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#1 KLBI

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:16 AM

So today I was with my friends in my garage and I had my brand new, only 3 days old KM4 RIS leaned against a wall right next to where I was sitting. There was no way I was gonna let this thing fall over sitting by my side. Unfortunately my friend who can be clumsy from time to time just so happened to kick it accidentally when I wasn't looking and it fell, landing directly upside down, on solid concrete with the front triangle sight taking most of the impact. I inspected it for external damage and other than the finish being scratched on the top of the front sight there was none. I also inspected the inner barrel and hop up and they were also fine. Is there any reason to be concerned about the possibility of damage inside the gearbox itself? I've honestly never had this happen before but this gun is built so well that I'm assuming there isn't too much of a reason to worry.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:48 AM

View PostKLBI, on 17 June 2013 - 04:16 AM, said:

So today I was with my friends in my garage and I had my brand new, only 3 days old KM4 RIS leaned against a wall right next to where I was sitting. There was no way I was gonna let this thing fall over sitting by my side. Unfortunately my friend who can be clumsy from time to time just so happened to kick it accidentally when I wasn't looking and it fell, landing directly upside down, on solid concrete with the front triangle sight taking most of the impact. I inspected it for external damage and other than the finish being scratched on the top of the front sight there was none. I also inspected the inner barrel and hop up and they were also fine. Is there any reason to be concerned about the possibility of damage inside the gearbox itself? I've honestly never had this happen before but this gun is built so well that I'm assuming there isn't too much of a reason to worry.
Ouch.  Welcome to the world of "these marks give my gun character". Run a mag through and if you have no issues I'd imagine that you will be just fine.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:30 PM

View Postgcw360, on 17 June 2013 - 05:48 AM, said:

Ouch.  Welcome to the world of "these marks give my gun character". Run a mag through and if you have no issues I'd imagine that you will be just fine.

I'm used to my guns getting markings from normal wear but I have never actually dropped one like that before. KWA did a really awesome job on the overall build quality of this gun. I've seen some other guns take similar falls and break.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:37 PM

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my friend who can be clumsy from time to time just so happened to kick it accidentally
Sure.  :rolf2:  Don't worry, my cat does the same thing.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:46 PM

Sleep well.
Your gun is fine.
No worries.
Happy Airsofting.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:43 AM

At LC event gcw and I spoke to a guy that placed his gun on a stretcher on his jeep.  And when he took a wild turn the gun slid off and hit the ground hard.  He showed us that other than some cosmetic damage the gun shot just fine.  He wanted us to know how well KWA guns are made and that he was truly impressed.




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