Type: BB Pistol
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
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.
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!
Buy the magazine: KWCKW136