Trigger Pull: The single-action only trigger pull has a super short take-up with a very smooth light release. There is no reset since the entire action is short, so quick follow-up shots are fast and predictable. 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: The KWC Luger P-O8 shot about 3 inches high for me at 30 feet out. Since the sights are non-adjustable, I would have to hold low on the target to make up for this but the KWC P-08 did shoot well-centered horizontally. Overall, the 10 shot grouping was very good with the bulk of the shots staying within a 1 inch pattern and three shots coming outside, stretching it out to about 2.5 inches. In terms of velocity, I used .25g airsoft BBs rather than .20g BBs and still shot a respectable 340 FPS using a new CO2 cartridge. The weather was not overly warm at only 10c or 50f so on a warmer day using lighter .20g BBs this airsoft pistol will hit the 366+ FPS with no problem.
Build Quality: Being almost entirely metal, this pistol is well-built. It weighs in at a beefy 1.84 pounds, close to the 1.92 pounds of the genuine real steel Luger. The only plastic to speak of would be in the grips and 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 Luger P-08 is an accurate replica of the actual Luger P-08 with 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 a more grey or bluish tint to it to get the KWC Luger P-08 more in line with the blue finish found on the real version
- Crisp heavy blowback toggle that locks back on last shot
- Full metal construction has good overall weight, similar to real steel version
- Decent FPS and accuracy
- Accurate replica of a real Luger P-08 with all working parts
- Short and light single-action trigger
- Field strip capability
- Comes in 4.5mm steel BB and 6mm plastic airsoft versions
Model: Luger P-08
Weight: 834 g (1.84 lbs)
Barrel: 10.16 cm (4 in), metal, non-rifled
Power Source: 12 g CO2 x 1
Action: Semi & Full-Automatic
Ammo Type: 6 mm airsoft BBs
Ammo Capacity: 15 rounds