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  1. 3 points
    Hi all, Had to laugh at Jays post earlier re Mid life crisis as I've just finished my first full year of Airsoft at 47! Started out trying to get my 14 yr old boy out and active- he hated it and I got hooked lol. Looking to get out to other sites this year so hope to see some of you guys in the field.😀
  2. 2 points
    Yea, felt might be an issue. I assume you have a GLS replica, as I don't believe anyone has been able to knock-off one of our 7TSs (and if they do that'll be a serious problem for us...). If it is a GLS, we do not actually put any liner in them. As the body of the holster does not compress on the gun for retention, the lining isn't needed as there isn't enough pressure and contact to cause scratching. If you do have a 6000 knock-off (or a 7TS (which if you do I guess I'll need to email the boss and that'll be another fun court battle...(no issue for you buying one, but those are military holsters and having fakes out there is a big problem for that))), then their sizing will be so exact (if it's a good copy) that felt will likely make the inside dimensions too large for whatever gun the holster is modelled for. The real material is called Safarilaminate (I believe; management keeps changing names - makes it quite difficult for us engineers) and you won't be able to purchase it as it's something we make for our own holsters - that's one of the reasons our ALSs haven't been copied yet. If it's causing issues to your guns finish or whatever, I'd talk to @AshOnSnow (I believe he's the guy who's bought the most of them over there, if not sorry for pinging you Ash), he uses our GLS and for a top-of-the-line Safariland holster they're pretty cheap, and they fit over 200 guns, which translates to like 500+ airsoft guns. Or you could get a knockoff GLS for like 15 quid, just keep in mind we keep shutting down the Chinese manufacturers so no idea when they'll be available.
  3. 2 points
    Which sites have you already looked into? Many set the minimum age at 12 so I'm surprised you're having trouble finding one to accommodate you. This does of course vary site to site so it would be good to know where you're located to see what's local to you. South could mean anywhere from Bristol to Dover.
  4. 2 points
    Wo1f

    Load-Out / Loadout Picture topic

    Tonight’s loadout
  5. 1 point
    Skara

    Helikon Tex TMR (Training Mini Rig)

    Helikon Tex TMR (Training Mini Rig) Use: Designed for shooting ranges (as the name suggests), it's great for airsoft, carries everything you need and nothing you don't. Key features: Made of 500D Cordura, available in a lot of colours and patterns, all legit, multicam will be multicam, a-tacs will be a-tacs and not a weird mix of colours and shades without a sense. 4x rifle magazine pouches, accept both M4 and AK mags, 2 of which can be removed to allow other inserts to be mounted via Velcro 4x pistol magazine pouches 1x medium sized utilty pouch 1x medium sized utility/medical dangler pouch H Harness straps with a few PALS on them. Build Quality: Being made for real steel stuff, it's quite well made, the stitching is great and you can feel the quality just by touching it. My opinion and overall comments: First impressions when i got it: it felt great by touching it, i loaded the rig with what i usually carry on a skirmish, so 3 mags, bbs, radio, valuables (car keys, phone, cigarettes) and some first aid supplies. Adjusting it is the easiest thing ever. put it on, pull the straps, secure them with tape. done. the waist strap has a G hook, which has a tendency to come loose when not in tension, Helikon solved the problem with a Cordura sleeve that goes around it. the 4 main magazine pouches are a little odd compared to most chest rigs: the 2 internal ones are recessed into the rig, while the external ones are about an inch (a molle row) lower.. i found them to be intuitive and easy to use despite the odd positioning. the reason for the recessed pouches is to make sure the central utility pouch doesn't bulge out when full of stuff. the central mag pouches are connected via Velcro, this allows the user to replace them with other inserts via Velcro, or to remove them completely and have another utility pouch for documents or a wallet. I believe you can get the holster insert and save space on your belt... As you can see from the picture i put 3 magazines and the radio in those pouches. be aware that Midland radios don't fit in the side mag pouches when used with a mic/speaker, so i had to put the radio in the central pouch and the last mag on the far right. this doesn't bother me at all, i can still reach that magazine easily. Oh, and the side mag pouches have a drain hole. the 4 pistol pouches are fixed to the rig, like everything else but the insert and dangler, and they have adjustable/removable flaps. I have fitted mine with a multitool and a torch on the right side and nothing on the left (solely because i don't have anything to put in there yet). The central utility pouch has a few organizer pockets and bands to keep items where they are supposed to, it has a nylon ring to attach keys, a mesh internal zip pocket and an external one as well (they're separate). On the bottom there are three PALS attachment points, so you can secure a CAT there (no, not the one that meows and purrs, the one that saves your life if you severe your arm) or glowsticks or literally whatever. The dangler pouch is a bit weird, it's shaped in order to open like a clamshell, the bottom is narrow while the top is twice the size. internally it has velcro on both sides, so you can attach whatever you want. i personally use it for a small iFAK and bbs. The pouch is removable and unveils a row of MOLLE to which you can attach other pouches according to your needs. The rig can be strapped to a plate carrier with swift clips, although the G hook on the bottom requires you to still use the waist strap (or you can be a man and modify one of the clips to accept G hooks) I picked it up in A-Tacs iX for 2 main reasons: 1) there were none left here in Italy apart from black and Pencott variants 2) my team camo is A-Tacs FG, i'm planning to get a set of A-Tacs AU and the iX variant is supposed to be the Digital Concealement Systems "multicam" I got to use it last sunday, although we haven't played much due to the heavy rain/snow downpour. nonetheless i had the chance to have it on in an active environment, running, sneaking, laying prone and i have to say, it's really great! it doesn't impede movement at all, and my main concern, the dangler pouch, didn't really move at all despite being full of first aid stuff and a bag of around 2000 bbs. magazine extraction is quick, retention is good even without using the elastic bands, although the 2 middle pouches are not as tight as the external ones, so keep that in mind if you're jumping around trying to be a Novritsch wannabe or simply speedsofting, there's a slight chance of those mags coming loose and flying around. Magazine index isn't intuitive and the middle mag pouch can be a bitch to put mags back in in a hurry, i suggest to use some sort of dump pouch. As you can see i used the shoulder PALS to attach my PTT, you can attach torches, knives, zip ties, your grandma there. Overall rating: 9.5/10, the only reason why it's not getting a 10 is that i cannot fit the radio in the right mag pouch. but that's just me being a crybaby.
  6. 1 point
    Prisce

    Eyepro Recommendations

    I quite like the Revision offerings and things like the Locusts. Havent used/seen any of those your have linked. The ESS V12s get good write ups too.
  7. 1 point
    hdeo1235

    Head Camera

    I have seen the difference between the cheap knockoff ones and the proper GoPros, I would say you can tell the difference, but unless you are looking to make 4k movies from your footage the cheaper ones are much much better value for money
  8. 1 point
    No problem. For £10 it's a steal if you ask me. I've just got my adapters, and my scope cam, oh and the stock pouch which is slightly to small but still fits just
  9. 1 point
    Wo1f

    Gun picture thread

    I’m a fan of WE too. Annoys me that people shit on them because they don’t know about GBBR’s. I’ve had.. 416c mp5a2 mp5 pdw 2x Scar H SVD M14 ebr mp7 g36c m4 If you can’t get over the less than realistic internals of the TM, the GHK is your best bet, but you’ll need upgraded chambers/ barrels and buckings.
  10. 1 point
    Scope arrived just now. Good picture and eye relief. Nice post @Robert James. Will pop up a pic with my M40A3 once my bipod arrives and we've got some light!
  11. 1 point
    Asomodai

    The 'What have you just bought' Thread

    This is long awaited for me. EBay have a 15% off voucher til midnight tonight so finally picked up this badboy. Real Steel FAMAS full length scope Mount. It will need some dremelling to fit, I have never seen this particular rail mentioned in any English speaking Airsoft forums. A cool 140 quid direct from France.
  12. 1 point
    @SeniorSpaz87 will know.
  13. 1 point
    Wo1f

    Gun picture thread

    VFC SR-25 GBBR
  14. 1 point
    I get you now! Agreed, no need to open it back up. I really appreciate your advice with this build. You sir are a fountain of knowledge! The project for now is complete. We'll see how she performs on a game day, still waiting on my P90 midcaps to arrive!
  15. 1 point
    No the chip is fine, It's just interacting for a longer period than normal. The length of the outer edge is what interacts. You are seeing the tappet plate and air nozzle been pulled back earlier and for longer over standard. It boils down to the sector interaction with the piston, When that happens the tip of the chip is already going to be at 10 O'clock so the tappet plate will appear to be almost fully back. So there is no spot where the gearbox is totally neutral with that chip. For the sector to engage and stop the cycle you will already see tappet retraction every time.
  16. 1 point
    My precision measuring tool tells me it's 26rps but my ear says 19rps, so I'll ignore the tool.
  17. 1 point
    It'll need an image to explain, so you'll have to wait, the missus want to go shopping! I promise I will get back to you with an explanation.
  18. 1 point
    snuff

    Head Camera

    Look at the SJ Cam a direct competitor to the Go-pro.Cheap with all the functions you will need,Go-pro accessory compatible.Bluetooth,4K,etc,etc.I use mine with a power pak and a 32GB card giving 16hrs+ runtime.There is an excellent website with a forum and on-line updates.
  19. 1 point
    I think that huge delayer chip is what's throwing you off. With a stock delayer chip the gearbox would probably look normal. I'll edit up an image when I get chance to show you. But in essence the chip is throwing you off because you are are not accounting for the size of it. I'll give you a clue, the chip will pull back your tappet plate almost fully Before the sector engages the piston.
  20. 1 point
    Stodgy

    LiPo and old AEGs

    You can always add one of these into the balance lead and not run the risk of over discharge when using it. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Battery-Tester-Voltage-Buzzer-Alarm/dp/B011SE9DB8
  21. 1 point
    lukeB

    Load-Out / Loadout Picture topic

    In black. Make sure you get the correct size, I'm almost at the limits on mine.
  22. 1 point
    Adolf Hamster

    LiPo and old AEGs

    As prisce says it'll run fine, although possibly the gearbox might need a bit of tlc before being subjected to a hammering. Deans or equivalent is just a flat must have for any aeg imo, tamiya might have been current when that gun was made but we have better choices now. Only thing about lipo on an airsoft gun (much like in rc) is beware of not having a low voltage cutoff, you can get away with it just be sure the moment the rof starts to drop you stop using it immediately and dont just blast till it jams.
  23. 1 point
    Wo1f

    Load-Out / Loadout Picture topic

    Plate carrier is a Warrior assault systems Recon and the belt is an FRV or FPV tailoring (there’s a recent thread about them) shooters belt. It’s 2 belts in one. A Velcro belt that keeps your pants up and that outer belt to hold your equipment that’s then stuck to the inner belt to stop it rotating. Thanks! I like my old school as much as the modern stuff. It’s a king arms CASV rail and Vltor stock on a TM mws gbbr.
  24. 1 point
    NoobyNico

    Load-Out / Loadout Picture topic

    Wow so refreshing to see a CASV these days! Awesome setup man
  25. 1 point
    Seany.exe

    Angry gun silencer

    I can, using "site BBs" is all well and good but you should be chronoing with the weight the player plans to use to rule out joule creep. When everyone gets off the FPS @ .2g bandwagon i'll be happy. Can't say i've really come across many people who try to cheat the system but then i've not played many places. The mall were super strict with checking with a lower limit and worthing check in joules. Would be nice to see more random spot checks in game though. Can't say i've ever seen one outside of a YT video xD
  26. 1 point
    Think you are understating it. He said it has stop on empty. That's a really niche feature on few guns I've seen.
  27. 1 point
    TheFull9

    Ammo Counter - Tachyon V2

    You've done far more than 99% of little whiners and actually created something my friend, that is and always will be the fact of the matter, well done. All the best with it. Personally I don't get a lot of posts in here about timing reloads, you don't count shots so you know when you need to perform an emergency reload, you count shots so you've got a rough idea whether it'll make sense to top off and move to a fresh mag when an opportunity presents itself ('lull in the battle' in the old parlance). Anyone with working eyes and ears can hear and see when their standard AEG is dry firing on empty vs propelling bbs. I think it's a cool product aesthetically with some application. Personally I'd opt for translucent mags and/or mental arithmetic because if you've spent enough time bb-warring/on ranges & exercises/shooting for sport (hell even FPSs) you get used to doing that after practice. Or there's the alternating tracer round (or BB equivalent) method; like most folks who've ever deployed my mags had a strawberry flavour 556 every 4 rounds of chocolate. So there's plenty of alternatives. However sitting around complaining does nothing to create anything and having read the same stuff the past 13 years it's become quite clear such attitudes are at best unhelpful and potentially contributory to the fact airsoft tech basically hasn't evolved since Marui man 27 years ago.
  28. 1 point
    delta129

    Ammo Counter - Tachyon V2

    Hey guys, I've randomly found this forum and this thread, it's wonderful to read through your opinions. I myself hate how expensive it is, I really want to make it cheaper in the future, but so far in the current quantities, I've had no other choice. Almost half of the production price goes to 3D printing of the enclosure, which is ridiculous considering that it could cost a few cents if it was produced in quantities like 1000 pcs and up. If I were to cut anything off the other half (electronics) it would lose the features that make it so interesting. I wanted to make it as cheap as I could the last time, and I ended up by earning something like 50€ off the whole batch 😕 Again, if I decided to produce them in large numbers, the price could could drop by as much as half but I don't want to commit to it like that just yet, because I still have school to attend...
  29. 1 point
    TM all day and all night. For reliability they are #1, only time I have ever seen a TM gun break down is after it has been 'upgraded'.
  30. 1 point
    The best scar is the WE scar H gbbr 😎 but the TM scar’s are the best AEG scars by a mile. The WE and VFC have slightly nicer plastics, but shear performance the TM annihilates them. FPS means nothing when it comes to range. I’ve got a Tm recoil. 340fps and it’s throwing BB’s past 65m with .36. All you need for max range is a matched barrel/cylinder ratio for a heavy BB
  31. 1 point
    Now thats more like it ! 😉 only speaking from personal experience , TM hands down no hesitation at all . the Aries SLR is just an amazing gun to look at/hold and use but ultimately it’s very limited in how you can use it as is out of the box , FPS is over 400 so your stuck with sniper engagement ranges , it’s semi only so you would be stuck in the DMR/sniper role BUT if you do stick a scope on it to use it as a DMR then a lot of players will hunt you down for committing such vile heresy ! 🤮 thing is (for me anyway) there is no such thing as the DMR role in Airsoft , the role in the real world is a member of the section who’s there for when a more accurate shot is needed at an intermediate range , that doesn’t happen in an Airsoft game due to the low ranges we play at . When come down to it you’ve got players with bolt action/high FPS locked to semi AEGs in the sniper role and then everyone else ! 😂 Me personally I’d get the TM (but I’d get the Scar H , more DMR looking) stick a nice short dot on it and enjoy ! 👍😁
  32. 1 point
    Check with your likely site(s) for their DMR energy limits. You'll find anywhere from "350fps for all auto/semi auto," all the way up to 500fps (my new local site, which is why as a boltie user I've just sacked it off). At the low end, don't bother, at the high end, I don't see why you'd use anything else. Pixie dust aside, 425fps / 1.67J is 48% more than 350fps / 1.13J. It's 88% more than a 310fps / 0.89J TM Scar L. You may have faith in the brand name on your toy gun, but the BBs only care about the physics, which starts with the puff. Yes, the accuracy is determined by the hop unit and barrel, but even if you end up replacing those, you'll likely still come out less than you'd spend on a TM. Usual question: how much have you actually played? I wouldn't go sinking hundreds into a toy gun until you're sure that airsoft is for you, and you know how you like to play it.
  33. 1 point
    TM is the only one worth talking about. I have one, it’s been battered, bruised and abused and it still performs surprisingly well. I have owned my Scar for 3 years in January, and I purchased it second hand, and I have only just decided to service it this winter as it performs flawlessly still. Go and test on in a shop. You may be able to buy a cheaper scar, but you won’t get a better performer.
  34. 1 point
    Rogerborg

    Angry gun silencer

    <Broken record> Pre-game chronoing should be available for players to check their own guns. All chronoing by the site should be done in game, it should be done early and often, using site-provided BBs, and it should be done to everyone including marshals and the site owner too, as they need to lead by example. Anything else is just safety theatre that does nothing to stop those determined to bring a hot gun into the game. </Broken record>
  35. 1 point
    Gepard

    Head Camera

  36. 1 point
    Tackle

    Tippmann Theft Alert

    lol, apparently prison doesn't deter thieves, but a poorly thought out registration system will scare the shit out of them😝
  37. 1 point
    Gepard

    Camera Loadout??

    Welcome! If you're new to the sport (assuming so as you haven't mentioned playing yet) I advise renting for a bit to make sure it's something you enjoy before spending silly money. That goes for both buying gear and recording equipment. If you plan on recording for your own amusement and to a small audience you don't need 3 cameras, but I would say 2 is the bare minimum: a headcam and guncam. You'll need some decent editing software too. I use Sony Vegas Pro 11 for any YouTube content, as well as Audition for audio. Selfie cam - set it on the end of your gun, preferably on the side. Scope cam - ideally placed on the top of the receiver/handguard/scope. Wherever you can fit it without hindering your sights. Helmet cam - Some stick it on the sides of helmets, but reversing a gopro style camera and then flipping the video in post gives the best POV. It won't be cheap. If you're going to start uploading content you'll want some decent quality cameras and put the effort in to make sure it's something people are going to want to watch. It doesn't have to be 4k, but 1080p would be a good starting point. A few to consider are the GoPro Hero series, Runcam 2, Contour Roam series and the Mobius Action Camera. Sure you might be able to find some decent cheap ones such as the YI Action Camera but you'll most likely sacrifice a lot of the quality - visual and audio - in the process if you don't pick right. You'll have to buy mounts and even housing cases to protect the camera in some cases. Brain Exploder make 3d printed ones if you can't find any for the camera you're looking for but they're pretty pricey for a bit of plastic. @Samurai might be able to help too, as he owns a 3d printer. Lens protectors to make sure you don't get your fancy cameras broken within the first 5 minutes is equally important. Memory Cards. A 64GB per camera should do the trick as long as you remember to switch them off on breaks! Batteries are also required. You'll need multiple per camera if you play for an entire day. You can get charging packs which will prolong the life. Very useful to have one on the back of your lid. Then if you've got all that you'll need the content. A fair few Airsoft YouTubers have quit producing content because they have to completely change up their playstyle in order to get good footage and ended up prioritizing it over having fun. Killed the game for them. At the end of the day you're looking at spending at least a few hundred quid for the setup you have in mind, in addition to whatever editing software you choose (unless you pirate it). Not to put you off at all but there's a lot of parameters you need to consider. It's not just 'stick a camera on the end of your gun and upload in bulk'. Good for perhaps yourself, but not if you want any sort of audience.
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