Well it’s time to go back to University. I’m already back in Middlesbrough in my new house and I have been sorting out stuff and getting ready for the new academic year. I’ve also been working on my unreal script in preparation for the group project – something I haven’t touched since the start of the year. The house is a lot smaller than last year buts its already better although the sheer number of airsoft guns lying around is a recipe for gunfights throughout the year.
As part of going back to uni though it’s also time to get back into Teesside Uni airsoft. So we went off on a little visit to NAA again for their open day. Once again, a good day of airsoft. Personally, it wasn’t my favourite day ever. It may have just been to do with some gun problems or maybe I’m just not a fan of the site now it is so overgrown but I just wasn’t feeling it quite as much as I usually do.
But it was also a day of playing around with some new purchases. And so, once again, it’s time for a list of experiences:
- ICS M16 w/ M203 – Still love running around with the gun but its still not working. I need to bed the hop unit in but also the hop wheel is jammed on. I think I need to do a bit more sorting with it. The other problem is with the M203 – the firing pin every so often doesn’t quite hit the striker enough to set off the round. Again, a bit more sorting.
- KWA Sig P226 – A new purchase and one that needs a little bit of work. In terms of how it shoots and handles I love it. It’s a beautiful shape, the evolution of the 1911’s design principles and it handles in a very similar way. The lack of a safety is a little odd but is made up for the trigger pull being tougher. Overall it’s a nice pistol. But it is obvious that has been well used. The gun needs some oiling, it seems to drink silicone oil, there is a loose pin in the back that can move around and can jam the slide and the worst thing is the mag follower has a habit of sticking thanks to someone attacking the mag. I’m going to have to file the side down and find a new pin.
- KWA Mk23 – My new favourite thing. I really like this pistol all round – from externals to internals to performance. I’d call it a sensible man’s Desert Eagle – it shares the large size but doesn’t have any of the bling connotations you get with the DEagle. The handling is In terms of shooting, it hits out at around 330fps and goes damn far with the correctly adjusted hope. I need to improve my accuracy with it but I got a good few kills with it on Sunday.
- KWA M93R – The last of the recent purchases and I’m going to sell this on. It is a nice reliable pistol but I much prefer the Sig and the Mk23. It also costs a fortune to use the burst mode as it eats gas and is a pain to reload.
So Airsoft plans – I am going to be selling off my M93R and the Tercel 1911, putting the M16 and Garand to bed until they are fixed/its summer time and using the Thompson/M79 as a primary combination with the Sig/Mk23 as a sidearm. I also need to tweak my vest slightly so I can move the holster further up the vest in order to stop it from pulling all the weight to the bottom of it, which can be a pain when it comes to crawling around in the nettles. Apart from that, I think I’m just about sorted, apart from repairs and the like.
Well, that’s it for. Expect some more as term starts – I’ll put up some work both here and on my tumblr so you can see what I’m up to.