Type: Airsoft Pistol
Materials: Full metal
Weight: 1020 g (2.25 lb)
Length: 22 cm (8.6 in)
Barrel: 218.44 mm (4.58 in), metal, non-rifled, smooth bore
Power Source: Green gas
Action: Semi-automatic, blowback, double action only
Ammo Type: 6mm steel BBs
Ammo Capacity: 25 rounds
Buy the magazine: GAGG-08-152
Trigger Pull: What you would expect from a traditional, single action only 1911 trigger: a very short take-up and a crisp and light release. Great for getting a lot of shots off quickly and accurately down range without making your trigger finger do a lot of work.
Accuracy: Using .20g airsoft BBs with a fully filled propane gas magazine in, I got 6 recorded shots through my chronograph averaging 319 FPS. The slowest shot being 313 FPS and the fastest shot hitting 330 FPS. The temperature was right around room temperature. As I was having issues chambering rounds, I was hoping that switching to .32g BBs for the target portion that perhaps they would chamber better but they didn't. With each shot I had to drop the magazine, make sure the airsoft BBs were at the top of the magazine, rack the slide, insert the magazine, and then release the slide. I was resetting completely for each shot which does not always make for the tightest groupings. Surprisingly, I was still able to get about a 1.5 inch grouping on my paper target 30 feet downrange using a rested and seated shooting position.
Build Quality: The G&G GPM1911 is one of the nicer looking guns finishes-wise. I'd have to say it's one of the better quality 1911 airguns out there. For sure, a step up from a KWC 1911 and more in line with what KWA and KJ Works is making these days, which is good quality. The GPM1911 is one of the heavier airsoft 1911 pistols which makes me think the metal is higher quality where it needs to be. Tolerances are nice and tight and the blowback's action is very heavy.
Realism: The G&G GPM1911 Airsoft Pistol, like most full blowback 1911 airguns, steel BB or airsoft BB, is super realistic with an all metal build. All the real steel working parts like the slide catch release, back strap safety, and pretty much everything else function as they should. The G&G GPM1911 even field strips like a traditional 1911 pistol. Not sure what you could do to make it more authentic for an airgun?
Comments: The G&G GPM1911 Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol is for sure one of the nicer 1911 A1-styled airsoft pistols, in line with KWC and KJ Works. It does come in a little heavier and seems to have more blowback recoil action which is nice. I really feel the G&G GPM1911 is a good gun overall even though mine did not perform that well for me. When I was able to chamber a round it shot a consistent FPS and placed airsoft BBs downrange accurately, and very close to the bullseye. Perhaps simply by swapping out the magazine I will have a much more reliable airsoft gun? I will have to get back to you on that one. It is cheaper than a KWA or KJ Works 1911 and about the same price as a KWC 1911. So many choices, I know, but that’s a good thing :)