Post by 1stinfdivlad on Oct 23, 2017 12:20:32 GMT -5
Hi Guys, the names Jed, I'm a long time airsofter and I want to get into the world war 2 airsofting experience. Recently I have been looking online for a ww2 airsoft rifle to start out with and I am really set on buying an M1 Garand (AEG Variant). As many of you know there is an ICS, G&G and A&K model, however you can also build your own with an M14 as I have seen from online videos and tutorials. I have read many reviews of the different rifles from websites, stores and bloggers, all with mixed opinions, some good, some bad etc. however I can't seem to make a final decision. So I was wondering, could you guys give me some advice on what I should do?
I have posted comparing my experiences with all the AEG Garands and as stated there are upsides to each. The GnG is the most authentic and the most expensive with issues getting spare clips (issues with availability and cost)
The ICS has lots of infidelities in it's dimensions as does the A & K. Everyone has there own tolerance for these visual miscues.
They all have proven to be hard shooting, accurate and robust (at least mine have). There are things you can do to visually improve the A &K to a very nice final appearance and some things that hide the Goofy things on the ICS although not to the level of tweaks to the A & K.
The ICS and G n G clips are difficult to seamlessly swap out where the A & Ks swap out nicely. The A & K clips are also way less expensive. For skirmishing I like the least expensive (The A & K) and for display the G n G. If you can find a well done conversion at a bargain price deal (Under $200.00) that's worth considering as parts availability and repairs are readily available.
The conversions have proven to be durable and perform decently well. The 70 round shorty MAG magazines make them quite skirmishable in conventional airsoft events although I like to see people using low caps for WW2 events.
I hope that helps. Thankfully all of the AEG Garand alternatives are good ones. I wouldn't hesitate to endorse them all. Love to see folks increasingly buying anything but Thompsons as there are just too prolific as for two decades that was our only affordable option for GIs or Marines.
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Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5