Airsoft anybody?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by BeyondTheBox, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

    2,630
    0
    0
    So has anybody else turned to Airsoft to suit their need to practice or simply shoot something? Maybe pellet guns...?

    I'm just so sick of the gouging and scalping, I haven't been shooting in months. Now I've never kept secret how I feel about practice, I only shoot because I like doing it. I thought it was just the bang, but I've found it's the targeting and accuracy I enjoy most.

    Anyway, I've recently turned to this Airsoft thing for my plinking. Best of all, I can do it from the convenience of my own home or garage. And reloading is simple, no primers, no powder, no measuring and no work, just pick them up and put them back in the mag! I'm seriously loving this! No ear protection necessary either.

    They even make some pretty cool and lifelike models with blowback operation. Refillable with simple propane, can't go wrong. And it's sooooooo much cheaper!

    Just curious. I still can't wait for prices to subside on real cartridges so I can cause mayhem, but until then I've found a great substitute!

    ForumRunner_20130407_164420.jpg

    ForumRunner_20130407_164433.jpg

    ForumRunner_20130407_164443.jpg

    Not my pics, but what I just ordered to replace the one I used for testing to see if I'd like this. I do!
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2013
  2. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

    970
    0
    0
    You have officially peaked my interest, what is this gun in your pics about? where? how much? etc.
     

  3. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

    2,630
    0
    0
    Right. I'll find the you tube video of it as well. It's all metal, weighs in just shy of what the real deal does. Functioning grip and thumb safeties. I assume it's aluminum instead of steel. Most is made in Taiwan.

    This one is known as the WE Baby Hi-Capa, it's just over 100 with shipping. The full size Hi-capas (high capacity) are pretty amazing as well. Here's a site you should check out. They even have some fully licensed by manufacturers like Colt, Sig Sauer, Winchester, etc. They make fully automatic ARs as well. I'm not quite that into it yet, probably won't be, but it's nice to be able to enjoy my favorite pass time while my favorite pass time is absurdly overpriced! Lol

    http://www.replicaairguns.com/

    They're not illegal or infringing, they have airsoft, bb, and blank firing guns, either identical in look with different branding or fully licensed with all corresponding logos and insignia.

    One thing to note is they all come with orange tips. Required by law to differentiate. They're not required to stay on once purchased by private party. Some, like this one, either simply screw out or are glued on and can be removed by heating tip. Others must be sawed or sanded off. It's usually pretty obvious which ones are which.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2013
  4. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

    2,883
    2
    38
    I used to a few years ago, not lately though. Walmart has a sweet HK USP for $40
     
  5. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

    2,630
    0
    0
    Lately seems like exactly the time to though, does it not? For the reasons I've pointed out. Anyway, I saw that one too. There are some good ones out there, many cost as much as real guns, but I wasn't willing to go that far. Lol
     
  6. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

    2,630
    0
    0
  7. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

    970
    0
    0
    This is cool as hell, one trivial concern would be some dumbass knucklehead getting one and getting himself shot because at 20 feet I'm not sure if I could tell it was an airsoft pistol or the real deal.
     
  8. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

    2,630
    0
    0
    That's what the orange tip is for. I don't take mine outside, just shoot around the house indoors. But were I to I'd handle it the same way I do my real guns. Only difference is children can buy this one. That's what scares me.

    Oh and this has already happened, several times over decades. This is why they make them with orange tips.
     
  9. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

    970
    0
    0
    I gotta admit that's a pretty darn cool toy, I think my son WOULD STRIGHT GO BONKERS over this thing. He's got his BB rifles but he can only play with them when I'm around, I don't think I'd let him run around the yard with this though, damn snooping neighbors might call the cops because they can't stand minding their own damn bid'ness. But he'd have a blast with this, shoot man, I would LOL.

    [ame]http://youtu.be/NcZ15imKCkE[/ame]
     
  10. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

    2,630
    0
    0
    I know, they're great fun! Just something to tide me over until ammo prices and availability come back to some normalcy. Lol
     
  11. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

    970
    0
    0
    Is this actually functional? Could I tear a hole in paper at 10-20 feet with some accuracy?
     
  12. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

    970
    0
    0
    could my son feel what his Granddad's Army issue felt like? with this one? I just can't wrap my head around them actually working...I'm in disbelief I guess.
     
  13. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

    2,630
    0
    0
    Absolutely. Now keep in mind this one looks top be a 4.5mm steel bb shooter, not like the ones I shoot which use a 6mm plastic bb. Either way the most important part of determining if it will put holes in things is velocity. This one will most likely put holes in popcans. Very few are made that shoot any less than 150fps. Most I've looked at are around 250-450.
     
  14. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

    2,630
    0
    0
    That's the first model I looked at actually. Plenty of reviews on utube, just look up Colt airsoft. This was very tempting, but I wanted something slightly shorter in barrel so went with the 3.8 baby.

    Now feel like, somewhat. It's not full weight, just close to. It is 1:1 scale size. The recoil or blowback is much slower and lessened than actual 45s. So while it simulates, it won't kick like a donkey. ; P

    Also, I'm no pro. I just stayed to get into this myself. I've done miles of exhausting research, but I don't know everything. Use that replica site as a good basis for education, it's where I got most my info. Amazon has some great deals on these things too, so keep looking.

    There's Walters, Sigs, Colts, Winchesters, CZ 75s, S&W Sigma & M&P... The list goes on. Beretta 92 is my favorite, but be careful, there are good ones and very bad. A good rule of thumb is to pay no less than 60 and watch user reviews. I'll be glad to look them over for ya as well if you'd like. But in the end is only my opinion based on what I can see online.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2013
  15. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

    970
    0
    0
    You know it's scary to think about though, if someone pointed one of these at me, I'd drop them where they stood with a double tap of 45 ACP from simple muscle memory, I'd have no way of knowing it was just an idiot with a plastic replica.
     
  16. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

    2,630
    0
    0
    I know it. Recently a guy in downtown Portland stood atop a parking garage and waved a fun around. Police tried to talk him down but he began to point it toward the crowd and they were forced to shoot, it was an airsoft gun.

    It happens, has and will probably continue to, but it goes to teaching. The cops weren't held responsible, nor could you be. Tough spot to be in for sure.
     
  17. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

    970
    0
    0
    Damn that's scary bro, sorry to get all serious but for us responsible adults and for our good kids I could see how these things could make some fun be had, I'm going to find one on that site you linked and order one for the hell of it, thanks for the heads up.
     
  18. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

    2,630
    0
    0
    Absolutely, just remember to look for 6mm plastic bb vs 4.5mm metal. You should be able to filter by each.

    Let me know what you wind up with, post pics when you get it too! Looking forward to it
     
  19. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

    970
    0
    0
    May I ask what the difference is? plus vs. cons?
     
  20. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

    2,630
    0
    0
    Is mostly about inside vs outdoor shooting. The 4.5mm steel bbs are like that of any bb gun, they can puts holes in walls and damage things so must be done outdoors or in a shed or garage with nothing breakable nearby. 6mm plastic are safe for indoor and out. They will go through paper, but that's about it.