This particular model is based off of a double stack frame 1911 pistol, primarily designed for competition.
The controls reflect this, ideal for competitive use, and some may find they poor for skirmish use.
However, due to the large frame, trying out the gun in person is mandatory. It may be too large for smaller hands.
The material is a nice black, menacing yet not overtly flashy. The hammer, grip screws, barrel and recoil guide rod are chrome silver, and nicely contrast with the overall black.
However, the barrel is a very cheap plastic and the other metal chrome parts are pot metal.
Unusually for a Marui pistol, the upper frame is metal, which allows you to save money on a metal kit upgrade. (no frame to buy)
Performance wise, the capa fires in the 320-340 range with .20 BBs. Enough velocity to be competitive outdoors but low enough for most CQB. Range is flat out amazing, you can nail HEAD sized targets easily at 150+ feet, and the BBs sail for quite the distance past that. The hopup that allows this range is simple to adjust and stays in place, although you have to field strip to access it.
Cycling is lightning fast and the recoil is very crisp. Firing report on green gas is quite impressive and intimidating. I've kept people's heads down without the BBs even hitting near them.
The light trigger and quick cycle allow a very fast rate of fire, and with non-existent cooldown, you can unload the magazine in seconds. A mag funnel allows easier reloading, and mags lock quite securely.
To summarize, this sidearm is ideal for competitive airsoft, and a great skirmish pistol.
Where the MEU and 1911A1 require a somewhat required taste, the capa is an excellent skirmish pistol in general.
-Optional rail, you can either use the rail, or leave it off and maintain the smooth lines.
-Metal frame with ABS grips.
-High gas and BB cap (31 rounds)
-Mag funnel for fasting reloading.
-Extreme performance, great range (150+ feet?) and high velocity (320 w/.20)
-LOUD, these suckers echo in CQC. Very intimidating.
-Fast cycle and almost non-existent cooldown.
-Huge parts market
-Plastic Slide, although there is much more metal then other marui pistols.
-Adjustable sights may be a con, and only the front sight has a dot.
-Rail may wobble.
-Trigger guard may not fit in all holsters.
-Cheap metal used in hammer and barrel.
-Grips are one piece and there are very few aftermarket ones.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]