Before you buy an LCS SK-19, read this
Let me tell you the story of my LCS SK-19. It arrived last Friday 1-10-20 at about 6 PM. It was already dark. On Saturday 1-11-20, I scoped the gun and went to sight it in. First magazine of 19 rounds I had 2 failure to fires, air yes pellet no. Second magazine of 19 rounds, three rounds air yes, pellet no. 3rd mag only shot 5, two more air but no pellet. I did not clean this gun or touch it in any way-just pellets (JSB 33.95gr) and air. That's why I never touch a new gun, then vendors say you caused the problem.
Monday1-13, I call the vendor (who has been excellent). They tell me the barrel may be screwed in too far and not allowing the fixed non-removeable magazine to rotate, and to try unscrewing the barrel. Fired 2 mags of 19, thought problem was solved (even called vendor and waited 20 minutes on hold to tell them). Wednesday 1-15-20. Two skunks in my yard (the reason I bought the gun). Shot the first, went to shoot the second no pellet. I lifted the mag levers on both sides of the gun, rotated the mag clockwise one position by hand, re-closed the levers and shot and killed the second, as it was still there. When I checked the mag, there were two pellets missing, even though I fired 3 times.
I called the vendor today 1-16-20 and am sending the gun back. In getting it ready to ship I wanted to unload the magazine. Since it's fixed and non-removable how can I? Simple shoot it. Prior to this time I had been shooting the gun off a gun rest, and with the long ATN 4K Pro scope I was behind the gun. While emptying the pellets by shooting into the ground (scope was taken off), I felt air puffing on my right cheek. I called the vendor to add this info to the RMA. They said the barrel was probably unscrewed too far, causing the air to blow out the side.
Here's what I would like my fellow air gunners to know. First, the only way to clean this gun due to the fixed magazine is to remove the barrel. Second, the barrel is tensioned in the front by the moderator baffle nut. Third, once you remove the barrel to clean it, It will be very difficult if not impossible, to get the barrel in the proper position. Too far back, magazine will not work. Too far forward, air comes out the side. There are NO specs on the baffle nut to know how to properly tension the barrel. I told the vendor I put a piece of painters tape at 12 o'clock on the barrel before I loosened it. He said "if you make a pen mark on the tape at 12 o'clock, turning the barrel more than the width of the pen mark, it could be too much". You will have these issues EVERY TIME you remove the barrel for cleaning. Not a very good design, not very good QC. There should have been a slot in the side to insert a feelers gauge to get the spacing correct and there should have been a spec on the barrel tension, and a way (hint-a hex for a torque wrench) to apply it.
I should have bought an Impact MKII.
My first generation Huben would jam. Sent it back and later bought a second gen model. Same issue. Sent it back to Joe Brancato with airtanksforsale and he did some factory suggested modification that cured it. Looks to be a similar magazine system.
I cleaned mine with the barrel on the gun. I went too deep with the cleaning rod and it fired the gun. That was a surprise I didn't need. 😳 It shot the cleaning rod into the neighbors yard. Never did find it. I don't understand how the hammer less system really works. .I tried a model of your gun at a demo event. I thought the trigger was not par with the price range of gun. How is your trigger?
I do agree, I would have gone with the Impact first. Semi and full auto are fun, but a bit of a novelty gun to me.