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    Tokyo Marui AA12

    I'm not sure on the gearbox in this, but that sounds like the classic "V2 lockup". Have you opened it up yet?
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    G19 Roland Special

    That looks like it, thanks 😀
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    G19 Roland Special

    I fancy building a Roland Special G19 (or at least an approximation anyway!). I can find most parts, but I've so far struck out on the most important piece which is the KKM compensator. Is there an airsoft variant available? It looks like it could possibly be a relatively straightforward item to 3D print, but I've no experience in that area.
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    Glock 17/19

    It depends on your hand size, amongst other things. The 19 is shorter in grip length as well as slide length, and some people feel it is too short - this can be solved with a magwell extension or using 17 mags, but if that's the case you're probably better of with the 17! My advice would be to try both sizes and see which feels better. As far as the magazines go, the 19 mags are shorter than those for the 17, so hold a little less gas and a couple of rounds less, but are otherwise the same.
  5. The biggest clocking problem at the moment is private people with a car on a PCP deal. These have a maximum total mileage, after which fees are charged for any excess mileage. Faced with a potential excess charge, some are buying a device over Ebay, for example, that plugs into the OBD socket and enables them to reset the mileage to a more "contract friendly" figure. As there is usually some service history, this results in the car being sold with unwarranted mileage - apparently it is not illegal, so the user gets away with it but the finance company take a kicking on the residual value.
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    Plate Carrier Basics and Details

    General advice would be to carry what you need, leave what you don't. Unnecessary kit is extra weight and potential snag hazards, especially if working in tighter areas - vehicles, CQB for example. "Authentic" is a bit tricky - if you have a specific look you want to achieve - SEALs/MARSOC/etc. - then look at what they typically carry, but bear in mind that they will vary it depending on the particular mission requirements. Ultimately, I'd suggest set it up how you think you will need it, then use-revise-use-revise etc. until you settle on what works for you.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Admitting that you need help is not a failure. If your arm hurts you see a doctor, if your tooth aches you see a dentist. Seeking help for depression or similar is just the same. Some narrow minded people may look down on you, but that just shows their ignorance. My wife has struggled with depression for many years, but she seems to have got the better of it at the moment. Hang in there, and please talk to people!
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    @Xaccers - have you looked at the Renault Zoe? More range (and better residual performance) than the Leaf. However, there's a new Leaf coming soon that has improved range and is much better looking and nicer to drive, so there will probably be some sharp deals to be done on the current car...
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Driving up the M40 the other day in lane 2, the car in front was weaving gently between the lines, with speed drifting accordingly. I could see a gap in the next lane traffic, so pulled out to overtake and as I did so realised the driver was on the phone - big smartphone, in his right hand so not subtle. I pulled alongside and matched his speed (no traffic behind me) and waited to see if he noticed. He glanced at me and saw a dark blue BMW estate (for our foreign readers, a common Brit unmarked Police car), with a driver wearing a white shirt and dark tie. He dropped his phone and adopted the "look straight ahead and pretend I wasn't doing anything" manner, then as I hadn't moved on he looked across - I gave him a serious look, wagged my finger at him, then pulled away. Not the first time I've been mistaken for an unmarked car, but certainly one of the most satisfying!
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    @hitmanNo2 - The only one that failed was one of the Quadrafoglios that was, in the words of one of the staff "crashed a leetle bit". TBH, I was hoping for the manual gearbox as well, but having driven one it's not such a loss. The auto is the ubiquitous 8 speed ZF and is really good, and the paddles work well too. Aside from the engine and torque shifting diff, the running gear for the non-Cloverleafs is the same as the Cloverleaf, so the diesel auto handles really well and is surprisingly level in the corners.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Just back from driving the new Alfa Giulia. In Italy, with plenty of young lovelies looking after us. It's pretty damn good!
  12. We've got one of these - from TaiwanGun as well. By the way, for those that don't realise, they are in Poland so no import duties, and I've had excellent service from them - quicker and cheaper than most UK sites. Anyway, back to the MK23 - it's far better than its price suggests, Biigs review is spot on. I solved the rail issue by simply screwing a spare piece of 20mm rail under it so it could take a standard torch (or a bipod for giggles!). I've found it very consistent, and I won an impromptu pistol competition with it when my "proper" GBB M9 preferred to vent rather than propel BBs....
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    Glock Picture Thread

    New G19 (OK, technically a 23, but no trades, so it will pass as a 19 ) With my daughter's G18C AEP: And the obligatory "pistol and knife" shot:
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Either there's something about these NVG that I'm missing, or someone's drunk bidding again: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171945051754?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Looking at the bidding history, they aren't even the only one who's bidding a little strong...
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Just seen the trailer for "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi". Looks like it could be decent, plus it's a true story (or based on/inspired by one, at least...) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CJBuUwd0Os

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