Mechbox was re-inserted back into the lower receiver in order to retain the selector lever and pins rather than paint them separately. Sensitive areas were masked off and the entire receiver was cleaned up with rubbing alcohol to lift any oils off the receiver for better adhesion. 4 paints were chosen for the palette: […]Read more "Block2 Build – Paint and Final Chrono"
Prometheus 6.03mm stainless is used as per normal due to a current surplus in the lab. The standard R-hop is applied and left to cure. Stock VFC hop-up rubber is retained due to excellent temperature tolerance and good air-seal qualities. Hop nub is shaved to accommodate R-hop. The VFC hop-up unit is also retained due […]Read more "Block2 Build – Barrel Group"
Parts list: Siegetek 10.44:1 single-sector gearset Siegetek pinion gear ASG Ultimate U-18000 28TPA motor SHS 8mm steel bushings BTC Spectre Lonex V2 cylinder head Lonex M4/M16 nozzle SHS ultralight piston Rocket Airsoft POM piston head 1/8″ Sorbo pad Retro Arms straight trigger ZCI steel full cylinder The factory glued-in bearings had to be knocked out […]Read more "Block2 Build – Mechbox buildup"
As it turns out, A2 pistol grip is just as disliked in the real and milsim worlds. As such, these are typically swapped out in favour of grips such as the MOE, Ergo and Hogue grips. However a select few prefer the profile of the grip, with modifications to increase functionality. These two modifications include shaving down the middle-finger […]Read more "Block2 Build – Grip Stippling"
The DBAL-I2 is very popular in the civilian market, for good reason. Combining a very desirable feature-set with the LCF looks of its more mature brother the A2, the I2 strikes the perfect middle-ground between an ITAL/OTAL and the much more expensive A3 or ATPIAL-C. Because Steiner has done a poor job of detailing the […]Read more "DBAL-I2 (an overview) – and because this seems to come up a lot"
Straight-away the gun was torn down to the mechbox to see what VFC has in store for 2016. Engraved logo, red aluminum cylinder are new for 2016 and the 8mm bearings and red nylon-fibre piston were introduced in 2015. Looking from the rear of the mechbox, the Deluxe RIS II has a wiring harness with […]Read more "Block2 Build – Teardown + Mechbox overview"
In a surprising move earlier this week, Ops-Core mysteriously announced that the popular Bump helmet was being discontinued. Even their biggest distributor – TNVC was shocked by the news but in the following days, the reason was clear. Ops-Core, through its own internal testing has uncovered that the Bump helmet did not pass the blunt […]Read more "Ops-Core drops the bump helmet; Gives free upgrades"
This week at SOFIC, Surefire released the new DS (Dual Switch) tailcap specifically for M-series Scout lights in response to an Army requirement. Previously when running a Scout light, you only had the option of using the push-button “clicky” tailcap OR the UE tailcap which accepts a remote tapeswitch, but not both. This release should […]Read more "Surefire releases new DS Scout tailcap switch + other changes"
With the Colt-licensed MK18 Mod1 firmly in its history books, it was only a matter of time before VFC turned its attention to its larger brethren. Also released at the same time was the FSP (front sight post) variant, which is still very much relevant in the wild. Back to the topic at-hand – after […]Read more "New Project – VFC Daniel Defense M4A1 RIS II FDE"
In a presentation given by my classmate in 5th grade, I learned a very important lesson – WEIGHT KILLS SPEED. While the presentation was pertaining to the use of aluminum and alloys in automotive manufacturing this notion applies to nearly everything, including the amount of things carried at an op. The simple fact is that […]Read more "Why I never run a suppressor – but sometimes do"