"I got this monster for Christmas and I've gone through about 6 CO2 cartridges. This Colt M1911 has the recoil of a Derringer .25 caliber or a Ruger .22 cal. (which is REALLY great for an airsoft pistol). The field strip is almost exactly like the real steel counter-part, not as easy as a Glock, but still really easy. This thing will shatter the best Golden Ball BBs you can feed it (by that I mean it hit the target so hard it will shatter). Not truly recommended for an airsoft war because it can cause serious harm, although I have yet to chrono it. This gun is a really good price, so before it goes up, BUY IT!!! *Pros- Durable, full metal, hard-hitting, realistic, heavy, functioning safeties, incredibly accurate, and of course, NOT GREEN GAS. *Cons- Spare magazines cost like $30.00, you probably haven't bought it yet, SO BUY IT."