^That's not quite a $450 gun anymore though is it?
Let's see, my $60 gun:
1. Shoots 440 fps with .20
2. 375 fps with .28
3. Delivers 18" groups at 190'
4. Max range with .28s is about 230', but I don't shoot past 200' because I like hitting the target every time, lol.
5. Is absolutely silent past 20'
6. Never needs batteries, gas, and it works perfectly in every temperature.
And the best part: I haven't put $1 into upgrades yet.
Stock, the PSG1 shoots what, 290 fps? Range is about 150' max? Accuracy is about 12" at 100'?
In order to come even close to the performance of even a mid end bolt springer, you need a hot spring, a tightbore barrel, and the accompanying parts to ensure it doesn't instantly blow up. And then, you need to worry about custom batteries, as the stock doesn't hold too large of a battery. And then, you can't use it in too cold of temps, because it can snap the front of the gearbox off.
So let's see:
In order to get a PSG1 shooting even near my little $60 springer, you need to add about $350 worth of parts. That's $795 to outperform a $60 gun.
That's why I stick with springers
EDIT: And Prodigy, that ASGI sale is only at their walk in store unfortunately, not through the website.