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Best weapon!

Postby velcro » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:54 pm

Not sure if this is the correct section but looking at a German/SS load out (sorry, but they did have the best uniforms!)

I have been airsofting for some three years now and fancy a change but am after a little advice on weapons, not "wats the bets gun i cann get" type of question but what would be the most useful to turn up with for an event?

My usual role is as a support gunner but although I would dearly love to carry the MG42 I can't find/afford/hide one from the wife, I understand the limitations of gas and can work with that but don't want to be out gunned by the fire power of an AEG, so my question is "what weapon would be most realistic & useful for the team"?
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Re: Best weapon!

Postby Steiner » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:08 pm

If you want an AEG, then an MP40 or MP44 would be your best bet. I personally prefer the MP40 - I only have lo-caps, but I have never felt outgunned at an open day. (As regards realism, the MP44 was not available before 1944.)
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Re: Best weapon!

Postby Hänschen klein » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:03 pm

MP40 all the way. I have used it several times at a normal Blat fest with low caps and slotted many an AK or M4 user. There is something nice about taking someone out with a classic weapon. The MP44 I would love to have (Expensive) but they limit their use if you are going by the book to 1944. PS get a side arm as well I picked up a WE Lugar for £82 Gas blow back with awsome results.
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Re: Best weapon!

Postby BedsnHerts » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:16 pm

Wot they said... :D

MP40s are cheap, not too hard to get hold of, and very sturdy. I'm not too sure about the WE Lugers myself. Hänschen's may be fine but the gas mags are temperamental buggers for most people.
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Re: Best weapon!

Postby velcro » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:38 am

Thanks people, seems that the MP40 is the one (or should I say "the first one" you know how it is) :lol:
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Re: Best weapon!

Postby imp1864 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:17 pm

Deffo the MP40, I love mine, never given me a day trouble. :good:
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Re: Best weapon!

Postby velcro » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:16 pm

Thanks, think it will be the MP40 (to start with)

Has anyone experience of ordering from "At the front" in the USA? Is their gear any good? It looks it but what do I know! :?
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Re: Best weapon!

Postby Sgt.Heide » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:22 pm

At the Fronts' kit is very good. It's also expensive and their postal rates cost a bomb too and you're likely to get clobbered for import duty. If you want good quality German kit, there's plenty of suppliers in the UK, such as Militaria.net, Epic militaria (both of these have sections in the "marketplace" on this forum), or, there's Richard Underwood as well.
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Re: Best weapon!

Postby velcro » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:13 pm

Thanks for the speedy replies, only noticed them as I was trying to get a decent helmet that would fit my pin head!

Import duty, don't like that!
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Re: Best weapon!

Postby Kermit » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:35 pm

There is a reason for that Angel, all will be revealed soon! (nowt to do with me, I should state!)
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Re: Best weapon!

Postby Yith » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:43 pm

velcro wrote:Thanks, think it will be the MP40 (to start with)


Velcro, do yourself a favour and get a pack of King Arms MP40 midcaps as well.

If nothing else they're a lot more reliable than the 50 round locaps.
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Re: Best weapon!

Postby velcro » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:45 pm

Cheers, will do.
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Re: Best weapon!

Postby BedsnHerts » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:53 pm

Yith wrote:Velcro, do yourself a favour and get a pack of King Arms MP40 midcaps as well.

If nothing else they're a lot more reliable than the 50 round locaps.


Oooh - I'll take the Pepsi Challenge on that. Everyone I know who uses the KA mags has needed to do some fettling to make them fit and feed properly.

I love my lo-caps. The familiar BRRRRPP of the odd self-emptying mag is a reassuring sound :D
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Re: Best weapon!

Postby Yith » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:05 pm

Heh... yes I fettled the gun once when I got them, though just pushing them in hard worked as well to be honest.

Since then they have never failed me. No jams, no spurting bbs out when you load them, no falling apart and getting part of them stuck in the mag well.

All of the latter things have happened with the locap MP40 mags I have.
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Re: Best weapon!

Postby velcro » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:14 pm

Well, I'm a Pepsi man myself so some sort of investigation will have to be carried out me thinks.
As I can lay down a pretty good beaten zone as a support gunner I tend to go the other way (ooh err) & only use mid or lo's, usualy 4-6 mids will last me a game or two!

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