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Old May 3rd, 2009, 15:40   #1
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Western Arms M4 Gas Blowback

Ive been watching some youtube videos of the WA M4 GBB. The recoil is more realistic than the G&G one. What do you guys think of this gun? It is worth it for its price range? Thanks.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 16:06   #2
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Depends if you are willing to put up with the hassle of gas guns...

The recoil will be better for sure, but I wouldn't recommend it as a first gun. Recoil in airsoft carbines shouldn't be a desired featured, since short of using classic guns, you will be disappointed.

Besides, with the insane price tag of both the gun and mags, a complete setup will run you thousands.

Stick with an AEG if this is a first buy.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 16:10   #3
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If you are really intrested in the blowback feature, try the G&G one, Its an electric blowback instead of gas, making it more user friendly, and less expensive. Tys took one apart i think, if your seriously intrested, take a look at his thread about it
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I am inclined to agree with the previous two. A GBB M4 is a colossal investment, one you'll want to be damn careful about. Personally, I wouldn't consider the price worth the product at all, but you may feel differently.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 19:43   #5
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If you are really intrested in the blowback feature, try the G&G one, Its an electric blowback instead of gas, making it more user friendly, and less expensive. Tys took one apart i think, if your seriously intrested, take a look at his thread about it
I looked at some of the G&G GBB and the blowback isnt too much, its pretty subtle. If I do get the gun, I probably have to change the externals cause everything is plastic. I prefer something metal.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 19:47   #6
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Go with a CA AR-15, screw the blowback. You will be happy.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 21:10   #7
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WA gbbs are mostly plastic too and GBB rifles are too new, still lots of kinks to work out of em.
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 22:55   #8
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If you want to get an M4 GBB, building (or buying a pre-built one) that is at skirmishing quality plus 5 mags is a HUGE investment. You are easily looking at around $2500+ just to get started, and that's before you've added on any real extras to customize the look of the piece.

But besides that, the blowback features of GBB M4s is FUN AS HELL! You can not beat the experience.
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If you want to get an M4 GBB, building (or buying a pre-built one) that is at skirmishing quality plus 5 mags is a HUGE investment. You are easily looking at around $2500+ just to get started, and that's before you've added on any real extras to customize the look of the piece.

But besides that, the blowback features of GBB M4s is FUN AS HELL! You can not beat the experience.

DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN i guess ill be sticking with G&P nonblowback then, if I can even find one...
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If you want to get an M4 GBB, building (or buying a pre-built one) that is at skirmishing quality plus 5 mags is a HUGE investment. You are easily looking at around $2500+ just to get started, and that's before you've added on any real extras to customize the look of the piece.

But besides that, the blowback features of GBB M4s is FUN AS HELL! You can not beat the experience.

G&P WOC is probably the easiest way of getting something skirmish-able for the WA platform, or a WE M4. But you are looking at expensive mags, and you are going to adopt a totally different style of playing...
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 23:41   #11
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The G&P series looks pretty good for the price, if you're willing to accept the styles they have available. Cost in Canada is still about $1200, though for just the gun alone, and that's the cheapest model available. The more expensive G&P WOC models go upwards of $1500.

I would not recommend the WE M4. They are horribly inaccurate, but are very cheap to start for a mostly metal gun. It's still definitely better than a WA M4 because of all the plastic components the WA uses. The WE does have other short comings as well:

- The entire system is proprietary - WA M4 parts will not fit, so finding any replacements and upgrades would be harder.
- Bolt stroke length is only a couple of inches, whereas all the WA based guns (G&P, Inokatsu, etc) all have a complete stroke for harder kicking action
- Again, the accuracy and groupings of the WE are garbage. At best. Stock Marui GBB pistols shoot better than a WE M4.

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Old May 3rd, 2009, 23:48   #12
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The price tag of the GBB rifle is not that bad compare to PTW owner but mostly the reason that stop them from buying is the price tag of the mag and will limit them to play in Winter. That's mostly the point.

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Agreed. PTW is still better as a skirmishing weapon. More reliable. There are certain trade offs that an electrical based platform can provide that no gas system can. Electric is much more practical, but the mechanic-pneumatic function of GBB is intuitive and much more realistic. It's also more cosmetic, but it all comes down to what it is that you're looking for. It can be totally worth it if you have a hard on for blowback.

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Old May 4th, 2009, 00:01   #14
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I want the GBB for CAPS....
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Old May 4th, 2009, 00:04   #15
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Well heres what I think about the GBB versus AEG or PTW type

AEG: Well suited for beginner, good skirmish weapon, cheap prices compare to other three
GBB: Ultimate plinker, most realistic, Mid range price
PTW: Realistic dimension while its still use electric, STOCK ptw has better accuracy then MOST AEG out there, the most expensive of the three

If you really want a plinker in my opinion just get firearms license and wait for the Umarex-Colt M4 in 22lr (coming in June, Unrestricted, 30 rounds mags, semi-auto of course)
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