Starting off with the box it comes in, the pics don't do it justice, the font is nice, but the actual design on the box looks like black marble or slate. Very nice touch.
Onto the actual kit. Comes with everything advertised. Bolt Sled, Breech, Plunger, O-Ring, 2 catch springs, tube of silicone grease, 6kg spring, the metal catch and back plate and the locking pin to attach the bolt sled and breech. Comparing the assembled breech and bolt sled to the stock parts, you can feel the slight weight difference between the ABS and the Polycarb.
The spot to attach the priming rod does need a little reinforcement (this is coming from OMW themselves, and I agree with them) They suggest either expoy putty or hot glue, (I went with hot glue), this is to eliminate the wiggle that the bar has attached to the bolt sled.
Building or putting together the kit is simple as can be, installation however, that is a different story. On the Raider I built the assembly went in fine, I removed every lock in the blaster just to make things easier on myself. The problem I was running into though was with the Spring and the Catch. The catch was not working properly with the 6kg spring installed and no matter how hard I primed I could not get the damn thing to catch. I had a spare 5kg spring from a previous order, I installed that and the kit took with no problems. I don't know what the problem was but I could not get the kit to install with the included 6kg spring.
With the kit installed I did notice a few things, the prime obviously is much heavier, but the prime needs to be one hard and swift motion or it will not catch. Due to this realization the Slam Fire capability of the Raider is impeded due to this. Also when priming (for me without the locks in place) I was noticing that when it doesn't catch if you don't realize it your double feeding very easily.
on to pros and cons:
- The kit is well built.
- Definitely packing more of a punch that the stock setup.
- Simple assembly and installation of the polycarb parts.
- Pricing (while a great kit this alone cost more than the blaster itself)
- Priming is much tougher.
- The Plunger catch is finicky.
Over all I give the kit a 7.5/10 It's great and a huge asset for people who like stock blasters but due to the issue with the catch and the fact that the included spring was causing installation issue I would have to recommend if you get this to possibly pick up a pack or 1 of the 5kg. spring just in case.
Streamline with 2 BB's were hitting on average 50ft flat and with an angle hitting 75ft on average.
Stock Streamlines were averaging 60ft flat and about 85-90 with an angle (the test shots varied between 70 and 90+ feet)
Part 1: Unboxing and Initial Thoughts
Part 2: Test Firing and Final Thoughts
Edited by Griever 2112, 26 March 2012 - 07:56 AM.