View Full Version : .50 cal = airsoft?

han freak solo
09-11-2005, 07:03 PM
".50 cal" just as a distraction.

What's up with this airsoft stuff? I've had firearms for years, then just the other day I was given a replica Sig P229 gas blowback airsoft gun. I thought "This is but a toy.", but I also liked the idea of plinking around the home or office (which I did today).

I visited the local airsoft shop yesterday to check out the reality of it all. Kind of a mix of "This is just greasy kid stuff. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif " to "That costs how much? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif " to "D@mn, that's pretty cool." http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif .

I only bring this up, because I've seen it mentioned once in a while here. And, I understand it's the only way many citizens around the globe get the simulated experience of firearms.

So, again, what's up with this airsoft stuff? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

09-11-2005, 10:53 PM
I love airsoft. Of course, being unemployed, it's not like I can afford anything really cool. I have an 'ol springer MP5 and a couple of pistols. I used to have a shotgun but it jammed on me and I had to toss it out.

But I've seen some awesome Airsoft stuff.

Check out http://www.redwolfairsoft.com for some really cool airsoft guns. Machine guns and whatnot.

I once spied an airsoft MG42.

han freak solo
09-12-2005, 06:21 AM
I got to hold several versions of the airsoft M-16/AR-15 made by Classic Army on Saturday. Impressive build quality. Metal where the metal should be and composite where the composite should be. Even had a "grenade launcher" that would gas launch 120 pellets all at once.

Starting price $350.00. Pretty serious airsoft stuff.

I'm not a convert yet. For that much money I can buy a real firearm. Of course, with airsoft, I could "shoot" other competitors and not go to prison.

09-12-2005, 08:09 AM
Fun stuff! I had a spring pistol that we used for hunting hornets (in-doors) during the summer. Broken now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Never tried the serious ones though.

09-12-2005, 06:20 PM
If You are interested in high quality Airsoft guns, check out the ones that were made back in the 1980's and 90's. These are closer to the weight and feel of the actual firearms than are the battery operated electric ones. Some of the guns are: Asahi M134 Vulcan, Shoei MG42 and MP44, both of which are blowback operated. (I guarantee that once you shoot these you'll have this goofy grin on your face and will be reaching for your wallet and buying one of them. Only on the way home with your new toy will you begin to brainstorm a good reason for this important purchase to your wife. I speak here from experience. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I can laugh about it...now.) Anyway, Here is the link to the website for this stuff: http://www.classicairsoft.net Check out the media and articles sections. You just might get hooked. Don't say I didn't warn You. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

09-12-2005, 08:47 PM
They look cool, but don't sound cool http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif
I like my guns to Bang... maybe its just me, beats paintball though.

09-12-2005, 10:36 PM
If you are looking for realistic paintball guns, look at the guns here: http://www.rap4.com Click on "products" and the go to "RAP series markers". They have both M16's and MP5's. I got to try out the M16 at a local gun store that carries them. what is really cool is that the .40 cal paintballs are inside a metal sleeve. When the paintball is shot from the magazine, the sleeve is ejected from the port. You have to see this thing work to really appreciate it. The magazines are of the same capacity as the real ones. 30 rounds off and you are empty. Also, the CO2 bottle is hidden in the stock. From what I understand, police departments use these as training tools. I think that if I were to play paintball again, I would prefer to have something like the M16 instead of the wacky looking anodized guns they have today. How times change. Come to think of it, it HAS been a long time since I used to play paintball with a Splatmaster pistol. Talk about being out-gunned!

09-12-2005, 10:41 PM
Not sure why, if you live in the United States, you would go for airsoft. For the amount of money you spend on those things, you can buy a TON of authentic WWII firearms.

For instance, RedWolf Airsoft has an M1 Garand for over $1500! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif For that money, you can buy yourself the real thing, or go nuts on a whole bunch of other WWII firearms.

I own:

* Soviet 1936 Mosin Nagant 91/30 bolt-action with bayonet - $79.
* Soviet 1945 Mosin Nagant M1944 bolt-action with attached side-folding bayonet - $125.
* Bulgarian Makarov 9x18mm pistol - $169
* Yugoslav M59 SKS with bayonet - $250

That's $623 for all of those guns, all in marvelous condition. And for the remaining $700+ dollars, you could buy one of the following:
* an MG-42 parts kit
* a variety of Mausers
* One or two WWII vintage pistols like the Soviet TT33 or German P38

So no Airsoft for me... I'd rather stick with the real deal. I just like the thought of these weapons having stories to tell, either grand or grotesque. Maybe my 91/30 was involved in the purges... Maybe my M44 was there when the Reichstag fell... Probable? Not at all. Possible? Yes.

My Mosins and Makarov: http://ut2004.wickedpenguin.com/images/m44/bothmn_cropped_800.jpg


09-13-2005, 01:11 AM
I play airsoft (4 years) and have the following guns

sub macineguns
MP5SDA4(silenced classic army full metal)
MP5K (the size of a big gun but is a fullauto submachinegun TM) 8 mags

M4A2 TM aprox 470 usd 8 mags
HK51 TM aprox 430 usd 6 mags
sniper rifle whit scope and a versapod (adjustable foldable legrest)has so far cost me about 1600 US dollars

Beretta 92F/M9 3 mags

Sig sauer 2340 pro (there first real life syntectic) 2 mags

and alot of stuf around this like camo, radio/headset and other equipment

Yes it`s alot of fun but you haven`t got the
sweetspot of it before you play against others

plinking are fun for a while but when you have a target that shoots back that is when the fun starts

me and many other airsofters have real guns to
they don`t cancel each other out they are bouth fun but in diffrent ways http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-13-2005, 01:45 AM
lol....ya been down this road

Been playing for 9 years before i stopped

I startet out with the "factory" weapons, but was not satisfyed with performance for my "shooting" style

My last one was a MP5 build toghter with a H&H MC51 (carabine look and longer barrel) When i got a hold of two 1600 rounds mags i made the final modification

200% spring
aloy piston with home made ventilatet piston head
Carbon housing and stainless steal bearings
Bigger engine
9,4 V batts (12V to heawy and big)

made the barrel housing longer and threw in a PSG1 barrel (precission pipe)Made fitting for the support legs from a SG1 and voila i had 1m 7 cm light maschine gun / sniper hell maschine lol

Sad part that i couldnt use it on official "hunting grounds" to powerfull...but great for survival game

Back up was a pietro baretta 92F gas blow back

han freak solo
09-13-2005, 07:19 AM
I gotta admit, this little P229 is pretty fun. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I finally got the right gas to cycle the action properly. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

As far as real guns, you guys are correct. All of mine are really inexpensive and work great. I'll always have them and airsoft would not replace them.

I've aquired these over the last 13 years for a grand total of $1,435.00.
Listed in order of purchase:

Chinese Type 56 (SKS)
Ruger GP-100 .357 Magnum
M1896 Swedish Mauser
Marlin Golden 39AS .22 S/L/LR
Beretta Bobcat .22 LR
Winchester 37A 12-gauge
Schmidt-Rubin Karibiner 31
Stoeger Uplander 12-gauge

BUT, a shooting buddy of mine and I have already discussed the potential of putting on protective gear and having "shoot outs" against each other. I can't do that with the real deal and have us both survive. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Nice collection you've got going Wicked Penguin! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

09-13-2005, 11:22 AM
.50cal=airsoft. Close i think the model is closer to this

Nice sks pic. I have 2 myself norico (chinese)Preban 1 with foldout stock and detachable 30 round clip.
A mak90 ak47 norinco
ruger mini14 stainless
and few other miltary rifles. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-13-2005, 11:25 AM
From time to time I see some really neat airsoft stuff on Ebay. Trouble is, I live in the UK where you can get locked up for waving a water pistol about. Laws here are very strict, if you get caught with a replica they'll prosecute you as if it was the real thing.

09-13-2005, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by GBrutus:
From time to time I see some really neat airsoft stuff on Ebay. Trouble is, I live in the UK where you can get locked up for waving a water pistol about. Laws here are very strict, if you get caught with a replica they'll prosecute you as if it was the real thing.

........or even shoot you with a real gun.

09-13-2005, 12:15 PM
Quote:........or even shoot you with a real gun.

There is that minor detail too, Low_Flyer. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

han freak solo
09-13-2005, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by VF17_CRH:
.50cal=airsoft. Close i think the model is closer to this

Now that's funny! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

han freak solo
09-13-2005, 02:10 PM
Originally posted by Messaschnitzel:
If you are looking for realistic paintball guns, look at the guns here: http://www.rap4.com

"RAP4 AirSoft Systems use CO2 to operate and are capable of putting out more than 400 feet-per-second of power, providing groupings of 7 inches at over 50 yards. This level of power and accuracy - not to mention dependability and durability - will take your training and war games to a whole new level."

That's pretty awesome considering no gunpowder!