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General Airsoft / Ok, so Im looking into......
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:05:03 PM »
I am selling my tablet so that I can buy my wife a day at the salon for her birthday, the cool thing is I'll have some money left over so Im looking into a couple of different options, so I need your help

(I'll have a $150 budget)

Option 1:
Put upgrades into my javelin M4 and turn it into a cqb monster.  (but what would I buy?)

Option 2:
I am looking into a AGM full metal M4 stubby killer.  I like this because my m4 mags fit into it, its full metal (I have kids that would want to touch it) and it has a crane stock so I can put a big battery into it.

Option 3:
KJW Xcelerator 6" Hi-CAPA full metal pistol.  I like this because my mags already fit into it.  I've heard KJW guns are good, and I LOVE pistols.

So I need your guys help, I need input on all three options.  I know you guys will give me great input!

General Airsoft / Airsoft as an addiction?
« on: June 02, 2012, 12:08:01 PM »
I find that for a few weeks after playing a really good day of airsoft, I get irritable and find myself just messing with my equipment.  I'll just walk in the garage and put everything on and just think about how fun it was, then I get sad because I have no one to shoot :(

I would love to come to SOGO every week but that drive from Rolla to Springfield (with wife and 2 kids in tow) sucks and gets expensive (again wife and 2 kids).  I am hoping and praying that NOVA gets something up here ironed out soon, then we can start inviting you guys up (and we met some amazing people at Bing field last time).  I had heard that the old paintball property and buildings where for sale up here, now if only I could convince my boss to give me a $50,000 bonus for being such a great employee, we'd get something going.

General Airsoft / Hicap or midcap.....or maybe a mix?
« on: April 05, 2012, 09:14:30 PM »
I now own 10, 100 round midcap mags, but I also own 4, 300 round hicaps.  My question is this... Should I run a mix of the two, or just straight mid caps?  I have 8 mag pouches on my vest (I do own an extra Molle pouch with 6 pouches on it, but holy crap its annoying to have mags sticking out that far).  What do you guys run, is there an advantage to just not using hicaps anymore (I dont have an itchy trigger finger, I actually prefer semi to full auto)?

General Airsoft / Buying mags before Black Cloud, need advice
« on: April 02, 2012, 06:48:11 PM »
I have been looking at Mid-Cap mags (I heard they are the best for reliability) and I need your help in finding the better one.

Option 1:

Magpul PTS 75rd Mid-Cap EMag for M4 M16 Series Airsoft AEG Rifles - Black (One)

-Lightweight DuPont Polymer Magazine for High Speed operations.
-Built with new enhanced hard ABS with authentic texture and details.
-Dual-sided MagLevel bullet windows.
-Single Stack Precision Feeding.
-Stealth Operation. No Rattling.
-Ribbing Design for Quick Draw.
-Genuine Magpul Product.
-Magazine Capacity: 75~85 rounds / magazine
- Realistic Weight. Designed to provide a realistic milsim gaming experience.
- Allowing 30 round load to meet training requirements.

Option 2:

(Much less info on this one)
King Arms M4 130 rounds L5 Style Translucent Magazine for M4 Series Airsoft AEG (One)

Capacity: 130 Rounds, 6mm Airsoft BBs
Material: Translucent Dark Brown Polymer
Manufacturer: King Arms

I like both of them, and they're prices are $9 for the magpul and $18 for the King Arms.  So which is the better buy?  (I plan on buying 2 to go with my 4 hi-caps)

DIY / M4 DMR and how you can help :)
« on: March 30, 2012, 08:16:05 AM »
I want to turn my M4 into a true DMR.  It doesn't have any upgrades to it right now but here is what Im trying to look for:

Tight bore inner barrel (do I need 6.03 or 6.01?)
A new front end (do I need to replace the stock one, or just put a flash hider on the front to hide the longer inner barrel)
Internals (Do I need to replace the motor?  My gearbox is is reinforced and my gears are steel, do they need to be replaced?)

I dont have unlimited funds (unless I win the lottery tonight, if I do we will have one hell of a party at SOGO)

Any and all help will be appreciated.

David "Fenix" Edwards

General Airsoft / Why are night ops so important?
« on: March 28, 2012, 10:10:57 PM »
The black cloud op in April will be my first overnight airsoft op.  i have noticed that over the past few weeks night ops have become a pretty focused topic and I've spoken to some players that hate them, some that like them in moderation, and a very few that think games should be 24 hour milsim marathons. 

Now even though this is my first airsoft op, it is not my first rodeo so to speak.  I have been to overnight paintball ops in the past and the only thing that came of attacking another team/players camp was people getting pissed and almost coming to blows, and in other cases I've seen/heard of people tripping or falling in the dark and getting mechanical injuries (broken legs, arms, rolled ankles, etc...etc..). 

I am actually considering (and my wife is concerned as well) not staying on site during this overnight period because I have far more important things to do with my life than get injured or get pissed at someone for messing with my tent.

My question is this:

     Does it make me less of a player to not want to partake in these activities?  I have spoke to my leader and he has expressed that he holds no ill will toward me for not wanting to stay, but I feel slightly guilty for letting my team down in the chance that something happens and I'm not there to help.

General Airsoft / My Javelin experience
« on: March 28, 2012, 04:59:21 PM »
As some of you know I had gotten a Javelin M4 Warrior series gun in a recent box of mystery, and as some of you know Reverend (AKA Travis) had it basically explode in his hands during the first CQB outing it ever had.  Upon sending it back to the company I got it from (Spartan Imports wanted to charge me a $50 bench fee as well as shipping to and from) they offered to fix the whole thing for me and they are opening an investigation into Spartan Imports/Javelin as far as future purchases go.

Here is the email I got from them today (edited of course)

Product: Javelin Airsoft Works M933 Warrior ABS Series

Customers Issues: Customer (David) called in and stated that the airsoft gun started to make a grinding sound and it sounded as if there were pieces moving around inside, customer then had the upper receiver taken off to take a closer look at the airsoft gun and reported that it looked like the piston had ripped off, customer stated that he was using .20 G&G bb\'s,

Diagnosis: Gearbox broken into pieces. Motor damaged. Hop-up unit and bucking damaged. Bolt release missing.

Fixes: Replaced gearbox. Replaced motor. Replaced hop-up unit and bucking. Replaced bolt release. Gun fires 355-365 fps. Fired 4 full mags with no issues.

I actually got to speak to the technician today that was working on my gun and he said he's been an "Airsmith" for about 10 years now and he's never seen such a poorly made and put together piece of equipment.  He told me that they would replace the parts with all brand new, current gen parts and that they tried to break it a second time with no issues.  I just wanted to put this out there so that everyone could see and avoid the mistake I made.

David "Fenix" Edwards

Reviews / JGM4A1 enhanced
« on: March 19, 2012, 04:22:20 PM »
Ok, this is my first review, and Im still new so bear with me.

First I'll list its stats:

Gearbox Type: Type 2
Length: 680mm
Height: 225mm
Accuracy: 120 feet
Muzzle Velocity: 400 Plus fps
Magazine Capacity: 300 rounds
Battery Pack Size: Small battery
Body is Nylon polymer and barrel is a 1 piece metal.

When I first decided to buy a decent airsoft gun I combed site after site, and read review after review so that I could start to form an opinion as to what i wanted.  My second step was to go to my wife and ask her for a budget (any married guys out there will know why I did this), she told me $200.  So I decided to maximize my budget and try to find a good gun and a few accessories (I ended up with a vest and a face mask). 

I had originally looked at a G&G combat machine M4 but as luck would have it (non-supporting retailer) was sold out, but they had a portion of their site called "what else is there" that I started to read.  In their article they had talked about the JG M4 enhanced so I started looking at it.  After 2 or 3 nights of sleeping on it I decided that this was the gun I wanted and I clicked purchase.

Upon receiving the gun I panicked, the box didn't say JG, but instead it said "Golden Eagle" airsoft on it (10 minutes of research and a phone call later I discover that they are the same company).  The gun was well packaged, with ample foam packaging and a foam "lid" over the gun in between it and the cardboard.  The gun's body is a dark gray versus its black stock and black hand guard, its body was solid with no wobble and it came with a standard orange flash suppressor.  It came with an 8.4v 1600mah battery and a full metal Hi-Cap magazine.  Now this is my first high quality gun so I immediately threw the battery in it (it came charged), filled the mag with the bb's it came with and stepped outside.  That first trigger pull was bliss, a crisp and clean pop pop pop and the little cardboard target I set up had holes, my boys and I are cheering and my wife thinks we're dorks :).

I've gotten to play a couple backyard games and a small 4 or 5 hour trigger day with 3 members of NOVA, my son, and a friend and his son.  So far the only problem I've had is the retainer screw in my stock fell out but that took 3 minutes rooting around in my junk drawer to fix (I had a small screw that fit).  I would say that I can accurately and with iron sites reliably hit a target 70 yards away 8 out of 10 shots.  The gun goes through soda cans and watermelons (yeah, that was fun) like a champ and probably spits about 15 rps.  The only thing I'd like to get for it is a holo sight and a 9.6v battery.

All in all I love this gun, I've got to shoot far more high end guns and Im still happy with mine.  This gun will be with me for my outside games (its WAY to hot for cqb) for years to come.

Im going to try to post some pics for you guys

I hope these work, I have horrible luck with posting pics.

I hope my review was helpful, I appreciate your time.

David "Fenix" Edwards 

Edit: There are pictures there, for some reason they are super tiny till you click them

General Airsoft / What should I do with this gun??
« on: March 17, 2012, 04:12:33 PM »

I got this gun in a box of mystery, and Im trying to determine what I want to do with it.  I dont think I want to throw a lipo battery in it (they make me nervous) but my 8.4v batteries just dont do it justice.  I haven't had it chrono'd yet (it came with a chrono report that said 342 over 15 rounds) so it should be cqb legal.  Can anyone look at its specs and tell me if its even worth keeping, Im actually considering selling/trading it for a good pistol, I REALLY!!!! want a nice gbb pistol, and I think this gun might just give me the leverage I need.

Thank you all for your input

David "Fenix" Edwards

General Airsoft / Feb 25th's CQB Night
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:03:00 PM »
I just wanted to say that I had a blast, it was my first real airsoft event (besides backyard wars with my kids and some local friends {our backyard is 5 acres in the woods}).  I was so worried that me not having an aeg was going to just ruin my night, but my shotgun just absolutely made me happy.  I know that I probably made some mistakes while I was there but I hope that my positives out weighed my negatives.  I felt that the pure sportsmanship of some of the older players was just outstanding, having someone give you a thumbs up or complimenting you on your kill makes you feel like a boss.  I genuinely look forward to coming back down and playing more, I will definitely be bringing my son down with me, and hopefully be bringing some other new faces.  Im currently in the "try out" process of becoming a N.O.V.A. member and thus you'll be seeing me with them too. 

Again, I cant say just how much last night left a positive impression on me

Thank you everyone for making my night such a blast

David aka Fenix 

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