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Forum: Upgrades & Modifications December 9th, 2014, 09:20
Replies: 17
Views: 5,698
Posted By ardo
Thank you all for advise. I'm not looking to...

Thank you all for advise. I'm not looking to build an airsoft IPSC gun, the goal is to have a training tool that approximates my RS production pistol and allows me to have a meaningful practice.
...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications December 8th, 2014, 22:06
Replies: 17
Views: 5,698
Posted By ardo
Just upgraded to a 6.01 PDI stainless barrel and...

Just upgraded to a 6.01 PDI stainless barrel and an A+ hop up. The group size is tighter - not by much, it's about 10-15mm. But the most important thing: flyers are gone. I shot about 20 rounds in...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications December 4th, 2014, 11:21
Replies: 17
Views: 5,698
Posted By ardo
I used .28g for a while, now using .30g (Red...

I used .28g for a while, now using .30g (Red Devil? don't like it, gives me occasional flyers), and have a bottle of .32g to try next.

I did another test last night, reasonably slow fire, 10...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications December 3rd, 2014, 19:57
Replies: 17
Views: 5,698
Posted By ardo
I disagree. At that distance I can shoot...

I disagree.

At that distance I can shoot 10mm groups all day long with my RS Production pistol. The fundamentals are the same.
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications December 3rd, 2014, 11:20
Replies: 17
Views: 5,698
Posted By ardo
Not really, I run with minimal hop-up because of...

Not really, I run with minimal hop-up because of short distances, and didn't pay much attention to what's available in this area - which may be wrong.
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications December 3rd, 2014, 11:04
Replies: 17
Views: 5,698
Posted By ardo
Question: Inner Barrel Upgrade for KP-05

I'm trying to decide on an upgrade barrel for my stock KJW KP-05. I only use it for IPSC practice, no skirmishing. I do get 1.5" groups at 5-6m with a stock barrel, but wouldn't mind tightening these...
Forum: Reviews December 2nd, 2014, 14:42
Replies: 6
Views: 4,477
Posted By ardo
Ordered almost $100 of KP-05 parts, got it in...

Ordered almost $100 of KP-05 parts, got it in under 3 weeks, with $6.50 shipping charges. Awesome communication all the way, Chris is DA MAN!
Forum: Reviews December 2nd, 2014, 14:28
Replies: 137
Views: 93,795
Posted By ardo
My 'brick & mortar' airsoft shopping experience...

My 'brick & mortar' airsoft shopping experience is limited. I went to TA twice: first time was to get my KP-05 which I love BTW. I didn't have to wait at all, and Brian even let me fit the gun in my...
Forum: Doctor's Corner November 28th, 2014, 21:05
Replies: 4
Views: 2,221
Posted By ardo
I have had no problems with mag release until...

I have had no problems with mag release until now.

I didn't have to strip an airsoft 1911 down to sear/disconnector level, but I did do it on a real steel 1911, and I hear that airsoft version is...
Forum: Doctor's Corner November 28th, 2014, 13:18
Replies: 4
Views: 2,221
Posted By ardo
Nothing at all. Changed the valve - mag started...

Nothing at all. Changed the valve - mag started dropping. Don't know if the thumb safety stopped working before or after, I wasn't paying attention since I don't use the safety.
Forum: Doctor's Corner November 28th, 2014, 10:37
Replies: 4
Views: 2,221
Posted By ardo
KJW KP-05 CO2 Malfunction

After swapping valves on two of my CO2 mags with replacements sent by KJW, I have a problem.

The replacement valves' seals are of a new design, according to KJW, resulting in much stronger...
Forum: Doctor's Corner November 28th, 2014, 10:24
Replies: 6
Views: 3,141
Posted By ardo
I finally got a chance to replace the CO2 valves....

I finally got a chance to replace the CO2 valves. KJW has shipped a new version:...
Forum: Doctor's Corner November 20th, 2014, 14:19
Replies: 6
Views: 3,141
Posted By ardo
I'm on my 3rd CO2 mag for my KP-05. They all...

I'm on my 3rd CO2 mag for my KP-05. They all started great, then lost their power over the next couple of months, giving me only a couple of shots before failing to cycle the slide. I have no idea...
Forum: Doctor's Corner August 20th, 2014, 09:39
Replies: 0
Views: 1,461
Posted By ardo
KJW KP-05 Firing In Bursts

My KP-05 is about 2 months old, and was flawless until now. Last week, it started firing in bursts while the trigger is pressed. It does so even with a new CO2 capsule inserted (I only shoot CO2).
...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications June 23rd, 2014, 07:52
Replies: 0
Views: 1,641
Posted By ardo
Question: Fiber Optic Front Sight for KJW KP-05

I'm in love with my new KP-05 that I got this past weekend. The only thing I'd like to change at the moment is the front sight, replacing it with a fiber optic one. A while ago, I got this set for...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion May 15th, 2014, 08:46
Replies: 17
Views: 10,801
Posted By ardo
Thank you for taking the time. Now, all I need is...

Thank you for taking the time. Now, all I need is to know what KP-07 measures at.

A real steel STI 2011 has slightly thicker grip (37mm) which I find to be a touch too wide for me. However, a...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion May 6th, 2014, 14:05
Replies: 17
Views: 10,801
Posted By ardo
Non-blowback :(

Non-blowback :(
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion May 6th, 2014, 13:46
Replies: 17
Views: 10,801
Posted By ardo
KP-09 is a replica of CZ 75, I already have a KWA...

KP-09 is a replica of CZ 75, I already have a KWA KZ-75. Ergonomically, these are very different from the Shadow.
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion May 6th, 2014, 13:12
Replies: 17
Views: 10,801
Posted By ardo
Cool Thank you all for the info. Prettiness,...

Thank you all for the info. Prettiness, trademarks etc. are not part of my decision-making, I only care about accuracy, reliability, and the grip fit / trigger reach being similar to my Shadow, since...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion May 5th, 2014, 21:29
Replies: 17
Views: 10,801
Posted By ardo
Thanks, No gaming, just training for IPSC,...

Thanks,

No gaming, just training for IPSC, so CO2 for sure. I'll probably get a KJW MEU KP-07, replace the front sight with fiber optic, put on an adjustable rear, and see what happens.

I...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion May 5th, 2014, 17:24
Replies: 17
Views: 10,801
Posted By ardo
Question: KJW KP-07 MEU vs. Hi-Capa KP-05 vs. KP-08

I'm trying to decide on the next airsoft practice pistol, strictly for target shooting. I'm looking at CO2 variants only, to maximize felt recoil.

Is KP-07 considerably 'slimmer' than KP-05 and...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications February 6th, 2014, 11:56
Replies: 2
Views: 1,804
Posted By ardo
Yes, I saw that. I'm a bit squeamish about...

Yes, I saw that. I'm a bit squeamish about JBwelding the nozzle though.
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications February 6th, 2014, 10:33
Replies: 2
Views: 1,804
Posted By ardo
Question: lowering FPS on a CO2 blowback pistol.

I need to find a way to make my Tanfoglio Limited Custom to run less violently - making it easier for the pot metal it is made of to survive the recoil.

Would it be safe to assume that a weakened...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications February 6th, 2014, 10:29
Replies: 10
Views: 8,631
Posted By ardo
Thanks, I missed the propane part. I want to...

Thanks, I missed the propane part. I want to continue using CO2 capsules - I shoot in my basement.
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications January 28th, 2014, 13:29
Replies: 10
Views: 8,631
Posted By ardo
Do you think this may fit other blow-backs by...

Do you think this may fit other blow-backs by KWC? My Tanfoglio Limited Custom runs so hot - it breaks itself. :rolleyes: I just replaced the hammer 2 weeks ago - now the hop up unit is in pieces. I...
Forum: Doctor's Corner November 29th, 2013, 08:52
Replies: 9
Views: 4,108
Posted By ardo
Thanks, good to know - now that I know it fits....

Thanks, good to know - now that I know it fits. Are you referring to this:
http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/shooters-design-metal-rear-sight-for-marui-hi-capa-5-1-type-a.html

or the complete sight:
...
Forum: Doctor's Corner November 27th, 2013, 22:52
Replies: 9
Views: 4,108
Posted By ardo
The sight came in the mail today. The top part...

The sight came in the mail today. The top part fits my slide perfectly. Quality also seems better than Tanfoglio's, feels like a real metal part. After 5min of sighting in, I'm back in business.
...
Forum: Doctor's Corner November 12th, 2013, 09:16
Replies: 9
Views: 4,108
Posted By ardo
Thanks, but I don't have a Hi-Capa, so the sight...

Thanks, but I don't have a Hi-Capa, so the sight removal is a non-issue for me. I'm simply trying to replace a part of Tanfoglio adjustable rear with the same from a Hi-Capa pistol, and wanted to...
Forum: Doctor's Corner November 11th, 2013, 22:20
Replies: 9
Views: 4,108
Posted By ardo
Sounds like almost a perfect match. Huge thanks...

Sounds like almost a perfect match. Huge thanks for the link! Just ordered: came under $30CAD. I hope this one will last longer than the original 'pot metal' cr*p. Thanks again!


I mean the...
Forum: Doctor's Corner November 11th, 2013, 21:10
Replies: 9
Views: 4,108
Posted By ardo
Question: Hi-Capa Adjustable Sight Dimensions

I am looking for a replacement adjustable rear sight on my Cybergun Tanfoglio Limited Custom. Since there are no spare parts available for it, I wonder if a sight from another pistol may fit, and the...
Forum: Airsoft Media July 15th, 2013, 09:20
Replies: 67
Views: 46,199
Posted By ardo
This is awesome, thanks for sharing!

This is awesome, thanks for sharing!
Forum: Doctor's Corner June 18th, 2013, 13:25
Replies: 9
Views: 3,197
Posted By ardo
Just a quick update if it helps someone else. I...

Just a quick update if it helps someone else. I scrapped the casting idea and just filled the broken part with JBWeld. The gun has been working fine since, it's been about 2 months now.

I used...
Forum: Doctor's Corner April 2nd, 2013, 19:34
Replies: 9
Views: 3,197
Posted By ardo
LOL I`d love to have a fixed hop - no hop,...

LOL I`d love to have a fixed hop - no hop, actually - on mine. I only shoot from 6-7yrds at 1/3 scale IPSC targets.

I saw the Limited Custom being cleared for $130 by a milsurp a few months ago -...
Forum: Doctor's Corner April 2nd, 2013, 19:27
Replies: 9
Views: 3,197
Posted By ardo
I paid $190 - where did you see them for $130? Is...

I paid $190 - where did you see them for $130? Is it in Canada?

I shoot about 600 rounds a week, so maybe I need to buy a dozen. :D
Forum: Doctor's Corner April 2nd, 2013, 19:13
Replies: 9
Views: 3,197
Posted By ardo
Yes, I tried several times, this is not the first...

Yes, I tried several times, this is not the first or only part that broke, but I managed to keep the gun working - until now. Getting parts is not an option that's why I'm looking for desperate...
Forum: Doctor's Corner April 2nd, 2013, 15:49
Replies: 9
Views: 3,197
Posted By ardo
Question on Epoxy Casting

Not sure if this will work, so need some expert advise...

I keep fussing with my Tanfoglio Limited Custom to keep it going because I like how it shoots when it is actually working. The adjustable...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications March 22nd, 2013, 15:22
Replies: 10
Views: 2,940
Posted By ardo
Thank you. Obviously, I've got a lot to learn...

Thank you. Obviously, I've got a lot to learn...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications March 22nd, 2013, 13:10
Replies: 10
Views: 2,940
Posted By ardo
Now I got it, thanks. Just curious, do you...

Now I got it, thanks.

Just curious, do you ever shim the hop-up area, as opposed to just the barrel?
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications March 22nd, 2013, 09:04
Replies: 10
Views: 2,940
Posted By ardo
Sorry, I didn't get that. Are you saying only the...

Sorry, I didn't get that. Are you saying only the windage can be corrected, not the elevation?
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications March 21st, 2013, 15:41
Replies: 10
Views: 2,940
Posted By ardo
Thanks, I tried O-rings on the KZ75 inner, won't...

Thanks, I tried O-rings on the KZ75 inner, won't fit - I think the outer barrel is tapered inside?
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications March 21st, 2013, 15:36
Replies: 10
Views: 2,940
Posted By ardo
I only have two AS pistols, and both exhibit some...

I only have two AS pistols, and both exhibit some play, with KZ75 being worse of the two. So, just teflon-tape the hell out of it?

I was thinking of shimming the top of the inner barrel with a...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications March 21st, 2013, 15:06
Replies: 10
Views: 2,940
Posted By ardo
Do GBB pistols benefit from barrel spacers?

I know a lot of people do spacer mods for their sniper airsoft. Is there any merit in doing this for a pistol, does it improve accuracy? TIA.
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications March 20th, 2013, 15:42
Replies: 0
Views: 1,492
Posted By ardo
KWA/KSC Hop Up Kit?

I wonder if anyone had heard of or tried this upgrade kit on their KWA/KSC pistols?
https://sites.google.com/a/volanteairsoft.com/main/product/ksc-new-hop
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications March 12th, 2013, 12:41
Replies: 3
Views: 2,269
Posted By ardo
Thanks, guys. I removed the little bearing...

Thanks, guys.

I removed the little bearing ball, the gun shoots a tad lower but not by much. I will try a new bucking, or maybe shave the mound off the one I have first.

I'm shooting .28g BBs.
Forum: Doctor's Corner March 11th, 2013, 15:29
Replies: 24
Views: 6,697
Posted By ardo
OK, I tried the TM-compatible barrel & bucking,...

OK, I tried the TM-compatible barrel & bucking, and it's a bust. :( Similar but different... The worst part is, the TM barrel's OD is larger than Tanfoglio's stock - and stock also has a groove where...
Forum: Doctor's Corner March 7th, 2013, 11:48
Replies: 24
Views: 6,697
Posted By ardo
Thanks, I'll do that. I was only using a diamond...

Thanks, I'll do that. I was only using a diamond carving tip on my Dremel, didn't try sandpaper.

I came across a J-hop discussion, and am wondering if I should try filling the barrel opening with...
Forum: Doctor's Corner March 6th, 2013, 23:27
Replies: 24
Views: 6,697
Posted By ardo
Thanks, that's exactly how I did it, but the spot...

Thanks, that's exactly how I did it, but the spot is still a bit rough. And I'm using .28g BBs already.
Forum: Doctor's Corner March 6th, 2013, 22:41
Replies: 24
Views: 6,697
Posted By ardo
Just curious: is there a TM-compatible bucking...

Just curious: is there a TM-compatible bucking available that comes without the inner nub? I shaved the nub off my ripped bucking, covered it with a piece of shrink-wrap tubing, then used floss to...
Forum: Doctor's Corner March 5th, 2013, 13:38
Replies: 24
Views: 6,697
Posted By ardo
So, a barrel with a hop up then? Still OK for...

So, a barrel with a hop up then? Still OK for short-range shooting?

Please PM me the price if you got these in stock, I'll also need the bucking for it.

Thanks for helping out!
Forum: Doctor's Corner March 5th, 2013, 08:42
Replies: 24
Views: 6,697
Posted By ardo
Just a silly question: is barrel length measured...

Just a silly question: is barrel length measured without the bucking installed? That's how I measured mine. Tx.
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