- Two tone 1911 Gas Non-Blowback CO2 powered handgun
I would like to start by saying that this gun is good and bad. My gun was just about as equally bad as it was good. When I first got the gun, I wrote a review here on shorty (The other full size version of this gun) and at that point in time, that review was true. Now, after using it on several occasions, I have more to say about the different things about this gun.
First of all, the FPS is pretty much true, maybe a little bit under 470 when the CO2 cartridge isn't 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
The metal slide is metal, but it is pretty cheap pot metal. The back part of my slide that is screwed in, and pushes the hammer down when you rack the slide, broke in half, just because the pot metal hammer hit it about 1000 times.
That also brings me to another point. I personally treasure my guns, and I need to learn how to do everything possible with them. This may include mastering how to fully take it down, or getting the feel for the gun. I do this, and I sometimes wear down certain parts of my gun before even taking them out on the field. This gun, even though largely cheap metal, couldn't stand up to minor abuse.
Along with the broken metal slide component, a vital piece of the gun's internals broke, and my gun can no longer function in double action. There is really no way of disassembling this gun, even though I tried to get it back into working condition. This turned my gun into a dust collector, and it is no longer part of my functioning arsenal.
Along with all the main gun issues I experienced, I also seemed to have some issues with one of the magazines. This gun uses the co2 in the magazine to directly propel the BB from the mag, past the hop up, and straight out the barrel. One of my mags must have had a deeper lip, and it appeared as though BBs launched from that mag experienced extreme down-curve. This, obviously, did not cause me pleasure.
Despite all the things that went wrong with my gun, I'm sure had my gun not broken, or had anything malfunction about it, I would still find that its FPS is still too high to use on my local playing field.
This gun, due to its FPS, will perform amazing with .40 gram BBS, and I would suggest buying them here at shorty. The Bio's are expensive, and usually out of stock, but they are definitely worth it if you need bio's for some reason, and want to use this pistol accurately.
From the view of this gun, minus the flukes I experienced, I wouldn't really recommend this gun for anything but collecting and plinking, due to the high FPS, and I wouldn't even recommend it for backyard games, partially because backyard games, especially in highly populated areas, really aren't safe,(right now in California, the government is trying to pass SB 798, a bill that will force all airsoft guns in Califoria to be neon or clear colored. THIS COULD SPREAD TO THE EAST COAST IF WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE ABOUT HOW AND WHERE WE PLAY AIRSOFT!!) and because, personally, do you really want to shoot your friends with this thing? I don't.
So, I gave this gun a 3 star, because it really isn't very safe for playing airsoft, (And last time I checked, I enjoy shooting people with airsoft guns)and because, despite all the bad things, it still has an insane FPS, for only 60$. I gotta give it credit for that.