Each gun has their perks. The Scar comes with 2 mags, a hi cap and a mid cap. The G&G has a tightbore. The Ak is just legit. The M4 is versatile (field and CQB.)
My Field is a mix of the two. More Field I think, though.
If it's field with a mix of CQB, I'd stick with the SCAR. You can always drop in a tightbore at a later date, and the SCAR has it's folding stock, making it prime for both field and CQB environments.
Alright, the Scar is getting a lot of good info. What about the reliability of each? It's probably just M4, Ak and Scar now.
Go on, continue to disregard me.
The KWA is good but it may leave you disappointed with range, the Echo1 SCAR is just not comparable (it's a rebranded China clone with fugly markings, for Pete's sake) even if it does come with two mags, and the AKs will often come shooting 450 out of the box. Unless you've got money for tech work, can do it yourself, field allows hot guns, want to risk damage to settle the spring, ect., avoid the AK for now. It pains me to say it, but it's a headache to deal with that stuff if you want to be able to play very soon with minimal hassel.
As for the CQB-field mix, a long gun will still work out quite well, I imagine. You'll probably end up needing a pistol for CQB to engage safely anyway, and since this doesn't seem to be on the table right now weapon length with close quarters in mind is irrelevant. Get a good M16 (NOT the G&G, try a VFC) and you won't regret it unless you're 5' tall (also, there IS a technique to use an M16 in CQB and it works fine).
Honestly, the Trades don't bother me that much.
But I'll look at VFC and G&P.
This one looks good, but the lack of Carry Handle bothers me.
Try the VFC M16A3 or a G&P M16A2. The latter of the two is only available from places like ehobbyasia as far as I can tell, but should still work out to be in your price range even after shipping.
If you don't screw up the fuse like I did due to it being an oddball kind (accidentally pulled something out and can't fix it), you should be good to go right off the bat. Install a new hop up or a tight(er) bore, or both, and you should have a godly weapon. The G&Ps are about the same level of quality and as long as the tappet plate or some other notorious part doesn't bust immediately, you shouldn't go wrong there either.
Not sure about g&p's gearbox
Can't go wrong with a vfc though; and if you're getting any gun, get a tightbore for it asap
Jenkem was right about the AKs, I'm a complete newb, and my field's limit is 400 I think, so I guess I have to rule those out. The thing is, I can't find a G&P M16 stateside. So yeah.
Well kwa performs fairly well out of the box needing little to no upgrades
In terms of range my kwa m16 (lol, fake c7a1) with a prometheus tightbore is on par with my g&g soc16 with a guarder 6.02
Other than that both guns are stock but my tm g36c outranges both with a promy tightbore
KWA vs. VFC? If I get an M4 it's one of those.
I have a kwa and i'm happy with it, and iirc ender has one too and recommended me a kwa
If you want aftermarket parts though, kwa is the worst because you basically can't fit ANYTHING
Well, the shipping seems steep, and I have $300 for the gun.
Probably the most expensive but unique way of doing things is:
get a tokyo marui
change out all the gearbox parts to increase service life and shoot harder (probably only the latter though sice tm has low fps but super reliability)
get g&p bodykit
You're probably going to want a crane stock to be honest
Eh, sounds like way too much to do.
Well no shit because pimping a tokyo marui will probaby blow a $1000 hole in your bank
Nevermind then, lol.
Again, I feel the need to plug and recommend you that one as a backup option over a full-length battle rifle. It should have reasonable accuracy out of the box, even though it's extremely short, but throw in a tightbore and you will be slaying bodies.
G&P M733? I'll look into it.
Should have realistic trades assuming customs doesn't defile it's beauty. They're a tad shorter than an M4, but they're more old-school (and consequently probably can't take a lot of external upgrades). For instance, to mount a scope, you'll need a mount that bolts directly onto the carry handle instead of taking off the carry handle and mounting an optic in it's place.
I would suggest getting something with rails on the reciever because you'll have to pay a little more just to get rails that mount on top of a carrying handle versus taking the carrying handle off and slapping an optic you just bought
Imagine if they made BBs that somehow magically avoided eyes and eyeglasses. That would make Airsoft so much more comfortable for me.
2 day long game planned in August, niko get yer ass over here
Speaking of Niko getting his ass somewhere, that reminds me of...
Hey cousin, want to go bowling?
I also say get a red dot because it's probably the first thing I'd put on my gun if given the choice to choose one of any type of accessory because it gives you a tremendous advantage over ironsights and it's pretty much perfect for an AEG engagement distance
Again, he doesn't seem to have any more money to buy extras. I'm pretty sure the M733 is light and if it handles even remotely like my other untacticooled M4, he'll do just fine without a foregrip - it's nice to have, but versus gripping the magwell and having a strange rail on a gun that looks terrible with rails, the tradeoff doesn't seem like it'd be worth it. In the event he does want one, he can get one of those kits that bolts onto the handguard without a full rail to replace the entire handguard, and thus will keep his gun looking mostly snazzy while slightly more functional.
Got some special news.
My dad and I just ordered a $1400 3D printer. Should be here in 2 weeks. This means this summer I'll be back into R&D for new parts, accessories and so forth. Shits gonna be fun.
This is what we ordered.
-ODST M6C Slide (to finally finish the V.1)
-ODST M6C V2 (more correctly detailed)
-G36 Magpuls for WE G36 mags
-PMAG/EMAG shell for WE G36 mag internals (make compatible with real PMAG ranger plates)
My friends working at Dog Tag Airsoft might be sending some designs my way too.