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"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. "I have owned this pistol for a good bit of time and decided to pass on my experience to others in the market for an M9. Here is the quick and dirty for this puppy:
- Good weight and feel
- Good kick that leaves you more satisfied than your ex
- Killer custom engraving
- Durable (to an extent)
- Can't be it at the price of $89
- STARS emblem on pistol grip will rub off
- Could have used better material for the fake wood
- WE Tech mags are...meh...
If you are on the fence about this gun it is well worth the money. At its original price of $120 I would pass on it and look at a M9 PTP.
Quick note: This gun will not fit a SERPA GEN 2 Holster without modification (found this out the hard way).
Be safe out there mates! "I've had this gun for a bit and it works amazing. Here are thepros and cons.
Full meta(other than the bottom receiver.)
Heavyweight.(may be a con for some)
Paint scrapes easily "OK like always i wait a while to write a review of any product to make sure that it has lasted or to point out any problems after a long term use all i got to say is good stuff about this gun i had this gun for a little over 6 months and have used it quite a lot specially when i clear buildings at my local airsoft field since inside the buildings only pistols and gas smgs and shotguns are allowed this gun shots really good its really accurate and has a higher kick than other green gas pistols which to me is a pro since it adds more realism to the gun yes the gun is heavier believe it or not its heavier than a glock yes a real glock but i love that fact since it makes it feel good in my hand the gun is well built i dropped it twice one of them was in concrete it fell off my chest holster attached to my plate carried and i picked it up worried that it broke but it didn't it kept shooting like a champ this gun is worth the $89 easily "This is a very great choice for any Airsofter. Not only does it look cool, it has an amazing FPS, looks intimidating, and is a collectors item. The only downside with the Samurai Edge Standard Model is the paint-job, which seems to wear down easily. Also, I wonder why a CO2 version hasn't been produced yet. That would definitely make a lot of people happy.
-Replica from the Resident Evil Video Game Series, with full trademarking for instant nostalgia.
-Great Scott, 350 fps!?
-Can't use CO2, can't find Green Gas while offline.
PS; Easily customized for your own RPD STARS experience, you know, silencers, grips, frames, slides, etc... "It's a great gun. It's everything that they said and more, the only complaint that i have with the gun is that when i opened the box i noticed some damage to the s.t.a.r.s. logo. "Ok so I just got this gun in the mail, and the first thing that I noticed was the weight of this gun. What I noticed was that its a hell of a lot heavier than the .45 Glock 17 firearm that I trained on. yes I mean a REAL gun. But other than that I would say that it is a prefect reproduction of the M9 in the Resident Evil movies. Which by the way I am a huge fan of.. I kind have a thing for Michelle Rodriguez.. But that's a completely different thing... Anyways back to the M9, over all I like the detailing in the grips and on the slide. I do think how ever that the barrel could be a bit more secure. I have yet to test it. but I am working on that right now. "Let me start off by saying WE-Tech has come a LOOOONG way with their pistols since they first started. This is no exception to the statement, I've had it now for a couple weeks and fired about 20 - 30 mags through it without any problems. When you recieve it you should lube it up just like any other GBB or AEG... Let's get to the Pro's and Con's
Realistic weight (similar to a real M9 loaded),
Nice kick to it,
With propane I can get about 2 to 2 1/2 mags,
Nice range with .25g's
Full Metal other than the grips,
Nice Engraved trades,
Just FRICKEN SWEET!!!
A slight wobble in the barrel, but thats common with any M9 gbb,
I didn't get this sooner. "Just got this the other day, first thing i noticed is the weight. It has an amazing feel to it, very realist looking. Has a great fps very strong. Recommend not to shoot in cold weather. Great for cqb, also buy extra mags.
pros: weight, fps, the look of the gun, also pretty decent recoil, has many upgrades
cons: the black tends to scratch of fairly easy as well as the gold on the grips also sometimes doesn't stay cocked back when the mag is empty
your man the airsoft expert "Works very well
Orange tip is metal, but if you want to get rid of the orange just wipe some Goof-Off on the tip and the paint just comes off. Displaying
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