First of all thanks for a great forum. I have been reading and think I have narrowed my choices but I know of nowhere I can feel these and try them for my purposes. I have never owned an airsoft other than a cheap spring gun awhile back. My purpose for these guns is the most realistic cqb training I can get in my 30 foot barn. I shoot real steel and am really appreciative of the airsoft communities dedication to realistic guns and training. I will try to list my needs/requirements in order of importance feel free to comment on my choices and any aspects as well as recommend another gun. I shoot M4 style carbines with red aimponts and glock handguns.
I have settled (I think) on the kwa atp and the G&G combat machine.
My most important aspect is reliability long term , this is mostly for training and if the guns are gonna break or I have to constantly fix them I will probably lose interest and I don't want to do that. Who knows maybe I will get addicted and be looking for groups in my area!
Next is keeping price reasonable. 100-150 for a pistol and 150-300 for a rifle. I want guns I don't have to fiddle with all the time but don't have any problem working in them from time to time.
Next is parts availability for the parts that do wear out, as well as user repairable and serviceable.
Next is trigger feel, weight and any other aspects that make the training as close to real steel as possible. I want as realistic a trigger feel as possible on both weapons.
Next and related to the above, mainly on the M4 is the manual of arms or weapons manipulations, safety, mag changes, locking bolt if possible,etc. if I can change parts to add real steel parts where necessary this would be great, most importantly an ambi safety as all my M4's have ambi safety's .
I will shoot these at ranges form 7-30 yds but most likely around 10 Yds. Quick snaps, multiple shots, moving while shooting etc. mag changes and malfunction drills also.
Thanks anyone who has time to help me make the right investment. I'm itching to order ASAP and have been pointed toward airsoft megastore. I will add questions or comments below as they come up.