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About uscmCorps

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    Have gun - will travel
  • Birthday 09/01/1976

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  1. uscmCorps

    Glock Picture Thread

    My RS generic/traditional Gen3 Glocks have all had their finger humps and grip texture done by Boresight Solutions. I've never been fond of the finger humps. Which is why I am so glad they ditched them on the soon to be released ( initially for law-enforcement only) Glock 17M and 19M. The 17M and 19M samples I've shot were a definite ergonomic improvement for me. Till then, for out of the box Glocks, I've been very satisfied with my Glock 17 and 19 Gen3's with RTF2 grip texture.
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    Glock Picture Thread

    I've seen a few people using the Dawson Glock magwell shooting Limited Division at USPSA. Seems like a great magwell for competition use. I couldn't use it in Production Division but I'm shooting a CZ Shadow in Production so that's irrelevant.
  3. uscmCorps

    Glock Picture Thread

    Leave it stock. Take an extra half second to slow down right before the mag goes into the gun to ensure it's aligned and insert it correctly. There's enough size difference between Airsoft and RS Glocks that replica magwells usually don't work. Also keep in mind most RS/Airsoft magwells are designed to be installed and then the firearm frame is blended into the magwell. If you're not blending the frame into the magwell you're basically making a slightly bigger funnel that reduces the likelihood you miss the opening but smoothness of insertion won't be that much better. Practice reloads during dry fire at home. I regularly will put on my comp belt rig with 5 mags in the pouches and practice speed reloads. Do 20-40 sets of that and you will have 100-200 reload reps. You will see it pay dividends at the range. You need a software fix more so than a hardware fix. My 2 cents. Also (and I know you said you don't carry), magwells suck for CCW.
  4. uscmCorps

    Tokyo Marui M&P9

    I'm curious what the differences are. All the current released black M&Ps have the improved trigger reset and perform as well as the VTAC from what I've seen (based on my 4 black M&Ps and one FDE VTAC). Personally I'm not a fan of the VTAC sights, be it on a real gun or airsoft. I find the sight picture too busy. I prefer black rears.
  5. uscmCorps

    Tokyo Marui M&P9

    The tough part is finding a US retailer online listing it as S&W are keeping a close eye out for infringement (though not as keen of an eye as Glock). Your best bet is walk in stores as a few do have them (Echigoya USA have the FDE in stock though they're going out of business). Aside from that, why not order from HK retailers. Yes you'll get the orange tip. Order an aftermarket Nova slide kit and that'll fix that.
  6. uscmCorps

    Tokyo Marui M&P9

    AEX has mags in the store (Torrance). But I don't think they have them on the website. You could possibly call and see if they will ship them to you over the phone.
  7. uscmCorps

    Tokyo Marui M&P9

    So last week I decided to seal two of my temperamental mags. My first attempt was to wrap the mag's base plug with PTFE tape over the o-ring. That didn't work very well. I also had some RTV silicone sealant on hand and after degreasing the bottom of the mag opening and the base plug, I added a liberal amount of the sealant to both surfaces. Gassed the mag for a second to apply pressure and let it sit for 24 hours to fully cure. After that I filled the mag to full and could detect no leaks. Fired a couple times, seemed to work fine. Then a few days later a friend came over after buying his first TM M&P and I loaned him a couple of the newly sealed mags. He test fired the first one and it literally looked like it just spooged/vomited RTV silicone sealant all over him. It was half hilarious half mortifying. Apparently the silicone sealant never fully cured and jettisoned the sealant up through the mag, through their the gun. He was able to clean himself and the gun up but the mag was a mess. As a test I took the second mag I had worked on, gassed it up, and then manually pressed the knocker valve at the rear of the mag with the venting hole pointed at a nearby wall. A load of RTV spewed all over said wall. So in summary, RTV may not be a recommended sealer for mags. In the end I stripped the mags down, detail cleaned them of any grime, dirt, RTV, and applied PTFE tape UNDER the o-ring (wrapped and sandwiched between base plug and o-ring) and I ended up with a perfect seal. In retrospect, I think had I used the original TM base pads I may not have had any sealing issues to begin with. However, the Vickers/TangoDown base pads I modified to work with the TM mags somehow were pulling the mag plug downward just enough to break the seal. Out of the 10 mags I've added the LAV base pads to, I've only had to reseal 2 of them so far.
  8. uscmCorps

    Glock Picture Thread

    For Airsoft, carrying it as a CCW would be fine. For real guns, I'd be uncomfortable carrying any gun in which the trigger guard isn't covered. Which is why holsters like the Raven Concealment Vanguard holster has gained a lot of popularity. The one part of any gun you can not afford to not have protected is the trigger.
  9. uscmCorps

    Glock Picture Thread

    According to my buddy who's a senior editor at Japan's Arms magazine which has close relations with TM, TM says that the Berreta is their biggest annual seller. I was surprised too. That may be current stats for the last couple years only though.
  10. uscmCorps

    Glock Picture Thread

    Top one is the G34, not a 17L. 17L is hella long. The real 34 is USPSA/IPSC production legal, whereas the 17L is considered limited division. Semantics. But I do prefer the G34. It's a shame TM doesn't just update the entire Glock platform. since their molds are ready to be redone. But the Glock is surpringly not their #1 seller, the Berreta is (and out sells all the other handguns combined). Looks like no significant Glock revamp for a while. Here's hoping that with the US and UK military adoption of the Glock we might see that change.
  11. uscmCorps

    Tokyo Marui M&P9

    As much as I like the look and feel of a steel slide, are people ever able to get steel slided guns to run properly and efficiently?
  12. uscmCorps

    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    Mightyjebus, I like how clean that looks!
  13. uscmCorps

    First Impressions: Tokyo Marui M4 MWS GBBR

    Sounds painful.
  14. uscmCorps

    Tokyo Marui M&P9

    Nice. Cerakoted the slide? Which color did you go with? Why only the right side thumb safety? My weekly shooting partner writes for Japan's Arms Magazine and we recently did an article comparing the RS G34 vs M&P 9L vs XDM 5". We're trying to convince TM to do the 9L.
  15. uscmCorps

    Tokyo Marui M&P9

    The bad trigger pull was an issue on the initially released TM M&Ps and that could be fixed with a little filing. No new parts were needed. All the current M&Ps shipped within the last year, both the black and VTAC versions came with the trigger pulls corrected. I've confirmed this with over 7 M&Ps acquired in different shipments. The trigger feels almost the same as the real steel triggers, except TM's feel lighter and smoother. Trigger pull isn't really something that needs to be "fixed" on this gun. If you're going for a particular trigger pull feel that isn't necessarily realistic, but is specific to how you would like it to feel, that's another matter and will obviously vary according to the individual. I just don't want people thinking that the OEM trigger is bad. It isn't. It's very good in fact. Recoil snappiness is obviously a far cry from the RS, and again very personal to which I'd say go with whatever floats your boat.

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