"I purchased this from Redwolf directly. Yes, I dumped the money on one. And for context I've been using this for about 2 months now.
I couldn't give it 5 stars because the mag that redwolf provided is incredibly leaky. And, like redwolf's own review said, marui mags will not catch without modification. However, if I remove/mod the baseplate, the Echo1 Wolfsbane mags (aka, army armament 30 round mags), they fit/function just fine after some breaking in. This gun, however, will NOT be compatible with kjw co2 mags, mainly because the cutout for the co2 capsule is not in the frame.
What your getting is basically a TM night warrior with a custom licensed Nova kit with an aluminum slide/frame with steel parts (ie, safety, mainspring housing, hammer, etc.). The Cerakote on the hammer wore pretty fast, as well as the bottom of the slide where the slide lock is, and a small chip developed at the back of the hammer (which is hidden when the hammer is back). However this has to do with the fact that cerakote isn't really that friction proof, and the hammer. I've had my other guns cerakoted by professional firearms cerakoters (is that a word?) like Culper Precision (yes, the Lego Glock guys), and they even wear when I remove a plastic handguard. Overall, It does look nice, and I'm wondering with the hammer if I just got a lemon.
But how does it function? Of course, out of the box it definitely needed some breaking in, but it found its footing after about 300-400ish rounds. I opted to remove the short stroke kit that's preinstalled, because I do like the slide lock function. If you remove the majority of them, you can power stroke this pistol, however It likes to go back to battery after inserting a fresh mag without me touching the slide release, pretty annoying for me. Also, I do maintain this pistol with thick silicone grease on the slide rails, as well as the hammer and o-rings. It's got a decently snappy kick after breaking in when I was playing in a cqb arena. However, the fps was pretty low at a staggering 260 fps. I'm wondering if they did this to make this acceptable in more countries, but outside of cqb this gun isn't very practical without upgrades, which is disappointing for something of this much cost. I read from someone else's review that they installed a poseidon ice pick valve to increase gas efficiency and fps, something I'll probably try. I'm also considering putting the maple leaf crazy jet into here, but I always use maple leaf buckings in all of my guns anyway.
So what do I like about this pistol? Seems like I've been nitpicking (which is fair for the price). Well, I really like the trigger. That flat trigger with the hook looks really good, and Its very crisp and light. The reset is pretty nice too, it's not too tactile, but it basically breaks where it resets. The slide to frame fit is very decent, less than maybe a half millimeter of play (definitely better than most of the gbb 1911's I've ever owned). The fiberoptic is very visible when not using my light (x300 clone). And, let's be honest, It's a sexy looking pistol. I definitely turned some heads at the arena. Also, a feature I've never seen in a gbb 1911, you can take the recoil spring plunger out the front just like a real 1911, definitely a plus because the slide catch requires me to use a pen or something to push it out for disassembly, so relieving the spring tention is definitely a plus.
So is this a fieldable pistol out of the box? I'd say, yes, but you'll be at a disadvantage at range compared to those running hi capas or even a stock marui. It's definitely going to need some upgrades to compete, so if you're looking for a gun that'll give you an advantage this pistol DEFINITELY isn't for you. This is a pistol for high end collectors that like to use them every once in a while (the custom case is a testament to that).
-Cerakote Looks good
-Decent Kick (middle of the road, it's still green gas) once broken in
-Beautiful Nova Kit Style Design
-Beautiful/deep serrations and lines
-Excellent Combination Case
-Very Unique looking 1911
-The unique field stripping (although you can field strip the normal way if you like)
-Aluminum Slide (For the Price)
-Slide Lock doesn't hold when inserting fresh mag (On mine)
-Mag Compatibility (TM style with modifications)
-LEAKY STOCK MAG!!!!! #@*)#@*&)$ Come on!!!!
-Needs upgrades (Again... at this price...)
In conclusion, for the average joe, this isn't the pistol for you, especially at this cost. This handgun is SPECIFICALLY for fans of the Nighthawk Agent 2 Series, and maybe more specifically collectors in countries where owning a real gun isn't an option. My guess is if you were to try and make a custom build of this pistol on your own (with cnc work and the like without friends owning the equipment), It would probably come out to the same price (but let's be honest, that's a very specific scenario). If you're looking to spend this kind of money on a 1911 but don't want this specific model, Get a nova or airsoft masterpiece kit and make it yourself, or maybe even the Nighthawk GRP so you can get the steel slide.
I will be posting this into the facebook part of the page so I can subject myself to responses/questions on my sanity. And If you're asking, I sold about 5 guns to be able to pay for this (I needed to downsize). Also, If you have questions or more details, you have but to ask!