Airgun Replicas of Springfield Armory Firearms
Russ Chastain 09.27.19
Air Venturi is known for their high-quality airguns and accessories, and they’ve recently announced a new addition to a line of officially licensed replicas of Springfield Armory guns. It’s a good-looking piece; a .177-caliber CO2-powered BB-shooting version of SA’s 1911 Mil-Spec pistol.
From the press release:
‘Adding to our ultra realistic replica line of Springfield airguns, we are knocking it out of the ball park with the new Springfield 1911 Mil-Spec.’ says Scott Stevens, Air Venturi’s National Sales Manager. ‘XDMs are just hitting the market now, and hot on the heels we are introducing a Springfield 1911 BB gun in time for retailers to add it to their shelves for the holiday shopping season. We chose the Mil-Spec because it does reminisce of the Springfield heritage, and is one of Springfield’s more popular 1911 platforms.’
The 1911 Mil-Spec features an authentic and functioning grip safety, full-metal construction, and Springfield Armory® markings on the slide, grip and frame. Powered by a 12-gram CO2 cartridge, the 1911 Mil-Spec can shoot velocities up to 320 fps with steel BBs (350 fps with Dust Devil BBs) — perfect for backyard or basement plinking. The pistol features an 18-round drop-free mag and full blowback.
This pistol is the latest in the line of popular Springfield Armory® replica releases from Air Venturi since receiving the official license in early 2018. Air Venturi also produces the iconic M1 Carbine air rifle, available as both a BB airgun and airsoft versions, as well as the XD(M) pistol replica series, available in multiple finishes and sizes.
- Fires BBs using CO2 power
- Accepts 12-gram CO2 cartridges
- 18-round “drop-free” magazine
- Functioning grip safety
- Blowback action
- Rated at 320 fps with steel BBs, 350 fps with Dust Devil frangible BBs
- Simulated wood grips
- Deep grey parkerized finish
- Fixed sights