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Posted 27 February 2010 - 10:35 AM

This got me curious.  We have lots of international visitors.  So if you are reading this, please introduce yourself and tell us what airsoft is like in your part of the world.

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#2 Jonas888

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 01:11 PM

Jonas from Norway here! Posted Image
I'm seventeen years old and I am the 'Captain' of a local Airsoft team near Oslo. (RAK - Raptors Airsoft Klubb)
Airsoft got to Norway in 2001 and as we are about 4,8 million people we are just a small handful of players, roughly 20-40 clubs/teams total.
However we have a very close community and it's very common that a lot of  teams gets together to increase the number of players etc ;)
The terrain in Norway is mostly woodland, both tight-bush/trees and more open areas, and you are never far away from a hill.
We got short summers and long winters, the KWA SR is perfect here since it's made to stand the cold! While I hear my friend's poor CA and ASG AEG's go "paw-----------paw---------paw---------paw-----battery error-------paw--" , I take up my SR12 and it's like "PWPWPWPWPWPWPWPWPWPWPWPWPWPWPWPWPWPWPWPWPWPPWPWPWPW" :P
Unfortunately KWA's are very little heard of here, I may be the only one in Norway with a KWA AEG, thus there are a few with KWA GBB pistols ;> I keep telling different Airsoft internet-shop owners I meet in the field that they need to get some KWA's in their stocks, not that I would buy from them though, Norwegian prices are insane :P ASG and other plastic AEG's are sold x2 -  x4 higher the normal price. This for a instance: An Magpul AEG cost 430$ from a US net-store, and the exact same gun cost 830$ in Norway, "We got oil bull****" :P
Norway is slacking extremely with CQB/Indoor places, most of them are in far-away places, either long up in the north or on islands.

FPS rules are regularly
AEG:350 FPS Full Auto 0m Safety
AEG:450 FPS Semi-Auto 20m Safety
Bolt: 550 FPS 20m Safety

The sport seems to grow, slowly, but steady. Doing our best to recruit new members.
Oh, another thing, it seems like roughly 60% of all the Airsofters in Norway are handy-workers like Electrician's, Car mechanics, plummers, carpenters etc :D Me and my team included, just ~30% of our 15 members ain't ;)


Enough said, Airsoft for life ;)

Edited by Jonas888, 27 February 2010 - 01:15 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2010 - 02:44 PM

Well, I am up in Canada on the east coast. I've been into airsoft since 2008, relatively new, but have learned a lot and garnered quite a bit of knowledge in that short time. I'm an Electronic Technologist, by profession, so research and gathering "knowledge" is my forte (plus I'm an old fart.. over 40). My interest in this stems from my long term interest in militaria of all kinds.

Airsoft in Canada is... interesting. The legality issue rages on, but for the most part, if you buy from a legit, established retailer (VERY few of those up here) you're okay.
Getting supplies in Canada is usually okay for most items except full AEGs/AEPs/GBBs etc. or metal receivers; these we have to get from in country retailers, everything else we can import ourselves (usually from Hong Kong... way cheaper shipping, prices, and availability on brand name stuff). Interestingly, the "orange tip" is not a law or requirement here in Canada, so that's the first thing to go.  ;)

We typically play from around April/May to around October. We currently have two regular fields and a "semi-secret" CQB area we use. biggest game I've been to here is about 40+ players. Typical is anywhere from 6-12 players for a quick pick up game and 15-25 for organized games with a few each year in the aforementioned 30-50 range. The bigger games (100+ players) tend to be out west, especially in the prarie provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba).

As recently as this past week, there have been some inroads in expanding the legal importation of Airsoft in Canada, so in the coming years the sport should grow appreciably.

I plan to play as long as these bones allow, then fall back on all my "less intense" hobbies.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 05:05 PM

Bruno, 24 years old, from Portugal. I live near Lisbon. Been to a few games (loaned), but wanted to get my own stuff.

Airsoft in Portugal is very limited and the law considers an airsoft gun, like a real gun that shots non letal projectiles. So this means it's really hard to get material here. There are 6 or 7 stores, that have little stocks and low end products. There are around 25 clubs and around the same teams. An estimate would say probably 300+ players in Portugal. Many seem to have a police/military background. Like Jonas i have been trying to "promote" kwa with stores, but for now, nothing has been done.

The rules here say 1.3j or 374fps and the guns have to painted in bright yeallow or red lol...

This an example of what i said about the gun beeing painted, from a user of the portuguese airsoft fórum. PTAirsoft - ( Shimodu's gun (pic below) )

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pretty sad, we have to do this to our guns lol

Portuguese airsoft federation http://www.fpairsoft.com/

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 07:24 PM

I'm Cem,20 years old from Istanbul/Turkey.Airsoft in Turkey is legal for now and we are trying to keep it that way with strict movement.(www.airsoftturkey.com)We dont tell people where to get guns or give them any advice until they attend a match and meet with people.(Or they will find out they self,%70 they get ripped off)We currently have over 150+ players(total,not just istanbul) and growing everyday.People under the age of 18 cannot buy guns from us or play with us.(This is a must)

The ages in comunity is 18 to 50...mostly over 22.So quite mature place.We dont have to put red flashhiders or paint our guns.(for now)
GBB pistols are hard to get from customs,they require paper work from police forceses that the gun is not real and cannot be changed.But you get it at the end.AEG's are easy to get. (they mistake GBB's with air rifles,thats why they want paper work)

Rules:
Auto Rifle FPS limit:max 400 with 0.20(you cannot shoot closer to your than 10 meters with a rifle if its over 330fps)

Snipers:Max 525 with 0.20 (15 meters limit if its over 400)

CQB weapons:Either GBB pistols or machine guns,if you are gonna use them inside the houses,or under 10 meters,it has to be under 330 fps with 0.20

NO FULL AUTO inside close quaters.(Spraying sucks)----No non military cloaths----AMMO LIMIT 300 BB until the round or the game ends---------No high cap-mid cap or low cap rules but MidCaps are mostly welcomed.High caps :thumbsdown: NO BLIND FIRE,YOU HAVE TO SEE WHERE YOU ARE SHOOTING AT.

Edited by youngturk, 27 February 2010 - 07:29 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2010 - 08:07 PM

I'm Kevin i am 16,
I live in Portland, Oregon, USA
started when i was 14 just using a rental but when i turned 15 in 2009 in january, getting a KP45(ns2), then at the end of march i bought an ECHO1 M4CQB, along with an NCstar reflex sight for $60, then bought several Mags, a flashlight/laser combo from CAA for $90, then bought a tracer unit for $75. i have been using the tracer for a while now but my gun is now not able to make it out straight. (the BBs hit the side on the way out of the tracer, its bad) then in august i bought a UTG crossdraw vest for $55. i have not bought anything except a KWA KM4 CQB, which broke on the first day i got it. i am now waiting for it to get back to me, and when it does, i am going to F**k sh** up.

here in Oregon I go to an arena called s4-Tactical. the rules are 350fps (no exceptions) with.2gram BBs. there are no rules on the distance that you can shoot someone from but if you are like 5 feet away from someone, you can call a safety kill, but they can deny it and shoot you back if they choose, so i just play it safe and shoot them anyway. there is no blind fire, so have to be looking at them to shoot them. airsoft grenades and grenade launchers are treated like real grenades, so there is an absolute kill radius of about 10 feet from where it was shot or thrown.
umm... thats pretty much it
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this is the gun i have now, the only difference will be that it will be a kwa m4cqb instead of this echo1 piece o' crap

Edited by AirsoftBeast420, 28 February 2010 - 02:49 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2010 - 05:41 PM

Acorn Avenger here im from nj :thumbsdown: and i love cqb and urban assult oh yeah and im 14 :blink:

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:22 PM

Acorn, this thread is for INTERNATIONAL members. New Jersey does not qualify.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:20 PM

View Poststriker6, on 11 March 2010 - 06:22 PM, said:

Acorn, this thread is for INTERNATIONAL members. New Jersey does not qualify.
Oh, sorry dude.  My bad.  NJ is like another world though!  Where are you from?

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 08:10 PM

View Poststriker6, on 11 March 2010 - 06:22 PM, said:

Acorn, this thread is for INTERNATIONAL members. New Jersey does not qualify.

Internationally means the entire world and all the countries. However; I believe Allizard started this thread based on people outside the USA. I dont think there is anything wrong with everyone telling where they are from. There will be more replies and a lot more participation.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 07:50 AM

View PostHitman07, on 13 March 2010 - 08:10 PM, said:

I dont think there is anything wrong with everyone telling where they are from. There will be more replies and a lot more participation.
I believe that the moderators have the ability to make an introduction thread if that is what they wanted. Instead, Allizard started a thread asking for international players to introduce themselves and tell us about airsoft in their countries. I really don't think that someone playing stateside is all that interesting to us all. Maybe there are not more replies because all of our foreign members introduced themselves.

Edited by striker6, 14 March 2010 - 07:50 AM.


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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:24 AM

I am sure there is more people who didnt write on this topic or even registered to the site.Just like my friend who has two kwa AEG's.So yea...there is more but MIA.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 11:49 AM

View Poststriker6, on 14 March 2010 - 07:50 AM, said:

"I really don't think that someone playing stateside is all that interesting to us all."

Yes, I agree I wouldn't find it interesting of people who lived here...but what about the international KWA members themselves? Wouldn't they find it interesting to know about the USA airsoft players? Anyone that posted on here with a introduction from the USA and someone reading from the USA probably wouldn't care; however, because we are foreign to everyone outside the USA...technically we are included internationally.

Anyway getting off topic...thought I would express my opinion on it because it is a pinned thread.

Edited by Hitman07, 14 March 2010 - 11:50 AM.


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Posted 20 March 2010 - 06:44 PM

View PostGTi, on 27 February 2010 - 05:05 PM, said:

Bruno, 24 years old, from Portugal. I live near Lisbon. Been to a few games (loaned), but wanted to get my own stuff.

Airsoft in Portugal is very limited and the law considers an airsoft gun, like a real gun that shots non letal projectiles. So this means it's really hard to get material here. There are 6 or 7 stores, that have little stocks and low end products. There are around 25 clubs and around the same teams. An estimate would say probably 300+ players in Portugal. Many seem to have a police/military background. Like Jonas i have been trying to "promote" kwa with stores, but for now, nothing has been done.

The rules here say 1.3j or 374fps and the guns have to painted in bright yeallow or red lol...

This an example of what i said about the gun beeing painted, from a user of the portuguese airsoft fórum. PTAirsoft - ( Shimodu's gun (pic below) )

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pretty sad, we have to do this to our guns lol

Portuguese airsoft federation http://www.fpairsoft.com/

that sucks but the color scheme seems like its from a post apocalytic setting full of Punk rock people. lol

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:07 AM

I currently live in Misawa Japan.  Obviously due to Japanese Law, the FPS limit is <328 fps with a .20g bb(less than 1 joule)  This includes sniper rifles.  So there really is no advantage to using springer rifles other than their quiet operation.

Also my local team does not allow the use of heavy weight bbs!  .2g only!  I hate this rule.  

Also you can only carry one  40mm/37mm grenade and 300 rounds onto the field.

They usually do back to back capture the flag style games rather than all day mil-sim type scenarios.  

Also red gas and green gas are unobtainable.  You can’t find propane at any hardware stores either.  Luckily there are coleman propane tanks at the BX on base to keep my KWA Gas guns bucking with authority.

We also wear colored arm bands to differentiate teams, rather than the usual  Tan vs. green that we would do in Vegas.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:45 PM

View PostGOLGO 13, on 24 March 2010 - 10:07 AM, said:


We also wear colored arm bands to differentiate teams, rather than the usual  Tan vs. green that we would do in Vegas.
I like this way better, brown vs green gets boring after a while when you realize the different colors also attract players from different levels of experiences.  Bands allows you to mashup the teams and even them up.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:41 PM

View PostSpiggy, on 24 March 2010 - 01:45 PM, said:

I like this way better, brown vs green gets boring after a while when you realize the different colors also attract players from different levels of experiences.  Bands allows you to mashup the teams and even them up.
ya and also who wants to go out and spend all sorts of cash on gear just so they can have different camaflages for different teams. like for me i am going to have over a hundred bucks in tactical gear and bdu in acu i might add(acu bdu is more expensive by the way :( ). i dont realy like the idea of dropping another benjamin on a whole new set of gear just to mach a team for an event. call me stingy but thats how i view it and others might agree as well. and you dont need colors that stand out how about tan and green armbands that would work fine and save everybody some cash. :punk:

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 07:42 AM

View PostVamp2269, on 24 March 2010 - 10:41 PM, said:

ya and also who wants to go out and spend all sorts of cash on gear just so they can have different camaflages for different teams. like for me i am going to have over a hundred bucks in tactical gear and bdu in acu i might add(acu bdu is more expensive by the way :( ). i dont realy like the idea of dropping another benjamin on a whole new set of gear just to mach a team for an event. call me stingy but thats how i view it and others might agree as well. and you dont need colors that stand out how about tan and green armbands that would work fine and save everybody some cash. :punk:

Thats why you get CB gear... CB goes with just about anything!  :thumbsup:

I've got MARPAT and DESPAT, so obviously CB gear is the choice, but any green or tan it will go with even MC. I actually prefer the Green vs Tan based system as it moves us away from paintballers.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 11:01 AM

Hey there,
Signing in from Denmark.

I have been into airsoft for about 15 years now and competition shooting for around 23 years (static target, IPSC ect.).
Lately I have been trying my hand at Airsoft IPSC (AIPSC / APSA), which is a very new thing here.

Generally I prefer 48-72+ hours milsim scenarios, but I also play regular games at my local fields on a weekly basis.

Danish airsoft seems to be a bit more "extreme", when it comes to FPS and ROF. For example, anything under 28-30 RPS is not considered fast  :rolleyes: This is a tendency that I dislike, as it means that many people focus more on ROF, than on actually knowing how to use their weapon.

FPS limit vary from field to field, but generally look something like this:

Up to 357 FPS - 0 meters.
Up to 423 FPS - 6 meters. Standard for assault riffles.
Up to 456 FPS - 10 meters.
Up to 488 FPS - 15 meters. Standard for support weapons.
Up to 587 FPS - 25 meters. Common for semi automatic sniper rifles/DMR's
Up to 652 FPS - 30 meters.
Up to 718 FPS - 35 meters.

Weapons over 718 FPS are rare, and some fields do not allow them. But those that do (as where I play) have a general rule of 6 joules max (803 FPS).


View PostSpiggy, on 24 March 2010 - 01:45 PM, said:

I like this way better, brown vs green gets boring after a while when you realize the different colors also attract players from different levels of experiences.  Bands allows you to mashup the teams and even them up.

This is very true where I come from.
Most of the guys wearing Danish M/84 camo (like me) are experienced "milsimmers", often with a military background. We are trained to work together and are generally more patient, with means we most often win.
Multicam, black and desert camo is usually seen on speedballers. And I mean no disrespect, but speedballers tend to have a hard time against anything other than other speedballers.

Edit: typo (wrote 178 where it should have been 718  :blush: )

Edited by enigma, 01 May 2010 - 11:54 AM.


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Posted 01 May 2010 - 11:44 AM

View Postenigma, on 01 May 2010 - 11:01 AM, said:

Hey there,
Signing in from Denmark.

I have been into airsoft for about 15 years now and competition shooting for around 23 years (static target, IPSC ect.).
Lately I have been trying my hand at Airsoft IPSC (AIPSC / APSA), which is a very new thing here.

Generally I prefer 48-72+ hours milsim scenarios, but I also play regular games at my local fields on a weekly basis.

Danish airsoft seems to be a bit more "extreme", when it comes to FPS and ROF. For example, anything under 28-30 RPS is not considered fast  :rolleyes: This is a tendency that I dislike, as it means that many people focus more on ROF, than on actually knowing how to use their weapon.

FPS limit vary from field to field, but generally look something like this:

Up to 357 FPS - 0 meters.
Up to 423 FPS - 6 meters. Standard for assault riffles.
Up to 456 FPS - 10 meters.
Up to 488 FPS - 15 meters. Standard for support weapons.
Up to 587 FPS - 25 meters. Common for semi automatic sniper rifles/DMR's
Up to 652 FPS - 30 meters.
Up to 718 FPS - 35 meters.

Weapons over 178 FPS are rare, and some fields do not allow them. But those that do (as where I play) have a general rule of 6 joules max (803 FPS).




This is very true where I come from.
Most of the guys wearing Danish M/84 camo (like me) are experienced "milsimmers", often with a military background. We are trained to work together and are generally more patient, with means we most often win.
Multicam, black and desert camo is usually seen on speedballers. And I mean no disrespect, but speedballers tend to have a hard time against anything other than other speedballers.


Hahaha! I agree!  :thumbsup:




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