Review: KJW Mk.23
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I know that this gun is not new but I wanted to own the gun for about a year before I reviewed it.
I purchased this gun on August 8th 2005 just before my birthday on the 13th. I bought it from Jungle Toy. They call it the STTI SOCOM Stealth Assassin. It looked like a very nice NBB.
I needed to buy a gas gun by my birthday party. My B-day was Aug 13, this was the 8th. So there was so pressure. I needed to buy a gun that day if I wanted it by my birthday (I figured out the shipping time). The gun looked very nice (I found it on Jungle Toy for $80). It looked sturdy, and the fps of 350-400 sounded good.
August 13th. My birthday, I timed the shipping time perfectly. I wake up at around 11:00 to find a box on my doorstep. Realizing what day it was I began to get excited. I ran to my room and opened the box.
Gun With included silencer.
Inside was a smaller box that read: Special Ops Stealth Assassin. I opened the box. There she was. A VERY Large’n-In charge’n gun. I noticed that there were no trades at all. Also included was a silencer ($30 sold separately). It was a very intimidating site.
I clutched the gun and found it to be quite heavy, I found the mag release button and slid out the mag. Very heavy magazine!!! This held the majority of the weight. The gun still felt strong and well put together…….but I was ready to test that
The threaded barrel, safety, hammer safety, trigger, magazine release, hammer, magazine, and some of the internal parts are all metal. The rest is all High-grade ABS plastic.
The gun can be field stripped by pressing in the center safety from the opposite side. Inside of the gun is the hop-up adjuster.
Hop-Up (sorry it’s blurry).
The mag release button is behind the trigger guard. Each bb must be loaded manually, an obvious downer. The gun uses green gas. Gas is loaded in the bottom of the mag, about 2 three second bursts and it’s full. The gun has 2 safeties, one next to the hammer (hammer must be halfway down for this safety to work), and the other is in the middle of the gun.
I took it behind my house (a much wooded area) and brought the silencer and green gas with me. First, without the silencer. Filled it up (28 BBs) with .2 BBs. I pull the trigger to find it hard to pull, this being good and bad, hard to get used to, but a very sturdy trigger.
Sights (not during performance check)
It shot very straight, and far, 10 more shots. Same results. Silencer time. I screwed on the silencer and shot. Further, but hops up a lot. Luckily I brought my handy mini screw-driver. Very easy to field strip. Push on the opposite side of the center safety and it’s stripped. A short glance and I found the hop up lever. I fiddled with it a few times (trial and error) and finally got it. It was amazing! A far but un-accurate shot. Then I found that with the silencer off, the hop up setting must be re-changed. I decided not to use the silencer; it only adds a small amount of distance, and it causes the gun to be less accurate.
I also purchased gun lube with the gun. One quick spray down the barrel just before shooting the gun will help. Also I use Q-tips about once a month on the inside.
This Gun is great for a side arm or a main weapon. It Has a Very strong and durable magazine, strong power, and lots of metal parts. Also, with an extra mag costing only $20 on Jungle Toy, you should be set.
NOTE: This gun can use the TM extra mag BUT, the TM mag can not use green gas!
-Magazine only $20
-Must be field striped to adjust hop-up.
-Heavy (also a pro)
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