Airsoft noob looking to use for training
Posted 20 April 2014 - 07:19 AM
I have heard great things about the LM4 being about as close to real steel as it gets. My big question is for someone who is unfamiliar with actual airsoft weapons am I better off buying the airsoft branded rails or using what I have? Specifically right now on my "work gun I have a 13" VTAC rail. I had been planning on replacing it with the Centurion Arms CMR rail and moving the VTAC rail to an LM4... But it sounds like I would need to rethread the receiver to mount the real steel VTAC? Am I better off buying the Madbull version of the VTAC to mount?
My 3 Gun rifle is a JP CTR-02, and searching around there doesn't seem to be much of similarity to the setup that I am running on that, so I'll stick to my work rifle for the time being.
Also are there any out of box modifications that I should look into purchasing to get the LM4 up to speed for use as a training tool? Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:48 AM
Here's my LM4 pictured with my working carbine (a LWRC M6A1). I hang very little on the rails (there's a light on the other side). M68 COO (Aimpoint CompM4) on both guns.
Only modifications to the LM4 are the sights, railed handguard, and the law enforcement/training high power bolt inside. Both guns wear M16A1 pistol grips. Both systems do well. I don't shoot three-gun or other events but like to remain current with my carbine skills. I can shoot a couple hundred rounds off my patio every night after getting home for hardly any expense.
None of the airsoft guns completely mimic the M16-system as there's no extractor. It's possible to double charge the gun and try to cram two BBs into the chamber which then often jams the gun. Green gas gets expensive too.
LM4 magazines are heavy empty or loaded. You'll need a good loader.
If you don't need the bolt simulation the RM4 has some mind recoil that disturbs the sights just enough to require good follow thru. Since it's electric there's no green gas expense.
Posted 20 April 2014 - 10:37 AM
Posted 20 April 2014 - 04:46 PM
Edited by BeachEMT, 20 April 2014 - 04:48 PM.
Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:44 PM
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Posted 22 April 2014 - 03:37 PM
Is there anything else specific that I should get swapped out while it is still new, or should I just kick the tires in a bit and see how she runs? I know most people seem to think the EVO II maple leaf hop-up is a good thing to do, are there any other major performances modifications that I should be making or swapping parts for? Are there any parts that tend to wear fairly fast that I should order and have on hand for replacement?
Last thing is replacing some of the stock parts with metal parts. I think I remember reading that there are some parts that will drop right in, is this correct? Is it the steel parts for the WE M4 parts that are interchangeable (mag catch, trigger, fire selector etc)?
Finally does anyone have any info on the RA-Tech NPAS adjustable bolt? I plan on playing indoors as well as in the back yard later on down the road and this seems like it would make velocity adjustment fairly easy for indoor use. Is it worth the money, or are there better/easier ways to adjust FPS. I'm an old school paintballer and all you had to worry about with that was tank and valve settings... so this is foreign.
Posted 27 April 2014 - 06:20 PM
I have the LM4 and the ATP to replicate my AR and my M17. Great stuff and excellenty designed. Infact I can do draw and presentation drills in my barracks room with no issues. I can come home from work and "relax" by firing a hundred rounds or so using a timer and a cardboard shilloute cutout. Drawing from concealment and performing "on the clock magazine" changes.
It's helped me keep my training up since they stuck me back in the barracks and moved me to California.
Posted 28 April 2014 - 02:46 AM
Should give you about 390fps (2.2j) with 0.32g BBs from the stock KWA barrel -- about the same velocity the standard gun pushes 0.20g BBs. Probably some increased velocity from a tighter barrel. Note the energy level of 2.2j far exceeds most "playing" field limitations. I have a tight barrel for mine but the gun shoots so well I'm not disassembling it at present to make the swap.
Edited by Chuck S, 28 April 2014 - 02:48 AM.
Posted 28 April 2014 - 08:54 AM
I'll look into that tight bore as well. I wouldn't mind doing some modifications to increase realism on the weapon even further.
Posted 28 April 2014 - 11:56 PM
Posted 29 April 2014 - 12:51 PM
Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:46 AM
Buy green gas by the case, it goes fast!
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