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Old 10-14-2006, 12:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Buying an Airsoft gun...looking for opinions on what to get...

I'm looking to spend around $150 on it. I'd prefer something other than a pistol. I'm not sure on the whole gas vs. electric thing so maybe someone can explain things better for me.
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Old 10-14-2006, 03:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you wanting full auto/semi auto or is a really nice spring gun okay? Here's some of the options:

Electric-
Nothing that is worth buying

Gas-
KSC Mac 11
KSC Glock 18c (metal slide is a plus if you can find one)
Marui guns (any of them are nice, especially the Beretta M9)

Spring-
Marui spring rifles (the XM177 is the best of these)
Marui M3 (it's 200 or so, but it's a great gun)
KWC Desert Eagle (great gun, it's got all the features of a gas gun but with a spring action)
All other spring pistols (Marui HGHU are the best, especially the Mk. 23. UHC guns are great too, cheap and basically copies of Marui guns with weaker springs.)
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Old 10-14-2006, 03:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i just ordered another airsoft from pyramid air

i bought a spring and an electronic one awhile ago (i dont care for green gas really)
ive got an mp5 by utg http://www.pyramydair.com/cgi-bin/model.pl?model_id=854 its great for around the house and playing other people (shooting cousins and the family at holidays hehe) plus no one overly complains because its a lower velocity and its single shot (yes just about everyone of them has an airsoft pistol and we play on holidays)

and for electric i picked up a SDR8 from TSD
this thing is fun!
http://www.pyramydair.com/cgi-bin/model.pl?model_id=995
the only problems i have had were the battery not holding a very long charge so i swapped it out with one from radio shack(they have batterys made up for orders to)
the thing ive found with the company TSD is that you can order 4 guns and 1 of them normaly has a flaw (like the battery in mine) i bought stuff from them before from friends when i got mine and thats happened
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I like these guys:

http://www.airsoftextreme.com/store/

Maybe it's because they're local to me, but also because the manager and some of the workers are also long time p-ball players. So when you go in there's none of that p-ball bias vibe.

For battery operated guns I've always run with a Toyko Marui. Right now I have a HK MP5 SD6, and a HK MP7. On the MP7 I mounted my Trijicon ACOG site w/ a Tenebraex optic filter to protect my site from airsoft ball, and also a single point sling to go "hands free" when I'm reloading mags, batteries, etc.

BTW: For sure I'd suggest extra battery packs & extended mags for whatever gu you buy.

Also don't skimp if you're going to get serious about airsoft. I've played w/ a number of $35 eBay specials, and usually they're very inaccurate, suffer from feeding probs, etc. Basically not worth it in the long run IMHO.
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