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|Max Velocity||425 fps|
|Front Sight||Blade & Ramp|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage|
|Trigger Action||Double-Action & Single-Action|
Things I liked: Very accurate replica! Side by side with my Colt Custom Combat 1911 and looks the same! Like the ease of loading the Co2 in the grip! Rotary mags work well also but takes s little time to load them up! Get a few extra! Good accuracy at 20 paces in my basement. Shooting 2 inch groups or better with a few 1 inch groups now and then. Have 494 shots thru it with no problems. Very well made with excellent fit and finish!
Things I would have changed: Would like a elevation adjustable sight. Shoots an inch high at 20 paces but at this distance the pellet may be at the high point in its ballistic curve. May work out good at 25 paces or more. Wouldn't change much else! Don't know that parts are easily available! Have checked Umarex website and have not found anything! This pistol is more expensive than most other replicas but the quality and shootability it has is worth it!
What others should know: If you enjoy shooting airguns you'll like this one!
Things I liked: The windage adjustment of the rear sight allowed me to get spot on on that sight plane.* The single action trigger pull could not be better; very light and smooth. Accuracy is good already using the Benjamin 7.9 gr ; lead HP, and I have not attempted to find out what pellets may group even tighter. I am getting 1" groups at 6 yards free standing and rested groups at 10 yards have a maximum spread of 1.268" with the vast majority of shots (13 of 16) into .889". These groups were made using the single action method. Using double action from a rested position became almost as good if the trigger is staged and the sights carefully aligned.
Things I would have changed: The "Billboard" of white lettering on the right side of the pistol. This really detracts from what would have been a nicely attractive pistol. There is no need to print out a paragraph of boldly white lettering on the slide! Also, my pistol shot nearly 2-3/4" above the aim (top of front sight level with top of rear sight with top of front sight being the aim point) at 10 yards. This could have been corrected with a fully adjustable rear sight, which should have been standard at this price point on a pellet pistol. I found that if I "sun-setted" the top of the front sight in the rear notch so that only about 40% the total front sight height was visible above the bottom of the notch, I was getting the desired impact point on the target. Of course, one would not have to do this with a properly regulated sight system.
What others should know: Initial operation of the double-action trigger was somewhat rough and much heavier than after the first 100 shots. It became steadily smoother and a little lighter with use. I got the impression the roughness was the result of the friction between the rotating clip and the surfaces it contacted. I had tried the trigger first before I charged and loaded the gun and found it pleasantly light and smooth. After loading the gun and firing it the first time, the trigger was rough and heavy for some time. The grip safety was also initially gritty but also smoothed out with use until it became smooth. Velocity was chronographed with the 7.9 gr. pellets and found to be a fairly consistent 415 fps. when slow-fired to prevent cooling. I easily got 80 shots before any drop-off began. I solved my elevation problem by using epoxy to attach a .085" thick piece of brass that I machined to the proper dimension for a taller front sight. I can now aim normally and have spot on impact of the pellet.
Things I liked: I bought this gun from Pyramyd several years ago and wasn't able to actually use it regularly until recently. The gun feels great in the hand with great heft and nice balance. I looks great and is very similar to the actual 1911 in many ways so far as said feel and looks go. It's very accurate (I shoot it indoors at 10 to 15 feet most of the time).
Things I would have changed: Not much. The way this is designed you can't have a blow-back function and that's about all you do to make it more realistic.
What others should know: I bought the gun when my wife was very ill. I was her care giver and for that reason I didn't get a chance to use the gun until after the warranty had run out. When I did I found that the gun was faulty. The warranty having expired I had to pay for a repair only when I got the gun back it had the same problem. Upon my sending it back to Umarex the second time for repair they simply replaced the gun. That gun is the one I'm reviewing and it has been a pleasure to shoot.
How about getting Umarex to have available an adjustable target rear sight that Colt 1911A1 Pellet owners can purchase and install themselves.
I see the Umarex Colt combat classic comes with a rear adjustable sight and is $99.99 . Why not the Colt 1911a1 Pellet @$229.99 ?
Is the rear sight replaceable with a 1911 adjustable target sight? has anyone done this yet? Is the rear slide sight cutout a Bomar? Can the slide be milled to a commercial cutout such as Bomar, will the metallurgy allow this without ruining the slide?
|Max Velocity||425 fps|