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Rock & roll with an airsoft submachinegun

By B.B. Pelletier

You owe it to yourself to check out the M11 A1 by KSC, an airsoft replica of an Ingram M11 A1 .380-caliber submachine pistol used in the movie True Lies. Jamie Lee Curtis wiped out a squad of terrorists attacking her and her secret-agent husband (Arnold Schwarzenegger) by dropping an M11 down a flight of stairs. As the pistol bumped and rolled down the stairs, it fired and killed all the bad guys while Curtis screamed and waved her hands helplessly in excitement.

Empties your mag in less than 2.5 seconds!
This nifty green gas gun fires a whopping 1,200 rounds a minute! The stick magazine holds 48 airsoft BBs. At 20 rounds a second, you’ll be empty in 2.5 seconds. I defy you to shoot just 2 rounds in full auto. Your finger isn’t fast enough!

A separate loader makes pouring in BBs a breeze, though you will have to fiddle to get all the voids out of the stack. You don’t really have to bother to do that, since the gun fires without a hitch til the mag is empty. Expect some BBs to drop from the gun while you shoot, so shooting outside will cause less trouble than having them in your house.

Speaking of BBs, get a truckload, because they go REALLY fast! But also get a a bottle with a pouring spout, to pour them into the magazine loader.

The Hop Up mechanism (makes BBs fly straight over longer distances) is adjustable through the ejection port by using a spanner (wrench) that’s included with the gun. My gun was shooting them high until I adjusted for the 0.20-gram BBs I used.

M11-spanner

The spanner (wrench) moves the point of impact.
Shooting too low? Move the spanner up.
Shooting too high? Move the spanner down.

If you can’t read Japanese, here’s how to load the green gas
There’s nothing more frustrating than getting a gun and not being able to shoot it right away. Since the instructions are written in Japanese, these directions for loading green gas will make things easier for you:

1. Invert the magazine
2. Stick the green gas probe into the gas port (in the bottom of the mag)
3. Press down firmly & hold for about 2 seconds
4. Repeat step 3 several times
5. When gas starts puffing out around the gas port, your gun is filled

Gassing-M11

Depress the green gas can’s probe into the
magazine’s gas port for 2 seconds at a time.

Be sure to stock up on green gas. I ran through it pretty fast, even though there are thousands of shots in a large can. The gun holds enough gas to shoot 2 full mags.

Yes, it has sights – no, you won’t use them! You’ll mash down the trigger and walk your shots onto the target the same as the rest of us.

There’s a semiautomatic switch on the left side of the receiver, and I expect you’ll use it about as often as you read the tags on your mattresses.

Solid, powerful – and a boatload of fun!
This is a solid-feeling gun without being too heavy. It weighs about 3 lbs. with the metal magazine installed. The rest of the gun’s exterior is plastic, but it has a great feel to it. The steel wire stock deploys from under the receiver, and the butt flips down and locks in place. The gun can be fired from the shoulder or held as a pistol.

This gun is among the most powerful you can buy off the shelf (it will shoot out light bulbs), so wear shooting glasses and don’t shoot at people or pets!

I don’t care who you are – you’re gonna love shooting this gun!

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B.B. Pelletier
Tom Gaylord is known as The Godfather of Airguns™ and has been an airgunner for over a half-century, but it was the Beeman company in the 1970s that awoke a serious interest in airguns. Until then, all he knew were the inexpensive American airguns. Through the pages of the Beeman catalog, he learned about adult airguns for the first time. In 1994, Tom started The Airgun Letter with his wife, Edith. This monthly newsletter was designed to bring serious reports about airguns to the American public. The newsletter and Airgun Revue, a sister magazine about collectible airguns, was published from 1994 until 2002, when Tom started Airgun Illustrated -- the first American newsstand magazine about airguns. Tom worked for three years as technical director at AirForce Airguns, the makers of the Talon, Condor, and Escape precharged air rifles. Today, he writes about airguns and firearms for various publications and websites. He also makes videos, and you'll find short clips embedded in some of his artices on Pyramyd AIR's website. Tom is a consultant to Pyramyd AIR and writes under the name of B.B. Pelletier.

1 thought on “Rock & roll with an airsoft submachinegun”

  1. I’m with B.B. on this one!

    I have one & it IS my favorite out of all 12 or so of my airsoft guns!

    It is also surprisingly accurate in single/semi auto shot mode.

    Just buy it! 🙂

    – The Big Bore Addict –

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