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Old November 1st, 2011, 23:39   #1
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Old November 1st, 2011, 23:41   #2
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Old November 1st, 2011, 23:41   #3
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To be honest no. If you had managed to save a bit more or get age verified you would have access to the classified and sometimes very good deals.

For sure you will be able to play with it, but you wont be very competative against true airsoft guns. And you may become discouraged, I suggest if possible you return it to Canadian Tire and save up a bit. The season is pretty much over anyways. That way next year you will be alkl set to play.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 23:42   #4
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Simply.. No.
Get Age Verified, find better in the classifieds or through a good retail location (there's a list that you will have access to once you're AV'd)
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 00:00   #5
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What makes it not worth it?
While the specs are wrong on the website. it Fires at 350 FPS.
I Find it very accurate. Just looks ugly
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 00:00   #6
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To be honest, no.

You should have saved, and be patient.

Game it until it breaks, then buy better quality.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 00:05   #7
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Game it until it breaks, then buy better quality.
Which should be soon...
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 00:08   #8
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What makes it not worth it?
While the specs are wrong on the website. it Fires at 350 FPS.
I Find it very accurate. Just looks ugly
An ugly looking gun with clear body and mostly plastic with a total cost of $ 250 ( with tax + shipping) seems not fulfilling the very important realism aspect of airsoft at all.

It may not worth it.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 00:11   #9
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 00:11   #10
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What makes it not worth it?
While the specs are wrong on the website. it Fires at 350 FPS.
I Find it very accurate. Just looks ugly
Performance is more than just fps, it has all plastic internals which means it will not be very durable, the fit between the parts will nt be great which will result in poor performance. Its great you like it, but realistically what do you have to compare against.


Edit: We are not tying to shit on you bud, if you are satisfied with your gun by all means have fun,, that what airsoft is about. But we are suggesting there are better choices because alot of us have made these same mistakes and are poorer in the long run when a bit of saving would have netted us a much better playing experience.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 00:14   #11
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#^&*((

Could have gotten this for cheaper and better looking imo.

Suggest you erase link, this is not the av section.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 00:40   #12
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Performance is more than just fps, it has all plastic internals which means it will not be very durable, the fit between the parts will nt be great which will result in poor performance. Its great you like it, but realistically what do you have to compare against.


Edit: We are not tying to shit on you bud, if you are satisfied with your gun by all means have fun,, that what airsoft is about. But we are suggesting there are better choices because alot of us have made these same mistakes and are poorer in the long run when a bit of saving would have netted us a much better playing experience.
Oh i appreciate it. I'm not taking it the wrong way. I just had the thought in my mind that why spend 400 dollars and end up not liking it. This is just a starting gun, I knew from the moment i bought it I would be upgrading soon enough.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 00:47   #13
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@ OP: A 300 FPS TM if given a few upgrades could probably outrange a lot of the cheaper clones and be more accurate. Reason being, tighter tolerances and generally better QC standards.

eg. Take a stock TM or other high quality gun (KA, G&P, CA, VFC, etc.), assuming it comes stock with a 1J or M90 spring or whatever. It'll shoot pretty solidly and is perfect for CQB. Put in a new bucking (guarder clear, prommy purple or whatever the cool kids are using these days) and a upgraded hop up spacer and you'll be golden. Maybe upgrade the spring to an M110 and then you'll have a formidable gun for whatever you paid for it and upgrades that cost you under $40.

Finally remember that it's the player not the gun. I've been shot by a really really good player with a $15 Wally world special but for most people that just won't cut it. However you'll need at least something competitive. Sure you could get a cheapo snowboard from Wally world or whatever but wouldn't it be a better use of your money to rent a "real" snowboard or at least spend a decent amount of money on a decent entry level setup. You'll still probably get smoked by the pro sponsored riders riding Wally world specials against your entry level board but at least you can be somewhat competitive. You don't need to purchase some crazy Option, Forum, Ride, Burton or whatever setup but at least if you get a decent entry level you'll have fun ripping the mountains.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 01:29   #14
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Just make sure to do thorough research and read as many reviews as you can so you can make an educated decision before your next purchase. Also get age verified as stated above so you have a much better selection of those better quality guns(CA, TM, G&P etc.) I made sure to do extensive research before purchasing my first gun and it hasn't let me down. In doing your due diligence it will help you avoid investing money into a lemon gun that may or may not break down on you within the first few weeks of using it. Good luck with your search when you decide to upgrade.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 20:48   #15
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Well, Friends got me into airsoft and while I only had a budget of about $200 for a gun I knew I would not get a very good gun. But I did manage to get this for $180 at canadian tire.... Worth it?
I saw a Tokyo Marui MP5 go for 200$ used with 9 mags, batteries, and everything you need to get started, was just missing a spring/catch on the slither stock.

Hell, I got my Palco M4 for 200$ with 6 mags, and a battery. I've since put a lot of work into the gun, including 3 mechbox rebuilds and about 100$ of parts, but that gun taught me a *lot* about gunsmithing for airsoft, so really it was a bit of a tinkering adventure, which is right up my alley. The gun now fires about 350fps with a tightbore barrel and a nice reliable grouping.

Get Age Verified, and start hunting for cheap deals. You'll find a much better gun for not that much more money, especially if you can convince the person to keep some accessories. (People are notorious for trying to package 500$ of crap around a 200-300$ gun.)

Besides. It probably won't look like crap, either ;-)

Welcome to airsoft. (can be) Bloody expensive, but worth every minute of it. Start savin' yer pennies! :-)
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