I've defected to the Pies
13th August 2004
Hey everybody. Well I have wanted to get a replica BB/airsoft WWII rifle for a while, the best I have is a wooden Thompson rubber band gun (not very realistic :() Anyway I am a total novice in this area, I have no idea what companies are good, I have no idea what they talk about when they mean "spring" or "gas" rifles. I'm looking for some kind of bolt action rifle (e.g. No. 4, K98 which seems very popular) that has real recoil in it and is as close to the real thing in magazine capacity/size. Anybody know where I can get this kind of thing, or at least some tips to start looking?
I didn't make it!
Alright, listen up, maggot!
There are three main airsoft operating systems:
1) Electric- motor operates the spring action/gas piston; generally can fire full auto and/or semi auto; these are widely popular in airsoft tournaments/matches; AEG= airsoft electric gun
2) Gas- either blow back action or non; a compressed gas in a reservoir is introduced to the the gas piston to cycle the airsoft piece; usually semi auto, but can be full in some cases; most complex, thus most unreliable operating system; GBB= gas blow back
3) Spring or "springers"- action has to be manually cocked each time to chamber and fire a round; by far the simplest and cheapest form of airsoft
Airsoft is a great game to play, and before I could legally purchase firearms, I purchased airsoft guns. Compared to paintball, it's much more economically feasible too. As for my airsoft arsenal I have: a CA M15A4 AEG, an ICS MP5A2 AEG w/ tactical light, a broken KJW USP Tactical GBB pistol, and numerous springers for friends to use when we battled.
During my high school years, I used to gather up friends and classmates for skirmishes, and piss off the neighborhood; good times!
Slightly cooler than a n00b
19th May 2006
For WW2 airsoft guns you can go to World War II Guns - Axis & Allied infantry replica weapons.
There's a satchel on your tank
6th December 2004
That site has a rep for taking your cash and not sending you jack.