I work in airsoft. About 2 hours ago I finished running a local game here, and we're planning to startup a regional field next week. During the week I work at a retail store as the gun tech, fixing guns and upgrading guns. If you know of a gun, I've most likely had every single part stripped out of it at some point in time. We also do real steel gun accessories and minor fixes.
As for my gear, I've most likely something close to five grand or so in airsoft gear. I can safely say I'm one of those hardcore guys who enjoys being a Sunday soldier as you guys called it. My prized possession is a G&P GBBR M4 with a pair of upper receivers to swap out. I also have a Systema PTW for when it gets too cold to run green gas.
Anyone looking at pistols needs to take a look at the KWA PTP models. I promise you, there's not a better pistol on the market, period. No seriously, KWA is the best out there for a pistol.
For those of you who are may be a bit more serious, the game is about to really change. KWAs are one of if not the most reliable AEGs out there, and they're releasing a new line of guns that's supposed to ride in the $200 (US) range making it possible for basically any entry level player to have a high performance gun. the KWA affordable line is releasing this week, so anyone interested should see them out soon. To match this, Polarstar Fusion Engine Gearbox replacements are becoming more popular. It's a drop in system that just replaces your gearbox. For the higher level players, it's one of the best endgame options out there. Polarstars can easily handle 550+FPS at 70+ RPS. Yes, that's right, it can shot faster than any magazine out there can feed. Best part? There's basically no maintenance. They need to be greased every 50,000 rounds or so, and have two moving parts, both of which can be replaced for pretty cheap.
Anyone in the US planning to go to Irene 10 this year? I'm saving up the money now, I've never been before.