1. Post #1
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    THE OFFICIAL QUESTIONS THREAD - v. NOT ANOTHER AR!!!111ONEONE!!!

    Let's get the rules straightened out. Common sense, but this stuff happens.

    - This thread is for questions like "wot am best gun" and "should I get this?" or "will this LiPo really set my $30 Walmart LPEG on fire?". People who post new threads for these things will be hanged on the gallows and fed to junkyard dogs.

    - Comments such as "That gun sucks, go die" "you're dumb," and other related tomfoolery will result in social shunning, report button spam, and possibly moderator hellfire and brimstone raining out of the sky on your pitiful bums (not that I speak for them, but it's happened before). Save yourself some trouble, guys, and just help the newbs out maturely and do not fight in this thread.

    - Once more, DO NOT FIGHT IN THIS THREAD. This is a recurring problem around these parts, and I will have none of it.

    Now that we're past that, onto some tips.

    Good, reliable retailers are a must when buying airsoft stuff. Courtesy of DarkSamus in the last thread (and liberally copied without many edits), here's a list of places you might want to look for stuff:

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    http://www.hassayampasurplus.com - Based in the US of A, fantastic costumer service, and great obscure camos.
    www.ebairsoft.com - Based in asia, has some cheap offbeat camo.
    www.flecktarn.co.uk - You'd never guess what they sell. Great selection, good service by phone.
    www.polimil.co.uk - Have a browse, they have great service and a large selection of useful bits and bobs.
    www.opsgear.com - This site is the place to get gear for your airsoft needs. They also have a small selection of guns but this site is dedicated to gear.
    www.bdu.com - American site primarily for buying combats.
    www.soviet-propaganda.com/ - Good customer support, based in Russia.
    www.skippersmilitarysupply.com/ - US based, Russian gear.
    www.redforces.com/ - Soviet/modern gear.
    
    Airsoft Stores
    
    UK
    www.fire-support.co.uk - Reasonable pricing (for the UK anyway), good service.
    www.airsoftscotland.co.uk - Complete rip-off, although they get good deals on Pyros.
    
    USA
    www.airsoftextreme.com - Easy to navigate and has some of the best guns in stock.
    www.airsplat.com - I'm joking, seriously. Do not buy from here.
    www.airsoftgi.com - AirsoftGI is basically the god of Airsoft stores. There are almost no complaints from them but apparently there Returns need some work.
    www.evike.com - Not reliable on shipping dates, but they have a large selection.
    
    Hong Kong/China Dealers
    www.wgcshop.com - Okay prices, Seem to have to get quotes on the price before you actually buy.
    www.rsov.com - Brilliant service, postage is steep unless you buy in bulk, in which case it's the cheapest site around.
    www.redwolfairsoft.com - Another Chinese retailer, good prices, some rare pieces.
    www.ebaybanned.com - Brilliant prices, good service and delivery. The horror stories are from people who didn't read the on-screen instructions when buying.
    Canadian Dealers
    VelocityArms.ca - No opinion, Seems to carry a LOT of things, almost looks like a canadian AGI.
    CapitalAirsoft.ca - No opinion, A hodgepodge of high-range and low range AEGs, doesn't have many in stock at a time.
    BuyAirsoft.ca - No opinion, Hard to navigate, OK selection.
    Mach1Airsoft.com - No opinion, A hodgepodge of high to mid-range AEGs, terrible site design and not many parts to buy.
    Also courtesy of DarkSamus and MC Mackers, some rules for getting into airsofting in the UK:

    MC Mackers posted:
    Right my specialist area :P (i guess being a brit is handy) UKARA is basically a license that restricts RIF's (Realistic Imitation Firearms) to comply with the VCRA (a really big law about weapons)you have to be UKARA registered to purchase a RIF however this can be avoided because you can get your airsoft weapon in Two-Tone which is painting half the weapon in a bright colour (mostly bright green, blue or blaze orange) this means you can purchase the weapon without having the UKARA license but you still have to be over 18 to purchase them. you can get UKARA registered from any of the skirmish sites you go to aslong as your over 18 and have played there for atleast 3 times in two months.
    And some good websites for two tones:

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    www.zerooneairsoft.co.uk - will spray paint any weapon two tone for FREE
    www.actionhobbies.co.uk - has a selection of specially made two tone weapons
    www.airsoftworld.co.uk - same as above and apparently two tone any weapon other than GBB for 20 quid
    www.surplusstore.co.uk - has a wide selection of Two-Tone weapons and various other bits and bobs
    www.fire-support.co.uk - has a small selection of non-UKARA (another term for Two-Tone) which apparently will also two tone any weapon for 15 quid if asked by email
    UKARA/Two-Tone info:

    Non-UKARA weapons are either Two-Tone weapons as stated above or even with a clear plastic body but i highly recommend getting the Two-Tone weapons since I have had really bad experiences with clear plastic weapons as they almost always break very quickly (and you can get metal two tones) also, dont quote me on this because theres apparently a crack-down on this at the moment here in the North-East but you can spray your Two-Tone weapon back to black after you have bought it because the police cant really do anything after it has been purchased... just dont be stupid and point it at them or there will be loads of armed police showing up.
    :siren:DON'T KNOW YOUR BARREL LENGTH? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT YOURS - BARREL LENGTH GUIDE:siren:
    http://www.airsoftgiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1881

    CQB TIPS
    http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=867503

    DON'T KNOW HOW LONG TO CHARGE YOUR BATTERY? LOOK HERE!http://www.greenbatteries.com/batterycalc.html
    Some more in-depth info:
    http://www.facepunch.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=848

    Ender's wisdom on batteries:

    xXEnder007Xx posted:
    Using the Equation

    Battery mA / Charge rate (mAh) = Hours to charge.

    3600mAh / 600mAh = 6 hours to charge

    If I could make this a sticky I would
    And the credits from last time, ripped and placed here:

    (Thanks to MC Mackers for the UK Info)

    (Thanks to Adam Whitby for the new website listing.)

    (Thanks Marine1st for the original website listing.)

    (Thanks to xXEnder007Xx for the post about batteries and for being overly helpful)

    (Thanks to StupidEye for the CQB tips)
    Credits to the people behind all this info.

    Post away, gents.
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  2. Post #2
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    Post away, gents.
    Where's the content :colbert:
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  3. Post #3
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    Where's the content :colbert:
    Not really looking for buying advice as of yet.

    Just starting off the next thread. If I think of something I might want, though, I'll add it to the OP.
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  4. Post #4
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    :byodood: This title isn't witty enough. At all, if you all will allow me, I will gladly create a new thread, enriched with knowledge
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  6. Post #6
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    if you all want me to

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    FF automerge
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  7. Post #7
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    Kill001's Avatar
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    And why are you keeping on changing the title, you've changed it 3 times or so already

    Edited:

    :byodood: This title isn't witty enough. At all, if you all will allow me, I will gladly create a new thread, enriched with knowledge
    do it fgt
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  8. Post #8
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    fuk dis shit ill make it, i'll make it 20x better than jenkem's thread, rate agree if i should do it
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  9. Post #9
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    i thought that the person that made the last post started the new thread
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  10. Post #10
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    The official questions thread v. HEY NEWBIES. DON'T POST IN HERE BUT YOU'LL BE REALLY COOL IF REBEL AND DO ANYWAY should be the title.
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  11. Post #11
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    Could anyone who isn't an autistic child make a thread with a proper title and some content?
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  12. Post #12
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    Could anyone who isn't an autistic child make a thread with a proper title and some content?
    Updated the OP. It's got info mostly sourced from the last thread.
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  13. Post #13
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    fuk dat shit imma make it, it will have original OP with extra goodies
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  14. Post #14
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    I don't care who makes it. But this should be the first thread every newbie enters and I can't imagine they'd think very highly of us with a title like this. We already have enough trouble recruiting good members with Woot and his shit-fits and our tightly knit-comrade-ship.
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    I don't care who makes it. But this should be the first thread every newbie enters and I can't imagine they'd think very highly of us with a title like this. We already have enough trouble recruiting good members with Woot and his shit-fits and our tightly knit-comrade-ship.
    The thread title is a joke, though.

    Maybe I'll change it, then. What to, though? It should be slightly clever, maybe a little inside *cough*.
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  16. Post #16
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    i got this, guys, i'm making it newb friendly
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    - Once more, DO NOT FIGHT IN MY THREAD. This is a recurring problem around these parts, and I will have none of it.
    Sorry bro, but this isn't your thread. The question threads are community threads, no matter who makes them.
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  18. Post #18
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    Sorry bro, but this isn't your thread. The question threads are community threads, no matter who makes them.
    Fine, then, in this thread*

    You guys could've just been cool with it and used this thread instead of once again finding a problem with it and focusing on that, though.
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  19. Post #19
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    sure you dont want us to use YOUR thread?
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  20. Post #20
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    Cease postage in this thread

    Edited:

    fucking

    god damnit
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  21. Post #21
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    Alright, before I make a purchase I'll regret, is this a good gun?
    http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_inf...oducts_id=7432

    I need a sidearm, been airsofting for >2 years and still don't have one.
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  22. Post #22
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    Ehhh, Umarex, I'm not sure about it. I would post in my thread from now on, we're having a bit of a discombabulation regarding the question threads.

    Edited:

    nevermind, post here, I guess
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  23. Post #23
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    I know, I've seen some stuff about Umarex, but I wanted a CO2, I wanted a GBB, and I wanted a Glock, and that's all there.
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  24. Post #24
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    Technically. It's not a Glock. It's a Glock-look-alike because Glock has this big boner of their "PATENTED TRADEMARKED DESIGN~" so they had to work around it to make it -look- kinda like a Glock.

    I hear mixed things on Umarex.
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  25. Post #25
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    What the fuck I called it.
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  26. Post #26
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    can you even buy decent glocks that are ready built and shit anymore?
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  27. Post #27
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    Evike is selling KJW Glock 23 (The one I have) but you have to buy the Lower Receiver (With mag) for $55 and the Slide assembly for another $50 and put them together when you get them. (Easiest shit in the world though, so no problem there)

    Identity bought a Glock from Ebairsoft, hasn't gotten it yet though.
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  28. Post #28
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    I don't think so. Not in the states.
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  29. Post #29
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    I really don't care who makes the thread, as long as people utilize it properly.

    Which, most new players who come in to this sub-forum, don't. But that's ok, everyone will see it eventually.

    Edited:

    Evike is selling KJW Glock 23 (The one I have) but you have to buy the Lower Receiver (With mag) for $55 and the Slide assembly for another $50 and put them together when you get them. (Easiest shit in the world though, so no problem there)

    Identity bought a Glock from Ebairsoft, hasn't gotten it yet though.
    I gave you a link for a fully black Glock in the Daily Life Thread. And it passed through Customs in less than 24 hours, so I don't think you'll have to worry about it being confiscated.

    Edited:

    Technically. It's not a Glock. It's a Glock-look-alike because Glock has this big boner of their "PATENTED TRADEMARKED DESIGN~" so they had to work around it to make it -look- kinda like a Glock.

    I hear mixed things on Umarex.
    They actually make two versions of that. A .177 version, and one for airsoft. The only difference is the marking on the slide.
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  30. Post #30
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    http://www.ebairsoft.com/army-blowba...ck-p-1913.html
    This full-trademarked, metal-slide Glock 17 with original safe-action trigger and double-stacked magazine was being sold for $60 with free shipping. They brought in a few batches, each one selling out rapidly.
    I don't think they'll be back in stock anytime soon, unfortunately.

    Edited:

    AirsoftGI loves to scalp prices on their cheaper stuff. I'd suggest buying that CO2 pistol from Pyramyd Air:
    http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Tactic...ck_pistol/2114

    (Use coupon code PYRAMYD-NRA at checkout for 10% off!)
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    http://www.ebairsoft.com/army-blowba...ck-p-1913.html
    This full-trademarked, metal-slide Glock 17 with original safe-action trigger and double-stacked magazine was being sold for $60 with free shipping. They brought in a few batches, each one selling out rapidly.
    I don't think they'll be back in stock anytime soon, unfortunately.

    Edited:

    AirsoftGI loves to scalp prices on their cheaper stuff. I'd suggest buying that CO2 pistol from Pyramyd Air:
    http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Tactic...ck_pistol/2114

    (Use coupon code PYRAMYD-NRA at checkout for 10% off!)
    Psst. I gave you a link where they're in stock. Check the Daily Life Thread.
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  32. Post #32
    About as smart and adept as a pile of turds
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    AHH fuck who locked deathmogs?
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  33. Post #33
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    Psst. I gave you a link where they're in stock. Check the Daily Life Thread.
    Thank you! I forgot to check the dual-tone version.
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  34. Post #34
    GOSH FUDGING DARNIT
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    Can we at least change the thread title ffs?
    V. LOOK LOOK LOOK LOOK LOOK LOOK LOOK LOOK LOOK LOOK
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  35. Post #35
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    Thank you! I forgot to check the dual-tone version.
    No problem! Both versions are in stock at Ehobby. I just gave you a link to the one I bought.
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  36. Post #36
    not retarded or something
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    Get a mod to change the title please
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  37. Post #37
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    Get a mod to change the title please
    Have them change it to "Hey guiez I stole this from Kawaii"
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  38. Post #38
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    Have them change it to "Hey guiez I stole this from Kawaii"
    um
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  39. Post #39
    I ROLL THE NICKELS
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    I think it's a bad sign when you can't read the OP because you're blocking the one who made it for being a troll.
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  40. Post #40
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    No I called it :c
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