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Beginner looking to get into airsoft.


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Hey.

Long story short, I used to be one of those kids who always was interested in airsoft, obviously being too young I couldn't buy one. Now I'm a bit older, me and my girlfriend want to get into airsofting.

We're both in need of a couple of decent guns. I'm debating between a sniper and some sort of AEG. Where as she's not really bothered.
I still have all my old army equipment from cadets, so that's not a problem and I've found a club local to me where we plan to go and play.

Weapon wise, I'm quite fond of, L85's, MP5's, M4's and SCAR's. I don't want to spend too much money on my first weapon, but would like to spend a decent amount to get a decent one. Seriously considering getting second hand.

Any advice about anything would be appreciated, being a complete beginner and so forth.

Thanks,
Alex! :)

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Welcome to the forums.
Read the guide in my Sig, it should answer most of your questions etc:)

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Welcome to the forums.
Read the guide in my Sig, it should answer most of your questions etc:)


Thanks for that! Shall get reading.

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Welcome you both into the sport.

L85's are amazing :P but well over 240!

It's ares, it'll be ok...

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Welcome to the forums :)

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Try Classic Army sportlines, there great... if you have a slightly higher budget, try G&P M4's and if you win the lottery, try Systemas or CAW Miniguns :P
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Welcome you both into the sport.

L85's are amazing :P but well over 240!


I think I'm going to look at single shot spring rifles to start with. :)
I'm looking for more a DMR than a CQB.
There's quite a few L85's for about 60. Then I can hopefully get an upgraded spring and upgraded barrel, if anyone knows of any?
Then hopefully buy some spare mags, a decent scope and lots of BB's!

Try Classic Army sportlines, there great... if you have a slightly higher budget, try G&P M4's and if you win the lottery, try Systemas or CAW Miniguns :P


The Classic Army guns look nice, not really sure on getting electric though.
Oh my, I've seen one of those mini guns, 3,500!


Thanks for all your help so far, I appreciate it from all of you. :)

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Don't get a single shot spring rifle to start with, you will become board very quickly, get an AEG even if it is a cheap one.
DOn't spend less than 130 unless you want a piece of rubbish.
Those spring SA80's aren't really classed as airsoft guns, they're toys and cannot be upgraded at all.

Read the guide in my sig, it will help.
Buy a jing gong, classic army spportline, ICS plastic, G&G or SRC AEG- theyre the best for beginners

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Don't get a single shot spring rifle to start with, you will become board very quickly, get an AEG even if it is a cheap one.
DOn't spend less than 130 unless you want a piece of rubbish.
Those spring SA80's aren't really classed as airsoft guns, they're toys and cannot be upgraded at all.

Read the guide in my sig, it will help.
Buy a jing gong, classic army spportline, ICS plastic, G&G or SRC AEG- theyre the best for beginners


Please don't tell me what I'll be. I don't like all the running around shooting at 800 rpm. I prefer slow and tactical, shooting people down 1 by 1.
Well, that sucks. No SA80 for me then.

I have read your guide and it was very helpful.
Like I said, being in the 'cadets' helped getting a basic understanding of the whole idea, but obviously airsoft is much different to what I was doing. However I'd still like to be slower and hidden. A bit like the sniper in Enemy At The Gates, I believe.

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Well fine, in that case you'll need a spring rifle, good ones start at about 175

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Well fine, in that case you'll need a spring rifle, good ones start at about 175


Thank you.
Do you know any shops that you'd recommend?

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fire support are good, as are land warrior,
Zero one are alright too, wolf armouries are quite good

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fire support are good, as are land warrior,
Zero one are alright too, wolf armouries are quite good


Thank you. :)

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If you haven't played at all yet I'd recommend you at least go once and rent. That way you can be sure of exactly what you 'want to be/how you want to play' rather than deciding now when you have no experience of playing.

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If you haven't played at all yet I'd recommend you at least go once and rent. That way you can be sure of exactly what you 'want to be/how you want to play' rather than deciding now when you have no experience of playing.


I imagine it's quite similar to laser quest or the exercises I used to do at cadets. Also I've been watching videos of Airsoft skirmishing on Youtube.
But sure your idea will most definitely make my mind up. I shall look into it.

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It isn't anything like laser quest, I've no idea about cadets though, never something I did.




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