ASG STI Duty One Blowback BB Pistol

Type: BB air pistol
Manufacturer: ASG
Model:  ASG STI Duty One 1911 Blowback
Materials: Metal slide and polymer frame
Weight: 1.8 pounds
Barrel: Metal non-rifled
Propulsion: CO2 x 1
Action: Semi auto blowback, single action
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm BBs
Ammunition Capacity: 20 round magazine
FPS: 383

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the ASG STI Duty One 1911 is nice and light due to its true blowback operation that cocks the hammer back with each shot taken. The pull is rather long but nothing really happens until you get right to the end and then there is just a slight bit of pressure and a quick release.

Accuracy: I shot the STI Duty One 1911 air gun at a target from 20 feet away in a free standing position, and it performed well getting a 1.5 to 2 inch grouping right in the center of the target. The rear sight is adjustable for windage which is always nice to have just in case you are shooting a bit to the left or right. For me there was no need to adjust the sights. My Chrony testing with an eight shot averaged result was 373 fps - very decent for a blowback pistol!

Build Quality: ASG did an awesome job designing and making the STI Duty One 1911 Blowback BB gun. They didn't really compromise on anything other than the polymer frame! With that said all that important parts like the Slide, Slide Catch, Safety, Mag Release, Hammer, Barrel and Magazine are all metal. The fit and finish as with all the ASG air guns is excellent!

Realism: The ASG STI Duty One 1911 Blowback is a really close replica to the real steel STI 1911. The only real giveaway is the trigger design as a true 1911 trigger is not your typical lever type. Even with the different type of trigger the STI Duty One is a very good replica complete with all the STI licensing and trademarks.

Pros:

  • Realistic true blowback action.
  • Adjustable rear sight for windage.
  • True single action blowback gun.
  • Excellent quality control. Very well made, fit and finish is excellent
  • Good power, accuracy, and CO2 efficiency for a blowback gun.
  • Metal dropout magazine.
  • Good STI Replica.
  • Extremely enjoyable gun to shoot!

Cons:

  • Trigger is not true to the real 1911 style.
  • Has a polymer frame, not metal.
  • I found the CO2 kind of hard to get out.

Comments: I am quickly realizing that ASG is a company that makes not only some really nice air pistols, but also ones with excellent quality control and design. The STI Duty One 1911 Blowback CO2 BB gun is no exception to this and I found it a blast to shoot because it felt great in the hand, shot hard and on target, performed flawlessly and I was able to get a lot of shots from a CO2 even with the blowback and high fps for a blowback shooter. If you're a 1911 fan or you simply like full size guns that mean business, then take a look at the ASG STI Duty One 1911 Blowback CO2 BB pistol. If I had to pick one BB shooter to take out for a day of plinking, this would probably be the one!

Colour:Black
Barrel Size:4.55 Inch
Caliber:4.5 mm (.177 cal)
Action:Semi-Automatic
FPS:350 to 400
Ammo Type:Steel BB
Power Source:Co2
Rail Type:Weaver
Trigger Action:Double
Gun Blowback:Blowback
Rear Sight:Fixed
Front Sight:Blade
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Oct 22, 2017

Disappointed

Initially, when I first purchased the BB gun it worked quite nicely and had a crisp recoil action. I only used it between 4-6 times before I got carried away with other things and stopped using it for about a month and a half to two months. Once I tried using it again the first two magazines would shoot but not as well as before and the third magazine wouldn’t shoot properly before it would shoot 4-5 magazines without a problem. Unfortunately, you cannot directly contact ASG as a customer. I’m very displeased with this ASG product.
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Oct 07, 2017

Nice gun but...

Great gun but with some cons. First what I like. Great feel in the hand. Shoots hard strong blowback. Really well made with a great design but one notable exception. Now the negatives. As mentioned on other reviews, the c02 really is hard to remove. It took a lot of jiggling fiddling and swearing to get it out. I finally slid a thin blade behind the bottom of the c02 and gently pried it out. Another issue I had was found when I pulled back the slide I found paint missing. That being said the fit and finish other than this is great. The gun definitely shoots a little low but I'm am going to fart around with the sites. Overall I really like this gun and I recommend it .
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Feb 21, 2017

Great Value

Good all a round quality as usual with ASG products. It did take some time for it to break in and function well though. After 6 months and 4000+ rounds it functions smooth and as flawlessly as can be expected. I found that for me the elevation with the sights was low. However with the barrel extension GPASG17644 the issue was corrected and consistency was improved noticeably. Chrony speed without barrel extension 370 fps +/- 10 fps and with barrel extension 425 fps +/- 10 fps consistently. I found that the crosman copperheads tend to double feed frequently but haven't had any problems with other brands. Just as others have mentioned, some Co2 cartridges can been a nightmare to get out........use a magnet and problem solved. Overall a great product at an unbeatable price as far blowbacks go.
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Oct 21, 2016

Excellent value

I've had my Duty 1 for a while now and have to say it's one of the best values out there. It's hard hitting for a blowback and looks very realistic. If you own this pistol or are considering buying it, do yourself a favour and get the ASG barrel extension too, it looks wicked cool and at a guess I'd say it adds around 40fps to the muzzle velocity. Only a couple of negatives. The ejection port isn't cut out, it doesn't seem to be field strippable and you may have to grind down that high front sight a bit to get the best accuracy
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Aug 31, 2015
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Fun!

I am more than pleased with this purchase..although first impressions were mixed. The initial look, and feel of the product is amazing....great weight, and feel in the hand. First co2 leaked a fair amount, but somewhat expected until seal is seated properly. As in the video review I also experienced the slide locking back mid magazine, but after a little more lubrication, and break in the gun works flawlessly. No white warning all over the gun which makes it look more realistic. Co2 usage very good considering the strong blowback, and after much fun...works great, and still tight. Great addition to any collection...only problem is what to order next!!
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ASG STI Duty One 1911 Blowback CO2 BB Gun Review

ASG STI Duty One 1911 Blowback CO2 BB Gun Review

(746 raters) 277185 views - 5/22/2011 10:01:44 PM
http://www.ReplicaAirguns.com - ASG STI Duty One 1911 Blowback CO2 BB Gun Review.

-CO2 Powered
-4.5mm Steel BB
-20 Round Metal Magazine
-STI Duty One 1911 Replica
-Semi Auto - Single Action
-Blowback Action
-383 FPS
-Purchased from www.ReplicaAirguns.com

This video is a walkthrough review of the ASG STI Duty One 1911 Blowback CO2 BB Pistol. I show off the gun close up from all angles and point out the metal and polymer components and the excellent quality and features this airgun offers . I also show you a target that I did an 8 shot accuracy test from 20 feet out in a free standing position along with the results of my Chronograph 8 shot test. - very impressive!

This is a very realistic and fun full sized air gun to shoot, it offers just about everything you can ask from a replica airgun including, true blowback action, nice high fps, decent CO2 usage, accuracy and excellent quality. If I had to pick one gun to take out for a day of plinking, this would probably be the one!

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Check out the full review on my website at:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2011/5/22/asg-sti-duty-one-1911-blowback-co2-bb-pistol-review.html

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