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  1. Hello I have some old airsoft guns that I want to sell and this is one of them. A H&K P9S made in Japan by Falcon Toy Company. Its a shell ejecting spring pistol. The pistol in the original box are in very good condition. it also comes with a lot of shells. a very nice collectors piece! Second is a Maruzen Government 1911. Also a shell ejecting spring pistol. Nice peace in original box . good condition. last one is a Maruzen S&W 59 same system as the 1911. in original box. Make me a good offer and maybe these rare collectors pieces will be yours. Guns are in the Netherlands now.
  2. Lookie what KY Airsoft just posted about on Facebook! http://www.armorerworks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/kyairsoftgun/ https://www.facebook.com/kyairsoftgun/posts/1436352913109937 No ambi safety on it. Looks pretty sick IMO! Always liked these but I don't think any company has made an affordable and desirable full metal one, which I would assume this is. The black color, the big bull barrel, the portings, the grips... Wooowza! No markings at all from the preview pics which is OK for this one I guess. Or WE did make some compact V10s earlier I think but we all know their early pistols are sheit so But then again as I understand it AW Custom is spruced up WE guns? Oh well. Are V10s officially a sub-category of the 1911 series or what? I don't really know. Someone mentioned the custom full steel compact V10s in the Facebook comment being $1500 USD and KY responded this will be about 1/10th of that so I am guesstimating $120-$160 USD. I think I shall have to get me one of these
  3. Make: KSC Gun/Model: USP .45 Japan Version (Pre-System 7) Accessories: Additional KSC Tawain Magazine (for two magazines total), Loading Rod, Hop-Up adjustment Tool, Manual Condition: Boxed in As New Collectors Condition. Never Skirmished or Holstered Approx 200 Rounds Fired Total Splits/Swaps/Part Exchange: N/N/N Price/Payment: £130 Collected or + Postage Pictures: Below I have here forsale my favourite airsoft replica, the KSC USP .45 Japan Version (produced by KSC in Japan). I'll be sad to see this one! Superb quality pistol, feels solid, additional realistic markings on the pistol and the original magazine. Excellent snappy and smooth action, fully working with no issues. This is a pre-system 7 pistol, so it fires more shots per gas fill. Also features a very nice a safety with working decocking function. As you can see from the photos it is in excellent condition as new condition and has seen very little use, target usage only, never skirmished or holstered. I've fired maybe 200 rounds through it in total if that. Well cared for using Abbey 134a gas only along with Abbey guncare products and high quality BB's. Comes boxed in the original packaging with the manual, other paperwork, loading rod, hopup adjustment tool and one additional magazine from a KSC USP .45 Taiwan. The difference with the original Japanese magazine and this Taiwan version being the less strict QC and the lack of markings which you can see in the picture below. I have been using the Taiwan magazine for the most part to try and preserve the laser cut markings on the original magazine as much as possible. Photos *FILE SIZE WARNING - All High Resolution 3-7MB Each* http://www.markljlewis.com/KSCUSPPICTURE1.jpg http://www.markljlewis.com/KSCUSPPICTURE2.jpg http://www.markljlewis.com/KSCUSPPICTURE3.jpg http://www.markljlewis.com/KSCUSPPICTURE4.jpg http://www.markljlewis.com/KSCUSPPICTURE5.jpg http://www.markljlewis.com/KSCUSPPICTURE6.jpg http://www.markljlewis.com/KSCUSPPICTURE7.jpg http://www.markljlewis.com/KSCUSPPICTURE8.jpg http://www.markljlewis.com/KSCUSPPICTURE9.jpg http://www.markljlewis.com/KSCUSPPICTURE10.jpg http://www.markljlewis.com/KSCUSPPICTURE11.jpg http://www.markljlewis.com/KSCUSPPICTURE12.jpg Buyer must have valid defence, collection very much preferred from Yate near Bristol, South West England due to difficulty posting a RIF. If you do collect I also have Abbey 134a, Ultra and Non-Abbey Green Gas, BB's, Abbey Guncare products at reasonable prices as quitting airsoft and therefore having a clearout. I also have a Lanyard that works great with this pistol. I will however post at buyers expense & acceptance of the risks. Hermes seem to be the go-to Courier for RIFs but it would be buyers choice at the end of the day. Payment by Bank Transfer or PayPal Gift preferred (buyers choice) or cash if you collect. I can provide references from other places if required (mostly computer / tech forums like OcUK, Hexus, AVForums etc). Thanks for looking! Mark
  4. So, I recently watched a review by Sootch on the RS Beretta M9A3 and was like "Hey, that looks pretty cool!". So I Googled "M9A3 airsoft" to see if there was any replica out. And I got a hit on YouTube, from Shot Show 2017 (last year). Also some info about an upcoming KSC M9A3 (I don't like KSC) They say there that it is an early prototype and under the Elite Force name. US Elite Force version supposedly has a full-auto switch. Well, then I went on to https://www.airsoftdb.com/ and looked for it, and it is actually out in Europe https://www.airsoftdb.com/search/?q=m9a3&r=all And I bought one, and just got it! No full-auto on this one, maybe just German specific (semi only law for airsoft) Not test-fired it yet. Bought it from a German store with the help of Google Translate from Conos Store for €149 EUR ($185 USD, £130 GBP): https://www.conos-store.de/beretta-m9a3-fde/airsoft/a-15654/ (out of stock now) Apparently it's been out as a 4.5mm CO2 pistol for while. Anyways. Positives Official replica Replicates pretty much all new features of the M9A3 Nice color replication Full blow back CO2 out of the box Decent details Feels good Preliminary it seems it will take RS M9A3 grips with minor mods (tested with M9 grips but the extended mag release is in the way) Negatives Frame is plastic (BUT, if you want to think positive, you can imagine it is Berettas step towards a polymer framed M9A3, and it looks and feels pretty good so not a huge deal actually!) Markings are white laser etched No functioning de-cocker (trigger disengage only) KWC OEM (not sure if that is really bad, considering how I feel about their 1911s ) I shall post some pictures in a bit! And maybe start a review topic tomorrow. EDIT: Pics!
  5. Just saw this on Cyberguns Facebook page. At first I thought it was a new model/variant of the Cybergun/WE Desert Eagle pistol but on closer inspection it seems to be KWC OEM... Too bad since this is my favorite Desert Eagle model and I liked the WE pistol and would totally get this if it wasn't KWC OEM:ed. https://www.facebook.com/cybergun/posts/1896480217030266 Rails on top and bottom, "Hogue" rubber grips and compensator. EDIT: I removed my "Love" Like after realizing it's KWC OEM... meh! Unfortunately, when looking at the image in full size, it appears they will be doing this with a fire selector for full-auto, semi and safe Which I absolutely hate! But it is standard on the KWC Desert Eagle pistols so I guess that's why... KWC has a plastic frame too as far as I know so that kinda sucks too...
  6. Tokyo Marui Hi-CAPA 5.1 GOLD MATCH GBB £140, no offers, buyer pays delivery Brand new boxed Light weight slide for faster operation speed Acrylic front sight (Low light) Gold outer barrel, hammer, Safety, trigger, grip screws 31 shot Magazine Variable Hop unit
  7. Brigg

    KPS-01 GBB Pistol

    This is an old project of mine, started in mid to late 2016. It was to be my first gbb at the time, however after a few setbacks with dimensions and general lack of ideas, i wound up setting it to the side for later. I then proceeded to forget about it for the rest of 2016 and most of 2017. I had gotten the frame mostly done at the time that i put it aside, including the firing system, which works similarly to a ghk aug. But my attempts at making a slide all failed. So, I found it in a sock drawer a few weeks ago, and decided it was too far along to not finish, so having some more experience now, i decided to finish the rest of the parts. In the past 3 weeks or so, i have gotten fairly far along on the slide and barrel portions. Now some pics. Its a bit of a wierd looking gun. Kind of like a Webley Mk1 ate a colt 1911. In fact it uses a kwa ns2 1911 magazine. The one im using for testing has a machined baseplate on it, but it will take stock mags just fine, at least 1911a1 types. Some of the parts will be re visited. I plan to redo the front and rear sights for one. The rear sight is too small and the front too large. There is no safety or slidelock. Yet. those will be some of the parts i have to make next. The ejection port is on the top, like a webley. i plan to stick the hopup adjuster somewhere in there. Like the Webley, there is no great place to put a conventional return spring. Rather then using a claw system, my solution was to use a pair of extension springs, running around the magazine well to return the slide. The gun is single action only, and has a combination trigger bar and disconnector. Since i have no torsion springs to use, the disconnector also uses an extension spring. So, over the next few weeks, I plan to finish off the blowback unit, and the hopup chamber. Then i will figure out the slidelock. I might try to figure out a safety before everything else though. I might just settle for a fixed hopup, because its not like itll get used much. I dont think its going to be efficient or anything, but a lot of it was designed almost 2 years ago. I'll be pretty happy if works at all, honestly. Ill post updates as I get new parts done.
  8. tinydata

    Tokyo Marui Night Warrior

    Tokyo Marui Night Warrior Contents: Ordering Initial Impressions and Features Externals Internals Performance Conclusion 1. Ordering I ordered my TM Night Warrior (I'll refer to this as the M1911 NW) from WGC Shop in Hong Kong during their holiday season 10% off sale. Total with UPS shipping to CONUS came out to right around $150 USD and the pistol arrived within a week of placing my order. I requested that WGC use an orange tip due to the difficulty associated with removing orange paint from plastic, but they informed me that no plastic tips were available. Much to my surprise, they ended up shipping it with a blaze orange plastic tip pressed into the muzzle. I've since removed the tip without any problems. 2. Initial Impressions and Features My understanding is that Marui basically combined their Desert Warrior and MEU replicas to yield a hybrid 5" M1911 variant. The rail is not based on a real design but I'm sure its functional. The initial appearance is acceptable and doesn't immediately stand out as lightweight plastic. As a modern M1911 variant, it features the now-common 3 hole, long trigger, ambidextrous thumb safeties, a flat main spring housing, an extended beavertail grip safety, and a skeletonized hammer. Marui ships the M1911 NW in a nice cardboard box that lets the buyer know what's inside without overdoing the graphics. The pistol comes with the usual accompaniment: - A small bag of .25g BBs - A plastic bushing wrench - 2x dry fire adapters - Orange bore plug - Instruction Manual - 1x Wilson Combat 47D style magazine The pistol is well presented and protected during transit. I thought the bushing wrench was a nice addition as the bushing is quite tight on my example. 3. Externals This is very much the standard Tokyo Marui GBB pistol. It features a plastic frame, slide, and outer barrel and a metallic inner frame, sights, safeties, etc. The plastic parts have a matte surface and are of high quality. In my experience, these actually wear better than metal slides and frames as scratches are less evident. Out of the box, it sports clean lines and the classic M1911 appearance. The two-tone color scheme reminds me of Springfield Armory's MC Operator. For a "Night" handgun, it features lots of nicely plated parts like the outer barrel, barrel bushing, and hammer. The outer barrel has an excellent finish and slightly metallic feel while preserving the advantages of a lightweight plastic part. Marui chose to outfit this variant with Heinie sights with the 3 dot arrangement. The step in the sight is meant to be used to rack the slide in case the user is wounded in an arm. However, being equipped with a GI-length guide rod, you can use the plug and the front of the slide to cycle the handgun as well. The grips are similar to those found on the rest of Marui's 1911 lineup and hide weights underneath. The grips aren't aggressive and are not as textured as I would prefer. Still, seeing as the recoil will not be jarring the handgun around, this isn't a problem. The weight of a loaded Marui 1911 is roughly 1.9lb. My SAI M1911 Loaded model comes in around 3lb with a loaded 8rd Wilson Combat magazine. That's quite a difference but I'm not going to hold this against Marui as it's impossible to ask for more from a mostly plastic replica. 4. Internals The procedure to disassemble the M1911 NW differs slightly from real firearm. Mainly, the plug must be removed from the inside of the slide and it is held captive by the slide instead of the bushing. I suspect a bushing made from pot metal would not hold up as well over time. Everything inside is absolutely normal for a Marui pistol. The hop-up unit on mine turned out to be assembled incorrectly, but this was a five minute fix. There simply isn't a whole lot to write about. It will handle green gas/propane in warm temperatures (I would say this is up to 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit) , but I would recommend switching to 134a/duster in the hotter summer temperatures. The pressure of propane increases significantly with temperature and I don't intend to push the limits of the plastic parts. 5. Performance Performance and quality control are the reasons why despite moving on to real steel handguns, I insist on buying a stock Marui pistol. Marui's barrel and hop up combination has always served me well and I don't feel like fiddling with a WE or KJW. Based on past experiences and a little testing of this particular replica, I'd say it is effective to about 100ft. This is to say that I would be confident hitting a human-sized target at least once if I fired three rounds at that range. In terms of absolute accuracy, I set up a simple test. I measured 30ft with a tape measure, set up a target, and benchrested the M1911 NW. With the hop-up adjusted for 100ft and the front sight dot set in the center of the target, the pistol shoots roughly point of aim at 30ft. I used G&G .25g BBs and green gas for this test. The spread was approximately 3 inches. I'm perfectly satisfied as the front sight of the pistol will blot out the target at this distance. 30ft, 10 rounds from the bench A quick note about the trigger- its not at all similar to that of a real M1911. It only requires a pound to a pound and a half of pull to 6. Conclusion I've owned Marui, KWA, WE, and KJW GBB pistols and I came back to Marui for a reason. For slightly more money than the other brands, you're getting a highly consistent, quality replica that looks good and does well on the field. Am I going to slap a Guarder kit on it as I did with my previous pistols? I don't think so- they're still not going to bring the weight up to that of a real M1911 and I don't want to sacrifice performance. I swapped out the frame to a non-railed MEU frame I had lying around and replaced the trigger with a M1911A1 trigger. Since my fingers are relatively short, this helps maintain a consistent trigger pull for me. For most people, the M1911 NW is excellent out of the box. I give this offering 4.5 stars out of 5.
  9. FirstSpear Pockets and the 6/12 System Following the initial inceptions of PALS load-bearing rigs and MOLLE pouches, the designs being produced did not see a great deal of innovation for a long period of time. The same materials, construction methods and attachment systems remained fairly standardised for a significant number of years. While this was good for the end-user in the sense that they would always know exactly what they were getting, it created a rather stagnant environment in that particular industry. 1000D rigs and pouches are extremely robust when built to a high standard, but by comparison to the new wave of tactical soft-goods that have been surfacing over the last 2 years or so, they entail a lot of weight. Weight which just isn't necessary if modern materials are applied in the proper places. As an example, Blue Force Gear have entirely replaced the standard nylon webbing attachment straps on their pouch line with their new Helium Whisper backings/straps. They have also since that point licensed the technology to both Tactical Tailor and Mayflower R&C. Two of the best known and highly regarded manufacturers of tactical gear in the US. It is my personal belief that for the vast majority of airsoft players who are using their gear on an infrequent basis and for short periods of time, that this new generation of lighter, slicker load bearing equipment is the way forward. Financial constraints will of course be a deciding factor in a hobby much more than they are in the real world. However, if a load bearing rig or pouch is designed to just last a single 4-6 month deployment rather than multiple deployments, that same item should still last a considerable length of time for the average airsofter. Granted this will vary quite substantially based on the individual's play style, the types of skirmish field they attend and various other factors. But I still feel for that the majority of players this lighter pattern of gear will provide a length and quality of service more than adequate to justify the cost. Bearing this in mind I've been purchasing quite a few items from the FirstSpear, Blue force Gear and Tactical Tailor lines of newer, lighter equipment over the last 12 months or so to see how they hold up within the airsoft arena. My personal findings have been extremely positive and it would appear FirstSpear did not entirely hate the video reviews of some of their products which I posted to YouTube. They recently got in touch and sent over a small selection of their pockets which use the new 6/12 attachment system for video review. These can be seen below by anybody who wants to get a better view of the products than picture alone provide. Those videos are deliberately generic and not directed at the airsoft market specifically, so here's a bit more information and imagery relevant to this forum. General Information A few points on construction that apply to all of the following items (where applicable with specific regards materials): Entirely Berry compliant/US Made Mil-Spec throughout All multicam items are directly from Crye Precision 500D Cordura Extensive use of grosgrain ribbon in place of webbing where appropriate ITW Nexus Polymer and metal hardware YKK Zips with paracord loops and polymer termination locks All hook and loop direct from Velcro (including both standard product and the 6/12 materials) Jacquard webbing is the new standard on all products, printed webbing has been phased out Thread - Bonded nylon, A-A-59826 Type 2 Elastic - MIL-W-5664D, Type 2, Class 1 Drainage Grommets - Variant of MIL-G-16491, Type 1, Class 3 with an enamel finish Available with either FirstSpear's 6/12 attachment system or 6/9 which is 100% backwards compatible with PALS rigs I'll be the very first to admit I don't have a clue what most of those numbers mean towards the end, but I got an e-mail from Ronnie Fowlkes who is the Director Of Business Development at FS and he kindly provided the tech specs, so I'm just passing on all of the information I have. Sufficed to say, it's awesome *suitcase*. M4 Magazine, Speed Reload, Single http://www.first-spear.com/product.php?productid=17598&cat=259&page=1 Not just for M4/M16/AR pattern weapons of course, that's just FirstSpear's nomenclature. Pictured holding a Lancer Systems L5 Lancer 30 round magazine, which doesn't fully seat in to the pocket on account of the external geometry of this particular magazine. So if you've got the King Arms replicas, take note. But rest assured your mags will still be retained securely even without the bungee. I also tried out a PTS TMAG (identical shape to the M-Version PMAG), PTS EMAG and a KWA LM4 magazine. Pictured with the bungee hooked on, but tested without. Removing the bungee retention is a 10 second job and entirely reversible. My findings have been that there's absolutely no reason to keep it on, the real beauty of this pocket is the fact it will securely retain basically any 5.56x45mm 30 round style magazine while allowing for instant, unhindered access when required by the user. Regardless of whether you're using super light plastic midcaps for your AEG or LM4 GBBR magazines (which are the heaviest STANAGs/PMAGs out there to my knowledge). The bungee really does nothing but diminish this quality, though if you really are uber-worried about losing magazines then feel free to keep using it. The pull tab itself consists of a strip of webbing encased in the same Trelleborg material that BFG use to make their Helium Whisper backings, which adds a significant amount of grip texture vs. the nylon fabrics most manufacturers employ in this area. There's also a trough of loop inside the pocket. This allows for velcro retention of the magazines, if that's something you want to use on top of the security provided provided by the polymer insert. An insert which (surprisingly) seems to add almost no weight at all to the pocket, which is impressive indeed. If you're looking for that ideal pouch to mount on your hip for that go-to speed reload mag, this is the one you want. M4 Double http://www.first-spear.com/product.php?productid=17600&cat=259&page=1 This basic design is one that most people are going to be familiar with, almost every manufacturer of PALS pouches makes it. That said, there are a few key factors which make the FirstSpear iteration stand out from the crowd. First off is the weight, or lack thereof vs. the same pouch made to the 1000D pattern with webbing straps/press stud attachment; there is a very noticeable difference. Second is the use of webbing for the lids rather than multiple layers of cordura. Webbing is a highly resilient material, a fact that is going to come in handy if you put one of these pouches in the standard place on your carrier and go crawling along the ground. Third is the space inside and the elastic retention. Unlike a lot of so-called double pouches you can actually get two magazines in here without entering in to a pitched battle, but if you tuck in the lids you've instantly got shingles and a good level of retention is maintained on a single magazine. The tabs on the lids along with the shaping of them makes access to ammo with the lids secured an easy matter when you really need more rounds right this instant. Also worth reiterating is that the jacquard webbing shown on my pocket is the way that FS now make these pockets, despite the image shown on their website. Pistol Magazine Pocket, Speed Reload, Double http://www.first-spear.com/product.php?productid=17623&cat=260&page=1 The version I have here for review is constructed to fit M9 and P226 magazines. Despite the similarities in size, Glock magazines will not fit this pouch (tested with RS & KWA G17 mags). So you'll need to be sure to buy the pocket that fits to your specific handgun. The following types are available: 1911 M9/226 G17/19, M&P 9mm, USP-9, P2000 & P30 G22/23 G21 Compared to a BFG Pistol TenSpeed or pistol TACO, there isn't a lot of versatility, it has to be said. However, if you're primarily just running one type of pistol, then the functionality is certainly there in spades. Essentially what you have is a miniaturised version of the Speed Reload M4. So the polymer insert is present inside as the primary retainer and you've also got the option of bungee and velcro retention on top of that if you so choose. That said, my recommendation is to get rid of the bungee and forget about velcro, because the retention on my TM P226E2 magazines simply using the basic pocket was excellent. I'd almost say they were perhaps held a little too tightly to facilitate optimal reload speed, but that might be partially be a case of wear-in. Either way, I'd rather have to put a bit more effort in to grabbing my magazines than have them fall out on to concrete and break/fall out in to the dirt and get lost in the woods. Overall, provided you're able to work with the specificity of the design, the pure simplicity of it really shines through. Smooth and extremely easy to insert and draw from, no bungee to adjust or move out of the way, no lids to slow you down. Some of those areas being points which the Tenspeed and TACO fall down on. General Purpose Pocket, Medium http://www.first-spear.com/product.php?productid=17655&cat=265&page=2 For all those spare batteries, tools, cyalumes, gloves, scrim nets/dead rags, pens, maps, phones, wallets, snack bars, widgets, stuff and things. There are many, many utility/general pouches on the market and they come in every shape, size and style imaginable. What they don't generally do which this one does, is sit extremely flat when empty (or minimally filled) while still allowing a lot of room for expansion when needed. Basically the same way the thigh/cargo pockets on your combat cut trousers sit flat normally and expand when necessary. Just the right height to place on a standard PC cummerbund or on most chest rigs. The zip is robust, relatively quiet and doesn't have nearly as much of that annoying tendency to go in to an awkward shape which means you have to end up using your spare hand to put some tension on the pouch to straighten out the teeth. The redundant closure using a G-Hook on a strip of webbing is unusual, also surprising given that they're trying to save weight. But the pocket is still extremely light overall and it does help with the zip issue, as well as keeping the actual opening of the pocket more consistent, rather than having the whole thing drop right open and spill your gear when you've got items held in the elastic retainers on the far side from your body. The elastic is sewn to provide 3 medium sized stowage spaces near the body, with 4 small spaces on the far side. This really does help in terms of preventing battle rattle, as well as making it significantly quicker and easier to withdraw small, thin items. Since they're presented to you in an easy to grab vertical alignment as soon as you open the pocket, rather than gradually slipping to a position of lying down in the bottom amongst everything else. In Conclusion Unfortunately as with so many other things in life, the more you improve something the harder it is to make significant performance gains and even small positive increments become expensive. It is my opinion that at this time FirstSpear's products are at the pinnacle of PALS pocket design, especially with regards materials usage. Innovation and quality come at a cost and these items are certainly not cheap, indeed they're probably not value for money as far as a hobby is concerned in quite a few respects. But if you've already loaded yourself out with conventional 1000D pattern kit and you're looking to take the next step towards lighter, more functional, lower drag equipment, this is the way forward. All the conventional colours are available throughout the entire FS line of pockets as well 6/12 and standard PALS compatible attachment. Everything is very thoroughly planned out with an attention to detail which is meticulous when really examined, yet not obvious upon initial inspection. Whether the prices are justifiable to you as an individual is of course highly subjective. But you can rest assured when you do buy a FirstSpear product you're investing in quality and innovative gear which will function incredibly well for you in the field.
  10. Short Stack

    KWA TT-33 NS2

    I'm reviewing today the KWA TT-33 Tokarev, which may or may not be officially released and there is virtually no info out about this gun. So I'm here to provide some info! MSRP for this gun is $135. Magazines are around $30 each. Inside The Box The box itself is made of medium strength cardboard with styrofoam encasing the gun and parts. Inside the box, you get: -Gun -Magazine -Hop-up Adjustment Tool -Lube -Small bag of .25 KSC BBs -Paperwork -Manual The gun is held firmly in place in the Styrofoam bed, which has room for a spare magazine (one can be kept in the gun itself) with a spare slot for the usual bits and pieces that come with a new KWA. First Impressions At first glance the TT-33 looks pretty bad***. It has a finish in black that is slightly shiny. The coloring all over the gun is almost exactly the same, a deep black color. The gun is modeled to be exactly the same as the real TT-33, KWA did a great job on it. This gun is very, very light. 1.65 lbs actually, according to KWA. The balance is VERY good. This gun has both an aluminium slide as well as an aluminium frame, which helps aid it's lightness, compared to WE's heavy and clunky pot metal. Metal parts abound, so it is easier to tell you what is made out of plastic. The two grip sides, and the barrel....Yeah, there is a lot of metal. The only wobble in the gun, at all, period, is the magazine. Take the magazine out, and you can shake the gun around and hear nothing. The wobble is very minimal. Close Look The trademarks on the gun are as follows: Magazine Catch side: -O120301499U * KWA (engraved, black) Chamber side: -Manufactured in Taiwan (looks painted on, white) Top: BK989 * 1941 (engraved, black) Grips: -CCCP around a star The * is an actual star on the gun. The gun does not come with a safety, instead using a quirky trigger setup. You have to push from the top and angle slightly downwards, if you just push on the bottom the trigger will not move all the way backward. After some test firing, I got used to it pretty quickly. The KWA comes equipped with fixed sights. Both are very simple, very barebones, but they work. Remember, this gun is from 1941! The gun comes with a plastic outer barrel, mostly to use less wear and work better with the NS2 system. The KWA uses it's usual hop-up on the gun, adjustable with a tool by locking the slide open and putting the tool inside the chamber. Hop-up adjustment is right for less hop, and left for more. The magazine is no frills design. The big thing, it only holds 10+1 rounds. Yes, only ten. You may want to carry a speed loader and extra mags with you. The mag itself holds enough gas for around 25 rounds. Produced completely from metal (except for the rubber gas routing and the loading lip), the KWA magazine is actually rather light. Like most KWA magazines, the follower can be locked at the bottom for easier loading. Unlike the Marui, BBs must be loaded through the feed lips. The KWA comes with an orange tip painted on the barrel, and the barrel extends past the slight, unlike the real TT-33. I'm hoping for an aftermarket slide+barrel kit to come and fix this, along with adding some more trademarks. Shooting Impressions The gun has decent kick, with a good trigger pull and a decent hammer. Overall it's a lot like other KWA offerings. The slide locks reliably, and the action is completely smooth, with no jerkiness at all. When it comes to shooting performance, I found the gun has around 150 foot range, and accuracy up to about 115 feet. Using .25s of course. The accuracy is decent, and the hop works very well, almost on the lines of TM. On airsoftGI and some other websites, they say the gun chronoes at 340-350 FPS. I think this is exaggerated a little bit, and they do use .20s. KWA on the other hand, in their manual, says it's at 280 FPS. I suspect they used .25s and 134a gas for this chrono reading. I think the gun rests at about 310-330 with .20s and green gas/propane. Take Down I do not know how the real TT-33 takes down, but this is how the KWA version does. 1. Remove magazine, make sure there are no BBs chambered in the gun. 2. On the chamber side, grab the little straight line thing and pull on the tab, freeing the pin that is to the front of the gun. 3. Push the pin and pull the slide lock out of the gun. 4. Pull the slide off of the gun. 5. Push the spring guide forward, then let it come out of the gun. It is a two peice + spring affair, it does stay together though. 6. Spin the front part of the slide upwards. Pull it off. 7. Pull the barrel through the front of the slide. After you do that, you should be here. The gun comes stock lubed, and KWA also includes lube with the gun when that stuff wears off. Conclusion Overall, I think the gun is a great new offering to those who like older guns, or eastern euro guns. It's a great replica and I'll be happy to skirmish with it. Even though it only has 10 rounds, it's performance is very good and I can't wait to give you guys a skirmish report next time I go play. Happy airsofting! Realism: 7/10 (barely any trades, extended barrel) Quality of gun: 8/10 Performance: 9/10 Skirmishability: 8/10 Total: 8/10
  11. CKinnerley

    They see me trollin'

    From the album: Weaponry

    They hatin'

    © Christopher Kinnerley 2012

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