Jun 19

Race Driver: GRID Review PC

You may think it’s incredibly strange that I’m about to give you a review of a very commercial game. As a hardcore sim racer and serious car nut I struggle to enjoy most of the mainstream racing games, especially since my only controller outside the G25 is a keyboard.

This is mainly due to the fact that force feedback implementation on most of the recent car games is terrible, The cars and the way they drive never feel right. All the big gaming companies seem to see other controllers such joysticks and steering wheels as massive analogue sticks, analogue triggers and analogue buttons. I.e. you just get vibration and some very generic effects that never relate to what you see and hear on screen, overall giving a very detached, not at all immersive or engaging experience.

 

Codemaster’s Race Driver: Grid seems to of broken this mold- to a degree. But best of all it offers some very entertaining races, has all the right sounds and has a whole Japanese World Tour, which of course involves drifting, touge running, pro tuner races, street racing the lot. This doesn’t do it in a half-assed way like the Need for Speed Series either. It really does delve into the American, European and Japanese areas of racing, each area looks and ‘feels’ great and like your there. You can tell a lot of work, research, passion and dedication has gone into this game. I’m Going to be Exploring all of it and letting you know why this is such a great game and you should buy it.

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May 28

DriftWorks Drift Cars at Japfest 2008

DriftWorks at JapFest 2008, Castlecombe Race track

The Driftworks team seems to keep on getting bigger and better every year. I remember when I went for the first time about 4 years ago, Phil Morrison had a straight black S14a with a simple Driftworks logo across the side of it, that slowly evolved to a nice body kitted s14a, then he got the side exhaust exit and stripped the entire car out and carried on modifying it to a professional competition level drift spec machine. Somewhere along the line it went a ghastly orange, then some of the black came back and now I’m used to it, it’s not to bad. Then I heard he got rid of it and has now got an incredible Nissan Silvia S15.

 

This Silvia S15 had one thing in mind the minute it hit the workshop, and that was to make it one of the best competition level drift cars around, so right from the off it’s a focused drift machine. The usual SR20DET has been swapped out for a supra engine and gearbox of some sort, it’s a completely custom build with an estimated 600bhp to play with. Expect this car to have some headlining results this year, and probably a feature car of a good few magazines.

 

It’s really great to see the drifting scene take off so quickly in the UK, as I have been into drifting long before it was commercialized in films and events, there was just no events or drifting anywhere until recently. There really hasn’t been much in the way of Illegal Street drifting in the UK either. The closest to it has been people doing burnouts and donuts in there m3s and so on. This really is quite bland and pointless in comparison.

 

Most of the Driftworks cars were at japfest, though a lot of them didn’t actually go out on track, I don’t even think Phil Morrison was there. All the Driftworks Skylines were out at some point, Dan Chapman and his shiny new ps13 Nissan Silvia as well, at least one of the 86’s went out but I think it only went out for one of the sessions. On the first session James Robinson and his orange 440bhp R32 Skyline spun round at quarry and went backwards straight into the wall, it was pretty low speed but still done a fair bit of damage, he had a completely destroyed muffler and badly damaged rear bumper. Dan Chapman’s shiny new ps13 badly crashed at one point, I missed this since it was over the other side of the track, but he had no bonnet or front bumper by the time he arrived back at the pits-on a trailer. Steve Carter’s S13 200sx had a bad crash as well, completely obliterating the front bumper, and a pretty damaged intercooler. I think he went out again though at one of the later sessions.

 

There was a properly tidy and very well done Sil-Eighty by JapSpeed out with the Driftworks bunch as well, I don’t think it was anyone on the team, but the ties were there with all the Driftworks stickers, I have no idea whats going on with this car, but it wouldn’t surprise me if again it was around the 400bhp mark with some sort of engine conversion. Something that made me smile though was the Drift Charm, I didn’t think people really had these on their cars but it was great to see it flying round the back of the car. It was like a little octopus thing, I was expecting to see a little pacman character of some sort. The driver of this Sil-Eighty was one of the best on the day, he seemed very clean and controlled, knew exactly what he was doing with the car and where to place it. The best way to describe his driving if I could would be, he’s a very calm drifter.

 

As ever I was amazed and impressed with the Driftworks stands and drift demo displays, they are also a very approachable and friendly bunch of people as well. They all just get along so well, and there’s no competition or an attitude of “I’ m better than you” amongst any of them. I also deeply respect the fact that while they are now a professional team, it hasn’t got to any of them and their amateur friendly, track day roots remain strong. You don’t see that with touring cars, F1 or any “professional” series of racing

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May 22

Japfest 08, Redline Magazine Power Paddock Part 2

Japfest 08, Redline Magazine Power Paddock Part 2

Ok so maybe it’s been two days, but I’ve had a lot of work to do so sorry about that.Here’s the second part for all of you, there’s just so much to say and see I didn’t want to overwhelm you! ;)

 

Since the D1 Drift Series has gone international, there been one car that no one understands, or really knows what it is, it is indeed a very confused car, but nonetheless impressive and a bit special. This is the Bee-R R324, as I’m sure you can see by the name, it is a Nissan Skyline with a R34 Front end and R32 Rear, quite a mismatch, but it seems to work pretty well, it doesn’t look odd or out of place either. When you look at it you know it’s not right and is quite weird, but you just roll with it. The one that was at Japfest wasn’t the actual Bee-R R324 in the D1 Drift series, it was just another Skyline Converted and it looked like it had more or less the same spec. I think the one in the D1 really is a very special car since the chassis it’s built on is still standard and largely unchanged in over 10 years of life it has had so far. It just keeps on going and going, despite the rigorous, relentless stress that drifting puts on the car, and the numerous crashes it’s had, it’s been through it all. The actual D1 B324 puts out around 400bhp and has an anti-lag system; I think the only one with an anti-lag system in the D1 series, so you can defiantly hear it above everything else. What a great car and great to see it at Japfest.

 

A car that highly intrigued me but I couldn’t seem to find was the JDM Garage 200sx Pickup Drift Car, this is an incredibly rare car and an easy candidate for one of the most radical 200SX’s in the world. This S13 Pickup is something else, if you saw it you wouldn’t even know it was once a humble 200sx S13. It has a new Celica Front end to it and a wide body kit, and it’s a metallic pink of all colours. I’m pretty sure unless there’s badges on the back that you would not know this was once a 200sx. I still have yet to see it. And im struggling even harder to find pictures of it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another car I failed to find but desperately wanted to see was a 3.4l wide body Toyota Supra. It had a one off wide body conversion, the only one in the UK, and well over 900bhp from a twin turbo 3.4l engine. The engine in this car must be incredible if it’s based on the 2JZ unit in the other Mark Iv Supras. I’m not to sure here so let me know otherwise, I think the highest Litre-age of the 2JZ unit is 2.8l or 3.0ls, so to bore it out to 3.4l, is an incredible feat of engineering, This is definitely a car to watch out for.

 

Redline’s old school Drift machine was here to, the JZX81 Toyota Chaser, it looked great, a few rough edges and scrapes but it was good to see a drift car looking comparatively-well not damaged. A very strange aspect of this car is the engine, it’s a tuned RB26DETT ripped out of a GTR and then tuned some. I didn’t find the owner but looking at it I guess it’s an easy 350+bhp engine, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was in excess of 400 bhp to quite a degree. It looked like a very classy and purposeful machine. I fail to see any obvious advantages you get with the RB26 engine in there, since I’m pretty sure the Chaser comes with Toyota’s 1JZ-GTE engines which is essentially the equivalent engine to Nissan’s RB series. It would of made more sense to go to a 2JZ from a Mk IV Supra, but it’s all good and sounds and looks amazing.

 

Redline were also showing off their R33 GTR Skyline, easily one of the most powerful Skylines there, with way over 600bhp I would of loved to of seen this out on track, no such luck unfortunately, it was all very well kitted out roll cage, the lot. It had a very clean and quality look to it with a nice vinyl job to, what impressed me most about this car was how well the bodykit was fitted, usually theres slightly larger than normal gaps between the body panels with bodykits, but this was like a factory, straight off the production line clean job.

 

Where would a Japanese performance car day be without a Ron Kiddell Tuning Skyline somewhere, famous for his crazy 1000bhp Skylines he keeps churning out, he is the undisputed Skyline Specialist and this shows very clearly in his work. His RK tuning R32 GT-R Race Car really stood out amongst the Show cars and drift cars about the place. This particular one on show at Japfest has been a front runner in the Dunlop Saloon Car Race Series for a while now, even thought it’s technically not a saloon as it’s only got 2 doors. I strongly suspect it will stay up the front for the foreseeable future to. This car seems to be dominant in every race series it steps in to. I’m pretty sure this is going to be the one that is entered into the time attack as well.

 

To my great Surprise was a couple of BTCC cars, the orange Halford’s Civic type-R and Integra Type R, both there proudly presenting the top level of Japanese performance cars in motor sport for the UK, The thing that gets you most is how utterly disgusting that orange is, but underneath it and all around it is a incredibly focused racing machine. Until your up close with these cars you don’t realise how loud they are either. It would have been great to see it out on the Castlecombe Race track since, I remember vividly watching the BTCC at Castlecombe all the time on TV. It’s the touring car track, it defines touring cars, it’s such a shame it doesn’t happen no more, I’m sure there will be a time when the British Touring Car Championship returns to Castlecombe.

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May 20

Japfest 2008- Redline Magazine’s Power Paddock had some of the best Japanese Performance Cars Ever to of Graced The Scenes.

Japfest 2008, Redline Power Paddock and Feature Cars Part 1
 

Redline Magazine were at Japfest in force this year, they normally have a pretty big stand and bunch of feature cars every year but they went all out, even advertising in the program brochure that was handed out to everyone at the entrance, they had also managed to get a hold of some of the finest tuned Japanese cars in the country. Many of which have featured in a wide range of Japanese Performance Car magazines. I bet a lot of the other magazines there were clamouring for these cars to.

 

This great idea to advertise in the brochure program created problem for me taking photos, everyone was crowded round these cars right the way through the day till they left. I thought I would be clever and crash in on these cars at the end of the day, by which time they were gone. So forgive me for some of the pictures are not mine. The ones with the dates are though!

 

The car that stood out for me was the once upon a time rejected and now famous Bee-R R33 GTR Skyline, I bet the guy who spent thousands getting this car made is kicking his head in right now, it really is a masterpiece Skyline and great to see in person. It has a very strong presence about it.

 

This was also where the new Nissan Skyline R35 was based as well. The problem here was that everyone and anyone that has the slightest knowledge or interest of cars knows about the new R35 GT-R, and is excited about it, especially since hearing that it had beaten a Porsche Round the Nurburgring Nordshleife. This car has really made its self known to the world through this accomplishment and Nissan’s international marketing campaign.

 

The winner of the 2007 HKS Drag Series was there. The fact it was highly recognizable and still seemed to have mostly standard Supra panels made this achievement near impossible to get your head around, this was the XS Power Mk3 Supra Drag Car. It’s up there with the fastest cars ever to have existed with an easy 170mph every time it’s done the quarter mile.

 

Despite all these big power cars around the Redline Power Paddock, If there was an award for uniqueness and pure ingenuity it had to go to the 3.5 Litre V6 Nissan Micra-R. Where you would usually expect the rear passenger seats to be, instead harbours a VQ35 engine block from Nissan’s 350Z makeing it a little mid-engined super car. This V6 engine is tuned to around 350bhp I believe, in a car of this size, totally stripped out it must be monstrous and scary beyond your imagination to drive. It really is quite fascinating to see, and surprisingly tidy to, the engine block is put in the back perfectly and there isn’t a load of ancillaries cluttering the rear of the car.

 

Dragon Performance debuted their long awaited and very much anticipated Time Attack car there. The Name and looks of this Mazda RX-7 (FD3S) were awe-inspiring and Spine tingling. It’s a scary looking car but somehow very beautiful at the same time, much like their Drag RX-7. It had huge chunky tires all round and a massive turbo sticking out of the bonnet of the car, it looks like it could swallow you, the turbo is truly massive!.

 

One of the RC Developments Mitsubishi EVO VI’s were there, I’m pretty sure there is a good few of these around now, My best guess is it’s a tuning package from RC Developments. Quite a while ago I saw one of these 700bhp powerhouses for sale in the back of a tuner mag for around £18,000, same vinyl work and body kit, same power output except it was white. While maybe not as unique as the other cars surrounding it, this EVO 6 is just as impressive, the sound of it as well, everything around it vibrates, that’s just idling on tick over. I bet it’s colossal out on track, that said I just checked the Time Attack line-up and there is two EVO 6’s by RC Developments entered.


 

Tomorrow I will be covering the JDM Garage Bee-r R324, The JDM Garage 200SX Pickup Drift Car, The phenomenal one off 3.4 Litre wide-body Toyota Supra, Redline’s JZX81 Toyota Chaser, Redline’s R33 GTR Skyline, Ron Kidell’s Tuning R32 GT-R Race Car and would you believe it, there was the Honda Civic Type-R BTCC Car, it was nice to see a touring car again on a long-forgotten in touring cars race track

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May 19

Japfest 2008 at Caslecombe in Wiltshire, One of the Biggest and Best Places and Events to see Japanese Performance Cars

Japfest 2008- The Ultimate Japanese Performance Car Festival 

 

 

 

Japfest at Castlecombe was absolutely HUGE this year, It seemed to have attracted the biggest amount of spectators yet, and what was once upon a time a public parking area, was turned into yet more show space for all the Japanese Performance cars and clubs.

 

If you’ve ever been to Japfest before you would probably remember it was mostly a hardcore enthusiast gig. Well it still is, but the amount of people was really unbelievable, according to the Japfest program for the day, they were expecting well over 2200 Japanese performance cars, I can believe it!, there was everything you could possible think of there, it was truly epic.

 

I saw everything from old school 86 Corollas through to Skylines and NSX’s. There was everything of all sorts. There was some incredibly rare cars there as well, the one that stood out for me had to be the TRD 2000GT. This is a Toyota MR2 (SW22) basically completely redone by the Toyota Racing Development team. There was also some Tommi Makkinen EVO VI’s. The Subaru Impreza RB5, a car made by Subaru to Honor Richard Burn’s Passing, a bunch of Pro Drive P1 Scoobies, a Tommy Kaira RB25. This is the equivalent to the RUF Porsches, except this is a Nissan Skyline R34 with the RB25DET block, completely worked over and redone by Tommy Kaira, a Small and successful independent tuning company in Japan. There was a few Genuine R32 Nismo Skyline GTR’s and a Nismo 350z . There was quite a large collection of Honda NSX’s as well, one with a targa roof. These Sounded beautiful out on track.

 

There was a few cars not available to the UK Market yet on show. Headlining these was the New Nissan Skyline GTR, the R35. The First and most likely only new R35 in the country. I was shocked to hear that this was here at Castlecombe since I read an article a while back saying that Nissan won’t let any GTR’s leave Japan if someone tries to import one before it’s officially released to the European and American Markets. They would fine the person heavily and there was some other pretty bad implications to those that tried to import it, so fairplay to the owner whoever they may be. There was the new Mitsubishi EVO X in one of the Mitsubishi Club areas. This really is quite a dramatic looking car, with a snarling, fierce front end and overall stubby appearance. I really Loved everything about this new Mitsubishi EVO apart from the rear of the car, but I have a feeling it’s one of those things that you will adapt to and grow to like over time. That aside it is a groundbreaking car. The Next new car of note is the new Subaru Impreza STI, again I feel very 50/50 on this one, I don’t think it’s as quick as the older STI, and while the front looks awesome, very pretty, I find it’s ruined by the hatchback rear. I think this has made an impression on everyone, especially all the actual Subaru Impreza owners and deep seated fans of the Impreza. The Subaru Impreza has NEVER been a hatchback and SHOULDN’T be a hatchback, clearly Subaru think otherwise. I think it’s been ruined and im sure a lot of long-term Subaru Impreza fans, and WRC fans feel the same. No matter what you think about the Impreza and whether you like it or not, This car is an icon and a legend now. The Shape, the sounds, the handling, the fact it’s an incredibly formidable and powerful Saloon car. It’s made a stand and a trademark in peoples minds, so for them to so drastically change it is slightly worrying to say the least.

 

Tomorrow I will go into one of the biggest parts of Japfest 2008, The Redline Power Paddock

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Apr 21

KJ Works M9 Elite Final Verdict

KJ Works M9

Finally I cannot recommend this KJ Works M9 Highly enough. This gun is made to a very high standard with a quality finish and no blemishes or imperfections anywhere on the gun. It’s all metal so its nicely weighted, feels realistic and has a better blowback feel than all the other abs bb guns in a similar price range, Because of its strong metal construction it allows for pretty much any type of gas, even the most powerful red gas isn’t an issue with this KJW M9. It’s very reliable and easy to repair and get spares for due to it’s strikingly close similarities to the popular Tokyo Marui Beretta 92fs.

If you want an all metal high-quality gas blowback at the price of most abs blowbacks you cannot possibly beat the Kuan-Ju Works series of gas-blowback metal guns, They are well established, authentic looking and powerful at a great price, They are also amongst the most durable and reliable, so for all you skirmishers this is about as good as it gets.

 

Final Verdict KJ Works M9 Elite

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KJW M9 Firing

KJW M9 Elite IA Magazine and Filling

Kj Works Tactical M9 First Impressions

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Apr 15

KJW M9 Review, Exploring The Insides of a KJ Works Beretta M9

KJ Works M9

For maintenance and upgrades, the KJW M9 couldn’t be any easier to take apart. It’s very simple.

First you have to take the magazine out, and then there’s a small button on the right hand side of the gun, just above the trigger, you push this in and flick down the catch on the other side of the gun then the slide just pulls off forward. Now the gun is in two pieces. The slide and the bottom half, once it’s off you have full access to all the crucial parts of the gun for oiling and cleaning out.

Since the KJ M9 is so easy to take apart, that makes it easy to upgrade and modify as well, you can get new barrels, new slides, access to the adjustable trajectory and you can also get stronger better blowback springs to give the gun more of a kick when it blows back.

In the upgrades area, this is where the KJ Works M9 is well above other guns in this area. Since it’s probably one of the most popular and common models of Gbb guns, there is such a wide range of upgrade parts for it and spares, and since all the models from the different companies are all very similar a lot of parts can be botched to fit and work with the KJ M9. If in doubt you can never go wrong with Tokyo Marui Beretta M92 parts.

Since this is more or less a direct copy of the Tokyo Marui M92fs there is many hop-up options since this is probably the most popular of the gas blowback Beretta M92 range. So you’re never going to be in short supply or hunting for parts. A lot of it is very reasonably priced as well considering a lot of it is import only. A new TM M9 Magazine cost me about £15, which I think is very reasonable since most are in the £20-£30 for other guns. A better kick recoil/blow back spring costs £7; I have yet to get this though.

To put the gun back together all you have to do is slide the slide right back as if you were about to load a bb then flick the catch you released the slide with in the first place back up!, Job done.

 

Final Verdict KJ Works M9 Elite

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KJW M9 Firing

KJW M9 Elite IA Magazine and Filling

Kj Works Tactical M9 First Impressions

Kj Works All Metal M9 Gas Blowback Intro

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Apr 13

KJ Works M9 Firing

Kuan-Ju Works Tactical M9

The feeling when you pull the slide back for the first time is defiantly something special; it feels very smooth and elegant. You can feel the resistance of the hammer at the back as well, it has a very tactile feel about it. You can easily picture the bullet being loaded into the barrel as you let go and the slide ambitiously returns to a ready state. It feels that real.

Firing the gun is another pleasure in itself. You can very gently and precisely squeeze the trigger with not to much pressure to firing point. It has a near-perfect resistance. You can feel it right to the firing point, from there it’s just a small, gentle bit of pressure till the bb is released from the barrel at about 300fps. I believe that’s somewhere around the 1 joule of energy mark using green gas.

This precision and brilliant feedback you get from the M9 allows for very accurate aiming. Over about 10 meters you will get a 3-4” spread on a target. The KJW M9 aiming site is just right. It’s big enough to see at pretty much any time of the day. You could even scope out a target if your relying on moonlight as your only light-source. The KJ Works M9 Tactical model I have also features an adjustable trajectory. This seems to be a feature that more recent models come with. So after some messing around you can get a lot of distance, and very accurately, since it complements the hop-up system.

The blowback feeling is very addictive. There’s something very satisfying about it that is hard to explain. It just feels good and in the split second it lasts you get an instant buzz. If it was a real gun this would be a complete feeling of power and devastation. You’ll be lost in the recoil, smoke and 9mm shell flying out of the ejection port. Its just such a good feeling, just without the life threatening dangers and limitation of where to use it. You can be having a bad day and just gas up and fire off a few rounds in your garden!, Instant stress relief :) You couldn’t walk out into your back yard and start firing a real gun at a target. The noise and danger are the first thing that come to mind. With a gas blowback you can get a similar or as close to experience without all the downsides.

 

Final Verdict KJ Works M9 Elite

Exploring The Insides Of a Kuan-Ju Works Elite IA

KJW M9 Firing

KJW M9 Elite IA Magazine and Filling

Kj Works Tactical M9 First Impressions

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Apr 01

KJ works M9 Elite Review, Kj works M9 Magazine and filling

Kuan Ju Works Tactical M9

Of course the next thing to look forward to after initially admiring how real it looks and feels is to gas it up and use it!. I’m Using cybergun green gas and ultra air green gas. It’s possible to use red gas with these KJW Metal M9s since they are so well built, and very durable, Unlike the more mainstream and more expensive TM, HFC and KWA replicas which can only handle 134a gas and lower.

When you actually take it apart you can see why it’s so durable, everything, absolutely EVERY part is metal. That Said The Trigger Broke once but it was easy to locate and fix, and the magazine valves need to be tightened occasionally.

The Kj works magazine filler valve is brilliant, when you get the technique right, it’ll take a while but you lose no gas whatsoever. It seems to make an airtight seal with no gas leak or spray at all. I found this to be a constant problem with the Tokyo Marui M92 magazine and when I’ve seen videos of people filling magazines on YouTube, you can always hear a spray where some of the gas is escaping when filling.

TM mag left, KJ Works Mag right

After about a 10 second fill it’ll last for about 2 magazines worth at 25 bbs each. It’s not the best but good enough, and if your not to serious about skirmishing and just like to shoot stuff like me, I only go 10 bbs or thereabouts at a time. And it seems to last for ages. However the cheaper, abs plastic KJ Works M9 lasts for 3 or 4 magazines. I strongly suspect this is because of the lighter slide.

I can’t recommend the ABS Plastic GBB M9 enough, I used to have one and I still do, I just wanted an all metal one as well. Apart from the metal slide and just about everything else being metal on my Tactical M9 the internals are the same at half the price. You can’t really use red gas with this one due to the plastic slide and barrel casing. But it’s cheap enough to find and buy a metal slide then you’re good to go. To be Honest Green gas in the plastic M9 provides more than enough of a kick though!

 

Final Verdict KJ Works M9 Elite

Exploring The Insides Of a Kuan-Ju Works Elite IA

KJW M9 Firing

KJW M9 Elite IA Magazine and Filling

Kj Works Tactical M9 First Impressions

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Mar 28

KJ works M9 elte Review, KJ elite tactical M9 first impressions

Kuan-Ju Works Tactical all-metal M9

The KJ Works M9 comes in a pretty usual bb gun box, nothing to special. Theres a brilliant picture of the gun on the front. Its very convincing and looks real.

When you actually open the box and take the gun out, that’s when it gets exciting, and you will not believe what you got for the price. Its very well, and accurately built, Looks real, when you hold it in your hand you will be amazed at how heavy it is. I believe it’s about 200-500 grams lighter than the real Beretta M92 it’s based on.

The KJ works m9 has a very nice finish on it, no blemishes or imperfections anywhere on it that you will usually find on gas bb guns of a similar price. It’s a very well weighted gun aswell, It feels very neutral in your hands. Overall the gun has a very purposeful, mechanical feeling and quality about it. It really does feel like a solid, reliable and efficient weapon. The weight of it also helps it feel more authentic.

If you’ve seen a Tokyo Marui Beretta M92 you will be instantly familiar with the KJ M9. You can actually use a lot of TM parts for it since it’s built pretty much the same and based on the TM version. Kuan-Ju works Don’t have the Beretta license and right to use their logo and trademarks, This is an exclusive license to a few of the more mainstream bb gun manufacturers. more on this later in the review.

 

Final Verdict KJ Works M9 Elite

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