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Thoughts On Replica Addiction....so Far

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by TheArmedBear, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Paul55

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    I'm right behind you on this Garry & look forward to future updates. One thing's for certain, something has got to change for the sake of everyone, existing & potential future owners.
     
  2. TheArmedBear

    TheArmedBear BearCurious!

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    All said and done...... of 7 pistols, from 'reputable' manufacturers (cybergun affiliates, Umarex, etc etc ... yadda yadda yadda!...) only 2 of them actually still work properly at the moment... & that's all within the expected warranty period (...I've not been interested in this game very long!) ... I'm starting to think that for the money, I'm being taken for a ride!.... I think that the BB replica market is probably a load of b******s! ..didn't want to have to say that.... but only my VP9 & Colt SAA are working & have never had problems ...the others... Gletcher CLT 1911 (did work ok, had to repair several times myself, but recently chewed up an internal spring & is in pieces at the moment!) KWC P08, got jammed & can't be stripped to fix, Glock 17 gen4, never really worked properly, broke the mag, accidentally, new one cost over £50 & still doesn't fire correctly without jamming & venting out! Baikal Makarov is ok but the safety is jammed in on position ... works though... Recent Swiss Arms Beretta 92, leaks gas, even after sending back the mag & being assured it was fixed.... it isn't!

    I want to be into this..... but I have prolly spent a grand already... & am thoroughly disappointed with the result.... so far......

    meh!
     
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  3. Hiram

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    Wow! That is disappointing. Especially the Mak. I only have two replicas and they both still work. I wish someone would build a CO2 replica to, say, Uberti standards but I don't see it happening. It'd cost a fortune if they did. These CO2 guns are a lot more complex than the actual firearms.

    Anyway, sorry to read that post. If it makes you feel any better (it probably won't) when Hugh was here we had four guns go down. They all got fixed but the point is, if it's mechanical it'll break at some point (you just don't like it to be so soon). My favorite air rifle, the HW80, broke constantly from day one but it's been working fine now...for now. I still have a tiny Ruger .380 pistol that was a jam-o-matic from the day I bought it. Sent it to Ruger where they replaced the barrel and the slide which, by weight, has to be 90% of the damn gun, and, guess what, it's still a jam-o-matic. Ridiculous. I was going to strip it into its three main parts and throw them in different parts of the desert just to be rid of the thing.
     
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    It's a shame that the deactivation laws are so stupid now. Back in the early 90s,you could get a whole armoury of fully strippable, dry fire deacs for around the same price as these co2 replicas. No chance of one of those breaking. I had a mk1 bren, old spec, with box and extra mags etc for under 200. Had a makerov for abour 50 quid. The sten cost me under 100.
    I wish those days were still here.
     
  5. Monkeyjoe

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    It’s a very addictive hobby... at the moment I have an SAA, a n SA10, a 2240, and a P17 (replacement) when I get it from the dealer next week, all pellet, bb’s don’t float my boat... the only pistol I’ve had bother with is the P17, I would like the new Umarex Cowboy rifle, but I’ll wait for a pellet version
     
  6. TheArmedBear

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    ....What is the law now then? Are they completely illegal in the UK? I was looking at a deactivated p08 on Gunstar the other day cheaper than a BB version!
     
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    You can still get deacts, but they are really butchered now and not worth it imo.
     
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    This was my reply from Umarex...

    "Dear Garry,

    thank you for your emial.
    For any service support we recommend to address our wholesaler John Rothery in UK Waterlooville directly"

    I emailed them back suggesting they should read my original email again properly, which clearly stated that Rothery just refer you back to the retailer.

    It's akin to pi$$ing in the wind.......
    I'm not giving up though.
     
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    I have a few pistols none of which are BB. (They were banned at my clubs anyway). I must be lucky in that all my pistols work. Revolvers are the best ihmo and will keep going. Blowbacks and automatics just need care, attention and a bit of maintenance to clean out any wear swarf that accumulates in the action for them to kept going. My oldest pistol is 49 and has never missed a beat. The occasional spot of Rangoon Oil keeps it serviceable.
     
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    Never had any bother with any of my pistols apart from the Beeman P17 which I got last week... tbh tho I was expecting it as it’s well documented to have problems, but cheap enough to risk it, new replacement coming next week anyway
     
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    Just for interest, i recently had a look at some Maks. The umarex was really very poor and loose, i guess that's why it was so cheap. The KWC Mak was actually half decent. I didn't take the KWC apart but it looked good and felt good. Only thing with KWC is they don't have much of a presence in the UK, so when you need parts such as seals will you be abl to get them... it is a concern. Oh one more thing, the KWC mak has blowback.


    If anyone knows who imports KWC i'd be interested.
     
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    I obtained a rebuild kit for a Swiss Arms 1911 BB (KWC) magazine from a Soft Arms dealer in Holland, so soft arms parts could be useful
     
  13. Wild Bill

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    You do know that you can use pellet in the Umarex Cowboy rifle. I doubt they will bring in a pellet version of that rifle.
    I have the wood stocked pellet Winchester by Umarex. I love it.
     
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    I have the nickel Walther pellet version. Really nice and accurate rifle that you just can’t lay down.
     
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    Got to say Wild Bill, my friend down the club has the bb shell ejector one with the plastic stock, and the metal sights on it, especially the rear high't adjuster a better quality that the one we have, and cant be lost unlike the pellet one, which his only held on by the downward pressure of the rear sight.
     
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  17. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill CO2 Firearm fan.

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    If it didn't have that plastic hollow stock I'd have one Oed. :thumb:
     
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    I'm the same Wild Bill, but when I held it and fired it, it dose feel good.
     
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    I fancy an ak47 too. Had few airsoft rifles/smg. Mp5. Mp7. Sig556. Few pistols n couple shotguns but definitely thinking get .177 co2 ak47
     
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