· Three-chambered compensator · Checkered Full House combat grip · 8-shot cylinder magazine · Post front sight, rear sight with side adjustment · Trigger safety, grip safety · Fully Rifled Barrel · Barrel Length-5" · Overall Length-9"
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ACTION: CO2, semi-automatic
SIGHTS: Post front sight, rear sight with slide adjustment
- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity395 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- Barrel StyleRifled
- UsePlinking / Fun / Target Shooting
- Warranty1 Year Limited
Colt Airguns- Gov't model 1911 A1 Air Pistol (Nickel w/Compensator) Reviews
1911 Colt CO2
March 11, 2007
Overall, I love possessing a CO2 air-pistol which can perform in semiautomatic mode like the 1911 .45 pistol, with the primary slight difference being that with the CO2 1911, the hammer must be recocked for each shot. By contrast, my other air pistol is the Russian Baikal IZH46M which is considered "near Olympic" in accuracy, yet it is powered by a hand-lever crank to create air pressure for EACH shot - which means that a lot of manpower rigamarole is required for EACH shot. Also, I like having a 1911 CO2 because it has almost the identical look and feel of the .45 1911 - especially when I do NOT attach the Compensator. SLIGHT PROBLEMS: the safety lever falls out, so I have simply removed it from the gun. ALSO there is NO paperwork ANYWHERE describing the rationale for the "Compensator." I purchased the Compen-sator ASSUMING that it would help with accuracy. But, I am not convinced that it really does this - because the Compensator/Extender IS NOT what I would consider to be a barrel extender, because: 1) Its inside diameter is far greater than than .177 caliber, and 2) The Compensator possesses open slits along its length which opens it further to outside air. So, I cannot consider the Compensator to in fact be a barrel extender. MY RECOMMEND ATIONS: 1) DO NOT buy the Compensator, and 2) DO buy 6 extra magazines - because when you load a CO2 cartridge, then you must use-it-up and then remove the CO2 catridge prior to storing the gun away. To use up a CO2 cartridge requires that you go thru approximately 6-8 magazines. So, you can preload all of the 6-8 magazines as a first step prior to shooting. And then, when you have used up the magazines, then you can know that it is time to remove the CO2 container. CONCLUSIONS: Overall, I feel extremely happy with my purchase.