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Took me a while to develop a taste for the M4 airsoft aegs.

 

And when I got one it was a short barrelled cqb carbine with a ris rail. Couldn't wait to get a front hand guard and light on the ris rails. I still like it but not as much as I once did.

 

Funny how things that didn't appeal can grow on you over time.

 

I have come to the conclusion that the best looking M4s are the basic carbine types issued to US troops. I like the shape of the pistol grip and the polymer hand guard. I even like the carrying handle.

 

A couple of nice looking basic airsoft versions:

 

 https://www.fire-support.co.uk/product/ics-metal-m4a1-retractable-stock-airsoft-gun-aeg

 

https://www.fire-support.co.uk/product/ics-metal-m4-commando-with-crane-stock-airsoft-gun-aeg

 

I actually prefer the classic stock on the first one, even though for practical purposes a rear wired crane stock is better for a nimh user like me.

 

I like the uncluttered look. 

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I am with you on the uncluttered, clean lines of a 70's styled m4. For those of us that like the g36 platform i like to modern interpretation of these

https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/ares-gsg-g14-black.html

https://www.surplusstore.co.uk/ics-g33-g36-style.html

 

The g14 is on the 'I have a fund for that gun' list

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i have a theory that some guns are a function of folks playing COD and the moment they realise they can have more than 2 attatchments they just add everything.

 

personally i preferr going light weight and well balanced, hence why the my m4 has an m16 fixed stock and the handguard is literally a tube. ugly as sin but surprisingly effective.

 

must admit, i'd rather an m16 over an m4 if we're talking the pure classics.

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When it comes to ARs old school are my my bag. Not a fan of modern or clutter. If I could make my tm recoil into a car15 I'd be made up. I did try make my 416c a homage (without major mods) to it. Would not have the foregrip if it weren't essential. Torch is only there when needed and more importantly small. IMG_7005.thumb.JPG.86dd0fc9be8ee74107a5fbce2166771f.JPG

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I learned this the hard way. It shows in the difference between how I used to have to my rifle set up compared to now

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I had practically psyched myself up to get a metal Specna Edge M4 A1 for about £150, even though I don't need it and no longer even play airsoft.

 

But then I did a bit of research on Specna and reviews are mixed. Some rate their guns highly and some on here say they are prone to problems. I suppose you could say the same about all guns, but the Specna are cheap and problems are probably more common with cheaper guns.

 

I only run nimhs and don't shoot my guns that often, so I have no need for all singing and dancing internals and such, but I am no tech and don't like the idea of having to pay more than I paid for the gun to have it fixed. For an extra 50 quid I could get an old stock ICS. 

 

The sensible thing would be not to buy anything, but early in  March I will lose my UKARA, and then I will no longer have a choice.

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Funny, I would say that the classic look you mentioned is a clusterfuck. 

You want simple, elegant lines? Take AR15 receiver, add a M-Lok handguard, slap on HK416A buttstock, some Magpull flip up sights and you have it. Clean lines, no unnecessary clutter like fixed front sights or carrying handle

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29 minutes ago, SuckMySock said:

Funny, I would say that the classic look you mentioned is a clusterfuck. 

.....Clean lines, no unnecessary clutter like fixed front sights or carrying handle

 

 

This aimed at me or are you generalizing?

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3 minutes ago, clumpyedge said:

 

 

This aimed at me or are you generalizing?

Generalizing, I didn't mean to insult anyone

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I have to laugh sometimes, you'll be at a woodland site in the daytime, & there's always one player with a plethora of bits in his gun, including torches & lasers lol.

🤣

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1 hour ago, Tackle said:

I have to laugh sometimes, you'll be at a woodland site in the daytime, & there's always one player with a plethora of bits in his gun, including torches & lasers lol.

🤣

 

Do not go into the deep dark woods... unless you have a torch.

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1 hour ago, Tackle said:

I have to laugh sometimes, you'll be at a woodland site in the daytime, & there's always one player with a plethora of bits in his gun, including torches & lasers lol.

🤣

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5 hours ago, clumpyedge said:

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Nice gun. What is it?

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Thought it looked smart. Very nice.

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Ive found that i rarely use any of the bumpf that you can put on a gun, barely even use sites either. Only use a scope on my 50cal.

 

 

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