1-year limited warranty
List Price $110.00 Save $25.05 (22%)
Want it delivered 12-06-2013
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Things I liked:Design, feel, heft, realism, price... all the obvious features that make this gun pretty much sell itself. Accurate to a point, rapid firing causes CO2 to chill, lowering gas pressure at the end of a run.
Things I would have changed:Add an extra mag. I like the 20 round capacity, but after about 500 shots or so, the bearing surface of the bb hopper wears down and all your bb's spill out.
What others should know:Like many similar style guns, this one drops a bb or two when releasing the magazine before it's empty. The plastic cover for the grip can become loose. This sometimes causes the CO tool to fall. Just make sure it's tight.
Things I liked:Credible replica of a WWII vintage military M1911-A1 pistol. Articulated slide, hammer, and grip safety, none of which are functional. Looks, heft, and feel are very close to the prototype right down to the military style sights, vertical slide serrations, and the lanyard loop on the base of the grip. There are no outward giveaways like CO2 knobs that tell you this is a BB gun rather than a firearm so caution in handling and transport are important.
Things I would have changed:No, it clearly has a design concept that was well executed. I can't think of any minor change I would make.
What others should know:The slide does not set the hammer so the trigger is typical of a semiautomatic BB gun, long and heavy double action compared to the short crisp single action pull of a 1911, if you have ever fired one you know what I mean, if you have not it doesn't make any difference. The magazine is a robust metal unit with a spring follower and a loading stop that is easy to use. The magazine occupies the front part of the grip and is released with the standard 1911 magazine release button. The CO2 cartridge is loaded in the grip by snapping off the left grip panel which releases an also very robust Allen wrench that is used to operate CO2 capsule piercing screw. The blow back slide does give a mild sense of firing, much better than a BB gun but still a little faint for my tastes. Accuracy is not all that good due to the heavy trigger. If you are looking for a firearm simulator the Walther PPK/S BB pistol is a better choice but if you love the 1911, especially the historical military variant this is about as good as it gets.
Things I liked:The hex wrench built into the handle. The feel. The CO2 consumption. Number of shots and the max velocity. Worked well.
Things I would have changed:Make the grip safety functional.
What others should know:The blowback does not cock the gun. It is double action only. The hammer is not functional.