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by axraupp
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: 5.11 TDK
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

5.11 TDK

I just ordered one for this year's Highland Games.

Tactical Duty Kilt:

http://videos.511tactical.com/videos/15 ... lKiltMarch
by axraupp
Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tokyo Marui SCOOTER!!
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: Tokyo Marui SCOOTER!!

I'm waiting for the washer/dryer combo.

-Alex
TK490
by axraupp
Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need to rent / Borrow a Tommy Gun
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Need to rent / Borrow a Tommy Gun

Kinda tacky, but I've seen toy ones at Halloween stores. You know, the temporary ones.

-Alex
by axraupp
Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: USGov attempting to block the sale of surplus rifles
Replies: 13
Views: 1036

Re: USGov attempting to block the sale of surplus rifles

Done.

(from Mass.)

-Alex
TK490
by axraupp
Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RC Electric Airplanes
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: RC Electric Airplanes

I was into it for a while, until I realized I was a white-knuckle pilot. I had a BeginAir which is a pretty good 4-channel trainer. I also had a foam delta, but it was too squirly and more for an advanced pilot. I did get into the Air Hogs AeroAce. Amazing technology for it's day. A no-wind front ya...
by axraupp
Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Darth Vader now a bank robber.
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: Darth Vader now a bank robber.

I hope he realizes that jeans are not Canon or approved by the 501st as proper costuming.

-Alex
TK490
by axraupp
Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: where to play CQB?
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: where to play CQB?

Keep an eye out for open events at Mission Creek. They have a ghost town, a fort & stables, an amphitheater and a small warehouse. TOC Airsoft is usually the host. Otherwise, you'll have to leave the state: www.citadelairsoft.com www.battlegroundz.net www.pnlpaintball.com www.riextremecombat.com -Al...
by axraupp
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Army Selects Multicam for Afghanistan
Replies: 43
Views: 3552

Re: Army Selects Multicam for Afghanistan

IMHO It's great to see the Army being flexible in trying new things. However, one gripe my Father always had was the amount of money poured into uniforms, though it makes more sense putting money into a combat uniform as opposed to Class A/B/etc. Having been on the opposite side in airsoft skirmishe...
by axraupp
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Project Northwind CQB
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Project Northwind CQB

Excellent place. We have an indoor location Worcester, MA: http://www.citadelairsoft.com . They have a field with derelict building as well, but the field is currently being farmed or something so is closed. With all the abandoned (and large) buildings nowadays, I don't know why there aren't more in...
by axraupp
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Brik's address
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Brik's address

Is it #40 or 440?

-Alex
Fatal wrote:
PFC Rickert, Brandon #40
by axraupp
Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stuff for Free
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Stuff for Free

Come and get 'em while they're hot. Note: ignore any prices, if you want this stuff, it's yours. First come, first served. Entertainment Center http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/fuo/1481968921.html Toastmaster Portable Oven http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/app/1481979052.html I also have a ...
by axraupp
Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Missile Silo Anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1250

Re: Missile Silo Anyone?

I saw a site once, forget where it was...England? Wyoming? Anyway, they played airsoft there, but, based on the AARs, it seemed like it kinda sucked after the initial buzz. Most of the place was restricting hallways, which one cannot pass through. The silos were deep, dangerous and off limits to pla...
by axraupp
Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: USAA Now Accepts Non-Retired Vets
Replies: 2
Views: 262

USAA Now Accepts Non-Retired Vets

USAA is a service members semi-exclusive financial and insurance company. They have the lowest insurance rates in the nation and excellent service. Since my Father was career Army and retired, I am allowed to participate. Previously, only active duty, Reserves, NG and retirees were allowed to become...
by axraupp
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Great Idea for a MOUT site
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Great Idea for a MOUT site

The City of Detroit. http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE59O17F20091026 Here's the jist: The city seized properties that owed back taxes and tried to auction them off. In Detroit, this is a lot of properties. With a minimum bid of US$500 per property, one could buy up a lot of propert...
by axraupp
Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Surviving Disaster: Home Invasion
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Surviving Disaster: Home Invasion

Having lived in LA when home invasions started on the upswing, I can recall that there were reasons for H.I.'s. The robbers knew the victims, and had cased the family. They knew that there was money/gold/drugs/guns in the house. A couple years ago, there was an H.I. in Eden Prairie, on the border to...
by axraupp
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New job
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: New job

Just a guess here, but Shakopee has a Lowes. There are also a lot of other businesses in that area. I'm pretty sure Canterbury is closed for the season, but you might be able to find some labor work there. Valley Fair might also need off-season maintenance.

-Alex
by axraupp
Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Exile is Over
Replies: 37
Views: 1176

Re: Exile is Over

Exile is right. It must have been torture to live there so long. I don't know how anyone from the mainland can handle it. I look forward to meeting you.

-Alex
TK490
by axraupp
Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Surving Disaster: Hijack
Replies: 17
Views: 506

Re: Surving Disaster: Hijack

I saw it and thought it was interesting. I've got my DVR set to all new episodes, so, to me, it looks like a good series.

I don't think there is a single American male who will not love the chance to pummel a hijacker.

-Alex
TK490
by axraupp
Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Camp Ripley Open House Sun, Sept. 20 10AM-3PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Camp Ripley Open House Sun, Sept. 20 10AM-3PM

Looks interesting. "...view several equipment displays, including UH-60 Blackhawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters, an M1A1 Tank, an M2 A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, as well as...have the opportunity to ride in a High Mobility, Multi-Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV)." http://www.minnesotanationalguard.org/press_...
by axraupp
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: First Gun
Replies: 74
Views: 6461

Re: First Gun

I bought a kit off a guy, a Tokyo Marui M4A1 and a USP gas blow back. Those and some gear cost ~US$300.

I then bought a JG M4A1 for US$100 as a backup and have been using that as my primary ever since.

-Alex
TK490
by axraupp
Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help: NTB Wii
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Help: NTB Wii

Thanks for the tips. I got a package deal and I suppose we'll rent games for a while.

Sydney will be so happy!

-Alex
TK490
by axraupp
Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help: NTB Wii
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Help: NTB Wii

My daughter wants a Wii for her b-day. Where is a good place to buy one? I've never bought a game console before and my impression is that I want to get it from a local place in case I need to return it. I'm thinking we need the console and two wireless remotes. I don't know if we need 2 nunchuck co...
by axraupp
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Gloves
Replies: 16
Views: 879

Re: Gloves

I spent ~US$10 on a pair of leather drivers gloves at my local Ace hardware when I started airsoft, and they've been great. Since I'm not breaking into buildings and guarding against fire, they work just fine. They don't really breath, but that hasn't been a problem. All you need is protection again...
by axraupp
Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Looking for Serious Older Airsoft Group
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: Looking for Serious Older Airsoft Group

locogringo wrote:... I'm 20 and currently in a Community College...
"Older." hehe. I gotta pipe in here.

There are players in the MAA who are under 18 and very mature about safety, gear, tactics and gameplay. Age doesn't necessarily mean maturity. Hang out with us and you'll have a great time.

-Alex
by axraupp
Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Senate rejects concealed weapons proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 1729

Re: Senate rejects concealed weapons proposal

Erik wrote:Vermont and Alaska do not require permits.
OK, but which state has the lowest requirements for receiving a permit? The bill proposed allowing those with permits to use the permits across state lines.

-Alex
by axraupp
Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Senate rejects concealed weapons proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 1729

Re: Senate rejects concealed weapons proposal

Which state is considered having the most lax CCW permitting process? What kind of training is required in that state to become certified?

I ask due to the argument against that bill of those certified in lax states can carry in states with more stringent requirements.

-Alex
by axraupp
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Senate rejects concealed weapons proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 1729

Re: Senate rejects concealed weapons proposal

I thought I read somewhere that if you take a Utah CCW course, you can carry in every other state. Is this true?

-Alex
by axraupp
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UnFunyuns
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: UnFunyuns

Gotchya wrote:...filmed it for lack of better things to do.
The quality is great. I thought it was one of those Mad TV or SNL-type fake ads.

Good job.

-Alex
by axraupp
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UnFunyuns
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: UnFunyuns

Two words for ya: un funny.

I don't get it. Is it a generational thing?

-Alex
TK490
by axraupp
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Future/Current Military
Replies: 22
Views: 893

Re: Future/Current Military

There are pretty much two reasons to join the military. 1. To serve your country. 2. To obtain a pension. There are other reasons, personal growth, see the world, learn new things, etc, but to me these are the two main keys. There really isn't much money in the military (though today's economy makes...
by axraupp
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are you an MN First Responder and Need a Will?
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Are you an MN First Responder and Need a Will?

* Police officers * Firefighters * Paramedics * EMTs * Corrections officers * Spouses or widow/widowers of such personnel While looking for probono opportunities, I found the Wills For Heroes program. This is a free service to first responders in Minnesota. There are some limits, for example, the fi...
by axraupp
Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ARPAT Suit?
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: ARPAT Suit?

I usually don't watch the Colbert Report, but it was a great series of "repors." Funny as hell. You just have to take everything (everything, including: "Hello!") with a grain of salt. The suit wasn't bad, but you'd need that shaved head to get away with it. The USO has been working with troops over...
by axraupp
Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: POLL: Fedex or UPS
Replies: 26
Views: 907

Re: POLL: Fedex or UPS

UPS. Easier to ship (print out shipping label). Can pickup with no extra charges (if your shop is on their regular rout). There are shipping brokers out there who use UPS, DHL, Fedex, etc. If you can get hooked up with a broker, your shipping prices will go down. At the printshop I worked at, we use...
by axraupp
Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: E3
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: E3

siuss wrote:Am I really the only person who cringes at rockband The Beatles?
You may have something there. Like trying to sell Buicks (Olds, etc.) to teenagers?

How about "Rock Band: Glen Miller's Big Band" or "Rock Band: The Wayne King Orchestra."

-Alex
TK490
by axraupp
Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Problems with recuriters
Replies: 18
Views: 700

Re: Problems with recuriters

Jeeze, dude, sorry to hear that. I know you've been excited for this for over a year, you've lost a lot of weight and have been gung-ho the whole time. Now you get a knife in the back. Maybe it's a foreshadowing as to what you will experience with the Corps. Is there anything special about the DEP? ...
by axraupp
Sat May 23, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Army ranking system
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Army ranking system

I'd go right to the source: Enlisted: http://www.goarmy.com/about/ranks_and_insignia.jsp Warrant Officer: http://www.goarmy.com/about/ranks_insignia_warrant_off.jsp Commissioned Officer: http://www.goarmy.com/about/ranks_insignia_officer.jsp What the 'Enlisted' section doesn't show are the specialis...
by axraupp
Fri May 01, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lee Child Comes to MN
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Lee Child Comes to MN

Lee Child, author of the "Jack Reacher" novels, will be coming to MN this summer.

When: Wed, June 10, 2009, 7:00PM
Where: Barnes & Noble Edina Galleria

More info:
http://www.leechild.com/appearances.php

-Alex
by axraupp
Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Beret w/ custom insignia
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Beret w/ custom insignia

I don't know if anyone noticed, but their insignia logo includes a US Army/AF/Marine Colonel / US Navy Captain rank insignia.

-Alex
by axraupp
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Flashlights
Replies: 46
Views: 1591

Re: Flashlights

I went to Streicher's the other day and they have most of their flashlights on open display so you can try them out. Looking at them online is a lot different than actual hands-on time.

http://www.streichers.com

-Alex
TK490
by axraupp
Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I would like to share some music I've made
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: I would like to share some music I've made

Wow, dude. I got goosebumps. Not perfect, but excellent stuff.

Bravo, dude!

-Alex
TK490
by axraupp
Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Pentagon Lights-Bad Experience
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Pentagon Lights-Bad Experience

I got one of their molle angle flashlights. Great design, but never worked right. I looked it up online and many others have the same problem. I contacted Pentagon for a fix (common problem, lifetime warranty), sent in the light properly and never heard from them again despite emails and calls. My g...
by axraupp
Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Slings
Replies: 22
Views: 764

Re: Slings

I tried a 3-point, but never got it to work right, and it kept hanging up on gear. I then used a wolfhook for my first year of arisoft. It worked just fine, but the gun wasn't entirely secure, and flopped around. I had a quick-release that I used in-game, then hooked it back up at endex. I now use a...
by axraupp
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A very silly site.
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: A very silly site.

I don't get it.

Is it supposed to be the Hamster Dance version?

-Alex
TK490
by axraupp
Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Apocalypse Meow.
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Apocalypse Meow.

That was great.

I'm totally going to keep my eyes on!

-Alex
TK490
by axraupp
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Disney for Active Duty & Retired Military
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Disney for Active Duty & Retired Military

From Military Officer Magazine...

Disney is offering a free 5-day pass to their Disney resorts in CA and FL. This is for active duty, retired and activated Reserves & National Guard.

See http://www.disneyworld.com/military for more details.

-Alex
TK490
by axraupp
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Border Patrol Agent.......
Replies: 35
Views: 1415

Re: Border Patrol Agent.......

......it just happened to be at the dealership that I went to to get a car, and it was in my price range and I liked it. http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o226/snipersphotos/IMG00069.jpg "It's got cop tires, cop shocks, a 440 cubic inch plant and it's a model made before catalytic converters so it...
by axraupp
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The WTF Blanket (snuggie parody)
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: The WTF Blanket (snuggie parody)

Excellent parody!

In fact, I thought that thing was a joke. But then I thought that using it, you'd be able to turn down the heat in your house and save the lives of some carbons.

-Alex
TK490
by axraupp
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need AMV Converter
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Need AMV Converter

While in Taiwan, we got my daughter a cheap MP4 player. Actually, it only plays AMV video files, and I'm having trouble finding a converter. I found AMV Studio 5 on download.com, but it has two problems. It shrinks the image too much, so that even on her small 1.8" screen, the image is smaller. It a...
by axraupp
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Airsoft in Taiwan
Replies: 16
Views: 976

Re: Airsoft in Taiwan

TAIPEI http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa304/axraupp/Airsoft/Taiwan/AxJinRoh.jpg Me & Jin-Roh in the Guarder shop. More Shots of the shop... http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa304/axraupp/Airsoft/Taiwan/Guarder1.jpg http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa304/axraupp/Airsoft/Taiwan/Guarder2.jpg ht...
by axraupp
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:42 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Airsoft in Taiwan
Replies: 16
Views: 976

Re: Airsoft in Taiwan

HUALIEN My Wife is from Hualien, a city on the east coast of Taiwan. One of her relatives found an airsoft store called RA Tech and we went over to check it out on Saturday night. They told me that there are ~500 airsofters in the Hualien area but about 60 active players. The average age is 30. RA T...

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