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  1. Tom

    ***2020 Gun Whores Club***

    I’ve changed from losing count to stopping myself because it’s scary ...... high 20s off the top of my head And consulting the old poor mans GWC we go from 14 back then to 30 now https://p8ntballer-forums.com/threads/2011-poor-mans-gun-whores-club.95951/page-5
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    MCarterBrown forums hacked

    There are a few discussions on Facebook. The intent is there to bring it back People are assuming that there isn’t a backup of the forum as the hacker is after payment to restore it. However the server owners might be sat on their backups pending fixing the servers and putting in the security...
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    MCarterBrown forums hacked

    MCarterBrown forums have been hacked. (An American based forum, particularly frequented by people with interests in old and unusual paintball guns, tinkering etc) If you have or previously used the forum then now might be a good time to review your passwords if you use common passwords...
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    Query About UK Paintball Marker Laws

    They are biodegradable, (and non toxic) Note - if you have pets and if they eat enough they will be sick and have rainbow turds. Vet bills are best avoided One of the following is one of my pics of swept up balls in the corner of a CPPS field, the other is a random one from the Internet The...
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    Query About UK Paintball Marker Laws

    If you try first strike then that’s produced in a different way (as it is half a ball with fins) and has a different paint mix then most other paintballs So you would be unlikely to notice minor changes between batches With normal paintballs you won’t need the super duper ultra fragile premium...
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    Query About UK Paintball Marker Laws

    In 80’ you should expect the ability for accurate shots. Most people’s experience of paintball is at the rental level, with guns selected for maintainability and reliability to actually shoot with lots of abuse, and paint at a grade that could be in stock for some time - sites only know how...
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    Query About UK Paintball Marker Laws

    Air weapons are a classification in firearms legislation So paintball guns/markers are firearms and air weapons Exceed 12 ft pounds and it would not be considered a ‘low power air weapon’ and would be treated as a section 1 firearm It can be argued that paintball guns aren’t ‘rifles’ and...
  8. Tom

    Apparel Release Dates

    In any industry manufacturers will target key announcements and/or releases at major trade shows or events. For paintball that’s pretty much the World Cup to maximise the hype, but could occur at another major event, or actually release at a different time during the year. If you want to pay...
  9. Tom

    Old Old Paintball Kit

    Try selling the MaxFlow to bikers ..... After Gommie passed on and the ‘appreciation society’ expanded out of paintball we found out more of what he had been doing ....
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    Pay it Forward Paintball Style

    Pay it forward 2020 @Tony Harrison has effectively reinvigorated ‘Pay it forward’ by offering to donate some gear to a new player elsewhere in the forum. I plan to have a nose around my gear by or at the weekend and will put something up then In the meantime if anyone fancy’s putting something...
  11. Tom

    Basic Equipment Needed

    Good man @Tony Harrison @slowreality is a fairly new member so his permissions may prevent messaging us. I’ll drop a message and I’ll have a couple of things that I can throw into the mix, so if possible let us know your address and we’ll do some goodness to help our karma levels I’ve got at...
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    Basic Equipment Needed

    If you're referring to a pod bag as I would then its not necessarily worth buying as an individual. A pod bag is supposed to be for carrying pods, when there are a lot of pods. Such as a tournament team who load up a number of pods in staging, grab them for each round, discard them when...
  13. Tom

    New Unused Angel Sb

    Sneaking into the edit history, the original asking price was £850, and £500 was the last price shown
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    Recommended Paintball Trousers

    It took me about 10 years in paintball before I bought paintball trousers (and they were just paintball branded lightweight ‘training’ trousers - pretty much just combat/cargo trousers. Because they were cheap on sale) My first proper paintball specific trousers came soon after for free in a...
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    I want to just go shoot something!!!! *Totally Paintball Related*

    I haven’t shot anyone since November ... and for the last few years have been on the field but rarely playing. This year was planned for some gameplay again, with some difficulty fitting things into the diary without clashes. Now I’m spending my time changing the diary to red as things get...
  16. Tom

    Collective opinions on which mask and why

    Mines nice and simple Theoretically possible ..... but if yours needs specialists then the odds are they might not be able to make it up with inserts
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    Collective opinions on which mask and why

    Have a look into prescription inserts. There’s a company that’s marketing to paintball (YouZee clip ins) but there are many brands out there. I got some from prescriptioninserts.com They can send out samples to test the beat fitting in goggles (for the price of postage) Others have things such...
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    How Do (Walsall area)

    I’ve tweaked your thread title to flag up that you’re based in Walsall. A few teams watch the forum, but paintball is still quite fragmented on Facebook In normal circumstances a stroll around CPPS and saying hi to a couple of people at the trade stands or watching the fields usually soon gets...
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    How Do (Walsall area)

    Walkons are aimed at players with their own gear - but contact warped and they may be able to supply you with the gear to play. CPPS does require you to be in a team. But they have leagues at various levels from new player to elite. There are plenty of teams in the area and they are always...
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    How Do (Walsall area)

    The Birmingham area is quite well served. You have Warped, and they also run a big game annually at Swynerton army training area (North vs South) There’s NPF Bassets Pole near Sutton Coldfield. That is quite a historic site in paintball, and also the home of the Angel brand. They were running...
  21. Tom

    Tiberius arms CQB 9.1

    This is the advice area, the actual sale was in classifieds and it sold: https://p8ntballer-forums.com/threads/tiberius-arms-cqb-9-1-sold.181853/#post-1630318
  22. Tom

    Why no 4500psi fills

    4500psi fills are still available, but it depends on what event or site. Purely rental sites may still be operating co2. It’s at high cost with transportation of cylinders etc and has specific processes when filling, but is a lower up front investment. Own gunner sites that run walkons etc...
  23. Tom

    Most Powerful Paintball gun

    @ossiemarks Do you really want ‘powerful’? Or more consistent etc? Paintball is limited by legislation, precident and rules. Legislation covers energy - 12ft pounds for air rifles, 6ft pounds for air pistols The 12ft pounds with an average 0.68” paintball is a bit over 300fps velocity...
  24. Tom

    Paintball scene magazine archive

    Paintball scene are publishing an online archive of the magazine: http://www.paintballscene.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/UKPaintball/permalink/1371391759718966?sfns=mo
  25. Tom

    UKPSF statement on Covid19 situation

    If dates were published up to yesterday then they were probably in line with advice, they had an update and change of guidance from government yesterday
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    UKPSF statement on Covid19 situation

    The UKPSF have posted details regarding when sites would be able to reopen for business .... Unfortunately that’s not yet: Hi Guys let me open with an apology from the UKPSF for the radio silence when it comes to posts on here or in fact any other Facebook Page. While we may not have been...
  27. Tom

    how do i get privileges

    Right now I’m not aware of any sites that are open. But discussions are taking place between owners etc about the strategy to reopen, particularly with a small degree of easing on the guidance. I think the earliest it is looking at for June, but will depend on what sort of opening they do...
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    how do i get privileges

    It would be a bit dodgy to ask another member to make your offer. The one year membership at £8 is fine. (I have lifetime as it’s better VFM if you stay and are interested in other Platinum privileges, but that’s not essential) Though you’re a new player that doesn’t necessarily mean that you...
  29. Tom

    how do i get privileges

    Make a number of posts across the forum (non spamming) over the next couple of weeks Or if you want instant access you can upgrade to platinum membership: https://p8ntballer-forums.com/
  30. Tom

    A recent for sale post got me thinking...what project ideas have people come across to make use of an end of life hpa bottle?

    This type of camping mug has a handle screwed in with short bolts. It would mean drilling and tapping a threaded hole. But not going all the way into the cylinder and generating a leak! A bent bit of metal would suffice rather than a karibiner - I wouldn’t expect that you would be hanging a...