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  1. Super l33t old skool coolness courtesy of @heroshark!
    5 points
  2. I have done the same and agree with you on this.
    4 points
  3. Think we’ve reached the “put up or shut up” point , general consensus seems to be we do need something now so me personally I’m going to start pushing UKAPU as my chosen option from now on so I’ve up’ed my membership from the free one to the gold membership to give them more funds . May not be the ‘perfect’ answer or solution but they’ve got an established organisation in place (They’ve been around since 2010 , in airsoft turns that’s bloody historic !) and if everyone joins then they’ve got the backing to OFFICIALLY represent us as a sport/recognisable hobby/leisure activity .
    4 points
  4. MiK

    What have you made?

    Heheheh @Tacklemight be a idea of asking/getting @proffrink to set up new section/corner “Sewing with @Druid799 & @MiK“ I’m almost done with mine, just need to decide on the back panel - solid or strapping, if I want to put a radio holder on the back shoulder and some place for a patch or two.
    3 points
  5. Me personally I’d rather not have a full blown governing body overseeing airsoft , but I now realise we do need a visible national ‘organisation’ (nothing to do with this ‘open/not open sites debacle , think this has just galvanized the discussion)representing us to the Gov/local Gov/local councils/etc hence I’m now fully supporting UKAPU , as I said earlier ATB definitely has its place(representing the people who make a living from the sport) but I don’t want them to have overall control as I genuinely believe it’s not in my or my fellow players best interest to have that happen . Where as UK
    3 points
  6. A pointer about the free memberships: Free is nice. But free does nothing for them but getting numbers, for any official government body or sports England etc overlooking it doesn’t show ‘true’ committed members (UKARA is better on that front as it is people who have committed a level of playing and joined a site) Delta Force (Tesco’s of paintball) attempted to make a claim with sports England by counting everyone who has played their rental sites calling them ‘members’ - they were laughed out. The UKPSF made a move to boost membership with a free option, it was a
    3 points
  7. The EAA (European Airsoft Association.) Which are UKAPUs partner. Stopped a bill going ahead in the EU that came very nearly to passing, that would ban Airsoft entirely within the EU. Instead they turned it around so that Airsoft was recognised as a non Firearm's "activity". Which has made Airsoft more secure then ever before in the EU. So a Players Union really does make a difference if given the power.
    3 points
  8. MiK

    Airsoft Governing Bodies

    @AlphaBear You can join UKAPU for nowt ie zero, nothing, nada, zilch but there is a £5/year sub and a £10/year sub (yes, you do get a patch for £5 and get two for £10!) If a £10 a year secures Airsoft’s future from some knee-jerk shitkicking cause some fool has gotten hold of a RIF and got the law involved I think a tenner isn’t that much and imagine if everyone here had a £5 or £10 sub (thats’s like 1 or 2 less grenades/pints/Maccie-Dee’s a year) the amount of funds available to fight/lobby the powers that be in Westminster for the “sport” we all love ?
    3 points
  9. Well you kind of answered your own question! Who would run it? I dont know. Someone smarter then I. I think UKAPU have the right people in charge personally and would do a reasonable job. As we pay in our subs, they would be accountable to it's members as a union. It's better then the "nothing" we have representing us now.
    3 points
  10. And a different buttstock and rail, but is still stock 🤣🤣
    2 points
  11. Druid799

    TM M4 for trades

    “the gun is stock but has a new spring fitted doing 300-310 fps, also has a gate warfet fitted” 🤔so it’s not stock then ? 😳
    2 points
  12. "I know you are, but what am I?"😛
    2 points
  13. I have ordered from them several times this year and it has not been an issue. Next day or 2 at most. Yes, this was on the BBC website as a scam. Royal mail will never ask you anything like this via text.
    2 points
  14. MiK

    Airsoft Governing Bodies

    I would also say that the “two-tone” for non defence sales also needs tightened/looked at - all it takes is another 12yr old being given/getting hold of a pistol and being raided by the police like last year or the lad stopped in Brum a few years back, this will do so much damage to anything that is tried to make Airsoft legit. I’m not pointing fingers at the vendors to be at fault but parents also need educating more at point of sale/be held responsible when they buy their “innocent little angel” a two-tone or allow one to be brought into their household. I am a realist and I know b
    2 points
  15. I just signed up with a free account to at least show my intent to UKAPU and I also have two sons (over 18) who both play and will recommend they do likewise. As someone relatively new to the sport and to UKAPU it would be nice if someone (apologies if they already have I missed it) said that in principle, that they (UKAPU) would be willing to represent the sport as a governing body. I would happily up my membership to paid to help facilitate that happening and them having a true voice to represent us all.
    2 points
  16. I can run a 4 minute mile But not necessarily in 4 minutes
    2 points
  17. Aluminium isn't great as a conductor and isn't going to stand up to much mechanical abuse in that application. Better to get a ring crimp like @Hudson suggested.
    2 points
  18. Paintball fully has RIFs ((in my opinion - others may like to disagree)) Its been ‘tested’ a number of times. Not just the obvious magfeds, but also hoppers that look like firearms and a police study highlighted almost the whole stock of a retailer - anything black. In the early days of VCRA a least one batch of pistols to a distributor was ceased & destroyed. With the UKPSF nothing has proceeded against paintball RIFs or potential RIFs, and though not strictly to the absolute word of the VCRA & skirmishing there has been feedback from the Home Office
    2 points
  19. In addition. I am seriously thinking of throwing my hat in the ring for the vacant London Representative of UKAPU post. Though I somehow think doing the site reviews would not be possible if I did! I keep forgetting that the UKAPU Consultant Matt Furey King's Father was my wood working teacher at Secondary school back in Bristol! Matt is was also the president of the European Airsoft Association for many years.
    2 points
  20. It's not that UKAPU is ready to go to be that representation. It's that I believe they are the closest thing that we have now that could become that representation. Who are they? UKAPU Committee Biographies | UKAPU Why are they the right people? From a personal standpoint, they helped me get a RIF into the country that had been seized by border force. They have been a source of sensible legal advice for airsofters playing in the pandemic and have been almost always been correct. They have a code of Conduct, Rules of Affiliation and more. They help not only t
    2 points
  21. Many people know my opinion in the need for a bonified license, which would only come with a governing body and recognition as a valid hobby/sport. However some people don't want this recognition because people don't like change and oversight. It works for them right now, so why change? The answer is, Airsoft has been in or around part of this grey area of legality and acceptability for a very long time, which cant last forever. Are we allowed to continue, be visible and be legitimate, or not be legal and become underground? The risk of trying to find out once and for all is that w
    2 points
  22. Looks to me like some people think it’s a good idea and some don’t. End of the day until everyone agree that it’s a good thing we won’t have real representation as players. If we can’t even agree ourselves how the hell are the site owners, retailers and authorities. i know airsoft is expensive but it’s hardly going to cost hundreds a year to join the governing body (maybe save the takeaway money for a couple of weeks ). Plus there could be sponsorship etc. frankly I’m a little baffled as why people would be so against it. Makes sense to me and legitimatises airsoft as a s
    2 points
  23. If it ain't broke don't fix it! I know that maxim goes over the head of a lot of you who buy a brand new gun and proceed to tear it apart lol. Another good old saying.. too many cooks spoil the broth....think about it! Regards
    2 points
  24. Nothing's changed. The rules always stated that that date referred to organised team sport which has always been defined previously as having a governing body.
    2 points
  25. Does anyone have news on this? King Arms stated the long-awaited reissue of their FAL/SLR rifles were due last year but I guess COVID put a stop to that. Haven't heard anything since but I hope they still are coming as I've probably been waiting for them to restock for like 8 years haha.
    1 point
  26. King Arms said in 2019 that they would be re-releasing the Fal line in 2020. Well Covid hit and the release date was pushed back into the end of that year. It was then given as early 2021. Since then info has been fairly scarce, there was then a social media post claiming it would now be 2022. On the other hand without any particular fanfare the company's Galil ARM showed up restocked at WGC shop recently so there may still be hope. VFC have a FN FAL (VFC LAR model)which they are claiming will be out in September or October, it's a GBBR so might reduce the usefulness. The company
    1 point
  27. Very grown up! Lol 🤭😀 Do you mean cellotex? That stuffs bloody expensive lol.
    1 point
  28. Naughty! No firing in the safe zone.lol 😉 Regards
    1 point
  29. Awesome thanks bud hope you like 😁.
    1 point
  30. they are a scam matey it’s usually for £2.99 or something little and they link to a fake royal mail site you should report them ”Text message Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to 7726. This free-of-charge short code enables your provider to investigate the origin of the text and take action, if found to be malicious.” I usually copy the text you get and then start a new text to 7726 and type in the number it came from and then paste the message in and then copy it all again and hit send it will then ask you to add then number so I just paste the whole message in again - th
    1 point
  31. Balystik reg will do dual line no problems. you could tap your mags for cheap dual wielding but I've heard it isn't as effective or fun as you'd think. I absolutely guarantee you that the Battlecats are blocking the suez right now. That's just the luck we've had with them.
    1 point
  32. beware of those royal mail texts saying your short on postage - it won’t end well
    1 point
  33. Mayhem run the old Tech Brigade site is what I should say. Looks like Reforger have got the same advice from the council.
    1 point
  34. MIne arrived all good after 6 weeks, hadn't been opened or checked and everything is in working order. I have another from them that has been stuck for a few weeks but is now saying delivery Wednesday.Seems they may be sorting their shit out finally
    1 point
  35. I aint arguing against hpa, would be a big hypocritical given how deep i went down the air line rabbit hole. But m4 mag on a pistol is a whole different level........
    1 point
  36. You're just living in the past man. Join the dark side @Alimcd
    1 point
  37. Says L on the packaging.
    1 point
  38. My very first personal sniper rifle Upgrades inbound! Going for a lightweight secondary build - excited!
    1 point
  39. If you can cancel the Tapp adapter. Cancel it. Tapp are know for feed issues, Primary adapter is where you want to be looking. Similar price, far better product. M4 mags in a pistol is fine. It's functional, efficient and if you already have M4 mags why go elsewhere? I just got some EPM1's for mine. So much awesomeness lol
    1 point
  40. kind of a vicious circle, a body won't have that power until enough people sign up to it, once they represent enough of the uk airsoft scene (not just players but sites and retailers too) then they'll have weight. which leads us to: it does seem they're the best option we have, and arguably better to bolster their ranks to get it moved in the right direction quicker.
    1 point
  41. a very valid question, and i suspect the single biggest barrier any organisation is going to have at the outset. once it's established, well known, and has the majority of the player/site/retailer base behind it then it'll be an organisation with weight like the fia or (i don't know football so just pretend i put a football appropriate acronym instead of this long-ass bracket) as you say initially such an organisation is going to have no power, no weight, and very little efficacy when it starts out. hence the initial questioning of what organisations already exist that
    1 point
  42. interested to see how it goes, it's gonna be hit hard with active brake and precocking- i am not a kind man to motors. gonna have a very similar build to my akm too, so a good side by side comparison. tbh i'm glad someone's taking a serious go at bringing brushless to the airsoft world, i mean brushed motors were old hat in rc when i started and that was over a decade ago. but then this is a hobby where nimh's still exist (nicads even)......
    1 point
  43. are you meaning sites that are run by airsoft players as opposed to businessmen? because from what i've seen those kinds of sites can have issues of becoming cliquey/unwelcoming to folks outside the core group. there is value in the owner/marshall staff of a venue having a certain impartiality to the player base. as i mentioned in the op it's more than just the lockdown issue, although that is a symptom that highlights the problem. the main thing (for me at least, others will have their own opinions) is the airsoft lottery where sites c
    1 point
  44. We are not going to get something new. sites are going under left right and centre. 1 from the lock down 2 airsoft sites are a pocket money to landlords and with the price of timber wood land sites are getting harvested and CQB site is always under threat from redeveloped. As I said Airsoft rent for landlords is pocket money and site owners have no power or leverage so cannot be more trouble than they are worth or loss their site. Current green fees are around £25 quid most sites i know are lucky if they get 80 player regularly 26 weeks a year. so 25*80*26 =52,000 year add maybe 30 hires at £
    1 point
  45. Gas routers are one component to this. The TM mags may require a stronger hammer spring to get more from them.
    1 point
  46. DaktariT

    Airsoft Governing Bodies

    We need to drop what has come before and start a fresh. An Airsoft body needs to be for the players and dictate to the sites not the other way round. Most sites seemed to be short lived due to agreement set in the favour of the landowner who easily close the sites when better monies become available. We need something new.
    1 point
  47. Iceni

    Airsoft Range Background?

    Old blackout curtains. If you can find the double lined velvet ones they should be heavy enough not to move a lot, and with a dense ruffle I doubt a bb will even make them move. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fabulous-1970s-Vintage-Curtains-Brown-Velvet-Velour-Retro-210-drop-228-width/254912494297?hash=item3b59f7fad9%3Ag%3A0fQAAOSwLEJgT2Ab&LH_Auction=1
    1 point
  48. suddenly i understand why the WE luger's hop unit is upside down......
    1 point
  49. Alimcd

    Gun picture thread

    Fresh from Mark at FMJUK, here’s my crack at building a DMR Semi only, chronos in at 430-435 with 0.2’s. Started life as a two-tone Cyma that needed some tlc. Fresh spring, new hop unit+barrel, changed the motor to a higher torque Infinity and rewired it for standard Gate-style mosfets. Picked up a wooden stock from Airsofttiger. Sanded, stained and finished etc. Sanded off seam lines, got some slightly unusual (but real-steel accurate) Winchester trades cut and sent it off for a coat of Cerakote E110 Midnight.
    1 point
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