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  1. Half agree - its been pretty vague but I think when it comes to airsofting, its pretty clear - one household at a time, or 1 person each from a maximum of 2 households at any one time, 2m away. Unless a site is hosting a "Warzone Gulag 1v1 bro special" it ain't gonna happen - and even then I would assume airsoft sites would fall under stuff like "outdoor gyms". Its not clear, but its clear enough to see that any airsoft site opening up is taking the piss As for the rest July would be the absolute earliest, but I think the closest thing we can get to the right answer to the question of "when can we airsoft again" is "later then you think."
    5 points
  2. From their facebook "The decision to run a game at Ground Zero Airsoft was taken after reading guidelines to businesses published on the 15th May, and was misinterpreted as there was no mention that there was still a limit imposed on the number of people that should meet together in public or private areas to participate in them. We were going to split the site into 4 large areas, and run teams of 15 people fighting against each other so we could effectively socially distance the players from each other, along with operational changes to stop groups having to cluster together for any reason. However, after reading the document aimed at people rather than businesses it is quite clear that it is not appropriate to run a game at the moment until the government lift this ban. Since the post this morning, I have been unable to speak to the owner, but he has just called me now and as soon as I informed him of our mistake he immediately told me to cancel the game. I was unable to update the Facebook community about what was happening until talking to him as it would probably have just deteriorated into name calling and negative comments with some of the people using rather toxic language to try and get their point across and the post would have got lost in the mire. I understand that people feel strongly about this, but the same result would have been achieved by being polite. I would like to thank anyone who pointed the documents out to us in a professional manner and we can only apologise for the confusion and distress that we may have caused." Absolute chodes.
    3 points
  3. Tackle

    Ground Zero Idiocy

    Who ever expected Jimmy Kranky to get something right 😂
    3 points
  4. Robert James

    Ground Zero Idiocy

    I agree, wont go there now. Ever. I'm currently discussing with someone on the thread, their view is that its safer to go to airsoft with 100+ people, than to go to a supermarket where you spend max an hour and have to go to buy food. Bizarre.
    3 points
  5. In addition to the above sound advice: Start saving now. Please, don’t make the mistake that I and countless others before and after us have definitely made and buy cheap as your first RIF (real imitation firearm). (don’t get a “Nuprol”) Thanks Ron
    3 points
  6. This one isnt mine, but it's just fantastic. An airsoft lemat revolver with a functioning grapeshot barrel to boot.
    3 points
  7. it’s the postage costs from Australia
    2 points
  8. Heath

    Ground Zero Idiocy

    The issue is that if they get ill, it's not just them that'll suffer the consequences.
    2 points
  9. EvilMonkee

    Ground Zero Idiocy

    How to see a business implode in 30s
    2 points
  10. Lozart

    Ground Zero Idiocy

    Was just reading the thread. I don't think they expected that to turn into a dumpster fire quite so quickly!
    2 points
  11. Many thanks to @Skara @Tackle and @Zarrinfor the belt and harness idea Fits a treat and is comfortable Just waiting on a kydex grenade holder now Thanks for the input from everyone else too!!
    2 points
  12. Robert James

    Ground Zero Idiocy

    Just an absolute moron, hes now telling me I must be fun at parties as it was a light hearted joke... lockdown has successfully claimed another mind.
    2 points
  13. July? Try Oct.....
    2 points
  14. Tackle

    Ground Zero Idiocy

    Never played GZ & frankly have never wanted to, only ever really ever heard negative shit about the place, now I've got another reason to give it a miss. I hope the plod do shut it down.🕵️
    2 points
  15. Most people are calling it out for the stupidity it is. They will no longer see a penny of my money
    2 points
  16. On a legal basis within the UK, businesses with employees are legally required to have employers liability insurance. Specific types of business / professions have requirements under their regulatory bodies - which may or may not be a legal requirement, or may be the terms of that industries/professions regulatory body. e.g. professional indemnity. The skirmisher defence under the VCRA/statutory instrument requires the venues that qualify the players skirmisher status to have third party liability insurance. There could be other insurance covering things such as the premises, equipment and the scope of the insurance may cover the location and/or specific activities & events.. I would expect a site to have as a minimum to have both employers liability and third party liability insurance. But there may not be a legal requirement for them both. The UKARA requires site members to have public liability insurance. In paintball I know more about the UKPSF as a governing body which only accredits sites that meet their 'code of practice' criteria which includes public liability insurance, levels of staffing, first aid, risk assessments etc. As an event organiser TFD are a team who have run events over the years, we don't own a site and run in collaboration with the sites we have used. The UKPSF added us as a special category as they recognised our events. We were listed in a specific manner to illustrate that they recognised TFD events run on UKPSF accredited venues. This afforded us the 'benefit' that UKPSF member players were also covered by the members personal liability insurance. We aren't connected with the UKARA, but have run our airsoft games at Ironsight who are UKARA accredited. (I'm less familiar with airsoft, which is why I became a member here and leave the airsoft specifics to the site and our guys who know more) The waiver that you sign at a site, (Could be a combination of a form signed at every game and/or when signing up for membership), is an acknowledgement that you are aware of the types of activities and your responsibilities. 'Waiver/disclaimer' aren't ideal names, it does not remove anyone from their responsibilities or liabilities. The contents of the form should cover the relevant mitigations of risk assessments. Our first event was a number of firsts - our first event, the sites first non-rental game, and also the first UKSPC event which was a new group of scenario organisers. This brought in challenges to check on insurance and the requirements of us, the site, the UKPSF, UKPSC and the insurers and to re-write the disclaimer/waiver which was orientated around rental players and unsuitable for an own gunner event. We were able to change some of the rules - e.g. permitting own gunners to keep their guns in the safe zone (made safe, barrel blocked etc) Its normal for players to self fill air at events, and rental sites may have processes / insurance that only permit staff to fill site bottles. One of the UKSPC criteria required air safety training and we were able to run the safety course and issue cards, the insurance permitted staff to fill non site bottles but did not permit players to self fill. We ran the safety course, issued cards and then operated the air system for the players. (we even ran a bottle swap system and players were willing give us their own bottles swapped for site bottles leaving them in the battle, with us bringing the filled bottles back - that was hard work!!!!) At a later date the site changed their risk assessments & mitigations and allowed for self fills under the insurance. Site third public liability insurance covers the site / business from claims raised by a customer or other third party for damage to property, injury, medical costs, loss of earnings and the PLI pays for legal costs, compensation etc for damage. (All dependant on the actual policy) Waiver/disclaimer the waiver is often used as data collection, and used for future marketing etc. This should be detailed on the form. As an agreement it will cover basic rules, such as whether you are only permitted to use site gear, BBs, pyro, whether you can bring & use your own, etc, that you are aware of what activity is happening, that you acknowledge your responsibilities etc (I've seen events that have failed to have a suitable waiver where they made players sign the sites standard rental waiver but use their own gear) Personal insurance You may get your own insurance. The UKPSF provide player insurance which gives additional cover such as 3rd party liability for anything caused by the player/their equipment and medical/loss of earnings cover. I have other personal insurance and my employers terms of employment give me much better cover so I would never be able to claim. Originally there was one level of UKPSF player membership, and all of the fees went to the insurance premiums rather than to the UKPSF. They later added multiple levels, with insured and uninsured. I changed my membership to uninsured which means my fee goes into the UKPSF rather than paying an insurance premium which I could not claim against. COVID The OP orginally posted up before that they intended to create their own 'off world' site in a disused property, and were given advice. This thread might mean that they have gone ahead with something but on an outdoors basis. They don't appear to be fully aware of all of the issues of running a site or events if they cannot see the reasons why sites are closed. Games can be run - but they need to be run in a safe manner for the activities and in a safe manner for the current COVID situation. Theres a reason why sites have not reopened yet
    2 points
  17. YeAh fUcK cHiNa! ItS tHeRe FauLt fOr eAtiNg BaTs. We'Ll sHoW tHeM bY pLaYiNG AiRsOfT! BlItZ sPiRiT hur hur hur! You're a fucking idiot.
    2 points
  18. Sorry spoon feed really thats the kind of response you get on here ,i ask for help i have searched and you did not answer any question at all just said look yourself so whats the point of this forum if you cant ask for help,i would help anybody anytime even if its been asked before, is it because i am new to this probably yes but help is help so i still will help anybody on this forum with any knowledge of any issue i have info on so sorry but thanks for nothing if its something you cant be bothered to help on dont post on it simple really,and basic this question is not, i have not asked what ammo goes in the gun
    2 points
  19. It generally covers for third party injury claims. If someone hurts themselves due to negligence on the part of the organiser/site owner then they're entitled to make a claim. The waivers that most people issue are badly written and not really worth the paper they come on but they're seeking to indemnify the organiser from you hurting yourself through your own fuckwittery/the idiocy of others and trying to claim. For example, if the site owner states during the safety brief that you cannot throw a BFG overarm, then someone does and it puts you in a coma then the site organiser has sought to remove their own negligence from the equation by including it in the mandatory brief. By signing the waiver you're effectively saying that you won't sue the site for the injury which was solely down to the idiot that threw the BFG. Organising a game during the current restrictions in and of itself could be construed as an act of negligence by the the organiser themselves.
    2 points
  20. whilst airsoft is a hobby that can allow social distancing, it's also the epitome of unnessecary. i get the sentiment and the desire to get back out, but right now it's not worth it, we really don't need this popping up as a daily mail headline especially when perceptions of anything involving gun-shaped-objects isn't exactly glowing at the best of times. one of our local sites is trying to plan a game for june, and even that i'm reckoning is pretty optimistic.
    2 points
  21. Davegolf

    My Vsr G-spec Build

    The 430 will net slightly more FPS but stick with the shorter barrel for accuracy, range will be identical.
    2 points
  22. Because you are only supposed to meet one person not from your household at a time. This is to prevent groups of unrelated people congregating. Please don't do this.
    2 points
  23. I would strongly advise checking out the "New Players & Arrivals" section of the forum as this area contains a significant amount of information which will help you on your airsoft journey. I would also strongly advise making an introduction post within the aforementioned forum area. As a few general pieces of advice: Familiarise yourself with the relevant sections of the Violent Crime Reduction Act which can be found at the following link in addition to a wide array of other useful bits of information: New Player section - New Player Guides & Info. If you haven't already done so, which I'll assume is the case given the timing of your post and lack of meaningful introduction, I would strongly recommend waiting for sites to open and then find a reputable local site where you can rent for a couple of games prior to making any investments. Airsoft holds a lot of appeal but not everyone enjoys it and you're far better off trying via renting to start off with as opposed to potentially being stuck with a gun you may struggle to sell due to it being two tone. Use the time spent renting to establish a realistic budget, to do your reading/research and to save your money to pick up the best gear possible. It's always worth using the search function first, especially for more common questions. While the guns are definitely the big attraction to the hobby don't make the mistake of overlooking (and under investing) in appropriate protective equipment. While airsoft guns are commonly referred to as toys, please bear in mind that these are more than capable of inflicting serious harm if abused or misused. Welcome to the forum. Hopefully you enjoy your stay and become a long term member of our community.
    2 points
  24. I did something like this for a customers gun a few years back, it's still holding nice and strong. I filled the screw holes with JB Weld and then when semi-dry screwed in the screws, creating the thread
    2 points
  25. Just asked how he got such great and authentic wearing on the paint 'unfielded' This could be a fun one
    1 point
  26. Hey guys sorry for the lack of intro . names Tommy yes I’m a newb into airsoft and looking foreword to going to my nearest site renting and having ago! I’ve purchased some viper tactical boots and currently seeing if my opticians will help me do some lenses for some safety goggles for me! yes all new to me and took time last night to read through the into and laws etc. a good friend got me into it and yes have started saving! And thanks for the strong advice about not going to cheap will hopefully have a feel for other peeps guns and see which I like
    1 point
  27. Looks like the nozzle return spring has dislodged and got mangled. I’m not sure if it has dual springs or not. Looks like it is if you’re holding the nozzle down, it might run on just one spring until you pick up a spare....or send it back to complain....although that might be not be possible as Strykerles says.
    1 point
  28. personally after it stopped I would have sent it back to where I got it, now it's been opened it might not be possible maybe try find the replacement part online? rainbow8 had a few different springs for the vz-61
    1 point
  29. typefish

    Ground Zero Idiocy

    What really doesn't help is the Government saying one thing is prohibited, and the only home nation that appears to have done anything to even begin the process of implementing legislation that affects events, appears to be Scotland.
    1 point
  30. MiK

    Ground Zero Idiocy

    I guess they are using a master paper plane thrower for this part of the briefing !! 🤗 Seriously how desperate can they be to put their customers and even staff at risk for a chance to go pew pew for a few quid or anyone actually stupid enough to pay over money knowing that the likelihood of the old bill shutting it down ? /amazed
    1 point
  31. FreeFrag.UK

    Ground Zero Idiocy

    I think one of the issues is that the information given by the government has been vague to put it mildly, leaving many businesses simply without the clarity they need to make informed decisions. The obvious progression of this government generated ambiguity, is that a number of businesses are treating it as a green light so long as they put in place certain attempts at precautions. The smarter businesses are still treating it as though the infection risk means that all quarantine precautions remain in place. At least until the government explicitly states otherwise. If anything this serves to highlight the potential issues generated by the fact that politicians are incapable of actually giving a straight answer, hell you'd have more success trying to nail a live eel to a plank. Hopefully common sense prevails on this one but only time will tell. Let's face it, it speaks volumes about the general public when you have crowds protesting outside parliament claiming that Covid-19 is nothing but a government conspiracy and that there isn't really any epidemic.
    1 point
  32. Shaydee

    Ground Zero Idiocy

    One of the few reasons I'm still on Facebook - owners groups, messenger to keep in contact with some mates and shit shows like that thread. Nothing like some nice light reading to keep you entertained during lockdown
    1 point
  33. It's the G&P dbal for ir use mate
    1 point
  34. Heath

    Ground Zero Idiocy

    It would be a shame if somebody reported it. "Safety briefs will be handed to you in your car" I'm assuming they'll be getting thrown in through the window from a safe distance?
    1 point
  35. for those that need it.... Mil 1st
    1 point
  36. Robert James

    Ground Zero Idiocy

    https://imgur.com/a/KEC8l6V
    1 point
  37. have you read my other analysis threads, this is lightweight well this morning i didn't know the numbers, but you can see why i thought the idea was valid. always want to learn more, see if there is an actual proof that can sway the argument one way or the other when it comes to things like this where so much in this hobby is either horrendously subjective or "science" only by the loosest definition.
    1 point
  38. Things i've purchased over the last few weeks of COVID19 lockdown. Replica CIRAS Woodland plate carrier & mag pouches etc.. Travail 4.5kg training plates Tru-Spec M81 combat top (All the way from America) One-Tigris warbelt + bits & bobs added to it. (I already have a Multicam WARRIOR belt as well) Amazon special Red dot sight (for my Vortex Strike Eagle) **Just gotta cure the mag problem with the ICS (Won't feed bb's from full mags) + BOLT M16A4 with replica ACOG + Bayonet for giggles..
    1 point
  39. Shaydee

    My Vsr G-spec Build

    It'll be easier to fit the 303 as you won't need to drill the end of the outer barrel, I've never seen barrel length negatively affect accuracy (at least anything that's decent quality or not horrifically under volumed). No qualms about my 430mm anyways and that has been hitting kneecaps at ~50m pretty consistently, ideal for me as people forget they leave them sticking out when behind cover! 😄 Deffo chrono with your ammo like @Skara said - just to make sure you're not joule creeping over the limit. You can see you're already getting an extra 0.2J by using the 0.40s on what I guess is the stock barrel, obviously not a massive amount at the moment but can take you above the legal level. Worst case you can always lop some coils off the spring after you've let it bed in a little (leave it compressed overnight, etc) Good choice on the geoffs and the action army unit btw, they'll serve you well when lockdown is over
    1 point
  40. Easily the most sense anyone has said in 100 pages.
    1 point
  41. The existing anodising will need to be blasted or dipped and removed before the new coat can be applied. The striping will REMOVE material Anodising will ADD thickness. The finished difference will be negligible and have no affect on function. I would advise getting it HARD anodised, this is is thicker and tougher than normal, it is usually a dark grey colour which is very professional. Anodising thickness is microns
    1 point
  42. RonLancs

    Specna Arms Sa-b06 / B07

    The definition of torture, and I’ve been beaten by Turkish police. (A story for a different forum). Nice man, hope you get it soon. Ordering mine on Wed.
    1 point
  43. What a really great way to show the sport in a really bad light and bring loads of negative press we don’t need!
    1 point
  44. Skara

    My Vsr G-spec Build

    Just before you go full ham on springs, check the joules with the weight you're going to use.
    1 point
  45. 1 point
  46. belt and pouches came today, very good shout on the harness too 👍 belt is fine without load but sags a little when loaded just waiting for the harness, kydex grenade holster and universal pistol holster to turn up
    1 point
  47. tBG_Geoff

    Gun picture thread

    hahah Yes I've had it since.. well a VERY long time! ...abit like this... Marushin M1 Garand (GBB) with 10x 8rnd clips (8mm) Bespoke CO2 tank in the stock for 16g CO2 cartridges Tanio Koba rifled inner barrel
    1 point
  48. I have an ak74 made by lct.i know I can use cya mags in mine no problem and lct mags will work no problem in youres....patrol base is a good start should find what you're looking for there..or firesupport if not.i was looking for mags myself a couple of days ago and patrol base will have them in metal.
    1 point
  49. Groundzero_1.mp4 Tried many camos.i am a real fan of all camos good and bad......but have to think of the environment I play in if it's going to belp me during the game and I have found multicam tropic to be brilliant.dont see too many people in it either which is nice.
    1 point
  50. How to repair Tokyo Marui MP7 gas mags: https://atrg.blog/2018/07/26/how-to-repair-tokyo-marui-mp7-gas-mags/
    1 point
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