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by thetaco
Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Newbie info - Archive - FAQ
Topic: fields or groups near minneapolis
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: fields or groups near minneapolis

Hey neighbor! I live in Lino Lakes. I can be of help if you ever want to put eyes or hands on some good equipment and I like to think I'm a good source of information on the subject. I'm also looking to let people carpool to games, as you've stated, some locations can be a bit of a drive. Archer is ...
by thetaco
Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Last Ship
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: The Last Ship

D00d. Tonight's episode man. Damn......
by thetaco
Tue May 20, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Disc Golfing
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Disc Golfing

Soooo, I just figured I'd post this up here because I play the game, and I have heard that a few others on the board do too. I was hoping to utilize this thread for people to share their experiences and where they play at. Maybe in the future it can also be used to organize a get together of players...
by thetaco
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Favorite Work Boots
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: Favorite Work Boots

Bates 8" waterproof Ultra-Lites w/ the waterproofing. Have worn them for everything from everyday walking to being on my feet twelve hours a shift when we do duty shifts. They take the abuse, and unlike a lot of companies out there, Bates' waterproofing is truly waterproof. Never had a leak in the t...
by thetaco
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: ESS VS Revision (Goggles)
Replies: 13
Views: 2344

Re: ESS VS Revision (Goggles)

@thentantt - FYI, if you only paid $20 for new ones, then you probably got knockoffs. @EMO - A lot of the "revision" goggles you see on airsoft sites are knock-offs. hope not i got them at CC, they have a large surplus of ESS but they had one pair of revisions if FG. You definitely got knockoffs th...
by thetaco
Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: KWA at Shot Show
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: KWA at Shot Show

I'll take the M945 please.
by thetaco
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: PolarStar Forum
Topic: P* Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 2421

Re: P* Questions

Or give me a call Jim. If I can get a look at it, I may be able to fill your bottles at our fire station, using the same equipment that we use to fill our SCBA bottles.
by thetaco
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: What do you want out of a MilSim OP?
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

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

A command structure. A well briefed, dedicated OC crew to keep things running smoothly. Mission based objectives with second, and tertiary objectives. (Avoids point based lockouts.) Ammo restrictions. ( I.E. No hicaps, no loading of mags outside of designated areas. ) Uniform requirements for IFF. ...
by thetaco
Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: NIZN Packs...an option over LIPOS.
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: NIZN Packs...an option over LIPOS.

Where can I get a pack? and do I need a new kind of charger for them?
by thetaco
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: WE/VFC/Umarex MP7 .22 Replica
Replies: 14
Views: 2257

Re: WE/VFC/Umarex MP7 .22 Replica

I was talking about the airsoft versions. http://popularairsoft.com/sneak-preview-we-airsoft-smg-8-gbb-review http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?products_id=40586 And I hope you know that we are discussing a Real steel, .22 caliber rimfire weapon. Back on topic, I would like one also. I just can...
by thetaco
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Scariest Moments Experianced
Replies: 10
Views: 2039

Re: Scariest Moments Experianced

Went through a staircase two years ago on a structure fire. Only thing that saved me was my SCBA straps hanging up on a broken 2x4.
by thetaco
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: Top 10 most defunct airsoft gun manafafturers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1806

Re: Top 10 most defunct airsoft gun manafafturers?

SeawolfIV wrote:lllllllllets not go here.
But top choices would be like Crossman, Softair, Tokyo Marui, UTG, Swiss Arms, G&P etc
Buncha Chinese made crap
You think TM and G&P are defunct companies? Interesting........
by thetaco
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: How Bout The P90?
Replies: 30
Views: 2233

Re: How Bout The P90?

000-Zero-000 wrote:
Rabid-Weasel wrote:PM Fauast, he is the king of P90's. He may have some or know where they are for a good price.
Does he really love em that much???? Haha alright thanks
I believe he was actually born holding one, along with the rig he uses.
by thetaco
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Boot suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 2287

Re: Boot suggestions

McClane wrote:Can't go wrong with US army issue tan boots. Comfortable and easy to break in. Been wearing mine since 05.
+1 to this. I own a pair that have been on my feet for almost every airsoft game ive ever played since '09. Only thing ive managed to break on those are laces.
by thetaco
Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Shootings....why do they keep happening?
Replies: 62
Views: 6348

Re: Shootings....why do they keep happening?

Fatal wrote:Right Sharp, because a government has never killed it's own or other people.

I'm not saying Sandy Hook is a Hoax or a Government whatever. Maybe you should research Operation Northwoods.
Damn Fatal, way to blow my mind. Thanks for the interesting read.
by thetaco
Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Shootings....why do they keep happening?
Replies: 62
Views: 6348

Re: Shootings....why do they keep happening?

We need to totally revamp the way our mentally unwell are treated. That and only that. If we can better care for these people, and offer a better support system that doesn't completely fail them at every turn, possibly then we can avoid these things in the future. The problem I see with this is how...
by thetaco
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: MAA Official Business
Topic: Current forum issues
Replies: 20
Views: 3307

Re: Current forum issues

Blackcat wrote:so... any activity on this? I know it is off-season now but this board feels like it is falling apart :/
I am also interested. I was away from the board for about four days. came back, and it seemed like 75% of the posts here were bot started. Whats going on?
by thetaco
Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Help Forum
Topic: G&G vs. VFC for SCAR-L
Replies: 13
Views: 1703

Re: G&G vs. VFC for SCAR-L

A good hop up unit, high quality BB's, and the wind coming from behind you would carry the bbs farther, better, than a tightbore.

I personally do not use tightbores, I have had issues with several before, and prefer to keep the stock diameter barrels.
by thetaco
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: ICS L85/86 questions
Replies: 36
Views: 3893

Re: ICS L85/86 questions

nolancodvet wrote:dont get it from airsoft station
I too am interested why you made this statement. I visited the store, staff is nothing but helpful, nice, and knowledgable about their stuff. And they offer the ICS L85 for significantly less than the websites do.
by thetaco
Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wiring Help
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Wiring Help

Check to make sure you are wiring the right direction, first. If your blowing fuses and burning the hot wire to the lights, you may be sending current back down the wrong direction. That, or your neutral is fried and its not directing the excess voltages away from your hot line. If you rule out thos...
by thetaco
Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Kel-Tec RMR-30
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

Re: Kel-Tec RMR-30

Meh........looks ugly as my uncle's mutt dog. I use .22 rifles for only two things. plinking and small game. and since I own several larger calibers in semi auto platforms, i like having a run of the mill, keep it simple, bolty little .22 rifle that has a ten round magazine. I can take things less s...
by thetaco
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: side mounted thermal imaging
Replies: 13
Views: 3249

Re: side mounted thermal imaging

I realize that hand held units are cheaper seawolf, as our department owns three for salvage and overhaul operations. But what i was talking about was heartbeat sensor equipment, and thermal imaging units portable enough to mount to a gun and have a laptop look to them. Thats spendy tech, conciderin...
by thetaco
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: side mounted thermal imaging
Replies: 13
Views: 3249

Re: side mounted thermal imaging

I hope you realize that not even regular military units have access to units like what you see in COD? Not only are they early in developement, but think abot the environments we play in. Thermal imagers work best in environments were the ambient background temperature is much colder. What are you g...
by thetaco
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: best sidearm?
Replies: 15
Views: 1273

Re: best sidearm?

Its all in preference too. You cant just look at a picture of a pistol and say I like it. you need to hold it, and feel it. For example. I personally prefer smaller framed pistols. I owned a USP before, and hated it. I owned an M1911 before. Hated it. KSC M945C, loved it. Now own a ful size m945, an...
by thetaco
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Q: Interested in a GBBR/GBBP only game?
Replies: 21
Views: 1739

Re: Q: Interested in a GBBR/GBBP only game?

MacFelon wrote:
thetaco wrote:Im down. Anytime in August works for me. July not as well. Seems like I have to go to every hospital in the three state area for the next three weeks.
And I thought the first anti-biotic shot woulda taken care of that...

Well, see, I went to United first. That was my first mistake.
by thetaco
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Q: Interested in a GBBR/GBBP only game?
Replies: 21
Views: 1739

Re: Q: Interested in a GBBR/GBBP only game?

Im down. Anytime in August works for me. July not as well. Seems like I have to go to every hospital in the three state area for the next three weeks.
by thetaco
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: Classic army??
Replies: 19
Views: 1292

Re: Classic army??

Aesthetically, CA does produce some very nice externals. I owned a CA G36K for awhile. The polymer externals were realistic, and I enjoyed carrying it.

On the flip side, the internals were garbage. It was so poorly shimmed I could never get the damn thing to turn over, even on a full battery.
by thetaco
Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Help Forum
Topic: quad rail hand gaurd for a sig 552
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: quad rail hand gaurd for a sig 552

Its an easy install, when I had mine it even came with directions. HOWEVER It needs modification to go on to an ICS. This requires dremmeling the lip on the bottom that slides into place in front of the magwell. For whatever reason, ICS uses a different sized pin to hold that part of the body togeth...
by thetaco
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Safety & Training
Topic: BATC October 2012: Interest Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 6916

Re: BATC October 2012: Interest Thread

Like Keyser, I may as well get BATC. Ive been putting it off too long.
by thetaco
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: E3 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: E3 2012

I am Alive
Dead Space 3
8 person zombie mode in BLOPS2
and of course, AC3

And the new xbox. If they go bluray though, im givin up on them.
by thetaco
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Camping
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: Camping

William O Brien state park is a great place, up here on the north end of the cities. Id say 45 minute drive from here in Lino Lakes, probably an hour and a half from the south end of town for you. They have both regular campsites, in the busier sections of the park, there is also RV sites there. But...
by thetaco
Mon May 28, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: Best One Armed Gun?
Replies: 39
Views: 3002

Re: Best One Armed Gun?

I'm recommending the combat machine because it's still plastic and lighter, and he never specified a budget, so not everyone wants a more expensive gun. All I'm doing is recommending an affordable rifle that I know he can one hand. Goodness. and all we are doing is telling you that there is not tha...
by thetaco
Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Real Steel AR suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

Re: Real Steel AR suggestions

I too own a DPMS, and it has been nothing but amazing for me. Currently in the process of picking up a Rock River arms AR, as a backup to the DPMS. BTW, the DPMS's are tough. At the last SHTF shoot, I took a header into a big old nasty pit of who knows what. stood up, cleared off all appropriate par...
by thetaco
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What's Everybody Driving?
Replies: 31
Views: 5770

Re: What's Everybody Driving?

Im driving a '96 for ranger XLT. I call her Lola, and shes a 4.0L with a V6 under the hood. Even though shes 2WD, I can still outmud and outrun my buddies, even the one driving the 2007 ford F150 Super duty. She's running great right now, I just gotta swap out the Idle Air intake controller. Go figu...
by thetaco
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: EMT test takers
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: EMT test takers

I second the FISDAP idea. Its a good test to take, our instuctor didnt let anyone take the NREMT if you didnt score an 80% or better. everyone who passed the FISDAP passed the NREMT.
by thetaco
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: EMT test takers
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: EMT test takers

I have taken the NREMT exam. What can i suggest? Study your notes, books, powerpoints, other sources of information, etc. and study hard. While maintaining an equal amount of focus on all of the material, try to get your medical and traumatic treatments locked down tight. While the registry does foc...
by thetaco
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Battery charging, auto or custom?
Replies: 18
Views: 905

Re: Battery charging, auto or custom?

I used to auto charge all my batteries on the Hi tech charger i used to have.

Thanks to Guges though, i am enjoying the custom charging i can do with my new Tower hobbies charger.

Much more satisfied, as i can charge larges much faster.
by thetaco
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: 5000mah back instock
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: 5000mah back instock

Thanks for the heads up! I've been in the market for a large Pack with large capacity.

Quick question, anyone know if an echo1 m16 stock has the rOom in it for a 9.6 v? I have nothing to compare it to, as I own all small tYpes.
by thetaco
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Here's another smart kid with a pellet gun
Replies: 13
Views: 881

Re: Here's another smart kid with a pellet gun

They can't tazer you because it will make you pull the trigger If I have someone pointing a realistic looking weapon at me, I am NOT going to reach for less than lethal options. tap, tap, tap, three 9mms to the chest. And As calous as that sounds, most LE units are trained to reach for thier duty w...
by thetaco
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Car Help!?!?!?
Replies: 25
Views: 1125

Re: Car Help!?!?!?

I retract my comment up until the Ford part. +1 on the battery being bad. Lol i do love ford xD Funny this came up. This exact problem happened to my 2002...wait for it..... Ford Ranger! xD And it seems that it was bad connections to the battery as Shady said. After swapping batteries, still had th...
by thetaco
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Guns Discussion
Topic: Shot show new guns
Replies: 27
Views: 1535

Re: Shot show new guns

Im not gonna lie, im diggin the M1 Garand. And they will be releasing a gas version? Hellz to the yeah.
by thetaco
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ethics of joining the military?
Replies: 47
Views: 2625

Re: Ethics of joining the military?

To expand on Fatal's comment, you can face a shitty situation even in Civvie life. I'm a firefighter, and in the last three years of service, I have discovered knives, guns, explosives, ETC on routine medical calls. Ive also had the same items pulled on me while responding to some of the "rougher" n...
by thetaco
Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: MAA Sanctioned Games
Topic: MAA BASIC OUTDOOR RULES BRIEFING:
Replies: 29
Views: 12446

Re: MAA SFP RULES BRIEFING:

Unless its a special event, MAA open sessions generally allow any kind of mag size to be used. As for other games/organizers, its up to then. I can tell you that the TOC group tends to have the midcaps only rule in effect for alot of thier events. Also, Large games such as Breedland, Round up, Irene...
by thetaco
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Chest rigs. Whatcha runnin'?
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Chest rigs. Whatcha runnin'?

I use the Condor RRV, and like it.
by thetaco
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Worst Shot Taken?
Replies: 26
Views: 1532

Re: Worst Shot Taken?

At the facility i was blasted in the bridge of my nose four or five times. Had a pretty good stream of blood coming down my face, and it felt like someone had hit me in the face with a brick.
by thetaco
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: General Airsoft
Topic: Best airsoft grenade?
Replies: 7
Views: 1352

Re: Best airsoft grenade?

Ive been on the recieving end of a timed tornado grenade more than once, and it sucks. Unfortunatly for the thrower and fortunate for my squad, it seems the effective range is about 5-10 feet, depending on the conditions. Rabid, DT, and a couple others here use another grenade (the name escapes me A...
by thetaco
Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Gear loadouts: Pics, Details, and Discussion
Replies: 796
Views: 161738

Re: Gear loadouts: Pics, Details, and Discussion

Good to hear bullets.

But hey, how about we get back on topic? the last 20 or so posts haven't been about gear, and i miss seeing things i cant afford myself. :D
by thetaco
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Gear loadouts: Pics, Details, and Discussion
Replies: 796
Views: 161738

Re: Gear loadouts: Pics, Details, and Discussion

I guess I can understand where you guys come from when it comes to mags. I suppose it really boils down to how tight your magwell is. Highcaps like to act up in tight magwells (found that out today) I dont think magwell fit has anything to do with it. The quality of the mag is what decides the func...
by thetaco
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MW3 midnight release - Twin Cities.
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: MW3 midnight release - Twin Cities.

Inver Grove huh? Have fun with that one. Even if the manager OKs it, which he won't, the sidewalk, parking lot, and even the building property is city owned. Therefore, city laws apply. And I believe in the city of Inver grove heights, the display of airsoft guns is illegal, falling under firearm la...
by thetaco
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Specific Loadouts/impressions?
Replies: 33
Views: 2902

Re: Specific Loadouts/impressions?

I like them too. Got them for breedland, and I thought id never use 'em again. Now I wear them to every game and open session.
The rifle in my kit is a pain in the ass though. Even with a plastic body, my A4 is the heaviest I've ever owned after my old RPK.

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