I mentioned in my last post about my GoPro and showed off my first trip to Halo Mill. That was a fantastic introduction to it and now I’ve had two more chances to play with it and make some videos.
The first trip was to Halo Mill again, this time on my birthday weekend and with the Teesside Airsoft lot. I had a blast – all the joy of the small site and tight spaces combined with the speed and aggression of the Teesside and NAA players led to some fantastic play. I tried filming with a much lower frame rate this time and although still a little grainy, the footage looked a little better. I also managed to capture some cool scenes. Sadly at the end of the day a few other people turned up who cheated although I later found out they had been kicked out after we finished for the day. (Videos here )
The second trip was last Sunday in the midst of the UK falling to pieces in the snow. Up until this point, I have never played in the snow due to a few factors such as it hardly snowing in the UK enough to leave a thick layer on the ground or being busy when it has. However, we went back to NAA to have a bit of fun in the snow. The day was great, some good play on each side even through a few people may have been ignoring a hit or six. The GoPro also had a good use showing just how good it can be in daylight, especially with the snow adding extra light to it. I’m struggling to find time to edit it just yet as I have a project due in next Monday but as soon as I have some free time it will be online.
On both these trips I’ve been using my LR300. So at the moment it has a minor issue with an airleak meaning its got a lower FPS than it should do. This hasn’t stopped it being a fantastic gun to use. No matter what your thoughts are of the AR15 series, you can’t argue its a iconic looking receiver. The LR300 combines this with a different hand guard, different flash hider, an AK style gas system (at least on the real steel) and due to this last feature a skeleton stock. This makes it a perfect CQB gun allowing you to knock it down to the point where it acts like an MP5K. Having tried it folded its a super fun gun.
In contrast to my last post I’ve decided to save a little money. Rather than buying an MP7 after I sell off my M1 Carbine and my P226, I’ve decided to spend some of that money on upgrading my LR300 seeing as I’ll be using this for most of next year. The biggest expenditure will be a tune up thanks to Owen, one of the clubs grads (and iconic tech priest) as I’m not doing anything else gearbox related in the future. This should give it an all round improvement and make it primarily reliable while improving the Rate Of Fire, Range and Accuracy. On top of that I’m buying a few accessories. The first is magazines – I’ve traded away three of my VN mags and replaced them with some PMAGs. These are fantastic looking mags complete with fake rounds in the magazine. The swap has also meant my friend’s CAR15 is using proper mags rather than modern stuff. I’m intending to buy three more (bringing the total up to 6). But that isn’t all the mags I’m buying. I’m a fan of Cat Shit One (Apocalypse Meow) and its anime version includes an M4 that uses AK mags. Upon seeing a 6 pack of mags for £6 each, I though they would be a useful/funny addition to my arsenal. I’m also picking up a magnifier to go with my EOTECH, less for aiming and more for target spotting. It also helps to make the gun look cooler. Finally my last part of this upgrade is something else I want to leave until it arrives.
That’s it for now, sorry for a short one. Now to get back to programming.