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  1. I'll wait for a 4 inch myself. Love revolvers (single and double action-especially Rugers) but I can't see myself packing this around for a whole day unless in a shoulder holster.


    When I was working for a Firearms/Sporting Goods store many years ago, the Dan Wesson revolver was touted as one of the best for steel plate competitions. Their only major issue was a double action pull that was just plain horrendous. Nearly everyone we sold was sent out for trigger action jobs (which I heard were not easily done).


    However, its solid frame design and cylinder lock-up were built like a tank. The ability to change the barrel length relatively easily (and the fact that the barrel was anchored at both ends) and that you could conform a grip in nearly any shape (there is no grip frame as you would find on a S&W, Colt or Ruger revolver) was also pretty nice. In some sets a blank block of walnut with the needed drilled holes was provided so you could carve your own grip.


    If this turns out to be as well made as it should be, I'll probably have to get one.


    The frame on the airsoft one is *suitcase*.

  2. The YT video is 60fps, but your source material varies in FPS greatly. It's only running 60fps in a few instances. I'd say it's swinging between 30-40fps most of the time. It may be the camera that cannot follow if you record in high resolution. FYI.

  3. Never, ever, store your LiPo's in the gun, connected.


    The classic LiPo fire happens because wires shorts inside the rifle.

    Now imagine that happening while the rifle is inside a cloth bag in your car, or worse, under the bed at home while you're in a different room. This is how houses burn down.


    With computerized relays (aka, always draining power), it can also kill the batteries when you forget it and put the rifle away. ASCU is quite guilty of this.

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  4. Really liking how efficient this rifle is.

    Also liking that the accuracy was alright, this bodes well.

    48ci/3000psi is a very small tank. Since you're using a backpack tank (and i expect, most would), it would be easy to use a 100ci/4500psi tank. Then we're talking close to 7500 rounds on a fill.


    I see that the barrelnut looks proprietary. Do you think mounting any sort of RIS on this is viable? The only one i can think off, is the UTG one that clamps around the barrelnut. Even normal M4 RIS won't fit because they clamp inside the barrelnut.


    I'm going to be perfectly honest: I'm not sure you really are willing to be convinced. It seems to me you have already made your decision that you don't like HPA in general. If that's the case I'm not offended, but I'd really rather not waste both of our time talking past each other as so often happens on forums. If my assesment of the situation is wrong, please pardon me, no offense is meant. 



    That's not the case at all. I've written that i would really want to see a solid HPA product, and when that happens i'll go back to HPA. I don't think that can be interpretted as being against HPA products :)


    I've even been one of the biggest proponents for SMP around when people have complained about high price (MSRP doesnt matter, margin does), T-1000 ripoff (people don't understand it's not a complete system at all) and so on.


    Bjorn: That is exactly the base issue i've seen in polarstars for years. It's as if someone is dialing the hopup back and forth while you're shooting. It's also why shooting at a sound response target doesn't fully encompass the issue. It requires mag dumps and flight path zoom ins.

    The only theory i have for it, is that the valve clap shifts around slightly when shooting, hence why it's usually a gradual shot-to-shot change.


    Are you suggesting that it's impossible to acheive accuracy with the current set up? If so I'd reference you to the following two links. (a host more data could be produced as well but these are two simple visual proofs)






    Not trying to be argumentative, just pointing out that saying there's a fundamental intrinsic problem is barking up the wrong tree. The vast majority of set ups have no problems. In fact I have yet to see a set up myself that acts this way that didn't end up being a set up problem, which is why at this point all I can do is guess as to the cause. I've had my share of tricky set ups, but it always came down to something not being quite right with the set up. 





    No, just highly unlikely, to the point of being futile to expect a good result out of a HPA solution :)


    Denmark is one of the biggest importers of polarstar. I think we account for 40% of amped airsofts export alone (don't quote me on that though).

    I've personally owned polarstar products.

    I've made a point of always trying other peoples polarstar rifles when possible, or watching their rifles BB path/spread (watching over their shoulder when sighting in etc).

    My conclusion is solid. Polarstar products have some unique, odd accuracy characteristics that makes them unwanted. Scores of people have been selling their polarstar rifles off again, and i've confirmed behind the scenes with them that accuracy characteristics was the primary issue.


    It's been just polarstar so far.


    Now that Bjorn, a person who's conclusions i trust due to him not being the type that assumes or jumps to conclusions like most other people, experiences the same issues on the SMP as i and everyone else did on polarstar, i make the conclusion that SMP suffers from the same issues.

    Which, in hindsight, and ironicly, is a bit of jumping to a conclusion :)


    I'd be happy to help you make a decent video review of efficiency/accuracy from a very high end perspective if you wish. PM'd for details.

  7. There's something plagueing all these HPA replacement solutions.

    It's the same symptoms; super stable FPS, hopup all over the place in either a curve or entirely random.


    I'm all for finding the source of the problem and developing a consistent, repeatable solution to it.


    Then i'll be (back) on the HPA wagon.


    However, i do not agree that checking alignment again solves it. There's a deeper issue.

    Too long nozzles is worth exploring further.

    It should be possible to add spacers on the polarstars to adjust nozzle length.

    Obviously, spacering the hopup away from the gearbox is easy too.

    If anybody tries this, please post about the result.

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