Ares Tommy Gun First impressions.

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Ares Tommy Gun First impressions.

Postby Waldiebeast » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:02 pm

Hey guys,
on saturday, I got to hold and a brief look at the ares 1928 tommy gun prototype at the ares headquarters.
FEEL:
The gun had no rattle and everything felt solid including stock, grip, mag etc.
FEATURES:
The first thing I noticed is that unfortunately, you will have to buy a wood kit as both of the thompsons that are available from ares have very cheap looking plastic furnature. Another sweet thing about the M1928 is that it has the bolt on the top and finally, the correct stock :happyclap:
FINISH:
The finish on this rifle looks awesome. The finishing looks better than the King arms and the Cyma IMHO. The only thing is that the furniture isn't all that.

That's all I have for you guys at the moment! Hopefully the price isn't too bad on this because it's the first true M1928. I may have missed something out so if you have an questions, feel free to put 'em below :D
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Re: Ares Tommy Gun First impressions.

Postby Yith » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:06 pm

Cool... glad someone finally has it right!

Shame about the wood. :(
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Re: Ares Tommy Gun First impressions.

Postby No1_sonuk » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:15 pm

Are the magazines TM/Cyma/King Arms compatible?
Is the butt removable?
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Re: Ares Tommy Gun First impressions.

Postby Waldiebeast » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:20 pm

No1_sonuk wrote:Are the magazines TM/Cyma/King Arms compatible?
Is the butt removable?

Yes, both stocks are interchangeable if that's what you're asking. I don't know about the mags but knowing ares, there is no doubt that spare mags will be widely available but from what I've seen so far, yes is my answer to that.
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Classic Army Colt 1911A1 GBB pistol
ARES PPSh-41
Deact Mosin M38
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Re: Ares Tommy Gun First impressions.

Postby Waldiebeast » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:22 pm

I know it's a shame about the wood however, Ares will have wood kits (well at least wood stocks) which is the most important thing because of the 1928 stock. From my knowledge, ares wood kit don't burn a big hole in your wallet so that's no prob. :happydance:
GUNS: (ww2)
AGM sten mkII
Classic Army Colt 1911A1 GBB pistol
ARES PPSh-41
Deact Mosin M38
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Re: Ares Tommy Gun First impressions.

Postby No1_sonuk » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:52 pm

Waldiebeast wrote:
No1_sonuk wrote:Are the magazines TM/Cyma/King Arms compatible?
Is the butt removable?

Yes, both stocks are interchangeable if that's what you're asking. I don't know about the mags but knowing ares, there is no doubt that spare mags will be widely available but from what I've seen so far, yes is my answer to that.

No. I mean does it come off like the real 1928, and the gun still operate with it removed?
As for the mags: Those of us who already have Thompsons won't want to buy a whole lot more mags. This is the one reason I don't have an SRC MP5.
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Re: Ares Tommy Gun First impressions.

Postby Waldiebeast » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:40 am

I don't know about that but I think the battery goes into the stock. Going back to the mags, hopefully they are compatible but say for instance (like on the PPShs) the magazines feed lips are on opposite sides, you could just flip around the internals.
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Re: Ares Tommy Gun First impressions.

Postby No1_sonuk » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:58 pm

Certainly not on the King Arms mid caps - They're moulded one way round.
Not sure about the high caps, though.
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Re: Ares Tommy Gun First impressions.

Postby the_antihero_99 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:05 pm

did they mention anything about the gearbox e.g proprietary parts
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Re: Ares Tommy Gun First impressions.

Postby ww2stu » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:10 am

the_antihero_99 wrote:did they mention anything about the gearbox e.g proprietary parts


yes this always scares me with Ares too. Spares of these parts are some what hard to get hold of.

Did it have EBB like it originally stated?
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Re: Ares Tommy Gun First impressions.

Postby the_antihero_99 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:45 pm

ww2stu wrote:
the_antihero_99 wrote:did they mention anything about the gearbox e.g proprietary parts


yes this always scares me with Ares too. Spares of these parts are some what hard to get hold of.

Did it have EBB like it originally stated?


im thinking the same thing and im looking all over the net and cant find anything and ares doesnt have the best record for internals i hate how these guys are the only people to drop m4's fro a bit and give ww2 a look
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Re: Ares Tommy Gun First impressions.

Postby the_antihero_99 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:51 pm

has there been any news on the internals in these yet? ive tried asking ares on facebook but im getting no answer
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Re: Ares Tommy Gun First impressions.

Postby the_antihero_99 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:03 pm

hay lads i emailed ares for some info on the thompsons about the internals and this is what i got back

Thank you for your interest of ARES products.
The item you concern will be using a new develop electronic blow back gearbox to best fit the rifle. We haven’t got much detailed information at the moment but please keep an eye on our website for news update.
We will develop on upgrade parts if needed depends on the popularity of the products.

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so they are a bit tight lipped to say the least :( hope this helps some of you lot

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