Originally Posted by Tom10897
I'm new here and I live in the states. Yes I know this is airsoft Canada but you guys seemed a little more knowledgable and mature. I am currently using an a and k svd dragunov rifle with upgraded barrel spring hop piston ect. And since I normally skirmish over at my friends property (half field, half wooded). I act as a designated marksmen for my team so I am in the woods a lot and I take the longer shots. However since the slow fire rate of the svd (spring) and the long barrel its hard to maneuver in tight situations so I am looking for a small "holsterable" aeg to use in close quarters something along the lines of mp5k or anything you might think of. My budget is about $150 and I would like full metal.
It's all about the weight.
Your SVD is a fairly heavy and bulky/long weapon to begin with - even though the Mp5K is a relatively lightweight and compact machine pistol design, it's still more weight and bulk to deal with.
Can you get GBB pistols in the US? I'd advise running a GBB M9 (or whatever your flavor of pistol sidearm may be) with 2-3 mags, and become proficient at mag reloads.
I'm going to be running an M14 DMR this season, when i'm not running my M4. Initially, i had the same sort of thought process as you, as far as a secondary backup weapon goes - go big, or go home. I'd even rigged up a custom hard-shell holster for my MP5A5, until i realized that no matter how much firepower i had on the field, if i can't move fast or efficiently enough with the additional weight, i'm 'dead' anyway. My M9 sidearm will suffice as my secondary.