Originally Posted by makinitbig
Think I'm going gun shopping next week at either warcraft games, or Richmond airsoft. Any good new brands I should look for (outside systema lol), and brands I should stay away from?
I'm sure others will throw in some names but I will say that you can almost certainly trust King Arms, G&P, Real Sword, VFC, and for the most part, G&G if you know what details to look at internally.
Regarding Systema, you've asked how things have "changed", well, I'm pretty new to the sport and I hear far more snickering and grumbling about Systema than accolades. The only PTW I've seen regularly in person is one which constantly was in a non-working state (immediately after being purchased too), so maybe they're not all they're cracked up to be.