- Spring Airsoft Gun Pistol
- HPA Series (Heavy/Powerful/Accurate)
- BAX Hop Up System
- 300 fps (0.12 g BB) / Range: 50-120 Feet
- Capacity: 12 Rounds
- Made in Taiwan
KWC SoftAir Delta1911 Spring Airsoft Gun Manual
The Colt Delta Elite is a great gun. It is part of the HPA Series, Heavy Powerful Accurate Series. This is a realistic replica.
The Colt Delta Elite uses a Hop-Up system. The "Hop-Up" system creates friction on the BB as it is shot through the barrel. This puts a spin on the BB that helps it to fight gravity, wind resistance, and air friction allowing it to be shot farther.
The Colt Delta Elite is a modified Colt M1911A1 chambered for the 10 mm Auto. It is similar to the M1911 in design and operation. Colt manufactured both stainless steel and blued versions with 8 round magazines. A Delta Gold Cup model was also offered for target competition. All Delta models have been discontinued.
This is a spring gun and the slide must be cocked for each shot. It requires no gas or batteries to operate. Due to this feature, the costs of spring guns are significantly lower, as well as maintenance. They are the most durable of all airsoft guns because they have less pieces that can break. Spring guns are very reliable, affordable and handsome guns.
30 years after the introduction of the Colt .45 1911 Government model, World War II started and thereafter came the ultimate testing ground for the service pistol. Arming soldiers and officers as a self-defense weapon in the Pacific and in Europe, the .45 1911-A1 model passed the battlefield "tests" with flying colors. Some 7 years after the war had ended; the U.S. military brass considered the .45 cartridge an effective round but that the full-sized Government model that fired it was too large for officers and others of high rank to easily carry. Keeping the caliber and capacity, the model 1911-A1 was shortened by 5/8 of an inch, manufactured with lighter alloys and named after the personnel it was designed for, the Commander appeared and was praised.
It is also credited as being the first weapon since the ill-fated Bren Ten that sparked a genuine interest in the 10 mm round.
The Delta Elite is a standard 1911A1 design, with a few differences from the latest Series 80 derivative of that pistol. It carries the skeletonized "Commander" type hammer of that pistol and the same overall features of the 1911A1 that have made it so popular with its users. However, the Delta Elite carries a stiffer double recoil spring to handle the increased pressure of the 10mm Auto round. Many reputable 1911 gunsmiths, such as EGW, strongly recommend that users replace their double recoil springs with even stiffer single springs, along with a full 5 inch recoil spring guide and some sort of shock buff. Otherwise, the Delta Elite has a tendency to "lunch" on itself and become inoperable.