How many here play airsoft or paintball and how many here have full combat kits for either airsoft or paintball? For paintball, speedball or woodsplay?
When I say 'kit' I mean the whole thing including primary weapon, sidearm, tactical vest + pouches, assault pack, hydration pack, comms, helmet (or boonie hat),etc.
I myself used to be in both, sold my gear off awhile back to cover the costs of my new computer (Airsoft can be expensive, thats for sure )
Paintball weapon : Tippmann 98 custom, 16" J&J ceramic barrel, HPA tank, drop forward, AR trigger and a few other smaller mods. Mostly for accuracy as I was more fond of the 'quiet stealthy instead of 'spray and pray'
Airsoft Weapon : G&G M16, later GR16. Both upgraded with aftermarket mech boxes,9.6v batteries and other high performance upgrades.
PC : Condor Mutlicam + TONS of pouches, fake insert plates (Will explain at end)
All multi-cam clothing, ACU's
Hurricane 553 holo-sight (Excellent replica of the real ones, paid about $140 for mine)
Standard replica black-ops helmet + MC cover
Wiley-SG1 goggles (EXCELLENT for anything, albeit expensive)
First paintball for a few years probably since I was 14, at about 16 I was squad leader in a fairly small North-East team dedicated to Tippmann owners. Decided after awhile that I was getting sick and tired of all the dishonorable players that we came across who cheated or whined when they got flanked, some of my team mates and friends felt the same. Left, got into airsoft and joined another local team with some of my buddies tagging along. Talk about a big difference, especially in combat tactics and sportsmanship
I'm an all out military buff when it comes to stuff like airsoft or paintball so hence the reason for the plate carrier and gear. Running around in a fully fitted PC with fake plates and gear, not easy although a good workout
So who here has been in either or both? Which do you like better and for what reasons? But the best question of all, which in your opinion (assuming you've played both) hurt the most; BB or paintball