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Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion October 1st, 2013, 16:10
Replies: 13
Views: 7,853
Posted By LouisZimmerman
I've had a WE Luger for quite a few years. I'm...

I've had a WE Luger for quite a few years. I'm rather fond of it, but don't game it due to lack of a proper holster. Have put a few hundred rounds through it in target practice, runs fine so far. ...
Forum: General May 16th, 2013, 01:39
Replies: 52
Views: 14,617
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Right. Gas powered shotty: takes new AND old...

Right.

Gas powered shotty: takes new AND old TM shells. Don't know anything about new ones, however: old ones hold 30 BB's. At six BB's per shot, that's 5 shots.
A real steel shotty (without...
Forum: Newbie Tank April 28th, 2013, 18:34
Replies: 18
Views: 4,685
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Been playing for five years, just turned 53. ...

Been playing for five years, just turned 53. There are enough people in the local club within five years of my age (both directions) that we could form a team...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion April 24th, 2013, 23:59
Replies: 11
Views: 6,105
Posted By LouisZimmerman
The number that is being thrown around for the...

The number that is being thrown around for the HSec purchase is 1.6 billion rounds.
HSec denies this. To quote from a Washington Times article:

"DHS officials said in fiscal year 2012 the agency...
Forum: Accessories Discussion April 11th, 2013, 02:32
Replies: 28
Views: 6,942
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Got some mid-caps for my first AEG shortly after...

Got some mid-caps for my first AEG shortly after I got it. Liked them better than the high-caps, so used them pretty much exclusively.
Got to the point where I COULDN'T use high-caps anymore, so I...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion March 15th, 2013, 00:36
Replies: 103
Views: 36,343
Posted By LouisZimmerman
If you don't want to run duster, get a low power...

If you don't want to run duster, get a low power bolt from KWA. Very easy to swap. My local MP7 expert says that the NPAS's break: haven't checked mine to confirm, but I'll believe him. (Also, have...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion February 22nd, 2013, 19:20
Replies: 26
Views: 8,747
Posted By LouisZimmerman
What GS said. I have Gen 1 and 2 guns, Gen 1 and...

What GS said. I have Gen 1 and 2 guns, Gen 1 and 2 mags, all are interchangeable.
Forum: Gear Discussion February 20th, 2013, 13:57
Replies: 10
Views: 8,230
Posted By LouisZimmerman
I'll second this general idea: nice to have...

I'll second this general idea: nice to have something that would allow, say, three radios: one for squad, one for overall side, and one for admin/emergency. Having it able to adapt to several...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion February 8th, 2013, 01:13
Replies: 26
Views: 8,747
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Quick note on the KWA PTP: It shoots at 350+...

Quick note on the KWA PTP: It shoots at 350+ FPS, which may be too hot for indoors (depending on the club). OTOH, the Dangerwerx valve (or the one produced by one of the members here) should drop...
Forum: Accessories Discussion February 4th, 2013, 22:38
Replies: 265
Views: 77,097
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Ordered case Jan. 31, recieved ship info. Feb 1. ...

Ordered case Jan. 31, recieved ship info. Feb 1. Delivery scheduled for Feb. 5th, actual delivery date evening of Feb. 4.
It will be nice to have a shorter case: not as difficult to load into the...
Forum: Newbie Tank January 20th, 2013, 17:18
Replies: 48
Views: 11,718
Posted By LouisZimmerman
I purchased one of these about four years back. ...

I purchased one of these about four years back. Found that it was very uncomfortable around the eyes, and that it aggrivated goggle fogging. Decided to line the eye holes with memory foam to...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion July 29th, 2012, 20:13
Replies: 17
Views: 6,736
Posted By LouisZimmerman
KWA lists a 1911 A1 NS2 gun on their site, as...

KWA lists a 1911 A1 NS2 gun on their site, as well as four versions of the 1911 PTP. I use an M9 PTP, and find it an excellent outdoor handgun. (Too hot for indoors, they shoot around 350 FPS...
Forum: General November 12th, 2011, 03:21
Replies: 19
Views: 6,739
Posted By LouisZimmerman
I remember. I remember my mother, who served as...

I remember.
I remember my mother, who served as an Air Raid Warden during WW II in Pittsburgh. I remember my father, who worked in the mills producing arms for the free world. I remember my uncle,...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion May 19th, 2011, 13:42
Replies: 41
Views: 14,489
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Have you considered a bullpup? Basically, you...

Have you considered a bullpup?
Basically, you get an M16 length barrel in a CQB configuration. There are quite a few different designs floating around. Off the top of my head:
L85
AUG
FN2000...
Forum: General May 3rd, 2011, 15:24
Replies: 49
Views: 13,929
Posted By LouisZimmerman
+1 to the sport drink powders: lets you mix to...

+1 to the sport drink powders: lets you mix to the concentration that you like, and is much cheaper than the pre-mixed stuff!
Water is heavy, so I usually don't fill my camelback completely. I'll...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion February 23rd, 2011, 00:38
Replies: 16
Views: 10,386
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Yep, it's a necro.... ... but I have two cents...

Yep, it's a necro....
... but I have two cents to contribute, and want to do it while pennies are still legal tender!! ;->
I've had an opportunity to play around with one of these little guns. ...
Forum: Newbie Tank February 10th, 2011, 15:07
Replies: 53
Views: 13,270
Posted By LouisZimmerman
My standard sidearm is a KWA PTP. I think I've...

My standard sidearm is a KWA PTP. I think I've tagged more people with that than with any other gun, AEG's included... all of it outdoors! (We limit indoor FPS to 320, PTP is 350 on Propane)
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion January 5th, 2011, 03:25
Replies: 54
Views: 19,192
Posted By LouisZimmerman
I believe that the Well is a Maruzen clone. If I...

I believe that the Well is a Maruzen clone. If I am right about this, then it fires from a true open bolt, as the Maruzen MP5K does. (Hellish ROF on that beast, at least the one that I've gamed...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion December 17th, 2010, 03:30
Replies: 54
Views: 19,192
Posted By LouisZimmerman
The SRC AKS74U has the 'bolt hold' (I'll call it...

The SRC AKS74U has the 'bolt hold' (I'll call it that instead of bolt stop, since the function is different) feature. When the bb's are gone, the bolt stops at approx. 3/4 closed. When the mag is...
Forum: General May 26th, 2010, 01:20
Replies: 23
Views: 11,750
Posted By LouisZimmerman
RE airsoft in Europe: Do a web search on...

RE airsoft in Europe:
Do a web search on airsoft in Russia. It seems to be huge over there... IIRC, there was a post here about six or so months ago with a link to a Russian airsoft site with...
Forum: General May 2nd, 2010, 23:12
Replies: 34
Views: 12,455
Posted By LouisZimmerman
I am not in the best of shape, so humping a full...

I am not in the best of shape, so humping a full size gun through the bush is more challenging than I would like. For that reason, if I find myself needing to go 'hunting', I will go with pistol...
Forum: Newbie Tank March 28th, 2010, 01:07
Replies: 8
Views: 5,294
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Having noticed the similarity of fill nozzles, I...

Having noticed the similarity of fill nozzles, I was wondering this myself...
so since you asked, I looked it up.
Like Amos said, the short answer is 'no'.
the long answer is:
at 70 degrees F,...
Forum: General March 26th, 2010, 18:32
Replies: 19
Views: 12,512
Posted By LouisZimmerman
RE: using larger refillable propane tanks: ...

RE: using larger refillable propane tanks:

Cdn Tire (and other places, I'm sure) sell a small brass adapter that connects to a refillable tank. The other end has the same connector as is on top of...
Forum: General February 19th, 2010, 16:26
Replies: 31
Views: 9,985
Posted By LouisZimmerman
We were playing amoeba at a local field last...

We were playing amoeba at a local field last summer, late spring. It was after dark, but there was still enough light to manuver by. I'm standing by this tree, trying to figure out what's happening...
Forum: General February 19th, 2010, 16:18
Replies: 175
Views: 78,183
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Buddy from work dragged me into paintball in...

Buddy from work dragged me into paintball in 1991. Last parent had just died year before, seemed like good therapy. Started buying PB mags... in one of them, read about this thing that was...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion December 3rd, 2009, 00:52
Replies: 25
Views: 16,222
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Hey Amos, how's that TriggerMaster work with that...

Hey Amos, how's that TriggerMaster work with that gear box? Any issues with it being a four-gear system?
Forum: Newbie Tank November 17th, 2009, 15:22
Replies: 16
Views: 5,112
Posted By LouisZimmerman
I second Brian. It's not a legal requirement,...

I second Brian.
It's not a legal requirement, but since they look like guns...
it's a Damned Good Idea.
You can buy a small gun locker from Canadian Tire for around $100, less if you find a sale....
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion August 20th, 2009, 18:11
Replies: 325
Views: 165,616
Posted By LouisZimmerman
My .02... 1) Are they skirmishable? Once...

My .02...

1) Are they skirmishable?
Once mechanical reliability issues have been solved, I would assume 'yes'. My favorite skirmish gun is a GBB pistol... think I've gotten as many 'kills' with...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion July 7th, 2009, 20:53
Replies: 25
Views: 12,359
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Yum. Looks tasty indeed.... Louis

Yum.
Looks tasty indeed....

Louis
Forum: Accessories Discussion June 3rd, 2009, 12:15
Replies: 12
Views: 4,562
Posted By LouisZimmerman
+1 to above comments: LiPo's are.... very...

+1 to above comments: LiPo's are.... very finicky.
They are used most often in model electric air craft, where their light weight and high power density make them ideal. If you talk to the hobby...
Forum: General May 19th, 2009, 23:59
Replies: 170
Views: 65,851
Posted By LouisZimmerman
RE Larry's prices: yes, they're high. He was...

RE Larry's prices: yes, they're high. He was charging $30 a can for green gas: I later found it in a local hobby store for $13 for the same size. OTOH, his prices seem around average for what...
Forum: Gear Discussion April 15th, 2009, 19:56
Replies: 23
Views: 6,607
Posted By LouisZimmerman
I've always had fogging problems. Last year I...

I've always had fogging problems. Last year I was running an older JT paintball mask... because it was a night game, I decided to go with the clear single pane lens rather than the smoke dual-pane...
Forum: Doctor's Corner February 25th, 2009, 21:58
Replies: 0
Views: 2,047
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Maruzen MP5K GBB mag disassembly question

The Patient: Maruzen MP%K GBB mag, 50 rnd. (new)
The issue: gas leak at the seam 2/3 of the way down the mag.
Assumption: The 50 rnd. mags appear to be 30 rnd. mags with an extension pinned to...
Forum: General January 16th, 2009, 01:59
Replies: 74
Views: 28,105
Posted By LouisZimmerman
L473ncy, you are correct: there is a city bylaw...

L473ncy, you are correct: there is a city bylaw which states that BB/pellet guns may not be discharged within city limits. The versions that I have seen do not speak to zoning or 'business' use, but...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion December 17th, 2008, 20:06
Replies: 47
Views: 18,231
Posted By LouisZimmerman
+1, but with a few notes... Spare mags are...

+1, but with a few notes...
Spare mags are tough to find. Everyone's been out of them for a while: Tirador just found some for me after a couple of months of hard searching.
The gun needs to be...
Forum: Accessories Discussion December 3rd, 2008, 21:27
Replies: 40
Views: 9,202
Posted By LouisZimmerman
I've used a WE Hicappa 4.3 with both propane and...

I've used a WE Hicappa 4.3 with both propane and CO2.
Velocity: according to my "how hard it sticks to my Crossman gel target" test, the CO2 mag did not result in much of a velocity increase... it...
Forum: General October 28th, 2008, 12:22
Replies: 54
Views: 24,066
Posted By LouisZimmerman
This is not easy, people! I tried, repeatedly,...

This is not easy, people! I tried, repeatedly, and never lived past the second wave. Even my most accurate .177 pistol was to no avail...

Louis
Forum: Gear Discussion October 22nd, 2008, 15:21
Replies: 241
Views: 84,271
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Rifle: 5 x 80 Rnd. Pistol: 1 x 25 Rnd....

Rifle: 5 x 80 Rnd.

Pistol: 1 x 25 Rnd. (Would be 3 x 25 Rnd., but spare mags are impossible to find)
OR 4 x 15 Rnd.
(Depending on what I'm carrying that day).
Forum: Airsoft Media September 25th, 2008, 03:23
Replies: 37
Views: 9,181
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Not sure where George got his from, but this site...

Not sure where George got his from, but this site has a good selection...

http://www.i-glassesstore.com/

Louis
Forum: Doctor's Corner September 24th, 2008, 15:20
Replies: 17
Views: 4,903
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Silly me... yes, of course, he's on the forum. ...

Silly me... yes, of course, he's on the forum. Thanks!
(apologies for hijacking the thread)

Louis
Forum: Doctor's Corner September 24th, 2008, 15:15
Replies: 10
Views: 4,394
Posted By LouisZimmerman
In my limited experience, there are a few things...

In my limited experience, there are a few things that can cause problems...
Sometimes the mag temp seems to cause a problem. If the mag is too warm, it may not fill properly... (I noticed this when...
Forum: Doctor's Corner September 24th, 2008, 12:19
Replies: 17
Views: 4,903
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Understood... but if one is like me, one would...

Understood... but if one is like me, one would often forget to add the oil. :wink:

Which lead me to my segue: does anyone know what the ratio of oil to gas is in Green Gas, and if there is...
Forum: Doctor's Corner September 23rd, 2008, 14:32
Replies: 17
Views: 4,903
Posted By LouisZimmerman
If you've been using propane exclusively, it...

If you've been using propane exclusively, it might help to run a few fills of Green Gas through each mag (and thus through the gun). This should point out if it's a lubrication issue.

Louis
Forum: Doctor's Corner September 19th, 2008, 01:17
Replies: 17
Views: 4,390
Posted By LouisZimmerman
I've heard of the mag problem with KWA ptp's...

I've heard of the mag problem with KWA ptp's before, but not with HFC. Seems like there is some form of 'break in' required. Most reliable fix seemed to be to fill the mag and let it sit overnight:...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion September 14th, 2008, 20:55
Replies: 38
Views: 11,413
Posted By LouisZimmerman
While I can pretty much guess, I still have to...

While I can pretty much guess, I still have to ask...
TS, what IS that thing? And how well does it work? 8-)
Louis
Forum: Doctor's Corner August 6th, 2008, 01:42
Replies: 2
Views: 3,627
Posted By LouisZimmerman
Had a chance to test-fire a new M9 PTP... seems...

Had a chance to test-fire a new M9 PTP... seems to have the same problem.
I didn't get a chance to experiment, but there is a trick that might work. I used this with a WE Luger that the owner was...
Forum: General August 1st, 2008, 00:34
Replies: 192
Views: 87,397
Posted By LouisZimmerman
I believe this to be media bias, although it may...

I believe this to be media bias, although it may be un-intentional... ;->
IMNSHO, handguns have never been perceived as belonging in public hands (except by gun owners.) It is far easier for J. Q....
Forum: General July 30th, 2008, 19:20
Replies: 31
Views: 11,814
Posted By LouisZimmerman
I would second the Steyer AUG recommendation. ...

I would second the Steyer AUG recommendation. The mag release is on the centerline of the gun, just behind the mag. The fire control is the trigger: it's two stage, the first stage being a single...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion July 7th, 2008, 11:15
Replies: 48
Views: 14,237
Posted By LouisZimmerman
I used to use a White's metal detector with a...

I used to use a White's metal detector with a rechargeable battery pack in it. I had trouble charging the thing properly because I was often not around to unplug the charger when it needed to be...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion July 6th, 2008, 16:07
Replies: 16
Views: 4,763
Posted By LouisZimmerman
+1 to your comment on the build quality of the...

+1 to your comment on the build quality of the gun.
I haven't had any mag leaks yet, but then I haven't put that many rounds through any one mag. Will let you know if any problems occur.
OBTW......
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