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Colt 1911 A1 Reviews

Colt 1911 A1 CO2 pellet gun

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:

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By mike from Canada on 2018-01-19 12:44:41

Things I liked:

Beautiful gun, feels like the real thing. Umarex high end guns are all high quality and built to last. A lot of fun to shoot and very accurate.

Things I would have changed:

Not a thing. The dual safety takes a bit of getting used to but its a characteristic of the original 1911 and makes the gun authentic. A must for collectors of famous hand guns!

What others should know:

I love Umarex high end guns and am working on owning them all. Pyramid has been an excellent company to deal with. Had some issues with web site ordering (user error).. Ruth helped me place order and was great to deal with. I ordered two guns with one order and only one shipped. I was nervous about Pyramids response but called Ruth again and it was shipped no questions asked. Great customer service!

The most helpful critical review

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful:

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By Randal from USA on 2010-07-10 18:17:25

Things I liked:

Look and feel. I use a 45 ACP 1911 and purchased this pistol because it feel simalar

Things I would have changed:

Include sight adjustment for elevation as the pellets strike about an inch high at 20 yards.

What others should know:

The grip safety transmitted a very gritty feeling when depressing it. My pistol failed to fire any more after a total of approximately 80 shots. The pistol was sent to Umarex for repair and when it was returned it still would not fire a pellet. I am preparing to return it for repair again and will reserve judgment until I get it back. Howver, at this time I am not at all satisfied either with the quality of the pistol or the quality of Umarex repairs.

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  • 5.0 5.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    the feel, looks, and operation of the gun in general

    Things I would have changed:

    accuracy (perhaps)

    What others should know:

    I shot 7 different pellets, 16 rounds each (outdoors) and all shot about the same "3 inches high" off of a rest at 30 feet. Quite a few shots were close or in the 1 or 2 inch center rings. So, don't know if the results were due to my 77 year old eyesight, unsteady hands or perhaps this is just how the gun shoots? Anyway, I am happy with the pistol. Didn't have any misfires and I changes the co2 cartridge after every 32 rounds (maybe could of gone thru more rounds per each cylinder, but chose 32 because of the 8 round clips (or, whatever they are called)! The handle safety is ok, once you get used to the amount of pressure required for its' release. Would of liked some "white dots" on the sights (because of my old eyes)-I will probably put some sort of florescent paint on the front blade and see if that helps. And, I will try shooting at closer ranges to see if the results improve!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    In general I think this is an excellent product. The accuracy is quite good. My eyesight is an issue using iron sights but I have added a Vortec Red Dot sight. There is an excellent adapter that fits perfectly the 1911 frame. And with the red dot, I have an excellent 1911 replica to practice with. If I were to buy a 1911 pistol, I definitely would equip it that just as I have this pellet gun. Prior to buying this gun, I bought a 1911 replica, blow back BB gun. Since I have this gun I have not even been tempted to use the BB 1911.

    Things I would have changed:

    More powerful would be nice so I could practice shooting at longer distances, like 50 yards.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I like the accuracy and feel of the pistol. Would recommend it to friends and family. Fun gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing

    What others should know:

    Very accurate and great replica

  • 5.0 5.0

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    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This is a hard pistol not to like. Others have called out much what I would have to say. All metal construction, subdued white print (not obnoxious), rubberized grips for great hold feeling, not bad trigger pull, shipped with a very nice storage case, realistic weight and feel, easy loading (uses my Desert Eagle magazines), a pleasure to use,.

    Things I would have changed:

    Sights are not great, like most 1911s...needs 'white dot' markings. C02 piercing mechanism is unusual and takes some getting used to. Accuracy is not great for some reason.

    What others should know:

    This 1911 is a great replica, except for non-blowback but you won't mind due to the feel and performance. I was very pleased with the power exceeding specs. Using my FX Radar Chrony, this pellet pistol delivered an average of 437 fps, with a high velocity of 456 and a lo velocity of 423 fps, SD was 10.57. Energy delivered averaged 3,.0 fpe with an SD of 0.111. Performance was very good in pellet velocity and energy delivered to the target but I had a real problem is keeping the pellets inside a 2 inch bullseye from more than 15 feet away using 6 o'clock hold. I consider this 1911 non-blowback pistol to be a real performer. However, this is a brand new pistol and accuracy is not great but hopefully, it will improve with some break-in. I consider this 1911 a great addition to my 1911 collection. If you are a collector, this one is well worth the investment for the fun value alone.

  • 3.0 3.0

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    3.0 3.0

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    Things I liked:

    Size and weight are just like the real thing. Feels good in the hand.

    Things I would have changed:

    The trigger pull is rough, not smooth at all!! The slide to close the loading gap doesn't close properly. Needs help. The grip safety is rough and not right.

    What others should know:

    The Beretta M-92 is a better choice.

  • 3.0 3.0

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    5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    The pistol came in it's own plastic box! I've purchased real handguns before that only came in a cardboard box. The heft of the gun is nice and solid. No rattles. It's cold here so I've only shot enough pellets to expend one cartridge. I found the gun to be pretty accurate at 6 yards using a 6 o'clock hold. The gun is fun to shoot. The best advice I can give you is to shoot it in single action only.

    Things I would have changed:

    Fit and finish definitely need work. Comparing this pistol to my $50 1911 air soft the Umarex surely disappoints. The trigger in double action is terrible. Part of the reason for that is the tolerance on either side of the trigger. It's unequal. On one side there's space for the trigger's movement while the other side is much too tight such that there's metal to metal grinding every time the trigger is cocked. Hence, shooting in double action is much hampered by the lack of clearance. The other thing is that there are some very sharp edges on the backstrap. Hek,even my $50 air soft has beveled edges! When all is said and done it's a neat gun, but seriously overpriced. Think long and hard to make sure you're willing to accept some inferior workmanship. Also, be aware that this is not a blowback gun. The gun must either be manually cocked or shot in double action.

    What others should know:

    I can't overemphasize the price of this gun when compared to my $50 air soft (which is a blowback gun, BTW). The other little thing I noticed is that when you go to remove the pellet cartridge it can fall to the ground pretty easy so be careful when switching out cartridges. It also takes a little practice getting those tiny cartridges to seat in the action so that you can close the barrel.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This gun brings back great memories. I carried a Colt 1911 45ACP when attached to the Marine Corps in 1969-1972. This gun is EXACTLY like it. Handles very well, weighs exactly the same and is just a great piece. Love it!

    Things I would have changed:

    I wouldn't change anything about this gun.

    What others should know:

    The original 1911 was designed for close combat, it gets a little tough when shooting more than 50 yards, but a great plinker with very good velocity.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I received my new Colt 1911 A1 the day before yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised, as the predicted day of receipt wasn't January 5th. The order was received complete and in good order. After a careful inspection, it was time to shoot. BULLSEYE, right out of the box at 30 ft! All my shots were within a 2" diameter just at 4 o'clock on the bullseye. Oh well, tomorrow's another day . . . bullseye all! There were a few misfires, but most likely because I didn't have the safety properly disengaged. I got 36 shots from my initial CO2 cartridge. The trigger pull is moderate and smooth. The fit, finish, and balance of this pistol is perfect to me.

    Things I would have changed:

    This isn't really a necessity, but it would be nice if the slide would remain open when the last shot is fired.

    What others should know:

    This is a weighty pistol, perhaps best suited for someone with fairly large hands and the weight will require a fair amount strength to shoot all afternoon. This is a quality airgun that I hope to pass on to my sons and grandsons.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Well this gun appears to need a little time to war in, so don't be too hasty to judge. Mine took a bit of patience and shooting, and also finding the right pellet (it's picky about those) but now it's a monster. I finally invested in a Chrono and the first 8 shots using H&N Terminator pellets on a fresh co2 charge are as follows (ambient temp 81 deg): 1 - 469fps 2 - 459fps 3 - 454fps 4 - 448fps 5 - 440fps 6 - 433fps 7 - 433fps (dup) 8 - the advertised maximum of 425fps. This test was done single-action with only about 5s between shots. Let the co2 warm back up and power jumps right back to well above spec for another 10-15 shots before co2 loss causes the speeds to drop steadily from that point. The Terminator is a 7.25 grain lead "hollowpoint" pellet that is of the usual H&N quality but otherwise nothing special. No light alloys used or anything like that. I usually get 50-60 usable shots per charge.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing. This gun is collection quality, shoots accurately and is powerful. The design is ingenious, plus it looks and feels identical to it's big brother and inspiration right down to dual working safeties. I don't care for blowback in an airgun, all it does is cost fps. I am thrilled that this does not have it.

    What others should know:

    Buy one. My experience tells me you won't regret it. This gun is right up there with the best firearm handguns in terms of build quality imo.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Great gun, very accurate. Full metal design with real pistol weight, feel and looks

    Things I would have changed:

    wish it was like the gas blow back BB version for full realism however you'd probably waste a lot of energy (fps).

    What others should know:

    when you receive this item, make sure to tighten your rear sight as mine arrived loose and i didn't notice until i wasn't hitting the target anymore. 2, 8 round magazines are included as well as a case and small multi-tool for making adjustments.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    the look and feel like a real 1911 works the same weight

    Things I would have changed:

    what is the best CO2 for this 1911

    What others should know:

    i could use some co2 oil and extra wad cutters ammo please irvin

  • 3.0 3.0

    2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    Things I liked:

    Feels like the real thing

    Things I would have changed:

    Trigger is just nasty , and its double action ?

    What others should know:

    Not worth the money it cost

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Fit and finish, weight and feel, craftsmanship, a very authentic replica air pistol

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing I can think of

    What others should know:

    If you are into replica air pistols, this model belongs in your collection!

  • 2.0 2.0

    5.0 5.0

    2.0 2.0

    Things I liked:

    Feel, look are good. Pellet magazine is clever, nice it includes 2.

    Things I would have changed:

    Trigger is sooo long and heavy it is not realistic and effects accuracy.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Beautiful gun, feels like the real thing. Umarex high end guns are all high quality and built to last. A lot of fun to shoot and very accurate.

    Things I would have changed:

    Not a thing. The dual safety takes a bit of getting used to but its a characteristic of the original 1911 and makes the gun authentic. A must for collectors of famous hand guns!

    What others should know:

    I love Umarex high end guns and am working on owning them all. Pyramid has been an excellent company to deal with. Had some issues with web site ordering (user error).. Ruth helped me place order and was great to deal with. I ordered two guns with one order and only one shipped. I was nervous about Pyramids response but called Ruth again and it was shipped no questions asked. Great customer service!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Looks like the real gun

    Things I would have changed:

    Would not change anything

    What others should know:

    You need to get one

  • 4.0 4.0

    3.0 3.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    A German made 1911 that shoots pellets. If you like this style of gun the quality speaks for itself. Single action trigger pull is really good.

    Things I would have changed:

    This gun is not blued it's painted. White dot sights gets would have been nice.

    What others should know:

    This, like the Walther CP88 I bought, are not blued, they are painted. Disappointing but it's still a great build and shoots well.

  • 4.0 4.0

    3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    Gun looks authentic, looks like quality construction.

    Things I would have changed:

    This gun has a heavy trigger pull compared to my Walther CP88 Comp. This might change over time with use. Wood grips should be made available.

    What others should know:

    The first gun I ordered was returned the Pyramid. The gun would function in the double action mode but not in the single action mode. Pellet would not clear the loading wheel. Return Service was prompt. The second gun arrived and functioned properly. Would use Pyramid again!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The feel of this gun is very realistic. It shoots well also. When shooting this gun, it feels and acts like the .45 ACP Colt 1911, both in double and singles action modes. I give the "Accuracy" rating a 5 star because it has about the same accuracy as the original. The .45 ACP Colt 1911 was designed for "Close combat with high impact", (stopping power is it's strength not accuracy). So if you want to get better with your "real" .45 ACP Colt 1911, this is the perfect tool to use. At 15 feet I can hit the Center of the Ten Ring every time. At 50 feet the "Sight picture is different, (the front sight is "Higher" than the Rear Sight. It's that simple. The grouping is tight at close range, scattered at 50 feet, but still inside a half dollar.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    The .45 ACP Colt 1911 has no adjustment on the rear sight. To learn to shoot this pellet gun or the original 1911, properly, then you need to interpolate the correct Sight Picture to be accurate at different distances. If you are looking to hit the center of the "Ten ring" then buy a gun that is designed for Target practice, there are plenty of single shot target pistols to choose from. If you want "Accuracy" and 'Realism" then choose an 8" barrelled, Single action, Revolver. Also, for the Colt 1911 CO2 pistol, buy extra magazines and Ammo, because this gun is very fun to shoot. So Far I have had no jams, I am using H&N Sport 8.18 g pellets, 3000 rounds so far.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    Things I liked:

    I had the opportunity to get out and test my new Colt 1911A1 pellet yesterday and couldn't get over it's accuracy right out of the box. It's a shame a pistol this accurate does not have an adjustable rear target sight option in place of the rear combat one. The Colt 1911 Combat Classic has one and is a BB pistol and over a $100 cheaper and not as accurate. Disappointed with the reasoning behind this.

    Things I would have changed:

    Needs an adjustable rear Target sight as an option.

    What others should know:

    Great single action trigger pull.

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