I recently bought a Umarex Colt 1911 A1 CO2 pellet gun and thought I would do a review on this beautiful gun.
If you have ever wanted a 1911 this gun will not disappoint. It is about as close to the real thing as you can get and makes a perfect training tool as well.
The gun is all metal, except for the rubber grips and has all working safeties that are used on the real version. It also has the same single and double action that the original incorporates which makes for realistic training when cocking and de-cocking the weapon. This version doesn’t have a slide blow back which would have been nice, but it was a trade off. If you go with a blow back version it will not have the 495 fps muzzle velocity that this gun delivers and you will go through way more CO2 cartridge’s with the gun having to cycle the slide. Also the blow back version is steel BB only with a smooth bore barrel. I went specifically with this model because it shoots .177 pellets and has a rifled barrel with a respectable twist rate. This makes the gun unbelievably accurate, right out of the box I was shooting a 1 inch grouping at 30 feet having not adjusted the rear side from factory position. Because it has a rotary clip you will have to use wad cutter pellets or flat nosed hollow points in this gun as any pointed tip pellets will jam the weapon.
Over all I would give this gun a 4.5 out 5 rating. The only features that I do miss is the drop out clip, blow back slide and ability to authentically field strip this weapon. But giving those features up for more power and muzzle velocity and accuracy is a pretty even trade off.
It is simply beautiful to shoot and with it being so accurate compared to other pellet / BB guns it makes for a very enjoyable session on the range.