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Hi guys!

 

Im new to airsoft, but I have been researching guns for a while now and I have managed to narrow my choice down to 3 guns.

 

Kwa sr7 devgru

http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/kwa-m4-sr7-devg...ml#.U4jorhlwbqB

 

G&P sentry

http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/gandp-sentry-tr...ml#.U4jigBlwbqA

 

G&P mk18 mod 1

http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/g-p-mk18-mod-I-...l#.U4jiDBlwbqAP

 

I am a fan of the full metal guns as in my opinion it would feel more real.

I live in the uk and I would be playing mainly field I think, but I would also like to play cqb with it too. I think there is a fps limit of 328 in the uk all round (field and cqb)but not 100% sure.

I would like to know what your opinions are about these guns with details pros and cons.

I have not yet played a game of airsoft, but I have done lots of research on it so far. My friend and his brother play a game every 2 weeks, so im looking to join them once im registered with UKARA (you have to play 3 games that are not within 2 months of eachother, and be registered to a uk airsoft website, then register, and only then be able to buy a gun)

I also don't want to start a war between the different brands or guns, just the facts and options on which gun would be better to start off with and be able to use for a long time. I may or may not be upgrading the gun, either way it doesnt matter as I would be opening it up to see how it works incase something happens.

Any other advice would be much appreciated too.

Thank you!

 

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Not really a fan of the M4 platform, and haven't done much research on them as a result, so I can't help you out much there.

 

One thing I will comment on though. If, as mentioned, you plan to do some upgrading, both of the G&P guns have a major advantage over the KWA.

 

KWA guns are usually built from proprietary parts that are expensive and tough to find. Few aftermarket upgrades are available either. That stated, they typically do make up for this by having a great shooting gun out of the box that doesn't really need much in the way of upgrading.

 

G&P guns however are all but made as a tinkerer's platform. Excellent externals, and robust internals that can be modified fairly easily, and they're compatible with parts for TM guns, which opens up the single largest segment of aftermarket upgrades available.

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I own KWA SR7 Devgru. The build quality is being approach and so is reliability, and I'm not a tinkerer in terms of internals. However, compared to other hi-end M4s it's substantially less accurate and definitely not a field gun in my opinion. In terms of performance it's decent CQB gun, but it's more beautiful to look at than it's actual performance. I kind of regretted buying that gun over similarly priced (in the US) Airsoft GI Lonex-based FMG4.

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I own the G&P Sentry and I find it to be the most comfortable gun I have ever owned (and I've owned about 30 AEG's). The length and weight is absolutely perfect for me. I actually have been so impressed by this gun that I don't think I will buy another AR besides a G&P (and Marui of course). The externals are so solid, there no wobble anywhere besides the magazines which is an attribute of pretty much any gun on the market. You will have to run buffer tube lipo's unless you modify the stock to accept NiMH nun chuck batteries. Besides that I can't complain about the gun at all, seems to be a extremely solid choice.

 

Be prepared to pay $75-200 for shipping... Overseas EMS is crazy expensive (but crazy fast too).

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Ok cool thank you for your help!

So the G&P sentry would be the better choice out of the 3 if I plan on keèeping the gun for a while and play around with upgrades?

If I were to upgrade what sugestion would you have for me? For the gun to run smoother or better? For internals and externals?

And what is the major difference betweenhttp://shop.ehobbyasia.com/gandp-sentry-troy-airsoft-aeg-black.html#.U4ojaRlwbqA

 

And

 

http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/gandp-sentry-magpul-aeg.html

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Ok cool thank you for your help!

So the G&P sentry would be the better choice out of the 3 if I plan on keèeping the gun for a while and play around with upgrades?

If I were to upgrade what sugestion would you have for me? For the gun to run smoother or better? For internals and externals?

And what is the major difference between http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/gandp-sentry-tr...ml#.U4ojaRlwbqA

 

And

 

http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/gandp-sentry-magpul-aeg.html

The simplest upgrade you can do to improve performance requires no real effort or skill on your part. And that is getting the right battery, and a smart charger for said battery. Start with a good quality 9.6V NiMH or a 7.4V LiPo with a relatively high amperage discharge and storage capacity. Bear in mind that LiPo batteries take additional TLC to keep running well, or at all.

 

(Note, to compare amperages, LiPos use a weird and misleading "C rating" system. To get amperage, multiply the C rating by the storage capacity in Ah. For example, 15C battery with 1,500 mAh, 15*1.5=22.5 continuous Amp discharge rate.)

 

Later on, AFTER you do some work on the internals to prevent damage due to the high output, you can upgrade from there to an 11.1V LiPo or a 9.9V LiFePO4. (both are a clear step up, the former has higher output, the latter is much more reliable.)

 

For the charger I recommend that you get the Turnigy Accucel6. Very reliable for a low price, and it has everything it needs to handle all three battery types. Bear in mind that it needs a sold separately 12V DC power supply if you want to plug it into a wall.

 

In any event, where you go from there largely depends on you. I don't recommend that any new player try their hand at significant internal upgrades prior to at least playing a few matches with the stock weapon. Or better yet, have a second cheap rifle that they're willing to experiment with and won't mind if they screw it up. Extensive research prior to lifting your first allen wrench is also a requirement.

 

I also don't recommend that a player without some decent experience at the workbench try their hand at significant internal upgrades at all. These things don't take an incredible amount of skill to tinker with, but can be easily damaged if you don't have some idea of what you're doing. Let's just say that if you find yourself wondering why the thickness of electrical wires makes a difference, you've got stuff to learn. I mean no offense by that, everyone must start somewhere, but this isn't a good trial for true beginners.

 

With the disclaimers and warnings out of the way. Here's some homework:

 

http://www.airsoftforum.com/board/Art-Upgrades-t137203.html

http://www.airsoftforum.com/board/Miscella...Tw-t220266.html

 

As for the two guns, looks like the difference is mainly just brand name licensing. Different style flashhider, and one has a Troy metal body, the other Magpul. If there is a significant difference between the two bodies I'm not aware of it. Magpul tends to slap an extra cost on everything they touch, though to be fair they do make quality stuff.

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Ok cool thank you for your help!

So the G&P sentry would be the better choice out of the 3 if I plan on keèeping the gun for a while and play around with upgrades?

If I were to upgrade what sugestion would you have for me? For the gun to run smoother or better? For internals and externals?

And what is the major difference betweenhttp://shop.ehobbyasia.com/gandp-sentry-troy-airsoft-aeg-black.html#.U4ojaRlwbqA

 

And

 

http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/gandp-sentry-magpul-aeg.html

 

The guns are exactly the same except for the receivers.

 

Honestly, if you only have one gun, don't upgrade it until it breaks. More than likely you will run into upgrade issues do to your lack of experience. Start upgrading on a cheaper AEG (JG, CYMA, D-boys etc). You could save yourself alot of headache doing it this way.

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