When G&G first told us they were developing a new gas blow back pistol that contained a revolutionary rotating valve system we got very excited indeed! And building on the success of the GPM92, we now have the amazing GPM1911. Surprisingly it looks and feels even nicer than its predecessor and features the same ground breaking features.
G&G really do spoil us with the packaging. We get a stylish black pistol case emblazoned with the G&G Armament logo. The contents are very nicely laid out in the case, the pistol, magazine, speedloader and instruction manual are all excellently presented and held securely in place.
Moving onto the main event, the pistol itself. It is fantastic. The classic sleek lines of the 1911 are enhanced by a beautiful black finish, which is further augmented by the deep brown grips. The balance and weight in hand feels near perfect, reassuringly heavy but not overbearingly so. The slide locks back crisply and the magazine gives a resounding metallic clank when it's inserted. The slide is a full metal beast, a joy to behold, but this means the pistol sometimes struggles to lock the top slide back at the end of the mag, not uncommon with slim 1911 mags as they don't hold much gas. So our only recommendation would be not to fill the magazine to capacity so you can retain the pistols responsiveness and beastly blow back option. The textured grips feel great and will surely aid the user's operation in the aforementioned temperamental weather.
The metal frame features subdued G&G trademarks which give a nice touch but aren't overbearing enough to put off purists who like realistic markings. The pistol also features a lanyard loop as you do not want to lose this beauty!
So what sets this pistol apart from its competitors? Aside from the superior build quality and feel of the gun, the 'Whirl Cylinder Valve' is truly a truly impressive feat of design and engineering. The valve reduces frost to build up inside the gun by having high speed rotation, so not only do you get great performance, you can skirmish it in most weather conditions.