[RELEASE]For all of you new people to these boards: You're welcome to stay, don't be an idiot and post wrong shit in the wrong thread.
Included in this thread are some helpful pointers, tips, and other useful shit about airsoft.
Listen to our advice. It can only help you, we will prevent you from doing any shit you will regret.
We also have a bunch of community things we do, such as a Facepunch gearwhores video chat, located at tinychat.com/fpgearwhores or ArmA 2 shenanigans, as well as quite a few other things.
and for FUCK'S SAKE don't start any arguments, we already have enough off topic discussions as it is.[/RELEASE]
Seeing as this is the first thread you might look at (if you're new here), you might want to know some unwritten rules around here.
Some of us prefer some things that others don't but we can all probably agree on what is below. The general rule of thumb around here is that you should lurk a bit, as in any forum, and realize what's okay to post and what isn't.
Use common sense.
Well, as this isn't a rules thread, it's a questions and information thread, let's get to the information.
You may want to check some of these out.
Sure, there's probably more, but these are the most recent AFAIK.
[RELEASE]Stupideye's "This is Russian Gear thread"
It's about Russian gear.[/RELEASE]
[RELEASE]CubemanV2's Review threads
http://www.facepunch.com/threads/867...ews-MegaThread (Gun Reviews)
http://www.facepunch.com/threads/886...ews-MegaThread (Gear Reviews)
These are worth a read.[/RELEASE]
[RELEASE]Kawaii's Super-Fucking-Useful Threads
http://www.facepunch.com/threads/100...bout-Reloading! (This thread is about reloading)
http://www.facepunch.com/threads/995...king-Chest-Rig (Mutha Fucking Chicom)
http://www.facepunch.com/threads/102...g-Noob-Faggots (Mother fucking Noob Faggot Guide)[/RELEASE]
[RELEASE]Deathmog's Review Threads
http://www.facepunch.com/threads/103...r-(56k-warning) (Cheap Gear thread bitches)
http://www.facepunch.com/threads/104...Blowback-Model (G&G Combat Machine review)[/RELEASE]
[RELEASE]Metal Man's Skeletal Stock Thread, Fenriswolf's PDW thread and Wordworth's STALKER thread.
(It's about a PDW)
(A cool read for STALKER fans.)[/RELEASE]
This isn't an FP thread, but it's about springs.[/RELEASE]
Of course, don't necropost, and let's move on to some other shit, seeing as those threads compress this OP into a smaller OP, so a lot of stuff won't be included here.
Now, here's some shit from the last thread, as well as the shit from the stickied thread, but nobody really pays attention to it, so I might as well post it here.
The Sticky Thread's content is below.
[RELEASE]The following is ripped from here, and is therefore not something I take credit for.
BY COMING 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)
Good websites you should shop from:
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.
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.
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.
www.airsoft-club.com - Good prices, expensive chinese shipping, shipping is shorter than some other chinese sites, but still takes a while.
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.
READ THIS IF YOU ARE FROM THE UK AND WANT TO START AIRSOFTING, THERE ARE LAWS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT!
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
WANT TO KNOW WHAT BARREL LENGTH YOUR GUN IS? CLICK DIS LINK RIGHT HERE
GOING TO CQB FOR YOUR FIRST TIME? WANT SOME TIPS? CLICK HERE
HOW LONG DO I CHARGE MY BATTERY? ASK NO MORE!
And here's a more in-depth post about batteries
and ender gets his Christmas wish! (kinda)
(Thanks to MC Mackers for the UK Info)
(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)
/end oldass sticky quote
Post your questions and shit.
If somebody had dibbs on this thread beforehand, I will gladly snip my post and ask for the thread to be locked so the person who had dibbs on this version can post it.