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Air-Soft Practice Pistol

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Seacowboys, Dec 29, 2007.


  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    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.
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  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Very nice.

    We use ours to round up those bad-attitude soda cans as well.
     
  3. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I use a MP5 full auto for the same and for killing grasshoppers in the summer. Recently it did duty in keeping the dogs down the road from running out in front of the vehicles while chasing them. A full auto burst cured that!
     
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    :shock:Ummm... how big are your grasshoppers?
     
  5. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    ah, the truth comes out. You're just an air-soft guy [booze] [lolol]

    just messing with ya [winkthumb]

    We have a few air-soft pistols and a full auto M-16 but nothing as nice as the one you have, all of ours are the clear plastic ones. I was amazed how much they look like the real thing, other than being transparent.
     
  6. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    You have warped me forever...full-auto grasshoppers, alright!
     
  7. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    That looks like a great training tool, looks just like a .45, very accurate.
     
  8. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Big enough! When you get good at grasshoppers, you move to the end of the porch and shoot at dragonflies while they are flying! It's kind of like Mr. Miagi with hop sticks. My MP5 has the metal body and I swear to god that I think they used a real weapon frame.
     
  9. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    LOL...I got an air-soft M79 grenade launcher and took it apart to compare with a real one. The trigger depressed the gas cartridge release so there is no hammer and no cocking arm, otherwise it is an exact scale model. I bored the firing pin holder and tapped it, and milled out the space to accept the trigger and sear and it is now an M79 with a plastic barrel...
     
  10. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Now that would be a real grasshopper killer!
     
  11. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I am waiting for the full auto 10,000 round capacity GE mini-gun version to eliminate my grasshoppers with. [beer]
     
  12. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Here you are, E.L.
    Pict1179.
     
  13. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Alright! Now that is a real hopper killer
     
  14. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    yep and they'll shoot steel BBs too at around 500fps....ouch!
     
  15. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++


    Got a manufacturers link?
     
  16. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

  17. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    After watching that kid shoot, bet he would still miss a hopper!
     
  18. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Sniper, you back in the world for a while?
     
  19. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yep, until the Pakistan vacation package comes available.
     
  20. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++



    Are you kiddin.... my wife would probably shoot the thing more than me. :)

    Too bad we can't afford anything like that.
     
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