Type: Airsoft Pistols
Manufacturer: KJ Works
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
Buy the magazine: KJ1040M
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.
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!