- Retailers use both the terms "floating valve" and "rocket valve" very loosely, both refer to the same thing.
- The gun that I'm using for this guide is my KSC G19, but as long as your Glock is a KWA/KSC, this guide would work. Full-auto Glocks have a slightly different blowback unit but the valve is the same.
- This guide is only to upgrade/replace your stock floating valve with a new one. (In case the stock one broke, or you want more power out of your Glock)
As of right now, September 2008, there are 5 options you can choose from.
1- Stock floating valve
2- Hurricane floating valve (comes with the hammer spring/recoil spring set)
3- Shooters Design floating valve
4- Firefly rocket valve
5- R.C.C Rocket valve
5- Airsoft Surgeon rocket valve
From left to right, Top: Hurricane, Stock, and Firefly. Bottom: R.C.C, Shooters Design.
My recommendations would be the Firefly or SD valve. I have built several KSC Glocks with the Firefly or SD valve installed; no complaints. My Airsoft Surgeon valve broke into 2 pieces after a couple hundred shots. I have not bought another one since. It works great before it broke though. I haven't tried the hurricane valve the entire time I've had it. I haven't tested the R.C.C. yet either, just got it a few days ago.
So enough mumble jumbo, let's change that valve. Tools: a hammer, a chopstick, Philips screwdriver, thin punch (I use a retaining pin from my broken KWA magazine). Improvise if you don't have the specific tool(s).
Edited by airborne101, 11 March 2013 - 12:37 PM.