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Old July 22nd, 2007, 11:58   #1
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Electric vs Gas

I am a total newbie to airsoft and I have been looking at some different types of airsoft weapons. I find there are two types Gas and Electric. Which is more popular, better, and some explainations on why?
My own thoughts are that electric would be better as you can swap out battery packs quicker and probably easiler than gas ones.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 12:02   #2
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 12:15   #3
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Depends what you're going for...
If you want something automatic, like a nice rifle, ESPECIALLY able to go full-auto, go with electric. If you had an auto that relied on gas, you would go through a lot of gas, but it would look awesome. There are some out there, but I doubt you'd be able to get your hands on them.
If you want a pistol, go Gas Blow Back.. From what I know about EBBs(Electric Blow Backs), they are complete crap and are inferior to GBBs.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 17:17   #4
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 18:54   #5
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 19:23   #6
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Depends what you're going for...
If you want something automatic, like a nice rifle, ESPECIALLY able to go full-auto, go with electric. If you had an auto that relied on gas, you would go through a lot of gas, but it would look awesome. There are some out there, but I doubt you'd be able to get your hands on them.
If you want a pistol, go Gas Blow Back.. From what I know about EBBs(Electric Blow Backs), they are complete crap and are inferior to GBBs.
theres also the aep from tm or cyma
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 19:37   #7
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TY, I knew I forgot something.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 20:17   #8
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#1 To buy/play Airsoft you need to be 18 years old.

#2 Airsoft is expensive to start playing.
#3 The wallmart/Canadian Tire bb guns are clearsoft/softair and are not considered Airsoft.
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#5 If you get age verified, you can buy from the people on this forum.
Uh.. take a look at his website. I'm pretty sure he's over 18..
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 21:35   #9
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Yes I am well over 18 doctor says I have the blood pressure of an 18 yr old..... told him I wish I had his body.... LOL.
as for verification that will be taken care of come Friday when one of the forum verifiers will be passing almost by my door and has said we can meet and get the verification done.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 21:42   #10
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For most assault rifles electric is pretty much the only way to go. You can find some old and a few newer gas rifles but they are pretty rare in Canada and parts aren't easy to come by.

So pretty much for your main rifle your most likely going to be looking at an electric gun

a sidearm will most likely be gas although TM's AEP's are nice.

sniper rifles can be ether gas, electric, or spring depending on the gun and what role you want to fill with it.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 00:20   #11
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I would go for the AEGs myself,
nice to see someone older than
myself(now I feel younger).
I use stock brand name AEGs
with the exception being the
C.A. AEG that I have (I had to replace the
piston in it as the plastic it used is to brittle)
I like the T.M. AEGs the best then C.A.
followed up by the T.M. clones.
All of which I have.
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