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Zuzu last won the day on January 11 2016

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  1. I'd also recommend sticking with irons at first. Are you an experienced shooter? Do you know what to look for/avoid with optics? I don't know that I'd recommend waiting until you're in CQB before you put on an optic, unless I'm misreading you. Once you get more money and experience under your belt I'd recommend something like a Vortex strikefire or sparc. Lifetime no questions asked warranty. Even if you buy a used one, it's covered no questions asked. The only dot I'd rather have is an Aimpoint(at twice the price). I wish I could advise on an airsoft brand optic, but I've never looked into them. I have scopes and dots lying around from my ARs, so I use those.
  2. Great point, Loco. In that situation it's a be a dick/don't be a dick call. The situation I'm referring to not wanting MED/bang is NOT that. I'm talking about arenas/fields that have very specific MEDs that nobody can properly perceive a lot of the time(Not claiming my depth perception is infallible). You get people losing their shit when they believe they were shot within MED(when they weren't) or people trying to bang kill from 30 feet, opponent facing them. Someone who will mag dump into an uncovered face at point blank range isn't mature enough to handle a water pistol. That should be grounds for instant removal from game, if not a ban from future events. It's completely outside the spirit of a voluntary safety kill/no MED game, even if not a rules as written violation. $.02
  3. I'm relieved there's no MED and safety kills aren't expected.
  4. Do you have other gear like LBE, pistol/battle belt,boots, hydration, assault pack/bag, rifle sling, weapon light, hand light, utility pouches? Don't cheap out on boots. Get something that will last, be comfy, and keep the water out. I can't stress this enough. Also, don't buy online unless they have a great return policy. Test fit your boots. Break them in before an OP. If you're seriously strapped for cash you may want to divorce yourself from the molle setup and use old surplus LC belt/suspender rig. It will look more like Vietnam grunt gear than modern SF but you'll spend (A LOT)less and it works. It'll also last much longer than airsoft brand gear. You may also want to skip on a pistol for now if funds are really tight. With no MED for rifleman you may find you're only wasting CO2/green gas charges($). Trial trial trial. Test out your stuff before you go the OP. Especially magazines. Don't buy a large batch of magazines until you know your gun works with them. Buy one or two of several different brands. Make sure your optic doesn't shut off randomly or lose battery connection(and ultimately your zero) anytime it gets bumped. Zero your optic with whatever bb weight you want to use. Turn it on with a fresh battery at brightness setting you'll use and see how long it takes to die. Find out how long you can leave it running because switching on and off sucks. Especially when shit suddenly hits the fan. Do you have any experience with things like rifle slings? If not I'd recommend starting with a cheap USGI two point sling. One point slings may look more tactical, and they are faster for changing shoulder, but they suck for running around and long duration carry. Learning to swap shoulders with a 2 point isn't hard anyway. All other things being equal choose the lighter option. Ounces equal pounds.
  5. I have a couple questions about radio etiquette and operating procedures. I'm really interested in the subject because I work in LE/Emergency comms. One thing that's a huge pain in the ass is superfluous chatter. We have SOP's for that but regardless, there's always those few who love to hear themselves talk or want to play IC(when they're not)-or they're just playing. I imagine having hundreds of people who DON'T do this for a living would be chaotic and perhaps disastrous for efficient communication. Is nonessential chatter a big problem at these events? Truthfully, I'm fine not even bringing a radio if that's what I'll be hearing. I'd rather have my mind in the game than chatting. Am I just worrying about nothing? Are there any types of SOPs or at least generally understood basic procedures for faction/squad/fireteam comms to cut down on all this? I understand the rules against eavesdropping and other clandestine shenanigans. Are there set channels for squads/fireteams? PL tones?
  6. I have a newly acquired KJW KP-05 Hi Capa(OD green). While doing a little night shooting the front sight came off. Of course it did. Of course I'd forget to locktite it. In any case, I need a new one. After googling it in many different ways I'm unable to find any definitive answer. I've read that it's totally compatible with TM parts...and I've heard the barrel/sight in particular are some of the only things that aren't compatible with TM/other Hi Capa parts. I'd rather stick with the original white dot sight that came on the gun, but am willing to get a fiberoptic or TM sight. In truth I'm still able to hit targets fine without it, but it looks incomplete without a front sight. I'm just not sure what exactly will/won't fit. If anyone is familiar with the gun and knows it would be a great help. Also, what durability upgrades would you recommend?
  7. I'll just pick up CO2 somewhere after I land. Same with green gas. I have a ton of both but it's cheap enough that it's no biggie to just buy some more. I wanted to visit Airsoft Atlanta anyway. I should be arriving early enough that it shouldn't be an issue.
  8. They have a core where a 12g CO2 cartridge goes. When pin is pulled it fills the shell(which some look like pineapple, flash bang, etc) with gas and they blow. BBs can go in or not, most of the shells have poor BB dispersion. Overfilling significantly shortens timer. Good for indoor fragging as I understand. TSA prohibits travel with anything that resembles an explosive. They also prohibit CO2 unless it's for a couple specific devices and accompanying said devices. I'll go by the Post Office monday and find out what I have to do. Was just curious if anyone else has done this and knew. Finding CO2 and green gas after I land shouldn't be hard. I suppose I could check out Airsoft Atlanta.
  9. A friend just advised me I can mail them to myself and pick up at a post office close to Perry. I didn't realize I could do that. I'm just trying to figure out if I have to pack them as replica explosive or not. Anyone who's done this know the procedure? After more consideration, I'm not driving solo. Not in my poor Honda.
  10. Good look, thanks. Another thing I completely overlooked. Grenades. Oh, I've bought them, but now I've come to realize I can't fly with them shits. Oh well. Will there be a vendor there that will sell TB's? Or (even better)TLSFX pea frags? Mailing the cores back to myself won't be practical on a Sunday. Maybe driving isn't such a bad option after all. It's only 14 odd hours compared to 4.
  11. The waiting begins.. As I wait for my rig to finally all arrive, I'm working out my travel arrangements. As of now it's just me that's going solo, have been unable to find any team mates thus far. Hopefully I can meet some localish guys at TXPB who are going and want to road trip it. Assuming that doesn't happen and I'm going solo, I don't trust my car for the trip. I'll probably end up flying in and renting a car. What is the closest airport? It's looking like Atlanta. If any others are doing the same I'd be down to split costs for rental/misc to the OP from Airport. Same to others. If you're flying in and want to chip in on rental/gas please reply. I am ridiculously hyped for this. It will not only be my first OP, it will be a few days after my 33rd Bday. I took off work 7 days. Luckily I'm already carrying 80 hours leave over.
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    My current EDC is generally a Gen 3 Glock 19. Sometimes It's the Baby Deagle .40, Glock 22, or S&W 659. That said the vast majority of the time it's the 19. I always come back to it despite the fact that I don't find it very comfy. Sweet shooter though. In my trunk there's usually a BCM mid 16 and 5 mags.
  13. New guy from Central Texas reporting in. My name is Chris, 32 years, I work in emergency comms, and can't wait for Ironhorse. If any guys from around my neck of the woods want to get together for a meetup, skirmish, whatever please hit me up. I'm planning on hitting up TXPB a few times in the next couple months. If any around here want to squad up, let's get together and do some work. CoST all the way. #rebelscum
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