Hello, sorta newbie airsofter, first time poster.
I'm a 1911 fanboy so I wanted one. Got their traditional 1911a1. After removing the threaded extension (which a 1911a1 does not have) it worked great! Still does.
So I bought one of their "tactical" ones with the hollow hammer, as well as a colt rail gun which is basically the same mechanism.
Both of these broke in under a week, the railgun twice (after hammer was warrenteed).
I believe the problem is that the hammer material is too thin, considering the metal used is not as strong as a real gun.
My non tactical traditional 1911a1 has a solid army style hammer so I'm thinking that's why it didn't break.
I took some parts from the broken ones (grips, flat mainstring housing) and sort of customized by 1911a1, and now I also have two spare mags! But in the process I learned there are potential problems with all elite force guns not just the ones with hollow hammers.
I will keep the old style 1911a1 as long as it works but want a good solid replacement to hand just in case.
I need one with upgradable / maintenence possible internals, and solid externals that won't break off (like that cheap EliteForce hammer).
I was looking at the KJW KP-07, it's a 1911 with ambidextrous safety that takes green gas and C02 mags. The ambi safety is a plus for me as I'm lefty -- and learned to shoot "thumb over" grip to accomodate the dual safeties on the two that broke.
But... are the controls on the KJW solid? Like, good strong metal? I ask because it too has that hallow bobbed hammer of doom...
Although I do have an KJW sig 226 and had a kjw m9 and they were/are both solid.
Or if there is another gbb 1911 someone can recommend? Prefer ability to use co2 I shoot daily or weekly in my garage and it is cool in winter, and of course 1911 non hi-capa style gun, all metal.