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Help finding an idiots guide to upgrading gas pistols?

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I've been playing airsoft for just over 6 months and now getting to the point of wanting to upgrade my guns. I'd like to start with my pistol which is a WE F226. The infomation is here on the internet but disjointed, is there anywhere were it has been brought together in an Idiots guide?

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I've got a few bits that might help:

 

First off, the best thing to do is to upgrade your power source (the magazines) here's a few bits:

 

Magazine shims, these'll help with gas efficiency.

http://www.leesprecision.com/products/laser-cut-mag-shim-pack-of-4-tokyo-marui-pistols

 

A better quality gas route seal will also help with efficiency, and is easy to install.

http://eagle6.co.uk/shop/catalog/product/view/id/573/s/laylax-nineball-magazine-gas-route-seal-aero-packing-2-pcs-for-hi-capa-p226-series/

 

This tool is essential when replacing o-rings on the gas inlets/outlets incase the magazine happens to leak after a while.

http://www.milspecsolutions.co.uk/we-gas-magazine-valve-key-tool.html

 

And we do love o-rings. These are probably better quality than the WE o-rings.

http://www.milspecsolutions.co.uk/gas-blowback-parts/Tokyo-Marui-Magazine-Parts.html/Lees-Precision-Tokyo-Marui-Pistol-Magazine-Repair-Kit.html

 

Now, parts for the pistol:

 

The WE bucking is ok, but there are better one's out there, like this one.

http://eagle6.co.uk/shop/catalog/product/view/id/570/s/laylax-nineball-wide-use-air-seal-chamber-packing-for-vsr-l96-gbb-series/

 

Replace the barrel with a tightbore, you'll get a bit of a fps boost and some slightly better range / accuracy, remember to clean it before you put it in your gun.

http://eagle6.co.uk/shop/catalog/product/view/id/1479/s/laylax-nineball-6-00mm-power-barrel-97mm-for-g17-g18c-p226-gbb-series/

 

A stronger recoil and hammer spring will make the gun a lot snappier, if you're not sure about taking your gun apart then avoid this.

http://www.zerooneairsoft.com/product_info.php?products_id=3660

 

Hope that helps.

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Cheers for the info

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Best way to upgrade a WE pistol is to buy a TM one :-p

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WE was my first gas pistol and hasn't let me down yet. I have hear the WE Q.A is a bit hit or miss but happy here.

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WE was my first gas pistol and hasn't let me down yet. I have hear the WE Q.A is a bit hit or miss but happy here.

 

WE P226's are very good pistols, much like their Glocks.

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Do you really need to replace the o-rings?

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