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  1. Pydracor

    Gun picture thread

    Finally got something that had been on my list for quite a while now. And to boot, it's the gun of a deceased friend, which he had sold off prior to his death and which has now found its way to me on mysterious pathways 😌 Hephaestus HTS-14 Groza, 1st version, with the early full steel silencer and a Pilar scope (civil version of the military scope, that belongs on the Groza but is extremely hard to find), Just need different mount rings, these look aweful. Really happy about this! ☺️
    11 points
  2. That's what most people do. Stand by it, looking wistfully at the pile of frayed nylon and split seams wishing they'd bought something better.
    11 points
  3. Or should that be big fuckupdate. Important stuff in bold. Between the late hours of 14/07/21 and middle of 16/07/21, AF-UK was offline. This was the longest downtime since migrating the site in 2018 and that shouldn't happen, sorry. This particular update was a major change that required revisions to the server running the forums (and not just the forum software itself), so it shouldn't happen again any time soon. Things to look out for As with any update the search is reindexed and parts of the database rebuilt in the background. The website may not be as quick to respond as you're used to during this 12-hour period starting from when this thread was posted The Classifieds module will be updated in the next 48 hours or so to bring it into line with the core forum software version. Please allow for issues during this time Expect general issues with the website until the site template has been updated This large update to IPS (the forum software) includes various new features. Achievements Yet to fiddle with this one or implement it at all - could be fun, could be really annoying. I would appreciate your patience on this one while I figure out a baseline and then see if it's complained about enough to warrant removal. Given the delays yesterday in getting the site online, I thought it more important to have things up and running rather than look into the detail of this update. I am aware of the issues with it not granting certain achievements that you should already have. This has not yet been set up and might well be removed entirely. Achievements are visible in your profile. In-browser notifications These have been expanded so you might get more than you used to (especially on a mobile device). I have tried to disable notifications until I can get a grasp on how annoying they might become, but this is a new update so may carry a few new ones. AF-UK app Part of the new update is IPS's testing of their app available in early testing on Android and iOS. We are an early user of it (no idea what criteria they base this on). You may be prompted to download the app, but note that very few things in this app are something that I can control. Who knows if the Classifieds will integrate at all. Edit 1: As of 16/07/21 - this appears to not be working. You can see us in the app but not load the forums. I've asked IPS if they can find out what's wrong. Edit 2: As of 17/07/21 - I've been told that the app is currently offline - nothing to do with us and it is in early testing. Should be back some time soon?
    10 points
  4. Or buy a tile bluetooth tracker for £30 (or less 2nd hand), cover it in his leaves/raffia etc and covertly attach it to him (or his rifles) in the harbour area. Open the tile app on your phone and wa-la. Happy hunting intelligent airsoft. This games easy. If the smart option is not possible then work in sections of 8 ppl, once one of you has seen or been hit by a ghillie the remaining section Sprint (yes airsoft, I mean sprint) in zig zags in the general direction of the ghillie. In 5 seconds you'll all be well inside his MED for bolty so they'll be forced to use their pistol so you can calm the speed to a slower jog, still traversing. 1 pistol vs 7 full auto assault rifles. Countering airsoft snipers is a short sprint in the park if you can find the ppl to take the fight back to them.
    10 points
  5. Bit of a rough one guys. Appreciate the patience you've all shown.
    9 points
  6. Sorry for the almost radio silence from me the past 7 days! I am happy to announce I have finally completed the South West Coastal Path, Poole to Minehead. 630 miles. Dead happy and dead tired.
    9 points
  7. Well, these look interesting. They've been on the cards a while, but looks like they're finally coming out. Both the A2 (solid stock) and A3 (sliding stock) will be out and I think they're doing a standard and an EBB version. I've always had a soft spot for the HK53, so hopefully these will be as well built as their G3/HK33, but without quite as much weight up front. No idea on prices, but my guess would be £400 to £500 depending on version. No word on the MP5 yet, sadly, but they might have missed the bidding on that anyway now that Marui's recoil version is due out.
    7 points
  8. Johnyboy1976

    Gun picture thread

    Pic of the collection - the SA80A2 and L96 are works in progress Awaiting the mp5 and hti50 - i know the PKP needs a proper sight and the GBLS is going to be a L119A2 rep My favourite is prob the G28
    7 points
  9. UK airsoft is just fine. It's a decent mix of rentals and noobs, Dye and Crye babies, geardos, Walts, and the actual airsoft veterans in jeans with random brand NBBs or a scruffy AK non-ironically held together with duct tape, all playing more-or-less happily together. Power levels are fine too. I wouldn't be fussed if they went a bit higher, but they're not going there. Auto guns and bolties are both usable and distinctive. There's some debate over DMRs, in terms of both power and power-play abuse of them, but it's not a huge drama and sites are free to fiddle with their rules, or bin them off altogether. When I hear about the competitive stuff from Italy, or huge sites and squad play from Hungary, nah, not for me, thanks, let alone the roid-rage flip-out-and-fite-IRL tosh from the Colonies. I've enjoyed a couple of light filmsims, but for a regular Sunday I'm fine with short games, short walks, lots of shooting toy guns and maybe playing a bit of dress-up, without some Major Issues barking orders at me.
    7 points
  10. Samurai

    Riot Shield.

    According to my observations, you need to be a big enough twat to be eligible to use them.
    7 points
  11. Early hrs of the morning in a secret military base somewhere in the Middle East , an SBS team are kiting up ready for their next mission when suddenly the voice of one of the operators booms out through the darkness “ Oi QM ! What’s all this Crye shit about ? Where’s my f**king Viper SAV gone !” 🤣🤣🤣🤣
    7 points
  12. Here is a vid of the grenade launcher. This is from when I was still deciding on an operating pressure. so the shots are a little inconsitent. Its now running for about 9-10 shots at 300 psi quite safely with the ability to quickly crank it up for long range shots if necesarry. Runs off 12 gram co2 cartridges in the front section. Still needs prettying up a bit though. Grand total of around £100-120 spent (including 1 co2 rated tag shell which is most of the cost)
    6 points
  13. Or just ignore the annoying twat and play your own game. He is usually off going out of bounds and editing his own game to make himself look awesome to be bothered about anyway
    6 points
  14. RipsawDPM

    Gun picture thread

    My L85A1 and my friends L22A2
    5 points
  15. in the continuing quest for a fog free day, I've made this. 2 20mm fans housed in a 3D printer enclosure. Slides onto the side of the glasses and blows air across the inside face of the lense. 3 speed settings controlled by the switch and all run off a usb power bank. First real trial will be this weekend.
    5 points
  16. A mate needed a thumb-saver reloading thingy for his Hi-Capa mags. 10 minutes in Fusion 360, and 40 minutes on the printer later, it worked out pretty good.
    5 points
  17. My theory is that they don't really want to sell. They only listed because their missus ordered them to get back what they (actually) paid for their toys, even if they paid over the odds. Then they get caught up in a dick-measuring contest about not taking one penny less than their asking price.
    5 points
  18. forum was only down a few days, surely we're not all bored enough to resort to talking about..... politics......
    5 points
  19. Site Name: Tower Airsoft Contact details: 07534636289 Website Address: Tower Airsoft – UK's Newest Airsoft Games Site | Billericay in Essex Facebook Page: Tower Airsoft | Facebook Site Address: S&J Action Sports LTD, Heath Road, Billlericay, CM11 1HL Myself and @Albiscuit had actually popped along to Tower airsoft before on the first of the Tuesday evening mini games, but I decided to wait for a full game day before writing a review. Full game days are on Saturdays only at this moment in time. We attended 17/07/2021 Tower Airsoft was created from the ashes of another abandoned Delta Paintball site (See my Cobham review for another). The same people who run Airsoft Plantation decided to take it over and turn it into another site which is conveniently just around the corner from AP. Tower airsoft, whilst an ex Paintball site does not have the usual obvious "Game zones". There are distinct areas, but there are no obvious barriers between them. This is a small woodland site, no undulation, Lots of different types of cover such as man made earthworks, buildings, low, medium and high foliage depending on the area. Short to medium range engagement distance. Good: Playing Area: A varied area. A section that has a large 2 story fort and Church both separated and surrounded by ferns and various bushes. A cut down area of forest, a section of road separating a tall copse of trees. A small area next to the safe zone with two opposing double decker buses set 25 metres apart with oil barrels in-between them which ensures fast paced and desperate play. Our favourite area is the Village and Bridge sections. The village is fantastic BECAUSE it is nice and overgrown, which adds much more to the game then if it was cleared out. No water features, completely flat. Nothing is overly special, but what is there is of good quality. Turn around time: The mini game we went to we felt that turnaround time was a little slow, but the full game day had a much faster turnaround, which exhausted a few people because of how hot it was! We felt the full game day is much better value for money then the evening game. Marshalling: It's organised by AP so as usual it is incredibly well staffed with knowledgeable, approachable and fair marshals. Exactly the same experience that you get with AP. Safe Zone: It's a fairly large area, everyone had a seat and most had cover from the hot sun. The safe zone is entirely self contained with the food truck, free water, setup areas, shop, toilets and game brief area all in the safe zone. Toilets: Real toilets, inside a structure. Nuff said. Food: The same people who run the van at AP, so you know it's fairly decent stuff with a wide selection and very friendly people running it. A credit to AP and Tower. Clientele: Classic AP camaraderie. Though in a more intimate and smaller setting. There were some really good players out there on the day. It was hot so not a huge amount of interaction, but we certainly pushed each other on the blue side. Average: Value: Good value at £25 for the day though didn't come with any food included. For what we got, it was certainly reasonable! For the evening game it is £20 and honestly, not worth the money for less then 3 hours of play. Safety Brief: Short and sweet. Covered most things, though sadly no bang pyro is allowed on site and gun hits and switch to secondary were not mentioned until brought up after the brief. Game Modes: The first game mode didn't quite work for me as there was some confusion with the game boundaries (Use of the Church upper floor) and the choice of using unlimited lives in one section, but just two lives on another section. The rest of the games were much simpler and worked better, considering its a hot day and people aren't quite used to Tower's newly opened sections as of yet. Car Park/Entrance: The usual mud/gravel track, there is some prime car parking along the road near the entrance to the safe zone, however if you arrive later you will need to park further away from the safe zone. Numbers were somewhat low due to the weather, but I do wonder how the car park would handle much more in the way of cars. Hit taking: Good for almost the entire day. However there was one particular player that I had an altercation with. They refused to take their hits despite seeing bb's pinging off them but then shooting back. I took the hit, respawned and tried to hunt him down again. Hit him multiple times with a pistol from one side of the tree, he continued firing at someone else and ignoring being hit in the body. I kept firing at him to call it, he turned to me, shot me and then called hit. I refused to call the hit and he started shouting at me to take my hit and that it was a 50/50 situation. I explained that I shot him multiple times before he killed someone else and then me and refused to call it. He kept moaning and kept pointing at me to his mate during this time who promptly shot me and I took the hit. I went back to the safe zone for a few minutes to take myself out of the situation. It's a shame that one player decided they wanted to play juggernaut and spoil what was a good day (A little). Shop: Not a huge amount on offer, the basics and some equipment, better then nothing. Bad: Chrono: The usual AP rules apply. Honesty based chrono, available to use, but not enforced, checked or tagged. At the evening game I and some other players were checked near the end of the evening. On the full game day I didn't see anyone get chronoed. It's disappointing, but it is what it is. 350 AEGS, 450 DMRs, 500 Bolties. Conclusion: An interesting site for AP to take on, it's much smaller then plantation, but has some areas that AP just does not have in terms of a couple of larger buildings. It's a very different site. I recommend this for people who want the AP management experience, but with smaller numbers, smaller games and less walking. The opposing double decker bus game is a real hoot and we enjoyed playing it on both the night and day games. So overall, very good! AP staff running it heightens what is/was just an average paintball site to something better. It's not unique, but it doesn't necessarily have to be to have a good day. Al and myself had a great time and we will certainly be back and into a regular rotation. Bullpup Watch: SRS only. Almost everyone played with an M4... Best Guess Map:
    5 points
  20. It's disdain not distain.....resident spelling Nazi checking in....
    5 points
  21. Err hello it’s throbbing donkey ! are you even questioning IF he broke a rule and cheated ? The guys so crooked he has to use a corkscrew as a fecking ruler ! 🤦‍♂️
    5 points
  22. It's entirely unfair to speculate based on incomplete scraps of 2nd hand information. But I'll go ahead and do it anyway: of course he did. Why he's still allowed on any UK site at this point just baffles me. The Depot CQB sodded Dan Wesson style shell loading revolvers off completely after they caught multiple folk doing exactly this, chronoing with power-down then loading the stock shells. It's unfair on the people who use them with the power-down shells, I don't particularly agree with it on principle, but in practice it's a wonder that any chrono cheating sociopaths get caught at all. The elephant in the bunker for me is Mk23s with barrel extensions hidden inside silencers being used without a MED when they can be putting out 1.5J or more. And we know who likes to use those.
    5 points
  23. So today I found enough time to jump on the MTB and go for a quick lunch ride - advantages of WFH - and Mr Garmin tells me I burned 787 calories, I've a HRM and those boys knows their stuff so I'd say that's pretty reasonable for an hour's ride. That's 'paid' for a chunk of tonight's fish and chips that a friend bought round and the beer I had with it, so I'm still under the 1640cal goal that I've got set on MFP. Today was a good day.
    5 points
  24. Samlondon

    G5's in Black Widow

    I was one of the armourers on Black widow and can cofirm they were section 5 G5s set up to fire blank. Not GHK The Glock 26 firing on the bridge was an umarex, the only airsoft used in the film.
    5 points
  25. another one for the list- russian optics, pretty much universally worse than the western equivalents, most weigh about 3 tons, mounting on the siderail is a pain in the ass for battery fitment, their approach to the term "bore offset" is to laugh, they're awful for poking you in the stomach if you have the rifle slung and some of them don't work indoors. but goddamn if they ain't the steampunkest.
    5 points
  26. Couple of kitchen cabinet doors and two IKEA blue bags and a sewing machine should sort it.
    5 points
  27. Sort-of related, but Patrol Base seem to be getting a bit fruity in their Boneyard descriptions. I'm guessing that they're getting tired of punters whinging "but i fort it wud wurk" over and over.
    5 points
  28. ImTriggerHappy

    New to Airsoft

    Yeah putting bullets in it will be your first issue
    5 points
  29. One of my holy grail guns - LCT AMD-65 x2 ASG/Lonex AK Flash mags.
    5 points
  30. Don’t actually care about the sale/price/etc just the fact this fine chap has put ‘genuine’ Viper in the title , who the f*ck is going to clone viper !🤦‍♂️ did make me laugh when I first read it ! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👍
    5 points
  31. Absolute Goddamn Joeys. Here's my supposition: they knew fine well who it was. But they hoped the culprits would own up and go home without any drama. When they didn't, they had no Plan B, and just retreated into an owner-marshal circle-wank where they told each other that collective punishment was the right thing to do, and better than risking walking up to Captain Spamalot and saying "Sod off, you're not welcome here." This, right here, is what grinds my gears the most about airsoft: sites gobbing off about what they're going to do, then failing to do it. Then punishing the majority of decent players because they won't deal with the tiny minority of toxic people who need to be punted right out of the hobby.
    5 points
  32. If you're going to incessantly chase after people trying to buy a RIF that you seemingly: A) Can't afford the asking price of. B) Likely aren't of age to have sold to you. C) Can't be bothered to use proper English. Please do so in private messages so we don't all have to read your pretty embarrasing scattershotting. P.S. incessantly /ɪnˈsɛsntli/ adverb without interruption; constantly.
    5 points
  33. Ok so I may be an AAP-01 addict (and I have bits on the way to build another one 🤣)
    4 points
  34. AlphaBear

    Gun picture thread

    The MWS is done. No more changes. I’ve spent way too much on it 😂
    4 points
  35. Alimcd

    Gun picture thread

    Beautiful collection, but I’m going to have to be the one to point out the back to front Eotech
    4 points
  36. 'nother update: This is the current state of my AAPs. You can see the TTI triggers on both, TTI selector on the DMR and standard AA charging handle on the pistol. Detail of the pistol (the sticker is from the latest tournament to indicate it chronoed at sub 1J) Closer look at the DMR (the missing screw on the grip stripped itself to all fuck on installation) Detail of the TTI selector
    4 points
  37. Yep, Update i posted on his item that he was a scammer and contacted the site to let them know, he seemed to get a bit upset that I’d sussed him out and he couldn’t do his big “reveal” he obviously gets off on it. He said I wasn’t getting the RIF and I could cry to my mummy about the £35.. I have reported him on fraud website with his phone number and bank account details hopefully that will do some good but I won’t hold my breath. My takeaway from this is don’t do bank transfer, ask for a photo of the item with something as proof, and google a name before paying. Luckily it was only a small amount and I walk away slightly poorer but wiser (and hoping that some day I cross paths with the little toe rag)
    4 points
  38. Groot

    MP5K

    That is a HPA line way from needing to be purified by holy fire
    4 points
  39. Bush here. Move. It's very hard to hit a moving target at range. Use cover even if you don't see a threat. Communicate. If someone was hit then - after respawn - tell people about it. See someone get hit? Don't go and stand at the exact same spot. When you do know where the sniper is: tell others, then move quickly from cover to cover, not straight towards him and move within MED while laying down cover fire. It's not like in computer games where the sniper is far away with a nice clear view of the whole field. We are most likely in a position where we can sometimes spot a part of someone, we are laying in an awkward position, goggles fogging up because of the hot ghillie, or not seeing much because of the mesh goggles, struggling with the gun - it never works as we want - calculating wind, range, and always hitting that single blade of grass that throws off the BB. Well within the range of an average AEG too.
    4 points
  40. apart from the hop chamber doesn't seem like the worst combo. although even with good parts things can still get messed up in the assembly. however it might not be the assembly, misfeeding can equally be caused by mags/ammo (bad ammo can jam up and the mag spring might not be strong enough to overcome it, for midcaps at least) the other possibility is the hop setting, you can get some weird things with the hop either fully on or fully off, so you generally want to be testing with the hop set (turn it off then on a little if it's not already dialled in for the ammo)
    4 points
  41. There's a reason the most expensive bit of kit I own outside of rifs are my pair of really nice Altberg tabbers boots. They've saved my ankles more times than could count at airsoft games, on hikes, at festivals and in snow. They're also the most comfortable footwear I've ever owned and being hand made with real leather and solid soles I wouldn't be surprised if they outlasted my legs.
    4 points
  42. 'KIN NOTHINGS CHANGED ?, somebody pushed a feckin button & now I'm a noob apparently........... mother and I have never been so insulted 😬
    4 points
  43. The Action Army T11 performed great last game out. Shame it was so humid and warm that lenses on glasses were constantly covered in moisture. Used the Predator in the afternoon. Hadn't realised It looks so green.
    4 points
  44. Airsoft J2

    THE TM MWS thread

    My Hao L119A2 kit arrived today. Amazing quality, zero instructions! No idea where some of the smaller bits go but hopefully it’ll make sense once I start. The big question is whether I use my existing internals or whether I buy new bits.
    4 points
  45. loctez

    Gun picture thread

    Galaxy MP5k, love the clean classic lines of this little gem and needed something fun for evening cqb. Played a game with it stock however and it was fairly lackluster. Added a tracer unit, new ht motor and better lipo. Second game session with it last week and what a difference, great little piece of kit. The rear sling mount broke quickly so have drilled that out and replaced it with an old keyring. Also added a tritium vial to the front post, great idea nicked from a few pages back.
    4 points
  46. Yep, I used to do a LOT of mountain biking (back in the good old days of tiny frames and long, whippy seat pins) then I got a job commissioning away from home a lot and eating in hotels. Put on a LOT of weight. Few years back I got sick of my face wobbling when I walked so I lost 4.5 stone (portion control and calorie counting, no exclusions). Then my Mum died and I fell right off the wagon. Then smashed it into firewood and burned it. Put on anxiety meds that have a reputation for hindering weight control, then Dad developed Alzheimer's so 3 stone back on now and starting back down the road of eating better. So far I've knocked most of the snacking on the head and a couple of pounds have shifted. Exercise is a bit limited because all those years of mountain bikes with clipless pedals with bugger all float have knackered my knees and decades of being sat at a desk or in a car have screwed my back (software engineer then sales). Still, I managed it before so I'll do it again. Weight loss is as much about mindset as it is about what you eat!
    4 points
  47. Tournament today. 600km drive, slept 3 hours and I'm pissed off already. First cunt who doesn't call hits is getting a buttstock in his teeth. If that wasn't enough now teammates are asking me for extra batteries and shit.
    4 points
  48. That was about 21 for me, sadly. The struggle has been real since then, I sorted myself out in my 30s with restricted hours eating, lots of cycling, and some weights, but then I made the mistake of buying a motorised bicycle, and, oops, that was that. But as God is my witness, I will see my toes again. Absolutely, which is why it's so important to find a diet that you can stick to. I'm amazed how easy it's been to drop the bad carbs, after the first week. Hunger pangs and cravings have plummeted and restricted hours eating is a doddle. There's some evidence that just 3 x 10 minutes of interval sprints a week can have most of the health benefits of regular daily exercise, although that's not for me, I prefer moderate daily cycling. I would highlight the benefits of an indoor option like an exercise bike so that you don't have an excuse to skip it in bad weather.
    4 points
  49. Another great day at @Ace Airsoft War Games yesterday and the weather didnt seem to put a damper on things! It was a special day for me yesterday, as it was my final game as a rental and while typing this out I just had my UKARA sent through... I don't think my bank account is going to be very happy with me this month..... Also, shout out to @strykerles for bailing my brother out with a spare face mask on the day, appreciate it mate!
    4 points
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