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    Double Eagle UMP

    Real-steel history: The Heckler & Koch UMP (short for "Universale Maschinenpistole") is a submachine gun chambered in .45 ACP, and is developed as a cheaper, lighter variant for the Heckler & Koch (later HK) MP5. Boasting more stopping power because of the larger caliber, and a slower cyclic rate to keep things in balance (.45 kicks a lot compared to 9 mm), the UMP is favoured by US Customs and Border Patrol. Airsoft-variant history: The first airsoft UMP I was introduced was the Guay & Guay (later G&G) UMG (short for "Uber Machinegun, lol), back in 2008 (if my memory works correctly). It was a really good SMG overall, there were some major issues first but G&G fixed them in later versions. I absolutely adored it, even though the name was silly (for licensing reasons, obviously). Is it strange, that HK allows manufacturers to copy the design 1:1, but it buggers them off real bad if the same manufacturer uses the correct name? I have always found that strange. Be that as it may, not long after the G&G UMP-replica was released, Chinese manufacturer Double Eagle (later DE) rushed to copy it. Naming it plainly as the M86 (which is the standard procedure with DE:s guns, I have the M6 which is a copy of the Maruzen APS-2, the M58 which is a copy of the Marui Benelli M3 Shorty and the M81 which is a copy of the Marui USP AEP but more tactical), it is the only airsoft-UMP I have experience with besides the G&G-variant. There is an Umarex UMP as well, and it boasts real trademarks (which it legally can, because Umarex has an agreement with HK). I don't own that one, but since the price is exactly the same as DE:s gun, I wonder if it's just a rebranded DE (I know for sure Umarex rebrands a lot of stuff, for example Vega Force Company's and Kien Well Company's guns). Initial impressions: I have owned the DE UMP for some time now, but I remember when picking it out of the box I was really surprised by a lot of stuff. Here's a list: -The gun felt rock solid, like a plastic brick (which it should be, actually, because the real-steel counterpart has a polymer receiver!) -The folding stock is really sturdy (I have managed to break numerous AK folding stocks, from all the manufacturers out there, this one, not so much!) -With a 7,4 volt LiPo-battery the fire rate is close to the real gun, which means it's sloow! -I got the urge to go and play some Counter Strike and rush B! Problems arise: The fire selector of my gun broke off on one side (it's supposed to be ambidexterous, but now, forget it), and the remaining selector on the guns left side jumps from full auto to semi auto because the gun vibrates a lot when shooting. I have to keep it pressed downwards with my thumb if I want to use full auto for prolonged periods of time. Well, this isn't an issue, because I only play at CQB-arenas which have banned the use of full auto anyways, so it doesn't bother me much. A problem still. Another problem, this one more severe. The cocking handle jammed mysteriously, and it is locked now in front position (no HK slap for me). I have absolutely no idea what causes this. If I open it up someday, then I'll see. One more problem. One of the metal rails it has (the lower-one), broke down on mine. Crappy pot-metal, I'm sure. The other rails have survived the test of time, but I removed them as well (it's now even lighter and more streamlined). Conclusion: It's a good replica of the famous UMP SMG, and it uses a normal Version 3 gearbox so upgrading/maintenance isn't an issue. Good bang for the buck, if one can't afford the more high-end G&G-one. I have painted my own with camouflage-colors and done some minor modding, like for example replaced the Tamiya-connector it comes with to a better Deans-one.
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    Tokyo Marui SGR-12

    Now with the Zoxna!
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    Tokyo Marui SGR-12

    https://imgur.com/a/3Clpc When Tokyo Marui released their first AES (or Automatic Electric Shotgun), the AA-12, I was planning to get one. But somehow I never got around to buying the gun, even though it looked super interesting. When Marui announced their second fully-automatic shotty, the SGR-12, I made a promise to myself: "this time I'm gonna get one!" Based on the Thor's Hammer seen on Resident Evil 7 DLC No Hero, it's a fictional yet cool design. Kinda reminds the Origin-12 shotgun, maybe a little at least. Equipped with a long rail on top for optics, flip-up style iron sights, and three M-lok rail pieces, it sure is a tactical and modern looking boomstick. The pistol grip is very ergonomic and resembles HK416-style grip, alas fire selector is not ambidexterous. The stock looks like it might me rectratable, but it isn't. Neither is the cheek rest. Focusing on the stock: there's one BIG problem (or, should I say, small?). The battery space is super tiny, the smallest I have ever seen on a big gun like this. My 8,4v 1400mah mini-type battery didn't fit. Neither did any of the lipos I had in hand (the gun is not, according to the manual, supposed to be used with lipos, mind you). I fixed this issue by removing the butt plates inner part, and instead of the teeth-mechanism it uses to lock in place, I put a screw to the bottom part of the butt plate. Now I can barely fit my smallest battery in there. I purchased the gun with the new 3000-round drum mag, which also fits to the AA-12. It's an expensive but very well made magazine, it uses four AAA-batteries to wind the bb's. It works well and looks cool! Performance-wise it behaves exactly like the AA-12, it just looks different. Three adjustable hop ups gives you chance to adjust the spread of the bb's, it really works and is very 'shotgun-like' when shooting. The gun is really heavy, with the fully loaded drum mag and battery in place it's almost six kilos. The body is made from metal and polymer, and it doesn't squek or wobble or screech or anything like that. Oh, the standard mag it comes with is also a new design! It has a window which shows fake 12-gauge shotgun shells (like in the drum mag). Older AA-12 'Sledge Hammer' -mags can also be used with the SGR-12. If you have any questions I can gladly answer them. I would rate the gun a solid 8/10, a big con being the super tiny battery space.
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    Tokyo Marui SGR-12

    Painted the regular mag OD too. I bought a Zoxna Mini Grenade Launcher, will post pics when it arrives!
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    WWII Weapons Picture Thread

    That's so nice! Makes me miss my old Marui Nambu Taisho -springer
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    Tokyo Marui SGR-12

    Whoo-ah! Ha!
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    WWII Weapons Picture Thread

    AGM StG 44, stock has been redone with coloured lacquer and battery compartment has been drilled larger to house a 9,6v stick -battery. Also some scritch scratch on the metal parts, and a repro Kar 98k -sling on the way.
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    Tokyo Marui SGR-12

    Newest setup. Shells are not in the picture, only one clicker-shell.
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    H&K Picture Thread

    SRC XM-8 Gen. 3! The Tactical Salmon!
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    Galaxy Barrett M82

    The Galaxy G31(D) is a new cheap Barrett that is a welcome change in this class of rifles. It's almost all plastic (the only metal part being the barrel), really lightweight and easily manouverable. It shoots 120 m/s out of the box, and uses internals that of an A&K SVD (or so I inspected). The co2 conversion for that gun should fit in here. The humongous beast only weights that of a MP5, just 3 kilos. You can actually use this Barrett effectively in a skirmish, it's just as easy to carry around than, let's say, a VSR-10. The barrell goes off by taking one screw off and then twisting counter clockwise and pulling. You beed to do this to adjust the hop up. I set the hop for 0,28 gram bb's, and it shoots surprisingly far and is pretty accurate. The magazine is huge but only takes in 25 bb's. There's an empty space for reserve bb stash or co2 capsules in case you need them. The manual also points this out. Even though the gun is plasticky and light, it's sturdy and won't squek or wobble one inch. The cocking lever ain't stiff and hard to pull like that of an spring SVD, it's really easy to use. Just over a 100 bucks this is a steal. A truly epic spring rifle by Galaxy, bravo!
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    Does this belong here?
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    Tokyo Marui SGR-12

    I bought a tactical light on the rail in the end of the gun, and a sling with shell-holders (filled with Marui shells, which don't go in this gun but look cute as buttons). This is now well over a thousand euros gun.
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    Painted Weapons Picture Thread

    Dog Green 1, what brand of paints do you use? All your work is amazing!
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    Tokyo Marui SGR-12

    True, but I already run mine on a regular large type -battery. The lipo must be extremely small to fit in the battery compartnment (it's pathetic how tiny it is, really).
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    Tokyo Marui SGR-12

    I decided to do a little paintjobs to the drum magazine and red dot -sight. Since all my other accessories on this gun are Olive in color, I thought it would look cool if the rest were too. First I applied masking tape to areas I didn't want any paint to go: Then I applied the first coat of paint, and let it dry for a couple of mins. Then second, third and fourth (many thin layers evenly): Then after the parts were dry I removed the masking tape and assembled all the little unpainted parts back together: The Olive is somewhat darker in reality, my phone's camera brightens everything up.
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    Shotgun Picture Thread

    I was young and wanted to be creative but I had little skill and no patience to finish anything, but I had fun tinkering stuff.
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    Shotgun Picture Thread

    Thanks for the pic-uploading tips guys! My SGR-12 with some attachments:
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    Tokyo Marui SGR-12

    I got the accessories! The G&P red dot -sight works well and looks good, so does the Element stubby vertical grip (really comfy to hold). Alas the rail-covers (made by FMA) were utter garbage so I decided not to use them.
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    Tokyo Marui SGR-12

    I got a little carried away and ordered accessories for my SGR-12. A red dot -sight, a lens cover for it, a vertical grip and some rail-shield thingys. Since my battery pouch is Olive Drab in colour, I thought it would look cool if the accessories were OD too. I'll post pics when the stuff arrives and they are attached.
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    Tokyo Marui SGR-12

    We were supposed to have a big gaming event here today, but because of rain it was cancelled. Maybe I can play with my SGR-12 next weekend, if there's games to be held.
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    Tokyo Marui SGR-12

    Not 'fry', but it prevents the gun from working. A red led lights up and you can't use the thing. I received my large type -battery and a battery pouch! Now I can actually use this gun, for more than a couple of shots.
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    Tokyo Marui SGR-12

    Nope, the FET-thing and internals start immediatly (or so I came to think). By removing the inner part of the buttplate you're able to make it a little roomier though, but then you have to secure it in place by other methods. I first used a 8,4v 1400mah mini type -battery, but the red light starts blinking (meaning battery low) after only 100 or so shots. Maybe because the gearbox needs a lot of power? I hope the 3000mah large type -battery gives it a longer life span. I'll post pics when my new battery pouch arrives and keep things updated after some gaming events with this.
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    SIG Picture Thread

    Topmost is my very old Tokyo Marui SIG 550. They don't make these anymore if I'm not mistaken?
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    Tokyo Marui SGR-12

    Sure mate! I bought a battery pouch which stores a large-type battery, and there's a little gap for the mini-to-large -adapter to go through.
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    SMG Picture Thread

    That's gotta be the awesomest MP5 I have ever seen! Really good looking.

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