paintball and airsoft

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which elec. airsoft gun should i get?

m16
3
38%
steyr AUG
4
50%
FN scar
1
13%
R85A1
0
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HK416
0
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Total votes : 8

paintball and airsoft

Postby razgriz 25th inf. » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:29 pm

i don't know if you knew, but my new avatar is an incredebly pimped out X7 paintball gun. any players? i also enjoy airsoft.

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Postby Strana » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:30 am

personally I've been meaning to play airsoft for some time, just havnt even though i have a full weapons loadout.
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Postby Hevyneon » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:34 am

Airsoft looks fun, but I lack the funds to pursue such a hobby.
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Postby IVhorseman » Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:43 am

Is it to me or are Nerf guns clearly superior to airsoft/paintball/laser tag?

here's my reasoning: yes, it's nowhere near as "cool" as taking a solid black gun and shooting several tiny plastic beads into your friend at 200 rounds per minute. Nerf guns often misfire, darts can be easily dodged, you have to pick up your ammo, and the guns aren't realistic and are painted in glaring yellow and purple.

Now take a step back and think about it: are airsoft guns really that cool? Fact of the matter is, you're playing pretend with a bunch of plastic guns and shooting at eachother.

Now we go back to Nerf guns. They're not trying to be realistic. They know exactly what they are: gigantic oversized foam darts that stick to walls. In this sense, Nerf guns are inherently hilarious. They can be fired indoors without fear of breaking things, it's a whole lot harder to lose your ammunition after it's fired, and Nerf guns tend to be cartoonish versions of real guns. You're not playing pretend anymore. You're just hitting someone with a comically-large foam dart. Hilarious indeed.
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Postby OneEye589 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:44 am

I do love Nerf/rubber band/plastic ball gun fights, but it's hard to have extreme awesome when you can't shoot past 30 feet with some of the guns.

I've never played paintball or airsoft, but I probably will play paintball this summer for the first time.
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Postby Arkbrik » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:52 am

I built a Lego six-shooter once. It's easier than you think.
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Postby birdman » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:45 am

your new name is 'Mr. Relevant'
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Postby Rody » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:07 am

I built a automatically reloading gun out of legos that my brother hated (I find him annoying so that makes it even). it shot fairly large pieces too. and had a 30 round magazine on top. I may remake it in the future, possible with some design improvements.
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Re: paintball and airsoft

Postby superdave » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:22 am

razgriz 25th inf. wrote:incredebly pimped out X7


"Pimped out" or "customized?"

I play paintball- it's a lot of fun. I shoot a mostly-stock Tippmann A5 with double trigger and J&J ceramic barrel. It fits my playstyle (aggressive marksman/communicator/impoverished) and can take a lot of punishment and still fire accurately.

It looks like you play a lot of woods/scenario ball- ever played speed/hyperball?
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Postby IVhorseman » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:53 am

OneEye589 wrote:I do love Nerf/rubber band/plastic ball gun fights, but it's hard to have extreme awesome when you can't shoot past 30 feet with some of the guns.


Which forces you to get up-close and personal with your opponent, which is coincidentally close enough to call each other names and shout cheesy one-liners.
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Postby razgriz 25th inf. » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:31 pm

IVhorseman wrote:Is it to me or are Nerf guns clearly superior to airsoft/paintball/laser tag?

here's my reasoning: yes, it's nowhere near as "cool" as taking a solid black gun and shooting several tiny plastic beads into your friend at 200 rounds per minute. Nerf guns often misfire, darts can be easily dodged, you have to pick up your ammo, and the guns aren't realistic and are painted in glaring yellow and purple.

Now take a step back and think about it: are airsoft guns really that cool? Fact of the matter is, you're playing pretend with a bunch of plastic guns and shooting at eachother.

Now we go back to Nerf guns. They're not trying to be realistic. They know exactly what they are: gigantic oversized foam darts that stick to walls. In this sense, Nerf guns are inherently hilarious. They can be fired indoors without fear of breaking things, it's a whole lot harder to lose your ammunition after it's fired, and Nerf guns tend to be cartoonish versions of real guns. You're not playing pretend anymore. You're just hitting someone with a comically-large foam dart. Hilarious indeed.
no, airsoft guns are cool. while yes, i will ocasionally take part in nerf battles, i say that airsoft and paintball are better

but yeah, i play paintball with a SP-1 with ajustible stock and automatic firing board. i only have airsoft guns for target practice, and in some cases, the annoying neighbor dog. i have a spring g36c rifle, and one of those mini mp5 guns http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4 ... AA280_.jpg
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Postby IVhorseman » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:47 pm

razgriz 25th inf. wrote:no, airsoft guns are cool.


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See, if you ask me, this is just trying way, way too hard to look cool. You're trying to hide the fact that you're playing with toys.

As opposed to

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where you know for a fact that you look like a dork, but you're okay with that.
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Postby Blitzen » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:53 pm

Fun story: my brother was going to buy me that gun for Saturnalia, but my parents wouldn't let him.
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Postby OneEye589 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:58 pm

IVhorseman wrote:
OneEye589 wrote:I do love Nerf/rubber band/plastic ball gun fights, but it's hard to have extreme awesome when you can't shoot past 30 feet with some of the guns.


Which forces you to get up-close and personal with your opponent, which is coincidentally close enough to call each other names and shout cheesy one-liners.


Yea, but I enjoy a nice stealth game as well. I live in a very woods-y area and everyone around here goes hunting so plenty of people have gilly-suits and whatnot. I do enjoy Nerf fights, but sneaking around in the woods like your in a real war with paintball guns is fun, too.

I don't enjoy airsoft guns much as they are very dangerous and I think people don't realize it as much as they should. You could shoot someone's eye out.
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Postby IVhorseman » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:05 pm

OneEye589 wrote:You could shoot someone's eye out.


Actually one of my roommates got his eye shot out by a paintball when he was 13. He has a glass eye, but it's non-removable unfortunately.

OneEye, does yours come out or not? I don't remember if you ever said. If it does, is it awesome y/y?
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