Y&P SOCOM MK23 NBB (w/Silencer) | FREE Delivery over €50 (ROI)

Y&P SOCOM MK23 NBB (w/Silencer), Pistols are generally used as a sidearm, or back up for your primary, however that doesn't mean that's all they can be used for

Pistols are generally used as a sidearm, or back up for your primary, however that doesn't mean that's all they can be used for. If action movies have taught us anything, it's that with a pistol, you're unstoppable! Smaller, more compact, and easier to use, pistols are a lot of fun, whether you're gaming every weekend, shooting targets out your back garden, or just like adding another awesome piece to your collection.

Non-blowback replicas just means that there are fewer moving parts, which improves reliabiltiy and economy. You use less energy per shot, and there is less maintenance overall. They're not as realistic as their blowback counterparts, however they are arguably more practical and (generally) have a quieter operation as a result.

This replica is powered by green gas, although the name is something of a misnomer. It's stored in the bottle (and magazine/pistol) as a liquid, and needs heat to turn into a gas. As you can imagine, each shot uses up the ambient heat, and the gun cools down. The colder it gets, the less efficiently it operates (this is called cool down). Practically speaking, it means you will cycle through the different pressures of gas based on the temperature/climate i.e. in the colder months, you'll likely use 150 PSI gas, in the summer you'll use green gas (or 110/120 PSI), and for the indeterminate weather conditions, most likely you will rely on 130 PSI.

Unsure what gas to use? Using lower pressure gas will not damage your replica in any way, so it is safer to start lower, and only move up a pressure class (i.e. from green gas to 130 PSI, or 130 PSI to 150 PSI) when the replica is not performing as expected.

To refill with gas, remember that it is actually a liquid, so you will need to have the pistol/magazine and gas bottle upside down to fill. Line up the fill nozzle with the fill valve, press and hold it into position and keep in place until full. Generally it takes about 10 seconds for a full fill, however larger magazines may take longer. For best results, fill up with gas when the magazine/pistol and gas bottle are cold, and warm up the magazine before use. This allows the gun to have more gas available, and increases the pressure inside the magazine.

The MK23 is an iconic pistol, coming to the fore from its usage with elite MLE around the world, as well as its inclusion in the seminal Metal Gear Solid;. In airsoft, it is a staple due to its impressive performance (especially as a sniper's sidearm).

Manufactured by Y&P, this is is based on Tokyo Marui's MK23 design - as such, it retains compatiblility for magazines and parts, however comes in at a fraction of the price. Holding 28 BB's in the magazin, this non-blowback pistol is extremely efficient. Unlike many non-blowback designs, the MK23 has a moveable slide - you can rack the slide, cocking the hammer for a shorter trigger pull. Pulling the slide back exposes the hop up adjustment, allowing you to dial in your shots precisely.

The outer barrel is threaded to accept a silencer - it is 16mm CW (clockwise). This set includes a mock silencer - it won't quieten your shots, but it will look damn cool. If you want to make it as silent as possible, we would recommend using a foam-filled suppressor to allow you to stay hidden for longer.

Due to the size of the magazine, there is plenty of gas, helping ensure you always have enough to finish the remaining BB's. To fill, simply remove the magazine, hold upside down, and line up your gas nozzle with the fill valve (gas bottle sold separately). Press and hold for 10+ seconds for a full fill, then fill with BB's. Unlike blowback pistols, once you insert the magazine, it is ready to fire - there is no need to rack the slide.

For more information, please click on the specifications tab.

Pistol / GBBR Specification
Gas Type Green Gas
Blowback Non-Blowback
Power <1 Joule
Mag Capacity 28 BB's
Length 245mm
Weight 0.88kg
Fire Mode Semi-Auto
Colour Black
Hop up Adjustable
  • Brand: Y&P
  • 11956206000
  • Availability: In Stock
  • €99.99
  • Ex Tax: €99.99

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