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 on: February 05, 2018, 12:37:50 pm 
Started by Mercy - Last post by David
I'm still interested.

 on: February 03, 2018, 08:06:43 pm 
Started by Mercy - Last post by Master Chef
Well, re-reading the discussion we have on here, I sketched this out in about 45 minutes as a very rough proof of concept. Used eastwind photos, Mark Twain Nat'l Forest photos, and a few oddball ones as reference. The guy in front is based on Warnick (I think) in one of the EW3 stuck ferret photos, and the guy closer is an Soviet at a training event. The cliff on the left is the West German "cliff of doom" in the south pocket of the 210 valley.

The few of us still active here, what do we think?

 on: February 03, 2018, 06:15:26 pm 
Started by Gigueand - Last post by Master Chef
Yep, just have to get enough crumpled pocket ones into a pile to afford the NDS lower. Going partial fence, that's what the rifle would have shipped with. I'm tracking on the exceptions for shoulder mounted stocks for pistols. Most of the .45 type 17s that came in didn't have them, and they need a larger than standard sized one, so I was going to cross that bridge when I got there. All the type 17s came in as original 30's production guns, though if you told me Norinco mixed in new made ones with the old I wouldn't have been surprised in the slightest. Many of them looked way too well kept to be 30s production Chinese militia weapons.

I've been drug into some WW2 stuff as well, 28th ID in late '44. Currently running as medic but can do rifleman as well. In two weeks I'll be doing a 5 day tactical with a few eastwind guys down in TN.

 on: February 02, 2018, 08:40:46 am 
Started by Mercy - Last post by dirtpro
I never heard anything further...same here

 on: February 02, 2018, 01:54:37 am 
Started by Mercy - Last post by Lift Kit
This ever get off the ground? Still interested...

 on: February 02, 2018, 01:52:56 am 
Started by Gigueand - Last post by Lift Kit
I don't run my GDR kit anymore, although I still have it.  I started doing WWII living history with the occasional battle, so now I run with a ~1943 loadout once a month or so.  It's very comfortable, and IMO it looks much classier than later gear.  Roll Eyes  MechCav too, so it's not the typical Ranger/Airborne/other elite unit stuff.  Airsoft is pretty much over for me, the community is just too unorganized and often unsafe - muzzle and trigger discipline seem to be foreign concepts to them.  I switched to a very fun job though, and now I can build literally any firearm I want to legally, so that's pretty cool.

@Master Chef check out NodakSpud, they have slabside, partial and full-fence early lowers in both 80% and finished form.  Quality products.  The .45 Broomhandles aren't too bad in terms of quality.  It's a complex enough system that you had to be a decently competent smith to build one.  Remember to pay attention to ATF rulings - they vary from year to year on what gun/stock assembly is okay to assembly and shoulder.  Currently it's any original gun, with either original or repro stock-holster (must be original pattern).

 on: February 02, 2018, 01:42:07 am 
Started by Stagg - Last post by Lift Kit
I guess I never posted up an AAR, but I was thinking about EW the other day so I guess now is as good a time as any. I don't remember much of the details but here's a general framework.

We got gassed by the diesel stove several times - it became a running joke that the East Germans were running another gas chamber, but this time for themselves.  The Russians cooked up a mean meal too. Shame the one was too sick to join us at the church and got offed reassigned before that.

I was a bit of a magpie for the Mot-Shutz, as I was responsible for not one but two incidents.  The first was getting our patrol captured - I was the point man, and nearly tripped over the nearest American before he opened fire.  Was not nearly as aware as I ought to have been.

The second was the friendly fire incident and the loss of our one good Uaz.  I saw the Russians and was still jumpy over getting us captured.... so I just yelled "Contact front!" before registering them as friendly and both groups opened up.

At the church later, I was one of the ones with an AK half-hidden under the raincoat (I never thought I'd really be able to conceal it, but openly flouting the Bishop was another problem entirely) and a grenade in the other hand, ready to pop it off.  Quite tense and very fun.

Overall it was very fun but you all ruined airsoft for me.  Angry Now I have had to turn to living history events to sate my hunger for realism.  Grin Never did sell off the kit though, so if there's ever a revival....

 on: December 30, 2017, 04:07:23 pm 
Started by Gigueand - Last post by Master Chef
Airsofters will always be chasing the latest and greatest because that is what manufacturers make, and retailers hype. It was in the last call of duty so it must be good, etc. It's not even worth bitching about for me, it just is the way things are now.

I'll keep doing my thing regardless.

 on: December 27, 2017, 10:57:31 am 
Started by Gigueand - Last post by Gigueand
Over the course of the last year or so I've sold off the vast majority of my gear. Having "adult" responsibilities limits my ability to get out there and play frequently so it just started to make less sense to have multiple, expensive load-outs.

As far as guns, I'm down to a G&P M4A1 and a G&P M653. I used to think of the '653 as being my "old school" rifle, but nowadays, at least in my area, it's pretty rare to see even a standard, "plain jane" M4. Nearly every M4 is decked out with aftermarket, high-speed components. To each his own, I suppose, but I always enjoy being able to find reference pictures of the rifles I'm trying to replicate. It's nice to have rifles with some heritage rather than just the newest, whiz-bang thing on the market. I've gotten some pretty funny responses from guys when I've handed them the little '653. It's just so light and has such nice handling compared to even some of the lighter, new stuff outfitted with lights, optics, PEQs, etc.

 on: December 23, 2017, 05:57:42 pm 
Started by Gigueand - Last post by Master Chef
I still have Brett style piles of random surplus crap laying around (Full set of SADF Pat 70? Why?) but haven't really done much of anything anything airsoft since eastwind. A game here or there, usually with fellow eastwinders to catch up. Keep trying to get out to stuff and something always comes up.

I usually plan to just do my own thing at other people's games anyway (The civilian games are great for it: why not sell goodwill trinkets and drugs from a shady bazaar? Or badly photocopy their monopoly money and flood the economy with bogus bills? Or start a police force to interdict this new drug and counterfeit trade?). Anytime more than one or two of us go to other games we tend to be so effective we break the game anyway by single handed-ly rolling the entire opposing force. Might as well plan for it and plan for a way to limit it so they don't get too pissed off.

Have gotten more into actual firearms though as a byproduct of work. Picked up an Air Force Colt 604/M16 upper recently. Still have to grab an a1 lower for it, it's on an A2 style right now. Either way, hard to beat a 6 pound rifle, that thing is stupid freaking light. Eugene Stoner was onto something that the modern military forgot along the way. My work carbine with a 11" barrel weighs more.

Also looking, warily, at the .45 chinese broomhandles that hit the market about a decade back, just for the grins. And any other number of cool but odd or useless firearms.

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