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Old February 26th, 2006, 17:44   #1
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So I played. Now I'm hooked like a fish.

Just wanted to say thanks to those on the forums here, at MAA and at XT for giving me the info I needed to get started.

I played 45 minutes of CQB at XT last week with some rented equipment, met some local players, got thoroughly coated in welts, and I loved every freaking minute of it.

I'll be seeing you Manitoba folks again soon.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 00:38   #2
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Just wait until you had your first 24hour event!!
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Old February 27th, 2006, 01:37   #3
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congratulations on your newfound hobby. 8)
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Old February 27th, 2006, 01:40   #4
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welcome to the sport....but wait till the 24hr to 2 day events...LOL...but have fun..,
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Old February 27th, 2006, 07:25   #5
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Take your wallet, credit card, and debit card.
Go to the backyard and create a small funeral pile as a sacrificial offering.
Use fire starter fluid and spent BBs to immolate the whole lot.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 11:53   #6
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Take your wallet, credit card, and debit card.
Go to the backyard and create a small funeral pile as a sacrificial offering.
Use fire starter fluid and spent BBs to immolate the whole lot.
Haha! too true too true. A sacred ritual in the world of airsoft.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 12:31   #7
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Yeah, I'd have to add my wife to the pile. She has a firm grip on all the aforementioned things at the moment
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Old February 27th, 2006, 12:43   #8
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If you get into this as much of the rest of us you may not have to worry about her sticking around. hahhahahaha. But seriously kiss your money goodbye.

welcome to the sport.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 14:49   #9
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But I like money
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Old February 27th, 2006, 16:00   #10
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Yeah, I'd have to add my wife to the pile. She has a firm grip on all the aforementioned things at the moment
Do it. she will only hold you back from your new love.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 16:52   #11
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(this is cross-posted from the MAA site, but it's applicable to this thread too.)

Sorry for yet another post, but us n00bs have questions.

I'm going to be getting into the sport with some regularity, but I will freely admit that cash flow will be tight until my wife goes back to work. Perhaps the timing is not great, but I've got the bug, so I might as well go with it.

I'd like to know what order you would make your purchases in, and where the deals are.

I imagine the order would be:

1. Starter AEG (for CQB) and Case
2. Accessories (red-dot scope, mags)
3. Protective Gear (mask, tac vest)
4. BDUs
5. Tactical Gear (pouches, holster, sling)
6. Sidearm
7. Long-term AEG (for outdoors)

The reason I list 2 AEGs is that I think I have a line on #1. BC Airsoft Supply is bringing in UTG MP5-A4/5 bundles for $219 including 2 double-cap mags, 1000mah battery and charger. I know it's not a great gun, but it's one I can afford to buy at the moment and is apparently quite good for the price. It shouldn't put me at a huge disadvantage at XT, or even for small outdoor games.

For #2 I am eyeing RedWolf but I would rather buy Canadian whenever possible. I can also assume that whomever I get the scopes from would also be a good spot to get #s 3 through 5. At that point I should have a working wife, and some more cash to throw around on a sidearm and primary outdoor AEG.

So, would anyone suggest a different order or purchase? Is the UTG going to cut it for a year or so?

Thanks,
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Old February 27th, 2006, 17:17   #12
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Hmmm it'd probably go in the order of


1. AEG
2. Goggles
3. LBV- vest
4. BDU
5. Side-Arm
6. Tac-shit (holsers, and pouches)



Cause... you can't play with out an AEG... no feild lets you on with out goggles... you need to stow your extra mags before you need to "dissappear" into the foilage ((BDU)). And then your side arm,but why buy the holster before you buy the pistol, so getting the equipment you want/need ((guns and such)) before buying the pouches and holsters before could be a trap to decide what you get on account of whether or not it'll fit in the gear you have.

Of course you can always go spend your money on BDU, LBV, all that "look good dying" stuff, and rent a gun from a friend till you can afford one :P
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Old February 27th, 2006, 17:32   #13
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I've played against some guys with the UTGs and they're actually fairly decent guns. Like you said, for indoor and small outdoor games it should do fine. Just don't expect the moon out of it and you should be alright. Glad to see someone responsible and intelligent getting into the game. Good luck man, it sucks you in quick.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 17:37   #14
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Check the Information section. Lots of good tips in there. Fully explained.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 22:19   #15
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and get a good AEG not the TM boys shit
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