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  1. Woah. Good job buddy, you are very welcome. 
    Takes a little while to get it just right, the alignment and such, but truly stellar when it’s all working like an original mag. 

    I’d love to try my hand at modifying a real 5.45 polymer magazine to fit the GHK 5.45 internals with shortened gas tubes, but I’m busy with other stuff atm. 

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  2. Hey guys.


    Here’s another retailer that I’m pleased to add to my bookmarks. They mainly stock PTW related items, parts and accessories.

    I ordered a G&P WA SPR Front barrel/RAS set on Wednesday and it arrived yesterday, which is very swift considering it was coming from Germany. Although the payment process was a little long winded, what with transferring funds to their bank and all that international payment jazz. By the time they emailed me with their PayPal address it had already been paid. Lol.


    They maintain communication throughout and I’d be happy to order from again.



  3. Hey boys and girls.


    Guess this would fall into the gas category? Seeing as its gas that propels the bbs rather than electricity...

    I recently bought this little beast from CWI having followed its development since it's initial announcement.


    The Classic Army M132 Microgun!




    As I explain in my video review, I've always wanted a Minigun but like many players I couldn't afford one.

    CA have stepped up to the plate with a far more affordable and accessible option.

    Their new Microgun is the Diet Coke of Miniguns. It's largely constructed from polymer materials and is two barrels short of the 6 barrelled M134.


    The Microgun arrives in a short but chunky box and its furniture requires assembling to get it ready to shoot. The manual features useful diagrams with clear instructions and only a couple of minor chinglish spelling errors.







    Once it's all bolted together I was surprised how well built the gun is, and despite its polymer shell its fantastically solid and best of all, light!




    If you've seen the factory released videos you will probably know that it can accept two forms of gas, HPA and your typical Green Gas cans. The Microgun takes Lipo batteries on the compartment to the right.

    CA have put some thought into the internal magazine by housing the ammo within the chamber at the centre of the 4 barrels. This makes the gun feed more efficiently than the older M134. The M132 features a spring and follower attached to the end cap, that allows the Microgun to feed bbs in any orientation.


    Shooting this minigun is about as much fun as you'd expect it to be. Pulling the trigger torques the gun towards the left and roars into life. The gas discharge can be seen chasing each bb that leaves the barrels and the stream is almost overwhelming. This Minigun shoots very smoothly with an grin inducing whirl.


    The stock rate of fire with an average 11v lipo is 28rds per second. Some high ROF aegs can get to that speed but no where near as impressive to watch ;-)

    Despite its rotary firing system, the ammo consumption remains minimal. It's 2200rd internal magazine lasts surprisingly long, which is just as well. Reloading isn't the fastest manoeuvre to pull off.


    Compared to my TM M4A1 MWS GBBR





    As the Microgun has 4 individual hop ups, one could adjust for the appropriate weight of bbs he or she decides to use. With .20's it can ping a man sized target multiple times at 50m, and as this is a UK/Japanese version Microgun, it does so at 1j. The spread of bbs at that range is roughly 1.5m, no doubt that with heavier bbs it will reduce, but then it starts getting even more expensive when heavy bbs are used ;-P



    The downsides to this Microgun has to be when it is used with green gas cans. For some reason I thought that maybe it would deal with cool down well due to it being somewhat of a NBB system.


    I was so wrong lol.

    After a few hundred bbs fired it will develop cold spots on the body and can even be felt on the grip. Then it will stop feeding rounds effectively. In GBB pistols and rifles, one would just swap out magazines and continue firing. The Microgun is not as lucky.


    Note icing:



    When you first install a compatible gas can, (slim profile and with the screw threads at the base) the gas will flow through the lines and backup within the gun. So with continued firing the gun will eventually cooldown much like any other gas gun. Likewise with the removal of a green gas can, residual gas will still be left in the system.




    I get a slight hiss of gas leakage from the front of the GG compartment connector.



    Also I've found that it will NOT empty its 2200rd capacity on 1 can of green gas. HPA is the best method for gaming.




    One other issue I had was with the trigger. It would tend to stick and this would forbid the grip safety from engaging. I would have to physically pull it out.

    There was a couple of instances where it would continue to fire when I had come off the trigger. Another M132 user on YouTube told me to loosen the grip screws near the trigger and this would solve the issue.

    That worked a treat and merely over tightening from the factory.





    Other than those points the CA M132 is intense fun.



    It's a goddamn minigun!

    Cheap. Compared to the all steel M134 anyway

    Lightweight. Lighter than most LMG's you'll find

    Easy to operate and hold

    Fairly spacious on board battery compartment

    Adjustable Hop Up

    AEG spec inner barrels and hop up buckings

    Versatile due to its methods of gas

    Spring fed ammo reservoir

    and it's freaking minigun!



    Cooldown issues with green gas

    Somewhat awkward to reload bbs

    Lack of sling attachment points



    I'm more of a GBBR kind of guy but I made a promise to the boy within me that he would have a minigun one day. £600 later and he was psyched to finally own one.

    I'd rather have one of these than it's larger, heavier M134 brother.


    GoPro streaming to a set of Recon Jet smart HUD Glasses is totally bada$$



    Hope you guys have found this interesting. You can check out the full review below:




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  4. Now I've tried the usual method of pistol guide rod removal but due to its guide rod being the physical hop adjuster, it's fixed to the hopup block.

    It could just be me not trying hard enough to separate, but it's really on there.

    Update: Ummm yeah. I wasn't trying hard enough to pull the guide rod out from the hop up block. Lol my bad.


    In my defence it's oily and tough to get a good purchase on.


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  5. I'm really glad to hear you're having a positive experience and enjoyment from your VP9. So there is hope for VFC after all?


    In that case I must look into one.....perhaps....one day. The nozzle doesn't share the same bullet shape as the VP9, unfortunately.

    Surprisingly it differs from the KWA style USP nozzle, and features a single return spring built onto the mock ejector.


    You know something else that sucks about this handgun? It seems impossible to strip the slide down of the outer/inner barrels/recoil assembly, without taking out the 3 screws holding the BBU in place. The hopup gets caught up on the nozzle, which prohibits from being removed.

    Now I've tried the usual method of pistol guide rod removal but due to its guide rod being the physical hop adjuster, it's fixed to the hopup block.


    It could just be me not trying hard enough to separate, but it's really on there.

  6. Awesome post mate!


    I just don't get how this can be advertised as Umarex/VFC if it is just a clone/copy of the KSC system? :|


    VFC/SA pistols are normally proprietary designs mostly.


    I had the KSC USPC that I upgraded with metal slide and what not, and that stupid hammer mechanism with the centered flimsy valve knocker is a joke. It was not fit properly and did not always align so each shot would be widely different power. You can even see that in your photo that it's not aligned straight.


    I hate the KSC systems with a passion so I don't touch them but whutevers :o

    I was as stunned by the cloned internals as you. It's crazy.


    Yes as you say, the VFC knocker has a very broad range of side movement, which confirms your statement. I had no idea it was as bad as it was until I played around with it, slide off/magazine inserted. Striker connecting with the valve on various points of the release button.


    My experience with KSC systems have been both great and poor. 2x KWA NS2 USP's in particular being under powered and inefficient as hell.

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  7. I've only seen it advertised within the EU. Like the VP9 being available for at least a good 6 months in EU before it was released in Asia.


    In regards to it holding its hop adjustment, I'd say it does. However the stock barrel and buckings that comes with these VFC's, leave a hell of a lot to be desired. You couldn't take it to a skirmish as it is now and expect to score decent kills.

    Funny you mention the recoil, if you see the slo mo on my video, you'll see the outer barrel move around an awful lot when firing. This probably doesn't help the accuracy.


    Thing is that I've had some relatively decent performance from this pistol, but a follow up 20 shots would be disappointing. I know it can do it but it would need tinkering.


    I agree, the TM HK45 is probably one of the best GBB pistols I've owned. The Tactical version is awesome!

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  8. Hey fellas.


    I thought I'd chime in on here with my thoughts regarding the VFC HK45CT.


    The typical no thrills Umarex Hk box...yay.




    Contents of the amazing box.






    The pistol itself has a terrific build quality and looks stunning. VFC does a fine job at making their guns look nice at least.

    The metal slide finish looks a better shade than KWA's HK45 and other HK pistols. The white umarex licensing marks are thin and are mostly unnoticeable. Mostly.







    The controls are positive. Safety decocker lever functions well. The flick up to safe mode is tactile and locks into place reassuringly well. The sweep down to decock is smooth and breaks into double action mode with a deep clunk.

    As I mention in my video review, the double action trigger pull is heavy but in a good way. They've done a good job to make you feel like it's a realistic trigger pull and not like a toy gun.


    The sights are the standard HK45 type sights but compared to the TM 45, they appear dark grey and more authentic.

    The slide release/takedown lever is really easy to pry out of the frame unlike the TM, which just doesn't want to let you take it out.




    The grip length on this pistol is similar to the USP Compact and even though my hands are more on the small side, it still feels awkward for me to hold it. My support hand doesn't have a nice ledge to rest upon, the standard HK45 however, has that chunky magazine baseplate which does have the ample room. If I interlink my pinky fingers it works but it's probably not a decent grip method.




    The spare backstrap is medium sized and I'd love to try it out but unfortunately the pin holding the one already on the pistol, just doesn't want to come out.




    As with the real HK45C, the rail is just too short for your run of the mill pistol lights, X300's for example, requiring that 4th rail cutout. Cable ties? Lol




    The hopup adjustment is located on the guide rod. The key that comes with the pistol is used to adjust the hop and is a pretty clever external location for the calibration. Unfortunately the hopup doesn't do a very good job and the shots land either a little high, a little low, slightly left, and sometimes straight. I placed these shots on the paper at 20m and I had to shift my aim from shot to shot to walk the bbs onto target, poor consistency.








    In a warm/comfortable environment the HK45CT shoots very well. On propane/greengas, you get a great snap and jolt in the hand from this little gun, it's cyclic rate is nice and high but that exciting experience is soon demolished when venturing out into the cold.




    When I was in 3 degrees C, the pistol really did struggle to complete a magazine and often it just failed miserably. Sometimes it would fire one shot fine and second shot would be too weak to even load another bb, it would alternate between weak and very weak shots before the tank was empty.


    Enter the dragon.

    On Guarder Power Up Gas the reassurance would be restored and the pistol would complete a magazine.

    A must fuel for single digit temperatures.



    To be fair to the little gun the range isn't too bad. When I was using either a toasty mag on propane or Guarder Black, I had it shooting out to 50m. It would probably take an entire 20 round magazine to be able to hit a man sized target once at that range but at least it was getting there.


    KSC/KWA Compatibility:


    I touch upon this in my video but as you see in the photo's the internal working parts are copied from the KSC and KWA USP series.














    Side by side, USP left - HK45CT right.




    The magazines are a drop in fit but unfortunately they either vent the gas once fired, fire and slide blow back a few mm or appear to light strike and act like a NBB. At first I thought it could be that the button on the valve sat too low for a decent strike but with the varied responses from testing, I cannot pin point the cause of the actions.


    One of the only real differences between the two brand magazines is that on the original HK45CT magazine, it has a raised lip on the rubber gas seal.






    I have an Action high flow valve in one of my USP mags and this seems to be the way to make the USP magazine fire the pistol.

    I removed the Action valve to install into one of my hk45ct magazines and it is a fantastic upgrade. The cycling remains high and consistent, even in colder conditions it outperforms the stock by a long shot.






    Right from the box, out of 10 I'd give it a 4. There's a decent gun in there somewhere but you'll have to fork over a bit more money on top of the initial £170-£200 cost just to find it. Business as usual with this brand then.




    £40+ per magazine is a complete joke.


    When it becomes available in Asia, I have no doubt in my mind that AMG would release upgrade valves much like the VP9, so one could get the very best out of the system and if one were to install an upgrade hopup bucking, I believe it would be fine skirmish tool.


    So yeah, it looks the part but doesn't deliver. That should be VFC's company slogan. "No compromise, GET VFC!

    Hmmm, no mate.


    Video Review:



    Thanks for looking and I hope this helps.

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  9. Yep. Totally compatible. The ridges around the magazine lock into the recesses on the Stratagem perfectly.


    Just watch how you go because I've had a couple of mags fly out when jumping/diving through windows. And they were mounted right side up too. Elastic retention cord would be advisable.

  10. Hell of a nice rig you got there mate, there's definitely something extra special about having a hard case with clean and well organised interiors.


    I've recently bought the UAC lightweight Bolt Carrier for the MWS and it's unbelievably fast. I'm in the middle of putting together a video of it at the moment but first here's a little look at the performance in cold weather.


    Not quite freezing however it's the similar temperatures I experienced when I used it at Senny Bridge at the tail end of last winter.


  11. The XM8 GBBR project revived. This is version 3 of my build, with WE G36 GBBR receiver carefully stripped of excess polymer fat to allow GWS custom aeg kit to fit over.

    Front area of the lower XM8 receiver bodged to lock up to the original G36 magwell attachment point and original body pin slots that secure the trigger mech and recoil spring remain present but trimmed down in order to work with the different parts.


    Not the greatest of photos but those trades! Super duper cool..





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  12. That's pure filth Chris. Good job!


    I use the same bbs and my mags are fine with them. Are yours new magazines? I found with new TM mags, especially pistols mags, they tend to stick when feeding into the gun. But this passes over a short space of time with general use. Sometimes I'd leave a troubled loaded magazine over night and try again the following day.


    That's my experiences anyway, it could be as they say on the group page. Ammo related...


    And I love the night vis camo!

  13. Modern consensus regarding burst modes expecially Colt's mechanism seems to lean on the unfavorable side anyway. Non self resetting as well as inconsistent trigger pull depending on which position the ratchet is in makes it very undesirable. Also, you didn't have to swap out the buffer for a rifle length one? Wouldn't you have to stick a massive amount of coins in there otherwise?

    The screw on end cap of the stock tube is elongated and along with the rubber buffer piece making up almost the correct length for the recoil parts. Just the bolt lock wasn't quite catching, this may be because I'm using propane and the bolt carrier is moving too quickly for a positive catch. Manual charging on an empty magazine always has positive lock as well as firing when low on gas.


    Like very Recce rifle there mate, it's very hot!

  14. As I understand the widespread use within the US forces were 3rd burst model's. However as it seems according to Wikipedia, Colt produce both selectable fire options for international sales under the same designation M16A4.


    I too often wondered that as I saw Airsoft companies such as LCT and Bolt producing so called M16A4's but of course the gearboxes still fired on fully auto. Guess they're correct. And all A2's are actually A3's....and now my head hurts.

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  15. So I made something happen recently. At the last game I attended, I noticed that there was roughly a million other players using Mk18's. Therefore I've gone down the hoorah road and utilised a Spear Arms WA Outer barrel adapter, Model Works A2 Stock and G&P M5 RAS Front set.


    I introduce my M16A4 MWS build:






    It has a lovely heft to it thanks to the steel outer barrel and the rifle is a joy to point. Best GBB M16? ;-P

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