Type: BB Pistol
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.
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.
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)|
|FPS:||350 to 400|
|Ammo Type:||Steel BB|
|Primary Material:||Mostly Metal|
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