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Old January 24th, 2011, 01:05   #1
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First Gun

Hello I am intrested in picking up airsoft as a hobby. I had a BB rifle back in the day in Poland and had a blast with it.

I would like to know what is a good starter gun with a fair price. I am intrested in a assalt rifle.

ANy suggestions and tips are welcome.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 01:25   #2
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Hello Darnok

That question of what is a good gun gets asked quite often on this website and for the most part everyone has their own opinion on whats good and what is a good price.

Its kinda like walking into a grocery store and asking the clerk "whats good?"
You need to decide what you want first. You've stated that your interested in assault rifle of some form. Lets examine that in a little more depth and add some more information. Is there a specific make or model of a firearm you would like to have? Do you have an interest in the requirement of rails so that you can add accessories?
Decide what make/model or airsoft gun you would like first.

I'll provide a few examples for you to get your brain juices flowing:

Armalites: M4, M16, C7
Automat kalashnikov or AK: AK47, AK74, AK 101
G36 series: G36c, G36k
SCAR: Scar L, Scar H

When you have selected or come up with something maybe then we can proceed with assisting you with some suggestions.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 01:39   #3
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I like the m4 what is a good price for a electric model and what make should I look for.


ICS-20 M4A1 Retractable

SIG-552 COMMANDO

were two which cought my eyes.

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Old January 24th, 2011, 02:47   #4
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If your interested in an armalite series gun you will have many options to choose from in regards to model and brand. Please keep in mind that all pricing is in that of Canadian pricing. If you are unfamiliar with how Canadian pricing is in Canada compared to the rest of the world you may wish consult this websites frequently asked questions section (FAQS) to familiarize yourself with some information. The long and the short of it is while airsoft guns are not illegal to own, they are hard to get into the country because the importation of airsoft guns is a difficult thing due to all sorts of complications of bureaucracy and other garbage ranging from interpretation of the of the rules by the inspecting border services agent all the way down to the what color my urine was this morning.

Now to the down and dirty of the business. If your looking to get in for low cost expect to budget in around 350-400 for the purchase of the airsoft gun itself. With that sorta pricing you should be able to secure yourself either a new or used modest quality airsoft gun of some brand. Now tack on another 120 dollar or so for the cost of an additional battery, quality charger and maybe a few additional magazines. Maybe another 200 for a metal receiver to increase durability if it already doesn't have one. Possible another 150 for a upgrades and preventative maintenance. Keep in mind though that these are costs incurred as you go along and not something that's invested all at once, unless your that kinda persona.

Alternatively you could look into something with the initial invest 500-700 and purchase a good quality, well known brand gun that would only require the investment for additional batteries, magazines, charger and maybe only an additional 25 dollars for preventative maintenance or spring swap.

Brands I would like to recommend.
Tokyo Marui
Classic Army
King Arms
VFC

ICS is also a reputable company, although due to their use of proprietary parts and a unique internal design not all after market components will be compatible.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 03:18   #5
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great thx

I will have some time to save up till spring. Just bought my first house so cant buy anything pricy without saving up.
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