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About Taragon

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  • Birthday 03/07/1983

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    Sutton. Surrey
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    Airsoft & Motorbikes. Just about to return to Airsoft after almost a 4 year break! (Moved house and had sooo much DIY). Well i'm now back and dusted off my old ICS MP5A4 and ready to start regular again at a new site for me (UW - Limpsfield) next weekend. I'm back baby!
  1. Taragon

    Initial impressions of the Tokyo Marui HK417

    My findings so far. After having my 417 out in the field 4 times now over the last two months. The thing is just a BEAST!! I have noticed a few small things that i either didn't think about before i purchased, or wasn't expecting: The stock (inside) is huge. (Compared to my mates 416). I converted to lipo and run x2 1450 7.4v bats in parallel. Lasts all day without issue. 290 fps is not an issue in terms of range (good old TM magic hop). But i do find with .25s that at around 60m that the bbs have lost so much velocity that sometimes they are not felt by the player. Considering a spring upgrade to counter this. But OTB performance you just can't beat I have had 3 mid-caps jam on me now. Follower gets stuck and takes an un-jamming rod rammed in to clear it. Thought i was overloading them, but doesn't seem to be the case. So I’m hoping this is just dirt... Kick and trigger response i find fantastic. Sharp, responsive and feels a lot snappier and punchy then my mates 416 recoil shock. It's a nicer feeling imo. Still can't find a sling mount adapter for the buffer tube... as i don't trust the sling mounts on the ABS stock Wasn't expecting the inner barrel to only be 300mm long! It's tiny in comparison to the outer barrel length. But with a ported cylinder you can't just switch to a longer barrel without switching some internals out. Not that accuracy seems to be any real issue... just wasn't expecting a CQBR length barrel. Mag pouches!!!! I refused to pay the stupid price of the warrior single 417 DA pouches for all 6 mids (although i have got two to try out on my belt setup). So followed the "build your own taco" mod that's floating around for the other 4 and mdded some single open mag pouches and they can fit the giant 417 mags (all working really well... if not a litle tight). But i didn't consider the extra mag pouches in my initial costing (my credit card LOVES me). Sr25, AK mag pouches etc... they don't even come close to fitting inside. The fire selector doesn't seem to 'snap' into place. It's more of a smooth plastic feeling. Maybe it's just my rifle... (not that it has ever caused me any issues - just an observation). But doesn't feel like i was expecting it to. It's long, heavy, the externals (imo) are on par with anything VFC produce, internals are TM (enough said) and the mags looks sweeeeeeeeet (i like big mags).
  2. Wants a UK retailer to get the TM HK417 Recoil Shock in stock! Havn't seen a stock update from anyone yet :-(

  3. WELL releasing an AEG UZI....!?!?!?! Holy cow bat man! Please.... Just clone TM... don't try anything stupid

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    2. Taragon


      Indeed true. But i guess even if they do butcher it. At least there should be more spare parts floating around then the TM :D

    3. hwagan


      Bad news - Look at the gap between mag and magwell in the photo :(

    4. adadqgg


      I am not 100% on this, but didn't TM uzi suck(no replacement parts + weak internals)?

  4. WELL releasing an AEG UZI....!?!?!?! Holy cow bat man! Please.... Just clone TM... don't try anything stupid

  5. Arrrrgggg ran out of Krylon last night half way throguh spraying my silencer...... Dam you Krylon gods!

  6. Taragon

    M14 Picture Thread

    My TM M14 + G&P EBR Kit. Only just put the 2 base colours on so stay with me here :-) (Sand and Khaki for highlights). Hopefully get the rest sprayed up and then give it a slight sand down to give it the worn look. Work in progress but she performs so well. Just started to put some shading onto the back end... hopefully have majority of the gun looking similar with a 2 tone shaded effect. More pics soon
  7. Must stop adding stuff to my new EBR project... going to need a donkey to transport it around the site if it gets any heavier!

    1. Leshy


      A PEQ and a Thermal scope is an absolute must. Maybe a AGX Grenade laucher could be squeezed on.

    2. Dreamer777


      and a masterkey and a team tracker, along with a thoaster

  8. I can't work out if i really like it.... or maybe the paint has turned my eyes a little funny But whatever it it, good or bad... its given me a headache lol. I wonder if it does the same for the enemy?!
  9. Has just finished giving his ICS MP5A4 a service and forgot how good the ROF was! Summer + Woodland + MP5 = super light run and spray outfit

  10. Trying to find a good review of the ICS AK47U... anyone?

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    2. adadqgg


      All you need to know: you will love the VFC more and it is a AKs-74U, not ak"47"u.

    3. kaufmau


      i was considering it, would have got it too if my sale hadn't fallen through, not many around but there's a few on youtube


    4. Seraphim989


      I have the full length, it's a very good gun. There's my review

  11. My old ICS MP5A4... Does it still work after all these years in the loft?

  12. Taragon


    Just wanted to say that i placed my 1st FS order the other day and what a great service! Top notch and will be returning. I can't believe i have never listened to people sooner when they recommended you. Great guys running it and Frank replied really quickly to all my emails with perfect responces! Cheers guys

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