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.