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PostSubject: Re: WE M4 & KJ Works M4   Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:23 pm

The WE M4 CQB GBB is a fine piece of engineering and replicates the real steel in every way. This model is heavy to handle, and slightly heavier than the real one. It feels solid to the touch with a smooth action and a semi realistic recoil. There have been a few minor problems with the WE M4s. The nib on the cocking handle can break off after a time, the forward release becomes detached, it is not soldered on or screwed with the main forward release. This happened to me on the day I bought my M4 CQB. I contacted the shop I bought it from and they put me in contact with WeTech. I sent them an email at 10pm and got a reply at midnight. (thatís service for you!)

There response was to use super glue to attach the forward release knob thingy onto the main attachment. I googled this problem and others have had the same problem. Yeah Ė it shouldnít have happened in the first place, itís not a big problem considering you can go to steel on this model; itís just a minor cosmetic that can easily be repaired.
Firing the WE M4 is great fun; itís powerful and satisfying, but you will need several mags to keep up the momentum. The mags take green gas and CO2, the latter being more expensive, but if you would want to into CO2 it would be worth upgrading to real steel parts and maintain longevity.

There are a lot of small and large well known companies in Taiwan that manufacture upgrades for the WE range Ė at a very reasonable price. Thatís if you live in Taiwan. I would imagine that they would be able to ship to other countries.
Donít let me put you off purchasing this model due to two the minor problems. The enjoyment outweighs what can be easily fixed. WeTech know there is a problem and will get round to sorting it out.
KJWorks M4A1

The KJW M4A1is not an M4. It looks just like one, but is a Canadian C8. A Japanese bloke called Tanio Koba designed this model. I donít know how you can design something that has already been designed before. I donít anything about this person; and Iím not interested in finding out about him. Heís designed other weapons as well that have been around for decades, why? Well your guess is as good as mine.

Anyway, the KJW M4 is just like all the rest of the GBB M4s Ė apart from the C8 look about it. It doesnít have a realistic bolt action compared to the rest. It has a rubberish type band around the bold mechanism Ė which is strange. But donít let that put you off, this works towards the weaponís ability to work without any problems. Itís great. You can fire this one all day; load up with florescent BBs and fire it all night! (I havenít personally done that).
Itís designed to give maximum performance and its built quality is better than its predecessors. Redwolf claim that its build quality:
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With everything that's supposed to be made of metal it's metal and to our surprise, using a neodymium magnet, everything from the sears, selector switch, firing pin, outer barrel, stock tube, receiver pin, mag release, delta ring as well as the bolt release latch is made out of a ferrite metal which narrows it down to some form of steel. Don't think this is relevant yet? Compare this with the bolt release of other variants that use pot metal or probably metal looking cheese, the internals on this KJ M4 is designed to last. Props to KJ Works for using proper materials.

Thatís one reason why I bought this model. There are not many after service parts for this model compared to the WE M4. But, Process have produced a steel front kit (barrel) for the KJWorks M4, Priced at $210 USD. It can be changed into a C8 CQB or an M4A1. Anything made out of steel is going to more realism longevity.
http://www.intrudershop.com.tw/show_product_eng.asp?idproduct=1361#top
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PostSubject: Re: WE M4 & KJ Works M4   Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:56 pm

Thanks for your Reviews Denison'

Tanio Koba is probably the Father of PFC Modelguns and is a highly respected figure throughout the Industry. He is something approaching God like status when it comes to commanding respect.

I believe he was one of the founders of MGC in the 1960s, having designed PFC systems and replica modelguns such as the MGC68 MP40. The original line drawings of components for MGC MP40 and Sterling (amongst others) are all signed Tanio Kobayashi

His attention these days is given to creating the more realistic GasBlowBack feature on Airsoft guns.
He also made (makes) specialised custom models such as the Automatic V70 with stock, the GM-7 1911.

He's far more than "some Japanese bloke", without him we possibly wouldn't have our model guns nor our hobby.

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PostSubject: Re: WE M4 & KJ Works M4   Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:02 pm

Cerwyn wrote:
Thanks for your Reviews Denison'

Tanio Koba is probably the Father of PFC Modelguns and is a highly respected figure throughout the Industry. He is something approaching God like status when it comes to commanding respect.

I believe he was one of the founders of MGC in the 1960s, having designed PFC systems and replica modelguns such as the MGC68 MP40. The original line drawings of components for MGC MP40 and Sterling (amongst others) are all signed Tanio Kobayashi

His attention these days is given to creating the more realistic GasBlowBack feature on Airsoft guns.
He also made (makes) specialised custom models such as the Automatic V70 with stock, the GM-7 1911.

He's far more than "some Japanese bloke", without him we possibly wouldn't have our model guns nor our hobby.

You learn something everyday. So KJWorks must of spent a few quid to get his point of view? Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: WE M4 & KJ Works M4   Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:20 pm

Cerwyn wrote:
Tanio Koba is probably the Father of PFC Modelguns and is a highly respected figure throughout the Industry. He is something approaching God like status when it comes to commanding respect.
Cerwyn,

Denison did not want to find out about this bloke ;-)

Seriously - I am amazed at how many various things Tanio has done over years. From modelguns, airsoft pistols, valves, twist barrels and internal parts, to new batch of recent designs, including this M4 and modelgun GM7. That's plenty of work in design!
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PostSubject: Re: WE M4 & KJ Works M4   Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:41 pm

smootik wrote:
Cerwyn wrote:
Tanio Koba is probably the Father of PFC Modelguns and is a highly respected figure throughout the Industry. He is something approaching God like status when it comes to commanding respect.
Cerwyn,

Denison did not want to find out about this bloke ;-)

Seriously - I am amazed at how many various things Tanio has done over years. From modelguns, airsoft pistols, valves, twist barrels and internal parts, to new batch of recent designs, including this M4 and modelgun GM7. That's plenty of work in design!

I know, honest, but thought it wouldn't do any harm to just mention the fact that Tanio Kobayashi is without doubt one of the , if not THE, most influential man alive as far as Cap Firing Modelguns, and now realistic GBB Airsoft guns there is

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