Hey guys, so I don't know what to do for my next GBB. I currently have a KWA Glock 19 and P226, and I like the glock a lot, but I really don't like the P226. I'm actually trying to sell it. But I don't know what my next gun should be. It's between a USP Compact or a 1911 of some sort.
I don't know if I should get a crappy Taiwanese gun from HFC or KJW or WE, or if I should go all out and go with a TM and get a metal body or KWA/KSC.
I want it to be easily modifiable, which is why I'm hesitant about going with KWA/KSC, and I'm not sure how compattible parts are for Taiwanese guns.
Can someone offer some insight to this?
Also, how good are some of the other Japanese companies like Western Arms and Marushin?
KWA's are fully compatible with KSC parts. I actually prefer them and get the metal slides with trades aftermarket. I have their USP 45 and like it.
Western Arms 45s are great, but mags are a bitch to find, and the mags will not last their longest with green gas. You have to find the normal mags too as the ones with the plastic bumpers on the bottoms that say Wilson Combat or whatever have holes are too long to be refilled with normal gas can nozzles (they are too short to reach the valve). They seem to shoot fine with green gas but if you upgrade to metal slide and frame, I recommend PGC metal kits and not Prime. No Prime kit I have ever installed has worked without excessive modifications.
TMs 1911 seems to be an up and comer with lots of aftermarket parts, another minus of WAs is that aftermarket parts are usually sold out since there are alot more of them on the market.
Marushin revolvers tend to lose their double action after a while, but feel great. I have the Ruger Silenced MkII which is alot of fun. I've had no problems with that gun. I also have the FN Fiveseven, and that thing is also working just fine, despite feeling plasticky.
Maruzen is also a good company worth looking into. I have their P99 and P38.
I'm kinda partial to KWAs that have KSC counterparts and WAs with metal slide and frames.
I highly recommend the TM1911. USP are nice, but feel similar other smaller side arms. the 1911 is just a high quality GBB with a ton of accessories if you choose to upgrade. Works fine stock, been using mine for 2 years instead of my USP.
The TM 1911 and Hi-Capa series are awesome. I have had the Hi-Capa 4.3 for over a year now and it is pretty rugged and easy to upgrade. Clarence Lai aka Airsoft Surgeon makes some really impressive aftermarket parts, that turn the Hi-capa into a beast. Like mentioned before, the huge market of upgrades can let let you create a truly custom and uniques pistol.