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Old February 7th, 2008, 05:19   #46
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M4 upgrades... - oh god...800$? roughly...(its still going up)
How the hell do you spend over twice what the gun is worth on UPGRADES?! Or do you mean real scope/RDS's and external stuff too like receivers and front ends?
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Old February 7th, 2008, 05:49   #47
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How the hell do you spend over twice what the gun is worth on UPGRADES?! Or do you mean real scope/RDS's and external stuff too like receivers and front ends?
Maybe it,s the BLING BLING affect. Or his gun mite just brake alot.

In a year I spent about 1200$ in upgrades and external stuff on my FRANKEN TROY CARBINE.

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Old February 7th, 2008, 11:56   #48
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How the hell do you spend over twice what the gun is worth on UPGRADES?! Or do you mean real scope/RDS's and external stuff too like receivers and front ends?
yea it included RAS and body and shit like that.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 12:09   #49
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I think in the last 8 months I have put around $5000-6000 between my PTW (gun, cylinders, batteries, mags), my ICS M4, more mags, batteries. My LBVs, boots, BDUs, eyewear, side arm, etc. The sad part, I expect i will be putting another $2000-2500 this year, and the sadest part, a couple of my teammates trump me big time in that department. They are the gear whores.
We are no whores, we are connoisseurs! I have probably easily hit the 4-5k mark. It dont really know I stopped counting. Airsoft has made me into a compulsive shopper of female proportions. Take for instance the money I just dropped on a SERPA holster for I gun I dont own yet. Its ridiculous, but I love it.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 12:10   #50
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Do yourself a favour and make sure in between a $300 pistol here and a $1000 rifle there, you go out and spend the money to get yourself a few sets of bdu's. Can't go wrong w/ having a set of woodland and desert in your closet in addition to whatever highspeed stuff you want.

Reason I mention it, alot of newer players go hog wild on the guns etc, and then when it comes time to attend an event start bitching about the uniform req's "but i only have multicam/cadpat/tigerstripe" etc.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 12:14   #51
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Good point Kokanee. The best part is: BDUs are pretty much cheapest bit of kit. Unless you have, o say, 8+ sets of it.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 12:20   #52
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How the hell do you spend over twice what the gun is worth on UPGRADES?!
Doesn't take long to add up. I've got about $950 sunk into my C8A2 so far, and most of that is for upgrades. I'm not even including the cost of extra mags, case and other such accessories. The intial TM M4A1 platform was about $550 of that cost.
  • Metal body - $180
  • Upgraded spring - $20
  • Modify high torque modular gears - $80
  • Tightbore barrel - $40
  • Classic Army ELCAN or EOTech 552 - about $125 each (ELCAN is primarily for my M15 rifle though)
  • flip-up, backup sight - $25
I still need to add an Army Code heavy outer barrel to complete the C8A2 / FTHB look, and that will add another $100, but the it will be cosmetically complete.

Doesn't take long to add up at all.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 12:48   #53
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I know I have spent far too much on this hobby (and my others), but I refuse to keep track of it. It would take the fun out of it if I added it up and thought about all the more productive things I could have done with the money.

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Old February 7th, 2008, 13:11   #54
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Do yourself a favour and make sure in between a $300 pistol here and a $1000 rifle there, you go out and spend the money to get yourself a few sets of bdu's. Can't go wrong w/ having a set of woodland and desert in your closet in addition to whatever highspeed stuff you want.

Reason I mention it, alot of newer players go hog wild on the guns etc, and then when it comes time to attend an event start bitching about the uniform req's "but i only have multicam/cadpat/tigerstripe" etc.
Your right im new, one year in and I spent about 2300$ on three gun,s+mag,s. And I maybe spent 250$ on BDU,s & gear. I feel the need to get the gun,s I want first before I can't get them. Not like I wont be able to get them it,s just all that crap about costoms not letting them into canada that makes me want the gun,s more. If you know what I mean.

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Old February 7th, 2008, 13:34   #55
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We are no whores, we are connoisseurs! I have probably easily hit the 4-5k mark. It dont really know I stopped counting. Airsoft has made me into a compulsive shopper of female proportions. Take for instance the money I just dropped on a SERPA holster for I gun I dont own yet. Its ridiculous, but I love it.
Tack on another $450 to my total, I just ordered my ESS nvg profile goggles with turbo fan, and also am about to buy a Woostach vest off hondatech
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Old February 7th, 2008, 13:44   #56
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In the last 2 years I have probably dumped easily 15k on airsoft. And I don't regret a penny of it. This sport is the shit and I am sure I will be spending more. Hell I just built a Custom full metal Noveske CQB last week which cost over $2000. I think the airsoft addiction is as strong as any other addiction known to man. haha
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Old February 7th, 2008, 13:50   #57
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In the last 2 years I have probably dumped easily 15k on airsoft. And I don't regret a penny of it. This sport is the shit and I am sure I will be spending more. Hell I just built a Custom full metal Noveske CQB last week which cost over $2000. I think the airsoft addiction is as strong as any other addiction known to man. haha
WOW! that,s some hardcore airsoft spending dude.

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Old February 7th, 2008, 15:07   #58
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Doesn't take long to add up. I've got about $950 sunk into my C8A2 so far, and most of that is for upgrades. I'm not even including the cost of extra mags, case and other such accessories. The intial TM M4A1 platform was about $550 of that cost.
  • Metal body - $180
  • Upgraded spring - $20
  • Modify high torque modular gears - $80
  • Tightbore barrel - $40
  • Classic Army ELCAN or EOTech 552 - about $125 each (ELCAN is primarily for my M15 rifle though)
  • flip-up, backup sight - $25
I still need to add an Army Code heavy outer barrel to complete the C8A2 / FTHB look, and that will add another $100, but the it will be cosmetically complete.

Doesn't take long to add up at all.
Heh, I've spent money on my AUG for upgrades, but not NEARLY that much.

Spring, spring guide, and batteries and mags, if you can include those in there. So like $30 without batteries and mags, and $160 including them.

Gotta love the AUG .
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Old February 7th, 2008, 15:36   #59
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Well, there are performance and cosmetic upgrades. Your 'extras' were basically mild performance / reliability upgrades, and are pretty cheap. Most of my upgrades to date for my M4A1 were to convert the gun to a C8. I installed those particular gears not for an upgrade, but because I blew the stock TM gears and wanted to get good quality torque-up, reinforced gears to avoid problems down the road. I still plan on adding some internal upgrades like Systema piston, spring guide, piston head, cylinder head, nozzle and tappet plate. Probably will add a Systema high speed motor down the road too. That will be another sack of cash down the road. lol
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Old February 7th, 2008, 20:21   #60
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after 7 years I've blown the 15k mark.... then got fedup and sold most of it only to get into something worst.... If you think airsoft is addictive and expensive do NOT even consider touching real AR's....... 310$ for a scope mount, at first you choke up then it only becomes normal.....then the GF desides she want's a EBR kit for her springfield m1a.....
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