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    Aswayze got a reaction from Dave in Israeli Heavy-Barrel FAL classification?   
    It was a light automatic rifle...  
     
    it was NEVER a support weapon.  
     
    The M16A2 is a "Heavy barrel" as well.  Does that make it a squad support weapon?    
     
    It was used by commonwealth nations but never replaced the BREN (which was the squad support weapon)  
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Dave in Israeli Heavy-Barrel FAL classification?   
    There is NO comparison at all between a heavy barrel FAL and a Bren.  
     
    -20 round mags (no, the Israelis did not issue 30 round mags)
     
    -Non detachable barrel
     
    in a 
     
    Fusil - Rifle 
     
    Automatic - Automatic 
     
    Leger - Light 
     
    NOT A MACHINE GUN.  
     
    Not now, not then, not ever.  
     
    Besides, if it was approved for you as an SSW at AMS events, it would probably be on the list of approved SSWs.  
     
    (PS Dave, don't knock the FAL, you should see what I can do on the range with my 50.63, besides most everyone is phasing out most everything that was issued 50 years ago by now) 
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Dave in Israeli Heavy-Barrel FAL classification?   
    Have you fired an RPK? Have you fired a heavy barrel FAL?
     
    If you had, you would not wonder. Quite a bit of difference between a full size cartridge like 7.62 NATO and 7.62x39.
     
    Don't get me wrong, I love my FAL, I owe my life to those rifles but the FAL was NOT a platform to build a light machinegun on.
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Dave in Israeli Heavy-Barrel FAL classification?   
    If you have ever fired a real one you would not call it an LMG...  
     
    At best, an automatic rifle but even compared to the classic M1918 BAR or the later FN BAR D it's not even close.  
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Downs in Can we move away from using PL tones as a community?   
    There is one consideration to think about.  
     
    Running without PL tones means that your radio is set to the default quieting type squelch meaning that your audio opens when the system detects a carrier.    This MOSTLY works fine but many cheaper radios (I.E. almost every radio you guys use) will not detect quieting as readily as it detects the squelch tone.  
     
    You are however completely correct in principal which is why what I would suggest (and have suggested the same in the past) is to assign a default PL tone of 71.9 (-2 on non programmable radios)  for every channel so that you get the same net result but still make life easier on the Baofengs and GMRS radio guys.  
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Gunfighter3316 in Blank Fire Adapter Weapons - I don't get it.   
    I gather by the overall tone of GFs post that he's not really looking for a discussion on this but rather just wants to harrump someone elses system.  (No worries, I do the same all the time)   
     
    I have done a decent split of blank fire and airsoft albiet with most of my blank fire stuff actually being MILES rather than the honor system.  
     
    I am sort of on the fence with this one.  I do not like to mix real steel and airsoft as a general rule but I do see the value of limited blank fire use such as what you see at MSW events for one reason above all.  
     
    Gunfights are loud...  
     
    If there is an engagement 1K away from you, you'll know it when there is real firearms involved.  You're likely not to hear an engagement with airsoft weapons 200m away which means that your overall situational awareness is skewed in a 100% airsoft battle.  
    I remember doing a One Shepherd event on a 2800 acre property acting as OPFOR to a Marine ROTC unit near Columbia.  I was tasked as a scout and my partner and I were on rest rotation when I was awoken by the sound of a distant gunfight.  Not only did we know there was a fight, we could also hear that contact was initiated by AKs and that the overall volume of fire and minimal response from M16s meant that the fight was going well so we might as well go back to sleep.   Likewise, when we bounced small units with our FNs, the entire area knew that the scouts had sniffed something out and could begin converging on the area to bail us out.  
     
    That added a great deal of depth, I am sure that having some blank fire involved in MSW events contributes in the same way.   Mechanics wise, it's hard to say how well it will work out, I think that has a great deal to do with the quality of players and whether or not they are at the event for an experience or just to "play the game".     With the majority of the "milsim" players now being basically video game wankers or team! team! team! types I do not see blank fire use being a success in main stream milsim until an affordable MILES platform comes out and we can finally heave all of our airsoft weapons into the dust bin.  
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Dave in So, I want to know if I am in the clear for this   
    For what it is worth, if you have to ask "how strict" any rule is then you really are not ready for a national level event at all.   Please have enough respect for those players that are and keep your ass at home and spare everyone the headache.  
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Downs in So, I want to know if I am in the clear for this   
    For what it is worth, if you have to ask "how strict" any rule is then you really are not ready for a national level event at all.   Please have enough respect for those players that are and keep your ass at home and spare everyone the headache.  
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    Aswayze got a reaction from dirtpro in Nerf Rocket Cracked a HUMVEE Window!   
    I am 100% certain that this has more to do with the properties of the result of ANYTHING AT ALL HITTING FLAT glass than it does the sudden magical powers of Nerf products.
     
    Trust me, I have replaced windshields on plenty of my military trucks as a result of impacts over the years, you would be surprised what will crack a flat windshield.
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Dave in Nerf Rocket Cracked a HUMVEE Window!   
    I am 100% certain that this has more to do with the properties of the result of ANYTHING AT ALL HITTING FLAT glass than it does the sudden magical powers of Nerf products.
     
    Trust me, I have replaced windshields on plenty of my military trucks as a result of impacts over the years, you would be surprised what will crack a flat windshield.
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Downs in Nerf Rocket Cracked a HUMVEE Window!   
    I am 100% certain that this has more to do with the properties of the result of ANYTHING AT ALL HITTING FLAT glass than it does the sudden magical powers of Nerf products.
     
    Trust me, I have replaced windshields on plenty of my military trucks as a result of impacts over the years, you would be surprised what will crack a flat windshield.
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Parks in So, I want to know if I am in the clear for this   
    For what it is worth, if you have to ask "how strict" any rule is then you really are not ready for a national level event at all.   Please have enough respect for those players that are and keep your ass at home and spare everyone the headache.  
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Gunfather6 in So, I want to know if I am in the clear for this   
    For what it is worth, if you have to ask "how strict" any rule is then you really are not ready for a national level event at all.   Please have enough respect for those players that are and keep your ass at home and spare everyone the headache.  
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Joe in So, I want to know if I am in the clear for this   
    For what it is worth, if you have to ask "how strict" any rule is then you really are not ready for a national level event at all.   Please have enough respect for those players that are and keep your ass at home and spare everyone the headache.  
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Steelranger1985 in Milsim with a new twist?   
    Get a better wife
     
    The main point I was making is that their price is not out of line at all.
     
    As far as the time thing goes, yup... you are right, we all make choices in life. If you choose to make this sort of thing a priority then it looks like they have got a good thing going on.
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Kolt1911 in Blank Fire Adapter Weapons - I don't get it.   
    I gather by the overall tone of GFs post that he's not really looking for a discussion on this but rather just wants to harrump someone elses system.  (No worries, I do the same all the time)   
     
    I have done a decent split of blank fire and airsoft albiet with most of my blank fire stuff actually being MILES rather than the honor system.  
     
    I am sort of on the fence with this one.  I do not like to mix real steel and airsoft as a general rule but I do see the value of limited blank fire use such as what you see at MSW events for one reason above all.  
     
    Gunfights are loud...  
     
    If there is an engagement 1K away from you, you'll know it when there is real firearms involved.  You're likely not to hear an engagement with airsoft weapons 200m away which means that your overall situational awareness is skewed in a 100% airsoft battle.  
    I remember doing a One Shepherd event on a 2800 acre property acting as OPFOR to a Marine ROTC unit near Columbia.  I was tasked as a scout and my partner and I were on rest rotation when I was awoken by the sound of a distant gunfight.  Not only did we know there was a fight, we could also hear that contact was initiated by AKs and that the overall volume of fire and minimal response from M16s meant that the fight was going well so we might as well go back to sleep.   Likewise, when we bounced small units with our FNs, the entire area knew that the scouts had sniffed something out and could begin converging on the area to bail us out.  
     
    That added a great deal of depth, I am sure that having some blank fire involved in MSW events contributes in the same way.   Mechanics wise, it's hard to say how well it will work out, I think that has a great deal to do with the quality of players and whether or not they are at the event for an experience or just to "play the game".     With the majority of the "milsim" players now being basically video game wankers or team! team! team! types I do not see blank fire use being a success in main stream milsim until an affordable MILES platform comes out and we can finally heave all of our airsoft weapons into the dust bin.  
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Downs in Blank Fire Adapter Weapons - I don't get it.   
    I gather by the overall tone of GFs post that he's not really looking for a discussion on this but rather just wants to harrump someone elses system.  (No worries, I do the same all the time)   
     
    I have done a decent split of blank fire and airsoft albiet with most of my blank fire stuff actually being MILES rather than the honor system.  
     
    I am sort of on the fence with this one.  I do not like to mix real steel and airsoft as a general rule but I do see the value of limited blank fire use such as what you see at MSW events for one reason above all.  
     
    Gunfights are loud...  
     
    If there is an engagement 1K away from you, you'll know it when there is real firearms involved.  You're likely not to hear an engagement with airsoft weapons 200m away which means that your overall situational awareness is skewed in a 100% airsoft battle.  
    I remember doing a One Shepherd event on a 2800 acre property acting as OPFOR to a Marine ROTC unit near Columbia.  I was tasked as a scout and my partner and I were on rest rotation when I was awoken by the sound of a distant gunfight.  Not only did we know there was a fight, we could also hear that contact was initiated by AKs and that the overall volume of fire and minimal response from M16s meant that the fight was going well so we might as well go back to sleep.   Likewise, when we bounced small units with our FNs, the entire area knew that the scouts had sniffed something out and could begin converging on the area to bail us out.  
     
    That added a great deal of depth, I am sure that having some blank fire involved in MSW events contributes in the same way.   Mechanics wise, it's hard to say how well it will work out, I think that has a great deal to do with the quality of players and whether or not they are at the event for an experience or just to "play the game".     With the majority of the "milsim" players now being basically video game wankers or team! team! team! types I do not see blank fire use being a success in main stream milsim until an affordable MILES platform comes out and we can finally heave all of our airsoft weapons into the dust bin.  
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Merb364 in m4 FPS too high.. + drum-mag = support weapon?   
    This question reminds me of back when East Wind used to allow M4 carbines for ratelos and squad leaders with everyone else using M16s.  I had an under 18 player sign up that then sent me an email saying that he only had an M4 and since he did not want to carry a radio he needed to be a squad leader.   A squad leader, at East Wind...  Because he was less prepared than the other squad members? 
     
    So...  
     
    I refunded his money and told him East Wind was not for everyone.  (code for fuck off kid, you bother me) 
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Kolt1911 in 24HR OP   
    The point is they were round the clock the whole time.  (yes for 9 days) 
     
    Round the clock stuff is harder to do than it looks mostly because most of us want to be much bigger bad asses than we actually are.   At 24 hours, it's easy just to decide to run your troops into the ground which mostly leads to people going combat ineffective from fatigue and tempers flaring out of control over the silliest of things.  
     
    Build in some rest time and things will roll much better.  
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Dave in M3A4 Pulse Jet Smoke Generator for sale   
    Want to go to bed every night knowing that your neighbors only get to see the sun each and every day because you choose to allow them to? 

    Then have I got the gizmo for you!

    M3A4 Pulse Jet Smoke Generator, used to screen large troop movements. Produces absurd quantities of dense white smoke. Pictures are of actual unit in operation. 

    Jet engine is powered by gasoline, fog is produced using light weight oil (baby oil or veg oil both work well) 

    Well built unit that comes with some running spares. Most parts that are likely to need replacement as time wears on are generally available automotive parts. (Seriously, the jet engine uses a Holley float bowl to meter fuel) 

    Operations manual here: http://operationeastwind.com/NATO/training/files/TM-3-1040-276-10.pdf

    Maintenance manual here: http://operationeastwind.com/NATO/training/files/TM-3-1040-276-23.pdf

    Smoke Operations manual here: http:// /NATO/training/files/fm3-101-1.pdf

    I will happily show new owners how to operate the unit including starting the jet engine and cycling the fog oil pump but I WILL NOT generate smoke with the unit in at my as I live in town near an interstate and do not want to cause a 947 car pile up on I-35.  Note that when the above pictures were taken the smoke stream was still obscuring in the city of Seneca Missouri from D-Day.   (that's not even in the same state) 
     
    Pickup only in Kansas City!  
     
     
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Kolt1911 in M3A4 Pulse Jet Smoke Generator for sale   
    Want to go to bed every night knowing that your neighbors only get to see the sun each and every day because you choose to allow them to? 

    Then have I got the gizmo for you!

    M3A4 Pulse Jet Smoke Generator, used to screen large troop movements. Produces absurd quantities of dense white smoke. Pictures are of actual unit in operation. 

    Jet engine is powered by gasoline, fog is produced using light weight oil (baby oil or veg oil both work well) 

    Well built unit that comes with some running spares. Most parts that are likely to need replacement as time wears on are generally available automotive parts. (Seriously, the jet engine uses a Holley float bowl to meter fuel) 

    Operations manual here: http://operationeastwind.com/NATO/training/files/TM-3-1040-276-10.pdf

    Maintenance manual here: http://operationeastwind.com/NATO/training/files/TM-3-1040-276-23.pdf

    Smoke Operations manual here: http:// /NATO/training/files/fm3-101-1.pdf

    I will happily show new owners how to operate the unit including starting the jet engine and cycling the fog oil pump but I WILL NOT generate smoke with the unit in at my as I live in town near an interstate and do not want to cause a 947 car pile up on I-35.  Note that when the above pictures were taken the smoke stream was still obscuring in the city of Seneca Missouri from D-Day.   (that's not even in the same state) 
     
    Pickup only in Kansas City!  
     
     
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Master Chef in Op Copperhead UHaul Shenanigans   
    Instant paintball tank...  
     
    The point is, just like players do not have to be up armored/bullet proof, neither do trucks.   4
     
    There are plenty of games where real trucks do not have to be turned into paintball tanks, it is just a matter of deciding to be milsim instead of just "playing the game"
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    Aswayze got a reaction from jdelbs18 in Mid game rule change?   
    I am curious if you are talking about the above truck?  If so, you do realize that it was the only ACTUAL gun truck on the field right?   These guys were routinely fitted with a M4 pedestal or just piled full of dudes with M60s and used for convoy escort/security roles.  
     
    Just because someone has the class to use the correct vehicle instead of building a paintball tank does not mean that you should make assumptions.  
     
    (Says the guys who is assuming that the admins knew enough about it to class it as a gun truck)   
     
    Cannot comment on the deuce thing, that does sound amazingly jerky to me though.   
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Shtirlitz in It's gonna be wet.   
    Played through worse at DDAP:  
     
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/shoobe01/6997287303/
     
    Or even CS Gas  
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    Aswayze got a reaction from Parks in POV's   
    One thought to keep in mind. Many of us are selling off our military trucks right now. I am personally only planning to keep my M151, Stagg has already transported his deuce out to Ohio. Brett has hauled all of his back to St Louis. Dave is selling the Ferret. Many other guys are in the same position.
     
    These things are screaming good fun to play with but you sort of need a reason to have them around or they just sit there. Without East Wind, why have a deuce in my driveway when I can put a sailboat there instead? The sailboat can take me to the Bahamas or the Dry Tortugas on my vacations, just like I used to use my deuce to do fun things on my vacations.
     
    Ask yourself this, if there was no place to play airsoft for a year how many of us would still be involved after that year?
     
    Make the determination after Broken Home if that is what you need to do but do not be surprised if it does not matter by then.
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