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  1. Mantle

    The 'What have you just bought' Thread

    Bought some tm scar mags, prepping for my first game with it!
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    UKSF? What kit is this?

    Nah it is an 8fields plate carrier 🙄 he is actually just an airsofter who took the opportunity to look oper8r with his g&g cm16 in public
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    The 'What have you just bought' Thread

    TM recoil Scar H 😀 Going to be waiting by the door for the postman even though I ordered it just 10 minutes ago 🙄 One can hope!
  4. So, it is essentially just for looks in airsoft? An inch or two of rail may not weigh much, but it will definitely add up if someone only uses max 7" of their rail but they have at least a 14" rail system (basically twice the weight in rail)
  5. Quite new to this so I am still just trying to figure a few things out. Been seeing more and more of these super long rail systems in airsoft lately, usually for the AR type RIFs. What is the point of a rail system that extends all the way to the end of a 16" barrel, for example? No one seems to utilise the rail slots beyond about 6-7" and even then, it is usually just a foregrip and maybe a bipod (for those super cool M4 DMRs with a scope, KAC foregrip, Harris bipod, magwell grip and silencer). Can someone enlighten me as to why so many people opt for them and utilise them like your average 7" KAC rail? It just seems like extra weight. Or is it just another attribute to looking cool with a full auto M4 DMR? TIA
  6. Well what a coincidence, same gun, got a tan one. Sucks about the barrel, so expensive PTS Masada
  7. Hello, is there a place that I can get a section of my outer barrel removed and rejoined (I want to keep the barrel threads), or just shorten the barrel and rethread it? I do not want to pay £100+ for a short barrel for my gbbr. I would do it myself but I have no experience with stuff like this and I do not want to mess it up. Thank you
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    The 'What have you just bought' Thread

    Took the plunge and bought an ARP9 with a drum mag! Super excited! Pictures will follow when it all arrives
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    Best CQB gun, a pistol?

    I see, as we are talking about Glocks, any idea what the average range of a stock tm g17/g18 is? I will consider the maple leaf set if it really is that significant. I was using a Krytac crb up until now but I really prefer pistols in almost every way
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    Best CQB gun, a pistol?

    What kind of difference does the maple leaf set make? Is it significant?
  11. I am relatively new so I am not the most experienced. However, I am looking at airsoft from a practical standpoint, rather than tacticool. Would a pistol not be the ideal choice for airsoft CQB? We are all shooting 6mm, so that is the main difference from the real world (and not killing each other). You would hardly be shooting to the ends of the earth in a CQB environment and it seems that the majority use semi auto anyway. Pistols are ridiculously compact as opposed to rifles (obviously) and their magazines are much easier to store/carry. Would a pistol be the most practical option? The only issue I could see would be the small iron sights but I guess a small red dot could solve that. If you do not think it is the most practical option, then why not? I am just searching for opinions as I would like to know which route would be best to take. For reference, I am thinking of maybe a Tokyo Marui Hi Cappa or Glock 17/19/22, gas blow back of course.* I also prefer low/real cap magazines, not sure why. Last question I would like to present would be that in the event of needing to shoot at longer distances, what upgrades would have to be applied to a gbb pistol to reach a little further than standard; Is it as simple as changing the bucking and inner barrel? Thank you all and I hope for this to be an interesting thread! *I have heard about the magic of the TM MK23 and the range, but I do not wish to own one as I want it to be a blowback pistol.
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    Making a Royal Mail claim? Value?

    Cheers guys! Also had a package go missing back in Feb and ended up giving a refund straight away, I suppose I will make a claim for that too. Sending internationally with RM does not seem to be going well...
  13. Hi Long story short, I sold a few Warrior pouches for £40 and sent it via International Tracked & Signed to Germany which cost £11.60. They were sent on the 25th of March. The tracking keeps saying it is either at Heathrow or "On it's way to GLS Germany". It has said this 3 times. First on the 25th March, then 10th April and again on 21st April. Starting to doubt it will ever make it and the buyer is understandably requesting a refund as it was meant to arrive in 5 - 7 days. I have taken a look at the lost item form for Royal Mail and it is asking for proof of the value of the item. It was a private sale, sold at a price I set. How do I prove the value? It also says "item value" and "actual item value" (cost to make etc), not sure how I am supposed to know the "actual" value, what am I supposed to do there? The only proof of the transaction would be the PayPal transaction and the postage receipt. Anyone dealt with this in the past and can shed a little light? Would like to get it resolved as quickly as possible and I do not want to cause a delay because I potentially make a mistake on the form regarding value. I did leave a return address on the back of the parcel, will it ever actually be returned to me? Any idea how long that takes? Thanks!
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    Can a 416 rail fit on a 417

    A VFC 416 rail fits a 417?
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    Can a 416 rail fit on a 417

    Hi all I have a TM 417 but I want to change the rail but cannot find any. Will rails for the 416 fit on a 417? Is there a big difference? I see that the 416 rail has one screw holding it and the 417 has 2 screws holding it. Apart from this, I do not see a difference. Can a 416 rail still be affixed via the 1 screw instead of 2?