Umarex Colt Commander CO2 BB Pistol

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Type: BB Pistol
Manufacturer: Umarex
Model: Colt Commander 1911
Materials: Almost all metal
Weight: 907 g (2 lb)
Length: 216 mm (8.5 in)
Barrel: 114 mm (4.5 in) metal, non-rifled, smoothbore
Power Source: 12g CO2 x 1
Action: Semi-automatic, blowback, single action only
Ammo Type: 4.5mm steel BBs
Ammo Capacity: 18 rounds
FPS: 325

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Trigger Pull: Exactly what you would expect from a true single-action 1911 styled pistol. It has a short take-up and a light and crisp pull and release. Because of the similar mechanics like the trigger but also the other aspects of this gun, it would make a truly awesome low cost trainer to be used when your real 1911 is not practical and also to save on the high cost of real .45 shells.

Accuracy: I shot the Colt Commander at a target from 30 feet away in a semi-rested position, and it performed well. I got an 8 shot 1.5 inch grouping, very close to the bullseye that extended a little larger with three additional rounds that came outside the smaller 8 shot grouping. The sights are non-adjustable even though they look like they are, so it was nice to see that this BB pistol was already dialled in pretty good! My initial chrony testing puts this gun right in the 300-325 FPS range, getting a 5 shot average of 306 FPS which is just fine for this style of heavy full realistic blowback action BB shooter. The outside temperature was 22°C (72°F) so the Colt Commander should shoot quicker on a warmer day. You can expect to get three good magazines worth of shots with some extra CO2 leftover for a potential 4th magazine. If you slow your shooting down and let the gun and CO2 warm up between magazines you can get 4 mags with this BB gun for sure.

Build Quality: Like other KWC 1911s, the Umarex Colt Commander is, overall, a well-built and mechanically sound BB pistol. Tolerances are good and the finish may even be better than what KWC makes for their own non-licensed versions of this very popular 1911 series.

Realism: The Umarex Colt Commander BB Pistol is as close as you can get to a real steel 1911 styled .45 semi-auto, but with a slightly modern tactical look to it. The Colt Commander version has the addition of a Tac-style trigger, hammer, and upgraded white dot sights. This gun is nearly all metal with very heavy blowback action that simulates the more sluggish and delayed blowback of a real steel 1911. And the true 1911 single action trigger will not disappoint you either.

Pros:

  • All metal construction gives good weight for a solid feeling gun
  • Heavy blowback action that simulates shooting a 1911 very well
  • Accurate 1911 replica in terms of looks and mechanical aspects
  • Excellently true 1911 single action trigger with smooth and light pull
  • Working safety and grip safety
  • Decent accuracy, good amount of shots for this style of gun at about 3+ good magazines
  • All metal full size dropout magazine that holds the BBs and CO2
  • Nice addition of some tactical features (Tac-style trigger and hammer, white dot sights)
  • Chrome coated barrel and breach not only look nice but wears better

Cons:

  • Sacrificed FPS and shots per CO2 because of the heavy blowback but worth it
  • Not a big fan of the white "S&F" on the safety or the white warning instructions on the slide

Comments: Sure, the Umarex Colt Commander is yet another KWC-made 1911 but Umarex has really captured the classic 1911 style without taking it too far into the tactical realm. The addition of the modernized white dot sights, along with the machined trigger and hammer and the chrome barrel and breach give this blowback 1911 a well-balanced look. If you're looking for a traditional 1911 A1 but with a few modernized tweaks, then check out the Umarex Colt Commander.

SpecificationValue
Barrel Size:4.5 Inch
Caliber:4.5 mm (.177 cal)
Action:Semi-Automatic
FPS:300 to 350
Ammo Type:Steel BB
Power Source:Co2
Trigger Action:Single
Body Type:1911
Blowback Action:Blowback
Rear Sight:Fixed
Front Sight:Blade
Primary Material:Full Metal
Magazine Capacity:18
Barrel Length:11.4 cm (4.5 inch)
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Aug 01, 2019

Very impressive

this is a worthy bb gun very fun and feels great
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Jul 09, 2018
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Perfect

I LOVE this pistol but was confused with the safety until I figured out the hammer has to be pulled back to put it in the safe position
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Jun 27, 2017

LOVE IT!!!

The Gun is awesome. Heavy, realistic, all metal, you see its quality Shoots great pretty accurate ( don't forget its still a bb gun ). FPS could be higher but for a blowback I do 4 mags of 18 BBS per / CO2 can which is pretty cool. Got a little piece on the right like a metal cylinder always sliding out as the first day I got it.... I was a bit dissapointed about that I had to put black electric tape to hold and hide this thing but it worked. Thats the only turn off I got except that its an everyday fun!
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Dec 22, 2016

Amazing feel for a BB gun

This gun looks and feel amazing. It's all metal, heavy, the moving parts feel solid and well put together. Giving it a 4 stars as mine was defective and upon putting the CO2 it would only fire intermittently. Now a defective BB gun would have deserve a much lower score but I decided to disassemble the gun and try to find the cause. I used instructions for a real 1911 detailed field strip and I am not talking about just removing the barrel here but the removal of all the tiny parts down to the trigger, hammer etc. Lots of tiny parts. By doing so I realized that most of the gun is made exactly like the real 1911, down to the spring for the hammer and all the parts are match the real one were performing solidly. The part that failed was a tiny spring that would position a small piece of metal that would transfer the force of the hammer to the valve. The spring seemed to have slipped and was not positioning the part properly and it would only fire if the part somehow positioned itself properly. Obviously that piece was not part of the original 1911 design. It basically highlighted how great the engineering of the 1911 is and how close the BB gun is to the real thing. I did enjoy the field strip as I got to know this gun in and out, hence the 4 stars.
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May 24, 2016

Amazing Realism

Note that this review is coming from someone that owns a Springfield Armory 1911A1 .45 in two tone (stainless lower, blued upper). I was looking for something I can use indoors so I can practice my draw and target acquisition, either a pellet or BB gun. I decided on this because it offered the best realism for the dollar, full (and surprisingly heavy) blowback and a drop magazine. Hell it even takes down like my Springfield. Note also, to my surprise and delight, the Crimson Trace Laser Grip fits on it, albeit with a little tugging and pulling. The cutout for the CO2 is actually flush with the metal on the grip and does not interfere with the mounting of the Crimson Trace grip. Shooting the gun, again, indoors, no wind to contend with is comfortable and accurate. I shot three magazines from a distance of 30 feet and grouped an average of 2 inches and to the upper right of the X on all three. Then I adjusted my Crimson Trace with the impact of the tightest group and shot another three mags, no sight acquiring, just using the laser and placing the dot on the X, this time, all in the X using Official NRA Airgun Targets. You can see the mods I made, including covering the warnings and S&F on the safety here: https://goo.gl/photos/g7i1GTPRm9QLqj2h6Shipping was cheep and fast, only a few days from Vancouver to Montreal. I am quite pleased with this little BB gun and will do business with ReplicaAirGuns again. Would I recommend, absolutely.
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Umarex Colt Commander CO2 Blowback 4 5mm BB Pistol Table Top Review

Umarex Colt Commander CO2 Blowback 4 5mm BB Pistol Table Top Review

(898 raters) 179535 views - 5/17/2014 7:26:05 PM
http://www.ReplicaAirguns.com - Umarex Colt Commander CO2 Blowback 4 5mm BB Pistol Table Top Review.

-CO2 Powered
-4.5mm Steel BB
-18-19 Round Metal Full Size Magazine
-Colt 1911 Commander Replica
-Semi Auto - Single Action Only
-Heavy Blowback Action
-325 FPS
-Available from: www.ReplicaAirguns.com

This video is a walkthrough review of the Umarex Colt Commander CO2 Blowback BB Pistol. I show off the gun close up from all angles and point out the metal components and the incredible realism this airgun offers. I also talk a bit about my Field Test results shooting this gun through my Chronograph and at a target from 30 feet out.

Sure the Umarex Colt Commander CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol is yet another KWC made 1911 but Umarex has really captured the classic 1911 style without taking it too far into the Tactical realm. The addition of the modernized white dot sights, along with the machined trigger and hammer and the chrome barrel and breach give this BB shooting blowback 1911 a well balanced look. If you're looking for a traditional 1911 A1 but with just a few modernized tweaks, then check out the Umarex Colt Commander.


Buy the Umarex Colt Commander from the Canada Replica Airguns Store:
http://www.replicaairguns.ca/colt-2254028-commander-blowback-gun.html

Buy the Umarex Colt Commander from the USA Replica Airguns Store::
http://www.replicaairguns.com/buy-air-blank-guns-us/#!/~/category/id=2215352&offset=0&sort=normal

Check out my Table Top Review Review with photos of the Umarex Colt Commander on my website at:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2014/5/17/umarex-colt-commander-co2-blowback-45mm-bb-pistol-table-top.html

Check out my Filed Test Written Review of the Umarex Colt Commander on my website at:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2014/5/15/umarex-colt-commander-co2-blowback-45mm-bb-pistol-field-test.html

Cybergun Tanfoglio Witness 1911 Review Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikCiN4NFbGY

Cybergun Tanfoglio Witness Field Strip Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRdRTCPveUI

KWC Tac A1 1911 Review Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SyvBui2-2o
Umarex Colt Commander - ASG CZ P-09 Duty CO2 Blowback Airgun Update Video

Umarex Colt Commander - ASG CZ P-09 Duty CO2 Blowback Airgun Update Video

(109 raters) 22021 views - 5/10/2014 4:29:08 PM
http://www.ReplicaAirguns.com - Umarex Colt Commander - ASG CZ P-09 Duty CO2 Blowback Airgun Update Video.

Two new CO2 Blowback Airguns to preview for you today that I will of course be doing full Table Top and Field Test Shooting reviews down the road for each of them.

First up, the Umarex Colt Commander CO2 Blowback BB Pistol:

-Uses 4.5mm steel BB's.
-Uses 12-gram CO2 cartridges.
-Blowback semi auto action.
-18-rd drop-free full size BB magazine.
-Single-action-only.
-Fixed front and rear white dot sights.
-Skeleton trigger and hammer.
-Textured grips.
-325 fps.
-2.1 pounds.
-Smooth bore barrel.
-Functioning grip safety.
-Slide stays open when last BB is shot.
-All metal.
-Fully Colt licensed.

Next we have the ASG CZ P-09 Duty CO2 Blowback Pellet/BB Pistol:

-Uses .177 caliber pellets or 4.5mm steel BB's.
-Uses 12-gram CO2 cartridges.
-Blowback semi auto action.
-16-rd drop-free double sided magazine.
-Single and double action.
-Fixed front and rear white dot sights.
-380 fps.
-1.6 pounds.
-Rifled barrel.
-Threaded muzzle.
-Metal and plastic.
-Fully CZ licensed.

Buy the Umarex Colt Commander in Canada:
http://www.replicaairguns.ca/colt-2254028-commander-blowback-gun.html

Buy the ASG CZ P-09 Duty in Canada:
http://www.replicaairguns.ca/cz-75-p-09-duty-blow-back-black-pellet-pistol.html

Buy the Umarex Colt Commander in the US:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/buy-air-blank-guns-us/#%21/%7E/product/category=2335242&id=36500195

Buy the ASG CZ P-09 Duty in the US:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/buy-air-blank-guns-us/#%21/%7E/product/category=2337035&id=36500198
Umarex Colt Commander CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol Field Test Review

Umarex Colt Commander CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol Field Test Review

(700 raters) 141150 views - 5/16/2014 8:03:21 AM
http://www.ReplicaAirguns.com - Umarex Colt Commander CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol Field Test Review.

-CO2 Powered
-4.5mm Steel BB
-19 Round Double Sided Rotary Magazine
-1911 Colt Commander Licensed Replica
-Semi Auto - Single Action Only
-Blowback Action
-325 FPS
-Purchased from www.ReplicaAirguns.com

This Field Test Shooting video is not going to have any big surprises but even so I really like shooting these KWC made CO2 Blowback BB 1911 Replicas and the Umarex Colt Commander is no exception.

So let's get right to the test results! I started off by shooting 5 rounds through my Chronograph using a brand new CO2 with Umarex 5.1 grain zinc coated 4.5 mm Steel BB's. My 5 shot average velocity was 306 fps and the temperature on this day was fairly average at 22 Celsius (72 Fahrenheit). So on a warmer day you can expect to get a bit higher fps out of the Umarex Colt Commander CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol.

Moving on to the Target accuracy performance, I shot 10 rounds from the Umarex Colt Commander from 30 feet back using a semi rested position (Sand bag in the front, standing in the back). I was able to place the bulk of the shots within a 1.5 inch group but three came out extending the group somewhat, overall the placement was fairly well centered on target and the white dot sights make sighting the Umarex Colt Commander CO2 Blowback 4.5mm BB Pistol really easy on just about any color background.


Click on the link to the full post over on the Replica Airguns website for more info and some additional photos:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2014/5/15/umarex-colt-commander-co2-blowback-45mm-bb-pistol-field-test.html

Click on the link to checkout my Table Top Review for the Umarex Colt Commander:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2014/5/17/umarex-colt-commander-co2-blowback-45mm-bb-pistol-table-top.html

Buy the Umarex Colt Commander from the Canada Replica Airguns Store:
http://www.replicaairguns.ca/colt-2254028-commander-blowback-gun.html

Buy the Umarex Colt Commander from the USA Replica Airguns Store:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/buy-air-blank-guns-us/#%21/%7E/product/category=2337035&id=36500198

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