Lonex Red Extreme Toughness Airsoft Piston

Since I am replacing the ICS M4 S-System’s top gearbox shell with a Retro Arms upper shell, I thought I would take this opportunity to try out a different piston as well. This time, I will be taking a look at the Lonex Red Extreme Toughness Piston. The label says it is made out of polycarbonate, but most comments online that I could find states that it is made of tougher material. I’m always on the look out for a nice AEG piston, and I think this is one of those.

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Retro Arms Upper Gearbox Shell for ICS M4

It’s been a while since my last post. Apart from the things I am currently dealing with I have been contemplating how best to approach the new set of airsoft topics I wanted to tackle. The next topic involves testing of compression parts and I plan to break the process down to more manageable entries. First among these is a brief look into the Retro Arms upper gearbox shell for ICS M4s and my observations trying to install it. The quick spring change function that is absent on my stock upper shell will be an integral update to make future tests run smoother.

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KSC System 7 USP Complete Disassembly

The KSC System 7 USP is an exceptionally performing gas blow back airsoft pistol.  It kicks nicely and muzzle velocity readings are relatively high.  However one has been sent in for repair of intermittent gas leaks and requires disassembly to fix.

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2021 G&G Split Gear Box Unveiling

News of G&G Armament unveiling a new split gearbox design patterned similarly to a version 2 gearbox is circulating. In a post on the Airsoft sub reddit page, a user by the handle pre_nerf_infestor posted, quote:

“Other features of note: adjustable trigger travel, programmable burst using optical sensor, precocking, mag cutoff. Basically many of the features people buy GATE titans for.”

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How is an Airsoft Build Extreme? – Budgeting Amperes

I have come to the conclusion that for my style of AEG tech work budgeting Amperes is of foremost consideration.  Usually the focus is on an FPS target, a Joule target, a BBs per second target, or a range target.  However, for the longest time, I have seen impressive numbers demonstrated as long as maintaining form factor was not taken into consideration.  But the thing is I highly value preservation of the original aesthetic and prefer that the power source is self-contained.  This imposed limitation that is inherent to the AEG’s design sets the boundaries at which I find the work to be rewarding.

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