What PTP should I get?
Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:48 PM
Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:41 PM
Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:52 PM
Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:31 PM
Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:17 PM
My thought is that you should hold and get a feel for several guns and go with what feels right. If possible shoot a few as well. if you do go with the M9, keep in mind that the rail makes it more difficult to find a holster. If you aren't going to get a light for it, don't get the M9 tactical.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:10 AM
If you're going to use this as a professional training pistol it does an excellent job. Unlike the 9mm version the PTP version locks the slide when the safety is engaged. Not prototypical, but a great aid in holstering the pistol and requires deactivating the safety during the draw stroke or the trigger is dead, just like the 9mm version. You can leave the safety off but, like its 9mm sister, you still gotta go thru the motion of flipping the lever to Fire or the pistol will be safed when you least expect it. A few stinging BBs here, the potential of large wounds in the real world. A good training pistol.
I've not trained/played with the P226 airsoft version but suspect it's more difficult to holster as the 9mm P226 has no safety on the prototype that can lock the slide on the PTP version.
If you're going to play airsoft games the realism of either of these pistols is still there but unnecessary. If you don't have a real service pistol the ATP may be a better choice as it's a blend of the features of several centerfire pistols.
Edited by Chuck S, 24 August 2012 - 02:12 AM.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:29 AM
Thanks for the help!
Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:09 AM
Thanks for the help!
In terms of accuracy and range, all KWA pistols with the NS2 system shoot fairly similar. I can hit soda cans with .25s at 80 feet, so you should have no trouble at hitting a man-sized target at 100 to even 125 feet. I use mine mostly for CQB, and they have outperformed most AEGs on the field.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:11 AM
Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:39 PM
I'll be honest and say that when I was looking into purchasing a pistol I was a bit weary of the M226 known problems.....but, i purchased it anyways. I have a GenII, and I ran into the same problem of "puffing". However, after fixing the problem w/ a 150% spring it's working like a champ.
Good luck on your decision.
Edited by leks1075, 24 August 2012 - 01:41 PM.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:56 PM
Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:50 PM
Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:59 PM
Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:22 PM
Know, I would love to own a 226 and so long as you are not a lefty you may really like this gun. But as Viet points out, it's going through upgrades and it might be best to wait to ensure you get the latest model.
If you are looking for a tried and true performer that has gone through the most enhancements over the years the choice is the M9. It's a bit large for me personally but it is the most refined from a design standpoint, from it's inception, that KWA has in it's arsenal.
Lastly, two guns that are just fun to shoot are the USP Compact and the HK45. I don't think you can go wrong with either.
Your best bet is to check them out at a local retailer and see what fits best in your hand and with your style of play.
Hope this helps!
Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:58 PM
Edited by -farmBOY-, 24 August 2012 - 07:09 PM.
Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:27 PM
Posted 27 August 2012 - 02:28 PM
I would not worry about durability or range or anything like that, your getting a good gun in the KWA PTP range no matter which of the two you choose, just take care it.
Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:05 PM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:18 AM
I own or have owned nearly all the real versions of the KWA blow backs. In the real pistol world the SIGs are second tier pistols in many respects, just like the Berettas due to their DA/SA design. (At least you can get parts for the Beretta.) DA/SA pistols are indisputably the most difficult to master and maintain skills with because of the excessive trigger weights in DA mode. The airsoft versions don't have this issue (the DA trigger in my M9-PTP weighs 4.5 pounds) and can be deceiving. I continue to look for a way to increase the trigger weight on my M9-PTP.
I understand the kool-factor as well as the practical-factor. You can select an airsoft pistol based on either. If you're using an airsoft as a training tool for your current (or future) duty weapon it's probably best to get the same model to become totally used to the controls. Look around in the real world. The US military still has the Beretta M9 -- and will for years to come despite repetitive pistol trials -- and civilian police departments all seem to be carrying Glocks and M&Ps (both of which are very close to the ATP). Very few folks carry SIGs (not even SEALS!) and probably fewer carry M1911s.
It's nice to have choices!
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