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Immortal

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Been lurking in the shadows and reading lot's of helpful info here so I thought I'd join up and say hello and thank you.

I've already learnt a lot from various threads but there's still plenty to take onboard. Don't worry, I know how to use the "Search" feature so I'll do my best not to ask if I can find the answer. Anyway...

 

Been shooting guns since I could load a Spud Gun (about 35+ years). Mostly airguns but when I get the chance I go for the real steel. M9s, M4s, M249 (my favorite). I used to build custom airguns - some parts I'd make and some where just sourced. Not too different to this hobby/sport really although AEGs seem more like RC cars internally with gears 'n' stuff. I have a small Mill so I'll be making a few more things as and when. If I wasn't shooting in the real world then I've been doing it virtually since the Commodore 64 & Atari... LOL. I thought I may have been a little old for this sport but it seems to attract all ages, thankfully!

 

I'm new to the sport but only as far as playing. I did the Bunker 51 Zombie day and never looked back - and never went back either as that place smells like death died and clings to you inside & out. Totally gross place and a health hazard! Good fun though.

 

Now my airsoft guns: I bought my first AK47 AEG 3 days before the VCRA kicked in and I have an old M870. As that was 10 years ago I went and bought a couple of newer guns a few months ago.

 

From reading here I know there's no love for the brand I chose. I have no issue with it and the gun does what it should. To a degree I think as long as it works as it should, the rest is down to how you use it. Time will tell. I have a Nuprol Delta Sopmod (insert shock horror and rejection here!). It isn't perfect but the issue is only cosmetic being a little movement on the hand guard. The 551 holo bridging the guard to the upper receiver has fixed that till I can replace it with something better. I like it, it's all metal and weighty - not far from the real one in weight which is important to me. Shoots a little lower fps than stated but still has great range and hits hard. No quarms so far and nothing that can't be fixed.

 

I also have a WE G17 which is good fun. Of course I have my eyes on a few more. My airgun history has left me wanting a Sniper rifle and I've always wanted one of those Mad Max shotguns.

 

As far as kit; it's all MTP. I like it a lot. I don't see much love for that either so I guess I go against the grain on most things. I like the pattern and colour. The OSPREY vest is top banana although if I didn't already have the soft armour it would look a little daft and baggy. Overkill? Maybe but it's immersion and I always go in balls deep. All or nothing. Do it right or don't bother. Vietnam Tiger Stripe is my other camo.

 

I play at TWA in Croydon. I just turn up on me jax, no friends that play but when you got a mask on and if the other players are on the ball then we have a great game. Any other players from there here? I've seen a few mention they go there, perhaps I've met you already? Looking to try other sites around London and the South. NAE looks a good'un.

 

I don't do FB but I like to watch a few tube vids; Kicking Mustang is great to watch if you like that sort of thing.

 

Bored yet? I think I've said more than enough... :D My future posts will be short! Over and out.

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Welcome :).

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5 hours ago, EDcase said:

Welcome, with that write-up it seems like I know you already :D

 

If you can get to Absolute Airsoft Reading this Sunday, would be great to chat with a similar aged chap ;)

 

Thanks EDcase. Very kind of you to offer. I won't be able to get there this weekend as I'm playing on Saturday which normally cripples me for the week but I'd definitely like to join you on a different day. Probably in the New Year now.

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Welcome.

 

nice write up actually, its better than just Hi from London.... well that's what I wrote I think?

 

I play at Reading the Mall often, next going on the 10th of December. 

In terms of around London; south i'm not to familiar with, but north/north-east (hertfordshire way) you have AWA, Dragons Lair, Red1 CQB and Tech Brigade to name a few. West, I think DogTag is over that way, along with loads of others that I know nothing about because I dont venture out that far yet.

 

Try going over to the Gaol, that was fantastic, as (biased view) is the Mall. 

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Kicking Mustang regularly plays at Dragons Lair with Mr Longbow, both are really nice guys. When I first met them there I didn't have a foggiest who they both were, but they were really friendly and helpful and awesome to play with.

 

 

I dont know many sites south of the River as I am north, but if your looking for a game up here, hit me up and you can tag along to any of the games we go to:)

 

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13 minutes ago, Robert James said:

Welcome.

 

nice write up actually, its better than just Hi from London.... well that's what I wrote I think?

 

I play at Reading the Mall often, next going on the 10th of December. 

In terms of around London; south i'm not to familiar with, but north/north-east (hertfordshire way) you have AWA, Dragons Lair, Red1 CQB and Tech Brigade to name a few. West, I think DogTag is over that way, along with loads of others that I know nothing about because I dont venture out that far yet.

 

Try going over to the Gaol, that was fantastic, as (biased view) is the Mall. 

 

:D Thanks for the headsup, I'll take a look at the sites you've mentioned. Some are on my "to play at" list.

 

9 minutes ago, Prisce said:

Kicking Mustang regularly plays at Dragons Lair with Mr Longbow, both are really nice guys. When I first met them there I didn't have a foggiest who they both were, but they were really friendly and helpful and awesome to play with.

 

 

I dont know many sites south of the River as I am north, but if your looking for a game up here, hit me up and you can tag along to any of the games we go to:)

 

 

Sounds good to me mate, my better half is a Loughton girl so I know where you mean. Small world isn't it. Cracks me up everytime I see the sign for the "Secret Nuclear Bunker".  Thanks for the offer, I'll take you up on it in the New Year. :)

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Welcome! :)

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On 29/11/2017 at 9:27 AM, Immortal said:

I have a Nuprol Delta Sopmod (insert shock horror and rejection here!).

 

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I could spray it Beige? :P

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