Project Blue Ghost

Project Blue Ghost as it is today

The history of project Blue Ghost

This was my very first airsoft gun, it started out as a well loved AK-74M manufactured by a Chinese company called CYMA. Sure it was cheap and poorly made but it was a portal into the wonderful sport of Airsoft. For me this is where it all began. This is where my love for tech and modifications was born. Encased in a cast zinc shell laid a set of greasy gears and dirty plastics, but I didn’t care. This was a masterpeice in the making. For the next year and a half I would save up my hard earned money to buy shiny new parts for my rifle. I would make numerous mistakes and errors, but in the end I would learn my trade. The story of project Blue Ghost is the story of my path to becoming a Benchtech.

Laying the groundwork

When I first received my rifle in its generic cardboard box the first thing I did was tear it apart (much to the dismay of my parents). After closely examining each and every part and seeing how it interacted I had a rough understanding of the workings. I was able to put it back together with the exception of the hopup unit and took it to my local field for the first time. After the whirlwind of action and adrenaline which every airsofter experiences their first time I came to the conclusion that my beloved rifle needed some serious improvment.

Lonex gearboxes have a unique shine to them

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About the author

My name is Jon Kraatz, I was born in California and now live in Texas just north of Dallas. I am currently employed at Thomas Digital and am an active member of TX881 AFJROTC. I like to consider myself a moderately skilled benchtech and amateur engineer. I Frequent D14 airsoft but I spend more time as my teams benchtech than on the field. When I’m not working or hanging out with friends I’m usually being a public menace in my 2005 Mustang GT.