Introduction: K'nex - 1911 Colt M1911 Review

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Hey guys and welcome to another of my reviews. Today we are looking at the Colt M1911, which was a standard issue sidearm used by the United States Of America. It has appear in many global conflicts such as World War I and II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq War and in Afghanistan. It was used in service between 1911 and 1985 and it is still being used by some US forces today.

Parts List

Green Rods - 87

White Rods - 28

White Connectors - 12

Yellow Connectors - 18

Red Connectors - 2

Light Grey Connectors - 2

Dark Grey Connectors - 15

Orange Connectors - 24

Tan Connectors (with the little tab cut off) - 5

Y Shape Black Connector - 21

Black Socket End - 2

3.1cm cut Rods - 1

Red Connectors (cut) - 1

Yellow Connector (cut) - 1

Orange Connectors (cut) - 1

Rubber Bands - 4

Total - 228

Anyway let's talk about the Colt M1911, it's not my own creation since I followed the instructions from Instructables member Cazadactle and I have easily followed each picture to create this accurate model of a Colt M1911. The only changes that I made to Colt M1911 was to the trigger and that's about it.

Good Points

· Comfortable Handgrip

·Good Iron Sights

·Very Realistic

Bad Points

· Rubbers Bands Are Needed To Keep It Together

· Uses A Few Cut Pieces

· Doesn't Shoot Because It's Just A Model

Specifications For A Real Colt M1911

· Designed - 1911

· Number Built - Over 2,700,000

· Ammo - .45 ACP

· Rate Of Fire - 20 to 30 Rounds Per Minute

· Powered - Short Recoil Operation

· Magazine - 7 Rounds

. Range - Between 50 and 55 yards

Overall I really like it, its very light, well detailed and it comfortable to hold in you're hands. Cazadactlehas defiantly made a very good replica of the Colt M1911 and there are other great replicas on instructables from members such as The Red Book Of Westmarch, BlackShadow12 and War Pig.

In Call Of Duty: Zombies, the Colt M1911 is available in every single map except for Origins. It is the weapon that you start off every new game. It's only strong for the first few rounds if combined with the knife. When it is Pack-A-Punched for 5000 points it becomes the "Mustang & Sally" where they become duel wield, less ammo, smaller magazine, slower rate of fire, quicker reload time and it will now fire grenades instead of bullets. Speed Cola will decrease the reload time to just 0.8 seconds and PHD Flopper will protect from the explosive damage. They are good at clearing crowds of zombies but in higher rounds ammo can be a problem and only way to get more ammo is through a Max Ammo power up.

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master-splinter306 (author)2015-07-13

I love this gun I like how it looks just like the Colt M1911. Great job!

Thanks Mastersplinter, if you ever wanted to build this, heres a link

Thank you, I will build it now!

CorgiCritter (author)2015-02-14

Good review, I built then gun some time back and I LOVED IT. Sadly, the grip was a little too square to be comfy for me, but it might be for bigger hands.

You are right, you do need bigger hands for the grip which i do

I just realized last night that I was wrong. I didn't build this, I built seleziona's 1911, which has a very smiler handle and a trigger that looks just like this one. Whoops.

That's ok, you still need bigger hands for this handle anyway

Yeah, the handles are much alike between the two guns.

ciaranw12 (author)2014-06-12

Can u do instructions for this

I don't need to as they have already have been made by someone else.

Zombiekiller-93 (author)2014-06-04

Thanks Mullet, this is my last review for this year as I'm going back to one instruction per month for the rest of this year.

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Bio: Hello there I'm Zombiekiller-93 but me can call me Jay. I like making models of K'nex guns from the Call Of Duty games ... More »
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