I'm thinking the same thing Capt., why would anyone wanna spend all that on something that would crap out after a few rounds...throw away? Not when you can still get the templates and build something like a Sten for a lot less bucks.
I think it's a big over-reaction myself...I sure as hell wouldn't squeeze the trigger on one of those 'conversions'.
Anyone with sufficient knowledge and skill to make this "conversion" is probably going to either make a better weapon themselves or, more likely, break a car window and get a much superior weapon at zero cost.
Ok, holding a background in engineering and SOME knowledge of firearms, converting an airsoft weapon to a working firearm is not only absurd, its STUPID! I mean, firearms are expertly designed to handle the extreme pressures and temperatures of shooting. Airsoft guns are little more than die-cast replicas with little or no thought given the internal structural integrity. Airsoft, being pneumatic for high-end versions, have only a fraction of the internal pressures and stress of a real firearm. Long story short; anyone dumb enough to do this would likely kill themselves.
Second, if it were possible, WHY TELL PEOPLE HOW TO DO IT??? I mean, if you want to STOP people from doing it, why tell everybody and his brother about it? Eventually, some fool is gonna try it. I propose we press charges against the media for "dissemenation of terrorist training documents"
If I wanted to make a gun, Ill stick with a potato gun!