Tuesday's blog focused on some reasons for choosing a practical AEG for your 1st Airsoft rifle versus going with a more exotic looking rifle that may or likely may not be reliable, accurate or both. That blog is here: Choosing a Practical Rifle

So, once you choose a solid AEG option that should, in theory, last you awhile, you'll need to take a few other items into consideration before blowing your entire budget on the gun. Here are some items that are pretty much essential and/or required in order for you to actually go out to a game and play with your beautiful new AEG.

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AEG Batteries (AEG = Automatic Electric Gun). Need I say more? I'll be revisiting batteries again later, but for the time being, refer to this thread (AEG Battery Pack Knowledge) for more specific information regarding the types of batteries available to choose from.

AEG Battery Charger Otherwise you won't get too many games in before you run out of juice. Know what I mean, dog baby?

Eye Protection It's hard to enjoy looking at all those beautiful guns in your arsenal if you you've been blinded by a BB to the pupil.

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So there may be one or two things I might be forgetting, but I'm pretty sure those are the main items that you have to have.

Some would argue that you ABSOLUTELY have to have a red dead rag.  This is only true if your field requires it.  Although, even if it doesn't, I would highly recommend one, as it helps to avoid many unpleasant situations like being continuously shot while you're walking back to the re-spawn point or dead box.

That's all for now, therefore, I say to you, "Tootles!"


Practicality: Choosing a reliable & accurate rifle for your 1st and 2nd Airsoft Rifles.

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So today's blog will be focusing on the theme of Practicality, a concept that doesn't get a whole lot of lovin' in the Airsoft world.  I've said it before, but I would say that the majority of us got into Airsoft because we saw how cool the guns and gear looked and instantly fell in love with the glamour of it all. 

However, the cold cruel reality is that there are certain models or types of guns that are just not practical choices when you're choosing your first Airsoft gun.  There are multiple reasons for this.  For example, I would generally would not recommend a Gas Blowback Rifle (GBBR) for someone who is brand new to Airsoft and/or shooting guns, real or Airsoft.  GBBRs are much more high-maintenance than AEGs, in my experience, and most models use a very low-capacity magazine to enhance the realism factor.  I've found that most beginners, should go with a higher capacity magazine to start off with while they develop their shooting skills. Additional consideration when choosing your first two rifles should be given to durability and skirmishable accuracy (can the rifle hit a torso-sized target at 50 yards, assuming the gun is shooting between 350 to 400 fps with a .20g and the shooter has enough natural ability to figure out how to aim the rifle at his/her intended target).  Chances are, if you're new to Airsoft, you have no real business trying to take your gun apart for repairs or upgrades yet.  So you're going to need a gun that you can use that can stand some abuse and has a generally good reputation for not breaking down.  Again, since you really should leave your gun's internals alone for awhile, until you can do some proper research, so you'll need a gun with decent accuracy (read: a well-made hop-up unit). 

With those criteria in mind, here are a few recommendations from me to all the noobz out there, looking for which gun to get.  This is not an all-inclusive list, but should do you just fine. 

Click to see my recommendations after the jump...