Featured What green gas pistol should I buy?

Discussion in 'What Gun Should I Get?' started by likeaboz2002, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. likeaboz2002

    likeaboz2002 Member

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    I have a budget of $120-130 to buy my first pistol. I want it to be full metal, reliable and durable, have a fair amount of after market parts and accessories, have decent capacity mags under $25, and, most importantly, it must be green gas (I already have a propane adapter and silicone oil). I have been looking at the KJW M9, as I own an M9 in real life and am familiar with the manual of arms, and it fits all my other criteria. Some less important criteria are cheap hardshell holster availability, nice recoil, a threaded barrel/rail system, and uniqueness, but none of these are essentials. Does anyone have any other recommendations for me?
     
  2. BOA_SP3CT3R

    BOA_SP3CT3R Active Member

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    KJW makes very good gas guns, so the m9 is a good option.
     

  3. likeaboz2002

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    what is your opinion on the VFC M&P9, or VFC pistols in general?
     
  4. BOA_SP3CT3R

    BOA_SP3CT3R Active Member

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    I don't know much about VFC's pistols, but I think I read somewhere that they're like VFC AEG's: great externals, a few issues internally.
    IIRC they have trigger issues, and some parts may be proprietary. I did get to use a VFC FNX 45 once, and it performed very well.
     
  5. mTrext

    mTrext New Member

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    Co2 is really good option because weather doesn't affect Co2 nearly as much and it doesn't have leaking problem. One the most reliable guns I have used is the Elite Force 1911. It fits your budget and you can make it quite modular.
    Elite Force 1911:
    https://www.evike.com/products/59814/
     
  6. Specter4

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  7. TechTimm

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    I can second KJW and KWA for making good gas pistols. I've owned a couple KJWs in the past, and a couple of my buddies have KWAs. Both brands from my experience are solid performers.
     
  8. likeaboz2002

    likeaboz2002 Member

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    yes, most of the parts are proprietary, but there are brand new M&P9 trigger assemblies for $20
     
  9. clinicallyproven

    clinicallyproven Active Member

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    Good God no, if you're calling the EF/KWC 1911 any bit decent you haven't shot anything decent in your life. There is nothing "modular" about it; most/all the parts are proprietary, so good luck getting any better 3rd party parts for it, the aftermarket is made around Tokyo Marui, not KWC.

    OP, look into KJW OR Tokyo Marui. VFC pistols are fine after you tweak a few things, mostly concerning the hammer.

    Edit: CO2 may not be as prone to problems w/weather, but it causes unnecessary wear to the gun since you don't live in Antarctica; Propane does fine in most situations.
     
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  10. likeaboz2002

    likeaboz2002 Member

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    thanks