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  1. Well now there's a thing. I’ve yet to dabble in milsim, but have done plenty of wild camping and shat in my fair share of holes (oh the stories I could tell). But I’m surprised organisers allow people to do that during events, especially if the land isn’t theirs. Not a squeamish objection, just a slight surprise that a few hundred folks (with sloppy dietary regime) are allowed to shit all over a site with no qualms from the land owner. But then when I think about, yeah, I suppose trekking back to the portaloos would break the immersion somewhat.
  2. Deckard's pistol and the Colonial Marines Pulse Rifle (and M56 Smart Gun: "I only need to know one thing - where they are ..."), as already mentioned above, are by far the most iconic for me. I remember as a kid also really digging Stallone's micro-SMG in Cobra. Seemed cool at the time. Shit film though.
  3. I lube the entire bolt carrier group (and every other moving part on my MWS) with Wurth dry chain lube, as recommended on the first page of this thread. It's easy to apply, relatively cheap/easy to buy and seems to work great. I imagine any other PTFE (Teflon) spray would work equally as well. Can't comment on the cycling problem with the Angry Gun nozzle/carrier set. I use an Angry Gun High Speed bolt carrier myself and that works a treat. But that's not very useful to know in this situation, sorry! As for mag maintenance, there's nothing specific that I'm aware of, other than the usual good practice of keeping some gas in the mags between skirmishes. General rule seems to be if they're not leaking, leave them alone. I asked a similar question about long-term storage of MWS mags, which you can read here if you're interested.
  4. “Gucci Gucci Richie. Strap your noddy nods on!” “Smoochie Gucci Timbo! Camo-Rambo Raids!” *For the record, I do actually like these guys 🙂
  5. So... it turns out that the Midland G18 radio isn't compatible with the Earmor PTT. I haven't had a definite answer on this - I've simply tried two different Earmor PTTs and neither worked with the G18 handset, which is good enough evidence for me (I checked the seal between the 2-pin connector and the handset on both occasions and it was snug, so I don't think this is the same issue as reported by @Monkman... but thanks again for the heads up on that). As a Plan B I've bought a Kenwood version of the Earmor PTT to work with a Baofeng UV-5R (which I already had) and to 'ease my conscience' I've also picked up a PMR446-compliant Retevis RT24 - cheap, cheerful and Kenwood/Earmor compatible, making it what appears to be a license-free equivalent of the Baofeng. I've yet to test it, but reviews seem promising. As ever, this has proved to be vastly more faffy than I had envisaged. But I seem to have got there in the end, if only through trial and error 🙂 PS: my Midland G18 is now up for sale if anyone's interested. It's a great quality radio - waterproof and extremely rugged. Might end up keeping it myself for general-purpose hiking and biking use. For anyone who might stumble on this thread at a later date, here's the list of Earmor PTT-compatible radios: Motorola and Kenwood versions. You can find lists for other connector types on the product listings over at http://emperionstore.com and elsewhere. Earmor PTT - list of compatible radios that use the Motorola 2-prong connector: * XTN Series: XTN446, XTN500, XTN600 * XTN XV Series: XV1100, XV2100, XV2600, XV4100 * XTN XU Series: XU1100, XU2100, XU2600, XU4100 * XTN AX Series: AXV5100, AXU4100 * CLS Series: CLS1110, CLS1410, CLS1413, CLS1450, CLS1450C, CLS1450CB, VL50 * Spirit Series: SV10, SV11, SV11D, SV21, SV12, SV22, SV22C, SU210, SU22, SU22C, SU220, Spirit Pro, Spirit Pro+, HP10 * Spirit MU Series: MU11, MU11C, MU11CV, MU12, MU12C, MU12CV, MU21C, MU21CV, MU22CVS, MU24CV, MU24CVS, MU24CVST * Spirit MV Series: MV11, MV11C, MV11CV, MV12, MV12CV, MV21C, MV21CV, MV22, MV22CV, MV24CVS * CP Series: CP88, CP040. CP100, CP110, CP125, CP150, CP200, CP250, CP300 * GP Series: GP2000 , GP2100, GP300, GP308, GP68, GP88, GP88S * SP Series: SP10, SP21, SP50+, SP50 * CT Series: CT150, CT250, CT450, CT450LS * P Series: P040, P080, P110, P1225, P1225LS * DTR Series: DTR410, DTR550, DTR610, DTR650 * Other Series: GTI, GTX, LTS2000, VL130, PMR446, ECP100, PR400, MagOne BPR400, EP450, AU1200, AV1200 * RDX Series: RDV-5100, RDV2020, RDU2020, RDU2080DD, RDU4100, RDU4160D, RDV2080D, RDV5100 Earmor PTT - list of compatible radios that use the Kenwood connector (NB: of this list, only the Retevis RT24 is PMR446 license-free). Kenwood: TH-F6/F6A/D/D7A/D7AG/D7E/F/F7E/G71/G71A/G71E/K2/K2A/K2E/ K2ET/21/ 21AT/21BT/22/22A/22AT/22E/25/26/27/28/31AT/31BT/41AT/41BT/42/42A/ 42AT/2E/45/46/47/215/225/235/235A/235E/315/415 TK-208/220/240/240D/248/250/260/260/270/370G/372G/373G/320/340/340D/348/350/ 378/378G/430/431/353/360/2100/2102/2130/2160/3100/3101/3102/3107/3118/3130/3131/3160 etc Kenwood:TK-2170/3170/2312/3312/2360/3360/2400/3400/2400V/3400U/2402/3402/2402V/3402U/3173 Kenwood ProTalk :TK-2400VP, TK-3400UP, TK-3230XLS Kenwood:TH-F6A, TH-D72A, TH-K20A Kenwood:Nexedge NX-220, NX-320, NX-240V, NX-340U, NX-420 Baofeng: UV-Series,UV-3R PLUS, UV-5R/5RA/5RB/5RD/5RE/5R V2+/5R5/5X5R+ Plus/8/8D/B5/B/82HP/82L/82/82C/89 BF-480/490/320/V6/520/530/999/888/777/666S/777S/888S/gt-3tp/bf-f9-v2hp+ WOUXUN: KG-UV1D/KG-UV2D/UVDIP/KG-669/659/679/689/639/699/801/kg-uv8e QUANSHENG: TG-K4AT/2AT/22AT/45AT/42AT/25AT/UV HYT:TC286 386 2685 3865 6685, TC 278 378 388, TC 2100 2088 TYT 2 Pin Retevis:H-777,RT1, RT2,RT3, RT5, RT7, RT-5R,RT-5RV,RT-B6,888s, RT24 Linton:LT-2288/3288/6288/5288/3188/2188/3260/2268/3268/6288/6188/3288A PUXING Radio: PX-666/777/777 PLUS/3288/-888 Hytera Radio:TC-268/268S/270/270S/368/368S//370/370S WEIERWEI:VEV-3288S/6288/3288
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    WARQ Tactical Helmet Visor Lens (clear) Replacement visor for the WARQ series of helmets. New and unused in original packaging. Manufacturer’s description: "Bifocal thermal screen guarantees zero fog and provides a large field of vision. It benefits from the latest generations of anti-fog and anti-scratch treatments. The screen offers you optimum visibility and protection against all injuries". WARQ Helmet Visor Screen Print Mesh Sticker Multicam Black Screen printed sticker bought direct from WARQ. Brand new and unused. Easy to install (requires only a standard hair-dryer). Includes original packing and fitting instructions. Free delivery via Royal Mail 1st Class or collection from Manchester M1 postcode.

    £30.00

    Manchester - GB

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    EARMOR M52 PTT - Motorola 2-way version Brand new and in perfect condition. Briefly used to test a radio and headset indoors - no field use. Compatible with all EARMOR headsets and those of other companies, including Sordin and Peltor (uses a military-style connector). For use with radios that require a standard 2-prong Motorola plug. Includes the additional M50 micro-PTT unit: a 1.2m cable and button that can be guided through the sleeve directly in the hand. Free shipping via Royal Mail 1st Class or collection from Manchester M1 postcode.

    £25.00

    Manchester - GB

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    MIDLAND G18 - PMR446 RADIO Brand new and in perfect condition (used only to test another radio). Great quality handheld PMR that's very durable and easy to operate. Features: IP67 certified waterproof and dustproof (can be immersed in water for 30mins) 8 x PMR + 91 pre-set channels Vox - voice operated control for hands free operation Up to 19 hours operating time with battery save setting Dimensions: 113 x 56 x 38mm Weight: 240g including battery Aluminium chassis Motorola 2-pin connector for headsets and hand mics Note: comes with EU plug on charger (requires any standard UK adapter). Full details here: https://www.midlandeurope.com/en/p/midland-g18-pmr446.html Free shipping via Royal Mail 1st Class or collection from Manchester M1 postcode. Listed on eBay for £95, but discounted to £90 for Airsoft Forums UK folk 🙂

    £90.00

    Manchester - GB

  9. I own a Marui MWS (GBB) and a Recoil Shock (AEG). Both great RIFs in their own way; both super-reliable (so far... touch wood!). To my eyes, the MWS has much simpler internals, comes apart like a charm and is very easy to maintain. And I say that as someone with no mechanical experience whatsoever - I am a clumsy, ham-fisted oaf. In contrast, the Recoil Shock is much more difficult to disassemble and once done, looks like a box of dark magic. When it eventually breaks, it'll be sent off to a tech for some TLC because I won't have a a hope in hell of knowing where to begin with it. At least with the MWS I have a fighting chance at some DIY repair 🙂
  10. Off topic: I'm with you on everything apart from this point ^ GBBRs may indeed "go wrong" more often than AEGs under certain circumstances, especially if you're running them on higher performance gases, or during very cold weather. But I don't think there's more to go wrong in a GBBR. In fact I think there's a lot less: generally fewer parts; easier to identify problems; easier to fix them.
  11. That's useful to know, cheers. I'm planning to run mine on duster gas for indoor CQB (e.g. Nuprol 1.0 or Abbey 144a) as I reckon that should be sufficient. I do run my MWS on green gas pretty much all year round, but I understand its internals are a little more rugged. Also good tip about hop adjustment 👍
  12. How to repair Tokyo Marui MP7 gas mags: https://atrg.blog/2018/07/26/how-to-repair-tokyo-marui-mp7-gas-mags/
  13. Ah, I didn’t intend it as a Brexit reference. Just that the parcel had to pass through Customs, which can involve delays due to checks on any goods, but instead arrived almost ‘next day’ (if you discount the weekend in between). So just a comment on Airsoft Eire / DPD Ireland offering a good delivery service 👍 *slowly closes lid on can of worms...*
  14. New TM MP7A1 GBB owner here. First impressions... wow! It's a mini-beast 🙂 I've been looking for info on general maintenance/cleaning and tinkering, but couldn't find much on here or elsewhere. So thought I'd start a thread akin to the mighty MWS one for anyone to share their experiences of owning this particular RIF. Based on my brief time with it so far: It doesn't seem to need upgrading; fires great right out of the box. But I'd be interested to know if anyone can suggest any simple/useful improvements. Mags and general gas usage seem very efficient. Not sure if the mags benefit from an equivalent to the MWS green gas mod; or whether the MP7 platform is sufficiently durable for running higher pressure gas in cold weather - ? I've yet to field strip and clean it, but it appears slightly more fiddly than the MWS I'm used to (but that's probably just because it's an unfamiliar platform). Feel free to chip in with any tips. In the meantime, here are useful disassembly/assembly videos I found on 'Tube:
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