The Colt 1911 is one of the most recognizable pistols of all time; a classic American icon spanning over a century of use from WWI all the way through present day and has since evolved into many different variations to include modern ergonomics. The M 45 MEU has been the standard-issue sidearm for the USMC Force Recon since 1985 and the Tokyo Marui MEU should be staple for any serious player’s load out.
Featuring an attractive design, impressive performance, and quality Nova k sights, this pistol certainly offers a lot of value considering its sub-$200 price. In the same vein, the internals are just as well done as the externals, and the Tokyo Marui 1911 platform enjoys a large library of aftermarket upgrade parts to increase power and accuracy.
The Tokyo Marui MEU comes packaged very like their 1911 A1, with a desert pattern digital camouflage cloth insert on which the MEU and magazine rest.
The Pachyderm look-alike grips, which wrap around the front of the grip and feature heavy chequering on all 3 surfaces, certainly look cool and features some Tokyo Marui Pro-grip markings and a gold medallion in a similar style to genuine Pachmayrs, but are disappointingly plasticity in feel and nothing like real Pachmayr Signature grips a quick look around on eBay will almost certainly yield some real ones at a good price and will be a good investment. At the base of the grip there is a simple lanyard loop.
The vertically grooved mainspring housing is flat, rather than curved like the 1911A1
The gun looks well made and excellently finished and has a decent, if not remarkable heft to it. The look is modern and, at first sight, the Pachmayr-like grips look good.
The TM MEU proved very accurate, even though the dark target centre was hard to see unmarked sights against in the gloom of my garage range.
Accuracy at 70ft or so was, as expected of Tokyo Marui, good and consistent, with a postcard sized target being easy to hit time after time and BBs taking a flat trajectory without me needing to touch the familiar wheel adjusted hop-up.
Power: 240 FPS
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