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KWC Luger P08 Full Metal 4.5mm BB Pistol

Type: BB Pistol
Manufacturer: KWC.
Model: KWC P-08 Luger.
Materials: Almost entirely all Metal.
Weight: 1.84 pounds (834 grams).
Barrel: 4 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2.
Action: Single action only with full blowback.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm BBs.
Ammunition Capacity: 15 round full size drop out metal magazine.
FPS: 366+.

Trigger Pull: The Single Action Only trigger pull on the KWC P-08 Luger CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is really nice, it has a super short take-up with a very smooth light release. There really is no reset since the entire action is so short so quick follow shots are fast and predictable. Of course, since this is a single action only trigger with no external hammer, you will need to pull the toggle back to chamber a BB and pre-cock the hammer for the first shot. The Blowback action will do this automatically for you on follow-up shots until the magazine is empty and the toggle locks back.

Accuracy: I did find the KWC P-08 Luger shot a bit high for me (about 3 inches at 30 feet out) and since the sights are nonadjustable, I would have to hold low on the target to make up for this but the KWC P-08 did shoot well centered horizontally. Overall, the 10 shot grouping at 30 feet out was very good with the bulk of the shots staying within a 1 inch pattern and three shot coming outside stretching it out to about 2.5 inches. In terms of velocity, I decided to use .25 gram BBs rather than .20 gram BBs and still shot a respectable 340fps using a new CO2 cartridge. The weather was not overly warm at only 10c or 50f so, on a warmer day, using lighter .20 gram BBs this BB pistol will hit the 366+ fps with no problem.

Build Quality: The KWC P-08 Luger CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is well built being that it is pretty much entirely metal. It weighs in at a beefy 1.84 pounds which is very close to the 1.92 pounds of the genuine real steel Luger. The only plastic to speak of would be in the grips and also the gas tube. As is with pretty much all KWC guns, they are powder coated so the finish looks great but can wear off in areas that protrude and or see metal-on-metal friction.

Realism: The KWC P-08 Luger is a really accurate replica of the actual Luger P-08 and, far as I can tell, has all the same working parts and ability to field strip like the real steel version. I did find the finish to be perhaps a bit dark, I would have liked to have seen a more grey or bluish tint to it to get the KWC Luger P-08 more in line with the blued finish found on the real version.

Pros:  

  • Nice heavy blowback toggle that locks back on last shot.
  • Lots of metal and good overall weight, similar to real steel version
  • Decent fps and accuracy.
  • Very good replicas of a real Luger P-08 with all working parts.
  • Really nice short and light single action trigger.
  • Field Strippable.
  • Comes in 4.5mm Steel BB and 6mm Plastic Airsoft versions.

Cons: 

  • Paint wears off in high spots noticeably, seems to be typical with all KWC guns.
  • Non-adjustable sights that seemed to shoot a bit high.
  • Black paint may be a bit too dark, more grey or blue tone would have made it more realistic.

Comments: Another great classic ultra-realistic pistol from KWC! It's really nice to see more and more of these classic pistols showing up and from multiple manufacturers. I liked the Umarex version which was all metal and a good overall Luger replica, KWC took it to the next level by adding blowback and a full size drop out metal magazine that holds the CO2 and BBs and by giving us the option of buying the KWC Luger P-08 in either 4.5mm Steel BB or 6mm Plastic Airsoft versions. If you're a Luger fan looking for ultra-realism, this is the one to go with! 

Barrel Size:4 Inch
Caliber:4.5 mm (.177 cal)
Action:Semi-Automatic
FPS:350 to 400
Ammo Type:Steel BB
Power Source:Co2
Trigger Action:Double
Gun Blowback:Blowback
Rear Sight:Fixed
Primary Material:Mostly Metal
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Nov 29, 2015
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KWC P08 4.5 BB

Very accurate copy of a P08. Looks real and no seam lines on grip and trigger guard. Feel with blow back is awesome. Only negatives are not overly accurate I find and goes through a co2 cylinder in just over 2 clips 45-50 BBs thats why only 4 stars. I knew this going in but bought this more as a display piece and the blow back is a blast and for those reasons this is a great if not the best P08 replica.
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Nov 23, 2015

Realistic

The gun looks ,feels and fired like the real thing. But only worked for 10 clip loads.I think it may be the clip. Shoots about 3 bbs then is out of air.
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Apr 19, 2015
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so cool...

I just had to get one of these for the cool factor alone , however since I have heardthat they can be brittle I have decided to just keep it as a collector piece and I haven't shot it yet.so it will just be kept in mint condition in the box.
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Jan 06, 2015

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As of right now this is not a good air gun. Although very good replica. Either I have a lemon but this pistol is very picky of which Co2 you use. Have had jamming issues because of poor cycling of the toggle. Very possible this is a Co2 issue. My review may change as I try to find the right combo and break in of this pistol.
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Jan 05, 2015

KWC P08 reliability

This pistol looked good and performed well for the first 12 CO2 bulbs, then went auto almost every time you squeezed the trigger. I don't shoot it because of this lack of control. QC is definitely an issue. Make a nice but expensive paper weight. Buy this if you desire auto action.
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KWC P-08 Luger CO2 Blowback BB and Airsoft Pistol Field Test Shooting Review

KWC P-08 Luger CO2 Blowback BB and Airsoft Pistol Field Test Shooting Review

(202 raters) 39877 views - 6/21/2014 8:13:59 PM
http://www.ReplicaAirguns.com - KWC P-08 Luger CO2 Blowback BB and Airsoft Pistol Field Test Shooting Review.


Make sure to also checkout my full Table Top Review where you will find more details and specifications for the KWC Luger P-08 Airsoft replica pistol which is virtually the same gun as the 4.5mm BB version with the only real difference being the ammo type and the amount of rounds per magazine (21 rounds for the 4.5mm BB version and 15 rounds for the 6mm Airsoft version).
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2014/4/28/kwc-p-08-luger-co2-blowback-airsoft-pistol-table-top-review.html

I have also already made a full Field Test Shooting Review for the Airsoft version of this CO2 Blowback Pistol where I got very similar results using slightly heavier .25 gram Airsoft BB's so again, make sure to checkout that YouTube Video Filed Test Review.
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2014/5/8/kwc-p-08-luger-co2-blowback-airsoft-pistol-field-test-shooti.html

Basically in this YouTube video, I shoot the 4.5mm Steel BB version of the KWC P-08 Luger head to head against the Airsoft Version to see how they compare in terms of Feet Per Second speed and Accuracy from30 feet away from a paper target using a semi rested shooting stance. As expected the heavier 4.5mm Steel BB's shot a bit slower but did seem to have a slight advantage in the accuracy department.


Buy the KWC Luger P-08 in the Canada Store:
http://www.replicaairguns.ca/search.aspx?searchterm=KWC%20Luger

Check out my written Table Top Review with more photos on my website at:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2014/6/21/kwc-p-08-luger-co2-blowback-bb-and-airsoft-pistol-field-test.html

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