KJWorks KP-02 - KP-07 - Elite 1A Blowback Airsoft Pistol Review

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Type: 6mm Plastic BB Airsoft Pistols.

Manufacturer:KJWorks.

Model:KP-02, KP-07, Elite A1

Materials: Metal slides & frames.

Weight: 2/2.1/2 pounds.

Barrel: Metalnon-rifled smooth bore.

Propulsion: 12 gram CO2.

Action: Blowback, Single action only on KP-07 - Single/Double action on KP-02 & Elite 1A

Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's.

Ammunition Capacity: 20/22/20 rounds.

FPS: 366+ fps.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on all of these KJWorks Airsoft guns is very nice in both single and double action, The KP-07's true single action only 1911 trigger is a beauty, with no take up at all and a very light and smooth release. The Beretta Elite 1A is the next best with a surprisingly light weight double action trigger. All of these guns will be shooting primarily in single action as the blowback precooks the hammer with each shot.

Accuracy: I shot all of these fine KJWorks Airsoft guns from 20 feet out in semi rested position and got very similar results. I was able to place 10 rounds in a 2 to 2.5 inch grouping for all guns, with the KP-07 1911 shooting the most well centered. The Beretta Elite 1A shot well centered also but just a hair under center mass while the KP-02 seemed to shoot low but could be adjusted to shoot higher by increasing the hopup. All three KJWorks Airsoft pistols got right around the 330-350 fps mark (5 shot average chrony testing) with the KP-7 1911 and Elite 1A Beretta hitting the higher end and the KP-02 Sig P229 getting right around 330fps. All three KJWorks Blowback Airsoft guns should be able to hit 366+fps in the right shooting conditions.

Build Quality: I was extremely impressed with the build quality of these KJWorks Airsoft guns, the fit and finish is the best I have seen on any of my guns including Airguns also. Even after shooting several magazines worth of BB's, the painted metal friction areas did not seem to show nearly as much wear as some of my other blowback guns. The tolerances between the moving parts like the slide and frame are very tight showing excellent workmanship and machining with these KJWorks Airsoft guns.

Realism: All of these KJWorks 6mm Airsoft pistols are based on real steal versions of the same guns (KP-02 is a Sig Sauer P229 copy, the KP-07 is a Colt 1911 copy and the Elite 1A is a Beretta Copy). They are very good replicas even though the KP-02 and KP-07 do not have any specific licensing on them. The Elite 1A does have licensing which is a plus. The only negative thing I can think of is the fact that the KP-02 has the rather unusual CO2 magazine that sticks out of the bottom of the handle that is not at all like a real P229 magazine. I do believe you can find a GBB magazine that would be much more in line with the real steel version of this magazine.

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Pros:

  • All metal guns with good overall realistic weights.
  • Very heavy blowback on all guns, especially the KP-07 1911
  • Excellent fit and finish - best I have seen.
  • Nice mid range fps - great for on the field.
  • Very consistent accuracy for all KJWorks Airsoft guns.
  • Very believable replicas of the real steel versions.

Cons:

  • KP-2 and KP-07 did not have official licensing.
  • All seem to go through CO2/Gas fairly fast.
  • KP-02 had a rather strange looking CO2 magazine.
  • KP-02 slide did not lock back after last shot, may be due to CO2 magazine configuration.

Comments:

I guess you get what you pay for, these KJWorks Airsoft guns do fetch a bit higher price but when you take them out of the box and really look at them closely you can see why, they are pretty much flawless and the fit and tolerances are very good with very little play in the mechanical parts. Shooting these guns is just as wonderful, they all worked very well and got consistent accuracy and fps between shots. There where no ammo loading problems and no unexpected behaviors with any of these Airsoft pistols. If you can afford to pay that little bit more for one of these very high quality KJWorks Blowback Airsoft guns, you will not be let down!

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