I've put this gun through at least ten games now; and countless small skirmishes. I've submerged it in water, dropped it down several flights of stairs and slammed it into concrete god knows how many times. For the record; after being under water for a good 5 minutes; I was still able to pull it from my holster; fire and land a hit... (I was wading through a river). The gun is a beast; though I have to admit it doesn't feel as "solid" as it is. The slide feels a bit too loose; however with a few washers around the spring inside there to tighten it up; it feels much better. Doesn't seem to have lost any gas performance either.
I play in Florida; so the temperature around here can get pretty ungodly and can dip into the 60s during the winter. The gun's magazines can be cycled twice on one propane charge. That's 30 rounds for those of us keeping track. It comes with two mags; which had been a life saver! Though more recently (maybe after 6 months of owning the gun and using it weekly) one of the magazines doesn't fit anymore... it's almost as if it's too wide; but just enough to stay wedged into the grip. You can pull it out with some force; but it doesn't make for fast reloads. I wonder if the pressure from gas didn't expand the mag a little; so watch out for that... definitely discharge any gas in your magazine; although I suppose that should be common sense!
The gun requires minimal maintenance; though obviously you should clean your guns often; I've not always been the "best" owner this little puppy could of asked for. It still fires like new. Since we're talking about firing anyway; this gun is AWESOME. It's pretty accurate for a pistol; and I've gotten kills ranging from 30-50 feet with it. It's fairly hard hitting up close from what I understand. I've never been shot with it personally; but my room mates and or opponents would claim it hurts. As a side arm it's an excellent back up weapon; very light and with a fast trigger finger it can get you out of a jam. If you like the classic feel/look of a 1911 and you haven't a whole lot of cash to lay down on one, I would recommend this gun to ANYONE.
The only downsides to this gun were the initial looseness of the slide; which doesn't effect performance at all it's just a preference thing; and it's painting. The "gun metal" finish chips real easy; but I sort of like that torn up look on mine. The only damage aside from paint is a small metal chip in the slide from a nice drop it took on pavement. 100% functional though even after so many falls. The only other thing I can think of is the hammer occasionally will catch the slide and stop it from firing... lubricate the hammer a bit; problem solved.
1911's demand respect; they've been through every American conflict since World War 2! (On that note this gun really works well with my Vietnam kit)
Good Capacity magazines (both ammo and gas wise)
DURABLE if not indestructible!
Longevity; she's been through a lot of games and no signs of slowing down
Paint Chips easily
Slide feels as if it moves a little too freely
I don't know if I would count the warped mag as a con as it may be my fault
mild issues with lubrication regarding the hammer
while I don't care; I've heard some people complain about lack of "attachments"
the gun has no rails to attach flashlights/lasers etc...
You can buy a threaded adapter though and attach suppressors (you will need to take the orange tip off for this as the plastic tip is threaded in)
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]