Originally Posted by c5low13
Again, my question is more geared towards, You have the money and are going to either buy a DAM or a EGO11, GEO2, NT11, DM, etc... Which would you get and why...if you were a rec player, who likes the milsim look, would you spend the extra money for the DAM or just get the cheaper gun that has the same capabilities.
If my original post came off the other way in starting a debate whether I should be spending that much money on a gun I will only use 6 times a year...that wasn't my purpose....so if possible, I'd love everyones opinions still but please stay on topic.
Ok well since you seem to be willing to buy a more high end gun my first piece of advice is to try and hold each one of them. It makes a huge difference how you feel about it. But regardless I have shot and played with every gun you have listed except the DAM, so ill run you through my opinion of each and let you decide what you want. I hope this helps:
Personally I like the dm12 the best out of all of those; hence that is why I own one. However I'm not blind to its faults or dyes':
I think its the best shooting gun on the market once finely tuned with the smoothest shot (and I swear if someone makes one stupid comment on my OPINION and how its wrong you will have a REAL argument on your hands... its an opinion...), but it does not have an OLED and does have the worst resale value of any gun out there. So if you buy it make sure you like it first and then buy it and keep it. Don't buy a dm13 they are identical and you gain nothing by grabbing one over a 12. Also it requires a little more love and maintenance to keep it shooting great but if you take care of it it is very reliable.
Note: a dm9 is similar to a 12 in shot quality, but doesn't come with some of the nice features of a 12, but its cheaper. Your call
NT 10-11: Please don't buy this even if its 200. I have seen and dealt with 5 or 6 of these and every single one is a paint blender. Maybe someone can tune them right but they are worth more trouble then they are worth.
Ego 11: Great gun, reliable, efficient, but pretty loud. Requires little maintenance or babying, but has a rough shot and personally I didn't like it at all. However alot of people do and there is a reason. Look into this gun. Decide if you like poppets or spools.
GEO 2: I didnt like this at all, and I would just get a DM if you want a spool. They have the negatives of spool guns (poor efficiency more maintenance ) and lack a smooth shot relative to other spool guns. This does not include the geo 3, which is a vast improvement over its predecessors. However it is outside your price range, so I didn't include it. If your set on a GEO, spend the extra $$ and buy a used GEO 3, they run about $1000.
Any of these guns is more than sufficient for rec play and obviously are top of the line and tournament ready. You have my recommendation and another thing on the DM: you can buy it in dyecam for your mil-slim, woods-like look. Problem with mil-slim is the guns look great until you add the hopper and the tank... then not as much. The DAM im sure is great and will shoot like a DM, but probably not worth the price over the other guns used and mil-slim is something overrated unless you want to be really hardcore with it.