right in the 300-320 fps range which is just fine for this style of heavy full realistic blowback action BB shooter. I also managed to get three very good magazine worth of shots with some extra CO2 left for a potential 4th magazine. If you slow your shooting down and let the gun and CO2 warm up between magazines you can get 4 magazines with this gun for sure.

Build Quality: KWC did a great job with the KWC M1911 A1 Tac. The quality and build characteristics may even be just a bit better than my other KWC/Cybergun blowback air pistols. Everything that should be metal is the same on this as the original, the slide and barrel wiggle are minimal and the finish seems to be wearing fairly well on this KWC airgun. I do expect over time fore some of the finish to wear off on the high points but this can also give the gun some character ;)

Realism: The KWC M1911 A1 Tac BB airgun is as close as you can get to the real steel 1911 A1 45 auto but with an obvious more modern Tactical look to it, the Tactical version has the addition of a: Tac style trigger and hammer, textured grips, ambidextrous safety, adjustable white dot sights, rail for accessories. This gun is nearly all metal with very heavy blowback making it feel real to hold in the hand and shoot.

Available From: The Replica Airguns Store.


  • All metal construction - Good weight and solid feeling gun.
  • Nice heavy blowback action.
  • Very Accurate 1911 A1 styled replica in many way.
  • True 1911 Single action trigger, excellent pull, very smooth and light.
  • Accurate trigger design and working grip safety.
  • Decent accuracy, not too bad amount off shots for this style of gun about 3+ good magazines.
  • All metal full size dropout magazine.
  • Love the upgraded Tactical features (Tac style trigger and hammer, textured grips, ambidextrous safety, adjustable white dot sights, rail for accessories)


  • Sacrifice fps and shots per CO2 because of the heavy blowback but worth it.
  • Finish on the Cybergun and KWC guns can ware off on the high points a bit but some people like this look.


I love my Cybergun Tanfoglio Witness 1911 as do many of you based on the amount of sales we have had on that unit! After all who does not appreciate such an accurate replica of the Classic Colt 1911 A1 45 auto? The only problem with the classic 1911 is that it is missing a few of todays more modern features and that's what is so nice abut the new KWC M1911 A1 Tac BB Pistol, it takes an all ready great design and makes it even better by adding the Tac style trigger and hammer, textured grips, ambidextrous safety, adjustable white dot sights and rail for add on accessories. So if you're a 1911 fan looking for as close as you can get to the real steel in a more modern version than look no further, this is it!

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