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:
Also courtesy of DarkSamus and MC Mackers, some rules for getting into airsofting in the UK:
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.
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.
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.
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.
And some good websites for two tones:
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
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Some more in-depth info:
Ender's wisdom on batteries:
And the credits from last time, ripped and placed here:
Credits to the people behind all this info.
Post away, gents.