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About 3vi1-D4n

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  • Airsofter since
    1995
  • Toy collection
    Current:

    1 X M99
    1 X CA249
    1 X Star SLR
    1 X Custom M4 CQBR (WE M4 GBBR)
    1 X CA Steyr AUG Mil
    1 X CA HK33
    1 X G&P M16VN
    1 X KS P90 RDS
    1 X KWC Mini UZI (modified to NPS)
    1 X KWA MP7
    1 X Maruzen VZ61
    1 X KJ INOX M92FS
    1 X KJ 2011 SVI Accererator clone 6"
    2 X TM DE
    1 X WE M1911 FMV
    1 X Army Glock 17
    1 X KSC SIG226
    1 X Maruzen PPK
    1 X Maruzen P99
    1 X Maruzen Micro UZI (folding stock added)
    1 X M203

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    NEARLY EVERYTHING ELSE....with a dozen exceptions...
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  1. 3vi1-D4n

    "New Wave" Small Rice 7 (MP7) Review

    Old WE GBBRs such as the MP5/MP7 had overly strong rocket valve springs and recoil springs. Rocket valve springs can be chopped by 1.5 rungs while recoil springs can be chopped between 30-40%. That will increase the efficiency. And no its not the #049 that eats away at the bolt, it is the hammer.
  2. 3vi1-D4n

    "New Wave" Small Rice 7 (MP7) Review

    Since I went to a steel hammer/trigger sear set there has been no wear. http://shop.kic.tw/portal_c1_cnt_page.php?owner_num=c1_33589&button_num=c1&folder_id=7632&cnt_id=88590&search_field=all_field&search_word=smg8&search_field2=&search_word2=&search_field3=&search_word3=&bool1=&bool2=&search_type=1&up_page=1 But the hammer, will then wear out the bolt carrier due to a few design issues. Long story short, WE's hammer design, when replicated with steel, will wear the valve release areas on the bolt carrier. The biggest issue isn't that. It is over time, the pin that holds the striker in place will bend from impact, leading to a decrease in FPS and irratic full auto. To solve this you need to temper the pin, and then modify the mechbox so that striker assembly stops not by where the pins stop, but at the front of the striker area. So far, no other issues have popped up.
  3. 3vi1-D4n

    WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine

    I do it all the time. Thats how I convert GHK and older VFCs to use VSR hop rubbers. Also Maple Leaf barrel and hop up sets actually decrease accuracy.
  4. 3vi1-D4n

    WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine

    I did manage to get one of these to work a while back, after about an hour of trouble shooting. Its been so long I can't remember what I did. They are not a drop in solution. Lots of dremelling, particularly around the firing pin, the valve locking/disconnector piece and the hammer. Basically you need to examine and test everything for smooth functioning. Make extra spaces so it can move around a bit more. It has crazy tight tolerances that as soon as temperature changes, or dirt gets in the way it stops functioning.
  5. 3vi1-D4n

    WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine

    Its an AEG barrel, You have to grind down the hop window so it would fit the VSR rubbers.
  6. 3vi1-D4n

    looking for some advice after a long hiatus

    M4s... For performance: Marui > GHK > WE > VFC > All others For durability: Marui > GHK > WE > VFC>All others For realism and feel: Viper > Inokatsu > VFC (forged) > VFC (Cast) > Marui > GHK > WE For cost: WE > All others.
  7. 3vi1-D4n

    WE/Armorer Works Drum Mag

    I will admit, I haven't seen an HPA hicap/drum thats factory manufactured. Its most likely because we all have different hose attachment systems and HPA rigs that performance would differ according to requirements. But its common enough to be seen on the field. The difficult part is making propane powered drum mags with with existing GBBRs. On some GBBRs their internal efficiency is good enough to have 15 round dumps without much trajectory variation and with some more work their efficiency can be improved. However there is a limit. Bolt weight, recoil spring tension, flute valve spring tension, hammer tension, gas striker reset distance, and bolt travel distance, all comes into play, and unfortunately those have NOTHING to do with the magazine design. Only factor which would determine gas "efficiency" are; propellant capacity, metal to air contact, surface area, and release valve spring tension. So if I was to design a drum mag I would be looking at a platform thats already quite gas efficient, such as the WE G36 (heaven forbid since it doesn't feel like a G36), or design a GBB MG from grounds up (M249 GBB).
  8. 3vi1-D4n

    WE/Armorer Works Drum Mag

    Dude, we all know there are Drums with HPAs, but whats the point if its not with propane?
  9. 3vi1-D4n

    WE/Armorer Works Drum Mag

    Drum mag for AK47. If they had a M1928 w/drum so many of us would drop our money in a flash. I just recently purchased a GMG42.
  10. 3vi1-D4n

    Who makes a good MP7

    Every GBB MP7 requires some form of "work". My experience has been working with/skirmishing with: KWA/KSC MP7, Marui MP7, WE MP7 I have not worked with the VFC MP7, though I have mates who have had them. In terms of size, the KWA/KSC and the Marui MP7s are 90% copies of the real thing. Not to dismiss them entirely, they are skirmishable, to a point. KWAs work well out of the box, not so great in accuracy, though very gas efficient but has weak recoil, and is relatively trouble free until the bolt screws and bolt carrier disintegrates, nozzle return spring breaks, and then finding parts will be fun. Maruis work even better, has awesome accuracy, kick and gas efficiency, until the blowback nozzle breaks. There are plenty of aftermarket ones, which also breaks. So fun fun. Then there is the WE MP7. 1:1 Nylon 66, feels like the real deal, even has a milled aluminium inner chassis, metal barrel, etc etc. Kicks well, crazy ROF. Gas efficiency is ok (not like Marui/KWAs). Then comes to fun part: Hop doesn't adjust, stock catch (zinc) on the early ones broke due to the ridiculous ROF/Recoil (new ones are steel), hammers wear and are mushy. Then over time the rate of fire/FPS becomes intermittent to find out that the steel pin that holds the gas release striker is bent over time affecting gas release. Stock assembly breaks due to crazy recoil. Good thing is that WE has replacement parts easily/cheaply available. There are also steel hammer/FCG so that helps solve a number of issues. But there are some fundamental issues around the gas release striker pin. It is though WE basically designed a real steel and put GBB parts into it. After fixing all these issues, the WE MP7 shoots like a dream, and if you re-engineer a few things it will stay that way for a long while. Then we have the VFC MP7. Plastic internal chassis, plastic barrel, but externals are spot on with the real deal. Kicks well, though poor gas efficiency, but makes up for it being the most reliable GBB MP7 out there, with people having used it every week for 2 years and not break. The returns on the VFC MP7 are very low. But then again not as popular either. *Just remember that, gas efficiency issues can be solved quite easily in around 10 mins for most GBBs, so really a non issue* In conclusion: - If you don't want fuss and gaming infrequently/short term fling, the KWA is the best out of the box and for speedCQB skirmishes they are more than adequate. - If you want to form a long lasting/love-hate relationship with a GBB then choose the WE MP7.
  11. 3vi1-D4n

    WA-700

    Best probably to freefloat if the outer barrel is rigid enough. I would mill that part, whatever works.
  12. 3vi1-D4n

    WA-700

    Will you be freefloating the barrel or fixing it?
  13. 3vi1-D4n

    New handgun

    While I agree the chance of pulling out a pistol in the field is slim, particularly for Hicap AEG users, it has occurred more than enough times to warrant a pistol. - Weapon jams while reloading (residual BBs rolling out of the hop chamber jamming into magwell) - Situation where it takes too long to reload in a dire situation (I run low-caps/real caps/GBBs so that happens a fair bit) - Having a primary cover and primary arc of fire (MG or sniper rifle), then having pistol cover close range secondary arcs on multiple targets, particularly in a defensive position So having a pistol is better than none. Mag width does correlate to weight but it also correlates to rounds per charge. Smaller mags fire less rounds per charge of magazine as it holds less gas, which means its more prone to not working well in colder temperatures. Rather than running with heavy mags like full size hicapa/glock/sig mags, compact framed "double stacker" pistols provide the best weight for performance balance. I do acknowledge smaller frames aren't the best for gripping or sight radius, but the PPQ/P228/Beretta 84 are all extremely pointable, lightweight and has ample hand grip. They are all compact framed pistols, but they do lack the FPS of the full frame pistols, and except for the PPQ, they lack ability to attach modern accessories (which really for a compact pistol isn't really important) For the last 20 years, I have in the past or currently own: - 5"/6" SVIs (WA) -6/5.1/4.3 Hicapa (KJW/TM/WE/AW) - Desert Eagle (TM/KWC) - M1911 (TM/WE/KWC/KSC) - PPK (Maruzen) - PPQ (VFC) - P99 (Maruzen/KJW) - P8/USP (KJW/KWA) - Glock 17/18/19/23/26/26c/34 (TM/WE//KJW/KSC) - TT33 (WE) - M&P 9 (WE/VFC) - Mk23 (TM/KWA) - 92FS (TM/WE/WA/HFC/KJW) - 93R (KSC/UHC) - 84FS (WE) - M1934 (WS) - P08 (WE) - M712 (WE) - CZ75 (KSC/KJW) - SIG P226/P228/P229 (TM/KJW/WE/KSC/HFC) - Browning HP (Tanaka/WE) I have fielded all of them, and as a tech, I have worked on pretty much every model out there. I can pretty much tell you whats hot and whats not, but it does pretty much depend on your needs/looks/wants. There is really no right answer, all we can do here is to make you, the buyer, aware of the considerations you will need to see if you are buying a new rifle/pistol etc. for whatever you want to do. In the end you have to learn for yourself.
  14. 3vi1-D4n

    New handgun

    First and foremost, it depend on what you see as fun. Pistols are like jewelry/lego for men. If it looks good, and you can take it apart it makes up for the experience in getting a handgun. In field games they are mostly last ditch weapons, or in CQB they are more than adequate as primaries. As already said, you have AEP, NBB, CO2 GBB and Propane GBB. AEPs, NBBs are merely practical tools but are boring, and one has too little power/reach for 100ft, while one has too much power. CO2 GBBs are a pain to reload in field or playing at home so you won't get as much time with the pistol as you would on a propane GBB. I skirmish between 0*C and 30*C, averaging between 10-20*C so most propane gas guns are fine. The issue is that most manufacturers are situated in countries where it never gets as cold enough for them to test guns under 10*C. Their design specs is for their guns to run between 20-40*C. If I was using it for a last ditch it has to be: - Small enough to fit in a mag pouch, or a modern holster - Holds 2 mags worth of gas so field reloads are possible - Reliable enough to work in my operating conditions (temperature/sand/mud). - Has enough power to reach 100ft and punch through light foliage (280fps at minimum) This means that there are only a few guns which fits the bill: - VFC PPQ (requires cold weather mods) - WE P228 (requires cold weather mods) - WE Beretta 84 - KSC/WE Glock 19/23 - KSC/WE Glock 26 If you are more for full size framed pistols, then there are more options but you are carrying more weight for about the same performance.
  15. 3vi1-D4n

    GHK SIG 553

    Are vipertechs still in business?
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