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Old July 7th, 2021, 16:26   #1
ItsGenesix
 
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Newbie with G&G related questions

Hello, my name is Jeremy

I have been looking into airsoft for a couple years now, and i think i am finally going to try it next weekend. Borrowing a coworkers spare gun. I feel like i will enjoy it since i am into hardcore fps survival games (eft, squad).

Now i have been looking at the G&G SRXL. Looks amazing, and affordable, i just have 2 questions

1) i was looking at handguards and seen a nice tan 16" handguard by i think BD? Was similar to the predators handguard. Would a swap be easy?

2) is it relatively "easy" to find someone to cnc a custom reciver? Or is that something unable to be done legally? (Mainly just want the SRXL look but metal, and custom engraving)

Thank you!
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Old July 7th, 2021, 21:04   #2
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1. Theoretically yes, the parts should be a simple swap. However when you mix parts from different manufacturers you can often find the specs are slightly different, requiring filling / sanding / filing / Dremel work etc.

2. CNC not sure, probably not. Laser engraving yes definitely. Off the top of my head 007 Airsoft in Calgary and Maple Armories in Waterloo provide custom engraving (you might have to ship your gun if there's nothing local near you).

I wouldn't recommend approaching a random engraving business, I've heard a few anecdotes about businesses being uncomfortable with airsoft or unsure about the legality of reproducing real-world trademarks.

Definitely ask around in your local community for Airsoft friendly business recommendations.

3. My own unsolicited advice to beginners:

Don't invest in cosmetics for your first rifle when you're just starting out. Invest in functional upgrades and play for a season or two before deciding what else to spend money on because your taste and preferences will likely change as you gain practical experience.

A $20 flat hop bucking, an inexpensive ~$50 mosfet unit and a set of deans connectors (+ labour cost for the install) will result in an appreciable improvement in a stock gun's performance.
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Old July 8th, 2021, 09:45   #3
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1. Theoretically yes, the parts should be a simple swap. However when you mix parts from different manufacturers you can often find the specs are slightly different, requiring filling / sanding / filing / Dremel work etc.

2. CNC not sure, probably not. Laser engraving yes definitely. Off the top of my head 007 Airsoft in Calgary and Maple Armories in Waterloo provide custom engraving (you might have to ship your gun if there's nothing local near you).

I wouldn't recommend approaching a random engraving business, I've heard a few anecdotes about businesses being uncomfortable with airsoft or unsure about the legality of reproducing real-world trademarks.

Definitely ask around in your local community for Airsoft friendly business recommendations.

3. My own unsolicited advice to beginners:

Don't invest in cosmetics for your first rifle when you're just starting out. Invest in functional upgrades and play for a season or two before deciding what else to spend money on because your taste and preferences will likely change as you gain practical experience.

A $20 flat hop bucking, an inexpensive ~$50 mosfet unit and a set of deans connectors (+ labour cost for the install) will result in an appreciable improvement in a stock gun's performance.
okay thank you.

overall, im not worried about cosmetics currently, but more so down the road if i get into it heavily. and the receiver, im just a little worried about the durability of polymer.

it wouldnt be reproducing trademarks, but, taking the look of the SRXL upper and lower, and adjusting it to make it original. but really, i just want a stronger gun (later on, not dumping 800+ into a krytac just to start)

i will definitely be doing internal upgrades before external and body.
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Old October 24th, 2021, 02:22   #4
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