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Friday
May252012

Umarex SW1911 S 9mm P.A.K. Blank Gun Full Review

Type: Blank Gun.
Manufacturer: UMAREX USA.
Model: SW1911 S.
Materials: Mostly Metal with rubber grips.
Weight: 2.2 pounds.
Barrel: Top venting with fully plugged barrel.
Propulsion: Gun powder.
Action: Single action only.
Ammunition Type: 9mm P.A.K.
Ammunition Capacity: 8-10 rounds.
FPS: N/A.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex SW1911 S is actually fairly heavy which I found a bit surprising because it is a single action only gun. I found myself thinking a few times that the gun may have misfired but realised that I just needed to pull the trigger a bit firmer. This can be good in that the gun will not easily or accidentally go off and since accuracy is not a factor it is not a big deal.
Accuracy: NA.
Build Quality: The overall build quality of the SW1911 S is fantastic. It is one of the nicest blank guns in terms of overall build quality and finish quality. The tolerances are very tight and the quality of the workmanship is top notch. When holding the Umarex SW1911 it has a lot of mass to it and feels just like a real 1911 in the hand. This blank pistol is made in Germany!

Realism: The Umarex SW1911 S is a replica of a Smith and Wesson 1911 semi auto pistol but I could not find an exact match to a specific model they currently make. It is licensed and branded by Smith & Wesson and in terms of looking like a real steel gun it is bang on with the exception of the exhaust notch that is cut into the top of the slide. Interestingly enough I think Umarex may have not even needed to cut out this notch as my slow motion video shows that all the burn off happens before the slide even starts to move.
Purchase from: The US Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Very well made, materials fit and finish is all very good.
  • Two-tone finish looks very nice.
  • Very true to the original 1911 - (A1 styled).
  • Love the nice rubber wrap around grips.
  • I was able to fit 10 rounds in the magazine (2 extra)!
  • German made quality.

Buy Blank Guns in Canada  - Buy the Umarex SW1911 in the US Store

Cons:

  • Top venting.
  • Notch cut out of slide takes away from the realism a bit.
  • Magazine can be a bit tuff to get in (pressing the magazine release helps).
  • Heavy trigger pull on mine.

Comments:
Even though the Umarex SW1911 S had a few shortcoming like being a top venting gun, having the notch cut out of the slide and perhaps a bit heavy of a trigger, I still really like it! The quality is evident throughout this fine German made blank gun and you can just tell it's made right. This is also my first true replica blank gun as it is fully licensed by Smith & Wesson, something that has been lacking in all my other blank guns because of our Canadian importation laws. I really wish I could get my hands on some more "replica blank guns" as I don't mind giving up the front firing for top venting to obtain a blank gun that is a true replica.

My table top YouTube Video Review for the Umarex SW1911 S Blank Pistol:

Buy Blank Guns in Canada  - Buy the Umarex SW1911 in the US Store

Tuesday
May222012

Two New Blank Guns Added To The Collection - Zoraki M917 & Umarex SW1911

Photo of ZORAKI 917 Removed by Request from Glock "Renzulli Law Firm"

All references, photos and video claiming that any item in this Review/Video looks like a Glock or is a Replica of a Glock in any way shape or form have been removed from this post as requested by Glock"Renzulli Law Firm"

When ever I can get my hands on some blank guns at a realistic price or perhaps a trade that works for both parties, I generally try to make it happen. And if they are guns that I don't have in my collection, well they go directly into my collection so please no offers from fellow Canadians as I tend to hold onto my more rare or hard to acquire Canadian replica guns pretty firmly! You can buy the S&W 1911S if you live in the US!

Both of these 9mm P.A.K. Blank shooting guns are not brand new but they are in very good condition and it's hard to even say it they have been shot or not? My new Zoraki Mod. 917 as you can see, is styled very closely after the NAME REMOVED and so much so that all new version sold in North America must have "This is not a Glock" engraved on the right side frame of the receiver in order to be sold. Mine however was purchased before this requirement :) UPDATE: NO LONGER BEING SOLD IN NORTH AMERICA.

Photo of ZORAKI 917 Removed by Request from Glock "Renzulli Law Firm"

My Umarex SW1911 S is licensed by Smith & Wesson which makes it pretty hard to get in Canada becasue for a very long time we have not been allowed to import any replica guns and since it is licensed it makes it a true replica and would normally be stopped at the boarder. You may own replicas in Canada without a said license but you need to make sure they are stored and handled as defined by the requirements outlined in the Canada Firearms Act.

The S&W 1911 S is for sale in my US Replica Airguns Store for my US customers.

I will be reviewing the Umarex SW1911 but not the Zoraki M917 as I have already reviewed a Chrome Slide version of it.

Buy Blank Guns in Canada  - Buy Zoraki Blank Guns in the US Store

 

Buy Blank Guns in Canada  - Buy the Umarex SW1911 in the US Store

Wednesday
May092012

New 1911 Styled Blank Guns Added to the Replica Airguns US Store

I've been talking a lot about some blank gun offering for my Canada based customers and I didn't want to leave out my US located customers. So I've added a few 1911 styled blank pistols to the Replica Airguns US Store. Now keep in mind these 1911 blank guns are all top venting but they still function and field strip much like a real gun!

Buy the Kimar 1911 Government Reproduction Blank Pistol

  • 8mm P.A.K blanks
  • 7 round magazine
  • 2.5 pounds
  • Semi auto
  • Single action only
  • Top firing
  • Includes a hardshell carrying case
  • Comes in Black or Nickel

Buy the Smith & Wesson 1911 S Blank Gun Black/Nickel

  • Two-tone black and nickel
  • 9mm P.A.K. blanks
  • 8.7"
  • 2.2 lbs
  • 8 Rounds
  • Single action only
  • Includes a hardshell carrying case
  • Approved by ATF - No federal license required

 

Buy the Colt 1911 .45 Government Blank Pistol

  • 9mm P.A.K blanks
  • 8 round magazine
  • 2.2 pounds
  • Semi auto
  • Single action only
  • Top firing
  • Includes a hardshell carrying case
  • This gun is solid!