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Old September 20th, 2007, 14:20   #1
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What's a good starting FPS ?

hello, this is my first post. I've been looking around the net and the forums trying to find out more info about airsoft. (by the way im 19 so no need to flame me for my age) Anyways i've been reading about crapsoft and clearsoft guns, so what's a good starting FPS to play airsoft with for a rifle, SMG and a pistol. (using .20 BB's)

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Old September 20th, 2007, 14:30   #2
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Keep it stock. Most groups won't let a new guy play with an upgraded guy anyways. Why? Because no-one trusts you. It's just that simple man. It doesn't matter if you are 15 or 40. If you're new, you're still new.

Keep the gun stock for a couple/few months, then after the people you play with learn to trust that you aren't an idiot, THEN get it upgraded.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 14:47   #3
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yes but i've been looking at cheaper guns for the moment, is 150-250 FPS enough to airsoft ?
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Old September 20th, 2007, 14:47   #4
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And when you upgrade it, plan on going no higher than a 110 spring. That will give you very good performance, will be easy on your battery and mechbox (if it happens you get a version 2), allow you to add a tightbore and bearing spring guide if you wish (each one of those can increase your fps by around 10fps each) still keeping you under the limit for all fields.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 14:50   #5
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yes but i've been looking at cheaper guns for the moment, is 150-250 FPS enough to airsoft ?
It can be, but you'd have to either be pretty high up on your game (I've known guys that can play using only a spring TM pistol, and done very well against guys with higher powered guns); or all you are playing with have the same types of guns. Just don't expect a lot of range or bush penetration.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 14:51   #6
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keep in mind most online fps unless its a brand name will be in .12's
I would recommend getting a Jing Gong, they are 100 percent clones of a tm and are around 2-400 depending on where you buy them
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Old September 20th, 2007, 14:52   #7
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yes but i've been looking at cheaper guns for the moment, is 150-250 FPS enough to airsoft ?
I had a cheap MP5 that shot 230 with .20's. It was decent enough to play my first outdoor game with.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 15:01   #8
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ok that's definately something to think about. I'd like to go out to a game and talk to some people in person and maybe try out a gun or too. Im looking at maybe getting a P90.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 15:06   #9
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with a p90 its tokyo marui or bust, so unless 600 is in your budget a p90 is NOT the way to go.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 15:12   #10
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what would you recommend as a starting gun, i'd proably play CQB mostly, but I don't want to only be limited to that. Still looking towards a P90 though but have read alot of bad things about the TM high cap mags
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Old September 20th, 2007, 15:19   #11
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its all bs they work fine. Also you might want to check out the faq and the long term airsoft study
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Old September 20th, 2007, 15:28   #12
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yes but i've been looking at cheaper guns for the moment, is 150-250 FPS enough to airsoft ?
No, and you wind up wasting your money. Read the information section a bit more or go to a local game/meet to see what folks really use. Nothing beats seeing for yourself.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 15:32   #13
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what's the abbsolute lowest FPS you think a person could play with ? for a SMG and a pistol ?
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what's the abbsolute lowest FPS you think a person could play with ? for a SMG and a pistol ?
You could get a dozen guys together, all throwing BBs at each other, and you could have a good game that way. If playing against, say, the average ASC player.................. you'd get shot a lot and not have much fun.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 16:41   #15
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Don't try to cut corners by going for the lowest fps possible. All you do is end up with a craptacular gun. Most guns (excluding AEPs and airseal problems) with a stock fps below 250 can't be upgraded, and tend to have poorer rate of fire as well (if electric). Shop by brands that have been reviewed to be good for their price and aren't upgrade-deadends.

What is your budget, anyways?
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