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Where I am isn't a lot different from you and I use 3 different WE rifles. Withough much problem. Granted, the season for them is a tad shorter than what most people play, it isn't all that bad. I've only owned one WE pistol, the 1911, and it was awful. Waste of money. However, my rifles have performed great and fixing them, when something goes wrong, is cheap and easy. Just a couple tweaks and they work amazingly.
I've always had really bad luck with gas guns over fall/winter/early spring, which equates to about 8-9 months out of the year, lol. I prefer GBBR but they always end up venting, breaking, or firing every other shot, it's just too cold around me.

I second on the WE pistols. Poor gas efficiency. The WE AK is the only one I (sadly) wouldn't buy.
 

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I've got two WE rifles (M14 EBR and M4) and on WE M9. I've never really had any issues with the M4 or M9, and some problems with the M14 that I think I might have fixed.

I'm moving away from GBB anyways to HPA, not because I don't like GBB at all, they're awesome, just like the idea of condensing my arsenal and make everything consistent functionally.

I am considering a CO2 pistol in place of the WE, maybe a KJW M9.
 

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I've always had really bad luck with gas guns over fall/winter/early spring, which equates to about 8-9 months out of the year, lol. I prefer GBBR but they always end up venting, breaking, or firing every other shot, it's just too cold around me.

I second on the WE pistols. Poor gas efficiency. The WE AK is the only one I (sadly) wouldn't buy.
Ive been fine using them from about April to early October, which is the only time during the year I play at all really, so it's not a big deal. What don't you like about the AK? I have one and its one of my favorites
 

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Ive been fine using them from about April to early October, which is the only time during the year I play at all really, so it's not a big deal. What don't you like about the AK? I have one and its one of my favorites
I love the AK, but I've heard of and seem videos of it's really abysmal cooldown and gas efficiency. They may have changed in later models but I was going to buy one until I looked into the AKs-74u.
 

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I love the AK, but I've heard of and seem videos of it's really abysmal cooldown and gas efficiency. They may have changed in later models but I was going to buy one until I looked into the AKs-74u.
I suppose the cool down sometimes is an issue, but I've been able to do a full mag dump and full auto without problems. I'm also currently working on a way to improve its efficiency, but that's not quite done yet. It is one of the more touchy ones, so it takes a bit more tlc.
 

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I suppose the cool down sometimes is an issue, but I've been able to do a full mag dump and full auto without problems. I'm also currently working on a way to improve its efficiency, but that's not quite done yet. It is one of the more touchy ones, so it takes a bit more tlc.
Yeah, that's basically what I heard. In all honesty, the MSK is probably the worst WE rifle, and even that is still fieldable.
 

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I have had my MSK for a few years now and have loved it... it has been a great performer on both propane and hpa tap... only upgrades are bucking and barrel....same with my AK74U...although, I can't say much on the AK with propane, as I have only fielded it on hpa, still a great performer
 

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I have had my MSK for a few years now and have loved it... it has been a great performer on both propane and hpa tap... only upgrades are bucking and barrel....same with my AK74U...although, I can't say much on the AK with propane, as I have only fielded it on hpa, still a great performer
Didn't I sell that one to you? Or was that someone else?
 

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What about GHK?

GHK: Expensive and made with wonderful quality parts. Early M4's had sluggish bolts but newer keymod versions do not. GHK AK is fieldable out of the box unlike WE and SRC. All models take AEG barrels and buckings out of the box and there is plenty of parts support. $280-$550
 

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KJW: About the same price range as WE, but far better quality. Will outperform KWA for a lower price. - OP
This was nice to see. I'm thinking about a NBB pistol. I love the KJW SP01s but they're blowback. I have two matched Tanfoglio .45s (marketed in the US as the 'Witness' series) in this model at home, I've fired the real thing too often to be interested in a GBB pistol . Personally, I'd rather have as much air-power as possible be directed at the projectile and not the slide. So I'm looking at a (NBB) WG Special Combat 1911. But it's good to hear a positive mention of KJW, even if it was a while ago! Cheers!
 

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I have no idea where you get the insane idea that "Tokyo Marui: One of the best brands available. Plastic bodies, but very durable." Bwah ha ha ha ha ha .... the PLASTIC slides on ALL of their Hi-capa 1911/2011's are notorious for cracking and failing by 20k to 25k shots! I have several friends in our (Vet based) Airsoft club that have them and had theirs crack. I also hear as many complaints about the TM Hi-capa mags leaking NEW on a higher percentage than ones from WE Tech or JAG. I have two TM M9 Hi-capa 26+1 mags, both leaked. I have 4 WE Tech M9 Hi-capa 26+1 identical mags and only ONE leaked out of the box. Likewise, I have to assume the same is the case for TM's 30+1 2011 Hi-capa mags.

I have a couple mid priced WE Tech GBBP's, one nearly 4 years old (M9A3 Navy SEAL model) and I've have had no failures with either, and we skirmish a lot.
 

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I have no idea where you get the insane idea that "Tokyo Marui: One of the best brands available. Plastic bodies, but very durable." Bwah ha ha ha ha ha .... the PLASTIC slides on ALL of their Hi-capa 1911/2011's are notorious for cracking and failing by 20k to 25k shots! I have several friends in our (Vet based) Airsoft club that have them and had theirs crack. I also hear as many complaints about the TM Hi-capa mags leaking NEW on a higher percentage than ones from WE Tech or JAG. I have two TM M9 Hi-capa 26+1 mags, both leaked. I have 4 WE Tech M9 Hi-capa 26+1 identical mags and only ONE leaked out of the box. Likewise, I have to assume the same is the case for TM's 30+1 2011 Hi-capa mags.

I have a couple mid priced WE Tech GBBP's, one nearly 4 years old (M9A3 Navy SEAL model) and I've have had no failures with either, and we skirmish a lot.
Because Tokyo Marui guns are meant to be run on R134a duster, not the higher pressure greengas, I’ve personally never had issues with TM guns
 

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Nobody I've ever seen uses Dust Blowing Gas in the US or Canada, nobody only wants to get 250fps! If TM wants to sell in the West, then they should change the design (material - use Steel, Zinc, Aluminum) or don't sell it here. Does Toyota and Nissan sell right-hand drive cars here in the USA just because they do in Japan? As I said, I know quite a few guys that have broken their TM Slides, Nozzle's and Blowbacks using GG or Propane, like everyone else does here and Europe. That isn't "reliable". I have yet to break the Stainless Steel slide, Nozzle or Blowback on my 4 year old WE Tech T-Rex 5.1. Did break one of the disconnectors though.
 

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Nobody I've ever seen uses Dust Blowing Gas in the US or Canada, nobody only wants to get 250fps! If TM wants to sell in the West, then they should change the design (material - use Steel, Zinc, Aluminum) or don't sell it here. Does Toyota and Nissan sell right-hand drive cars here in the USA just because they do in Japan? As I said, I know quite a few guys that have broken their TM Slides, Nozzle's and Blowbacks using GG or Propane, like everyone else does here and Europe. That isn't "reliable". I have yet to break the Stainless Steel slide, Nozzle or Blowback on my 4 year old WE Tech T-Rex 5.1. Did break one of the disconnectors though.
Sorry there are a few misconceptions in your post.

TM's run at the 95-115PSI mark, running it beyond spec is an user awareness issue. TM never intended even to export their items out of Japan...

Running anything over SPEC is not a sign of bad goods, it's a sign of abuse and using something beyond it's design parameters. Run anything beyond spec and see how well it lasts...

It's like running 5.56 AMMO in a Firearm that was only designed for .223. Are you going to blame the lower spec .223 self-destructing because the user ran higher pressure ammo?

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...and WE don't use Stainless Steel for slides on a T-Rex or any of their pistols (mass market models). It is ZInc Alloy.
 

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Nobody I've ever seen uses Dust Blowing Gas in the US or Canada, nobody only wants to get 250fps! If TM wants to sell in the West, then they should change the design (material - use Steel, Zinc, Aluminum) or don't sell it here. Does Toyota and Nissan sell right-hand drive cars here in the USA just because they do in Japan? As I said, I know quite a few guys that have broken their TM Slides, Nozzle's and Blowbacks using GG or Propane, like everyone else does here and Europe. That isn't "reliable". I have yet to break the Stainless Steel slide, Nozzle or Blowback on my 4 year old WE Tech T-Rex 5.1. Did break one of the disconnectors though.
Then don’t buy TM, you’re making a conscious choice to spend high and abuse said items, I for one have no issue with lower FPS guns, they also have metal kits for most TM guns so if that’s your ONLY issue, spend another $300 or more on a full metal kit

You’re bullying yourself at this point
 
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