I am looking for a shot gun that is realiable, Of course springer, thats why it is in this section. I have already had one of those zida And on about the 200th pump The pump came of in my hand and when i pulled the trigger about 30 bbs shot and all the internals went with it. So my next question is that i would like to buy a tm but those are pretty expensive right? And I saw that Airsoft ATlanta has a hardball kick 3 or something. Anybody ever own or see one of them. All i need to buy is more cheap Pos.
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Pretty much the only reliable springer shotguns available today are the Tokyo Marui ones. For CQB, I'd say the Benelli M3 Shorty would be your best bet... even though a springer in CQB might be considered suicide, hehe . I don't think you'll have much luck finding one for under $100 though, unless it's heavily used. If you saved up another $100, you should have enough for the shotgun and some extra shells.
Also, I believe Maruzen is supposed to be reintroducing their springer shotguns sometime within the next year, but I don't know of any info available on them yet.
As a bit of a segue, how do the Maruzen M870 shells work? I noticed on RedWolf that they hold 'between 1 ad 10 BB's, and the guns themselves hold up to 4 shells. I'm still in the dark as to their operation though. Any help is appreciated.
The Maruzen gas powered, shell fed shotguns are probably the most "realistic" airsoft shotguns in terms of how they operate. The shells are stored in the magazine tube, they are ejected from the gun each time it's fired, and they provide an actual shotgun-like spread of BBs depending on how many are loaded into each shell. The gas is stored in an internal reservior, located in the stock or pistol grip depending on model, and the shells only act as BB containers. DumboRat has typed more than you could ever want to know about two of the Maruzen shell fed models here: airsoftplayers.com/forums/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=&TOPIC_ID=6550
Maruzen also produces magazine fed shotguns, such as the M1100 Defender. These use a removable magazine instead of shells, and fire a non-adjustable number of BBs (3) per trigger pull.
Might want to consider the Tac Launcher, same time tested and proven mechanism of the Marui shotgun, in a smaller compact package. Cost........$similar to M3 shorty save your dollars and buy a new one, cuz the older ones (used) hopup will be worn down.
a new one will shoot .25's in a slight upward curve. my old tac launcher shoots .20's straight for a little while then a downward arc (it has had LOTs of rounds thru it)
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The Tac Launcher is spring, it uses the same TM shells as their shotties. I think it'd be neat to have a Sun Project M203 Tac Launcher like that though, to get the bigger spread of BB's using a MM shell. Or hell, go all out and try to make a custom HK69. (What's an HK 69 look like? Like so: www.hkpro.com/hk69.htm)
Also, the Tac Launcher does not have a scope, but it does have a rail on the top if you wanted to mount some optics for whatever reason. It has an extendable stock also. Here's a review with some good pics of it: airsoftplayers.com/m203/index.asp