Our take: This semi-automatic M9-Tactical SOCOM gas blowback pistol is one of the best bang-for-your-buck best performance values on the market and subsequently, is also one of the HARDEST HITTING gas blowback pistols on the market! With the attachment of the included mock suppressor (barrel extension), this pistol consistently hits 400+ FPS at the chrono station, with 0.20g BBs. This is simply amazing for a gas blowback pistol, and the fact that it is quality-built by SIG3, a subsidiary of KJW, solidifies this model as one of the best gas blowback pistols on the market.
The SOCOM package, on top of adding the barrel extension, ALSO adds a nifty little tactical flashlight unit that comes mounted to your lower rail. Simply add batteries and you have a fully functional tactical flashlight unit for lighting up your path in dim scenarios.
SIG3 has enhanced the feel of this pistol, and has made it better in every single way. Power and accuracy have improved as a result of fine-tuning the pistol's internal components. An integrated lower rail makes for easy accessory (laser, flashlight) add-ons. It also features an authentic pistol lanyard loop located behind the end of the magazine, just like on the military's standard issue M9 sidearms.
For the money, it's truly one of the BEST semi-automatic gas blowback pistols money can buy, and gives Tokyo Marui's $140+ line of gas pistols a run for their money.
You get the best of both worlds (performance and realism), with no compromise made to quality or durability. To put it in simpler terms, it shoots hard, it kicks hard, and yet it is still extremely accurate.
NOTE: This M9 Tactical SOCOM airsoft pistol is manufactured by SIG3, a subsidiary of KJW, and as such the packaging of this pistol does not feature any KJW logos.
* Features functional safety switch
Operation: Gas Blowback
Firing Modes: Semi-automatic blowback
Muzzle Velocity: 330-400 FPS with 0.20g BBs
Magazine: 25-round magazine
Body: Composite polymer-ABS frame, slide and barrel
Weight: 2 pounds
Ammo type: Seamless 0.20g or heavier (0.23g, 0.25g, 0.26g, 0.28g, etc) BBs. For maximum performance and accuracy, Airsoft Megastore recommends GoldenBall ProSlick BBs which carry perfect spherical consistency and density, available at Airsoft Megastore for the lowest price on the market, guaranteed.
Package includes: Pistol, instruction manual, magazine, barrel extension (silencer), tactical rail-mounted flashlight unit