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Customer Reviews for KWC Luger P08 Blowback BB Gun

Brand: KWC Air Guns

Type: BB Pistol
Manufacturer: KWC
Model: P08 Luger
Materials: Full Metal
Weight: 834 g (1.84 lb)
Barrel: 4 Inches, Metal Non-Rifled
Power Source: 12 Gram CO2
Action: Single Action Only
Ammo Type: 4.5mm Steel BBs
Ammo Capacity: 15 Rounds
FPS: 370

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 P08 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.

Build Quality: The KWC P08 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 P08 Luger is a really accurate replica of the actual Luger P08 and as far as I can tell, has all the same working parts, including the ability to field strip. 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

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 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, but KWC took it to the next level by adding blowback and a full size drop out metal magazine that holds the CO2 and BBs. If you're a Luger fan looking for ultra-realism, this is the one to go with!

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Feb 17, 2021

Solid gun

Undoubtedly the best replica of this gun I've seen. The Umarex version uses a stick mag and the branding on the Gletcher version sticks out like a sore thumb. Although it was never made clear in any of the literature that came with the gun, this would appear to be the "Black Widow" variant of the P 08. It has a very realistic weight and feel. It has a snappy blowback for the first few shots. It's field strippable too. It accepts any type of BB - steel, copper, anodized or frangible (Dust Devils). The only disappointing thing I can think of is that it EATS CO2! I can only get two mags per cylinder out of mine. That's about 40 shots. Buy your CO2 in bulk. You can find deals that work out to as little as 70 cents a cylinder. For accuracy, I gave it a 4/5. It is a BB pistol, so it's going to be inherently inaccurate. I have shot worse though. A 2.5" group from 10 yards is very doable with this gun, particularly with Hornady Black Diamond BBs. Enjoy your gun. You wont regret it.
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Jan 29, 2021
Certified buyer

Solid gun

This gun has a very good feel in the hand. The weight is good and the blowback from that toggle is excellent. My gun shoots a little low and to the left. In fact, all my BB guns do, but this one isn't as bad as most. The operation is very smooth. I had a few failures to load, toward the end of the CO2 cartridge. It lost gas quicker than expected. This gun is very hungry for gas. I got 2 and a half mags out of one cartridge. Better buy your CO2 in bulk packs if you're going to buy this gun. I'm looking forward to lots of use out of it.
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Oct 29, 2020

Poor fitting - inoperable

Big Disappointment because of the advertised features, however, some parts don't fit making the gun inoperable
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Oct 11, 2020

Great Gun!

I really enjoy this gun because of the realism compared the real P08. Shooting it is really fun too. Acuraccy is a bit off but that's just how the real luger is. And also if you shoot the gun fast then it will run out of co2 very quickly. But if your looking for a luger that has all working parts then definately get this one.
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Oct 05, 2020

very good copy

i love this gun
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Sep 22, 2020

Best P08 Luger replica

There are a few other companies making this replica as a BB shooter,Umarex, Gletcher.. I think the KWC " Blowback" is by far the best. Yes the grips are black plastic, but so were the original 1941 "black widow" variant, they were made of Bakelite , not wood Only the accuracy is not great, 25 feet away it shoots low and to the left. But I still recommend it.
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Aug 17, 2020

KWC Luger P08

One of the best of my collection of historic replicas in 9mm. This is a co2 gun that kicks like a real .22 cal. semi-auto pistol & is totally fun. If you have shot the real one from the 1940's, you must get this beauty. !!
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Jul 27, 2020
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A real nice pistol

This is one of the best pistol I never used ! The mecanism is pretty cool and complete. It is simple to use. The quality is very good too.
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Jun 26, 2020

Not happy with trigger function :-(

Very nice pistol, almost 100% replica of legendary Luger P08, unfortunately SA trigger is on the 5/10 quality, mushy and sometimes trigger do a surprise jumping pull from 5lbs to 12lbs .... If it wasn't for this trigger problem this BB pistol will get a 5 star from me!
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Nov 27, 2019

Great value with high quality P08

Very impressed with this purchase . The sale price makes it an even better value. Feels very nice in the hand and it is solid. I haven't fired it yet so not sure of its accuracy. By far the best P08 I have seen. The handles are a little light and could be more solid but all in all not bad.
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