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Win Gun High Power M9 Co2 Powered Airsoft Gas Pistol - Black
[GP-WG-CO2-M9-B]
$45.00
by Colin M. Date Added: Saturday 13 November, 2010
I bought this gun recently. Overall, its a good gun.

The body is entirely plastic. Not weak, and with a decent color tone, so it doesn't look fake and is probably sturdy enough to last if taken care of.

There is a rail to accept a laser/flashlight on the bottom of the gun. its plastic, and probably not the most perfect fit (idk, havent tested it yet) but its good that is has one as after-market mounts are expensive.

The internals are entirely metal (except for three parts: the mag holder/release, the safety, and the part that provides resistance to the barrel reset spring, which i will discuss later).

It has a good weight to it, but that is due to two weights, a large one located underneath the barrel in front of the trigger assembly, and a smaller one found above and behind the grip, in the triangular guard which would prevent your hand sliding up and getting hit by the blowback on the real steel version. These appear and feel to be made of lead, so i would avoid handling them.

I cannot speak for the exact fps, but I can say that at 25 feet this gun is capable of penetrating and cleanly exiting a coke can. At a few inches, it can penetrate the bottom, which puts it at about 385 minimum muzzle velocity (.2 gram bbs- poor man's chrono). Basically, very powerful.

If you squeeze the trigger (the pull, by the way, is really long- i would estimate an inch to an inch and a half) halfway and then release it, a bb will roll out of the barrel, or two will fire next time. cool for shotgun effect but really bad for the gun to do so.

The grip is off-colored (it is dark grey and the gun is black) and really fat. Once you start using it, it won't feel fat, but initially it is a bit bothersome.

Accuracy is decent, and better than I expected (.2 gram bbs). Obviously, you cant expect superb accuracy out of a pistol, especially a $40 pistol, so its not bad for the size/price. After about 70 ft you will not hit the target you are aiming at, as the bb will curve away, and not in a general direction. Sometimes it curves right, sometimes left, sometimes up, and sometimes it just drops. But under 70 ft the gun is capable of hitting torso sized targets (although the shooter might not be good enough to do so).

I fired ten clips (150 bbs), and took it apart. put it back together, fired 10 co2 cartridges (about 1000 bbs), and then took it apart again to look for wear.

This is what I found.

First, do not trust the safety. If you have the safety on, do not assume that it will work. About 1mm of wear on a plastic part that is contacting metal already will cause it to fail. You shouldn't put 100% faith in the safety on any gun, of course, but this one in particular is iffy at best.

Second, this is where to expect part failures:
Safety (as previously mentioned).
Magazine holder/release- this part is held in place by about 2 mm of plastic, and the spring provides some pretty stiff tension, so I can definitely see the plastic rod that holds it in place breaking or the spring getting out of place and making the clip useless.
Hop-up (or what I am assuming is the hopup) and barrel contact- the barrel moves forward about 3/4 inch each shot, and is propelled backwards extremely quickly once the co2 is released and the bb is fired. The hopup drops down from above the barrel as it moves forward and is rapidly and powerfully forced out of the way (angular contact) as the barrel quickly slides back. eventually, this will wear down the hopup, or the top of the barrel, or both.
Screw threads- the screws are all metal, obviously, but the threads in the gun where they screw in are plastic. This could be especially problematic with the screw in the very front of the gun, which holds the plastic part in place that provides the spring tension which resets the barrel after each shot. The tension that is permanently on if from this rather large spring could eventually break the plastic around the screw, which is where the tension is focused as it is the only screw directly attached to this piece.

That sounds pretty negative, but flaws can be found in the designs of just about any airsoft gun, even the more expensive ones. Overall, i would recommend this gun for the price.

Pros:
good power
accurate (no curve) to 70ft w/ .2's
almost entirely metal innards
mounting rail built into frame

Cons:
Fat grip (not bad) and off colored grip
general unrealism-plastic and such
plastic safety internals
plastic magazine latch/release
barrel+bb holder/hopup will eventually damage each other
plastic screw threads

Overall, the pros outweigh the cons considering the price, so I give this gun a 4/5 and a high recommendation.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
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