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Airsoft Events / Re: REC: Capital City Airsoft at TC Paintball 02/17
« on: February 10, 2019, 01:08:24 PM »
As a growing to be regular, I do encourage folks to come out and give these guys and the field a shot.  Always have a good time despite what mechanical mishaps I get, its the older skirmish style of play I love best.  If the weather doesn't turn dreadful I'll try my darnest to come out.

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Main post updated to reflect current pursuits.

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Looking to find quite a full bits and bobs for my kalash collection.  I've got an old dboys akms that either needs a new gearbox or the first item on list below, and some spare rear assemblies that need item 2.
1 Sets of the ak selector spacer you typically find only with complete gearboxes being sold.  Referring to the spacer that interfaces with the selector plate and goes through the gearbox shell.  Most shops do not carry them or are out of stock.  Ideally I'd like to get a full set/multiples for my needs.
2. Looking for an ak74 front end assembly that is vfc style takedown.  Have a spare old cyma/dboys side folding receiver that needs the front end and receiver pin.
3. Any bits and bobs for repair work, like the selector pieces mentioned above, spare gearbox/ shells, motors and motar cages, hop up assemblies, etc.
4.  Sposn RPK/SVD Molle Mag Pouches and dump pouch.
5.  PSO-1 style scope, either real deal, the Romanian lps copy, or a vector optics clone.
6.  Cyma Akm style plastic midcaps in black, metal versions as well.
7.  Anything else that might catch my eye.  I'm a fan of Russian oversuits in size 50-4.


I can do paypal or if close to Mason or attending the REC games put on at TC paintball Charlotte field I can do cash.  Feel free to let me know here or on my "Gunmane" accounts on Red Alliance or Arnies Airsoft forums.


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Tech Questions / Re: Any techs still out there?
« on: November 17, 2018, 11:39:20 AM »
Thanks for the offer, wasn't sure if you were still taking on projects.  I've managed so far to fix most of my issues, got a soldering tool and managed to not destroying everything using it to put deans on.  Despite all the headaches I should have done this stuff years ago.

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Tech Questions / Any techs still out there?
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:24:59 PM »
As the title says, I severely need help from someone who does not hurt themselves somehow every time they open up a gearbox (just tore a chunk out of one finger tonight).  Not sure whether to put this over in commerce or not.

I have three v3 gearboxes out of action atm, of which two I have either failed to get back working or have ruined the new wire harness sets I had for them and thus cannot go further with trying to fix them.

One is from a LCT RPK, and save for spring and SHS high torque motor is completely stock.  Had tried to put one of those Modify brand wire harness that come with deans in and whilst trying to get the semi auto setting to not do burst or having other issues, one of the metal tabs that is apart of the switch portion sheared off.  Tried to put the original wire harness in (which frustratingly had its screw to the shell missing) but cannot get the gearbox to work again.

Other is an older cobbled together gearbox which failed last sunday in game.  Discovered to my amusement the spring guide had broke.  Had it all back together but yet again another Modify wire harness tab shear off, and my heart sank.

Third gearbox I am afraid to touch atm till at least my hands recover.  I assume something in it has broken as well.

I just want to get gearboxes working again and with deans connectors for my recent switch to 7.4v lipos, possibly even have my old Real Sword SVD get deans put on it.  I may keep trying to at least get the old wiring sets back in and the gearboxes working, but I am at my wits end now and considering going for the nuclear option and just buying some gearboxes of GI or anywhere else that would convert them to deans.  Sick and tired of screwing up what should be simply work.

I live just outside of Mason so I am unfortunately far away from most fields and possible techs so I would likely have to ship stuff out if not flat out hire someone to send me new boxes made idiot proof.

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After Action Reports / REC: No Limits/Action Paintball 9/29/2018
« on: September 29, 2018, 09:19:44 PM »
Seeing as how everyone has moved on to facebook besides me, I might as well type something up regardless.

Feels like a decade has passed since I last visited Jeremy and the SK crew.  Worth the drive despite how ineffective I was today.  Naturally there are the usual issues that come up during games, which get amplified with such a large crowd, but all in all I had a positive day, unlike most Saturdays I have had in the past year.

Thanks again to Jeremy for the kind gift that saved my day, and the laughs during breaks.  I have always loved hearing stories of past games and events.  My thanks to the cameraman Nick (apologies if I got your name mixed up, brain a bit fried still), and the rest of the SK crew and friends for herding all the cats today.  Not sure if I'll be able to get back out to see you all again this year, but I will try to get out to your side of the Mitten more often.  Hopefully next time I'll have some of my stuff reworked to at least be up to 5 years ago in battery tech wise. ;D

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The Gallery / Re: Michigan Airsoft Photo Archive
« on: August 13, 2018, 06:34:15 PM »
Did that bring back memories for sure.  If only I could wind the clock back now.  Thanks for the post!

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Event Planning / Re: Action paintball big airsoft game tomorrow
« on: July 20, 2018, 06:26:28 PM »
First I have heard of it since any discussion is likely on facebook and not here.  Having no account over there myself, I can only check the field owner's public page which bears no mention of it.

I'm set for a more local game on Sunday and have yard work tomorrow which is unfortunate.  Been meaning to see Pagan and the SK crew again for some time.

All I can say is don't miss out on it if you are local to Action Paintball, and prep for possible rain.

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Airsoft Discussion / Re: How many mags do you carry?
« on: July 01, 2018, 02:52:16 PM »
In the few games I have attended this year, I've rarely had to carry more than one or two additional mags, depending on the replica I am using (Bizon for example is a bit more hassle to carry a spare than a kalash).  Due to the nature of REC games with multiple reload times and that I have usually stuck to semi only over the years and a speed loader or two usually lasts me long enough in those situations.

Of course, that has backfired on me before when I neglect to carry a spare magazine and the current game lasts longer than expected.

If I had to be fully loaded for some reason it would probably be between 5-7 magazines,

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Figured that despite not a lot of traffic here nowadays I might as well throw something up.  Had a blast both today and the previous game held last month.  Event hosts are both fine blokes who truly care about the hobby and having a great time.

Despite the rain days prior, field was relatively drier than last time.  Vegetation worked well at times for myself and others.  Good sports all around despite some folks getting lit up hard.  I was fortunate despite wearing a lighter oversuit the latter half of the day to only get some arm marks, but I saw firsthand some folks unfortunately getting some ugly marks.

To the gentleman folks were calling "Captain Vietnam" all day, thank you for letting this old Russkie tag along for most of the day. 

I encourage anyone who hasn't come out yet still to do so next month.  I only wish my long arms had functioned better and that I could get that damn rpk's fps down to field limits somehow.  Bizon kept me going though.

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Thinking about making the trek out there.  Been years since I've gone sliding down those slopes, and near two years since I've been on any field.  Cannot break myself as much as I did back then, got work the following morning. :P

Canto, in the event I do drag myself out of bed onto the road, and somehow end up early, is there a safe place for me to park and wait for gate opening time?  I cannot recall if the road to HITW was a busy one or the sort of road we all park on the side of and chew the fat whilst waiting.


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Airsoft Locations / Re: Updating the fields list?
« on: May 01, 2018, 08:28:37 PM »
82nd from what I have gathered is also gone for the moment due to permit issues.  Shame as they looked to be the nearest field I would be interested in going to.  Being next to the underside of Lansing and living attached to a golf course is not the most ideal places. :P

As someone without a facebook account it is at times difficult to find out info due to either facebook or the page runners themselves keeping information behind login sections.

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Off Topic / Re: What do you do for a living?
« on: March 24, 2018, 02:17:16 PM »
Been awhile since I've last talked on here.  Ended up landing a full time job at LorAnn Oils up in Lansing.  Have the weekends off now, but since most games seem to be held on Sundays and I gotta be up and functional Monday mornings, I seem to be in my same predicament as before.   :(

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Context: I work all through the weekend normally and often have my 2/3 days off during the middle of the week.  I have a backyard that is open bordered with a golf course and neighbors that might not want to see someone outside practice firing.

I have always wondered what if any activity occurs during weekdays at either indoor fields or outdoor fields that are not just open on weekends.  Does that exist here in Michigan?  I assume if it was available it would be at some indoor field towards Detroit.  I do not keep much in the loop these days social media wise.

I would gladly settle for a place to go and test fire stuff every once in awhile on a day off.

Just wanted to get something that's been on my mind for a long time.

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Off Topic / Re: What do you do for a living?
« on: September 21, 2017, 04:58:18 PM »
I'm a ground handler for a private company on loan to American Airlines at the Lansing airport.  Still not full time but I end up working weekends so no chance to get to any fields still around.

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