Airsoft Sniper Forum banner
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
32 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Really, what are the advantages? Of course, yeah, it looks cool and the authenticity is nice to a degree, but at that point the practical differences end. Buying a pistol with blowback seems like a good way to pay more for something that you really don't need to pay much money for. Are there any correlations between gas blowback and performance? Do the mechanics just have this tendency to be really high quality? Or is it just coolness and vanity that people are looking for when they get one?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
318 Posts
The only real mechanical advantage as far as I know is the lesser triggerpull, and plethora of aftermarket parts that are available. Most of those can be used in NBBs too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
562 Posts
Your pretty new to the sport, so the more you learn, the more you play, the more you will tend to purchase what you want when you can afford it. Personally I like to go battery free, and for the most part, spring free. Gas has it's disadvantages, but soon you will realize that everything airsoft is over priced and mostly junk... Fact!

So for me, I can afford a blow back pistol, and I really like the realism, which for me, is a very important part of my play... realism, albeit simulated at best.

Watch some Scoutthedoggie... they have all manor of pistols, and sniper rifles, and aeg's... you will soon find what is your favorite.

In short, blowback pistols have no serious advantge over other pistols, except for options and models... there are far too many choices of kick butt blowback pistols on the market to not want one. oh yes :yup:
 
  • Like
Reactions: exomatt

·
Registered
Joined
·
248 Posts
If you're into milsim type scenarios rather than "cinematic" (think Hong Kong, Hollywood style battles with thousands of rounds being fired without reloading, etc), then GBBs offer the "feel" that electric guns do not- the blowback/slide action/recoil, more realistic capacity, etc. - even though usually still far less than the real deal, is way closer to that experience.

Heck, I guess that's why low cap mags exist, and some people love things like Operation EastWind.

I know that I totally change my style of play depending on my ammo count, especially in a generic rifleman role...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,893 Posts
I find no matter how much ammo I have, I always end up not using much and just trying to hit accurately on semi-auto. I just can't send a wall of bullets at my enemy and hope to hit. One of the many reasons why I started sniping.

I prefer GBB rather than NBB because of the realism. Like Revenant said, some go for the mil-sim, others go for the cinematic. I go for the mil-sim. While GBB does consume more gas it adds to the mil-sim experience with recoil.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
536 Posts
What is the point of 3k in tactical gear and a $100 electric piece of junk? Everyone is different, no matter how weird things seem, there are so many variations of the same hobby eh eh

You could get a handful of plastic BBs and throw them at the enemy or use a wooden pole and scream "ratatatatatatatatatata" while doing the M60 move ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
62 Posts
NBB pistols are were most players start out. They are cheaper and tend to have large capacity magazines. This is usually true for most of the gear and guns. As you begin to play you start to see the guys that have spent a good amount of money on their gear and guns and they usually seem to be having lots of fun. As their level of realism, both in practical terms and in their imaginations increases they have even more fun. I've seen guys running around with $4k of gear and a couple K in weapons and shook my head, but now I'm beginning to understand, and appriciate the appeal that better and more realistic items brings.

Its all a matter of taste. And those usually refine with age!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
66 Posts
Speaking of sidearms, I am not exactly a fan of realism. I get enough of that at work.

I am attracted to NBBs for a simple reason. Gas efficiency and performance. I'd never trade my Mk.23 SOCOM for any other pistol with a single exception. The KWA Pistolet Makarova. Jokes aside, this is the gun that is going to finally complete my Russian paratrooper kit.

But, if I were to take side in the GBB vs. NBB, I'd always go NBB.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top