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So, been playing a bit over a year and a half, and started out as the standard M4 user. Older, almost 50, and did not care for CQB play at first (that has changed due to new field/options/experience) and switched to a DMR type role.

Avalon has been primary AEG and have my beloved "Frank" as an SBR setup. Have a Kythera UGS. KWA LM4's. and now SSG10. I have teched/learning on all my own guns for it is fun for me to tinker....

About 2 weeks ago, someone had a SSG10 (A1), that they were basically giving away, so I bit. Changed to A3 stock, WASP piston, LH conversion, and cramming more info about another class, viola another role added.

Which is great in the Midwest, b/c I don't have to go running about in the Summer months, as much, but I am DEFINITELY ready for the Fall months.

Look forward to learning, and usually 'stalk' the forum for a bit before joining, but hey, trying the full send option....

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Nice but of cqb does provide a good break from outside gameplay every know and than.

Like running pistol only (greengas no Hpa/M4 mag rubbish) when I run cqb but have recently invested in a G&G firehawk to run in cqb as a cheaper backup.
 

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I would not of chosen it for my first outing , I got lit up by a Speed player the very first time I ever played the game (almost ended before it started)

It is growing on me though. I have been looking at a PDW type platform for my CQ setup .

just need to get rid of some more weight so it does not hurt as much, being shot in the sensitive parts (sides). No 350, it's 400 with no med.....working on my LM4 for another platform .

I am thinking , for added element of fun on the field, to go hide on the weeds and start picking off players to make things interesting

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It may not be good to bring new players to a CQB field if there's lots of drama and overshooting as they may not feel like pursuing the sport, but it is undeniably fun sometimes.

I do prefer rather relaxed outdoor play though, with lots of sneaking around and camping in good spots.
 

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I only went to this field b/c they offered night time play (cooler temps) and I had not played since June. It also has a big Kill House which I may be building something similar for my normal outdoor field.

Call it 'research'.....

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Finding out that son has an activity tomorrow 10 mins from Field.....mad dash to gather kit and see how this current ssg build fields.

Also may try and implement use of grenades depending upon how many bodies are in the field Tomorrow (bunch of firsts......)

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So, many different new scenarios yesterday.

Some just learning, others were why upgrades probably came about.....

When testing, was always mindful of the hop adjustment . Well, walk thru vegetarion/Devils Claw, and that lever moved easily. First shot in game play just kinda fell out of the barrel.

I did learn that the pistol is more effective at close range when I closed a 40' gap on enemy team when I popped up out of cover.

Sniping , during skirmishes, does not allow time to get to spot before play ends. Young(er) book it, this old(er) gent walks (unless I am being pursued).

Switched to SBR, b/c we were getting hammered, and seemed to always be in the cross hairs of the other teams snipers. Vegetation being an added bonus, but with better crafting, I now see why patrols just don't see them.

So, those are some quick thoughts on play in almost 100° temps yesterday with high humidity.

My "easy" day does does not have me feeling that I took it easy yesterday......

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I think that in real life snipers will tend to carry an SBR/PDW or even a full size rifle on top of their main gun for these situations, but they are far more stationary that we are, plus we're lazy and don't like heavy shit.

Good you're learning though.
 

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Well, I just came across a vfc mp5a5, thoughts anyone?

RMR. Light. Silencer . 4 mags. Extended mag release.

Could also serve for a cqb platform when I feel like elevating the heart rate?

EDIT: so, after some further investigation, it appears that the vfc mp5 is v2 compatible with a long motor type. It appears that I'll be able to swap bits from my Avalon Saber platform .

Who here runs other secondary weapons other than pistol?

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That is certainly similar to what I said earlier, the best options being something chambered in 5.7X28(P90 and a few new ones) and 4.6X30(MP7), along with various 9mm SMGs, and maybe a some stubby M4 lookin things like the Rattler and Honey Badger short model. PDWs/SMGs are seemingly where it's at for a secondary for airsoft, as they are easier to get hits with compared to a primary or pistol in the right situations, while hopefully not being worse to carry compared to a pistol. The main downfall with pistols is gas mags, as they are bad in many ways like round count as afore mentioned, along with weight, cost, and their fragile nature. This is not so in terms of real firearms, but we're stuck with pot metal until somebody makes plastic or aluminum mags for common platforms that aren't expensive or unavailable.

Anyhow, a Glock with Flux style kit and a compact drum mag would probably slay super hard compared to most things, like it was intended while being designed.
 

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I'll be honest, my RS/Airsoft knowledge is practically zero when it comes to what is what. However, I am turning that corner and starting to pay attention more.

For airsoft, I look at what I currently have on hand , as far as various parts, and then how much of that is compatible with guns already owned. It has provided me some success and been easier with the pocket book .

I bit the bullet early and went with quality over entry (Avalon Saber) and it has done rt by me. I would not say Fanboy and VFC or bust, but all of my replicas, from them, have done well by me with little little TLC.

Playing 1-2 times /month (when cooler)shooting maybe 3-5 140 Rd mags / gameday is nothing in the general use, AND funding my addiction and my sons simultaneously. So, all the gear/guns share similar specs so if one goes down, it won't be much of a problem to get back up and running

This forum has already expanded my thoughts on the sport, and afraid it might end up bad for the bank account.

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Eh, Airsoft can be expensive. I have multiple guns i have poured $1000 plus on. Does it make them better then the ones I didn't spend that on? Debatable. You can certainly do airsoft on the cheap. Really depends on what it is you are really after.

As of late I have been using a SAW. And that has been one expensive gun. Between feeding it bbs, and it eating batteries... guh...
 

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You have a link to said batt? If so I can tell you if it will fit in it or if its getting strapped to the side. Preferably not to the side or externally. As that drives me insane.

Should probably replace the motor in it too as its still the original A&K motor. That probably has some to do with it.
 

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Oh I was just wondering, you'd probably only need one battery.

Doesn't seem like 20K is a thing, but here's 2 6Ks that are pretty cheap.

Also, an 18v or 20v airsoft gun would be awesome, maybe a new style of PTW with a crazy motor.
 

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Eh, Airsoft can be expensive. I have multiple guns i have poured $1000 plus on. Does it make them better then the ones I didn't spend that on? Debatable. You can certainly do airsoft on the cheap. Really depends on what it is you are really after.

As of late I have been using a SAW. And that has been one expensive gun. Between feeding it bbs, and it eating batteries... guh...
I saw my first SRS out on the field, and while old hat for you long timers, it was a thing of beauty. A recent build by a player getting ready for War games in Missouri the first weekend of September.

Ill be all in for about 5-600 (with a short/long barrel setup) with the initial purchase and parts when it is done. I'll (hopefully) have a better appreciation for it when I get it finally dialed in. After reading some of the older threads, I am just focused on the platform.infront of me. Learn about it, and then love to the next one.

Forgetting what I just said, I ended up purchasing the mp5 , sold some other guns to fund, so I guess I am in the buy it/try it start of the airsoft journey .

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