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CA36, based on the G36E. Worked great for a while, then upgraded the barrel to a tightbore, still worked fine until more time passed and suddenly the STAR G36 dual optics could no longer align properly. So a new ARES Gas block later and I still have this problem though it was lessened. Swapped the dual optics back for my stock CA carry handle and it seems to be okay now. Still wondering how long it'll take for the new gas block to bend. Now I'm just waiting for someone to make a decent to good full length G36 that doesn't use this type of gas block.

 

Other problems I've had on this...

-CA hi-caps getting wonky on me (not feeding as much as they used to, though the JG hi cap was fine *shrug*)

-Gear box locking up

-RoF jumping after a spring replacement resulting in needing a gear sector chip

-My hop up falling out of my gun in pieces after adjusting the hop to test it out after it got the chip put in by technicians at AEX

-Having to shave down MAG brand mags to have them fit

-Getting rust in my stock's spring mechanism after playing in the rain

-Getting rust in my STAR dual optic battery case resulting in an even dimmer red dot

-Having the MAG mags feed so slow in the rain that they require a few seconds between shots on single for it to feed though they had no water in them

 

...and that's just off the top of my head...

 

Past that either the DBoys or Hero Arms CMag for the G36 didn't feed, period, but the CA36 has definitely been my most costly mistake so far.

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And a Galaxy MP5K, everybody raved that it was just as good as a TM MP5K. Everybody was wrong.

 

Darkchild

 

Just opened up my Galaxy MP5K yesterday after two years of use, without any maintenance to anything, and having used it in four events and one Berget (sand galore).. I was astonished that everything on the inside was perfect. I mean, the piston i could swear was never even used. Everything was wear-free and in tip-top shape.. good for another two years. Sure, externally it's beginning to show its age, but i swear, this gun has been my 'reliable' gun for a good while now, and expect it to keep being reliable.

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What? MAGs are the bomb! They work in my G&G M4 like a champ and I've tested them in KWAs, JGs, Dboys, and all sorts of brands. King arms ones are t3h failz though, my friend bought ten of them and they wouldn't feed at all in his kwa and feed decent in my g&g (put them last in my loadout with the MAGs first). So I guess it depends on the gun. What type M4 do you have?

 

not compared to PTS P-mags they aren't. None of my MAG mags feed properly, i have tried them in an my ICS, G&P and KA M4 variants. Fail.

 

Just opened up my Galaxy MP5K yesterday after two years of use, without any maintenance to anything, and having used it in four events and one Berget (sand galore).. I was astonished that everything on the inside was perfect. I mean, the piston i could swear was never even used. Everything was wear-free and in tip-top shape.. good for another two years. Sure, externally it's beginning to show its age, but i swear, this gun has been my 'reliable' gun for a good while now, and expect it to keep being reliable.

 

Mine was ######. Wiring was ######, externals were ######, motor was ######, the body started to split down the middle when i put anything but the stock battery in it, the hop unit did literally nothing.

I ended up stripping it completely and using it to teach myself how to put gear boxes together as it was useless as a skirmish gun.

In contrast, my TM MP5K is about 4 years old and has never skipped a beat, being regularly used by my wife and sometimes by others as my "lend out" gun.

 

Darkchild

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Mine was ######.

Then what you have is a lemon. Almost all (key word: almost) the Galaxy MP5k/PDWs I've ever seen perform great with as little work as cleaning the barrel.

 

Just to give an example, when I purchased my Tokyo Marui Uzi, the tab for the loading nozzle spring was sheered right out of the box leaving me with a $250 useless piece of *suitcase* albeit a really pretty one. That however didn't leave me to conclude that all Uzis are *suitcase* just because mine broke. Fixed the broken tab (glued it back, drilled a 1/32" hole straight through it and the gearbox and inserted a steel pin) and it's been going on for 3 years now. The tab on the tappet plate broke a week ago, did the same thing all over again and I wouldn't be surprised if it works for another 3 years.

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KJ Works USP Tactical. The mags all started leaking within 3 fills, you'd be lucky if the BB's exited the barrel at anything less than a 45 degree angle in any random direction, and it felt like it had been hammered together out of old chunks or iron slag.

 

Amazingly, i sold it for £50 with one mag that *just* about held gas for an hour or so afer several miles of teflon tape.

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I know what a lemon is, doesn't change the fact that mine sucked and i wouldn't buy another one on the chance that it might be good.

 

Just like many people had problems with the first batch of KA troy M7A1s. Mine was nigh on perfect out the box. Our opinions are forged by our experiences, and my experience of a Galaxy MP5K was that it was a POS.

 

Darkchild

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i feel guilty saying this, but star m249 minimi

it was plastic, and expensive and the parts are VERY hard to source

but... it was reasonably reliable, the magazine autowound pretty well (u could fire 100 bb bursts with only the first shot being a dryfire and no misfeeds) and it was light... no back ache

but i regret it none the less.

 

as for rare guns... i agree, but not to the extent of legendary guns. i had a wa shan 8mm gas sawn off. best airsoft gun i ever saw (6 8mm bbs doing 330 fps each is quite a weapon, and thats only one cartridge!) but when it was stolen, i was so sad.

 

as for other stuff... i half agree about gas pistols being a waste. if u have the time/money/skill and knowledge and bother to care for them, then they can be one of the best things about airsoft. alas i lacked several of the above, hence why my gas guns never shone :(

my advice is, get a TM...something first, and if u like it enough, move on to more difficult, and potentially more exciting other guns.

 

hmmm... i have never regretted any of my TM purchases, and i loved my JG bar10 to bits... but have hated every other ACM piece i own... cheap *suitcasey* metal. if u want an all metal m4 or something, u are better off with the tokyo marui plastic than cheap metal in my oppinion. i have been out of the game for a year, so i dont know what new ACM stuff is like, but my custom build ak doeesnt have a working selector, becasue to pot metal one snapped... of course this is all just IMO and i am by no means infallible

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A JG G3 SG1, worked the first 2 days, then completely destroyed itself it a black hole of suck. Now its spare parts for my TM G3 SAS

 

Well Skorpion, works fine, but no hop, good to about 20 feet then I start arcing.

 

Believe it or not, a TM Mk23 non-blowback. Heard everyone raving about the range and tried it out for myself. Mine falls flat after 50 feet and the hop up wheel seems to do nothing. Replaced the inner barrel and bucking, yet still nothing. Now I have a 160 USD paperweight that sounds quiet and has worse range than a Double Eagle M4

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I have bought not one, but TWO TM UZIs. Uzi looks AWESOME and whenever I managed to shoot someone with it I started to giggle hysterically. Until the gears broke. Then I bought another one and it broke down in less than 24 hours. Money well spent.

A&K M249: I used hundreds of euros trying to get it working properly.

2xBell M9. 'nuff said.

I also bought 2 Cyma full-metal springer Broomhande Mausers. The other works great even today, the other disintegrated almost immediately.

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VFC Scar L. Came missing the front gas glock which if you know about the gun is also the tool to take it down quickly. Worked nice for the first skirmish, then got the VFC crazies. Sent that in for repair. Got it back. worked again then dead to me forever. Wiring in stock was shocking. literally. Almost put me of VFC until i got the PDW.

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Escort gas grenades, i bought one years ago and it was *suitcase*. The adjustable timer on it had 2 settings, either about 15 minutes, or instantly after the pin was pulled. Also it had a range of 6 feet max and due to the design it would only really fire the bbs in one direction. In the end I gave it to a mate to use as a dummy grenade on his loadout

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AI Tornado grenade!

 

In the winter; just leave it at home in the summer there are two settings:

1. pull pin and throw then wait apporx. 5mins for it to go off allowing the enemy time to move/dig in/ build a nice reinforced concrete bunker OR

2. pull the pin throw and wait til the following month allowing the enemy time to go on effing holiday and come back sporting a nice tan.

 

on the flip side AI's propane adaptor is excellent so they can do good stuff too.

 

Any ACM MOLLE gear. The vests I had looked like the loops were sewn by a blind epileptic during a seizure whilst hanging by their ankles as no decent pouches, actually NO pouches would line up with them!

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V1 gearbox parts are notoriously difficult to find if i remember rightly... It's a shame noone makes a full metal FAMAS =[

 

*edit* Andy - That's the ONLY thing i can fault G&P on; i ended up destroying the buffer tube screw on an M733 because it was lock-tighted in. Saying that, the newer models i've seen (Sentry and MRP, 09 and onwards), G&P seem to have sorted the issue. Prior to the later models the screws on G&P guns have always been insanely tight.

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noone makes a 'full metal' famas, becuase, like the G36, the real one isnt full metal.

 

and standard AEG springs will fit fine, its just the motor and the gears that are wacky in famas'

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noone makes a 'full metal' famas, becuase, like the G36, the real one isnt full metal.

 

and standard AEG springs will fit fine, its just the motor and the gears that are wacky in famas'

 

V2 spring quides fit, altough you need a M4 or M5 screw I dont remember which one it it was to secure it in place like in V2. Also, 2/3 pistons, piston heads and gears fit too without modification. Its proven that EG570 can pull a m120 quite easily, with torgue gears of course so thats not a problem either. smile.gif

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Saying that, the newer models i've seen (Sentry and MRP, 09 and onwards), G&P seem to have sorted the issue. Prior to the later models the screws on G&P guns have always been insanely tight.

 

This is one of the newer ones, only bought it two months ago, complete waste of money.

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This is one of the newer ones, only bought it two months ago, complete waste of money.

 

From what i gather there's a big pile of stock of slightly older more common M4's and the like (commando included) which are still being sold - Brass cylinder or Polycarb? If it's the brass one they're the slightly older models with the evil screws of death. If it's got a black cylinder, i can't explain that one :S

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