I have to not only decide between a TM vs. UHC gun but also a M-9 vs. USP? Here is my predicament. I plan to purchase a spring pistol as an introduction to the airsoft sport. I've been a paintballer (is that a bad word around here?) for almost 4 years and am now ready to try something else (batteries seem so much easier than air tanks and washing paint splotches off). Since I know most of you are probably interested in furthering your sport, keep in mind I'm looking for a gun that'll be a good selling point of the sport to others.
I've done lots of research on both types of guns and both of the companies in question and it seems to me to be a trade off of quality vs. cost. I've seen so many good and bad reviews of each gun/company that it all seems a dead heat now. Eventually, if all goes well I'll be purchasing an AEG later on and I realize the springer pistol will become a seldom used piece of hardware, but I don't want to invest a lot of cash into an AEG until I figure out if I like it or not. $50 is about the limit for now.
Okay, since I'm not getting any responses I'll assume it was too broad a question. After reading up alittle more, I've dropped the UHC USP out of the running....so now I'm down to the TM M92, UHC M92, and the UHC USP. Currently I'm leaning toward the M-92 line.
Sorry for not replying sooner, I rarely check the spring forum anymore.
In my opinion I'd lean more towards the M9 series of springers over the USP. I've held/shot the Marui and UHC versions of both the M9 and USP and I can honestly say the M9's work a lot better.
I even own a UHC USP myself and have had nothing but trouble with it since the day it arrived at my door. Power was weak, range was absolutely horrible and after a short while the hopup just stopped working. It shoots so bad now that I have to aim at someone's feet in order for the bb to hit them in the chest.
The UHC M9 is copy of the Marui M9 so they're pretty much exactly the same minus a slight difference in finish. Every single UHC M9 I've seen is still going stong no matter how beat up and abused it looks and every single time I'm surprised by how well it shoots.
If I was in the market for another springer I'd go for the UHC M9 (Simply because it's cheaper than the Marui version) or the Marui MK23 Socom.
basically all of the UHC guns are pretty good, infact they are copies of the same marui versions, (most parts interchange) anyway what you are paying for in a springer with marui is the TRADEMARKS... exactly like the real guns they copy, so if it is just an introductory gun I would go with the UHC gun for the money and then you are $30 closer to buying an AEG. ;D
In all of the literally 1000's of UHC guns we have sold, I have only had 3 come back (and most of them looked majorly abused...full of sand, etc...)
Hope that helps.
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Post by silentsniper on May 4, 2003 15:15:29 GMT -5
I have UHC m9 its a good strong gun but if you pull the trigger when it the hammers not back it will ruin it. Even though the hammer moves it will were down an internal piece, my friend knows this from experience . Since the UHC is a copy of the TM the TM m9 probably does the same so as a warning if you get dont just start pulling the trigger like an idiot.
I use to have a TM USP Springer; the thing was amazing, shot far and accurate. One skirmish it jammed and I made the mistake of hitting it like a hammer against my boot, well the thing pretty much went boom with pieces flying everywhere. Was my favorite springer of all times.
At the same game Robo has a UHC USP, when we were comparing them the TM was far superior in range, lucky for him after mine went boom I gave him the slide and all the innards that we found on the forest floor and he put them in his and then his shot just as uber as mine once did.
So if I had your decision and was going to go for a USP I would go for a TM USP. However, I also have a TM Cougar springer and the thing sends anything but .3s into outer space, that was fixed with a little custom work but that goes to show that TM’s quality control might not be up to par with their QT on their AEGs, so results may vary.
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