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  1. New TM.  Eventually I'll sort some type of gucci US civvie build, for now I've got an HK F stock on the way and will probably get a real standard plastic handguard too for this original look.  Wanted the SF 628 but oh lord no not for that much; may just get a GBB lighted forend.IMG_0714.thumb.JPG.1720477f701723ac629009549cb9a443.JPG

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  2. It'd make for a nice receiver for a base and of course chopping the barrel is possible, but I'm pretty certain me and someone with a good workshop would have to rivet a new rear trunnion to get what I want and I have no idea how outer barrels/gas block inner diameters vary between brands in order to fit the 100 series type block with integral front sight.  Doable with enough time, money and skill but you're talking about as big of a commitment to a build as I can pretty much imagine short of metal working something from scratch lol.

    TM I'm concerned r.e. the very Russian way these handguards are mounted to the receivers tbh, unless someone can show me clear and very strong evidence to the contrary of my current thinking they're kinda off my list.

  3. Hm, well cheers guys definitely saved me leaping before looking and getting the wrong thing.  I'm leaning more towards a Sureshot Armament setup than Zenitco to be honest, but overall if there isn't a 105 type gun out there yet that has the proper receiver length I'll have to either put this on hold or limit it to an indoor only style of build setup (for my personal needs).

    Is there even a way to get Real Swords anymore?  In my head I thought NPO made an conventional calibre AK setup, but apparently not at the moment.  Kalashnikov have put out videos promoting airsoft releases multiple times then nothing which is a definite shame.

  4. I recently decided to actually take a bit of time to understand the zenitco handguards and now all that stuff makes sense to me I think it's time to get my first ever AK.  The parts should be relatively easy to source I think but good base guns seem in short supply and prices are climbing sharpish so I want to lock that bit down.

    I want to put a real folding stock, top cover and handguard on primarily, the other little bits I can wait to figure out down the line.  Far as I can gather, the main things to worry about in these regards are the lower front of the receiver below the hop for the handguard, various receiver dimensions for the cover and then the pin that holds the folding stock in place (5.5mm?).  Going 105 length here and I've looked at the LCT 100 series with that length barrel and the 100 series plastic/hollow triangle folding stocks.  Apparently all AEG receivers are a little too long though so that might kill the top cover idea?

    Any other experience anyone has or ideas of more niche facebook groups etc to ask in would be gratefully received.

  5. CAR springs to mind, and while that's a stupid system for shooting outside of the most confined of spaces I'd say it's the equivalent to this method for a firearm that has exposed moving parts (i.e. a slide).  Once you enclose a bolt in a receiver then adding that 3rd point of contact does really seem to work.  I think it has a lot more value in a firearm given the difficulty of shooting stock-less firearms vs stock-less airsoft, but making yourself way more compact when you go through a corridor etc certainly makes sense.  Given (obviously) s=d/t you can certainly target transition faster this way than you can when using a stocked SMG in the normal way.

    This is one of those things that'll get wrung out by serious dude bros over the next couple of years I think and it'll either get adopted or go the way of various other non-conventional shooting methods that end up nothing more than the butts of jokes for many a tactical meme.

    I hadn't considered using it for bbs when the FW video went up to be honest but well done for thinking outside the box and trying it out in a sensible fashion based on some pretty legit source material.

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  6. Why's that a surprise?  I can't see any reason the Japanese market would want quick spring change.  Aren't most pistons plastic?  And don't their bushings last an insanely long time in the stock form they design their guns to be used in?

    Sure I'd love better bearings and quick change but I have absolutely no expectation for TM to build those things in from the factory.

  7. GHK gas may be interesting (not sure if they have any plans?) but given LCT's EBB reviews so far I'd not sure I'd be hopeful for it; unless they've turned things around?  I considered the ICS of course, nice option for sure but I don't know the external dimensions whereas I know the Avalons allow RS stocks, handguards and sight rails to fit right on.

    To me, when it comes down to it, I find that I think I care about steel and realistic outsides a lot, but I end up caring about that a lot less than I care about the assuring reliability and predictable good performance (usually of a TM) as soon as they say game on - or another way to phrase it, I care a lot less about the positives of externals than I do about bad internals when a gun lets me down.. personally.  That and even if you handle them side by side, if you did a blind test most people probably won't feel what's steel and what's zamac under paint, if they were being honest with themselves.  Rattley stocks and handguard etc yes and higher end materials can help prevent that over time/a lot of use, but any pride about outsides is quickly side-lined when the trigger's pulled on game day - at least to me.  Even though I play maybe once every 18 months, that remains my mindset.  Obviously if you're just going to physically batter your guns around, something like an LCT makes a lot of sense.

    It's hard to know exactly the way to word this and a lot of my own purchases in the past don't even mirror this mindset, but I've often put the money in to getting work done on better guts for nice looking guns in the past.  Pricey option though and I think you often need a lot of cash and/or someone with a ton of experience to make bad internals up to TM's general standards (sure some folks not TM fans will disagree ofc).

    At one end of the scale you get the VFC GBB, takes almost everything RS and you make something that looks, feels and sounds immense; will probably be unique if not close to it if you get tons of RS parts and then maybe you get one that runs ok, or maybe it's a nightmare for all time.  Other end of the scale is probably a forever bone-stock OG TM AEG.  Where's the best spot in the middle?  Tough one...

  8. Given the state of MP5 offerings out there that I've seen, I'd very strongly consider either.  Been properly after a good one for almost a year now, doesn't look like the steel Avalons are getting made again, not sure I even want to wait for the LCT.

    One day someone will make a highly reliable and generally solid performing EBB/GBB with the realistic externals we want out of the box.  Not sure when, but I'm not sure what's more likely - TM doing steel or VFC doing great insides.

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