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  1. Many years ago I couldn't get the exact TM 1911 I wanted, so I had Mike Cripps of ESC build this one entirely out of stock TM parts i.e. high quality, all work together perfectly, assembled by someone with years and years experience building this platform  Basic list:

    -MEU Slide, 3-dot sights and outer barrel

    -Desert Warrior frame with the removable pic rail

    -Ambi safety

    -Extra short 1911A1 trigger

    -Brand spanking grips, MSH, hop bucking and inner barrel from my M45A1

    All other external parts and all internals are stock TM as mentioned, functions exactly like any stock TM 1911/MEU etc in every way.

    Condition wise, apart from the parts from the M45, I think it saw maybe 4 games tops and I don't use my sidearms much.  Probably only a couple of hundred BBs fired.  It's got some scuffs and tiny dings around the outsides of the plastic as TMs always get as soon as you use them, but that's the extent of it.

    Given that no courier I know of will take them, this does not come with a mag.  If you want to collect from NW london or wallingford (oxfordshire) I can do you a good deal on a number of the silver MEU magazines however.

    Price: £70 includes any fees but not P&P (obviously if you collect there's no cost there).


  2. Regular paint on the chamber and the part of the barrel that the bushing slides over is gonna last all of a few shots I'm pretty sure.  The issue for me is they basically put the S70 Nickel finish on it and the RS is stainless/chrome looking but it's not mirror sheen like this thing.

    Not my area of expertise but I'd imagine a high quality 3D print of it could potentially work and stand up to the cycling.

  3. The gun is the ideal skirmishing 1911 far as I'm concerned, but I hate this bloody chrome barrel.  The outers aren't compatible with legacy ones (different hop unit) and the black model has the same colour OB.  I'm guessing I'm stuck with this though unless I go metal?  And I can't help but feel a metal one will eat the locking recesses and other plastic parts.  I do not like messing with the TM pixie dust one bit.  It's just a whole chain reaction of bad.

  4. 10 hours ago, aznriptide859 said:

    I'd prefer going ACR stock, but to each his own :)

    I looked a little while back and there was no ACR adapter for the TM SCARs, subsequently I have a veeeery similar setup on my Mk16 rear-end to bladerunner's.

  5. I'm not sure about different packaging, but yeah as I say there's never been like a Gen 2 or anything where the entire line changed.  The AK models had a revamp specifically where they changed to having stop-on-empty and obviously they've released many more AR variants and the Minimi is interesting but that's all.  We can but hope that one day they'll move over to setting the guns up with deans and mosfets etc vs the 8.4v nimh obsolescence they're still happy to sit on (obviously you can run them on 7.4 lipos, I know and I do, but they're not selling lipos or really building the guns with them in mind).

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  6. The real one sometimes doesn't hold zero, but only because people forget you need the windage screws to both be fully tightened and with their locking nuts and lock washers attached.  Eye relief dictates you have to be slightly pushing in to the tiny rubber eye cup, easy to do with just webbing, pretty bloody hard in osprey.

  7. Yeah it's a joke.  It's also a rule from 2008 and I don't reckon Marlowe's been on here in a long time, it's also not like this board is flooded with content.

    Personally, I've not tried any of the replicas to compare to the real one, but I've also never seen a good review of any of them.  Not enough demand to make enough quantity/revisions for them to get good I'd think, but I'd be interested to hear anything contrary.

    The real thing is an absolute brick, the sight picture is terrible compared to good modern optics and being accurate or getting a good group is just way harder than it should be, but that's 80s tech for ya.

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  8. Some of my rigs that I took photos of years ago and put on the ol' socials but not here.  Have been a few little changes but not all that much.

    Most FirstSpear here, some Tyr, bits of BFG, TT, HSGI, Flimmuur, G-Code and Safariland.  The front plate bag and shoulder straps on the RG PC are scratch built, as are the triple 556 placards though they've since been sold and I use replacements that accepts Spiritus inserts these days.





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