The real M93R:
The KSC Beretta M93R is an very interesting design, it of course is a modelgun version of the real thing, which is a very rare firearm in the USA, as comparatively few where imported originally for law enforcement purposes.
The actual Beretta M93R must be quite the handful, especially when fired full auto (3 round burst) despite the folding fore grip.
The addition of the optional Beretta shoulder stock might help though.
Manufacturing the Beretta M93R:
The weight is a little bit off though, as the real M93R must weigh 2 pounds or more by the looks of it alone! As this is the ABS version I expected the weight to be off, even with any extra weight added. The heavy weight 2nd version is possibly closer. Although, I haven't gotten close enough to a real one to weigh it!
Firing the KSC:
The (simulated) firing experience is quite entertaining, the report is not very loud, compared to the power of the cap (as the cartridge is fairly sealed very little noise escapes) if the loading of the cartridges is correct, and the gun is clean and lubricated correctly, the firing cycle will continue until you stop or you run out of cartridges! of course, this doesn't happen all the time as these modelguns have carefully balanced needs (proper lubrication, proper cartridge loading, etc.) The recoil is slight, but, it is there just enough to notice it.
KSC thankfully, used the MGC style cartridge design, instead of the less reliable (actually less efficient ) Marushin design. As the case separates at the top just under the "bullet" which is an excellent design as the major pressure spike happens near the case bottom, so very little gas pressure is lost, which makes a very desirable, reliable and strong cartridge. The only problem is that KSC includes only 5 cartridges with each modelgun! Also, the cartridge is an center fire design, not the common "side fire" cartridge. Meaning that KSC uses a real extractor and a realistic firing pin which increases the reliability factor by several times! (not to mention the reality factor!)
KSC's "9mm" Para cartridge (8 per box)
How much longer?
KSC has a winner here, it really is too bad that the airsoft craze will continue to kill off the modelgun hobby. (at least in Japan anyways, as modelguns are practically unknown here in the U.S.) Thankfully , the manufacturers are still coming out with new modelguns although not as many as in the past, but there is still an avid interest in the modelgun, as there is still a good following for these.
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