What It Feels Like Playing Paintball. .. airsoft master race here.
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#19 - zackattacked (09/11/2013) [-]
I'm tempted to not post it, but I think you guys might enjoy my marker... I love my Geo...
User avatar #29 to #19 - bumbojumbo (09/11/2013) [-]
that's wicked, man!
#140 to #19 - trenttwentyeleven (09/11/2013) [-]
Ahhhh, cute little speedballers. Get yourself a real gun! MQ2'd 2002 Black Magic with a chrome E1/E2. Sold it so long ago, I don't remember which board, lol. No harsh feelings, though. I know you guys outnumber us pump guys by far.
User avatar #161 to #140 - enkmaster (09/11/2013) [-]
It bothers me when people turn cockers into pumps, then sell them without the original pneumatics. I feel its ruining great markers.
#165 to #161 - trenttwentyeleven (09/11/2013) [-]
'Tis a true shame, to be honest. I had no regrets with this one as I built it from the ground up from a body that was already slotted and some asshole took it's virginity. (drilled it for an eye) I've never had the honor to own an all original cocker. I do, however, have the honor of owning this little baby. She is a total virgin and even still has the Black Magic jewel on the opposite side. Sadly, it was built from just the body as well.
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#162 to #19 - randombitches (09/11/2013) [-]
I'm playing paintball on Saturday for the first time. Any tips?
User avatar #310 to #162 - zackattacked (09/12/2013) [-]
This is a little hint I tell people. Paintball is a game about angles. You don't want to shoot straight up the field at the person directly in front of you, since you wont have a very good shot. You want to shoot cross-field at the enemy, where they have a lot harder chance defending themselves from you. The more you move up, the better the angle you have on them, and the smaller the "safe" zone behind their bunker becomes.
User avatar #283 to #162 - klaes (09/11/2013) [-]
Don't be afraid of getting hit. It really doesn't hurt.

If you're playing with friends and they're not that great with their aim, keep moving. This is extremely important if you're playing in a field. Run fast, use the cover, and pick your shots. Try getting the hang of your gun at a range(if they have one) in a few shots before your first match, just so you get used to the drop.
#38 to #19 - gearsct (09/11/2013) [-]
I love my DM11 Warrior, Only 1 of 5 which got brought into the UK. Just need to start using it more often.
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User avatar #35 to #34 - zackattacked (09/11/2013) [-]
Not a huge fan of DP's. I work at a field and we see them come in all the time broken with severe bolt stick, blown macro fittings, blown noids, the works. They're decent guns when taken care of properly though.
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#70 to #19 - dudeyouisnasty (09/11/2013) [-]
Since we are sharing guns, I feel obligated to show mine .
#93 to #70 - itsbendingtime (09/11/2013) [-]
If you take a minigun paintballing then you are compensating for something.
#110 to #93 - uhhyeahfmebaby (09/11/2013) [-]
Losses.
User avatar #66 - bugsbob ONLINE (09/11/2013) [-]
EA's come out with another shooter already?
#123 - princesslilian (09/11/2013) [-]
heheh
you think paintballs are expensive?
#127 to #123 - manninex (09/11/2013) [-]
Oh the financial pain of raising a healthy firearm. That pile of magazines is worth money that I have ever made.
User avatar #130 to #127 - princesslilian (09/11/2013) [-]
at 10-12$ each?
#134 to #130 - manninex (09/11/2013) [-]
I'm also counting the cost of the magazines themselves.
User avatar #137 to #134 - princesslilian (09/11/2013) [-]
yeah, 10-12$ each.
the ammo loaded in them is worth more than the mag.
#131 to #130 - manninex (09/11/2013) [-]
I'm not a wealthy person, mind. Yet I own eight guns. Most are gifts.
User avatar #159 to #123 - dafiltafish (09/11/2013) [-]
That must be the ammo belt to end all ammo belts.
User avatar #199 to #123 - infedel ONLINE (09/11/2013) [-]
making your ammo is a lot cheaper. time consuming, but a lot heaper
User avatar #135 to #123 - smokingman (09/11/2013) [-]
I was born in an eastern european country, had to serve the standard 1,5 year term.
Not much of a thing, ex-soviet armies are pretty bland, and I was in the canine unit.
I think I've shot thousands of AK-74 rounds, they just threw the ammo at us, what with all the stuff the soviets had brought in "just in case".
#139 to #135 - princesslilian (09/11/2013) [-]
heh
5.45 is the cheapest rifle ammo there is.
russian surplus.
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User avatar #229 to #146 - bowlerpipe (09/11/2013) [-]
to shoot things
#6 - legodude (09/11/2013) [-]
airsoft master race here.
User avatar #154 to #6 - enkmaster (09/11/2013) [-]
Shows a Speedballer

Rips on it for being unrealistic.

Really? Its called woodsball, and FS rounds are far more realistic than any BB.
#179 to #6 - mortdenhaut (09/11/2013) [-]
I feel like paintball is just a party, airsoft is if you wana play wargames. Although I know there are a lot of people who taking paintball real serious, but as a casual thing where you can spend 40 dollars and go shoot your friends and generally just make a complete ass of yourselves painball is great.
#186 to #6 - ruckanucka (09/11/2013) [-]
In regards to your picture, paintball as leaked majorly into milsim and scenario games. Honestly I think they've surpassed airsoft in that fashion. point one of my arguement milsim paintball mags- 20 paintballs, or first strike airsoft, mid-cap are like what? 100?
point two. Gear weight, Paintball guns are heavier and some are steel, like real firearms, I have yet to come across an airsoft guns like so.. Point three, trigger pressure, airsoft use electronic triggers with no pull weiight, they feel fake..
Source: I've dipped into both sports, but stuck to paintball for the majority
User avatar #198 to #186 - legodude (09/11/2013) [-]
Airsoft comes in blowback gas form, with realistic mag sizes, most good airsoft guns do have realistic weight and are made of metal and if you have yet to come across guns like that you have clearly been playing with plinkers...
#308 to #198 - ruckanucka (09/12/2013) [-]
The hell is a plinker? But probably so, my immediate area is more paintball friendly than airsoft, one legit field for airsoft per like 6 for paintball, almost double that for farms and such.
User avatar #316 to #308 - legodude (09/12/2013) [-]
plinkers are cheaper guns, or backyard guns for kids. some airsoft guns called PTW are used by the military and police for training because apart from the recoil they operate and feel identical.
#318 to #316 - ruckanucka (09/12/2013) [-]
Ah, gotcha. Some paintball guns are also used by the military for training exercises, as well. I guess when it comes down to it, it's one of those pepsi/coke type things eh?
User avatar #319 to #318 - legodude (09/12/2013) [-]
yes it's just like the coke pepsi thing.
#256 to #6 - anon (09/11/2013) [-]
GAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
User avatar #41 to #6 - odinshomeboy (09/11/2013) [-]
Yes, because along the string of logical evolution you go from X-ball to people who dress up an play army.

That's like saying Major League Baseball evolved into T-ball.

X-ball is a competitive sport that you actually get paid to play (Highest paid X-Ball player is over 1,000,000 a year and plays on the chicago team I think). It actually takes skill and strategy to win, along with luck like any other sport.

Airsoft is for people who are too afraid of getting hit with a paintball and are just out there to play with their 'pew pew' little plastic guns and dress up like army people and call each other 'cool' military code names.

And you know what? The people who play paintball and dress up in military gear and get the tippman's modded to look like military gear are exactly the same. Equip for speed, Equip for maneuverability. Go play army with your friends with your plastic toys but do not compare yourself to people who play a competitive sport.

Calling yourselves the 'master race' Is like calling the Wii the master race over PC gaming. Get ****** .
User avatar #68 to #41 - firehippie ONLINE (09/11/2013) [-]
You obviously don't know much about airsoft. It's pretty similar to paintball. there are places that hold big airsoft games, with the some of leaders of the teams being from the military. there are also vehicles involved like boats and trucks with gun mounts on then, so there's that whole strategy and skill thing like you were saying about paintball. and not all airsoft guns are those cheep peaces of **** you see at Walmart. and the whole "too afraid to get hit with a paintball" have you ever been shot by a 500fps airsoft gun? I take it you haven't
User avatar #69 to #68 - firehippie ONLINE (09/11/2013) [-]
pieces*
#71 to #41 - TacticalTyler (09/11/2013) [-]
hey ******** , im a Marine, and i play airsoft all the time, and guess what i play with another Marine, and most of the other regulars at the field i play are veterans from all the other branches. quite with the assumptions that all airsofters are a bunch of military wannabes, because what happens when you assume? you make and ass out of yourself.
User avatar #169 to #71 - legodude (09/11/2013) [-]
That's true, so many airsofters I know are ex military, in fact most of my old team was ex army/police
User avatar #156 to #71 - odinshomeboy (09/11/2013) [-]
What the **** did you just ******* say about me, you little bitches? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the **** out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my ******* words. You think you can get away with saying that **** to me over the Internet? Think again, ******* . As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggots. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re ******* dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little **** . If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your ******* tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will **** fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re ******* dead, kiddos.
#317 to #156 - TacticalTyler (09/12/2013) [-]
God i love that, i catch stolen valor ********* that actually say **** close to that to my face or like to brag about it nice and loud for everyone within half a mile to hear.
User avatar #57 to #41 - theundone (09/11/2013) [-]
Your but seems to be hurt,
User avatar #62 to #57 - odinshomeboy (09/11/2013) [-]
My but is over 9000 levels of hurt.
User avatar #314 to #6 - joekooldash (09/12/2013) [-]
damnit, once i got a job and was able to get the good **** , all my airsoft unit moved on and left this POS town. damn i miss airsoft
User avatar #24 to #6 - trollwoopnazi (09/11/2013) [-]
can you explain the rules of airsoft for me?
User avatar #25 to #24 - legodude (09/11/2013) [-]
very briefly, shoot the guy on the other team, they are hit, they rise there arm and shout hit, they either then re spawn, out of the game or lose a life and have to be 'mediced' if they are not mediced they bleed out and either leave the game or respawn, it depends where and what game is being played.
User avatar #27 to #25 - trollwoopnazi (09/11/2013) [-]
sounds pretty good. whats the minimum fps for a skirmish grade gun?
User avatar #28 to #27 - legodude (09/11/2013) [-]
That depends on the site and country like here in the UK 350fps is the maxim for an automatic gun or 450/500 with a sniper, however close quarters sites are around 320fps.
#182 to #6 - ltpraptor (09/11/2013) [-]
I endorse this.
#208 to #6 - holmesc (09/11/2013) [-]
**** YEA!
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User avatar #254 to #6 - leemcgiffen (09/11/2013) [-]
Purchasing my M16 soon. Cyber high 5!
User avatar #263 to #6 - tazzerz (09/11/2013) [-]
Aww yeah Airsoft. Have a game on sunday with my new MK16 (S.C.A.R-L) can wait to try it out.
User avatar #265 to #6 - sparkofinsanity (09/11/2013) [-]
**** yeah, airsoft.
User avatar #108 to #6 - palewolf (09/11/2013) [-]
Can someone explain how airsoft works? I get the basic rules, etc. But if you are hit, do you have to go out, like you do in paintball? If so, how can they tell? Obviously in paintball there is a big bright paint mark where you've been hit
User avatar #121 to #108 - legodude (09/11/2013) [-]
It's a game of trust if you feel yourself get hit you shout hit, depends on the game being played if you're out respawn or need a medic.
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User avatar #77 to #30 - legodude (09/11/2013) [-]
Yeah, it's a joke.
it's like calling COD a simulator.
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User avatar #167 to #6 - rmdx (09/11/2013) [-]
Damn right man
User avatar #21 to #6 - grovle (09/11/2013) [-]
Been playing for 6 years.
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User avatar #16 to #6 - thedippestofshits ONLINE (09/11/2013) [-]
if paintball is for rich people, then airsoft is for royalty.
User avatar #22 to #16 - drldrl (09/11/2013) [-]
How so? The BBs cost very little. A decent gun isn't too much either.
User avatar #26 to #22 - legodude (09/11/2013) [-]
because you will buy LOTS of guns, lots of gear blah blah blah.
#211 to #26 - holmesc (09/11/2013) [-]
No you won't?
I'm happy with my current gun and it only cost around 150.
As for Gear all you need is eye protection and a vest that you probably have in your closet. Anything else is cosmetic/optional. And like the rest said, airsoft BB's are cheap as dirt.
User avatar #72 to #26 - voltkills (09/11/2013) [-]
not really, £200 gun, from then on in its like £20 for a day of airsoft, and like £6 per 1k BBs, paintball you dont need your own gun i guess but you can easily spend like £50 each time you go on paintballs
User avatar #191 to #72 - rulerofhatingboard (09/11/2013) [-]
Are you implying that all that isn't a lot of money just for airsoft?
#214 to #191 - holmesc (09/11/2013) [-]
Compared to paintball? Nope!
User avatar #250 to #214 - rulerofhatingboard (09/11/2013) [-]
What's different about paintball prices?
User avatar #269 to #250 - sidekickman (09/11/2013) [-]
Mainly the cost of paintballs.
User avatar #272 to #269 - rulerofhatingboard (09/11/2013) [-]
how much does a paintball cost? I've never done anything like that before
#288 to #272 - holmesc (09/11/2013) [-]
Lets put it this way, for one paint ball bullet you can by 50x as much for the same price.
Paint balls are made from materials such as coconut oils and such which isn't easy or cheap to distribute compared to plastic BB's that can easily be discarded like any plastic bag you use in a mall.

kinda logical if you think about it, and to be honest if you say expensive for a hobby I'd have to disagree. Take a gaming console for example, an xbox one or a PS4 costs around 300-400 last time I checked. You can buy your entire gear and gun with that price or less plus the 5 bucks you slap on for ammo. I mean, there's nothing like the great outdoors right?
User avatar #273 to #272 - sidekickman (09/11/2013) [-]
Where I live, it's thirty dollars for one-hundred fifty to three hundred, depending on the brand
User avatar #276 to #273 - rulerofhatingboard (09/11/2013) [-]
is...that a lot? Haha I have no concept how how many paintballs you use per match or whatever
User avatar #277 to #276 - sidekickman (09/11/2013) [-]
When I used to play, it really depended on the crowd. With more people and people who wipe off paint, you'll go through an entire box or two. Otherwise, it could only be a quarter of a box.
User avatar #278 to #277 - rulerofhatingboard (09/11/2013) [-]
Seems a little expensive for a hobby, not gunna lie
User avatar #279 to #278 - sidekickman (09/11/2013) [-]
That's why I stopped.
#286 to #279 - holmesc (09/11/2013) [-]
Unless you were referring to paint ball of course.
User avatar #287 to #286 - sidekickman (09/11/2013) [-]
I was referring to paintball. With a rent and stuff, there are much better hobbies for the area I'm in. The nearest paintball park is about an hour away.
#289 to #287 - holmesc (09/11/2013) [-]
Yea, I quit paint ball a long time ago and replaced it with airsoft for the same reason you did. Wasn't worth the money even though it's fun as hell. But then again, so is airsoft.
#285 to #279 - holmesc (09/11/2013) [-]
But airsoft isn't even that expensive once you have your gun/gear. You can get a full bag for 5-6 bucks which is like a drive-thru in any fast food restaurant. But then again I see you're aware of that.
User avatar #80 to #72 - legodude (09/11/2013) [-]
Plus you need to join a site for you're UKARA
User avatar #82 to #80 - voltkills (09/11/2013) [-]
>under 18
dont have to join ukara, can just show up at sites an play
#96 to #82 - pureevil (09/11/2013) [-]
Dude, the gun is one part of the fun. The gear is the second part, fully customizeable loadouts for different guns is what makes Airsoft best. Sure, if you just wanna go shoot stuff, play paintball, but if you wanna have a game with more depth and just a touch of realism, then airsoft is for you.

Each to their own, though.
User avatar #284 to #96 - xxTheJesterxx ONLINE (09/11/2013) [-]
Wow. Pretty sure I have the exact same one.
User avatar #207 to #96 - hotrodman (09/11/2013) [-]
nice classic army.
i have a G&G Combat Machine M4 and it's mostly plastic, (the good kind) but what needs to be metal, is metal. I'm only 16 though so I can't buy any guns. My parents bought the (i then paid them back) guns I have, but I can own them. For my M4 I have a foregrip/bipod and a red dot sight. I also have a UTG MK96 which I got from airsoft gi, it came with a scope (dont know the specifications) and my final gun is a KWA USPC. I like all my guns a lot and I have a vest a friend gave me. Its a simple beginner vest, nothing fancy. And with my sniper I also got a ghillie suit because where I plan to play is heavily wooded. Even if the sniper role and/or the ghillie suit doesnt work out, both items are still badass to have.
User avatar #101 to #96 - voltkills (09/11/2013) [-]
i like the realism and depth, but im not playing dress up here, id like a fully metal gun but im not 18.
User avatar #104 to #101 - pureevil (09/11/2013) [-]
A lot of real steel guns aren't full metal, like the G36, Steyr AUG, etc.

I only just started 3 months ago, and I spend way too much on it. Not as much as on paintball, if I had gotten that way, but I just like the gearing up part of Airsoft.

I live in Denmark, where one is allowed to fire/use airsoft guns at the age of 16 and own/ buy them when they're 18.

But since I'm 19, I don't really have to rely on my parents to buy stuff for me, which is good, since they wouldn't buy me stuff they couldn't see the purpose of.
User avatar #106 to #104 - voltkills (09/11/2013) [-]
you know what i meant when i said full metal... and yea, i can use airsoft guns now, but can only buy one when im 18, so ill just wait till im 18.
User avatar #113 to #106 - pureevil (09/11/2013) [-]
Yeah, I do. The gear part of airsoft also makes it easier to rack up kills and such, allowing for quick weapon switches, reloads and reloading mags.

Good idea though. I would recommend facial protection, once you start though. ************* BB's can chip a tooth easily.
User avatar #87 to #82 - legodude (09/11/2013) [-]
but you need one to buy a gun, **** two tone.
#99 to #26 - fcukyourcouch (09/11/2013) [-]
The only people who buy gear for airsoft are toddlers and babies still in the womb.
The only people who buy gear for airsoft are toddlers and babies still in the womb.
User avatar #102 to #99 - legodude (09/11/2013) [-]
So you play airsoft in your birthday suit?
User avatar #107 to #102 - fcukyourcouch (09/11/2013) [-]
Not exactly, but I mean I've played in shorts and **** .
User avatar #111 to #107 - legodude (09/11/2013) [-]
I've played in DMP shorts and a shirt before.
User avatar #118 to #99 - pureevil (09/11/2013) [-]
You're an idiot if you don't protect yourself. BB's can easily chip/smash teeth. They can also mess your face up pretty bad if hit right under the eye. (I know you can't play airsoft anywhere without eye protection).
#219 to #118 - holmesc (09/11/2013) [-]
What kind of fps does your arena's allow? BB's that chip teeth? Sheesh out of all the airsoft places i've been to none allow a gun that powerful.
User avatar #320 to #219 - pureevil (09/12/2013) [-]
There's no actual limit on FPS in my Arena, we go by Joule. Snipers here are allowed to shoot up to a maximum of 4,9 joule. That's around 600 fps with a 0.28.

And you don't need to have a powerful gun to chip teeth...
#321 to #320 - holmesc (09/12/2013) [-]
Well I mean I have a mask so I never really am worried about chipped teeth, but still...gas power rifles in fields are deadly as hell. AND HOLY **** 600+ FPS?
THAT MAKES A PAINTBALL STING FEEL LIKE NOTHING.

hope your arena haven't had any serious injuries so far, most arenas I know allow nothing more then 200ish fps, which in my opinion is strong as hell already.
User avatar #322 to #321 - pureevil (09/12/2013) [-]
Nah, they haven't, everyone who plays there (We're at a minimum of 20 players and a maximum of 50 atm...) pretty much knows each other, so we're taking it cool. AEG's and such are standard 350 fps or so, LMG's a bit higher. It does hurt to get hit by a sniper BB yeah, but the sheer bullet size of a paintball makes it hurt more, I think.
#323 to #322 - holmesc (09/12/2013) [-]
True I suppose, I just never got hit by anything with 600 fps. Sounds frightening like steel BB's being shot at you.
User avatar #324 to #323 - pureevil (09/12/2013) [-]
Yeah, I don't get the point of steel BB's. :S

They mess up your internals for a few extra FPS, not really worth it.
#325 to #324 - holmesc (09/12/2013) [-]
yea, and i'm pretty sure they're banned even in your arena. Steel BB's are quite lethal.
User avatar #147 to #22 - turdburgalar (09/11/2013) [-]
Is that a bad thing?
#174 - benjiburns (09/11/2013) [-]
this was paintball for me last time i played.... i should get contacts
#175 to #174 - clowheights (09/11/2013) [-]
Same here, dude
User avatar #1 - karvarausku ONLINE (09/11/2013) [-]
Well it's cheaper than real war .
#2 to #1 - anon (09/11/2013) [-]
War, where you have a man shooting a $100,000 missile; when he doesn't make that much in a year; at someone that doesn't make that much in a lifetime.
'Murica
User avatar #3 to #2 - dovakinbronie (09/11/2013) [-]
wasn't that qoute in some frontpage content?
yeah i think it was!
User avatar #5 to #2 - legodude (09/11/2013) [-]
that $100,000 missile that just destroyed enemy amour/machine gun or whatever without risking our soldiers to direct fire? money well spent if you ask me.
User avatar #12 to #5 - localbees (09/11/2013) [-]
That $100,000 dollar missile was designed to blow up ~12 million dollar tanks.
Worth it.
User avatar #20 to #12 - legodude (09/11/2013) [-]
Indeed sir, that's what I meant to also type! haha
#216 to #20 - anon (09/11/2013) [-]
ehm... I don't think terrorrists actually have tanks. and america isn't fighting in palistan or against any government wielding tanks are they?
User avatar #240 to #216 - legodude (09/11/2013) [-]
in Iraq they had old Russian tanks...
User avatar #157 to #2 - gayboard ONLINE (09/11/2013) [-]
Because america invented war...
User avatar #315 to #157 - trygve (09/12/2013) [-]
Warfare has been around way before America even got colonized...

America isn't even the greatest war nation. The middle east has a longer and more excessive Warfare history than America ever has, or will have.
User avatar #9 - pocketstooheavy (09/11/2013) [-]
Just play airsoft. So much cheaper in the long run.
#11 to #9 - anon (09/11/2013) [-]
My 3 500$ guns(I see a gun I like and NEED to buy it...), 5 different military uniforms for games at a unknown cost, but atleast 80-100$ ea. tactical wests to match, glock(gass), saftety glasses(multiple sets, so that I alwasy have a spare). And a lot of other stuff that I buy.

Then if I compare this spending to what friends who play paintball. Well, then I pay more then them. Not for ea game. There are WAY more airsoft games then paintball games(at least here). But in tottall spending I use a lot more money then them.
#31 to #11 - itraxx (09/11/2013) [-]
well, if you play once or twice a year with rental guns it does not matter much. If you insist on having your own gear, and only play once or twice a year then paintball would probably be the bette roption for you.
However, if you like to play every other weekend, or regularly put up some targets in the back yard, airsoft will be more your thing. Also the more defined roles in the airsoft games and the tons of different gear choices really make the game a lot more enjoyable to me.
Plus the accuraccy of rental paintaball guns is generally spoken horrible, that ruins the game, and your wallet, concidering a paint ball is about ten times more expensive as a BB where i live.
User avatar #37 to #31 - tmgrskat (09/11/2013) [-]
I want the bottom gun so ******* badly.
Please give me the info on it and price.
#43 to #37 - itraxx (09/11/2013) [-]
It's the well MB-01. In the USA it will cost you i guess around $130, a bit more here in Europe.
It is pretty much the most standard spring powered airsoft sniper rifle available, which is a good thing.
Though the internals and out of the box accuracy are OK, you might want to upgrade if you're thinking about taking it to games.
User avatar #124 to #43 - tmgrskat (09/11/2013) [-]
Not really wanna take it to games.
Reason 1: even though I want SO ******* BADLY to have an airsoft fight, I don't have the money or friends to do that.
Reason 2: I want it as a model, since I shoot a lot of action scenes and I need prop guns.
#148 to #124 - itraxx (09/11/2013) [-]
Are you talking about pictures or movies/clips?
For pictures pretty much any airsoft rifle goes, for motion pictures you might want to take a closer look at the replica first. Many of the sniper rifles have the magazine more to the front than the real rifle, and there is no real opening in the bolt, so reloading and cocking the gun would not look realistic enough to convince people that know a thing or two about guns.
If you have a slightly higher budget you might want to look at GBBRs (gas blow back rifles), they have the mag in the proper place, the bolt moves with each round fired, and depending on the model of the rifle/magazine a nice puf of gas will actually come out of the chamber or even the end of the barrel.
Here is to have an idea of what I'm on about: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoJFvebaKYQ
User avatar #45 to #9 - JoshOwnsAll ONLINE (09/11/2013) [-]
what's a good replica brand?
I have an electric AGM HK416, with G&G internals. it's great looking, but it's performance is pretty average. not great grouping, bit hits at 380fps.
the engine is pretty loud, and fire rate isn't bad.
User avatar #90 to #45 - shisno (09/11/2013) [-]
VFC is where it's at.
internally solid

for aftermarket stuff go with Systema
User avatar #91 to #90 - JoshOwnsAll ONLINE (09/11/2013) [-]
do they have monolythic rails?
User avatar #163 to #9 - enkmaster (09/11/2013) [-]
Except a lot of people dont find it fun. This may surprise you, but most regular paintballers play speedball because they enjoy the sport aspect of the game, instead of milsim.
User avatar #88 to #9 - shisno (09/11/2013) [-]
not if you run Polarstar rigs

jesus **** those are expensive
User avatar #253 - leemcgiffen (09/11/2013) [-]
Try Airsoft. Cheaper and the game modes are really good depending on which game day you go Really recommend to paintball fans.
#260 to #253 - anon (09/11/2013) [-]
Yeah, but paintball hurts more, and isn't that the point of it all?
User avatar #270 to #260 - aabbccddeeffgghhii (09/11/2013) [-]
Um... I dont think its the point, its just something you have to deal with. The point is inflicting pain on OTHER people... THATS the fun part my friend.
User avatar #290 to #253 - klaes (09/11/2013) [-]
The one issue I have with airsoft is that it's far easier to cheat. Against friends I love it, but if I'm going to play against randoms with a group of buddies we'll play paintball instead.
#100 - mrsteamer (09/11/2013) [-]
Listen, if you're going to get into paintballl, make sure you have your own job and can play it, its extremely fun, and in my opinion, its better than air soft, it gives you more of a rush and plus you can go pro.
Listen, if you're going to get into paintballl, make sure you have your own job and can play it, its extremely fun, and in my opinion, its better than air soft, it gives you more of a rush and plus you can go pro.
#105 to #100 - hauntzor (09/11/2013) [-]
What's that guy getting thrown down on?
What's that guy getting thrown down on?
#112 to #105 - dumbasshunter (09/11/2013) [-]
looks like thumbtacks    
   
nope.
looks like thumbtacks

nope.
#119 to #112 - pwnagraphy (09/11/2013) [-]
Even worse......
#114 to #105 - killerostars (09/11/2013) [-]
Legos
User avatar #109 to #105 - Ehwhat ONLINE (09/11/2013) [-]
The worst thing imaginable.
User avatar #115 to #109 - animepost (09/11/2013) [-]
...Legos?
User avatar #116 to #115 - Ehwhat ONLINE (09/11/2013) [-]
Indeed.
User avatar #172 to #100 - gereorth (09/11/2013) [-]
May I ask you why you think Paintball is more fun than Airsoft? Because I've been doing both (not having my own Paintball equipment, but do got my own airsoft equipment). And I've found Airsoft to be more thrilling. Mostly involved more tactical play and more teamwork. As in where Paintball seemed more like a "gun and run" thing to me.

Obviously I could be wrong at all and my opinion certainly differs from yours. But I do like to hear it.
#145 to #100 - sanguinesolitude (09/11/2013) [-]
are those legos?
User avatar #23 - exhaustedheadcase (09/11/2013) [-]
have paintballs gotten more expensive or something
when i was playing it was 30 bucks for a box of two hundred or something like that
#40 to #23 - sparkysparkybooman (09/11/2013) [-]
Its a lil more expensive, at least near me. But $30 for only 200? That'd go in like 2 games unless you try to save ammo. Airsoft is much cheaper, I can get a bag of 10000 BB's for $30.

Not to mention I ike the guns better. They look and feel realistic and I can actually look down the barrel.
User avatar #42 to #40 - squahua (09/11/2013) [-]
the guns may look more realistic which is great for dicking around but when you are actually playing something it is so easy just to cheat its a lot harder to cheat in paintball
#44 to #42 - sparkysparkybooman (09/11/2013) [-]
Yes but unless you're playing with a bunch of little ***** people won't cheat. The only time I had probably with people cheating was when I went to this place where a 13 year olds birthday party was.
User avatar #50 to #23 - bowmasta (09/11/2013) [-]
Did you use to play in the late 80's?
I haven't heard of paint being that expensive for years.

Around here its $40 - $80 a case (2000) depending on brand and level.
User avatar #79 to #23 - beisenherg (09/11/2013) [-]
price depends on whee you play, most fields in my area charge $80 for a box, but any non-field pro shop charges $30 a box
User avatar #18 - gyasa (09/11/2013) [-]
i usually pay €20 for 500... i have no idea where you buy yours but you're shooting gold it seems
User avatar #33 to #18 - makomirocket (09/11/2013) [-]
Im not sure over in europe, but here in the UK, the only decent paintball map owners dont allow you to bring your own balls, only the on site ones, which are about £120 for 2500, I normally split this between 2-4 friends and myself as the more you buy, the cheaper they are, but it's still a lot, especially when you rapid fire
User avatar #97 to #18 - aahrg (09/11/2013) [-]
that's about what i pay, but the high quality paint used in professional speedball tournaments is much more expensive.
#206 - luidias (09/11/2013) [-]
It's a lot cheaper if you buy your own paint and don't play on official fields. Where I live, there's a community of players that meet on a user-maintained field by our city's airport, so no fees. you just fill up on air and bring your own paint.


also, considering this is the first post relating to paintball that I've seen in months, I'm gonna shamelessly take this opportunity to post my marker. Me and a friend made it out of an SP-1 body, we call it the gauntlet (this is the second version, the first one was made from an ion)
User avatar #251 to #206 - roflnaut (09/11/2013) [-]
That is badass as **** man.
How much time did it take to make? I wouldn't mind setting myself up with one of those. I haven't used my old paintball gun in some time. It would be nice to get out there again.
User avatar #292 to #251 - luidias (09/12/2013) [-]
Thanks, dude. All in all, must have taken about three weeks, but that wasn't working very hard, and just putting it together as we got the parts. It's a fairly easy project, you just gotta know how to use basic tools and how to do some very basic rewiring with the gun's board.

and yeah, totally get out there again, man. It's great exercise, you meet a lot of fun dudes, and it's just an overall awesome time the only problem is offsetting the cost of paint.
User avatar #281 to #206 - vatra (09/11/2013) [-]
I want one. Can I order a commission for one?
User avatar #293 to #281 - luidias (09/12/2013) [-]
haha, I'd totally take you up on that, but getting the gun plus the loader can come out rather expensive... tacking on all the parts (and the laser, which isn't vital to the gun's operation), the whole thing would cost like, $500 new. I paid less by taking advantage of sales of used gear and using stuff I already had.
User avatar #296 to #293 - vatra (09/12/2013) [-]
I don't mind not having the laser, and as long as we could insure quality, used pieces would be fine. Though of course despite that, I'd need to pay you more anyway just because I can't expect your time and effort to be for free. So even if we got the gun down to to $300 I'd still end up paying you like $500 because I imagine it takes a while to make that.
#209 to #206 - wafflelord (09/11/2013) [-]
why didn't you just take a picture of the gun
User avatar #212 to #209 - luidias (09/11/2013) [-]
...that IS a picture of the gun...
User avatar #217 to #212 - tomtomvdp (09/11/2013) [-]
Nah , he means , why the mirror and why are you holding it....
User avatar #227 to #217 - luidias (09/11/2013) [-]
yeah, I got it now. you don't hold it, it straps onto your arm, and it's really hard to get an angle on the gun with your other arm when it's strapped on. I'm not one of those mirrorshot selfie morons, i swear
User avatar #215 to #212 - wafflelord (09/11/2013) [-]
but why did you take a mirror shot of you holding the gun
it would be easier to see with just the gun
#221 to #215 - wafflelord (09/11/2013) [-]
Just noticed it was arm mounted. Woops.
User avatar #218 to #215 - luidias (09/11/2013) [-]
oooooh, I gotcha.. this is a picture I took a while ago when I finished it it straps onto your arm, and it's hard to get an angle on it with your other arm while wearing it.
#78 - bluegmc (09/11/2013) [-]
Never forget....
#138 to #78 - sexypotato (09/11/2013) [-]
Found one of these sitting around in my garage a year or so ago, wish I had friends who wanted to play
#84 to #78 - trenttwentyeleven (09/11/2013) [-]
Can we please just forget....
User avatar #32 - captinchikin (09/11/2013) [-]
I play airsoft and only do paintball for parties and **** . Airsoft is $10 for 5000.
#264 - howfastcanyoubanme (09/11/2013) [-]
why is he shot bullet? :p
#55 - MrGordon (09/11/2013) [-]
Airsoft IS way easier. And the guns are cooler. But you cant ever tell if you have hit someone. And don't even start about some "honor" system. That's whats cool about paintball. While you can still wipe it off, its a lot harder to lie about being hit...just the paint...the co2...so much work.
User avatar #74 to #55 - alstorp (09/11/2013) [-]
If everyone is in their underwear, they will eventually scream after getting hit too many times, because of the pain. You can also check for red marks.
#89 to #74 - tffan (09/11/2013) [-]
I was paintballing once and some dude on the other team decided to play a match without a shirt. Needless to say, I made it my mission to hunt him down and pelt him until he bruised all over. He got pissed about the bruises and bitched to the ref about it but the ref yelled at him to put a shirt on.   
   
MFW
I was paintballing once and some dude on the other team decided to play a match without a shirt. Needless to say, I made it my mission to hunt him down and pelt him until he bruised all over. He got pissed about the bruises and bitched to the ref about it but the ref yelled at him to put a shirt on.

MFW
User avatar #61 to #55 - metalkinkajou (09/11/2013) [-]
Guns are cooler, but having a pump action gun, if you are beginner for example and you go airsofting with someone who have done it for many years and has ******* 600 $ worth electric airsoft gun, that ain't fun. I airsofted about 5 years, then people started to be ******* assholes and all the cool guys left :/
#81 to #61 - trenttwentyeleven (09/11/2013) [-]
I was in paintball for a few years. Spent about $2000 one year on buying used guns that were no longer in production. 75% of which were pumps. Not the Wal Mart pumps, the real ones that run ~$200-$400 used. It was a hell of a lot of fun, but you can see how it could be a money pit. The "classic" market is huge, much like the car world. I don't think airsoft really has that, being such a new sport in comparison to paintball when it comes to reaching a mass audience. And they tend to focus on simulation type games, where most of paintball is purely a recreational sport with very few 'real' combat tactics necessary. Obviously excluding the woodsballers.
#64 to #61 - MrGordon (09/11/2013) [-]
Its the same way in paintball I think. But idk. I have went and sween guys with guns that shot more paintballs in a second than I had brought for the whole day lol. Paint ball would be cool if everyone used those pumpaction ones from walmart.
#177 - welodog (09/11/2013) [-]
I understand the pain.Paintball is so expensive ,just playing at the local field every weekend plus buying paint adds up so fast. Then going to events ,there goes several hundred just in registration . This is a pic of when we went to an event at a place called Wayne's World of Paintball. Lots of fun with over a thousand people.
User avatar #181 to #177 - lawzy (09/11/2013) [-]
ever tried airsoft??
User avatar #185 to #181 - welodog (09/11/2013) [-]
Yup,I have plenty of supplies for that
User avatar #189 to #185 - lawzy (09/11/2013) [-]
been getting into myself bought goggles n mask n coz i got a big nose it hurts and i cant use the goggles with the mask coz of the way its shaped
User avatar #192 to #189 - welodog (09/11/2013) [-]
I just use my paintball mask because the airsoft goggles always fog up.
User avatar #193 to #192 - lawzy (09/11/2013) [-]
the masks i used previous have mesh lenses
User avatar #197 to #193 - welodog (09/11/2013) [-]
Those are ok as long as no one has an OP gun. Ive had a bb go through the mesh once and that didnt feel so good.
User avatar #103 - the fuzzball (09/11/2013) [-]
i'v never not gotten shot in the face when playing paintball
User avatar #117 to #103 - zarcos (09/11/2013) [-]
The face is the best place to get shot, you don't feel anything because of the mask.
User avatar #188 to #117 - exclamation (09/11/2013) [-]
My buddy's mask failed him and he almost went blind last weekend.
User avatar #304 to #188 - zarcos (09/12/2013) [-]
lol
User avatar #120 to #117 - the fuzzball (09/11/2013) [-]
its still really obnoxious.
User avatar #122 to #120 - zarcos (09/11/2013) [-]
I'd choose getting hit in the mask over any other part.
#126 to #122 - trenttwentyeleven (09/11/2013) [-]
That is the opinion of almost every single player that isn't a 'weekend baller'. You learn really quickly after a 16 hour weekend that having to wipe of your mask is better than another bruise from somebody shooting hot.
User avatar #176 to #126 - Katzie (09/11/2013) [-]
I got shot in the mask once while I was making a dash. For obvious reasons, it messed me up, so I dived slightly to the right of the cover while I wiped my mask. It's like the entire other team just went "Oh sweet jesus yes" and shot at me.
#291 to #176 - trenttwentyeleven (09/11/2013) [-]
Ooooh, people see you wipe in a game, they are gonna punish you as much as they can. That's a good way to go home with a lot of bruises. DBD
User avatar #125 to #122 - the fuzzball (09/11/2013) [-]
well yea, so would I.
#133 - tyroneisanigger (09/11/2013) [-]
I don't play paintball much but I enjoy competitive shooting with airsoft guns.
I'd like to join a group the has wars together, anyone know of any around Chicago area?
User avatar #151 to #133 - ffej (09/11/2013) [-]
at the old santa's village there is airsoft events every 2nd and 4th sunday of the month... it is set up by a team called midwest airsoft gorillas.
User avatar #152 to #151 - ffej (09/11/2013) [-]
i belive the name is paintball explosion
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