This pistol is a very solid pistol. The markings and engravings are clear and well integrated, and the metal construction is very solid. The most noticeable aspect upon receiving this pistol is the sheer heft of it. The weight of the gun is nearly identical to the real steel counterpart.
Upon first firing the pistol, the recoil is very crisp but does tend to lose it's kick after a while, but that can be expected with most any blowback gas pistol you purchase. The overall performance of the gun leaves a bit to be desired. Groupings are a bit loose past 30 ft for a pistol of this price. I would recommend getting the madbull tight bore inner barrel that airsoft gi sells for these models of 1911's to improve the accuracy of the gun.
The mag that comes with this pistol is very touchy and fragile. The speed loading tab that pulls down to make reloading easier is very thin and made of cheap plastic. If you are not careful and allow the tab to slide up without guiding it, the tab will break and will make loading the mag very difficult.
There is one design mishap I have encountered while owning this gun. This pistol does come with a threaded adapter for mock suppressors. However, if you should screw the suppressor on too tightly, the outer barrel may disconnect from the metal piece to which the hop up is connected. if that should happen, the slide will jam upon firing because the outer barrel will catch the slide. The easiest way to fix this is to superglue the outer barrel back onto that metal piece.
Final Word: Overall, this pistol is very solid, Besides a slight design flaw in the mags and the outer barrel, this gun is definitely worth the purchase. Although accuracy leaves a bit to be desired, this pistol is a great buy. The trades, features, and upgrades definitely make up for the 140 asking price.
Great trades and features (lanyard, threaded adapter, mounting rail)
Solid full metal construction
Accuracy leaves something to be desired
Mags can be easily broken if mishandled
Outer barrel can separate from gun if torqued (easy fix with superglue)
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]