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I was wondering about the grips for this gun. Can they be removed? And if they can, can they be replaced with actual 1911 grips designed for .45 ACP 1911's?
is it a blowback pistol?
It is not a blowback pistol. It has a double action trigger, but you can cock the hammer back manually and it will shoot with a lighter single action trigger pull. Watch the video next to the description.
I'm thinking about getting this pistol, but have some concerns regarding the trigger because some people have complained about it and the heavy pull. Does the trigger pull get lighter and better after a break-in period of several hundred shots? Also, what's the closest competitor to this model? I can't find many BB pistols with an adjustable rear sight and am looking for a BB pistol with 400+ fps, adjustable sights, and metal parts.
It does not necessarily get lighter, but it does not feel heavy when you shoot it (even though video shows high trigger pull, it's very common for all CO2 pistols). It's more about the feel than the actual force for these ones.
Can you cock the gun and is it realistic??
Yes and mostly yes. The trigger is unlike a real 1911 and the grip safety is stationary and will not move so that's why I say it feels mostly realistic. It's got good heft, pretty to look at, 99% metal, what's not to like? I enjoy the heck out of mine.
Does the clip/magazine come with it ?
Yes. Recommend you buy an extra though. You won't want to stop shooting this beautiful replica!