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Old 02-03-2013, 08:04 AM #1
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Arkansas
Son's Upgrading from Mini to Axe

Now time for me to buy, have to figure out my budget and decide what works good for someone that has always just rented
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:42 AM #2
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Fire your sons setup a few times and get a good feel for it. An electro is a lot different than a rental for sure. go to your local store and get your hands on a few different models in your price range. Have the dealer throw a tank on each so you can shoulder the gun. Each one feels different. Find what's comfortable. Hell, if the dealer really wants to sell a particular gun, they will probably load a few rounds and take you to the range if they have one.

The biggest thing about gear imo is don't be pressured to place a price tag on performance or quality. My Axe setup with loader and custom Crossfire still costs less than base models of the higher priced guns. It shoots like a champ and has afforded me the ability to buy equipment for my son and I without breaking the bank.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:34 PM #3
Join Date: Jan 2013
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My mini has been rock solid. I also have some Empire pads and a few Empire loaders also. I take care of my gear, but also like to push it to the limit. I feel their quality is awesome. Plus, they have a tech on this forum. That blew my mind when I found that out. That is some great service right there. I haven't had to call them but lots of people rave about their customer service. That being said... I have an etek also and some Planet Eclipse gear as well. I can say the same for PE also.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:30 PM #4
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If he is still renting all his stuff, his first purchase should be a nice mask. It doesn't matter how nice his gun is if he cannot see to shoot it because his mask is fogged up.
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