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Kwa Mk23 Socom Mod-0 With Ra-Tech Cnc Steel Slide And Barrel


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#1 Leviathan556

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:21 AM

So I finally picked up a KWA MK23 and I was sorely disappointed at the cast slide and ridiculous polymer barrel.
I remedied these issues by purchasing RA-TECH's CNC Steel slide and barrel set directly from their Taiwan store.
Installation took less than 20 mins with the most time consuming part being the removal of the nozzle from the slide.


Here it is everything installed with the HKParts.NET's Picatinny Rail Adapter:
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The slide finish has the look and feel of the earlier models of MK23 and Mark 23s that have the salt water resistant treatments requested by the Navy SEALs.


Here are some pictures with the MOD-0 package from Tokyo Marui:

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HOLSTER: This is a WILCOX replica sold by Redwolf Airsoft. It holds the pistol nicely WITH and WITHOUT the LAM AND the suppressor installed via retention straps and cutt-away opening for suppressor. Comes with rention pouches for two spare magazines as well as the suppressor.
http://www.redwolfai...tol_Holster.htm

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The slide is approximately 360g, which is roughly 2.5x heavier than the stock slide. Cycling rate does that a little bit of a hit but the 150% recoil spring does remedy that a bit and the shooting impulse is very good, would be fantastic if CO2 magazines are released for it the same way the KSC CO2 magazines helped out the Glocks with steel slides. Average velocity wasn't affected too much as the gun clocks in at a steady range of 345-360 FPS using .25 Airsoft Elite BBs with Hopup dialed in at 30% engaged. Overall a very nice bit of a kit to make this a beastly gun.

Future Modifications:
Surefire or Maglite lamp Mod
Laser Mod
Creation 6.01 steel precision inner barrel


BONUS:
Here's a little video Overview and Shooting Demonstration:






Thanks for reading/watching.

Edited by Leviathan556, 28 May 2012 - 10:47 AM.


#2 Outlaw1995

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:59 AM

Awesome post. Thanks for the writeup! Please follow up later to give us an update on how it's running. Welcome to the forums!!

#3 Leviathan556

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:13 AM

Thanks, PopularAirsoft Post:
http://popularairsof...nc-slide-barrel

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:04 PM

Lookin good......real good!

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:21 AM

Very nice.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:07 AM

The polymer barrel is absolutely ridiculous.  And it is a damn shame NEW productions of the suppressor and prototype LAM were not made to accompany the MK23.  I mean, why else would you buy it?  It's not the SOCOM unless it's fully loaded.

Guess I'll just have to buy the real thing when I move out of state and machine a prototype LAM myself.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:03 AM

I just bought my first and second MK23 and i was wondering how are the steel slides holding up? And would you recommend them?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:26 PM

View Postibramgaunt, on 16 July 2012 - 12:03 AM, said:

I just bought my first and second MK23 and i was wondering how are the steel slides holding up? And would you recommend them?
my slides are holding up great on my mk23's

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:21 PM

Sweet. Only if I can find them in stock lol

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:30 PM

View Postibramgaunt, on 16 July 2012 - 08:21 PM, said:

Sweet. Only if I can find them in stock lol
yea there defiantly hard to find try ehobbyasia and other over seas places

Edited by kwaglock, 16 July 2012 - 08:32 PM.


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:09 PM

BEAST!!!!!!




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