This spring gun model is also known as the KWC Colt
M1991A1 due to the trademark label printed on the replica.
I bought this springer in Athens before I found out that
I could order these from other European shops without having
any trouble at customs, so I highly overpaid for it... how
much? 50 euros... yes, 50 euros for it. It was a long time
ago and it was my introduction to airsoft, so I don't regret
it so badly... but I do miss the extra 25 bucks. I say that
because this gun's "real" price is about 25 euros
at any online shop.
This springer is worth 25 euros, not 50. For the real price,
it is a nice piece to purchase as it serves well for plinking
and safe target practicing around the house without catching
the neighbors' attention, and for show, it's a great looking
replica. It feels certainly nice to have it in your holster
and it comes in handy on those always fun "springers
only" CQB encounters.
Everything you can expect... the gun, a brochure, warranty
document (does anybody EVER send these in?), 10 shooting
targets, a box of 100 .20gr BBs, and a hop-up chart in 2
languages that shows how the shot will vary depending on
distance and weight of the BB. The box shows some kind of
lubricant (I didn't understand, it was in French) but it's
As impressive as any 25 euro springer could be. You have
the Colt logo on the handle and the body reads COLT M1991A1
TM. Why 1991 and not 1911 as the box says? Nobody knows...
Though there REALLY is a Colt 1991 series, I believe in
this instance it was just a misprint by KWC and by the time
they realized it, they had already built too many to correct
it and just left it like that.
As I read on GunShopFinder, the Colt 1991 Series is a direct
descendent of the original Colt 1911A1.
- O1991: Government 1991
- O1091: Government 1991 Stainless
- O4691: Commander
- O4091U: Commander Stainless
Whether or not this is true, I don't care. I'm reviewing
the KWC toy BB gun, not the Colt 1991 .45 pistol.
ABS plastic all around, the magazine too. As seen on the
main image at the top of this article, there's a metal piece
that shows on the right side that gives the gun a very realistic
look. If seen from a couple of meters, you could not tell
the difference from the real steel. The only giveaway, is
that it's "too nice" since real street models
are usually scratched on the edges and have been roughed
up by time (and their multiple owners). After owning it
for about a year, the first time I took it out for a real
match, I noticed I had broken off a piece of the rear sight.
I must have hit the carrying bag against something without
noticing. The safety is on the right side and you activate
it by pushing it up with your thumb.
Weighing only about 200gr, it's pretty easy to carry around
and aim with it. It has a hop-up, but you can't adjust it,
at least the booklet didn't mention it. For accurate shots,
use .20gr BBs. The magazine will hold up to thirteen (13)
6mm rounds, but I recommend you put only 12. The Colt 1911
is a gun for right handers, and you can drop the magazine
by pressing a button with your thumb. As far as power, the
box reads 0.5 joules... I read somewhere that 0.5 joules
was about 200fps and comparing with my AEG, it seems about
The target image above shows 10 shots (9 shown) from about
5 meters. I could shoot all those bullseyes with my AEG
but with a pistol is very difficult so I was leaning it
on the top of a counter to keep it steady. After a few dozen
shots figuring out where to aim, I was able to hit the center
consistently. As you can see, it shoots pretty well from
that distance, but I had to aim a bit low (at the 9 ring)
to be hit the center. That's because of the hop-up.
For the market price, this is indeed a very nice springer
to have around. Great for shooting around the house without
fear of breaking glass or penetrating furniture fabric,
but enough to go through 1cm thick cardboard depending on
distance. The Colt 1911 series is the best and the most
popular gun in the market for almost a century and the looks
of it are just fantastic. Looks great in your holster too,
and comes in very handy for friendly CQB games. For 25 bucks,
you can't possibly go wrong with it.
This review was brought to you
by this website's administrator, Alex Alvarez (aka TripleA).
July 20, 2005. Athens, Greece.