Type:Airsoft Pistols Manufacturer: KJ Works Model: KP-11 Materials: Full metal with polymer grip Weight: 907 g (2 lb) Power Source: 12 g CO2 x 1 Action: Semi-Automatic with blowback Ammo Type: 6mm airsoft BBs Ammo Capacity: 28 rounds FPS: 370
Trigger Pull: Very good since it is modeled after a real steel 1911. It's short and crisp with a nice light trigger pull. There is a very slight take-up at the very beginning of the pull but once you get past this the release is crisp and predictable. Since it is not a double action trigger you will need to either rack the slide for your first shot or pull the hammer back if you have already chambered a round.
Accuracy: I tested out the KJ Works KP-11 Airsoft Pistol to determine what the real world velocity is and also how well it performs in term of accuracy. To test velocity I use a my Chrony Chronograph and did my best to get 5 good readings which I then average out. I always use a brand new 12 gram CO2 cartridge and generally use .20 gram plastic airsoft BBs for my entire Field Testing. To test accuracy I set myself up 30 feet back using a semi-rested position. To do this I placed a sand bag to rest my hand and gun on and then stood securely in the back while I placed 10 rounds on a paper target. There is obviously some human error factor involved but I can usually get a good idea on how accurate a given gun is.
During the Velocity Feet Per Second Chronograph I did manage to get 5 good readings, not all in a row but all within the first 10 or so shots. The KJ Works KP-11 1911 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol shot hard and averaged 420 FPS again using .20 gram airsoft BBs.
For my accuracy testing all 10 shots placed within about 3 inches and they were fairly well centered left to right but did shoot a little bit high. This could be corrected using the hop-up adjustment to bring the airsoft BBs down just a little.
Build Quality: As expected, the KJ Works KP-11 1911 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol build quality is exactly like all the other KJ Works airsoft guns I've tested so far. Build quality for the price point is top notch with extremely tight tolerances between the moving parts like the slide and frame. They show excellent workmanship and machining from KJ Works. The finish is always a step above other similar styled airsoft and BB guns, you really don't have to worry about the finish coming off as easy.
Realism: The KP-11 copies the real steel version, the very popular Colt 1911 .45 caliber pistol. It can be field stripped very similarly to a real 1911 semi-auto pistol, and all parts function virtually the same including a working safety, grip safety, slide catch-release, magazine release, and hammer.
Polymer frame keeps pistol light while still having a good weight to it
Typical KJ Works crisp and firm full blowback operation
Excellent fit and finish - matte textured finish looks to be super durable
Bright white dot sights are really easy to see
I like the look of the tactical hammer and trigger
High capacity magazine with a little extra zing for the CO2 mag
No ambidextrous components for left-handed users
CO2 magazine is long enough to accommodate the 12 gram CO2
Grips may be a bit thick for smaller hands
Comments: I love 1911 pistols and enjoy shooting them. There is something about how they feel in the hand that is different from most other pistols. They always feel so solid. This KJ Works airsoft version captures that feeling exactly. The little bit more you may pay for a KJ Works 1911 over some other lesser quality 1911 is worth the cost in my books. This version with its tactical look and finish would make a great game player for sure!
Michaels review is dead on. This gun shoots hard, great recoil, and super loud that make my ear ringing. Always use crosman co2 with KJW/CYBERGUN/CROSMAN guns, with pellgunoil on valve and tip of co2, lube the moving parts with silicon grease, and you will enjoy this amazing gun with no problem! The KWC full blowback 1911s are pretty amazing, but KJ WORKS quality is definitly one step above.
Another Airsoft Pistol Preview Video to share with everyone. First up we have a nice lighter weight CO2 powered 1911 from KJWorks called the KP-11 The lower receiver is polymer which helps to keep this gun a little bit lighter all around but it still has good weight to it coming in at a little over 2 pounds, the grips are larger than some 1911's since the KP-11 has a double stack style full size drop out metal magazine. You will also find some nice Tactical upgrade like adjustable white dot sights, a lower rail for accessories and milled trigger and hammer.
I also show off an interesting and not all that common pistol from Cybergun, the FNX -45 Tactical in Gas Blowback. For import into Canada it ships with a longer barrel which stick out of the front of the gun but it also comes with a shorter barrel you can install after your receive it. The Longer barrel gives the Cybergun FNX -45 Tactical Airsoft Pistol the extra velocity to allow it to be Canada import ready. The FNX -45 Tactical is a really detailed and well built Airsoft Pistol. By the way the FNX -45 Tactical is also availabl in Dark Earth color.
I love 1911 pistols and enjoy shooting them, there is something about how they feel in the hand that is different form most other pistols. They always feel so solid. The KJWorks Airsoft versions capture that feeling exactly and again the little bit more you may pay for a KJWorks 1911 over some other lesser quality Full blowback 1911's is worth the cost in my books. This Hi-Capa 1911 version with it's tactical look and finish would make a great game player for sure!
In this Field Test Shooting video I test out the KJWorks KP-11 Hi-Capa 1911 CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol to determine what the real work velocity is and also how well it performs in terms of accuracy. To test velocity I use a my Chrony Chronograph and do my best to get 5 good readings which I then average out. I always use a brand new 12 gram CO2 cartridge and generally use .20 gram plastic Airsoft BB's for my entire Field Testing. To test accuracy I set myself up 30 feet back using a semi rested position, to do this I place a sand bag to rest my hand and gun on and then stand securely in the back while I place 10 rounds on a paper target. There is obviously some humane factor involved but I can usually get a good idea on how accurate a given gun is.
It has been a while since I picked out some of my favorite guns, after all my favorite gun picks change on a daily basis since there are so many awesome guns out there to pick from.
This YouTube video is a little different since I pick out my favorites from a bunch of mostly replica gun categories including Steel BB, Pellet, Airsoft, Revolvers and Blank Pistols.
You may notice most of my picks happen to be blowback guns but to me airguns are all about being as realistic as possible and having blowback operation to me help to simulate the realism that much more. The exception in this video is in the pellet gun category since I decided on a pellet gun that was more about function and purpose over being any type of real replica.
Hopefully you take the time to watch my entire YouTube video since I also bring out some close runner ups but here is a list of my top picks on this day, tomorrow it could be a completely different list of guns ;)