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About CKinnerley

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    Is it tea break yet?
  • Birthday 07/19/1988

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    Aha! A new gun. How do I fit AR-15 parts to it?
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    Blowin' shiz da fruitcake up mofos.

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  1. CKinnerley

    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    Hold up, wasn't that the vaporware from aaaages ago (around the time of the Real Sword GBLS-style ARs) that was meant to stop firing on an empty mag using bog standard AEG mags?
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    LCT EBB prototypes - MP5, SCAR H, M16, G3, CQBR

    Well dayum. Fair few people out there looking for that ideal blend of higher end/close-to-real externals with the functions of the TM NGRSs (me included) so yeah definitely appealing. Do the AKs stop firing when empty? I feel like they don't which would be the one thing to my mind holding these guns back from perhaps being the bestest thing ever on the electric rifle market (if they function reliably and shoot decently well). It's taken many years but I'm getting close to actually buying an airsoft MP5 now.
  3. CKinnerley

    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    To clarify, I do not have RS barrels or muzzle devices on any of my RIFs. Get back in your box MI5. That's right I see you.
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    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    No that's fine, not trying to come aggressive here and if it reads that's way then my apologies. Personally, I'll use real stuff where I physically/legally can purely because I find that a fun element of a build, but I've tended towards the lightweight side of the spectrum for many years now on those RS parts, especially with rails, barrels, muzzle devices and other front end parts. If I can use a pot metal barrel that looks essentially the same as a steel one and is mostly covered anyway, but weighs a lot less, than that's my preference. Right now I'm fighting with a V7 Hyper Light M-LOK tube trying to get it on my Krytac LVOA - horrible tolerances on the barrel nut.
  5. CKinnerley

    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    Been playing about 13 years, only ever hit an AR replica barrel in to anything firmly one time, was Dytac pot metal and it showed zero sign of damage. You're welcome to use what you like that's fine, but this is airsoft you can play as hard or as easy as you like. I'll take the lightweight option seeing as I don't play much and I tend to just not bash my guns in to things when I do play, same way I treat my issued rifle.
  6. CKinnerley

    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    Add a load of weight in perhaps the worst place to add weight as far as it relates to affect on handling? For essentially zero gain both practically and aesthetically? Not personally my cup of tea thanks, I infinitely prefer the standard pot metal barrels, especially given you basically can't see 80%+ of the barrel with most builds using modern handguard configurations.
  7. CKinnerley

    Is there ANY shotshow news?

    For an exaggeration, 23 word caption with ~1500 likes wasn't too far off pitch. I've not personally had that I have to say and outside a tiny handful of companies I've got loose relationships with nobody at the show knows who I am, far from it. I've managed to walk the entire show before now, didn't quite manage it this year but I covered 90% or so of the walkways, stopped in at many, many booths and barely had any dismissive attitudes, in fact I don't recall any this year. KAC had a no picture policy in (I think) 2016 because there was that ITAR scare that 'exporting' a picture of a controlled item would contravene the law and one guy I spoke to clearly had a bit of a *suitcase* mood on, but that was a drop in a bucket vs basically everyone else I've ever spoken to being at the very least willing to answer a few questions. Plenty more I've met, probably the majority, have been highly enthusiastic to talk about the things they clearly have a passion for with someone like-minded, especially if you approach with good questions. I don't know if this is still the case, but last I checked only media badges were allowed to record media so that could be a factor too. Not discounting your experience at all, just sharing mine. It's not unfair to say that some booth people go hugely out of their way for the big follower counts, but equally in business that's not an unjustifiable practice. I don't personally feel that I get treated in such a way that I need to change the way I do things things in order to hit the big numbers and have the red carpet rolled out as almost everyone I've met has been quite professional, but again that's just my limited personal experience.
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    Is there ANY shotshow news?

    You think they've got time to write blogs and make videos for their followers at the one time of year where all this kit is in the same place? There's too much drinking to be done with all the other celebs. You really don't need to bother spending ages writing and editing when you've already got tens of thousands of followers. You can post a single picture on IG with a 12 word caption and get 2500 likes because that's all 95% of the audience can be bothered to consume anyway. Having an attention span is just incredibly hard.
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    Anyone still around from the old days?

    Problem is of course that the immediate gratification of FB stuff stole traffic from the forums, but now the FB groups are getting cut and there an awful lot of people for whom facebook literally is the whole internet. The new social media giants are not friendly to anything that looks like a gun, but everyone is on their platforms, bit of a quandry. I hear discord mentioned somewhat often but I've never been on to it really. I think the thing with YT/FB/IG is an pretty large portion of airsofters only seem interested in following 'celebrities' and what they post and none of those people are on forums or actually active anywhere outside of their own personal pages/accounts. With a forum you just had a bunch of people talking who were basically all on equal footing; sure you'd have the folks with fancy stuff and a lot of posts who'd perhaps garner a little more attention than others but there was no great disparity I wouldn't say. Now you've either got 50k+ followers and you only hang out with other celebrities, or you're at the bottom of the pile looking up and wishing you got free *suitcase* all the time to post about (generalising obviously) and that creates a fair old disparity.
  10. CKinnerley

    Is there ANY shotshow news?

    I haven't posted my airsoft findings from the show yet, but PTS have an AR midcap coming with huge capacity and a licensed MTEK repro that I'm a fan of. Handled the G&G No4, seemed nice for a prototype, they've got a GBBr coming with insanely light magazines and a Cobalt AR AEG that actually drops mags automatically if you do the competition thing and their 9mm AK has a rotary hop instead of that silly old slider. Evike booth had a H9 that honestly looked and felt very decent and Ares slimline/more vertical AR AEG grip motors.. also some kinda kit for TM GBBRs that was cool but I forgot what it was now. Redwolf had Battle Arms super-trick kits for the TM GBB including the 'Paratrooper' which I thought was pretty impressive. How much of that is even new to folks I'm not sure, don't keep 100% abreast of the latest airsoft releases.
  11. CKinnerley

    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    I'll be honest, that 3% zombie outbreak picatinny-bayonet looking Fortis handguard was not lighting my fire, but the PTS is a great shout. I'm hoping to have a very similar forend setup with a dual switch when I eventually get around to acquiring an IR laser. All the scalarworks stuff looks sweet as well. Presume you're putting lipos in the CTR pad?
  12. CKinnerley

    Google photos

    Copy image address, pt 2 -
  13. CKinnerley

    Google photos

    Copy image - Copy image address - https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/8tSsMrFyiSEQKU-BWbESQYaza8IVU4Vx460MF9lsNb9xnhSRQa0qjR3BZqra6RyPW53zw2Sl5Uem4iU63Txq8ppNTAxKTDAV85d6qY2vEK78uz-xXLrXkCWMON5aofAJVRJBpSGKSj8WERtUN4NoCWaEfb4KUz-InBqyD0EdDSa1kRRYE2hZl95lODRe8WYG16Zj9lotJaeA0BIQFjZ_FYFxlrBTy_BVrHgMQb884EHaVjTS5oDiRkSbmJpqImGV-GMvHR6Qx68GXcdT3mHcZUzRySDbJKZAIBIlI9tBGhtOKxgpYW-fAQfo4LyEC4wm1hjP96BXCnEhAyZDk0X1rpoyrGitLj1BS5fLB5K7B_gV-J7NUEOKEilKSdaf_kixSBqVOhj6JndjpcKBya-uz3bZpNkr2MMOYScoT7V4tf9RoOnwLfDYCRV9W8gd4W_Gh8PHXnPkN5dKu6DtKLrrxe1FE66z-KKs0Rn72iTLXw60gfRGukkd_QCx7aUYagdMfKdhq1vXJylE-91K93RancQiJ173hMmLxdFkOqtDuDcdqLaWMOEsq776uQimvldKzyOSANB84xVc68fLUfq3MSvH0HL_auIhDHf9Tt7sx5P9zjz1qKIgfNoXdCY8j0H4pmE2wDaxz8v0uPiBFLtj90KB=w1899-h1264-no
  14. CKinnerley

    Pictures of you in the field or at a game

    If this one doesn't work I'm gonna have to ask Arnie to try and fix it.
  15. CKinnerley

    AR15 Variants and Derivitives Picture Thread

    @MRF Good of you to say. I know we had a thread on that topic in general discussion some time ago. If you dig around enough you can make a regular AEG something quite realistic though I think this thread shows it's seemingly easier with a GHK and the stuff available for PTW is pretty crazy (granted I'm mostly in to gear so I don't know the best places to dig around for such things). It's a fairly old Avalon gun yeah, possibly one of the first that had that brand name and they went over to fictional trades almost immediately after making it. I think legally/functionally I got on everything real that I could (so basically just handguard, stock, optic and pic/m-lok accessories) and the end result handles nicely all things considered.

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