In case you missed my last blog, which is Part I of my Hair Trigger Mod Tutorial Series for the WE Hi-Capa Gas Blowback Pistol Series, peep it out here:


Now that you're up to speed on where we're at, put your barber's hat on, cuz these triggers is 'bout to get hairy after the jump...  

Some of you may have noticed that I skipped a few steps. You know, the part where I show you how to disassemble the WE Hi-Capa GBB Pistol up to this point...

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How to shorten the WE Hi-Capa Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol trigger
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Well, as it turns out, if you are to the point where you care about the distance you have to pull the trigger before it releases the hammer and causes the gun to cycle, then you already know how to take down your Hi-Capa. You probably also know that this modification works for not only WE Hi-Capa Pistols (7.1, 5.1, 4.3, 3.8), but also the Tokyo Marui & Socom Gear versions as well.

So yea, one of the issues with WE pistols, if you want to get real super picky, is that there is a lot of excess distance between the point the trigger sits at rest and the point it must reach in order to start cycling the pistol.  As you can see below, in the space on the right, in between the metallic silver trigger band and the green Hi-Capa grip, that is a general approximation of the amount unnecessary distance traveled by the trigger on a stock WE Hi-Capa 5.1.  I should note that there is much less of this excess on Tokyo Marui pistols, but that is....of course...why Tokyo Marui pistols own it 9 out of 7 days of the week.
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How to shorten the WE Hi-Capa Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol trigger
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Find out how to shorten your Hi-Capa GBB pistol's trigger pull after the jump...

Hello, sportsfans. Happy Friday. We made it through the week together! And what a week it was.  If I'm lucky, I'll be able to compartmentalize the memory of it way back, deep into the dark depths of my mind and never have to think of it again.  That's how good it was.  Therapy session over.

Today, I thought I'd share some photos with you, featuring the WE Hi-Capa 5.1M Gas Blowback Airsoft Pistol, which features a unique, sort-of-spaceage-futuristic design on the slide.

As some of you may know, I currently use the WE and Marui Hi-Capas exclusively as my sidearms of choice for Airsoft games because of their insane reliability and outstanding practicality. On top of all that, you can upgrade the crap out of them (literally, you can take the crap parts out and put any number of good parts in).

Check out today's Hi-Capa 5.1M Photo Gallery after the jump...


More Damage From Using a CO2 Magazine with the 
WE Hi-Capa 5.1R Airsoft Gas Blowback Pistol

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Loading nozzle #2 for the WE Hi-Capa 5.1R did not fair too well.  Can you spot the damage?

I tried chronographing the airsoft gas blowback pistol with a new nozzle installed because I broke the first one while firing the airsoft gun using CO2.  Here are the gruesome results from the first test in case you missed it...WE Hi-Capa 5.1 CO2 Gas Magazine Test
During the most recent test firing, the nozzle broke within five shots of switching from green gas to CO2 and then proceeded to cause the slide to get jammed quite well, making it rather difficult to release.

I think I'm pretty much ready to go on record that while it is a great option for an Airsoft gas blowback pistol, the WE Hi-Capa 5.1R is NOT CO2-compatible as the manufacturer would love to claim. The stock loading muzzle is made of plastic and simply cannot withstand the stress from the increased pressure created by using CO2. I have seen a metal loading muzzle floating around the web, so I may try to look into that, but for the time being, guess who's gonna be sticking to green gas in his Airsoft sidearms? Hint: he's tall, bald and writes the Pyramyd Airsoft Blog.

Speaking of hints and/or teasers, check the photo I've got posted after the jump for a hint of a one-of-a-kind new Airsoft AEG for 2011 that I know many of you have been wondering about.  PLUS, I've got a teaser trailer for the new Airsoft Squared social networking community.

Click here to see the Airsoft photo & video teasers.

Testing the WE Hi-Capa 5.1 on CO2 Gas

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So I wanted to investigate the world of CO2-powered Airsoft gas blow back pistols to see if a WE Hi-Capa 5.1 is as "CO2-Compatible" as WE says it is. Knowing very little, but enough to know that CO2 is a more powerful gas than the commonly used Airsoft Green Gas or Propane, I had my suspicions as to whether this was truly true.  Yup.  I said it, you read it: Truly true. 

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So I got a Hi-Capa CO2 magazine, popped in the 12g CO2 cartridge, made famous by Crosman, and went out to my backyard to fire a few rounds (after loading the mag with BBs & inserting into the gun, of course).  Notice the unique butt plate on the magazine?  It actually doubles as a tool to tighten the screw cap that secures the CO2 cartridge inside the magazine. 

I got through two full 28-round CO2 magazines and half way into the third when the gun made a much larger-than-normal popping sound along with a larger emission of gas from the ejection port on the slide. The subsequent trigger pulls yielded enough gas to cycle the slide, but the cycle rate was much slower and no BBs were exiting the muzzle. Just to be sure the mag wasn't out of gas or anything, I popped in a second CO2 mag that was fully loaded with the same results. Not wanting to take the gun apart until I was absolutely sure, I fired a few shots with a standard 28-round Hi-Capa magazine filled with Green Gas and, again, same thing.

So back into my Airsoft Man Cave I went and made ready for exploratory Airsoft surgery. I took the entire slide apart, including the removal of the valve inside the loading nozzle (also called the "loading muzzle") and didn't see anything at first. Then, after closer examination of the nozzle, I noticed something glaring at me. That "something" looked like this...

Click Here to See the CO2 Damage