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Tips for Stirling Selection

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As I wanted to challenege myself, I have decided to enrol myself into Stirling Selection (2011). Details of the course are a bit sketchy as I can understand.

 

Can anyone give me any advice/tips ?

 

Thanks,

J

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Ok first off all I would like some information about your experience

 

Have you done any expeditions? (Long planed out walks using maps and with backpacks on)

 

How long have you been playing airsoft?

 

 

I only ask this because this test is based on the SAS selection test and even though its not as harsh as SAS selection going into something like this cold turkey you will be wasting your time

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Ok first off all I would like some information about your experience

 

Have you done any expeditions? (Long planed out walks using maps and with backpacks on)

 

How long have you been playing airsoft?

 

 

I only ask this because this test is based on the SAS selection test and even though its not as harsh as SAS selection going into something like this cold turkey you will be wasting your time

have done a number of expos, and as a cadet, I know the basics of combat and fieldcraft. carrying a 25kg bergen shouldn't be a problem either.

 

J

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Right well work up your endurance you will need it

 

get familiar with carrying a bergan again

 

remember discipline is key if there is ex-regiment guys teaching they wont be happy with any crap

 

and also remember you only get out what you put in i.e. make the effort and the weekend will fly by and you will enjoy it

 

And most of all LISTEN and you will be a shoo-in :lol:

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Thanks for the replies, :lol: would a pistol be a good idea as an extra bit of kit ?

 

J

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if your prepared to carry it then yer it could come in handy but remeber every weapon u bring with u needs to be next to you at all times

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Hi,

 

I know some guys that have done the selection.

You def need to be physically fit.

 

There is a kit list that includes an AEG.

I'm sure you have seen it.

 

http://www.stirlingairsoft.com/stirling-selection-11.html

 

I think the less you need to carry the better.

 

It is most def hardcore and great challenge!

 

You'll be proud to have passed it, if you do!

 

Good luck!

John

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All this for a game of Airsoft, yer taking the P**h eh. come to the site i play at see if you could last a day.

 

Die hard Airsofters with a lot of ex-military throwing in for good measure, is this anything to do with this Caterrick thing, Scots V English? if it i'snt i stand corrected

 

Oh by the way im ex Black Watch.

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For somepoeple its more then just shooting poeple with BB guns

 

If you are like me and enjoy reolism this is the best you can get

 

And before you say no i am not going to go and do the real thing, just because i like reolisim dosnt mean i need to go join the army :rolleyes:

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Baiscly in a nut shell they are a team who prides its self on mil sim so much that they have a selection processe based on the SAS selection processe

 

Look them up on google on check out there vid you will see what i mean ;)

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OK, I don't mind people taking airsoft seriously, but that is just silly.

and not a good kind of silly. That is actually rediculous.

I would assume they are the kind of players who would explode at the sight of a Hi-cap mag.

also, what is the use in all that fancy kit, when at the end of the day, you still have to be within 100m of whoever you are shooting at anyway.

 

I could keep going, but its 10 to one and I need sleep.

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This is just god ###### sad... and this the kind of stuff that makes peoplke assume airsoft is for geeks and tbh looking at that i would to.. these people are probably drop outs from the sas selection, probably taken it twice failed and told they cant come back, so decided to set an airsoft one up that we can pass but no one else can so it makes them look all physical and tough.. anyone doing this for recreational reasons is sad.. fair enough if you training for sas selection bu t to do this for airsoft WHY ? go join the army serve 3 years and take the real thing if you want mil sim that much..

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WelL TBH i wouldnt say i swould do it myself BUT i can see why someone would do it.....

 

I guess you have to be a Millsimmer to understand cose that is exactly what Stirling Arisoft is.... Military Simulation

 

Yer it can go abit over the top with the helicoptors etc but if you where there in a game and they said right hop into this heli and go for it! I dunno about you guys but that would pump me up :)

 

I know the selection process is a bit "out there" but i guess its there so they dont end up with rlittle rich kids runeing there extremily well put together senireos

 

And sorry Team Hatchet but why would I join the Army for MIL SIM correct me if i am wrong but you play Mill Sim to Simulate the Military...... Not be in the Military

 

Thanks

 

Jack

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WelL TBH i wouldnt say i swould do it myself BUT i can see why someone would do it.....

 

I guess you have to be a Millsimmer to understand cose that is exactly what Stirling Arisoft is.... Military Simulation

 

Yer it can go abit over the top with the helicoptors etc but if you where there in a game and they said right hop into this heli and go for it! I dunno about you guys but that would pump me up :)

 

I know the selection process is a bit "out there" but i guess its there so they dont end up with rlittle rich kids runeing there extremily well put together senireos

 

And sorry Team Hatchet but why would I join the Army for MIL SIM correct me if i am wrong but you play Mill Sim to Simulate the Military...... Not be in the Military

 

Thanks

 

Jack

 

i play airsoft for FUN, enjoyment, a laugh, to socialise with friends, meet and chat with a few new people not to pretend im a wannabe soldier shooting a bb gun at people that are too scared to join the army so shoot bb guns to SIMULATE being a soldier..

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i play airsoft for FUN, enjoyment, a laugh, to socialise with friends, meet and chat with a few new people not to pretend im a wannabe soldier shooting a bb gun at people that are too scared to join the army so shoot bb guns to SIMULATE being a soldier..

 

 

Well you play it for fun they play it competivily

 

Compair it to football yer the avrage footy player will just enjoy the odd kick around in the park but there is a group of poeple (the professenals) who would travel around the world to play with poeple, train everyday, and compete in tornerments

 

If you think about it this is the same situation (in a away) you play airsoft every other weekend in a publicy run field just for fun but these group of poeple take to compertertive side of the sport and train etc etc.

 

If i take the way your describing Airsoft and apply it to football its just a group of poeple kicking infatble balls at each other tring to get it in a rectangle net :S

 

Thanks

 

Jack

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Well you play it for fun they play it competivily

 

Compair it to football yer the avrage footy player will just enjoy the odd kick around in the park but there is a group of poeple (the professenals) who would travel around the world to play with poeple, train everyday, and compete in tornerments

 

If you think about it this is the same situation (in a away) you play airsoft every other weekend in a publicy run field just for fun but these group of poeple take to compertertive side of the sport and train etc etc.

 

If i take the way your describing Airsoft and apply it to football its just a group of poeple kicking infatble balls at each other tring to get it in a rectangle net :S

 

Thanks

 

Jack

 

Totally different.. bad comparison tbh.. proffesionals get payed a ridiculous amount of money and they get told to do that, i play football 3 times a week airsoft once a month.. none pretends they are proffesional footballers like these people pretend they are real soldiers lol.. there is also no such thing as a proffesional airsofter so therefore cannot be compared to preoffesional footballers? you want mil sim ? do you not get it playing airsoft anyway without having to pretend your going on SAS selection lol? i just watched the video on that website lol the guy saying all the stuff is a total geek and they blur out peoples faces but have them in the picture above trying to make them look like SAS soldiers lol.. total FAIL.. football is a very simple game aswell 1 ball 22 players 2 goals get the ball in the goal more times than the other 11 players.. airsoft is simple have fun shoot people but no need to try to recreate the SAS selection for running round the woods shooting some people..

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i play airsoft for FUN, enjoyment, a laugh, to socialise with friends, meet and chat with a few new people not to pretend im a wannabe soldier shooting a bb gun at people that are too scared to join the army so shoot bb guns to SIMULATE being a soldier..

 

The main point in your post is I, everyones different and if they want to play Milsim let them dont patronize them there follow airsofters i think they deserve a little more respect, they enjoy milsim as much as you love the average skirmish.

 

They might play milsim for the experience, the realism, the rush and the challenge?

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Personally it's a bit over the top!

But let's not even compare these guys to sas! The sas selection is the hardest selection in the British army I did p company when I was in and that was an absolute ruiner.

I could hit a mile and a half in sub 8mins and tab just as well! I wouldn't even think about selection it's a whole different ball game!

You go through seriouse physical and mental hits that 90% of the armys toughest and fittest fail.

 

If these guys are ex military then what they are providing is no different to a military weekend that some people go on and not anything that matches sas selection

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The main point in your post is I, everyones different and if they want to play Milsim let them dont patronize them there follow airsofters i think they deserve a little more respect, they enjoy milsim as much as you love the average skirmish.

 

They might play milsim for the experience, the realism, the rush and the challenge?

 

THANK YOU!

 

someone gets what i mean

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Hey all!

 

From what I know by the people that have done this it is not the same as a real SAS selection.

Stirling selection is a watered down version that is a challenge for people that want to give themselves something to aim for.

It doesn't' really have much to do with Airsoft as such.

 

It's more about personal challenge and goals.

 

Don't expect a weekend airsofting!

I'm not sure you'll even fire a weapon.

 

I've played the Blackhill Farm site with them and it's hardcore enough without the selection!

If you do decided to do it good luck!

 

J

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f*ck me! I just checked this post after about a year since I posted it and was amazed with some of the replies!

 

I will point out a fair few of the Stirling blokes are serving or ex-forces and they prefer it to skirmishing - I personally can't stand being told about tactics by a kid who can barely hold the weapon never mind use it lol!

 

I can see why some people might think of it as sad but hey - freedom of speech!

 

OneOneBravo

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some may say that sterling selection is sad.........but to say it is coz they take it to the next level, would be the same as saying that every one else is sad, coz its 13-40yo's playing with toy guns all dressed up trying to be the real thing.......and that airsofters pride themselfs on the fact that they can be more realistic then paintball......yet when a team of ex-sas come along and say........."we got the real deal here" you then say too much?. why is that.

 

after seeing that, i actually want to do it myself. i plan on doing it myself actually.

its not so much the whole i want to be in the army, for me its more the fact, its giving you basic combat training. with out the need to sign up for the army for 3 years risk getting killed.

thats my two sense any way.

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Just from reading the posts on here I think it sounds pretty cool.

 

A physical and mental challenge, but combined with airsoft! Is there actually a better sounding thing at all?

 

I love playing Battlefield PR and having to throw smoke grenades to cross roads, preparing for every eventuality etc etc.

 

I think it sounds really exciting, at least there you won't get idiotic, cheat calling, 5 year old brats and if you do, you can watch them fail, that's probably about as satisfying as giving them that punch in the face you always wanted to.

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Did anyone ever do this in the end?

 

Just seen it when having a look at another Stirling event not thinking about doing it but does anyone have any idea how far the running is In the six hour time limit?

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