KWC P-08 Luger CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: Airsoft Pistol.
Manufacturer: KWC.
Model: KWC P-08 Luger.
Materials: Almost entirely all Metal.
Weight: 1.84 pounds (834 grams).
Barrel: 4 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2.
Action: Semi & full auto, single action only with full blowback.
Ammunition Type: 6mm Plastic Airsoft BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 15 round full size drop out metal magazine.
FPS: 366+.

Trigger Pull: The Single Action Only trigger pull on the KWC P-08 Luger CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol is really nice, it has a super short take-up with a very smooth light release. There really is no reset since the entire action is so short so quick follow shots are fast and predictable. Of course since this is a single action only trigger with no external hammer, you will need to pull the toggle back to chamber a BB and pre-cock the hammer for the first shot, the Blowback action will do this automatically for you on follow-up shots until the magazine is empty and the toggle locks back.

Accuracy: I did find the KWC P-08 Luger shot a bit high for me (about 3 inches at 30 feet out) and since the sights are nonadjustable, I would have to hold low on the target to make up for this but the KWC P-08 did shot well centered horizontally. Over all the 10 shot grouping at 30 feet out was very good with the bulk of the shots staying within a 1 inch pattern and three shot coming outside stretching it out to about 2.5 inches. In terms of velocity, I decided to use .25 gram Airsoft BB's rather than .20 gram BB's and still shot a respectable 340fps using a new CO2 cartridge. The weather was not overly warm at only 10c or 50f so on a warmer day using lighter .20 gram BB's this Airsoft pistol will ht the 366+ fps with no problem.

Build Quality: The KWC P-08 Luger CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol is well built being that it is pretty much entirely metal. It weighs in at a beefy 1.84 pounds which is very close to the 1.92 pounds of the genuine real steel Luger. The only plastic to speak of would be in the grips and also the gas tube. As is with pretty much all KWC guns, they are powder coated so the finish looks great but can wear off in areas that protrude and or see metal on metal friction.

Realism: The KWC P-08 Luger is a really accurate replica of the actual Luger P-08 with as far as I can tell all the same working parts and ability to field strip like the real steel version. I did find the finish to be perhaps a bit dark, I would have liked to have seen a more grey or bluish tint to it to get the KWC Luger P-08 more in line with the blued finish found on the real version.

Purchase from: The Replica Airguns Store

Pros:  

  • Nice heavy blowback toggle that locks back on last shot.
  • Lots of metal and good overall weight, similar to real steel version
  • Decent fps and accuracy.
  • Very good replicas of a real Luger P-08 with all working parts.
  • Really nice short and light single action trigger.
  • Field Strippable.
  • Comes in 4.5mm Steel BB and 6mm Plastic Airsoft versions.

Cons: 

  • Paint wears off in high spots noticeably, seems to be typical with all KWC guns.
  • Non adjustable sights that seemed to shoot a bit high.
  • Black paint may be a bit too dark, more grey or blue tone would have made it more realistic.

Comments:
Another great classic ultra realistic pistol from KWC! It's really nice to see more and more of these classic pistols showing up and from multiple manufacturers. I liked the Umarex version which was all metal and a good overall Luger replica, KWC took it to the next level by adding blowback and a full size drop out metal magazine that holds the CO2 and BB's and by giving us the option of buying the KWC Luger P-08 in either 4.5mm Steel BB or 6mm Plastic Airsoft versions. If you're a Luger fan looking for ultra realism, this is the one to go with! 

My YouTube Video Review for the KWC P-08 Luger CO2 Blowback Airsoft Pistol:

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