I use this air-soft 1911 as a practice tool for drawing and instinctive shooting, room clearing exercises, etc. I originally bought it for a toy to play with at the office but immediately saw that this is a serious practice tool. It shows at the range. The weight and feel is identical to a real 1911. It has an ambidextrous extended safety, wrap-around grips, and adjustable sights. It is a blow-back design that uses propane with a little silicon as a propellant. The magazine holds 13 BBs. It loads and operates like a 1911. The slide even locks back on the last round. Muzzle velocity is nominally 500fps and it will group coke can at 30 feet plus. It is no toy and will hole a coke can with an 8mm plastic BB. The trigger is decent and the balance is perfect. The single flaw is that the front sight is not very durable and will loose tension during repeated fast-draw from a holster. The 1911 has been a life-long companion. I own many of them and shoot them more than anything else. The $150.00 that I spent on this toy has been well worth the investment and I recommend them to anyone as a serious practice tool.