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  1. As a mod of the sniper haven I have to admit I play a very small role and generally have very little call to have to fall back on any moderation powers.

    I've wagged my fingers at a few people in the past, but I can count those incidents on one hand.

    So on the whole, the people in this forum are generally well behaved and should take some personal satisfaction from that.


    We are human (just), and we all approach situations in different ways.

    As a former Police Constable, I am well aware that situations can be dealt with in a myriad of ways whilst still remaining within a certain framework. You will always get this.

    Personalities clash, this cannot be avoided. It's regrettable, don't get me wrong, and the position of a Moderator should ultimately be able to rise above any personal issues, but it does happen.

    I try to moderate using the old oath of allegiance (to the Queen, for those non UK residents), which is to execute my duty without fear or favour, malice or ill-will.

    Hopefully no-one has issue with my 'style'. It's not the harshest in the world, and I think the odd private comment of "look here old chap, pull your socks up" is sometimes more effective than getting into a slanging match in a thread.


    In terms of the moderator saying 'sorry, I was wrong'.....


    Thats a difficult one. In your eyes their judgement may be wrong, mainly because the opinion differs to yours, but in their eyes it may be correct. I know when I 'think' I am correct in my judgement, not even a freight train will get me to renege on that judgement. Stubborn mule that I am.

    If I offend someone inadvertently, then I do apologise because that is never my intention, but if I 'tell someone off' then I do that because I think it is the right course of action and you'd be hard pressed to get me to reverse that decision.


    Anyway, there are always levels of moderation, and if you have an issue with one of them, there are more to approach to address your concerns to.


    But, on the whole, the moderators here are certainly better behaved than the pack mentality of some mod groups on other forums.


    And certainly do not fear voicing your opinion.

  2. rvp69...


    by all means copy it. If you want a real detailed explanation of what to do just shout up. Doesn't take long to do.


    I can't see why it wouldn't work for the CO2 nozzle, you don't actually change the nozzle part itself or the valve at all. Just it's position on the operating rod, the same as the TS-Custom one that A123 has shown. Although granted theirs looks nicer and is blue!


    If anyone in the UK wants this doing, just post me your op rod and I'll sort it for you. If you've got a die set, 15 minutes or so of your time and a 3mm nut... you can do it yourself. It really is pretty simple.

  3. Hmmm, not overly different from my mod which I mentioned a while back (finally got a pic).




    There is a slight difference in that I've put the locking nut behind the nozzle and trimmed the plastic part to suit (rather than using grub screw locking on the internal piece) , so the lock nut and new collar, are the same size as the original.


    But for all intents and purposes the operation is the same. You undo the lock nut, screw the nozzle back and forth on the extended threads on the 'op rod', and retighten the lock nut when it's in the desired position. Slide the collar back up to the lock nut.




    Airsoft 123... I can't help but noticing that the nozzle has TS-Custom written all over it. Are you TS-Custom by another name, or a distributor for them?

    Just curious.

  4. OMG... !!!


    Indeed WETTI....


    The lengths that some of us will go to, to get the best out of this!


    I've currently got a spare brass hop housing away at my engineering section (strangely at a university 300 miles away) where they are machining it to fit an AEG hop rubber.

  5. Ben... the blur only occurs when the operator is shaking like a virgin about to pop his cherry!


    As for tightening the stock, just look for a screw in the back somewhere.


    Things to do....


    Always remove the mag before trying to open up the receiver (trust me, you'll do it with it in at least once!)

    Make sure it's set to SEMI before trying to put the receiver back together.

    Try not to release the bolt forward whilst the charging handle is extended to the rear.


    That's probably about it really.

  6. Well, just tried my M4 using 0.36's....


    still the same problem.


    I think its definitely a power inconsistency now though.


    Decided to run it through the crono, and on 0.2's I get a variation of between about 450fps and just below 300fps. There's no pattern to it.


    Back on the shelf she goes until I can get hold of the CO2 conversion kit.


    And to cap my day off, one of the mags started leaking again... So no matter what o-rings I try, how often I soak them, or how much PTFE I stick on it, this one continues to defy me!

  7. hmmmm. don't want to run it on anything less than propane...


    I'll give some heavier ammo a whirl. see if that cures it. Fingers crossed.





    check out the WIKI



    the take down guide is in there. The nozzle assembly goes in your bolt carrier, and the brass cylinder goes in the upper receiver. To get into the upper, you'll need to take the foresight and stuff off.

  8. Righty, just a quick one guys.


    I've solved my bolt stop and hop issues, but now another problem has reared its ugly head.


    I'm getting a real inconsistency problem.


    Some shots fire nice and straight and go for a considerable distance, yet others just dribble out of the barrel and curve sharply downward after about 5m.


    I can't quite determine whether its a hop issue, or a power issue.


    Any ideas?

  9. How would you reduce FPS when using a CO2 conversion kit with 12gr capsules to around 340 fps.


    I suppose you could just do the same as everyone with the standard nozzle, and stick something behind the floating valve say like a gearbox bearing or something.


    There is rumour that the CO2 nozzle can be supplied in a downgraded form as well! But I've not seen one advertised anywhere.


    I made my nozzle fully adjustable... pretty easy conversion.


    Also are there any known internal superiorities of the new WE M16 and CQBR over the M4 AFC


    Er..... as long as they have the new hop unit, I don't think there is any difference. There might be some trades and receiver finish differences but to be honest I can't remember what those differences were and if they are still applicable (this was back in the early days).

  10. Well, I seem to have fixed my bolt stop issue.


    Having done the mod on the mags as described on the WIKI I was still experiencing problems.

    So I did a bit of looking and it appeared as though due to some friction in the bolt stop and the spring underneath it, this was stopping the power of the spring in the magazine from pushing up the bolt stop.


    so I put a tiny shim in the bolt stop to take out some of the play, and I clipped the spring down ever so slightly (and I mean slightly), so it had just enough to push it out of the way when not under tension from the the mag spring.


    Hey presto. now working fine with all magazines.

  11. Please elaborate on this point as soon as it is possible.


    Savage, this is a bit of a double edged sword really. If WETTI releases this information early (like they did with the CO2 stuff) and then it is delayed and delayed (as these things invariably are), then we all get miffed about that and claim they are slow, useless etc.... If they don't release the information, then we claim they are not doing anything.


    So as you can see, its a bit of a fine line to tread.


    At the moment it does feel like a community project, what with our suggestions being put into the design. I quite like that.


    But, design changes are happening. which is more than can be said for most other companies.


    I don't think its much though. A few materials changes for weak components, the odd design change to sort out better operation for certain parts.


    We have to remember IT'S A GAS RIFLE. It will never be as consistent as an AEG unless it goes down the regulated route for propulsion and a separate system for blowback. The fundamentals of gas expansion and pressure dictate this.


    If you can't grasp this point and come to terms with it, then you really want to be selling your GBB and getting a standard AEG or an EBB.

    My message is... Don't expect TOO MUCH from your gas rifle.


    Redline... I am not talking about QC issues here. I know you have had the personal nightmare story! I feel for you.




    On a personal note, my holding open function still isn't working, despite modding the mags as per the WIKI. I've got a little lateral play in the bolt release catch, do you think this might be the cause?

  12. Hi guys, one of the team regulars has just got one of these and is quite impressed.


    If you want to see a real 'tongue in cheek' review please visit our site. www.kgbairsoft.com/forum

    (I'm not sure if you have to sign up to view the reviews section.. If so, let me know and I'll get my webmonkey to de-restrict it).


    All I'll say is.... I mentioned recently that a lot of reviewers seem to make quite a fuss over the packaging!


    Save to say that a proper review will no doubt be forthcoming.


    I think there is one for the new SIG 226 as well.

  13. well, I've installed my new revised hop and chrome barrel. After some initial headaches with jams and double feeds, which I think I have now cured, I'm ready to get some testing done.


    Initial reports would indicate that this new system is far far better than the old one. Beebs are going straight for a change, rather than straight UP!


    unfortunately, other worldly things got in the way and I'm now out for the weekend and unable to give it a run down. So we'll just have to wait a while longer.


    But as mentioned before, the new gen hop rubbers are madly different. Get plenty!

    My inner barrel had some sort of swarf on the inside, like a drill had caught a bit and left a really big tang of metal sticking out. That needed pinching off and a bit of filing to get right! So that wasn't too hot from the QC point of view.


    Then when it was installed, there was this strange jamming issue. Never happened before, and only started with the new barrel swap. I narrowed it down to the beeb getting jammed in 117. So did a bit of jiggery pokery in the nozzle department and now seems to be working fine.


    Incidentally, I've now sorted out my very easy completely adjustable nozzle power mod. I'll get some pics up when I get back home.

    But basically consists of some extra threads on the nozzle rod, a 3mm securing nut and trimming down the plastic sleeve behind the nozzle. Hey presto, fully adjustable power.

  14. It's not as bad as it seems Somegirls.


    I've got Co2 mags for my Hi-Capa and it has the similar screw in system. You can get quite quick at it. It's amazing how fast you can do it under fire!


    I like the idea of tuning the magazine capacity to suit the output of the capsule. That makes so much sense.


    WETTI... I assume you're joking, but in case you're not. Sluggish, means slow or laboured.

  15. Thats an interesting concept, one which would appeal to a proportion of people (not me personally, I like my M4 pretty stock).


    Not sure how cheap it would be to do though. Basically the bits you're really going to change/personalise are going to be stock/carry handle/foregrips/grip/foresight and flash hider.


    And those bits probably don't amount to much cost wise (considering all the other bits in the gun!). But hell, any saving's a saving!

  16. Somegirls...


    I've just posted in your other thread.


    Just get hold of the M4 length barrel extension piece. Either someone here will have one spare if they are using their M4 as a CQB-R or buy a new bit.


    You can then either cut this down to length if required, and then tap out the end so it fits on. I've got the correct tap set if you need to know the size.


    M14x1 is what you're after.

  17. Looks like the TS Nozzle is an adaption of the current nozzle system.


    Whereas in the current nozzle the inner valve is free floating and on a spring, it would appear that the TS inner valve is threaded onto the same rod as the nozzle.


    I don't know what would stop it creeping under continued use, maybe its just a very tight thread?

  18. Blimey, you leave a thread over night and look what happens!


    You guys are drinking too much coffee.


    To be honest, bad customer service should not be tolerated, thats true. But I think the service from WETTI and AB isn't truly 'bad'. They have come to this thread and have listened to our comments.

    They don't get it right 100% of the time. I can only assume they are 'relatively' small and sometimes the ball gets dropped. This product has been quite big in a short space of time, and with the added element of listening to customers, I think they've created a bit of a monster.


    Victims of their own success maybe.


    So we have the following....


    People who have issues with their guns shout about it. Those who haven't don't.

    Those who have bad service shout about it, those who don't.... well... Don't.


    So you tend to hear the bad more than the good.


    My M4 is working fine and has been since day 1. Nothing has broken. The only issues I have are the hop (Gen1), bolt catch is random and one mag is leaking.


    AB's service... well, much better than the supposed UK distributor. They didn't even reply to my email queries. I mentioned on my email to AB that I heard the new hop rubbers are a bit hit and miss, and he offered to send me a load for free. I know they are cheap, but he didn't need to do that.

    And the order was processed within 24 hrs.


    So yes, WETTI and AB are not PERFECT! in truth who IS??


    As for the rifle itself. Like I said before..... IT'S NEW. It's going to have some teething trouble. These are not going to be ironed out instantly. BUT, the faults are being addressed. We can see that with the various evolutions that are happening. They might not be quite what we are looking for, and they might not be the best upgrades in the world, but again, thats evolution.


    What it shows is 'THEY ARE LISTENING'.


    Now, if we take Star/ARES in comparison. I've had an AW338 and a DSR-1 from them. Now for love nor money I can't get it to fire over 400fps. Have I had any correspondence from ARES... NONE. And this is on a product that costs almost double what the WE M4 does.


    The G&G SA80 when it was released.... Fundamentally flawed using the 18 tooth piston set up and having a plastic hook for blowback mounted directly over the open gearbox. Massive uproar! Gearbox failure all over the place. Some of us got new gears. most didn't. I went through 3 sets within as many weeks.

    What the practical upshot.... they still use the same fundamentally flawed system but have put a semi effective cover over the gearbox. And this is about 3 years or more down the line!

    There is even an aftermarket upgrade that is genius in design (admittedly the idea was conceived by one of our very own Arnies members) but G&G have failed to adopt it.


    I suppose the point of all this is....


    Lets not tear WETTI and AB a new bum hole just yet. We don't know how many balls they are having to juggle. We as individual customers are just one of those (equally important by all means, but still only one of them).

  19. Yeah, from what I can gather rod is just a floating piece that delays the nozzle coming back to reduce 'slap' (Otto explains it much better).

    The important part in getting the nozzle to sit in the correct place is the little plastic bush that sits behind the nozzle.


    When the rod is closed, this bush determines the final resting point of the nozzle tip in relation to the bolt carrier. And when it is closed the rod is actually inside the piston, so the 'apparent' shorter length is somewhat immaterial.


    The only thing I can see that happens with my new set up is the nozzle is pulled back by the bolt carrier ever so slightly sooner.


    No detrimental effects to performance from what I can see. Crono testing seems to be the same both pre and post mod.



    I posted this a few pages back. There should be some pics and stuff.


    The only thing I would change is to put a locking nut behind the nozzle and make a bush that has a larger contact area and a recess for the lock nut to sit inside. Just to help stabilize the nozzle.


    I also put an extra o-ring on my nozzle... just because I had one kicking about. Again... doesn't seem to have done anything beneficial, but not done anything detrimental either.




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