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  1. I don't have any experience with aeg's, I want top quality, there isn't really a budget, I suppose under 500, and I am at a loss by all the brands! I hope some of the pros here can help me out and make sure I get the best. I poked around online, and I heard the lancer pdw is the worst and lowest quality (and the low price sorta scares me that its probably a total lemon) and the vfc pdw is the best. there's several variations it seems for the vfc and there's other brands often tacked on there like umarex and I wonder what is the deal with that. I'm mostly looking for reliability. I want a good reliable gun that lasts and lasts forever. my first (and only) aeg experience was some $120 mp5 from big 5, I forget the brand but it was a bad experience. it worked flawless for about 5 months then stuff started breaking, the first to go was the fire selector so I fired auto all the time, then the motor died or something, even with a full battery there wasn't anything happening when I pull the trigger. I've got alot of gas guns, kwa mostly, and they'd great, accurate reliable guns but the main weakness is capacity. if I'm going to a real cap game they're great but in normal games were my 40rd m4 vs aeg's with 400 rd capacity mags, I'm at a huge disadvantage. that is the reason I'm looking for an aeg. I picked pdw because its a nice looking gun and I usually do cqb, and its a small, lightweight gun if the stock is folded. but with the high cap mags, it wouldn't do bad at 100-200 feet either. the final thing I'm a bit confused about is the fps. airsplate, redwolf, airsoftgi, they all have different fps's with .2 BBs. 335-400. does anyone with the actual gun can tell me what is the fps? under 350 I guess is good so I can use it at the indoors places I often play at, but I am concerned the under-350 would make it weak for longer ranges at the outdoor fields (like sc viper, hollywood sports & warped ops). what are your opinions about that?
  2. I'm 25, make a few bucks over 30k a year, a third less though after the government takes its 'cut' I would be a redneck if I was born to the right race... asians can't be redneck, right? only white people? I don't hunt at the moment but have my hunter's education certificate and want to get into it this year or next- I just need a friend to go with who knows how ot hunt (I got the shooting part down, but what after?) and currently my political affiliation is... I don't know. I support some democrat things and some republican things, but there's stuff on both sides I'm strongly against. and there's stuff I support/against with other parties. I am more libertarian than anything. I wish they're a bigger, mainstream party.
  3. zephir

    Poison Ivy

    I've never got poison ivy, I don't know what it looks like or how ot identify it. maybe I'm just lucky. just in case though, I have those first aid poison ivy/oak wipes in my FAK. the main issue for me is bugs. it seem to be a super magnet for them. some just annoy me. some bite me, others hang on to me and results in getting bugs in the car that stay in there and keep biting me for weeks after. some bites I get a bad reaction off and I get sick and it swells up massively and the spot gets really hot. might be allergic to some bug bites. I wish they're bring back DDT and bomb the woods, kill all the bugs.
  4. I play in some variation of jeans an tshirt. my style is low budget ironically my guns are not low budget. gas guns aren't cheap. I'm just not very good with what gear I should get. never really been interested in tactical gear and don't want to buy lots of gear only ot find out it doesn't work in the field, it results in money wasted. I am heading towards high speed low drag, minimize things I figure I'd have one ultimate gas gun (huge mag capacity, huge gas capacity) and a pistol plus two mags for shots under the minimum engagement distance. that would keep what I need to carry and my gear to an absolute minimum. unfortunately they haven't made gas guns like that for 20 years... looking at MGC Calico since it holds like 1000 BBs and has enough gas to shoot at least 300 times, but with only 350 fps with .2 it might suck. it;s also semiauto only, my finger might get tired. Highlander Magnum might be perfect- its got the range, magazine capacity, gas capacity, fps, accuracy, but 3 grand is too much! (by 500 bucks) if I could find the perfect airsoft gas gun I wouldn't need my M4 or sniper and it'll really simplify my loadouts.
  5. I'd rather buy one. 5mW isn't too much power, right? could it blind someone? there's always these stickers on them saying eye exposure would result in blindness. Don't want to blind anyone... My electronics skill is not so great anyway. The other issue is that it would have to be zeroed so where the dot is at 30 feet is where the BB hits. I can probably tear down a $10 green laser pen and make a new housing for it, run it off a cr123 or 18650 battery but making so it can be aimed accurately and not easily bumped off zero is probably more trouble than it's worth. Red's alot cheaper for weapon mounted but red is sometimes hard to spot in daylight or on a light background. green is brighter (to the human eye) and has the added cool effect of being visible in low light conditions.
  6. I've been storing airsoft replicas in my gun safe next to my real gun collection. There's no real humidity issues where I live but just a precaution, I have silica gel packets (passive dehumidifier) in there so for the few humid days that happen nothing grows brown fuzz. Done it for several years now with no noticeable degradation to my airsoft guns. Perhaps it may even explain why my cheap 7 yo Cybergun GBB pistol has lasted this long with no problems! the rubber gaskets and rings are virtually brand new. Not all gun safes cost several hundred bucks. You can pick up a Stack On 8 Gun "Security Safe" for just over a hundred on amazon. (less elsewhere ,but shipping might be ridiculous) it's not fire resistant, it's just a steel cabinet resistant to smash & grab burglaries. If you have a airsoft gun collection worth at least a few hundred bucks and have other valuables lying around, why not get a safe? It's $60 more than the plastic hard case method, but it's more secure means to store valuables than a padlocked plastic case easily removed from your home. If you do get a safe, bolt it down! there's really no other reliable means to secure a safe. At least bolt it to the wall (stud, not drywall that anyone can kick in and break apart) if bolting into the floor is not an option. What is your home defense firearm doing useless, locked up in a safe? If you are prepared to use a firearm in home or self defense in the home, it would be prep failure to have to run to the safe, fumble with the key/combo and then dig around for your gun and a loaded magazine. I don't think this is a real issue for those who are actually prepared to use a firearm for emergencies.
  7. I play with all gas guns, I don't have the magazine capacity to compete with AEG's. Accuracy more important than ROF. I play in semi anyway. It's habit from real steel shooting. Aim Each Shot. If you spray you'll exhaust your ammo really really fast. FA's alot more controllable with airsoft but still... I prefer semi. I wish they'd make drum mags for GBB guns. GBB mags are so low cap compared to AEG mags it's hardly fair. I'm wondering if lasers are allowed in airsoft? If I could get a green laser for CQB then accuracy is easy. the BB goes where the green dot is. no more needing to use the sights to hit some guy's foot, arm or hand. Point, shoot. If lasers are allowed then I think mag capacity is important. There's virtually no airsoft gun so inaccurate you can't hit something at 30 feet. Drum mags would be awesome.
  8. do you still have the sporter wood stock set? I'd be interested in picking it up...
  9. I would love ot see an SKS airsoft gun that doesn't suck! I think as long as the receiver isn't usable with the real steel version it's legal everywhere in the USA. I'd love ot see one as close as possible to the real steel one I have, and able ot take regular SKS accessories such as the bolt cover/optics rail accessory that repairs the original factory bolt cover, and detachable magazine hidden under the magazine release. (you'd release the magazine floor plate to remove the magazine) It would be great of it could be made of steel, or at least machine out of aluminum like 6061- what scopes are made of. please keep flimsy plastic and defect-ridden pot metal to a minimum... if it's solid plastic like what glock frames or quality pot metal like hi point slide, I wouldn't really mind. I think the stock would be able to hide a 88 gram co2 cartridge in the buttstock, where the real steel version hides the cleaning kit. The stock might be a little fatter than normal, doubt anyone's gonna notice. with the two SKS's I've owned I've always felt the stocks are too thin and could be thicker, beefier. it's not much, 1/16" of an inch wider makes a big difference. ps, once shot a full auto SKS... total waste of ammo! first shot on target, rest someplace over the berm... luckily we're out in the desert where over the berm is just dirt and dead brush.
  10. I dunno about that, school didn't teach physics. my chrono didn't report any changes in fps. my gun shoots 295-315 normally, and it was still shooting 295-315 with it being used to "hammer" my hand away.
  11. I just added 2 more gas guns to my airsoft arsenal, got some data on gas consumption at the range but haven't played with them yet. Well anyway, gas consumption: Cybergun Sigma sw40f - CO2 - 160 shots per 12 gram cartridge. This is my oldest and still working airsoft gun. it's fired tens of thousands of times, it's gone thru alot of games, never any problems. It shoots straight and good to about 100 feet, high capacity 39+1, very consistent gas usage and performance, not bad for $50 pistol! In the manual it said it uses 150-175 shots per co2 cartridge, in my experience it's always been around 160 shots. Very rarely I ever shoot that many in a game so often times I'd leave it loaded for a week until next weekend's game. KWA KMP-9 - Green Gas - 2 mags per fill Owned it for about a year, its a great gun. loud, turns heads everywhere I go (even out in the desert shot alongside real guns). Very efficient gas usage, each mag is 48 BBs. I'm still on the same can of green gas from last year, when I bought the gun! I've shot quite a bit, probably 20 mags or so, and I barely used 1/4 of the can! I didn't see much gas consumption difference between cold weather and hot weather play, hot weather (90+) I'd get up to about 3 mags per fill. It doesn't take much gas to fill the mag. I shoot semiauto pretty much all the time, someone who shoots FA all the time will probably use more gas. I planned on switching to propane after KWA's 45 day warranty expired, but I just forgot to do that. I have the adapter, but I haven't shot propane yet. KWA LM4 PTR - Green Gas - 1? mag per fill Owned it for a week. Not really enough time to get much info about gas consumption, but so far it's blazing thru my can of Green Gas. For sure, a full charge of gas will last a mag, but not two mags. it also uses significantly more gas than the MP9 per fill. I'm estimating 3-4 time more gas use than the MP9 to fill a mag... It uses so much gas! Other issue is gas inconsistency, rapid fire and FPS goes down quick. the MP9 doesn't have this issue. I'm very sure that I'm gonna start using propane before this gun's warranty is up! Other than that, awesome gun. Professional Training Model? they're not kidding. I was wondering how to disassemble the gun and a youtube AR15 disassembly was spot-on accurate. This rifle is awesome. Makes me wonder why did I want an AR15 anyway. Airsoft does it all, and unlike real steel, no ammo troubles! KJW M700 - Green Gas - 3+ mags per fill Owned it for 3 days. Didn't even plan on picking up a gas sniper, it just sorta... happened. My MB03 spring sniper was in trouble, took I it to Evike, tech estimated $70 to fix it. At that point I had probably 3X the gun's msrp in repairs and upgrades and honestly it was just a black hole for my money. I just bought a new gun instead and hopefully have better luck. Happy with this new gun. Aside from some disappointments in it's construction (pot metal, cheap aluminum and flimsy barrel) it shoots fast, flat and consistent. the only issue is if I cycle the bolt too fast (rapid bolt manipulation) it'll misfire. I tried getting a count on how many mags per fill, it doesn't take much to fill the mag and it lasts a really long time. Big help is probably that each mag only holds 10 shots... of course one charge of gas lasts forever! ps, a little disappointed in construction with the M4 too. they said it's all aluminum. I assumed machined. upon closer inspection <AT> home, it's cast. with a cheap two-part die cast upper. huge difference, machined tends to be more flexible, if a part is stressed it'll bend. cast metal is brittle. if a part is stressed it'll snap like a glass rod. quite concerned about accidentally snapping the barrel, it doesn't take much to break cast metal. Such as falling off a table, landing barrel first to hard pavement.
  12. I tried it with my GBB pistol, it does not affect cycling, you will not improve your FPS, and your hand will just be blasted backwards with the slide. If your gun is a co2 blowback, the action is so forceful you can probably use it as an automatic hammer. lol It's amazing how much power GBB pistols got. I can put my palm against the back, and try to stop it from cycling, and either my palm will be forced back by the slide or my other hand (and gun) will be forced forward! It's not a powerful gun, shoots 295-315 with .20 bbs. plastic parts, cybergun pistol. I don't have a green gas pistol so dunno about green gas, but it's probably no less powerful.
  13. It takes me forever to reload, because I have gas guns. it's one of the big downsides- expensive, fragile, low capacity magazines and you have to be careful not to drop them or loose any. I use a dump pouch, magazines too expensive to drop in dirt and too fragile to survive the drop! it really tacks on reloading times. I average 5-8 seconds. but that's only airsoft. with real steel: - magazine fed guns in a second or less, clip guns under 2 seconds and single shot under 5 seconds. - I reload when empty - things hit the floor - support hand on magazine same time as other hand drops magazine. when magazine is firmly seated support hand operates slide. you've never seen a faster reload in your life! I practice firearms handling almost every single day. I'm not sure why, it's not nessecary but I feel safer. I visit the range every 2 weeks to maintain a basic level of proficiency. I run tactical drills every 3 months or so, like airsoft reloading. tactical drills focus on proficiency in a high stress situation and speed for 3-gun competitions which I currently do not participate in, but interested in trying out. I normally retain my clips and the single shot's brass, only during tactical drills I will drop them in the dirt. they're small, easily lost and some are difficult or costly to replace.
  14. accuracy, semi only, and 5-15 BBs only because I tend ot forget that airsoft BBs don't fly as far or accurately as real bullets, I often engage at distances few guns can hit. but I still make kills. lobbing BBs. if my gun was more accurate I'd shoot one BB per kill, I hate wasting ammo. a missed shot is a wasted shot, a shot more than nessecary is a wasted shot. it's only recently that I started to feel this way, all my friend think I'm like super stingy but it's more of a carry over from my other hobby where I load every round I shoot, it's slow and I devote a huge amount of effort to it. a wasted shot or shot more than nessecary is like wasting my money, time and life. Everything is finite, I'd rather not use any more than absolutely nessecary.
  15. for all kinds a of reasons... my gas pistol is because at the time I was 18 and couldn't buy a real handgun (or ammo) my spring sniper was because I needed a airsoft gun to play airsoft my KWA SMG was because The Tec-9 is illegal in California (I'm still determined ot get one though, come hell or high water, I will get a tec-9, even if I had ot machine the receiver myself!) and my most recent purchase, KWA LM4 because of Obama. I was supposed to pick up a Del Ton Sporter AR15 rifle instead, but clearly that's not happening! Can't even find ammo. I'm currently looking to upgrade my LM4 to some kind of DMR or sniper, or buy a sniper gun because my spring sniper sucks. And it's also Feinstein's and Obama's fault.
  16. lets see... the tip fell off my airsoft pistol, I painted over the tip on my sniper the orange paint wore off on my smg, and I installed a cooler looking brake on my M4 so no more orange tip.
  17. Duct tape on a beat up heavily used airsoft gun can actually go pretty well, it's like having a worn SKS, blue worn of in many places and a beat up stock. A brand new gun with duct tape is terrible. a old gun that you'd played with for many years that is well cared for but it's got dings, nicks and scratches, duct tape when carefully applied and look pretty good. Then there's the category of gun that just looks good beat. seen it many times with firearms, someone would decorate their AK to look like it's fished out of a rice paddy in Vietnam or made in a cave in Afghanistan. I haven't seen many airsoft guns that can look good beat up but if one exists duct tape might go better than a new part!
  18. Hi, I bought a KWA LM-4 GBBR last week and very impressed how awesome it is, I want to make it a DMR/Sniper but I'm not really sure how? Do they make the parts I need or looking for and compatible with this gun? Where do I go to buy or order the parts? I have a rough idea of what I want it to look like I saw a good example at calguns but can't seem to find the picture... anyway I'd get a black quad rail floating handguard, a 24" or 26" fluted bright aluminum bull barrel with fluted areas anodized black, threaded muzzle with brake, and I think an inner 6.01mm barrel (that runs full length) would increase FPS a little and increase range/accuracy. Can anyone please help me with this project? Thanks in advance! Edit: I found the photo of what I have in mind:
  19. well that's good to hear. Update: budget increased some I'm wondering about polar star. anyone have any experience with them? do they shoot far? are they cheap (to shoot)?
  20. Hi guys, I'm getting back into airsoft after an unexpected break from it (literally- broke my ankle), it put me out of it for about 7 months. Things have changed, before GBBRs weren't very common, now there's a dozen choices and I'm at a loss what is good or bad. Looking for a good, accurate, reliable, well made GBBR ideally under $500, M4 or AK style, any recommendations? I'd like it to be able ot throw BB's with accuracy up to 200 feet, or more, more is better. if you own a GBBR and really like it or you hate it, please tell me about it, I've got until Feb 10th to buy it, so it's a short time for research. Last time I was looking at the GHK AK's where early reviews said they were very good, but now it's mixed reviews, so I'm quite confused Thanks!
  21. I'm building a gas shotgun right now. although I don't know if I'll make it before the contest ends... I'm really in no hurry to finish it, I doubt it'll be allowed at airsoft fields anyway. it's not a normal multishot airsoft shotgun. cobbled together from miscellaneous airgun parts and alot of homemade parts, it is really nothing more than a clone of a clone of a Mossberg 500 shotgun that uses CO2 instead of gunpowder, it shoots 28- .12 gram plastic BBs instead of 7/8 ounce of lead shot, and it'll (probably) make 265 fps instead of 1300. Basically I'm not happy with existing multishot shotguns and decided to build my own. it really shouldn't be that hard...
  22. I've got an idea to build a one-of-a-kind airsoft Mosin Nagant sniper, but unsure about the laws. I find airsoft guns are flimsy (no offense) they're made of aluminum, brass, or plastics, rarely is anything made of solid steel and I don't think any airsoft guns have solid steel internals. I just wish there's an airsoft as strong, sturdy, and extremely rugged as my Mosin(s). I know there are airsoft Mosins but shelling out $1300 for one is just plain insane. I can understand if you're in a country that doesn't allow people to keep & bear arms $1300 could be reasonable (kinda), but here in the US where I can buy about 16 real steel ones, shipped to my door, for the cost of one airsoft mosin is just ridiculous! So I figure how about I buy a Mosin, make a few custom parts, and permanently convert it into a airsoft gun? It doesn't seem to be too difficult, aside from the big issue of fabrication and alot of machining. I'd need a custom gas system becasue the bolt is physically too small for a spring piston, modify the bolt head (or just make a new one) that will feed the BB's from the magazine to chamber, a BB magazine that will slip right into the existing magazine well, and a steel block that fits into the rifle's chamber that is the BB feed ramp, holds hop up assembly and the little bit of rubber that holds the BB in place. To permanently convert the rifle into airsoft would be as simple as inserting the airsoft barrel into the real barrel (after reaming it out to just large enough to slip in the airsoft barrel), solder airsoft barrel in place, drop in the steel block into the chamber, weld it to barrel, thread barrel to receiver, weld steel block to receiver. at this point it would be impossible to convert the gun back to firing condition without some kind of major machine tooling. there would also be cuts in the chamber for the hop up assembly, and receiver gets holed in many places to accommodate the gas system. would something like this be legal? would it still be considered a firearm or would it become a "deactivated" firearm (basically a non-firing gun exempt from firearms laws) would it also be legal as an airsoft gun, not "too real"?
  23. The farthest I've gotten in airsoft is about 275 feet with 7 mph crosswind at a large outdoor field with my KWA KMP-9 GBB. using .2 BB's. it does about 380 fps. I don't have any AEG's so I can't just spray a ton of rounds like everyone else and make easy kills. I shot up into a hill where snipers like to camp out in, I just saw a guy move to that spot and squatted down and he didn't see me, his body isn't blocked by a bush so I decided to go for it. I don't know what it's called in airsoft but I basically aimed up about 15 feet above the guy's head, into the wind and fired 5 shots, observed, adjusted point of aim, then fired another 5, observed, adjusted point of aim, then another 5 and the guy (and his buddy that I didn't see) stood up with dead rags, so I must of hit them. The next best was a group of people just charging across the open field like idiots... I did quick 3 shot bursts with a short pause in between, got 4 that way. 235 feet. KMP-9 with .2 gram BBs Third best is with my GBB pistol, Cybergun Sigma, about 160 feet. two shots with pauses in between (mostly for best CO2 pressure) I don't get many kills, I use gas & spring sniper. AEGs generally rule at every field I play at, with 2-3 second bursts and like 200 BB's flying downrange it's impossible not to get a kill.
  24. I think airsofting is two things: 1, marksmanship. 2, strategy / able to think clearly on your feet airsoft marksmanship is nothing like real steel marksmanship, don't bother learning the proper techniques, none of it will help, in fact they will get in the way (I'm from a real steel gun world- just about everything real steel the opposite is correct with airsoft) you just need to become and expert with your guns. know exactly where that BB will be at any range (even beyond the effective range of your gun), in any weather condition. and that would be more or less alot of practice. there's not much you can read or watch videos about to get your accuracy up besides target practice. it also helps if you can get your guns to shoot as accurately as possible. I gave up on this, because to me they're just too erratic (I'm used to bullet trajectories), I've decided to get the other solution, high FPS, high ROF gun that literally hoses everything downrange with BB's. you can go that path too but you'll probably be called a newbie. strategy is something you gain with experience. it can be learned from video games or just lots of airsoft. able to analyze the field, the enemy and how to best complete the objective without getting killed. if you have those two things you'd win in just about any game. the most important being able to hit your targets.
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