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About Gigueand

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  • Birthday 09/27/1984

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    2006, paintballer since 1996
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  1. That is an incredible collection. Woah.
  2. Ah, yes, that creek at Hole in Wall will sneak up on you if you're not careful. I used to play there all the time, but haven't been in several years.
  3. I attached some scrap boards vertically along the studs and then attached the pegboard to the boards. So there's a bit of stand off between the pegboard and the wall itself.
  4. My gun wall over the years: From top to bottom: G&P M4A1 (Polarstar FE) Tippmann M4 Block II G&P M653 (Polarstar JACK) LCT AK-105 From top to bottom: G&P M653 (Polarstar JACK) G&P M4A1 (Polarstar FE) VFC HK416C (Polarstar JACK) From top to bottom: G&P M653 (Polarstar JACK) G&P M4A1 BLOCK II (Polarstar FE) M723 Aero Precision "AR15-Airsoft Hybrid Thing" (Redline Hurricane) G&P M4A1 Upper Receiver with early GWOT accessories From top to bottom: Aero Precision BLOCK II u
  5. Its pretty unbelievable the level to which many, fairly large groups of guys are going for MSW events here in the U.S. Sure, there's your odd .MIL person here or there, but a lot of these are civilian dudes who are going above and beyond. Not only are they building very solid impressions, but they are also acquiring the appropriate sustainment gear plus the equipment needed for successful night antics (NVGs, IR devices, etc). I attended Ruins of Saratov in November and our platoon of 50(ish) dudes had 47 guys with NVGs, 1 guy with thermals only and only two guys who had nothing NVG-
  6. Speaking as someone who remembers the "old days" of both airsoft (at least in the U.S.) and Arnie's, there's definitely an evolution that longer term players go through. Definitely reminds me of this somewhat famous graphic from paintball. In general, most airsoft players are in the hobby for a season or two - just a couple of years. The primary demographic of airsofters, in my experience, is the 14 - 18 year old crowd. Kids who are old enough to afford the hobby and who are relatively immobile life-wise. They're usually living at home, finishing their undergraduate education and the
  7. And, in my experience, the level of discourse is significantly higher...
  8. Well, Titleist did get into some legal trouble for shipping ITAR restricted parts to a member of a biker gang in Finland so...
  9. 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 Car
  10. So the AngryGun version isn't very good then? Where is the C&C version available?
  11. Is that an actual URGI or the AngryGun replica?
  12. I was the one who mentioned via FB that the forum was performing very slowly. My guess at this point is that it has to do with my connection as the forum loads quickly on 4G.
  13. Photobucket decided to kill all of my images. Here's a link to the pics re-hosted.
  14. I'm not sure it's the responsibility of the forum to police transactions between members. Yes, it is undesirable to know that potential scammers might join Arnie's to take advantage of people, but to what degree was scamming a problem in the past? Is the value gained by keeping out a minimal number of scammers worth more than value that would be gained by attracting new members via the commerce section? My local forum was forced to hop from (free) Proboards to a privately funded server due to Proboards' restrictive ToS and our current board has yet to recover. The commerce section is what br
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