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More parts, more problems.

More parts came in for various projects. First up is the Vickers Tactical mag catch for KSC Glocks. Made by TangoDown the things i pretty much indestructible. Easy drop in fitment (unlike some airsoft pieces) and it has a nice beveled pad which just feels better, as well as a slight extension to aid in actuation. Pretty cheap too ($15).   Stock:     Vickers Tactical:     I still have a two-tone BoomArms Schuey slide for this sucker but I am far too lazy to actually get aroun

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Pinnacle Airsoft

Just wanted to let everyone know that Pinnacle Airsoft's website is now open for business.   Pinnacle Airsoft   Check it out, they went all out to try and provide a high quality website to match their walk in store.   Currently they are closed for the week:   Monday June 30 - Sunday July 6th   Any orders placed on those days will be filled when they return on Monday July 7th on a first come, first serve basis.   Since many of you haven't been able to head down and check it out

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Stippling, new customer projects, and 470+ fps.

So I have continued to stipple pretty regularly. Tried my hand at a Glock grip, looks OK, but could be better.   KWA G26C Grip:     I also have a new client build in the process of arriving. Built from a Dual Tone Hi Capa 4.3, I am excited to see how it turns out. He is going to run an Airsoft Surgeon slide (which is very nice, high quality, and build) and full internals. Actually a very nice build in the end even though it was pitched as a "light" build. Lucky for him he could

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WA M4 CQBR - Finally arrived.

The really good news for me is that my WA M4 finally showed up and I must say it is amazing. I love the sheit out of it. I know there has been a lot of talk about the weakness's with the internals, and I know it isn't a skirmish ready gun out of the box, but I never expected it to be so I am happy. The recoil action and sound are more than I imagined and put a smile on my face time and time again. Mine probably has less than 1K rounds through it, but other than the ejection port latch fallin

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Stippling and Customer Builds

Man it has been a very long time since I have written anything in this thing. While it seems like not much has happened I have been steadily toiling away at this thing we call airsoft and I have made some steps forward I do believe.   First up has to be the fact that I finally broke out of my laziness and broke out the Dremel Soddering Iron and actually tried my hand at some stippling. First try was a little shaky, but in the end I think it came out decently. It actually looks much better

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Why won't my M4 show up?!

I finally secured my latest project, actually I just had parts lying around that needed a gun to add to.   KSC Glock 19 Deep Blue PDI 6.01mm Tight Bore PGC Hi Flow Valve KM Stainless Recoil Guide Rod & Recoil Spring   Very light tune. I actually have a BoomArms slide for it, but the thing is bothering me since the outer barrel legs don't fit the slide....incredibly annoying. I haven't the patience to work on it right now, so I am rocking the ABS slide for now. The Deep Blue

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Some build wrap ups.

I know I mentioned a huge (in terms of parts, and quality of the parts) build for a client, another PGC TM 1911. It came out perfectly. I was impressed with both the KM and most especially the Nova parts that he chose to use. Just a quality standard A1 1911. Really my favorite type, and with good parts choices, my favorite to shoot as well. It really turned out amazingly well:   TM 1911 TM mags 5x PGC colt version PGC rear sight PDI tightbore 6.01mm PDI MIL-SPEC Hammer PDI Pa

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What's next?

Some friends are in for a visit:   WA SVI Std (Magna) - Rebuild and tuning WE Para - Tuning KWA M1911A1 Full Metal - Review and let me tell you this is one good gun. Never say WE again     SD Floating Valve SD POM Loading Nozzle     The SD loading nozzle was purchased from UNCompany, but the loading nozzle has a Dentrinity part number on it....leads me to believe that I am partly correct and Dentrinity and Shooters Design are very close.   So I am going to rebuild the

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Messing around with spare parts

So I had this vision of my TM SVI, with silver controls, and a red grip. So I went out and bought a "red" WE grip and was all set to pull my dual tone controls for the race gun and see what was up. BUT then I got caught up in a selling spree, and well the SVI just seemed to naturally hit the chopping block.   But before I let it go (anyone?) or I at least rebuild it as something brand new, I thought I would mock up exactly how it would have looked (minus the custom stippling work), and here

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Where does the time go....

I haven't thought about what guns I actually own in awhile. Right now this is the list:   KSC/BoomArms Schuey Custom Glock 17 Straight Frame KSC Sig SP2009 (finally got it shooting)   Marushin Sig P210 (8mm) Marushin Deringer (6mm)   SIIS IMI Desert Eagle .50AE 10"   Tanaka Browning Hi Power MKIII Tanaka Ruger Super Redhawk 9.5" HW .44 Magnum Tanaka SAA Cavalry Midnight   TM/SD SVI Expert 6.0 (Hi Capa 5.1) TM Hi Capa 5.1 Race Gun TM/SD Detonics Combat Master MKVI TM

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A little WA Beretta work, decided on my new project.

Took a few sunny shots of the Creation Sig. Interestingly enough since I have completed it, it has been through two owners, now waiting for word back on the third. Man this thing has changed hands like nothing before. I don't even know who is going to end up with it.     I managed to source a Prime slide for my Beretta. Unfortunately it is black, while my gun (well both of them) are INOX. Shame, but who can turn down a metal slide so you can run green through a WA Beretta? I don'

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P226 Anyone?

So after a good day down at Pinnacle, I actually had the will to do some client work tonight.   Of late I have had two lines of questions, either Guarder Springfield 1911s and Non-Railed P226s. First up was a Creation bodied Non-Rail p226. Originally it was going to be number 2 with a PGC body, but like always they were really out of stock. Thankfully TMC was good enough to sell me this Creation body at the same price as the PGC. This was my first experience with Creation and I must say i

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Some for me, some for you

I also managed to do a quick tune up on my buddy Chance's guns. First up was a piston swap on a TM Sig P226 and a quick tune up of a Wilson Combat Professional. Both were fun, and work better than when I received them.     On top of that I managed to begin some new projects for myself:       5.1 and 4.3 are all works in process. Man I need to finish that 5.1 once and for all.

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Sales and a few finished builds.

I have decided to cut down on my collection a little bit. Up for sale right now is my Tanaka Hi Power (add can be found here). Good gun, but I just never want to shoot it. Not enough excitement other than owning such a clean model. Custom gun with a one off tight bore.     I also finished the Limcat brothers for my clients. Both came together decently well, and I have finally figured out a few more tricks to make them cycle smoothly. It really took both of them for me to iron out

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Limcat is 60% done.

Spent the day down at Pinnacle again. It was crappy out, but I managed to help sell 5 GBBs, so I was happy (and so where they). It is good to be down at a place, with good guys, who do actually care about their customers. Not AEX pushing stuff with the best margins, but really looking to satisfy people.   Now I have to go back to work at my real job, and while it is nice to be paid, man I don't want to go. Goodies are in the mail though, so I should complete my full metal Detonics tomorro

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Steel Glock done. Pinnacle is where it's at.

So I have been spending the past few days hanging out at Pinnacle Airsoft and as much as I have been having fun, it has killed my will to do any work for myself when I get home. My buddy Paul, the Tech down at Pinnacle used to tell me how he never worked on his guns when he got home, had parts just waiting to be fit pretty much at all times. I always thought he was crazy, but now I get it. As much fun as I am having, getting to talk airsoft all day long, it really saps my will to get any work

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Client work, chillin' at Pinnacle.

Finished up client project number one. Figured out why a TM Desert Eagle wouldn't work (the nozzle was locked open). Turns out it had been dropped on the right rear side, mashing the safety lever and also breaking the inner frame.     Removed the broken part of the frame, the safety lever (internal) and then put her back together. Good as new. Shoots strongly (mid 330s bone stock on green gas with a cold mag). I completely forgot how strongly these things kick, I actually thought I

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Back in town, now I have to get to work.

Got to take a few days off, booked out of town to spend some time with my Pops and his new house. It was nice not to be tied to the interweb or work for a few days, but man the PMs and orders just piled up. I was only gone for a few days, but I came home to like a million things to do. Thankfully I was able to button down everything I had already signed up to do before I left. Unfortunately I might have lagged on some communications that might have turned into customer work, oh well.   In

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New client work, getting ready for the fun.

So I finalized three more client projects. Should be a good bit of business. One is just light tuning and a trigger job for a friend from Pinnacle. The Race Gun trainer is all ordered, now I am just waiting for everything to show up so I can get started. Shipping from Asia has been slow as molasses lately. I have four or five orders still in the about to be shipped phase. Not good, but at least I have secured all the parts I need.   I also got clued in to the fact that Shooters Design h

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The return of the Glock, twice.

So many moons ago I sold my last Glock and swore off of them forever. Well I swore off Tokyo Marui Glock 17s, but ended up selling all of my Glocks in the end. While I still prefer the 1911, and if I need something more "current" I can go for the Sig (well not the SP2009, lump o trash), but I thought (truthfully) that I needed to show that I do have experience building Glocks since I was only being asked to build 1911s. Now I rather build a 1911, but I didn't want to just be losing out on pos

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Chairsoft Custom Works open for business?

So I got down to my buddies shop Pinnacle Airsoft today and it was movin. They managed to sell a few aegs and a P226, which is a pretty good sale for one day. I hope this keeps up since they have asked me to help them with their custom GBB builds. I guess I will be doing to the full builds and possibly some staged power builds like the Q-Project used to do. Could be interesting, and man was it nice to actually get to hang out with some people and talk airsoft. Forums do mean a lot to me, bu

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Pinnacle Airsoft opens for business.

My friend's shop has finally opened it's doors. So happy for him, heres to a new customer driven Airsoft Store with solid tech advice and help.   Pinnacle Airsoft has finally opened for retail. We offer high end AEG's & GBB's at competitive prices. Our work and repair includes a 6 month warranty from date of service. At this time our website is still under-construction.   We are located at:   1207 Arroyo Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. (Conviently 4 blocks from the bart station)

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SP2009, Glock 17 Straight Frame and a review.

People seem to always ask if upgrading a GBB is really worth the time and money. To me the answer is easy, but since so few people just getting into GBBs have had the opportunity to fire a well built gun, I thought I would throw up a review to give them a glimpse at what is possible. You can check it out [http://airsoft-barracks.com/forums/index.php?topic=1597.0]here[/url]. Not to show off, but just to show that it will be a different gun when you upgrade, and that some of the results are rea

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Happy New Year

Welcome to 2008, I do wonder what the New Year holds for the wonderful world of gas powered airsoft replicas. I have chosen my first project of the new year, and it is going to be a Glock 26, semi auto. Right now I am planning on building a TM Glock 26 and installing a Guarder steel slide set, but we shall see how it turns out. If I can't find the slide set, then I will be building a semi-auto G26C from KSC. We shall see how it turns out in the end.   I also bought a SIIS Desert Eagle 10"

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G26C Review finished. Part 1 of History.

Finished my KWA G26C review, check it out here.   I also got my WE Compact firing again. In the process I managed to break my back up stock TM nozzle, ###### about that one. You can check out all the WE goings on here. Big thanks to The Saint for joining ASB and helping out with my WE project.   I also updated my WE Tactical Review, here, with my 500 round update. Gun is still shooting strong and everything seems to be working well. No worries and I am itching to get to work on it. I

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