B&T (Brügger & Thomet) is a Swiss Arms manufacturer that is known for developing weapons for different police forces around the world, especially those with higher level or counter-terrorism response capabilities.
Regarding airsoft, ASG has B&T licenses for the reproduction of replica guns. In the case of the USW-A1 model, it is manufactured in Taiwan by KJWorks, who in addition to being the manufacturer is the one who sends us this model.
USW-A1 was developed to offer rapid-action police forces a weapon with greater stability than a pistol, but which could offer the same strengths, such as the size of a secondary weapon.
The box includes a CO2 magazine with a capacity of 26 BBs but it also works with other gas magazines available for this model and is compatible with magazines for the CZ Shadow 1 and 2, SP-01 and CZ 75 pistols. And the big news, there will be long 50 BBs magazines available. Nice!
Its lines show the original Swiss design in which even the small details have been thought of. The most notable is the extension of the slide with two small projections in the upper area in front of the ejection port, which facilitate reloading more instinctively and allow the hand not to slip when performing the movement of mounting the weapon.
This feature is reinforced by the drawings on both sides of the slide. This design is so due to the fact that we will have to mount the slide from the front area as the stock assembly with the RIS base is located at the back.
The RIS platform is anchored to the body itself, this is very important because it does not add extra weight to the slide. Allowing us to use a different, larger size, targeting system than for example a Trjicon RMR (very common in pistols) to be able to use larger red-dots that improve our shouldering and shooting.
All this without adding weight to the slide and therefore to the firing cycle. The higher the weight in the slide, the more powerful gases are needed to move the whole assembly, therefore this system widens the use of different gases or CO2.
Who is this replica for? Our honest opinion would be for those who play a lot in CQB environments or are simply looking for a different replica. Whatever your reasons, KJWorks is behind this USW-A1 model, which for us is a synonym of quality and good performance, which is simply our best argument.