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#1 chas

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 09:53 AM

2 days after I ordered my TM DW clone! arrgghh!!!

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 10:04 AM

I Just bought a TM desert warrior, this WE one looks really nice though smile.gif And is obviously the same as the real Desert Warrior.

The TM one isnt the same as the real one is it?
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 11:38 AM

yeah that's indeed very close. I'd wait for the KWA though and see how it turns out.
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 01:58 PM

The WE comes very close to the Kimber original, Sights are different. WE low profile, Kimber has Novaks.

The Marui model is a fantasy mix out of a railed 1911 5" frame (with stupidly screwed rail solution) and a Hicapa 4.3 slide. Stupidty in perfection in my eyes.

WE also has a direct copy of the Marui 1911/Hicapa/Warrior mix. But I guess the WE Kimber copy shown above will be way more popular.

I can't understand why dozens of companies try to copy the same model instead of creating variety of models.

I personally will look into the KWAs, too. Seem to be promissing though not originally marked at all.
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:03 PM

KWA's are great mechanically but lack in the trades area. The NS2/System 7(KSC) gas system is great! Very efficient and loud. I might have to pick up the WE.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:51 PM

yeah but once popular there will be aftermarket slide available pretty quick I guess.

But anyways, since these go for a hundred bucks I think it will be 150€ here in germany plus it's a WE so I'll pretty much pass on it even though it looks pretty nice.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 04:02 PM

i have had bad exp with WE, i love the TM one think ile stick to that even though this one is full metal and cost the same
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 04:15 PM

That has always been the struggle between TM and WE, should one buy reliable plastic or unreliable metal =)

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 04:25 PM

Supposedly, WEs have gone a long way in the last 5 or so years, with the latest MEUs and Knighthawk being pretty good, apparentely. I should be getting the 4.3 DW soon, so Ill let you know.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 05:50 PM

The Knighthawk is a Custom WE, so to say, like standard WA Magna to a SCW version. The WE MEU is a standard WE. The Knighthawk specially built by WETTI with high flow system. Don't ask me for differences. No idea. But the quality was evidently better on the Knighthawk.

Kimber models will be a pritty big problem for Germany regarding licenses. I guess there wouldn't be too much options for marked slides for the PTP KWA series as they don't seem to have a reverence with KSC. But if slides happen to be available I'd be very glad to be wrong. wink.gif
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 08:28 PM

Hopefully these shoot better than the old WE's I've had...

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 09:15 PM

QUOTE (chas @ Jan 30 2010, 04:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Supposedly, WEs have gone a long way in the last 5 or so years, with the latest MEUs and Knighthawk being pretty good, apparentely. I should be getting the 4.3 DW soon, so Ill let you know.


Well my SOCOMgear/WE M.E.U works fine out of the box and has pretty good accuracy, it currently sports a custom made 220mm TB and shoots quite hard. Reliability wise it's a great gun, never gave me a problem till this day. It's not perfect though as some parts have a bit of poor fit/finish ( although it doesn't affect performance/reliability ) and the stock hop-up is a bit wonky but after putting a firefly hop rubber and do the tradicional teflon mod, it works quite nice now.

The Achilles' heel of the replica, and well almost all WE's, are the magazines. How my god how they suck, bad seals, bad finish ... bad everywhere!


QUOTE (SamJacksonFan @ Jan 30 2010, 05:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Knighthawk is a Custom WE, so to say, like standard WA Magna to a SCW version. The WE MEU is a standard WE. The Knighthawk specially built by WETTI with high flow system. Don't ask me for differences. No idea. But the quality was evidently better on the Knighthawk.


WETTI guns are just WE guns with major marketing, fairy dust and trademarks. They don't have "custom" design or internals.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 09:16 PM

Very nice. However, isn't the trigger on the real one longer?

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 09:40 PM

Have a look, here's a real steel Kimber Desert Warrior:


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Posted 30 January 2010 - 10:18 PM

Meh, I prefer the 3-hole. Still looks good though.

Are TM triggers compatible with the WE?

Does WE still use the Hicapa based internals or have they switched to (TM style) A1/MEU internals?

Edited by davedawg123, 30 January 2010 - 10:19 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2010 - 10:22 PM

DIBS DIBS DIBS DIBS DIBS DIBS.

FInally, a cheap Kimber. With a few upgrades, this may bee decent!

By god, I swore I would never buy another WE. But hot damn.
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 10:38 PM

Trigger is definitely a regular 1911 short one. If you like the 3-hole one, you can get a 5KU for cheap. They are compatible with Marui Hi-Capa and MEU style clones.
Although the new WE 1911 still have Hi_capa internals, the new ones have a new system that gives them a bit stronger blowback. Mags are still the same, though (not that I care, as I dont play anymore: I just buy junk, shoot it a few times and sell it on).

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 11:03 PM

QUOTE (chas @ Jan 30 2010, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Trigger is definitely a regular 1911 short one. If you like the 3-hole one, you can get a 5KU for cheap. They are compatible with Marui Hi-Capa and MEU style clones.
Although the new WE 1911 still have Hi_capa internals, the new ones have a new system that gives them a bit stronger blowback. Mags are still the same, though (not that I care, as I dont play anymore: I just buy junk, shoot it a few times and sell it on).


So does that mean poorer gas consumption?

I mean, my old Hi-Capa couldn't fire off more than 15 rounds.

Why doesn't WE just lighten their slides? Save them money, and less sluggish-ness.
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 11:04 PM

QUOTE (BrooklynBorn @ Jan 31 2010, 12:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I mean, my old Hi-Capa couldn't fire off more than 15 rounds.

That wont be a problem: the mags only hold 15 rounds. biggrin.gif


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Posted 30 January 2010 - 11:08 PM

QUOTE (chas @ Jan 30 2010, 06:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That wont be a problem: the mags only hold 15 rounds. biggrin.gif


Oh I wouldn't ever be using THEIR mags tongue.gif

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