M4 for realistic training

Discussion in 'What Gun Should I Get?' started by JSeitz, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. JSeitz

    JSeitz New Member

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    Hi all, new guy here. I shoot semi regularly as it stands, but the cost of ammunition is really limiting me. Now, I already have a PPQ M2 GBB to simulate my carry gun, and I absolutely love it. BUT, I would like to attain an M4 airsoft that would serve as a training aid for my actual AR-15. I am unsure of whether to get a GBB or an AEG and also which brand. I have built ARs before, no biggy, but these are kinda new to me. The GBB challenge kit that Evike sells is tempting, but I have heard mixed reviews. I would like to have as close to real feel and function. I look forward to your recommendations. Thanks.
     
  2. Tactical_Skittles

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  3. AnotherM4Normie

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    I'd recommend GBBR for realistic training. G&P makes some mean GBBRs but I do know that they have a few quirks. There are a few really nice Japanese brands which make really really nice GBBRs but if you're in the US you're SOL.

    Another really cool platform which costs a butt tonne more but is both realistic to an extent and an amazing performer (GBBRs have some pretty bad performance issues) are the Systema PTWs (PTW standing for Professional Training Weapon). You'd be able to not only use this for standard target training but you'd be able to go to local events and use it as Force-On-Force training.

    A less expensive electric gun which performs very well and is fairly realistic is the TM Recoil Shock lineup.

    It is important to note that while the two above options will far outperform GBBRs, they aren't nearly as realistic and lack actual recoil.

    TM and WE also make GBBRs which I think are readily available stateside.

    Also, if you aren't too concerned about having a replica to be very close to your RS gun (or for some reason you bought the RS SAI GRY but don't have money for ammo) you could look at this (just because it looks awesome, it's also G&P OEM). http://www.evike.com/products/66929/

    Here are all the G&P GBBs Evike sells: http://www.evike.com/index.php?cPath=21_526_1150&sort=6d&filter_id=

    I haven't heard much about these but they look cool: http://www.evike.com/products/62227/

    King Arms is a good brand, but I know nothing of their GBBR lineup: http://www.evike.com/shop/21/526/1157/

    KJW makes amazing airsoft GBB pistols, again I don't know anything about their GBBRs: http://www.evike.com/shop/21/526/1153/

    I've heard good things about KWAs GBBRs, but I haven't heard much in total: http://www.evike.com/index.php?cPath=21_526_1154&sort=6d&filter_id=

    To my knowledge WE is good because it's compatible with a wide range of aftermarket parts, but my knowledge as you can tell is pretty limited: http://www.evike.com/index.php?cPath=21_526_1148&sort=6d&filter_id=


    Hope this helped.
     
  4. JSeitz

    JSeitz New Member

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    Thank you guys so much! That is just the kind of information I was looking for.
     
  5. LS2Guy

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    From one firearms guy to another, do not use an AEG for training, due to the fact the trigger feel with instill tons of bad habits. Snag a GBB gun if its for firearms training.
     
  6. clinicallyproven

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    There is always the TM recoil shock m4 that could simulate recoil; how much, I don't know. I'd say your best bet might be a TM or GHK GBBR, but understand that gas isn't cheap (if you're using Green Gas which I mildly doubt), and GBBRs demand more matinence than an AEG.
     
  7. AnotherM4Normie

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    With the price of branded green gas, taken into account, is airsoft even that much cheaper than RS shooting? I jest, but still, holy crap is green gas expensive. Don't most people who run GBBRs use propane?
     
  8. clinicallyproven

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    Green Gas is a scam IMO. It's just propane with silicone.
     
  9. Tactical_Skittles

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    Airsoft brand anything is a scam. Batteries, oil, gas, connectors, o-rings, etc, all companies need to do is slap their name on it and the price inflates a couple hundred percent.
     
  10. JSeitz

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    I just run propane through my GBB PPQ, and haven't had any issues. Just got to remember to add the silicone.