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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