Post by calmdownoverthere on Aug 4, 2014 15:47:38 GMT -5
I'm fairly new to this whole WWII airsoft scene and I'm trying to get a game together with some friends. I'm short on cash so I can't go too expensive with weapons. Basically all I need is 3 weapons for US soldiers and 3 for German. All need to be primary weapons, so no sidearms. I've heard the CYMA M1 Carbine is pretty good for beginners so I'll probably look into that. My price range per weapon is up to about $60-$80. I understand that's not a lot to work with but it's all I got. Thanks in advance!
Unfortunately, you won't be getting much for that price. WWII airsoft isn't that big yet, not up to the point where someone has an extra M4 laying around they can sell for under 100. Luckily, the M1 Carbine by Cyma is an excellent choice and a big deal around here for its reliability and FPS, for the German side, there isn't a cheap equivalent.
If you don't mind getting cheapo springers, your options open up to some under $30 Thompsons, MP40s, 1911's, Mauser C96, but their build quality are pretty low and usually break under normal operating.
Now, if you are really creative, Evike sells rather decent Springer M14's (I think for about $50), and you can mock it up to be an M1 Garand, a la the mods people do to the AEG M14's on this board. Obviously without buying the real steel parts, because that will pretty expensive. Hence where creativity comes into play.
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Post by insterburger on Aug 5, 2014 0:09:08 GMT -5
And probably your best bet on the German side is to find used MP40s. Every now and then airsoftmegastore runs their CPO guns at 30% off, which would bring them into your price range... IF you wait for that, and IF they have them in stock. A few have come up used on the trader thread here, or you can always troll Ebay. But if you shop smart and are OK with used, MP40s under $80 is realistic.
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