Airsoft Action 07 - Mar 2012 - Page 85

MONEY MATTERS big fan of MilSim while I prefer skirmishing. That is pretty much where the difference ends as we both have an aggressive but tactical style of play and get a similar level of enjoyment from airsoft – and yet our kit is extremely different. James was kind enough to give a rundown of the costs incurred when buying his kit and I have similarly tallied up the price of the items I use for exactly the same purpose. James’ load-out cost £2,678 – mine only cost £378. It is worth noting that a great deal of James’ cash was spent on his beloved PTW Max II (£1,330) and that you would most probably have to pry it from his cold dead hands if you wanted it. But is it any better than my CYMA AK47 that only cost £120? Neither load-out is better than the other, they are simply what we want and are comfortable with. James enjoys his bling while I like to carry a light load-out so that I can add more weight in BBs and chocolate! Never forget that airsoft is about having fun – you don’t have to be a serious ‘Geardo’ to go Gucci. The picture (page 83, bottom right) shows a father and his son who have clearly bought some seriously Gucci kit but don’t take themselves too seriously. Everyone at LAC was very impressed by ‘the little predator’ and his hardcore outfit. I to