Type: BB Pistol Manufacturer:KWC Model: Tanfoglio Witness 1911 Materials: Full metal Weight: 900 g (2 lbs) Barrel: 111.25 mm (4.38 in), brass, non-rifled Power Source: 12 g CO2 x 1 Action: Semi-Automatic, blowback, single-action only Ammo Type: 4.5 mm steel BBs Ammo Capacity: 17 rounds FPS: 320
Trigger Pull: It is what you would expect from a real 1911 single-action automatic pistol. It is very light and short.
Accuracy: Surprisingly good! I got just under a two inch grouping from 20 feet away. I got 8 shots on target in a free standing position and I was only using one hand this time!
Build Quality: Excellent, with almost all metal construction. Good weight and craftsmanship.
Realism: This is as close as you can come to the look, weight, feel, and action of the real 1911 in virtually every way! I'm not sure what more you could ask for? If you do want more then you are going to have to go out and pick your self up a real 45 auto 1911!
Extremely realistic replica of an original Colt 1911 A1
All metal construction has good weight for a solid feeling gun
Functions just like the real steel 1911 45 handgun
Firm blowback action adds to shooting realism
Field stripping capability
True 1911 single-action trigger that is smooth and light to pull
Efficient CO2 usage makes for more shots
Working grip safety
A bit hard to load up BBs
No adjustable sights
Finish may be hard to color match because gun is more of a brownish black
Comments: I was very impressed with this KWC product. It looks great and functions just like the real steel 1911 in practically every way possible for a replica airgun. I got decent accuracy and very close to the claimed factory FPS. I even got a full 3 magazines worth of shots from one CO2, which is pretty good for an airgun with this kind of blowback and kick to it. If you like the classic Colt 1911 A1 style of pistol and then the KWC Tanfoglio Witness 1911 BB Gun is exactly what you need.
My first replica. Having put may rounds down range with the real McCoy; this copy is a blast. The weight and feel are as close as one can get to a real 1911. Blowback is heavy for a CO2 pistol but it feels very realistic. The accuracy is fantastic at 20-30 ft and with a good steady hand and practice, shoot and move is fun with this piece. Friends were shocked when they first picked it up an felt its heft and realized it wasn't the real thing. Its a great plinker for sure. The field stripping is exactly as the real model. I recommend only high quality BB's and following the proper service and this 1911 should keep you happy for years. Shipping was fast!!!! Packaging was discreet and more than adequate. Happy shooting readers.
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Jun 17, 2019
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Nov 04, 2017
Year & 1/2 review... 1911 fun
I've had this puppy for around 18 months & I've been very satisfied. It's mechanically identical to the real thing, with a very nice trigger... interestingly enough the take-up is identical to my Colt Gold Cup Trophy (1911 Gov't model grips will fit the frame: I've got the Gold Cup grips on it right now).
The action was very good right out of the box, but if you field strip it & lube it up it will be like the proverbial butter. The action is impressively tight, & the blowback operates perfectly.
Cons? My magazines have died -- they no longer seal the CO2 -- but then I've used them a lot. Accuracy is good (especially with warm CO2) but could be better... I notice that KWC has a Tac version that has an adjustable rear sight (& hi-ride ambi safeties) that would probably help. Overall, tho this pistol has my enthusiastic thumbs-up.
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May 13, 2016
I love the 1911 look, I ordered actual WW1 1911 grips and with a little grinding they fit perfectly, and this gun looks awesome, not to bad for accuracy. There is one problem if you plan on shooting this thing a lot, the mag takes a long time to load.
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Oct 15, 2015
great 1911 army
I have this one and the Swiss arm's one.Both the same and excellent guns.No complaints with any one and nota problem.D,
-CO2 Powered -4.5mm Steel BB -18 Round Magazine -Tanfoglio Witness 1911 Licensed -Semi Auto SAO -Full Blowback Action -320 FPS -All Metal Construction
This video is a walkthrough Review of the Cybergun -Tanfoglio Witness 1911 CO2 BB Gun. I show off the gun close and take you through many of the features and do a side by side comparison with several of my other 1911 styled air pistols.
This is a very realistic and fun gun to shoot, it would make a great training pistol as just about everything about it works exactly like the real steel! I can't imagine getting any closer to the real 45 auto without actually buying one.
I also do some shooting tests, first through my Chrony Chronograph to see what the actual FPS really is and then I shoot at a target from 20 feet out to get a sense of the accuracy this gun has to offer.
I even find some time to show you the blowback action in slow motion using my high speed Casio camera set to 210 frames per second.
With the popularity of the KWC - Cybergun 1911 Blowback CO2 Pistols and how super realistic they are in so many ways, it is no surprise that people often ask me if they can replace the original grips with grips made for a real 1911.
The short answer is yes you can! You will have to be prepared to remove just a little bit of material from the backside of both grips near the bottom of the handle where there is an area that has been flared out to accommodate the CO2. Not really a big deal, you can use a Dremel for the quick and easy approach or even some sand paper if you don't mind taking a little more time.
In this YouTube Video I demonstrate using grips that fit a real 1911 and show you just exactly where you will need modify them to fit on the KWC and Cybergun CO2 Blowback 1911 pistol series.
-CO2 Powered -4.5mm Steel BB -18 Round Magazine -Tanfoglio Witness 1911 Licensed -Semi Auto SA -Blowback Action -320 FPS -All Metal Construction
This video is specifically to show you how to Field Strip the Cybergun - KWC Tanfoglio Witness 1911 CO2 BB Pistol. I remove the slide and also dissemble most of the internal slide parts including the barrel and springs. I do not disassemble the firing mechanism in this video.
The Tanfoglio Witness 1911 CO2 BB Pistol is the perfect example of what a Replica Airgun should be, extremely realistic in every way while staying very functional at the same time.
Every once in a while something goes wrong and your favorite BB shooter stops working as it should :( One of the most common problems I see with many of the full blowback BB and Airsoft pistols are BB's getting stuck in the gas tube. This is because this style of gun loads a BB into the breach area of the barrel every time you rack the slide forward. Of course this is only when there are BB's in the magazine.
The semi auto style of these guns is similar to that of a real gun, the blowback operates the slide which in turn moves back and then forward and loads a BB into the chamber. With a real gun, if you where to rack the slide manually again without shooting it, the chambered round would be ejected by the extractor but with a BB gun there is no extractor because there is no spent shell to eject. So multiple BB's can be loaded into the chamber area of the barrel overloading it and if the BB's have nowhere to go they just jam up and often go back into the gas tube which can cause all kinds of problems...
In this Cybergun KWC Tanfoglio Witness 1911 Stuck BB Removal Tutorial Video, I show you how to remove a BB or even multiple BB's from the gas tube area which in short requirers; the removal of the slide and guid rod and spring so that you can push the gas tube forward and shake the BB out of the front of the gas tube.