I am putting an impression together to honor my Grandfather who was a tanker. Have pictures of him with a Thompson. I want a gun that is both historically accurate and also usable in skirmishes. Any recommendations? I look on Evike and see 2 that look passable, but hear horror stories about these guns as well.
Horror stories? I have a Cyma thompson, the earlier m1928 model, and I have never had a problem with it. The only preformance thing I did was install a relay in the trigger to get a bit better trigger response and less resistance. Other than that it's been my go to gun bad the one I depend on as a backup. Never failed me. If you want the true m1928 model, go with the kingarms ebb model. The ebb feature can be disabled and it's just as good as the Cyma model. For an m1a1 model, either the kingarms or cyma is good. Jut avoid the cheaper plastic gearbox ones!
Battle Record: NE Sector
-Hells Highway (Terryville CT 11/24/12)
-Heart of the Reich (Gillette NJ 4/6/13)
-Battle of the Hurtgen Forest (Perth NY 4/27/13)
-Airsoft Immersion Tactical (Perth NY 9/7/13)
-Promo Event (Terryville CT 10/6/13)
-West Wall (Gillette NJ 11/9/13)
-Battle of the Bulge (Perth NY 1/18/14)
-Battle of Remagen (Perth NY 3/15/14)
-D-Day (Dayton MA 4/26/14)
-Operation Overlord: Behind the Beachhead 7/25/14)
-Schlacht im Huertgenwald (Gi
Post by volkssturm on Sept 23, 2014 11:53:06 GMT -5
I've had a couple Thompsons (TM and Cyma). The only real problem with them is that there's a weak spot where the barrel meets the receiver, and they tend to break. Using a sling puts stress on them. Just be aware of it and try not to stress them. On the plus side, there's a fairly easy fix for them. It's been addressed in a couple threads here. Like Brownien said, metal gearbox. I never really had any problems with the internals.
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The Thompson I own is a King Arms one, and its the best, out of the box, airsoft guns I have ever bought. Its been most reliable and even with the plastic furniture, it hasn't failed me yet. Most guns I bought require some tweaking and some upgrading to get to what I consider "playable", there isn't a need for that for the King Arms one.
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