Have been playing model guns for more than 2 decades, I still keep my very first model gun, the Colt M1911A1 by LS which a discountined Japanese compay.
This model gun was a gift from my uncle when I was a high school student. At that time, model gun was still in a gray area, and we did not dare to show it to friends. This M1911A1 is a pure model gun which is made of plastic, but can be assembled and disassembled like a real one. I learned a lot from playing this model and it helped me to enjoy sports shooting when I was in States.
Now this model gun is not well functioned and many parts are broken, but I will always keep it, thought I have a much better Tokyo Marui M1911A1 BB gun.