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About Rob15

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  1. Rob15

    Rebuild TM PX4 with WE PX4 ?

    Not sure if you are aware but if you've got leaking magazines you can just get a rebuild kit (I offer them, shameless plug) and replace all the o-rings, replacing valves imo is a bit of a waste. Personally I'd never go out of my way to replace TM magazines with WE magazines, sure some of the WE mags are actually very nicely made, I'd say the XDM-40 mag is one of the nicest but none of them are quite up to TM standard in my opinion, WE also use a much thinner cross section o-ring for the base plate seal which I can't see having as long a lifespan. The two things WE mags have going for them are price and the standard M5 thread fill valve which is easy to source if you shear the head off, Madbull steel fill valves fit and they are what I would get as a first choice replacement. If you don't have any spare mags then it's a different matter but if it was me I'd still buy TM mags for a TM pistol.
  2. Rob15

    Broken injection valve, help!

    What brand is the G17 magazine?
  3. Rob15

    WE's jet-fire

    Well it's unlikely they'll go bankrupt, at least here in the UK only individuals can go bankrupt, businesses go insolvent, but yeah, that share price doesn't look good for them. It's worth pointing out that if they do go out of business all their assets will get sold, and that is likely to include any licences, there is nothing to say any buyer of them would be any better than Cybergun for us, I'd say 50/50 chance, I guess if someone like ASG bought any licences from them they'd probably switch to different manufacturers. On the UZI note, forget WE, why have KWC not made a full size UZI? They're already a chunk of the way there, I bet they could reuse the entire lower, mag and bolt assembly for a full size.
  4. Rob15

    G&G GTP-9

    Can't vouch for this one although buying one is on the cards but I do have the G&G GPM92 and that really is an excellent GBB imo when it comes to build quality, fit, finish and the price for the set in the nice blow moulded hard case. Hopefully G&G expand the GBB range, I think something like a G&G P226 could be lovely especially if they did one for a similar price to the other pistols. Out of interest does anyone know what the diameter of the outer barrel on the GTP-9 is?
  5. Rob15

    Your favorite silenced pistols

    I always wanted a Maruzen P99 NBB kit but I've never been in a position to buy one when they've come back into stock anywhere, ended up with a TM Mk23 instead. My favourite is the Tanio Koba USP .40 SD tactical, so much so I own 3 of them with 7 magazines and the matching Tanio Koba suppressor, not the best performing GBB out there but even with the polymer slide the fit and feel of it put most other GBBs to shame, the VFC FN FNX feels like a POS in comparison, it's also fairly quiet for a GBB pistol and has a non-tilting barrel so adding the suppressor doesn't wreck gas efficiency. EDIT : Hnnnng
  6. Rob15

    Alpha-Tec Closed?

    If it works anything like the GR20 then that wouldn't work as the primer goes off immediately and the fuse delay is within the charge itself, time will tell if it's that kind of system though.
  7. Rob15

    Alpha-Tec Closed?

    You must have missed the TLD GR20 aggressor, that was extremely nice but had the issue of odd charges and primers pressed into brass caps that screwed on (likely due to being pistol primers) which from memory went off the moment the spoon flew off. It does look like they are still in production so presumably the charges and primers can still be purchased (how easily I have no idea) but the cost per use was a lot higher than Dynatex a BFG, and right there is the issue with any 'FG' without the 'B' when it comes to airsoft, I sold my GR20 before I ever really got chance to use it and bought an oshiboom and a second Dynatex BFG instead since I already had a few boxes of .380 blanks with more readily available from numerous shops. http://www.lesslethal.com/products/tld001-detail
  8. Arnies news page is free as is Popular Airsoft with some requirements for something to be added, the retailer/manufacturer links that are always there are paid for though, some sites may require payment but honestly I'd just ignore those because it's not 2005 anymore as far as airsoft news sites go. I'm always wary of people who ask for sample products to review, in the past I've had some people simply never do the review, in my case thankfully small inexpensive products but now I simply don't provide free review samples to anyone, nor do I give free samples to retailers for the same reason, plenty of people on the blag trying to get some free stuff sadly. If you want to sell anything you're probably going to have to just try a variety of news sites and social media sites. I never really used Facebook because tbh I don't really like it but more recently I am using it more for advertising and it does produce some results, it also doesn't cost me anything, If I can get sales from something I don't like then who's winning? Admittedly it is a lot easier when you don't produce anything remotely gun looking.
  9. Facebook (sadly) really is the primary way to advertise airsoft products now in my experience, followed by Instagram. You do still have the option of news sites/pages such as the Arnies news page, Popular Airsoft etc however neither seem to get quite as much traffic as they used to, Popular Airsoft seems to fall down because they change the front page news/articals twice a day so for those of us who just check the front page and nothing else there is a very limited time frame for something new to be seen. Then there are the forums that are left still, but none have the numbers of users of the old days either now, that said they're still worth trying, just don't expect to shift loads of volume. Other option is to find retailers that might be willing to stock them, but be prepared to offer a decent trade price (retailers have bills to pay, lots of them) and make sure the product is ready to ship within a short timeframe of the order being placed, again, if you find a potential stockist don't expect to shift much in the way of volume, my experience is retailers are buying smaller and smaller quantities of new products now to help their cash flow, in my own experience retailers are buying around 1/5 of the quantity of a new product now than they were 5 or 6 years ago, but if you're doing 3D printed parts that's probably not going to be too much of an issue.
  10. Rob15

    VFC MP7 AEG looks closer and closer

    The R&D process can 'skyrocket' the price of a magazine if said magazine is only compatible with a single AEG and has a much lower potential market. In principle it's fairly simple, if an injection mould to make a regular M4 plastic magazine costs the same as the VFC MP7 magazine (extra parts for the bolt stop may require an additional mould) and you can sell 10x more M4 magazines then the R&D cost per magazine is far lower, we also have no idea how many revisions they've made in the design and prototyping stage whereas a lot of the cheap magazines around are effectivly just clones. Before I got into making airsoft products I used to think there was a tonne of money in it and lots of things were overpriced, now I'm in it I know why a lot of products (but not all) cost what they do and wonder how some manufacturers/retailers keep going, some of course don't. I'm sure VFC have a much better understanding of their costs and the sales potential for the MP7 than any of us, maybe the magazines are priced a bit on the high side but they obviously think the market this MP7 is aimed at will stand the cost and it's not like they're a low end manufacturer anyway. I'm also fairly sure I've paid that kind of price for a good quality magazine in the past for a more generic AEG.
  11. Rob15

    Is there ANY shotshow news?

    Especially in a country where the phrases 'school shooting' and 'high capacity magazines' are unfortunately frequently used together, they strike me as a product from a paintballer turned speedsofter with no awareness of all the years of the airsoft industry trying to keep a clean image. If ran a normal airsoft retail business I'd refuse to stock them unless they got rid of the big 'Murder Mags' lettering and renamed them to something a bit less inapproriate.
  12. Rob15

    Is there ANY shotshow news?

    Seems like speedsoft is taking over a bit in the US, which I don't have a issue with in general, but some aspects concern me like the move away from realistic looking kit to brightly coloured guns and gear, and then there's the 'Murder Mags' which seem to be appeared from that side of the airsoft business. I mean really, who thought calling an AR type magazine 'Murder Mags' was a good idea? 🤨 Great looking product named badly imo. Are normal gear and milsim events still going much as before over there?
  13. Rob15

    VFC MP7 AEG looks closer and closer

    The VFC GBB could have be considered a new system too, although GBB internals are far more forgiving when you're trying to shoehorn them into a new shell than gearboxes are, I'd certainly expect it to be a bit more expensive than a GBB (which was put into production in a former, probably cheaper time) but maybe not that much more, LWA do say pricing is to be confirmed so I'd guess that's what they expect the maximum price would be. To be fair time will tell whether it's worth what it actually ends up retailing for, if it's very robust and reliable then it may be worth the price and it's a given that the externals will be nice, if it's not reliable and there are issues around replacement parts then definately not, imo with most things you can't actually tell if something was a good buy until you've owned it for a decent amount of time.
  14. Rob15

    WE MP5k "Apache" - Initial Impressions.

    The valves are the same as the normal WE pistol valves, but I doubt a DH mod would go well on the MP5 magazines, they are nowhere near as well designed or robust as GHK magazines are but I reckon they'd at least leak before blowing themselves apart.
  15. Rob15

    Delta P Brevis III MP7 Suppressor

    If you don't have any luck with the helicoil try searching for 'v-coil', same thing just made by a different company. I know you can get M12x1 RH v-coils but LH may be a struggle, I was never able to find LH 14mm helicoils or v-coils which is why I ended up making a load of inserts last year.

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