Big Out review


Big-Out
M203 Launcher review

By Philip ‘Bursar’
Mansfield
bursar@philspcmods.com

Stock
Specifications
FPS
???m/s
(stock fps may vary)
Length:
???mm
Barrel
Length:
depends
Weight: ???g

Ammo
capacity:

depends
on round chosen
18-165


The
Big-Out M203 Launcher is a fairly new product, and as far as
I know, I’m one of the first lucky people to get my hands on
it :)

Opening
the parcel
Ripping it all open, I find the following
contents:


Big Out muzzle connector

Big Out grenade holder

Big Out rubber washer

Fitting
instructions
There’s no English on the instructions,
but fortunately the pictures are fairly easy to follow ;)

One
thing I should note here is that the whole thing is made from
metal. The only non-metal part in it is the rubber washer. This
product is as solid as they come.

Putting
it together
Preparing the Big Out Launcher for
use is a fairly easy (if thumb damaging) process.

Firstly,
the grenade holder unscrews into 2 parts. The top part slides
down over the moscart shell so that the thread extends past
the bottom of the shell.

Now,
this is where the thumb damaging comes into play. I’m not sure
if the tolerances on my launcher or shell were slightly out,
but it took me about 20 mins of pushing and cursing before I
got the top of the holder pushed down over the shell. Once on,
there is absolutely no way your shell is going to fall out accidently.

Next,
you lay the rubber washer inside the holder so that the metal
disk in the middle of it lines up with the firing pin in the
bottom of the shell.

Then
you just screw the two halves of the grenade holder together.

The
next step is to remove the flash hider from the end of your
barrel, and attach the muzzle connector. The Launcher is available
with either a positive or negative thread, so check you order
the right one for you. There is no small grub screw in the bottom
of the adapter to help keep it in place as with the original
M4 flash hider that I removed.

The
connector isn’t quite as stylish as the M4 flash hider, but
all in all, it’s not bad looking.

Finally,
slide the grenade holder over the muzzle. There are some ball
bearings that snap into the recess on the muzzle connector so
it won’t slide off. They have little hex screws on the outside,
so you can adjust the pressue if you need to.

That’s
about it. Nothing too tricky, you just need a bit of force to
get the top of the holder over the shell.


In
use
Once the grenade is fitted, switch to single
shot and squeeze the trigger. The result is an erruption of
gas and BBs from the business end :) The other thing that is
definately satisfying is the kick back you get when the grenade
goes off. It’s much like the recoil from a GBB, but it’s something
that you don’t get when firing an AEG normally.

Once
you’ve fired the grenade, you will have a loose BB rattling
around in your barrel, so make sure you tip it out before firing
your next shot. The BB remains intact though, so you won’t have
lots of little shards to worry about.

The
grenade slips on and off the muzzle in a second, so it shouldn’t
compromise you in battle.

The
main downside is that the grenade holder is such a tight fit
that you aren’t able to easily replace the shell with a fresh
one after you’ve fired it.

To
reload the shell you will need to remove the grenade from the
gun, unscrew the two halves of the grenade holder and take out
the rubber washer. You need to do this to gain access to the
firing pin and reset the grenade.

So
that turns it into pretty much a one shot weapon until you can
get back to the safe zone and reload it without too much trouble.

It
does add a little bit of weight to the end the gun, but not
too much. If you’re concerned about barrel wobble, you may not
want to leave the grenade attached for long periods of time.

Conclusion
What more can I say? It looks fantastic, and should
instill fear into the hearts of all those who face
me across the battlefield (any edge I can get is a
help ;).

Performance

3/5
It loses points here for the difficulty in reloading

Value
for money

4/5
Not a bad price for what you get

Upgrades


0/5 No surprises here, there’s nothing to upgrade

Build
quality

5/5
Solid metal, and rock steady at gripping the shell
and your gun

Overall 4/5
A great product, only let down by the difficulty in
changing shells

External
Links:
TBA

Site
links:
TBA

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Last
modified:
Wednesday, January 8, 2003 5:49 PM
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