Now available in Desert Tan! This is the newest WE pistol from SOCOM Gear. The SOCOM Special Unit is truly a pistol that is build to impress. The finish, performance, look and feel is top of the line in the Airsoft industry today. The SOCOM Gear MEU Special Unit is heavy weight and constructed with great reliability. It is able to take green gas, red gas, propane and other high pressured airsoft gas. The front and rear sights are done professionally and finished with the quality you would expect on a real steel. Lots of upgrade / spare parts available so it will virtually never go out of service on you.Specifications:Dimension:
220mm x 135mmGas:
Green gas, red gas, propane adapter (Magazine requires extension with most green gas containers)BB:
0.20g or 0.25gMuzzle Velocity:
Package Includes: Gun, Orange Tip, Magazine and Manual.Features :
- SOCOM Gear Special Unit Engravings.
- Black Tactical Diamond Pattern Grip Panels pre-installed.
- On frame magazine release and ambidextrous thumb safety with beaver tail.
- Built in Professional shooter's rear and front sight.
- Full Metal frame and slide with forward cocking serration.
- Light pull 3-hole trigger.
- Built in lanyard hook.
- Metal reinforced outer barrel, chamber, recoil spring guide rod, on frame safety, slide stop, hammer and trigger.
- Free Socom Lanyard.
* It is a good idea to let your magazine return to regular temperature before using it again for optimized performance.
FPS Range: 300-330
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"Giving it 4, only due to the crappy magazine.
My first gbb pistol and I love it. Ran pretty good right out of the box (hopup was slightly off). sometimes the slide wouldn't lock open after it exhausted, but a bit of VERY light file work solved it although it probably would have worked out with simple breaking in on the return spring. Aside from weight and recoil, you literally can't tell it from a real 1911 and its got that hair trigger everyone loves on the '45's. The threaded adapter is a real nice touch and you can even see mock rifling milled into the outer, nice touch. This gun looks NICE with a suppressor. The coating isn't fantastic, but for me that's a plus as its starting to get that "authentic" battle worn weathering. So far all I did to it was add a rocket valve, and its hitting a good bit harder than stock. I've since gotten another gbb pistol which I like better (m9 guy at heart) but this still gets plenty of use and will continue to provide fun....
The bad: Crappy, crappy magazine. The included magazine has a huge weakness. Although it works quite well, the baseplate is VERY flimsy. The first one snapped off within a few days so I ordered a replacement. While it was cheap, it's starting to snap off simply by leaving the mag loaded overnight. If you buy this gun buy another mag with it, preferably the ones with the thick bottoms. Also, as others stated, its somewhat wobbly, So I'm upgrading the springs. They should have used the resources spent on the useless lanyard on a better mag and slightly heavier return spring, imo.
"Had this gun for about 6 years now. It's been beaten up quite a bit, and I now have issues with the slide cycling all the way. I'm pretty sure its because the cylinder spring is broken. Up until the cylinder spring broke, this thing was an amazingly reliable gun like everyone else has been saying. Loud, great kick and accuracy, little need for upgrade parts.
There are a few cons, though. As it is a re-branded WE, the paint WILL chip off. I've repainted the gun several times now. Also, as I said, I had problems with the cylinder return spring but that may just be me. The orange threaded tip wiggled its way off during a match. One of the SOCOM-GEAR badges fell off during a match, too. The magazines are quite fragile, just don't drop them or let the spring slam into the top.
Overall, decent gun for the price, although a KWA/KSC is probably better in the long run as they cost close to the same amount.
"This is a great gun. Reliable and sturdy, will take any amount of beating you throw at it.
has very good feeling kickback
accurate sights out of box
lanyard is good quality and actually useful
Mine didn't come with threaded adapter (they never do, just saying)
mag that came with it isn't the rubber pad one. I bought three other mags to fit and it stands out, but not really a con.
I've bought two WE 1911s so far. I can tell you right now that they all function exactly the same. They all eat gas, they all do the same FPS. What you are paying for is the looks (Or maybe the rail/lanyard in this case)
Also, Mags are terrible and have easily broken parts. Remember not to let that mag follower snap to the top - else you'll be replacing it soon! Also remember to use a madbull propane adapter, as the Evike.com/matrix one just leaks when you fill mags.
But, this review is for the pistol - which i say is probably the most reliable you can get.
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