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  1. A site review from my recent trip to Skirmish Leicester. Enkoy!
    https://recon101.uk/sites/skirmish-leicester-18-10-2020/

  2. Hate it when you've packed the car and are ready 10 minutes early. Feels like you've forgotton something.

    1. Shamal

      Shamal

      Haha and you generally have!!

       

  3. Finding myself really wanting an ARP-556

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    2. Skara

      Skara

      wait until G&G releases the polymer body one!!!

    3. Steveocee

      Steveocee

      Have bought a 5.5" outer to stick onto my AM008 until I can decide 😎 (swapping 5" of outer for 5" of suppressor)

    4. Skara

      Skara

      Did the same to my honey badger, went from a 9/10" front end to a 5" one.

      Range and accuracy didn't change at all, and somehow it's quieter now 😕

  4. Have discovered the exciting world of hi capa modification. Oh boy this'll hurt the MasterCard.

    1. rocketdogbert

      rocketdogbert

      Oh dear. Be prepared for frustration and disappointment in equal measure 😂

    2. trojan1106

      trojan1106

      Save both the frustration and disappointment, go straight to the Elite Shooting Centre, and tell Mr Mike Cripps what you want. Easy!

    3. Steveocee

      Steveocee

      @trojan1106 where's the fun in building it up though then?

  5. Seeing some sites opening in June. Surely this can't be right?

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    2. Cr0-Magnon

      Cr0-Magnon

      Woodland sites in Scotland are just working out the finer details and then they are free to reopen.

    3. FreeFrag.UK

      FreeFrag.UK

      I read through the requirements outlined on the BBC for competitive sports and it included a requirement for testing facilities at the point of entry along with a myriad of other things which to me would indicate it's a bit of premature move. I guess it's just a case of "wait and see" but to be honest I can't see myself returning until things have settled considerably.

    4. Albiscuit

      Albiscuit

      As much as I want to play, I would be inclined to wait until it’s advised and likely to be back to normal. I get some places are able to host smaller groups etc but 3v3 or games with squads of 6 in a woodland setting do not appeal to me. 
      I think returning for the sale of returning early would cause more issues personally.

  6. I'm in love with my new 4.3 Capa 😍

  7. And now my G18C needs to fly the nest (link) 😢

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    2. Steveocee

      Steveocee

      Trying to standardize my rigs, opted to go with the Hi-capa as I have a 5.1 and a 4.3 on the way. The G18 is great and it's nice it's lighter than the Capa's but I just prefer the capa.

    3. Skara

      Skara

      Fair enough.

    4. Steveocee

      Steveocee

      And just like that, it has gone. I will feel bad for the rest of the day but then tomorrow excitement as the new toy is hopefully shipped.

  8. TRMR anyone? Linky

    1. strykerles

      strykerles

      I've just brought a Quake 8, dammit to hell!!

       

    2. BibbsOnTour

      BibbsOnTour

      got one off here a while back but whereabouts did you get that pouch sir?

    3. Steveocee

      Steveocee

      Erm....I think it was an Amazon job. I forget the name of it and it's now boxed up and on it's way to the new owner. I know it was only marketed as a 40mm holder looked like it would do the job, woudl probably remember the name if I saw it.

  9. Thought I found a H8r in stock then. Nearly wee'd but no, not in stock.

    1. Asomodai

      Asomodai

      I found one in Denmark? Old school Email style ordering. 

       

       But it's only 54ish quid. They are a legit business. You have to order first and then they will calculate shipping and invoice for payment. 

       

      https://arms-gallery.dk/kat668-Revolvere/side6208-H8R-Co2-revolver-GEN-2.html

       

       

    2. Steveocee

      Steveocee

      @Asomodai what a gem you are! I've just dropped them an email and ordery thingy to see what they come back with. As long as they don't destroy me on shipping this could work out really well.

  10. It's taken 8 weeks but the ghillie is done! Cannot wait to try it out.

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    2. Skara

      Skara

      Lucky, I'm still waiting for haloscreen to get back in stock somewhere.

    3. Steveocee

      Steveocee

      @Diemaco it's a ghillie so you wouldn't see it 😉
      @Skara halo stuff is super popular isn't it? Totally opposite end of the spectrum but mine was made fully with Helikon ghillie yarns (I've gone easy though so I don't look like an electrified wookie).

    4. Skara

      Skara

      Nah it's not as popular as plastic leaves, mostly due to its cost and lack of availability (you can only get it from LCS or Theyma)

      I reckon it's more versatile than leaves as it doesn't have that awful plasticky look (no matter how much you try to mod them, they'll still look out of place).

       

      My ghillies are going to be mostly cotton, some HS whenever I get my hands on some and some hair bands for real vegetation (you can't beat nature, can you?).

       

      Jute has its application for sure, but as you said most plebs just pile up strands upon strands and end up looking like a meth addicted wookie who's just gone through a car wash.

  11. Start of another week, keep your chins up guys. I know I'm starting to struggle a bit but I'm OK with that.

    1. Skara

      Skara

      My country has slowly started to ease the lockdown measures.

      IF there is no increment in cases,

      IF people keep behaving according to the new measures,

       

      We may be allowed to practice team sports (airsoft included) from the 18th.

       

      Meanwhile I can go for a walk in the woods without being arrested now :D

  12. NEVER throw parts away. There will always be somewhere you can use them. Check out the latest Recon101 blog post.

    1. Adolf Hamster

      Adolf Hamster

      A well stocked box o' bits is not to be underestimated.

  13. I'm really missing Airsoft now ☹️

    1. Adolf Hamster

      Adolf Hamster

      same here, wanna go shoot people

    2. RobHedley

      RobHedley

      I set up a shooting range in the Garden which entertained me for about 30 minutes. I even did John Wick / Taran Tactical moves and tried to snap shoot different targets...... I still only lasted half an hour.

    3. Skara

      Skara

      Same.

      I don't even have a garden to set up a shooting course :(

  14. Ghillie update. Day 2. Nobody warned me how boring this would be. Genuinely want to stab myself in the eye with my craft needle.

    1. Impulse

      Impulse

      This sounds about right... However, at the end remember that you'll have a pretty unique product that will properly stand out on the field... in the safe zone because no one will see you in the field ;) (because nobody makes their own ghillie these days because they can just buy a pre-made leaf suit and be done with it)

       

      It's worth it in the end. I'm doing mine too and it's hell. We'll get there eventually! xD

  15. 3 Weeks odd to kill?? Just pulled the ghillie base and yarns out.

    1. Impulse

      Impulse

      Haha, we're in the same boat. Got a leaf suit, but I want a proper ghillie suit and I've had all the stuff for around 10 years now!

       

      What are you using for yours? I'm using hessian and a webtex concealment vest.

    2. Skara

      Skara

      This boat is rather large then.

      I have 2 systems to craft (leaf suit and viper hood)

    3. Steveocee

      Steveocee

      @Impulse very similar boat.

      I'm using a modified webtex in that is been cut off at the back where the belt strap is and stitched so it doesn't fall apart then using Helikon ghillie fibres for the yarn, just like burlap only they won't go up in flames.

       

      Using a self threading needle to get the yarns into the base cloth to leave elastic free for foliage.

  16. Anyone else bored yet?

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    2. sonofsammo

      sonofsammo

      @rocketdogbert I must be boring then 😂

    3. Skara

      Skara

      I can still work :(

      which means being bored by default because I can only do a small portion of what I actually have to do.

       

      When I'm home I can't do anything because living in a flat sucks... I can only plink at a chimney on a roof 40m from my window but that's about it :(

    4. Nick G

      Nick G

      Not yet, servicing all the guns, garden plinking and giving the cars a serious clean inside and out should keep me busy for a good while. Then I'm sure The Boss will find me a few little jobs to do round the house ! Just hope I've got enough BBs to last 

      Oh and cruising the Gun porn on the interweb and compiling a huge wish list 🤣

  17. Hello, I appreciate you may have some stock flow issues ATM but do you know when you'll be getting some more suppressors in? Really trying to get my hands on something 200mm long with a diameter 30-34mm?

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    2. Steveocee

      Steveocee

      Lol realised what that could imply 😐 neither you guys @Rogerborg or @Sitting Duck able to help out then? 😉

    3. Sitting Duck

      Sitting Duck

      Alas mine isn't that long....

      it is what you do with it I tell Mrs Duck

      (but she responds all small owners say that)

       

      they are about still if Pete is out...

       

      https://www.bullseyecountrysport.co.uk/cyma-airsoft-black-mock-suppressor-200mm-x-35mm-14mm-ccw-33965-p.asp

       

      best of luck

       

       

    4. ak2m4

      ak2m4

      Haha, I honestly stopped selling 200mm since no bugger even wanted them

  18. Past 3 AliExpress orders are unmoved for 3 weeks 😞 not looking good chaps.

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    2. Rogerborg

      Rogerborg

      " I've been told that the HK postal service is fine so far."

       

      HK have fairly effectively quarantined themselves and stopped most of the Plague Zombies shuffling in from the mainland.  Their supply chains will be infec- I mean, affected, same as everywhere else, but if you're buying from stock, now, you should be OK.

    3. Philby21

      Philby21

      Ordered a couple of bits from two different AliExpress sellers on the 28th of January, one dispatched pretty quickly and arrived on the 18th of February.  Notification that the other has been dispatched received two days ago.  Seems like some stuff is moving but it's very hit and miss.

       

      Personally speaking, as long as it's not a return of bubonic plague (death toll 70-200 million) or Spanish flu (death toll 40-50 million) then I'm not too concerned.  The "regular" flu virus kills 300,000-500,000 people a year (source), current global death toll appears to be around 2,800 out of 82,000 reported cases (source), a mortality rate of 3.4%, this obviously does not take into account unreported cases of those people who felt a bit unwell for a couple of weeks, didn't bother seeing a doctor and recovered without an issue, resulting in figures giving more weight to the death toll.

       

      Context is a wonderful thing but doesn't sell newspapers.  Either that or I've just become overly cynical following year after year after year of the latest "panic".

    4. Sitting Duck

      Sitting Duck

      Alas this Corona crap is gonna mess a lot of stuff up

       

      Many more people like this...

       

       

  19. Deans connectors ordered. How badly can I screw this up?

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    2. ak2m4

      ak2m4

      Great advice from @Rogerborg I learnt this the hard way

    3. Steveocee

      Steveocee

      And queue a fantastic video pop up in my YT subscription feed from @Armourpiercing. Impeccable timing dude.

    4. Sitting Duck

      Sitting Duck

      yeah I saw that with connector set & vice etc...

      saw that this morning - nice dsg vid too

       

      I was thinking of buying a Titan on my wish list with Seigetek etc...

       

      After watching the vid I am even more determined to

      NOT buy a Titan

       

      Good vid, amazing build - heck 7.4v would have done

      but as Luke said he did it to prove a point

      not he can't build it, but chooses NOT to build wanker guns

  20. Inconsiderate postman woke me at 7 with my Skirmshop order.

    1. Lozart

      Lozart

      Bastard. I hope you gave him what for!

    2. Steveocee

      Steveocee

      A bloody good thanking for safely delivering my G-Spec kit is was he got 🤓

    3. Monkman

      Monkman

      7AM?  Bloody hell that's good service.  :)

       

  21. Fog Stop review by a fat sweaty guy (no cringe video)

     

    1. Skara

      Skara

      Come on!

      We want a parkinsons levels of shaky video review recorded in 480p, with lots of really heavy breathing!!

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    2. #blackadder

      #blackadder

      Adrift for 15 months! Spooky .

    3. Philby21

      Philby21

      Why would you make me click on a Daily Fail link?? Why?????

    4. Steveocee

      Steveocee

      @Philby21 It's like a rick roll for people who can read 😎

  22. Second play with camo pens. Quite happy with the result.

    IMG_20200215_132721.thumb.jpg.58a9b5af807a3470cbf08c6f1ac12ceb.jpg

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    2. Steveocee

      Steveocee

      @L3wisD It does, even if you prep really well (lots-o-sanding) the final outcome is very textured as you're applying relatively thick amounts with a sponge. On RIFs I see it as a good thing as it's quite grippy and matt. I guess you could sand it back and lacquer if you wanted smooth but then it'd be glossy?

    3. EDcase

      EDcase

      If you drop it, you'll never find it again 🤣

    4. Steveocee

      Steveocee

      The other side is florescent pink 😎

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