|June 9th, 2009, 15:37||#1|
WE AWSS M4A1 ver.2 first impression
I received today my LNIB WE AWSS M4A1 ver.2. As this is my first M4, I find this gun small, very compact compare to my Ak-47. The grip came very loose, I screwed it back. The gun is very heavy, +- 3kg, all metal. The original mag is leaking, so I ordered one already, 35$ us and one CO2 mag, 45$ us. I also ordered the CO2 conversion kit, 30$ us. All from www.airsoftbuddy.com.
General Aspect The gun look sturdy, impressive, solid as rock. The paint is not very good, but it had to the solid feeling of the gun. It's not meant for being a wallhanger, even if it's what it will do here. There is a flash hider, and the front part of the outer barrel loosen itsfel with time. I put a little drip of blue locktite, and it work very well.
Disassembly This is a very easy gun to field strip. There are no screws, simple push pins to acces the internal. The bolt carrier is in metal and feel very strong. You can further disassemble the gun by removing the front grip, front sight (push pins and an allen screw), flash hider (unscrew), front part of the outer barrel (unscrew). Then you will need a wrench to unscrew the remains of the outer barrel. I removed the inner barrel for cleaning and it is a very pain in the ass job to do. There are push pins everywhere, and the one to free the inner barrel from the gas tube is very small and hard to hammer out. The inner barrel was extremly dirty. It's a 6.025 brass inner barrel.
Power is 420fps first shot, then going downward as the propane cool down. With the Co2 noozle, power is at 571fps first shot, then with the stabilizer, stabilize around 525fps. I have a lot of difficulties getting a good reading with Co2, but is less strong then propane. The blow back is the main part of those GBB rifle. It's strong, crisp, has a lot of recoil. It does slow the rate of fire but as said before, this is the main raison of those rifle GBB, make airsoft guns so much more realistic!
Accuray is pretty bad because of the recoil. On full auto it is even badder. The hop up can be easily adjust by hand when the slide door is open, but remain not very effective. There is a new hop up version available with stainless inner barrel.
Overal quality is ok. But for 900$ canadian, I wish it could has a bit more to offer.
Very powerful with Co2 Noozle
Very strong blow back and recoil
Easy field stripping
35$ us a mag
Standar paint job
Magazine can leak
Bolt does not stay open when magazine emptied
Co2 magazine does not work well at all
Last edited by Sim123456; June 21st, 2009 at 15:06..
|June 9th, 2009, 20:39||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CO2 mags use 12g CO2 powerlets? I can't see many rounds out of those little things before you're out of gas.
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|June 9th, 2009, 23:12||#6|
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Join Date: Oct 2003
Weapons Technician / Gunsmith
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|June 10th, 2009, 07:09||#7|
Ok I will try forcing it, even if I'm afraid of breaking it.
The AK is a G&P model with LCT wood kit
Edit: I force the Co2 cartridge down the mag, it works, you hear the gas coming out, but I can get more than one shot at a time, then I must remove the mag, put it back, play with the charging handle, have another shot... so for now, still not working. Any ideas?
Edit 2: I installed the white plastic stabilizer. It stabilize the Co2 noozle. But I am very deceived by the Co2 magazine. First, it's hard as hell to close the mag with the Crossman Co2 cartridge inside (so that the mag will break the metal cap of the cartridge). Second, power is very unconscistent, going from 299 fps to 550 fps to not being able the cycle the gun. Removing the cartridge can be as hard as installing it, because it get stuck inside the magazine. Already a piece that fall of the inside the magazine (rubber ring). So, I guess I'm the only one with those problems since on youtube everything seems to go right on. For the price, the Co2 kit is good for to thing: getting 570fps on propane and stabilizing the power of propane to around 520 fps.
Last edited by Sim123456; June 13th, 2009 at 16:19..
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