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Swiss Arms 1911 Reviews

Swiss Arms 1911 CO2 BB Pistol

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By Allen from USA on 2013-08-21 22:35:16

Things I liked:

I had been searching the internet for a nice 1911 replica and finally found this. I am a US Army veteran (1st Cav. Div. Armor 1st/7th {Garry Owen} and was trained with the real thing. You can believe this, you will not find a better replica and considering the fact that you can shoot with it is icing on the cake, and the blowback function is a real hoot. Before it arrived I had been considering painting and weathering it, but the stamping on it is so subdued I changed my mind.( Not nearly as bright as in all the pics.) I just don't have room to say everything I would like to say about this gun but take it from someone who knows the real thing, you will NOT be disappointed.

Things I would have changed:

Maybe an extra magazine but it's not a deal breaker.

What others should know:

Don't expect to drive nails with this gun, but if you are familiar with the actual thing you know that you don't aim a 1911 you point it because the real gun probably isn't as accurate as this one is.

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By Lee from USA on 2017-02-04 17:32:35

Things I liked:

Was impressed with the realism compared to my 70 series 1911 Colt, that I bought new in early 1960's, which also has identical plastic grips from the factory. Field strip and reassembly is almost identical. Was very impressed that there were no casting lines or flashing. At a few feet away practically indistinguishable from a real Colt except for the white lettering and the gunmetal matte finish. If it were made of steel vs aluminum and able to be blued would be identical looking. The weight and balance is very close to my 45 Colt.

Things I would have changed:

Make the internal parts that have high wear points out of steel. Change the clip so would not have to hold the spring loaded carrier when loading. An easy modification with a Dremel tool that I made, and reduces the max capacity by two B-Bs. Accuracy inside a three inch circle at twenty feet,if there were no flier's would be comparable to my 45 Colt. I tried four different types of ammo, and I could not really see much difference, which is to be expected with a smooth bore. Trigger pull is very good with little creep.

What others should know:

Blow-back operation very realistic. Even has the same potential for hammer and slide bite if not held correctly when shooting just like the original. I bought this gun for training others in proper handling,firing,etc before moving to a real 45 caliber 1911.

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    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Great price, (used 10% discount ). Pleasantly surprised my getting 70+ bb's out of a 38 yr. old Daisy CO2 cartridge using 38yr. old BB's. Fairly close groupings using old Daisy's, included Excite's, and the Billes Meatal. (my favorite ).

    Things I would have changed:

    Send more Billes Metal bb's with the gun.

    What others should know:

    My old cartridges and BB's have been in a unheated Garage for over 30 yrs. no rust and all Daisy cartridges weighed over 42 grams before shooting.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    Was impressed with the realism compared to my 70 series 1911 Colt, that I bought new in early 1960's, which also has identical plastic grips from the factory. Field strip and reassembly is almost identical. Was very impressed that there were no casting lines or flashing. At a few feet away practically indistinguishable from a real Colt except for the white lettering and the gunmetal matte finish. If it were made of steel vs aluminum and able to be blued would be identical looking. The weight and balance is very close to my 45 Colt.

    Things I would have changed:

    Make the internal parts that have high wear points out of steel. Change the clip so would not have to hold the spring loaded carrier when loading. An easy modification with a Dremel tool that I made, and reduces the max capacity by two B-Bs. Accuracy inside a three inch circle at twenty feet,if there were no flier's would be comparable to my 45 Colt. I tried four different types of ammo, and I could not really see much difference, which is to be expected with a smooth bore. Trigger pull is very good with little creep.

    What others should know:

    Blow-back operation very realistic. Even has the same potential for hammer and slide bite if not held correctly when shooting just like the original. I bought this gun for training others in proper handling,firing,etc before moving to a real 45 caliber 1911.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Swiss Arms 1911 CO2 BB Pistol - Best buy 12-12-2015 at $79.99, within 2 week later now $119.99. I also have the Colt Commander at $99.99 now $119.99. Both guns use the same magazines so pick the cheapest and buy more. Swiss arms 1911 has the best trigger trigger at 2.5 lbs. With a full CO2 has nice recoil even tho it does not match the real thing. It is excellent for practicing muscle memory and especially for practicing with left hand. Accuracy is very good and much better than I expected at 10 to 12 yards.

    Things I would have changed:

    Drop the price back where it belongs at $79.99. Add 3 dot sights so I don't have to paint them on.

    What others should know:

    BUY IT if you can handle the price. I will buy another if price ever gets back to $79.99 ... lol

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I really like this air gun! It has a very realistic feel and weight to it and it has good features incorporated into the gun. The blowback works well, the trigger is smooth and the grip safety is great. I like the clip loaded CO2 and the 18 shot magazine. The last shot slide lock is fantastic. Buy extra clips, it is more fun to shoot.

    Things I would have changed:

    The finish seems to be a bit sensitive to scratches. It is starting to flake is the high wear areas. This is not a deal breaker because the real firearm that is used wear in the sam areas. Loading BB's is a bit fiddley, but buy to clips and this helps because you can take your time loading them before going to the range.

    What others should know:

    I believe this is the best example I have found to replicate the 1911. I compliments my Kimber .45 in weight and feel. Nice to practice in the basement or backyard without scaring old people and small children.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    The realistic look and feel. The blow back works great. The grip safety is a great touch. The lock up slide when empty saves CO2.

    Things I would have changed:

    Perhaps less CO2 consumption and a few more shots.

    What others should know:

    This gun is fun to shoot. A second magazine would allow time for the CO2 in one to warm up while shooting the other one.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Weight and feel are fantastic. Field strips like the real thing. Smooth trigger. Got a nice kick with the blowback with a full co2. Id guess around 60-70 shots per cartridge. Accuracy is good.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing really. Maybe sell a couple versions of it. Like black/silver custom or a nickel plated one.

    What others should know:

    This is a quality replica for a great price. To load the bb's put one in then when you add the second push it and slide it toward the top of the clip it will slide right in. Otherwise it kinda fights going in.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    The ergonomics are just like the real thing down to how it feels in your hand. This is an great training pistol. It is also very fun to plink with. So far I am really enjoying this pistol.

    Things I would have changed:

    The sights aren't great. How the magazine loads. It has this very thin loading bar that is under spring tension. It is hard to hold back with your finger. Would be nice if it had a larger handle to push with your finger. Also I noticed that the safety doesn't work. With it engaged if I pull the trigger and then release the safety the gun will fire. I may call Pyramid on this to see what they can do. It's not a deal breaker as it is a BB gun and not a real firearm.

    What others should know:

    Magazine holds 18 BBs. I can get approximately 4 reloads (72 BBs) out of one Co2 canister.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Look and feel of a powder burner 1911. Very realistic - you can actually field strip it. I was very pleased with the accuracy (considering its a smoothbore BB gun), trigger, handling, controls - everything.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing comes to mind.

    What others should know:

    I've been a shooter for over 40 years. Although I have lots of experience with air rifles, include some high-end ones, this was my first "serious" replica air pistol. I must say I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality, feel, handling, etc. of this pistol. If you're looking for an "at home" solution to practicing your 1911 shooting technique, drawing and firing, or just want to plink and have some shooting fun in the basement you won't be disappointed with this pistol.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Looks and Feels like the real thing. Very accurate for a BB pistol. Can be easily torn down and cleaned / oiled.

    Things I would have changed:

    Make it easier to get the BBs into the magazine.

    What others should know:

    This pistol is VERY realistic in all factors. About the only thing missing is flying brass.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I like the weight and balance to this gun,not too heavy not too light,trigger pull is excellent too. Blow back is very nice,just a great gun period and a very nice addition to any ones collection. It is very accurate as well !!!

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing, Gun is GREAT AS IS !!!!!!!!!!!

    What others should know:

    I would say get an extra Mag or maybe two,c02 seems to cool down very fast. I alternate guns and put this mag in my pocket with 10 bb's at a time to warm it up and it works great for me. You cant go wrong with this Gun, well worth every penny and it looks and feels great. Plus the upside its accurate out of the Box,easy to field strip to clean or just oil. Mine was dry when it came in so that was the first thing I did with it. This was a gift from my wife so I had to test things out before the 30 warranty period but have had No Problems with it !! I am very happy with it & it has become one of my favorite Pistols, I hope that it will last me yrs ?? It's one of them guns you don't want to go without, so if something should go wrong I would pay to have it repaired !! Get this Gun you will Love it I do !!!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Great gun. Great trigger. The realism. The ease of reloading. The functional grip safety. Works great.

    Things I would have changed:

    Adjustable sites. Less CO2 consumption.

    What others should know:

    You will love this gun, just holding it in your hand.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Wow the new Tanfoglio witness it is an exact replica of the 1911A1 I love it wish Pyramid had told me this was coming as I was on waiting list for months waiting for the Tanfoglio

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing. Was a little bit stiff at first, but after a few magazines thru it, it was great and real accurate out of the box. A super .177 cal

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This pistol not only looks good and feels good in the hands but shoots spot on. Have not kept track of the number of shots through it but have gone through four CO2 cartridges with no jams or mis-fires. As a newcomer am very happy with 1.5" groupings at 20'.

    Things I would have changed:

    The listing for this gun is under "Swiss Arms". It should also be under KWC, the people that make it. And yes, it's almost identical to the KWC Tanfoglio model. As for the gun itself, I wouldnt change anything.

    What others should know:

    Kept looking under the KWC product listing for another 1911 model. Just happened to stumble across it under Swiss Arms. It's a great gun! When the CO2 is down and the gun will no longer 'blowback', Just stop and change the cartridge. Racking the slide may get you a few more shots but there's a good chance you'll just load up the breach with BBs and possibly jam the gun.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    I had been searching the internet for a nice 1911 replica and finally found this. I am a US Army veteran (1st Cav. Div. Armor 1st/7th {Garry Owen} and was trained with the real thing. You can believe this, you will not find a better replica and considering the fact that you can shoot with it is icing on the cake, and the blowback function is a real hoot. Before it arrived I had been considering painting and weathering it, but the stamping on it is so subdued I changed my mind.( Not nearly as bright as in all the pics.) I just don't have room to say everything I would like to say about this gun but take it from someone who knows the real thing, you will NOT be disappointed.

    Things I would have changed:

    Maybe an extra magazine but it's not a deal breaker.

    What others should know:

    Don't expect to drive nails with this gun, but if you are familiar with the actual thing you know that you don't aim a 1911 you point it because the real gun probably isn't as accurate as this one is.

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