- KJ Works M9 Elite IA - Full Metal
- Metal construction with polymer grips
- Integrated underbarrel Picatinny
- Stainless steel barrel
- Blowback feature
- SA/DA trigger
- Capacity: 23 BBs
- Velocity: 320 FPS
- Weight: 890 gr
An alternative style to the M9, the IA version comes with a uniquely shaped slide. Based on the original Model 92 G developed by Beretta corporation in 1993 for the French Gendarmerie, the Elite IA possesses the same unique slide design and angled magazine well for fast reloads. The main upgrade of the A1 is the integrated underbarrel Picatinny rail that allows the attachement of tactical accessories. With its sleek lines and contoured grip its profile is unmistakable. Also, the grips now have a rubberized finish which really makes a noticeable difference in the feel of the pistol. Other features include white dot combat sights and ambidextrous safety levers. Finally, the model shoots both in Double and Single Action like the real thing.
The KJW M9 series has been around for over a decade now and still remain as some of the most popular gas blow back sidearms in todays airsoft arsenal for good reason. It is a really nice pistol for a very affordable price. Being constructed from metal these pistols are almost identical in weight and balance to their 9mm cousin, fire breathing counterparts. Even the design of their magazines looks remarkably like the real thing. The barrel is made out of stainless steel and it's as shinny as the real deal.
Recently KJW has reworked these pistols to have even better gas efficiency and improved performance. The KJW M9 pistols have been fitting with a reinforced blow back cylinder as well as stiffer hammer and recoil springs making it possible for them to use the higher pressure CO2 magazines available separately if you crave more power. Nevertheless, even when used with regular propane, these pistols have impressive performance. Punching out shots at 320 FPS it offers a very interesting range. Their accuracy should also be noted since it is argued that these pistols can achieve better long range accuracy than most 1 Joule AEGs. These latest models are also far more gas efficient making it possible to dump an entire magazine without any noticeable cool down. And, their full metal construction combined with the high compression blow back system gives the KJW M9 a crisp and powerful recoil as each shot is fired.
The Beretta M9, officially the Pistol, Semiautomatic, 9mm, M9, is a 9x19mm Parabellum pistol. It is essentially a military specification Beretta 92F, later known as the 92FS. This option is essentially a black Vertec with a bruniton Brigadier G slide having the Elite 1A designation and a thicker skeleton hammer. The 4.7 in (120 mm) stainless barrel with Inox finish was also changed to the blackened stainless version like black Vertecs.