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Everything posted by Daishain

  1. Uh, no, can't say that I've seen that. In any event, if the masks actually do have too large holes, they shouldn't be renting them out. Check beforehand, just grab a bb and see how hard it is to force it through one of said holes. If they are too large, a second mask is likely to screw with how the first is worn, I would just use a cloth wrap instead.
  2. Have you looked at the G&G M14 HBA? Essentially the same design as the Classic Army, but a higher externals quality. Also a bit pricier at around $500. Also, I looked into the same stock issue before. The mounting points are radically different, and as a result, it appears the only means by which you can change the stock style would be to swap out or significantly modify the body. Assuming you don't have access to a machine shop equipped to make such modifications that aren't 100 times as ugly as the crane stock itself, swapping the body will cost you nearly as much as the gun itself, or even more if you're forced to go for a conversion kit. P.S. The Kart version of this gun, which has been rebranded to the Echo1, uses an unfortunately high degree of pot metal in the body. Unless you want to stage a dramatic scene where you snap your gun over your knee in an "impressive show of strength", I suggest avoiding it.
  3. In the sense that you won't have cells reverse polarity on you sure. But stable is not a word I would use for LiPo, they have plenty of other issues.
  4. Main thing you should know. Don't store LiPo batteries charged. It can damage them. If your charger was made for LiPos, it should have a storage/discharge function. If you aren't planning on using the battery for more than a day or so, hook it up and discharge it.
  5. A ref/marshal needs to have three things going for them. A good attitude, experience, and an ability to make sure the people they're overseeing actually listen to them. Generally speaking, the younger a person is, the less likely they are to have any of these attributes, much less all three. (not that there is any age group guaranteed to have them) That last one is particularly tricky for a young person, however mature they may be, many people are not especially willing to take them seriously. However, if they are one of the exceptions, and do genuinely have all three factors, a referee could be 12 years old for all I care.
  6. Hakkotsu thunder B's Not entirely reuseable, but paying about a buck per grenade toss isn't bad. And if someone steals the thing, I'm out $20 rather than $100 I've mostly used them to help clear out pockets of resistance that are difficult to root out by other means. Only catch is there's enough variation in the delay to make timing a breach and clear difficult.
  7. Its easier from a budget and legal standpoint to get your hands on airsoft equipment to model after, so it shouldn't be that surprising. That said, the odds that none of them knew the difference between an airsoft magazine and a real one are quite low. So it seems likely that it was deliberately left in.
  8. A good AEG DMR can and will save your when stealth fails you, I wouldn't discount them entirely. Yes they make a bit more noise, but unless you are shooting at a long range target while another enemy is 15 meters away, it is not likely to make a difference given the usual chaos of the battlefield. Also, even the loudest AEG can be made to be almost completely silent, although it can take quite a bit of elbow grease and upgrade parts to manage it. A spring sniper rifle is going to be the easiest to work with for your stated goal, but they too take quite a bit of upgrade work. Mostly in terms of upgrading them to the point where they actually have a practical advantage over the AEGs. Gas rifles (preferably non blowback if you can actually find one) are also on the table. However, all of this belies the main point. No amount of equipment is going to make up for a lack of skill in the role, and to be perfectly frank and blunt, being a true sniper can be quite boring for most people. It takes patience, quick thinking, and a nack for planning ahead. My suggestion? Get a simple but good quality gas pistol, bring something to make melee kills with, and play a few games using nothing but those items. Do well, and you MIGHT have it in you to make getting a sniper rifle worth the money and effort.
  9. At the moment, I'm playing with a group of mixed levels of experience. Quite a few kids with only a marginal grasp of tactics. As a result, the closest thing to a battlecry I've been using has been "stop hiding back there and move up with me!" A situation which is particularly frustrating when trying to organize a quiet flank.
  10. What possible advantage would there be to doing this? It sounds like an excellent way to make a buttload of unnecessary work for those involved in marriage licences while pissing off pretty much every single citizen.
  11. Or option C Pay some random script kiddie $500 to adapt a better database system from the literally hundreds of successful models that already exist. Frankly, for the amount of time and effort needed, that much money is probably overkill. Given that this is the US government, which likes to do things in the least efficient manner possible, they'll probably involve far more people working for far longer and given unrealistic stretch goals to boot, it will cost more and take more time. But it should still cost peanuts compared to their usual budget regardless. I don't know about you, but I tend to discount digital paperwork issues as a legitimate obstacle to human rights. Especially not in a case like this when the needed update should already have been done decades ago simply for the sake of not wasting time and money struggling with it.
  12. I tried a couple of times to come up with a polite and informative means of telling you why the opinion you expressed about genders and their role in raising children is both sexist and incorrect. But I failed. Instead, let me simply provide you with a warning. Unless you want to get reamed out in ways that the people in this thread haven't even come close to doing, never express that particular tidbit to a militant feminist. There are people in the world who have zilch tolerance for Christianity and/or religion in general and wish to see it eliminated or at least marginalized. Some have compelling arguments and reasons for this stance, others are just fools with a grudge. To my knowledge however, none of them are posting in this thread. I may have missed something though, feel free to point out anyone that stated or implied you weren't free to follow your beliefs as you see fit. All we are asking is that you extend that same consideration to others. All individuals in this country have the right to live their lives as they choose, regardless of the religious beliefs they or their neighbors hold to, subject only to laws that have a compelling secular basis behind them. That is among the most important founding principles of this nation. Furthermore, being a good citizen means standing up for the rights of all other Americans, even if that means defending the right of others to do something you personally disagree with. So long as you don't cross the line into harassment, you are perfectly free to convince them they are doing something fundamentally wrong, but you cannot use legal means to force them into that behavior, or allow others to do the same. Take the Westboro Baptist Church for instance. They are a strong example of why many individuals think Christianity/religion is a bad thing to have around. I myself loathe this particular group due to the actions they have taken and wish to see them disbanded, preferably in a humiliating fashion. In spite of this however, I will actively fight against any attempt to prevent them from following their beliefs. Even as I push for laws that would help protect the people they victimize.
  13. That cloth is pretty much essential for keeping your goggles clean and safe when not in use. I would keep it, and start using it if I were you. If on the other hand you really don't care, there's no point in keeping it on. You'd at least get a decent wipe out of it that way
  14. Two things: First, if you start worrying about what families kids are raised in, you need to ban a huge number of families from raising children. Almost no parent is ever really ready to raise children, and quite a few of them are woefully equipped to do so. Frankly, I would trust the average homosexual couple who wanted to adopt a child with said child more than the average heterosexual couple that forgot birth control. The former pair are much more likely to be prepared and have actually done their homework ahead of time. and it also pretty firmly deals with the issue of whether or not the parents actually WANT the kid. Secondly, marriage itself is not natural, nor are nuclear family units, nor is children being raised exclusively by their parents. Everything about the way modern society handles family life is an artificial construct of society. There isn't anything natural about it to begin with. It can't even be claimed that modern family life is like it was meant to be in the bible, these days we call what was described in there child abuse, slavery, and misogyny, among many other things that carry nasty prison sentences.
  15. And again, I rather wish they would slow down on that front. The population of the earth needs to start shrinking for a bit, or at least cease its expansion. Regardless, what makes you think this issue has any bearing whatsoever on that front? Keep the ban, and you've got a group of people leading generally lonely lives, not forming relationships with the opposite gender, and not having children. Get rid of the ban, and the same group of people at least have a shot at not leading lonely lives, are still not forming relationships with the opposite gender, and still not having children. If anything, the latter choice would boost overall childbirth rates by a little bit, since homosexual couples are likely to start adopting, and taking pressure off of that front. The only legislative means by which you could change the situation so that all men and women follow that particular image of domestic family life, is if you removed choice and control from the lives of others. And that my friend, is the mark of an evil tyrant, you don't want to go down that path.
  16. Absolutely, you're paying for an expensive product that is known to have a lot of "lemons". A company's reputation can help point out guns that might be the fad of the week, but aren't likely to be viable in the long haul.
  17. I'm not sure if I can technically call it my dream gun since I just bought it, but the M14 EBR mod 0. It is a heavy, long, and intimidating gun built like a tank, and is very well suited for accurized fire. Meanwhile I'm a big guy who is particularly good at taking snap shots at medium to long range, so it suits me and my playstyle quite well. I'll be working on upgrading it to meet fairly demanding performance requirements over the next few weeks.
  18. Personally? If you can skip the beginner guns, go for it. The learning curve for their use is not really going to be significantly different, meaning the only practical difference is in terms of how well a particular gun performs, lasts and/or can be upgraded, vs its cost. As for what kind of gun in particular would be a good choice for you. We need to know more about how it will be used, and perhaps even more importantly, what your budget is. Until I know how you plan to use the gun and how much you can afford, I'm afraid I really can't help you.
  19. Actually, I am of the opinion that god should indeed change his standards over time, knowing that humanity is changing and growing, much like any good leader/ruler/parent/guardian. but that's largely beside the point. What has DEFINITELY changed, is what humanity thinks god's standards are. There are millions of different iterations of the Christian faith, and absolutely none of the ones that exist today are anything like the ones that existed back when the faith was founded. If you aren't prepared to accept the possibility that your version of the Christian faith might still need some work to bring it closer to the truth, you've crossed a dangerous line. Faith simply means that you accept something as true without sufficient evidence to prove it. That does not mean it does not require rationalization. If people fail to test their faith from time to time, what they have is not religion, but a cult. If you can accept that, think about this. The overall trend as the Christian faith has evolved has been to move away from the incredibly violent and antisocial behavior suggested by the old testament, and towards a form of humanitarianism built around the core teachings of Jesus. The book of Leviticus in particular, which contains the damning passage against homosexuality, is being increasingly ignored as completely irrelevant to modern society. Perhaps humanity is moving towards the truth god wishes for us to accept, perhaps we're moving away, it is tough to say. One thing's for sure though, if the god described by the old testament is the one in charge, we'd be seeing a hell of a lot of divine wrath right now. As for your continued stance that you're simply not willing to help out, but would like to see it happen. I'm sorry to say, that's not how it works in a democratic system. Every individual that fails to make their opinion known is effectively allowing the opposing side an extra vote, since they have that much less to overcome. Even in choices where you don't like either outcome, you need to decide which is preferable to you, and support it.
  20. It depends on the context. The vast majority of people who commit suicide, or attempt to do so, simply need help. And I do not mean that in the "he/she's crazy" sense. Most people who attempt suicide are quite sane, often painfully so. Either they literally need help with their life and have found no other means to get others to pay attention or give a damn, and/or they simply have failed to see another way out of the situation they find themselves in. Most feel trapped and abandoned by the world, with no other options left to them In the former case, simply listening, really, truly, and honestly listening, is often enough to bring them back from the brink to get them the help they need. The latter is a little more complex, it still requires that you listen carefully to what they say, but takes input from your end. It ends up a lot like a diagnostics session, with the goal being to get them to think beyond whatever issue they're hung up on, and hopefully see a path going forward. Hint: if you find yourself saying ridiculous stuff like "but there's so much to live for!", you aren't helping at all. That is something I can do, and definitely would do if within my ability. There are a few exceptions however. In some cases, (very few, but they do exist) the individual has literally nothing to live for. Not even that basic staple of human life, hope. When all the continuation of life will bring is more pain, asking them to stay the course is selfish and cruel. In any event, this man puts it better than I can, largely because he has been in this situation all too many times. https://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_briggs_the_...uicide_and_life
  21. I know you're not experienced, but you also have said you want to learn this stuff. If you still do, you're going to have to try your hand at this stuff sometime. If on the other hand you really don't want to mess with it for now, then it becomes a gamble. Very, very few guns, regardless of make and model, come with a good shim job, much less proper angle of engagement on the piston, or decent lube on the surfaces that rub together. Nearly all of the decent ones are going to be close enough that they won't cause major issues. But a poor shim job will cost you in terms of gearbox power and wear down the internal components of the gun faster than normal, and pistons can wear out ridiculously fast with poor AOE. Also, if you ever try to use the gun with a high power battery, this extra wear and tear can become even worse. If you aren't particularly unlucky, this process is slow enough that it can take months of relatively light use before it makes a real difference. But still, there's a reason that a shim job and other tuneup operations are among the first things people do to their guns. If you have patience, and pay attention to what you're doing, a basic tuneup can be a little tedious, but not difficult. The main danger lies in terms of losing parts, and in nearly all cases you should easily be able to tell if you are reassembling it wrong.
  22. So long as you don't abuse it, none of the P90 models mentioned here have a high chance of breaking prematurely. The V6 gearbox is one of the strongest and most durable designs available, and the body itself, while made of polymer even on the real gun, is also a very sturdy design. With that stated, as you should be aware by now, there are absolutely no guarantees when it comes to how long a gun will last. In addition, while you can get away with just using the gun straight out of the box, doing a tuneup inside the gearbox will improve lifespan considerably.
  23. JG/Echo1 for $160 The model is solid, nothing spectacular, but I can tell you from experience that it doesn't take too much work to turn it into a beast of a gun. One problem with the P90 platform is feeding issues. their hi caps, no matter what brand, pretty much always have problems. Said problems can be dealt with, and typically go away as the magazines are are broken in, but it is an annoying concern. A lot of p90 users go for midcaps instead, but this can present its own issues, since the magazines are fairly large and don't fit in standard magazine holders. If you don't want to work with midcaps, one other means of bypassing this would be to go for Evike's "Terminator" P90 for $200, which is just an Echo1 with a silencer, extra rails, and a 1500 round box magazine that feeds into/via an M4 hi cap. Overkill, but potentially worth it to avoid having to mess with jams. You could also buy the box mag seperately, but it costs less to just get it with the gun.
  24. If you limit it to first world countries, what you say is technically accurate, but misleading. Why? Over two thirds of the firearm related deaths in the US are suicides, not murders. This ratio is fairly high among first world countries, leading to a fair amount of bias if one fails to take it into account.
  25. Because they already do have access to better equipment? Hell, my father is better equipped in that sense than most of the fighters we're having trouble with over in Iraq and Afghanistan. And we're just talking a rifle and pistol here, not assault weapons, nor some huge stockpile of the standard guns. If the government honestly became corrupt and insane enough to use the military against its own people, and if they via some miracle avoided a huge portion of the military choosing to uphold their oaths and instead just follow orders, and if said government chose to just flatten everything rather than taking care to avoid killing noncombatants and destroying infrastructure. Then sure, the people wouldn't stand a chance, but that's a lot of ifs. The first condition might be possible. The second condition is entirely impossible short of some kind of widespread mind control in use on the soldier (the vast majority of soldiers are FAR more likely to shoot the man who gave them such an order than follow it) The last condition would be akin to slitting your own throat to remove an object you're choking on. So no, not going to happen. If such a war broke out, and if those initiating it held control of enough of the military to avoid being immediately flattened instead, it would very quickly become a slugfest where the government quickly finds out that it is largely helpless to strike at the rebels in any significant manner, who in turn have zilch issue cutting the government off from all supply lines. P.S. It is indeed easy to ignore, largely because it is not remotely true. That particular distinction goes to the Honduras, who get a whopping 70 firearm related homicides per 100,000 people, in spite of only having 6 firearms per 100 people. This would be compared to the United States' 2.8 per 100,000 firearm homicides and 88 per 100 firearms. Frankly, the number of firearms in a region seems to have almost no impact whatsoever on crime rates, with economic and social factors being the only reliable variables for predicting crime. This holds true even within the US. Multiple regions with lax gun laws and plenty of guns have high gun related crime rates. Many others have far less than certain regions with extremely strict gun control.
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