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  1. Honestly can't help you with that question as I only run gas-blowback rifles... yeah, weird I know! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Others may be able to chime in and help, however.
  2. Great new video from @Bada Bing on the MWS platform 'four years later'. Love this guy's content ๐Ÿ‘
  3. Lots of techs to choose from in the North West. Lots of them recommend. I contacted about a dozen of them last year for some work on a RIF (admittedly a GBB and not an AEG) and you know what? Literally none of them replied. And that was a mix of sole traders and large superstores. Lesson learned: a large proportion of airsoft techs appear to have no business acumen whatsoever. So instead, I took the decision to travel and ended up at Fire Support in Peterborough (6 hour round trip from where I live). Old school company that have been in the game for years and John, their tech, really knows his onions. So you might find you need to look outside your local area. Since then Iโ€™ve also discovered Charles at Airsoft Engenuity, more locally in Wigan: https://m.facebook.com/AirsoftEngenuity/ Very nice chap and a good tech. Produces his own custom parts. Also works as an aircraft engineer, so a very safe pair of hands! Small operation and Iโ€™m unsure whether heโ€™s trading under the lockdown, but worth sending him a message (details on his Facebook).
  4. We're doing Covid-19 contingency planning at work. Currently very hard to predict how long the situation will last - literally nobody knows for sure. Estimates range anywhere from 6-18 months (that's not the lockdown period, just how long the pandemic in general may last). Bear in mind that pandemic flu tends to come in three waves or 'peaks'. An initial peak (which we're seeing now), a second much higher/worse peak predicted this winter, and a third peak around the same time next year. This timeframe is all dependent on whether the virus mutates and is able to reinfect people thought to have immunity (as pretty much all flu-like viruses tend to do... unfortunately). Implications for airsoft and UKARA: I imagine we won't be regularly skirmishing for a good while yet ๐Ÿ˜•
  5. Cheers guys ๐Ÿ‘ WE Makarov arrived today and the TM loader works fine. All good. @DrAlexanderTobacco nice tip about shaving the loader nozzle to size when necessary. Havenโ€™t needed to do so yet but noted for future ref.
  6. So Iโ€™ve only ever used Tokyo Marui GBB pistols until now... and I use a TM pistol-style speed loader to load them. Works great. I now have a WE GBB pistol incoming (Makarov) and Iโ€™m wondering whether the TM loader will work with WE mags, or whether I need a different kind of adapter thingy to fit on the end of the speed loader nozzle? (canโ€™t seem to find a WE-specific product from Googling). I have one of the squarer GHK adapters. Would that work better than the TM one? Iโ€™m probably over-thinking this, but any wisdom on the matter is very welcome. Cheers ๐Ÿฅƒ
  7. That's really good to know, cheers! I'll send you a message if I have any trouble with it. Paul
  8. ^ New GHK AK owner here (AIMS) and the above post is super-useful, thanks! ๐Ÿ‘ I bought the 1J nozzle with the gun and have now ordered a steel sear (from Milspec Solutions in the UK) and a steel hammer (from Bunny Workshop in Hong Kong - Samoon don't appear to have them), both Hephaestus brand. I've included links there to the products in case anyone else is having trouble sourcing them at the moment. I'm going to leave the hop unit (and barrel) as stock until I have any problems with it... or if I have any problems with it. Early first impressions - not yet skirmished: it's a ruddy good gun! Brings a smile to my face ๐Ÿ™‚ Kicks harder than my Marui MWS GBB (which I also love). Seems well built and I really like the simplicity of the internals. Hell, it even smells nice. Can't wait to give it a proper field test once the lockdown has ended... PS: I've also bought a few spare magazine feed lips, just based on experience with others GBBs. Always pays to have a few of those in the parts box.
  9. Not a misheard issue (sorry), but "Know what I mean?" really rattles my cage. Guy outside my work recently, chatting with his colleague and adding "know I mean?" to the end of every damn sentence - and sometimes even at the start of them. Really had to bite my lip. Almost turned to him and said: "Yes, I think your mate here and everyone else is very fucking clear about what you mean - it's not that complicated!" Honestly, getting old is a terrible thing. My patience is waning, lads ๐Ÿ˜
  10. ^ This! I am definitely a happy nerd ๐Ÿ™‚ And collecting stuff is in my DNA. Don't get me started on guitars and music gear... that's another (expensive) passion of mine. My wife has the patience of a saint and is - I think - mostly just glad that I'm not collecting train sets or golf clubs. Yet.
  11. Uncle Pauly

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    ^ Absolutely this. Even I can make sense of the internals of an MWS; and I'm a total klutz when it comes to anything mechanical. Wouldn't even know where to begin with an AEG (and I do own one). Too much fiddly gears and electrical gubbins. PS: I'm also considering a third MWS... the MTR16... but am trying to resist as two is plenty (inner voice: "Ha! Yeah, keep saying that to yourself, pal!" ๐Ÿ™„).
  12. Curveball... but I've started using Abbey Anti-Fog Spray and for me it's the mutz nutz. Works very well.
  13. Good shout and a great reputation, but good luck getting a reply. I approached him several times about a job and never heard anything back. Perhaps my reputation precedes me ๐Ÿ˜
  14. UK Tactical are 100% trustworthy and provide an exceptionally good service. Faultless in my experience. Patrolbase have always looked after me very well. Good prices on consumables like gas, silicone oil, etc. Good customer service too when I had to return an item after a fault. Had very positive experiences with Eagle 6. Small, family-run business and Richard the tech there really knows his way around Tokyo Marui gear (Camoraids are also meant to be great for Marui work, but I've no experience of them myself). Best overall for me is Fire Support. Proper, old school company who've been in the airsoft game since the beginning (they were instrumental in fighting the legal case for the UKARA arrangement we all benefit from). Good prices, no BS and their tech, John, is a great bloke who goes above and beyond the call of duty on jobs. A very safe pair of hands.
  15. Good film. I went into it with low expectations (I'm a natural-born cynic), but was pleasantly surprised. Poignant scene at the very end, when the wives and children of the militants grieve for their dead. Libya is still a mess; nobody wins in these environments.
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