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  1. aac

    Glock Picture Thread

    My boneyard G17C (Army) witch i wanna modify into a Roland- ish Glock First issue: the RMR cut, witch requires a G18 blow back unit, anyone here tried this already to ?
  2. Hello members i wanna show you guys my newest asset, from Taiwangun, since there isn't much to find about the CM M4 style replica's, i thought it might be interesting to review this replica. About CM: It isn't clear yet, how these brand's are related to each other , but i understood CM is an home-brand of Taiwangun and can be either a Cyma or a P&J (wich on its turn would be an A&K) ? That being said, CM is located in the low/medium price range, like Specna foR example, where Specna as about 50 different M4 models, CM as a bit more variation, they have AK's, M14's, shotguns, snipers, smg's, and aep's. About the CM.072 model: Taiwangun descript the CM.072 as an Mk12mod1 model, this is not correct ! In fact its a more an hybride between the SR-25 and SR-15, a creation of Eugene Stoner (designer of the original M16) I wil try to keep my explanation succinctly, just study on the picture -i made- below and it al wil be clear, i highlighted the main features. SR-25 and SR-15 both are made by Knight Armament, the SR-25 is a 7.62mm rifle and is besides the base for the US Army M110 ( USMC Mk11 designation) an issue of clarity The SR-15 is kinda "little brother" of the SR-25, chambered in 5.56mm and AFAIK not in military use. Mk12's are made out of M16's by the Crane division (US.Navy gunsmithers) the SPR/DMR concept is an invention of the US Navy SEAL's during operation Dessert Shield, on the dessert battlefield they get encountered with longer ranges, than the Vietnam jungle, and the need for a rifle that was better suited for longer distances. Thats why we sometimes hear about a SEAL recon rifle or SPR (Special Purpose Rifle) ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ In the box: The CM.072 comes ( as usual ) in a cardboard box, with foam, in the box we find : CM.072 replica with suppressor 9.6V 1200Mah NiMH "nunchuck" accu High cap mag in Magpul style Battery charger Taiwangun keychain .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. About the performances: As i usual do, i have made a test configuration, loaded with 0.3 gram Specna BB's , ligned up with my laser bore sighter, on the target 12m further, by testing al my replica's the same way, i get an overview and can compare them , i had made a nice video, in witch i demonstrate the fps, and even a soundmeter Db app to test the suppressor, but the Moron i am, the camera was't running and now the replica is dissasembled. So guys you wil have to believe me on my word The CM.072 shoots OOTB 413, an419 fps with 0.3 gram BB's, the suppressor gives no noticable Db differences, altough the replica sound pretty "dull" the replica is besided acompagnied by a testsheet from Taiwangun. I started with a couple of shots, with the hop fully opened, en then i started adjustng the hop until the hits came into the center of the barrels axis , the CM.072 shoots groups of about 6cm ! Pretty satisfying OOTB in my opinion ! .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... About the externals: When we take a closer look at the externals, it appears this replica as some quite "correct" details, starting at the front: A nice detailed SR-25 style suppressor, spring loaded on the barrel, and foam filled Under the suppressor a straigth SR-25 style outer barrel On the barrel an SR-25 style gasblock, with an SR-25 front flip sight A nice KAC SR-25 free float rail, wel made -without markings- nice detail : are the plug welds of the receiver adapter ! About the receiver: So far i only spoke about SR-25 parts, but what the CM.072 actualy makes a SR-15 is the 5.56 M16/M4 receiver, this is wel made, and finished , engraved with a P&J logo, also there are some accessories mounted witch are not milspec. this is not realy realistic Ambi mag catch, with at the right side an "Odin works XMR" extended release knob, handy but at the other hand, these large buttons are also easily unwillingly pressed in Fire selector in "Battle Arms Development" style, turns & clicks smootly. Enhanced "Troy" trigger guard. "Magpul MOE" grip, with a rigid motor base plate ! Dummy forward bolt assist Dummy bolt plate can be can be "catched" withe the bolt catch, for better acces to the HU unit Fixed stock in G&P stijl with adjustable length, contains the accu. Here some demo video's The KAC 600M rear flip sight is the most realistic version i saw in airsoft version ! CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE CM.072 PHOTOALBUM HERE .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Dissambly phase externals: Upper receiver get separated from lower when the pins are slided out, these are not screw-locked but are secured with a spring and clip. The rail can be very easily removed thanks to the KAC system with the nut. The rail nut sits behind the barrel nut, en can be loosed with a Colt barrel wrench. The gasblock is secured with a little allen screw in the bottom. Fixed stock , first remove the buttplate assembly, and the the central screw can be removed, same as an AEG stocktube, altough you need an even longer screwdriver ! remarkable there are two Tamiya connectors , and a fuse box between the cable CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE CM.072 PHOTO ALBUM OVERHERE .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Dissasembly phase internals: The CM.072 is equiped with a so called reinforced gearbox, here the main features: Unmarked motor, according to Taiwangun spec's this should be an high speed motor ? Gears turning into 8mm cross sloted bushings, and are more or less shimmed. Brass full cylinder. Plastic cylinder head with double o-ring Plastic nozzle head without o-ring M120 spring Ball bearing spring guide Piston with plastic teeth, only the last tooth is metal. Radiust, reinforced gearbox frame, plenty greased. CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE CM.072 PHOTOALBUM OVERHERE ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Pro's & Con's + Price + Nice correct externals + 9.6V NiMH battery included + High cap mag + Adjustable stock length + Suppressor included + Ball bearing springguide + Accurate OOTB - No markings on the rail - P&J logo unrealistic - Nice externals but nevertheless Not a legit SR-15 nor a SR-25 - Access to battery compartiment too narrow. - Basic gearbox internals .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... That's al folks, hope you enjoyed my review, it was objective, and informative ! CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE CM.072 PHOTOALBUM OVERHERE
  3. And what i finaly made with it http://arniesairsoft.co.uk/forums/index.php?/topic/215810-review-specna-arms-sa-g01-m4a1-m203/
  4. Wel, that's even better When my SA-G01(M4A1 SOPMOD) project is finished, i wil start with upgrading this A0-3, and -of coarse- il keep you guys updated
  5. Well thx for appreciating my work (and it was quite some work, this review ) Btw do you speak Vlaams or Francais ? l
  6. In fact Airsoft systems -the manufacturer of the ASCU- recommend it already in its manual ! Its Gunfire who offers the replica's with the ASCU and stock motor, self declaring the stock motor is fine ?!
  7. According to a friend Airsoft-gunsmith , replacing the ARL is not enough. An HT motor is always required with the ASCU's
  8. Or to keep it simple, i better can put the anti reversal back in the gearbox
  9. I was already thinking about that, yes. Right now i have an issue with the ASCU, after 1 shot the ASCU put the replica in Alarm-mode. When i unscrew the spring guide (less tension) the replica functions again. That being said: Airsoft Systems recommend an HT motor, but i have still the stock Specna motor
  10. Here my second Specna This time i choose the SA-A03 (and i ordered the ASCU2 gen.4 along with it ) And as usual i would like to showe & share my latest asset with you guys. The Intro: The SA-A03 is, by all ods, one of the most popular Specna model, that's why i decided to analyze this specific model to the bone ! I know this model pretty good since i build already a Block II CQBR / Mk18mod1 by myself for the Arnies Custom Build Competition I also made already a Specna review for the SA-G01 (M4A1 + M203) replica, the base for my M4A1 SOPMOD project Since i find its quite pointless to re-invent the wheel over and over again i copied a part of the intro of that G01 review into this new review, the old content wil be in Italic, an the new content in Bold ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. About SPECNA ARMS & GUNFIRE The welknown "IKEA from Airsoft" GUNFIRE , is the exclusive dealer, for Europe of Specna Arms HK , Besides there's a lot more of Specna-items to find on the Gunfire site, than at Specna itself, like BDU's , parts etc ... Specna itself, is a pretty new "player" on the Airsoft terrain (think somewhere in 2013 ?) And on their homepage, there not telling much, in fact. There very brief, and like to summarize their strengths, in 4 words theire 4S SATISFYING PRIZE : Think this a justified claim SUPREME QUALITY : The quality is rated to the prize SPRING QUICK CHANGE : Indeed, thanks to the E&C and SAEC systems SPECTACULAR RANGE OF MODELS : Surely it is ,You cant deny that !!! ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... About THE SPECTACULAR RANGE OF MODELS Specna has over than 55 models, myself i am wondering if this is realy necessary ? right now its a bit a "not see the wood for the trees" ,story So i am not surprised when potential, new, orientating , buyers getting confused, about the different models. I wil try to clarify this range of models once, and for al The internals of the Specna's are mostly identical, exept for the innerbarrel length and matching cylinder of coarse . The following Gearbox systems are possible DV version, a classic non E&C version gearbox, (Gunfire has still a few models left , but at Specna they are discontinued) Enter & Covert aka E&C with this system you can change the spring without opening the entire gearbox ( the most common Specna system) The SAEC system , the newest Specna system, here you can change the spring , only by removing the stocktube Above you see the different series as shown on the Specna Arms site itself, the differences are found in the external design only. I must say, the difference between BASIC and ADVANCED are hard to distinguish sometimes. ADVANCED : The more Advanced models ADVANCED SAEC : Same as above but with the SAEC system BASIC : More simple Basic models BASIC SAEC : Same as above but with the SAEC system GRENADE LAUNCHER : 3 different models with an M203 grenade launcher V-SERIES : The models are made with a VLTOR style receiver HT : stands for Half Tan, here the stock, pistol grip, hand guard, and mag are TAN colored. Exclusive Custom Series: are shown on the supplied poster , the models are finished with a custom water transfer paint job in either: Kryptek Mandrake, A-TACS FG, or Multicam Black ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. The Specna website isn't really updated anymore, its better to check the Specna Facebook page for news, meanwhile Specna has released some new models Easyest way to find them, is when you surf to the Gunfire Specna replica page and set "decending date added" or, when scrolling down on the Specna Arms Facebook page. There are two specific models i would like to draw attention to, the SA-B16, and the SA-A20 The B-16 is a nice Mk12 mod0 based replica, with a nice KAC rail, Mk12 outerbarrel & flashhider, and KAC buis. The SA-A20 besides, is outfitted with the legendary GL/SSC rail check the complete story here ! As far as i know, there are no other replica versions of this rail ! ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. About Enter & Convert and SAEC Meanwhile, maybe, already wel known by most of us, but for potential newbies i wil explain it once again Enter & convert aka E&C : here you can change the spring only by unscrewing the spring guard, you don't need to disassemble the entire gearbox SAEC with this system you can change the spring , by removing the stock tube only, ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. About the SUPREME QUALITY & SATISFYING PRICE The Specna's are all full metal made, Airsoft metal (zinc alloy aka pot metal) admittedly, but this count for most of the Airsoft brands And with the most other brands you need to pay a lot more "bucks" for a full metal replica these Specna replica are also finished in a durable, decent coating Standard the Specna's are supplied with a 9.6V NiMH accu , while with most other brands this is 8.4V or no battery at all Al the Specna's are standard equiped with the E&C or SAEC system In my opinion Specna Arms are worth, claiming this Phrase So, i think i spoke enough about Specna Arms & Gunfire, lets see the replica itself now ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ About the SA-A03 (BlockII CQBR aka Mk18mod1) The "unboxing" I made a Thinglink image of it, again, click here ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. About the Externals As mentioned before al parts witch should be metal, are also metal made, only the stock and pistolgrip are made of plastic. To be sure i wil forgot nothing, i wil make a "guided tour" of it, starting with the: Flashhider is based on the KAC M4QD flashhider , witch is designed to be used with the iconic KAC NT4 QDSS suppressor, The Specna version is not a very accurate replicaClick here to see al the flashhider photo's ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. The MK18 RIS II rail Of this SA-A03 (i know almost with my eyes closed since i made him once by myself for my MK18 build here on Arnies) And i must say, this Specna version is very wel made, the necessary details are accurate made, nice white laser etched position markings, the only minor point, is the black color , due to a realistic BlockII build -since USSOCOM only uses the FDE version - There should be a "oven-hack" to turn the black into the more gold brown color but i don't recommend this yet Click here to see al the rail photo's Finaly i made an additional album to compare the Specna with the real Daniel Defense RIS II MK18 RIS II rail fixation system This might be interesting for the technicians, and DIY'ers amongst us ?! Its a system patented by Daniel Defense, the rail is thightened against the barrelnut, with the help of the "Bolt Up System plate" a very simple but effective system. On regular photo's this might be not very obvious, that why i made this schematic draft. Below a brief description of how the RIS II assembling go's Inserting the barrel Adding the Bolt Up System Plate Thightening the barrel with the barrelnut , the bolt up plate should remain loose here, other while the barrel is not tightened, the clearance of this Specna bolt up plate is pretty big (check the video) Assembling the gasblock Mounting the RIS II rail with the allen bolts Specna bolt up plate demo: ATTENTION ! The Bolt Up plate is made out of the soft Zinc alloy, aka pot-metal, extreme care with the thread holes of the rail and bolt up plate is required !!! The Allen bolts are made out of steel , so there harder, in case the bolt get a bit crooked, or some dirt get between the threads, the threads can be "pulled" out !!! Especially when your planning to assemble, and disassembling the rail for multiple times the risk gets higher The use of an Anti Seize Compound" is highly recommended !!! Also take care not to over-tighten the bolts, like i said before the bolt up plate is made out of soft metal, and tends to bend pretty easily ! i know at least one Specna owner who has got "rail- wobble" after a few times disassembling, and assembling his Specna RIS rail A ball headed allen key also comes in handy, since the allen bolt are very close near the receiver ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. The receiver Is full metal made, finished in a nice matte powder coating. Receiver is decorated with nice, white laser etched markings (although they are very unrealistic) a nice realistic detail: a QR code sticker on the rights side of the magwel. Colt A2 pistolgrip, is nice matte finished for a less "plastic" appearance. LMT style Crane stock is very wel made "butt plate" sits tight, and offers acces to a "nunchuck" battery compartiment, one minor point : the stock has pretty much wobble. Stock tube in commercial style with 5 positions, and white position markings. Fire selector turns smooth, and with clear noticeable clicks Mag Catch works outstanding, but the supplied high cap mag as pretty much wobble. Dummy Forward Bolt Assist is a nice gizmo. Bolt Catch works together with charging handle, and dummy bolt ornament plate, the Bolt Catch keeps the "bolt" plate opened, so that the hop up unit better can be better manipulated, when the bolt catch is pressed in the "bolt" springs forward to simulate cocking a round in the chamber, a nice realistic feature. Outerbarrel is very basic, and in fact nothing else but a straight pipe, without any profile. MK12 gasblock is a less, or more accurate repro, although the ultimate finish could be better. Click here to see al the receiver photo's Also check my demo video with the random functions ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. The Back Up Iron Sight's (BUIS) Included with this SA-03 a pair of KAC style BUIS these could be generally considered has very decent, with some cosmetic remarking's due to realism. The rear sight is a repro of the KAC 600M, the big brother of the Micro 600M , de general shaping is very satisfying, only the white markings on the elevation drum, are a less realistic detail. The front sight is a repro of the KAC M4 front sight , also a very decent repro, although with some missing details, such as the fullers on the "tower," and the black color is not in real use (although existing) re-painting the baseplate in taupe could be a nice mod. Below the sight pictures starting with the real version Click here to see al the sight photo's And here the Specna replica version The photo's of the KAC M4 front flip sight, starting with the real sight Click here to see al the photo's And the Specna version ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. About the internals To check these de S-A03 need to further disassembled, starting with separating the lower from the upper receiver, therefore the steel pins need to be taken out, de upper now slides of the lower receiver, inner barrel, and hop up unit can be taken out. This is a classic metal hop up unit, with a brass 286 mm inner barrel The Crane stock can now be removed, existing out of a rubber but pad, and a plastic block wich allows acces to the battery compartiment's in the cheek welds. On the photo also visible the Tamiya connector, there is NO fuse between the cables ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. The SAEC system The legendary quick spring change system from Specna Arms, many where already curious how (good) this system in fact works. So i have tried to demonstrate this system as good, and clear, as possible. In fact its a very simple, but brilliant system, ideal to adjust the FPS of the replica, without each time taking the gearbox out of the replica, with an E&C it stops there, but with a classic gearbox , you need to open up the gearbox each time again.(livespan of the screws is one of the first issue i think about) I also made a video of it , seems the best way to demonstrate this system i think ?! Click here to see al the SAEC photo's ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. V2 gearbox disassembling Before we can reveal the internal gearbox parts, the receiver need to be further disassembled in following way: Remove Magcatch Remove Boltcatch Extract gearbox lockpin Remove motor Remove pistolgrip REMARKING: markings on the Specna motor (first time for me is see that) Click here to see al the disassembling photo's ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. The Specna V2 SAEC gearbox Can now be taken out the lower receiver, after unscrewing the Torx screws, both shel's can be taken appart, and the following is revealed: REMARKING: Plastic piston with full metal teeth ! Plastic piston head with ball bearings ! Further: Steel gears, the bevel seems less, or more shimmed. Brass type-1 cylinder. Plastic cylinderhead with a basic rubber damper, and 1 o-ring. Plastic nozzle WITHOUT o-ring. The anti-reversal latch is removed in function of the ASCU2 systeem (Optional) Click here to see al the gearbox photo's ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. De ASCU2 gen.4 electronic module From the Bulgarian Airsoft System is been offered more, and more by Gunfire , already installed in a replica , this way , you save about €30 on the ASCU2. The ASCU2 + SA-A03 SAEC combination isn't offered yet -standard by Gunfire- , so i let my ASCU2 custom, build in by Gunfire. Installing the ASCU by Gunfire, is required to keep your warranty, and besides its a free service from Gunfire ! Now i am not really an electronics specialist, so my description wil be more a summary of the known features. The ASCU2 is an electronic module witch need to optimize the general functioning of the replica. existing out of a sensor unit, and a control unit. The module analyses the data from the sensors, and use it to control the motor. Bellow a summary of the functions: Active break: with this function the motor is "stopped" at the right moment, by an inverse "current pulse" (do i say this right ?) the anti reversal latch isn't necessary anymore, piston cycle runs more consistent, no matter how fast the trigger is pulled, the cycle wil be finished each time the trigger is activated. Especially in full auto the piston stops always at the right position (also check my demo-video) LiPO protect: With this protection, the replica stops functioning when the Voltage has become to low, to avoid damage to accu, and replica, an acoustic signal wil sound. Malfunction protect : With this function de module wil prevent further shooting if any mechanical problem occurs, beside an acoustic signal wil sound. Firing modes: very nice function, i made a demo-video of it. Hop Up mode: this is an optional mode, for witch the ASHU ho pup chamber is required, The unit monitors if there is stil a BB left in the chamber, and stops the replica when the last BB is fired, there is also a switch witch need to be activate with the bolt catch, most likely a more realistic experience. Active break demo Firing modes demo ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Performance test out of the box Finaly i did some "stock" testing of this SA-A03, first i filled the mag with 0.30g Specna BB's and putted the SA-A03 behind my Element chrono. Then i mounted, and levelled the SA-A03 in my shooting stand, and positioned a target 12M further away, perfectly aligned with the replica's bore, and with the help of my laser bore calibrator. Click here to see al the test photo's And the final result after adjusting the hop up unit ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. UPGRADING, STYLING & PIMPING BLOCK II CQBR or MK18 mod1 This SA-A03 is a straight BLOCK II CQBR replica, or is it an MK18mod1 ? A discussion in witch i was involved a few times, and i must say it ain't easy. I started a quest to find out the truth, i tried to get in contact with the US navy and Crane itself , but they wouldn't share that info with outsiders. I did getted in contact with a retired Green Beret, witch now is a small arms instructor/armorer for Crane, and also surprisingly Daniel Defense itself appeared to be very, very helpful, they have a chat function, and even the Law Enforcement sales manager was very helpful. Surprisingly as Airsoft wannabees it seems we have a tremendous knowledge after all ! But was the final result of my quest = undecided, both nomenclatures seems correct. Al tough the BLOCK II CQBR theory as my personal preference, and seems most logic to me since there is already a CQBR, and a block II SOPMOD Possible the MK18mod1 description is raised out of commercial intends, but that's not obvious. MK18 mod0 vs MK18 mod1 What's an MK18mod0, wel i wont go any further into this, because this would be to weapon-technique, and wouldn't be Airsoft relevant anymore. But below a short description of the most important, cosmetic features ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Upgrading: Is a personal choice for everyone of us, but following tips might be considered as universal (i think) Precision: Innerbarrel: replacing by a precision barrel Bucking: replacing by a flat hop, maple leaf, or other high end bucking Hop up unit: replacing by a Lonex, or Prowin Consistence: Nozzle: replacing by a version with an o-ring Airseal: around the bucking optimalisation with nylon thread, or teflontape General functioning: Pistonhead replacing by a silent model AOE correcting with a Cylinderhead damping mod Gears: shimming Cylinder replacing by a model with more volume in case there wil be played with the more heavy 0.30g or heavier BB's Due to pimping i have following tips: Screws of rail and sight replacing for a model with the a more "correct" head. White markings on the elevation drum paint them black. Base plate of the front sight re-painting in taupe USMC logo hiding with a paintjob. RIS rail FDE paintjob For the accessories: i refer to my SOPMOD guides, for inspiration , i also added some inspiring pic's Click here ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Pro's and con's + Price (check Gunfire) + Outstanding BlockII CQBR / MK18mod1 base + SAEC system + ASCU2 = a very nice option + Full metal replica + Functional bolt catch + Very Nice RIS II rail + Nice KAC styled sights + Piston head, and springguide with ball bearings + Full metal teeth piston + Comes stock wit a 7.4 LiPO - USMC logo - RIS II rail in black - Unrealistic details on the sights - ASCU pricey upgrade - Basic hop up, and bucking - Plastic nozzle without O-ring - Lot of wobble on mag &stock - Outer barrel very basic .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
  11. aac

    review: ForeCore Armament FC-128

    I also made a Youtube version, let me know what you think
  12. aac

    review: ForeCore Armament FC-128

    Apparently i posted to much photo's in the first post , so i am forced to make a new , dont forget to scroll to the first post in this topic !!! The V2 gearbox opened, what do we see ? Steel gears there are some shims,but i didn't checked if this is realy a decent shim job Stainless steel type 2 cylinder Classic steel springguard Plastic piston, and piston head, with full metal teeth Plastic cylinderhead, with 1 O-ring, and a kind of rubber damper. Brass nozzle with O-ring kinda remarkable !! Al together not bad for this price range not ? CLICK OVERHERE TO SEE THE COMPLETE PHOTO ALBUM OF THE INTERNALS ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Performance test "out of the box" Finaly is tested the FC-128 "out of the box" I filled up the supplied high cap mag with 0.30g Specna BB's, and put the replica behind my Element chrono Then i installed the FC-128 in my DIY shooting stand - fixed, and leveled - and aligned the inner barrel's axis , with the target 12m further with my laser bore sighter After the first shots with the 0.3g BB, it appeard some "hop" was already required -even on this short distance, after some adjusting it seems that this FC-128 perform pretty good out of the box, not ? CLICK OVERHERE TO SEE THE COMPLETE PHOTO ALBUM OF THE PERFORMANCE TEST ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... STYLING & PIMPING But what to do with this FC-128 ? ?Wel in the first place its recommended, to upgrade the internals a bit , precision barrel, flat hop, lonex hop up unit to gain some better precision, furthermore upgrading the gearbox with some better parts of choice to achieve better consistence in the shots. External, this FC-128 really yells out to to be looking as a genuine LVOA-S , in my opinion, and due to the rail of coarse So its obvious that the LVOA is the reference for external upgrading. The LVOA is a tactical sporting rifle, not in military use. This means you have more freedom of choice, compared to builds of real military models. But nevertheless, some components are pretty characteristic to achieve a proper LVOA look. Click here to see the thinglink image Some extra inspiration I made some fast provisionally changes, witch give an immediate other appearance, not ? ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Pro's & Con's + Price + Full Metal + Nice LVOA rail & parts + 9.6 V NiMH accu& charger included + "Out of the box performance" pretty good + Full metal teeth piston + Nozzle with O-ring - White Bone frog logo not realistic - Various parts not LVOA koosjer - No functional bolt catch, hop up adjustment dificult. - Mag, and stock much wobble. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
  13. Just received a new asset from Gunfire, the ForceCore FC-128, and as usual, i would like to share my findings&experiences with the forum About FORCECORE ARMAMENT & GUNFIRE Gunfire is -same as for Specna- exclusive ForceCore Armament dealer, once again a pretty new player on the airsoft market (appeard somewhere in 2015) Forcecore is located in the same medium-pricerange as Specna, and offers comparable quality, full metal replica's. It must be said, Forcecore has more variation in there models -contrary to Specna- besides there M4 replica's, they have a few AK models, three AS VL replica's, and even a BAR, and SPECTRE machinepistol , besides Gunfire offers a pretty big range of "original ForeCore parts" Check here, once again, the full Forecore product range at Gunfire ................................................................................................................................................................................. About the FC-128 The "Unboxing" Dont want to bother you guys with a boring summary of content , just click on the link to the Thinglink page at discover for yourself the content of the box The FC-128 replica itself When we take a closer look at the FC-128 itself, we see a replica composed out of multiple (external) parts, of different manufactures (repro's of RS brands admittedly), Full metal made, (exept the stock, and pistol grip, of coarse) Nicely finished, with white laser etched markings. The "Wirecutter" style rail is the most remarkable part of this FC-128 replica, and a great repro of the War Sport LVOA-S SBR rail About the War Sport LVOA-S SBR War Sport is a US weapon manufacturer wich as known a fast growth in 2013, and quickly expanded from 2, to 20 employees. LVOA stands for Low Visibility Operations Aplications, and in fact is a high end AR-15 model designed for tactical shooting. On the photo below the original LVOA-S SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) ............................................................................................................................................................................. About the Externals When we take a closer look to the details of the "externals", and starting at the front, we find the "muzzle break compensator", flush with the rail. This is a nice replica of the PWS TTO compensator, also clearly visible, the details of the wirecutter-style rail . A bit further to the rear, 3 nice, separate picatinny rails, fixed with DIN 7991 countersunk screws, witch allows a placement of choice. Overal view on the LVOA rail, acurate to theRS version, nice finished Due to the "skeleton" design the innerbarrel is good visible. The rail is 100% wobble free tightened around the barrel nut, good system,excellent made !! Here i have the rail disassembled, déééép in the central thread hole a "tricky" tiny screw, witch prevents the rail comes of the barrelnut, Its not obvious, and can be a pain in the *albatross* to find out CHECK HERE TO SEE AL THE PHOTO'S OF THE RAIL In the rail we find the 10,5" inch outer barrel, witch is pretty nice finished, if you zoom in on the photo, you can even see the lathing marks, a very nice, and realistic detail in my opinion !! And so we end at the receiver, this is also nice made,al necessary parts are functioning as it should be Fire selector, turns smooth, with clear noticeable clicks. Mag catch, works perfect, de magazine has much "wobble" in the magwell , must be said ! Bolt catch, is, unfortunately, not functional -as with Specna- Charging handle, open the dust cover, and bolt ornament plate, witch reveals the hop upadjustment, unfortunately the bolt plate , wont stay open, witch make hop-adjustment a bit harder Dummy bolt assist, a nice gadget, feature Beautiful white laser etched markings, and "Bone Frog" on the receiver Some remarkable details: The trigger guard is a KAC SR-15 model Pistol grip is based on the L119A1 grip or Lonestar II stowaway grip, whether with a bevertail. "The Bone Frog" This awesome symbol deserves some special attention in my opinion ! We see appear this symbol, more and more in Airsoft-land, and the meaning of it deserves some explanation. ?The Bone Frog is an un officious though, recognized symbol , representing the fallen SEAL'S. Due to this meaning, wearing the Bone Frog -in fact- is only permitted for the SEAL comunity ! There is also a Bone Frog Challenge, founded and managed by Navy SEALS, its a 9 a 12 mile run, with at least 36 obstacles. ............................................................................................................................................................................. At the rear end of the receiver, we find a classic Crane stock, wich also has pretty much wobble ! The Crane stock slides over a 6-position "commercial-style" receiver extension, aka stockpipe, without position markings ! The rear end of the receiver is closed with a simple end receiver end plate, without sling attachments ! ............................................................................................................................................................................. About the Back Up Iron Sight's (BUIS) Supplied with this FC-128 a set of BUIS in KAC style (Knight Armamament Company) witch -in my opinion- are a wrong choice for this type of replica. In front this is a Mk18 front flip up sight , wich on its turn is a pretty accurate repro, de leaf spring keeps the "tower" good in position. The bead sight is not adjustable ! At the rear we have a KAC 600M rear sight , also pretty acurate replicated. The white marking's on the elevation drum -i suggest- to make black, since this looks very unrealistic ! The white markings for the windage , in contrary are koosjer, and nice ! The elevation stem has no clicks , its just a spring who keeps the stem a bit under tension. So... it is what it is, i know this sight's pretty good, since i made them a already once by myself, so take once again a look, compare them and tell me what you think of it CHECK OVERHERE ONCE AL THE PHOTO'S OF THE EXTERNALS CHECK OVERHERE ONCE AL THE PHOTO'S OF THE RAIL ............................................................................................................................................................................. The internals A look under the "hood" now. Starting at the rear end, and when whe remove the Crane stock, we have the rear wiring, with a fuse box connected between. the FC-128 is equiped with a Tamiya s batery connector Stock tube disassembled In front a steel receiver pin, with a lock screw, once removed, the upper, slides of the lower receiver The we can also remove the 330mm brass inner barrel , with the classic metal hop up chamber. The lower receiver now can be further disassembled, in the usual way De rear receiver pin is secured with a spring, witch keeps the pin attached to the lower. The dummy bolt catch, now can also be taken of. Classic V2 reinforced gearbox, with 8mm ball bearings, and fixed with Phillips screws ! CHECK OVERHERE AL THE PHOTO'S OF THE INTERNALS
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    Ebairsoft

    Ordered a few times at Ebairsoft with no issues
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