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Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion June 25th, 2019, 12:37
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By riley_A
The motors only really need to be sent back to...

The motors only really need to be sent back to Tac if you blow a winding or if you arent comfortable doing brush changes on your own. As far as maintenance goes, just keep your barrel clean and...
Forum: Accessories Discussion May 24th, 2019, 14:40
Replies: 8
Views: 2,909
Posted By riley_A
The majority of our guys who run night vision...

The majority of our guys who run night vision (including myself) are all using oakley ballistic m-frames, usually the 2.0 or 3.0 variant. Smith OTW goggles might also be low profile enough, and smith...
Forum: Doctor's Corner May 13th, 2019, 23:03
Replies: 5
Views: 3,948
Posted By riley_A
Batteries: The higher the voltage of a battery...

Batteries: The higher the voltage of a battery the higher your rate of fire will be. I.E. an 11.1V lipo will have a higher ROF than a 7.4V lipo

Gears: The lower your gear ratio the shorter your...
Forum: Newbie Tank February 3rd, 2019, 13:52
Replies: 8
Views: 2,369
Posted By riley_A
Are you using a high cap or a mid cap magazine? ...

Are you using a high cap or a mid cap magazine?
If you have a high cap, when you empty the remaining bb's from where they feed into the gun the mag will unwind itself
Forum: Newbie Tank February 3rd, 2019, 12:05
Replies: 8
Views: 2,369
Posted By riley_A
After the end of the day of play, if you have any...

After the end of the day of play, if you have any BB's still left in your magazines you can empty them back into the container that they came from to be used the next time you play.
Forum: Gear Discussion January 29th, 2019, 16:37
Replies: 8
Views: 1,993
Posted By riley_A
I have a pretty small frame like you so I also...

I have a pretty small frame like you so I also have to use smaller carriers. Whats worked best for me so far is the mayflower APC size small/medium with small cummerbund, TYR tactical GPC size small...
Forum: Airsoft Media December 1st, 2018, 01:12
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By riley_A
They theoretically are, however airsoft guns are...

They theoretically are, however airsoft guns are technically uncontrolled firearms within canada so import rules still apply. Also your average CBSA worker wont be able to tell the difference between...
Forum: Airsoft Media November 30th, 2018, 16:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By riley_A
Chances are it will get seized and destroyed. The...

Chances are it will get seized and destroyed. The serialized portions of any kinda of firearm are inadmissible to Canada without proper import permits and documentation and what not. If you want to...
Forum: Gear Discussion November 8th, 2018, 19:44
Replies: 24
Views: 8,301
Posted By riley_A
When people outside of the US advertise devices...

When people outside of the US advertise devices as ITAR free they're implying that they are purchasable by individuals outside of the US. However many "ITAR-free" devices will still fall under ITAR...
Forum: Gear Discussion November 8th, 2018, 15:55
Replies: 24
Views: 8,301
Posted By riley_A
As far as gen 3 devices go, yes the US offers the...

As far as gen 3 devices go, yes the US offers the most advanced tubes and devices currently. However, you cant buy most night vision devices from the US because of ITAR restrictions and other export...
Forum: Gear Discussion November 8th, 2018, 00:22
Replies: 24
Views: 8,301
Posted By riley_A
Can confirm this. Had a pbs-14 with a photonis...

Can confirm this. Had a pbs-14 with a photonis XR-5 tube in it a while back. Excellent tube, but I for sure wasnt getting its full potential because of the lesser quality glass that came with the...
Forum: General September 23rd, 2018, 23:26
Replies: 13
Views: 3,148
Posted By riley_A
I always match my greens and tans. If I'm wearing...

I always match my greens and tans. If I'm wearing my green combats (either multicam tropic or M81) then I'll match that with my ranger green plate carrier with mostly ranger green pouches. If I'm...
Forum: General September 19th, 2018, 23:39
Replies: 3
Views: 2,217
Posted By riley_A
There are many similar forums for paintball. Most...

There are many similar forums for paintball. Most are North America based however, and not specifically.
Mcarterbrown, techpb and pbnation are a few examples
Forum: Gear Discussion September 2nd, 2018, 17:21
Replies: 4
Views: 2,021
Posted By riley_A
You'll have to look around in the used market to...

You'll have to look around in the used market to find a cheap set of comms sordins. I bought my set for under $200 and then had SRS tactical swap the downlead plug and the mic insert, and that...
Forum: Gear Discussion September 2nd, 2018, 15:34
Replies: 4
Views: 2,021
Posted By riley_A
Do you have the comms version of the MSA sordins...

Do you have the comms version of the MSA sordins or the non-comms version? If you have the non-comms version which I assume you do based on the aux port on your ear cups, you'll need a...
Forum: Newbie Tank June 24th, 2018, 15:49
Replies: 4
Views: 1,727
Posted By riley_A
Banana is a term that we use here to mark sales...

Banana is a term that we use here to mark sales threads in which the items within were sold. Everything regarding the use of Banana is outlined in the buy/sell/trade rules which you should give a...
Forum: Gear Discussion April 17th, 2018, 00:39
Replies: 5
Views: 3,524
Posted By riley_A
For that price they're likely gonna be the same...

For that price they're likely gonna be the same as other low tier china offerings like CPG and hard headed veterans. Yes they may be IIIa rated, however they will suffer far greater back face...
Forum: Newbie Tank April 4th, 2018, 18:53
Replies: 11
Views: 3,285
Posted By riley_A
HPA systems are typically very safe. Just like...

HPA systems are typically very safe. Just like tanks, the safe operating pressures for regulators and hoses are typically about half to a third of what the burst pressure is, and the lines themselves...
Forum: Newbie Tank April 4th, 2018, 14:19
Replies: 11
Views: 3,285
Posted By riley_A
Blackblitz does actually have regulators, they...

Blackblitz does actually have regulators, they carry both redline and wolverine products so you should be able to get everything from them. As far as lubrication goes, you can put a tiny drop of...
Forum: Newbie Tank April 4th, 2018, 13:35
Replies: 11
Views: 3,285
Posted By riley_A
You seem to have everything you need to HPA tap...

You seem to have everything you need to HPA tap your glock 17. As you said, all you need is a tank (yours will work fine), a regulator with a line, and valves for your magazines.
For the regulator,...
Forum: Accessories Discussion January 30th, 2018, 16:11
Replies: 7
Views: 2,765
Posted By riley_A
You can get their crossfire-2 1-4x24 short dot...

You can get their crossfire-2 1-4x24 short dot for $350 from cabellas
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion January 27th, 2018, 02:07
Replies: 46
Views: 12,029
Posted By riley_A
The ptw is a take on the standard aeg, however it...

The ptw is a take on the standard aeg, however it is far more refined and efficient. Systema does now make a recoil model, but the traditional ptw doesnt have recoil. The way the gearbox and cylinder...
Forum: Gear Discussion January 23rd, 2018, 23:46
Replies: 6
Views: 3,063
Posted By riley_A
Flash force industries probably makes the best...

Flash force industries probably makes the best replica of crye gen 3 combat uniforms. I personally own a set of their G3's in woodland and I quite like them.
Semapo used to be good as well, but...
Forum: Gear Discussion December 17th, 2017, 12:42
Replies: 5
Views: 2,765
Posted By riley_A
Some special forces units will put IFF flags on...

Some special forces units will put IFF flags on their helmets, usually of the IR reflective type.
But for airsoft you can really put your flag patches anywhere.
I personally have IR flag patches on...
Forum: Accessories Discussion October 26th, 2017, 13:02
Replies: 11
Views: 3,178
Posted By riley_A
all magpul stuff is ITAR. ITAR is an export...

all magpul stuff is ITAR. ITAR is an export restriction put in place by the US to ensure that military equipment doesnt make it into the hands of enemies overseas. So it can enter canada, but it...
Forum: Gear Discussion September 8th, 2017, 13:51
Replies: 9
Views: 2,845
Posted By riley_A
Dummy cording your NOD basically means tying it...

Dummy cording your NOD basically means tying it to your helmet with some 550 cord, shock cord, or something similar. In the case that your mount were to fail or break away, your investment wouldnt...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion September 7th, 2017, 19:09
Replies: 9
Views: 4,447
Posted By riley_A
contact as many reps as you can in your area and...

contact as many reps as you can in your area and eventually one will reply. Once you set up a meeting time with them then you'll meet with them and have a chat, they'll verify your ID and your...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion August 27th, 2017, 23:42
Replies: 13
Views: 7,792
Posted By riley_A
Because of Canada's import regulations in regards...

Because of Canada's import regulations in regards to airsoft replicas, krytac is still developing a version of the vector that will meet our import laws. I believe the ETA was mid to late fall. So...
Forum: Gear Discussion July 10th, 2017, 20:14
Replies: 37
Views: 8,867
Posted By riley_A
What ThunderCactus said. When I was building my...

What ThunderCactus said. When I was building my NOD's I considered buying a brand new European gen 2+ commercial tube. For me to buy a brand new comm spec tube would have cost me as much or more than...
Forum: Gear Discussion July 8th, 2017, 00:23
Replies: 37
Views: 8,867
Posted By riley_A
If you plan on using it for indoors you will need...

If you plan on using it for indoors you will need a gen 3 unit to not need IR illumination. Even top end gen 2+ units will need IR illumination indoors as they lack the gain of a gen 3 unit. I...
Forum: Newbie Tank June 30th, 2017, 00:40
Replies: 2
Views: 2,589
Posted By riley_A
99% of paintball tanks that you will find output...

99% of paintball tanks that you will find output around 800 psi. The only tanks that output different from that are tanks with SLP, SHP and ninja gold regulators. SLP regs output around 300 psi while...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion May 18th, 2017, 22:21
Replies: 6
Views: 2,977
Posted By riley_A
G&P makes their dbal a2 replica which is probably...

G&P makes their dbal a2 replica which is probably the best repro you'll find. However none of its functions are eye safe. G&P also makes a standard peq-15 replica with the same functions as the dbal...
Forum: Doctor's Corner May 4th, 2017, 14:40
Replies: 4
Views: 1,940
Posted By riley_A
Your sear is most likely worn out. The tippmann...

Your sear is most likely worn out. The tippmann uses a sear to hold the bolt in preparation for firing, and if its worn out then your bolt wont catch allowing it to shoot on its own. Talk to tippmann...
Forum: Gear Discussion April 19th, 2017, 20:02
Replies: 6
Views: 3,413
Posted By riley_A
Once my housing arrives i'll play around with it...

Once my housing arrives i'll play around with it to make sure I know how to take it apart and put it back together. And I'll likely send the unit off the GSCI anyway to get it purged, if not fully...
Forum: Gear Discussion April 19th, 2017, 19:50
Replies: 6
Views: 3,413
Posted By riley_A
I've already thrown out the cash for a housing...

I've already thrown out the cash for a housing thats on its way currently so I'm fairly set on tracking down a tube to put in said housing and building my own unit. If you could get me in contact...
Forum: Gear Discussion April 19th, 2017, 19:37
Replies: 6
Views: 3,413
Posted By riley_A
I guess I wont be springing for an XD-4 or XR-5...

I guess I wont be springing for an XD-4 or XR-5 anytime soon then. I did talk to someone over in Europe who said that they would be able to get me a photonis commercial gen 2 tube for around 1700...
Forum: Gear Discussion April 19th, 2017, 18:42
Replies: 6
Views: 3,413
Posted By riley_A
Image intensifier tubes

Looking at a few different options for IIT's currently for a PBS-14 build.
The four options i'm considering currently are Harder digital tubes, Photonis Tubes, GSCI tubes, and used tubes.

As...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications March 28th, 2017, 21:08
Replies: 5
Views: 2,342
Posted By riley_A
PestoBanana is Zim, aka Z customs

PestoBanana is Zim, aka Z customs
Forum: Gear Discussion March 24th, 2017, 22:44
Replies: 4
Views: 2,223
Posted By riley_A
Look into the dragon red fast helmet repros that...

Look into the dragon red fast helmet repros that airsoft depot sells. Either that or the fma fast helmet repros. If you want to keep your headset on the headband, I would suggest looking at the...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion March 9th, 2017, 16:50
Replies: 16
Views: 9,100
Posted By riley_A
Z-customs, aka Pestobanana did some work for Robo...

Z-customs, aka Pestobanana did some work for Robo murray and someone messaged Z in very broken english asking for a similar build but for a ridiculous price or something like that. At one point in...
Forum: Gear Discussion March 6th, 2017, 16:02
Replies: 5
Views: 3,052
Posted By riley_A
What you want is something like the code red...

What you want is something like the code red headsets signal 21 speaker mic. It'll plug directly into your radio and will act as your microphone and PTT. These kinds of mics usually have a 3.5mm...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion February 11th, 2017, 16:11
Replies: 19
Views: 6,127
Posted By riley_A
Google would be your best friend in this case....

Google would be your best friend in this case. Just simply look up "airsoft stores canada" or something similar and that'll get you a ton of results.
Forum: Newbie Tank January 30th, 2017, 16:22
Replies: 8
Views: 6,254
Posted By riley_A
First thing you should do is check your barrel...

First thing you should do is check your barrel and make sure its clean. If its not clean, remove the barrel from the hop up chamber, remove the bucking from the barrel, and clean the barrel. Dont use...
Forum: Newbie Tank January 23rd, 2017, 21:52
Replies: 15
Views: 8,967
Posted By riley_A
It really depends on what carriers you look at....

It really depends on what carriers you look at. China made repros can range anywhere from $50 to $150+ whereas real steel equipment will generally start around anywhere around $200 and can go up to...
Forum: Newbie Tank January 23rd, 2017, 19:29
Replies: 15
Views: 8,967
Posted By riley_A
If you have the money, definitely look into...

If you have the money, definitely look into buying real steel gear which is essentially made for military use. By doing so you're getting extremely high quality pieces of equipment that are going to...
Forum: Doctor's Corner January 14th, 2017, 23:58
Replies: 5
Views: 3,651
Posted By riley_A
Surprisingly when I put the KJW into the WE frame...

Surprisingly when I put the KJW into the WE frame everything lined up and worked perfectly fine as long as the mags had the shorter gaskets. So all WE mags worked fine and that one KJW mag as well.
Forum: Doctor's Corner January 14th, 2017, 23:23
Replies: 5
Views: 3,651
Posted By riley_A
I thought about what you said about the mag catch...

I thought about what you said about the mag catch height so I went and reinstalled my gun back into its original body and that solved the mag issue pretty much completely. I guess the placement of...
Forum: Doctor's Corner January 14th, 2017, 19:26
Replies: 5
Views: 3,651
Posted By riley_A
More kjw m9 problems

So I'm having an issue with my kjw m9 and mags where when I insert the mags and rack the slide, the slide doesnt fully return fully into battery which is resulting in the gun firing improperly. I've...
Forum: Gear Discussion December 19th, 2016, 00:44
Replies: 3
Views: 3,400
Posted By riley_A
Where would I be able to find a newer gen head...

Where would I be able to find a newer gen head that has a higher output?
Forum: Gear Discussion December 19th, 2016, 00:28
Replies: 3
Views: 3,400
Posted By riley_A
Surefire weapon light output

Hey there
I have a surefire weapon light with a surefire KX1A head and im looking to increase its output. I bought the light used so im not sure of its current output.
I'd like to have the light...
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