I have a to scale airsoft 1911 spring pistol that shoots 6mm BBs. Its a Crosman P311 that shoots at 325fps.I find that I can hit a quarter size circle on paper up to about 15ft using .12gram plastic BBs, and that I can hit the stop sign across the street that's about 50ft away. I print and hang targets on my fence and shoot thru the window here while I'm on my computer. Biodegradable pellets are available and I plan to buy a jar of 5000 next time I see some. I have two real 1911 type handguns in 45acp with 3.5 and 5" barrels. I hope the airsoft keeps my skills sharp.