There are as many 1911s in the airsoft market as there are fish in the sea. Many brands have many different offerings but when it comes to realism not many can compare to Inotaksu.
Kicking off Inokatsu month we delve into the 1911 Series 70 Silver. The gun is a very refined silver color and was first debuted back in the 2010 Paris airsoft show. The one we will look at today is the 2017 version.
The most notable feature as you can see is the color. The color comes from being highly polished steel, not stainless. Ergonomics are of the classic 1911 style and features standard front and rear sights. The grips are comfortable and features a gold "Colt" logo. Do note that some times the little logo falls out if dropped but a bit of glue can keep it in place.
You can access the hop up by pulling back the slide, removing the slide release, and pushing the slide forward.
Technicalities aside, this is one of those guns that needs to be held much like the RWA Nighthawk Custom Guns. Everything from the weight to this classic 1911 ergonomics gives you a sense of history. However, being totally honest, its only when you hold an older design 1911 that you start to appreciate the new ones. Look through the small, tiny sights you pretty much can't use them. The classic beaver tail doesn't flare out as much as others and doesn't allow as high a perch on the gun as you would like.
The racking sound is very satisfying and has a very strong recoil impulse when you send the slide back forward. This is a Co2 powered gun so the recoil is going to be a lot of fun. Recoil while snappy, its not as hard kicking as the RWA Nighthawk Custom GRPs but still good none the less.
While this gun is NOT the beast of a gun that some may think or wish it to be, its not trying to be. Certain guns out there are made to be appreciated and enjoyed. The Inokatsu Series 70 here is made with one sole purpose: To be as real as it gets.
When that is their aim, then you can't fault them for things like the hard to use sights or old ergonomics on the gun because thats how the real one was made from back in the day which allows us to appreciate where 1911s are now.