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PostSubject: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptyThu Dec 27, 2007 1:53 pm

Ok so my 8yro cousin is getting a gun he isnt big enough for most guns and doesnt want to spend lots of money and alos he is going to need something durrable. So I reccomended a springer bc aegs are just going to break. I am wondering if you have reccomendations has to be under $75.


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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptyThu Dec 27, 2007 6:25 pm

Maybe something with a little higher fps possibly a utg shotgun they supoosedly shoot 300fps.
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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptyThu Dec 27, 2007 6:32 pm

Yeah, you don't want to buy any AEG under $100, even if it is a KWA. I also recomend a UTG Shotgun. (I know, I know Airsoftguy, don't flip out...)
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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptyThu Dec 27, 2007 7:18 pm

The UTG shotgun STINKS!!!!!!! I would recommend a SPRING PISTOL over it. My friend who has one, was using it when we were having a spring war. After the first round, he went back and got his spring pistol instead, because THE PERFORMANCE WAS BETTER!!!!!! This cheap gas gun will be a much better gun than a UTG shotgun. (I have used it) http://www.shortyusa.com/cart/viewitem.html?II=982&UID=1198793722-71.83.128.218&OldLoc=/cart/listcategory.html&RID=4328&NL=&CA=2&kiosk=&Show=

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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptyThu Dec 27, 2007 7:20 pm

http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_info.php?cPath=139_87_140&products_id=2421

Here's a what looks to be a good sniper rifle for $60, and it's 425fps with .2g.
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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptyThu Dec 27, 2007 8:06 pm

Thanks Captain you HAD to invoke AG's famous UTG rant. Ok guys this kid's friggin EIGHT! I teach so I know what that age group is capable of. First off, stick to springers for his first gun. Secondly, I would not let any kid under 10 get his hands on a gun which can pierce a can, so get him something like 280 tops. If you let an eight year old have free reign with anything over 300 you're an idiot and I hope you never have kids. Get him some good glasses too. Dont go overboard with this one. I'd start him off with a nice spring pistol at first and see how it goes from there.
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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptyThu Dec 27, 2007 8:07 pm

For a good starter pistol, I'd recomend the UHC M1911. It only shoots at around 200 FPS w/ .2g BB.
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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptyFri Dec 28, 2007 12:06 am

I think he will get the desert eagle spring pistol he really likes it and drummer dude he cant handle a gun that big he has tried to shoot my utg m324 and he can get a pretty high powered gun because he isnt stupid and his parents are VERY smart and cautious so he wouldn't have free acces to it.
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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptyFri Dec 28, 2007 3:18 am

Stay away from EBB's. They aren't worth the money.
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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptyFri Dec 28, 2007 3:24 am

I would judge the AEG or springer I purchase on my kids responsibility. Having a gun at a young age helps enforce gun awareness and gun safety.
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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptyFri Dec 28, 2007 3:25 pm

emokid wrote:
Stay away from EBB's. They aren't worth the money.

Get a KWC Colt Delta Elite

Range-100 feet, power-240 fps with .2s, accuracy-70 feet is very consistent.


It is a very accurate and durable pistol that can be found at walmart for 20 bucks and it comes with a sticky target.

Or you can find it at shortyusa.com

I'd check walmart, because at walmart, it comes with a sticky target and it's clear, so you can see how many bbs are left in the clip.

You can buy extra mags for it for 8 bucks for two. (they each hold 12 and are speed load type)

I love mine

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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptySat Dec 29, 2007 12:12 am

If he is 8 years old, get him a low priced AEG, you should to introduce him to full auto
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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptySat Dec 29, 2007 1:00 am

Let me represent the UTG Mp5 aeg. Please only allow your son to use this aeg under adult supervision.

I have chosen this aeg for several reasons.
~Cheap
~Low fps, 280
~Allows your son to try both stocks, a4 and a5
~2 magazines
~battery and charger
~Allows your son to get introduced to an aeg, will he enjoy pulling back a spring for every shot?
~If you fear the fully automatic function, allow only single

Most of you will now flame me until the topic is locked.
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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptySat Dec 29, 2007 1:08 am

Python wrote:
I think either of these two should be good

http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_info.php?cPath=139_87_115&products_id=1313

http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_info.php?cPath=139_87_115&products_id=2455

I owned the gun shown in the second link. It was my 3rd gun.

It is a very good beginner gun, its mostly plastic in construction. But it has weights in it. I suggest you stay away from it, because of the weight and length.

I would just get him a mini electric. They shoot like <150 FPS, so he will be fine.
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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptySat Dec 29, 2007 2:12 pm

an airsoft buddy has that M14

Great springer, but M14's are pretty darn big. (especially for an 8 year old)

I'd get the MP5 or go to shortyusa and check out the spring FAMAS. (Almost everyone owns the spring FAMAS and it's great)
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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptySat Dec 29, 2007 2:51 pm

Let me just ask quickly, am I the only one that thinks it's not so good of an idea to give an 8 year old a gun?

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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptySat Dec 29, 2007 8:24 pm

bioniclebert wrote:
Let me just ask quickly, am I the only one that thinks it's not so good of an idea to give an 8 year old a gun?

I'd have to agree with ya Bert... Though Becoming makes a good point by saying it teaches gun awareness and responsibility. Though, it could most likely get the kid in more trouble...

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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptySat Dec 29, 2007 8:43 pm

The gun should remain locked up in the parents room, his son should only have access of the replica under adult supervision. This would make the replica near safe. Learning gun safety at a young age is not bad, same with awareness.

Personally, I would make him wait till he is older, maybe 12.

Till then he should be playing with GI joes...
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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptySat Dec 29, 2007 9:19 pm

I learned how to shoot real steel firearms by the time I was 6 or 7. I was told how to treat guns, and I never did anything dangerous with them, and to this day, I handle airsoft guns MUCH safer than my friends who didn't start until they were 12, and only have airsoft guns. As long as he is told about gun safety and stuff, it should be perfectly safe, and maybe better than if he is older.

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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptySat Dec 29, 2007 11:32 pm

Yes, Spring famas's are good. You can get them at walmart.

I suggest just going to a sporting goods store and picking up something, maybe a good spring pistol for a start.
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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptySat Dec 29, 2007 11:47 pm

LOL...8 years old is quite young...

But I guess my question is...r u asking bc you're buying it for him and don't want a young child to inevitably break an expensive airsoft gun.

Or simply to get an idea of what everyone thinks regarding airsoft gun selection for an 8yo?

Assuming its the former (The first), I would definitely suggest XYZ brand springer...

But you might think about a shotgun instead of a pistol as it could be difficult to cock the slide on a pistol.

I would of course NEVER recommend that you do anything w/o his parents explicit consent and supervision.

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PostSubject: Re: 8yro cousin wants gun   8yro cousin wants gun EmptySat Dec 29, 2007 11:48 pm

^Same with me.I have shot bb guns and a few real steel guns since the age of about 8.
I am MUCH better at gun safety than my friends who only shoot airsoft guns.
As long as his parents show some responsibility, he should be fine.

Now as for the gun. I think for an 8 year old, who will pretty muh only be plinking in the backyard, a sniper rifle will be perfect. I know when I was 8 I thought snipers were the collest thing ever.

How about this?
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