Monthly Archives: May 2015

Tak -> The hiatus is over.

It has been a long time since I made a post. Over the past few months work and life have been crazy, but now that my schedule is settling down it means one thing, more time for airsoft.

So what has happened since I made my last post? In short, a lot. New guns, new gear and a new team. To see how the armoury has changed over the past year check out my write up after the break.

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Random Airsoft Musings: The Tokyo Marui Recoil Shock HK416, and leaving well enough alone.

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Whenever you acquire a new AEG, you usually have to answer a series of questions. Many are basic:

  • what role will it play in my armoury, and does it fill a gap in said armoury or does it’s role overlap with other AEGs in my collection?
  • What optics and other external accessories will I add to it, if any?
  • Do I have the batteries and magazines I want to run with it?

For those of us who like to indulge in airsoft gunsmithing (and I would guess the majority of those who are reading this fall into this category), we have the following question:

  • What is my aim in terms of internal mods? High FPS DMR? Low FPS/High RPS bullet hose? Somewhere in-between? Am I looking purely for enduance/reliability mods, or am I willing to sacrifice long term reliability in my pursuit for the absolute best performance?

But for those that are lucky enough to acquire a Tokyo Marui Recoil Shock AEG, we must also answer the following:

  • Should I bother touching the internals at all?

More on my thoughts on the unique conundrum posed by the Recoil Shock series after the break.

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Finally got around to running some cleaning rods through my guns at a team tech day this past weekend, and the above was the result of a pass through my TM PX4. To the credit of both my PX4 and MEU, both guns shot with typical amazing TM accuracy/range despite having absolutely filthy barrels. I guess I should do it more often…