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#1 Dmoney Schmidt

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:14 AM

I am the new owner of a KWA M11A1. I am very excited! I haven't shot it yet, but the store I bought it from chrono'd it at 316-327 FPS and it had a ROF of 27 RPS (which they said was a little fast, most of their's had around 25 RPS). So what are the proper maintenance practices I should use. I will be using green gas only. When and where should I lube it with silicone oil, how should I take care of the magazines, when should I clean the barrel, etc.? Also, I know KWA has there 45-day warranty, but am I still able to send it in after it expires for maintenance?

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:32 AM

Congratulations on your new purchase! If you are using green gas, lubrication won't be an issue. The gun will eventually run over lubricated, in which case just strip it down, clean the recoil spring, the bolt assembly and barrel. You may want to apply just a drop of silicon oil on the bolt and spring, and perhaps the internals of your lower frame, but besides that, a good wipe down should suffice. If you want to take care of the magazines, a drop of silicon oil down the gas release valve and/or port should be fine.  If you want to be really anal about it, you should clean your barrel immediately with pure cotton if possible like a shirt. Packing grease may be in the barrel. If you want to shoot it out, that's you're choice. KWA does have a 45 day warranty, but you also have life time tech support with any KWA product. Once again, congrats on your new purchase!

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:39 PM

Thanks. I just shot it and it shoots great! I had a few questions. For starters, my safety is a little stiff. I'm guessing this is normal, but just wanted to make sure. Second, could someone explain the basic operation of the other safety (twisting the charging handle) and under what circumstances it does/does not work. Third, I'm pretty sure its ok, but on safety in semi-auto mode, I am able to pull the trigger (it clicks after a little pressure) but the hammer does not fire (I can tell by the feeling by comparing safe and fire modes). Also, does detaching the stickers void the warranty? And what's a safe way to get a sticky residue off on the receiver?
Thanks KWA, and I will be sure that all (or at least most) of my airsoft guns are KWA's. I will certainly be purchasing another KWA very soon!

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:43 AM

Well, I'm pretty sure the oerations are normal. I'm REALLY paranoid about that stuff. Lol I have had some problems with the magazine feeding. Sometimes, BB's will get jammed when I'm loading it, and the magazine usually doesn't go through a whole mag. I fill the mag up for 20 seconds, no leaks, no problems, I WOULD have enough gas to go through about 2+ mags, but the BB's won't feed. I've heard this has something to do with grease or something on the mags from the manufacturer. The more I shoot the better the problem gets, so maybe I need to shoot it some more. Idk have you guys had this problem.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:12 AM

Hi Dmoney, congrats on your new purchase! Feeding issues can sometimes come from the brand of bbs you are using. Try switching to another brand and see if the performance changes. Clean your inner barrel and bucking to make sure they are clean and dry. Also anywhere that touches the bbs should be clean and dry.




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