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Yeah mate, see the thing with me is i grew up in the 70's and, truthfully, i doubt you'd believe how uninterested the average parent was in preventing their children, especially boys, from getting injured. I'm not exaggerating for comic effect, seriously i remember overhearing one of my mum's friends commenting that her son also wanted to wear jeans instead of shorts (as i'd requested - they were gossing later) and she said no, what would be the point? They'd only have holes in the knees straight away and they'd have to be washed every time they were worn to get the blood stains out.

 

You might imagine that this would have led to us being cautious, but exactly the opposite was the case. I expect that my parents would have been investigated by social services these days, even if we were just counting the number of hospital attendances which legitimately had nothing to do with wounds sustained as a result of adult violence (which, you must understand, was a lot more prevalent and acceptable than now). The trouble is that when i'm airsofting a large part of my psyche seems to revert back to childhood game mode... which I believe is doing my head all kinds of good, it's just that my body is not just 44, the years in between have seen some hard usage...

 

Skirmishing quite often puts me in bed for a day or three afterwards, due to aggravating injuries which i medicate into numbness in order to participate in the first place lol, but my liver just can't sustain that degree of poisoning on a daily basis - if I didn't use pads i couldn't throw myself around with anything approaching the carefree abandon i enjoy, well, without fooking myself up anyway. I'm not going to do the usual "kids these days...", i think it goes to show that we, as a generation, did remarkably well at spotting the faults of our parents when we were repeating them and as a result civilisation has jumped by an order of magnitude, that today's youth aren't typically brutalised to the point of not only accepting needless injury but adopting the tried and tested emotional coping strategy of turning a necessity into a virtue.

 

When i see a young airsofter wearing both pads on their knees and with elbow pads and full finger gloves, i think "there's a kid who intends to have some fun and knows how to go about it!" - makes me smile.

 

Edit to add: lol i hadn't intended a long waffle, i mainly meant to reply that u should check out Ronnie Sunshine's on fleabay - they are having a clearance sale of Magnum Panther 8's :)

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Yeah, that's not good for a sniper - but i was more concerned with how nasty it looks next to ur loadout. The reason I suggest using a bag made to fit your gun exactly, like a skin almost, is because you could use velcro to close it and open it. That way it would come off easily so that when you're not skirmishing with it you'll have no problems with it being a modified RIF. I don't know if sniper tape even comes in flecktarn, but the stuff which is just like a crepe bandage doesn't cover a gun well enough to hide that hideous lime green and the sticky stuff is far too expensive to use fresh every time.ome measurements.

 

Actually, I found some Flecktarn camo tape on Amazon for £9.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MFH-FLECKTARN-CAMO-FABRIC-TAPE/dp/B003WJEFL6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362231405&sr=8-1

 

The woodland camo tape on my gun is actually latex, so it sticks to itself and not the gun, so I can just slide it off when I have to.

 

Talking about your gun sleeve idea, I actually like the idea of that and I might try that. I actually have a Flecktarn shirt in my wardrobe somewhere, so I'll use that but thanks for offering :)

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that does seem to be the problem with cameras, in person its alot darker and harder to see my face under the mask

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That rig looks like it is a little loose mate.

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Hmm, it might just be the way it's positioned. I only got it a few days ago and still haven't properly adjusted it, there's still plenty of slack even though it's an XL but I'm not.

It seems to fit pretty well though

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I don't understand all this obsession with heavy gear...

Although I am used to an extremely lightweight setup. But seriously, during field excersizes lasting 2-3 days in cadets, I found it painful enough to carry just enough rations for 24 hrs and my brew kit, let alone ammunition. Although I suppose if you were only 'softing for 2-3 hours then heavy equipment wouldn't matter.

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I like carrying lotsa toys - and the weight makes for more of a workout per step!

 

But it's mainly about the toys - I've got a speedloader shaped like an IR strobe / @least twice the size of a pistol mag sized one and it holds about the same number of BB's lol!

 

TBH, for pretty much most scenarios, I could cut my loadout down to just eyepro, boots, BDU, knee pads, gloves, AEG & 1 spare hicap in a pocket, without compromising my effectiveness. Add elbow pads and a 2nd spare hicap and that's every scenario covered.

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I like carrying lotsa toys - and the weight makes for more of a workout per step!

 

But it's mainly about the toys - I've got a speedloader shaped like an IR strobe / @least twice the size of a pistol mag sized one and it holds about the same number of BB's lol!

 

TBH, for pretty much most scenarios, I could cut my loadout down to just eyepro, boots, BDU, knee pads, gloves, AEG & 1 spare hicap in a pocket, without compromising my effectiveness. Add elbow pads and a 2nd spare hicap and that's every scenario covered.

 

Having the bear minimum is just boring :D

 

To be air I have gone down to just a belt for big woodland games as the SAW more than makes up for the weight, but I still use the RAV for whenever the game might get a bit close or I feel like looking cool :D

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Okay, Here's mine :)

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Top to bottom

Hat - Helikon Patrol Cap Coyote Brown

Eyewaer - HeroShark Mako (I had to do a complete respray job on these!)

Mask - Strike Tan mask

Jacket - Web-Tex Waterproof Tactical Soft Shell Jacket OD/Green

Vest - NO NAME cheap Chines Coyote Brown

Oakley Factory Pilot Coyote Brown Gloves

King Arms Oberland Arms OA-15 M7 (Custom spray job)

8 130rd Midcaps

WE Glock 18C + 3 WE Mags

Weekend Warrior Drop Leg Holster

Claw Gear Cadpat trousers

 

:)

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This is what I was wearing for part of last Saturday, I'm on the right..

(kit list available if anyone wants it..)

 

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Tom - I like that alot. Always nice to see a non multicam loadout. I am now a big fan of mixing camos patterns. I tend to use eithe DDPM of tri colours trousers and plain or MTP top.

 

 

Nick - looking sexy as ever!

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That cadpat looks really good :)

 

Definitely some nicely done kits here, I like yours Nick

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Cheers Guys, :) The Cadpat / soft shell / tan - coyote vest is our team loadout. there's about 15 of us all based on that look. looks good when we are all together.

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Me and my loadout

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Me and my loadout

 

Whatever camo you're wearing, it blends perfectly to the forum background! I can't see you at all!!!!

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Got into April issue of Airsoft Action.

 

Me and 2 other lads from Team Cobra

 

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Whatever camo you're wearing, it blends perfectly to the forum background! I can't see you at all!!!!

 

Nice to know it works ;) Thanks man!

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@ Kane Either you're playing along, or you don't realise that there's no picture :P

 

@ junior looking good, the mix of camo seems to suit that particular area quite well

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@ Kane Either you're playing along, or you don't realise that there's no picture :P

 

@ junior looking good, the mix of camo seems to suit that particular area quite well

OH SNAP I wasn't aware, I do apologise! It was coming up on my mobile I've uploaded it, my bad!

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