Type:BB Air Pistol Manufacturer: Daisy Model: Winchester Model 11 (1911) Materials: Metal slide & frame Weight: 1.87 pounds (843 grams) Barrel: Metalnon-rifled smooth bore Propulsion: 12 gram CO2 Action: Single action only Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BBs Ammunition Capacity: 16 rounds FPS: 410 fps
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Daisy Winchester Model 11 is very nice, just about the perfect pull weight, not too heavy or too light and it has next to no take-up at all and a nice predictable release point. Like a 1911 styled pistol, the trigger is single action only so you will need to either pull the hammer back or rack the slide for the first shot. With subsequent shots you will not have to do this as the blowback action cocks the hammer for single action shooting. If your CO2 is very low, the blowback may not be adequate enough to cock the hammer so you can do this manually to get a few extra shots out of the Daisy Model 11.
Accuracy: When I shot the Winchester Model 11 from 20 feet out in a semi-rested position, I was able to get some decent results. I placed 10 rounds within about a 2 group and the shot placement was very well centered, just a slight bit to the left. I did get a couple of stragglers that spread the group out just a bit larger but not too much. I did also get right around 350-360 fps on my chronograph on this not so warm day. We will have to see what my dedicated field test results yield for this BB pistol.
Build Quality: The Daisy Model 11 (1911) is made in Japan and has a nice overall finish to it. Other than the plastic magazine and grips it is an all metal gun so the materials used are good. The slide does have a bit of wiggle play in it but so do many blowback air pistols, perhaps to reduce some friction as the slide springs on these guns are not overly heavy. The paint used seems to be holding up very well and looks good, but I did notice a molding seem that runs down the underside of the slide and along the trigger guard.
Realism: The Daisy Winchester Model 11 is a replica of the real steel 1911 A1 style 45 auto. It does have the Winchester licensing on it but I am not sure if there is an exact Winchester 1911 this gun is made to replicate. For the most part it looks and functions very similar to a real 1911 with a few exceptions like the lack of a working grip safety, a rather strange two stage safety and also the stick styled smaller magazine. This blowback air pistol cannot be field striped conventionally either. I do like the true single action trigger and open ejection port.
Lots of metal in this airgun and good weight to it.
Good overall looking replica of a real 1911.
Reasonably decent blowback feel.
Mid-range fps and shots per CO2.
Very nice true single action trigger.
Shots where well centered and got decent accuracy.
Markings and instructions on gun are color matched.
Solid CO2 tightening system, seems to work well once you get the hang of it.
Not bad at all for the lower price point.
Like the open ejection port.
Made in Japan.
Kind of funny safety setup, it is redundant?
Has a plastic magazine, would have been nice in metal.
Back strap safety does not actually work but it does move.
Says "clip" instead of "magazine" on gun.
I know some people have been hating on this gun for a couple of reason so let's get them out of the way... Yes it has a weird safety setup and I cannot tell you why Daisy did this, perhaps they wanted it to be "more safe"? As a 1911 trainer you will have to adapt how you take this gun off of safety over a traditional 1911 setup. The magazine is plastic, not a biggie, if it breaks on you get another one. It's not full blowback like the Cybergun/KWC Tanfoglio 1911, this is true but you do get higher fps and more shots per CO2 out of it because of this. And yes Daisy uses the word "Clip" on the gun instead of the correct term "Magazine". Honestly, the Daisy Winchester Model 11 is a nice overall BB gun and the price point is pretty low for what you get. It looks really good overall and shoots nicely with enough blowback to give you some recoil feel and allow for true single action shooting. You also get decent fps and a good amount of shots from a single CO2 cartridge so stop complaining and just enjoy this gun for what it is!
Somethings been bugging me and I'd like to get it off my chest. I bought this 1911 Daisy Winchester and I love it but ever since I made the purchase I've heard it constantly compared to the 1911 Tanfoglio Witness and quite unfavorably I might add. This kinda pisses me off because I think the Winchester is far better in many ways. Please allow me to make a few comparisons of my own.
The first one is the fact that this gun has only a semi blow-back compared to the full blow-back on the Tanfoglio but this is a good thing as it uses less CO2 this way and it also gives the BB's a "much" higher velocity. I know you already knew this but I'm just getting started.
A lot has been said about the double safety and how reviewers cannot comprehend why Daisy would include this when the traditional safety has always been good enough. Well, as those reviewers are quick to point out, the back strap safety doesn't work. That in itself is no big deal but it does explain the added precaution on the Winchester's safety. People have complained that you can't release the safety with one hand. Well, when you shoot you use two hands anyway, right? Just hold the gun in your right hand (assuming you are right handed) and hold your right thumb joint on the safety button. Then move the safety lever down with the thumb on your left hand when you bring it up to steady your shot. Then fire. After you're done, flick the safety back up again. Simple. Works for me.
Next is the stick mag. Is this better or worse than the Tanfoglio. When either gun is out of ammo the slide release kicks in to let you know the gun is empty and prevents you from shooting the gun. If I want to shoot the gun empty all I have to do is drop the mag out. If you drop the mag out of the Tangolio the CO2 cylinder goes with it so you can't fire the gun. I don't own the Tanfoglio so I am just assuming but it makes sense. I'm correct, right? On top of this my system for puncturing the CO2 canister doesn't require an allen key so I won't loose it.
As the gun gets older it may need a little touch up. I can easily match the black finish on my Winchester but it would be harder to match the color on the Tanfoglio. On top of that all the warning writing on my gun is color matched to the gun so it's hardly noticeable. The warnings are in white on the Tanfoglio. Very tacky! This takes away from the realistic look in an extreme way.
I will concede that the Tanfoglio does have some more realistic features to it but in light of all these other shortcomings I consider them unimportant. Sure, you can field strip the Tanfoglio if that's important to you but it sure as hell isn't important to me. I tell you something. I wouldn't trade my Winchester for the Tanfoglio and I paid less for it. (I have noticed the price on the Winchester has gone up since I bought it.)
Well, that's my review. My 1911 Daisy Winchester is the best "BB" airgun I've ever had and I love it. I give it a five star rating. Happy shooting.
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Oct 13, 2015
Needs a little work but still really good
I have had my 1911 for 3 mouth and shooting it every day since and it's work perfectly every day. the slide is I bit wiggle out of the package, but has really snappy blow back. It will get about 4 magazine per co2. It's not the best 1911 out there but it's still pretty good, but my friends had one and after 6 mouth the trigger broke so be careful, but my friends was very ruff with it. Hope the review helped.
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Apr 16, 2015
Great Pistol, Fun to Shoot!
I really like this pistol. However, I felt it needed just a touch of cosmetic work. I "aged" it a bit with some fine steel wool and sprayed the handles, which I felt were too light, with some cheap brown spray paint, and now it looks like a museum piece!
The blowback works perfectly, and is very stingy on gas. I get at least 4 magazines of BBs at very good power, before I have to hand cock and shoot when the power starts dropping. There is a good "whomp" when you fire off the first few magazines. I like the fact that there is no funky wing screw on the bottom to take away from the authentic appearance. Accuracy seems to be very good for a smooth bore pistol. I think it will give me years of fun! Check it out.
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Jan 12, 2015
good replica for a 1911 shooting experience
Love mine and have shot it alot. There are small changes to this gun from the real one that are tacky , but shooting fun soon makes up for these foibles. Most noticable is the double safety latch glitch, and non functioning grip safety. Short throw on the slide to lock it back ?? I did not like the flimsy plastic mag , which the top broke out of, Thankfully a call to Daisy had them send me 2 freebies Otherwise it a straight shooter so skill levels and accurracy make it a valuable piece to own ,and it looks Good to boot Its made in Japan , but not a expensive gun!
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This is my official Table Top video review for the Daisy Winchester Model 11 CO2 Blowback BB Pistol, I show you around this very reasonably priced 1911 blowback BB replica and talk about some of the Pros and Cons along with its main specifications and features, In this table top review I do a quick pre-Field Test to give you an idea of how it performs in terms of power and accuracy..
I know some people have been hating on this gun for a couple of reason so let's get them out of the way... Yes it has a weird safety setup and I can not tell you why Daisy did this, perhaps they wanted it to be "more safe"? As a 1911 trainer you will have to adapt how you take this gun off of safety over a traditional 1911 setup. The magazine is plastic, not a biggie, if it breaks on you get another one. It's not full blowback like the Cybergun/KWC Tanfoglio 1911, this is true but you do get higher fps and more shots per CO2 out of it because of this. And yes Daisy uses the word "Clip"on the gun instead of the correct term "Magazine". Honestly, the Daisy WInchester Model 11 is a nice overall BB gun and the price point is pretty low for what you get. It looks really good overall and shoots nicely with enough blowback to give you some recoil feel and allow for true single action shooting. You also get decent fps and a good amount of shots from a single CO2 cartridge so stop complaining and just enjoy this gun for what it is!