Airsoft Appreciation

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  1. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    I know there are people that collect/use these, so I figured they were deserving of a thread. and yea I consider them toys since most are plastic and shoot plastic BBs

    what does everyone own if any? currently I own a Shotgun with scope and laser sight attachments, and a non-automatic Pistol ive had for about 2 years. im not a gun connesuier or anything so I dont know what there modeled after but I do have little wars with a bunch a friends sometimes, lots of fun :)  but painful

    and sry if this oversteps any board rules
     
  2. Riltht

    Riltht Full-Time Doomsayer

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    Picked up a pistol at Megatronix(kinda like a junk shop, can't describe it really.) for 5 bucks(new in box) the other day. It shoots, not sure how well or how much it hurts, haven't had the chance to try it out yet.
     

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  3. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Did somebody say airsoft?! :D 

    I'm a player of it and I totally agree that these things are toys, but they're very dangerous toys. Some one can get the easily get the wrong idea.

    Here's me a few years back at the start of my hobby.
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    Now I actually wear less, I dont wear the mast (but goggles is requires), I dont wear the black tactical vest. Also I got a pretty kickass set of knee bads (courching down on concrete is a pain!).

    Here's also a pic of me with most of my collection. It's rather silly, and I also dont have the MP7 sling around my chest now. I found that while the MP7 worked out pretty good, it didnt suit my play style. Every time I needed a "backup" weapon, I ended up just carrying around more ammo. I dont even have a pistol

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  4. Matrix Soul

    Matrix Soul Skull 4 reporting in!

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    silentdarth Josie's Daddy

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    I have a M1, a Desert Eagle, and Robocop's gun. I really wanted them because the guns are so cool in MW/MW2 and it's freakin' Robocop's gun, how could I not get it?
     
  6. autobotblaster

    autobotblaster Y U NO!?!?!

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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Transformers kinda killed most of my interest in airsoft, but I still have a few relics from that hobby, most notably my Krinkov:

    Pre-op
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    Post-op
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  8. cheetorBWORG

    cheetorBWORG Cheetor Fan

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    So, these are all BB guns that are modeled after real firearms, correct?
     
  9. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    indeed they are
     
  10. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    i can't afford the high-end ones. Dammit, i want the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) and just because my dad used one in 'Nam, the M-79.

    i collect the inexpensive and mostly terrible shotguns and pistols. But i don't play. they just make for cheap and convincing props in short movies me and my posse sometimes make.
    Managed to get a decent one my parents use to scare off strays. dad loves plunking horny cats that are going at it in the yard 'round the house. it's humane and effective.


    as for mental retardation and "toy safety" goes, i tell people that if you learned how to tie your shoes before age 21, these plastic pellet poppers can be safe.
    if not, stick to play-doh and safety scissors.

    They are fantastic little gats, yo.
     
  11. shifty02

    shifty02 Greetings Programs

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    For my SG-1 cosplay I have a Beretta M9 pistol and a P-90.
     
  12. marshall dusty

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    what's a good site to purchase these and ammo? any recommendations for a beginner?
     
  13. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ebay:
    There are several good domenstic retailers, but prices can vary greatly on any single item, so you would do well to research carefully before you purchase from any of these sites.

    Airsoft GI - airsoft specialists - Welcome to the ultimate airsoft
    Airsoft Guns, Airsoft Gun Accessories, Airsoft Shotguns, and Airsoft Snipers - Airsoft Atlanta
    Power Edge USA - Home
    Airsoftpost.com
    Airsoft Extreme, The premier American retailer of replica toy airsoft guns.
    AirSplat - Airsoft Guns Free Shipping airsoft rifles, pistols, spring, electric, Soft Air Gun

    There are also many places to buy from overseas, and these retailers typically have a larger selection of goods, but shipping can be a lot, and there's always the risk of having your guns confiscated by customs -- although this happens pretty rarely as long as you follow the rules, i.e., painted orange tip, covered up trademarks.

    Gunner Toys and Models
    EbairSoft
    WGC Shop ( Reliable Airsoft Supplier )
    Airsoft Gun Web-Shop - UNCompany - Professional online airsoft gunshop
    DEN Trinity

    If you have any other questions, head over to Arnies; essentially the TFW of airsoft.
     
  14. marshall dusty

    marshall dusty Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the info. i'll be reading and checking these out.
     
  15. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Relic huh? When I play airsoft, Im usually on the OpFor side, acting as gurellias, mercenaries or civilians taking up arms. That'd be one sexy gun to fit the theme, ya selling it?

    I've got some money saved up and Im looking to buying a new rifle, Im at a bit of conflict here. I found this rifle, which has a pretty bitch'in feature. Artifical recoil, and it's electric, not gas, oh-lala! The stock also has a chin rest, and it's completely covered in rails for accessories. Costs about $230

    It's made by G&G.

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    My friend however is selling is G&G L85 rifle, which he has the actual X4 SUSAT scope on (British version of the ACOG) that he's willing to sell me for $260. I cant remeber if it has artifical recoil, but I do recall shooting a friends L85, with scope, that had blow back. I dont know if it's that very same gun, if I find out it is, them it's a must buy, it shot so well. Anywho, heres the pic.

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    So Im at a tipsy balance point here between two really spiffy guns, your thoughts?
     
  16. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    I say go for the first one not only is it cheaper but it looks cooler imho. can probably do more with it too in the way of accesories
     
  17. T16skyhopp

    T16skyhopp Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know a good (and safe) place to sell air pistols online? I have 3 I'm looking to move. They don't have orange tips (so not allowed on ebay) and I don't want to sell to minors. I have a Daisy Powerline 93 ($40), a Gamo PT 80 ($40), and "The Gat" ($25 - missing its original corks, but has its hards and metal pellets).

    Thanks for any help. If you have a personal interest feel free to DM me.

    note: these are not airsoft specifically, they fire metal BBs and have no orange tips. Hence why I do not want to sell to minors as well as honor any local state laws.
     

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