Army Armament R501 Blow Back Pistol

Army Armament
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  • Stippled Grip
  • Light Enhancing Sight
  • Custom Compensator

This gas powered Airsoft Pistol is a hybrid of the 1911 and Hi-Capa platform to create a beautiful and well-performing sidearm which looks the business and can compete with the big boys. The pistol features a unique Compensator, as well as a Custom Stippled Grip and 20mm Accessory Rail, and has a huge double stack magazine to give you the biggest gas capacity possible.

Full description


This gas powered Airsoft pistol is an amalgamation of equally popular 1911 and Hi-Capa platforms, creating a sidearm which is both user friendly and well-performing. The use of Hi-Capa style magazines means that you get not only a very decent capacity of 30 BBs per magazine, but a huge gas reservoir which ensures that you will be able to get plenty of shots before needing to refill.

The upper slide of the pistol is from from Alloy, along with the Frame, Outer Barrel Assembly and Custom Compensator. This gives the pistol a hefty overall weight (just over 1kg), and a strong recoil as the slide cycles during use. The compensator is added to replicate the look of a very famous competitive shooter's handgun. (Hint: they spent many years with the US Coastguard). On the underside of the frame is a 20mm Accessory Rail which can be used to mount Torches, Lasers or anything else that will fit, to further enhance your performance on the Airsoft battlefield. The trigger is a skeletonised design which is made from very tough Polymer, and has a comfortable pull with a discernible break point. The stippled grip offers more than ample grip in all environments, and even when wearing gloves, but isn't aggressively sharp so that it is still comfortable without gloves. The magazine release has an exposed thread which is very handy for installing aftermarket magazine releases, to make it easier to use. A flared magwell makes it much easier to insert magazines, allowing you to focus on the skirmish and less on what your body is doing. The fire controls imitate the 1911/Hi-Capa platform, meaning you have a Beavertail safety which prevents the pistol from firing unless it is gripped properly, as well as a physical slide lock to keep you safe (provided you use them). The pistol has a Gear Style HOP Adjustment wheel which can be found on the underside of the slide once it is removed from the frame. This allows you to apply backspin to your BBs and theoretically improve range/consistency when coupled with the correct BB weight.

Included in the box is a 30rnd Gas Magazine with a custom enlarged baseplate, as well as an Instruction Manual and the replica itself. If you're looking for a 1911/Hi-Capa platform replica which has a unique tactical aesthetic, as well as features to improve your game, then look no further than the Army Armament R501 1911.


  • Gas Powered Airsoft Pistol
  • 1911/Hi-Capa Platform Replica
  • Realistic Gas Powered Recoil
  • Custom Compensator
  • 20mm Pistol Accessory Rail
  • Light Enhancing Front Sight Post
  • Skeletonised Trigger Design
  • Stippled Pistol Grip
  • Flared Magazine Well
  • Beavertail Safety
  • Slide Lock Safety
  • Threaded Magazine Release
  • Can Accept Mag Release Extensions
  • 30rnd Gas Magazine
  • Huge Double Stack Magazine
  • Custom Magazine Baseplate
  • Gear Style HOP Adjustment

Package Includes

  • Army Armament R501 1911 Blow Back Pistol
  • 30rnd Gas Magazine
  • User Manual



Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Over 18 Only Icon
Over 18
Icon UKARA - United Kingdom Airsoft Retailer Association
Defence / UKARA Required
Yes, No,
FPS Icon
FPS (Feet Per Second), using 0.20g BB
Approx. 289fps ± 10%, using 0.20g BB
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Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
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Included Items
  • Magazine
  • Instruction Manual
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Starter, Regular Player,

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 1.04kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)


Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Colour Wheel Greyscale
Secondary Colour
Black, Tan ,
Two Tone Icon
Pre Two-Toned
Construction Icon
Alloy slide, frame, magazine and trim. Polymer pistol grip, trigger & housing, baseplate and flared magwell.
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Gearbox Icon
Internal Construction

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
Green Gas
Blowback Icon
Gas Blowback
Weapon Platform
1911, Hi-Capa,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
Patrol Base | Fire Select - Semi Automatic
Semi Automatic
Weapon Safety Features Icon
Safety Features
Slide Lock, Beavertail,
Shooter Configuration Icon
Shooter Configuration
Right Handed
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Weapon Configuration
Weapon Scale Icon
Weapon Scale
Suggested BB Weight


Hop-Up Unit Icon
Hop-Up Unit
Hop-Up Unit Adjuster Icon
Hop-Up Adjuster
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
Remove slide to access


Weapon Furniture Icon
  • Light Enhancing Iron Sights
  • Ambidextrous Safety
  • 20mm Pistol Rail
  • Flared Magwell
  • Beavertail Safety
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm Pistol Mount
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Light Enhancing Open Iron Sights


Inner Barrel Diameter
Inner Barrel Length

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 30 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Speed Loader
Magazine BB Fill Location
Top, Bottom,
Magazine Gas Fill Location
Magazine Gas Type
Green Gas

Gas Gun Specific

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Gas Compatability
Green Gas
Gas Can Icon
Gas Recommendation
Green Gas

Pistol Specific

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Slide Material
Icon Pistol Slide
Pistol Slide Type

Product Testing Data

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Test Description
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Tested Using
ASG Blaster 0.20g BBs & ASG Ultrair
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Test Date

Detailed Power Tests

FPS, using 0.20g BB
Approx. 289fps, using 0.20g BB

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