Colt Special Combat

Colt Special Combat Government (.45 ACP)

Made in Taiwan by Wingun for Umarex, Colt Special Combat
Replica Of:
Colt Special Combat Government (.45 ACP)
Made In:

177, steel BB, 19-shot magazine
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet

Recommended Pellet or BB:
Daisy Avanti BBs (5.5 gr)
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
2.1, 8.63
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, black & polished metal, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.88, steel, no
Trigger Action:
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
11.1 (DA), 3.75 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fully adjustable for windage and elevation
Velocity (fps):
394 (manufacturer's spec)
Sound Level (dB): 101
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
2008 - present
98%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
Comments: Umarex's Colt Special Combat is one of the most solidly built and certainly one of the nicest looking BB pistols ever made. This airgun, a replica of the Colt Special Combat Government firearm, is made entirely of metal (except for the plastic grip panels) with many nicely polished parts. It is made for Umarex in Taiwan by Wingun. Given the obvious care in the design and manufacture of this airgun, it is surprising that Umarex chose to use a different trigger design than the standard Colt 1911A1 trigger, did not include a blow-back function, and did not include a functional grip safety. Lacking these features, the replica is less useful as a trainer for those who own the firearm. The non-1911 trigger has caused the biggest uproar from airgun enthusiasts. The Colt Special Combat operates in both SA and DA mode. In DA mode the trigger pull is very heavy (over 11 lb) with an indistinct break point. In SA mode, the trigger is much lighter (3.75 lb) and the break point is better defined. The thumb safety, slide lock lever, and magazine release button are all easy to operate with one hand. Accuracy is very good for a BB gun with a smooth bore barrel. UmarexUSA does not plan to import this airgun to the U.S. until sometime in 2010. This sample was obtained from a friend living in Europe where the Umarex Colt Special Combat has been available since fall 2008.

Performance: Measurements were made on 1/11/09 at a temperature of 74 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' in DA mode using Daisy Avanti BBs (5.5 gr). The highest velocity measured was 407 fps, the lowest was 367 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 393 fps, s = 16)). Velocities in SA mode were similar to those using DA. A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.61". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


Right Profile: The grip panels are made from plastic but do a good job of simulating wood. The grip safety is purely cosmetic and is molded into the frame.

Front View: Umarex chose to depart from the design of the original Colt Special Combat in two significant areas: 1) the trigger is a top-pivoting lever rather than the classic Colt 1911 trigger design and 2) a Weaver-style rail was added to the frame just in front of the trigger guard.

Slide Locked Back: The slide can be moved rearward by hand and locked back using the slide lock lever. Moving the slide all the way to the rear cocks the hammer. Umarex did not implement a blow-back function in this pistol.

Controls: Functional controls on the Colt Special Combat include the slide lock lever, the magazine release button, the thumb safety, the hammer, and the Bomar rear sight. The grip safety is molded into the frame and is non-functional.
Top Left View: The Bomar style rear sight is fully adjustable for windage and elevation.

Right Side Markings:

Left Side Markings: All trademarks and logos are officially licensed from Colt.


Loading BBs: The magazine is designed to hold 19 steel BBs as well as the CO2 cartridge. The magazine has a notch near the bottom that holds the spring follower in place to make loading BBs easier.

Loading CO2: The CO2 cylinder is housed in the magazine along with the gas valve. Pressing the magazine release button drops the magazine from the bottom of the grip. This makes it very easy to load BBs and change CO2 cylinders.





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