This is the most authentic 1911 45 ACP airsoft pistol I've held in my hand to date. If someone were to hand it to you while you were blindfolded, and you were to work the action, you would be shocked that it wasn't the real McCoy. Not necessarily the Colt brand, but as good as most non-Colt 1911's. The black finish was gorgeous. The fit and finish of this all metal (except the grips) semi-auto pistol is awesome. Pulling the hammer back and dry-firing it made me think I had the genuine article. And the precision of the slide mechanism is second-to-none. A beautiful, precise click as I pulled it back to the lock position. Excitedly, I pulled out the clip, which fits flush with the bottom of the handle on this new version. Like in the old version, the gas cartridge comes out in the clip. Uh-Oh! What the heck?? You have to use a (supplied) hex wrench to seat the CO2 cartridge? Boy, THAT won't last long. The local hardware store will LOVE you for all the replacement wrenches you'll be buying. But just when I thought things couldn't get worse, they did. The BB retainer spring is super strong, and there's no detente to hold it back while you load 6mm BB's. So you have to hold it back while you attempt to load in airsoft BB's. And to make matters worse, you have to feed the BB's in one-at-a-time at a 90 degree angle. The directions actually tell you that you have to hold back the feeder slide and push them in one-at-a-time. But IT GETS WORSE. Forget about using non-Black Ops brand BB's. Crosman precision ground .20's would NOT fit. The only ones that I could push in were - you guessed it - Black Ops brand. So now we have to use proprietary ammo? Really? By this time I was getting truly aggravated. It would take you 5 minutes to load one of these clips, which held either 16 or 19 rounds. You would need 4 or 5 clips just to get survive. And I bet spare clips cost a fortune. With a super heavy heart, I returned this to Wally's World. A beautiful 1911 copy ruined by a terrible magazine. What a shame! What were the designers thinking? (To quote everyone's dad, "That's just it - they didn't think!") The first Incite Black Ops rifle I bought was defective, right out of the box, and now THIS? No more of THIS brand for me! Can anyone say "Lancer"?
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