Finding a 'cat with the features I want...
I've never owned an ICD, but I've wanted to try one out for sometime. The main thing that turned me off was the powerfeed, which I thought they all had. However, while perusing the EMR museum last weekend I happened upon a Panther vts with a right feed. So that gave me hope.
So here's the feature's I'm looking for-
-Blowback(not looking for a fox right now)
-Dual tank setup (preferably with the rotating vert asa for vertical/horizontal optoins)
-Blowback gas adjustment(do all of them have this option?)
Is there a 'cat with all these features in one?
Panther VTS has that... and is a damn fine gun.
Only issue you may have is finding barrels, they are a unique thread.
So the panther has a different threading than the rest of the cats? Bummer. Ah well, I'm not adverse to owning one over that.
But is the Panther the only one available in right feed?
I thought that the Panther used the same barrel threading as the other 'Cats, but I sold mine off a couple years back, so I can't say for sure.
And to echo Azzy's post, they are (like the other ICD blowbacks) damn fine pieces. High quality machining, solid construction, and highly versatile. I sold mine to Finnigan on here, who I think still owns it. If not, hopefully he sold it to another MCBer. He's the third (I bought it from Hacker - aka "Sir Not Appearing On These Forums").
Anyway, Panther VTS it is. Suppose I'll post wtb soon enough.
How much could I expect to pay for a good to very good condition Panther VTS? And are there any specific barrels anyone's used with one that they'd recomend?
Thanks for the help so far guys!:D
Edit: Nvm, just realized that was an alleycat I sent his way. Nothing to see here, continue on.
Too bad you dont want the power feeds. I have a black one with the different bottel confrigurations. And I have a silver one with a m16 type scope rail (looks like the thing on the m16's they can use to mount scopes or carry the gun). One has a m16 style grip and the other a 45 frame. And I have a old school 16" all american with a black back and green tip. The only thing is the silver one leaks for some reason but I havent fixed it because I just thought about using it for parts.
Last I heard the Panther took the same barrel thread as the thundercat and desert foxes.
I have made 3 barrels for the panther in the past. You need a Pro-lite/A-5 threaded barrel, but it needs to be one with the smaller diameter base(the ones that slide into the foregrip on the pro-lite) old Armsons are great. old SP All Americans work to, and J&J still keeps it thin on their one piece.
What you do is file off the leading threads until the space between the tip and the start of the threads match the stock barrel. Then file the base of the barrel after the threads also matching it to the stock barrel.
Its easy to do in a lathe and then you could use any Pro-lit/A-5 barrel, but I have done all mine with a file.
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