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Old November 5th, 2006, 17:19   #1
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Lightbulb Are GBB safe???

Are GBB safe if you run them on propane or should you take precautions. I have never owned one before all I know is that until you are good at filling to wear gloves and glasses of some sort incase you mess up. I appreciate all tips. If anyone can get me a cost on runnung a D eagle or a average glock I would love that.

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Old November 5th, 2006, 17:24   #2
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A Desert Eagle is fine on propane, because of it's size. A Glock should have a metal slide upgrade before you run it on propane, and as to the safety of propane, it's harmless unless you're smoking while you fill your mags. Also, don't inhale it. Propane is about $4 a bottle now, (at Canadain Tire) and a bottle lasts a good long time unless you shoot off 10 mags a day. The most expensive part will be the silicone oil, (Available at ASCA) and that too will last a while. Hope this helps.

I'm am just regurgitating thing's I've learned on here by reading.

BTW: Where "near Saskatoon" are you?
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Old November 5th, 2006, 17:26   #3
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ok thanks that is lots of what I have heard too just wanted to expand my knowledge more. Thanks
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Old November 5th, 2006, 17:35   #4
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As long as the gun is maintained properly it can be used on propane. You dont need to wear gloves when filling a mag, but when propane comes out its so cold it can burn.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 17:38   #5
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A Desert Eagle is fine on propane, because of it's size. ...I'm am just regurgitating thing's I've learned on here by reading....
I have to correct you here;

The "size" of a GBB has nothing to do with if it can/cannot run propane vs duster. There are many factors such as build quality, materials used in construction, blowback system used etc.

The rule of thumb was always traditionally been to throw in at least a metal slide/enhanced recoil spring etc if you run propane in a GBB. However, that being said there are some GBB's that will run fine on propane out of the box.

The TM P226 is one example, in my personal experience I have put mine through it's paces for a full season running propane with the pistol stock. No problems to mention whatsoever, and I know many other players who have done the same with the same results.

Freddyclaw, I would recommend reading some reviews on whatever GBB you are interested in/own to see what other player's experiences have been, and then go from there. Having previously owned a KSC G19 before, I can tell you that it would be wise to throw in a metal slide if you are considering any of the KSC Glock lineup.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 17:47   #6
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ty I think that was helpful. I am wondering what the cost of a glock metal slide is worth. On the note of me saying I heard to wesar gloves was because if you try for first time and misalign you ca get badly burnt.

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Old November 5th, 2006, 18:21   #7
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It would take quite alot of skill to burn yourself while filling a mag with propane, I don't think you need to worry too much about that.

Also, while I don't recommend it, it is not unsafe to breathe in propane. It is not toxic, it just smells really bad.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 18:42   #8
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Kid, you've made like 4 threads about shit you can find effortlessly in the FAQ. Why is everyone still spoon feeding him?
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Old November 5th, 2006, 19:04   #9
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Ok this is not meant to sound this way but it has to be said. You are wrong about 3 things:
1. I have not made four threads so how could I possibly have been spoon fed by people four times.

2. I made one on my three about looking to buy magazines. (nothing noobish)

3. Well have you looked in the FAQ etc it is good but this is more opinion biased that is fact biased. So in essence this is a totally different type of information I got.

Please don;t flame now or ever

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Old November 5th, 2006, 19:06   #10
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Kid, you've made like 4 threads about shit you can find effortlessly in the FAQ. Why is everyone still spoon feeding him?
'cause I'm going through a bit of a "happy wanderer" phase, and I didn't mind. I am knowledgeable about the subject and it wasn't really any skin off my back.

Perhaps wait till you've been around the block a bit yourself before harping on people.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 19:17   #11
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Ty for reminding him that some people are nice and willing to help because of that. And thanks again for that info.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 19:37   #12
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Kid, you've made like 4 threads about shit you can find effortlessly in the FAQ. Why is everyone still spoon feeding him?
Because they'd rather not be pricks by flaming the newb.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 19:51   #13
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A couple times I've sprayed liquid propane directly onto my skin for up to a quarter/half second, it feels like it burned but its just the nerves, there was no damage what so ever. I've never heard of people burning themselves.

Whether a GBB works on propane with a stock plastic slide or not seems to be random. I've heard of people getting thousands if not tens of thousands of rounds out of stock plastic GBB's that are commonly known to be weak and break easily on propane (M9 series, glock series.) I have also heard of people breaking guns better capable of handling propane breaking right away (P226, deagle), it all depends if the plastic is flawed or not, a crap shoot essentially. If it does break it just cracks a piece off, worst case scenario the mag vents out the top so you get a little jet of gas, nothing too serious so just get a GBB and use it till she breaks unless you have the spare cash/want the realism of a metal gun right away.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 20:09   #14
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I've burnt myself with propane plenty of times, but part of my job is filling propane bottles, so I'm around it quite a bit.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 21:40   #15
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I can second the opinion of buying a Desert Eagle. Its huge, its reliable if you take care of it, its more unique than a Glock, Beretta, SIG, or Hi-Cappa, and it takes propane in stock form. I think another reason that it can do this is because of the kick. I have the TM Desert Eagle hardkick and have never run it on anything other than propane. I'm fairly sure you can do this because a lot of the gas is diverted off to blast back the big heavy slide.
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