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As some of you may remember, I had a thread on a "winter project" (here: http://www.airsoftsniperforum.com/phpBB/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=1340) that I had posted a while ago. Well it ended up never happening, as I switched to another pistol. However, I am back, and ready to attack another pistol again, as I have some extra cash coming in. This thread will log all of my work, plus allow you to offer me some info that may help me with my project.

I am planning on slowly building a GBB, similar to how I built my primary rifle. Start with it in stock form, and use it, slowly upgrading as parts wear down or I feel need some better quality parts.

Choosing the pistol:

This is probably the most important part. I had been planning on getting myself a KJW glock, as I found one in stock at evike.com. However, I checked to see how many extra parts (replacement/upgrades) were available, and so far I have concluded that they are scarce. :-/ This is a huge CON for this GBB.

On the contrary, I am also considering a 1911, a GBB that has numerous parts that most likely will always be in stock, as numerous companies offer the parts on their sites.

I do not exactly have a large sum of money to buy a TM at this time. However, similar to my primary, the UTG mk96, I plan on upgrading a clone GBB slowly. While I here the TM's have a great hop up design and are great GBB's, I want something I can work with and buy new parts for. Seems silly, but I want to upgrade it, as this will serve as a nice project for me, plus I can slowly dump some cash in while STILL being able to get out to a game. That means I need money for mags, bbs, etc. and not just the gun itself.

I am leaning towards a WE 1911 of some sort. I am not sure which one yet, but it has to be one that has numerous parts available that will be ready for me when I need them. I also saw they have the base O-rings in case mine were to dry, crack, wear down, etc. That is also a huge plus.

So let me know what kind of recommendations you have. I want these to be 1911 models, so post here what you got.
 

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My one. Bell 1911 MEU. Don't get the normal one get the MEU one thats full metal. It's compatible with safeties, pistons, barrels, magazines and the body even of the TM one, being a clone. Just try to buy another's clone's mags as the bell brand aren't great for mags. - cheap though.

You could buy it in ehobbyasia. Even though they say bell I think it's an army to be honest.

Or alternatively wait for the INOKATSU 1911 to come out and you won't need to upgrade anything. Only $500 at Evike (I think?)

It has crazy recoil to it. Look it up.
 

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About 2 weeks ago my WE 7" Dragon came in. Great gun! The extra large frame allows you to put a massive upgrade barrel in, and like most of WE's pistols, it's compatible with their 5.1 design. The split rail theoretically uses less gas for blowback. So far, in fully stock condition (no cash inflow for me :( ) it performs great. I bought it to replace my crappy CO2 gun, and run it on propane. Remember Evike has a Holy Cow deal on Mags, so $3=extra mag. I'm considering making a review now that I've got time. The major problem I have now is that I can't find a holster to fit it, the compensator is HUGE
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Thanks for the input guys.

I was leaning towards the MEU's but was unsure about part compatibility. Evike's description stated how the MEU was compatible with most parts on the site, and generally the upgrade parts/pieces would fit it, so I should be fine, but still need to research everything to confirm this.

I love the MEU's and Kimbers. I saw a WE kimber but it was out of stock on evike. I am bummed but I will manage.

I should be fine with WE mags if I do a little work on them. I plan on using them until they leak, and then modding them from there.
 

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Thanks newbie, that is probably one of my best options as the High Capa's have a ton of parts available. However, I personally think they are ugly as sin. I could probably work with it externally to make it look nice, but as long as the internals are fine then I shouldn't fret about a thing like this.

Its definitely something I am considering. The "full TM cmpatible" is a HUGE plus.
 

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You can't go wrong with TM!!
Choose TM 1911 or even better Hi Capa stay, i had terrible experience from WE... Most of my buddies have WE and all came to me for repairs.. Now most of are buying TM cause they've seen the difference in reliability and customization!!
No offense to WE users but that's my opinion.
Actually I've started last night a WA 1911 project ... It easy to work with them but hell to locate parts and still it'll have worse performance than a stock TM!!

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Quite a few members on another forum recommend the TM. I am really starting to sway towards a TM. Despite the heavier price tag, it seems like it will be wayyyy less of a hassle, and even if it has a problem, there are an extreme amount of parts available.

It appears the wallet will have quite the hole in it soon. But from what I have heard both from here and over on MIA, it will be totally worth it.


Thanks Wolf. ;)
 

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Honestly, if you can fork out the cash for it, go TM and never look back. I just recently got a TM PX4 and swapped the hopup rubber to one that allowed me to get "overhop" with .3's, and just look at the results. This is my channel for those who want to subscribe(I have sniper related video's):
 
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