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    Every time an issue about airsoft comes, its seems that a lot of CPF'ers can chime in on the subject. I Just wanted to check and see how many of us CPF'ers also share the interest in Airsoft Mil-Sim and being able to shine those bright flashlights during those CQB games...
    I've got 5 AEG's (Automatci Electric Gun) and 2 GBB (Gas BB gun?).

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    What ARE airsoft guns??????

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    What ARE airsoft guns??????

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    my sentiments exactly...

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    I did a Google search and I think they might be paint ball guns.

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    then why not call it paintball? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    i love paintballing!
    i don't get to do it often, but when i do, i have a great time (which means i usually end up winning [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] )

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    I don't 'PLAY' Airsoft (don't have any AEGs or great pistols anyway). But I do use them to stay sharp, a lot of snap shooting and precision shooting. The cheapy gas guns I have are a HOOT!

    By the way, Airsoft are realistic looking guns (be very careful, a cop could blow you away holding one of these!) plastic (mostly) pistols, rifles, sixguns and even shotguns that shoot 6mm plastic BBs or the same diameter Paintballs. The Heavyweight guns (I have a couple 'heavy' pistols) feel almost real, particularly the guns such as the Glocks, H&K P series and other makes with Poly frames.

    VERY realistic wargames are played with Airsoft!!! But as I said, I use them to stay sharp!

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    Look here: http://www.airsoftatlanta.com/

    They shoot plastic "BB's". Good for indoor target practice. They also make electric machine gun style versions that are really fun from what I've heard.

    Eric

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    I apologize for not explaing what airsoft guns are [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jpshakehead.gif[/img] Airsoft guns are 1:1 replicas of real guns wether they be pistol or rifles. They are most likely powered by batteries and shoot 6mm plastic BB's anywhere from 270fps to about 400fps. Airsoft is more like playing Army when I was a little kid. The guns look very very real! We play games like "paintball", but is geared more to being tactical and replicating real life military. I guess I never out-grew playing Army. The hobby/sport is still pretty much underground as the hobby originated in Japan if I am not mistaken. Since I have joined CPF, I'm usually the one that brings flashlights that are superior in brightness and look the most "tactical". [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
    Again, I just wanted to see who else plays airsoft mil-sim games.
    PJS - I also have a Para Ordnance (gas gun) which is almost a split image of my real PA that I use for Limited IPSC shooting, I use it to practice my draws.

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    This is a US based store that sells and customizes airsoft guns: http://www.airsoftextreme.com/store.html

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    Count me in. I got hooked bad last year. Right now I have a tricked out SR16 and MP5 RAS, M11 CQBII, and a Wilson hicap with all metal parts, so it kicks close to a .22 pistol.

    Airsoft is different from paintball in that the projectile leaves no mark, so a "hit" is called on the persons honor. The games are typically more geared towards a mission and teamwork rather than just shooting at each other (military simulation or "milsim")

    The AEG's (Automatic Electric Guns) and automatic gas guns are capable of shooting 600-1200 rounds a minute, and I have yet to hand my m11 to someone and have them empty a 50 round mag in 3 seconds that did not have a huge grin on their face.

    I'll see if I can throw some pics and vids up tonight when I get home for you guys to check out.

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    so it's essentially paintball without the paint?
    how much is ammmo?

    do you need to wear masks and such?
    i would assume not haveing the big co2 thing is a plus.

    i just love paintball, but this sounds like quite a bit of fun also [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    I've played tournament paintball, but its starting to wear on my aging knees and $30-$50 a case of paint gets pretty expensive! Airsoft guns use rechargeable batteries and BB's only cost about $13-$15 for a bag of about 3700 BB's.
    It's a bunch of fun! The Honor System is the base of the game, without it? The game loses its fun.....
    unnerv - where do you usually play? Combat Enterprise games? PBA or do you guys have your own field? We have our own private team CQB building... The landlord will soon loose his lease on it though [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] No more CQB next month....

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    I have a SP M40A1, TM CAR-15 (falling apart...lol) and a Glock 18c, but living in a dorm, I didn't dare to bring them with me.

    Rothrandir,
    Most people wear goggles, some wear masks (like myself, and I am a sniper...lol). Back in the days when airsoft first started, there were no "automatic electric guns", and the guns back then were powered by gas and you would see people with big scuba tanks and stuff like that, but you will hardly ever see something like that anymore since most of us use AEGs which are powered by batteries. Most pistols are still powered by gas, but they have internal gas tanks on the magazine, and they are very realistic (especially if you get one with metal body) [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    man, this sounds like fun!

    cheaper to feed? that's good!
    that's the main reason i don't go paintballing much [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

    i'd love to get into this, but don't know of anyone or anywhere around here to do so [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
    how much are guns?

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    Rothrandir,
    You can go to http://www.airsoftplayers.com , they have a player database there, you can search for players in your area.

    For the guns, the AEGs are around $250-300, for a metal body AEG it's around $350. But then this can vary alot too, since we have so many different kind of guns, from pistols to machine guns to sniper rifles.

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    $300 huh?
    i'll pass [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon23.gif[/img]

    maybe one day i'll have friends that are able to do this also and i can go for it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Taking into account the cost of Real guns or tournament styled paintball guns which can be in the $1500+ range. $250-$300 doesn't sound too bad, hehehe.

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    i rent when i go paintballing [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

    any chance we could scedule this for the 2004 ss?
    i'd probably be murdered by all the military vets here though [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon15.gif[/img] (although, i've paintballed with an old marine, and i more than held my own [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] )

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    Darkcobra I usually play with combat enterprises most of the time. Went to a PBA game once but the rampant cheating and disorganization of the game kept me from going back to any of their games. That is too bad about your CQB house. I have not had much CQB time mostly outdoor. I was talking to Dave from Combat Enterprises a couple of weeks back, and he is planning on having CQB in the fort ord prison once a month starting next month I think. It would be cool to play with another flashaholic [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] If you have a good sized group, maybe we can organize a private game though combat enterprise. I think you only need about 15 players and the field that we play at (sequoia - used to be woodstalk for the paintballers...) is a very cool field. I have 9 guys that I can probably get together if you have six...otherwise I hope to see you out there sometime at a weekend game. Here is a pic of me from the last game I played. I'm on the right.


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    I've played with these before but I don't own any "real" guns. Usually , I fool around with my friends' guns. Most of my friends own the mechanical "Cock and Shoot" type but I have seen CO2 gas powered ones before. One friend of mine has a cheap electric gun that runs on 4 AA batteries. That thing now has a bad trigger. Pull the trigger now and it keeps shooting until you push it back to the "OFF" position or when it runs out of ammo. He now has a rifle.
    For me, I have found out airsoft pellets fit into Mc Donald's or In and Out straws very snugly so I just keep a few BBs with me and a straw for a blow gun. (Don't Laugh, I've shot over 50 feet with a straw and was able to break a light bulb at 20 feet!)
    P.S. I shot my dad in the arm from across the living room when he was sleeping on the couch and later, he shot me in the back of the neck from 5 feet away. That Really Hurt! (Don't do this to your dad!)

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    hmm.. does it leave a mark on the SKIN like a paintball? i remember getting a couple nasty bruises when i was caught in a close-range exchange with the ENTIRE opposing team.. (i was a pretty clumsy scout i guess).. i also got pegged in the head while peaking over a fallen tree and got a nice lump on my head.. *sigh*

    but this would be great.. i'd shoot so many ppl outta jealousy for their flashlight collections.. what a way to vent!

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    We generally have a 25ft rule as shots closer than that from a upgraded AEG can break the skin. The BB being so light loses velocity quite fast, but they do still leave small marks though BDU's (cammo) at 30-50 feet. Most hits feel like a bee sting at this range.

    Here are a few shots that were too close and the damage that it can do. The one in the lower corner was a freak shot at about 25 feet where the BB actually embedded itself in the players ear. This is why I wear a full mask.

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    unnerv - We've got about 26 players on our team. As I said, we have our own CQB building, until it goes away. Then we also have 55 acres to play on in the East Bay. . . Maybe us Flashaholics can get together one day? Before we lose our CQB building, let me know if you'd be interested in playing CQB one day...

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    CQB would be fun I'm up for a game, just let me know when. Would you mind if I brought some of my airsoft buddies?

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    Doh! that just make me want to come back to CA! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon23.gif[/img]

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    Here's a few pics from my collection:


    MP5 RAS

    MP5 integrated laser shot.

    For pics and video's of some of my other guns check this link unnerv's airsoft pics and vids

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    I have an Airsoft .45 auto copy spring gun. Except for some orange paint at the muzzle, is full size and looks like the real thing! You jack the slide each time before firing, and the mag holds abt 12. I *point-blanked* myself in the left palm once- whole hand "rang" but didn't leave a welt. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I also have 4 variations of Sharpshooter pistols- use a rubber band to propel a #6 birdshot. Quite accurate- historical literature says they very useful on flies from across the room. (I aint that good. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Airsoft, hell yes!

    Airsfot tends to attract more college and older, and most players tend to be more mature (because of the lack of paint and other lie detectors) than average. Its great fun to play CQB and tactical manuvers against your friends in full BDUs with full auto! []

    6pOriginal, on Tennessee Airsoft Forums (www.tennesseeairsoft.com) there was a guy a while back who was lookin for airsofters from MS, dont know if its you or you know him forget his name now.

    Always wear eye protection!

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    6pOriginal, on Tennessee Airsoft Forums (www.tennesseeairsoft.com) there was a guy a while back who was lookin for airsofters from MS, dont know if its you or you know him forget his name now.

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    Thanks for the heads up, I did a search on Airsoftplayers before, and apparently there are a few players from my school (don't know if they are still around or not) but there are in the Army ROTC, I am gonna get my butt kicked playing with them [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon15.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ohgeez.gif[/img]

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    I have some airsoft but I am not an fanatic at all. but I do appriciate mine but not as much as I used to, but I think I will more in the future. My first airsoft is a real wieght Sig clone. It is an expensive green gas gun. I used to use it to parctice holster clearing tecniques and flash sight picuture shooting drills with it. I found that this upset my parctice with real guns a little bit. My groups did drop with speed drills but the point of impact was a little diffrent. This I think was not due to the fact that the real gun kicks there the moving slide of the airsoft tries to kick, but is the different grip angle. I am a CZ person. I then got a manual cock CZ. Practice also suffered as it was too light. I also have a really cheap junk electric machine gun. The green gas guns can be very well made and duplicate the controls of the real thing. I will get out my gas gun and junk guns and sell them when I have picked my next gas gun. What I want is a heavy CZ-75 Green Gas Gun. But I find that there are two heavy green gax CZ-75's. I will eventually figure out which is the better one then good bye other Airsoft guns. I only need one airsoft. A CZ-75 real weight green gas gun.

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