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Mosquito Molds - PEQ-2 Mini Moscart Set
Written by ORCA   

Manufacturer: Craft Apple Works/Mosquito Molds (Japan)
Type: Gas Grenade
Date Acquired: 05/2003


Mosquito Molds PEQ-2 Mini Moscart Set

Can someone really have too many nade launchers??? I think not!!!!

This is the Mosquito Molds PEQ-2 Mini Moscart Set. This set includes:

  • Launcher Housing PEQ-2 Design
  • 27mm 18rds Cartridge
  • 27mm 36rds Cartridge
  • 38mm Extension Inner Barrel
  • Sticker Set
  • Manual (Although my manual was missing)


Mosquito Molds PEQ-2 Mini Moscart Set Other Side

This system is built to resemble a PEQ-2 unit which I'm sure alot of you are familiar with. It's a bit larger then a Real Steel PEQ-4 unit, but for its' function, the added size is acceptable.


Mosquito Molds PEQ-2 Mini Moscart Set - Opened

The PEQ-2 unit is held together by 2 screws, that look like the adjustment dials on the top of the unit. Both nades are fired independently by 2 seperate triggers/push buttons and the entire unit must be opened to recharge or replace the nades. The unit must also be opened to access a third screw use to lock this system onto a 20mm rail. Be careful of cross threading.


Mosquito Molds PEQ-2 Mini Moscart Set

The nades are an 18 and 36 round, 27mm version. These are about half the size of the normal 40mm but with a much smaller gas capacity. MM did a great job on the design of these nades as opposed to the 165bb Moscarts in that they included a small hole in a retaining collar to assist on replacing those tiny metal ball bearings (All you Moscart guys know what I'm talking about).

While being very simple in design, the nades function well but with less range due to the smaller gas capacity. You still get a nice crisp "POP" and "Smoke"/Steam effect when fired though.

This new internal design will make changing things like o-rings much easier and not required a special tool.


Mosquito Molds PEQ-2 Mini Moscart Set - Size Comparison to the Stock M4 RIS "PEQ"

As mentioned above this unit is large. It's larger then an ICS AN-PEQ-2 battery pack I used to own. The 2 triggers on the rear are just simple spring loaded pushbuttons.

When fired the BB's travel in a straight grouping. The only noticeable "scatter" would be towards the end of the bb's power trajectory when wind pushes the bbs around (It was a windy day, more firing tests later). I haven't noticed a big difference yet between the nade with the barrel extender yet except less bb's fire.


Got Nades? (Friggin 14+ lbs M4...)

Is the unit worth buying? For large outdoor skirmishes the 40mm nades will work much better and you'll have more options. But I can see some fun with this unit in CQB. I think Sniperx mentioned something about adapting these to a gas shotgun, but I think the diameter will be too wide for that type of application at this time and smaller gas capacity of the nade may not make it possible with these specific nades.

Resetting the 27mm Grenades

I've run across a few reports over the years that these grenades are difficult to reset. Fortunately my set has always been easy to reset and have worked flawlessly since initial purchase. A few rules I use on these grenades, which may be why they keep working as good as new:

  1. These are Japanese manufactured grenades. They were built to use HFC134A* Gas and I have only filled and used HFC134A* Gas.
  2. After use and before storage, I liberally spray each grenade with silicon oil. I store these grenades with no gas.

Steps 1 use to reset these grenades:


27mm Grenade After Firing


Using a Pen Cap or
Like item, I depress the valve button on the bottom of the grenade. You don't need to use any force, just push it in until it stops.


The valve button should have a gap after being reset.


Twist the base plate about 1/4 turn counter clockwise. You will hear/feel the valve button reset. Turn the base plate clockwise to lock it in place. Just finger tight pressure.


You
grenade's valve is now locked in place to hold gas. Proceed to fill from front fill valve. The gas reservoir is small, so it won't take much to fill up.

* HFC134A is weaker then Green Gas and Propane. It is also harder to find in the U.S.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 02 September 2010 21:10