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by THE ARCHANGEL
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Newbie info - Archive - FAQ
Topic: 2016 MINNESOTA AIRSOFT CONVENTION!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

Re: 2016 MINNESOTA AIRSOFT CONVENTION!!!

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING A TABLE FOR THE CONVENTION PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT GSTITZEL@MNAIRSOFT.ORG.
by THE ARCHANGEL
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Newbie info - Archive - FAQ
Topic: 2016 MINNESOTA AIRSOFT CONVENTION!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

2016 MINNESOTA AIRSOFT CONVENTION!!!

Don't be an April Fool!!! The 2016 Summer season will be here before you know it so take this opportunity to get your new gear, plan your season, and meet other community members. As always we'll have retailers, fields, teams, and raffle prizes. We're removing panels this year due to time constraint...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Tue May 26, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Airsoft dying or what?
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: Airsoft dying or what?

In truth, Airsoft is bigger than ever in this state....but in order to reach the players social media plays a bigger part than these types of boards.
by THE ARCHANGEL
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: 2015 MINNESOTA AIRSOFT CONVENTION!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 7263

Re: 2015 MINNESOTA AIRSOFT CONVENTION!!!

It's really coming together to be the biggest Convention to date. We even have the guys from Tactical Toy Store in Milwaukee coming!
by THE ARCHANGEL
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: 2015 MINNESOTA AIRSOFT CONVENTION!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 7263

Re: 2015 MINNESOTA AIRSOFT CONVENTION!!!

ATTENTION: Due to some concerns from the site we are asking that no military uniforms be worn at the event, this includes both modern and historical. We realize half the fun of Airsoft is the impression aspect but as the site is attached to a National Guard Office we have been asked to be more disc...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Shot Show
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: Shot Show

The new WWII G&G guns weren't even finished, they were literally samples but they still looked cool. CO2 is silly but they will fit a niche. Probably the most interesting airsoft related product I saw was this... Z-shot is coming out with a speed loader that, if the prototypes are anything to go by,...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: 2015 MINNESOTA AIRSOFT CONVENTION!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 7263

2015 MINNESOTA AIRSOFT CONVENTION!!!

Its time again for the Minnesota Airsoft Convention. The 2015 Summer season will be here before you know it so take this opportunity to get your new gear, plan your season, and meet other community members. We'll have retailers, fields, teams, raffle prizes, presentations and panels from veteran Air...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Help Forum
Topic: airsoft police confiscation
Replies: 9
Views: 1075

Re: airsoft police confiscation

Did you get a receipt along with the case info? NEVER let them take anything without requesting a receipt.

Is it against your rental agreement to have such things? Do you know who called he police or filed the complaint?
by THE ARCHANGEL
Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: All rejoice. Skunk is coming back to town
Replies: 6
Views: 1324

Re: All rejoice. Skunk is coming back to town

Right on!!! It'll be good to see you!!!
by THE ARCHANGEL
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: BATC: Basic Airsoft Training Course
Topic: BATC Equipment Requirements
Replies: 22
Views: 7506

Re: BATC Equipment Requirements

Simply put, BATC is dead. No one has time or the inclination to make it happen. I tried....
by THE ARCHANGEL
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Last Ship
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: The Last Ship

Yeah, I like it. I need to watch last nights.
by THE ARCHANGEL
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Safety & Training
Topic: Shooting in the backyard?
Replies: 3
Views: 2149

Re: Shooting in the backyard?

Im currently in Indiana right now but i do live in Mn. My question is: can a police come to yard because of neighbor complains? Im talking about your property, your home, your backyard. And how can i make it legal & safe behind my backyard without having a police stop by because he sees that i have...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: How not to act at an Airsoft Event
Replies: 11
Views: 1777

Re: How not to act at an Airsoft Event

Whatever happened to The Facility? I saw it a while ago being open, but i never had the chance to make it out there. It went out of business due to lack of interest, primarily during the Summer, which is when ALL INDOOR PLACES FAIL. I firmly believe in dedicated and active staff. DOA has a more str...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Looking for people or team to play with
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: Looking for people or team to play with

There's quite a few places that host games now. Here's a map we made, it needs a little updating but still gives an accurate picture of the stores and fields. https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z1apJIbLLf-M.kPE5amdqme2E There are also a lot of teams in the area. Some travel a lot, some have ...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: How not to act at an Airsoft Event
Replies: 11
Views: 1777

Re: How not to act at an Airsoft Event

DOA has player refs so they ref while they play or sit out and ref/organize as needed. This video should be shown to Jason, owner of DOA. This is the kind of guy that will ruin a day of Airsoft for everyone as well as give DOA a bad rep so they need to know so they can watch for this guy in the futu...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Wed May 28, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Disc Golfing
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Re: Disc Golfing

I played a ton in 2000-2002. Hurt my arm playing and stopped for a couple years. Played league but nothing fancy, was never that good. In the PALADIN group we played a bit and I was probably the strongest player next to Scuzzo. Started playing with a REDDIT group last year and play once a week on Th...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Minneapolis Comic Con
Replies: 1
Views: 951

Re: Minneapolis Comic Con

I wish I could go....
by THE ARCHANGEL
Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is This the way Airsofters should deal with this?
Replies: 12
Views: 1671

Re: Is This the way Airsofters should deal with this?

My only issue with Ref Test Shootings is people get pissed, even if you inform players before hand. I would rather have a ref literally stand right on top of a suspected cheater and let that player know in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS that they are being watched. Now, you can make the argument that when in th...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Please, Everyone, Call Your Hits
Replies: 8
Views: 1437

Re: Please, Everyone, Call Your Hits

If cheating becomes prevalent in Airsoft....then the game, the hobby, the sport....will implode. Airsoft s a game of honor first and foremost, with no paint or marking, it's the only thing we have. Cheating, especially blatant cheating cannot be tolerated. It sounds like the refs were told. Did they...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Nitro Vo Top Rail or Apple Swordfish Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: Nitro Vo Top Rail or Apple Swordfish Kit

No no no....the Swordfish comes with it's own....and it's NOT as strong as the standard MP5 one. The Swordfish kit comes with a longer one. I never even got to use it on the gun. It broke just while putting it together (I was taking it on and off while setting up the gun).
by THE ARCHANGEL
Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Nitro Vo Top Rail or Apple Swordfish Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: Nitro Vo Top Rail or Apple Swordfish Kit

No, because of the smasher front end it adds a lot of width....
by THE ARCHANGEL
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Change in field rules?
Replies: 9
Views: 1307

Re: Change in field rules?

In close ranged environments, it is reasonable that people may get shot within 10 ft (given the circumstances), but it is less reasonable that someone should get shot at point blank range... the reason I am for bang kills is because there is always "that player" that abuses the rules, resulting in ...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Nitro Vo Top Rail or Apple Swordfish Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: Nitro Vo Top Rail or Apple Swordfish Kit

Bunny....be careful with the front retaining pin. It's crappy metal. I broke mine about 3 seconds after I got my kit. I'l grant you that was like 5-6 years ago but I assume the quality is the same. Specifically the threaded side snapped off.
by THE ARCHANGEL
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: decent battle belt?
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

Re: decent battle belt?

Sizing is rough. I'm a proper 44 waist and I have the VTAC Brokos in the largest size and it's a bit small for my fat ass....but you make it work. It really depends on how much belt you want showing outside the webbing. The cutaway feature is really nice and you don't value it until you need it. Lik...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Milsim for minors
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: Milsim for minors

We are going to do our popular Mini Op series again this year.... Basically a non stop Milsim team based (you can form teams the day of) event that lasts for 4 hours. It caught on later in the summer last year and we have made improvements and plan to do some more enhancements for this year. We'll b...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Op lightning strike load out?
Replies: 17
Views: 2106

Re: Op lightning strike load out?

Are minors allowed at lightning strike? Sorry, I know this isn't on topic but this is the most recent post about lightning strike. I'll be 16 at the time of event. No. Several other players under 18 who signed up under another platoon were denied. Lion Claws usually allow minors with certain restri...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Op lightning strike load out?
Replies: 17
Views: 2106

Re: Op lightning strike load out?

Also remember this:

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We stage outside from our cars too. No indoor places to move. So be prepared for that.
by THE ARCHANGEL
Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Rigs for bigger guys?
Replies: 12
Views: 1841

Re: Rigs for bigger guys?

It's more that the actual platforms are too small. The BlackHawk Recon in Husky had an extra 4 sections of pals and even that was nice.
by THE ARCHANGEL
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Rigs for bigger guys?
Replies: 12
Views: 1841

Re: Rigs for bigger guys?

I think the skeletal rigs make fat guys look fatter. You can get full vests for big guys but they are harder to find (special order thru Guges) and more expensive. I have a XXL Pantac CIRAS that is perfect for the XXL crowd but I rarely wear it anymore because it is too bulky....and yes, it makes fa...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: BATC: Basic Airsoft Training Course
Topic: BATC Equipment Requirements
Replies: 22
Views: 7506

Re: BATC Equipment Requirements

Not the same thing. We are hoping to have a BATC but we are still planning the season.
by THE ARCHANGEL
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Airsoft Convention? Cottage Grove? This weekend?
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Airsoft Convention? Cottage Grove? This weekend?

Announcement will be coming soon. The MAA held it's 400+ person convention in March last year....plan for bigger and better.
by THE ARCHANGEL
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Contour Cameras May Be Coming Back.
Replies: 9
Views: 1569

Re: Contour Cameras May Be Coming Back.

They really have that small of a market share? I guess i'm just going off of what I've seen at Airsoft/Paintball events, but it always seems like it's pretty close to 50/50 GoPro/Contour. Yeah, when they closed there were a lot of articles throwing out numbers and they were all much lower, like tin...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Contour Cameras May Be Coming Back.
Replies: 9
Views: 1569

Re: Contour Cameras May Be Coming Back.

Agreed. Comparatively to Go Pro they have like 5% of the market so it's not like they were a major player....but they were gaining in popularity and I don't think there was any question that SOMEONE would buy the rights. I'm excited by this news as for Airsoft, it really is the better camera system....
by THE ARCHANGEL
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Starting a Team
Replies: 11
Views: 1077

Re: Starting a Team

Everyone wants to be on a "team". In the end most teams started after a group of guys decided they liked playing with each other enough (or already knew each other) that they decided to make it "official" by giving them selves a name and a banner to stand under. Players don't need teams to play Airs...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Polarstars, tournament locks, and honor?
Replies: 13
Views: 1842

Re: Polarstars, tournament locks, and honor?

That is a well thought out argument and the most compelling I've read thus far. Being that very few players that attend our games have P*s have meant we as the MAA have been able to ignore them but they need to be addressed. Your comment on honor has one issue, people who have none or need the remin...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: Opinions on aep's.
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Opinions on aep's.

Slipmad made great points. To add, AEPs have a niche in the gaming experience. GBBs have more power and range over all, especially when you start consider some of the nicer (not necessarily more expensive) gas pistols but where AEPs shine is frankly in their reliability. They can be used in cooler w...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Twin Cities Airsoft running games all Winter
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Re: Twin Cities Airsoft running games all Winter

This is awesome. Play outside in the winter is hard, on bodies and gear....but having a place to play (and properly set up) is fantastic!
by THE ARCHANGEL
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Artemis
Replies: 5
Views: 921

Re: Artemis

I won't be playing heavy until my Summer schedule ends....but we've done a half dozen runs with my 8 station bridge. It's nothing fancy but works well. I have a FB group about it and will add some people.
by THE ARCHANGEL
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: What do you want out of a MilSim OP?
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: What do you want out of a MilSim OP?

As stated....I want iron clad standards. Specific camo, mag and AMMO restrictions, specific missions, organized and experienced command structure, as well as clear an open flow of information. Being challeneged also is more than just being physically challenged. I think many missions are dumbed down...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Milsim airsoft.
Replies: 17
Views: 1528

Re: Milsim airsoft.

I agree with Jonesy. I have had a lot of fun at LC events....but they are just huge games at cool AO's. Though some aspects are more "Milsim" there are more similarities to simple open games than you;d think (schedules are slow and messed up, still douche players (maybe even more because it costs mo...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Airsoft Lull.
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Airsoft Lull.

It happens to everyone. You sound like you have a plan and that is key. You want more Milsim, find like minds and play more Milsim. You have to rediscover what you love about the game. The longer you play the more these peaks and valleys crop up. That's why we see guys pop up every few years.
by THE ARCHANGEL
Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: What the MAA considers to be a REAL airsoft player
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: What the MAA considers to be a REAL airsoft player

By his post "Mercury" clearly has no idea what the MAA stands for....and as he has claimed he is getting "out of Airsoft" we don't have to concern ourselves with this individual any longer. IP tracked and noted. Re: F/S: ICS CXP QD4. WTB: plate carrier Postby Mercury » 03 Aug 2013 11:35 pm But im do...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: VARIOUS FLAVORS OF TACOS – A REVIEW
Replies: 30
Views: 6924

Re: VARIOUS FLAVORS OF TACOS – A REVIEW

I'm in Guges....I'll test them out as I am running these on my real steel rigs too....
by THE ARCHANGEL
Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: plz delete
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: lookin for milsim team

My advice, just get out and play. Socialize. Work with people. Find a group that you fit in well with and keep playing with them. So many people get wound up in being part of a "team" and tying themselves to that. Most regular teams I know are just either groups of friends or regulars at a field th...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Every-day carry Automatic knife
Replies: 21
Views: 3101

Re: Every-day carry Automatic knife

Just figured I would let you guys know that I did end up getting that Boker Plus Colubris Fixed blade. I already have a 5-3/4in OAL fixed that I carry 90% of the time so a jump to an 8-7/8 shouldn't be too big of a deal. Hopefully the Kydex sheath that comes with it is halfway decent, though I don'...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Every-day carry Automatic knife
Replies: 21
Views: 3101

Re: Every-day carry Automatic knife

+1 everything Tank said. Gerber can eat it. CRKT is the best value for a working mans knife. I own a bunch....but to be honest they don't see much rotation anymore as I bought better knives. I have M16s (not autos) in most of my Go Bags so they've become more or less throw aways. Kershaw has a hit o...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Newbie info - Archive - FAQ
Topic: The Definitive Eye Protection Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 5855

Re: The Definitive Eye Protection Thread

I'd say conditionally yes. There is no slack so it should be a tighter fit and that's good but it's also very light and flimsy looking. I'd want to see how they fit and held. When these questions come up it's either a clear yes or no....or more often a "you'll need to buy it and let us see it first"...
by THE ARCHANGEL
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: John "Southern Bulldog" Ray Passed Away
Replies: 4
Views: 889

John "Southern Bulldog" Ray Passed Away

Not everyone knew him as he hadn't played Airsoft with us for a couple years but John Ray, aka Southern Bulldog, passed away Saturday (6/22). He was 26 years old. In late April he was downed by something serious and his body just couldn't handle it. I don't have all the details but what I do know wa...

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