UNBOXING - TOKYO MARUI P226R | AIRSOFT
A Japanese replica, of a swiss gun, made in Germany, unboxed by a Swede. International gun of mystery.
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I have plans for this replica, ranging from installing a metal kit to some other serious modifications. So I spent a premium for Tokyo Marui quality internals.
STEP 1: UNBOXING
In the box I find:
Oh, no… disappointment...
The replica itself, a magazine, an unjamming rod, some dry-fire adaptor thing-a-majigs, a manual, two small pamphlets and, surprise surprise, BB’s.
STEP 2: SAFETY CHECK
Before I go any further, I will do a safety check. Making sure the replica is unloaded, without any BB in the chamber.
STEP 3: APPEARANCE
The first thing that strikes me is how greasy it is.
Which may or may not be a good thing.
But it did distract my eye from how horrendous the plastic is.
One of the things Marui is famous for is that they're plastic is fantastic.
Point in case: my 1911.
They’re both Marui, they’re both made out of plastic, but not all plastic is equal.
In the past I complained about marui placing weights in the 1911 grips. But without weights in the p226, it downgrades the replica into a toy. There's not enough metal in the replica to add heft. Oddly enough out Marui overlords decided that there was only budget for metal rear sight but not front sights.
(The few metal bits consists of the slide catch, decocking lever, hammer, trigger, magazine release, grip screws, take down lever, recoil spring and recoil spring guide. The pins and miscellaneous small screws are of course metal.)
Over to the markings.
They are crisp and deep,
and most are correct to the real steel counterpart. Moooost...
I especially like the marking on the left side of the magazine. A really nice touch in my book.
STEP 4: FUNCTION
Let’s see how she functions.
Like most real Sig’s, this is a Swiss watch of precision and confusion. The slide release and decocker are really close together, and for a USP and 1911 user like me, this makes me prone to press the decocker when I want ro release the slide, and vise-versa. My thumb is also continuously looking for the safety, which doesn’t exist…
Just a matter of getting used to it, so I don’t look like a caressing idiot.
#The trigger on this thing feels… mushy, in lack of a better word. The pick-up when resetting the trigger is, in my opinion, way too long. I much prefer the overtravel adjustment feature on the USP Tactical to this.
This Sig has both single and double-action, which means racking the slide is optional.
The decocker, decocks , the slide catcher, catches, the mag release, releases. Congrats bits you do your job!
The picatinny bit on the front of the frame works with my CLONE X300, but my real steel Insight M3, which is advertised on the box, is kinda loosie goosie, wibbly wobbly aka tends to rattle.
STEP 5: REVIEW
So these are my thoughts.
It’s a functioning replica. No more, No less!
Due to the choice of materials and low weight I am thoroughly disappointed. This replica is in the wrong price range compared to the quality of the Marui 1911.
Even though I have plans to replace most of the plastic bits, I had no idea it was this urgent to install a metal kit.
I can’t even whip it out in decent company.
STEP 6: TEST FIRE
Ehh.. Let’s do it anyway!
Please note that I’m performing these alterations at my own risk. These alterations can go very wrong if you lack the skills, tools and knowledge required, and can damage your equipment and parts as well as cause injury on your person if you attempt them yourself.