Making a big debut at a Paris Airsoft show in 2010, this 70s version has been made with repeated refinement and tests to give it a highly realistic and refined finish with good performance! Licensed by Colt with official design input from the reknowned real steel firearms manufacturer, there are few other guns on the market that have benefited from such major input from a real gun manufacturer. Chief Designer Domanic Lu, Founder and CEO of Inokatsu, is known for his passion in making guns that feel like the real thing. Putting extensive focus on the shooting experience, Inokatsu's past works have featured the collectible M60 series and the super realistic M4, the latter which still stands as the undisputed king of the gas blowback rifle category in terms of recoil and realism.
Not satisfied with just an M4, Inokatsu teamed up with Colt to create the 70s 1911, which they decided to step back into the past to replicate the legendary 1911 pistol.
Hyper-limited and serialized in the low numbers, the COLT MKIV / Series 70 Government Model Steel Version is finally here. Following the release of the WW2 version 1911 last year, the stainless version has been much anticipated and is finally close to being ready.- For passionate collectors, no other airsoft does the revered 1911 justice like this! Steel on steel reverberations; like music to the ears, and blowback kick impulses rippling down your arm, are just two of the things that make this treasure of a collectible so incredible.
Only by actually holding one do you get a sense for how real the gun feels, and how much heart has been poured into such a passionate recreation of such a legendary weapon as the 1911. Pulling the extremely stiff recoil spring back sinks the sharp edges into your flesh, reminding you that this is a hard piece of steel. To think that it was at one point ore laced into rock, and refined into molten steel, treated with other metals such as chromium to give the then-raw metal, stainless properties. Then cast into billets and milled over by weaponsmiths that force their will unto steel with machines that break and bend the metal into the parts that comprise this now complete airsoft replica. For those who may not know, the Inokatsu 1911 is manufactured in the same way as the original; the old fashioned way. The Inokatsu stainless version requires a lot of time and work to build, especially the final sanding and polishing that is all done by hand over many hours to give each piece a mirror finish.
One would think that such a process can only end in something that is one-of-a-kind, and in many ways that is correct. For despite the abundance of 1911s in both the real steel world and the replica market, it was not made by number controlled computerized tools that repeatedly print the same piece over again. Every Inokatsu 1911 Stainless is unique with its own variations and imperfections. Lucky owners who manage to get their hands on one will do well to periodically hand-polish their pride and joy to maintain its brilliant finish. Its definitely not a perfect gun and has its own character traits and eccentricities. It's the kind of gun that you live with and enjoy in caring for. The INOKATSU Stainless Steel 1911 exuding soul, passion, beauty.
The Inokatsu 1911 can use both CO2 and regular green gas magazines from KJ Works (100% compatible), although the performance with the KJ CO2 magazine is better than the green gas version. However, do know that the KJ CO2 magazine comes with bumper - which if you feel is unsightly, can be replaced with the regular green gas magazine which has a flush base plate for a more realistic look. But the green gas one will only work the gun with crisp blowback in warm weather.
Not designed to be a high powered skirmish gun at 300fps, Inokatsu's engineers channeled most of the gas back to blowback the heavy steel slide and overcome the resistance of the stiffer recoil spring. As with most Inokatsu's, the shooting and user experience is what matters most.
But our words alone don't do it justice. Inspect these photos and judge for yourself.
1x Inokatsu COLT MKIV / Series 70 Government Model Steel Version - Silver