This is a review of the WE Caspian Baby Hi-Capa 3.8 Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol.
Available from Pyramyd Air
See how that works? Simple mathematics.
Here's a few stats I'd like you to know about this petite treat:
# Mag Capacity: 25 rounds
# Adjustable rear sight
# Gas Blowback Recoil Action is Crisp & Snappy
# Hop-Up is Adjustable
# Metal Slide, Metal Frame, & Nice, soft rubber grip (feels good in the hands of the operator)
# Threaded Outer Barrel for attaching a mock suppressor
(*speaks loud enough for the hidden microphones to clearly pick up*) It's just for looks & funsies. It is NOT for dampening the report of an Airsoft gun, or, more importantly, a portable firearm as defined by the BATFE.
# Compatible with C02 mags*
*And now a wordy (but supposed to be brief) discussion on the use of Carbon Dioxide gas (C02).
Using C02 gas instead of green gas/propane is much harder on your Airsoft GBB. C02 is a more powerful gas, which causes the slide to slam back with more force than regular green gas. While damage is not inevitable, it certainly increases the chances of your slide or frame cracking, despite their metal composition. So don't let that metal body fool you into thinking the gun is invincible.
On the other hand, I can say with first-hand experience, that using C02 is awesome. While it may be harder on the gun, it makes that baby kick like an angry mule. Another word of caution: don't loose sight of what's really important in a gun: Accuracy. Increased recoil will affect your accuracy, and probably not in a positive way.
My overall opinion of C02 is this: Just like pretty much everything else in this world, it has its advantages and disadvantages and whether you think one side out-weighs the other is entirely your own opinion. As long as you know the details to both, I would consider you qualified to make a decision on which way to go on this one.
**Disclaimer: the above statements are specifically referring to the use of C02 in gas blowback pistols (and rifles, for that matter). They do not necessarily apply as much to using C02 in a gas sniper rifle. That is another story for another time.
Alright. That's all I'll say on that for now.
So how about a few more pics before I leave you faster than a regrettable one-night stand? Sounds good to me, too (the pics and the regrettable, one-night stand).
There's obviously a lot going on in this pic so I'll break it down for you. Those are all types of WE/Marui compatible Hi-Capa Mags available to you.
From left to right, you've got the two (2) WE Caspian 50-round, extended Hi-Capa magazines. Just to the left of the beautiful Baby, there's the standard, WE Caspian ~31-round, Hi-Capa 5.1 Mag, followed just on the other side of the gun by the WE Caspian ~31-round, C02 Hi-Capa 5.1 Mag (see above for a reminder on C02 if you have Attention Deficit Disorder), and last but certainly not least, on the very right, I've included the Shorty 3.8 Mag that comes with the Baby Hi-Capa 3.8. Despite its shorter stature, it manages to pack in 25 BBs, which is still more than any single stack, Airsoft 1911 GBB can say for its mags. I'm only EVER-SO-SLIGHTLY knocking 1911s, though, since they are my absolute favorite type of handgun.
There's that threaded barrel I was telling you about. See? I'm trustworthy.
That rubber grip is fo' realz, dawg.
WE Caspian Baby Hi-Capa 3.8 with Hi-Capa 3.8 Mag (25 rounds) inserted.
WE Caspian Baby Hi-Capa 3.8 with Hi-Capa 5.1 Mag (~31 rounds) inserted.
And, of course, for those who are man enough to rock 'em (or lousy enough shots to need 'em), here's the WE Caspian Baby Hi-Capa 3.8 with the 50-round, extended Hi-Capa mags.
This gun chronos in the low 300s, like most Airsoft GBB pistols. It's a great little handgun that you can use as your main sidearm or as a secondary to your secondary, if you catch my drift (two guns at the same time). The other nice thing about these Hi-Capa pistols is that there are a ton of aftermarket replacement and upgrade parts available in the event your gun breaks or just needs a little tune-up to satisfy your need for more "betterness" in your gun.
If you're looking for a solid little Airsoft sidearm for a great price, the WE Caspian Baby Hi-Capa 3.8 would certainly be a good candidate for consideration.