TM S&W PC-356
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Alright, I just got a PC356 off of ebay yesterday. The thing
is super sweet. I dont like 2-tone guns, but the finish on this gun is amazing
for any springer, I'm pretty sure WA made this gun and TM just put its name
on the side. Heh. Anyway, heres the shortest review of anything, ever.
Now, I got mine off Ebay and it had no orange other than the little rubber barrel
blocker condom thingy. This is the way all guns should come, red for transport,
black for combat. I'm not going to say the seller because if they can get in
trouble for that, thatd be awful. It has perfect trademarks, they match the
ones on my Smith semi-auto 9mm. There is a trademark "SMITH & WESSON"
on the left side of the slide, and both sides of the grip around where your
thumb and index finger rest. Everything that is silvery on it it beautiful,
especially the ejector port cover, that part is perfect. The cover says "356
TSW" and "PERFORMANCE" under that. The right side of the reciever
has the Performance Center circle. Everything about the clip is really good
looking, it sports 2 trademarks, "456 TS&W" and the Performance
Center circular mark found on all of Smith's target ready pistols. The left
side of the reciever has what I am assuming is a fake serial number "TSW1013".
The front of the gun looking at the barrel is awesome, the barrel is chrome
inside and out and it really makes the rifled barrel stick out noticeably and
looks just like Smith's barrels. The black parts of the gun however are just
.. flat black, which definately works, but isnt PERFECT, so I cant go an give
the gun a 10 out of 10 for looks.
Build Quality: 9
This puppy isnt made out of metal or anything, but the recoil guide is (the
rod under the barrel that guides the slide in action). Im pretty sure its made
of steel, and it has a shiny chrome finish to it just like the entire barrel.
That is a really nice addition, it helps add a bunch of rigidity to the gun,
and some weight up front. The gun is VERY well balanced because of it, it just
lays there in your hand and screams PULL MY TRIGGER! It is light however (not
as strangely light as a MK-23 or USP however) like all Marui's, but when you
carry it around in a 24 hour game, you will kiss it for being that way. It is
more dense than any of my springers (shhhh pretend I dont have a KWC Deagle)
and is awesome, for a springer. Although when I take over the world, all springers
will be made of exactly what the real gun is. For now though, this gun gets
a 9 for not being made of steel, which nobody can really expect from any gun
anyway. Except revolvers... why aren't airsoft revolvers made of steel?!
Operation: 8 (10 if you believe in performance
This thing just works very very well. The clip holds 30 rounds, and slides in
extremely easily. The clip ejection button is the best designed non-ambidextrous
button ever, it is very big and easy to press in, but only when want it to.
I dont even understand how you could accidentally drop the clip, because you
need to push it a good distance to get the clip to pop. The slide operation
is very smooth and also short and fast. The ejection port opens to easily clear
any jam you might ever have, or if you want to put that one bb in in a mad frenzy
during a shootout. And as I said before, the gun is perfectly balanced and just
lays in your hand. You can pull your hand away and have it rest on your middle
finger and you can say "Wooooooooo, its automagically balanced!" Although
like almost ALL springers, the latches and switches do nothing. Just like the
USP the safety only locks the gun when the hammer is back, but the slide lock
is the "safety" on this gun.. Not realistic at all. There is no slidelock.
If you have owned Marui's before you can understand what I am about to say.
Little switches break, the more parts of the gun you can have molded in place
the more solid the gun is going to be and the better it is going to perform.
This gun is made to just do its job and do it well, not have holes cut in the
slide to put on little safeties and doo-dads. So what if all the switches dont
do what they do in real-life? Your Marui is the best performing gun out there
and kicks the living whatever out of everything else. Rock on Marui.
I hate to admit it... it is sad. It kicks the poo out of my MK-23 and my KWC
Deagle. This is the most accurate springer I've ever fired, next to Marui spring
rifles. Definately the most accurate spring pistol of all the ones I've ever
fired (thats a lot, I'm a springer man and have owned over 20). The range is
perfect for whatever I'd ever want to do with it. We own 3 acres of land at
this house and from the porch I can shoot a bb completely flat and hit a human
sized target 75 feet away 100% of the time. I use a jug at 75 feet to test my
.22's and airguns with. I sight things in at 50 feet then see how they do at
75 which is the farthest I've ever had to pop a squirrel at. Anyway, I aim at
the jug (about the size of a head) and the bb just goes straight out to it,
then less than 2 feet away from it begins to drop or roll or whatever hop-upped
bb's do after then effective range and hit the "jugman" in the middle
of the chest or head at least 90% of the time, and never ever have I missed
the tree it is nailed to which is only a foot across. At 70 feet or less, you
can EASILY get a headshot which until now was completely rediculous with any
airsoft spring pistol I've ever fired. I don't know the FPS, but I dont really
care. I can hit a guy in the face if I want to... Something that probably effects
this most is that the gun is very solid for a springer and the sites are always
lined up with that barrel. Also, NO ORANGE PAINT EVER TOUCHED THIS THING. Orange
paint down your innerbarrel doesn't really help for accuracy.. ask my KWC Deagle
that I spent 2 hours scratching and adding chemicals to to make new just to
have to go an regrease the thing to get it to resemble anything "new".
Stupid orange paint.
Not Having Orange Paint: 10
Yes, it had no orange paint.
It gets a 10. 10afied. 10tastic.
I didnt just go
out and throw 10's at this gun because its a new gun and I'm just drooling over
it. It really is a very very good gun. The internals are identical in function
to the ones in my MK-23 just smaller, but I can tell from that that this gun
is going to be very durable and perform for me well into the future. Nothing
about it is flimsy, the PC356 is very tight and yet loose enough to operate
smoothely... this is the 1911 of springers. It does its job and does it better
than anything else. If you get $40-$50 you are willing to put into a springer,
don't overlook the Marui PC356. And if you have $20-30 you want to spend on
a spinger... find $20-30 more and get it already, geez!
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