Freddiew On Realistic Gun Props

Freddiew speaks on the airshit he uses:

Why not hey?  Most of these look decently real from a distance.

Plus, he ads in those killer after effects in every video anyway.

Check the end for his test of the “21 foot rule”

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cc19 May 18, 2011 at 10:40 am

I stopped buying the stuff when I got into the real deal (some cost as much as real guns!). I just recently heard about their use in force on force training that sounds really useful though – http://www.warriortalknews.com/2010/06/force-on-force–controversy.html

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Todd S May 18, 2011 at 03:13 pm

I went to NRA Pittsburgh and the Umarex guys showed me some stuff that was amazing. One of my students just bought a $400 airsoft sniper rifle and I gotta say that it looks VERY realistic without the plastic tip.

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ENDO-Mike May 18, 2011 at 03:16 pm

I don’t dispute the fact that some of them look real.

I almost threw up on my mouth when I read $400 though, considering a real Remington 700 (for example) is barely double that.

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Todd S May 18, 2011 at 04:14 pm

I know. From what they (my students) told me, there are miniguns and such that can cost thousands, and I have no reason to doubt them. As a shooter and scuba diver, I have seen some outrageously expensive equipment that I know people don’t want to live without.

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MAC21500 May 21, 2011 at 10:47 am

You have no idea; they make a replica Barrett M82A1 for $4000 and many other belt fed replicas (i.e. M249 etc.) for around $800,(these are usually gas operated, full aluminum and wood repros). A “plastic” AEG M249 by comparison is about $150-250)

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Ross May 18, 2011 at 05:24 pm

I just got a gas powered 1911 to use at home. I can’t make it to the range as much as I’d like and the airsoft gun (I hope) will help me train for drawing, establishing grip, and getting my sights on quicker. Basically everything but reloading for IPSC/IDPA. I figure it can’t be any worse than a .22 which cause some people to scoff and dismiss as a real training aid.

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PFULMTL May 19, 2011 at 12:23 am

I used to be into airsoft. I used to buy the Tokyo Marui brand from overseas. It would take like two months to get here because of customs. It also doesn’t come with orange tips haha.
And yeah, I stopped messing with airsoft when I got real guns also.

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editor May 19, 2011 at 09:39 am

Made the model versions of these in my youth – now stuck on the wall causing all my neighbours to look at moving :)

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