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What bb weight do you run in your pistol sidearm?

  • .20s, cheap junk

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • .48s, send it

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • .32s-.36s for a happy medium

    Votes: 5 38.5%
  • Other, please comment

    Votes: 5 38.5%
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This poll is on my YT channel and I wanted more insight from ASF!! I think this is a very interesting discussion and am curious to know what you run and why!! I currently run .20s or .25s in my full auto beretta. Anything cheap and shitty really. But in my Kjw Mkii, I used .48s!!
 

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It doesn't make sense to load a sidearm (pistol) with anything beyond .25. You don't need the range, you would likely be using it to clear rooms (so no outdoor elements), and most pistols by it's design nature can't hop heavier bbs
 
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I like .32s for my mk23. Mostly because there's a steep price jumo between .32 and .36
 

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Answer will vary wildly based on the pistol and the intended purpose. Normal GBB (or a standard sidearm for that matter), I like anything between 0.25 to 0.32g. For the NBB, the sky is the limit, but we have to take into consideration what the intended use is. Most people who fling a 0.4 out of a NBB are over the limit for no MED which makes that pistol a primary at that point.
 

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I am currently running 0,32g in both of my pistols (I only carry one at a time). I think they are perfect for my Hicapa. It shoots them very consistent up to around 50meters at 1 Joule. For my SSX23 the 0,32g seem not ideal. They are spreading very wide. I am thinking about putting 0,36g or 0,40g in there.

I try to pick the Hicapa when I plan on entering buildings a lot, since the higher rate of fire and the sound of the gbb are doing well there. The SSX23 is better in the forest, where there are more twigs, leaves, larger engagement distances and silent shots give you the upper hand. However the ssx with the heavy bbs will be at a disadvantage in a building. Much lower rate of fire, smaller magazines and heavy BBs, which do hurt more and move slower on 10meter distances.
 

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I use 0.25gr bbs in both my pistols.
I use 0.25gr because I have them for close engagements and I want to cause as little "pain" as possible.
 
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