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IBMedic

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  • Airsofter since
    2008
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  1. IBMedic

    What's your backup?

    This is understandable. If you're lugging around a SAW, having a pistol is a good idea on fields where there's built up areas. Also why SAW gunners in the Army get a M9
  2. IBMedic

    What's your backup?

    The same reason they're issued with carbines rather than rifles and MK18 10" rather than 20" M16A4. Does this make the MK18 an inherently better weapon cause SEALS use it? Or the M1A1 Carbine better than the M1 Garand cause officers and paratroopers use it? Fail, try again.
  3. IBMedic

    What's your backup?

    This is getting more and more off topic... The cost angle was used to justify it in the report, but American politics favors jobs over tax dollars any day of the week. If that's still not enough proof, consider that Beretta put out the first lot on the order from their US facility while SiG didn't start their US production of the P226 till much later when they moved to a milled stainless steel slide of the old forged West German ones. The Glock was not officially entered in the competition because it had no political lobbying at the time since it was a rather small, little known name out of Austria. People in military circles were aware of it of course but they never had incentive to enter it in even though the polymer frame and simple slide design make it much cheaper than both the SiG and Beretta. We can go back and forth on this all day long there's literally entire books dedicated to this subject. But that's not the point of this thread, so please get back on topic.
  4. IBMedic

    What's your backup?

    Do you just not read? GBB =/= GBBR. GBB pistols and SMGs are generally reliable. They might not perform as well as AEGs overall but in some situations the performance gap is less important, and the compactness of GBB SMGs come out on top. GBBRs I'm not even going to get into. Cheaper =/= local manufacturer benefits. They were interested in paying less, the Glock was the cheapest, but they were more interested in creating jobs locally. The point is that American soldiers are not denied sidearms cause they're expensive, but because they're unnecessary.
  5. IBMedic

    What's your backup?

    History FAIL The M9 was picked because Beretta was the only manufacturer at the time willing to make the pistols in the US rather than importing them. And citing Vietnam hardly supports your point. They wanted a sidearm only cause their primary was completely unreliable. Your AEG is a hell of a lot more reliable than any sidearm you can possibly bring short of an AEP.
  6. IBMedic

    What's your backup?

    The United States Army is the most well funded military organization in human history. And it doesn't equip riflemen with a M9 not because they can't afford them but because centuries of real combat experience has proven that the additional combat load of a sidearm is too much to justify its combat weight for the rifleman. He's better off carrying more ammo for his primary. And yes, H45 can shoot out to crazy ranges even with a sub sonic M1911 and low profile fixed sights. But that's H45 with decades of experience as a professional target shooter. He been plinking out to those ranges with lever guns longer than most of us have been alive. Now take away those decades of experience, add combat stress and change out that real firearm for a BB gun. Now what's your range?
  7. IBMedic

    What's your backup?

    Real 9mm pistols aren't even effective out to those ranges unless the target is standing up, fully exposed. Most AEGs aren't either. 40 meters is a long shot for any airsoft gun. People think it's not cause they have a hard time gauging distance. Most well tuned AEGs are only reliably effective against head sized targets at 25 meter or less, GBB pistols, 10. 800 grams is still 800 grams extra, and since I carry everything on my belt, it's also real estate. I also maintain my AEGs very well so I almost never have a critical failure in game. FYI, most modern armies do not equip their infantrymen with sidearms. This includes the Russians, Chinese, and all former Pact forces. Most frontline American riflemen did not have official access to a issued sidearm until the latest conflicts in the Middle East. As late as Vietnam the average rifleman issued with an M16A1 had to go through "unofficial channels" if he wanted a sidearm. So when their early model M16s failed in combat they had to break out a unjamming rod rather than just drawing their sidearm, cause they didn't have one.
  8. IBMedic

    What's your backup?

    And this is why being specific is important. Haven't had a kill with the grenade yet but... it fires reliably and in a test where we had 6 guys stand in a circle 1 meter away from it, everyone got hit. Which is better than the old timer ones I must say.
  9. IBMedic

    What's your backup?

    It's not the green gas, part # MGG1-102 hits the nozzle's bridge when the nozzle is fully extended from the blowback piston. Creation, the company that makes a nozzle for it, tells people to sand down the part where it contacts the nozzle and this eliminates the nozzle damage problem completely. Apparently it's a very well known fix in Hong Kong.
  10. IBMedic

    What's your backup?

    I ran a KSC MP7 for about 2 years in CQB to great effect. Thousands of rounds and literally not a single failure to fire. It was magical. It was literally more reliable than my AEGs, and it's the only GBB I consider truly skirmish capable. I would say the design of the MP7 lends itself extremely well to an airsoft conversion because: The bolt travel is very short, this allows better gas efficiency and greatly improved reliability. The bolt can be made very light. Again, better gas efficiency and reliability The magazine is relatively large when compared to the bolt mass. Again, gas efficiency, and FPS stability all benefit. And the TM one is supposed to be better in every way so... yes. Just make sure you mod the parts properly to prevent your nozzle from snapping. It's in the thread in the review section.
  11. IBMedic

    What's your backup?

    I don't have a backup. Not having one lets me run lighter and honestly if my AEG fails, a GBB pistol ain't gonna do much in an outdoor fight, indoors maybe. I just keep my guns well maintained and so they rarely ever fail on me mid game. I also save on transport weight, extra weight that I use to bring a spare lower AR receiver + gearbox. Almost all AEG failures happen in the gearbox motor and wiring. So if you bring a spare lower, you can be covered. All my ARs are VFC so they're all compatible. Recently, I replaced my GBB pistol that I carry indoors for an Impact Tornado.
  12. IBMedic

    Snoopy's Initial Impressions on the Tokyo Marui MP7A1 GBB

    OK, impulse buy, thanks to the falling yen, it wasn't that expensive actually. * Got the Creation nozzle set and filed down part # MGG1-102 on the part of it that hits the nozzle's "bridge". Now they two no longer contact. I think my nozzle is safe *crosses fingers*. * Cannot for the life of me figure out how to take out the barrel and chamber assembly so I can install my PDI bucking and Nineball 6.03mm barrel. According to the explosion diagram, it should just come out with a hard tap... but that's not working... Can anyone inform me how to get the barrel out? Thanks in advance! EDIT: nevermind, I got it, trigger, bolt release, and fire selector need to be removed and the whole endoskeleton comes out. FYI the PDI bucking was NOT compatible. The nub used on mine is an H nub and so will not be good with the W style bucking from PDI, additionally there seems to be some sizing issues and the bucking had a larger diameter than the original. I decided to stick with the original bucking and only replace the barrel which fit nicely. Reassembled everything and it seems all ready to go!
  13. IBMedic

    Snoopy's Initial Impressions on the Tokyo Marui MP7A1 GBB

    I have heard of a small mod to the nozzle to increase its longevity. Basically taking some material off where it contacts the chamber. I plan to get one soon and I'm wondering if perhaps the later batches have this issue fixed. Marui is usually pretty good at responding to issues like this. Though I wonder if it's as prevalent an issue in Japan where everyone runs duster anyway...
  14. IBMedic

    KWA KRISS VECTOR GBB

    These kinds of issues are really worrying in terms of what they say about the design. If something fails on a gun, there should be some clear indication of cause, something that broke off ideally. Cause otherwise it points towards a slight misalignment or some lapse in timing etc. Stuff that can happen a lot more frequently and are a lot harder to do preventive maintenance against.
  15. IBMedic

    Magpul PTS PDR-C

    Yes, he is. Best airsoft tech in HK. The only one that does a decent MOSFET And knows the V2 and V3 designs better than anyone. I can go to him with the oddest issues, and he always knows the solution, which always works except one time.
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