Hi to all who read this. My brother and I are new to airsoft and would like to go to our first real game soon but we are not quite sure what we should take (clips, BBs, etc), where we can play, or what we will need to buy first. Our ages are 13 and 14 by spring be will be 14 and 15. My current load out includes:
A JG G36C 2 Hi cap mags 2 8.4 v 1100 mha battery's Gloves and shooting glasses And a few small things
My brothers load out includes:
2 Well M4 V2s 3 Hi cap mags A tactical blow-back glock (Tagged 400 fps) 2 8.4 v 1100 mha battery's Gloves and shooting glasses And a few small things
For most games you are not required to wear any sort of camo.
My advice to you guys for your first game is to just bring what you have. Try to attend a casual REC game or visit an indoor facility. They tend to be more laid back compared to milsim or scenario games. There's no need to feel like you have to have a complete loadout before you could set foot at an airsoft game. We all know how expensive airsoft can get so its understandable that newer players won't have everything right away.
Eventually you guys should invest in some mid or low cap magazines (we don't call them clips). Usually running with only high caps indicates that you are new to the sport.
Shooting glasses are not allowed whatsoever so you guys will have to use your paintball masks until you can purchase full seal ANSI rated goggles.
Be sure to bring water as well and maybe a protein bar. Make sure your batteries have a full charge the day before. There's nothing worse than going to a game and having your batteries crap out after the first hour.
Wow you guys are a big help I should have asked for advise sooner. What do you think of this for my first pistol? (http://www.airsoftstation.com/full-metal-colt-1911-co2-blowback-airsoft-pistol.html) If you recommend a different one please let me know I would like it to be reliable, under 350fps, CO2, and about $100 (will spend more if its worth it). Also I was looking at REC: Pistol-Shot gun night eastside indoor 9/22/12 as my first to go to but living 4 to 5 hours away makes it a bit difficult to go to. If you know of a more northern game please let me know.
Post by Sniper Wolf on Sept 4, 2012 16:43:35 GMT -5
My advice? Pass on the CO2. It almost always shoots hot (or at least every one I've ever owned has), and as a whole lacks consistency/ accuracy, to to mention a pain in the ass to change out mid-game. Green gas/ propane is definitely the way to go, and there are plenty available in your chosen model.
While personally I am a firm believer in Tokyo Marui pistols. They're not cheap, but they're reliable and accurate. I've still got an old Marui M9 from my 16th birthday that still shoots 8 years later. Even if money is an issue, I'd recommend saving and getting a nice one, but otherwise a WE would be right in the same price range: www.evike.com/product_info.php?products_id=27248
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The reasons I would like it two be CO2 is, I know what I'm getting into, CO2 is all I have ever owned. It would be hard for me to get green gas, propane is easy for me to get but not sure what it takes to run a gun it or if a there is a noticeable difference between them.
(To Wolf. I like what I see, If you really recommend it perhaps I will get it)
If you use propane, you will need a propane adapter, which can be had for around $20. Propane shoots harder for a longer time than green gas, and propane performs better in the cold than green gas (from what I have experienced).
I think Crapshoot may have some confirmation bias going on. Green Gas is Propane. As in, it's been chemically tested and the results are in: "Green Gas" is propane with a dab of lube added in. There is no performance difference between the two because there's no difference between the two. Get yourself a propane adaptor from wherever you order the gun from and you're all set to use regular old Coleman propane.
It depends on how many mags you have and how much you use your pistol. I have never taken a tank on the field with me. Then again, I hardly use my pistol. Go with propane and keep your o-rings lubed. You will be much happier.
What the vast majority of airsoft pistol users do is this:
1) Purchase a tank of Coleman propane ($3 at your local Meijer, Walmart, etc). 2) Purchase a propane adapter ($15 on AirsoftGI.com or Airsoftsmith.com).
3) Fill your "green gas" (i.e. propane) magazine or magazines in the staging area at the game field. If you run out of gas in one magazine, switch to your second magazine, or head back to the staging area to gas up.
Most people use AEGs (Automatic Electric Guns, the standard airsoft rifle) as their primary weapons and use their pistols as their secondaries. This generally means that the pistol doesn't get used very frequently or the user buys enough magazines to not need to lug around a Coleman propane bottle on the field.
I have seen players (Zander springs to mind) who carry a Coleman propane bottle in a Nalgene pouch and reload from that.
You can also purchase small gas containers (usually shaped like grenades) that can be filled up from a propane bottle and then used to fill magazines. These allow you to carry a small amount of extra gas to fill your magazines from rather than carry the much larger propane bottle.