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  1. I'm heading through to London next week for the first time in a while.

    Is there anywhere airsoft-related (or similar) you'd recommend visiting?

    I know of Wolf Armouries, and I'm flying there & back, so won't be able to buy anything gun-like, but wouldn't mind a browse, or a short shoot; be it on a range or a game.

    What is there?

    1. Robert James

      Robert James

      what part of London? You can try Bunker 51 but iv'e not heard great things... AirsoftZone in Romford. Proairsoftsupplies in Archway

    2. Gimli


      if you're looking for a game nearby, Tactical Warfare near Croydon plays Saturday and is pretty cheap

  2. I hate ordering from X-Fire sometimes.
    At least it's less expensive... <_<

    1. proffrink


      Truly useless website. Their new one is just as bad too.


      Seriously it's not that hard to have proper postage calculations - it must be so expensive for them to manually calculate every shipping fee.

    2. Hudson


      It's just taken so long to even approach getting my parcel.

      It's spent about a week in customs before they've even thought about sending me the invoice.
      Annoying when it can travel all the way from Japan in under 48 hours.

    3. proffrink


      Remember as soon as it hits your local depot you can ring in - even without the letter - and pay over the phone. But yeh, HMRC have been a bit useless lately. I've something that's been stuck in there for a few days now also.

  3. Spent most of yesterday kitting up for shooting today, and it ended up having to be cancelled due to low numbers. Yay. :(

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    2. AshOnSnow


      It's a fairly large site - old abandoned WW2 RAF training ground. It's got 5 main areas of contact between the two teams, so at 120, that's 60 on each team, split across the 5 areas which takes it down to 12 per squad, minus 4 on each who are doddling back to respawn, so each little concentrated battle only becomes 8 on 8 (give or take, the Grasslands area usually has a little more as it's a larger space).


      Parking is tricky though!

    3. Hudson


      What site is it?

    4. AshOnSnow


      Coms Site 3

  4. Despite all the slagging they get; I honestly can't fault OnlyBBguns for this order.

    Lone UK stockist (that I could find) Over 20% less than the usuall RRP, free delivery & arrived the day after it was posted.

    Still feel a bit dirty though! :lol:

    1. Albiscuit


      It is deserved..  BUT if your after something and they are cheaper then why not!! I tend to stay away from a couple of shops for previous customer service issues, employment issues and ethical reasons, until its going to affect my wallet and place an order.. But your right does make me feel dirty B)

    2. Sitting Duck

      Sitting Duck

      They are the better of 3 x well known BB shop muppets

      still a bit mickey mouse but like you say if you know what you want and they have it then it is worth a look.

      Most of their stuff is 2-tone as they mainly sell to newcomers

      but even then bought a few bits off them in the past and all good

      even a 2-tone non blowback m92 wasn't bad for £30 - 10% discount delivered.

      Despite the newbie beginner shop - good to support some local shops now n then I guess


      wouldn't catch me recommending JBBG

      highly highly unlikely to suggest BBGuns4Less

      But Only - aka iwholesales - same addy are ok out of the 3


      glad you got it sorted

  5. Dear Lord I can't believe I'm even considering it...but how are OnlyBBguns for delivery?

    I know; I wouldn't even think about using them normally; but they're the only place I can find what I'm after in stock, and the item itself is actually a decent product; is it worth it, or are they con-artists?

    Now excuse me whilst I shower the filth away.

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    2. Max2000


      I am ordering G&G 0.25g BBS from them for a decent (the lowest) price I can find! (Ordering 5 bags) I think the postage is free and takes 3-4 days.

    3. Max2000


      Sitting Duck thanks a lot!!! The discount code works!

    4. Hudson


      Yep, worked for me too!

      One VZ58 RIS kit ordered!
      £58.49 delivered, as opposed to the £80 everywhere else has it advertised for! (Assuming they even have them in stock).

      Thanks very much, Mister Duck!

  6. Japan to UK: < 36 hours 
    Halfway across England: Several days & counting. Yaaaay parcel force!

  7. Are there any spray-paints out there that give a nice Coyote brown type colour? (And are available in the UK)

    1. sokar666
    2. Hudson


      Thanks. I *did* find that one earlier today; but it's as much for postage as it is for the damned paint!


      I've bought some Plastikote I'm gonna try out in the morning; it might not be 100%, but hopefully closer than the Khaki & Tan paints I've got currently.

  8. Are there any sites around (20/30 minutes) Manchester that are a mix of indoor and outdoor?

  9. I don't suppose anyone has the front end from an AK beta they'd sell, do they?

  10. PC blew up tonight. Boo. :(

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    2. GiantKiwi


      @Lozart - It is if its a noname cheapo brand :P

    3. Lozart


      I usually find, the cheaper the PSU, the more likely it is to spike and wipe out the HDD too. That's why I have a Corsair HX1050....

    4. proffrink


      Like Lozart says: If your PSU goes then it usually takes at least the motherboard with it.


      Might just be heat though. Clean them fans and radiators yearly, people. And don't use generic case fans (with a few exceptions) unless you like poor air flow.

  11. Just about packed for F&O tomorrow. Bring & buy sale to boot. :D

  12. Urgh. 15 year olds trying to buy my RIFs. >:(

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    2. Hudson


      I kind of feel a bit bad now; the kid got banned from the groups...oh dear how sad, never mind.

    3. Governor


      First, be smart from the very beginning. Pulverize all teeth, burn off fingerprints, and disfigure the face. Forcing a DNA test to establish identity (if it ever comes to that) might introduce the legal/forensic hurdle that saves your ass down the line. An unidentifiable body can, in a pinch, be dressed in thrift store clothes and dropped in a bad part of town where the police are less likely to question it. I don't reommend that disposal method, I'm just saying an easily identifiable...

    4. SeniorSpaz87


      Bury the body parts at least 2m underground, vertically, with a dead fox or something equivalent at least 2 feet above the body. Satellites use ground penetrating radar to look for 5-6ft horizontal shallow holes in the ground. And the fox is for if a police dog finds the body; investigators will find the animal and assume that's what the dog smelt (dogs are trained to find buried bodies, whatever the species)

  13. We got to play with tanks last night. :D 1:15 for the fun part:

  14. Are replacement parts for the Echo 1 Vintorez available anywhere?

    1. TheFull9


      If you can find out the company who actually made it, probably.

    2. proffrink
    3. Hudson


      Well the E1 and AY seem to the be the same model, from what I can tell.

  15. Picked myself up a Vintorez today. :D

  16. I'm looking at giving some .30 ammo a try for general AEG usage; are there any new-ish brands out that are worth a look before I go for some blasters?

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    2. PT247


      RWA not RWS.... don't know what is going on with my typing/brain today lol

    3. Hudson


      The surgeons seem to be out of stock everywhere. :(

    4. Hudson


      I'll have a look into the proballs. Might even try the .32s.


      Cheers fella!

  17. First visit to Proving Grounds today. Was okay; but I won't be hurrying back anytime soon.

  18. 4 AKs is enough for Sunday...right? Or should I pack one moire, just in case?

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    2. Sitting Duck

      Sitting Duck

      double check all requirements first bb's mags lipo bfg etc... if all ok then pack more 4 ak's & no mag or lipo is not very useful

    3. Hudson


      It was a satirical post fella...

      I've been doing this 19 years; just don't usually take so many of one type is all! ;)

    4. Sitting Duck

      Sitting Duck

      seen one poor guy go through 3 guns in one day - no I didn't touch them, so 4 might just be ok at a scrape

  19. First visit to Proving Grounds this weekend!

  20. G3 Midcaps; are they still a thing anywhere? All the places I've looked so far have been sold out for donkeys years.

  21. Off to the Northern Shooting Show today!

  22. It's Bring & Buy day at Otley this Sunday. I'd best gathe up some of the AEGs I don't mind selling!

    1. cropzy


      Whereabouts in Otley?

    2. Hudson


      Well it's Khe Sahn; the F&O site there to be specific, but Just to calling it F&O Otley.


      They run a bring and buy sale on the first game day of each month during the lunch hour.

    3. Hudson


      *just used

  23. Anybody else had problems getting a Pro-Win M4 hop unit to fit? It won't go by about 1 or 2mm; I'm presuming due to the flat shape of the top section, as opposed to the slanted shape of normal hop units, perhaps?

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    2. Hudson


      The army one is compatible.

    3. Max2000


      I think the problem in yours is that your outer barrel "chamber" is too short and that's why the prowin doesn't fit.


    4. Hudson


      I'll give that a check and see. Cheers!

  24. Gorka and Digi-Flora arrived!

  25. It's always this time of the weekend when I actually start wondering if I can actually be bothered going shooting in the morning or not.

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    2. Sitting Duck

      Sitting Duck

      New site perhaps - either more serious or more of a chilled laid back back style - either or but with decent fair playing players. A site is only as good as the people and Marshals that play/operate it

    3. Hudson


      I've tried all the ones within travelling distance unfortunately.

      I'm just waiting for my main site to re-open now winter's on it's way out.

    4. ImTriggerHappy


      Sometimes you just need to take a break so you appreciate it more when you go back to it.

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