Ok, third times' a charm, "Oh no, oh no, this guy is PACKEY!" Seriously, go and play the first one, even the pure action missions were fun(in columbia with a M134 vulcan, tony montana style)
Spring pistols? bah you need to give NJ the finger and use some AEGs(automatic electric guns for those who do not know), gas pistols, and high power spring sniper rifles. I'm one state above you(NY) and so far they let me own a H&K G36, Walther P99, and an APS-2 SV(Steyr SSG PIV).