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The Crosman TAC 1911BB, CO2-powered pistol features a polymer frame and mock compensator. Enjoy up to 550 fps with the longer barrel. Mount the included Class 2 laser to the Picatinny accessory rail for fast sight acquisition. The magazine holds 20 steel BBs and drops out for convenient reloading.
- Model Number40005
- VelocityUp to 550 fps
- Weight1.1 Approx
- Power SourceCO2
- Caliber4.5 mm
- BB Magazine20
- Front SightFixed
- Rear SightFixed Notch
1911BB TACTICAL. It's that bad, folks.
The "laser" is not even Dollar Store "Laser pointer" quality. It emits a beam but there are artifact dots of red scatter off to the sides, almost as bright as the "beam." The "laser" does not adjust for windage/elevation as anyone with weapons might expect. Instead, it has 3 adjustment screws (feeble, easily bent Allen wrench device included) that despite too much time wasted, do not appear to have any bearing on adjusting the beam...at ALL! Don't bother with accompanying "directions" for it either; you quickly see that the numbers in the instructions do not match those in the diagram and the only directions amount to "continue to zeroing it with the three adjustment screws." An exact quote which leads me to believe the entire page was likely printed in Chinese but then Google-translated into near English. I emailed Crosman, letting them know I was in the process of reviewing this item and they emailed back the same (mis)Directions page with no attempt to answer my question @ which adjustment screw does what.
I don't expect I'll actually use this item after installing a few CO2 cartridges, only to have probably the first 100fps of the advertised 550fps leak out because it's not humanly possible to install it tightly enough, having to turn a very flimsy "piercing wing" at the bottom of the grip. It IS nice that it hides away somewhat in the base of this item.
The only weight this item carries is the questionable "laser" and it's metal mounting base, complete with metal screw and nut and that of the stock BB magazine. Neither the original nor the extra magazines actually carry 20 BBs; the most one of them would carry was 18.
Bottom line? AVOID THIS ITEM and do not be swayed by the 550fps.
I like the fact that it's doesn't feature "blowback" action which is a waste of CO2 that is better invested sending BBs downrange. Again though, you will not see 550fps due to losing a great deal of CO2 simply installing the cartridge! I don't like the fact that you can't fit it in a pocket while you walk the dog. I know...I know. My fault. The molded plastic sites will print at 15 feet even with a rest. Cartridges allow approximately 60 shots before dribbling the BB out, not even hitting paper I'd put 8-10" below for such observation. The moment I submit this, I will begin again, my search for CO2 BB pistol, non-blowback with a decent FPS speed.
Items like this attempt, sadly, quite successfully at times, to lure buyers with promises of high speed and ease of non-cocking, multiple shots with CO2. I think I'll be looking for quite some time. Good luck in search and thanks for reading!
A toy with potential strong force
When I purchased it, it was its speed, 550 fps, attracted me since I own 3 air pistols but none of them can go faster than 450 fps, so I want one that can at least do some powerful shooting. However, when I opened the packaged, I was shocked that I baughted a TOY...a toy that is OK to be played by child under 10 years old...very cheap body, all plastic. Well, cannot return for refund, and I do want one gun with high speed, so I told myself to endure the sad looking.......
Put a CO2 into the gun, loaded the magazine with 19 BB, did a test shot at night, and set the gun aside until the second morning and went out to shoot some targets.
As I said, it looks sad, all plastic as for kids, but when shooting, it performed in the speed as I wanted, Really good shooting power and accuracy.
I shot acress a parking lot, distance may be about 40~50 feet. I used the fixed sights and all BBs were shot to the same area, no single one was out of the target area.
Because it is not blow back, so every CO2 is used directly to push the BB through the barrel. Cannot complain too much to a gun that is only about $50 but perform this kind of high speed and strong damage power.
What I would like Crosman to improve is to at least make a new version that is real to a real 1911 gun. Blowback or not can be considered in second place while keeping the 550 fps power as top primary target; make it able to use the hammer; and use metal supressor and make the supressor really work....the plastic supressor is only for look, not really supress the noise.
not as good as you would think
By Ken M
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