Apologies for starting another thread but this will I expect be ongoing and somewhat exhaustive.
Barrel I/D: 7.3mm
Barrel length: 8.1cm (6.8mm + 1.3mm in t-piece)
Spring: 1.15mm X 11mm x 77mm
Battery 11.4v 420mAh 60C
Please bear in mind that opinions can change with new learnings.
Some niggles could turn into non-issues or new issues may be revealed.
1 DOES IT SHOOT PROPERLY?
Yes, when you find a gel that suits along with a better understanding of how to get the most out of it.
I ended up using Hornets and WI Reds but I’m sure many will work and work well.
Have AKAs and Ultras en route.
2 DOES IT FEED CONSISTENTLY?
Looks good. 1:1 scale.
Feels solid with good weight and balance and solid trigger pull (feels like 3-4lbs).
Accepts most aftermarket add-ons.
Slide, buttons, catches all work properly.
4 IRRITS n TWEAKABLES
Unlike other blasters, the barrel screws over the t-piece which forms part of the barrel, ~15%.
So it is surprising to find the 2-part t-piece/receiver poorly finished both inside and outside. There are moulding ridges and overhangs at the end where it joins the barrel and ridges inside that should have been polished out.
One wonders how many gels get damaged here.
A barrel that screwed INTO the t-piece would have been better.
This should just be a thin washer located inside or outside. As it is, it bulges into the barrel when tightened.
Removing the o-ring entirely creates a new problem as there is a (1mm) clearance built in the barrel threading to allow for it.
Remove the o-ring and screw the barrel in as far as it will go and that gap remains. The only way to get rid of it would be to shorten that end of the barrel (more later).
Again, this is less likely to be an issue if the barrel screwed into the t-piece.
Barrel threaded area: 11.6mm
T-piece exposed length: 10.6mm
Not sure if a hinged door is a big plus apart from not losing it (I reckon the hinge should be on the bottom).
A loader will be handy but every owner will have his/her own “best way”.
When the slide locks open, there will still be 9/10 gels in the feed tube and 1 at the top of the mag. This in not unusual in pistol GBBs except most have mags that hold 30-40.
These have to be removed/tapped out before storage as shooting upside down does not appear to work well here.
Gas and CO2 blasters do not have piston assemblies and the gels feed almost directly up into the t-piece. This also allows for longer barrels within the same size shell.
This does require difficult cap removal. It is easy enough to bend (at every recharge), shorten cables or even shape a slot for it outside.
see mod pic
MAG GEL RETAINER - updated
at top of mag may need a softer spring. It is there to keep gels in, not to test their hardness but it’s a balance between this and the spring trying to push the gels up and out.
Either way, some finishing/sanding/contouring could help. This is possibly where initial gel damage can occur esp. when mag is inserted and mag spring released.
This spring is not that relevant as the retainer is pushed aside by feed tube anyway when the mag is inserted.
Muzzle end of barrel could have been threaded and come with a thread protector. Yeah right.
There is room for it.
Long Feed Tube is non-tweakable. Sorry.
After a bit of finishing and gel testing, it feeds and shoots consistently although fps still varies but that could settle in time as others have noted. Only 10 mags so far.
Do not see need to alter springs or cut/grind anything else, yet.
Overall Build 3/5
Out of Box Performance 2/5
Bang for Buck 2/5
Seal and spring.
The 370 motor needs juice and the 60c supplied is necessary.