Originally Posted by Ratters
sometimes there's a saying, "Don't believe the hype" Sometimes a polished up turd is still just a turd.
To be honest my friend, most of us in the airsoft community have been where you are right now and the frustrations are real.
My advice is use it as a learning experience, be patient and take a look at the gearbox, apply some if not all of what i've suggested and see if it works out.
patience is a virtue in both airsoft and life.
I won't send you a bill for this first session of airsoft anxiety counselling 101
Believe me, (most) things can be fixed and most things cannot. It is no different in the airsoft world and these things do need tinkering with to make a good gun a great gun or a shit gun a parts in a bucket gun. Parts in a bucket is only after you've given it a good go with applicable knowledge for the task.
The lord hates a quitter but after everything has been tried no amount of voodoo magic can resurrect certain things and cost effectiveness / availability of parts become a factor.
If you need some help let me know, i will do my best to assist ok
Everything you wrote is nothing new to me but thank you very for at least trying to help. I didn't shim the gearbox simply because I wanted to use the gun stock for a bit as I usually do before shimming/upgrading. I've been playing airsoft for 5 years and had experience with about 8 guns now. A Cyma AK which still rock solid even after 3 years and the rust, I did upgrade it quite a bit. My LCT is a year and a half old, still works fine. I also bought a E&C M27 awhile ago, maybe 6-7 months old now, works fine too, just had to shim it. Krytac is the first letting me down, 3 months old and just a few games played with.