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I've always been interested in shooting for most of my life, sadly the authoritarian government in the UK has seen fit to make it very difficult for private citizens to own firearms; no such issues if you're a criminal, but hey, that's another issue. Anyway, owning a replica however is less difficult provided you jump through a flaming hoop or two; as such I am now the happy owner of my first Airsoft pistols & will detail the mods and changes I make to them below.

WE-TECH HICAPA 5.2

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My first pistol, a WeTech HiCapa 5.2- based on a standard 5.1 but came fitted with the 'meat tenderiser' muzzle compensator; I really liked the way this looked and it wasn't obscenely expensive compared to certain other options for 'factory custom' pistols. I did however want to make a few mods purely for aesthetic reasons- the stock pistol looks good, but a few hours of drooling over photos of customised HiCapas made me green with envy so I started looking at options just to pimp out my pistol a little without going crazy. Below is a list of the parts I fitted:

CowCow Hi-Capa Custom Grip
CQB Master IPSC Extended Metal Slide Release
5KU Magazine Catch- Square
AIP Aluminum GUNDAM Airsoft Mag-well Type 2

Like I said, nothing crazy, just some aesthetic items and some items to improve ergonomics/usability. However, I did also make a change to the Grip Safety that was digging into my palm constantly in an unnecessary way; I removed it from the pistol and filed & sanded it down into a much smoother shape that still engaged when squeezed, but no longer dug into my hand. The result looks exactly like the hideously expensive Airsoft Masterpiece grip safety, yet only cost me a couple hours of work instead of 70-120 dollars. It hasn't escaped my attention just how expensive some aftermarket parts are for airsoft... same as many hobbies I guess, rather annoyingly.

I haven't made any internal mods yet as this is a brand-new pistol so I'll wait and see if/when something feels like it's wearing out and needs upgrading.

WE-TECH DRAGON HICAPA 7.2

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This is functionally identical to my previous pistol with two important distinctions. Firstly, it's based on the 7.2 Dragon version of the HiCapa with a nice split-slide ( and a little bit of custom work I did to fill in the ugly-looking holes in the front part of the slide ). Secondly and most importantly I filed down a couple components to enable full-auto fire rate; this is of course not select-fire, just full-auto as long as you keep the trigger pulled down. I chose the 7.2 HiCapa to make full-auto so that it was obvious at a glance compared to having two identical 5.2 models; I wanted twins, just not identical twins, lol.

List of mod parts:

CowCow Hi-Capa Custom Grip
CQB Master IPSC Extended Metal Slide Release
5KU Magazine Catch- Square
AIP Aluminum GUNDAM Airsoft Mag-well Type 2
Modified Disconnector and Hammer to enable Full-Auto

Update 08/03/2020: Just for fun I did some photos with a short vertical foregrip, and an oldschool Thompson foregrip- not sure which I prefer, but the John Dillinger style Full-Auto Hicapa is certainly rather wicked looking...

As before, no other internal mods yet, though I am certain the full-auto fire will wear things out more quickly, so I have been researching upgrades for when that time comes.

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