Things I liked: It is realistic. The parts work. I absolutely love the blowback, the drop out magazine with the CO2, and that I can "field strip" this pistol. I am more accurate with this pistol the my Sig Sauer X-five. The differences between GBB (Gas Blowback) and NGBB and is like the differences between a driving a manual 6 speed and automatic car. The differences between the Tanfoglio 1911 and many, many other airguns is like driver a 6 speed manual car and standing at the bus stop in the cold. I hate automatic cars and I hate NBB pistols. In my humble opinion, shooting cans with NGBB is way too easy and boring.
Things I would have changed: Most definitely offer a rifled barrel version that uses pellets instead of steel BBs. Better CO2 consumption, at least similar to the Berretta PX4 Storm CO2 pistol, which is the best lead pellet pistol on the market.
What others should know: You can get about 50 shots from the 12g CO2. It is not as loud as the Sig Sauer X-Five. I can open up in the basement at nights without disturbing my household. Does anyone know why the rod in the air chamber block is loose? There is a spring the controls the completed air chamber block but in my Sig X-Five the rod has a spring behind it too in the air chamber. My Tanfoglio 1911 seems to missing the spring behind the rod.Is this normal?
Things I liked: It is realistic. I have never hold or fire a real gun but according to "TV" and "youtube" this gun is very realistic. I love the blow back, the drop out magazine with the CO2, and the accuracy.
Things I would have changed: Make a rifled barrel version that fires lead pellets contained in a dropout magazine along with the C02. Make it more reliable. Better sights or use the same sights on the standard version. Much better C02 consumption
What others should know: I can only get about 36 reliable shots from each C02. It is accurate and fun to shoot. If you have a 30 day warranty shoot the gun as much as possible within that period.