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X9 Classic - Scorpion EVO 3 - Colt 1911 Rail Gun - SAA Nickel Gold Update Video

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I have some new guns for everyone to checkout which is always good for everyone, especially me :)

In this update video I show you around three pistols one Arisoft Rifle. With the pistols we have a mixed bag of Pellet, steel BB and plastic Airsoft. First off I take a look at the ASG X9 Classis Beretta M9 CO2 Blowback 4.5mm Steel BB pistol, which by the way is actually made by KJWorks so we know this it's going to be a quality gun! I then switch things up and showoff the new long barrel CO2 powered Umarex Colt Peacemaker SAA pellet revolver that sports a Nickel and Gold finish. Last for the pistols we take a look at the 6mm Airsoft firing Colt 1911 Rail Gun in the Dark Earth finish, it's basically a KWC 1911 but with a little extra bling.

Last but now least to show you in this update video is the ASG CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1. This product was developed by ASG in cooperation with CZ and is made to give the Airsoft Player the closest shooting experience they can possibly get to handling and shooting a real CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1!

ASG X9 Classic Beretta Blowback CO2 BB Pistol:

  • Full metal
  • 4.5mm steel BB's
  • Full blowback action
  • 2.1 pounds
  • 16 Round full size drop out metal magazine
  • 312 fps
  • Single & double action

Umarex SAA Colt Peacemaker Nickel & Gold Co2 Pellet Revolver:

  • Full metal
  • .177 caliber pellets
  • Gold highlighted cylinder, hammer & trigger
  • 6.75 inch barrel
  • Shell loading 6 shooter
  • 380 fps
  • Single action only

Colt 1911 Rail Gun Dark Earth Blowback CO2 Airsoft Pistol:

  • Full metal
  • 6mm Airsoft BB's
  • Comes with red tip but can be removed with some work
  • Full blowback action
  • 2.1 pounds
  • 17 Round full size drop out metal magazine
  • 345 fps
  • Single action only

ASG CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1 AEG Airsoft Rifle:

  • Metal & plastic build
  • 6mm Airsoft BB's
  • Comes with red tip but can be removed easily
  • AEG: single shot, 3 round and full auto shooting modes
  • 5.3 pounds
  • 75 Round magazine
  • 394 fps
  • Full CZ licensed
 
Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, 6mm, AEG, Airsoft, BB, Blowback, CO2, Full Auto, Pellet, Pistol, Review, Revolver, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: ASG, CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1, Colt Single Action Army, KWC, Model 1911, Umarex, X9 Classic

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

KJWorks KP-11 Hi-Capa 1911 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: Blowback Airsoft Pistol.
Manufacturer: KJWORKS.
Model: KP-11 M1911 Hi-Capa
Materials: Metal slide with Polymer frame.
Weight: 2 pounds (930 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 KP-11 1911 is very good since it is modeled after a real steel 1911 which makes it short and crisp with a nice 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 predictable. 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 KP-11 M1911 Airsoft Pistol so I do not have any definitive feedback for you but based on my experiences shooting other KJWorks 1911 styled Airsoft CO2 Pistols I expect it to have great blowback action recoil, a nice trigger and good overall FPS and accuracy. In terms of reliability, KJWorks pistols are solid in this department.

Build Quality: As expected, the KJWorks KP-11 Hi-Capa 1911 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol build quality is exactly like all the other KJWorks Airsoft guns I've tested so far, Build quality for the price point is top notch with tolerances between the moving parts like the slide and frame are extremely tight showing excellent workmanship and machining from KJWorks. The finish is always a step above other similar styled Airsoft and BB guns, youn really don't have to worry about the finish coming of as easy.

Realism: The KJWorks CO2 KP-11 Hi-Capa 1911 Blowback Airsoft Pistol copies the real steel very popular even today Colt 1911 45 caliber pistol, it 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. This Hi-Capa version has a more tactical look with a wider frame for what would be a double stack hi capacity styled magazine.

Available in the: Replica Airguns Store

Pros:  

  • Has really good weight but not too heavy since it has a polymer frame..
  • Expect to have typical KJWorks crisp and firm full blowback operation.
  • Excellent fit and finish. I like the mat textured finish which looks to bed super durable.
  • Nice bright white dot sights, really easy to see.
  • I like the look of the tactical hammer and trigger.
  • Nice high capacity magazine with a little extra zing for the CO2 Mag.
  • Fully field strip-able.

Cons:  

  • Is not really setup up for left handers with no real ambidextrous components.
  • CO2 magazine is long to accommodate the 12 gram CO2.
  • Grips may be a bit thick for smaller hands.

Comments:
I love 1911 pistols and enjoy shooting them, there is something about how they feel in the hand that is different form most other pistols. They always feel so solid. The KJWorks Airsoft versions capture that feeling exactly and again the little bit more you may pay for a KJWorks 1911 over some other lesser quality Full blowback 1911's is worth the cost in my books. This Hi-Capa 1911 version with it's tactical look and finish would make a great game player for sure!

My YouTube Table Top  Review of the KJWorks KP-11 Hi-Capa 1911 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol:

Buy the KJWorks KP-11 1911 Airsoft Pistol in Canada

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, GBB, Gas, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: KJWorks, KP-11, M1911, Model 1911

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 M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: BB air pistol.

Distributed by: Umarex.

Model:Colt M45 CQBP 1911.

Materials: Metal and polymer build.

Weight: 1.75 pounds (796 grams).

Barrel: 4.5 inches, metal non-rifled.

Propulsion: CO2 x1.

Action: Semi auto blowback, single action only.

Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BB's.

Ammunition Capacity: 19 rounds.

FPS: 400.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol is like the original 1911 semi auto pistol a single action only trigger. That said the Colt M45 CQBP SAO trigger is notably longer than a true 1911 trigger would be but still pretty decent overall. There is a fair bit of take up but once you get to the release point the trigger weight is about a medium pull and should allow for pretty fast action shooting with not too much finger fatigue.

Accuracy: I have not shot this "version" of the Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol but I have high expectations that it will get much better fps and CO2 efficiency than the similar looking KWC versions out there. 400 fps for a blowback is pretty good and if it can get about 5-6 magazines worth of shots that would be close to double of what a KWC 1911 blowback gets! In terms of accuracy only time will tell when the weather perk sup here a bit and I can get outside and make some shooting videos...

Build Quality: I am very impressed with the build quality for the Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol. In many ways it may even be better than the KWC 1911's as it seems to have a much more durable finish and the mechanical parts fit together very snug with virtually no slide wiggle at all. This little rather inexpensive 1911 blowback BB pistol should last you a long time and perform well doing it.

Realism: Up to now I have been almost preferring the Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol over the KWC Blowback 1911 series but when it comes to realism the tables turn a little bit in favor of the KWC 1911 version. On first look it is hard to tell them both apart so yes they both look and feel very much like real steel 1911 pistols. Once you get into some more of the mechanical aspects the Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol does make some compromises choosing to take away a little bit of the realism in favor of increasing performance. These area are the range of motion of the blowback action. On the Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol the slide range is a bit shorter which will save on CO2 usage and the magazine is a stick mag setup which again allows for a more enclosed system again taking advantage of all the CO2 being used. Most of the mechanical parts work as you would expect them to on a real 1911 with the exception of the grip safety. The barrel is even nicely recessed ti make the barrel opening look like a real 45 auto. Lastly the trigger even though it is a true SAO trigger does extend out from the gun a lot more than a true 1911 trigger would.

Available at the:Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Good weight and solid feeling gun.
  • Build quality and finish seem really good, excellent tolerances.
  • Nice snappy blowback action with a pretty heavy recoil spring.
  • Overall Accurate 1911 tactical styled replica in most ways.
  • Does have a single action only trigger, but is longer than most.
  • Fully Colt Licensed.
  • Like the white dot sights, machined hammer, ambidextrous safety and accessory rail.
  • Cool that the Alan key is built into the handle.
  • Has a believable recessed barrel.
  • Finished coating seems to be more durable than the actual KWC versions.
  • Warning instructions are color matched and not so intrusive. 

Cons:

  • Trigger action is notably longer than a real 1911 trigger but is single action only.
  • No working grip safety.
  • Not easily field strippable.
  • Does not have a full size drop out metal magazine but rather a metal stick mag.

Comments:

I can never seem to get enough of the Blowback 1911 BB pistols when I have the opportunity to review them. Most of them have been just different reskinned, rebranded and redistributed version of the original KWC 1911 so it was kind of nice to get the Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol since it offers that 1911 look with blowback action and from the looks of things it should have improved performance in the shooting department. If you have been after a Blowback 1911 BB pistol but wanted one with some more power and that you can get a decent amount of shots out of a single CO2 then the Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol may be just what you are looking for.

My YouTube Videos for the Umarex Colt M45 CQBP Blowback CO2 BB Pistol:

 
Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: 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 form 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

My Top 5 BB Pistols for Early 2016

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In this video I feature my top five favorite BB pistols for early 2016. That said there are lots of other BB pistols I truly love and enjoy but I had to pick 5 so these are them! You may notice that many of them are blowback, I do like the blowback guns after all and this is my top 5 pick so naturally many of them will have blowback action.

Here is a list of my top 5 guns featured in this video not necessarily in order of choice:

Umarex Colt Single Action Army CO2 BB Revolver

KWC-Cybergun 1911 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol

 Baikal MP-654K Makarov CO2 BB Pistol

ASG Bersa BP9CC CO2 Blowback BB Pistol

KWC-Cybergun CO2 BB Blowback Mini UZI

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Full Auto, Pistol, Review, Revolver, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: BP9CC, Baikal, Bersa, Colt Single Action Army, Cybergun, KWC, MP-654K, Makarov, Model 1911, UZI, 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

KWC Metal Slide CQBP M45 A1 Non-Blowback CO2 BB Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: BB air pistol.

Manufacturer: KWC.

Model:CQBP M45 A1.

Materials: Metal and plastic build.

Weight: 2.1 pounds (950 grams).

Barrel: 5.2 inches, brass, non-rifled.

Propulsion: CO2 x1.

Action: Semi auto non-blowback, double action only.

Ammunition Type: Steel BBs 4.5mm.

Ammunition Capacity: 21 rounds

FPS: 394 fps/ 120 m/s.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the KWC Metal Slide CQBP M45 A1 Non-Blowback CO2 BB Pistol was about medium to hard but I have definitely experienced heavier trigger pulls on some guns. It is nice that the trigger is in the style of a 1911 and not your typical lever styled trigger like you will find on some 1911 wannabe's. I imagine if the CQBP M45 A1 has a lever style trigger it would have more leverage and be a bit lighter.

Accuracy: I have not shot the KWC Metal Slide CQBP M45 A1 Non-Blowback CO2 BB Pistol but expect it to perform similar to the Cybergun Sig Sauer GSR Sigarms I reviewed a while back since both guns have similar internals so for now until I do my dedicated Field Test review you can read my Cybergun Sig Sauer GSR Sigarms Review: "Accuracy was decent but not outstanding, I got around a 2.5 inch grouping from a 20 foot away free standing position, shooting just to the left and high on the target. I did find that I was able to zone in a bit better with the Cybergun GSR as I got used to the trigger. I also put the Cybergun Sig Sauer GSR through my Chrony Chronograph and got very close the manufacturers 397 claimed feet per second, actually starting off well above it and settling down to around the 370 FPS mark. My 8 shot average on a new CO2 was actually 422 FPS."

Build Quality: You will find a pretty nice balance of metal and plastic on the KWC Metal Slide CQBP M45 A1 Non-Blowback CO2 BB Pistol. The metal slide, magazine barrel and some literals give it a really decent weight in the hand and the fit and fish feel good overall. The trigger and hammer are not the best aspects of the gun in terms of quality as they are both plastic and both kind of made more for show and less for function.

Realism: The KWC Metal Slide CQBP M45 A1 Non-Blowback CO2 BB Pistol looks and feel the part of a M45 1911 A1 including a full size drop out metal magazine, working magazine release and safety. The slide catch release is none functioning and so is the hammer which does not cock back for single action shooting. It would have been nice to have a single action trigger and a working slide to finish off this pistol but it is meant to be more of an entry level pistol at the end of the day.

Available From: The Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Good overall weight considering ABS receiver.
  • Metal slide, Metal Magazine, Metal internals.
  • All metal magazine holds CO2 and Airsoft BB's
  • Nice tactical 1911 A1 replica, looks the part.
  • Should have good FPS and lots of shots per CO2 based on my 4.5mm BB version testing!
  • Rail for mounting accessories.
  • Nice white dot sights.
  • Recessed barrel give it a more realistic look.
  • True 1911 style looking trigger even though it is double action only.
  • True 1911 working safety.

Cons:

  • No blowback - slide does not move either.
  • Hammer moves but does not cock so no single action shooting.
  • Non adjustable rear sight.
  • Trigger action is bit heavy and long so it’s not going to be the fastest action shooter.

Comments:

If you're looking for a lower cost well made 1911 in that classic A1 style but with a little bit of updating like having a Picatinny rail and tactical sights then the KWC Metal Slide CQBP M45 A1 Non-Blowback CO2 BB Pistolmay just be right for you. So it doesn't have blowback or a working slide, on the other hand it has lots of metal on it giving it good weight and feel and with less moving parts there will be less to go wrong down the road. You can also expect to get fps into the 400 range with a decent amount of shots per CO2 so the trade off not having blowback may be worth it for this reason. All in all a nice airgun in the under $100 category.

My YouTube Videos for the KWC Metal Slide CQBP M45 A1 CO2 Air Pistol:

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, CO2, Comparison, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: CQBP 45 A1, KWC, Model 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

KWC Model 1911 All Metal Non-Blowback CO2 Airsoft Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: Airsoft pistol.
Manufacturer: KWC.
Model: Model 1911 All Metal.
Materials: Mostly metal build.
Weight: 2.4 pounds.
Barrel: 5.2 inches, non-rifled.
Propulsion: CO2 x1.
Action: Semi auto non-blowback, double action only.
Ammunition Type: Airsoft plastic 6mm.
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
FPS: ? (1.6 Joules)

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the KWC Model 1911 All Metal Non-Blowback CO2 Airsoft Pistol was about medium to hard but I have definitely experienced heavier trigger pulls on many double action only Airguns. It is nice that the trigger has the look of a 1911 and not your typical lever styled trigger. I did find the trigger to be very usable and the release point is smooth and fairly predictable.

Accuracy: I have yet to perform my field test shooting component for the KWC Model 1911 All Metal Non-Blowback CO2 Airsoft Pistol, however I have reviewed the same gun in 4.5mm Steel BB Cybergun version and here is what I had to say about that the Steel BB version: "Accuracy was decent but not outstanding, I got around a 2.5 inch grouping from a 20 foot away free standing position, shooting just to the left and high on the target. I did find that I was able to zone in a bit better with the Cybergun GSR 1911 as I got used to the trigger. I also put the Cybergun Sig Sauer GSR through my Chrony Chronograph and got very close the manufacturers 397 claimed feet per second, actually starting off well above it and settling down to around the 370 FPS mark. My 8 shot average on a new CO2 was actually 422 FPS."

Build Quality: The build quality for the KWC Model 1911 is very good, this is an almost all metal Airsoft gun with a few exceptions like the hammer, trigger. magazine release, slide catch and grip safety. Pretty much everything else is metal including the slide, frame, magazine, and even the grips. The finish is very good and since there is lots of metal with minimal moving parts and less to go wrong, this should make for a very reliable pistol.

Realism: The KWC Model 1911 CO2 Airsoft Pistol is very close to the look, weight, and feel of the real steal Sig-Arms 1911 GSR! Even the 1911 style trigger was replicated as best as it could be given it being double action only. It would have been nice to have a single action trigger and a working slide to finish off the illusion but overall the GSR is a really nice copy of the real steel Sig Sauer GSR Sig-Arms 1911 firearm.
Available From: The Replica Airguns Canada Store

Pros:

  • Excellent weight and very solid feeling gun.
  • Mostly Metal design.
  • All metal magazine holds CO2 and Airsoft BB's
  • Very Accurate Sig-Arms Sig Sauer 1911 GSR Replica.
  • Should have good FPS and lots of shots per CO2 based on my 4.5mm BB version testing!
  • Very affordable and good value for the money.
  • Rail for mounting accessories.
  • Nice sights with white dots front and back.
  • Recessed barrel for added realism.
  • True 1911 style trigger even though it is double action only.
  • Very affordable price tag.

Cons:

  • Non-blowback and the slide does not move either.
  • The hammer is only for show and does not cock for single action shots.
  • Trigger action is bit heavy but not not too bad for a double action trigger.
  • Non adjustable rear sights.

Comments:
For a relatively inexpensive All Metal Airsoft gun you get a lot for your money with the KWC Model 1911, most importantly a very accurate reproduction of the real steal Sig-Arms Sig Sauer 1911 GSR firearm! If you're a 1911 fan and want to pick up an Airsoft gun that won't set you back too much, then the KWC Model 1911 would make a great choice with it's heavy full metal weight, full size drop out metal magazine, accurate reproduction of the real steal Sig-Arms GSR and again that very affordable price tag.

My YouTube Videos for the KWC Model 1911 CO2 Airsoft Pistol:

Buy the KWC Full Metal Model 1911 Airsoft Pistol in Canada

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, CO2, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: GSR 1911, KWC, Model 1911, Sig Sauer GSR

First Person Shooting Clay Pigeons with KJWorks M9A1 and 1911

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This First Person Shooting Clay Pigeons Video with my KJWorks M9A1 and 1911 Airsoft Pistol is to serve two purposes: Number one and really the only reason needed to make a video like this... To get outside on a nice warm summer day and practice some tactile shooting all while recording it in first person so you can come along and enjoy it with me :)

Secondly I wanted to inform everyone that the video uploads will be a bit lighter for the next week or so since I am on what I call a working holiday. I am focusing on a Fitness Contest this weekend along with a Fitness Expo the following weekend, nothing to do with Replica Airguns but it does coincide with my other Website and YouTube channel GetFitOver40.com. The Fitness contest is the Victoria Cup where I will be competing in the Men's Physique (Masters - Over 40) and (Open - All Ages) divisions. The Fitness Expo is called "theFitExpo" and it is in Anaheim California.

So if you want to watch more of my videos then you will have to checkout my other fitness channel for the next week where I will be posting lots of related content on what's going on fitness wise in my life right now.


Buy the KJWorks M9A1 Full Metal Airsoft Pistol in Canada


Buy the KJWorks Full Metal CO2 1911 in Canada

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, GBB, Gas, Pistol, Replica Airguns News, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: KJWorks, M9A1, 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:

Buy the KJWorks Full Metal CO2 1911 in Canada

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

KJWorks CO2 Airsoft Full Metal 1911 - M9 - M9A1 Preview Video

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We recently received some new pistols from KJWorks, The CO2 versions in Full Metal of the Colt 1911, the Berretta M9 and the Berretta M9A1. All of these guns are really well made, the fit and finish is excellent. Definitely a very high quality Airsoft pistol and worth spending a little bit more to get this extra quality. We have even lowered the price on many of our new KJWorks guns to make them even more affordable so check them out in our Canada Replica Airguns Store!

So I made a quick demo preview video where I get away from my table top and go outside to show them off a bit and shoot a few rounds through them at some clay pigeons. I did have some camera issues but you will get a good idea on how these guns look and perform.

KJWorks CO2 Airsoft Full Metal 1911

  • Full Metal Design.
  • 2.2 Pounds (980 grams).
  • Adjustable Hop-up.
  • 350-400 fps
  • 28 Round CO2 Magazine
  • Blowback SAO 

KJWorks CO2 Airsoft Full Metal M9

  • Full Metal Design.
  • 2.1 Pounds (950 grams).
  • Adjustable Hop-up.
  • 350-400 fps
  • 24 Round CO2 Magazine
  • Blowback SA & DA

KJWorks CO2 Airsoft Full Metal M9A1

  • Full Metal Design.
  • 2.1 Pounds (950 grams).
  • Adjustable Hop-up.
  • 350-400 fps
  • 24 Round CO2 Magazine
  • Blowback SA & DA
Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Comparison, Field Test, GBB, Gas, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: KJWorks, M9, M9A1, Model 1911

ME 8 General 1911 8mm PAK Blank Pistol Shooting Test

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I was really looking forward to not only shooting my recently acquired Front Firing ME 8 General 1911 8mm PAK Blank Pistol and making sure it worked as promised, but I also want to checkout the new 720p at 240 frames per second slow motion video feature on my new iPhone 6 plus!

Everything went pretty much as expected, all rounds chambered, fired and ejected without a hitch. No slide lock back on the last round but this blank gun is not designed to do that so I was not expecting this to happen :)

Enjoy my Shooting Test Video of the Front Firing ME 8 General 1911 8mm PAK Blank Pistol and if you have not already checked out my Table Top Review of the ME 8 General, then make sure to do so.

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Categories: 8mm, Blank Gun, Field Test, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: ME, ME 8 General, Model 1911

ME 8 General 1911 8mm PAK Blank Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: Blank Pistol.

Manufacturer: ME.

Model:ME 8 General 1911 (Colt 1911 A1 Replica).

Materials: Mostly Metal with some steel parts.

Weight: 2.9 pounds loaded. (1355 grams)

Barrel: Front firing. (No Red Tip)

Propulsion: Gun powder.

Action: Single action only.

Ammunition Type: 8mm P.A.K. Blanks.

Ammunition Capacity: 10+ rounds.

FPS: N/A.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the ME 8 General 8mm P.A.K. Blank Pistol is exactly what you would expect from a single action only 1911 styled semi auto pistol, short and light. But not super light, it's far from a hair trigger, perhaps more of a medium pull weight for a 1911 SAO.

Accuracy: NA.

Build Quality: The overall build quality of the ME 8 General 8mm P.A.K. Blank Pistol is really very good, nothing fancy at all going on with this pistol and a lot less actual moving parts than you would find on a real steel 1911 so much less to go wrong but the metal quality and fit and finish are very good overall. You will not find a lot of actual steel in this gun other than the magazine, screws, pins and springs but again the metal is good quality and the ME 8 General 8mm P.A.K. Blank Pistol even sports real wood grips.

Realism: The ME 8 General 8mm P.A.K. Blank Pistol is a very realistic looking 1911in terms of overall looks and true to scale size and weight. As mentioned already, many of the parts are not operational but actually moulded into the gun. Like the Safety, side trigger mounted magazine release and back strap safety. You will find the actual magazine release on the bottom of the pistol grip and even thought the slide catch release is operational, there is no spring assist to lock it in the up and open position when the magazine is empty so if you want to lock the slide back you will need to manually do this.

Purchase from: Private collector.

Pros:

  • Well made, materials fit and finish is all very good even though very little use of hardened steel.
  • 10+ round single stack magazine is very hi-capacity.
  • For a used gun it is in very good condition, not many rounds through it and well kept.
  • Front firing and came with flare adaptor.
  • Real wood grips.
  • Made in Italy.
  • It's a 1911!

Cons:

  • Slide catch release, must be engaged manually.
  • Many working parts are simply moulded into the gun.
  • Not easily field strip-able.

Comments:

So the ME 8 General 8mm P.A.K. Blank Pistol is not the most accurate replica of a 1911 in terms of all parts being operational but it hits the major ones for me like: It's front firing, the slide will lock back, it has a true 1911 SAO trigger and for the most parts it looks and works like a 1911. Finding 1911 blank guns here in Canada is super hard and I am a big fan of 1911's so when the opportunity to pickup this gun came around I was interested even if it was not cheap. Blank guns are getting harder and harder to find here in Canada and I guess that's what is making them so appealing. Don't forget we sell the ROHM Blank guns here in our Canada Online Store and they are very good quality guns so check them out if you are in the market for a blank shooter.

My YouTube Full Video Table Top Review for the ME 8 General 8mm P.A.K. Blank Pistol:

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Categories: 8mm, Blank Gun, Gun Safety, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: ME, ME 8 General, Model 1911

Umarex Colt Commander CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: BB air pistol.
Manufacturer: KWC. Licensed and Distributed by Umarex
Model: Colt Commander 1911.
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: 18-19 round full size drop out metal magazine.
FPS: 325.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex Colt Commander CO2 Blowback 4.5mm 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 and release. Because of the similar mechanics not only to the trigger but other aspects of this gun, it would make a truly awesome low cost trainer to be used when your real 1911 is not practical and also to save on the high cost of real 45 semi auto shells.

Accuracy: I shot the Umarex Colt Commander BB gun at a target from 30 feet away in a semi rested position, and it performed well getting an 8 shot 1.5 inch grouping very close to the bulls-eye that extended a little larger with three additional rounds that came outside the smaller 8 shot grouping. The sights are non-adjustable even thought they kind of look like they are so it was nice to see that this BB pistol was already dialed in pretty good! My initial Chrony testing puts this gun right in the 300-325 fps range getting a 5 shot average of 306 fps which is just fine for this style of heavy full realistic blowback action BB shooter. The outside temperature was 22 Celsius (72 Fahrenheit) so the Colt Commander should shoot a bit quicker on a warmer day. You can expect to get three good magazines worth of shots with some extra CO2 left over 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 BB gun for sure.

Build Quality: Like the other KWC 1911's, the Umarex Colt Commander version is overall a well built and mechanically sound BB pistol. Tolerances are good and the finish may even be a bit better than what KWC makes for its own non-licensed versions of this very popular 1911 series.

Realism: The Umarex Colt Commander CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol is as close as you can get to a real steel 1911 styled 45 semi auto but with a slight modern Tactical look to it, the Colt Commander version has the addition of a: Tac style trigger and hammer, and upgraded white dot sights. This gun is nearly all metal with a very heavy blowback action that simulates the more sluggish and delayed blowback of a real steel 1911. And the true 1911 single action trigger will not disappoint you either.
Available From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • All metal construction - Good weight and solid feeling gun.
  • Nice heavy blowback action that replicates a 1911 very well.
  • Very Accurate 1911 replica in terms of looks and mechanical aspects.
  • True 1911 single action trigger, excellent pull, very smooth and light.
  • Working safety and 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 that holds the BB's and CO2.
  • Nice addition of some Tactical features (Tac style trigger and hammer, white dot sights)
  • Chrome coated barrel and breach not only look really nice but wear better.

Cons:

  • Sacrifice fps and shots per CO2 because of the heavy blowback but worth it.
  • Not a big fan of the white "S & F" on the safety or the white warning instructions on the slide.

Comments:
Sure the Umarex Colt Commander CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol is yet another KWC made 1911 but Umarex has really captured the classic 1911 style without taking it too far into the Tactical realm. The addition of the modernized white dot sights, along with the machined trigger and hammer and the chrome barrel and breach give this BB shooting blowback 1911 a well balanced look.  If you're looking for a traditional 1911 A1 but with just a few modernized tweaks, then check out the Umarex Colt Commander.

My YouTube Video Review for this quality Umarex Realistic Full Blowback BB Pistol:

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Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Pistol, Review, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Colt Commander, Model 1911, Umarex