The WE-tech G18c and possibly all G series have a flaw of the outer barrel snapping off just past the hop-up chamber section. That is what happened to mine at least. So to fix this I went to Lowes and bought a 1/4"-1/4" OD brass connector that the barrel fit through. Side note, the inside diameter of the fitting on mine needs to be drilled or filed out slightly to make a little wiggle room for the inner barrel. Next I bought a 1/4" female-3/8" male bushing. I put the 1/4x1/4 adapter on the barrel and installed it and then screwed the 1/4x3/8 bushing on the fitting through the slide. It stabilizes the barrel well and doesn't look too horrible. The two parts cost a whole of $5 compared to the $60 RA-tech replacement barrel. Questions, comments or grammar concerns; leave a reply.
I tried to through a series of connections but like I said I need to drill out the inside of the 1/4x1/4 and shim the connection of the 1/4x1/4 to the 1/4x3/8. The barrel is too tight inside the 1/4x1/4 and when shimmed will not move. When not shimmed it will move out of place and be off center. And I might go Call of Duty on the gun and paint it gold to match the brass.
Here it is with the mock suppressor that acts more of an amplifier. Parts (in order): 1/4" x 1/4" connector, 1/2" washer, 1/4" female - 1/2" male adapter, 1/2" x 1/2" x 6" The washer needs to be filed down to clear the spring guide rod. I have a 235mm madbull barrel I would like to use in it but as said earlier the inner barrel is just slightly too big to fit in the 1/4" x 1/4".
Nice fix, when I had my we glock 17 I just chose the get the guarder steel outer barrel. The barrel itself was good quality but required a TON of work, a lot of sanding. I can't really tell what the actual barrel that you made looks like, so could you take it out of the gun and take a picture? Thanks!
So first here is the most important piece; 1/4"x1/4" connection Mine was slightly too small inside to fit the barrel so I had to drill it out, you want to leave a bit of wiggle room for the barrel to move around the walls.
Post by MayhemXXXFrosty (AndrewMp5k) on Apr 10, 2013 14:06:28 GMT -5
That silver spacer you have from an M4, is the flash hider spacer, so seems it works out for it's justified use on this as well. Basically what this mod is doing is allowing the inner barrel to stay centered and not flop around as if it didn't have an outer barrel, but yet still be able to cycle, right? Since I'm guessing this mod is basically making it so that the mod "acts" like an outer barrel, but actually becomes part of the slide now?