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KJW Full Metal 1911 Tactical HI-CAPA Gas / CO2 Blowback - OD Green (Package: Pistol)

22 Customer Reviews

by Andrew R. on 09/27/2015
"Overall the KJW 1911 is solid. The gun has a great build and a nice weight; I've yet to find a part that isn't full metal. The blowback on this gun is ridiculous (a good ridiculous mind you) and the intimidation factor is huge. I've been complimented many times on its weight, kick, and sound.

Pros:
-Full metal
-Heavy (pro for me though it might not be for others, especially kids)
-Very accurate for the amount of kick it has
-Good fps, I haven't chrono'd but it shoots hard and far with .25's
-Nice gas efficiency. I can usually squeeze two and a half mags out of a co2 cartridge. I haven't had experience with the gas mags yet.
-Rail space, always a plus
-Comfortable grip
-Functioning grip safety. If the safety is held, the gun has a hair trigger. If it isn't, you need to squeeze hard on the trigger.
-Good trigger response

Cons:
-Magazines fall out in soft shell holsters. I have to keep magazines unloaded or else they'll fall out. The magazine release is on the same level as the highest part of the grip. Even a slight bit of force causes the magazine to release. This is probably the gun's biggest flaw. I'd highly recommend using a form-fitting hard shell holster to avoid accidental magazine release.
-Front sight falls off easily. When I got this gun my friend had already lost the front iron sight. Apparently this is a common problem so I would recommend gluing it down.
-Trigger safety extends a bit far back. You can't smoothly cock the hammer without moving your hands around. This doesn't affect the gun's performance as the hammer will cycle automatically, however, it slightly decreases the realism. On a side note, remember to pull back the slide before firing to chamber a round. The amount of time's I've been "killed" because of my negligence is to great to count :P
-Slide cocking is a bit awkward without bb's in a mag. I've had the slide get stuck halfway back when trying to cock an empty magazine. No big deal though.
-Slightly finicky safety. Although it's ambidextrous, it seems that only the left side is compliant. The right side appears to be broken or at the very least loose. This is most likely not a defect found in all guns, it's likely that the previous owner was responsible for mine.
-Co2 magazines are terrible. The valve breaks after a short period of time and the co2 all shoots out the top. I'd stick with the gas magazines.

Neutrals:
-Noise factor. This is not your ideal stealth pistol. It's loud and intimidating and probably wouldn't be the best sidearm of a sniper. If you're going to go full Rambo, this is a great choice!

Overall this gun is a good sidearm for the average assault loadout. The pros outweigh the cons (although not by as much as I'd wish). At the price of $120 I simply can't recommend this gun over many other more "wallet friendly" guns. There's a lot of pistols that are just as good and at least $40 cheaper. Don't get me wrong, this gun is a beast and I've thoroughly enjoyed using it, but it seems a tad bit overpriced at $120. However if you get the chance to pick this gun up for a cheaper price by all means go for it! You won't regret it!
by corey k. on 06/11/2012
"I've had this gun for six months ( December 2011) so far it is great

pros
full metal slide
my mag does not leak too much
conserves gas
accurate up to 100 feet (if shooting at cans)
nice kick
easy take down
looks real
high fps
hurts like a mother flicker

cons
wobbly barrel construction



other wise i love this gun and if you maintain it will last a long time i give it a 4.75 of 5 stars because of the barrel
by yolanda g. on 06/02/2012
"this was my first sidearm and its amazing

pros: accurate, high fps, very reliable, double stack mags, only 99 $

cons: front sights can easily fall off, spare mags are expensive, hard to load mags unless you have a speed loader,
by Samuel L. on 12/17/2011
"This pistol looks great, shoots great, and is overall fantastic. I use propane by the way. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS: The first day I used this gun in an airsoft event it fell out of my holster and when it hit the ground the handle broke into about three pieces. Now it acts as if the safety is on constantly because I can never pull the trigger. I will be sending it back to evike soon as it is underwarranty.
Pros:
Accuracy
Weight
Blowback
Look

Cons:
Plastic Handle (brakes)

I'm rating this a 4 out of 5 because the gun is exceptional, but it broke... I'll enjoy it again when it is fixed.
by Sean S. on 04/14/2010
"I have had this gun for about 6 months now. it is powerful, looks good, and can take propane which is very inexpensive. the downsides to this gun are: You NEED another mag. dont make the same mistake as me. There is a holiday special going on now to buy a Extended (51 round) Magazine for only $30. the same price as a 30 round mag. also you cannot use any gas guns in the winter (well at least in NY) the mag freezes up and discharges all the gas. This gun is reliable if you have an extra mag or two
by Cheng C. on 04/18/2009
"It's a great gun, heavy and realistic. But there are some problems:
1. Both the one I tested at the Evike store and my own shoot high
2. The safety is extremely stiff at times
3. mine came with a broken right safety (it hangs loosely and wont engage).
4. No de-cocking. Not even by easing the hammer forward (that leads to half cock). the only way to de-cock is blank fire the gun, which I don't like to do
by Eddie S. on 07/01/2015
"I previously wrote a review but I have found more to add over time. I like this gun but it could be better. To start the front sight is not integrated into the slide which I personally don't like because mine fell off and it is hard to replace, however some people like the adjustability. This gun also is not very gas efficient and requires more maintenance than most other pistols.
Pros
Intimidating
Durable
Realistic weight
Mag capacity
Cons
Front sight falls off
Not gas efficient
Expensive magazines
Safety comes loose