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  1. Have you adjusted the hop at all? Sounds like you're pretty new to the sport, set your hop then your sights.
  2. It's not about whether you'll interact with paintballers. It's more about the mentality of the people running the events and games, how they set up cover etc. My experiences of these types of sites is it rarely seems to make for a good day and that is including experience (albeit limited) of this site. They just don't seem to flow in the same way, game rules, game scenarios etc are generally set for a paintballers mentality. The difference is hard to spot or explain clearly, it's just something I've noticed.
  3. Maddog Airsoft used to be a pretty much flat field with a bunch of stuff (junk) that acts as cover. Its been a long time since I've been there, the idea of going back has never occured to me. Combat Airsoft is a paintball site that does Airsoft, facilities are great but my experience of Airsoft at paintball sites is rarely good and combat Airsoft is no exception to that. Battlestations is small but loads of man made cover, they have recently relocated to near their old site and videos of gameplay don't look great, basic stuff like armbands being worn on chest rigs. I never liked the feel of the days I've done there. Gunman Airsoft, tuddenham is great, fantastic site (physically, buildings, woods, scrublands etc) Has had it's ups and downs with different managers, but it's looking promising under a new guy. Generally a bad day at tuddenham is better than an average day at the other sites mentioned. The goal was pretty one dimensional for me, good if you like it but it's a hard site to make play well and the Marshalls have done a great job to make it as good as it is. Nice atmosphere and facilities. They do get booked up in advance since covid. They are one of the few sites that actively remind people it's the last day to get a full refund if you can't make a game day this weekend. Never seen any other business be that proactive at helping customers, which I think speaks volumes. Well worth a visit and if you like it you'll love it, or you'll chalk it up as an experience, not a bad experience but maybe not what you're into all the time. Warzone might be worth considering too. Not been but a guy I met recently seemed to think it was good.
  4. Did you get it working after reassembling? I guess from a lack of follow up it's yes.
  5. My suggestion at this point would be to stop, connect the motor up, attach a battery and "pull" the trigger (move the bit to simulate a trigger pull). Does it turn the motor? If not you have a break in the circuit and that is what needs sorting. Also, make a not of any shims, where they are etc so you can replace them exactly when reassembling. When I reassemble I have the piston forward. assuming it's not caught on the gears it'll go forward when you add the spring anyway. Also, I'd check the lever thing is moving up and down freely at the back.
  6. I got the impression it was now dry firing and therefore ok? Still having issues?
  7. Have you got both the red and the black wire connected to the motor? Can't tell from this angle. Also - whats going on with the battery plugs? looks like there is 2 coming off the rif. As for the cut off, there is a mechanical cut off for it, but I'd rather exclude this first before encouraging someone to open their gearbox (at the very least you'd need to remove it from the lower), especially if they aren't that experienced at it.
  8. Pics of how far you have stripped it down would help, assuming you've done anything. My initial suggestion would be to check the connectors on the motor, did they come off? Then test with the motor out of the grip, connectors on then add the battery. To do this remove the pistol grip base plate and are there 2 wires connected to the motor? Are there any upgrades or MOSFETs?
  9. Depends entirely on the look and battery that you want to go for. I think standard black crane stocks look good, I used a g&g one on mine for a while and the battery space was enough for a 7.4 2600mah crane stock battery. You can do things like a magpul style CTR with a printed butt pad or a magpul extended pad that's been milled out but you'll then need to run a smaller battery (c1000 mah). All depends on the look you want and the battery size you need. I think putting a super modern stock like a magpul ACS and then running the original rail (12+years "old") looks odd.
  10. Personally, if you're comfortable with soldering I'd recommend doing it yourself. There are a couple of options you can do. There are some bars in the stock that are a gold colour, you can solder your wire to the bars. These bars have a contact with the wire that runs up the stock tube. Think Eagle6 has a video on youtube for this, if not there must be a youtube video on this method. My preference is to solder directly to the wires that run along the bottom of the stock tube and effectively cut the bars out of the system. This makes swapping stocks easier and I personally see it as another thing that could go wrong has been removed, including a reduction to the resistance of the whole circuit. The TM stocks also have the stock batteries partially visible as standard, so when you do the first method generally people have the wires partly on show or try to cover it with tape and it never seems to work.
  11. First game in almost 6 months, caused by a mix of frustrating games, family life, other hobbies and a severe lack of spare time. It was good to get a game in, went to a team green day at tuddenham (same site gunman run) and the level of play was brilliant. The games were a bit more confined, limits on where you could go etc which I'm not a fan of (hate being funnelled into attacking certain spots) but I came away from the day extremely tired and pretty darn happy. Not a single issue of poor hit taking or cheat calling, all players were very nice.......not a spectacular event, just really darn good run of the mill Airsoft skirmish.
  12. I've always found that the gear snob thing is generally worse when it's in reverse. The whole - "I have kit that's just as good and it only cost me half a packet of crisps...." I have done a lot of milsims and events, I see it more when I am the local skirmish site. As mentioned by others there will be a whole mix of people there, some will have spent a small fortune on kit but just because they have priortised their spending that way doesn't mean they won't welcome you etc. though it can be a little daunting. The main thing at a milsim event other people are interested in is whether you are competent, what kit you have can give clues as to whether you're competent (but your kit is not the be all and end all). Rock up to a January trees game with a summer sleeping bag and no warm kit and you'll be a liability that will be a drain on your team mates and probably the event organiser. Having had to take myself out of events or ration my supplies etc. to look after people who weren't competent is frustrating. (think people taking a small bottle of lucazade for a 4 hour patrol around mountains or don't drink enough water in warm weather so go down with dehydration/sunstroke, both are genuine examples). Some of the best and most competent players I knew had the cheapest kit and actually in ways enhanced how they were because they adapted and worked really well with what they had. They didn't run super bulky gucci plate carriers, because they only had chest rigs etc. It does sound like you're not the most experienced, so I'd echo what the others have said about checking out filmsim, gunman airsoft and other day long event organisers (such as legion airsoft). I'd also encourage you think about what you want and why. Do you want the full 24 hour, sleep in game experience, or the tighter rules on high caps, or the camo based PID vs armbands? Then give some thought as to what you're genuinely ready for an book on/approach the relevant organisers.
  13. My understanding is that should be fine, you have a defence to manufacture a realistic imitation firearm due your defence that you're an airsofter. Your membership of ukara then proves that defence. While it's very tempting to buy a two tone, I'll still advise against it, even though it's very tempting. Reasons for advising against it is you haven't had enough games to know if you truly like airsoft enough to spend on it, most people love their first game, by game 3/4 a lot have lost that buzz and have often over spent. Still love it after 3 games- spend away. Also, you're so new it's hard to understand what you'll like longer term, I hated m4s when I started but now I think they're awesome. You haven't messed with other players rifs at events, you don't know the pros and cons over what you're buying (based on the number of times I see "just bought this.....is it any good?!" Type threads. Covering a two tone isn't as easy as it seems, most covered two tones generally have some of the bright paint peeking through and you'll never get the best value if/when you decide to sell it.
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