dimanche 17 juillet 2011

Airsoft : Glock 32 Kuan Ju Works


AIRSOFT... Not that "soft" anymore...
I remember in the Eighties early Nineties, when I started to enjoy shooting inside, with the first basics Manual Marui guns (cheap, fragile but nice look). These bad quality replicas where all over the market, all the kids used to play with these "dangerous toys", you could find BB's in all the streets of Brussels... It gave a very bad reputation to airsoft guns.
Some brands like MGC, Maruzen, KWC, Tanaka, were already producing semi metal (ZAMAC) and ABS plastic models, but they were more expensive and still externally "plastic" like (no blow back of course)
Some models were still produced in Japan, today it is not the case anymore... (Taiwan, China, Phillipines, etc...)
After many legal issues about the non licenced use of the real manufacturers name on the replicas,
Marui became the major producer, and the quality improved a lot, the first full automatic model where really fun but still fragile.
At that time I used to own : AK 47 wooden stock (Marui electric) - HK MP5 special ops full options (Marui electric) - HK MP5 K (Marui electric) - AR15 Delta Elite (KWC spring) - Wilson combat 45 acp (MGC Gas powered) - Smith and Wesson 645 (Marui spring) - Glock 9mm 6"(Marui spring) - USM1 wooden stock (Marushin spring) - Automag 44 (Marui spring) - Colt 45 combat (KWC spring)

Then I stopped completely Airsoft practise, I sold everything...

Today we have to face a huge increase of manufacturers, from the best to the worse...
Metal parts is getting common, but still fucking ZAMAC ! Zamac is the top of the shit when we talk about metal! OK, you are proud to own a metal replica, this is better than plastic... But please do not compare it with a full steel gun ! And I do not give a shit if it is written Colt on your weapon !
This is NOT A COLT AT ALL !

I remember a friend telling me, that he owned the 177 pellet caliber version of the Colt 1911 A1 pistol ! It is writen on it and on the box ! It is a Colt !
NO WAY !
Your pretended pistol, is in fact mechanicaly a revolver !
And it was made in germany not in the United States... Externaly it looks like a 1911A1, but put a real one next to it and you will understand...

I'm certainly not an expert, but I was enjoying airsoft practice, long before most of the "young gods of today" were not even born...

So I broke a lot of stuff... And get used to repair them myself to save money... I like when an object last as long as possible...

Last year I decided to invest again in some airsoft models with younger friends to guide me in this big mess of modern airsoft market...

I bought an electric Colt M4 CQB (DBoys shit but cheap), and a compact back up gun, a Glock 32c (KJW) !
We had a lot of fun with both, the shity DBoys M4 is still working very well, but the glock had a "surprising malfunction" yesterday... I shoot a few BBs then my barrel jumped out of the slide !
We laughed a lot !
The fake barrel was broken at its weakest point (see picture below).
As usual I was crazy... I hate to break things... But I love to fix stuffs hahaha !
I wanted immediately to find  solution to fix it ! I decided to replace the barrel with a steel tube, cut properly and adjusted inside the chamber (on the edge). I used a polymer ("metal") glue, but this is not strong enough, I added three small rods of steel on the sides and on the top.
as you can see the result looks fine, the rods are not touching the "real" 6mm barrel of course...
You can see where I have chosen to place the Steel rods.
I added a smaller piece of tube as a guide in the front part of the fake barrel, some sand paper...
And I painted the whole in Mat Black.
I re assembled everything !
And here are some BB tests, we did this morning...
I tried another gas, "less powerful". It seems to work fine for a broken gun !




















Today I wanted to do some "accuracy" tests...
I have decided to start with the "repaired" Glock !
I used a less powerful gaz then before, I shoot 3 BBs and...
A very subtil but disturbing sound came out in the chamber area, I thought that my repair was broken again... But in fact it was something else...
 There is a little "hook" underneath the chamber, I noticed during my previous repair that half of this small part was already missing... But the biggest part was still there so I didn't really care about it...
In fact this "hook" suffers a lot during the blow back process as it hit this "little blade" on the body...
I have already shot probably a thousand of BBs with this glock. This was inevitable. Maybe it could have last longer if I had use a less powerful gas from the beginning...
OK Laurent ! I'm still learning...
 Again I was pissed off... But cool ! Some imagination and delicate work will be necessary ! I'm on the case ! I decided to replace the hook by a small folded steel plate, I inserted the plate in a tiny slot (parallel on each half of the chamber).
This plate should not interfer with the hop up system, so I worked very carefully.
But after some adjustments the two halfs of the chamber fit together again, I added a small drop of cyano to lock the plate, but it was already strongly maintained.
I re assembled everything again ! And started my accuracy test !
10 BBs at 10 meters aproximately 11 yards, I use an A4 Bowling pin target, it remembers me the shape of something but what?... No, no this is not a human shaped target !!! It is a bowling pin...
It was 15° outside one of the worst July in Belgium... The 3 last BBs had less punch...
But OK ! The bowling pin would be out of the table anyway. The average speed is around 205 FPS with 0,25g BB.
 So the Glock is back to life again... Apparently the next stuff that will break, will be the hammer (49), according to what I've read from other user on this KJW Glock 32c. We will see.

1 commentaire:

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Airsoft guns are becoming more popular by the day. There are three types of airsoft gun, all of which fire 6mm plastic BBs. There are spring guns that need to be reloaded after each shot, electric guns and gas powered guns that fire both semiautomatic and full automatic. Thanks a lot.