Type: Airsoft Pistol
Manufacturer: Air Venturi
Materials: Metal and polymer
Weight: 861.83 g (1.9 lb)
Barrel: 114.3 mm (4.5 in)
Power Source: Green Gas
Ammo Type: 6 mm airsoft BBs
Ammo Capacity: 25 rounds
Buy the magazine: AVT1040
Trigger Pull: The single action only trigger pull on the Air Venturi Springfield Armory XDM GBB Airsoft Pistol is what you would expect on a striker fired SAO pistol. There is very little take up with a light release, which should make for great action shooting and help with accuracy when slowing things down.
Accuracy: Using .20g BBs I loaded up the Springfield Armory XDM with propane gas and placed several rounds through my chronograph to see what the feet per second average would be. The last 5 shots I took were actually the fastest averaging 290 FPS, slower than I was expecting, but just about right for close quarters airsoft games. I switched over to .32g BBs since they tend to be more accurate at longer ranges. Shooting from a rested seated position 30 feet away, I took 10 shots. The result was a 10 round grouping of about 2 inches, with one straggler just outside the main group. The XDM did shoot a little low at 30 feet, but the hop-up can be adjusted for this. It was well centered left to right which is good since the sights are non-adjustable.
Build Quality: At SHOT Show this year I commented on the Air Venturi Springfield Armory XDM Pistols and how great they looked and felt. Nothing really different now that I have them in my hands for review. I did notice that my airsoft version with the silver slide had a kind of metallic, parkerized finish while my BB silver slide version has a more stainless steel look. I prefer the stainless steel look a lot more and I feel it makes the XDM pistols look higher quality. Hopefully Air Venturi sticks with the stainless steel finish. Build quality and finish are good throughout the gun.
Realism: The Air Venturi Springfield Armory XDM GBB Airsoft Pistol is one of the best 1 to 1 copies I have seen out there. It looks identical, including the licensing and markings in all the right places. It also is full blowback with a full size drop out metal magazine, and all the mechanical working parts work the same as the real steel version including the trigger safety, grip safety, slide catch release, take down lever, and magazine release. Field stripping is done just like the 9mm big brother, allowing for easy hop-up adjustments.
Comments: Defend your legacy, as Springfield Armory's main slogan goes, with this fully-licensed XDM green gas-powered replica airsoft pistol. Equipped with a heavy duty blowback-functional metal slide and injection-molded nylon fiber-reinforced polymer frame, this airsoft replica has a realistic look, feel, and weight like the real steel XDM. The gun comes with additional backstraps that can replace the current backstraps when they've been worn out. I really like the Air Venturi Springfield Armory XDM Airsoft Pistol. It looks and feels very solid with nice balance in the hand. The single action only trigger is short and light, making follow up shots quick and responsive. The blowback action is crisp with good simulated recoil. I look forward to trying out the steel BB version of the XDM as soon as I get my hands on one which should be pretty soon. Take your pick, airsoft or steel BB, either is a great choice!
|Caliber:||6 mm (.24 cal)||6 mm (.24 cal)|
|FPS:||300 to 350||300 to 350|
|Power Source:||Green Gas||Green Gas|
|Front Sight:||Fiber Optic||Fiber Optic|
|Primary Material:||Metal & Polymer||Metal & Polymer|
|Barrel Length:||11.4 cm (4.5 inch)||11.4 cm (4.5 inch)|
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