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Forum: Upgrades & Modifications November 1st, 2018, 21:11
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By mcguyver
There are no motor gurus in Canada per se. I...

There are no motor gurus in Canada per se. I either send just armatures or if I am crunched for tine complete motors to England and let Tony deal with them. There are a few guys like me with parts...
Forum: Gear Discussion October 12th, 2018, 23:52
Replies: 23
Views: 2,476
Posted By mcguyver
I use manual gain to brighten an image enough to...

I use manual gain to brighten an image enough to see details before they are washed out by noise. It does help in low ambient IR areas so that I don't have to bang away with IR and send out a big...
Forum: Doctor's Corner October 8th, 2018, 14:11
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By mcguyver
I wonder maybe if a Li-ion battery might be a...

I wonder maybe if a Li-ion battery might be a better choice for you than Lipo. Nicad is no longer possible. But, the Li-ion is a nunchuck battery, won't fit in the buffer tube at 11.1v and 7.4v is...
Forum: Doctor's Corner October 8th, 2018, 13:29
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By mcguyver
If you want an electronics change, you need to...

If you want an electronics change, you need to change both boards. Pretty pricey if you want OEM. Clones are garbage, especially ECU, and the FET boards to a lesser extent.

I just did an upgrade...
Forum: Doctor's Corner October 3rd, 2018, 01:25
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By mcguyver
You haven't seen Jonas's or Rob's gearboxes. They...

You haven't seen Jonas's or Rob's gearboxes. They were awful. Think twigs, grass, sand, and lots of mineral deposits from water.

I think he has a Gen 3 gun with the older parallel FET system. Not...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion February 2nd, 2017, 21:04
Replies: 471
Views: 400,246
Posted By mcguyver
Green devils are all over the place in size,...

Green devils are all over the place in size, polish and spherical perfection. One bag is OK, next bag unusable.

I stopped using them.

No longer PTW-worthy.
Forum: Gear Discussion November 24th, 2016, 20:16
Replies: 82
Views: 40,285
Posted By mcguyver
Canadian Tire nightvision doesn't hum. You guys...

Canadian Tire nightvision doesn't hum. You guys are suckers buying PVS14's.

Tactical quietness 1, being able to see in the dark 0.
Forum: Gear Discussion October 8th, 2016, 21:13
Replies: 0
Views: 4,311
Posted By mcguyver
Garmin Tactix Bravo vs. Suunto Traverse Alpha?

I am looking into a GPS watch. The two units I have narrowed the search down to are the Garmin Tactix Bravo and the Suunto Traverse Alpha.

I am leaning towards the Garmin, mainly because it offers...
Forum: Accessories Discussion September 29th, 2016, 21:15
Replies: 11
Views: 5,528
Posted By mcguyver
Or being shipped by a carrier that has transfer...

Or being shipped by a carrier that has transfer ir distribution hubs in the US. Avoid American carriers like UPS, Fedex, DHL, etc.
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications July 15th, 2016, 19:07
Replies: 2
Views: 1,503
Posted By mcguyver
http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=1647...

http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=164737
Forum: Gear Discussion July 3rd, 2016, 12:34
Replies: 57
Views: 31,577
Posted By mcguyver
Truly, if you have to ask "How much?", you...

Truly, if you have to ask "How much?", you probably can't afford it. Old saying that rings true for virtually everything.

Of more importance than cost is availability. You can't take your...
Forum: General June 20th, 2016, 23:20
Replies: 49
Views: 9,247
Posted By mcguyver
Show me one on Saturday if you have them.

Show me one on Saturday if you have them.
Forum: General June 20th, 2016, 09:41
Replies: 49
Views: 9,247
Posted By mcguyver
Doesn't exactly gel with Sordins.

Doesn't exactly gel with Sordins.
Forum: General June 20th, 2016, 01:43
Replies: 49
Views: 9,247
Posted By mcguyver
Just read the rules. They lost me at full sealed...

Just read the rules. They lost me at full sealed googles or glasses.

Sorry, but after spending $2-3000 trying diffent eyewear over the years to find out that anti-fog eyepro simply doesn't exist,...
Forum: General June 16th, 2016, 17:47
Replies: 49
Views: 9,247
Posted By mcguyver
Seems cool.

Seems cool.
Forum: Gear Discussion May 18th, 2016, 21:03
Replies: 24
Views: 5,876
Posted By mcguyver
Goretex is a laminate material, and like any...

Goretex is a laminate material, and like any laminate it will come apart, it is inevitable. The question is how long and under what conditions. I have seen well worn USGI woodland goretex that was...
Forum: Gear Discussion May 7th, 2016, 00:29
Replies: 24
Views: 5,876
Posted By mcguyver
Seconds vary based on the amount of...

Seconds vary based on the amount of non-compliance, but expect 50-75% of MSRP for pricing.
Forum: Gear Discussion May 6th, 2016, 19:24
Replies: 24
Views: 5,876
Posted By mcguyver
I tried to order some LEAF. They told me it is...

I tried to order some LEAF. They told me it is never in stock and made to order. Sometimes long waits. But, when they so get orders in, there is always factory seconds, but they often get bought in...
Forum: Gear Discussion May 5th, 2016, 19:57
Replies: 24
Views: 5,876
Posted By mcguyver
Millbrook Tactical right by you.

Millbrook Tactical right by you.
Forum: Gear Discussion May 5th, 2016, 00:41
Replies: 24
Views: 5,876
Posted By mcguyver
USGI surplus Gore-Tex. Can be had for $200 in new...

USGI surplus Gore-Tex. Can be had for $200 in new condition or much less for used/repaired. Bought a set at a gun show, thinking about removing the liner from the jacket as I really only need the...
Forum: General April 29th, 2016, 02:04
Replies: 32
Views: 5,888
Posted By mcguyver
Lots of butthurt in this thread. Mislim is...

Lots of butthurt in this thread.

Mislim is what you make it. The guys who can't or won't buy the toys need to step back from shitting on those that do. You are the reason why milsim has fallen...
Forum: Gear Discussion April 28th, 2016, 00:08
Replies: 9
Views: 2,329
Posted By mcguyver
ARD device maybe? Like modify a Trijicon ACOG...

ARD device maybe? Like modify a Trijicon ACOG Tenebrex?
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications April 18th, 2016, 00:43
Replies: 18
Views: 3,457
Posted By mcguyver
The age of the cylinder to me is not an issue as...

The age of the cylinder to me is not an issue as long as it is physically in decent shape. I have serviced some with multiple dents and perhaps 2-300,000 rounds on them, they just kept on going....
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications April 17th, 2016, 23:49
Replies: 18
Views: 3,457
Posted By mcguyver
QC I would say. There is a thread on ASC where I...

QC I would say. There is a thread on ASC where I explain in detail how to determine if you have one of the flawed cylinders, as well as a prototype I built from one to "resurrect" it if you will.
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications April 17th, 2016, 21:40
Replies: 18
Views: 3,457
Posted By mcguyver
Parts quality is substantially better on Systema...

Parts quality is substantially better on Systema cylnders. They have not made the aluminum ones since 2011. The early stainless versions had so e fatal flaws in them.
Forum: General April 6th, 2016, 20:45
Replies: 52
Views: 10,079
Posted By mcguyver
I have one rifle and one pistol. I turn a...

I have one rifle and one pistol.

I turn a screwdriver for a living.

If this thread was about gear, different story.
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion April 2nd, 2016, 00:52
Replies: 471
Views: 400,246
Posted By mcguyver
I usually just dremel out a grip to fit it. It...

I usually just dremel out a grip to fit it. It doesn't take much work to do it.
Forum: Gear Discussion February 9th, 2016, 23:49
Replies: 45
Views: 11,224
Posted By mcguyver
Everything shown fit it the pack, lots of room...

Everything shown fit it the pack, lots of room left.

From the Top

Pack - 5.11 Ignitor $229
Sleeping bag - Snugpak Jungle Bag $85
Sleeping pad - Thermarest XTherm Neoair $220
Pillow -...
Forum: Gear Discussion February 9th, 2016, 23:46
Replies: 45
Views: 11,224
Posted By mcguyver
Packed with the basics, with lots of room left...

Packed with the basics, with lots of room left for BBs, batteries, loaders, etc.. Sprite bottle used to show scale. Total weight 27lbs with pistol. Add 2lbs for every litre of water carried, so 6lbs...
Forum: Gear Discussion February 5th, 2016, 13:17
Replies: 45
Views: 11,224
Posted By mcguyver
My packs range from about 20L to about 45L, with...

My packs range from about 20L to about 45L, with my most common packs ( Maxpedition Condor 28L and $225 and 5.11 Ignitor 32L and $229) doing the bulk of the work. The Eberlestock Halftrack is heavy...
Forum: Gear Discussion February 5th, 2016, 02:24
Replies: 45
Views: 11,224
Posted By mcguyver
I suppose this is more of a weapon issue, but...

I suppose this is more of a weapon issue, but seeing as how this also about 24-72 hour gaming, it sort of applies here.

How to see, live and fight in the dark. Without the specifics of lights,...
Forum: Gear Discussion February 5th, 2016, 01:48
Replies: 45
Views: 11,224
Posted By mcguyver
Ok, here goes: For pack, I have several, and...

Ok, here goes:

For pack, I have several, and have owned many others at one time or another. I agree with the 30-40l capacity for three days, but anything larger than that is a waste. And worse,...
Forum: Gear Discussion February 5th, 2016, 00:41
Replies: 45
Views: 11,224
Posted By mcguyver
A few additional points to add: 1) Know the...

A few additional points to add:

1) Know the game type, style and venue before you even consider packing your bag. Do your homework, ask around if necessary. There is nothing worse that carrying...
Forum: Gear Discussion January 25th, 2016, 20:18
Replies: 18
Views: 3,644
Posted By mcguyver
Depends on start time. If the game starts at...

Depends on start time. If the game starts at 9:00pm, and goes until 9:00am, why bother with sleeping gear? Structure your day so that you can spend the game awake, rather thsn asleep.
Forum: Gear Discussion January 23rd, 2016, 13:33
Replies: 22
Views: 5,035
Posted By mcguyver
Use this to help decide what you need your pack...

Use this to help decide what you need your pack to do:

http://airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=174488
Forum: Gear Discussion January 23rd, 2016, 13:32
Replies: 22
Views: 5,035
Posted By mcguyver
Use this to help decide what you need your pack...

Use this to help decide what you need your pack to do:

http://airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=174488
Forum: Gear Discussion January 22nd, 2016, 23:53
Replies: 22
Views: 5,035
Posted By mcguyver
Currently, I have: Maxpedition Condor (been...

Currently, I have:

Maxpedition Condor (been hundreds of thousands of miles with me, from deserts to jungles to mountains). First bought it for airsoft 12 years ago, occasionally still use it for...
Forum: Gear Discussion January 12th, 2016, 19:06
Replies: 20
Views: 7,526
Posted By mcguyver
Peltor boom mic and y-cable adapter works great...

Peltor boom mic and y-cable adapter works great with that headset. Might be cheaper south of border seeing as Peltor is distributed out of the US.

Been using that setup for years.
Forum: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures December 24th, 2015, 14:32
Replies: 39
Views: 15,292
Posted By mcguyver
Looking down the barrel proves the gun is safe,...

Looking down the barrel proves the gun is safe, clear and gives us the Darwin Award winner. It also serves as chlorine for the gene pool.

Win-win all around.
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications December 5th, 2015, 11:31
Replies: 21
Views: 3,926
Posted By mcguyver
Insight or L3 are the best. Civvie versions can...

Insight or L3 are the best. Civvie versions can be had for about $2500.
Forum: Gear Discussion November 4th, 2015, 20:03
Replies: 582
Views: 489,036
Posted By mcguyver
I use the Wilcox L4G24 mount wit the basic J-arm...

I use the Wilcox L4G24 mount wit the basic J-arm (the one without the off button). It is fine, but the breakaway feature is unnecessary and with a real bump helmet it can pop off a little too easy...
Forum: Gear Discussion November 4th, 2015, 01:42
Replies: 582
Views: 489,036
Posted By mcguyver
OK.

OK.
Forum: Gear Discussion November 4th, 2015, 01:14
Replies: 582
Views: 489,036
Posted By mcguyver
I think, after reading your earlier posts...

I think, after reading your earlier posts Deltastronk, I misjudged your position on this matter. I mostly agree with you, however, seeing as this is the NVG thread, the lasers we really should be...
Forum: Gear Discussion November 4th, 2015, 01:05
Replies: 582
Views: 489,036
Posted By mcguyver
The issue is due diligence to mitigate a known...

The issue is due diligence to mitigate a known risk, no matter how remote.

One lawsuit, or charge of assault by a disgruntled player will make your point moot in an instant.

And, if said damage...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications October 19th, 2015, 00:13
Replies: 16
Views: 3,728
Posted By mcguyver
Princess Auto has spools of 1" webbing (150') for...

Princess Auto has spools of 1" webbing (150') for $20
Forum: Gear Discussion October 18th, 2015, 16:00
Replies: 38
Views: 8,360
Posted By mcguyver
For a 1-man combat tent, there is no clear winner...

For a 1-man combat tent, there is no clear winner between the two. For larger guys, or guys who want/need to store gear internally, the Ionosphere is the tent to have. For lightweight and small pack...
Forum: Gear Discussion October 18th, 2015, 15:54
Replies: 38
Views: 8,360
Posted By mcguyver
The Ionosphere is profiled such that you can step...

The Ionosphere is profiled such that you can step into the clean, dry tent and not get your socks wet or try some yoga move to get out of your wet, muddy boots to stay clean and dry (or even your...
Forum: Gear Discussion October 18th, 2015, 15:51
Replies: 38
Views: 8,360
Posted By mcguyver
Lots of room at the head and along the sides for...

Lots of room at the head and along the sides for gun and al your gear.
Forum: Gear Discussion October 18th, 2015, 15:50
Replies: 38
Views: 8,360
Posted By mcguyver
I deployed the Snugpak Ionosphere last night to...

I deployed the Snugpak Ionosphere last night to give it a try. It is a different tent from my others for sure. Much larger than the Raider, both in internal volume and pack size. Both are priced the...
Forum: Gear Discussion October 16th, 2015, 20:08
Replies: 46
Views: 9,775
Posted By mcguyver
Top row from left: Sea to Summit dry bag...

Top row from left:

Sea to Summit dry bag with toilet paper, Sea to Summit towel, MSR water filter, Jetboil Flash, green Nalgene bottle, Wildo ultralight mess kit, Woods tent lantern, NV and eyepro...
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