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(Discontinued) KWA Full Metal KP8 .45 OD
by T. EVERSGERD Date Added: Monday 14 August, 2006
This is one awesome Gas Blowback pistol! I got mine about 5 days ago and so far have put around 8-10 magazines through it. I love it! I'll try to break this down so it's easier to read, starting with look and feel.

The box that this gun comes in holds the gun securly in place in perfectly cut styrofoam. I'm going to use it as a "pistol case" for awhile, since it holds the gun well, and I'm too cheap to buy a real case :P Anyway, the first thing you'll notice is that the box says Compact on it. Don't freak out, like I almost did. Just open the box and the USP .45 will be waiting for you. Aparently KWA decided the USP .45 and USPc were basically the same, so they just cut the styrofoam differently and slapped a couple of KP8 .45 or USP .45 stickers on the outside. But, you didn't buy the box, so I'll move on to the gun.

The gun itself is solid. No rattles, no shakes. Apart from the orange tip, the gun looks almost perfectly real. The weight is about the same as the real-steal USP .45 (and I have held one), and the grip and everything feels almost the same. The only thing that bugged me ever so slightly is that the magazine rattles in the mag well a tiny bit when shaken, but it takes quite a bit of shaking to hear it. The metal slide is a terrific feature and it gives you a very enjoyable clank when you rack it. The only real problem I had with mine was the slide catch didn't catch at first. It seems to be getting better now, and it has always catched at the end of shooting a magazine, but it doesn't catch all the way and I need to push the catch up slightly to get it securely. But that's the only problem I have. Otherwise, this is a rock solid piece. Nothing feels like it will break. The magazine is also full metal and very heavy, nicely balancing out the pistol weight.

The magazine was easy to fill with both the included loading tool and by single loading. I prefer single loading myself. The gas is also easy to fill. I put around 10 seconds of Green Gas into my magazines. This gets terrific performance. Just fill it up in about 3-4 second bursts with a few seconds of waiting in between. Not sure what this does for the magazine, but I heard it was better for the seals or something, not sure. Anyway, it seems logical :)

The temperature locally the days I have shot are around 85-90 with atleast 70% humidity, so the performance isn't quite as good as it would be on say a fall afternoon with the weather around 75 and a lot less humidity. But, the performance was still very good.

Each magazine holds 25 rounds, and with the 10 seconds of gas in it, I am able to get 2 fills of BB's, plus about 13-15, through each gas fill! That's about 60 rounds each gas fill! The slide will catch on the last shot up until the last 3-4 rounds after the second magazine when you can see the slide not kicking back as far. It will shoot a couple shots, then vent the gas and it's done.

The blow back is nice a crisp. It is hard enough to make you re-aim a bit before you fire the next shot. The metal slide contributes to this. This gun is also loud, one of the louder GBB's I've heard. No little "tick tick tick" here. There is a nice, deep pop with each shot, that's about the only way I can describe it.

Accuracy at first was pretty sad, and the range was around 60 feet. But, I played with the hop up, and after adjusting it from none to where the tool is sticking straight up from the gun, the accuracy improved greatly and the range went to around 100 feet. This is definatly satisfactory in a side arm! (atleast for me) All though I don't have a chrono, I would say the gun shoots consistantly between 300-315 FPS on Green Gas.

Overall, this is an excellent side arm. Solid construction, great gas efficiancy, very robust sound, and the looks are excellent! The only problem I have had is the slide catch not locking back very securely, but this is livable with me. Still, I definatly recommend this pistol to anyone looking for a good USP .45 as a side arm. 5/5 :)

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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(Discontinued) KWA Full Metal KP8 .45 OD

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