So, as somebody looking to get into the sport, my first concern was a good primary weapon. A rifle is the most important thing a soldier carries, after all. I'm not looking to break the bank by spreading all over the place, so I'm looking for one weapon that I can either modify or adapt to suit pretty much any situation, be it big overnight field games, or indoor urban stuff (which is probably going to be my bread and butter given that I'm Twin Cities based). I also don't want to have to buy a ton of different magazines for different guns. So I settled on the AR 15, because A, I like the ergonomics and how it handles, B, it looks like it's popular in airsoft for the same reason that it's popular in real steel, namingly that it's pretty much ubiquitous stateside, and there's a metric shit ton of aftermarket parts and accessories available, and C, the only other option that seems to have a plethora of parts available is the AK, which I despise.
I'm trying to make the exterior of this thing near the real steel build I'm planning as closely as possible, which means I'm probably going to want to assemble it from parts, since it would probably be cheaper than buying a prebuilt one and replacing the stock, pistol grip, forend and gas block. Assembly is not a concern, I'm technically and mechanically minded, and I know how to solder, sand and file, and keep track of screws. Provided I have an understanding of what each part does, and how they fit together, I'm confident I can hack it. All that said, I don't know a heck of a lot about what internal parts I need, what's necessary and what's specker or mall ninja crap, and I don't trust the online retailers to tell me, because that's exactly the stuff they're trying to sell to me. Hence my coming here.
So, without further ado, here's what I'm going to put on it and my budget, and maybe you guys can tell me what I should be putting in it.
External Parts List
- Magpul STR Stock
- Magpul MOE or MIAD grip
- AB Arms Handguard
- Railed Gas Block
- Magpul MBUS sights
- Magpul RVG fore grip
- Red Dot
- interchangeable Springs so I can swap between field FPS and indoor/CQB FPS
- Front wired battery, that will fit inside the handguard without the need for a tacky external box
- A higher-end level of accuracy and FPS performance (fire rate is not a concern, in fact I almost prefer a lower rate)
What are the decent/necessary specifications for a good battery? Can they be had in a nunchuck style with relatively flat cells that will fit within my chosen handguard?
Ultimately, I'm looking to spend around $600 at the most.