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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TheDisturbed1, May 8, 2007.

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  1. TheDisturbed1

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    Ah... not to under-estimate the ability of firearms, but airsoft is a cheap alternative that you can shoot your budies with for fun! :D

    I, have 4 airsoft guns...
    an AEG AK-47, Semi-auto elec. beretta 92FS lookalike, Spring 92FS,and a Spring Walther P99

    the AK gets up to 370FPS while the others are really poor (110+FPS), altho the P99 is pretty good, i tink it has over 160FPS... which still hurts like hell from bare skin :D

    Anyone else compete or train with Airsoft guns?
     
  2. theken206

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    more of a paintball{strictly woodsball} guy myself although I havent gone out and gotten marked up in a while.

    Alot more fun IMO.
     
  3. Red Dragon

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    I'm training all the actors while on set with airsoft guns and we are using 95% airsoft guns for the feature film we are shooting. I currently own 20 airsoft guns. I don't personally compete with them, just use them for props.
     
  4. TheDisturbed1

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    on june 8th and 9th I plan on getting some hardcore outdoor 2-day paintball action :D

    just airsoft is alot cheaper and a little less noise.. and less painful :D
     
  5. Glockfan.45

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    I kinda hate airsoft. It sucks when doing a search for real firearms related stuff on the net, and you have to sift through page after page of airsoft crap.
     
  6. TheDisturbed1

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    very true...
    haha i've noticed that... alot
     
  7. Red Dragon

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    I agree that running into airsoft crap when looking for actual firearm info is a major case of the king's hemorrhoids. I like 'em because they make cheap easy props when you need a lot of them, with a wholesale connection, I can get a lot for a little, and it lessens the chances of injury when an actor isn't paying attention and puts their booger hook on the bang switch when they're not supposed to.
     
  8. NeoSpud

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    I'm an airsoft addict for sure... I used to play paintball, but the opportunity to run around and play soldier like a kid all over again just is too much to pass up. My brothers and I used to shoot copper BB guns and bottle rockets at each other, but I prefer airsoft. :D

    Surprisingly, I only got into airsoft after my long-standing hobby of building air cannons led me to try making BB machineguns. I began with .177 cal guns, then moved up to airsoft. I designed a really fantastic air/CO2 powered airsoft "flame thrower" during the winter of '05 and by spring of '06 it struck me... "Why not use this in a real airsoft game???" Though it kinda breaks the airsoft mantra of using 1:1 scale replicas of REAL guns, it still looks pretty slick.

    So now I run around carrying a 5lb CO2 tank on my back, shooting over a hundred bbs a second, and definitely getting my share of people asking, "What the #*&$ is that THING?" Airsoft definitely rocks.

    By the way, if you check out my page you can see my "airsoft apparatus":
    http://www.neospud.com/mark2/mark2.html
    also, I've got some videos on YouTube if you search by my name.
     
  9. zero_chances

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    gas blowback g19 here. metal slide and all.:)
     
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    Please give me info, I want a training / playing alternative to the range.

    what is GLOCK like in trigger?

    what would be a good garage or outdoor shooter?

    thanks.
     
  11. Shadow Shock

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    Swiss Arms M6 bolt action sniper
    Tokyo Mauri M4A1 with all the rails you can dream of
    S&W Sigma Co2 blowback pistol
     
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    very few of them are actually very accurate. So if your wanting to use them for target practice and training, there may be better options, but they are a heck of a lot of fun. These thing are great for the garage and outdoors. the higher power gas guns and such will dent and possibly stick in drywall (ask me how i know :banghead: ) The trigger in my glock is very nice. It has about a quarter inch or less of i guess its called creep, then it is maybe a 1.5 pound pull to drop the sear, and no travel after that.
     
  13. Glockfan.45

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    I have a gas powered blowback replica of a Glock 17. The slide actually comes back with each pellet fired. The trigger is not at all like a real Glock (no saftey lever, very light pull, sloppy). The weight and feel are dead on, although the slide blowing back is suposed to simulate recoil it doesnt come close. I used it to teach my wife how to safely handle a pistol before taking her to the range with the real thing since the functions, slide action, mag release, ect are all the same. They are good for saftey training, props, or shooting in the basement (I also have a full auto M4 replica which is great for neighborhood cats and dogs I catch laying logs on my lawn :evil: ). Their value in real world combat traing is minimal at best, paintball guns are better for this.

    Its a shame nobody sells those simunition paint rounds to civilians. I can understand how that could become a liability however.
     
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    I dont understand why someone would buy a Tokyo Mauri or a Classic Army(the BMW,Mercedes,Lexus of airsoft guns) for a thousand or so dollars when they could either buy a real gun or buy a cheap one that will work just as fine.

    But I guess its not my money.

    I have a automatic one I payed $10 for at a tool sale, one of those mini elextric ones. Its nothing special but its a hell of alot of fun.
     
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    I'm not much of an Airsoft fan, I guess it's hard for me to understand the serious hobby surrounding what's basically a cosmetic toy. Even though I can't own a real HK G3 I have no interest in buying a fake one. And the guys who spend thousands on getting the full Green Beret kit and go crawling through the woods on weekends really blows my mind.

    I'm a big fan of real airgun shooting and hunting, though.
     
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    I am no airsoft fan (see my first post on this thread) but the same could be said for guys that spend thousands of dollars building a tricked out AR15. Why do people who will never go crawling through jungle mud, or hump their rifle in desert sand insist on spending big bucks on "mil-spec" or "battle tested" gear, when they will be served just as well at the range by cheap knock off stuff? To each their own I guess.

    P.S: My two airsoft guns are cheapies, and my AR's, and all their gear are high dollar :eek: .
     
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    I couldn't pass them up... Second picture top doesn't shoot projectiles, but has shells that eject...
     
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    I can't stand mall ninja types, but I can see getting carried away buying stuff for a good gun like an expensive AR-15. But doing the same thing for a toy is another. And the AR-15 guys usually just trick out the gun--a section of the airsoft fandom includes running around in ghillie suits and dud belts of grenades.
     
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    When I was a child

    I had children's toys......

    Now that I am a man grown, I play with grownup toys.:D

    Steel and wood, brass and lead, aluminium and copper, these are the toys of men (and women);)

    enjoy your airsoft toys, someday you may grow up to the real thing.
     
  20. NeoSpud

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    A CA or TM will run you about 300 or so stock, and you don't have to trick it out to have fun. The Nashville Airsoft rentals are all stock CAs, and they're perfectly good enough to have a fun time.

    Last time I checked it was illegal to open up on someone with a machine gun. ;)

    I'll throw lead at paper, and plastic at people. No value judgments there.

    By the way, I suppose from your description of what toys of men (and women) are made from, you don't much care for ARs or any polymer pistol. ;) :D
     
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  21. TheDisturbed1

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    haha NeoSpud, that monster of an airsoft gun ya got is freakin awesome!
    I've seen a Glock 18c replica green gas powered, full auto pistol with the metal slide+ blowback run for about $180... and apparently it breaks down just like a Glock, too... looks sweet, but i might save up and go for the gold.

    I have put holes in wood doors from the AEG AK shooting plastic bbs... took some time, but it got-r-done :D

    the 6mm paintballs are crap. I had 10 come with my P99 and only 4 of them worked (others popped in the chamber or popped when fired).
     
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    I love airsoft. If it weren't for airsoft i wouldn't be as active in real guns as i am. I have a Classic Army m15a4. Gets up to 315 fps. Plus theres a world of difference in the cheapo guns you get at walmart compared to a high end gun, believe me. Just so you guys know, never trust the fps ratings on the box or what retailers say. Get it chrono'ed to make sure.

    Plus for people who say its stupid to buy a good airsoft gun or that you should spend your money on a real gun listen to this:
    1. Can you shoot people with a real gun? No
    2. Its unbelievably fun to be the top of the food chain armed with a gun that puts all others to shame.
    3. You can get 20-25 rounds/second on full auto, which is so much fun it should be illegal.
     
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    thats true. I have gotten guns that say "300fps with .12gr" that really shot about 170fps. On the other hand, my sniper said "400 fps with .12gr" in reality, its closer to 370 with .20gr (about 450fps with .12gr)
     
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    I like my airsoft toys! The MP-5 (Airsoft Elite ICS) is comparable in feel to the '91 and '93 I owned and is an absolute hoot to rip stuff up in the backyard. And, a big plus to being able to shoot in the back yard without having the PoPo showing up. I've got a bunch of 30rnd mags and it is a lot more realistic shooting with them than the hi-cap versions and 200+ rounds. It will tear up aluminum cans and I enjoy it a bunch.

    The MP-40 isn't of the same quality as the HK but cost less than half and came with battery/charger and loader. Shoots well at close range but doesn't have the power of the HK. Still, looks pretty nice and is fun to play with.

    I don't crawl around playing 'Army'. These airguns are Functional Wall Art to me. They don't get hidden in the safe, but are out on the wall enhancing my 'decor'.

    Shooting full auto in real life is frustrating for me. I cannot get myself to fire more than a 3-5 round burst and stay on target. With the airsoft guns, I can rip cans with long bursts and it really gives me pleasure. Great toys!
     

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