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1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns

No. You're not seeing double, and no, I didn't do that cheesy photo effect where the camera mirrors the original subject to make two identical subjects. This review features two (2) Gas Blowback Pistols. Which two?

These two...
1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns

The WE 1911 MEU and WE 1911 MEU Tactical GBB Pistols
with Caspian Trademarks, both in tan.



Work it, girls...
1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns

These two lovelies from the Caspian line of WE are some of the newest additions to Pyramyd Air's Catalog of Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistols.  
1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns
Let me tell you a bit about these two MEU-style Airsoft guns.  First off, like all WE Airsoft GBB Pistols, they feature metal slides, frames and furniture (e.g. trigger, mag release, slide catch, etc) along with the signature rubber MEU-style grips.  Each pistol has a WE medallion set into each side of the grip, which adds a nice touch.  I have seen somewhere out on the interwebz that there is a replacement medallion available of the United States Marine Corps emblem.  I mention this because for those of you that don't know because you have inferior Google-Fu, "MEU" stands for Marine Expeditionary Unit, which, according to a fairly unreliable source (wikipedia.org), is the USMC's expeditionary quick reaction force, deployed and ready for immediate response to any crisis.   The MEU(SOC) pistol has been the official standard-issue sidearm of the Marine Expeditionary Unit since its inception in 1985 or so, back when it was the Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU).

One thing you may notice if you're the highly-analytical type is that there are four (4) gas magazines in the the dualie photos and two (2) gas magazines in a few of the solo shots.  That's because each WE 1911 MEU comes with two of those hot & chromy MEU-style 15-round mags.  Another nice thing about these mags other than their stunning appearance is their compatibility with just about any brand of 1911 or MEU out there, except maybe the Western Arms pistols, but I'm not sure on that.  They are usually not compatible with WE/Marui/KJW pistol parts though.  


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1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns
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1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns

So you can see that these two guns are virtually identical with the exception that the MEU to the left has been blessed with a rail for mounting lights, lasers, or light/laser combos.
1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns
Need I say more?
1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns

Rear Sight
1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns
Front Sight
1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns

Main Spring Housing and Black Grip Safety
(aka, the Beaver Tail)
1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns
Main Spring Housing Retention Pin and Lanyard Loop for attaching a pistol retention lanyard in true MEU fashion.
1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns
Check out the black barrel and orange, threaded barrel in the event you feel like going Agent 47 and throwing a mock suppressor on there. 

1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns
Here's a close-up of the Caspian trademark printed on the tan slide.  I personally feel the silver/steel/metal trigger is a nice touch.  Just what I believe in. 

1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns
Notice, below, that the hammer is at half-cocked position.  This can be used and was probably designed as a safety feature since the gun cannot be fired when the hammer is in this position. 
1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns

Just thought I'd show you the little Caspian logo printed on the right side of the slide at the back.  You can also clearly see the slide serrations for gripping when pulling the slide back. A third point of interest would be the presence of the thumb safety.  You'll notice when comparing pics of the left and right sides of these guns that there is a thumb safety switch on each side, making it what most of the cool kids refer to as an ambidextrous safety.  I was cool in high school once.  FYI. 
1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns

This next shot is mildly redundant of the prior, however, the grip is just about fully visible now for those of you tired of looking at the left-side of the grip. 
1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns

Here is where I show off my imperfections as a human being.  This next photo was a fail.  I had intended to capture the essence of the chamber by showing off the stamped text that reads ".45 ACP" but the photo did not turn out as I had planned.  So I've left you with a relatively pointless image of the top of the slide.  Bummer.  
1911 MEU Tan Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol, Pyramyd Air, Airsoft Green Gas Guns


This discussion of the WE 1911 MEU Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistols will now cease to continue. 


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