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M203's - long or short? That is the question

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So having had a play about with my buddy's ICS GLM I've decided that I probably want an underbarrel M203 launcher for sh1ts and giggles (plus, y'know....it looks cool).

 

It's an M4A1 soon to be caressed in Magpul hand guard goodness but the question is - long or short? The short barrel appeals as it seems it's less to lug about and I don't want to end up with it overhanging the end of the gun but does the extra length on a long barrel version actually make much difference in terms of spread and/or range? Mostly playing CQB but you never know...

 

Any and all input welcomed (apart from"don't be stupid they're pointless thing that cost loads and look stupid - I shall have no truck with such sensible advice).

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The bbs never touch the barrel so shouldn't make a difference whichever you go for :)

Get the barrel mounted version for sure though, the ris one doesn't look as good.

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one of SVS is seling his its a long one for £70 it is like new used once but his lost the cartridge so you have to get one. If your intrested send me a message and ill link you to his facebook ect.

 

Regards

 

Jay

 

SVS

www.TeamSVS.co.uk

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Ive got the long ICS M203 on my 416. The silencer still out protrudes it. Would a short one look right on your rifle ?

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Ive got the long ICS M203 on my 416. The silencer still out protrudes it. Would a short one look right on your rifle ?

That's my main concern to be totally honest. I reckon a long one will work just fine.

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one of SVS is seling his its a long one for £70 it is like new used once but his lost the cartridge so you have to get one. If your intrested send me a message and ill link you to his facebook ect.

 

Regards

 

Jay

 

SVS

www.TeamSVS.co.uk

Cool, PM me his details if you would be so kind. I'll take a look.

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The BB shower must open out slightly once they leave the 40mm barrel, so this is something to be aware of with a short.

 

I paid £90 plus VAT for a new ICS one and it came with their own grenade. Ive since bought a couple more grenades for it.

 

 

That's my main concern to be totally honest. I reckon a long one will work just fine.

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I've been looking at this one http://www.socomtactical.net/airsoft-accessories-ammo/custom-parts/3-in-1-m203-long.html as it comes with all the parts for different styles of mount (including one for a TM barrel). Plus it's a decent price for what it is.

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I just have mine on the rail.

 

Its the price of the grenades that force the cost up.

 

I bought some for about £25 each but that is the cheap end. The Madbull ones are really expensive.

 

I like the ICS one that came with my launcher as it has a green cap that I can fire down the garden with a resounding crump when I dont want lots of BBs everywhere.

 

There is a post about types of grenades from a few weeks ago.

 

One thing I dont like about the ICS one is the trigger guard. I didnt want it clipped on to my mag well, which it is designed to do. Some people break them off and have no guard. Worth checking before you buy as I guess it may also apply to other makes as well.

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Yeah, I saw the trigger guard thing and thought the same to be honest. It seems limited to the "LMT/military style" ones though.

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I have just tacked mine closed, to the body of the launcher itself using a small blob of superglue.

This then allows me to move the launcher along the rail as required.

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