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#3145449 - 01/30/13 10:57 AM Airsoft anyone?
Appalachian American
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So at first I thought airsoft looked silly. Looking into it more I'd bet that it would be fun.

Anyone played?
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#3145467 - 01/30/13 11:07 AM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: Appalachian American]
RussellvilleRob
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My 16 yr old son has more money invested in airsoft than I do hunting... Seriously..

Theres a group here in Morristown that are diehard into this stuff... They actually have some sort of infantry difision set up and my son is one of the designated snipers.... He has a gun that will burn you up at 80-yds.... I think he has $320 in this thing...

They meet other folks with the same type setup and have wars.. They use my moms land in Mooresburg.. They also use vacant lots here in Hamblen County..

There is a huge airsoft field North of here, pretty close to Bristol Motor Speedway... THere are school buses airplanes & all sorts of playpretties to fight around...

It is a real big deal in my house....
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#3145475 - 01/30/13 11:09 AM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: RussellvilleRob]
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Might as well, at least you can get ammo for them.
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#3145477 - 01/30/13 11:09 AM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: RussellvilleRob]
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Rob- That's almost enough to scare me. All I need is another $ hobby. \:\) It looks fun though. How could I go about finding any local division?


We fought with BB guns a little when I was younger but nothing to the level of what people are doing today.

I'm 23 now so I wouldn't be an "old man" in the airsoft scene, right?
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#3145486 - 01/30/13 11:21 AM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: Appalachian American]
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Let me check with him tonight.... There is a local forum where he meets up with these folks.... He has all sorts of connections....

Hey, I saw a bunch of older folks when I visited the airsoft field North of here..... Just guessing, but I suspect some of them were in their forties or older....
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#3145487 - 01/30/13 11:22 AM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: RussellvilleRob]
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Oh yeah, he orders all of his stuff from a warehouse in California.... Evike I think is the name of the company.... This is his latest weapon....

http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_591&products_id=33313
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#3145530 - 01/30/13 12:07 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: RussellvilleRob]
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Go on youtube and search for airsoft minigun shooting a watermelon. Take it from someone who has had bloody welps all over their body...You DO NOT want to be shot at close range with a high end airsoft gun. They are no joke.
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#3145543 - 01/30/13 12:15 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: SES]
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There is a place in the Chattanooga area called Highpoint Field. They host games for 16 and under then other games for 16 and up.

Looks cool.
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#3145620 - 01/30/13 01:02 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: DntBrnDPig]
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My son and his friends played alot before he enlisted.

He still plays with them from time to time when he's around.
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#3145684 - 01/30/13 01:36 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: Redfred16]
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I wish I could turn the clock back about 45 years and I'd be having a ball.

My grandnephew got into it Christams, we got him everything he wanted and he is well protected. He ever has a face shield that protects his whole head.
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#3145724 - 01/30/13 01:55 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: Wildcat]
rukiddin?
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You point a weapon at me of anykind, regardless if its real, fake, plastic bb's or lead slugs. I will handle the situation accordingly. To make light of that, by simulating war/combat....well to me, its sad. My nephew had an airsoft pistol, he pointed it at me, I took it from him and stomped it to pieces.
I personally think if someone wants to invest their time in mock combat, then they should join the military.
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#3145729 - 01/30/13 02:00 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: rukiddin?]
RussellvilleRob
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 Originally Posted By: rukiddin?
You point a weapon at me of anykind, regardless if its real, fake, plastic bb's or lead slugs. I will handle the situation accordingly. To make light of that, by simulating war/combat....well to me, its sad. My nephew had an airsoft pistol, he pointed it at me, I took it from him and stomped it to pieces.
I personally think if someone wants to invest their time in mock combat, then they should join the military.


Yeah, I see them takin my 16-yr old.......

Trust me... He is counting down the days....


LOL....


Edited by RussellvilleRob (01/30/13 02:03 PM)
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#3145737 - 01/30/13 02:05 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: rukiddin?]
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I played with a Mattel pistol that shot greenie stickem caps and fired plastic bullets when I was a kid. It didn't make me grow up wanting to go shoot somebody. That looks like fun o me even at my age.

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#3145744 - 01/30/13 02:10 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: rukiddin?]
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 Originally Posted By: rukiddin?
You point a weapon at me of anykind, regardless if its real, fake, plastic bb's or lead slugs. I will handle the situation accordingly. To make light of that, by simulating war/combat....well to me, its sad. My nephew had an airsoft pistol, he pointed it at me, I took it from him and stomped it to pieces.
I personally think if someone wants to invest their time in mock combat, then they should join the military.


I appreciate you sharing your opinion. But on the same note- anyone who plays poker should play professionally??

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#3145749 - 01/30/13 02:12 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: Wildcat]
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Airsoft is a lot of fun but I haven't played in a while. Last time I did I used a cheap pistol but I remember climbing a tree to take opponents by surprise.... I'd like to get into it again but it's not the highest on my list. If I get a better gun ill probably try to organize an airsoft war with some friends.
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#3145758 - 01/30/13 02:17 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: catman529]
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Airsoft and paintball are not my thing. Those that enjoy it, have at it, just not something I think I would like.
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#3145762 - 01/30/13 02:20 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: catman529]
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It's amazing what things take root. I remember "pogs" \:\) What's with that? I hope it's bottle rocket fighting next. \:D

Thanks for the link Rob. I'll look into it.

SES- That watermelon didn't look like much fun.

Redfred16- Thank you for his service and the sacrifice from the whole family. I know it takes a toll.

Wildcat- Just get in there \:\)

Cat- If I get anything like a game or league organized (if there isn't one locally) I'll keep you in mind.
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#3145763 - 01/30/13 02:22 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: Appalachian American]
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I really think a hobby like this would help one's tactical ability if the situation ever called for it.
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#3145769 - 01/30/13 02:28 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: Appalachian American]
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If they could make airsoft pellets out of fertizer or grass seed I'd have the lushest lawn in all of Tennessee. My oldest and his friends have some of the best "wars" I've ever seen, brings back memories of days gone by. Anyhow, I'd much rather see the boys playing army running around hiding and ducking in the backyard than playing army on a joystick sitting in front of a tv.

FYI - Protectective gear is a must!
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#3145774 - 01/30/13 02:33 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: BigGameGuy]
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BGG- That's awesome. I had no idea the game was, or has been, so popular. I guess these here hills and hollers are a little behind the curve. \:D

10-4 on the protective gear.
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#3145829 - 01/30/13 03:16 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: Wildcat]
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yep it does look silly at first but its bad a$$ once you start several of us guys rented the field in springfield...all 1st timers we had such a blast we went back and several guys bought guns and equip,i went as far as gettin my 2 young boys some guns it is exhausting tho if your not used to all that running around...try it youll like it
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#3145901 - 01/30/13 04:15 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: RussellvilleRob]
rukiddin?
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 Originally Posted By: RussellvilleRob
 Originally Posted By: rukiddin?
You point a weapon at me of anykind, regardless if its real, fake, plastic bb's or lead slugs. I will handle the situation accordingly. To make light of that, by simulating war/combat....well to me, its sad. My nephew had an airsoft pistol, he pointed it at me, I took it from him and stomped it to pieces.
I personally think if someone wants to invest their time in mock combat, then they should join the military.


Yeah, I see them takin my 16-yr old.......

Trust me... He is counting down the days....


LOL....


If thats the case, then I wish him the best and thank him for his future service!
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#3145906 - 01/30/13 04:21 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: Appalachian American]
rukiddin?
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 Originally Posted By: Appalachian American
 Originally Posted By: rukiddin?
You point a weapon at me of anykind, regardless if its real, fake, plastic bb's or lead slugs. I will handle the situation accordingly. To make light of that, by simulating war/combat....well to me, its sad. My nephew had an airsoft pistol, he pointed it at me, I took it from him and stomped it to pieces.
I personally think if someone wants to invest their time in mock combat, then they should join the military.


I appreciate you sharing your opinion. But on the same note- anyone who plays poker should play professionally??



I have no idea. Never played poker. Its not the skill level, its the act of. To me it just goes against everything your taught as a kid with weapons/firearms. Ya'll have fun.
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#3145929 - 01/30/13 04:32 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: rukiddin?]
RussellvilleRob
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 Originally Posted By: rukiddin?
 Originally Posted By: RussellvilleRob
 Originally Posted By: rukiddin?
You point a weapon at me of anykind, regardless if its real, fake, plastic bb's or lead slugs. I will handle the situation accordingly. To make light of that, by simulating war/combat....well to me, its sad. My nephew had an airsoft pistol, he pointed it at me, I took it from him and stomped it to pieces.
I personally think if someone wants to invest their time in mock combat, then they should join the military.


Yeah, I see them takin my 16-yr old.......

Trust me... He is counting down the days....


LOL....


If thats the case, then I wish him the best and thank him for his future service!


I sure will....Thanks.....

As for the airsoft thing, different strokes for different folks...... Thats what makes the world go around.... \:\)
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#3146108 - 01/30/13 06:48 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: RussellvilleRob]
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Airsoft has got to be pretty big around Chattanooga in the last few years. My son and his friends play at Highpoint about every other weekend. It's a neat little place with a bunch of buildings old cars, etc. I play every with them every now and then on all age game days. . They take it more serious and are all kitted out with plate carriers, mag pouches, radios, etc while I just run around in jeans and a sweat shirt. Their guns are a little different from the standard Wal-mart type. They are pretty much metal replicas that feed off mags and he even has a remote Claymore and a M203 grenade launcher that will throw a nerf football about 100 yds. I wish they had had these around when I was a kid it would have been a blast.

He has a few videos of gameplay at Highpoint on youtube that he took with his gun/helmet cam:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ6cOtPRAe4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX7ihNSHUm4

Last summer he got to play in "Operation Southern Comfort" at the TN Nat'l Guard training facility in Catoosa, Ga. I was suprised at how many active duty and former military guys play. He got to meet and play with Kenny Thomas (of Task Force Ranger aka Blackhawk Down)and retired Ranger M.Sgt "Mad Max" Mullen - both of whom are class-acts.





My son says there is a forum for airsoft in TN called tnairsoft.com. If you are in the Chattanooga area and your kids are interested you ought to check it out. They have a facebook page under Highpoint Airsoft.

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#3146252 - 01/30/13 08:29 PM Re: Airsoft anyone? [Re: bow_vol]
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^^ Thanks for the forum link.

Since I have y'all on the horn and there is an event coming up locally- have any suggestions on a gun I should start out with?

Maybe someone on here has one for sale? (Of course I'd pay the classified fee)
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