Jump to content

Welcome to Airsoft Forums UK
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

new to airsoft


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1
mikey nitro

mikey nitro

    AF-UK Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
hi.im a total newbie to airsoft but have become addicted.i was wondering if anybody could help me with advice on my 1st gun.i want a decent m4a1 for around 200-350.i dont really know which makes are good or poor and dont understand things like hop up or why some cheaper ones seem to have a better fps.any help would be appreciated.thanks :D

#2
abbadon101

abbadon101

    AF-UK Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 246 posts

  • Guns: Way to many for this box now. Not sure if thats good or bad :S

  • Loadouts: 80's SAS Loadout
    Modern SAS loadout
    Ausi SASR Nam Loadout
    90's US SF Loadout

Whatever you do don't get a 2-tone. And 200-350 will get you a very good gun.

What do you have planned for it? Will you use it as is or will you be adding extras to it (MAGPUL parts, grenade launchers).

If you want to leave it prety much stock have a look at ICS guns, they are meant to be very good. Also Classic Army and G&P are in that price range.

#3
Rock-climby-Dave

Rock-climby-Dave

    Moderator

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2373 posts
If you go for a higher end gun, use it stock for a while - 2/3 games and then see what it is like.
If everything is fine, great, leave it stock and whack an ACOG on it.
if you lack range get a new hop up--------30/40
if you lack accuracy, get a new hop up and barre l80/90
if you lack raw power (chronoing under 300FPS) get a new spring 10

Send the doctors home, I'll be doing the operating around here.

 

Resident Patrol Base Techy, any questions about PB, message me and I'll do my best to answer.


#4
abbadon101

abbadon101

    AF-UK Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 246 posts

  • Guns: Way to many for this box now. Not sure if thats good or bad :S

  • Loadouts: 80's SAS Loadout
    Modern SAS loadout
    Ausi SASR Nam Loadout
    90's US SF Loadout

However pay for the upgrades to be done by a professional as you can easily mess a gun up completely.

I would say either Classic Army or ICS. Both have a very good track record. And you can pick up both for around 250 and then you have the extra to spend on batteries (as neither come with one) more mags, an assualt vest or what ever else you think you will need.

#5
Rock-climby-Dave

Rock-climby-Dave

    Moderator

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2373 posts
so, shopping list of reccomended items

Gun
Batteries - 8.4/9.6V with the biggest Mah you can find
Mags - 2 high caps or 5/6 mids.
something to carry everything
snazzy sling
battery charger. easily forgotten but possibly one of the more important things to get.

and make sure the batteries have the correct connector size (usually a mini style Tamiya)

Send the doctors home, I'll be doing the operating around here.

 

Resident Patrol Base Techy, any questions about PB, message me and I'll do my best to answer.


#6
mikey nitro

mikey nitro

    AF-UK Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
thanks guys thats all a big help.i def wont be getting a two tone.im just waiting to get ukara registered.i will prob wanna add to it.like a grenade launcher and red dot or acog.also as a secondary gun all the pistols/glocks etc seem to be gas powered.are they fine to use at most sites or are there electric versions

#7
BraggoUK

BraggoUK

    AF-UK Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts

  • Guns: None atm but looking at these two:
    A&K Dragunov SVD
    Warrior MB-01 L96


  • Loadouts: None at the moment
Full metal M4, seems pretty good.
http://www.tacticala..._Metal_TAS00287
Full Metal M16, i know you want an M4 but this is cheaper and they look really similar.
http://www.tacticala..._Metal_TAS00285


Hope this helps.
Still yet to go airsofting but shouldn't be long now...

#8
JerseyRider

JerseyRider

    AF-UK Addict

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1290 posts

  • Guns: JG M4 S-system
    JG M4 CQB
    CYMA Glock 18C

  • Loadouts: British DPM's
    Warrior R.I.C.A.S Compact (OD)
I would stay away from Nad launchers for the time being

Mainly because they are very exspensive and mostly useless in some feilds of play

Also they can add a very heavy weight onto the frount of your gun makeing it very frount heavy and making it harder to handle weapon

#9
mikey nitro

mikey nitro

    AF-UK Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
thanks guys.all been a big help :D

#10
JerseyRider

JerseyRider

    AF-UK Addict

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1290 posts

  • Guns: JG M4 S-system
    JG M4 CQB
    CYMA Glock 18C

  • Loadouts: British DPM's
    Warrior R.I.C.A.S Compact (OD)
No Problem thats what we are here for like a human wiki?? :)

#11
mikey nitro

mikey nitro

    AF-UK Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
this some like a decent gun to me
http://www.eliteshoo...t... M4 RIS.htm
what do you guys think.is ics a good make.also it says its metal so im assuming its better than a plastic one. <_<

#12
JerseyRider

JerseyRider

    AF-UK Addict

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1290 posts

  • Guns: JG M4 S-system
    JG M4 CQB
    CYMA Glock 18C

  • Loadouts: British DPM's
    Warrior R.I.C.A.S Compact (OD)
Yes but its a RiF so you carnt buy it with out a UKARA anyway

#13
Rock-climby-Dave

Rock-climby-Dave

    Moderator

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2373 posts
I hear mixed things about ICS. for that money I would get a G+G one.

try these beauties
or these

but if you can scrape together a bit more this is the gun for you. or anyone for that matter :lol:

Send the doctors home, I'll be doing the operating around here.

 

Resident Patrol Base Techy, any questions about PB, message me and I'll do my best to answer.


#14
mikey nitro

mikey nitro

    AF-UK Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
i will be ukara registered in about a month so that wont be a problem.and thanks on the advice about the ics.like i said im new to this so dont really know which makes are good or not.i just know i want a decent m4a1 with about 320-330 fps.

#15
Devastator

Devastator

    Admin

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4298 posts
Personally I'd go for the ICS, you can get the metal version off zeroone for 250 (without battery) I've always had a high opinion of ICS and it seems Z1 have pretty much the same idea, they say:

We rate the reliability of ICS AEG's higher than any other brand! Exclusively backed in the UK directly by ICS, we can also obtain ANY spare part for this gun, so you're in very safe hands with this purchase. We ensure each individual gun is hand checked and tested, and working at maximum performance before despatch. This is a service you won't find anywhere else!

Order your ICS gun from Zero One and we will modify the power lever to your choosing free of charge


Speaks for itself really :)

#16
Nutster

Nutster

    Moderator

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1117 posts

  • Guns: Primary - ICS L119A1
    Secondary - TM P226
    - KWA G19

  • Loadouts: Paraclete SOHPC/belt kit
    Crye UKSF ubacs
    Crye UKSF trousers
    Oakley boots
    Mechanix gloves

  • Sites: MAW Melton Mowbray
yeh there hand in hand, in each others pocket, etc, etc

but if you do get ics get it from zeroone

 

How do we get dev to appear, Rub a magic lamp ? :P

20362248004a9c0a9ee9e46.gif

https://instagram.com/hazeldine/


#17
mikey nitro

mikey nitro

    AF-UK Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
again thanks for all the help guys.think i will prob go with one of the ics m4a1's from zeroone.they seem very good and have good fps.

#18
BraggoUK

BraggoUK

    AF-UK Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts

  • Guns: None atm but looking at these two:
    A&K Dragunov SVD
    Warrior MB-01 L96


  • Loadouts: None at the moment

No Problem thats what we are here for like a human wiki?? :)

lol i like this comment :rolleyes:
Still yet to go airsofting but shouldn't be long now...




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users