"Resident Evil is one of the many horror games I grew up with, so this Samurai Edge was a must, especially when I donned my S.T.A.R.S. costume for the 2013 convention season. Aside from looks, though, it's a great performer, and is ripe for customization.
Before I mention a lengthy description of the benefits of having this particular model, allow me to quickly rattle off a few problems:
For one, the Samurai Edges have these plastic medallions set in the faux-wood grips. The gold finish on the lettering of the medallions will wear off after only a few days, if you are actually using it and not simply displaying it on a rack or in a case. I actually found a site that sells metal medallions with a strong, even coat of lacquer. While a set costs a solid $25, these will last a long time, and you may select a color of your choice when ordering. To remove the plastic medallions, simply take off the grips, insert a narrow tool or implement into the medallion's pinhole, and push the medallion out. Don't be afraid to use force. http://www.dsgrips.com/Samurai-Edge.html
Also, the safety is a bit stiff, but it's not a big deal. What is a big deal is the orange tip, through which you can't fit an extended inner barrel. If you're sticking to its classic appearance, though, it's not a problem, either. As a plus, the Samurai Edges already come with a tightbore inner barrel, boosting the muzzle velocity to roughly 348 fps with .20g BBs.
Now for the benefits... IT'S A SAMURAI EDGE, an iconic video game gun, dating back to 1999, when it was featured in Resident Evil 3 as Jill Valentine's handgun. Any die-hard fan or even a casual player will easily recognize this pistol in the field.
The Samurai Edge is specifically an M9 with a few features not seen on other standard pistols, such as a slightly extended slide release lever, extended grip panels, an adjustable rear sight, and a silver barrel. Being an M9, it is compatible with a large variety of after-market upgrades and replacement parts, and is ripe for customization. There are parts available to replicate any S.T.A.R.S. member's custom model. You will need the following pieces for each member's model:
-Silver trigger and navy blue medallions for Chris
-standard M9 slide release lever and light blue medallions for Jill (This one is mine.)
-Barry's model is already available on Evike.
-green medallions for Rebecca
-silver frame, black tactical grip, black muzzle brake, and navy medallions for Brad
-silver railed frame and miscellaneous parts for Wesker
Overall, it's totally worth it, and it's almost always on sale for roughly 20 to 25 percent off at Evike.
-Tightbore inner barrel, ~350 fps
-extended slide release lever
-compatible with most (if not all) WE M9 parts
-iconic Resident Evil pistol
-full S.T.A.R.S. trademarks
-compatible with 52-round extended magazines
-paint rubs off fairly easily, especially on the grip medallions.
-orange tip blocks extended inner barrel installation
-not compatible with most (if any) CO2 mags "As some of you might notice, I made a previous review of this gun a few years ago. I hereby withdraw my poor remarks of this gun. After educating myself, I gave this gun the proper tlc it needed, and by Odin's beard, what a difference. This thing is a tank. It's taken all kinds of abuse and has still saved my butt on the field more times than I can remember.
The product description's fps is accurate, the gun clocks in at around 320 fps.
Incredibly easy disassembly.
Extremely reliable(dropped the thing into a pit of sand and it didn't even phase it).
Mags are easy to lube and maintain once you know how (find a video on youtube for it).
Fantastic accuracy; once hop-up is adjusted, it's capable of consistently hitting human size targets at 110 ft. with .20 BBs.
Paint job wears off very easily.
Does not function well in cold temperatures.
I've had this gun going on 3 years now, and it's the best airsoft purchase I've made. As long as you know what you're doing, I highly recommend it! "Do not use as a game piece; There is no way this will stand up to heavy use.
It is a fine shooter and all, nothing wrong with the performance. But it is a touch too fragile.
Rear iron sight isn't attached by the "hex screw" on it, the screw is fake. The sights are just glued on, and judging by how long they stay on the gun, I assume they used Elmer's glue.
Paint wears fast, very fast. The STARS emblem is no longer recognisable.
If you want a pretty shelf piece or nice cosplay item, then go ahead and get this.
Just don't try to compete with it. Read More Reviews Write a Review
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WE Custom Samurai Edge Biohazard M9 Limited Edition Airsoft Gas Blowback - Black
The WE custom limited edition M9 Samurai Edge is an exciting new release from WE featuring your favorite zombie killing weapon! If you have a Tokyo Marui Samurai Edge from years ago that is out of service, this pistol would also act as an "complete replacement upgrade kit" for your Marui Samurai Edge M9. The WE Samurai Edge M9 features everything on a Marui Samurai Edge with the addition of a metal slide, threaded outer barrel and the ability to take on high pressured green gas, red gas or propane adapters. Being a WE-Tech / Marui system also means there are tons of after-market customizable accessories and parts for you to customize this hand gun anyways you like!
Features : Stamped "S.T.A.R.S. RPD" Markings Imitation Wood Grip Covers with Textured Overlay Threaded Barrel adapter included Tight bore precision inner barrel. Takes high pressure green gas, propane adapter and red gas. Tons of after-market upgrade parts and replacement parts for Marui / WE M9 GBB series. Ported and serrated slide for high rate of fire. On frame safety and detachable magazine. Realistic dissembling. 100% parts support ensuring this pistol to never go out of service on you by your WE New Version aluminum light weight metal slide for best performance Newest blowback unit / bucking for most updated technology and design Metal reinforced outer barrel, chamber, recoil spring guide rod, on frame
safety, slide stop, hammer and trigger Full metal frame and slide with forward cocking serration Realistic Blowback Action Dimensions:
210mm x 135mm
Green Gas, Red Gas, Propane
0.20g or 0.25g Matrix & compatible high grade BB's recommended for best performance
Semi Automatic, Safety
Gun, Threaded Orange Tip, Magazine and Manual
1 (6mm Airsoft BBs)
Spare 26 and 52 round magazines available here at Evike.com!
*GBB 101: It is a good idea to let your magazine return to regular temperature before
using it again for optimized performance. We recommend spare magazines for best performance on all GBB's.
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