1. Post #1
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    January 2005
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    Look in the sticky first please.

    BY COMMING HERE YOU ARE ACCEPTING THAT YOU WILL GET:

    -Constructive Criticism that you probably wont listen to anyways, but should if you know what's good for you.
    -Better Ideas from other people that you probably don't want to admit are better.
    -Most likely flamed by BlueSaint at some point for calling something the wrong name or something. ( Clip =/= Magazine )
    -The website you are shopping at is probably shitty. (see below for good sites)

    :siren:Good websites you should shop from::siren:
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    Clothing/Gear/Camo
    
    http://www.hassayampasurplus.com - Based in the US of A, fantastic costumer service, and great obscure camos.
    www.ebairsoft.com - Based in asia, has some cheap offbeat camo.
    www.flecktarn.co.uk - You'd never guess what they sell. Great selection, good service by phone.
    www.polimil.co.uk - Have a browse, they have great service and a large selection of useful bits and bobs.
    www.opsgear.com - This site is the place to get gear for your airsoft needs. They also have a small selection of guns but this site is dedicated to gear.
    www.bdu.com - American site primarily for buying combats.
    www.soviet-propaganda.com/ - Good customer support, based in Russia.
    www.skippersmilitarysupply.com/ - US based, Russian gear.
    www.redforces.com/ - Soviet/modern gear.
    
    Airsoft Stores
    
    UK
    www.fire-support.co.uk - Reasonable pricing (for the UK anyway), good service.
    www.airsoftscotland.co.uk - Complete rip-off, although they get good deals on Pyros.
    
    USA
    www.airsoftextreme.com - Easy to navigate and has some of the best guns in stock.
    www.airsplat.com - I'm joking, seriously. Do not buy from here.
    www.airsoftgi.com - AirsoftGI is basically the god of Airsoft stores. There are almost no complaints from them but apparently there Returns need some work.
    www.evike.com - Not reliable on shipping dates, but they have a large selection.
    
    Hong Kong/China Dealers
    www.wgcshop.com - Okay prices, Seem to have to get quotes on the price before you actually buy.
    www.rsov.com - Brilliant service, postage is steep unless you buy in bulk, in which case it's the cheapest site around.
    www.redwolfairsoft.com - Another Chinese retailer, good prices, some rare pieces.
    www.ebaybanned.com - Brilliant prices, good service and delivery. The horror stories are from people who didn't read the on-screen instructions when buying.
    Canadian Dealers
    VelocityArms.ca - No opinion, Seems to carry a LOT of things, almost looks like a canadian AGI.
    CapitalAirsoft.ca - No opinion, A hodgepodge of high-range and low range AEGs, doesn't have many in stock at a time.
    BuyAirsoft.ca - No opinion, Hard to navigate, OK selection.
    Mach1Airsoft.com - No opinion, A hodgepodge of high to mid-range AEGs, terrible site design and not many parts to buy.
    :siren:READ THIS IF YOU ARE FROM THE UK AND WANT TO START AIRSOFTING, THERE ARE LAWS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT!:siren:

    MC Mackers posted:
    Right my specialist area :P (i guess being a brit is handy) UKARA is basically a license that restricts RIF's (Realistic Imitation Firearms) to comply with the VCRA (a really big law about weapons)you have to be UKARA registered to purchase a RIF however this can be avoided because you can get your airsoft weapon in Two-Tone which is painting half the weapon in a bright colour (mostly bright green, blue or blaze orange) this means you can purchase the weapon without having the UKARA license but you still have to be over 18 to purchase them. you can get UKARA registered from any of the skirmish sites you go to aslong as your over 18 and have played there for atleast 3 times in two months.
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     Some good websites to purchase Two-Tone weapons from are:
    www.zerooneairsoft.co.uk - will spray paint any weapon two tone for FREE
    www.actionhobbies.co.uk - has a selection of specially made two tone weapons
    www.airsoftworld.co.uk - same as above and apparently two tone any weapon other than GBB for 20 quid
    www.surplusstore.co.uk - has a wide selection of Two-Tone weapons and various other bits and bobs
    www.fire-support.co.uk - has a small selection of non-UKARA (another term for Two-Tone) which apparently will also two tone any weapon for 15 quid if asked by email
    Non-UKARA weapons are either Two-Tone weapons as stated above or even with a clear plastic body but i highly recommend getting the Two-Tone weapons since I have had really bad experiences with clear plastic weapons as they almost always break very quickly (and you can get metal two tones) also, dont quote me on this because theres apparently a crack-down on this at the moment here in the North-East but you can spray your Two-Tone weapon back to black after you have bought it because the police cant really do anything after it has been purchased... just dont be stupid and point it at them or there will be loads of armed police showing up.
    Thank You And Goodnight!

    :siren:WANT TO KNOW WHAT BARREL LENGTH YOUR GUN IS? CLICK DIS LINK RIGHT HERE:siren:
    http://www.airsoftgiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1881

    GOING TO CQB FOR YOUR FIRST TIME? WANT SOME TIPS? CLICK HERE
    http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=867503

    HOW LONG DO I CHARGE MY BATTERY? ASK NO MORE!
    http://www.greenbatteries.com/batterycalc.html
    And here's a more in-depth post about batteries
    http://www.facepunch.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=848

    and ender gets his Christmas wish! (kinda)

    Using the Equation

    Battery mA / Charge rate (mAh) = Hours to charge.

    3600mAh / 600mAh = 6 hours to charge

    If I could make this a sticky I would.


    (Thanks to MC Mackers for the UK Info)

    (Thanks to Adam Whitby for the new website listing.)

    (Thanks Marine1st for the original website listing.)

    (Thanks to xXEnder007Xx for the post about batteries and for being overly helpful)

    (Thanks to StupidEye for the CQB tips)

    Now please, airsoft newbies, post what you want commented on here, instead of making a new thread.

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  2. Post #2
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    Fenriswolf's Avatar
    July 2008
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    This is how it should be. A thread for newbies, and a thread for not so newbies.

    Edited:

    You might want to revise the title though or something. HELP WHAT BUY is kind of corny.
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  3. Post #3
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    CodeMonkey3's Avatar
    October 2008
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    I could really use those links for how long to charge your Airsoft Battery. The only problem is it doesn't account for what amperage you should charge it at or anything like that. The other link you provided is dead as well.

    Still clueless as to how I use my Super Brain 960.
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  4. Post #4
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    October 2006
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    Still clueless as to how I use my Super Brain 960.
    What are you having trouble with? It doesn't look very complex.
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  5. Post #5
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    October 2008
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    Well, it's advertised (Although in hindsight it apparently isn't) as a plug and play charger which automatically detects the charge time and amperage to charge the battery you plug into it and then will shut off when it's charged and move to a trickle charge after it emits a series of loud beeps.

    Well, it doesn't do any of that so I have to enter the amperage and such into it manually and I know jack shit about electricity and charging batteries so I've overcharged three batteries so far.
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    June 2010
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    Well, it's advertised (Although in hindsight it apparently isn't) as a plug and play charger which automatically detects the charge time and amperage to charge the battery you plug into it and then will shut off when it's charged and move to a trickle charge after it emits a series of loud beeps.

    Well, it doesn't do any of that so I have to enter the amperage and such into it manually and I know jack shit about electricity and charging batteries so I've overcharged three batteries so far.
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  7. Post #7
    not retarded or something
    Fenriswolf's Avatar
    July 2008
    6,169 Posts
    Guys, where do I get the custom name patches? I have no clue... My fucking callsign is Ramirez. I wish I had something better but oh well.
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  8. Post #8
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    CodeMonkey3's Avatar
    October 2008
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    Guys, where do I get the custom name patches? I have no clue... My fucking callsign is Ramirez. I wish I had something better but oh well.
    http://www.1800nametape.com/

    Bought some flags from them before, they're legit. Our JROTC orders from them sometimes. Just remember to enter your name in all caps when you tell them what you want on it. Otherwise it'll turn out oddly.
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  9. Post #9
    Identity's Avatar
    August 2009
    6,180 Posts
    Guys, where do I get the custom name patches? I have no clue... My fucking callsign is Ramirez. I wish I had something better but oh well.


    I had to.
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  10. Post #10
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    Fenriswolf's Avatar
    July 2008
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    Sweet thanks! Any ideas for a new callsign? I hate mine.
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  11. Post #11
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    December 2005
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    Sweet thanks! Any ideas for a new callsign? I hate mine.
    Oscar Mike.



    I had to.
    Fucking ninjas. :ninja:
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  12. Post #12
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    October 2008
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    Sweet thanks! Any ideas for a new callsign? I hate mine.
    Cunt Destroyer.

    The Band Master.
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    Identity's Avatar
    August 2009
    6,180 Posts
    Sweet thanks! Any ideas for a new callsign? I hate mine.
    Hmm. Echo could be one. Kael means mighty warrior.

    If there are any girls on here that play airsoft, Sabella means "My god is my vow". Fun fact: My M4's name is Sabella.

    Edited:

    My callsign is 40 Mike Mike. It corresponds to my dick size when I carry a weapon.
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  14. Post #14
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    July 2008
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    I had to.
    That's the response I got on the local forums when I told them my callsign was Ramirez.
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  15. Post #15
    Identity's Avatar
    August 2009
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    That's the response I got on the local forums when I told them my callsign was Ramirez.
    Best change your name son. Celtic names are the best if you want a warrior meaning behind it.

    http://www.name-meanings.com/celtic_name_meanings.php
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  16. Post #16
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    Fenriswolf's Avatar
    July 2008
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    A one or two syllable one would be nice.
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  17. Post #17
    cornflakes's Avatar
    March 2008
    641 Posts
    I guess I'll just throw this out here, but does this look legit? I know ess is probably one of the best, but I was wondering about the site. Evenly knowing that it's in canada and I'm in the us.

    woops, forgot the link... http://torontoairsoft.com/product.php?id_product=476
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  18. Post #18
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    December 2005
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    I guess I'll just throw this out here, but does this look legit? I know ess is probably one of the best, but I was wondering about the site. Evenly knowing that it's in canada and I'm in the us.

    woops, forgot the link... http://torontoairsoft.com/product.php?id_product=476
    Why are you buying from Canada when you can get them cheaper in the US?
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  19. Post #19
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    Fenriswolf's Avatar
    July 2008
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    For serious guys. I need a new callsign that isn't corny.
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    For serious guys. I need a new callsign that isn't corny.
    Calhoun-warrior
    Kael-mighty warrior
    Sloan-warrior
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  22. Post #22
    Identity's Avatar
    August 2009
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    For serious guys. I need a new callsign that isn't corny.
    Claymore?
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  23. Post #23
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    Our callsigns are always our names in the phonetic alphabet.

    If your name is John Smith it'd be Juliet Sierra, or if it was Adam Van it'd be Alpha Vector.

    It's pretty simple though.
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  24. Post #24
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    July 2008
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    This local guy, his callsign is Crankysmurf. I like it a lot for some reason.

    Edited:

    Claymore?
    Taken :saddowns:
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  25. Post #25
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    February 2008
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    Why not Fenris or Fenriswolf? Ive used Timebomb as my callsign/screenname for pretty much everything.
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  26. Post #26
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    July 2008
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    Our callsigns are always our names in the phonetic alphabet.

    If your name is John Smith it'd be Juliet Sierra, or if it was Adam Van it'd be Alpha Vector.

    It's pretty simple though.
    Mine would be Echo Victor. Echoman :buddy:

    Edited:

    Why not Fenris or Fenriswolf? Ive used Timebomb as my callsign/screenname for pretty much everything.
    I think it's kind of cheesy to be called that. Some guy talked to me on steam and always said that and my dad started calling me that and it was really corny.
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  27. Post #27
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    Shorten it then? Go by Fen?
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    This local guy, his callsign is Crankysmurf. I like it a lot for some reason.
    Front Toward Enemy?
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  29. Post #29
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    Freeman Gordon
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  30. Post #30
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    CodeMonkey3's Avatar
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    Just use your real last name and when you come with a nickname you like (It will happen in due time) make a new one.

    They're only like 3-5 buck each or something like that.
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  31. Post #31
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    Freeman Gordon
    My buddy uses Freeman. Sounds pretty cool IMO.
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  32. Post #32
    Identity's Avatar
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    How about The Winchester!?
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  33. Post #33
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    Fenriswolf's Avatar
    July 2008
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    How about Ringo? I have down syndrome when it comes to making names.

    Edited:

    Going for Freeman! :buddy: I like it.

    What color for the name tape? Black letters on OD?
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  34. Post #34
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    My last names Oliver.
    I wonder what that ammounts to.
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  35. Post #35
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    Well, it's advertised (Although in hindsight it apparently isn't) as a plug and play charger which automatically detects the charge time and amperage to charge the battery you plug into it and then will shut off when it's charged and move to a trickle charge after it emits a series of loud beeps.

    Well, it doesn't do any of that so I have to enter the amperage and such into it manually and I know jack shit about electricity and charging batteries so I've overcharged three batteries so far.
    It's a simple equation. The number of Amps or milliamps (mAh) is how much it will charge per hour. My charger is capable of only a charge rate of 600mAh. The highest you should go for a standard charge is 1000mAh, or 1 Amp. Any faster than that and it's considered a quick charge, something you should try not to do too often.

    So lets say we have the charger set to charge at 600mAh @ 9.6v. Our battery in this scenario will be a 9.6v 3600mAh battery.

    Using the Equation

    Battery mA / Charge rate (mAh) = Hours to charge.

    3600mAh / 600mAh = 6 hours to charge

    If I could make this a sticky I would.
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  36. Post #36
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    Green Olive?
    Edit:
    Dammit.
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  37. Post #37
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    October 2008
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    My friend asked me to help him track down a nice Full Metal M16 for his first real gun, I gave him the choice between a Classic Army and this TSD:
    http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_inf...oducts_id=2563

    I don't see any real problem with it, looks like a really good deal actually. Does anyone have an experience with TSD?

    Edited:

    It's got a full stock so I'm looking at it and I think you could squeeze in a 9.6v.
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  38. Post #38
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    G&G
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  39. Post #39
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    October 2008
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    I showed him the Combat Machine but he wants an M16 and the only one they sell is over $400.
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    December 2009
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    I showed him the Combat Machine but he wants an M16 and the only one they sell is over $400.
    http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_inf...oducts_id=6284

    One of my friends has the same gun except with a removable carrying handle. I can say from seeing it in action and shooting it a couple times it's a beast.
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