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    WE/Cybergun M1A1 Thompson Submachine Gun

    Thats the thing, the experience feels like a video game if the realistic weight isn't there. I am not advocating guns which are heavier than real steel, but at least close to the real steel, so part of the experience is figuring out its trade-offs and quirks. I might go steel barrel and wood kit, after buckets of 20 round mags, for the jungle warfare feel.
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    WE G3

    M14 has been such a sleeper hit. Not many people I know have it, and having worked on it there are too many flimsy parts to break. But yeah it is fairly accurate and heavy, but since I haven't used it in the ranges of temperatures we have here (0-30*C+), I can't tell you how fieldworthy it is. I have owned many VFCs (M4, MP5/SD/K, G36C/K, 416/417s) and owned many WEs (Thompson, MP5K ,M4, M733, M16A1, G36, SCAR L, SCAR H, AKM, Keltec PLR16), and everything I collect has to be somewhat authentic, but most importantly they have to be fieldable. Traditionally, VFCs are better wall hangers while WEs are better for skirmishing, but to be fair I would need to put both VFC and WE G3 through its paces.
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    WE/Cybergun M1A1 Thompson Submachine Gun

    Darn still 1.5kg lighter than the real deal. The wood does look amazing though. My M1A1 has to fight for attention between my M1 Carbine, and STG44
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    WE G3

    It should be marketed as CETME rather than G3 with that horrid trigger guard. But hey, shouldn't judge a book by its cover, or can we? As for 7.62x51 GBBRs I think we have not evaluated enough of them to say. Currently we have: WE SCAR-H - My experience has been quite positive. Accuracy is good as is the recoil. Reliability and fieldability is similar to the SCAR-L. VFC HK417 - BDB's "Replica that so happens takes BBs" as a good description. In hot weather the gun kicks like a 556 rifle and prone to bolt bounce which leads to double feeds, cold weather it has problems cycling 15 rounds before it dies. VFC SR25 - Tested, cycling rate is far too sluggish for a GBBR even in warm weathers. So it would be good to finally test the VFC G3 and the WE G3 (if they can fix the CETME trigger guard)
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    WE/Cybergun M1A1 Thompson Submachine Gun

    Yeah isn't it? How much more weight does the wood kit add to the silly light thompson?
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    WE Hi Power MkIII

    Does anyone find that the WE G3 trigger guard to be a bit unsightly? It seems WE has copied the CETME rather than the H&K G3...
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    WE Hi Power MkIII

    I have been waiting for the Mk3 slide so I can convert my WE m1935 into a mk3 dual tone
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    Select fire conversion for M249

    I have used a number of MGs indoors, and it is definitely less manouvreable than a carbine/PDW/SMG, though not less than anything longer than an AK47. TBH anything is possible, the question is how flexible are your field rules to having an MG class rifle indoors event on semi-auto. TBH with speed triggers today, semi might as well be full auto. Putting a programmable mosfet seems to be the best way to go about creating select fire on the MGs.
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    Select fire conversion for M249

    On a G&P M249 you might be able to get away with it with say a Gate Titan for V2, since it use a V2 mech. You could program a 2 stage trigger for a selector. Otherwise, other 249s might be a bit difficult.
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    58th Shizuoka Hobby Show Tokyo Marui Products

    Have you been living under a rock? Chinese brands have innovated far past Marui ever has. Sure they are all based off the Marui gear set, but many have custom mechs. Lets take a few examples: - AGM MG42 - AGM MP40 - AGM MP44 - AGM STEN - JLS F2000 - JLS Beretta RX4 - CYMA CM048 (blowback) - Krytac Series - ARES SLR - ARES M249 - ARES M60 - ARES/S&T TAR21 - S&T PPSH41 - S&T Howa Type 64 - S&T Type 99 LMG - S&T ARX160 - APS UAR - AY AR57 - AY Spectre M4 - AY BAR M1918 - AY Beretta M12 - Snow wolf M1938 - WELL UZI - A&K PKM - A&K M60s And thats excluding Hong Kong and Taiwanese manufacturers who uses a lot of Chinese manufacture. I would say, your point is invalid. No doubt, Marui is innovative, but even they missed the market opportunity with the GBB M4s. Having continually repaired a number of marui's I would have to say that they do not perform/function long term as well as many other Chinese guns in environments requiring more than 1J . Most durable battle ready AEGs I have had are A&K MGs, particularly their PKM series.
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    58th Shizuoka Hobby Show Tokyo Marui Products

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS6-ud8LQps&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3bD_xjbEC-W9Ia7gbKhK6s0ziaHhopgUdSYxxCBXC5HVLdpE2dnJi7hAU
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    WE Gas Blow Back M4A1 Carbine

    Isn't it usually the other way round no? I converted a WE upper to a 9mm Pak once, with a modified inokatsu bolt head and bolt carrier, along with a modified VFC lower, it had some issues ejecting consistently but otherwise it cycled ok Good work though. There is a lack of forged lower receivers for the WE M16/XM systems. You COULD modify a vipertech lower instead. Though to be honest, isn't most modern receivers are now cast anyways?
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    Walther PPK full auto problem

    The Chrome turd is basically a body kit for a Maruzen. In which case then it has all the problems of the Maruzen, basically it won't be able to take Green gas which severely affects ability to skirmish with it. The recoil is enough to snap slides which happens on both the Maruzen and the ACM. I had both, now the Chrome turd is a Maruzen sitting in a collectors box with a silencer and loaded with 134a, and has been in that box for the last 8 years. I ended up getting WE PMM, converted back to PM grips. It uses the PPK Serpa holster with some modification, so it becomes a very practical/fieldable sidearm.
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    WE/Cybergun M1A1 Thompson Submachine Gun

    How have you made springs? They look very well made. I have wounded my own springs with an electric drill and a steel rod which the spring can coil around. I have tried to use a lathe but can't get it right.
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    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    It started life as a 7" rail. I needed it to be around 4", so I cut it. As the the top of the rail at 4" would've been inbetween one of the side cuts, it would've been freely suspended and would snag on things, so I pruned it back, to create a more streamlined look. That is a WE HK416 lower and a M4 AWSS upper, with a custom cut and threaded 6" barrel, SVODA sliding stock, a MK43 flash hider, and a cut down MOE grip. Clocks in at 330fps, and has a metal on metal "buffer" inside the stock which basically means the user gets hearing damage using the gun. It is used mainly around vehicles and administrative roles. Weighs in at 2.5kg. The 7.5" PDW is a VFC M4 GBB with a Troy TRX rail, custom cut 7.5" barrel, MOE grip, and an HK PDW stock. it clocks in at a stupid 430fps. Weighs in at 2.3kg. The last one is a replica of the Olympic arms K23B, based on an ICS M4, a cut down madbull patriot kit, a G&P Stock tube with a custom M4A1 sliding stock converted to CAR15 profile. Weighs in at 2.3kg. Note to others: ICS receivers are NOT RS compatible barrel nut thread (i.e. on the madbull kit). OD of normal AR15 barrel thread is around 31mm, OD of an ICS receiver is closer to 32mm. It was a mission to get the threads/pitch to fit.
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    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    Slight heresy. Not your usual AR15s.
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    Anyone still around from the old days?

    I have been in airsoft since 1994, and was there during the airsoftzone days. My old login was "Commander Keen". I remember ol' DumboRat as I followed up on a number of his reviews, and I am still friends with Wege who is now in Australia - the land of no-airsoft. I still go out and airsoft, and I have a collection of 50 airsoft guns all upgraded and tuned. But my definition of airsoft is no longer just running about shooting, it has become a way to building community; strategy formation, teambuilding, leadership coaching, and promoting self awareness. Designing processes and frameworks, tactics and equipment doctrine, helping others plan and evaluate games and improving team performance. For me this is much more purposeful and enjoyable, far better than having to play games where things descend into chaos every hour.
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    Echo 1 M240 review (kinda)

    Wow thats really weak. The one I have I can't push the mechbox back by hand. Perhaps that is the solution?
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    Echo 1 M240 review (kinda)

    I need to see your mechbox "recoiling". Mine, the mechbox is held forward by the faux buffer mechanism which is in the stock and pushes the mechbox foward. There is no "recoil", even with its crazy 500fps spring. Perhaps your recoiling is the same issue I had with the air nozzle and hop unit?
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    Echo 1 M240 review (kinda)

    Nice review: In relation to the Inokatsu: There were 2 versions, Alu and Steel. I have the Alu version and wished I had the Steel one, but literally it was the last one for sale I bought it from Hawaii and shipped it to HK where it was then broken into pieces and smuggled into NZ. It clocks in at 8kg unloaded and around 10kg with box mag and rounds. Mine has been a loan "torture" gun for noobs , permanently set at 500fps to teach airsofters appropriate machine gun use. It is quite funny to watch players struggle carry the thing up a 2km hill. No issues after hundreds of thousands of rounds. I have had to change the piston once. Compared with my A&K M60/M249/PKM and G&P M249s, the real strength of the inokatsu is the heavy duty motor and magazine, where debris can get into the mechanism and rounds would still come out. Whereas the M60s or M249s small amount of sand or foliage and would jam the feed mechanism. The weakest part is also the magazine housing, which is cardboard. I constructed a folded polycarb box for field use and over 8 years it has slowly disintegrated. Now I retrofitted an A&K M60 box mag shell so that will last a lot longer. Only thing that really affected this was the hop chamber and air nozzle fitment. Hop chamber is too wide, and the air nozzle it came with was too narrow, which means that the air nozzle would wobble and as soon as the autowinding mag was in tension it would push the nozzle out of airseal alignment with the hop rubber. To fix it I created a thing sleeve that holds the nozzle in place. Other than that its a workhorse.
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    WE/Cybergun M1A1 Thompson Submachine Gun

    The rationale behind that is to decrease gas consumption in the blowback cycle. There are two springs which control the amount of gas which result in net rearward movement of the bolt carrier; the main recoil spring, and the nozzle return spring. A quicker rearward movement is a result of lightening of the mail recoils spring and the nozzle return spring. That will result in less effort and gas used to push the bolt carrier rearwards, shutting the gas release valve sooner, using less gas without changing the rate of gas flow in the system. But of course, as an open bolt system, the main recoil spring determines the striker force on the gas release valve, which will affect initial gas release impulse and will affect FPS if trimmed too much. Over lightening of main recoil spring may also result in cycling and reliability issue. Recoil will definitely be harder, and will affect the structure and buffering at the back of the receiver. So it is all a balance.
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    WE/Cybergun M1A1 Thompson Submachine Gun

    Yes I did, ROF is lower. When you do it however, you gotta remember that on an open bolt, the impact force releases gas. So if you lighten that too much FPS will be affected. Funny you say that, pretty much Most WEs I would have to do the same sort of fixes to them anyways. It actually makes the WEs more flexible. For example because I need to do that tuning, I can max out gas efficiency, recoil, reliability, and power output where I would have trouble with say a GHK or a Marui. For cheaper, a WE get better performance overall.
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    WE/Cybergun M1A1 Thompson Submachine Gun

    Great review! I bought mine recently, and its a fun gun. Shoots at 320-330fps at 27*C, which is bit low for my liking. However gas efficiency is very poor, I get 60 round/cycles out of a full charge. I proceeded to trim the main spring by 30% and stretched + trimmed the nozzle return spring by 40%, got around 80 rounds/cycles per charge, with a noticeable increase in kick. I found that the flute valve was being slammed forward during the cycle and hence resulting in low FPS, using an older and stronger WE flute valve spring to keep the flute valve in place , which increased the FPS. Its now shooting at 430-440fps. Due to the same issues around the hop rubber constriction it is causing a dispersion. The wobbly and misaligned barrel is also causing a number of accuracy issues. So I proceeded to shim the barrel, which brought the rifle back to the correct point of aim. I will be working on the hop rubber later today to get better accuracy. All in all, it does need a heavier barrel and a wood kit, which I will purchase at a later date.
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    MODIFY PP-2000 GBB

    Aww shucks, more money to spend. Be cool to see how works.
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    Swedish K

    MAT49s nice.!
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