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Forum News / Updates
« on: March 05, 2020, 04:30:45 PM »
So just a heads up I did some updating to the backend code on the site etc, if you notice any bugs or issues feel free to shoot me a message and I'll take a look but generally these don't cause much issues.


Forum News / SPAM
« on: August 25, 2019, 11:57:42 PM »
So apparently google's recapcha was broken, which means IT WAS THE RUSSIANS.

Actually in this case it was legit Russians who posted all sorts of porn and weird crap. So I hope you guys bought your black market viagara while the links were up;)

I just cleaned all the garbage out, upped the security for new accounts and also setup manual approval of all new accounts. It's a PITA since I'll have to approve all new accounts but it should keep this sort of thing from happening until google updates their end of things and we can get back to normal.

If you see something weird report it, I know a few guys reported this I just hadn't had time to check what was going on until tonight. So things should be back to normal, enjoy!


EDIT: Also if you registered a new account yesterday or today it's likely gone. I just deleted about another 100 accounts that were registered since this issue. Most if not all used Russian IP's so I bulk killed them, that way I don't have to worry about them going active and spamming. I also did a search and if any legit guys registered with a *.ru email sorry your account is also gone. Register with gmail or something legit too much spam these days from server farms over yonder. My rule going forward is no *.ru email domains etc so be aware.

Real Steel / Re: Carrygun/handgun thread.
« on: August 17, 2019, 12:39:09 PM »
Well sometimes or actually really most times what works in the movies and games doesn't work worth a damn in real life;)

I still blame Magnum PI for the resurgence of Small of the Back carry over the years;)


Real Steel / Re: Carrygun/handgun thread.
« on: August 17, 2019, 12:32:44 PM »
I do seem to recall that now, if my memory is correct we were trying to figure out where to carry something and you were thinking on your back with a draw over the head or something. But I could be thinking of someone else;)


GAS / Re: GBB M&P Shield?
« on: August 17, 2019, 12:28:33 PM »
Just took a look and I can find talk about it in 2014 but it's dead air after that, I'm 99% sure I saw a press release probably around that time with a picture of one, I believe VFC was making it. It was around the same time as the Glock 42/43's were being made and getting press.

But right at the moment I can't find that they actually hit the market, but since it's a licensed deal it's very possible that S&W shot down the idea or something between the release and distribution.

So bad news is I don't have a clue if it exists;) But I remember seeing it and thinking "hey that would be a neat training option";)


Real Steel / Re: Carrygun/handgun thread.
« on: August 17, 2019, 12:24:26 PM »
Palm in always(bar maybe some oddball circumstance). The reason is many fold, but the primary reason stated is safety as it's dang near impossible to draw palm out without muzzling yourself at some point during the draw and doing it under stress almost makes that a guarantee.

On the holster front that is absolutely critical to being able to carry comfortably, and I don't say that trying to sell gear. If I'm honest had I found a comfortable holster back in 2009 I probably would have never started making holsters(and not that they didn't exist I just hadn't worn one or experienced it). But now 10 years later I've spent just tens of thousands of hours developing different designs and figuring out the engineering required to make a functional holster. Enough so that these days I'm actually building most of my tooling to mold my holsters myself in CAD in house then 3d printing them, finishing them out then using that "mold" of sorts to build the finished holsters. Craziness, but that's life;)

None the less on the Shield 45 I believe tooling is available, so if you do want a rig it shouldn't be a problem to buy and build for it. But if it's not and you're willing to get me enough pictures with calipers in place on the gun so I can dimension it all out I can just build the gun in CAD then build the tooling to make a holster for it;) So options do certainly exist.

This is pretty close to my "concealment setup"

This is closer in size to the shield this is for a KAHR P40 series which is around that same size point:

That's also a bit less fancy of a rig since the first one is Caiman hide along with ostrich leg trim;)


GAS / Re: GBB M&P Shield?
« on: August 17, 2019, 12:03:12 PM »
So I believe someone did build one the problem I think you'll run into is using the same gear because the size was scaled to the 9/40 rather than the slightly larger 45acp variety. Depending on what you run for a holster etc, it may or may not work for draw and fire practice but will give you a familiar feel even if slightly off size wise.


Real Steel / Re: Carrygun/handgun thread.
« on: August 17, 2019, 12:01:46 PM »
I can't say I'm as skinny as  I once was;) But I remember that still, I'm not fat but I'm 6'2 and around 200-220lbs depending on what the wife is feeding me and how much stress I'm under;)

Anyhow this is right in my neck of the woods, I don't often talk about my "shop" and actually these days that could be considered plural. So I'm a holster maker, been building leather rigs for the last 10 years as my only profession. Last year I expanded into kydex(with another name).

So www.adamsholsters.com is all my leather gear, and www.kymeraholsters.com is my kydex stuff, both sites are setup to crosslink but some guys don't realize they are both me. I kept them apart because of lead times, the leather being much slower to produce runs 12-18 weeks on average, where the kydex is sub a week.

Anyhow back to topic at hand. Position will depend on your mode of dress as much as anything else. Appendix is very popular these days, but it's not my favorite. Personally for concealment I'll run my AH Texas rig strong side around 4 o'clock typically with a 1911 either a 5in. or 3.5in. depending on the day. Normally though since I'm open carrying in and around the shop/house I carry in my Overpass holster closer to 3 o'clock with my 5in. 1911. Mags don't change for either, I run them in a Texas mag carrier weak side around 8 o'clock and typically it's a double mag carrier with a mag and the front pouch is my Gerber MP400 multi tool that I'm lost without;)

That setup/position lets me pretty much do whatever I want with it comfortable and staying out of my way. I can go lay under the truck and turn a wrench or I can sit in the shop and stitch leather. I've driven cross country with the same setup in the Jeep as well as the motorhome without any issues at all. So that's my goto no BS solution for all day everyday carry;)


SPRING / Re: The SSG24
« on: May 12, 2019, 03:55:17 PM »
Well and my normal bolt gun is a built TM VSR10 G-Spec, and there isn't much stock anymore on that gun after all the work. But it's got an absolute ton of time and hand work in it, so maybe it's a bit smoother, but from memory I don't recall any real issues with the SSG when I shot it, I felt I could have done pretty much as well running it as my normal VSR.

So I think it will do well for ya.


SPRING / Re: The SSG24
« on: May 11, 2019, 05:25:56 PM »
One of the guys I play with got one and I was pretty reasonably impressed with how well it worked. I can't say I could stomach the price but the lack of tuning and accuracy out of the box was pretty dang good. That said it was a little rough with the action compared to a fully tuned bolt gun but it was plenty acceptable. That was when they were new though and I haven't touched/seen one since so things could have very well changed etc.


Tech Questions / Re: MP5 Feeding issues
« on: April 24, 2019, 12:20:28 PM »
Tracking down misfeeds are a PITA, mags often cause issues but return spring on the tappet plate/nozzle can be an issue. For instance if you've got a weak spring there and a strong spring in a mag the BB's put too much pressure against the bottom of the nozzle causing issues. So there are allot of issues that can cause it, but I'd start with the hopup and then work towards the rest of the box.


AEG / Re: PCCs
« on: April 20, 2019, 11:53:45 AM »
So this rough one is a slightly old revision I'm honestly not sure where the later one is at the moment;) I made like 5-6 variations and then picked the one I liked best out of the concepts but some got further than others. The later version of this has a piece that fits in flush to the rear of the receiver to fill the charging handle spot. I've got a bit of a thing where I generally try and make airsoft guns that *could* work in real life within reason(not that the original picture is a good example of that;) But since the real Olympic arms style guns put the spring system where we are putting the battery up top, the charging handle should go up in that area. And I might even put one in for aesthetic purposes in a later version.

But yeah I didn't really like the front wiring, honestly I hate front wired guns in general. But I wanted super duper short and that was a way to get there. Either way I'll keep working on some of these other versions since most are nearly complete anyhow;)


On sights I forgot, I was looking at doing pistol sights I didn't like how they worked, so I ordered some flip ups to try since I don't like the ones I have on hand. I think a micro red dot or something like that would be pretty good on this setup, but I might just make dovetails also so you could install some regular spec pistol sights. Who knows still thinking on that, right now my setup is point and spray which works fairly well actually;)

AEG / Re: PCCs
« on: April 20, 2019, 08:05:50 AM »
Well I might have designed several versions of this;) I actually did do a rear version originally, and a stock and a front end under barrel version;)

But this is the rough cut so to speak of the rear cap/rail all one piece version.

Really the 3d printing isn't the hard part so to speak, the harder part is learning cad and doing the design side of things;) But it sure is allot of fun;)

I've also got some other interesting projects brewing that are actually pretty much done just need to release them, one next weekend and then another one I've got to build. Some of the stuff I'm going to be making will be kits like this pistol, but some will be finished products ready to go. Mostly stuff I've always wanted or felt like no one did it the way I wanted it done etc. So expect some stuff for sale before too long;)


AEG / Re: PCCs
« on: April 20, 2019, 07:23:33 AM »
So the m4 body is honestly one I had laying around, same with gearbox and internals, wiring is a bit weird since it goes up front the front into the upper section where the battery is housed.

As far as the rest of the parts, the rear cap, top compartment, and front grip it's all parts that I actually designed in cad and built out;) I'm thinking about offering a kit for sale but I'm going to do some slight revisions to make it a bit easier to handle an 11.1v and a little more room for the front wiring. But pretty minor revisions.

Design wise I like the Ares style and I grabbed some ideas off of their stuff, but I didn't dig their weird receiver so I wanted a standard one. And it was a bit longer than this build from memory, since I was shooting for as short as possible. Really I always wanted a full size AEG backup for running in winter with my sniper rifles so this was an attempt at that. Whether or not it will work in that role I don't know yet;) But it was fun to design and build either way;) And I do believe it would be a very handy in vehicle gun which I drive when I host out here, so it's surely going to see some use in that role. Though I've gotta design a kydex holster for it, right now it's setup for a sling but that's not really necessary a holster will do fine I think for this size of gun.


EDIT I attached a cross section analysis view from Fusion to show the internal setup of the end. Also the end cap is threaded, so it could be replaced with a suppressor. But since short was the plan I haven't built out that yet. Though I'll be getting on that eventually.

AEG / Re: PCCs
« on: April 19, 2019, 11:03:54 AM »
I actually did something like this the other day, though it's currently running a full size m4 mag I haven't tossed an adapter in there but thinking about doing it to run MP5 mags. But we'll see it's gonna be a wait and see project, originally was just designing and building a super small m4 platform.


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