Type: Airsoft Pistol
Model: Colt 1911 M45A1
Materials: Mostly metal
Dimensions: 230 mm x 135 mm (9 in x 5.3 in)
Power Source: CO2
Action: Semi-automatic blowback, single action
Ammo Type: 6mm airsoft BBs
Ammo Capacity: 17 rounds
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the KWC Colt 1911 M45A1 Blowback Airsoft Pistol is what you would expect from a true single action 1911 styled pistol and typical to all the other KWC 1911s on the market. It has a short take up and then a nice light and crisp release. The working grip safety is a nice touch requiring your palm to be pressed against it for the trigger and hammer to operate.
Accuracy: At this point I have not shot the KWC Colt 1911 M45A1 Blowback Airsoft Pistol, I imagine it should perform well considering it has adjustable spin-up/hop-up. According to the manufacturer's claimed FPS, we should get somewhere in the mid to high 300 FPS range using .20 g plastic airsoft BBs.
Build Quality: Most KWC built full blowback airguns are built pretty well with an almost all metal build and good overall fit, but sometimes the finish can wear off a bit, especially in the high points. The KWC Colt 1911 M45A1 Blowback Airsoft Pistol seems to have a bit heavier finish on it. It looks really good and seems to be holding up well.
Realism: The KWC Colt 1911 M45A1 Blowback Airsoft Pistol is a close replica of the real steel Colt 1911 M45A1 in almost every way other than the fact that it shoots 6mm airsoft BBs rather than .45 auto bullets :). The only real notable cosmetic difference I saw was the rail having less notches in it, other than that it is bang on, including the layered grips.
Comments: I have always been a big fan of the KWC line of full blowback airguns and this one is no exception. It's kind of interesting that KWC does not seem to make their own blinded out versions of these guns and that a company like Cybergun is distributing them? They do look really great and this entire line with all the variations and new models will for sure keep selling these airguns.