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#1 jjsscrname

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:35 AM

I am thinking about getting the m9 ptp.  Now I know green gas is propane with silicone.  And the green gas lubs the parts but i cant find a definate answer on which is better to use.  If you could just give a lil advice on which type of gas is better that would help.

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#2 whiterabbit05

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 08:06 AM

Do you like to spend more money on the same product?

Problem solved.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 02:43 PM

So what your trying to say is they both do the same exact thing not one is better then the other?  Just a difference in how much they cost?

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 03:22 PM

I use only propane, lubing up parts every couple of months. ( :) )

Of course, it's a WE Single Stack 1911. Not a KWA.

KWA 1911's are too odd-sized from the real steal. :( Sigh.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:22 PM

View Postjjsscrname, on Mar 11 2009, 05:43 PM, said:

So what your trying to say is they both do the same exact thing not one is better then the other?  Just a difference in how much they cost?

Exactly.   ;)

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:06 AM

So what causes a leaky mag? Bad mag or bad gas? I bought an hfc (impulse buy I regret it) hg-160 basically a mini beretta and the mag started to leak after I started using propane. Should've got the glock.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:01 PM

Leak = Bad Seal

There's no such thing as "bad gas".  Unless the gas is a very high psi gas that would cause the seals to go.  But green gas and propane is about 115 psi with liquid co2 being ~800 psi.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 10:11 PM

so propane better guys?

what and how would you use propane in the field if you run out of gas in the mags.

what parts? Adaptors? thanks.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:21 AM

You will need a propane adapter that can be found on most online airsoft stores.

#10 Lt. Tony

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:07 PM

IMO Green gas is better!

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:03 PM

^What is your reasoning for stating that?

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 02:57 AM

View Postwhiterabbit05, on May 4 2009, 09:03 PM, said:

^What is your reasoning for stating that?


I have two we tech 1911 with caspian trades, i have tried green gas, propane and red gas. using green gas makes ones job a little easier in respect to having to lube the mags and the gun up so much, lube(silicone) is already in a greengas can, the problem is i think its a rip off, a can of propane is only around 3 dollars here.. propane is a lot cheaper but if you use it you need to lube up your mags and gun more often, propane will wear out any rubber/plastic parts more quickly and might cause your mags to leak..
red gas requires a gun with metal parts that can handle the higher "kick" in my opinion the red gas ive tried doesnt provide enough of an fps increase to make the added wear and tear worth it.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 02:58 AM

View Postchedeath, on May 3 2009, 11:11 PM, said:

so propane better guys?

what and how would you use propane in the field if you run out of gas in the mags.

what parts? Adaptors? thanks.


most mags can handle two loads worth of bb's with a ten second propane fill up, it does depend on temperature though, and since i live in a tropical climate im not sure how it would differ exactly in colder environments..you might find that after a few shots you need to give the mag a little time to warm up again before you shoot.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 09:36 AM

as a player, if you can get access to green gas cheaply, use it.

Propane in my opinion is overblown and stanky.

That, and I don't like carrying the giant propane canister around the field.  A Med-Small green gas canister is perfect for my haversack.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 02:56 PM

View PostSpiggy, on May 5 2009, 01:36 PM, said:

as a player, if you can get access to green gas cheaply, use it.

Propane in my opinion is overblown and stanky.

That, and I don't like carrying the giant propane canister around the field.  A Med-Small green gas canister is perfect for my haversack.

Yes but seeing as a bb can pierce that canister, reconsider walking around with a bomb on your back?

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:01 AM

View PostSHock, on May 16 2009, 03:56 PM, said:

Yes but seeing as a bb can pierce that canister, reconsider walking around with a bomb on your back?

:D why are you carrying an exposed can?

I'd be more worried about sunlight than anything.  If it's tucked into a ruck or haversack correctly, there shouldn't be much fear about piercing the can.   That is, unless you're playing with .177 rifles.

I actually have a small refillable canister I made from an old sample bottle.  It's just a bit bigger than a gas grenade and it's good for 10-15 fills.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 01:51 PM

I just see that propane ruins the seals so why consider using it?

Most of you use small cans that you carry around?

I get about two full loads of mags too, sometime little more about less than half.




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