GUN airsoft??

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  1. tbreed725

    tbreed725 New Member

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    im thinking about getting into airsoft for a little extra trigger time especially with the cost of ammo lately does anyone on here mess with the airsoft guns? im looking for a m4 style rifle and a pistol that would be electronic and have a rechargable battery. i know nothing about airsoft but i know ill get what i pay for i just dont want to get somthing i shouldnt . so whats something good to start out with? metal body or plastic? good name brand? good source for guns/gear?
     
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    The only useful airsoft guns in regards to training (except for perhaps familiarization) would be the gas blow back variety pistols. I would recommend a Tokyo Marui Glock 17...pretty much the best without needing to know too much.

    Airsoft, if you're unacquainted with it, is going to be VERY underwhelming; and this is coming from a very, very high level airsoft poser-fag.

    www.airsoftextreme.com is a good store to buy from.
     
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    I used to airsoft when I was younger. We used Tokyo Marui, STAR and various other guns to play. You could try Airsoft Extreme for a good domestic source. Other than that, you can try ordering from overseas Red Wolf. You will get a better price, but with shipping/customs it can get spotty. If the company doesnt remove the trademarks, they can be confiscated.

    Other than that, you have to decide what you want out of airsofting. It can get expensive and unless you have a bunch of friends who want to shell out $350+ to get their own guns, its really not worth it to just plink yourself.

    And by all means dont ever turn into this guy

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    /bandwagonairsofthate






    EDIT: BALLS
     
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    You can turn into his friend in the background with the 240G though -- those were VERY rare and cool when that picture first surfaced.
     
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    Yeah this is all I have left from my airsoft days:

    STAR M249 w/ M120 spring, TN tighter bore barrel and 9.6v 2000mah batt:
    [​IMG]
     
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    I've pared my collection down to the rarer, cooler stuff.

    I have a Mk14 Mod 0 (the M14 retrofit for Army DMRs), a Classic Army M249, an Inokatsu AKM-N, and an Escort HK416 (CO2 powered blowback...really cool).

    In my defense, I also have cool real guns.
     
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    That sums it up perfectly. :rofl:

    There is NO supplement for actual shooting and practice with a REAL gun. If ammo costs are hurting you that bad, you should probably be evaluating more important issues, like your job/financial situation, instead of whether or not you should instead purchase high-priced emulating toys.

    I'd also consider the military.. all the ammo you could want, fun weapons to fire them in, and they pay YOU to do it!
     
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    .22lr conversion kit
     
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    :rofl:

    To the OP, I'd recommended a .22lr kit for your AR or handgun if you want to practice more but can't afford it. Airsoft guns are toys and probably shouldn't be substituted for real live fire training.

    I have a couple spring pistols but they are for pissing off squirrels and birds.
     
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    thanks for all the useful info . i cant just let some other things go to pay for ammo , too old for military, i live in city limits so this would help eminsly about target practice at home.
     
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    you'll shoot your eye out.
     
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    It's not effective target practice. :rofl:

    Jesus, you live in the same city as me. Do you wanna go shoot? I'll take you! I'll bring my weapons, AND some ammo! I'll even round up a few OTers who have gone with me before.

    Real gun != fake gun

    It's NOT effective target practice.
     
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    Actually if done correctly airsoft can be good for muscle memory. Trigger press and sight alignment. But then, these can also be done with dry firing.

    Now for force on force training is where airsofts are great.
     

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