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Airsoft???

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Beav, Mar 15, 2003.

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  1. Beav

    Beav Member

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    While cruising the internet for gun related stuff I keep running into Airsoft stuff?

    So what's the low down on Airsoft?
     
  2. Dave R

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    Pretty wide range of products, shooting 6mm plastic "BBs".

    My kids have a couple of the battery-operated full-auto toy guns. Boy, are they fun. More accurate than I would have thought. I can knock over a tin can at 20 ft. every time. Or a whole row of 'em pretty quick. :D

    A lot of other foks seem to enjoy their full-size spring operated guns.
     
  3. Graystar

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    They're great. I got a couple of Glock 33s for my girlfriend and myself. You can get 6mm paint pellets! Lots of fun.

    They sell tons of them on eBay.
     
  4. Tamara

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    For those guns that the federales won't trust you with, airsoft can ease the jones.

    I have an FN P90, an HK MP5K-PDW and a Beretta 93R of the airsoft persuasion. The first two are Marui electrics, and are fantastic; the Beretta is a no-name gas gun and it sucks.
     
  5. M2HMGHB

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    Unfortunately they're illegal in the PRNJ, otherwise I'd have tons of them.
     
  6. SteelyDan

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    The whole Airsoft phenemenon is something I've never understood, but they seem to have a large and loyal following so there's gotta be something good there. I'll probably pass, just because if I got one I'd probably really like it, and right now I'm not looking for more things to start spending money on.
     
  7. Zundfolge

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    apparently outside the US they use Airsoft guns the way we use paintball guns here (actually there are airsoft games in the US, but not on the same scale as places like Japan).


    I like the realism of Airsoft (although I've never played it) but I do like that with paintball there is no question weather or not you're hit.

    The big disadvantage of airsoft seems to me to be the argument we used to get into as children when playing with cap guns; "I got you" ... " no you didn't, you missed" :)
     
  8. pwolfman

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    I have one of the remote control tanks that shoots the 6mm BBs, got it from Japan. Been thinking about getting the paint ball BBs and reigning havoc on the cars in the parking lot as I do drive bys...

    :D
     
  9. Tamara

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    You have got to be kidding me! They are toys; they shoot plastic pellets.

    That is just nuts. :uhoh:
     
  10. gun-fucious

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    yes, but the exactly replicates a real gun
    so the sheeple assume someone will use it to mug someone and then point it at the police.

    Darwin rules

    have you seen the Airsoft meets paintball guns?

    how about a 68 caliber SAW?
    http://www.rustyspaintballgear.com/catalog/details.asp?ID_Wep=37
    one of the problems with these is the difficult of wearing a mask while shooting a conventional rifle stock
     
  11. WhoKnowsWho

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    I have plenty of Airsoft from before I turned 21. And I have an electric MP5 since I doubt I will ever get a real one... :(

    Real fun, but I don't break them out that often anymore, might scare my roommate since I have the real stuff around too. :)
     
  12. twoblink

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    Here in Taiwan, I can only play with airsofts :( But they are pretty fun, and since there's no recoil, my shooting has improved quite a bit, no flinching now.

    There are new rules governing airsofts here, as the replicas were TOO accurate, just a change in the barrel will allow for a real bullet to fire.

    Fun things, and you can shoot it in the house, no problem. I got one of those "sticky" target, that you can shoot and bb's will stick, and then drop. Very fun.
     
  13. jsalcedo

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    I was thinking about getting an airsoft MK23 SOCOM
    but the thing lists for $117.50

    With that kind of cash I could get a
    C&R or a ton of reloading components
     
  14. bad_dad_brad

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    Airsofts are a ton of fun. I have a cheap SW99 lookalike. But they do look real so keep that in mind.

    I don't actually shoot the cat with one, but it is a hoot watching him try to figure out what that noise was nearby!
     
  15. DrDremel

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    "Here in Taiwan, I can only play with airsofts But they are pretty fun, and since there's no recoil, my shooting has improved quite a bit, no flinching now."

    Flinching? from a BB gun? I thought I heard of everything. I thought they were the guns you bought your kid when you took them to the gun show until I saw the prices. I don't understand why anybody that can own a real firearm would want one.
     
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    I have an Air-Soft Beretta 92. Actually pretty heavy and amazingly accurate at short distances. Bought it for stray cats on my deck. Tried it out on a bird that was using my truck for target practice. Lined up on him about 20 feet up or so, and pop. Feathers flew and so did the bird. My truck stayed pristine for several days. I should put it to use more often. Maybe I can keep birds out of that tree.:D
     
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    Dr. Dremel, I think he's saying that because he's only shooting BB guns, he's lost any flinches he picked up from real guns.
     
  18. twoblink

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    DrDremel,

    I meant I use to flinch with my .40SW, but after shooting on airsofts for a while, I have gotten rid of that bad habit.
     
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    For one thing, with airsoft, you can have shoot outs with your friends without fear of going to prison... or the morgue. Be sure to wear safety goggles though!
     
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    DrDremel, do you know of an easier way to own a full auto version of this?? If you do, I'd like to know. ;)
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  21. Aikibiker

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    Twoblink,

    How can an airsoft be converted to use real ammo? Do they have a firing pin? How safe is that? seems like a zip gun would be safer.

    Not that I have any thoughts at all about doing anything so dumb I can buy real guns.

    However the idea of going out and playing war with my friends like when we were little kids sounds pretty fun. Anyone have a link to someone selling those electric full auto versions?
     
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    Thanks Schuey

    Seems like there is a sizeable airsoft community out there.
     
  24. Kevlarman

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    Airsoftplayers.com is probably the most comprehensive message board out there. And if you're into exotic airsofts, http://www.arniesairsoft.co.uk/main/main.htm has lots of nice pics and reviews. Anyone fancy an airsoft M1 or K98? :D
     
  25. cratz2

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    Yeah, I guess in a lot of countries where firearms or at least handguns aren't allowed, folks practice with the more realistic Air Soft guns then compete in the Philippines or South Africa with the real things.

    I have one that is a Beretta 'Heavy' model from UHC. It was only about $25 on eBay and is a pretty fun way to chew up coda cans.
     
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