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KJWorks KP-11 Hi-Capa 1911 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol Field Test ReviewPHOTO2

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In this Field Test Shooting video I test out the KJWorks KP-11 Hi-Capa 1911 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol to determine what the real work velocity is and also how well it performs in terms of accuracy. To test velocity I use a my Chrony Chronograph and do my best to get 5 good readings which I then average out. I always use a brand new 12 gram CO2 cartridge and generally use .20 gram plastic Airsoft BB's for my entire Field Testing. To test accuracy I set myself up 30 feet back using a semi rested position, to do this I place a sand bag to rest my hand and gun on and then stand securely in the back while I place 10 rounds on a paper target. There is obviously some humane factor involved but I can usually get a good idea on how accurate a given gun is.

During the Velocity or Feet Per Second Chronograph testing, I did manage to get 5 good readings, not all in a row but all within the first 10 or so shots. The KJWorks KP-11 Hi-Capa 1911 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol shot hard and averaged 420fps again using .20 gram Airsoft BB's.

For my accuracy testing, all 10 shots placed within about 3 inches and they where fairly well centered left to right but did shoot a little bit high, this could be corrected using the hop-up adjustment to bring the Airsoft BB's down just a little.

I was rather surprised at how loud the KJWorks KP-11 Hi-Capa 1911 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol is, it is by far one of the loudest CO2 Pistols I have shot to date other than the Umarex Desert Eagle Pellet Pistol. The KJWorks KP-11 Hi-Capa 1911 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol also has a lot of blowback kick which makes it a lot of fun to shoot. Don't expect a lot of shots per CO2 since it uses a lot of CO2 per shot but in my books it is worth it for the added blowback recoil.

The KJWorks KP-11 Hi-Capa 1911 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol may shoot a little bit hot for indoor Airsoft close quarters games but if you plan to use it outdoors at longer ranges it would definitely send Airsoft BB's out to further away targets. You could also pickup a Green Gas Magazine to lower the FPS about 50fps or so which would calm the KJWorks KP-11 down enough for indoor shooting.

Make sure to also checkout my full Table Top Video Review for more info on specifications and features for the KJWorks KP-11 Hi-Capa 1911 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol.

 
Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, GBB, Gas, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Colt Government 1911, KJWorks, KP-11, Model 1911

Cybergun KWC Colt M1911 A1 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol Field Test Review

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Another Airsoft  Field Test Shooting Review for you guys where I test out the Cybergun distributed KWC made CO2 powered Blowback 6mm Plastic BB shooting Colt M1911 A1 Pistol. I have already done some table top Reviews for a few other versions of this same KWC made pistol... I have already made a lot of videos for this super popular KWC 1911 pistol, it comes in 4.5mm Steel BB and Airsoft version distributed by companies like Cybergun, Umarex and Gletcher to name a few. Each of these companies brands them under their own name and license and in some cases the cosmetics are a little different on each version.

Getting to the meat of this review and back to the Field Test shooting portion. I performed my standard five round Chronograph velocity fps test using .20 gram plastic Airsoft BB's with a brand new 12 gram CO2. The fastest Airsoft BB achieved by the Cybergun KWC Colt M1911 A1 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol was 386 fps and the slowest came in at 374 fps with a five shot average of 380 fps. I was actually a bit surprised at how hard this Airsoft pistol shot being that the 4.5mm steel BB version shoots closer to the 300 fps range. Still a usable fps for most Airsoft games.

Next up in my Field Test Shooting Review was my accuracy target test, I set up 30 feet back shooting from a semi-rested position (Sand bag up front and standing in the back). This shooting position serves to provide a nice stable shooting platform for overall accuracy and what I can expect from the Cybergun KWC Colt M1911 A1 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol. Of course the results are always dependant on how I'm shoot on the day of my testing, after all I am only human!

I shot my usual 10 rounds through the Cybergun KWC Colt M1911 A1 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol but for some reason this 1911 Airsoft replica liked to shoot on the high side. My first shot curved well above my target and my second shot just clipped the metal portion. For my remaining 8 shots I lowered my aim to the lowest ring to see if I could get some shots on paper and even with this rather deliberate sight adjustment I was still hitting really high on the target, some shots still even off the paper and hitting metal. Either the adjustable BAXS Hop-up was way off or the Airsoft Ammo I was using did not agree with this 1911 pistol. It is kind of hard to say what kind of grouping I can actually get using this pistol as it stands but from shooting similar versions of this pistol I should be able to get at least 2 inch groupings once it is set up right and using ammo that works well with it.

The Cybergun KWC Colt M1911 A1 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol has a great single action trigger with the feel you would expect form a real 1911 45 caliber pistol. The blowback action is strong, you can actually feel it not just in your hand but further back in your arms and even shoulders a little bit. I'm pretty sure with a quick hop-up adjustment or ammo swap, this Cybergun KWC Colt M1911 A1 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol will perform like all the others KWC pistols I have tested before it.

 
Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Colt Government 1911, Cybergun, KWC, M1911 A1

Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol Field Test Review

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Make sure to checkout my Table Top Video and Written Review for the Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol where I show you around this Umarex Blowback BB pistol and go over its features and specifications.

This Field Test Shooting Video Review focuses on the performance results of the Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol. I put it through its paces to see what kind of velocity it can achieve as compared to the 400 fps Umarex claims on the packaging. I also perform my standard 10 shot accuracy test from 30 feet back to see how this action pistol groups on paper.

My first portion of the test, the feet per second velocity test I performed using my Chronograph shooting five 5.1 grain standard zinc coated steel BB's with a brand new CO2. The fps for the Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol ranged a little from 334 to 358 fps with an average 5 shot reading of 348 feet per second. Keep in mind the temperature was not exactly warm on this day, just a little over 10 Degrees Celsius so I was not anticipating top claimed fps readings so hitting about 50 fps under claimed may be a bout right, I know for sure on a hot summer day I can expect better results.

Next up was the accuracy or shooting portion of this field test shooting review, I performed my standard 30 foot back paper target test using a semi rested stance standing in the back with a sandbag up front to rest my hands on for stability. This position is nice and stable but not perfect so there is always some human factor to take into account. Removing one flyer that was rather high, I was able to get a 3.5 inch grouping from my Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol which is what I would consider about average for a blowback BB shooter, not the best but far from the worst I have shot. I am pretty sure I could do a bit better once I got used to the trigger as it does have a lot more take-up than I am use to with a 1911 and the release is a bit firmer.

A couple of observation when shooting the Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol. I found the trigger to be noticeably longer and heavier than a standard 1911 but at least it is single action and I would say usable once taking a little time to get accustomed to it. The break point is rather deep and the release can catch you off guard but again putting some rounds through the Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol will work much of this out. The Blowback action is not overly heavy but certainly enough to give that recoil effect. I would also suggest only placing 15 rounds in the magazine as the load of the follower spring for a full magazine can play a little havoc with the trigger.

All in all this is a nice 1911 Blowback BB pistol option especially if you are looking for a 1991 that shoots a little harder and gets more shot per CO2 than the KWC/Cybergun 1911's since you can expect fps performance in the mid to high 300's and at least an extra magazine worth of shots per CO2 from the Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol

 
Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Colt Government 1911, Colt M45 CQBP, Model 1911, Umarex

Umarex Colt Combat Vet Limited Edition 1911 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: BB air pistol.
Manufacturer: Umarex - KWC.
Model: Colt Combat Vet Limited Edition 1911.
Materials: Pretty much all metal build.
Weight: 2 pounds.
Barrel: 4.38 inchesBrass, non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x1.
Action: Semi auto blowback, single action only.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 18-19 rounds.
FPS: 320.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Colt Combat Vet Limited Edition 1911 is like all the other KWC made CO2 full blowback 1911's, it's exactly what you would expect from a real 1911 single action only pistol which helps to make this replica 1911 a great trainer. So in other words the trigger pull is super short, super light with very little take-up and a nice crisp break.

Accuracy: I have not shot this "version" of the Umarex - KWC 4.5mm BB 1911 but it will undoubtedly perform exactly like all the others. I can expect decent under 2 inch groupings from 30 feet out and will get a little over 300 fps on a full CO2 cartridges. Depending on how fast I shoot off my magazines, I should expect to get around 3 good mags and if I slow things down a bit I should get a forth magazine so anywhere from 50-70 good or so shots per CO2 out of the Umarex Colt Combat Vet Limited Edition 1911.

Build Quality: Very good, with almost all metal construction, good weight and craftsmanship, the KWC 1911 line of pistols have proven themselves over time and even though some of the original first run units had some CO2 valve issues, this seems to have been fixed over the years. You will find most of these KWC pistols in general have a rather thin coating for a finish and so they tend to wear a bit on the high spots but with this weathered Umarex Colt Combat Vet Limited Edition 1911 that really isn't a concern!

Realism: This is as close as you can come to the look, weight, feel, and action of the real 1911 in virtually almost every way including the ability to field strip this pistol! All the mechanical parts work just like they do on a real steel 1911 including the grip safety. I'm not sure what more you could ask for? The Umarex Colt Combat Vet Limited Edition 1911 even has that real gun wear and tear look to it which in my opinion even adds to the realism.

Available at the:Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Extremely realistic airgun replica of an original Colt 1911 A1 styled 45 auto.

  • All metal construction - Good weight and solid feeling gun.

  • Would make an excellent training gun as it functions just like the real steel 1911 45 handgun.

  • Blowback action is very firm adding to the realism of shooting this weapon.

  • Field strips just like the real 1911 45 auto.

  • True 1911 Single action only trigger, excellent pull, very smooth and light.

  • Working grip safety.

  • Colt Licensed by Umarex

  • Weathering gives this pistol a very authentic look to it.

  • Warning instructions are nicely out of the way.

Cons:

  • It goes through CO2 very fast as do all the KWC full blowback pistols.

  • Sights are non-adjustable.

  • Umarex decided to label the safety, perhaps for legal reasons but it detracts from the finish.

Comments:

You would think by now I would be getting tired of reviewing yet another variation of the KWC made 1911? Nope! The Umarex Colt Combat Vet Limited Edition 1911 with it's Umarex Colt licensed and Weathered appearance adds just enough to respark my interest in these awesome CO2 Blowback 1911 replicas and every time I pick one up I get a little excited and want to go out and shoot some rounds through one :) If for some reason you have not picked up one of these 1911's to date then make sure to grab the Umarex Colt Combat Vet Limited Edition 1911 before they are all gone!

My YouTube Videos for the Umarex Colt Combat Vet Limited Edition 1911 BB Pistol:

 
Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Colt Combat Vet, Colt Government 1911, KWC, Model 1911, Umarex

ASG Dan Wesson 715 - Umarex Combat Vet - Gletcher Stechkin Gold Preview

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Another preview video with some pistols from Umarex, ASG and Gletcher. Two of these Airguns I got to see whiel I wa sin SHOT Show this year so it was nice to be able to spend a bit more time with each one now that I have them in person for review :)

Lets start off with the ASG Dan Wesson 715, mine happens to be the Stainless version in 4.5mm Steel BB. What an upgrade over the original Dan Wesson Revolver and I thought those where already really good! The all new ASG Dan Wesson 715 is super solid coming in close to three pounds with its mostly solid metal construction. 

  • Type:BB Revolver
  • Manufacturer: ASG
  • Model: DW 715
  • Materials: Metal and imitation Hogue rubber grips
  • Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Barrel: 6 inches
  • Propulsion: 12 gram CO2 cartridge
  • Action: Single and double action 
  • Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BBs
  • Ammunition Capacity: 6 rounds
  • FPS: 430 fps

Next up is the Umarex Combat Vet 1911 which is essentially a KWC 1911 distributed and Colt licensed via Umarex. The Umarex Combat Vet 1911 is a limited edition product made to look weathered and used and it does look amazing! 

  • Type:BB Pistol
  • Manufacturer: Umarex (KWC)
  • Model: Combat Vet 1911
  • Materials: Metal with plastic grips
  • Weight: 2 pounds
  • Barrel: Metal non-rifled
  • Propulsion: 12 gram CO2 cartridge
  • Action: Single action only
  • Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BBs
  • Ammunition Capacity: 18-19 rounds
  • FPS: 350 fps

Lastly the Gletcher Stechkin in a Gold finish shipped in a real wood box with velvet lining. This is the same Airgun as the Gletcher APS but blinged out a bit, the Gold finish is lined with black etching to really make this gun look unique. 

  • Type:BB Pistol
  • Manufacturer: Gletcher
  • Model: Stechkin Gold
  • Materials: Metal with plastic grips
  • Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Barrel: Metal non-rifled
  • Propulsion: 12 gram CO2 cartridge
  • Action: Single and double action
  • Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BBs
  • Ammunition Capacity: 22 rounds
  • FPS: 361 fps
 
Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Pistol, Review, Revolver, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: APS, ASG, Colt Government 1911, Dan Wesson 715, Gletcher, Stechkin, Umarex

Can I put real 1911 Grips on my KWC-Cybergun 1911 BB-Airsoft Gun?

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With the popularity of the KWC - Cybergun 1911 Blowback CO2 Pistols and how super realistic they are in so many ways, it is no surprise that people often ask me if they can replace the original grips with grips made for a real 1911.

The short answer is yes you can! You will have to be prepared to remove just a little bit of material from the backside of both grips near the bottom of the handle where there is an area that has been flared out to accommodate the CO2. Not really a big deal, you can use a Dremel for the quick and easy approach or even some sand paper if you don't mind taking a little more time.

In this YouTube Video I demonstrate using grips that fit a real 1911 and show you just exactly where you will need modify them to fit on the KWC and Cybergun CO2 Blowback 1911 pistol series.

Buy the KWC Blowback CO2 1911 BB Pistol in Canada

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, 6mm, Airsoft, BB, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, How To, Modification, Pistol, Real Gun, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Colt Government 1911, Cybergun, KWC, Model 1911, Tanfoglio Witness 1911

Cybergun Colt M1911 A1 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol Mini Review

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Type: Blowback Airsoft Pistol.

Manufacturer: KWC/Cybergun.

Model:Colt M1911 A1.

Materials: Almost all metal.

Weight: 2.15 pounds (976 grams)

Barrel: Metal non-rifled.

Propulsion: CO2

Action: Semi auto blowback, single action only.

Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's.

Ammunition Capacity: 17 round full size metal magazine.

FPS: 380 using .20 gram BB's.

This is a Mini Review for the KWC/Cybergun Colt M1911 A1 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol. I have already reviewed other KWC version of this all metal realistic CO2 blowback pistol in both 6mm Airsoft and 4.5mm Steel BB and in a variety of different finishes so if you are interested in a more detailed write up for the Cybergun Colt M1911 A1, you can check out the below links where I have reviewed many variations of virtually the same blowback CO2 airgun made by KWC.

 
Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Colt Government 1911, KWC, Model 1911, Tanfoglio Witness 1911

ASG Socom Gear US Marine MEU SOC 1911 GBB Airsoft Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: Blowback Airsoft Pistol.
Manufacturer: Socom Gear.
Model: MEU SOC 1911.
Materials: Almost all metal.
Weight: 2.3 pounds (1020 grams)
Barrel: Metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: Gas (Propane, Green Gas)
Action: Semi auto blowback, single action only.
Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 15 round full size metal magazine.
FPS: 300+


Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the ASG Socom Gear US Marine MEU SOC 1911 GBB Airsoft Pistol is I would have to say one of the nicest 1911 single action triggers I have tested so far. The take-up is very slight with an extremely light trigger pull required to release the hammer. Any lighter and I would say it would be too light and perhaps prone to accidental firing.The three hole tactical trigger extends out a little further than some 1911's but feels secure on the finger.

Accuracy: At this point I have not shot the ASG Socom Gear US Marine MEU SOC 1911 GBB Airsoft Pistol but have high expectations based on the overall quality of this pistol and form other reviews I have read on this Airsoft 1911 replica. According to the manufacturers claimed fps, we should get somewhere right around 300 fps. The ASG Socom Gear US Marine MEU SOC 1911 GBB Airsoft Pistol has an adjustable rear sight for windage and we can take care of elevation using the adjustable hop-up so zoning in the Socom Gear US Marine MEU SOC 1911 to shoot dead center on target should not be too difficult.

Build Quality: The ASG Socom Gear US Marine MEU SOC 1911 GBB Airsoft Pistol is one of those Airguns that really catches your eye, and once you pick it up and hold it in your hands you discover that not only does it look really great but it also feels really great in your hands! The tolerances of the parts are excellent, everything mechanical is smooth without any friction and you can even see the texture of the metal grain through the quality matt black powder finish.

Realism: The ASG Socom Gear US Marine MEU SOC 1911 GBB Airsoft Pistol is a a fantastic replica of a real steel MEU SOC 1911 used by the US Marine Corps' Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The balance and weight really make this 1911 Airsoft pistol feel like your holding the real deal, all the mechanic parts function as they would compared to the original and the ASG Socom Gear US Marine MEU SOC 1911 GBB Airsoft Pistol is fully field stripable.
Available From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Heavy full blowback action.
  • White dot sights (Adjustable for windage).
  • Super light single action trigger.
  • Ambidextrous safety and working grip safety.
  • Full size metal dropout magazine.
  • Excellent quality, durable black powder coat matte finish .
  • Enhanced Pro-Grip with brass marine inserts
  • MEU SOC 1911 Licensed.
  • Three hole tactical trigger with skeleton hammer.
  • Comes in a hard shell case with Gemtech Outback II 5-inch silencer and lanyard.
  • Rail for adding accessories. 

Cons:

  • FPS is kind of low for Canada Market so not one we can regularly get in stock.
  • A bit on the pricy side.
  • No option of CO2 magazine.

Comments:
With all the BB and Airsoft 1911's out there what makes the ASG Socom Gear US Marine MEU SOC 1911 GBB Airsoft Pistol stand out from the rest. First off it feel the most believabel when holding it in your hand, it seems ot have that perfect weight and balance that is often hard to replicate in an Airgun. With features like enhanced Pro-Grips with brass marine inserts, MEU SOC 1911 licensing, three hole tactical trigger, ambidextrous safety, super smooth and light single action trigger, White dot adjustable sights and the included hard shell case with lanyard and Gemtech silencer you can not go wrong with the ASG Socom Gear US Marine MEU SOC 1911 GBB Airsoft Pistol.

My YouTube Video Review for the ASG Socom Gear US Marine MEU SOC 1911 GBB Airsoft Pistol:

Buy the Socom Gear US Marine MEU SOC 1911 in Canada

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, Comparison, GBB, Gas, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: ASG, Colt Government 1911, Model 1911, Socomgear 1911

Cybergun Colt 1911 MKIV CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol Field Test Review

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Here is my follow up Shooting Field Test video for my Cybergun Colt 1911 MKIV CO2 Table Top Review. During this Field Test Shooting video review I shoot 5 rounds of .20 gram Airsoft BB's through my Chronograph to find out the average FPS. I also step back 30 feet and setup my shooting stance by resting my hands on a sand bag and standing in the back for a fairly secure shooting position. As per most of my accuracy tests, I loaded my Cybergun Colt 1911 MKIV CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol with 10 rounds in the magazine to see what kind of grouping I could get on the paper target..

I was a bit surprised by the FPS for the Cybergun Colt 1911 MKIV CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol I tested. The claimed FPS by the factory is 360 using .20 gram BB's, the temperature outside was decently warm and I was using a brand new CO2 so I should have gotten fairly close the this velocity. As it turned out on this day the gun I was testing shot right around 300 FPS which is great for close quarters Airsoft games but perhaps a bit weak for the longer ranges of outside games.

When it came to accuracy, I did find the Cybergun Colt 1911 MKIV CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol shot a bit high and to the left right out of the box but since it has a fully adjustable trigger this did not concern me. I was pleased to see that I was able to get a 2 inch 10 shot grouping from 30 feet back using a semi rested position which is about right for an Airsoft Pistol at this range.

While testing the Cybergun Colt 1911 MKIV CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol I did not have nay mechanical problems, everything worked exactly as it was meant to , the Blowback was nice and crisp with that usually 1911 sluggishness I have come to expect. The trigger is pretty typical for a single action 1911 styled trigger which in some cases can actually be a little bit on the light side which with the Cybergun Colt 1911 MKIV CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol was not the case. Over all a really pleasurable Airsoft Pistol to shoot!

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Colt Government 1911, Cybergun, MKIV, Model 1911

Cybergun Colt 1911 MKIV CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: Blowback Airsoft Pistol.

Manufacturer: ? - Distributed by Cybergun.

Model:Colt 1911 MKIV.

Materials: Almost all metal.

Weight: 2.36 pounds (1070 grams).

Barrel: Metal non-rifled.

Propulsion: CO2 x 1.

Action: Semi auto blowback, single action only.

Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's.

Ammunition Capacity: 19 round full size metal magazine.

FPS: 361 using .20 gram BB's.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Cybergun Colt 1911 MKIV CO2 Blowback Airsoft 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 release. The working grip safety is a nice touch requiring your palm to be pressed against it for the trigger and hammer to operate. I also like the Tactical Style Trigger found on the Cybergun Colt 1911 MKIV.

Accuracy: At this point I have not shot the Cybergun Colt 1911 MKIV CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol, I imagine it should perform well considering it has spin-up up and a fully adjustable rear sight just in case my shooting is off center a bit. According to the manufacturers claimed fps, we should get somewhere in the mid to high 300 fps range using .20 gram Plastic Airsoft BB's.

Build Quality: I am kind of sitting on the fence with the Colt 1911 MKIV Pistol, on one hand it is an all metal gun with what looks to be fairly decent fit and finish but on the other hand it feels kind of light weight especially with the heavy magazine out of it compared to even the KWC 1911's I have reviewed so often. It may be that more aluminum is being used in this pistol which could actually be a good thing since aluminum would be a higher quality metal over your typical zinc alloy used in most Airsoft and Airguns these days. In terms of operation, I feel like some of the mechanical parts need a bit of break in time, but I have found this to be true with many real guns I have used.

Realism: The Cybergun Colt 1911 MKIV CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol is a close replica of the real steel Colt 1911 45 auto but with a more modern Tactical look to it, sporting a Tac style trigger and hammer, double stack magazine, ambidextrous safety and adjustable rear sight. This gun is nearly all metal with very full blowback operation making it feel real to hold in the hand and shoot.

Available From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • All metal construction.
  • Full length blowback operation.
  • Accurate Government 1911 styled replica.
  • True 1911 single action trigger, excellent pull, very smooth and light.
  • Accurate trigger design and working grip safety.
  • Double stack metal magazine holds the CO2 and extra BB’s.
  • Fully Colt Licensed.
  • Full adjustable rear sight.
  • Tactical trigger and hammer with ambidextrous trigger for a more modern look and feel.

Cons:

  • Comes with the ugly red tip that is really stuck on the gun.
  • Can kind of tell the Chinese quality a bit.
  • Licensing is not engraved right into the gun.

Comments:

Overall the Cybergun Colt 1911 MKIV CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol is another nice option if you're looking for a Colt Government 1911 Styled Airsoft pistol. Keep in mind this one is Chinese made rather than made in Taiwan. Not sure how that will effect performance and longevity. I have owned Chinese guns that have shot and faired well for me so I am not too worried about it. With its double stack magazine you will find the Cybergun Colt 1911 MKIV to have a fairly large handle so it may not be suitable for those with smaller hands. I do think the Cybergun Colt 1911 MKIV CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol features a nice combination of classic Government 1911 looks with a few modern tactical components lie the upgraded trigger, hammer, ambidextrous safety and rear adjustable sight.

My YouTube Video Review for the Cybergun Colt 1911 MKIV CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol:

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Colt Government 1911, Cybergun, MKIV, Model 1911

KJWorks Full Metal CO2 Airsoft 1911 Table Top Review

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Type: Blowback Airsoft Pistol.
Manufacturer: KJWORKS.
Model: 1911
Materials: Metal slide & frame.
Weight: 2.2 pounds (980 grams).
Barrel: Metal non-rifled smooth bore.
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2.
Action: Blowback, Single action only.
Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 28 rounds.
FPS: 360+ fps.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the KJWorks 1911 is very good since it is modeled after a real steel 1911 which makes it short and crisp with a very light trigger pull. There is a very slight take-up at the very beginning of the pull but once your get past this the release is crisp and perceptible. Since it is not a double action trigger you will need to either rack the slide for your first shot or pull the hammer back if you have already chambered a round.

Accuracy: I have not done my actual Field Test Shooting video review for the KJWorks 1911 Airsoft Pistol but I did get the chance to make a short preview video where I shot some clay pigeons setup around 20 feet away. The KJWorks Full Metal CO2 Airsoft 1911 was a lot of fun to shoot at the clay pigeons and I had no trouble hitting them form that range over and over again. I am not sure exactly what the FPS will be but considering this version of the KJWorks 1911 has the CO2 mag it should shoot up into the 360+ fps range using .20 gram Airsoft BB's. Blowback operation is strong and the slide cycles full length. Keep posted for my upcoming Field Test Shooting Video for the KJWorks Full Metal 1911 CO2 Airsoft Pistol.

Build Quality: As expected, the KJWorks 1911 build quality is just like all the other KJWorks Airsoft guns I've tested so far, excellent the fit and finish is the best in my opinion even when compared to any of my 4.5mm steel BB shooters or 6 mm Airsoft pistols. When using KJWorks guns regularly, areas that are painted like the metal friction areas and high spots show very light wear which is rarely the case with metal built blowback Airguns. Again the tolerances between the moving parts like the slide and frame are extremely tight showing excellent workmanship and machining from KJWorks.

Realism: The KJWorks CO2 Full Metal 1911 Blowback Airsoft Pistol copies the real steel very popular even today Colt 1911 A1, it is really hard to tell the KJWorks Airsoft 1911 apart from the real 45 caliber version. The KJWorks 1911 can be field stripped very similarly to a real 1911 Semi Auto pistol and all parts function virtually the same including a working safety, grip safety, slide catch-release, magazine release and hammer.

Available in the: Replica Airguns Store

Pros: 

  • Pretty much all metal pistol with good realistic weight to it.
  • Full cycle heavy blowback operation.
  • Excellent fit and finish as always with KJWorks pistols.
  • High capacity 28 round full size drop out magazine that holds the Airsoft BB’s and CO2. (Can get Green Gas mags)
  • Seems to be accurate and well centered on target.
  • Nice two tone finish.
  • Working grip safety.
  • Nice light true single action only trigger.
  • Field strip-able.

Cons: 

  • Sights are non-adjustable but you can adjust elevation using the hop-up.
  • Field strips a little different than a real 1911.
  • CO2 magazine sticks out a bit but KJWorks makes Gas Mags also.

Comments:
I am a big fan of 1911 pistols and love getting my hands on pretty much any version weather it be a Real Steel 45 caliber 1911, a 4.5mm Steel BB version or 6mm Airsoft Pistol. As long as it has that true 1911 single action short light trigger to it. I love the way the slide cycles a bit slower than most semi auto pistols and this can be found in many Airgun and Airsoft version like this KJWorks 1911 making the shooting experience even more realistic. The fit, Finish and overall quality of the KJWorks 1911 over other brands is worth the slight additional costs so if you don't mind paying juts a tad bit more for that extra quality and you're looking for a CO2 1911 then you will not be disappointed with the KJWorks Full Metal CO2 Airsoft 1911.

My YouTube Table Top  Review of the KJWorks M9and M9A1 Full Metal Blowback Airsoft Pistol:

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Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, GBB, Gas, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Colt Government 1911, KJWorks, Model 1911

Umarex Smith & Wesson 686 Revolver - Walther CP99 - Colt Government 1911 A1 Pellet Gun Update Video

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Sometimes we all get caught up in which gun is brand new and has the most realistic features. I wanted to put the focus back on a few high quality German made Umarex Airguns that where designed from the ground up to be very good replicas but also take into consideration that yes, they are airguns and so they should be designed to operate like an airgun and have excellent build quality, and performance. Quality and performance sometimes gets sacrificed on newer guns that just go after realism and can sacrifice form over function.

Sure these German made Umarex air pistols are not cheap, but hold one in your hand and shoot it and you will quickly see that they are built to last a lifetime, these guns are an investment!

I have already reviewed the Colt Government 1911 A1 (Satin version), I wanted to also show you how it looks in the all black model. Two other Umarex German made guns I have been asked often to review are the Walther CP99 and Smith & Wesson 586/686 Revolvers. I am happy to inform you that I have these guns on hand and will be reviewing them shortly for you.

You can watch my Update video to see a bit of a preview of these very fine German made Umarex pellet shooters:

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Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, CO2, Pellet, Pistol, Replica Airguns News, Revolver, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: CP99, Colt Government 1911, Smith & Wesson 686, Umarex

New 1911 Styled Blank Guns Added to the Replica Airguns US Store

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I've been talking a lot about some blank gun offering for my Canada based customers and I didn't want to leave out my US located customers. So I've added a few 1911 styled blank pistols to the Replica Airguns US Store. Now keep in mind these 1911 blank guns are all top venting but they still function and field strip much like a real gun!

Buy the Kimar 1911 Government Reproduction Blank Pistol

  • 8mm P.A.K blanks
  • 7 round magazine
  • 2.5 pounds
  • Semi auto
  • Single action only
  • Top firing
  • Includes a hardshell carrying case
  • Comes in Black or Nickel

Buy the Smith & Wesson 1911 S Blank Gun Black/Nickel

  • Two-tone black and nickel
  • 9mm P.A.K. blanks
  • 8.7"
  • 2.2 lbs
  • 8 Rounds
  • Single action only
  • Includes a hardshell carrying case
  • Approved by ATF - No federal license required

 

Buy the Colt 1911 .45 Government Blank Pistol

  • 9mm P.A.K blanks
  • 8 round magazine
  • 2.2 pounds
  • Semi auto
  • Single action only
  • Top firing
  • Includes a hardshell carrying case
  • This gun is solid!
Categories: 8mm, 9mm, Blank Gun, Pistol, Replica Airguns News, Semi Auto Tags: Colt Government 1911, Kimar, SW1911

Chiappa 1911-22 Tactical Colt 1911 Styled 22LR Pistol Just Arrived

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Yes this is mainly an Airguns and blank gun website but every time I post something regarding my 22LR Firearms, I get lots of great feedback and it seems airguners are also into the small caliber firearms for many of the same reasons... cheaper to buy and shoot, can also shot them in more locations. Less recoil means less fatigue at the end of the day too.

I don't have much to tell you about my recently purchased Chiappa 1911-22 Tactical 22LR semi auto pistol but I will be doing a review on it down the road just a bit so stay tuned. So far it looks pretty nice and has the size and weight of a 1911 45.

Categories: .22 cal, Pistol, Real Gun, Replica Airguns News, Semi Auto Tags: 1911-22, Chiappa, Colt Government 1911

Umarex Colt Government 1911 A1 Nickel CO2 Pellet Gun Review

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Type: Pellet air pistol.

Manufacturer:Umarex.

Model:Colt Government 1911 A1 Nickel.

Materials: Mostly metal construction.

Weight: 2.5 pounds.

Barrel: 5 inches, metal rifled.

Propulsion: CO2 x 1.

Action: Semi auto, single and double action.

Ammunition Type: .177 caliber pellets.

Ammunition Capacity: 8 rotary magazine.

FPS: 425.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Colt Government 1911 A1 is extremely nice in both single and double action mode with the single action having the lightest pull making it a joy to shoot at targets.

Accuracy: I shot this air gun at a target from 20 feet away in a free standing position, and it performed excellent getting just over a one inch grouping close to the center of the target, just a little bit high. The sights can be adjusted for windage if you are shooting a tad bit to the left or right. My Chrony testing with an eight shot averaged result was 383 fps.

Build Quality: This is an almost all metal air gun with great fit and finish and a nice hefty 2.5 pound weight to it. It's made in Germany, what more do I need to say? The only plastic parts to speak of are the grips which almost feel like a mix between rubber and plastic. All the mechanical parts opperation are as smooth as butter.

Realism: The Umarex Colt Government 1911 A1 is a licensed replica of the real Government Colt 1911 A1 45 auto pistol. It looks pretty much bang on with the exception of the slight break in the slide where the rotary magazine is accessible.

Available From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Almost all metal construction - good weight and very solid feeling gun - 2.5 pounds!
  • German made.
  • Comes in a nice hard-shell case.
  • Very nice looking gun with the two-tone Nickel and black finish.
  • Adjustable rear sight for windage.
  • Double and Single Action, very smooth and light.
  • Accurate trigger design and working back-strap safety
  • Very good accuracy, decent FPS for a pellet shooter and good usage of CO2

Cons:

  • A bit on the pricy side $200+.
  • The sights are a bit hard to see on certain darker backgrounds.
  • The engravings on my airgun where a bit hard to see.

Comments:

The Umarex Colt Government 1911 A1 is a pleasure to own and shoot, you can really tell this is a quality gun from how smoothly it operates and the confidence it gives you even just holding it in your hands. This well made airgun has been around since the late 90's and even today holds it's own. It may not have a working blowback design or drop out magazine but as far as being a top notch airgun made for shooting and enjoying for years to come, it definitely succeeds in that category.

 
Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, CO2, Field Test, Pellet, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Colt Government 1911, Umarex