If you are like me you might want to dabble in the mysterious world of World War 2 airsoft. But where do we begin? Do we start by looking at two or three companies that make overpriced guns? Or do we start to shop for a uniform that cost just as much if not more than our modern assault rifles. Well this all depends on how far you want to go. I myself am not involved in World War 2 airsoft but I constantly find myself looking at the expensive gear wonder why not. So in this post I’m going try to help eliminate some of your online foot work.
For starters with a little bit of online research you can find some Washington State WW2 airsofters if you are in fact look for a group to play with. Getting involved with a team or group helps you nail what impression you want to go with whether it be Allied or Axis. (Disclaimer: Delta Seven is a Modern Team)
Second, what type of gun should you buy and what is a good price? The first thing I can tell you about this is that we live in the North West and the North West hates gas powered guns. Also as far as I know there are no M1 Garands or Carbine on the market that are electric. The 98ks are not sound for combat as well. So once again it’s all about how determined you are. M14s can be converted to look like and M1 but it will take some technical know how. Or you could find someone online who builds these guns and throw some money their way.
Let’s not forget the most important part of your impression the uniform. If you Google search WW2 uniforms or gear you be sorely discouraged in a short amount of time. I did however find a solution to the uniform blues. Settle for less. If you limit yourself to let’s say German m43 field tunic you are looking at shelling out quite a few clams. Now I did happen to find some Norwegian and Swiss Tunics for a fraction the price. With a little detail work and some help from your Grandma or your Aunt Tilly you can create a very nice impression for under $100. Same goes for Allied impressions. Let’s say you are looking for a 101 airborne impression. Take some matching colored BDUs and sew some leather on the knees and elbows.
In conclusion I hope I haven’t shot down any ones dream about World War 2 airsoft. I hope that I have helped you in that quest to create that prefect impression. If you have question, comments, or suggestions please comment below or hit up http://deltasevenairsoft.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=7