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Bob Chow Special V.1
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||Bob Chow Special V.1
This is my first review, so be gentle :P
I got this gun off of WGC a few days ago, I went to the depot and picked it up myself, when I got home, I looked in the box and I immediately fell in love with it (much like every gun I own :D )
(Please note that as I only had 1 mag off gas worth before this review, I will add accuracy test ECT at a later date)
Also note that about 2 days before I got this gun, WA released a new Bob chow special (version 1.5)
The gun comes in all the usual WA packaging, black box that says Bob Chow Special in big letters on the side, and inside the gun wrapped with bubble wrap and all the usual stuff (like manual, mini targets, safety manual, 200 .2g bb's, and some weird orange thing that I have no idea what to do with it)
After I opened up the box and picked up the gun, you immediately feel how heavy the actual gun feels, it nearly rivals the weight of my full metal kimber with a 3000X laser.
After closer inspection this is because a lot of the parts are made from very heavy weight materials, for example the barrel, it weighs about twice the amount as normal WA barrels.
This is so that the gun feels very balanced in your hand, and is very easy to handle and aim with.
the gun has all the same dimensions as a usual WA 1911 (except the belt clip of course, but I will get to that.
the finish on the gun is quite special, it has a matt black finish, and no visible seam lines whatsoever.
the gun has loads of trademarks, they are quite special tho, as they are the custom trades of custom gun makers.
here is a little list of the trades and where they are.
1. on the slide, on the left side of the gun it reads-NM7791435
2. on the slide, on the right side of the gun it reads-COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CONN. U.S.A
3. on the right side of the frame it reads-COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CONN. U.S.A-and-ASGK-and-13365B70
4. on the chamber it reads-.45 AUTO
The gun also has trades on the belt clip, and the grips, of their respective makers (BROWNE & PHARR, and HERRETTS)
the gun is made from heavy weight plastic and the metal parts include, safety, mag-catch, trigger, hammer, slide stop, outer barrel, and the grip safety.
I only had 1 mages worth of gas, so shooting impression will be updated at a later date
this gun field strips in the exact same way as normal 1911's do, but the only difference is, because the gun is designed to be as sleek and smooth as possible, WA have decided to make the slide stop not poke out the other side of the gun, this means you need something to push it through to the other side, I personally use the magazine lip.
after the slide stop has been removed, you just slide the slide off the frame, simple.
in conclusion, the Bob Chow special is one hell of a nice gun, if you can afford it's $300 price tag, this is mainly a collectors piece however, I wouldn't use it in a full blown skirmish as the is no replacement parts that will work, for example, the slide stop, safety, slide, outer barrel, bushing, chamber, and frame are all a 1 of a kind, that only the Bob Chow Special has, which means if it breaks, you have to buy a new one, which sucks quite alot :D .
i will soon post pictures and shooting impresions once i get my camera fixed and some more gas.
thanks for reading,