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About Defender90

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    AF-UK Starter

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  • Guns
    KJW Sig P226
    G&G Sig 552
    KWA/Umarex H&K45
    VFC Avalon Calibur carbine
    KWA/PTS Mega MKM AR15
  • Loadouts
    Molle vest, sundry pouches, Viper tac trousers, ESS goggles, .5 Mechanix gloves, Meindl boots.
  • Sites
    Rift The Village Royston, RAF Upwood, Tuddenham, LAC and MadDog.
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  • Location
    South Cambridgeshire
  • Interests
    Land-Rovers, countryside, shooting, dogs, history, politics and current affairs.

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  1. I scored a Pelicase 1660, for, well £140 basically. Bargain! It doesn't hold my M4s - too long - but everything else, my whole AS collection, goes in there. Looks cool AF all nestled in foam cut outs inside a bloody great tacticool crate. (Useful as I'm moving house). Also bought an ASG CZ75 SP01 Accu, in effect upgraded out of the box, a match pistol basically: very high quality with all steel internals (allegedly), single action adjustable match trigger, bigger rear sight and fiberoptic front and rather luscious CNC aluminium grips. It's all metal, even if not steel. Uses both C02 and gas. I don't really care for the looks - my KWA HK45 is more handsome and nicer in the hand - but it feels really solid with a lovely crisp trigger reset and action. Low bore axis means it's easy to aim. Supposed to be good for an easy 50 yards+ and I've seen that so far but I think the hop is still wearing in as the first few shots are way low then it slowly gets into it and starts reaching out. Happier on C02 even than Guarder Black Power Up gas, being all metal it's a gas hog. Quite good groupings even at more than 40 yards I think but it's windy, I've only fired about 200 shots through it so far and I hope once I've fired closer to a 1000 then the hop will be worn in so as to be more consistent? I hope? TBH this is my first pistol of such high quality so I'm not sure what to expect.
  2. Exactly the same happened to me! Is yours all plastic with the red cylinder? Apparently they're Jin Gong (sp?), cheap and cheerful, yet mine has been so super reliable so I am half tempted to see if there's a steel outer barrel upgrade.
  3. I hear you, quality externals with junk inside seems to be an airsoft bugbear. But Combat UK reckoned it was effectively a pre upgraded gun, as compared to cheaper VFC ARs that I was also perusing. I certainly thought about TM but, from what I've heard, these latest VFC internals seem pretty good quality and H&K (via Umarex) trust them to make the officially licensed model (which I reckon is pretty much what I've just bought only without the "trades" or the very latest externals) and am a bit dubious about recoil on an AEG (and I have a GBBR AR for that). Also... well, I don't want to start a fight or anything, but... is TM really all that? I've had a couple of TMs and, while fairly consistent, they didn't shoot that much better and range was average. Reece at Airsoft Monkey did a number on my G&G Sig552 and it seems to now outrange any TM. No doubt TM's are up there in the airsoft top 5 but I suspect that there are other firms up there too.
  4. I think this is the same internals, I did indeed want the 416A5: officially licensed by H&K, fully ambi with little guard thingies around the controls*, improved magwell. It seems like H&K on top of their game putting 50 years worth of observation on the AR platform to good effect. Then I saw this and realised it was essentially the same thing but a bit cheaper and it's close enough, it's the older 416 externals improved with larger trigger guard and left handed mag release basically. If the internals are the same they seem damn good, almost silent gearbox, mosfet, very consistent shooter (with only 5% flyers of the bio .28s), once the hop is worn in a bit I hope to be doing 60 yards. And it comes in pretty colours and has a trigger shaped like a lightning bolt. So there's that. *Obviously H&K learnt something from their reboot of the L85.
  5. Yesterday I bought me a VFC Avalon Calibur carbine. Basically a blingy HK416A5, but available where the former is not and a bit cheaper as well, has almost fully ambi controls. In a sort of Cerkote-ish mettallic FDE and Olive Drab with black furniture, have to admit it's rather nice, albeit a tad flash. I did mean to stand out from the crowd and get an AEG bullpup that could use Stanag/M4 type mags but none quite fitted the bill. Then I picked up the Avalon, remembered why I like 416s and had a moment of deja vu for my crappy SRC416 - first airsoft gun. The AR format is just so ergonomic damnit and this is just about the highest state of it's evolution so far. Feels quality, seems to be a pretty straight shooter with .28s out to about 50 yards-ish but I've only had the chance to put a couple of mags (Hi-Caps) through it thus far, but it feels good in the hands and is much quieter than my screechy, upgraded G&G Sig 552 and more ergonomic too despite being longer. Controls are very nice, feel good with a nice precision feel, with the exception of the RH fire selector which is a tiny bit loose. The enlarged trigger guard incorporates ambidextrous trigger finger rests, which sounds like a gimmick but is surprisingly useful. I'm used to the AR ergonomics from my KWA/PTS Mega, the Avalon is the same length, so it's just a matter of getting AFG and scope over - I think I'll buy new furniture especially for it, maybe a Magpul stock: Not sure about the QRS that it comes with, loads of battery space but still had to buy a "nunchuck" to go in it is as my lipo didn't fit. Rather loose fitting and a bit rattly, it might yet be okay, it's just I've got a Magpul on the Mega and have just got used to that solid feel and that planted feeling of the rubber butt pad on my shoulder. So, despite the it's twice what I intended to spend and very much not a bullpup I am still very stoked.
  6. Circumstantial I know, but a sudden string of these breakins from East Anglia to Scotland.... something going on?
  7. I just got my PTS Mega MKM (LM4 with gucci externals) back from him and the nozzle is superb and I think the barrel and hop are excellent too, I'll have to drill a hole in my outer in order to make the hop adjust accessible, (something he didn't do). It now shoots really well, very crisp and satisfying and much more consistent - not as much on gas as his HPA setup he was testing it on but still a marked improvement. I think HPA beckons as some of that improvement will be down to the unseasonably warm spell we're having right now and I fully expect it to get crapper come winter and having tried it on his HPA the consistency was great, (albeit not sure about the amount of dangly stuff that would involve: HPA line + sling + pistol lanyard = a right old tangle or OCD levels of ritual to get all that working right together).
  8. The EF/Umarex/VFC Glocks do sound interesting and I do want to try one. But I'll be amazed if they're as good as my KWA/Umarex H&K 45: reaches out to 40 yards ish+ on .25s right out of the box and has metal slide so it can take powerful gas without breaking. Unlike TMs. And it costs under £200, albeit not much, and the mags are the better part of £50.
  9. What What range and fps are you getting? Would this be game legal and playable with, say, .25s?
  10. I think that makes him a a peadophile-phobic. I am a fan of Spain, thus I am a Hispanophile, if I felt that way about France I'd be a Francophile. Kicking someone's bollocks into low Earth orbit is not evidence of "liking" that person, that is hatred. Yes this is what I've heard too, from social workers, teachers and the brighter more thoughtful police. No doubt this "Nick" character who's caused such a shitstorm over Edward Heath, Lord Bramall, Leon Brittan, Harvey Proctor and I can't remember who the fcuk else inhabited his deranged mind, will prove to be one such. Yes we should feel sorry for such and yes he might well prove to be the the victim of somebody. Yes we should be watchful and vigilant in searching for hidden predators. (Part of the reason English speaking and north European countries have a higher incidence of Pedo cases is that we go looking for them.) But, should Nick have been believed in the first place just because he claimed victim status? What does it tell us about the quality of modern British police that they swallowed such obvious shite? should he get away scot free with bringing such suffering to people lives? Especially those who had done their country some service. Bear that in mind. You don't have to be a student of history to know that witch hunts are often orchestrated by evil people with agendas.
  11. All's well that ends well I guess. As to the other issues discussed I too would tend to discourage the little brother from fiddling with the airsoft, depends on how much younger he is and how mature but i only allow kids to shoot my airsofts under my supervision (while trying to install some elementary rules of gun safety into them). It could so easily be misconstrued, and nowadays there are many people willing and eager to "misconstrue" anything gun shaped. As to the "old wives tale" I do try to keep all my springs released and not under tension on my GBBRs as I do on the real shotguns in the cabinet, I figure it's even more important with airsofts as the quality of build and materials is so much lower. I use snap caps, on the airsoft it's unnecessary. I was brought up that pulling the trigger on an empty chamber while practicing ones aim etc indoors is bad practice as the firing pin has nothing to absorb the impact and absorb against although I seem to remember seeing or reading something modern that suggests it has no basis in fact. Nevertheless snap caps are popular for that activity as it never does any harm to take care, and they're useful for their main purpose storage too of course. As airsofts don't have firing pins it's a purely academic point here. Generally though the habit of treating all guns as if they're loaded is sound, even practicing aim and mounting the gun to the shoulder is done in a safe direction and never pointed at a person.
  12. Just come back to this site after a while away. I am, to put it mildly, a trifle... nonplussed shall we say. I am choosing my words carefully here. Dry firing means firing gun unloaded, i.e. without a cartridge loaded. It does not mean pointing at people, or acting unsafely in any way. So NO, pointing guns (or airsofts) at others is not all right*, that is not what I said, nor did I imply any such thing. I mention this as I gained the impression there might possibly be some confusion here over the difference between the subject of basic gun safety, i.e. "Never, never let your gun..." and the perennial question whether or not dry firing onto an empty chamber damages the firing pin. (Airsofts do not, of course, have firing pins per se. Hence I reckon that it does not.) *Except outside of airsoft arenas of course.
  13. Yes it seems to be, judging by the amount I've done! They aren't actual firearms of course so rules like that don't necessarily apply. (Indeed I've heard some people nowadays say that it's an old wives tale for real guns too.)
  14. I figure it's £90 worth if it lasts a while, seems more durable than the TM equivalent at any rate and better value than the Glock branded Umarex/VFC. For that price I won't stress too much about the patchy full auto. If they do bring out a range of upgrades... well, that might make it into a fan favourite: buy cheap and upgrade when you have the funds. (I'd like an extended mag, keep it loaded with that on the chest rig for those "Aaaargh get the hell away from me!" moments.) Plus you'd be dealing with a, hopefully, eager to please UK company rather than the randomness that can occur with Asian companies. If they did that, and I say if, then that is a business model that could have legs.
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