The brand-new Surefire DS dual switch announced at SOFIC earlier last month arrived at the lab the other day, along with the updated M300v-B (250 lumens white light up from the old 120 lumens of the M300V-A) As expected from Surefire the cap is exquisitely machined and sculpted. The push-button switch is nicely protected and […]Read more "Surefire Scout DS dual switch"
The Midwest Industries entry for the MR556 platform stopped by the lab earlier last week on its way to Z and I thought I would take a detailed look at the M-Lok slick rail. Boasting 7-sides of M-Lok with standard Picatinny up top, 6061T6 construction and an affordable pricepoint ($210 USD), it brings to the […]Read more "Midwest Industries M-Lok rail for MR556/HK416"
Had a few minutes before making dinner so I threw this together. I originally had the Tienly 30k motor in, but with some storage-voltage (11.4V) buffer tube lipos, it wasn’t cranking the gun well enough as I’d like, so I swapped it out for the ASG U18000. Overall I’m happy with the very consistent, low […]Read more "HK416 Build – Updated mechbox functional test"
It was just a matter of time. TMC recently released the repro of GMR’s minimap pack. Rather than discuss the rationale and purpose of such a pack, let’s dive right into the comparison. Immediately upon holding each, the difference in materials is apparent. GMR’s is made with 1000D cordura and TMC with 500D cordura. […]Read more "TMC vs GMR Minimap"
Use of the dual-sector gear requires trimming the height of the tappet plate such that it will return the nozzle for the 2nd half of each rotation. As it has been several years since my last DSG build, some other critical steps were forgotten and the results were…interesting. Note that the unusual wear pattern on […]Read more "HK416 Build – Required modifications"
The project starts with a previously-upgraded mechbox. Mechbox parts list: BTC Spectre Retro Arms straight trigger SHS ultralight piston Rocket Airsoft 12:1 gears (SHS OEM) Siegetek 10.44:1 DSG gearset SHS high-torque motor Tienly U-30000 with Siegetek pinion VFC tappet SHS tappet, modified for DSG M110 spring M170 spring For the preliminary work, as the piston […]Read more "HK416 build – Starting point + initial work"
JL dropped off his gun last week for a routine maintenance check-up and to swap out his BTC Chimera to a Spectre prior to Nightfall 5. What started off as a standard VFC SR16 CQB Master was shortened down to a 10.3″ barrel and a DD MK18 RIS II replaced the URX II. At the time […]Read more "Standard Maintenance and upgrade to Spectre"
I built a complete BCM KMR SBR for DS a while back and he had received the ASG Ultimate U-18000 motor due to its superior high-torque performance. However, after a few milsims, he brought it back, noting that the gear whine is higher than normal compared to his SHS HT/SHS 13:1 setup. After checking the shimming at […]Read more "Motor Comparison – ASG Ultimate v SHS High Torque"
Siegetek Concepts represents the very best in gearsets and I’ve used them over the past 4 years in almost all of my clients’ and personal builds. I’m happy to announce that I am now an authorized dealer in Canada. Currently in stock are the most popular sets in the latest generation: 10.44:1 for V2/V3 gearboxes […]Read more "Hudson Gravity is now a Siegetek Dealer"
With the continuing popularity of the Geissele HK416 SMR rail and the adoption of the rail by not only CAG but also LEO, it seemed fitting to start another build. A not-so-well-kept secret has been slowly surfacing and it’s time to shed some light and provide an in-depth comparison between HAO’s version of the Geissele […]Read more "HK416 SMR – Real Steel Geissele vs. HAO"