WE 1911 B Tactical GBB Airsoft Pistol (Black)[P02B01][02114 / WE028 / GP-WE-028 / GBB-410]
This full metal 1911 has a metal slide (compatible with TM) and metal lower frame with a rail for mounting accessories like a G&P M3 Pistol Flashlight. The blow back action is operated by high pressure gas, such as green gas, red gas, or propane. The sights function by lining up the white dot on the front sight between the white dots on each side of the rear sight. The functional grip safety and ambidextrous slide safety make its operation safe for all users. Numerous other features include forward cocking serrations, improved trigger, and an attachment point for a retention lanyard. The reinforced metal parts include outer barrel, chamber, recoil spring rod, slide stop, safety, hammer, and trigger. The internal upgrade parts include reinforced recoil spring, hammer spring, firing pin, and a extreme high flow valve. Due to its high velocity, it consumes just as much gas as a SUV =) and rapid fire might hinder its optimum performance.
System: Gas Blow Back
Muzzle Velocity: 300 to 330fps
Magazine Capacity: 15+1
Gas Type: Green Gas / Red Gas / Propane
Package Includes: gun, magazine, manual
Metal Slide and Frame
Forward Cocking Serrations
Ambidextrous Slide Safety
Metal Barrel and Guide Rod
Functional Grip Safety w/ Beaver Tail
Attachment Point for Retention Lanyard
Under Barrel Rail for Flashlight
Improved Iron Sights
|FPS w/ .2g||300-330||300-320||330-350|
|Gas Efficiency||1 Magazine Per Fill||1.5 Magazines Per Fill||2 Magazines Per Fill|
|Magazine Capacity||15 + 1||26 + 1||21 + 1|
- Average: Build/parts quality is not adequate for optimum operation or lifespan of the product. A gun with average internals may need tuning or additional labor right out of the box to bring longevity and performance to optimal levels.
- Good: Build/parts quality is up to par for the gun's stock performance characteristics, reinforcement/replacement of stock parts is not required.
- Great: Build/parts quality is exceptional, and performance will be outstanding.
- Overall Rating: On a scale from 1-10 the overall rating encompasses the guns performance, reliability, gas efficiency, build/parts quality, accessories, and warranty (if any).
- Gas is NOT included.
- Manufacturer: WE
- Muzzle Velocity: 300-330
Ive had this gun for around 4 or 5 years so i figured it'd be worth a review by now. Keep in mind i'm writing the review for MY OWN 1911 bought way back, so the current version may vary.
For the price, i have been totally impressed by this gbb. There are certainly flaws, but the value this pistol offers is excellent for the price point.
The construction of the pistol is excellent. Majority of the components are metal, what i believe to be steel or alloys with zinc and nickel. These materials are certainly not premium, maybe not even high grade, but stand up to the stresses this pistol should endure. Over the years, the only mechanical failure i encountered that warranted repair parts was the magazine release snapping in half. It appears to be some cast alloy so a steel replacement (cost $5 but ASGI doesnt carry it) will last much longer. Everything else on the pistol, including the gaskets and springs, are still stock and the gun runs fine. Then again i am extremely zealous with the upkeep and very liberal with the silicon oil. I can (and have) entirely field stripped the gun with my eyes closed, and regularly detail strip every part. While stripping the frame can be a pain, it is certainly manageable to anyone with mechanical inclination and a good practice, as ive found oil in/on the frame components collects dirt and becomes a thick grime which can impede operation when built up. Also, if it means anything i use propane exclusively, and am always sure to add silicon to the gas. If not maintained (oiled well) the slide tends to not enter full battery and requires a rack to resume firing.
The performance of the pistol is good but nothing special. It won't keep multiple BBs in the same 6mm hole in targets but i can consistently hit quarters at 10 yards. The trigger on this is surprisingly good. Theres alot of take up, and a little bit of creep after the first stage, but once you hit the breaking point, the break is very clean with a relatively short reset. The trigger is extremely consistent, so while its by no means a target trigger, it is pretty easy to settle into and get a feel for. Compared to my friends 226s and USPs it has a superior trigger, but that may just be due to the fact that this is a single action trigger and theirs are da/sa. The velocity is decent, i use .23s and can get stuff out to maybe 30 yards in the PBR and further than that if i compensate. If i had to guess i would say it's settled out at around 300 fps with .23s. Gas wise i can usually get 1.5-2.5 mags of BBs out before a refill depending on ambient temperature and how long since filling the mag has sat.
The mags are kinda delicate, if doing a tac reload ill let them drop but otherwise i would avoid letting them hit the ground. If youre not careful the followers in the mag can break if theyre allowed to slam forward. I've had a few floorplates snap off from letting them drop, but most of them were fixed easily with JB weld. For airsoft it has a pretty low mag cap so stock up on the mags.
The biggest complaint about this pistol i have is the finish. it wears pretty quick, lots of scratches have accumulated, but when the guns been used as much as mine, i feel it only adds character. I noticed that the internal grime build up previously mentioned was more significant during the break in period as finishes and metal shavings within the gun slowly worked out into the oil. For $100 (the price when i bought it) i dont expect high quality finishes, so it's not really a huge complaint. Second complaint is that the linkages and operation of parts within the gun seems tenuous, especially after alot of use. For instance, if i dont depress the grip safety, yes the gun will not fire, but it feels like only just barely. The fit of the internal parts has a loose enough tolerance that the slide rattles a bit, sounds like a gun you see in the movies as opposed to a real steel 1911. My final gripe is the inability to change out the front sight. rear sight can be replaced for something of higher visibility, but youre pretty much stuck with the dot front sight.
overall this gbb is definitely entry quality. the finish is pretty low quality, the fit kinda sucks, but the performance is decent with a surprisingly good trigger. I would normally give it 4 stars, but for the pistol to run this long with such minimal repairs needed, to have outlived thousands of rounds, dozens of skirmishes, and several magazines, and to do it all for under $100, i believe a fifth star is warranted.
Relatively gas efficient
Durable (has lasted _ 4 years)
Mostly metallic components
Decent velocity and accuracy
Functional safeties and slide stop
Pretty simple to disassemble and maintain
Realistic weight (enables better control during rapid fire)
Great training aid (realistic manual of arms)
Poor fit and finish
Relatively low quality materials
Magazine release can snap
Internal operations feel tenuous
Requires consistent maintenance for reliability
Rapid fire may cause gas inefficiency
I bought the WE Full Metal 1911 Tactical Single Stack Latest Edition Airsoft Gun as a birthday gift for a friend who wasn't too knowledgeable about airsoft guns, but is an avid shooter of real guns. Upon getting him the pistol, I was pleasantly surprised to see that he was in LOVE with the pistol, telling me how much he loved the single stack grip, the three-hole trigger, and the delta style hammer, not to mention the excellently painted iron sights. I knew that I was rolling the dice getting a WE because of the mixed reviews I have seen about the company, but considering the length of time he has had it and used it to plink in his backyard, I can say without a doubt it was the perfect gift. My friend has put well above 2,000 rounds through his, and while it has hiccupped here and there, with minimal attention it continues to go strong. All in all, it has performed well above my expectations and I know without a doubt it will to continue to run like a champ as long as I take care of it.
* Very comfortable grip
* Very light trigger pull
* Exquisitely painted iron sights
* It came with two magazines
* Will treat you well as long as you treat it well, i.e. continued maintenance and lubrication.
* Some specific parts tend to be brittle, such as the hop-up unit
* The gun didn't come very clean from the factory
* The recoil tends to knock some screws out of place and the base-plates to the magazines loose, due to a lack of loctite
* The magazine tends to be a little finicky to take apart
* The slide tends to be a little wobbly, needing a tighter fit to the frame
Upon getting this gun out of the box the first thing i notice is that if you take the real 1911 and set it next to this. They are the exact same gun, minus the orange tip. I loaded the propane in it and some bb's and walked outside. Firing this beast is amazing. The only problem i encountered is that sometimes when the slide cocks back the hammer will catch it and you have to fix it by pushing the hammer down while the slide is back. This can easily be fixed by sanding down the hammer.
Pros: It hits hard.
It's a beast and is very intimidating.
Sometimes the hammer will catch and needs to be sanded.
Can you power stroke it?
Can you power stroke it?
2717 days ago
(I have this same question)
This gun cannot be power stroked.
2715 days ago
Is the Outer barrel threaded?
Is the outer barrel threaded?
2783 days ago
(I have this same question)
It is not.
2783 days ago
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