As for someone who works on airsoft guns, your minor work on the guns still require the same effort of most major part replacement. You still need to take the whole gun apart and disassemble the mechbox. It doesn't matter if you are only changing a spring. The same work is required if you wanted all new internals (other than shimming).
Like most people have also said, parts break. Most than once, Ive worked on my augs and they will be in working order. Come game time, i give it a few runs at the range and something gave out. Shit happens. You are dealing with plastic and thin metal parts under a lot of stress.
Hell, 2 weeks ago i replace a loading nozzle on a hi-capa for a buddy. It worked fine for me. 6 mags through it and no issues. Gave it back to the owner in working order. 1 week later at our game, a little into the first mag the loading tab breaks again.
Just learn to work on your own gun. From the looks of it, you wont get any help from ASC. It not hard but as you will find out, it can become a nightmare.
The fact that he only let you dry fire it a few times in his home doesn't make him guilty of ripping you off. You said you dry fired it. Im sure you know what it is suppose to sound like when it fires. If you didn't hear anything there, it is save to say that it was working order when you left his house or when you dried fired it.
Last edited by lord_sid; February 4th, 2012 at 20:46..