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Airsoftly, As I Leave You…

I’m not big into firearm toy replicas.  Mainly, because, I like the real things.  Sadly, I can no longer afford them, nor toys.


The roomie and I signed up for GEARHOG, an outdoorsy equipment site that emails us daily with discounted offers of rifle cases, fishing rods, knives, all manner of goodies!  Usually offered at a specially discounted price for a limited time.  Usually, I gloss over these sporting goods items, because, as I said, I’ve no money.

Then, one morning I saw THIS:

Airsoft SIG Sauer GSR 1911, spring-operated

Airsoft SIG Sauer GSR 1911, spring-operated

And the description stated ‘suggested value $25.00, our price $9.99’!!

TEN BUCKS!  You can barely get a hamburger (made with real hamburger) and fries for that money!  So, I checked my bank balance and said what the hell.  Amazon has ’em @ $25.00!

I go downstairs to breakfast and meet my roomie there, and I told her of my purchase.  And she had ordered one, too!

Then (dammit) she got her’s first! 😦 .  Two days ahead of mine! Damn UPS guys!

I made up an ersatz bullet trap and went for it.  Corrugated cardboard box/sheet of printer paper.  She came with 100 bright yellow .12g plastic pellets and TWO magazines (which hold 12!)  Single action – must actuate the slide each round to cock the spring.  The hammer safety works, too.  Just like a 1911!

328 FPS!   Or so the package states.

At least the errant pellets are somewhat easy to find, being yellow, and all!  I’m missing three.  It actually works well enough for real trigger control practice indoors!

Now I gotta by more pellets.  😦

FTC – I bought the damn thing.  GEARHOG gives me nothing.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


2 thoughts on “Airsoftly, As I Leave You…

  1. Sounds like fun – enjoy!

    Posted by Rev. Paul | August 19, 2013, 8:51 am

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