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#1 Gitaryzt1985

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

Hi I just bought an LM4 and shot it for the first time today.  When the gas runs out during the middle of a Mag, the gun won't return to safety...is this normal? Once I fill the mag with gas and chamber a BB, the safety works again.  Any ideas ?

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:49 PM

Your hammer is probably upright since the gun didn't have enough gas to cycle the bolt and recock the hammer. The LM4 is made to imitate the real steel M4 carbine where the gun is designed to only be put into safe when the gun is cocked, meaning, you cannot put the gun into safe when the hammer is not cocked. Cocking your gun will always allow you to put your gun on safe.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:00 PM

Thanks so it sounds like my gun Is fine then.  I'm new to the world of GBB!

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:11 PM

Yup like he mentioned it wont go into safe unless the hammer is engaged and locked back.

Edited by akiraspeedstar, 16 May 2013 - 06:12 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:17 PM

My MK II PTP is the same way, caught me off guard at first but I quickly realized that it had to be at least half cocked in order to engage the safety. The LM4 takes some getting used to if you've never owned an AR before, so another tip for you is that when you're done using it for a while you should release the hammer by pulling the trigger when there is no magazine in, this way your hammer spring will be under no extra tension while it is in storage. This means you won't be able to store it with the safety on but it's not a big deal since it won't be cocked anyway.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:32 AM

Exactly what everyone here said although I wouldn't advise storing the gun with the hammer cocked and on saftey.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:37 AM

View Post-wigs-, on 17 May 2013 - 09:32 AM, said:

Exactly what everyone here said although I wouldn't advise storing the gun with the hammer cocked and on saftey.
Agreed.  All KWA GBBs should be stored bolt forward and hammer dropped.




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