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Dmitri Kalashnikov

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  1. For increasing gas output, the only way I know of is by getting a high-flow valve like this: https://www.evike.com/products/68186/
  2. ::EDIT:: You will have better luck getting answers in the Upgrades/Modifications subforum: https://www.airsoftforum.com/forum/89-upgrades-amp-modifications/ I have no idea if this works, so proceed at your own risk, but I recall hearing someone either swapping out a GBB recoil spring for a weaker, less stiff spring to allow harder blowback or they took a match/bunsen burner to a small part of the middle of the spring to weaken it. Not sure if that’s even an option for your model, mind you.
  3. Yeah, I tried it once but couldn’t figure out the interface. Then again, I was just tinkering during downtime and probably would have been able to understand it if I just watched some YouTube tutorials, heh.
  4. Thanks! I’m mechanical, using SolidWorks at work and in my free time.
  5. I took a break from airsoft about 4 years back. I was still working at Walmart while sloooooowwwwly getting my drafting degree, and thus my hours and days off never gave me time to airsoft. Sold or gave away all my gear/guns but never officially said ‘farewell’ to the hobby. During the last 4yrs I got into collecting and customizing higher-end action figures. It was a fun hiatus rekindling some nostalgia of figures from beloved franchises, but now that I’m starting to make good money as a draftsman with weekends off I’ve finally decided to get back into the sport. Out from one rabbit hole and back into another... XP
  6. I’m looking for an AEG M1 Garand or M14 without the gearbox and battery. I still need everything else inside and outside the gun intact and functional (scratches or minor damage to externals can be overlooked). I would prefer an M14 with the classic stock (fake or real wood), but an EBR will also be acceptable. Fake or real wood stocks on an M1 Garand also equally fine. For calculating shipping, I live in USA zip code 30017 and can do local pick-ups within reasonable driving distances.
  7. To paraphrase Calvin, "Sometimes I think the surest sign of intelligent life is that no one has tried to contact us yet".
  8. I feel that if we manage to come into contact with ANY extraterrestrial lifeforms, it'll require microscopes and quarantine protocols to even get near them without diseasing them from our own planet's microbes. As old as the universe is estimated to be, stars took billions of years to develop. Those stars were in an early eons of the universe that hadn't formed all the currently known matter on the Periodic Table. When the first-gen stars supernova'd, some resulted in second-gen stars (like our own) but the supernova also had created new matter that would for some of these new stars create something new: planets. Our own Earth formed from the same mass of supernova 'dust' that created our sun first, forming new matter to fill the still short list of atomic elements later. If anything, I'd say it's safer to estimate any intelligent extraterrestrials out there are probably only a century or two ahead or behind us technologically. The collapse of the Wester Roman Empire and the onset of Feudalism through the Roman Catholic Church stymied scientific progress and kept literacy to a minimum for centuries in Europe. Imagine if the printing press didn't get created until another century later than it originally did? Or if Western Rome collapsed much EARLIER. Alternate history theories can go in so many different pathways. All it takes is a tyrant oppressing just a bit more so than usual and you could have a revolt or a longer-lasting peasantry. A pandemic like the Black Plague on another planet could wipe out scores of nation-states and leave you with a highly bottle-necked gene-pool that could result in too many bad mutations being introduced from incestuous breeding that leaves you with a far less intelligent society for a longer time. That's why I don't buy into the idea of races of alien beings actually being technologically advanced. I'd say at best they're probably in diesel-age technology and at worst still living like small colonies pf Paleolithic people with no advanced culture or innovation having occured yet still.
  9. Build a Ruger Mini-14 (Or AC556) airsoft rifle that ISN'T based from an M14 or Garand receiver.
  10. In contrast, yes. But 'very hard'? It doesn't take much to build good arm-strength to minimalize that obstacle. Forward-grips on a shotgun can also aid in easy of pumping in general.
  11. Of games I've actually played? Probably the Bullseye from Resistance: Fall of Man. That or the Folsom M5a2 Carbine from the same series. Both were my rifles of choice in Resistance 1&2 (never got or played #3). Gotta love the Bullseye's secondary-fire option of tagging an OPFOR to have your shots home in on them even if you're not aiming at them.
  12. Just curious, what sort of things do you guys do for hobbies outside of airsoft? I don't get to play airsoft these days due to my schedule so I use my free time to tinker with possible airsoft systems and ideas either in my workshop or on SolidWorks (3D CAD software). If I'm not doing any of those things, I draw and write scifi/anime stuff now and then for fun. Recently though I've gotten into modifying old Aliens action figures I used to collect as a kid (I never outgrew my love for the movies). Currently I'm trying to make a more poseable copy of the Kenner Scorpion Alien and the Newborn Alien from 'Alien Resurrection' by making molds of sections of the figures and using epoxy putty to make the castings.
  13. It SEEMS that it would count as a BB device of non 6mm/8mm calibers(Item (3) in the law), but I was under the impression that most (if not all) quality BB's were just under 6mm exactly to begin with for tolerance-clearance purposes. I wonder if the 6mm/8mm caliber classification is not so much for the ammo itself but what the inner barrel is CAPABLE of expelling caliber-wise at its maximum. That seems to be the reasoning for why paint-markers are exempt from the coloration since they are intended for 10mm and up.
  14. This subforum is for springers, lower-end MPEGs, LPEGS, non-AEP mini-electric pistols, and low-quality electric pistols that often times have a 'blowback' mechanism. Think of the cheap, virtually all-plastic electric pistols that are a far lower quality than CYMA AEP's and usually made in China. THOSE are the type of EBB's this forum entails. The gun this thread pertains to is a full-fledged AEG with an blowback mechanism.
  15. You're also in the wrong forum section. This section is for spring guns and LPEGs. You will have better luck posting this in the AEG section.
  16. The law seems pretty clear that an 'airsoft gun' is any BB gun that expels a projectile (including, but not limited to) BB's and pellets in either 6mm caliber or 8mm caliber. Meanwhile spot markers are defined as firing paint-rounds that are greater than 10mm caliber. The loophole for an airsoft gun to circumvent the regulations would have to be a gun that is capable of STRICTLY firing +10mm ammunition that easily can be used for paintball. RAP4 without a 6mm conversion, basically. Do you SERIOUSLY want to play airsoft with +10mm caliber plastic BB's? If yes, then you have a way to circumvent the bright colors or clear/smokey plastic. And honestly, a translucent smokey plastic is more realsim in comparison, and thus more aesthetically pleasing for airsofters to use without UK-esque coloration. Not a solution to the overall problem, but I'd rather use Canadian-soft over Brit-soft if I was in this pickle in my state.
  17. I say we give California back to Mexico and build a 10 story electric fence separating it from bordering American states. But we apparently don't have time rational solutions. I'm anxious to see what gun magazine writers like Jeff Knox and John Conner will have to say about this. Conner will have a very tongue-in-cheek article if he talks about it, most likely penning his nostalgia of playing with BB and toy guns as a kid in contrast to today's whippersnappers not doing so as much. Meanwhile Knox will have his usual column on Shotgun News explaining the significance of this to the pro-2A community and rallying the Californians to vote Deleon and all who voted 'yes' to the bill out of office next election cycle.
  18. I was just thinking about that this evening at work too. The likely result would be further legislation and/or far tighter restrictions. Maybe Hunterseeker5's aspherical rounds (or an unconventional ammunition design) might get a chance at being implemented as non-BB's and non-pellets with neither 6mm or 8mm dimensions.
  19. I sadly can't find a legitimate reason to disagree with this. California continues to keep trying to make guns less 'cool'. Nerf used to be weird dart guns and foam footballs but has transitioned over the more recent years into 'Nerfsoft' becoming either a gateway for kids to get into airsoft/paintball as they get older, or a watered-down milsim sport for people who would rather spend less on a combat-simulation fun. Toy guns in general have returned to being things kids want to play with ever since the War on Terror began and the military became something relevant for kids (particularly boys) to take an interest in be it from family in the armed forces or for planning to join themselves for future tuition/careers. First-Person-Shooters added to re-popularizing kids wanting to play 'Army' too (though personally I loathe online FPS gaming). Just when guns were becoming less scary in some people's minds and more 'normal', we get this monstrosity. I hope Californian lawmakers will feel proud knowing that they added more mundane things to send people to jail for, including little Timmy who just wanted to play airsoft with a gun that didn't give his position away at the field, meanwhile the state is still bankrupt and the cost of living and doing business there is outrageous.
  20. My guess is that if they're already making UK-approved guns then there will just be an increase in production for such variations for the Californians. If they aren't they'll just use a different coat of paint or a different coloration of the plastics used. Production costs of making more UK/Californian guns would be offset by the new demand, but companies that don't specialize in those guns yet might be able to offset costs if there's a high enough demand for the new colors on their guns. Worst case scenario (highly unlikely though) is that the companies throw the Californians and Brits under the bus and just ship their stuff to the less restricted places so there's no change in production costs. But again, highly unlikely as it would mean 1) losing a huge customer base, and 2) allowing a new company or rival company to fill the void, FURTHER losing money.
  21. We look forward to all future airsoft-related jobs and businesses due to pop up in the coming years. Sincerely, -The South Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Governor "Moonbeam" serving his last term as California's governor (second non-consecutive term)? Always beware of politicians who have no more terms to be elected to, they're the kamikaze pilots/YOLO-idiots of politics if reelection isn't something they have to worry about. ::EDIT:: Governor Brown also signed into measure some realsteel restrictions too that day. Not really surprised either way.
  22. There's also the option of getting him a CO2-powered semi-auto pellet gun as well.
  23. Welcome to the forum! I personally like 'Zulu' of the nicknames you are deciding on.
  24. The worst part is that when it fails and bites them in the rear, the knee-jerk response will be to restrict things more, or just outright ban airsoft. The only reason states like California, New York, Hawaii, etc. haven't banned civilian ownership of firearms is because SCOTUS affirmed that firearms are a constitutional right of individuals at the state and federal levels. ...and owning airsoft guns is and never has been a constitutional right. By all means, call your representatives and state senators, but just keep in mind where you live, Californians.
  25. I'm feeling that a CA-legal line will lead to some people leaving the state after they finally see just how far gone California is (and has been). Not a mass exodus, but if enough restrictions and such go on like this, it's a matter of time before the only people voting for such politicians and policies will pretty much be the only people living there. There's a reason businesses are opening up in numerous areas in the Southeast here in the US: the friendlier politicial and economical climates. I hate to throw you Westcoast airsofters under the bus, but that's what it'll lead to in the end, whether or not this bill (or a similar one) passes. I have honestly zero hope for stopping any of this from happening, because unless you get SCOTUS to intervene with a ruling (highly unlikely) then nothing will stop Cali from going further off the port-side in its restrictions and regulations with guns and airsoft. I think the reality is that the ship's sinking and you Westcoast airsofters should be more concerned about abandoning the wreck rather than trying to scoop buckets of water from the torn hull.
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