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  1. Can anyone recommend a site in the West Midlands that holds games on a weekday evening? I've been frequenting Bristol Airsoft but they are currently between sites, and weekends are not really practical for me at the moment. I know about Strikeforce in Gloucester, but last time I went it was rife with speedsofters!
  2. Thanks for the response, I think I'll give the barrel a go and keep an eye on wear patterns.
  3. I think I know the answer, but I thought I'd check with experts! I want to upgrade the slide and barrel on my KJW G23 from plastic to metal. I've sourced a suitable barrel but finding a slide that doesn't cost more than a full G19 seems to be a challenge. I have considered running the metal barrel with the existing slide, but am I right that the barrel will wear out the slide?
  4. I'm not sure on the gearbox in this, but that sounds like the classic "V2 lockup". Have you opened it up yet?
  5. 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!
  6. @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...
  7. 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
  8. @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.
  9. Just back from driving the new Alfa Giulia. In Italy, with plenty of young lovelies looking after us. It's pretty damn good!
  10. 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....
  11. 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:
  12. 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...
  13. 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
  14. Personally, it depends what the aim is. For my L119A1-esque that I posted above, I want it to look a bit used, so I only used thin coats and started handling it almost straight away. If the aim is for a new look, then I'll strip it down to the basics, or at least do a "proper" masking job. It will then be painted properly, starting with a sand/strip, then prime, followed by 2 or 3 coats applied according to the paint manufacturer's recommendations. Ultimately, it depends what kind of finish you are after, and how OCD you get about it....
  15. Yes, but as I only used thin coats it's already showing a bit of wear and tear after a 7 hour Milsim last Sunday....
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