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Old March 25th, 2010, 13:27   #16
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Get ak is gud 4 u

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honestly get out to a game and walk around the staging area checking out all the guns, then ask people if you may hold their guns and maybe shoot a few rounds, then you will truly know which one suits you best.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 13:38   #17
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Uh, wut?

You don't need to be part of the sniper clinic to shoot a "sniper" rifle, unless you want to take advantage of shooting at a higher fps limit than regular AEG limits.

If the SR-25 shoots <400fps, you're good to go.

If you want to shoot higher than that, you need to make it fire semi only (as in, mechanically or electronically lock it out of full auto), and then take part in the sniper course or get the ok from the local game host before bringing it out to the field.
Yeah, that's what I thought. Okay that's good. Maybe I'll come out to an event with a friend or something.
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I wish I could upload a few gameplay videos of me on Alliance of Valiant Arms for you guys to compare to.

I am not familiar with airsoft.

What my question is, does the element of surprise work on a typical airsoft match?
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Old March 25th, 2010, 14:16   #18
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Remember one golden rule - Impulse Buy usually turned out to be costly and ruin your airsoft experience

First try out various models by asking people at an event.
Narrow down which one you like
Look for specs, cost, upgrade possibility, spare parts availability, mag availability etc.
Check the doctor's corner to check if thread on your chosen gun pop up often (usually a good indication of the general quality of the build)
Read reviews if available
Then, you can buy without worrying about making a bad decision.

Best of luck in choosing your aeg.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 16:29   #19
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Good advice...

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Remember one golden rule - Impulse Buy usually turned out to be costly and ruin your airsoft experience

First try out various models by asking people at an event.
Narrow down which one you like
Look for specs, cost, upgrade possibility, spare parts availability, mag availability etc.
Check the doctor's corner to check if thread on your chosen gun pop up often (usually a good indication of the general quality of the build)
Read reviews if available
Then, you can buy without worrying about making a bad decision.

Best of luck in choosing your aeg.
Amen Braw... the classified are FILLED with impulse buys... and leg holsters

If your not sure buy a commun all around model your can unload quickly WHEN you change your mind... yet again... like the rest of us!

Cheers,

Pete

PS And remember only people who pay 2000$ for they AEG tell you they will keep them until they kick the bucket... that because the rest of us sell at a small loss and switch to something else...
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Old March 25th, 2010, 16:38   #20
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ahah so true i owned ak47 g36 m4 and so on but still with time i stikied to m4 variant because when you need a part its just like a honda civic there everywhere!

Defenatly miss the handling of my good old tm ak trough.

If you dont mind hi cap classic army SA58 is a lovely gun
and you can get that 1000 round mag lol ........

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Old March 25th, 2010, 17:00   #21
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I do agree with Sportco that most people swap aegs at some point (I did buy a second aeg - my MP40 - after 4 months of airsoft - turns out that my DDR NVA impression was almost impossible to assemble and flecktarn + AK is kind a farb - I am kind of an hypocrite albeit I still use my AK for winter games and as a backup weapon); however, starting out with an aeg you like will make or break your airsoft experience (I have a friend who bought a TF16 and thought I was dumb to buy my G&G AK for twice as much. He ended up with a broken aeg - stripped gears - after 3 games; my AK is still going strong after 5 games and many skirmishes). Making the wrong choice can be fixed by simply selling your aeg in the classified and buying a new one. Still, making the right decision in the first place is ultimately better for your wallet and you can invest the difference on something useful like a good radio or extra mags etc.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 17:45   #22
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What types of brands should I be looking for?
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I wish I could upload a few gameplay videos of me on Alliance of Valiant Arms for you guys to compare to.

I am not familiar with airsoft.

What my question is, does the element of surprise work on a typical airsoft match?
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Old March 25th, 2010, 17:50   #23
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Agreed Bograin...

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I do agree with Sportco that most people swap aegs at some point (I did buy a second aeg - my MP40 - after 4 months of airsoft - turns out that my DDR NVA impression was almost impossible to assemble and flecktarn + AK is kind a farb - I am kind of an hypocrite albeit I still use my AK for winter games and as a backup weapon); however, starting out with an aeg you like will make or break your airsoft experience (I have a friend who bought a TF16 and thought I was dumb to buy my G&G AK for twice as much. He ended up with a broken aeg - stripped gears - after 3 games; my AK is still going strong after 5 games and many skirmishes). Making the wrong choice can be fixed by simply selling your aeg in the classified and buying a new one. Still, making the right decision in the first place is ultimately better for your wallet and you can invest the difference on something useful like a good radio or extra mags etc.
I hear you Braw... when I said "commun all around"... I mean popular not lower quality...

Has for pricing... I'm sure that you will agree that between 400 and 550 is a nice round number for a first AEG... (( use the leftovers for a GBBP plus extra mags ))

After all for many of us happiness is in numbers not ultimate quality... exception made of sniper rifles of course...

Cheers mate,

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Old March 25th, 2010, 18:08   #24
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Danger zone

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What types of brands should I be looking for?
That is like asking what car you should buy at the xmas table... or what hockey team is the best...

Here even asking if bullpups are better then conventional will drag on for weeks...

DON'T DO IT !!! or you will go insane!!!

BoGain gave you the most wizdow you will get on ASC

Originally Posted by BoGrain
Remember one golden rule - Impulse Buy usually turned out to be costly and ruin your airsoft experience

First try out various models by asking people at an event.
Narrow down which one you like
Look for specs, cost, upgrade possibility, spare parts availability, mag availability etc.
Check the doctor's corner to check if thread on your chosen gun pop up often (usually a good indication of the general quality of the build)
Read reviews if available
Then, you can buy without worrying about making a bad decision.

Best of luck in choosing your aeg.


Now be brave and do your homework...

Cheers Mate,

Pete

To give you an idea of what will happen if you ask.... I think ICS for the price... because of maintenance concerns, hopup quality and pricing is a good buy!!!... here it goes...

On the down side... slit gearbox is specific...
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Old March 25th, 2010, 18:28   #25
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Go with te one with the leas headaches. These include parts, mech box, mags, upgrades and looks.

All this adds up to....
AK 47/74
When you want the job done right use ana AK.

Seriously tho. TM, ICS, Western ARMS and sometimes just sometimes JG.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 18:30   #26
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What about ARES? I've heard some good things about them.
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I wish I could upload a few gameplay videos of me on Alliance of Valiant Arms for you guys to compare to.

I am not familiar with airsoft.

What my question is, does the element of surprise work on a typical airsoft match?
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Old March 25th, 2010, 18:39   #27
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Ares have good mechanic the m4 can use real steel parts id sugess them way before ics and g&g personally
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Old March 25th, 2010, 18:40   #28
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Go with te one with the leas headaches. These include parts, mech box, mags, upgrades and looks.

All this adds up to....
AK 47/74
When you want the job done right use ana AK.

Seriously tho. TM, ICS, Western ARMS and sometimes just sometimes JG.
Ha ha! Look who is back! Haven't seen you for a while...
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Old March 25th, 2010, 19:10   #29
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Go with te one with the leas headaches. These include parts, mech box, mags, upgrades and looks.

All this adds up to....
AK 47/74
When you want the job done right use ana AK.

Seriously tho. TM, ICS, Western ARMS and sometimes just sometimes JG.
I think you mean King Arms not Western Arms, WA only makes GBB/Rs none of which are AK's.

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What types of brands should I be looking for?
Varies from person to person but as far as i'm concerned in order from best to worst...

-Real Sword
-Systama
-Ares
-G&P and VFC(tie)
-CA

-TM and ICS(tie)
-G&G
-JG
-Cyma
-Aftermath
-Anything from walmart

There are a couple others but this is a good basic list some people will rearrange things a bit but you get the idea, for your price range brands to look for are highlighted in red.

As far as i'm concered when it comes to GBB again best to worse,

-Western Arms(Beats everyone by a mile, King of GBBs)
-KSC/KWA
-TM
-WE
-Shitty clone brands

Spend all your money on your AEG though this is just for reference, pistols arn't necessary at all, i just like them.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 19:12   #30
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Start by choosing the model then look for the brand.

well in general, you are better to stick with well known brands such as G&G. ICS, VFC, CA, TM, JG, Ares, SRC(gen III only) etc...

Newer CYMA and dboys can be an alternative since they did step up in terms of quality in the recent years.

AGM if you want WW2 era weapons only
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