Angry Gun M1911 GBB Pistol
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- Last updated: 25/10/2017
I think that pretty much every airsofter I know either has owned, does own, or indeed will own some form of the classic Colt M1911 pistol, and with such a range of styles, from the bog-standard ‘WWII’ vintage single-stack to the current all singin’ and dancin’ tactical models, there’s a .45 for everyone out there!
The latest model to grab my attention is a rather fetching example from Angry Gun, which comes in a lovely muted ‘Tactical Grey’ that’s right up to the minute in terms of ‘tacticool’ handguns. It’s a beautifully finished airsoft pistol both inside and out, which comes as absolutely no surprise to me given the people behind its creation; Angry Gun Airsoft, established in 2012, have become world famous for their airsoft accessories, specialising in their ‘Power Up’ Silencer Series, Suppressors, and GBB Upgrade Parts, and in this case they’ve teamed up with Hong Kongbased GBB specialist Unicorn Precision Inc. to create an absolutely 100%, high-performance pistol that is superb right out of the box!
The pistol itself, priced at £165.00 is not exactly the cheapest 1911 on the market, but I’d go as far as saying that you could almost class it as ‘pre-upgraded’; Angry Gun have worked their magic on a pistol that’s already a corker and just made it better, oh, so much better. Full metal throughout, it comes with an exclusive CNC integral rail light mount, and CNC steel slide release/lock, an extra CNC threaded outer barrel, 3-hole metal trigger, functional beavertail grip safety, metal extended and ambidextrous thumb safety, and metal front and rear sights. Although the sights don’t feature the Tritium of the ‘real deal’, they are undoubtedly designed to look like 1911 Novak Cut models that adorn the M45, which is a nice nod to detail. Inside, you get a built-in 6.03mm Stainless Steel inner barrel and the pistol comes pre-fitted with an Angry Gun Double Points Hop Up Rubber; it’s a properly tight package to say the least!
The barrels are simply and easily changed, so you can go swiftly from ‘standard’ to ‘tacticool threaded’, and installing the flashlight rail is also straightforward and quick; the pistol comes with a pretty comprehensive, full-colour, full-English instruction manual that walks you through both processes.
And as you might expect, the pistol is a bit of a tack-driver in use too! I chrono’d using .20g RZR BBs and got an absolutely consistent 0.75-Joule/284fps; honestly, over the 24BB mag the power hardly fluctuated! Okay, it was a warm day when I tested but you expect to see at least one BB go well-awry power-wise, but no. Stunning! Accuracy-wise the ‘Unicorn’ is top-notch too, as at 10m I was easily, and I mean easily, hitting side-plate sized targets each and every time; the highly textured pistol grips give an extremely positive grip, which lets you move from target to target smoothly.
Now, I’ve been running an original WE classic single-stack 1911 for over 10-years now, and it’s an accurate and reliable pistol. I’ve always said that until that one finally died, which by the way, it shows no sign of doing any time soon, I’d not need to be in the market for another 1911. After living with the ‘Tactical Grey’ though, I think I may have finally found my ‘1911 Unicorn’ and I am indeed loathed to return this sample!
Many thanks as always to www. fire-support.co.uk for supplying the test model; they are constantly updating their range of replicas so make sure you keep a regular eye on their website!
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