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Ace23
Could someone list the pros and cons of both AEGs and gas guns? Even a direct comparison between the two would help. After using spring, I'm not sure if I want to go to AEG or gas. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Domer17
AEG

Pros-
+Rof
+Long Range Accuracy
+Stability in Aiming
+Better Power Source (easier in my mind)
+Lot's of upgrade possibilites
+Higher Mag cap (unless you use 30 round lows)

Cons-
-Less Maneuverability
-Higher Price (at least for a good one)
-Most/Some AEG users go through ammo much faster

Gas Guns-
+Maneuverability
+Usually higher stock power
+Some upgrade possibilities
+Makes you conserve ammo (might be a bad thing in your mind)
+More realistic and fun to shoot (in my mind)
+Ability to dual wield

Cons-
-Lower RoF
-Lower mag cap (unless AEG users use lowcaps)
-Less long range accuracy
-Less stability in Aiming
-Hard to/Expensive to mount a sight
-Worse power source (fill problems, leaks, accessibility, cost)

These are just my opinion so if you don't agree it doesn't matter, I never said I was right about anything, although I am joining the Pistols Only Revolution with my purchase of a KWA USP in the next few days.
hsimoorb
Domer17 got all the main ones. overall I'd say get yourself an electric gun. They're overall much more skirmishable, easyer to miantain and have a huge advantage in the volume of fire they can produce. But you might want to check the threads on the Pistols Only Revolution(search it), there's some good posts by BP explaining how to go with only GBB pistols. But IMO, the only reason people do that, is because it's hard to use GBBs against AEGs, and therefore it's more fun for some people.
Ace23
Thanks for the replies. I'm glad someone took the time to help me out!
airsoft005
get a good aeg, a tokyo marui if u can afford it, if not maybe a utg would be better for you. Then later once u saved up money again get a good gbb, maybe from kwa, ksc, western arms, or tokyo marui
CookieMonster
AEG but it is a lot more money(depending on what gun) BUt it also has full auto, and the other stuff domer17 listed.
blackhand
Yeah get the AEG first. That way you can keep up with the other guys (if you play a lot at a field or some place) and when you get some more cash get a nice sidearm.
blackbelt
I'm going to get a Mp5a5 with a silencer and hopefully at least an nbb.
doopydoo
Gas gun first.

It teaches you much needed skills before you up your firepower. So you won't turn into a point shooting, hosing, crazed maniac. If you get a gas gun first you will be a better player in the end. I hope.
sig 552 wielder
think of it this way. here you are bunkered down with your spring gun waiting your shots. you run to another bunker he fires and misses. fun yes. ok now imagine running from one bunker to the next when he has 300 rounds in the mag and lays down a line of bbs chasing you at 15 rounds per second. conclusion you have enter and new world of airsoft play. much more realistic in the sense.
blackbelt
Just buy a gbb/nbb for TAPSS and improve your skill, then buy a TM or CA.
Gergify
A GBB is a very good first gun, aegs is alittle more work in the long run but they have more upgrade options.
blackhand
Well since you have already used springs I would hope your tactics have gotten better. If you still think you are a "Newbie" in tactics stay with with GBB but if you think you can handle the AEG get that first.
Now you see me...
I got a NBB first and then an AEG. Now I'm looking for a GBB (I was thinking the KJW Full Metal M9) but the only problems with Gas guns is that gas costs money. You could get a propane adapter but since I don't have one yet I can't tell you how reliable it is. I would say go for the AEG.
yellowlightman
Get an AEG first. It'll allow you to play a bigger variety of games. Going up against a bunch of AEGs with a pistol is not fun, whereas an AEG vs. pistols is pretty manageable. In the end you'll want both, and since the AEG will likely be the more expensive of the two why not get the bigger purchase out of the way first?
blackhand
QUOTE (yellowlightman @ Aug 17 2006, 04:47 AM) *
Get an AEG first. It'll allow you to play a bigger variety of games. Going up against a bunch of AEGs with a pistol is not fun, whereas an AEG vs. pistols is pretty manageable. In the end you'll want both, and since the AEG will likely be the more expensive of the two why not get the bigger purchase out of the way first?


Well not all the time. Going GBB vs. AEG is a lot of fun, it's hard and you have to think two steps ahead but really fun. But that's all a personal choice and won't work for everyone.
Ataturk
an AEG may acctually be cheaper, depending on the gun and how long you are willing to play. you use up more than 120-130 bucks just by using 10 gas canisters. also, some airsoft organizations only allow users with an AEG.
afroninja
if you want accuracy get like a 70 dollar gnbb or gbb on. several sites I have seen full auto gas pistols...I'll try to get you a link. but if you want to spray bullets everywhere then you want an aeg (please note lower end ones are innacurate) a gas gun is good to start so you can learn how to actually aim...I'd say get a gas gun...and not nessisarily a gbb or gnbb maybe some cheap gas uzi or something
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