So as the titular title states, I'll be talking about airsoft, so I guess I should get onto that, shouldn't I? I was lucky enough to attend a college (Embry Riddle Aeronautical University) that not only was great for my major, but had a lot of friendly people who ended up getting me into the hobby that I enjoy now. I've had a couple months of experience with airsoft, and the biggest lesson I could come away with it, is that you usually get what you pay for. In a community where self improvements and modding is so common, buying a good base gun is very important. In January I traded up from my old springer rifle (springer being the term to describe a gun that has to be manually cocked back before firing, every time) to an A&K M60.
It performed beautifully out of the box, but as my skateboarding and long boarding friends would agree, half of the fun is upgrading it. Without getting too technical (I'll save that for later posts) I upgraded the barrel, battery, and spring, so it shoots more accurately, faster, and harder. All in all, the gun and upgrades cost me Four hundred dollars. Sound pretty steep, but in airsoft, thats a mid range price, and very good to upgrade a light machine gun to almost professional standards.