Got a few more shooters since my last update. First of all, this monstrous looking thing:
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It's the Crosman Sniper R38 airsoft rifle with a 4x32 air rifle scope mounted on it. It's a fun plinker; I'm able to nail a 8.5" by 11" piece of paper at around 100 feet and working the "bolt" is pretty satisfying. It is also very inexpensive for an airsoft rifle and seems to be a rebrand of the UTG M324 rifle. That would mean I could do the upgrade described in this post, though I'll probably just do the teflon tape upgrade procedures. I probably wouldn't use it for airsoft wars, though, as it would be either too overpowered against less expensive airsoft guns, or not have enough "firepower" against mid-priced AEGs.
I got the airsoft rifle a few weeks ago. Yesterday, though, I also doubled my small firearms collection:
Yup, that's a Springfield Armory XD 9mm with a 4" barrel under my older Beretta 92FS. I haven't shot it yet (I hope to be able to do that tonight!), but I've always preferred the feel of the XDs over the Glocks whenever I first got the chance to hold and shoot one. I still really like the look of the Beretta 92 over most other handguns1 and it's been very reliable for me (not a single failure in 2600 rounds through it). It is possible that the XD might be even more reliable and durable. I'll see where the XD feels for me and my girlfriend when shooting it. She might end up using the XD more than me, as the Beretta's grip is too big for her to really handle while I really like how it feels in my hand.
More updates later.