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Airsoft Discussion / Re: Western Themed Airsoft, RDR
« on: February 06, 2019, 03:56:28 PM »
I think the biggest problem is the guns, there is so much focus on modern firearms replicas that most of the period correct guns aren't really nearly as functional. No reason they couldn't be but they never get the development or evolutions of design to make a better gun from them.

Not to be a downer, but I think that's the problem with it. I dig the idea, I'd do it if I had the guns in that niche but I don't, and I wouldn't gear up just for that scenario either.

Now that said if you're looking for a fun time that doesn't seem to have an issue collecting people maybe try cowboy action shooting. Since there are clubs doing that around most areas, it's not airsoft but it is in that same vein of concept in gun games that involve the timeframe with some LARPing built in.

Take care!


Forum News / MIA Facebook group
« on: February 02, 2019, 07:41:47 PM »
Currently Facebook has decided to block or ban the MIA facebook group, we're trying to appeal and get it sorted out, but at least at this time we've got zero info on what's going to happen.

So just a heads up, nothing has changed with MIA as a whole and to the best of our knowledge we didn't do anything against the TOS or see anything against the TOS.

So we're gonna have to wait and see what happens but if you've got any questions we don't really have any answers;) In the meantime feel free to use the forums as there won't be any changes here.

If Facebook decides to bring the group back I'll post another update here also, and if we start another group etc I'll also post it here.

Take care!


Accessories & Ammo / Re: NiMH or Lipo for your guns
« on: January 09, 2019, 12:05:23 PM »
Lipo for me on all guns. I've been around a long time;) I started with NiCad cells back in 2001 and they worked, but size for capacity was an issue. Then NiMH became the standard but they were always a bit finicky back then in the rate of discharge which was low at the time(not sure if that changed). IE you could put out more current from a NiCAD which meant they were a better choice for upgraded guns. Granted that's nearly 20 year old info so take it with a grain of salt my memory may not be correct entirely but that was the theory.

Anyhow when I got back into the game back oh maybe 5-6+ years ago I started using lipo's since all of my batteries with my collection of guns had failed. I remember clearly the battery headaches of my early airsoft times. Good batteries mind you NiCAD cells from Sanyo etc, TM guns. None the less lipo's for me bar the headaches of storage(which are minor) and the need for a new charger rather than my old pro level NiCad/NiMH charger was soooo worth it. I honestly charge them before I play then I ignore them for sometimes months. I can shoot more, longer than any other battery chemistry I've tried. And size for capacity and form factor has opened up options that flat out weren't possible prior to lipos. I've used 7.4v 2s lipos in the buffer tube of an m4. Standard buffer tube nothing crazy, no battery PEQ style box etc. Enough so that I rear wired my now ancient CA M15A4 RIS carbine so that I could finally make the removal of the upper receiver actually easy without having to fight with wire routing.

So I'm entirely a lipo convert, I keep the old charger around for when I host games so guys still running NiMH/NiCAD can charge on it, but I'll never own any of the old chemistries. They come up with something better that is less volatile then I'd be interested otherwise I'm a lipo guy through and through;)


GAS / Re: Secondary for sniping
« on: July 23, 2018, 04:56:15 PM »
So yeah T6 is spot on, but if your pistol isn't able to shoot far enough(which is kinda silly) then it's an issue with the gun itself. You really only have to cover your MED distance with the backup, IE sub 100 foot. Most anything serviceable should be able to be accurate at 100 foot distances.

My own opinion, my favorite backup is a CYMA G18c AEP. It's simple, it works at any temp without issues, and it's got full auto like an SMG but fits in a typical pistol holster. In warm weather I generally will swap over to one of my KSC/KWA G18c guns since it uses the same holster etc. But I only need it for close up work, so it's sort of a non issue. Also one of the reasons I like the AEP is the low velocity because I can shoot someone nearly point blank and not hurt them. When I'm running my sniper rifle say in my ghillie there are enough times where someone comes upon me and doesn't know I'm there at all but ends up with a very close shot. So in those cases I'll either let them go or take them out with a handgun, and that AEP is a champ for that type of work.


GAS / Re: is the WE tech g19 good?
« on: July 15, 2018, 02:02:28 PM »
I think for $50 you should be doing good with it.

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GAS / Re: is the WE tech g19 good?
« on: July 14, 2018, 09:37:00 PM »
They can be alright but I've had problems with the blowback chambers failing but for something that is fairly available they aren't a bad deal and with the mags probably not too bad.

AEG / Re: Is it worth it to switch to Lipo
« on: June 24, 2018, 05:17:24 PM »
That depends, so a 7.4v doesn't require anything just works. I'd wire to deans while you're at it but otherwise it should be about normal maybe slight ROF increase compared to an 8.4v NiCAD/NiMH. But with an 11.1v it completely depends on the gun you can have it just work, or you can get pre-engagement and strip a piston;) Or it might weld the trigger contacts first time out too. It's really an unknown once you start pushing higher voltage, there isn't anything wrong with that, but if you aren't tech savy I'd stick with 7.4v lipo's myself. If you want to fix stuff, start bumping up to 11.1v and fix as you go.


AEG / Re: Is it worth it to switch to Lipo
« on: June 09, 2018, 08:33:12 AM »
Yes in my opinion there virtually isn't any other type of battery I'd use in an AEG anymore:) And that's from someone who has been involved in the sport/hobby since the early 2000's. I started with NiCAD and later NiMH and then went lipo a few years ago. I'll never go back to using anything but lipo or some new battery chemistry.

Reason is both the ability to push power, but also they just hold so much more capacity wise and seem to be even less work to keep running well. Also within reason you can run most stock guns on a 2S 7.4v lipo without adding a lipo, and I haven't really seen too much of a detriment to trigger contacts and such over a NiCAD or NiMH battery in those cases. I've seen a few that failed, but I saw trigger contacts fail under the older batteries also. Now that said if you go to a 3S or 11.1V lipo then I'd recommend a mosfet, again you can skirt it for a while but that's a shorter run until the contacts fail.

Also a mosfet isn't a bad investment anyways for most guns doesn't need to be fancy(if you search I did a thread on cheap DIY mosfets), but overall I'd seriously go to a lipo and recommend it for guys. But you do need to research and learn the in's and out's of charging safely etc, but it's worth the learning curve.


Airsoft Locations / Re: Updating the fields list?
« on: May 01, 2018, 01:00:48 PM »
I don't know if anyone else has the time I don't;) But if you'd like the collect the information I'd be happy to either post it or give you the ability to do so;)


This thread/sale is currently disputed and additional people should not contact or buy this gun etc.

So I've gotten a few comments over the years about guys scamming or people not holding up their end of the deal. Now I'm not saying all sellers or buyers are bad certainly not the case. But anyone involved in any hobby buying and selling has at some point likely encountered someone who didn't hold up their end of the bargain.

First and foremost it's not MIA selling, it's individuals. We can't control effectively who uses this area, so if someone posts something for sale someone on staff may know that person but more often than not we don't. And since the platform as a whole is far less active than it was in the past there is little way to know the guys selling. As a buyer or seller it's your responsibility to protect yourself and do your best to check into guys. But at the end of the day there is always an element of risk to buying and selling and by using this you assume that risk.

Second, use paypal when possible DO NOT USE FRIENDS AND FAMILY, honestly I know guys don't want to pay the fees etc. But if you use Friends and Family you get ZERO paypal protection. Is it fine most of the time yeah, until it isn't. I've had guys I trusted fail to deliver using friends and family I have zero need to ever use it again when buying something and I'd highly recommend you not using it either.

Third, if possible meet up in person to be able to look over the gun. In almost all cases I've bought a used airsoft gun something has been wrong that wasn't disclosed. Sometimes the guy knew, sometimes he didn't have the experience to know, and who knows what accounts for the other times. But being able to check out the gun/gear in person solves that problem. Also if possible go somewhere you can see it shoot and hear the mechbox if applicable etc. If you can't then take a note from the guys online who show a video of the gun functioning, then you can hear, and see some more things than pictures will show you.

Last but not least if a deal sounds too good to be true then please exercise additional caution. I know everyone wants a deal but just like you're unlikely to "get a million dollars by filling out a facebook quiz" it's highly unlikely you'll see an $800 gun for $100 in perfect working order. I'm not saying it doens't happen, but it's infrequent so if you see a good deal put up your shields a little harder to insure you're protected. And keep in mind while we all enjoy the hobby at the end of the day look out for yourself as no one else will, it's your responsibility to try and insure things go well.

If you've got any questions feel free to shoot me a note.


Newbie Discussion / Re: Getting back into the game
« on: April 17, 2018, 03:56:37 PM »
CYMA. Each brand has their strong suites in platform selections.

That is an excellent point. Something I forgot to note and I'm not sure when you used to play or how long ago it was. But CYMA was absolute steaming garbage back in the day, like I'm having a hard time coming up with a comparable company to explain to newer players. But CYMA wasn't worth buying at any price back in the day. They made stuff that flat didn't work or failed within the first magazine, that's the reputation they held.

Now I'm not saying they are great, but they are generally fairly well built and serviceable guns. Which I still don't know how I feel about;) But I've owned several and been happy with them bang for the buck. Expect on inexpensive guns to need to do some internal work IE shimming, replacing hopup bucking etc, most just don't ship with good parts there. But with some tuning they really can do allot for a bargain bin price tag. Which compared to back when I started, parts are cheaper, and the guns quality on the whole is far better. Back in the day you bought a $300-400 CA gun, then put a couple hundred in parts to make it work well. Now you can buy a $150 gun, put $50 into it and have something that honestly is far better than the CA I mentioned initially. So it's to a degree a golden era if you're willing to learn to tear apart and repair things;)


Newbie Discussion / Re: Getting back into the game
« on: April 17, 2018, 03:06:49 PM »
Well I'd say @Canto probably knows or @Pagan one of the two should be pretty knowledgeable about who's hosting what where.

But another guess would be @T6e9a since he's pretty up to date also. This should send them all a notification to check this thread.

Take care!


And I'd guess that you should be alright seems like lower Mi has a pretty good amount of activity going on around the state though I do know there are some areas without much going on also.

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