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#26 sam

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:27 PM

Here is my view on the topic:
If you could consistently get 60', hell I'd settle for 50', out of the Recon in pistol form it would be worthy considering for a sidearm. The problem is, 60' is only possible with the stock addition, then at that size it is too big to use as a secondary. Also, with the stock on, it is not much smaller than the Longshot, which gets higher ranges, so it isn't really primary worthy. Which is pretty much what everyone else said.
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#27 BustaNinja

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:51 PM

I'm not about to denigrate someone's opinion of the Recon; you're entitled to your opinion. However I fail to see how someone can compare Mav to Recon ranges. Granted, I use a stock mod, but I get about 60' ( +/- 5-8') with mine including the barrel extension so I can shotgun it. Is there some hard and fast rule for the wars you're going too that only allow two guns? They're freaking plastic. It's not like a Longshot primary, Recon Secondary, *insert tertiary here* is gonna weigh you down that much more. Effective ranges in outside wars rarely exceed 50'. I'm glad your uber LS can toss a dart 100'. I'll still dodge the damn thing before it's halfway to me. No, the Recon is not for someone who doesn't like heavy modding, but neither is the LS. The game is about fun and picking the gun that's FUN to play with, not min/maxing your stats like some DnD rules nazi.

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Wait... I have an uber longshot? I wouldnt consider it uber. Just super cool
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 09:00 PM

Here is my view on the topic:
If you could consistently get 60', hell I'd settle for 50', out of the Recon in pistol form it would be worthy considering for a sidearm. The problem is, 60' is only possible with the stock addition, then at that size it is too big to use as a secondary. Also, with the stock on, it is not much smaller than the Longshot, which gets higher ranges, so it isn't really primary worthy. Which is pretty much what everyone else said.



If I remove the barrel extension and just have the pistol+stock I still get the 60' ranges and it's half the length of a LS. And it looks hella cool that way imho.
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 10:23 PM

If I remove the barrel extension and just have the pistol+stock I still get the 60' ranges and it's half the length of a LS. And it looks hella cool that way imho.

I agree; the pistol + stock look great together, and with a good stock spring and brace the stock can be quite useful. Besides, a cut-down LS carbine just looks wrong.

Nonetheless I still prefer using my Recon as a pistol. Taking a magazine out of a pocket beats trying to pry it out of the ammo holder on the stock for now. At about 30' it's still a pretty useful (and fast) sidearm.
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:29 PM

I agree that the extra clip slot on the stock is shite, that's what tactical vests are for. Besides my stock is cut down and I wouldn't be able to grip it if the clip slot was in use.
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#31 donz2323

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:00 AM

I agree that the extra clip slot on the stock is shite, that's what tactical vests are for. Besides my stock is cut down and I wouldn't be able to grip it if the clip slot was in use.


I don't know, comparing the recon to the mav seems about right. Recon defonately has the advantage as it has a clip. with the stock as a primary sized blaster, it really doesn't compare to the LS. You can get 60 feet flat, but you'll probably only be able to hit ankles...
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:37 AM

I don't know, comparing the recon to the mav seems about right. Recon defonately has the advantage as it has a clip. with the stock as a primary sized blaster, it really doesn't compare to the LS. You can get 60 feet flat, but you'll probably only be able to hit ankles...


Granted. It's also why I use a LS for my primary. The argument isn't that the Recon can replace another blaster as a primary, but that its still a useful and viable gun. I'd hardly call a Recon with a stock 'primary sized.' My Ls is a big beefy shotgun modded beast. My Recon (even with stock attached) is half the length of it. Because of a nice friend I have six clips total and being able to share between my LS and Recon is a nice advantage. I have a holster for my Mav and it's got a nice ROF similar to the LS and Recon, but even modded it never gets near the distance of either and is still a really bulky pistol so I prefer my cut down NF, which incidentally can just about match ranges with my LS.

You want a long range sn!pe primary? There's tons of air mods for that, a few springers too. Want shotgun or mass dart spam power? There's guns for that. Whatever works for you bub. I'm just a little tired of the Recon getting a bad rep, and yes I realize that I'm Recon fanboy #1. So like anything, take my opinion with a healthy grain of salt.

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Edited by OberonFox, 24 April 2008 - 12:41 AM.

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#33 donz2323

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:30 PM

Clearly I'm not the only one that think the recon is ot the best blaster. I already have a blaster with some range to it. it was a $12 BBBB, add $5 for brass and couplers you get the picture. I agree with you that the recon's biggest advantage is the clip system.
Oberon, I'm not against the recon, trust me I have one, and I see potential, but you have to admit it definately needs work, but I don't think the stock mod is the way to go because for me atleast it's a side arm.

I do like the recon, I'm working on a mod for it, hopefully it will make the recon "more" respectable. The mav comment may have been a little harsh on the recon.
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