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(Beginner-Intermediate) Which gun is suitable for me?

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Well, looks like I'm going to make this thread to add to the myriad of "which gun" threads. A nice start for my first post on this forum, and I'm sorry for that. I was thinking to write up a whole essay about me, but that's just too much. I'll give you a short story about my background so that you know what to recommend for me.

 

I play paintball, but not regularly... I do, however, own my own paintball marker, and am familiarized with the physics and mechanisms behind the way the marker functions. And same goes to airsoft, despite me not playing it before. I am basing all my knowledge of BB ballistics on paintball ballistics... Which is almost not different at all.

Where I come from, there is only 2 airsoft fields in the whole country (as far as I know). And the closest one to me is originally a Golf, Shooting, and Paintball club.. But they do have airsoft skirmishes twice a week. In addition to paintball markers, they also sell (but to a limit) airsoft guns. From what I noticed, the quality of the guns are questionable. They might have a good beginner gun, but I am doubtful of the quality for some reason. I have compiled a list of the guns that have attracted my eye:

-Dboys SPR Mk12 Mod0.

-AK47 CYMA.

-Snow Wolf M24 (Olive Drab).

-Snow Wolf M99.

-Ares G36.

-Army Kimber Warrior (Tan).

 

They have more in the list (all AEGs), but they all come from Chinese manufacturers that I haven't heard about, or there is no manufacturer name displayed. I chose the above because I have heard about the reputation of the companies (like Ares and CYMA) that they are decent, good...etc. A disappointing fact is that all accessories are random cheap-looking Chinese-made products (I'm not hating on China, I'm just afraid of taking the risk of buying a prone to destruction gun). I asked if they'll bring in more guns, but they said they'll stop thanks to the millions of CoD kids who buy the guns and shoot random stuff (and probably people). I also asked if they can do requests, but they said they don't do that, they recieve the guns direct from the manufacturer. (The customs are very strict about airsoft guns. If I order online, it might be rejected and shipped back.. But I don't mind taking the risk any time soon.)

I think that is enough of my story, time to ask the basic questions as outlined in this thread:

 

BUDGET:

Well, as soon as I can get myself a simple job (and my driving license) I have an "unlimited" budget. But until then, I'd say my budget is still "unlimited". I can save up to it, it's not the end of the world. ;)

 

MODEL PREFERENCE:

Anything that isn't a stereotypical beginner's gun. I don't want to have 7 guns in my house ranging from Newbie to regular player to elite models.

I have a love for the L96. Now you'll jump on me and tell me that a sniper rifle is bad for a beginner, but believe me (please), I can adapt very easily. Much as I've adapted to paintball very rapidly.

I also have a love for these models:

~CZ 75

~Five-seveN (The Tokyo Marui one looks sexy)

~1911 Colt (Be it Kimber, or the original. Hardballer style is okay, but I prefer the ones mentioned before)

~Steyr AUG

~FN FAL

~G3

~HK21E (I know this is rare)

~AK47 (With accurate accessories like the actual gun)

~L85

~L86 LSW (This looks rare too, but is equally sexy)

 

WHERE DO YOU PLAY:

Field. I'm bad with distance measurement, sorry I cannot help you with how big it is. But I can approximate it is as big as a basketball court or something a tad bigger. And there is a hilly one that is half the size.

 

ROLE:

I prefer "camping" ;)

I'm too much of a lazy :censored2: to get up and run. But I don't want this statement to stop me from getting a small gun like a MP5K even though I'm half the field away from combat. Just because I "camp" doesn't mean I MUST have a Machine gun or a Sniper. I might decide to get up and do a blind banzai charge. Unless you have any recommendations (not regarding my role), then it will be a good debate. :)

 

Sorry this is too long. I tried to make it not an essay, but I accidentially ended up making one. :(

Edited by Dana

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You've definetely done your research. I'd go with the MK12 if I were you, mostly for the fact that you say you like to stay stationary, and the matter that the rifle is accurate. But not too unwieldy as to inhibit using it in a higher motion area. Not to mention, its a pretty standard platform, so its easy to find parts.

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Not to fond of the DBoys SPR Mk12. I see to many of those things go down and as a new player you should get something solid.

 

Have you thought of buying a good refurb/recon perhaps? Or do you prefer to buy local? If you want to buy refurb, I can recommend a good refurber and he has lots of AEG's to chose from all around the 175.00 price point.

 

And come to think of it...he has 4 of the Dboys SPR mk12 that he rebuilt from 9 in a pile he bought from a local rental facility.

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Not to fond of the DBoys SPR Mk12. I see to many of those things go down and as a new player you should get something solid.

 

Have you thought of buying a good refurb/recon perhaps? Or do you prefer to buy local? If you want to buy refurb, I can recommend a good refurber and he has lots of AEG's to chose from all around the 175.00 price point.

 

And come to think of it...he has 4 of the Dboys SPR mk12 that he rebuilt from 9 in a pile he bought from a local rental facility.

 

refurb = refurbished?

As I said earlier, I cannot guarantee getting a gun through our customs. My only definite choices are the ones I have in the list. :(

However, I would like your recommendation on any of the above guns mentioned (as they are the ones currently available, and very limited..), and another unrelated gun that you would recommend based on my given info.

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I would go with the CYMA AK47.

 

Less cosmetic bits with fall off it over the SPR Mk12.

 

Refurb = Refurbished.

 

We have a guy that buys bone yards and completely rebuilts them properly and then sells them off for 125-175 in price.

 

If your local place got AEG's...you can get AEG's. Check with your local custom official on importing toy replicas.

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Aw man, sorry I messed up earlier in my OP.. It's a CYMA AK-74, not an AK-47. And for some reason, I don't like the AK74. I shot an AK47 before, and I didn't like looking through the iron sights. But it's still a sexy gun, I get very picky over details. I don't think the AK will quite fit my wants as a camper/support, and in addition, modding my gun is also very limited..

 

Still, I will take your recommendation into thought. Thank you very much. :D

Is there anybody who has a recommendation?

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Even though you kind of ruled out the AK, I would still suggest it for its' simple reliability as well as it being a solid performer for a stock gun. Easy to upgrade and fully TM compatible. Accuracy of AK platform guns in airsoft tend to be spot on, 150+feet of effective range easily from the CYMA. That's a plus considering your camper kind of playing style. Not to mention they take drum mags.

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I'll keep that in mind too. I'll love it if I can a bipod and a drum barrel. I hope both guns are still on the shelf the next time I go there. Thanks!

 

I am thinking of trying (read:risking) an online purchase. I just recieved our 3 N64 Joysticks, and they look as clean as a whistle.. Thus exciting me to try another online purchase. So now, the pool is clear, what gun (out of all the millions) is suitable for me?

 

And also, what is TM?

(sorry if I'm spamming, bumping an answered thread or anything)

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Yeah, CYMA guns are quite solid and pretty reliable out-of-the-box. As with most guns, take good care of it and it'll last a while.

 

If you want to try ordering online, eHobbyAsia is a good place to look. You can leave comments about your purchase and ask them to do things like cover up trademarks, disassemble the gun, make it semi-only, etc.

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