i think the thing to remmeber about a first ww2 gun is who is buying it ,most (not all)new players are moving over from walk-on airsoft and are toe dipping.now there is a gulf of difference,not so mutch if the player has done some mil-sim,between walk-on and ww2.the player is going to have to find mid-caps and gun that he may feel he wont use mutch(i say he but it can also be she),now in the competative world of walk-on airsoft he's looking for a competative gun and is going to take a lot of convinceing before getting an m14 locked to single shot when he could have an smg or assault rifle.
i know that i came from and still enjoy walk-on and am as guilty as many others in this attitude,but am going to make my next purchase a rifle .
i dont know if this is the right place to suggest it but maybe game organization should limit the numbers of full-automaticks in games when booking or limiting the way in whitch they can be used in a senario ,eg dispersing them so that no two players on the same team with full-auto to be within twenty paces of each other or limit the number in an assault makeing the rest defensive only and rotateing the players .
in whatever way its done a greater number of rifles is the wey forward (or back in time) but i think its going to be hard to persuade new players to go for a rifle role .maybe the most we can hope for is a second gun to be a rifle once weve got them interested,i know that was the route i took , i got a thompson a few months after marui started makeing it ,long before i heard of ww2 airsoft in the uk ,my next ww2 gun was a home made sten mk2 ,now ive just finished a mk2 bren and im now thinking of getting a rifle so like i say im pretty guilty but i know im not the only one.
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