"If you go out in the woods today, be sure to bring your HK."

At last. The KWA HK USP Match Pistol has come under my possession. Many of you may recognize this as one of the two identical pistols that Lara Croft uses in the hit video game series, Tomb Raider, and it also appears in the movie adaptation starring Angelina Jolie. Although, I will point out that the guns Lara used were two-toned, black with a silver slide at times, and at others she used the all black version. But that is more of a "moo point." It's like a cow's opinion; it doesn't matter.
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I would think most of the veteran players that are reading this right now would probably wonder why I'm taking a look at a gun that has been out for so long and the answer is simply this: Because I want to. Is it so wrong to derive a little pleasure from this stuff every now and then? I'll freely admit to selfish motives here, as long as you freely admit that this gun is awesome.

 

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Ah yes, the Mak Daddy, or better known as the KWA MKV, a Russian Makarov-inspired Airsoft gas blowback pistol, which is currently in the works.  Guess who has it available for pre-order.    Yup.  Pyramyd Air

Here is a shot of the KWA MKV below the KWA TT-33, also scheduled for release this year as well.  The MKV is a much more compact gun, while the TT-33 is comparable in size to a full-size standard 1911 pistol.  Both models will have full-metal alloy slides & frames.
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The KWA MKV is pretty basic, although it does have one or two unique features about it, but we'll get to those a bit later in this post. 
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You can see in the photos both above and below that the KWA MKV has a thumb safety switch, and a slide release.  It is, in fact, a semi-automatic gas blowback airsoft pistol so no need to worry about that.
Here is the right side.  Simple, yet sexy. 
Somewhat unique to smaller pistols, especially one with so little features to it, is the presence of a lanyard loop for attaching a pistol retention lanyard.  Nice, considering this is definitely going to be one pistol that you do NOT want to lose while running around on the Airsoft field. 
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The magazine, sadly, must also be compact in order to fit this compact gun, so capacity will likely be limited to around 11 rounds or so.  Since this gun is still a ways from becoming a final production model, that number could change, but like I said, space is limited so you can't rationally expect much in that department. 
Another unique feature is the mag release, which is that rounded metal thing just behind the magazine in the image below.  I'm not sure how that's going to play out when it comes to performing a quick mag change with this weapon, but really, this probably wasn't designed for engaging in big, long-winded gun fights.  Me thinks the real steel version was probably intended for use on missions of a more clandestine nature where one or two shots was all you might need, if you get what I'm sayin'.  Eh, comrades? 
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 Lastly, check out the slide way you detach the slide from the frame.  Yep, you pull that trigger guard down to release it.  Kinda cool.  Definitely haven't seen that on any other Airsoft guns I've dealt with yet.  Is it a huge deal?  No.  I just like to try and appreciate the smaller things every once in awhile. 
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