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#1 Alan

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:40 PM

Hi kwa, ive had my kwa for about 3 months now.. it was working fine for the first 5 mags i'd say and when i shoot in my backyard. When i took it to the field and tried to use it it just would not work ( either slide would go all the way back, it would just do a weird little pop and the slide wouldnt even go back, or it would fire the bb and it would get stuck in the barrel.

i have never been able to use it on the field, and when i tried it would just die on me.
I tought i would be buying a quality pistol that wouldnt give me problems when i bought kwa.. i am really dissapointed and i dont know what to do.

these are a few videos that can refer to my problem that i found on youtube:



it will do this a lot of times too >  



any help please? i really want to get this gun fixed and properly working because i usually play pistol only games at my local field. thanks

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:41 PM

this as well :

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 06:33 PM

Hi Alan:  You could have sent the gun in for warranty repair.  You can still send in your gun for out of warranty repair.  I have chosen to block portions of your original post because the video you show is attempting to sell the gun which is against Forum rules.  If you would like your gun repaired, jump on the Help Desk and open a ticket.

Hope this helps.  :gun:

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:45 PM

thank you.. so i can ship my gun for repair at kwa even tho it is not under warranty or anything ?

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 03:40 AM

Yes, however there is a fee.  Jump on the help desk and open a ticket for the repair.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 05:57 AM

The KWA P226 Pistol is a P.O.S.  !!!!!!

My first pistol did the exact same issue you have video taped right out of the box. I sent it in to KWA for warranty repair and they sent it back....SAME PROBLEM NOT FIXED.. Sent it back a second time.  A new pistol arrived, Great Service!.   I have put less than 500 rounds through this pistol, as I rarely use my Pistol other than as a backup.

Well yesterday I decided to pop a couple of rounds off to make sure its working for an upcoming game.....Same issue AGAIN.  I know of one other person who has just sent his P226 back for warranty repair with the same issue.

KWA you guys really treated me well with service and warranty support, and I love your dedication to build quality products, but this product is a lemmon.  Get it fixed or pull it from the market.

I guess I'll try to fix this one and sell it so I can get a USP or something that's been proven a little better.
I love the handling, weight and feel of this pistol but it is totally unreliable.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:31 AM

What was the problem and fix stated on the repair ticket?  I am just curious.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:57 PM

The same exactly thing happend to me. if you kwa sells a product that does not work well and not satisfy the customers KWA Should do something about it. i bought my kwa m226 thinking that it would solve my problems with gbbs because before buying that one i bought a WE that was crappy.

i want my gun to work and actually use it on the field, because i love using pistols.

I read a post by someone on facebook and he said that the problem might be this and this might be the issue, what do you guys think:

Betting its hammer issue due to the descriptions given. Recently I put a 150% hammer spring in my USP, my slide wouldn't cycle all the way, do you know why? The hammer was too heavy for the slide to push it down and still maintain a complete cycle. The opposite could be the 226 issue, the hammer could be too easy to push down which can mean that the hammer spring strength could be horrendously weak, which means that when it hits the flow valve that it's not setting enough gas out and into the BBU for the slide to cycle correctly, put a stronger spring in it and I bet it works better.

I am new to airsoft so idk what that exactly means but i know that the hammer from the m226 looks pretty lame and it's weird... so....

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:59 PM

View PostBiGWaVeDave, on 21 September 2011 - 05:57 AM, said:

The KWA P226 Pistol is a P.O.S.  !!!!!!

My first pistol did the exact same issue you have video taped right out of the box. I sent it in to KWA for warranty repair and they sent it back....SAME PROBLEM NOT FIXED.. Sent it back a second time.  A new pistol arrived, Great Service!.   I have put less than 500 rounds through this pistol, as I rarely use my Pistol other than as a backup.

Well yesterday I decided to pop a couple of rounds off to make sure its working for an upcoming game.....Same issue AGAIN.  I know of one other person who has just sent his P226 back for warranty repair with the same issue.

KWA you guys really treated me well with service and warranty support, and I love your dedication to build quality products, but this product is a lemmon.  Get it fixed or pull it from the market.

I guess I'll try to fix this one and sell it so I can get a USP or something that's been proven a little better.
I love the handling, weight and feel of this pistol but it is totally unreliable.

so is kwa going to do anything about our problem? i WANT TO USE MY GUN AND NOT JUST LEAVE IT ON MY CLOSET.  I have never being able to shoot my gun on the field because when i tried doing so it died on me and would not work. that has happend 4x times already even after i fixed it on KWA and at my local shop

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:28 PM

We understand your frustration with not having the product working the way that it should. Yes there are some reports of problems popping up here and there, but they are only a few compared to the amount that has been sold. I realize it seems like most have failed since you are searching for the issue and some people have had a similar experience, but I assure you that's not the case.  We do test the products to make sure they pass functionality but some of these issues come up after the fact.
The best we can do is get your products in here so we can fix it correctly or replace it if needed.
Hit up the help desk and submit a ticket so we can get you taken care of.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:41 AM

xKingSizex.
Just to be clear... as a company you guys went 110% above and beyond my expectations.  In this day and age of non customer service I think that is highly commendable and I wouldn't hesistate to purchase more product from KWA.....

However my first 226 was non functional from the get go and after being sent back to you guys for repair it still didn't work, so on my third re-mailing I recieved a new 226 and now less than 300 rounds later it is acting up.

If I am the only one with these types of issues then I guess I'm just lucky.
My NS1 USP that has seen several thousand rounds is still going strong, so I must assume from my experience and the others I've seen on some forums that there is some type of design flaw in the 226.

Another friend of mine just sent his newly purchased p226 to you for the EXACT SAME ISSUE in the last couple of weeks.

I would be glad to send you my gun but I'm really not interested in sending my gun to you guys every 300 rounds to get a new valve put in or a new whatever done.  I am out of warranty period so I'm spending more $$ to get a gun shippped and fixed .

The video by the OP shows the similar problem that I and my friends gun have both experienced.  Clearly I am not the only one.

Edited by BiGWaVeDave, 23 September 2011 - 05:48 AM.


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:25 PM

i had the exact same problem on my m226. thought mine was a lemon so i returned it and the second one did the same. thought it may have been a mag issue but i had 5 mags and they all did the same "puff" for the first 10 shots or so. i agree it was frustrating but when the gun worked it worked beautifully. if someone could find a concrete reason why this problem is happening and a fix wouldve been nice. but besides that fact...i love KWA. i have an SR7, SR10 and Mark IV 1911 ptp and they perform like butter. zero problems!

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 09:21 AM

Same problem here with the 226. It feels nice, but its firing/slide/trigger system is a POS.

The slide/blowback catches and it wont fire. Constant cleaning and maintenance is required to get it to shoot ~20%. Totally unacceptable for a 160$ pistol. I'm just gonna put this out there but this is probably the worst GBB I have and the most expensive. GG KWA. I'll probably just hang it on my wall to remind myself never to purchase a KWA product again.

Please supply us with any sort of workarounds to fix.

Annoying.

/J0r3n

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:41 PM

View Postj0r3n, on 10 November 2011 - 09:21 AM, said:

Same problem here with the 226. It feels nice, but its firing/slide/trigger system is a POS.

The slide/blowback catches and it wont fire. Constant cleaning and maintenance is required to get it to shoot ~20%. Totally unacceptable for a 160$ pistol. I'm just gonna put this out there but this is probably the worst GBB I have and the most expensive. GG KWA. I'll probably just hang it on my wall to remind myself never to purchase a KWA product again.

Please supply us with any sort of workarounds to fix.

Annoying.

/J0r3n
Sorry to hear that you are having issues.  You should start a repair ticket through the helpdesk.  I understand your frustration but sometimes this is the best way to resolve any issues you may have.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 07:40 PM

http://kwausa.com/fo...?showtopic=6335


so is this the solving of this problem or not? any help?

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

I have the same problem. This hammer problem is clearly a design flaw. I bought this pistol brand new in the UK about 7 months ago. How can I get it repaired under warranty?

Better still, can some just please explain the cause of the problem and parts affected?

I've skirmished this pistol twice and put about 20 mags through it max.

This is really disappointing.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:13 AM

up to the topic?

so is there a solution for this "cycling problem", i read a few other topics and it seems very popular and common on many m226's. My friend had the same problem as me, he sent the gun in, it worked for about 2 weeks now he is having the same problem again.

From what i read in other topics it is a specific way of cleaning/lubing the gun to solve the problem i guess? my m226 is still not functioning due to this cycling problem.

any help?

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:42 PM

I live near an airsoft store and they bought a few of these pistols all of them have gas consumption issues they let me fiddle with one because they don't work anyways and I checked the distance between the mag gasket and the nozzle along with the piston head of the nozzle and they seemed to be in check so I noticed that the mag would push out a little pressure after filling (Propane) so I added a sliver of electrical tape around where the base gasket would go and put it all back together with fresh silicon oil (I used the good silicon oil) it only got a few more shots out before it would run out of gas.
Also they had already sent these pistols back to get fixed and they didn't there were at least three from what I saw probably more.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:12 PM

What?

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:41 AM

Oh wow, just bought a 226 after waiting for Airsoft GI to get it in stock, and it arrives today. I truly hope I didn't make a mistake.....




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