Originally Posted by ElJefe13
As for Barrett-looking guns, there are a couple of guys who have modded markers to look like them. For example:
The one in the middle is pretty good. I believe Robotech on here made it.
LOL...thanks for the props eljefe!
Like you I love the look of the Barrett but about 50% of that look comes from the barrel's muzzle break. For instance, these are the two markers I've done the "Barrett" look on.
The one in the background is my Warsensor WS-66 conversion. (This is the same gun as eljefe posted just after I painted it in ACU camo.) The WS-66 was an M4/M16 replica paintball gun and, again referring to the picture eljefe posted, the marker with the M203 on it is the same kind of gun in the M4 style configuration. I removed the carry handle, put a 20" M16 barrel on the marker with the shorter M4 style shroud to give it that long barrel look, and then added the optics and OpsGear 50 cal muzzle break. This marker is NOT mag fed, the mag is purely for looks.
The marker in the foreground is my Dye DAM. It has a Lapco/Tiberius Arms FSR .683 16" barrel with the Lapco 8" Hushshot ported tip with a Lapco thread saver and Lapco 50 cal muzzle break. That muzzle break I originally got for the WS-66 before finding the OpsGear muzzle break that, I feel, looks better.
Here's the problem. Good luck finding the muzzle breaks. I want another OpsGear break for the DAM but so far the only one I found was with a M82A1 Barrett cover kit for a Tippmann A5 and 98 Custom someone was selling for about $700.
On a 98 Custom with the early Lapco style muzzle break:
On an A5 with the newer style muzzle break:
These were the only two 50 cal muzzle breaks I ever saw. I talked to Lapco at DoN and they told me that the muzzle break of theirs that I have has been out of production for some time and that while people do request they produce it again they say it's too expensive to make for what they have to sell it for. The Ops Gear break is also no longer in production. When I inquired about it during the DAM build, I was told that it too was very expensive to produce and that they were shifting to supporting airsoft more than paintball so a re-release there would seem unlikely.
I even went so far as to price out what a REAL Barrett Muzzle Break would cost (after all, .50 cal is close to .68 cal) and even that would prove to be in the neighborhood of $300-$400.
With today's options, the closest you'll get to a "Barrett" look will be the SAR. The DAM actually has the front shrouds that are CLOSE to what the Barrett's look like but without a super long barrel and that muzzle break, you'll never get the "right" look. Every other long gun I've seen people see it as a "sniper" gun but as soon as they see that muzzle break on mine it's instantly "Nice .50 cal" or "Cool, a Barrett."