"This is a great pistol. It's weighted correctly, sized correctly, good authentic feel to the grip and to cocking it-- plenty of functioning safeties and slide-catch, and comfortable enough to hold and use. What more can you ask for from a good gun? Well, the reason this review isnt 5 stars is simply because the paint caught me off guard. Every gun I've gotten from WE-Tech (Lugers, Browning HP, etc) have had smooth metallic-black paint, while this one comes with a somewhat rough matte-black paint. That's not a bad thing, but it feels like i could scratch the paint off with a fingernail-- like its flaky-- and it gives the entire gun a more rattly, plastic feeling than anything else. Don't get me wrong, though! This gun is metal, and its SOLID. The only internal issue I have is an aesthetic one, and it's because I dislike the blue gas bit inside the slide-- which is fair, because I originally saw it depicted in the gun's preview images, so it's not like it was a big surprise.
FOR ANYONE WANTING TO REMOVE THE ORANGE TIP, IN ORDER TO INSERT THE INCLUDED THREAD-ADAPTER OR TO SCREW IN A SUPPRESSOR: **This has worked in less than 10 minutes for ANY WE-TECH pistol I've used.**-- simply field-strip the pistol, taking out the external barrel, and place this into a small container of acetone. If you do not have pure acetone available, then use nail-polish remover that includes acetone. Let it sit and "dissolve" in this for a bit until the plastic becomes soft and easily malleable. Then, wipe off the metal portion of the barrel-- making sure to leave the plastic tip damp-- and heat the entire thing with a hairdryer. Get it nice and hot, not to the point of burning you but it should at least prick a bit when you touch it. Then, carefully remove the tip with a pair of pliers, being sure not to snap/bend/break the plastic-- if you find yourself turning or tugging and only damaging the plastic, rather than not removing it, re-place it in acetone for a bit longer and restart the process. Twist the tip out counter-clockwise, and if you've done it correctly, it'll come right out. ** ONLY REMOVE THE TIP IF YOU PLAN ON USING SILENCERS, AND DON'T TAKE NON-TIPPED PISTOLS OUT IN PUBLIC AS IT'S AGAINST THE LAW IF YOU'VE RECEIVED A GUN WITH AN ORANGE TIP.*
Only other advice I can give is to be super-duper careful if your gun (such as any of WE-Tech's Lugers) have paint on the barrel, as excessive acetone dissolution or the slightest scratching from your pliers will chip the paint off and reveal its metallic-silver underneath.
The pros to this approach rather than doing one or the other (heat OR acetone) is that the acetone will begin to dissolve the plastic, which helps with the super-glue but makes the plastic too malleable to twist or wrench out. The heat from the dryer will not only re-harden the plastic, but will heat up the acetone already on the glue/plastic to amplify the heat it receives, giving a nice two-combo-punch to twist the tip out.
"I am brand new to airsoft, though I'm not young. I read the reviews and thought this would be a solid starter (and fit all my existing RL gear). Wrong.
Fit real world gear just fine.
Had a nice heft.
Magazine leaked from the beginning.
Build quality seemed mediocre.
I sent it back and got the FN Five-Seven. No comparison.
"I got this gun and it is AWESOME. It looks amazing, has a real feel to it, and kicks like a horse. One minor thing is that it scratches pretty easily. The orange type is removable, but it is INSANELY hard, but this is with all airsoft guns. I compared the gun to my friends new m92fs (airsoft) and it out looked and outperformed it in every single way. Also it is unique since it looks like the world war two variant.
bungee cord loop
relatively small mag capacity (adds to realism and can be a Pro)
orange tip is hard to take off (like any other gun)
overall it is AMAZING