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Customer Reviews for Umarex Colt Commander Blowback BB Gun

Brand: Umarex Canada

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.

 
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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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May 08, 2020

Exellent

It’s a remarkable replica from all sides and similarities.
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May 05, 2020

Amazing 1911

this 1911 is truly amazing!!!I love it
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Mar 27, 2020
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Best buy EVER

the description and pictures don't do justice to the gun...when you'll hold the gun in your hand it's a different story, it feats and feels like (almost) a real gun, the blow back is pure unadulterated fun, it's heavy enough (not to light or heavy..just right) must have in any collection. CO2's consumption is not that bad, compared to the fun your getting plus pulling out this one made my buddy drooling
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Mar 04, 2020

This 1911 model is amazing

I love how durable this pistol is. Easy to take apart and clean or oil it. Great for shooting steel BB's but I actually use this as an airsoft pistol using 117 plastic BB's from this site as well. My only protest against this pistol is that I only have one magazine and they're kinda pricey for another, if you lose one or looking to get another as a backup for battle I believe they're around $50CAD+. Over all - Highly recommended 10/10
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