OutlawAirsoft· Premium Member
That thought has crossed my mind. However my vacation fund has already taken a hit and I'm not too keen on taking more out.The obvious solution is to simply do both.
I have a tienly 25k long that needs an end bell as well. If you find one that is not $50 shipped, let me know!Honestly, not much. The only thing I’d need would be one of those stanag mag adapters. I have a Tienly short type 25K sitting around that would be perfect—all it needs is an end bell… which is of course impossible to find.
Friend of mine has a WE and loves it, there's more of an aftermarket (RATECH) compared to their pistols so parts can gradually be swapped as they break to extend its life. Only point of incompatibility is that transition from closed to open bolt systems but there are firstparty conversion kits for that.I'm considering what platform I'd like to tinker with. Having had a WE, it's a contender. They aren't the best out of the box, but it doesn't take much to get them running well.
WA system is the most 'realistic' if that's what you're going for but they are supposedly kind of fragile out of the box. Doesn't help that each manufacturer has subtle modifications so they aren't always intercompatible. I have an older GHK M4 v1 and it runs well as a primary but have not had much experience with other brands. Have personally seen a VFC 416 struggle at our field, but I'm trying to get a VFC of my own to either reinforce or dispel my bias. I have a WOC based project going slowly, and at first glance it seems like the FCG design is way more complex than it needs to be.WA is also a strong contender as they work well (when tuned and with good parts) and have a massive aftermarket parts market, much like WE. I'm looking at offerings from G&P here and not the WOC-X kits, but the WOC units with better build quality.
I'm working on one right now and it's probably the most bizarre combination of things I've seen in a gas AR platform. Almost everything is proprietary in all three revisions of it, but it does fit AR-15 parts in some places you wouldn't expect (stock functional forward assist that accepts AR-15 spec). I've heard KJW is great at taking care of customers in the sense that spare parts are easily accessible but cannot confirm yet.KJW is one that seems a tad odd. Quality appears to be there, but I'm not well-versed with them. The same goes for Innokatsu.
TM Zet is probably the most efficient and I do like their shock absorber system on the bolt catch, but the trigger is so mushy it just feels like a big pistol in terms of feel. Speaking of the trigger, it's a cartridge style with tons of sliding parts and if you grease it wrong it will fail to reset. G&P make aftermarket trigger parts including a drop in cassette but I'm not sure how much this improves feel. I had an M4 Block I Zet that I sold (because I got an offer, not because I was looking to get rid of it), and I still have my Prowin AR-9 Zet that uses TM G-series mags.TM is TM. The MWS is probably the "best" system out there in terms of out-of-the-box quality, but all I really know about them is word-of-mouth from the fan boys.