Monday, March 29, 2010

NJ Bill to classify Airsoft as a firearm
Thanks Homer, from the NC Airsoft forums for the link

Airsoft guns are already restricted in NJ, we have done training evolutions with a navy unit up there in the past and it is always a nightmare traveling up with the training guns and gear.
If you read the bill, it is a clarification, most areas up there already treat them as firearms,
What I take umbrage to is the fact that they are making a law that makes something that's not a "firearm" into a firearm
An airgun is a airgun, as long as it uses air for propulsion. To me it is like making a law about dogs, then adding cats to the law and calling them dogs because they have four legs and a tail.
Read further and you will find the definition of a machine gun, so full auto airsoft would now be a machine gun with all the legal fines and restrictions?
This is the definition of the "slippery slope"
Will it pass, more than likely, NJ is another world, much like most places on the left coast.

Update from TJ on the NJ airsoft forums,
This seems to be one of those bills that pop up every year at most state and federal level house's on real steel firearms, some legislatures idea of what needs to be addressed and by GOD he is going to address it.

11/08/2007 as bill S2852, Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee

01/08/2008 as bill S715, Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee

01/12/2010 as bill S454, Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee

BUT, just because it did not make it out of committee in 2008, it now sits like a vulture on a tree limb, waiting until it can be put through.
Let's hope the Idiot that keeps bringing this up loses the next election and this just languishes in committee like it did in 07 and 08.
We need to be vigilant and watch to see where this goes, not have it just pop up like the Arkansas law banning the sale of imitation firearms did.
( I am heading to Arkansas sometime next month to get the real low down on what the law truly says, my attorney and I read it one way, but it seems like all the 14 year old "lawyers" on the web read it another.)

Please don't read this post as fear mongering, I have been involved in the process of fighting for our firearms rights in the US for a lot of years, have testified for committees and sat down with the lawyers suing the gun industry in the past. I know how easy it is to lose your ability to own something you like overnight or watch hundreds of people lose their jobs over lawsuits and bs.

Monday funny's, just because it's monday and we all need a laugh

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Dear Sir,
I am writing in response to your request for additional information in Block 3 of the accident report form. I put “poor planning” as the cause of my accident. You asked for a fuller explanation and I trust the following details will be sufficient.
I am a bricklayer by trade. On the day of the accident, I was working alone on the roof of a new six-story building. When I completed my work, I found that I had some bricks left over which, when weighed later were found to be slightly in excess of 500lbs.
Rather than carry the bricks down by hand, I decided to lower them in a barrel by using a pulley, which was attached to the side of the building on the sixth floor.
Securing the rope at ground I went up to the roof, swung the barrel out and loaded the bricks into it. Then I went down and untied the rope, holding it tightly to ensure a slow descent of the bricks.
You will note in Block 11 of the accident report form that I weigh 135lbs.
Due to my surprise at being jerked off the ground so suddenly, I lost my presence of mind and forgot to let go of the rope. Needless to say, I proceeded at a rapid rate up the side of the building.
In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel, which was now proceeding downward at an equally impressive speed. This explained the fractured skull, minor abrasions and the broken collar bone, as listed in section 3 of the accident report form.
Slowed only slightly, I continued my rapid ascent, not stopping until the fingers of my right hand were two knuckles deep into the pulley.
Fortunately by this time I had regained my presence of mind and was able to hold tightly to the rope, in spite of beginning to experience pain.
At approximately the same time, however, the barrel of bricks hit the ground and the bottom fell out of the barrel.
Now devoid of the weight of the bricks, that barrel weighed approximately 50 lbs. I refer you again to my weight. As you can imagine, I began a rapid descent, down the side of the building. In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel coming up. This accounts for the two fractured ankles, broken tooth and several lacerations of my legs and lower body.
Here my luck began to change slightly. The encounter with the barrel seemed to slow me enough to lessen my injuries when I fell into the pile of bricks and fortunately only three vertebrae were cracked.
I am sorry to report, however,as I lay there on the pile of bricks, in pain, unable to move, I again lost my composure and presence of mind and let go of the rope and I lay there watching the empty barrel begin its journey back down onto me. This explains the two broken legs.
I hope this answers your inquiry.
Kevin R,
Bricklayer. [Fritha]

 Bruce (The king of all men) is cool

Another that I really like,

A cowboy walks into a bar and orders a whiskey. As the barman’s pouring it the cowboy looks about him. ‘Where is everybody?’ he says. ‘Gone to the hanging,’ says the barman. ‘Hanging?’ says the cowboy.’Who they hanging?’
‘Brownpaper Pete,’ replies the barman.
‘Brownpaper Pete? Why do they call him that?’
‘Well,’ says the barman. ‘His hat’s made of brown paper, his shirt’s made of brown paper, his jacket’s made of brown paper and his trousers are made of brown paper.’ ‘Really?’ says the cowboy. ‘What they hanging him for?’
‘Rustling.’ [thebrokedown]

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Security for airsoft and other things in life

We all can't have a super hero hanging around the house, so we need to watch out for ourselves.

I have been perusing the internet the past few days, reading lots of forums for real steel guns and have noticed some things I wanted to talk about.

It seems like we all (airsoft and RS) love to show off our collections online.
Over the last couple days I have viewed some incredible collections of Firearms, High end collectible knives and airsoft guns. They are all on open forums, hooked to a screen name.
That screen name nine times out of ten has a profile connected to it with the hometown of the poster.
Sometimes even the persons real name is also available.
Now lets say you post up a collection of Vrosapale pistols, you are very proud that you have scoured the world to find all models of this unique piece.
A few weeks later you post that you are on your way to the Vrosapale collectors convention half way across the county and you will be off the forums for 5 days. You revel in your Twitter updates about you most recent find at the show, or what a jerk that last guy you dealt with was.
What have you just done?
Have you just told someone that you have valuable items and you will be gone from .to.?
What do you think?

I know you have a gun safe, but don't you think in two days time someone can't get into it, most of the time using tools from your own shop?
What about the other things showing in the pictures, computer systems, flat screens and all the cool movie collectibles in your "man room"?
Do you think bad people don't read Glocktalk, or ASR?

I bring this up because years (way too many) ago I was doing the gun show circuit in FL, 51 weekends a year, driving from one end of the state to another, setting up on on Fri, break down and home Sun night.
We had a time when a small group would come to the show on sun, tag a dealer that had a nice display then wait around till close down and loadout and follow him home. Sometimes they hit as soon as the dealer  got home or to his shop, sometimes waiting till the next day if it was a collector who worked during the week.
One dealer got killed and a few got hurt and they didn't stop until they screwed up and  got caught.

Now it's 2010, we have Google maps, Google name search, find anyone for 8 dollars and tons of other neat ways to locate an address.
Am I too paranoid? (can you be today?)
I learned to keep every thing collectible or rare at an off-site storage location. That and insurance keeps it away from my self and loved ones
It does suck that we can no longer have the "Trophy" rooms of yesteryear.
(even if you never have posted a picture, how about the bug guy, meter reader, the guy who trims your trees.
Do you think they might have looked in the window and passed on how cool your cave was?)

From AOL article, 
 Some insurance companies are catching on. Legal & General Insurance in New England says Facebook and Twitter users could be hit with higher homeowner's insurance premiums. Why? All that blabbing about activities away from home means they face a higher risk of burglary.

The company thinks burglars are actually "shopping" for victims on social media sites, looking not only for an indication you're not at home, but also photos of your home and valuables. That cute picture of your son hugging the dog? A burglar is looking in the background, eyeing your big-screen TV and new stereo system.

And it's not just adults. Teenagers are even more likely to post personal information, so Legal & General has warned that parents who aren't even online themselves could face higher homeowner's insurance premiums if their children are online.

So, a month after I post, others catch on, welcome to the party, Pal

Even though I have a overlapping video system with my next door neighbors, a alarm system, Two big dogs and a neighbor on one side who's a Reserve police officer and has a home office where he works that overlooks my house and on the other side is a just retired Navy DEVGRP 20 year man who has nothing better to do than sit on his back porch and shoot guns most of the day (and night, for the past damn week!) I still want to keep the good stuff locked up.
I hate that when I want to review a gun or get ready to go to a gun match or a airsoft game that I have to lay in another 40 mins to go by and pick up what I need, but I would hate to have a shootout at my house or even worse  to come home and find what I had worked 40 years for ransacked and off at some pawn shop.
My stuff is pretty safe and yes, I have gone overboard but it gives me piece of mind that I have done all I can, if I get hit now, that's what insurance is for.

Just some random thoughts that came into my head and I wanted to share them, and because I am old and it's my Blog, I did, Nah nah neey po po

I am losing it
Please share your thoughts on this in the comments, I think I got them fixed.
Review soon, I know you heard that before, but this time my fingers are not crossed.
Till then, Check 6

Another non airsoft but cool site

Very neat tank graveyard in Kabul
to catch the scope of it,look at google maps
More pic's here
This would be a killer set for a zombie movie, or a hell of an airsoft game.
Too bad about the fact there is a war going on there and all!
Seems like all the best places to play have some problem or another.

This post is not meant to disparage our brave men and women fighting in that god awful county,
The previous comments were meant in fun. I am a proud supporter of Wounded Warriors and Project Homefront.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

If you looking for some commie kit for airsoft.................

How Russian soldiers train for their next simultaneous war with Great Britain and the band Poison

Red Solider has some great prices on vest and uniforms now.
I have bought from them in the past and they did a great job on customer service then.
That is all
End transmission.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday funny.

Really nothing to do with Airsoft, I just laughed my butt off when I found this.
Print out and submit as per instructions at the bottom of the form.
1.  Name :__________________________________________________ Date of Birth :_________________
2. Height :___________________________ Weight :_______________________ GPA :________________
3. Social Sec. #_______________________ Drivers license #______________________________________
4. Boy Scout Rank :__________________________
5. Home  address :____________________________ City/ State____________________________________
6. Do you have one male and one female parent ? Yes _______ No _______
7. If no,  explain :_________________________________________________________________________
8. Number of years parents married :__________________________________________________________
9. Do you own a van ?______ A truck with oversized tires ?______ A water bed ?_______
10. Do you have an earring , nose ring , belly-button ring ?______ A tattoo ?_______
(If yes to any of #9 or #10, Discontinue  application and leave premises ...
11. In ten words or less, what does LATE mean to you ?___________________________________________
12. In ten words or less, what does Abstinence mean to you ?______________________________________
13. In ten words or less, what does DON'T TOUCH MY DAUGHTER mean to you ?___________________
14. Church you attend :_________________________________ How often you attend :_______________
15. When would be the best time to interview your Father, Mother, And Minister ? ___________________
16. What would you want to be IF you grew up ? _______________________________________________
Answer by filling in the blanks. Please answer freely - all answers are confidential
(that I won't tell anyone - ever- I promise).
If I were shot, the last place on my body I would want wounded is in the __________________________
If I were beaten the last bone I would want broken is my ________________________________________
The one thing I hope this application does not ask me about is ___________________________________
When I first meet a girl, the thing I notice about her first is_______________________________________
(Note: If answer begins with T or A, discontinue and leave premises: Keeping your head low and running in
a serpentine fashion is advised. )
Signature (that means your name, moron)______________________________________________________
Thank you for your interest. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing. You will be contacted in writing if
you are approved. Please do not attempt to call or write. If your  application is rejected you will be
notified by two gentlemen  wearing white coats and carrying a violin case.

This is also very funny to me, although,  so are a lot of things that make others say WTF!

Have a great Monday, working on the review of the marushin SAA gas revolver now, if I can stay off this interweb thingy, my mind tends to wander at this age, OMG ponies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

You have to love hate.

I had to share a find I just made, and an oldie but a goodie from the annals of the internet.

First off, a great website that I added to must daily must read column. not because I am an "operator" or a "Tactical Tim", just because the guy has a good wit. Click on his home page for some good posts and the random funny stuff.

Next, a letter that had been floating around for years, just found the author of it so thought I would post it up.


 Because you suck. And we hate you.

 In a world of compromises, some people put the bullets in the magazine backwards…But it doesn’t matter, because our gun is on the cover of the Rainbow Six video games. Look how cool that SEAL coming out of the water looks… If you buy a $2,000 SOCOM, you will be that cool of an operator too. And chicks will dig you.

At HK, we stuck a piston on an AR15, just like a bunch of other companies have done, dating back to about 1969. However ours is better, because we refuse to sell it to civilians. Because you suck, 
and we hate you.

Our XM8 is the greatest rifle ever developed. It may melt, and it doesn’t fit any accessories known to man, but that is your fault. If you were a real operator, you would love it. Once again, look at Rainbow Six, that G36 sure is cool isn’t it? Yeah, you know you want one.And by the way, check out our new HK45. We decided that humans don’t need to release the magazine with their thumbs. If you were a really manly Teutonic operator, you would be able to reach the controls. Plus we’ve fired 100,000,000 rounds through one with zero malfunctions, and that was while it was buried in a lake of molten lava, on the moon. If you don’t believe us, it is because you aren’t a real operator.

By the way, our cheap, mass-produced, stamped sheet metal guns like the G3 and MP5 are the bestest things ever, and totally worth asinine scalpers prices, but note that cheap, mass-produced, stamped sheet metal guns from other countries are commie garbage. Not that it matters, because you’re civilians, so we won’t sell them to you anyway. Because you suck, and we hate you, but we know you’ll be back. We can beat you down like a trailer park wife, but you’ll come back, you always do.
Buy our stuff.
HK Marketing Department  
HK. Because you suck.  And we hate you. 

I don’t know if you can tell, but I’m not the biggest fan of H und K.  I posted that letter on THR a long time ago as a joke, but it sure did manage to tick a lot of people off.  Ironically, the tag line, HK.  Because you suck.  And we hate you, has been popping up in various places ever since. 
Sure, they’re decently reliable, decently accurate guns, but they’re massively overpriced and overrated by legions of fan boys.  One of the most frustrating things about dealing with gun people on the interweb is that folks tend to pick a brand, and then base some of their self-esteem on that brand.  Kind of like rabid sports fans who feel the need to burn cars if their team wins, or loses, or they just felt like burning stuff.   Say something negative about that team to one of those rabid fans, and you’re probably going to get beat up.  Likewise, if you say anything negative about the Teutonic superiority of HK, people get mad at you. 
Well, I love hate mail, so here goes. 
For each of their wunder guns, you can get something else that costs a lot less, and works better, and has ergonomics designed by people that actually shoot.   HK came about when some Nazis fled to Spain and built the Cetme.  But Cetme doesn’t sound very tough, does it?  So they went back to Germany and became H and K, and if you call it H and K, fan boys will get mad, and insist that it is HK, because manly Teutonic operators and Navy SEALs don’t have time to say the word And.  So HK rose to prominence by building the G3, which is what the Germans call the Cetme.
Now the G3 is a decent rifle.  It is a cheap, stamped sheet metal, battle rifle.  It has terrible ergonomics, with a hard to use safety, (and this is coming from a guy with gorilla hands), and difficult to use charging handle.  It is reliable, because of the roller locking bolt that destroys your brass, and recoils worse than other competing .308 rifles.  The FAL smokes the G3, and the only reason the G3 exists is because the Germans were too proud to pay royalties to those uppity Belgians. 
The G3 can be really accurate, if you weld a bunch of metal to the sides of it, stick on a nice barrel, and jack the price up $10,000.  And no, that’s not a typo.  The PSG1 is absurdly priced, and the cheaper version, the MSG90 is proof that if make anything absurdly heavy enough, it can be accurate. 
There is a collapsible stock available, which is awesome, if you like getting hit in the face with a piece of rebar, which is what their $400 stock feels like when you shoot it.  Germans must be tougher than we are or something.
Other stamped, sheet metal guns exist, but HK fan boys mock those as commie garbage.  See, if you build a cheap gun, but it is from Germany, then it is superior, but if you build a stamped gun in the eastern block (a hundred miles from Germany) then it is commie garbage. 
But what brought HK to international fame and the cover of Dick Marcinko books (for example, Rogue Force Delta Green Team 7 Ninja Force Alpha II:  The beginning)  was the G3s little brother, the MP5.  Take a G3, shrink it, and chamber it in 9mm.  At the time, CQB doctrine was to use 9mm subguns.  Now the MP5 is a neat little gun.  I have two.  They work well, and if compared to the other subguns of the day, like the Uzi or the Mac, then the MP5 was a lot easier to use, easier to hit with, and was decently reliable. 
The MP5 became famous when the SAS used them to kick the living hell out of some bad guys at the Iranian embassy.  This was marketing gold, and HK rode the wave.  Pretty soon everybody wanted an MP5.  It was what all the cool kids were using.  Soon every video game and action movie was filled with HK stuff.  HK may have overrated guns, but they’ve got the best marketing department in the gun business, and they milked that fee cow until it was dry. 
But the MP5 isn’t as great as people make them out to be.  They still malfunction.  (if you’re favorite gun hasn’t malfed, you haven’t shot it enough).  The mags are hard to insert on a closed bolt.  Safety still sucks.  Most versions don’t have a bolt hold open.  Honestly, if I had to get into a gunfight with a subgun, then I would rather have my PPsH. 
HK long guns were mostly unobtainable to US civilians, primarily because HK hates the civilian market.  If you don’t believe me, go talk to them at SHOT show, and watch them sneer at regular people.  They can’t help themselves.   But like all unobtainable things, like Ferraris, and super models, regular folks start to imagine these unobtainable things as perfection, when really they’re just an expensive car that spends most of its time in the shop, or a chick with mental problems and Bulimia.  That’s what happened with HK.  Their products took on this aura of coolness amongst the fans, that just isn’t real. 
For example, go to any thread on the internet where somebody brings up “What is the Best Rifle EVAR!”  and there is a poll.  On the poll will be some HK long guns that 99.85% of the gun owning public has never seen, let alone shot, but those guns will have the most votes, because the HK marketing department told you how awesome they are. 
Read up about the XM8 on most gun boards.  According to the interweb, the XM8 is the finest combat implement of all time.  In actuality it is a plastic AR18, that tends to melt, break, and is universally loathed by the Army staff that had to test it.  It takes bizarre attachments, so no US accessories will work.  They took the G36, which is basically a blah rifle, used by a handful of countries that don’t ever actually shoot people, and uglied it up so that it looks like the demented lovechild of Bloaty the Pizza Hog and a Super-Soaker.
Or the HK416. According to the internet, the HK416 is the best gun EVER!  It is called THE AWESOME.  Lightning bolts of coolness fly from the gun and smite your enemies with Teutonic fury!  However you can’t have one, because you’re a civilian, ergo, you suck.  And HK hates you.
The 416 is basically an AR with a gas piston, which has been done by like ten companies now, but somehow the HK is better, because it was on Future Weapons, and HK won’t sell it to civilians.  In fact, a couple of 416s slipped out into civilian hands, and HK freaked out about it.  There is no legal reason that 416 uppers can’t be sold, but HK despises regular people, and the idea of you having their long guns offends them.
You can get civilian HK long guns, once in a while, when HK feels like it, but they’re usually hyper-neutered and over priced.  Hell, the last ones were actually grey, because you know, black is too dangerous, or something.
HK’s new subgun is the UMP.  They tend to break.  One of our local PDs traded all of theirs in after they broke all the stocks.  Cool idea, because everybody loves .45, but bad execution.
HK’s flagship pistols, the USP line, are decent polymer handguns.  They are extremely reliable, that is the plus side.  On the down side, their triggers universally suck, but they don’t have to.  HK likes to use a square peg in a round hole, (literally) that makes the trigger pull a lot heavier and grittier than it needs to be.  Why?  Beats the heck out of me.  The USP series should be reliable, they’re enormous. 
The most annoying thing about the HK pistols is how they cost almost twice as much as every other polymer handgun on the market.  Somehow being made in Germany means the USP series is worth $800-$1000, when all of the polymer guns made within a thousand miles are $400-$600.  Only most of those guns tend to have better triggers, are just as reliable, and are usually more accurate.
Then there is the Mk23.  Which is huge, accurate, reliable, (which it damn well better be, since it is the size and weight of a Mini-14) costs as much as a used car, huge, and is universally despised by the SF that it is issued to.  Talk to anyone that is in an SF unit.  The Mk23s they’ve been issued sit unused in arms room.  Did I mention that it is HUGE?  But that’s okay, because the HK fan boys will explain that it is an OFFENSIVE handgun.   (scratches head) whatever the hell that is supposed to mean.  
They are reliable, but so is a $125 Makarov.  Only the Mak has a better trigger.
I have two guys that I work with that have been to the HK armorer’s school.  If you think I’m biased, you should talk to them.  They especially love working with the Germans.  One fellow was yelled at because he had two magazines clamped together on his MP5, because “NEIN!  That is not the H und K way!”  Even though he had bought the mag clamp from HK.  When you ask why the original MP5 doesn’t have a last shot bolt hold open, they’ll yell at you and say, “NEIN! Why would you want your enemy to know your gun is empty!”  Hell, Hans, I just want to know when my gun is empty!
One friend of mine took his personal MP5, and cut an extra notch into the collapsible stock, so it would be shorter for when he was wearing his armor, and also it removed the nasty wobble that all HK collapsible stocks have.  It is an easy fix, and a no-brainer that the HK should have been doing for years.  Fritz at the armorer’s school damn near had an aneurysm when he saw this blasphemy against his ineffectual German gods.  
Look, gun owning public, just because you saw it on Future Weapons, or read about it on the internet, doesn’t make it true.  For the love of John Moses Browning, before you formulate super strong opinions about a weapon, you should have at least shot the damn thing first.
 Do I have anything positive to say about HK?  Yes, the sneer of disdain they give you at SHOT is priceless and entertaining. 

The author has written a book I highly recommend for a good summer read, I unfortunately read it in one night,  If I start anything good, I devour it and never save for later. Bad habit I guess.

Enjoy for now , more stuff I found at SHOT coming and I still have not forgot about those reviews. 
Ta Ta

Monday, March 15, 2010

The man who wishes he had a golden gun

Click on the pic to make it full size, the you can see the AR180

Just had to share this picture, I really could care less about the AK/M4/AR180
But I would almost sell my soul for that S&W Gold and Silver M76 just laying on that table.
I know it's a sin to covet, but come on, it's a S&W 76
I know this isn't airsoft related, but I am just a huge 76 fanboy.
I need to buy a MGC 76 and stuff a sten gun gear box in it, hummmm I wonder if that would work! 

Friday, March 12, 2010

AAR for the EXPO

Never mix up your airsoft gear with your work uniform, 
it confuses people.

The 1st ever North Atlantic Airsoft Expo is now almost a week gone into history. 
Everyone seemed to have a great time.
I do not have the definitive attendance numbers, but it should have been in the 5-600 range.
The vendors I spoke with were all well pleased and are planning to be there next year.

Your help in getting them back is easy.
Send an e-mail thanking the one's that were there and email the guys you want to see next year.
It is VERY rare as a vendor that you get a thank you, just a few that can be taken to the boss will go a long way in showing that it is cost effective for the vendors to be there.

Check out Thumpys blog for some great vid's he is posting up from the show
 Now I have to start on some reviews, I am old and lazy and this means I gotta work, I wish my daughter lived closer, I need some one to rake the yard and shoot guns for me.
Isn't that what you have kids for? 
Alright, I got to go and yell at the neighbor kids for playing their rock and roll music too loud!
Stay tuned for the reviews. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hand signals, modified for airsoft use.

This gear is heavy, my lower back could use a massage
I’m having a hard time seeing very far without my glasses.
( I use this one a lot)
Aim for the ass
I have a gun malfunction (repeat gesture for “…again!” to indicate frustration)

Remain in front of me where it is safe
I brought the wrong ammo again
My (fogged-up) goggles need a wipe
He’ll be out in a minute

I did steal these from Unconventional Airsoft, he is the funny one, I just wanted to share with the few who read this.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Some more pic's from the show.

I am assembling my thoughts for the shows after action report.
While I do that,
Enjoy some more pictures I took at the expo

When they said they had a bus to take people to Sundays game, 
I know most thought it was a airport shuttle at best.
Big surprise when this baby pulled up.

DVD screens, bathroom and that very cool retro 70's disco camo seat covers.

Back to the Expo.

Wallace of Z-Shot won the No Airsoft for Old Men award for the best vendor 
who's booth was next to mine.
Now I am going back to relaxing, reading a Travis McGee novel and listening to some Human League.
Until tomorrow, STAY OFF MY LAWN, darn kid's

Sunday, March 7, 2010

NAAExpo day three

The show is over and I am beat!
Hours and hours of standing on carpeted concrete floors takes it's toll on an old mans legs and back.

The show today was slower, with a lot of people at the game , but we were still seeing new people all day.
The CA 249 was given away along with a AEG and a high end GBB.
It was fun to see some youngsters wining the "battle buddy's" pistols today.
The Strafer demo I put on had people running from the lobby to see what was being shot

No pic's tonight as I am typing while asleep.

After action report tomorrow.
One last big huge thank you to Halo and Too Long and all the staff for a fantastic show.
And another thank you to the 500 or so customers that came by the booth, you were great too.
See yall after I sleep for a day or so!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

NAAExpo Day Two!

Alright, it's 11:00 pm and I am just getting home, what a day.
Great attendance and lots of great people today.
The costume contest had a large turnout, with some super loadouts.
Just left the vendor banquet, we had a wonderful southern style meal, drinks and a very funny comedian that the expo provided for entertainment.
Let me tell you, from a old ,jaded, been to a thousand shows in my life standpoint,
THIS SHOW WAS Awesome for the attendees and the vendors.
It might have been small, and not a lot of vendors, but they treated us right.
I was at the front door and asked a guy what he thought of the show. 
He pulled out 3200.00 (in Cash) from his pocket and told me he just cashed his tax check and wanted to spend it all on airsoft, knives and gear, there just wasn't enough to buy! I WAS FLOORED.
If you miss this one next year, you will miss a lot.
Some pic's then I need to rack, too long a day for an old man.

Blackstone airsoft out of VA
Super great guys, if your any where near this field, you have got to play here.

This is how the aisles look 90% of the day, Jammed packed.
They had X boxes set up so if you wanted a break, you could sit and play.
82ed and Fluke (as always) took it to the extreme! Geared up and ready to go

  More shots of the crowd, this was about 2 or so in the afternoon.

Extreme Airsoft brought their beautiful extreme ladies, and a huge snake, this was as close as I would get for the picture, sorry. Their booth was packed all day.
Only in High Point NC will you find
Star Trek hookers, beam me up!

Some of the load-out contest participants.

From the vendors banquet, in the wonderful High Point Theater.

Best dressed Future airsofter award goes to,,,,,,,

Henry Hutton
2 months old and already in camo!
Drew, my man, you did good.

Off to bed now, I am crossed eyed and knee walking tired.
More tomorrow from the day 3.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Day 1 NAAExpo

They day started out great and got better as it went on
Big Boy Toys, is the 1st thing you see when you walk in the door, I think Jack did well today as I saw people throughout the day walking around with their new guns. He brought a great selection of everything from Guns to gear. 

On Target airsoft was set up across from me and had a good flow of traffic thru the day.
Project Homefront was also here, what great work these guys do. They are running a raffle that has different Prizes all day and on Sunday will give away a GBB and a AEG, I have my fingers crossed that I have the winning ticket.

 TF 16 has a booth for their team, lots of staff and even flashing disco lights.
Good job.
Z Shot is here with a sample of the new ARES lineup
They are now the ARES National Distributor

The New PPsh41
not my cup of tea but felt well built, good heft and exterior quality was top notch.

More Ares guns, you need more info, just ask.

Systema was also showing their High end rifles.
As everyone knows, these are the pinnacle of M4's 

The day went well, I talked with people from New York, Va, Tampa FL, NJ, GA and Tenn. It was not a big crowd today but a nice steady flow.
There were seminars, giveaways and a quick draw contest. 
( I didn't win, so they must have had it rigged, LOL) 
Tomorrow will be busy with lots going on, so I am off to slumber, as I am old.
More to come tomorrow.

The North Atlantic Airsoft Expo 2010 Setup Day

Well the day has arrived for the 1st ever NAAE
Set up was today, about half the vendors chose to set up now, the rest tomorrow morning.
I like to be the 1st in and the last out, but Fed-X conspired against me and made me a little late.
That being said, except for no way to attach the back wall, all went well.
Look forward to a great day tomorrow, even though the show runs 10-8pm!
Got to love retail shows.
More tomorrow night
ESS goggles, damn that is a good looking booth

Pantac Gear

A Random tank that just wandered in.

Tactical Duostocks display
It will look better tomorrow with the guns on the table.

Lobby of the Showplace.
If you are looking for a venue for any type show, this is the place.
Large, Clean, great facilitates and a wonderful, helpful staff.
I have never been in a nicer venue.
As you might know from my other blog, I bitch and moan a lot about shows, for the 1st time, 
I am speechless. 
It's that good.

See you tomorrow.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Stuff I found at SHOT show.

 Texas sunset, it might be burning toxic waste in the sky, but it sure were purrty

 Made by a company called TUFF Products out of Chula Vista CA.
It is 100% American made out of 1000 denier cordura.
Built to hold 8, that's right, 8 single stack mags.
It's made for the real steel market, but because I am a severe gear whore I had to have one for airsoft.
The top flap is removable. I like that feature so that you can use it with the flap in the field and then take it off for faster access if you go into a CQB environment.
Mags fit tight, but they come out quickly with a slight tug.
On the back you will find both Mollie straps and also belt straps if you are going with a light load out.
All the edges are bound, you find this on the best made nylon gear.
The stitching is very well done, not like most of the China gear you see around.
Not much else to say, It is well made, it's the only pouch I have found that holds 8 mags and its made in the US of A
Price is 49.00 on the Tuff Products website, for a made in the US product that's a fair price.

They also make a 5 mag pouch for you newfangled double stack folks.
If you like good gear, this is it.
Go visit them at
Tell them No Airsoft for Old Men sent ya. If you can remember, I can't, what was I saying?
Now I need to buy more mags to fill it up, Like I need a reason to buy more stuff!
You can never be too rich, to good looking or have enough mags, I will never get the first two covered, so I might as well get the last one.

I will post some other odds and ends I picked up at the show, I did not get much this year, stuck in the darn booth working, I tell you, there is no respect for old guys anymore.