Hunting for viable gun props

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Hunting for viable gun props

Post by Munchkin Ben » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:49 pm

Hey guys, trying to get kit organised to turn up to the next event, currently the big issue facing me is getting a damned gun - half the sites I've been hunting on sell only the crappy non-clip-loading guns - anyone point me at a viable clip-loading gun that's relatively cheap?
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Re: Hunting for viable gun props

Post by sm0keyb » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:15 pm

These guys do a fair range of "2tone" guns, which is what you're stuck with if you don't have a UKARA exemption or similar http://www.airsoftworld.net/airsoft-gun ... quired?p=1 Likewise these http://www.actionhobbies.co.uk/?gclid=C ... fAod7ivTaA
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Re: Hunting for viable gun props

Post by Munchkin Ben » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:21 pm

My big issue with two-tones at the moment is sourcing the ammo for them - I have one of the cheap and nasty P90's but I can't find any info on if they can take other clips (don't need to fire of course, not interested in these for airsofting).

For instance, can anyone advise me about sourcing reloads for this?:

http://www.airsoftworld.net/airsoft-gun ... rifle.html
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Re: Hunting for viable gun props

Post by sm0keyb » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:27 pm

Not an issue for SG as we don't fire anything, no BBs/Pellets are allowed on site, no guns may be gassed up or batteries charged. There are ammo physreps issued for a mission that are handed in to represent rounds used but they're wooden blanks, they don't fit any guns. If you want to simulate reloading, drop the mag that's in the gun, pocket it, then take the same mag out again & refit it. Simples! Just make sure you hand a mag physrep over to the refs at the end of the engagement.
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Re: Hunting for viable gun props

Post by Munchkin Ben » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:37 pm

Oooh, ok I got the impression that you needed one or two extra clips.
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Post by sm0keyb » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:44 pm

Some people do for realistic pouch fillers but it's not really necessary. The springer G36 sometimes comes with a spare & if you search airsoft sites for mags they're often listed but it's chancy if they'll fit your particular version of any given gun. I have occasionally cast mags to replace lost ones but it's expensive on resin & alters the balance of the gun. Best course is remove & refit & fill your pouches with wooden ones.
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Re: Hunting for viable gun props

Post by Admin-Rob » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:24 am

In terms of ammo the society has an ammo tin full of phys rep magazines (made of wood) to represent ammo (30 rounds for SMGs and Assault rifles, boxes of 100 for SAW / Support weapons, 10 rounds for pistols - Don't think the club has shotgun ammo, but most shotgun users make their own either from dowel or PVC piping)
For phy reps some people have taken to buying NERF guns and painting them. I believe the auto-shotgun that came to an event was a NERF Striker withe a NERF Raider drum mag. I'll also be painting up a NERF Vulcan for use as a M249.

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Re: Hunting for viable gun props

Post by Freeman » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:48 am

Ohh one other thing you could do for guns, if you're craft-skilled and have time is pepakura. I know there's files out there fora P90 (if you want I'll mail them over). I suspect other contemporary guns are out there too (if anyone sees a Calico .pdo file please let me know).
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Re: Hunting for viable gun props

Post by Munchkin Ben » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:43 am

Thanks guys, I'm pretty much sorted now - just need to get an AR and I've got what I need.
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Re: Hunting for viable gun props

Post by Carsten Jørgensen » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:38 pm

Out of pure curiosity.
Do you guys need a UKARA to bye or to owe a softgun thats not 2tone?
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