Anics A-111

Browning BDAO Compact (9 mm)

Anics A-111
Replica Of:
Browning BDAO  Compact (9 mm)
Made In:  
177, steel BB, 15-shot magazine
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Crosman Copperhead BBs
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
2.1, 7.25
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.3, steel, no
Trigger Action:
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
8.0, no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fully adjustable
Velocity (fps):
Sound Level (dB): 101
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
1996 - present
95%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
Comments: The A-111 is the second model in the 100 series from the Russian firm Anics. The A-111 is considerably more accurate than the A-101. The design of the trigger on the A-111 has a tendency to pinch your finger when rapidly firing the gun (the A-101 doesn't do this). The rear sight is adjustable by a simple slotted screw mechanism. The Anics A-112 is the same as the A-111 except with a longer barrel. There was also a version made that had a silencer attached to the barrel (A-111 LB) and a version of the A-112 that had a laser built into the barrel (A-112 L).  The A-111 has a long trigger pull with an indistinct break point. The CO2 cartridge piercing mechanism is difficult to use due to the small tab on the piercing screw. This is a decent plinker with good power and accuracy typical of short barreled, smooth-bored BB guns.

Instruction Manual for Anics A-111 (.pdf)

Performance: Measurements were made on 7/16/06 at a temperature of 84 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Crosman Copperhead BBs (5.1 gr). The highest velocity measured was 490 fps, the lowest was 445 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 469 fps). A seven shot string shot with open sights grouped at 1.13". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.

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Loading BBs: The small post that is used to pull the magazine spring back is easily broken, so hold it securely. The magazines for the A-111 and A-101 are interchangeable even though the bottoms are styled differently. This gun has a tendency to jam, especially as the magazine gets worn. Use only high quality steel BBs to lessen the chances of a jam.
Loading CO2: The threaded endcap is difficult to turn far enough to puncture the CO2 bulb. Padded pliers help with this.




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