WE Hi Capa 5.1 001 Metal Gas Airsoft Gun
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Manufacturer:WE Tech Industries
- Velocity: 315 fps (0.2 g BB) / Range 70-90 feet
- Barrel Length: 5 inches / 12 cm
- Magazine Capacity: 25 Rounds
- Rubberized Grip Panels
- Full Metal
- Double Stack Magazine
- Accuracy Proven
- Airsoft Gun Review Available - Click More Info
- Made in Taiwan
The WE Hi Capa Dragon is an exotic looking gun. It is based on the WE Hi Capa 5.1 with some extra features. Its split slide design allows only the rear portion of the slide to be cycled. This helps with reducing recoil and offers a minimal gain in gas efficiency.
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Saturday August 6th, was a day full of surprises for me. Upon returning home around noon, I found a box waiting for me. Greek Post Office usually does not work the weekends, so this was the first surprise of the day. Upon examining the labels, I saw that it was coming from our Sponsor AirSplat, from whom I was expecting a new, all metal pistol for testing. The Wei-ETech HiCapa 5.1. But since it had not arrived by Friday noon, I had given up hope for it, expecting it to be delivered on Monday.
Now remember, this was my first Airsoft pistol I was going to handle, so as you can imagine I was quite anxious to see it and play with it. So I opened the box and start taking out its contents. Here you can see them:
One large, flat box, which contained the pistol, another long small box, which contained a second magazine, a bag of BBs and an Airsplat sticker.
As I already said, this was the first time in my life that I handled an Airsoft pistol. So you can imagine my (second) surprise, when I picked up a quite heavy STI-alike pistol. A full metal pistol (meaning that the upper frame, barrel and slide are made of metal), weighting more or less the same as a high capacity 1911, loaded with rounds!
This particular pistol, looked very much like a standard STI pistol, the Eagle 5.0. There were some differences of course, but the first impression was "Oh, here is an STI". The pistol had the silly (but necessary for some countries) orange tip at the muzzle, adjustable sights and one standard length , high capacity magazine. The second magazine, that you see above, is an extended one, with a hidden feature, more about that later.
The first thing I did, was to remove the magazine and rack the slide back. Oooops, the slide went back almost before I touched it. Of course this is not a .45 ACP pistol, so the recoil spring is very light. I let the slide forward, and decided to do something about the orange barrel tip, right then and there. Very soon the tip was in the garbage can, next to my desk.
With that minor annoyance out of the way, I started examining the pistol. Typical STI-look-alike frame, with a metallic upper frame and plastic grip, huge magwell, ambidextrous thumb safety, a light rail, and Bomar rear sight.
While I was removing the orange tip from the myzzle, I noticed the first thing which didn't impress me. The barrel/slide fit, leaves a lot to be desired. The barrel's outside diameter is quite small
|FPS Range||301-350 FPS|
|Manufacturers||WE Tech Industries|
|Battery & Charger Included||No|
|MAP Controlled Item||No|