Can I use propane in the 1911 mk series?
Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:45 PM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:29 AM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:34 PM
Should I use propane in it? I will be adding plenty of sillicone oil.
Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:37 PM
KWA GBB guns are designed to run on Green gas. Any other gas such as propane will void your 45 day warranty. You can buy propane and use a propane adapter with silicon oil to run your gun AFTER YOUR 45 DAYS OF OWNERSHIP, but KWA tests have concluded that propane will do a number of bad things to your KWA GBB guns- if not maintained properly. First, using propane will increase felt recoil and wear out your internals faster. Since it is a dry gas, unlike green gas that has the right amount of silicon oil to lubricate, you will dry up your internals and put extra wear on your internals and risk damaging parts on your gun. Some people report success from using propane, KWA suggests green gas.
Here's a quote I like to refer to when it comes to choosing green gas over propane:
"Propane fuel tanks contain an odorant (ethyl mercaptan) which is known to "attack" some forms of plastic, rubber, and coatings. This is one of the many reasons why we don't recommend it. If you "must", please make sure you have a "rigorous" cleaning/maintenance schedule to ensure there are no build-ups of residue that may gunk up the vital parts of the gun. " -Radix, big boss at KWA.
So if you think about it, spending $20 on an adapter, and about $3-$5 on a propane tank, and save money on expensive green gas, but risk breaking or damaging your gun and having to buy extra parts to fix it is inexpensive, I suggest just going with the sure thing and buying green gas. LOL
Thats my $.02 on gas to use. As an avid KWA GBB guy, I do what KWA tells me to: use green gas in my guns.
Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:22 PM
Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:28 AM
But I think I will stick to green gas for peace of mind. Besides, with green gas my wife won't make me spray febreez on my guns before I bring it back in the house. JK LOL
Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:58 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:28 PM
I personally have used an adapter and silicone oil and my gun has been fine. I always squirt a little extra where you fill the mag up at first just to make sure its got a little extra lube in the gun. Propane (with a silicone adapter) and green gas are self-lubing, so the gun will not wear out because the gas actually lubes the gun when you're using it.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:54 PM
Also, please see my post above.
Edited by Outlaw1995, 17 January 2013 - 05:54 PM.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:53 AM
Should you use propane? Here's the real question: Do you enjoy maintaining your guns? Propane requires more attention to technical detail and more loving care for you guns; are you okay with cleaning your GBB's as if they were real steel? Personally I love it, so I'll never use green gas, cuz that @#$% is expensive!
Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:03 AM
Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:42 AM
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