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Umarex Colt Commander Blowback BB Gun

(32 reviews)4.8
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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

Buy the magazine: KWCKW111, KWCKW157

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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Oct 17, 2020

The Last 1911 You'll Ever Buy

Based off the title and the 5/5 stars you'll know right off the bat this is a positive review. I have fired about 6,000 bbs through this thing and have only ever had one malfunction! It may just be luck but I have faith that this thing, when I pull the trigger will function as intended! Not only has this pistol been reliable, but it is durable! You should never really dry fire an air gun because its just wear and tear for no real good reason ... but! Ive dry fire tested this thing more times then i'd like to admit, which is aprox. 1000 cycles and the only thing that happened was due to rapid rate of fire, I scratched my berrel a tad. Big whoopty doo.. This gun is an amazing unit, well constructed and very easy to clean and operate! Great for teaching the operations and cleaning as well as saftey of a firearm! Ive done a number on this thing and IF it stops functioning, ill be buying another! Best bang for your buck! Downfalls: Co2 Hungry! Heavy Slide / Heavy Recoil = Less Co2 conservation! Aprox 50 Good shots on 1 Co2, thats 3 full mags, your 4th mag you may make it through but youll have a hell of a drop on it.. but its still fun to try and hit your targets by aiming higher and compensating. Extra Mag. Costs! The magazines are much more expensive then your average mag because of the quility and the fact you can use it with other KWC 1911s.. unless you have other 1911s these will work with, its heafty and heavy decision to buy that 50-60$ spare mag.. but its worth it. I use two but want 4 to help with Co2 conservation, letting the empty mags warm up again before using them to get the best power per shot. I notice shooting too fast gets the cartridge, mag and the unit get really cold. This is how i caused my malfunction, i shot too fast causing the hammer/slide to not fully cycle and it dumped the co2 out inside the gun. Ive seen these at walmart in the U.S. and always wanted one but customs suck! You risk getting it confiscated at the border even though it complies. Buy it from Remplica Air ONLY! They have the best customer service and the best prices! Fast shipping too! The only thing Replica needs is bulk buy 12oz co2 options to take my business from my local stores, but, with brand name cartridge its hard to do. Id ordered bulk from othersites and they work, however, you get what you pay for. PelletOil removes paint! Becareful not to use too much oil, it removes the paint from the body. If you have pellet oil on your hands and rack the slide, youll notice the paint will fade and start to come off making your hands black! Its good to use a bit of oil, just becareful and wipe away all residual oil on the exterior to keep it looking mint! YOU WILL NOT REGRET BUYING THIS AIR GUN! ITS FUN, ITS CRISP, IT FEELS GOOD IN THE HAND, IT SOUNDS AMAZING RACKING THE SLIDE AND PUTTING IN THE CLIP. I COULDNT DREAM OF A BETTER AIR PISTOL. Some people have bad luck with faulty units, or they are just down right too rough with them and dont know how to maintain an air gun and drop a 1 star review. Its kinda sad, ive used 3 of this make and model and decided to get one and havent had a single issue with any of them! I read somewhere a guy cocked the hammer and because its skeletonized it snapped?? I don't know what that guy was doing to his but that is some thick durable metal, i cant imagine having that issue. I don't have kids, but if I did, they would be getting one of these puppies for Christmas! I pull this gun out and people drop bricks, they love it, they try it, they want one. Everyone loves the blowback and the realistic breakdown... I cant hype this gun up enough, you'll just have to buy it and fall in love with it yourself! That being said, do your research, read reviews, watch videos. Each airgun is different in its own way, it all depends on what your going to be wanting to do with it. I wouldnt hunt with this, only plink at close range. However, ive popped long shots with this and it makes you feel great to hear the shot, a good pause, then the plink of that can or timmies cup. I would always recommend that you buy a gun case, i got a cheapy to carry it from the car into home but its great for protecting the unit aswell from scuffs and drops. Be respectful of where you shoot and dont pull this thing out in public.
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Oct 09, 2020

awesome sauce

i have shot a real colt before and this comes very close to the feel and weight..i would recommend the colt to everyone
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Sep 15, 2020

Excellent!!

Really great gun, fun to shot, easy to load your bbs in the mag. Excellent quality for the price! Mine is pretty accurate and the blowback is awesome! Also really easy to field strip for cleaning and taking care of it!
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Aug 08, 2020
Certified buyer

super pistolet 1911

très fier de mon achat qualité prix,je recommande merci.
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Jun 26, 2020

Great quality

Great quality gun. Great value.
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Jun 19, 2020

Great replica

First of all, it is really well made. You almost don’t feel it is a replica air pistol when you hold it. I have not put too many rounds on it but the accuracy is respectful.
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Jun 15, 2020

Awesome blowback gun

Great realistic feel, compared it to a real 1911 and its basically an exact replica. It’s even heavier than a real one, without the 9mm bullets of course, also shoots pretty decent, would be nice to have a higher FPS, but makes sense since it’s a blowback. Be careful with the co2 seal because mine broke fairly quick, but I suspect it was my fault not the guns, tightened it too hard and then released the co2 before it was finished. Great gun overall!
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Jun 02, 2020

Best replica

My first 1911 and I just love the gun
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May 21, 2020

Colt commander 1911 pistol

Great gun for the price. Good weight,great sights and nice slide return . Definitely a nice addition to my 1911 collection.
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May 12, 2020

Amazing gun!

I do really love this gun, I had it in the past and loved it thats why I decided to purchase again. The power for the price is amazing. The accuracy on a brand new CO2 is amazing, obviously as the CO2 cartridge loses some pressure the accuracy tends to be very off but thats expected. Overall 9/10 very fun gun to mess around with!
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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

(1104 raters) 201913 views - 5/17/2014 6:49:28 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

(119 raters) 23188 views - 5/10/2014 8:08:56 AM
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

(841 raters) 156827 views - 5/16/2014 7:08:43 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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