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About Gigueand

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  • Birthday 09/27/1984

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  • Airsofter since
    2006, paintballer since 1996
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  1. Gigueand

    Is there ANY shotshow news?

    To be fair, DSG runs were around loonnggg before modern HPA systems. I remember the dudes with Systema PTWs getting the same sort of heat HPA users get nowadays. But, yeah, speed triggers for semi-auto and the like... The whole "problem" of high ROF guns is a non-problem, really. It is as simple as the site telling people they can only use semi-auto. Sites around me went through a couple year period where they were semi-auto only unless the RIF was a SAW or LMG. Personally, I rather liked that as it actually forced people to use SAWs in a way that resembled the "real world." Most of the CQB places that I'm familiar with around me are still semi-auto only unless the players specifically opt for a game or two with full-auto rules. A lot of sites need to step up and offer some customer service - if kids are getting over-shot either in full-auto or even from high ROF semi-auto guns then the site needs to isolate those players and tell them to cool it with the trigger spam or put them with other like players. I do think a lot of the "joy" of airsoft has gone away. Maybe that is because I've been in the hobby for a long time and have kind of seen and done it all, but I suspect there's also an element of silliness that has died in the community. Airsoft seems to be "serious business" now and there's either a speedsoft "anything to win" mentality or a "MILSIM OR GTFO" mentality. I hardly ever seen anyone running around with weird get-ups or non-M4/AK styled rifles these days. My team is sort of notorious in the Midwest for having a "zero-fu**s" goofy attitude, running pink shirts on the 2nd day of the event, that sort of stuff. But that attitude seems few and far between nowadays.
  2. Gigueand

    Is there ANY shotshow news?

    I do have to drive quite a way to play. I do know a lot of dudes who basically only play at MSW 3 or 4 times a year. I drove 16 hours to play in Mississippi and 8 hours to play in West Virginia. Your take on RUSFOR is spot on. MANY of the RUSFOR dudes I know are teenage edge-lords. Bang rules are, fortunately, going the way of the dinosaur in my region. Most event hosts both big and small recognize all the problems they create.
  3. Gigueand

    Is there ANY shotshow news?

    I think this varies regionally. In my area (the Midwest) there's just not a big enough community to really have much differentiation between players. Or, to put it another way, games will have some speedsofty types, some milsim-types and a whole slew of people in the middle. I have noticed a growth in "speed-sim," running the highest speed "milsim" type gear - Crye JPCs, Opscore helmets, Spiritus Systems - all that lightweight stuff is hugely popular. Milsim is still pretty huge among a certain set of players. Milsim West (MSW) draws pretty big crowds to events all over the U.S. and really does offer a great experience. Shaking my head about the "murder mags" - seems like a great way to draw negative attention to the hobby. Cue the videos of kids being hosed at 45 RPS.
  4. Gigueand

    Is there ANY shotshow news?

    Pretty much no. SHOT Show this year has been pretty underwhelming. All the airsoft "news" involves companies releasing yet more lines of guns with insane acronyms for names not modeled after anything that exists in the real world.
  5. Gigueand

    Anyone still around from the old days?

    And, in my experience, the level of discourse is significantly higher...
  6. Gigueand

    Anyone still around from the old days?

    Well, Titleist did get into some legal trouble for shipping ITAR restricted parts to a member of a biker gang in Finland so...
  7. Gigueand

    Anyone still around from the old days?

    Joined in 2006 and been playing somewhat regularly since then. It is too bad what Facebook has done to many of the great airsofting communities of old including Arnie's but also places like Airsoft Canada and my own local forum. Arnie's was truly a great community back in "the day" with all sorts of characters - TheCrunchBunny, Sledge, Stealthbomber, Magz, MasakariJoe, Titleist, DarkLite, CKinnerly - some of whom are still around. The days of the "Clone Wars" where a new replica was released every month and the forums were filled with people posting the latest build trends (Art of Tactical Carbine!) have sadly passed us by. There's a lot to be said for the convenience of Facebook and while the 101 airsoft groups on it are great for some niches (Gothic Serpent kit, early GWOT kit, Polarstar Owners Group, etc) there's a big hole when it comes to having one cohesive community. edit: Is it actually possible anymore to see a full members list for Arnie's?
  8. Gigueand

    WTS: VFC HK416C with Polarstar JACK

    Price drop to $420 SHIPPED
  9. Gigueand

    Youtube Channels worth sharing.

    As have been mentioned, Alec Steele, Garand Thumb and Forgotten Weapons are great. RedLetterMedia is fun if you're into movies. For airsoft, I always enjoy The Heresy Group and Real Fake Guns.
  10. Gigueand

    WE Hudson H9

    Very cool. Haven't heard a lot of great stuff about the real thing, but it's got personality for sure.
  11. Gigueand

    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    So the AngryGun version isn't very good then? Where is the C&C version available?
  12. Gigueand

    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    Is that an actual URGI or the AngryGun replica?
  13. Gigueand

    Were There Ever Arnies Patches?

    Got mine!
  14. Gigueand

    Were There Ever Arnies Patches?

    Woo! Placed my order.

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