So in my recent post I showed off the new TM VSR-10 G-Spec I picked up from a local shop. As I said before, I either go all in or not at all. So below is a breakdown of where I picked up my parts, the upgrades parts I picked up and my experience thus far with installing these upgrades and testing.
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Ever since I started playing airsoft I always wanted to give bolt action spring rifles a try. There was something about the simplicity of their design and complexity to master that got me interested. For most of my airsoft career, up to this point, I had held back due to the price tag associated with getting a bolt action and upgrading it. There of course are plenty of budget paths to getting a rifle and slowly upgrading it. But I’m not really one for just dipping my toes in. If I see something I’m interested in, I’m either all in or not at all.
Finally after years of playing and recently watching many of Novritsch’s (airsoft sniper celebrity) videos I took the plunge.
Our team has had a growing love affair with Russian gear and guns. I too have been swept up in this affair and recently picked up LCT’s latest addition to their Russian line, the PP-19-01.
Check the rest of the post to check out my initial impressions of the AEG.
Even though I’ve been a little out of the game, I’m still buying stuff to further suit my tastes.
Once of my latest acquisitions is a set of these:
Yes… that is a set of the now discontinued TangoDown FN SCAR Extended Side Rails (FNS-ESR).
Installation was super simple – this is a photo taken from a quick test fit immediately after ripping open the parcel that they came in.
My King Arms Colt M4 has been one of my most trusted AEG primaries over the past three years. Over it’s life I’ve given it different paint jobs with different patterns, I’ve tossed a variety of internals and external parts on it as needed but sometimes you need to reevaluate an AEGs purpose in your inventory and either refit it or sell it.
Hit the link to see how I gave an old gun new life.
I went to play airsoft for the first time in months. While I can say that I’m disappointed that the level of play out there has continued to degrade since I last played, at least I now know that I still remember how to run & gun (while still abiding to the best airsoft advice I’ve ever gotten: don’t die). Racked up kills all day with Optix – up until he took an uncontrolled burst of full auto bleeders to the face at close range and we called it quits. Reminder to myself: maybe I should start wearing mesh face protection that everyone else seems to be wearing nowadays.
Highlight from this loadout:
Tokyo Marui Next Gen HK416 “DEVGRU” AEG, near complete upgrades (waiting for a couple of Prometheus parts in the mail)
Externals: HAO SMR for Marui, G&P DBAL-A2, Element M600U/Surefire Z68 direct attached, Element Tangodown vert grip, mystery solar powered micro red dot, BFG Two Point Sling, CTR stock cut for wiring to TMC GPS pouch for 11.1V Lipo
Internals: BTC Specter, “frankentorque” custom motor, mix of Prometheus/Magic Box/Army compression and drivetrain upgrade parts, mystery spring for equivalent muzzle velocity to M120, Prometheus ASH 6.05 285mm, A Plus old-gen Bucking & Modify Flat Nub
And may I say that it performed wonderfully today, even on hop-up set a number of clicks below a relatively flat trajectory because I forgot to set it this morning – and this is before the whole build is even completely done. I might actually be onto something for PTW like performance (without the expense to keep it running) here. The “recoil” mechanism’s novelty has long since worn off – but the performance of a modded Next Gen still puts a smile on my face.
My Glock 17 has operated almost perfectly since I initially received it close to two years ago. Out of the box, you can’t beat the performance of a TM Glock. But despite this initial perfection, there’s always that voice in the back of your head telling you it can perform better.
So onto what I’ve done to push performance and durability on my TM Glock 17.