I'm new to Airsoft as well as KWA.
I just got a new ATP GBB pistol. I didn't really know what to expect except that it really simulates the Glock 17. Maybe just a little bit lighter weight but not much. My main purpose is self defense training for both my wife and me. As well as CCW training.
My first experience with it was getting the slide stuck after disassembly....field strip. A call to KWA got me to tech support and very helpfull and patient person. He directed me while I got the gun unstuck and reassembled. The recoil spring and guide rod had slipped out of position on assembly. A little twisting and wiggling fixed it. Thanks tech support. They rank at the top of my tech support list for all things.
Shooting: being an engineer by trade i ask lots of questions and like to look at data. So first I tried a bench rest at 6 yds just to make sure I could at least hit the target. This got a group of 21 shots all in less than 2 inches. I thought was pretty good for a "BB" gun. None of my old Daisys could come this close.
Then I set up a banker box with a large beach towel folded inside and made a pile of targets out of grid paper. (engineers live by this stuff) I wanted to see how many mags i could shoot per fill as well as overall accuracy. I've not shot any pistol for over 30 years and then only a few test shots. I have shot large magnum rifle and done a lot of long range target shooting as well as active hunting many years ago so I'm not a newbe to target shooting.
Anyway I was truely surprised at the overall accuracy. I set the target up a exactly 10 yds by tape measure. I shot ten mags of 20-21 shots each at separate targets. The average from best to worst was about 4 1/2" for all shots. There were no flyers even when the mag ran out of gas. It just stopped firing. I shot most using 2 hands as taught at the real steel range however I also tried single hand both left and right hand and one set "double tap" this was the worst group. Most of the shots fell into the 3 inch groups. I didn't waste any time with the whole test being done in an hour. I made no attempt at hop up either. The shot groups were about 1 1/2 inches to the right and about the same low. I used position 2 sighting. Top of the front sight flush with the top of the rear sight, this line thru the center of the bull. I did notice that my rear sight is slightly offset to the right side of the slide so the next test I'll move it just a little to fix this hopefull to better center the group.
It was 72 deg in the house. I shot 7 full mags and about 1/2 of the 8th on the first fill. Very surprising considering I was told to expect about 2 mags per fill.
I think there is even better accuracy once I get accustomed to firing the pistol.
This gun is just fun to shoot. I maybe should have purchased the full auto version but as i said, I'm maily interested in training and not games as I'm really too old to do this. 71 and counting. I still play real baseball (2nd base) but it gets harder every year and injuries are more telling and painfull.
It certainly is a lot cheaper to shoot than the Glock 17. haha
Sorry for the long post. I'll put some more info up as i progress and some pictures.
Edited by bentwings, 29 November 2013 - 10:19 AM.