The 1911 is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. It served as the standard-issue sidearm for the United States Armed Forces from 1911 to 1986. It was first used in later stages of the Philippine?American War, and was widely used in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The pistol’s formal designation as of 1940 was Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 for the original model of 1911 or Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911A1 for the M1911A1, adopted in 1924. The designation changed to Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic, M1911A1 in the Vietnam War era.
KWC are known for making quality full metal guns in the airsoft market and have a good reputation for their build quality. They have been around long enough to know what airsofters desire in an airsoft gun.
The 1911 platform is popular and common that its usage is well known and practiced by many players and easy to find holsters for and the pistol is all metal for great weight and feel. This replica is well put together and can compete with a lot of GBB pistols on the market to date, and all the control latches and such are crisp and secure.