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WE 1911A1 Gen2 Government GBB Airsoft Pistol (Black)

[N01B00][01729 / WE-E001A-G2 / WE-E001A-GEN2 / GBB-409]
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This WE 1911 Single Stack has a metal slide (compatible with the TM 1911) and lower frame. The blow back action is operated by high pressure gas, such as green gas, red gas, or propane. The functional grip safety and slide safety make its operation safe for all users. An attachment point for a retention lanyard has been included to prevent the loss of the gun during high activity. The reinforced metal parts include the outer barrel, chamber, recoil spring rod, slide stop, slide 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 an SUV =) and rapid fire might hinder its optimum performance.

System: Gas Blow Back
Gas Type: Green Gas / Red Gas / Propane
Muzzle Velocity: 300 to 330fps
Magazine Capacity: 15+1
Package Includes: gun, magazine, and manual

Metal Slide and Frame
Functional Slide Safety
Functional Grip Safety
Metal Barrel and Guide Rod
Attachment Point for Retention Lanyard

Please Note:

  • Use red gas or propane to obtain maximum performance.
  • Gas is NOT included.


Product Name:

WE Single Stack M1911

KJW Single Stack M1911

KWA M1911 Mark II

FPS w/ .2g 300-330 300-320 330-350
Metal Body Yes Yes Yes
Gas Efficiency 1 Magazine Per Fill 1.5 Magazines Per Fill 2 Magazines Per Fill
Magazine Capacity 15 + 1 26 + 1 21 + 1
Internal Rating Average Good Great
External Rating Average Good Great
Overall Rating 5 7 9
Price $106.11 $120.00 $164.95

  • 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).

Employee Review:

Recently we have seen many reincarnation's of America's venerable 1911 pistol. WE is no stranger to the manufacturer of 1911 style gas blow back airsoft pistols, having great success with their stylish series of Hi-Capa pistols. Their pistols have offered both full metal construction and compatibility with the more powerful red and green gases. And it is no exaggeration to say that the WE 1911 single stack is their best pistol yet.

The full metal body gives it a feel and weight that you do not see in other stock brands like the Tokyo Marui or Western Arms 1911s. If it wasn't for the orange tip I could swear that I was holding the real article. Its operation is almost identical to that of the real single action M1911 designed so many years ago by John Browning. The design includes a realistic magazine release, slide stop, and hammer safety. Also, for added benefit the magazine incorporates a new loading system that allows for quick loading without the benefit of a speed loader. It will not only save you time but it will save your fingers.

The only limitation that I encountered was the inability to rapidly fire. I do not claim to be an expert on physics, however the problem would seem to relate to the cooling of the gases in the magazine. The magazine cools down too quickly, so the gases fail to expand and reducing the recoil of the slide till it is unable to move back. The problem isn't unprecedented and has been seen in other gas blow back designs in the past.

Overall, I would say that the WE 1911 is an excellent firearm for its value. Like all Airsoft guns it has its own inherent flaws, but for those looking for a realistic handgun and are willing to take there time with well aimed shots I would recommend this gun.

Manufacturer: WE
Muzzle Velocity: 300-330

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T. VINCENT | 2014-03-25
Product Information:
I recently bought this gun and it was my first gun from WE Tech. When I first held the weapon it was extremely sturdy and solid. One downside is that this guns exterior parts are very weak. The first time I dropped the gun was from about 8 inches from the ground and on carpet. The Thumb Safety broke off luckily I was able to fix it. Also the gun has very low cap mags and guzzles gas. The gun shoots at a consistent 330 FPS making it perfect for CQB. I also enjoy how accurate this gun is. Overall I was pleased with this gun but not amazed.

Very Sturdy
Good For CQB
Shoots Accurately
Decent internals
Full Metal

Low Cap Mags
Gas Guzzler
Weak Exterior Parts
verified buyer
L. JOHNSON | 2014-06-27
Product Information:
Good but Cheap.Needs to be carefully taken care of (cannot be stressed enough. Lube it, don't play with the slide too much, and if you do release it back gently so there's not a lot of stress on it. Don't take it apart, unless to clean and lube, and don't remove your orange tip until your warranty is done. If you use propane, add silicone oil every 8 mags. Otherwise be prepared for your gun to break.rDon't drop it, keep it in a case, treat it like iheaven and it'll last you a long time. I didn't and it didn't last a long time.)

Good recoil
Aesthetically Pleasing
Shoots hard

Cheaply made
Gas useage (not that big of a deal, just get propane)
K. MODEROW | 2014-07-07
Product Information:
This gun is probably the best buy for the money you spend on this bad boy. FPS says 300-330 but i shot this at the Airsoft GI location in CA and it chronod at 355 for the first 6 shots of the 15 round mag and the rest was at about 335-340. This gun has good kick and is on point from at least 20 yards in.

good weight
love the grip safety
as realistic as it gets
able to upgrade
very durable

slide can be a little wobbly but its nothing that is distracting or disrupts the shot. don't let it deter you from buying this gun.
Trigger and hammer 0 answers
1 asked
2 Mags?
Does this pistol comes with two or one magazine?

2945 days ago
Jeffrey C

(I have this same question)
Staff Answer:
It should come with one magazine.

2944 days ago
1 answers
1 asked
what type of mag does this take
I need more mags

2982 days ago
Nathanial M

(I have this same question)
Staff Answer:
WE single stack 1911 magazines should work.

2981 days ago
1 answers
1 asked

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