Not really. The barrel, upper frame, and mechanics are metal but the majority of it is fiber reinforced plastic (or OMG POLYMER) which makes it pretty light. The stock is also metal but becomes a non issue once removed.
Wish I could get a HK45 setup. I just hear way to many horror stories from it's owners even on the KWA friendly home forum.
Looks like Marui is releasing theirs finally. Maybe the aftermarket will support the Marui release more than the KWA. The HK45 in both airsoft and real steel form seem to be a bit of an unpopular choice though.
Post by steelfallenangel on Apr 12, 2014 3:04:54 GMT -5
While the Marui one has me intrigued, I'd want to wait for Airsoft Surgeon (or that other company, Action I think it's called) to come out with their SAI slide and barrel set.
If I'm going to run a HK45 it has to be a pimp one.
On a related matter did you ever own any of KSC/KWA USP series? May look into picking one up and slapping a nickel slide on it to fill the void left behind from my sold G17.
Ares G36 IDZ RIS, KWA RM4 Scout, KWA G17 (looking to sell/trade), KWA G19 (waiting on SAI slide), TM Kimber Custom Covert II, Star SL8 (classic grey), KWA KMP9R (looking to sell/trade), VFC Mk17 SRX, VFC M27 IAR, Maruzen/G&P Shell Ejecting Riot Shotgun, Bolt SOPMOD Block II, PTS Masada DMR, Noveske CQB M4 (looking to sell/trade), G&G UMP45 (looking to sell/trade)
I am continuing on with my 416 GBBR project. I finally finished the 10.5" upper minus a couple little things. I have used this rifle in CQB for a good while now and it hasn't skipped a beat. Pretty much killed AEG's for me. I now have 12 version 2 mags. I tried carrying 8 + 1 in a game, my back was killing me by days end. Heavy bastards.
10.5" build list:
Angry Gun 280mm 6.03 stainless steel barrel (Way nicer than I thought it would be, is actually a great barrel) 9 Ball bucking PRI charging handle Magpul AAC flash hider Eotech 552 A65 Troy Tritium HK style Battle Sights Magpul XTM rail covers (will be switched out for enhanced versions at some point) Magpul RVG Surefire Scout Light M620c (still haven't picked out a more lo pro mount) Pro&T PEQ 15 with completely re soldered internals (only fake accessory) LaserMax tape switch holder
I am now starting the 14.5" upper build. I finally found a home for my short dot.
An array of possibilities.
I came this close to listing this one for sale a while back. I decided that I should keep it so I have at least one AEG for indoors. I gave it a little make over externally and some minor tweaks inside. Shoots even better than before. Fun little bastard to use as it is so tiny. I will be stippling the center of the rail panels.
King Arms Ultra High Speed 13:1 gears (I'm only using a 7.4 20C lipo so it's not really that crazy) SHS nozzle SHS piston G&P cylinder G&P cylinder head SHOOTER piston head G&P KAC Tripple Tap in burnt blue ACM grey mags (only $7 and leaps and bounds better than the Bravo midcaps)
Traded this for the pure fun factor. Fact: AEG's suck at being fun to shoot. Fact: GBBR bull pups with reciprocating charging handles kick ass to shoot. I had planned to give this one the full RA Tech treatment but it seems the steel bolt is pretty hard to find nowadays. No rush I suppose. Shooting this one indoors nearly requires hearing protection as the action being right by your ear is pretty loud. I already have the mags for it so what the hell.
Daytona Gun M4 GBBR
No Polarstar here. This is another entry in the group of various guns I will not sell. Far and away the most awesome experience in airsoft. I have yet to really use it, but I have given it a full work over internally and I'm just waiting for a game. No idea how it shoots yet, and to be honest, I don't give a shit. Just needs some faux pins and a modified gas tube and it will be done. I wish I had been exposed to a DG earlier on in my days of airsofting. I've wasted so much time.
Thanks for all the help and advice. I spent the last few games fighting with the rear airline fitting coming loose. I think I finally solved the issue but if not I will be looking into a way to hard mount a QD airline to the sling plate. I've seen the P* version but I don't like their sling plate as it uses the strap and not a clip.
At any rate, I picked up some awesome new gear.
I'm really trying to make it to more Lions Claws caliber games in the future, and I'm pretty sure I'll make use of this. My Uncle has a GMRS license, which if I read the law correctly covers me, but I'm not too thrilled about having to announce his radio call sign every so often. May decide to just be a "bubble pack pirate". Also picked up the programing software and cable, and Peltor style PTT. The geniuses used a straight Icom connector so it's awkward as hell for pouch fitment. Has anyone ever seen a 90 degree Icom adapter? I'm also thinking of running a splitter between my Toy Soldier MBITR and the Icom PTT's to work as the radio operator for our squad. That means double the chance of an emergency tone...
Safariland HK45 holster
Oh my god it DOES exist! Not exactly what I wanted, but I couldn't pass it up. I was hoping for tan and this is for the LEM model so I can't carry condition 1. I always de-cock my pistols if possible as airsoft springs suck and tend to weaken pretty quick so it doesn't bother me at all. I only had to stretch the front to fit my giant goofy thread protector. Sure beats the hell out of the Tornado holster I had before. Anyone with experience, do you think I can belt mount or molle mount the holster with one of those drop kits and keep the same or close to the same height? I don't particularly like drop legs and would prefer to belt mount it but I don't want it way up by my waist.
Thanks Ctres. I never saw your reply. I will look into the UBL. The good news though is that the drop leg basically disappeared on my leg. It never bothered me and it stayed put. I was really impressed.
I have been busy switching from my CA X-series base over to G&P rifles. A bunch of G&P's have been popping up in the commerce section, but every damn time they do I haven't checked. I'll get one eventually.
14.5" dedicated M203 upper
I had put together a 10.5" CQBR upper from a bunch of painted parts that I had kicking around for years. I had planned to paint it all to match. Then PHX02 posted his painted rifle equipped with an M203. I thought it looked awesome and it reminded me that my own M203 had paint on it. I swapped the 10.5" barrel for a 14.5" and slapped the M203 on there.
Upper before paint.
The EoTech is real, and I had planned to paint it to match since it already has paint on it. It turned out to be stolen and the situation hasn't been worked out yet. If I end up keeping it I will paint it to match. If it goes back, I'll probably put an Aimpoint on it.
I don't really know what exactly this would be called, or if it ever actually existed. I bought the A1 body to use the lower with my SPR (posted earlier). This left me with the A1 upper. My CA XM177 came with a broken upper and a ruined flash suppressor way back when I picked it up used. I decided to use the CA parts on the A1 upper to make something period looking. The delta ring is a G&P nut with CA spring and flat collar, and the G&P snap ring. CA CAR hand guards (thinner than M4) and an A1 flash hider. Only problem is the CA A1 pistol grip doesn't match up well with the G&P body so there is a gap. Will replace it eventually. I love the simplicity of this rifle and the fact that it weighs almost nothing.
Tokyo Marui M14 SOCOM
Picked this up from X a while back. Had a full Guarder tune up kit in it with steel gears, and a Prometheus barrel with an R-hop. It had those oil groove bushings which had started to wear rings into the gear shaft finish. Thankfully the shafts were still true so I popped in a set of regular bushings and relubed it. Installed an Extreme Fire MOSFET in it while I had it apart. Future plans are to install a 51T flash hider so I can use my AAC 7.62 can, and a scope of some sort. The 51T is very deep so I need a 2" barrel extension before I can mount it.
Landed an awesome deal on a complete M16A2 body brand new in the box, and a G&P M5 RAS front end brand new in the box. I ended up mounting the A2 hand guards from my FN M16A4 on the A2 upper. The G&P A2 bodies are sort of odd. The ones with the Mil-Spec markings have SAFE, SEMI, AUTO. The ones like I have, which appear to have civilian trades, have the correct SAFE, SEMI, BURST. Seems odd from G&P. Plans for this include a Polarstar (I hate selling shit then buying it again a few months later).
G&P FN M16A4
Scored the M5 RAS as mentioned above. Whole front end for $25. Just swapped out the hand guards for the RAS. I have an ACOG I want to mount on it, but the eye relief is just so horrible. Not sure what I'm going to choose for optics. For some reason I just really like this rifle. Having an A4 with reliable three round burst is awesome.
Ended up buying another Polarstar. Decided to put it into my M16A1 lower for use with my SPR upper. I now have an example of all the popular/mainstream platforms and have spent a reasonable amount of time using them all. Being able to compare them side by side in the same conditions multiple times, I'm beginning to see many of the rumors of each platform are either way over exaggerated or simply misunderstood. Most of the time they are all fairly equal. Generally the "best" platforms are the least fun to use. I also have a Xcortec 3200 so I can test any theories the community comes up with.
Major break through here. Scored not one, but two BTC Spectre V2 MOSFET's from evilbay. I now have a total of 3 and no longer need the Polarstar for three round burst control. One is already in the M16A4 (which has burst markings) and one will go into my M16A2 body which also has burst markings. I will be picking up a donor G&P M4 with full stock during the black Friday sales as they are always super cheap. Swap the lower receiver out for the M16A2 receiver and I will be done with it and have a spare M4 upper for whatever. Not sure why but I have been looking forward to using a simple A2 for a while.
Trade whoring for no reason
Just happened to notice how many engraved lowers I had on hand at the moment. There are more in the gun rack just had these at the time. Figured everyone loves a good set of trades.
Also where did you get that grip? Is it off a RS 416?
The grip and stock are both real steel HK parts. I love the more vertical grip angle.
VFC HK417 350C SN #40 of 350
I had the VFC 417 12" assaulter version before which I traded to Gunslinger. It was an awesome rifle but I vastly prefer longer barrels on my long range rifles. I always wished it was a 20" and decided to let it go. While searching eBay for unrelated items I came across a 350C which had been purchased by a shop in Florida and used as a display/conversation piece. Everything was in great shape, case and bipod were included, and I figured it would be a nice birthday gift to myself (easier to justify). I am really surprised by how much heavier it is than the 12" version. The rail is nicely done with CNC processing for the rail cuts, which makes the cast upper receiver rails look cheesy.
I know these things pretty much suck internally, and the proprietary gear box has a penchant for cracking at stock performance levels. A standard P* FE is far from a drop in fit (Bingo did a swap). Now that the SMP is in production and Polarstar is planning the F1 there is hope that it will be useable. Once the F1 is released I will compare it against the SMP and pick whichever is best.
Just received it yesterday. Haven't had a chance to clean up the orange. Did a digital clean up in the next two.
Will probably run my Leupold replica on it.
My short dot looks a bit funky.
#40 of 350
G&P Rapid Fire
Pretty neat little AEG. Will most likely replace the RDW as my CQB AEG. There are two versions of this AEG. The Rapid Fire as I have has an LMT MRP upper which has the upper and rail as one piece. The Rapid Fire II uses a MUR upper and a 4" standard rail. Included is a suppressor with an inner barrel. I know these systems typically don't work well but there were a lot of positive reviews. I plan to use the lower as a parts donor in a trademarked M4A1 build so the skull frog lower will be going away. I plan to install a railed gas block as the FSP looks a bit old school compared to the rest of it.
The upper and rail is all one piece. Definitely a super solid body with no wobble anywhere.
Finally finished. Was able to find a donor G&P. Internally it's mostly standard G&P but it does have a BTC Spectre MOSFET so it has working 3rd burst. Before I sold my CA M16 I removed its tritium front sight post and put it in the A2. Figured if all I have are irons might as well make them easy to use. I'm kicking around the idea of making an A3 to go with this and my A4 just for the hell of it. Not terribly interested in the A1 though.
Lower with burst markings.
Since my fiancé and I moved into our house we have agreed that the garage and the basement were mine. I've almost finished the garage, and have now turned my attention to the basement. While I plan it all out I hung some pegboard to give me an idea of how much space I'm going to need. I plan to build a cabinet below to house my gear and give me a place to display the very heavy EBR, Barrett, and M249. I already have a large cabinet for storing mags and such, as well as a metal fire proof cabinet that I use as a charging station and lipo storage area.
Shitty picture because basement. Don't mind the strange accessory placement or missing bits. Have been playing around with various possibilities.