Thursday, July 28, 2011

An old man rages against ignorance ( Airsoft Revolvers)

Y'all know by now, I am old.
I started out yesterday and checked on that newfangled "Facebook" thingy 
to see what peoples dogs were up to and if I got "poked" over night or not.
I found this
Now, anyone who has seen my pathetic attempts at video  know,
I do crappy ones, but when I watched this one, I went BALLISTIC.

It was not due to the fact that I guess they didn't have a script, 
that must have been the reason that the same adjectives were used over and over.

It was not even due to the fact that just because it has "Dan Wesson"
trademarks on the barrel it looks nothing like a Dan Wesson.

It was not even the fact that they deleted my well thought out comment
on their facebook page

It was because of the gun handling skills of the presenter.
In talking with a younger colleague on the landline later that evening 
( one who is well versed in Real steel tactical weapons),
I came to realize that it is an age thing, not a stupidity thing.

So, because I seem to buy every Tanaka revolver that comes up for sale,
if you have the time,
here is a school on what not to do on you airsoft revolver.

It really is just one thing you need to remember


I would love to have the time to chop up bad gun handling clips from tv and movies
into a quick youtube vid
( if I knew how)
but for this installment here is the one that really gets under my skin.

The spinning and wrist flip to close the cylinder into the frame.

Now I know it looks cool, just like the "HK" slap
but every time you flip out the cylinder or flip it back in
you are putting severe strain on this part

That "L" shaped piece is called the crane,
although it looks like a stout piece of steel, 
it is not designed to take the stresses put on it by the "flip"
It will go out of alignment, 
in an airsoft gun, this just means that your 130-300.00 gun is now worthless,
but if you do it with a real steel one,
it means that your bullet could impact the side of the forcing cone
causing a "Catastrophic failure" (That means BOOM)
Also, when you spin the cyl and flip it closed,
you could do damage to the ratchet and hand 
(other parts that no one sells for airsoft!)

To properly close the cyl, cup it gently in your non support hand
and ease it into the frame,
That's it, do it slower, just like that.
( wow, where did that come from, I think I like my revolvers a little too much!)

I worked for a little company called Smith & Wesson for a few years, 
they made a revolver or two and I sold a few.
I guess this is why I get so upset when I see this done
"on the street"

I know a lot of people today have never fired a revolver, real or airsoft, 
so after taking my blood pressure meds and my heart pills,
I have calmed a little and now understand.
Your not doing it just to piss me off,
you just did not know that it could do damage.
Now you do

If you would like more information on this topic,
or any others I have covered

where's my glasses?

Evike is now on my list

Till Tomorrow,
Stay Thirsty my Friends.
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1 comment:

  1. I can understand why people flip the cylinder in like the movies, but who the hell would slam the cylinder in with the other hand like he does in the video? Maybe the gun is ok because it's so awesome, and metal, and real, and awesome, and real...

    I also wonder what is wrong with the guns that they need CO2 to shoot "way over 350" when my Tanaka S&W Performance Center 629 (built 10 years ago) can still shoot 440+ with green gas.

    Thanks Tim :)