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  1. 3 points
    After a couple weeks of waiting, the gun itself is done. I also added an RMR mount from Shapeways, so as to have a backup red dot for quicker acquisition at short range. The Haephaestus steel barrel is very nicely made. It didn't fit the barrel quite as tightly, so I had to shim it a bit, but otherwise it was easy to fit the gas block and get it all reassembled. Not really much more to say. The gun works and the barrels interchange. With the steel gas block and barrel, the gun actually is only half a pound lighter than the real thing, and the balance is identical. I'm looking forward to putting this through its paces.
  2. 2 points
    "One does simply buy a P230" And of course, you will need a gorjuice Hogue grip (who doesn't fit at all without mods by the way). Unicorn love on you all. Peace.
  3. 2 points
    The ultimate Escape from Tarkov Obrez (PPS based)
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    I didn't make a build log before completing it as I had no idea whether it was actually going to work out, but here's a conversion of the GHK AUG to replicate the real AUG LMG variant used by the Austrian military and... nobody else, as far as I can tell. The real LMG consisted of basically just a normal AUG, but with two changes: A 24" barrel with integral bipod, and (doctrinally) 42rd magazines rather than the normal 30. There was a drop-in trigger pack that converted the gun to fire from an open bolt, but for all intents and purposes, the AUG LMG is basically just a different barrel and a permission slip to use extended mags and full auto. So, there were really two parts to this: Building the 24" barrel setup, and building a hicap magazine so that it could actually be used in an LMG role for airsoft purposes. First, the barrel: Unfortunately, I could not find an airsoft replica of the original H-Bar bipod, and I wasn't going to sacrifice a real one for this, so I settled on a modern Ratworx bipod. This is an original design based on a combination of the AUG bipod and the Steyr SSG 08 bipod, and while not completely accurate to the original, I think it still looks the part (and works quite well, too). To get the 24" barrel length, I used a combination of barrel extensions. In the process, I discovered that GHK's 20" barrel is actually a bit short. Since I have a real AUG to refer to, this was rather puzzling, since they both appear to have the same length- I eventually realized that on the GHK ones, the locking nut that secures the flash hider is actually cast as part of the flash hider, so the barrel is a bit shorter to compensate. So, I ended up using about 5" of barrel extension. From front to back: -Angel Custom AUG H-Bar flash hider (intended for AEGs, but it's standard 14mm negative, so works fine) -Ratworx bipod locking nut and Ratworx bipod, over a 2" barrel extension with the outer diameter reduced from ~18mm to 17mm. I don't have a lathe, so this was a royal pain in the *albatross*. Once I reduced the diameter sufficiently for the bipod and locking nut to fit, I drilled into the barrel extension and tapped the hole for a small grub screw, which hits a shelf on the bipod about in the middle and stops it from sliding back further. -1" barrel extension -2" barrel extension, with another grub screw at the rear. The grub screw is there because of an issue I found with the bipod- the locking nut incorporates a grub screw that acts as a travel stop, so that the bipod only has about 45 degrees of rotation to either side. When the gun is set on the ground, it falls over, the travel stop hits the bipod, and the remaining momentum (or even just weight) was sufficient to start unscrewing any part of the barrel or barrel extension that relied on a friction fit. So, all the barrel extension parts are epoxied together, and then the combined extension unit is secured to the barrel threads with that grub screw, in the same manner as the cheesy plastic flash hiders that come pinned to most AEGs. So, that's the bipod. Relatively straightforward. Now the magazine. This is a hybrid of the top 2/3 of a GHK mag mated to the lower 2/3 of a TM mag, with an ugly seam where I had to resculpt part of the joint due to a chop saw-induced mishap. It's easier to understand what's going on if I overlay the internals over the shell: So, at the top, the GHK magazine internals have been cut very short. The original gas reservoirs had threaded caps on the bottom, so I had the brilliant idea to measure the threading, order an appropriate tap, and tap the remaining stub of the front reservoir to insert the original plug. Unfortunately, while the threads are definitely 17mm diameter and 1mm thread pitch, the threading cut by an M17x1 tap was too shallow, and inserting the plug ground off its threads. So, it was epoxied in place, and a grub screw was inserted from either side to provide additional support and then ground flush. I then drilled through the middle of the plug, tapped it for 1/8" NPT, and inserted a 45 degree elbow followed by a 6mm push-connect adapter. Only the front gas reservoir actually leads to the valve, so that was the gas system sorted, but I still had to make more changes to the GHK part of the mag. For starters, I needed to secure the mag to the shell, since normally GHK mag internals are held on at the baseplate. This was easy; I just drilled a hole for a cross pin, cut a nail to length, and peened the end slightly to get a good friction fit in the shell. The other issue was reloading, since obviously a hicap normally fills from the top. This was my solution: I drilled out the fill valve threading to 6mm, countersunk a larger hole, and inserted a 6mm ID O-ring which stays via a friction fit. The hole on the back of the shell is sized for a speedloader, so the mag is reloaded by inserting a speedloader and then just shoving BBs through the O-ring. They drop into what used to be the rear gas reservoir, which opens into the body of the magazine. Simple. At the bottom of the mag, I cut down the TM hicap internals as pictured, and epoxied a length of spring tubing to the hicap's feed track. The hicap internals secure to the baseplate: So, no further modification was needed. To get the spring tubing to fit through the feed track on the GHK side, however, I had to run a 8mm drill bit up from the bottom and down through the top. This was a bit nerve-wracking as it would have been very easy to chew through the front of the mag.After all the internal work was done, I cut a pair of 1" x 4" plates from some 1/8" steel sheet, and epoxied them in place to connect the two mags. Unfortunately, I had accidentally mangled the top of the TM mag when cutting it on my chop saw, as the plastic used on it was much more brittle than the GHK mag and it chipped. So, I had to do a bit of reconstructive surgery at the joint, which I did using a mixture of steel-reinforced JB Weld epoxy putty (for strength) and Kneadatite hobby epoxy (for sculptability) in about a 2:1 ratio. After that was fixed and all the test fitting went well, I spray painted the whole thing. The join is noticeable up close, but I was more concerned about durability, so I think it worked out alright in the end. The final hicap holds about 450 BBs, and can feed 250-300 on a single full wind, so should be usable for an LMG role. Because the barrels are quick-swappable, and the HPA conversion was done to the magazine, I can swap from gas-in-mag rifle to HPA light machine gun in just a few seconds: Next on the agenda is making at least one more hicap, and modifying an Odin speedloader to work with these. With a competent A-gunner, I'm thinking even two magazines should be enough to maintain constant fire, with the A-gunner reloading and rewinding one mag while I shoot the other.
  5. 1 point
    I'd like to declare that as an Abomination Unto Nuggan, @NinjaBunneh, but it's kinda cute in the WH40k Bolter pistol way...
  6. 1 point
    Been such a long time since i've actually posted I cant even remember what my user name was :-D Needed some spray an pray in my life seeing as been about 10 years since I last owned an AEG. Had forgotten what its like having hi-caps rattling around...
  7. 1 point
    I have to beg to differ somewhat. I was out at the site this morning (Just to show my face. I couldn't play, because of terms and conditions). Parts of the Safe Zone were taped off and the tables had been moved around for social distancing. The site had a 30 player limit, due to social distancing within the safe zone. No walk ons are allowed. All players must book in advance (Because of the 30 player limit). The games themselves shouldn't be a problem. There's no actual CQB areas. It's all woodland. I wear a faceplate myself (Teeth are expensive). I suspect that faceplates are encouraged. Finally. It's all outdoors. I can't give a fuller apprasial until I've played next weekend.
  8. 1 point
    You're probably better off - I don't trust easing the restrictions this much this soon....
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    When I go to the post office: "Hello. I'd like to post this please. OK, Thanks. Bye" The people in front of me at the post office: "I'd like to open these 7 accounts please. Oh, I haven't filled out any of the paperwork. I'd also like to send 15 postal orders and can I split them on these 7 debit cards please"
  12. 1 point
    Seems like a lot of 'old timers' are coming back into airsoft.... maybe it's got something to do with Covid and the lockdown and realising how much good fun airsoft used to be....I know I'm all pumped up to start playing again.... bought a 417 and a 416 over the last few months and I'm eager to get out there.......
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    Hi mate, As the owner an Ino Mk43 and M60A1 I probably can offer some assistance. As for 1 and 1a, I just re-wired my guns and mags straight out of the box to use one battery to fire the gun and one battery to power the mag. I also wired the boxmag to have it's own pressure switch that I could press and the mag would feed. This is fairly easy and cheap to to, if you are confident with soldering. I have been using a 7.4V LiPo to run my boxmags without issues for years. The downside is, you gotta remember to press a button to make your gun feed, but it has never been a biggie for me, once I got used to it. 2. You basically have two options. Either find a looser spring for the trigger or put a screw into the trigger mechanism, where the trigger extension bar presses into the microswitch, so that you don't have to depress the trigger so much to make the gun fire. This is a lot harder to explain with words than to show with a picture, so I'll try to do that tomorrow. 3. I added a Warfet on both of my guns recently and they haven't let me down yet. I also replaced the original hopup c-clips with Airsoftpro ones, as the originals did a poor job of holding the barrel in place.
  16. 1 point
    Minor mods on my Nighthawk. A tasteful Pachmayr grip, because yes we can, and yes we must. Love on you all.
  17. 1 point
    KSC USP, a lot of RA-Tech and Maple Leaf internal stuff (been awhile, I've had this gun since 2011), Shooter Design Slide, RA-Tech barrel. B&T/CCF Impulse-II suppressor (for the real gun, but a dummy), LDI BLAST LAM. Might have "Tactical" engraved on the slide in the future.
  18. 1 point
    If it’s only 10fps, fire a few mags and adjust hop, probably drop 10 or FPS. If not speak to your site, sure they’ll either allow it or no someone who can help. Be a shame to sell it for the sake of a few FPS.
  19. 1 point
    Ever since the Hollywood thread went to archive we don't seem to have a thread dedicated to movie, games or other popular culture inspired loadouts and collection, which accounts for the majority of the reasons I end up buying airsoft guns..! PUBG collection: KWA Kriss Vector WE x Ghost Island full steel M9 LCT VSS Vintorez Ino 1911 TM SCAR-L SA full steel Glock PPS Kar98 with PUBG style ACOG position (clearly game devs aren't familiar with the concept of eye relief) TM x LCS next-gen recoil M16 John Wick 1 + 2: TM x RA-Tech full steel HK45 (in lieu of P30L) with WT John Wick Comp TM x TH full steel G34 TTI Combat Master Continental chocolate coins...
  20. 1 point
    VFC Gen 5 17 with Pro-Arms MOS steel slide
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    WE MP5 with VFC torch:
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  23. 1 point
    Real-steel history: The Heckler & Koch UMP (short for "Universale Maschinenpistole") is a submachine gun chambered in .45 ACP, and is developed as a cheaper, lighter variant for the Heckler & Koch (later HK) MP5. Boasting more stopping power because of the larger caliber, and a slower cyclic rate to keep things in balance (.45 kicks a lot compared to 9 mm), the UMP is favoured by US Customs and Border Patrol. Airsoft-variant history: The first airsoft UMP I was introduced was the Guay & Guay (later G&G) UMG (short for "Uber Machinegun, lol), back in 2008 (if my memory works correctly). It was a really good SMG overall, there were some major issues first but G&G fixed them in later versions. I absolutely adored it, even though the name was silly (for licensing reasons, obviously). Is it strange, that HK allows manufacturers to copy the design 1:1, but it buggers them off real bad if the same manufacturer uses the correct name? I have always found that strange. Be that as it may, not long after the G&G UMP-replica was released, Chinese manufacturer Double Eagle (later DE) rushed to copy it. Naming it plainly as the M86 (which is the standard procedure with DE:s guns, I have the M6 which is a copy of the Maruzen APS-2, the M58 which is a copy of the Marui Benelli M3 Shorty and the M81 which is a copy of the Marui USP AEP but more tactical), it is the only airsoft-UMP I have experience with besides the G&G-variant. There is an Umarex UMP as well, and it boasts real trademarks (which it legally can, because Umarex has an agreement with HK). I don't own that one, but since the price is exactly the same as DE:s gun, I wonder if it's just a rebranded DE (I know for sure Umarex rebrands a lot of stuff, for example Vega Force Company's and Kien Well Company's guns). Initial impressions: I have owned the DE UMP for some time now, but I remember when picking it out of the box I was really surprised by a lot of stuff. Here's a list: -The gun felt rock solid, like a plastic brick (which it should be, actually, because the real-steel counterpart has a polymer receiver!) -The folding stock is really sturdy (I have managed to break numerous AK folding stocks, from all the manufacturers out there, this one, not so much!) -With a 7,4 volt LiPo-battery the fire rate is close to the real gun, which means it's sloow! -I got the urge to go and play some Counter Strike and rush B! Problems arise: The fire selector of my gun broke off on one side (it's supposed to be ambidexterous, but now, forget it), and the remaining selector on the guns left side jumps from full auto to semi auto because the gun vibrates a lot when shooting. I have to keep it pressed downwards with my thumb if I want to use full auto for prolonged periods of time. Well, this isn't an issue, because I only play at CQB-arenas which have banned the use of full auto anyways, so it doesn't bother me much. A problem still. Another problem, this one more severe. The cocking handle jammed mysteriously, and it is locked now in front position (no HK slap for me). I have absolutely no idea what causes this. If I open it up someday, then I'll see. One more problem. One of the metal rails it has (the lower-one), broke down on mine. Crappy pot-metal, I'm sure. The other rails have survived the test of time, but I removed them as well (it's now even lighter and more streamlined). Conclusion: It's a good replica of the famous UMP SMG, and it uses a normal Version 3 gearbox so upgrading/maintenance isn't an issue. Good bang for the buck, if one can't afford the more high-end G&G-one. I have painted my own with camouflage-colors and done some minor modding, like for example replaced the Tamiya-connector it comes with to a better Deans-one.
  24. 1 point
    If pocket pistols don't sell badly , then why not make the PPK or M1934? I have owned both the M1934 and the PPK GBBs (both disintegrated on me) Who here has actually bought a WE pocket pistol? And why?
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    Hey I like unique stuff. Just not pea shooters for smurfs.

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