SRC is well known for producing authentic replicas that function like, and are almost as durable as, their real steel counterparts. Their version of the 1911 Gas Blowback Pistol is no exception and is an exact 1:1 scale to the real M1911 model. The 1911 is one of the most renowned pistols in the world, originally designed for combat during World War l & ll. Built with a full metal slide and frame, this pistol is ready for any airsoft conditions and also has a realistic feel and weight which adds to the overall authenticity of the replica. This 1911 pistol utilizes Green Gas propellant housed in each individual magazine. The metal top slide slides back with every trigger pull, and leaves the user feeling satisfied with the sound and kick that is given. Specially designed textured ergonomic polymer pistol grips were used as opposed to the classic wood, to create a more lightweight and durable platform. The grip provides a better suited non-slip surface in all weather conditions. This 1911 is one of the best looking 1911 replicas on the market with the performance to back it up. To ensure magazine safety and durability from being used under high pressure gas, a collapsible safety valve has been installed which becomes active once gas pressure has exceeded to avoid internal damage. Most of the weight of this pistol is carried in the 15 round full steel single stack magazine. The dimensions, slide lock, grip safety and thumb safety are all fully functional which adds to the overall authenticity of this replica. The WWl & WWll era integrated iron sights are perfect for zeroing your target quick and accurately, and match nicely with the authentic metal trigger assembly. The fully adjustable hop-up makes it quick and easy to account and adjust for wind conditions and target range, or if you are changing the weight of the BBs you're using. The hop-up unit can be easily accessed thanks to the realistic field stripping capabilities of this 1911. The semi-automatic design allows you to fire as fast as you can pull the trigger, with no delay or having to manually cock back the hammer between each shot. This is a great pistol for those looking for a reliable versatile sidearm that packs a serious punch.