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Barrett M82 replica
« on: September 22, 2015, 11:54:33 am »
Well guys I had this fall into my lap more less the other day, was helping out a friend of mine and in trade he gave me this airsoft M82. Since I've been playing again well not recently but this last year or so I figured what the heck why not;) I'll never likely afford a real Barrett and while I've handled them I've never had the chance to shoot them, something I'll remedy one of these days since another buddy of mine owns one. None the less this is just a shell right now IE no internals, gearbox etc so it won't shoot airsoft BB's until I get time to rebuild it internally. So right now it's just a wall hanger but a dang interesting one if I do say so myself;)

I took a couple pictures this morning before hanging it up in the shop;)





Figured you guys might get a kick out of it even if you have no interest in airsoft, and for what I've got in it(nearly nothing but helping out a friend), it may just be a wall hanger for a while and I'm ok with that;)

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    Re: Barrett M82 replica
    « Reply #1 on: September 22, 2015, 12:53:34 pm »
    Definitely cool  :thumbup1!

    I have never seen an airsoft M82 outside of a computer monitor before. Despite being nonfunctioning, I bet it's still cool to look at  :cool.
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    « Reply #2 on: September 22, 2015, 01:03:22 pm »
    Years ago I knew a guy that bought one pre Y2k and he didn't know how to even assemble it from the factory box;) So I went ahead and slid the barrel into place(those springs are tougher than they look), and put the upper into place for him. That was my first real exposure to the gun even in media since honestly I don't remember if I'd heard of it before that point. But it left an impression while impressive it was huge, and heavy. Now this replica version isn't full weight, actually it isn't quite full size. The mag is around a 1/4in. smaller than it should be in length and a few other things are off according to some guys online who have a more accurate replica to compare. That said I can't tell by looking and for my purposes I figured hey it's close enough;) Especially considering this one retails for around $300 where the more accurate one goes for around $1700 and if I were actually buying one I can't imagine going for the higher priced model even though it's better it's still an airsoft gun.

    None the less yep it's really cool just to have laying around;) Likely when I get done finishing out the interior of the shop I'm planning on hanging some guns on the wall in my office, some will be airsoft some real etc, and this will very likely end up a conversation piece hanging on the wall;)

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    « Reply #3 on: September 22, 2015, 01:08:14 pm »
      Thought that the airsoft gaming would be a blast.   That said it's kinda like 3-gun competitions....they're all at least a days drive away from Hicksville nowhere  :coffee

    VER cool rifle, I'm assuming that once it works, it's got a super powerful freakin spring that propels it?
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    « Reply #4 on: September 22, 2015, 01:16:09 pm »
    So does this mean you can use it to build an M82 holster?  :hmm
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    « Reply #5 on: September 22, 2015, 01:22:39 pm »
    Airsoft can be allot of fun but like allot of things it's tempered by how much of a community of players you have nearby. Here it's not much different than it was 10 years ago which is to say pretty scant. But we've got a fairly regular weekly or biweekly game of anywhere between 20-50 players which is actually pretty good better than the 10 we used to have. But it's more fun to a degree the move guys you get past that 10 mark or so and opens up allot of opportunity for scenario's and things that I find add allot of fun to the game. When in doubt though there are large national games;)

    Well that's the weird thing since all the projectiles are the same 6mm size, weight varies so say in a sniper rifle where your pushing higher FPS you'll usually use a heavier BB to counter wind and get more consistent results at longer range. But the trouble is making it safe, so say a sniper rifle shooting 550fps you can't engage someone closer than around 50ft in most rules so the BB has a chance to slow some and do less damage. If you shot someone point blank with that rifle, there is a good chance you'd embed the BB at least some in the skin, so the goal is trying to keep the power levels under breaking skin levels. Now with something shooting 550fps or so you can manage accurate shots out to around 100 yards, maybe further depending on the setup, we're not talking MOA but more like minute of person accuracy at those ranges. My bolt action is probably grouping around 18inches or a little more at 100yards right now. Normally though max FPS runs around the 550 mark, which is what my bolt action runs and that's the rules in most cases.

    This gun stock shoots terribly, 400fps nothing to write home about, my short M4 will shoot further and more accurately. So more less if you bought this, you'd have to run through the entire internals to get it up to reasonable levels anyways and it will still be heavier than say my bolt action for the same basic range. So since I don't play places with strict rules and I won't be lending this rifle I might bump up the FPS a bit more just to make it worth while carrying around such a large gun. I've got 650fps in my mind right now as the goal, then of course tuning the rest of the barrel and everything to match as perfectly as possible. If I do that I won't be shooting anyone under around 100ft. for safety, but I suspect I can stretch the long range out to around 150 yards.

    Oh and since I didn't mention this setup normally would be semi and full auto(despite not being realistic). Most rules don't allow full auto over 400fps, so this will likely be semi only when it's complete but still should make an interesting show piece and hopefully somewhat functional on the field as a long range piece;)

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    So does this mean you can use it to build an M82 holster?  :hmm

    Hmm;) I'm not even sure if I want to sling this thing:)

    I did however build an interesting holster, and actually it was part of the trade for this gun. He has an HK MP7 sub machine gun airsoft again. He wanted some way to carry it as a backup, and I managed to build a pancake rig from kydex with an attachment I've been working on. Amazingly enough it concealed and carried nearly as well as a large frame pistol. I was very surprised and almost makes me want one;) Though that said with airsoft and no NFA rules I typically carry a select fire Glock 18c as my backup which fits in normal holsters and is pretty much as effective as a sub gun but much easier to carry. So while the MP7 is interesting I don't see it replacing my Glock on the field, well when I'm not carrying an airsoft 1911 that is;) I gotta say I'm really enjoying my trip back into airsoft, it's not all good training some of it is purely fun, but I've found my draw and fire training I've done over the years since I started making holsters comes in handy allot when transitioning from a long gun to handgun etc.

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    Re: Barrett M82 replica
    « Reply #6 on: September 22, 2015, 02:33:45 pm »
    Interesting that you made a pancake rig for the MP-7.  In the HK promotions, they're usually thigh holster or chest rig designs.

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    « Reply #7 on: September 22, 2015, 02:42:44 pm »
    I don't believe I've got a picture of it but I did do a quick video to demonstrate it for him, note I was fairly excited that it worked and this was post like 14 hours of work;)



    Shows how it works though, nothing super fancy not sure if it's anything I'll actually do more of etc. Typically you guys know I don't fiddle with kydex for holsters much, though I spent allot of time making kydex clips and got pretty good at building stuff with it. I've got a ton of jigs and things around the shop made from kydex since I've got it here and it's really easy to work. Either way my initial tests are good, he hasn't got it in hand yet since I'm still fixing the gun for him before giving him the whole thing back. But it works surprisingly well for the size of the gun. Enough so that it actually spawned an idea for another airsoft project for myself, I've got a stubby m4 that while short isn't short enough for that type of setup. So I'm going to further shorten the front end to around 3in. past the mag well, then install a side folding stock. Since I don't *need* a buffer tube for airsoft I'll forego realism for the folder. End result will be an AR platform slightly shorter with the stock folded than that MP7. And that setup should be able to be holstered in the same basic design but giving me the ability to share magazines with a primary M4 platform etc. Should be a neat project, but right now with the baby on the way and all the other irons in the fire that is likely sidelined for another month or two until I have a little free time to build it.

    I will say that is one really fun thing with airsoft I can build crazy things and not worry about legality of this or that, length of barrels whether or not a stock makes it an SBR. Granted limited practical application but it's still fun to be able to build whatever you can imagine and go have some fun with it;)

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    « Reply #8 on: September 22, 2015, 03:20:01 pm »
     :rotfl

    I can see it now. Jesse walking the streets with an M82 shoulder holster and a single action .41 magnum as back up  :facepalm.

    And to think, some people say open carry fails to deter criminals.
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    « Reply #9 on: September 22, 2015, 04:20:07 pm »
    I can see it now. Jesse walking the streets with an M82 shoulder holster and a single action .41 magnum as back up  :facepalm.

    And to think, some people say open carry fails to deter criminals.
    I don't know...  If I was a criminal and saw a dumbass with a slung M82, I would pop him as soon as he walked to a secluded area.  Why?  Those rifles are $12-15k, and anyone carrying one probably has other toys hidden on him, as well.

    It's nothing personal.  Strictly business.  :shrug



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    « Reply #10 on: September 22, 2015, 04:22:45 pm »
    That is pretty cool.  I am planning on attending DragonCon next year and I am seriously considering a Burt Gummer costume one day since the con is in Atlanta and he always wears his trademark Atlanta Hawks hat.  A replica Barrett would be a great prop for that.
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    « Reply #11 on: September 22, 2015, 04:25:40 pm »
    This one is the Snow Wolf brand Barrett you can find them right around $300, the long barreled version is hard to find it seems now since most people wanted the shorter one. Which for airsoft makes some sort of sense. But for my own 2 cents if I'm going big I may as well go whole hog;)

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    « Reply #12 on: September 22, 2015, 04:33:35 pm »
    Yeah,   think the long barrel would work better too.   I think Burt had the full size .50  in the 2nd movie and tv show.    I already have most everything I would need,   just need to get a Hawks hat and some aviator shades and I would be set.    The toughest part would be avoiding shaving for a couple weeks for the mustache. 
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    « Reply #13 on: September 22, 2015, 05:31:22 pm »
    It's been ages since I saw that but I believe the longer barrel would look right I actually did find one on Evike, should be the same gun but slightly different branding.

    http://www.evike.com/products/50525/

    If you didn't mind going bullpup the M99 replica last I saw was quite a bit cheaper like sub $200 but my internet is wonky right now and I can't pull it up.

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    « Reply #14 on: September 22, 2015, 06:53:17 pm »
    I don't know...  If I was a criminal and saw a dumbass with a slung M82, I would pop him as soon as he walked to a secluded area.  Why?  Those rifles are $12-15k, and anyone carrying one probably has other toys hidden on him, as well.

    It's nothing personal.  Strictly business.  :shrug
    *sigh*,......

    Remember a few months ago you went off on Harm because someone pissed in his cheerios and he was in a bad mood :neener  It was a joke ;) 

    Luke, someday I might have to get up an airsoft setup...........looking more appealing all the time. lol.
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    « Reply #15 on: September 22, 2015, 07:03:04 pm »
    Luke, someday I might have to get up an airsoft setup...........looking more appealing all the time. lol.

    Well I might be a bad influence;) I will say it's a hell of a fun hobby that happens to sort of cross over with our firearms hobby. Allot of the gear and whatnot works for both. I actually got a plate carrier in used off another forum with pouches today. Plan to toss some AR500 plates in there for real use, but also be able to pull them(if I can't handle the weight) for airsoft and use the same gear. Ideally I'd run the plates and it would be better training but I'm also realistic in the fact that while I gain some training pluses from airsoft I'm willing to compromise here and there for the sake of "fun";)

    In airsoft too there are a ton of facets, milsim, speedsoft etc, depends on the style of game you like to play. I've always been more on the milsim side of things before people started calling it that. More of a woodsball type of player, I like going out in the woods with two teams ideally with some sort of scenario with a mix of firing and downtime. I like the suspense leading up to the engagement, that walking along everything is right in the world and all of a sudden the brown hits the fan and it's crazy for a bit. That is what I miss when I play smaller games with tighter areas, it's fun but there isn't any of the suspense if I know where the other team is and how it's going to play before anyone fires a shot. It's fast and guys who are bored easily get more of a kick out of that type of play. But I prefer more lead up. A game I played probably 12 years ago, we were defending a pump station on a diesel pipeline. My team sat on that position for something like 6 hours without any contact, then the brown hit the fan and it was crazy for the next 30 minutes or so. Then we moved out and engaged a bunch of other things later in the day. But that sitting, trying to stay on task, keep your concentration up not get complacent. That was tough and at the time I would have said it sucked, but it was the kind of suck that after the fact you look back on and can say you enjoyed;)

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    « Reply #16 on: September 22, 2015, 07:11:04 pm »
    *sigh*,......

    Remember a few months ago you went off on Harm because someone pissed in his cheerios and he was in a bad mood :neener  It was a joke ;) 
    Eh, not specifically, but that does sound like me and Harm... :shrug

    I did realize that a holstered M82 was a joke... But at the same time, that would be quite the prize for any criminal.  Hence, the content of my post.



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    « Reply #17 on: September 22, 2015, 08:04:28 pm »
    Guys remind me to not crack anymore jokes  :banghead  :bash  :banghead  :bash.
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