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December 25, 2006, 04:59 PM
Well, got my boys some SoftAir cock and shoot guns from WallyWorld [for Christmas]. These are really pretty accurate and actually have quite a range. They are accurate at 25 ft. Yes, we've already had the talk of what the purpose of SoftAir guns is...that they are not really for shooting each other, but are for tactical training when you can't shoot a real firearm.
But, now I want one. Does anyone know of Springfield XD replica anywhere. I looked on the SoftAir website but the dealers close to me don't carry what I'm looking for.
December 25, 2006, 05:25 PM
I don't know about the XD specifically but that place has a lot of different replicas.
December 25, 2006, 06:42 PM
i would recommend http://redwolfairsoft.com/redwolf/airsoft/Home
December 25, 2006, 09:58 PM
I forgot to mention that these guns we purchased were SoftAir brand air-soft pistols. They are the cock and shoot kind. 20 bucks buys the gun and a sticky target with 2 magazines and two little bags of 6mm ammo. Pretty good deal.
December 26, 2006, 08:32 AM
Were are you from? Jungle toys carries some nice 1911 relicas that are all metal with a blow back slide and gas powered. Around 130 though. I had one of those, a full metal select fire m4, and a full size bolt action remington 700 replica with a scope and bipod. They all look and feel like real down to the weight and size. Fun to practice with but wear head gear.
December 26, 2006, 10:31 AM
Airsoft guns do make great training tools, and they can be used for mil-sim type games, quite similar to paintball, without the mess. I have a Tokyo Marui Gas Blow Back Glock 26 that I use for backyard shooting. The electric rifle versions of airsoft guns can be easily upgraded to shoot up to 400-500 feet per second, which can break skin at close ranges. The ones that Wal-Mart sells really don't appeal to me, as they are lower quality. Just like real firearms, I want quality in the airsoft guns I buy. As far as XD airsoft replicas, I have yet to see any, even from the high end airsoft gun companies. If you want to train with airsoft guns, I highly recommend a gas blow back pistol, as they provide more realism, because with a real pistol, you won't be racking the slide after each shot.
January 8, 2007, 10:25 AM
I own a few airsoft guns myself, they are all quality. Here are some of mine, they look pretty damn realistic.
G&P M4 (diecast aluminum receiver)
Tokyo Marui Desert Eagle
MMC L85A1/Asahi internals
January 8, 2007, 02:03 PM
Here are some of mine, they look pretty damn realistic.
Amazingly real, but please keep this related to training issues. A discussion centering only on Airsoft equipment is off topic for this forum. Thanks. :)
January 8, 2007, 03:27 PM
Man I got shot in the eye once with a green gas powered one. That hurt so bad i'm just lucky my reflex made me close my eye and it hit the eye lid otherwise i'd be a one eyed jack right now.:D They are still alot of fun BTW.
January 8, 2007, 09:03 PM
I particpated in a force on force training seminar where we wore protective chest protectors, neck protectors and face shields and actually shot at each other. These were the gas powered, blow-back type pistols. The course was really great and was as close to "real" as I'll ever WANT to get. We acted out scenarios and the adrenaline does rush even though you know the weapons aren't actual firearms. I was happy with my reactions in most cases, a really positive experience.
On a side note, most of those pictures above do not have an orange colored tip indicating that they are not real firearms. Is that just a state law?
January 9, 2007, 01:35 PM
In most states, the orange tip is not required for personal ownership. The only time the orange tip is required is by federal law when importing into the US or selling. It's required for anything considered a "toy" and represents a gun. As long as you keep the items out of view from the public and keep it in a case and treat it like a firearm you should be ok. I generally remove mine so they do not give away my position when we are playing against others. It's ones choice if they want to keep the tip or not, but certain states like California and New York, it is a felony to remove the tip.
January 9, 2007, 01:51 PM
I remember a couple college friends who had some really expensive airsoft guns that were confiscated by police when they were caught shooting them in the woods. It was kind of funny because the female officer was trying to identify the weapons, I guess so she could write them down in ther report or something. She thought that the FN p90 replica was an "Mp5" and the UZI replica was an "AK47". The only one she ID'd correctly was the Glock, and thats because it's what her issue gun was :) Nothing against her, it was just kind of funny.....
January 9, 2007, 05:04 PM
There are a lot of police who aren't able to identify firearms well. Heck when my father was arrested, they noted his M14 as a "Colt M4" yet it was a springfield M14
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