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I remember a longtime ago, Japanese kids would have captured Godzilla and gave it to me as a pet for this rig.  An old school SOE Rallyman in the classic green with black tape.  My brother found a box of nylon I left at my mother's house years ago yesterday.   I drove right down kicking myself for my incredible memory failure.  I knew I had it but when Multicam came out, I just hung it up.

It has every pouch ever offered including doubles and some triples.  What I would do with two gas mask pouches I have no idea....or one for that matter.

The quality as with all SOE is otherworldly.   And please, I've had enough gear anger lately.  I get it, I get it.  He's burned a lot of people.  This is just about the Rallyman.  I won't buy any more but I will never sell a single piece. 20181006_21155120181006_21174420181006_21180520181006_21181420181006_21193920181006_211950

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Consigliere posted:

I remember a longtime ago, Japanese kids would have captured Godzilla and gave it to me as a pet for this rig.  An old school SOE Rallyman in the classic green with black tape.  My brother found a box of nylon I left at my mother's house years ago yesterday.   I drove right down kicking myself for my incredible memory failure.  I knew I had it but when Multicam came out, I just hung it up.

It has every pouch ever offered including doubles and some triples.  What I would do with two gas mask pouches I have no idea....or one for that matter.

The quality as with all SOE is otherworldly.   And please, I've had enough gear anger lately.  I get it, I get it.  He's burned a lot of people.  This is just about the Rallyman.  I won't buy any more but I will never sell a single piece.

Ever though of building a replica of the Grey Room to display your treasures?

Yeah, even aside from the Japanese Airsofter trope (and yeah, I have absolutely mailed stupid but authentic issue stuff like the ICOM pouch to Japan) there are re-enactors worldwide who go from dress up at home to running in the woods, in All Periods.

To a lot of people, Gothic Serpent is ancient history. And... it is to them. I was born several years before the US involvement in VN ended, but people born post '93 can be in their mid twenties!  

 

NorthernPhoenix posted:

Maybe I'm a bit behind the times, but isn't air soft just lightweight plastic BBs and plastic hardware? Why would that crowd need any kit like this? Methinks they wouldn't need to have much at all, beyond a couple simple mag pouches.

Airsoft is a simulation system. You can do anything you want with it. Lots of kids just shoot each other in their back yards but a lot more people dress up and go places to fight against each other to varying degrees of realism. Some get whatever is cool to them, some are all the way to legit re-enactors for various periods as I said above, they just shoot each other instead of using blanks and faking it like the classic Civil War re-enactor. 

Some of us use airsoft for pretty to very legit training purposes as well. 

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It isn't just Japan that goes nuts for these items either, just type in SEAL/DEVGRU or any of the SOF names you can think of into Ebay and prepare to have your mind blown. Many of the guys doing airsoft want to be dressed up exactly like SOF units and will pay mucho dinero to do so, with a lot staying in country due to ITAR. The items that have made it out of country in patterns like AOR1/AOR2 fetch a crazy premium for legit items(not including Type 2/3 patterns with the navy ace on them). 

I'll second what Shoobe said--airsoft, like most things, is what you make of it.  It can be a weekend game or an organized, multi-day exercise.  BBs are plastic and lightweight, and range is limited, but generally, what's metal in real life is metal in the game.  The guns were plastic maybe 15 years ago, but not anymore.  There are big collector's markets in Italy, France, and Great Britain, as well.

Some members of this board partook in the invasion of Iraq.  I don't even remember it.  To many reenactor types, old gear is like a part of the past, rather than something in living memory, and so, like any historically valuable old thing, they're willing to pay highly for it.  At the height of the SEAL craze, around maybe 2013, you could probably sell an AOR1 6094a to some guy from Italy for like 1000 euros.

Airsofters annoy the shit out of me mostly because when I try to find info on gear, all I get are awkward 16 year olds reviewing kit they're using to play dress up when they should be drinking shitty booze and trying to get laid. Hell, if I had access to PornHub when I was their age, I'd be the king of one armed push ups...

Some people I respect say Airsoft is pretty fun and good training, but if you really want to LARP on weekends, join the National Guard.

That being said, I suddenly forgive them when they upbid rando gear I'm purging on eBay. For example I sold a minty Coyote Brown IBA carrier (no soft armor) to some guy in Norway for $400+. 

 

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There was a time here when an airsofter or the mere mention of the word "airsoft" would bring LF down on top of you.  And I got it because there were a lot more real bullets flying around back then.  And posers of any kind are very annoying to say the least.

BUT.  If I had access to the airsoft shit they have now, I would have played the FUCK out of it.  Short of a few Walter Mittys, I would rather get a group of guys together and "play Army" than sit in front of a video game.  The guns are amazing. 

My nephew plays with a group of guys of all ages, including doctors and lawyers, at some of the numerous abandoned factories in CT that have been converted to airsoft courses.  All metal, incredibly detailed HKs of all types seem to be the top choice.  My nephew runs a HK 416D and USP Compact.  Both are too much fun to shoot.

David Reeves posted:

To paraphrase what Consig is saying..

We had too many kids who hadn't gotten laid yet that were trying to tell BasicLoad, M4Guru, Pat Rogers, SneakySFDude and a few others that they didn't understand how to properly FISH....

These kids were generally pounced on in a manner that would make a Pirhana school look tame and docile....

It was great.

I need to reread the Hall of Fame again, so many good memories (and warnings...)

"To paraphrase what Consig is saying..

We had too many kids who hadn't gotten laid yet that were trying to tell BasicLoad, M4Guru, Pat Rogers, SneakySFDude and a few others that they didn't understand how to properly FISH....

These kids were generally pounced on in a manner that would make a Pirhana school look tame and docile....

It was great."

So true. The great thing is that some of those kids turned out to be great soldiers/Service members/LEO's who are still fighting the good fight.

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