Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Review, Airsoft SKS

Now, to start off with, this is a cheap POS toy gun.

Just so you know up front. It's was bought with the forethought to take off the bayonet for a AK type 56 build.
I got it off Ebay for around 15.00 including shipping.
Listed on Ebay as 

New Toy Spring AIRSOFT RIFLE Gun Sniper Guns Full Size

No sense in posting a URL as it will be off soon, but he seems to always have some listed, and is fast to ship. 

I came packed in this nice crinkly Chinese almost plastic bag,

with convenient hanging hole in the cardboard top for display! 

No instructions at all though.

I must say, I was surprised when I took it out of the bag and did the long and arduous job of assembly
( I popped the front end into the rear end, about 15 seconds of hard work)
Over all, the guns length is 34" with the bayonet folded, that's about 6 inches less than a real one, 
but still in the ball park.
Weight of course leaves something to be desired, it's all plastic ( except for the screws and spring) and it tips the scales at a whopping 1 Lb 8 oz's ( Real steel would run you about 8.8 Lbs)

The right side of the stock has the standard China crap screw holes very evident.
Although the stock is a fleshy color, I have seen almost this color on RS SKS's before.

To load, pour in 20 or so 6 mm bb's into this port, that you access by lifting the rear site.
Close it down and pull back on the cocking handle.
Field testing was only about 30 minutes for this gun 
( I didn't want anyone to see me shooting it, I have a rep you know)
I put 100 rds though it, and was surprized that the FPS stayed the same 
I cronoed 5 at the start and 5 at the end.

.25 Excell bb's clocked in at a 5 shot average of 178 FPS, pretty respectable for a cheap crap gun.
Max range that I could reliably hit a man sized target was 32 ft, you could get the bb's to 75 ft, but you would have to aim at the moon to do it, so I going to call 75 ft the max range for bb travel.
No hop up, so I did not shoot for groups.

The bayonet folds out just like the real one, but it clicks in place instead of being spring loaded like the RS.

The bayonet looks like it was copied from a parade rifle, highly chromed  (plastic) and the correct "pig sticker" style.
One downside is that when folded, the blade flops all over, if you are going to take this out in the field, put a black rubber band around the barrel to hold it tight.

In summery,  I was impressed with the power of this toy, if you need some cheap VN era props, with a little putty and paint this could work for you.
When time permits I plan on a little modding to make this into at least a decent looking prop gun for our annual VN game here in NC. Might be a project for the coming winter months.
It's cheap in price and feel, but I think it's the only game in town anymore for a airsoft SKS.

I had told you I had some strange guns to test, everything from soup to nuts.
Upcoming ones will cover, something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue
Stay tuned.

Till tomorrow
Stay Thirsty, my friends.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

To catch up on my Mondays,,,,,

I give you laughs for Tuesdays.

1.  Don't pick a fight with an old man.  If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.
2.  If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.  
3.  I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.  
4. When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.  
5. A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers.  The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him 'Why do you carry a 45?'  The Ranger responded, 'Because they don't make a 46.'   
 6. The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on his wearing his sidearm.  'Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you expecting trouble?' 'No Ma'am.  If I were expecting trouble, I would have brought my shotgun.' 
7. Beware of the man who only carries one gun.  HE  PROBABLY  KNOWS  HOW  TO  USE  IT !!! 
Never saw the show, but from what I know about it, I am happy it ended this way

I was once asked by a lady visiting if I had a gun in the house.  I said I did.  She said 'Well I certainly hope it isn't loaded!'  To which I said, of course it is loaded, it can't work without bullets!'  She then asked, 'Are you that afraid of someone evil coming into your house?'  My reply was, “No not at all.    I am not afraid of the house catching fire either, but I have fire extinguishers around, and they are all loaded too”.
Obama dies and finds himself before the Pearly Gates. 

He is very excited; all his life he's had a secret wish & longed to meet the Prophet  Mohammed. Having arrived at the Gates of Heaven, Barack meets a man with a beard.  Are you Mohammed?' he asks.

'No, my son. I am Peter. Mohammed is higher up.'. Peter then points to a ladder that rises into the clouds. 

Delighted that Mohammed should be higher than Peter, Obama climbs the ladder in great strides, climbs through the clouds coming to a room where he meets another bearded man. He asks again, 'Are you Mohammed?

'No, I am Moses. Mohammed is higher still.'

Exhausted,  but with a heart full of joy he climbs the ladder yet again. He discovers an even larger room where he meets another man with a beard. Full of hope, he asks again, 'Are you Mohammed?

'No, I am Jesus... You will find Mohammed higher up. 

'Mohammed higher than Jesus!  Man!'  Obama can hardly contain his delight and climbs and climbs, ever higher.  

Once again, he reaches a larger room where he meets a man with a beard and repeats his question: Are you Mohammed?...' he gasps as he is, by now, totally out of breath from all his climbing.

'No, my son....I am Almighty God. But you look exhausted. Would you like a cup of coffee..?' 'Yes!  Please, my Lord'

God looks behind him, claps his hands and yells out: 
'Hey Mohammed-- two coffees!'
Be afraid of old gals, with guns, be very afraid.

A real man is a woman's best friend. He will
Never stand her up and never let her down.
He will reassure her when she feels insecure
And comfort her after a bad day.

He will inspire her to do things she never
Thought she could do to live without fear
And forget regret. He will enable her to
Express her deepest emotions and give in to
Her most intimate desires. He will make sure
She always feels as though she's the most
Beautiful woman in the room and will enable
Her to be the most confident sexy seductive and invincible.

No wait... Sorry... I'm thinking of alcoholic beverages.
Never mind.

This sure looks a lot like an airsoft gun, with some fake linked ammo 

Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispers to her mother: "Why is the bride dressed in white?"

"Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life," her mother explains, trying to keep it simple.

The child thinks about this for a moment, then says: "So why's the groom wearing black?"

I told the guys on my team we ran out of Red Bull, in retrospect, I think that was a mistake. 

A Montana State Trooper was patrolling late
at night off the main highway. He sees a couple in a car,
with the interior light brightly glowing.
He carefully approaches the car to get a closer look.
Then he sees a young man behind the wheel, reading a
computer magazine. He immediately notices a young woman
in the rear seat, filing her fingernails.

Puzzled by this surprising situation, the trooper walks to the
car and gently raps on the driver's window. The young man
lowers his window. 'Uh, yes, Officer?'

The trooper asks: 'What are you doing?'
The young man says: 'Well, Officer, I'm reading a magazine...
Pointing towards the young woman in the back seat
the trooper says: 'And her, what is she doing?'
The young man shrugs: 'Sir, I believe she's filing her fingernails.'

Now, the trooper is totally confused. A young couple, alone, in a car, at
night in a lover's lane  ... and nothing obscene is happening!

The trooper asks: 'What's your age, young man?'
The young man says: 'I'm 22, sir.'
The trooper asks: 'And her .... what's her age?'
The young man looks at his watch and
replies: 'She'll be 18 in 11 minutes..'

This pic provided as a public service for all of you looking for that PMC/Goober loadout.
Your welcome.

That's all for now, I'm sure I manged to offend so many people in such a brief time frame.

Till Tomorrow,
Stay thirsty my friends.

I AM Alive!!!!!!!!

Posting to resume tonight or tomorrow, had to do some work around Skull Island and it took me away from my play time.
Never fear, Funnies on Monday will resume and I have been getting caught up on my gun testing.

My minions will be attending "OP Eagle III, Return to Jericho" this weekend and will beam back reports.

NAFOM is donating a 400.00 holster system for the raffle, proceeds to go to Operation Home front.

Stay tuned for a huge dump of airsoft reviews, from the ridiculous to the sublime.

Till later, stay thirsty my friends.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Random Internet sites you should see.

And you wonder why I carry a 45, everywhere

Just some random info on some internet sites that I like or use.
1st site is a old school airsoft gun modder, he made some cool stuff, looks like he has quit though, no updates for a while, must have found out about girls!

Next one has some great info if you dig through the site, scenarios, mods and reviews. 

If your looking for reviews, this site has lots of older pistols and sub guns you might be looking at on Ebay
I always hit it 1st if I am looking up info on a pistol.

This is so me, always trying to be cool

Now, if you are just looking for fun, this is my favorite time killing website.
I mainly go into it to edit others mistakes, because I know all, about everything. Sometimes though it is just fun to click random page and see what comes up. Do not believe everything you read on here though, I have not got to "every" page to edit it yet!!!!!

And I can use these, and still be fat!

This site is good if you are searching for a picture of a gun that is not in the mainstream.
If you are a "Firearm Enthusiast " (see Doug, I got it right) then it is just cool to click on guns you have never heard of, there are some strange ones on here.

For just killing time, you can not beat Cracked, I have spent many a sleepless evening on this site.

These guys have a great blog, another time waster
 Russia's new missile defense system, Kindda looks like the same one they had in WWII.

This site is opinionated, not very fond of airsofters, but has a very biting wit and some darn good info, Kind of like SOF magazine or Gung Ho in the old days.

Last one for now, great info here on Real steel guns
I lied, you also need to check this one out each day for gear, kit and weapons info for the military minded.
That's it for now, these links will keep you busy for a while.
Remember to look for NAFOM on facebook, we are up to 30 members now.
I am hopping to break 35 by months end, so pimp me out to all your friends.
Until tomorrow,
Stay Thirsty My Friends

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Monday, July 5, 2010

I almost let a Monday slip by, that's not gonna happen!

Man, Holidays are tough when you get older. Makes all the days in the week screwed up!

And you can't number a list to save you life.

I stopped by the Toyota Dealership yesterday for a look at the new Tacoma .
Just for fun, I took it out for a test drive.
I wanted to sense that new "feel"

The salesman (wearing an Obama "change" lapel pin) sat in the passenger seat
describing the truck and all its "wonderful" options.
The seats were of particular interest.

He explained that the seats directed warm air to your butt in the winter and
directed cool air to your butt in the summer heat.
Feeling like messing with his mind,
I mentioned that this must be a Republican truck.
Looking a bit angry, he asked why I thought it was a Republican truck.
I explained that if it were a Democrat truck, The seats would blow smoke up
your ass year-round.
I had to walk back to the dealership...
Damn guy had no sense of humor .
See, sometimes I don't wear Tacticool clothes! 

Seeing as how Tuesdays is really like Monday this week, I guess I really wasn't too late.
My Response to the guy who told me I can't write my way out of a paper bag, 

See you tomorrow, 
Until then,
Stay Thirsty my Friends.

Friday, July 2, 2010

I rarely, very rarely, have a OMFG moment

I rarely, very rarely, have a OMFG moment,
and I mainly rant only to my GF and a few selected others ( shut up Doug).
But when I saw this posting on Soliders systems I about lost my mind.

look at the price of this eye searing set 
Lets break that down
The E1B ( it could be a 80 lume light or 110, they have it listed different on different pages)
The Surefire pen
That is a total of $268.00
SOOOOOO,  for only $322.00 more, 
you get a wacky paint job, a wood box and 
the exclusivity of there only being 1800 sets in the whole world.
Is it me, is this a joke from the fun loving guys at Suefire?
I have at least 10 surefire flashlights around the house, so I am not a hater,
I am just flummoxed that 1800 people would shell out over double the value of the items, 
for a different color anodizing and a $3.00 wood box
I know this has nothing to do with Airsoft, except that a lot of us older guys use RS accessories a lot.
I just had to ask the question here, has surefire jumped the shark or what?
Please let me know your thoughts on the matter 

Until tomorrow
Stay thirsty my friends