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The Book of the Howlings of Ming, Seeker After Arcane and Esoteric Truths
Chap with Parcelforce, five rounds rapid! 
5th-Aug-2008 09:33 pm
Brigadier
I'm pretty impressed that the Star L1A1 (that's an airsoft SLR since several people asked me when I mentioned it in a status update on Facebook...) I ordered from Combat South on Friday was delivered today. Rather less so that Parcelforce saw fit to leave the package on my doorstep! WTF?!

Ah well, guess I can give it a tryout at Gary's airsoft day on Saturday. And I do have the brown UNIT beret and a 1960 pattern smock... ;-)

First impressions: very nice. Solid piece of kit, very long so definitely not a CQB gun. Fired off a handful of BBs from it - speed seems variable but ranging from 359-412fps. Good thing I also picked up a couple of 1J springs then...

On another note, I am rather getting to enjoy the Military History Channel.
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5th-Aug-2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
There's an airsoft L1A1? boody hell, that takes me back...
6th-Aug-2008 12:09 am (UTC)
There's 2, one from Star and the other from King Arms! Both are pretty good, by all accounts. I chose the Star one because its possible to swap springs out (to vary muzzle velocity to match site limits) without disassembling the gearbox.

So, does this mean you know how to fit a SLR sling then? ;-)
6th-Aug-2008 09:08 am (UTC)
Show us a pic?
17th-Aug-2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
Here you go, with the SA80 beside it for comparison.




18th-Aug-2008 09:00 am (UTC)
Keen.
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