Manufacturer: Tokyo Marui (Japan)
Type: Gas Fixed Slide
Date Acquired: 11/2002 (see bleow)
Well, it took alot of patience, but the MK-23 I ordered back in August finally arrived. (See my Retailer Review of Tokyo Hobby for more info on the delayed shipment)
First impressions: Great packaging! It can in a carry case with foam cutouts for the MK-23, magazine and silencer.
The MK-23 is a large framed handgun and Marui did a wonderful job in creating this airsoft version. The gun is very solid and heavy and would be just shy of a real steel full framed HK USP unloaded.
The outer parts are mostly ABS, but the internals are all metal. Since this is a Fixed Slide, Non Blowback airsoft gas gun, the slide can be engaged, btu it serves no purpose. The silencer and wagazine are metal and YES the silencer has foam inserts and does silence (Video to ba added later)
You also get the LAM (Light/Laser Attachment Module) which sports a flashlight and LED laser. I will be exeprimenting on replacing the internals of the LAM with a Surefire Tactical Flashlight and Laser. Will keep you posted.
Firing the gun is FUN! Since there are no valve upgrades yet, I am shooting hte weaker HFC134a gas, but the hop up unit makes up for the lack of power. My KSC Glocks are more powerful since I was able to upgrade the valves to accept Green Gas, and hopefully this will be an upgrade option for the MK-23 soon.
More to be added/edited later!!!
w00t! I scored a 2nd TM MK-23 from Dentrinity for $58.00!!! This one came w/o LAM and Silencer, but I have some upgrades planned for this baby
So far I added:
- First Factory 20mm Under Mount Base
- KM TN Giga Valve for Marui MK23 Fixed Slide
- G&P Tactical Light, Single Cell
- ICS Flash Light Mount
- ICS Laser
- ICS Laser Mount
Chrono results (FPS)