Ok, so funny story about me getting an airsoft pistol this past November:
I went to airsoftstation.com to order a bulk deal of Elite Force bbs. And after I put that in my cart, I saw this AEP that was an electric blowback pistol. It was $25, and it used four AAA batteries.
[Aaah! Batteries! 🙂 ]
So I bought it. It takes Airsoft Station about 4 business days for their packages to get to my house. So the bbs and the pistol arrived at my house, I open it up and pull out three bottles of bbs, and a CO2-powered, non-blowback pistol (I think Airsoft Station messed up my order, or I ordered the wrong thing). Thankfully, I had one 12g CO2 cartridge already. So I insert the 12g, load up the mag, and go outside to test this thing out. To my surprise, it was kind of loud, but accurate and efficient. I got 450 bbs out of one 12g.
This is definitely my new sidearm, I thought.
The next purchase I made was on Cyber Monday. AirsoftGI.com was selling a mystery box for $160. [Mystery Box: A product you buy at a set price, and they pick the gun/guns that you get. There is a list of possible guns that you could get on the site that is selling the mystery box.] I had a 1 in 300 chance that I could get an airsoft minigun (that was worth about $4,000). To make a long story short, I bought it and got…drum roll please…an Elite Force AK 74 (all black), worth about $160, and a Smith and Wesson M&P 9 CO2 blowback version, which is worth about $110. I was kind of impressed with the AK, even though I’m not a big fan of AKs in general.
This was the first full metal gun I got, so it was pretty cool.
Now for the M&P 9: I was highly impressed with this gun. Why? Because it was full blowback, had an adjustable baxs hop-up, and was VERY comfortable to hold. I am also a huge fan of blowback guns (if you couldn’t tell that already 🙂 ).